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How to prepare your home for showings:

First Impressions are Lasting Impressions. The exterior of your home often determines how buyers will view the interior, so: Accentuate the Positive. “How we live in a home and how we sell a home are often two different things.” Try to see your home with a fresh perspective and arrange each room to bring out […]

Listing and Sale prices decreasing

This report below, was posted to the Cromford Report website today July 7th 2022. Big news as the market has come to a complete halt and prices turned the corner in some price points. July 7 – The affidavits from Maricopa County Recorded that were filed in June have now been counted and collated and we […]

Arizona Real Estate Market Update May 24th

Thanks for reading my blog on the updated market report for the Phoenix Metro area, a lot has changed in the last few months with higher interest rates, 25% + in inventory, affordability, and more. Prices will continue to rise in this environment but you will see in the coming months that you have more […]

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1031 Exchange

What Is a 1031 Exchange? The Basics for Real Estate Investors If you own investment property and are thinking about selling it and buying another property, you should know about the 1031 tax-deferred exchange. This is a procedure that allows the owner of investment property to sell it and buy like-kind property while deferring capital […]

Arizona Real Estate Market Update for February 2022

Market update

Median Days on the market to contract = eight days Annual appreciation 27% Year over year. Sales over asking price 42% 4760 Active listings (We Need 16,000-18,000 to be in a stable market) DOM 8 days until contract Cromford Market index is at 460. When this number reaches below 100, only then will the price […]

How much do you really need for a down payment to purchase a home?

There is a common misconception among first-time homebuyers that they need a 20% down payment to purchase a home. This is not true, and a home buyer can purchase a home with as little as 3% down (0% for VA loans). There are also down payment assistance programs that can completely cover a buyer’s down […]

How to find your property’s value?

Click here A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating a Home’s Value Introduction: Determining the value of a home is a crucial step in the buying or selling process. Whether you are a homeowner looking to sell or a prospective buyer aiming to make an informed decision, accurately evaluating a home’s worth is essential. In this blog […]

How to prepare your home to sell.

Every seller wants their home to sell quickly for a large profit, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how to professionally prepare your home to convince buyers to pull out their checkbooks. Deep Clean Your House – Clean homes are easier to sell, without any shadow of […]

What are closing costs in Arizona when buying a home?

What are closing costs in Arizona? If you’re buying a home, you’ll want to know! What’s at Stake? Buying a house is one of, if not THE, most significant purchases in your life, and it’s essential to understand the associated costs. I’m sure that no one is surprised to hear me say that additional fees […]

Lifetime Exclusion From Capital Gains Rule for Income tax and sale of property

Lifetime Exclusion From Capital – https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc701 Capital Gains on the Sale of Your Home If you have a capital gain from selling your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that gain from your income or up to $500,000 of that gain if you file a joint return with your spouse. […]

Renting vs Buying your home to live in.

This is an important question you should be asking yourself, along with your spouse, your parents, and friends before making a decision to buy or rent the home you live in. One of the biggest expenses and investments of your life. I have thought about this topic many times over the course of the past […]

March 2024 Arizona Real Estate Market Update

March 2024 RE Market Update Click here for the latest Charts from the Cromford Report Welcome to my blog on the AZ Real Estate market, thanks for reading, I appreciate all of you.  If I was to describe the market in one word, it would be BORING.  Here’s why. Prices are level, and not moving […]

Arizona Real Estate Market Update – January 2024

In the world of real estate, it’s important to know what’s happening in the market. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers from ARMLS on January 1, 2024, and compare them with those from the same day in 2023. This will help us understand how the real estate scene is changing and make informed decisions whether you’re looking to buy or sell.

Discover Your Dream Home in Scottsdale: A Preview of 8214 E Osborn Rd

Ready to elevate your property listing? Choose us, and benefit from our dynamic advertising strategies! From eye-catching emails on platforms like MailChimp and kvCORE to beautifully crafted printed materials, including flyers, postcards, and brochures, we’ve got your property covered.

December Arizona Real Estate Market Report

Discover what’s happening in December’s real estate world! Find out about new homes, what buyers and sellers are up to, and how mortgage rates are shaking things up. It’s your go-to guide for understanding the Arizona housing market. No fancy jargon – just straightforward insights to help you make sense of it all.

Living Near Your Work Is Proven to Increase Happiness

In our fast-paced world, the daily commute is often considered a necessary evil. However, what if we told you that a simple change, like moving closer to your workplace, could significantly enhance your overall happiness and well-being?

Your Complete Guide for Scam Prevention in Real Estate and Investments

Have you ever had suspicions about a tenant, contractor, buyer, friend, or anyone handling your money or time? Just do a background check; it’s only $2 in some cases, and the links are at the bottom.

I’m a landlord, and I help landlords; I’m done with the BS. In this world of scams, we have to stay safe. I know you hear all the stories from friends, but it’s real, folks—protect yourself. I’ve had some bad experiences, and a simple $2 and 2 minutes would have saved a lot of time and trouble.

Arizona November Real Estate Market Update

As Christmas approaches, the real estate market slows, prices stabilize despite interest rates rising. Supply and demand are shifting towards a buyer’s market. Job growth in Arizona is strong, but the Cromford Market Index indicates a decline in some cities. The outskirts, with new builds, signal the start of buyer’s markets, and rental prices are gradually dropping. The real estate landscape is evolving with both challenges and opportunities as we head into the new year.

Arizona October Real Estate Market Update

For much of this year, the new listing counts have been extremely low—often more than 40% below the same period in 2022. We observed between 6,500 and 7,500 new listings every 28 days from May 25 to Oct 2.