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US homes are now more valuable than ever

August 4th, 2017 Published in Buying, Housing Market, Selling

The median value of all homes in the United States in June was more than $200,000, according to Zillow. The reason behind the rise in those values is simple: short supply. The inventory of homes for sale was down more than 11 percent in June from June 2016, according to Zillow. Diana Olick | @DianaOlick Thursday, […]

OPEN HOUSES: August 4-6, 2017

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

OPEN:  Friday, August 4  //  1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Saturday, August 5  //  1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Sunday, August 6  //  1:00 – 4:00PM

OPEN HOUSES: July 29-30, 2017

July 28th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes, Selling

OPEN:  Saturday, July 29  //  1:00 – 4:00PM   OPEN:  Sunday, July 30  //  1:00 – 4:00PM

Foreigners snap up record number of US homes

July 25th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Housing Market, Selling

Foreign buyers closed on $153 billion worth of U.S. residential properties for the 12 months ended in March. That marks a 49 percent jump from 2015-2016, according to the National Association of Realtors. Florida, Texas and California drew the most international buyers. Diana Olick | @DianaOlick Video: Foreigners snap up record number of US homes   Tuesday, […]

Housing market in Phoenix ranked hottest in the country

July 20th, 2017 Published in Buying, Housing Market, Selling

Arizona Business Daily Reports | Jul 17, 2017   Phoenix has been ranked the hottest housing market, and it will not be cooling down over the summer, according to an industry forecast. Phoenix was ranked No. 1 out of 100 local markets around the U.S. in the 2017 National Housing Forecast. Tucson ranked the ninth hottest housing […]

OPEN HOUSES: July 21-23, 2017

July 20th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes, Selling

OPEN:  Friday, July 21  //  1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Saturday, July 22  //  1:00 – 4:00PM OPEN:  Sunday, July 23  //  1:00 – 4:00PM *Come to our Open House Event at 10619 North 82nd Place on Sunday from 1-4 and meet authors Joseph & JoAnn Callaway. Receive a complimentary signed copy of their New York […]

OPEN HOUSES: July 15-16, 2017

July 14th, 2017 Published in Open Homes

  OPEN:  Saturday, July 15  //  1:00 – 4:00PM                OPEN:  Sunday, July 16 //  1:00 – 4:00PM                      

Mortgage Rates: How Low Will They Go?

July 13th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Housing Market

RISMedia How low will they go? Mortgage rates limboed down again this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate—3.88 percent—marking a new low for 2017, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Both the 15-year, fixed rate and the 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate moved down to 3.17 percent. “The 30-year mortgage […]

OPEN HOUSES ARE HOT

July 11th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Selling

OPEN HOUSES ARE HOT Outdoor Activities Are Not   People ask if they should wait to list their home for sale in the fall. “It’s so hot,” they say, “surely no one will want to look at houses when temperatures go over 100 degrees.” Makes sense doesn’t it? Then why are our open houses hitting […]

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools?

July 10th, 2017 Published in Buying, Selling

By Nick Caruso One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming pools. (We always knew those shipping containers were universal!) Paul and Denise Rathnam launched Modpools earlier this year and the idea has taken off, with orders mostly coming from the hottest locales in North America, particularly California, Nevada, Texas and Florida. “The traditional […]