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Morningside In Fountain Hills. . The Perfect Patio Home Community for Retirees Or 2nd Home Owners

Jul 11

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Living In Fountain Hills, Neighborhood Spotlight, Real Estate

When I work with second home buyers or retirees looking to purchase in Fountain Hills that don’t want the upkeep of a larger single family home or they shudder at the thought of  the typical apartment style condominium with someone above or below them, and they want a place  that is reasonably priced, the Morningside community always comes to mind. There is something very special about Morningside and the camaraderie Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Can I Find Out What The Highest Offer Is If There Are Multiple Offers?

Jul 06

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

If you are shocked that I am putting this question forward in the first place, don’t be. At the present time, even in this “down market” multiple offers are occurring on properties for sale throughout the Phoenix area, including Fountain Hills. Why, because inventory is low low low, prices are low, and interest rates are low. A real estate “perfect storm” of sorts. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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Landlords Are Not Just Renting To Anyone With A Security Deposit

Jun 13

filed under: Real Estate, Yada Yada

If your looking to rent a nice single family home  make sure you are prepared to provide your potential landlord lots of personal and financial information. We all know about the jazillions of foreclosures and short sales, remember the song “where have all the flowers gone”, well the new version goes like this “where have all the ex-homeowners gone”? Gone to renting my friends, gone Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris