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This is an update from the association of Realtors sent out today (2-24-09): A couple with a 13-year-old boy asked to look at an occupied home for their parents who live in San Diego.  They gave the impression they were very interested in the home.  In the process, the boy used the bathroom.  Aft...
02/24/2009
Do you know about these free services?  If not, I hope you find them helpful!  Have fun!!!! -    Great "Seller" Resource!  Buyer Hunt - http://www.buyerhunt.com/home?  It's free.  They call it "real estate in reverse."  Instead of sellers telling buyers what they have to sell, buyers tell sellers...
02/24/2009
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WHO'S ON YOUR TEAM? TEAM U.N.I. Your Professional Realtor, Joy Brewster A successful purchase starts with the right representative.  As a professional Realtor, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, not only do I guide you through the entire purchasing process from beginning to end, I...
02/10/2009
When it comes to closing escrow, we all want to ensure that all loose ends are wrapped up and that things run smoothly.  There has been some confusion with regards to banks issuing Official Checks instead of Cashier's Checks.  Banks have been telling customers that they are one in the same and th...
12/09/2008
Along with reports of our great year-round weather in the Valley of the Sun, often come news reports of accidental deaths by drowning. This makes water safety a high priority for Arizonans where the potential for disaster from swimming pool drownings exists all year long. On average, nearly 90 pe...
06/01/2008
The monthly ASU Realty Studies (as reported by the Arizona Republic) listed 5,585 sales in April 2008 compared with 4,855 sales in April 2007. According to the report, valley-wide, the median home price decreased from $265,000 in April 2007 to $210,000. This is the lowest median price since Febru...
06/01/2008
CNNMoney.com reports that single-family home prices dropped 7.7% in the first quarter in the largest year-over-year decline since the National Association of Realtors began reporting prices in 1982. The median sales price fell to $196,300, down 4.8% compared with the last three months of 2007. Hu...
06/01/2008
CNNMoney.com reports that a combination of the economic slowdown and tighter credit appears to be putting the brakes on nonresidential projects. Even if work continues on those projects already underway, there are signs that the pipeline of new construction is about to dry up. A slowdown in the e...
05/26/2008
There has been a lot of confusion between ASU's April monthly sales report and one released by ARMLS on Monday according to a recent Arizona Republic article.  The report, compiled each month on home-resale transactions in Maricopa County, reported that home resales were up 15 percent compared wi...
05/26/2008
Voters at azcentral.com, according to the The Arizona Republic, have chosen ARROWHEAD as the valley's best neighborhood. "Arrowhead" is loosely used to identify a region of northern Glendale into Peoria. But the name was branded with Arrowhead Ranch, a former citrus ranch on about 5,000 acres tha...
05/26/2008
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