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OPEN HOUSES: May 20-21, 2017

May 16th, 2017 Published in Homes For Sale, 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 Good To Know, News and Numbers, Unique

  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 Homes For Sale, Open Homes

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

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 […]

10 Things I Just Learned About “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 Homes For Sale, 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 Good To Know, Homes For Sale, New To Market

  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 […]

OMG… It’s Wire Fraud

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

  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 […]

No Second Chance To Make a First Impression

April 28th, 2017 Published in Clients First, Staging

Window cleaner using a squeegee to wash a window
    “Look at those windows.” JoAnn said, “Do you think it’s safe?” Ever the assurer, I said, “Of course. It’s not like they’re broken.”   It was an awful house, but we were newly licensed and these folks wanted to sell. Once we sat down, we learned of their setbacks. They had bought the […]

As market heats up, Millennials see barriers to buying home

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

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 […]