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Is Black Friday Your Secret to Success in the Real Estate Market?

Is Black Friday Your ‘Secret to Success’ in the Real Estate Market? ‘Black Friday’ for home buyers generally ends with the dog days of Summer. After giving it a lot of consideration, I think both home sellers and home buyers might want to reevaluate that strategy. From the day after Thanksgiving until a few weeks… Read More

House outline with dollar sign and upward arrow - Strong Real Estate Market, Home Prices up - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952 - Arizona Real Estate

No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected

No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected. Nationwide, unemployment is down and new job creation has been rising at a very promising rate, residential rents are increasing in all major metro areas and mortgage interest rates are still low… the perfect storm for a stable Real Estate market. Due in part to a long-term lack of… Read More

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Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions

Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions. Housing affordability, as in any market, is controlled by supply and demand. Currently, at least in the affordable housing sector, demand is exceeding supply. This news isn’t all bad however. Home Sellers are experiencing the advantage known as ‘Seller’s Market’ for the first time in… Read More

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Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate?

Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate? We experienced an unseasonably warm winter, at the same time housing prices pushed higher, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) report, showing national quarterly home price growth at 0.9 percent. The Spring market boom started early this year and stronger… Read More

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Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value?

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value? The factors most people consider when determining their home’s value include size, condition and location, but have you considered the impact of possible environmental hazards? In areas where they are most pronounced—environmental hazards such as poor air quality can and do have an effect on… Read More

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WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace

WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace Homeowners were thrilled in 2005 and early 2006 when prices skyrocketed and sales were faster than the speed of light. By mid 2006 it was evident that the rapid increase in home prices and the pace of home sales was wickedly unnatural and would most definitely… Read More

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Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply.

Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply. As a rule I’m not impressed with Trulia. Their home values are skewed by incomplete and vague information, and often the availability of a specific property is inaccurate i.e. not corresponding to the MLS data from which it is borrowed. Having said that,… Read More

Walking Trails, Park, Walkable Cities

Infographic: Millennials are Buying Homes Where?

At number 24, Gilbert appears higher on this list than any other Phoenix Valley city. Completely understandable. Gilbert has built their stellar reputation on superior city management and lots of community involvement. Schools are good. Parks, biking and walking trails are plentiful. Entertainment opportunities are unmatched. Housing prices are slightly higher than most Phoenix Valley… 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

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Gen X, the Next Big Wave of Home Buyers

Gen X, the Next Big Wave of Home Buyers Staying above the curve in the home buying market is not easy these days. The curve is firmly balanced on the shoulders of the Baby Boomer generation and has been for some time, ever since they were in their 20’s. That’s a good run! Though Boomers… Read More