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American Dream Index

  Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.”   The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force […]

May 10th, 2017  |  Published in Good To Know, News and Numbers, Unique


Who’s mortgage are you paying?

  Ask the average renter who’s mortgage they are paying and most will quickly correct you by saying, “Oh no. I don’t have a mortgage. I rent.” Some, when further challenged, might even speculate on whether their landlord has a mortgage or if they own the property free and clear. Let’s face it. If you […]

May 9th, 2017  |  Published in Ask Those Callaways, Good To Know, News and Numbers, The Economy


OMG… It’s Wire Fraud

  While Congress investigates the Russians hacking the election, the real danger is right here, right now and it may or may not be clandestine nerds in a foreign country. Whoever it is, they are hacking into our emails and shadowing us to learn who we email, what we say and even how we say […]

May 4th, 2017  |  Published in Good To Know, Legal/Contracts, News and Numbers


As market heats up, Millennials see barriers to buying home

Arizona Business Magazine January/February 2012   Posted April 13, 2017 by Kennedy Scott Millennials are getting older and the generation that has shown a preference for renting are now starting to buy their first homes. The only problem though, is that they might not be able to afford their first home, forcing Millennials to either rely on tough […]

April 27th, 2017  |  Published in Market Trends, News and Numbers


Mortgage Rates Are On The Rise

By Holden Lewis • Bankrate.com   Kzenon/Shutterstock.com   Mortgage rates are poised to go up. You should lock your interest rate now. Rates on home loans edged slightly upward in Bankrate’s weekly survey. They likely are headed even higher in coming weeks because it looks like the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates this […]

April 7th, 2017  |  Published in Good To Know, Housing Analysis, Market Trends, News and Numbers


“10 hottest housing markets for 2015”

Even though the housing market has been steadily recovering for a few years now, one thing has been keeping it from making a real comeback: first-time homebuyers.[…]  

January 22nd, 2015  |  Published in Housing Analysis, Market Trends, News and Numbers


“5 Housing Market Predictions for 2015”

It’s a new year—and the outlook on the housing market is definitely brighter. After all, 2014 was the best year in the U.S. economic recovery since the recession of 2008-2009[…]

January 13th, 2015  |  Published in Good To Know, Housing Analysis, News and Numbers


“Phoenix homebuilding market in top 10 for growth”

New home buying and building in metro Phoenix is down from last year and has yet to recover from the crash. But the Valley is considered one of the top 10 growth markets for new housing in 2015.[…]

December 9th, 2014  |  Published in Housing Analysis, Market Trends, News and Numbers


“Confluence of Positive Trends”

After a slow start this year, partly due to the frigidly cold winter, home sales are picking up steam. Existing-home sales have risen for four straight months and in July were at the highest pace of the year, 5.15 million. Pending contracts point to more gains, too.[…]

November 13th, 2014  |  Published in Good To Know, Housing Analysis, Market Trends, News and Numbers


“10 cheap fixes to boost the value of your home”

Bankrate.com | Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or […]

October 10th, 2014  |  Published in Around The Home, Good To Know, Home Improvements, Housing Analysis, News and Numbers, Staging


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