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Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why

Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why. Residential new build homes are not exactly flying off the shelf lately. It’s not because people aren’t buying brand new homes, quite the opposite. As a matter of fact, Phoenix AZ alone forecasts nearly 30,000 new home permits by the end of 2017. That doesn’t… Read More

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This is the Age of Diversity in Home Buying

This is the Age of Diversity in Home Buying. 2015 and 2016 saw a noticeable influx of Baby Boomers re-entering the Real Estate Market. An estimated fifty-nine million Americans are considering buying a home in 2017. So which demographics are at the front of the pack this time? Generation X (ages approximately 33-50) and Minority… Read More

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Do You Live in an Equity Rich State?

Do You Live in an Equity Rich State? Foreclosures are no longer common, short sales are almost non-existent, and in most areas of the country homeowners have regained, if not exceeded, the equity in their homes that they enjoyed before the ‘bust’. In the mainstream market in most American cities and towns, home prices are… Read More

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Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City

Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City. Metropolitan areas were, for a long stretch, the ‘place to be’ for convenience, accessibility, and amenities. But suburban communities are growing at a remarkable rate. Does this indicate a shift in priorities? It could be that public transportation is spreading further from the city, and… Read More

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It’s Only Fitting that National Pizza Day Falls on Thank You Thursday!

It’s National Pizza Day!! It’s Thank You Thursday!! What better time for us to show our appreciation for our favorite local Pizza restaurant? Brooklyn V’s, an awesome Gilbert, Arizona pizza shop is well-known among its regulars as a business that gives back. Besides making the best pizza in the East Valley, Brooklyn V’s owner Vito,… Read More

Photos, Just for Fun: Houses Buried in Snow

You might think I have a mean streak… and maybe I do. But that used to be me with a shovel on top of a roof. I didn’t really think it was funny then, and I don’t think it’s funny now, and I know that as crazy as it is, there are folks who love… Read More

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Mountain Views, in Today’s Gilbert Fast 15

Our list of 15 of the newest listings in Gilbert AZ includes a gorgeous Mountain View home on a Half Acre cu-de-sac lot with pool and spa. With 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a remarkable greatroom floor plan and guest quarters in the Casita there’s plenty of space for entertaining. Check out number 9 on today’s… Read More

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Interactive Infographic: How Much House will $300,000 get you, and Where?

Interactive Infographic: How Much House will $300,000 get you, and Where? Of course, as in the case of any price range, how much house you can buy for $300,000 will depend on location and condition. There are suburbs of each of the featured cities that are far more affordable, and within the cities, popular districts… Read More

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Video: You Can Skip the Home Inspection, But Should You?

I’ve never recommended that a home buyer skip the home inspection. Occasionally a buyer feels they’re qualified to do their own, and sometimes it’s done by a friend or relative, but skipping it all together is ordinarily unwise. Home Inspectors are trained to seek out minutia and things that most of us have never encountered…. Read More

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Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive

Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive All of the cities on the ‘least affordable list below’ are located in California. This is not news, California as a whole has always lead the pack in rising home prices. The report and complete Index Listings are available here.  In Arizona, Siera Vista and Tucson rank fairly high… Read More