The real estate market is not the only thing that’s hot in Phoenix!

Whether you are a newcomer to the valley or a long time resident of Phoenix, you know how hot it gets here in the summer.  Any by now you are probably looking for some ways to try to stay cool in this heat that don’t involve the pool in your backyard.  Check out a few of these fun ideas at Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

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As consumer confidence grows, rates of homes sales soar to pre-recession rates

Good news for the economy: We’re back to where we were in 2008, at least as far when it comes to consumer confidence and new home sales.  The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index hit 85.2 in June, its highest level since January 2008.  For more on this check out Consumer confidence, new home sales hit highest level in six years.

10 Best Cities in U.S. to Raise Children

Good news for Phoenix residents…. 2 of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to raise children are here in the Phoenix metro area.  In fact, Scottsdale, AZ came in at #1 in the list and Chandler came in at #4.  In addition, out of the top 20 in the list, the Phoenix area actually had 3… Gilbert came in at #14.  For more on this story and for the complete list, check out 10 Best Cities in U.S. to Raise Children.

$75 million luxury condo project planned for downtown Phoenix

$75 million luxury condo project planned for downtown Phoenix

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Arizona Construction Activity To Hit $11.5B This Year

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Arizona Construction Activity is projected to hit $11.5 Billion in 2014.  These are the best numbers in our state since 2008, and a true testament to the rebounded market that we are in.  In fact, for April of this year, traditional sales of resale homes in the Phoenix metro area topped out at 90%, while short sales comprised less than 5% and the same for REO/Foreclosure sales as well.  On another positive note, the average sales price in the valley of the sun is now over $260,000 in April as well, another good sign of an improved market.  For more on the construction story, click here, and if you are looking to buy or sell real estate, look no further, contact me directly today!

Phoenix named #5 on list of Top Moving Destinations

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If you live in Phoenix or the surrounding area, you know the real estate market has picked up over the past year.  All over, you see home prices and values continuing to rise.  But did you know that Phoenix was just named #5 on a list of the top 10 Moving Destinations in the U.S.?  For more on this, click check out the full story or if you are looking to relocate to the Phoenix metro area, contact me today.

Strategies for getting your offer accepted if you are a buyer or getting the most money for your home when it comes time to sell

If you are a buyer looking for your next dream home, undoubtedly you have encountered the infamous multiple offer situation so many buyers have been facing for the past 12 months or longer.  Not enough inventory has pushed up demand and prices in markets like Phoenix, which is welcome news for sellers that lost value in the economic downturn.  But did you know that actually 72% of sellers had multiple offers received on their home? That is a whopping 3/4 of all offers last year!  How can you make sure your offer is the one that is accepted if you are a buyer?  What can you do to make sure as a seller you are getting the best offers for your home?  That’s where we come in.  My team and I have over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate field and we help people each and every day just like you.  So for a truly professional, remarkable, and exceptional experience, contact me today to get started.

 

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Job growth drives mortgage rate jump

Job growth drives mortgage rate jump

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Phoenix’s Top 10 most expensive home sales of November

Got a little spare change laying around the house and want to look at buying a new home?  Check out the top most expensive sales in Phoenix for the month of November and let me know when you are ready to buy…. Check out these amazing homes and architecture.  FULL STORY AND PICTURES CLICK HERE

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