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Archive for 2011

Collectible Ornaments 2011

December 12th, 2011 Published in Ornaments  |  2 Comments

Handmade from salt, water and flour, these unique designs are created each year by JoAnn Callaway and then executed by a renowned artist. Each holiday season, these are lovingly personalized and given to our special clients and agents.

American Legion School Supply Drive

August 5th, 2011 Published in AZ Living

    Back to School Supplies! Our Callaway team members have big hearts and are generous beyond words. With the new school year approaching, our thoughts turned to days gone by when our little ones first started school. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as we shopped together for new clothes, new shoes and most […]

Parents: Buying Homes for Their Children?

July 5th, 2011 Published in Buying

by Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® – June 14, 2011 Many baby boomer parents who are approaching retirement age have been frustrated at receiving virtually nothing on their lifetime savings from CDs (certificate of deposits) at banks.  Some baby boomer parents have become frustrated with their children – adult children […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Plan Ahead – Way Ahead.

June 30th, 2011 Published in Selling  |  3 Comments

by Judy Klem on ActiveRain – June 13, 2011 Getting your home ready to sell? The basic equation goes something like this: Time + Effort + Money = Ready to Sell. It’s very easy to underestimate the time, effort and money it takes to get your house ready to sell. Stint on the time element […]

Rent or Buy?

June 29th, 2011 Published in Housing Market  |  1 Comment

The cliché says that there has never been a better time to buy.  The hard data in the housing affordability index confirms that.  The affordability index, which takes into account median income, median home price, and mortgage rates, has been bouncing around in the 180 to 200 range since the beginning of this year – […]

Why Home Sales Will Rise This Year

June 28th, 2011 Published in Housing Market

by Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® – June 2011 The first quarter ended with decent home sales activity, but the rest of the year should be even better. Here’s why.   The first quarter ended with decent home sales activity, with existing homes selling at an annualized pace of 5.1 […]

Home-price index lowest since 2002

June 18th, 2011 Published in Housing Market  |  1 Comment

by Derek Kravitz – May 31, 2011. Associated Press WASHINGTON — An index of home prices in big metro areas has reached its lowest level since 2002, driven down by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance or inability of many to buy. Prices fell from February to March in 18 of the […]

Commercial Real Estate Markets Stabilizing, Demand Growing

June 17th, 2011 Published in Housing Market  |  3 Comments

Washington, DC. May 24, 2011 The improving economy and job creation mean growing demand for commercial real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said job creation will be the biggest factor moving forward. “Job growth creates demand for commercial space, and the economy should be adding between 1.5 […]

Heating and Cooling Costs

June 16th, 2011 Published in Selling  |  18 Comments

by Sophia Stuart, Marketing Associate Energy efficiency is an important feature for home buyers. NAR’s 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers includes some interesting data about buyers’ preferences for energy efficient features in a home. Study findings show that: Buyers in the East South Central and West South Central tended to place the highest […]

April Existing-Home Sales Ease

June 15th, 2011 Published in Housing Market

Washington, DC. May 19, 2011 Existing-home sales slipped in April, although the market has managed six gains in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales(1), which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, eased 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in […]