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Check Out These Menus For Mother’s Day Brunch In And Around Fountain Hills

May 09

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

If mom is not getting breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day, chances are it’s going to be brunch somewhere. If you are looking for some great restaurants with some mouth watering menus, look no further as there are some great choices  in or around Fountain Hills. If you have not made your reservations yet, you may want to think about doing so.  There are only a few short days before mom’s special day. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest brunch events of the year for restaurants and Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountain Hills, Arizona . . . Saving The Best For Last

May 08

filed under: Living In Fountain Hills, Real Estate

Sunday afternoon I was doing floor time at my brokerage firm Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate in Fountain Hills. It was a pretty quiet day for the most part until around 4:30 PM when I had a Canadian couple wander in.  They seemed rather surprised that our office was open and welcomed the opportunity to talk to someone about Fountain Hills.In the beginning of our conversation I asked them how did you come to be in Fountain Hills this afternoon. They replied with “well it wasn’t planned, but kind of an accident.” Where they really planned on staying for a short weekend was Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Short Sale Decisions In 30, Max 60 Days . . OMG Really?

May 07

filed under: Real Estate

I’m not making it up, the articles started coming out yesterday “Beginning June 15, real estate agents working with distressed homeowners whose loans are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should expect to receive a decision on a short sale offer within 30-60 days”. Really, for sure, c’mon you must be kidding.

Pardon my skepticism but we all know there have been umpteen programs to do with the housing market in the past five years that never seem to pan out or do what they are intended to do. Trust me I want to believe what I am reading, I mean to not have to wait four, five, six or more months to hear something, anything Read the rest of this entry »

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What Kind of Homebuyer Are You . . . Decisive Or Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda?

Apr 26

filed under: Buying A Home, Market Conditions

Before you read this short blog STOP and read this. . .


For all my clients that have purchased a property in the past couple of years, are currently under contract, are actively looking this very moment OR are thinking of purchasing in the Phoenix area,  this article will mean different things to each of you.

There is no question that the market here in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Phoenix and all the other outlying areas in the valley is now a “sellers” market. For those of you who think it’s still a “buyer”s market Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

The Phoenix Real Estate Market As Of The End Of February 2012 – Boo Yah!

Apr 16

filed under: Market Conditions, Real Estate

The Phoenix market is on fire. Mike Orr, the creator of The Cromford Report  and who now works at ASU analyzed the Phoenix Market as of the end of February 2012 and here is a summary of that analysis, what is it that the guys from The Men’s Warehouse says, “your gonna like what you see, I guarantee it”.


  • Overall single family home prices are now higher than 12 months ago
  • The median sales price is up 8.3% from $115,000 to $124,500
  • Average price per square foot is up 4.1% from $81.07 to $84.36 Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris