Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, June 05, 2013 The housing recovery has picked up speed, as home prices posted their highest year-over-year gain since February 2006, according to the latest housing
Life as a landlord may be tempting to homeowners who can't sell their homes and to others looking to add properties to their investment portfolio. Many costs associated with rental properties catch novice
The Phoenix Metro area continues to surge in poplulation. Phoenix itself (excluding) suburbs added about 2,000 residents per month during 2012 increasing in population by about 1.7% to $1,488,750 according
RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly on FOX NewsRE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly spoke to FOX Business News on Friday, May 10th about the recovering U.S. real estate market. The low inventory is impacting home prices,
The biggest fear many older homeowners have about obtaining a reverse mortgage is the worry that they might “lose the house.” The reality, though, is that as long as the house is Alice’s primary residence, she gets to live in and keep her home for as long as she wants (or can), with no repayment required.
Follow & Review Us On: PHOENIX -- The once stormy real estate market is making a turnaround, particularly when it comes to new homes in the Valley. Builders are back to leveling lots. Framework
Free home search at http://www.iListAZ.comCatch buyers' attention, and get multiple offers, by pricing your home in line with comparable sales.NEW YORK (Money Magazine)Six years after prices collapsed, housing
Tax time has arrived! I don't know about you, but I always get a little grumpier and a little more stressed at this time of year. So, here are some humorous quotes to help you through the "terrors
WINSTON ROWE & ASSOCIATES WEB SITEPhoenix commercial real estate investors have been turning to Winston Rowe & Associates. They are a national no advance fee due diligence and advisory firm specializing
CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs in America -- 2013By: The CareerBliss TeamPosted March 25, 2013 Have you bought or sold property lately? Chances are your real estate agent is happier than you
Well it's a matter of perspective and goal. In general the area does have some shady neighborhoods. I had a client purchase a property less than two miles away. The property was a fixer-upper, but his intentions were to do a quick remodel and resale. Prior to listing the house, we paid the property a visit only to find 2 homeless people living in the house. Needless to say, the floor was flooded and the place was trashed. Not to scare you, but that was my experience with the area. What is your budget and what are your requirements for the rental property? I am very familiar with the area and can definitely find you the most bang for your buck.... more
Yes prices are rising. However there are still some very good homes on detached homes in the Phoenix metro area. True, the least expensive will need fix up work. However, buying a home is hte American
Phoenix Real Estate Market Update - March, 2013The market continues to shift! We started 2013 with the lowest supply of listings coming on to the market. This has put pressure on pricing as supply is low.
Unless you live in a state where courts handle foreclosure proceedings, don't expect a flood of distressed properties to relieve for-sale inventory shortages anytime soon. Both the share of U.S. mortgage
Yes, I have lived here 20 years plus and in that time there have been more and more conservation efforts. When I first moved here the Piestewa Parkway (then called Squaw Peak Parkway) was very beautiful and received tops honors for one of the most beautiful freeways in America but it was because it was very green and full of floral. Phoenix instituted water conservation measures and removed all the water hungry landscaping.
According to the City of Phoenix website, the following information includes the detail.....
Phoenix has taken great care to plan, acquire and manage its water resources, including innovative water conservation, recharge and reclamation programs. Phoenix has had a water conservation program since the 1980's, and has steadily reduced its reliance on groundwater from 35 percent in 1984 to 3 percent today. Through innovative ordinances and programs, Phoenix's per capita water usage has decreased approximately 20 percent during the last 20 years. Phoenix continues its legacy of careful water planning and conservation outreach, and various city departments assist in this effort by implementing innovative water-saving approaches.
Water Utility Sustainability- Unlike older urban areas of the United States, Phoenix has relatively modern, sophisticated infrastructure to meet the Water and Wastewater needs of our customers. Sustainable practices include:
Separate storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems, eliminating the problem of combined storm overflows and associated water quality problems;
100 percent metered connections to the system, encouraging efficient use;
A seasonal water rate structure that encourages efficiency through a higher charge during the hottest summer months.
Water Resource Sustainability-The city of Phoenix is a national leader in utilization of long-term sustainable water sources in an arid environment. Following the enactment of the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act, Phoenix shifted its portfolio to rely mainly on renewable, surface water supplies, saving the groundwater as a backup for extended droughts.
Aquifer Management - In cooperation with other local agencies, the city engages in groundwater recharge and groundwater savings activities. Groundwater usage has been reduced from approximately 35 percent of the Phoenix water supply in 1984 to only 3 percent today in a normal supply (non-drought) year.
Long-term Planning - Phoenix regularly updates its long-term Water Resources Plan to ensure continued water supplies for current and future customers. The 2011 Water Resources Plan Update reflects growth over the next 50 years under a variety of conditions (current density, high density, etc). Modeling conducted to determine the stability of the water resource portfolio demonstrated that Phoenix is positioned well to meet future needs and to comply with the State's 100 year Assured Water Supply requirement....
Research and Innovation - The city of Phoenix actively participates in groundwater research and regional coordination efforts examining in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. In addition, the city is embarking on a groundwater management study to identify the volume of groundwater and the number of wells needed ...
Drought Planning/Climate Change - Phoenix has been involved in studies aimed at determining the length and severity of past droughts in the area using tree rings. From these studies, the city has increased its drought planning horizon....
Conservation Outreach- Phoenix is committed to ensuring a sustainable water supply through comprehensive water management programs. The city's Water Conservation program was established in 1986 and includes extensive public education activities, plumbing retrofit initiatives and water use efficiency requirements for new development. Implementation of conservation initiatives has resulted in a per-capita reduction of approximately 20 percent over the last 20 years, well below the standard established for Phoenix by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.... more
The suburbs of Phoenix are my home for more than 20 years and I have loved watching it blossom into a major metropolitan area. Generally the master planned communities have surrounded the core of the Valley of the Sun to create lots of greenspace, recreation areas, mountain views and all the other amenities for convenience, health and transportation. We now have light rail which was a painful process during initial construction and now is an asset in every neighborhood it touches. Expect to have light rail to Sky Harbor Airport at Phoenix very soon. It is in test mode at the moment. The communities in the East valley include Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe where there is ASU and eBay, PayPal, GoDaddy, and other techy businesses. The communities in the West Valley include Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Litchfield Park where convenience to the core of Phoenix is noted.. The North Valley is predominantly NE Phoenix, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale where Skysong, a bio-tech firm & research center reside near upscale shopping, mountain vistas and recreation is a must. The South Valley communities like Ahwatukee are home to more of the same.
The core of Phoenix is where you can find the staples of life in the valley like Chase field and the US Airways Center arena, Symphony Hall and the Herberger Theater
Don't forget the CACTUS LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL GAMES IN ALL THE VALLEY SUBURBS. http://springtrainingonline.com/features/master-schedule-cactus.htm... more
I provide Listingbook at no cost to my clients. This allows you to create your own searches 24/7 to look at the same MLS (multiple listing service) listings I am searching. I also provide an online buyer's advisory specifically for Arizona communities that have user friendly hyperlinks to examine a neighborhood, particular house or street. These research resources are dependable with real time information. Much of the other websites available contain dated information and often listings of homes already sold or off the market. If you are interested please contact me and I will be glad to help you.... more
For those who have followed my posts, the news that areas in metro Phoenix have made a list of top markets for home sellers comes as no big surprise. Still, I never tire of passing along yet another