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Phoenix real estate market looking up, ASU survey concludes

May 25th, 2017 Published in Housing Market

W.P. Carey School of Business   A recent survey of commercial real estate brokers shows the market is poised for a continued slow and steady recovery, for at least another six months. The latest survey conducted by ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business reflects changes in attitude now that the Presidential election is over. […]

NAR Update: What in the World is the Salvation Army doing here?

May 25th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, The Salvation Army

  If I heard this question once, I must have heard it a thousand times. We were at the National Association of REALTORS Convention last November in Orlando. I was working the aisles in front of the Real Estate for Rehabilitation booth and like Groundhog Day, the scene repeated over and over. Here comes three […]

OPEN HOUSES: May 27-28, 2017

May 24th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

OPEN:  Saturday, May 27  //  1:00 – 4:00PM               OPEN:  Sunday, May 28  //  1:00 – 4:00PM              

OPEN HOUSES: May 20-21, 2017

May 16th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

OPEN:  Saturday, May 20  //  1:00 – 4:00PM         OPEN:  Sunday, May 21  //  1:00 – 4:00PM        

American Dream Index

May 10th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Housing Market

  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 […]

OPEN HOUSES: May 13-14, 2017

May 9th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

OPEN:  Saturday, May 13  //  1:00 – 4:00PM         OPEN:  Sunday, May 14  //  1:00 – 4:00PM        

Who’s mortgage are you paying?

May 9th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Housing Market, Selling

  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 […]

10 Things I Just Learned About “The Salvation Army”

May 8th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, The Salvation Army

When we speak to people about “The Salvation Army” and all the wonderful work they do for society a common response will be “I didn’t know that!”  I found myself saying that same thing a short time ago as I was listening to JoAnn Callaway talk about them.  I’ve always known the Army was there […]

OPEN HOUSES: May 6-7, 2017

May 5th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

OPEN:  Saturday, May 6  //  1:00 – 4:00PM         OPEN:  Sunday, May 7  //  1:00 – 4:00PM        

Coming Soon May Come Soon

May 4th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying

  When Matt Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS, announced last week at a Broker event that ARMLS was considering a new status called “Coming Soon”, I felt a little guilty and a little proud.   I was proud because JoAnn invented the term more than eight years ago. You see, we often list a home one […]