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Most Expensive home in the Phoenix area for sale!

Most Expensive home in the Phoenix area for sale!

Have an extra $24,500,000 to spare?
How about this 21,000 sqft Scottsdale palace?
6 bedrooms and 14 baths!

One of the most spectacular homes in Scottsdale! Found in guard-gated Silverleaf, this more than 20,000 sq. ft. estate set on 2 lots, sits on the… Read more

By Brian at Monday, July 22, 2013
Maricopa Real Estate by the NUMBERS!

Maricopa Real Estate by the NUMBERS!

These numbers were compiled on 8/24/16.

But first: The Prologue...

Holding an open house on a lovely Wednesday afternoon, (sure, I know there won't be many visitors) maybe some nosy neighbors that haven't seen this specific floorplan or they are looking for decorating… Read more

By Brian at Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Homes sold on the decrease while the number of listed homes grows

Homes sold on the decrease while the number of listed homes grows

Hot off the press!

I have seen the increase and decrease with my own eyes, just was not sure of the extent of the numbers.
ARMLS (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service) which tracks every home listed by agents. Numbers not included would be private sales… Read more

By Brian at Monday, October 21, 2013
How long until I can buy again?Foreclosure/Shortsale

How long until I can buy again?Foreclosure/Shortsale

I could answer this question with just 2 numbers (2 & 5) but the truth is the times vary about depending on the loan types. Some people prefer a VA loan or a Rural loan! Below is a chart which answers all those questions! Very informative!. Brian 602.206.9644
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By Brian at Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Canadians… Where art thou? Living that is….....

Canadians… Where art thou? Living that is….....

Most Canadians ask me where do the "other Canadians" live?
Truth is they are scattered all over the Phoenix Metro area.

The Phoenix area is the city of Phoenix, surrounded by about 15 smaller cities including many cities you may have heard of but didn't… Read more

By Brian at Monday, September 23, 2013
Short sale buying Part Deuce

Short sale buying Part Deuce

Ok.. so back for more....
Where did we leave off? Oh yes... Buying a short sale isn't for everybody..

There can be some great deals to be found but folks that have a certain timeline may want to stay away from them...
Many Canadians… Read more

By Brian at Monday, August 26, 2013
What will the AZ snowbird market bring THIS year?

What will the AZ snowbird market bring THIS year?

Hmm....
Tough question.. I don't have a pretty chart or spreadsheet of statistics for this one..

Winter 2010 and 2011 were HOT, not temperature wise (although for snowbirds maybe it was! 55F or 13C).
Real estate prices were at very low points. It was… Read more

By Brian at Sunday, August 18, 2013
Government shutdown and home loans

Government shutdown and home loans

Impact of Government Shutdown on Lending



There are several impacts on lending due to the government shutdown. For the most part, lenders will keep operating with business as usual on Conventional, FHA, and VA loans. The biggest impact is that lenders will… Read more

By Brian at Thursday, October 03, 2013
Dear Mom, Please buy me a house. Love, your kids

Dear Mom, Please buy me a house. Love, your kids

I do get the question once in a while about parent or adult child buying a home for children/seniors.
There are a few benefits to having this done... Interest rate and investment portfolio smile

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By Brian at Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Got furniture?

Got furniture?

Model furniture sale!
Never been used smile Sept 6 & 7 2013

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By Brian at Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Shortsale 101

Shortsale 101

In the case of buying a home quickly, RUN don't walk away from a short sale listing!

Just kidding, but not really...

Arizona has/had an abundance of "short sales". Folks from other cities/states and especially countries haven't gotten the true scoop about them.Read more

By Brian at Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Distressed property report July 2013

Distressed property report July 2013

Here is a map of the Phoenix Metro area. Each "dot" represents a zip code.The gist of the dots is "the larger the dot, the higher the distressed property count".

Notice the highest distressed count tend to be in the outlying or "newer" cities.
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By Brian at Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Maricopa Real Estate by the NUMBERS!

Maricopa Real Estate by the NUMBERS!

These numbers were compiled on 8/24/16.

But first: The Prologue...

Holding an open house on a lovely Wednesday afternoon, (sure, I know there won't be many visitors) maybe some nosy neighbors that haven't seen this specific floorplan or they are looking for decorating… Read more

By Brian at Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Quarterly statistics.. Pinal county AZ

Quarterly statistics.. Pinal county AZ

Below is what the County itself says about the past quarter real estate statistics...
I said the same thing but in my own remedial, country bumpkin accent..

Down and dirty... Prices have gone up 40% in the past year. There are very few shortsales and… Read more

By Brian at Sunday, August 11, 2013