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Prices in Maricopa subdivisions vary greatly per sqft

By Brian at Friday, September 23, 2016 , in category

If you had to guess which of the Maricopa subdivisions had the least expensive homes for sale, which would it be? Would you be surprised to learn on average, the least expensive homes are in a subdivision NORTH of the tracks?

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Conclusions:
There are definitely some great affordable homes in Maricopa.
Senita and Palo Brea have some of the lease expensive homes currently for sale
The Villages has a great price per sqft for the Amenities in the subdivision.
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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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Maricopa Real Estate by the NUMBERS!

By Brian at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 , in category

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 ideas.

I got a strange hankering to crunch some numbers, specifically for our lovely little piece of Paradise!

Here are the numbers as of 8/24/16. These numbers only focus on the homes in HOA'ed subdivisions, since the non HOA areas are so diverse.
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Maricopa Buyers?

By Brian at Tuesday, September 23, 2014 , in category

Buying homes in Maricopa is something that needs to be researched. Please don't show up to a gunfight with a knife. What happened in 2006? 2010? 2014? What will happen tomorrow?
The truth is, no one can answer a question about tomorrow, but we can analyze the cycle and let our buyers make an informed decision.

If a Maricopa buyer were to ask me to contrast the market years past and present, I would say 2010-seller’s market, 2012 level or normal market and 2014 Buyer’s market.
Wouldn’t that be great information if you wanted… Read more

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

By Brian at Monday, October 21, 2013 , in category

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 and for sale by owners.

I have noticed a decrease in my showings even the ones that are priced to sell quickly.
Here is a graph showing the slowdown of sales....



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Government shutdown and home loans

By Brian at Thursday, October 03, 2013 , in category

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 be unable to order IRS transcripts during the shutdown.

These IRS transcripts are required on every single FHA/VA/Conventional/Jumbo loan (it "proves" that the borrowers tax returns and w2's are legitimate). Most good lenders (including VIP) order these transcripts at the beginning of loan processing so it should… 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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Dear Mom, Please buy me a house. Love, your kids

By Brian at Tuesday, September 10, 2013 , in category

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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