Those Callaways Real Estate

Archive for 2017


Double-Digit Growth in the Wild West: Is a Bubble Next?

November 17th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Housing Market

By Suzanne De Vita Demand is forcing home prices out West to keep ticking up, even though the home-buying and -selling season is winding down, according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Appreciation is highest in the San Jose, Calif., and Seattle, Wash., metropolitan areas, where prices have rocketed (in order) 10.3 percent, to […]

Arizona Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2008

November 17th, 2017 Published in AZ Living

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on October 19, 2017 Arizona’s unemployment rate came in at 4.7 percent last month, according to new data from the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. That is the lowest unemployment rate since January 2008 and is being touted by Gov. Doug Ducey. The Phoenix metro area jobless rate is 4 […]

OPEN HOUSES: November 18-19, 2017

November 17th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes, Selling

OPEN:  Saturday, November 18// 1:00 – 4:00PM   OPEN:  Sunday, November 19 // 1:00 – 4:00PM  

Kettle Countdown 11-13-17

November 14th, 2017 Published in The Salvation Army

Claim Your Kettle Now! Scroll down for a list of locations. Only 16 days to the first Real Estate Wednesday! This year we ring November 29th, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th. Remember that your kettle will be branded with your company logo.    For more info, go to the Real Estate Wednesdays Home […]

Why Wednesdays?

November 14th, 2017 Published in The Salvation Army

Before our homeownership industry became involved, The Salvation Army had a problem. It seemed most people worked all week and volunteered on weekends. So, on Wednesday The Army had to hire bell ringers for the red kettles in front of retailers for the season. They paid minimum wage, and to make matters worse, most of […]

OPEN HOUSES: November 11-12, 2017

November 10th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes, Selling

OPEN:  Saturday, November 11  // 1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Sunday, November 12  // 1:00 – 4:00PM  

First-Time Homebuyers Are Knocking: Are They Being Let In?

November 8th, 2017 Published in Buying, Housing Market

By Suzanne De Vita First-time homebuyers are eager to enter the housing market. Getting in the door is another story. First-time homebuyers accounted for 34 percent of sales this year, less than the 35 percent share in 2016 and off an average 39 percent historically, the NAR 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows. First-timers bought […]

Kettle Countdown 11-06-2017

November 6th, 2017 Published in The Salvation Army

Claim Your Kettle Now! Scroll down for a list of locations. Only 23 days to the first Real Estate Wednesday! This year we ring November 29th, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th. Remember that your kettle will be branded with your company logo.    For more info, go to the Real Estate Wednesdays Home […]

Renters think the housing market is finally loosening up, fueling a sudden optimism among homebuyers

November 3rd, 2017 Published in Buying, Housing Market, Selling

Recently, too few homes have been for sale, leading to high prices and fierce competition among buyers. Yet there has been a sudden burst of optimism among potential homebuyers in a monthly sentiment survey from Fannie Mae. Housing confidence rose in September to match the all-time high set in June. Diana Olick | @DianaOlick Published 10:56 […]

OPEN HOUSES: November 4-5, 2017

November 3rd, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes, Selling

OPEN:  Saturday, November 4  // 1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Sunday, November 5  // 1:00 – 4:00PM