What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market? SHARE THIS POST: This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference […]

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by […]

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO Monday June 20th, 2016 For Sellers SHARE THIS POST: In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several […]

Arizona Actual Facts on Real Estate Market May 2016!

ARMLS 2016 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2016” COMMENTARY by Tom Ruff of The Information Market Exactly ten years ago, the median resale home sale price rose to peak prices at $253,400 in Maricopa County when looking at tax records. In April of 2009, the median […]

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW! People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. […]

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range | Monday May 16th, 2016 For Sellers, Pricing SHARE THIS POST: The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 […]

Americans Rank Real Estate #1 Long Term Investment

Americans Rank Real Estate #1 Long Term Investment The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.” Real estate ranked number one, with 35% of those surveyed saying it was a better long term investment than stocks & mutual funds, […]

Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think […]

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  • Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years! [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest annual pace in over 9 years at 5.29 million. Inventory remains below the 6-month norm and prices are still on the rise. Interest rates are at a historic low of 3.48%.
  • 3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!
    The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the upper-end market, inventory is plentiful in most locations.
  • BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?
    Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.
  • Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly
    In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.
  • 5 Reasons to Sell This Summer
    As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:
  • Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]
    88 % de los compradores buscaron su casa nueva en línea. Utilizar un agente de bienes raíces puede dejarle $39,000 neto de más que si vende por su cuenta. Hay una lista larga de gente con la que usted tiene que negociar cuando usted decide vender su casa, utilizar un profesional experimentado puede ayudar a […]
  • Hurry Up and List Your House TODAY!!
    That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!
  • Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed?
    Yesterday, we reported that according to CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter. Homes with negative equity have decreased by 21.5% year-over-year.