The Inventory of homes for sale is finally rising from 30 days or less supply to over 3 months. The frenzied pace of 2020 and 2021 is finally calming down. There were more homes for sale last week than the same week in 2019. Keep in mind the 2019 was a strong seller's market. "According to NAR statistics, the median real-estate experience of all Realtors is eight years. The last time we … [Read more...]
2021 Remarkable Year For Real Estate In The Greater Phoenix Metro Market
2021 Remarkable Year For Real Estate in the Greater Phoenix Metro Market! 2021 Saw the Highest Sales Volume in our history according to ARMLS Statistics. (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service) Despite being in the second year of the pandemic our real estate market continued to set records! ARMLS STAT: 2021 in Review. 2021 Remarkable Year For Real Estate "We began 2021 in the throes of a … [Read more...]
2020 Remarkable Year For Real Estate In Phoenix Market! What’s Next in 2021
2020 Remarkable Year For Real Estate In Phoenix Market exceeding all expectations! Despite all the challenges we faced the year was transformed into the most successful sales year in ARMLS history. (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service) "A strong first quarter was followed with a 27.1% year-over-year drop in sales volume in April and a 33.7% drop in May. Historically, April and May are in … [Read more...]
The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021
“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages. But, rather than a slowdown, we are … [Read more...]
Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?
The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no longer had to commute as often. Some of the top reasons … [Read more...]
Rental Information and Guidelines
Basic Qualifications Landlords and Property Managers Check Information Common to Rental Applications What to expect in Fees Associated with Renting a Home Where to Get Your Credit Reports Renting with Pets Resources: Landlord Tenant Act & Arizona Tenant Advisory Qualifications for Tenants Credit Checks and Background Checks Will Generally Be Run on All Applicants over … [Read more...]
Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?
Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the corona-virus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1 Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen an uptick in market activity. And … [Read more...]
#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to #StayHome and avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult … [Read more...]
2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast
We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1 Still, given that recessions are a natural (and necessary) part of a business cycle, we know this period of growth will … [Read more...]
Mortgage Limits Increase For 2020!
Here is a quick update on the official Mortgage Limits changes for 2020! "Conventional – new limits for all loans delivered after 1/1/2020 will be $510,400 (whoo hoo!!!) This means First time home buyers using (3% down payment) can buy at a maximum purchase price of $526,185 5% down Owner Occupant Buyers can buy at a maximum purchase price of $537,263 FHA made their official announcement and … [Read more...]