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Arriba Del Lago In Fountain Hills . . . A Very Special Gated Community

Jun 20

filed under: Buying A Home, Living In Fountain Hills, Neighborhood Spotlight, Real Estate

If I were going to move from where I currently live in Fountain Hills, one of the places I would love to own a home in is in the gated community of Arriba Del Lago. The development has an intimate feeling to it, only 41 single family homes that are all on one level and at my age I’m ready for “all on one level”. The homes range in size from Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Stop Already With The Foreclosures In The Pipeline Threats. . .Bring em On!

Jun 17

filed under: Buying A Home, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Market Conditions, Real Estate

Geez, all I keep reading about is the millions of foreclosures in the pipeline. Well bring em on. . . we need some inventory! Multiple offers are back, buyers are struggling to get a property, placing bids over asking price. Sound familiar? Well its all true, I can’t speak for other markets but I know its going on all over Arizona.  So for crying out loud lets get some of those foreclosures out of that “shadow inventory” pipeline we Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

With All The Negative Housing Reports Everybody Should Just RENT . . .Right?

Jun 06

filed under: Buying A Home, Market Conditions, Real Estate

So here are the current scary words . . . double dip, new cycle low, prices slipped, and shadow inventory are just a few.  Then there’s Case-Shiller, Realty Trac and a host of other housing experts and analysts  that put out their “the housing market is screwed” reports. To top it off the media eats up these reports and blasts them all over the radio or the evening news because God forbid Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Title Insurance . . .What Is It And What Do You Know About It?

Jun 02

filed under: Buying A Home, Real Estate

What do you know about Title Insurance. If you currently own a home in all likelihood you have it, but what do you know about it? If you are a first time home buyer and are in the process of buying a home or have an upcoming closing, unless otherwise negotiated, you will be provided with an “Owner’s Title Insurance Policy” that will be paid for by the seller. Wow something you don’t have to pay for. . . how cool is that. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountain Hills, Arizona “I Live Where Others Vacation”

May 23

filed under: Buying A Home, Living In Fountain Hills, Real Estate

You know it’s amazing to me how many people either don’t know about Fountain Hills or have never been to Fountain Hills.  It seems that anyone looking to relocate to Arizona knows two main areas, Scottsdale and Phoenix. After that its Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa..  and some of those other places in the West Valley. For those of you that don’t know where Fountain Hills is, it is Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris