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The SPDS And Why They Are Important To A Buyer . . . No We Are Not Talking About Potatoes

Sep 05

filed under: Buying A Home, Real Estate

So after tons of hours, days or months you have finally found that special property that you have contracted to purchase. Your ten day property inspection period is just about to start. Your Realtor® has now provided you with what is known in the real estate world as the “SPDS” from the seller of the property. SPDS is short for Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Buying A Condo? Be Sure To Do Your Due Diligence About The Development You Are Buying In

Jul 24

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Buying A Home, Real Estate

Condos can definitely have their advantages over owning a single family home. For a vacation property or second home they are often the preferred dwelling choice. Not having to take care of outside maintenance such as replacing a roof, painting the exterior, lawn care etc. goes hand in hand with this type of turnkey property. They can also be great for Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

What Do Buyers, Wannabe Sellers And Realtors® All Have In Common?

Jun 14

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

Well if you don’t know the answer . . . it’s frustration. What a difference a year makes. Would be buyers and wannabe sellers can’t get together, it’s as simple as that. You’re hearing it everywhere now, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and the many other towns in the Valley, inventory is dwindling, the pickins are slim out there. Buyers can’t buy a house, many sellers want to sell their home but Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

May Sales Month Over Month Figures Are In For The Phoenix Metro Housing Market

Jun 06

filed under: Market Conditions, Real Estate

What I am about to report is taken directly from the Multiple Listing Service for the Phoenix Metro area.

Prices are definitely going up, some very encouraging news and long overdue.

May continued the positive pricing resurgence begun in August/September of 2011 in all four pricing metrics: median and average list price (up 4.8% and 2.5% respectively) and median and average sales price (up 5.1% and 8.2%). The gains in the sales price metrics represent a 13.8% rise from the median’s lowest point in May 2011, and 26.05% increase in the Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Is Now A Good Time To Sell Your Home . . . Well That All Depends

May 22

filed under: Real Estate, Selling A Home

If you have been driving around Fountain Hills lately then perhaps you have noticed an increase in “Sale Pending” signs from say a year or so ago.  You are also hearing or reading about homes that are now selling within days or even hours of hitting the market. Then there’s your neighbor that just sold his home for over asking price and today you just read an article about homes increasing in price some Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris