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Phoenix area Real Estate AND POOLS?

By Brian at Tuesday, September 20, 2016 , in category

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

I am a Real estate guy with a dry sense of humor that may or may not show through in my blog posts, not a pool guy. The purpose of the previous sentence is that I am not a professional pool guy but I have sold enough homes with pools that can give some good advice!

The next disclaimer is that in this post, I am talking about the homes in the area of Phoenix. This of course includes the cities everyone has heard of… Read more

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

By Brian at Monday, September 23, 2013 , in category

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 know they were in the Phoenix area like Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek & Paradise Valley.

I always begin my searches for clients asking about Price... If they want a single family detached home that was built in the last 10 years for 125k, I… Read more

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Short sale buying Part Deuce

By Brian at Monday, August 26, 2013 , in category

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 or Snowbirds that are flying down and shopping for a weekend may want to stay away from them also. If the purchase were to fall through next week or next month, they could be 2000 miles away and have to start from scratch

Which buyers do short sales… Read more

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What will the AZ snowbird market bring THIS year?

By Brian at Sunday, August 18, 2013 , in category

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 not uncommon to bid on a home at or over asking price and still not get it. It was very hard to explain to a buyer that the market was so fast moving, that sometimes homes were listed below market value to get an abundance of offers or maybe the agent… Read more

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Which country’s residents love buying AZ Real estate the most?

By Brian at Sunday, August 11, 2013 , in category

Not even close!

Statistics provided by Arizona Assoc of Realtors

Canadians by 16 car lengths!

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