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June 2011 Phoenix, Maricopa County Statistics Say “It’s A Seller’s Market”

Jul 13

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

What took place in the Phoenix, Maricopa County real estate market for the month of June deserves a Wow! moment. Active listings dropped 2,320 units over the beginning of last month. As of the 6th of July we are now down to 28,887 listings including single family homes and condos. Sales as of the 6th of July were up to 10,512, that’s up 739 units from the month Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

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 »

Written by Howard Harris

DJ’s Bagel Cafe . . An Institution In Fountain Hills Since 1997

Jun 28

filed under: Living In Fountain Hills, Local Gems, Shopping and Good Eats

DJ’s Bagel Cafe in Fountain Hills is for all intent and purpose is pretty much an institution now in Fountain Hills. DJ’s opened their doors in 1997 and siince that time  it has received rave reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Urban Spoon, AZ Central and a host of other sites. The majority of us locals Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountain Hills Red Shirt Fridays . . Our Small Town Is Making A Difference

Jun 23

filed under: Community Events, Living In Fountain Hills

Have you seen them, have you read about it, have you heard about it, how could you not. Yes there’s an invasion going on in Fountain Hills and they’re everywhere. Fridays . . . that’s when they come out. They’re in all shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them at my dentists office, I’ve seen them at the dog park, the grocery store, the car wash, the gym and tons of other places. Seriously they’re everywhere and I’m certain Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris