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Phoenix Real Estate Facts

Real Estate Facts:
-81% of adults view home ownership as the best long term investment they can make
-Due to increased affordability, 25% of people under the age of 35 are planning buy their first home within the next few years
-Mortage interest rates are at the lowest level in 30 years
-One in 3 Americans own their homes free & clear
-91.2% of mortgages are current, & only 3.75% are in foreclosure
-Two-thirds of Americans say that now is the bet time to buy a home.
-The median home price is 3.4 time the median household income
-In 2010, 20% of home buyers were single women & 12% were single men
-In 2010, 36% of buyers were under the age of 35.
-2010 home ownership levels will be around 66.9%
-By age group, 39% of under 35 year olds own their own homes, 65% of those aged 35-44 own their homes, 73% of these aged 45-54 own their homes & 79% of those aged 55-64 own homes.

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Arizona Real Estate Prices Inching Upward

If you have been waiting for real estate prices in Arizona to go lower, I think that boat has already sailed. We are finding that prices are inching up about 2-4% every month. Multiple offers are common, usually far above list price, & many listings show up on the MLS as brand new, but already under contract. Most have several backup offers in the wings, in case the first contract doesn’t make it to closing.

Cash is king, & sellers, whether banks or short sellers, will always take a cash offer over a financed one. That’s why it’s imperative that before you make any offer, you have a bank confirmation of funds, or else an ironclad lender approval for funds.

If the house you want is in a good area, is in good shape, & is under $500,000, chances are good it won’t be on the market for long. Anything over $500,000 will last a bit longer on the market, but they are moving well too. The investors & house flippers have pretty well taken over the under $100,000 market, & fixeruppers are snapped up quickly. Then they are resold or held as rentals.

Market conditions change weekly, if not daily, so if you need information on anything to do with the Arizona Real Estate market, please call me for clarification. Don’t believe everything you read in the media or find on various websites. Talk to a professional.

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Phoenix real estate news & interesting sites

Phoenix real estate news & interesting sites

Cashing in on rental property – For the rental market, demand is up and rents are rising.  As with many investments, the best time to get in is when most others are sitting on the sidelines.  Many factors make this a great time to invest.  Mortgage rates are at a 40-year low, and homes in many areas are ultra-cheap.  Meanwhile, demand for rentals has risen in more than 500 cities, according to recent Census data.  That, in turn, has enabled landlords to charge more.  Hotpads.com, a real estate research firm, reports that rents nationwide jumped 11.6% in 2010, to $1,320 a month.  Read article:
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/30/real_estate/rental_property_investing.moneymag/index.htm?iid=SF_M_Lead

 

MapQuest Versatility: MapQuest allows users of various other online communities to log
in. Once logged in, you can start setting flags to show where you’ve visited. You can also
add notes to those locations. Once you’ve customized and saved your map, it’s time to share
it. You can email it, text it, post it on Facebook or your website. Mapquest also sends maps
directly to your OnStar or SYNC-enabled automobile. MapQuest also has a mobile app for
Android, iPhone and Blackberry smartphones. This is especially welcomed if you’re hiking
or traveling with the little ones.   http://www.mapquest.com/

 

Do Your Home Inventory:  Most insurance companies recommend doing a home inventory.
Knowing the value of your items gets you the correct payout. It also speeds up the process
considerably. That’s where StuffSafe comes in. This free site lets you create an online home
inventory. You can catalog possession by room, enter serial numbers, and upload photos.  

 

Even better, it can be accessed from anywhere. Your list won’t be lost in a disaster. You can
also download the list and create hard copies.   http://www.stuffsafe.com/

 

Food Lifespans: At StillTasty, you can learn more about food safety. Learn the difference
between “sell by,” “best before” and “expires on” dates. There is also a large database of
foods. Find out how long something will keep in your fridge or freezer. There are also tips
for extending food lifespans.  http://stilltasty.com/

 

College Packing List: When moving off to college, you have to pack your entire life.  

This site has categorized lists of the things you’ll need to take. And if there’s something
you need to buy for your dorm, it has shopping tools, too! College Packing List breaks

down items into categories. That way it’s easy to find an item to see if it’s checked off to

make sure you don’t forget them. You can easily save or print your list for later use. You

can also share it on Facebook.  http://www.collegepackinglist.com/

 

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FREE Info on 180 day rule for foreign home buyers

FREE Info on FIRPTA Rules for foreign investors

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FREE info on Great Canadian Picnic, & Canada Cup Golf Tournament

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Boating in Arizona?

Boating in Arizona

 
Boating and fun at the lakes in Arizona. Bet you didn’t know we had such nice lakes so close by! And did you know there are more boats in Arizona per capita than there are in California?
http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/2010/08/10/20100810bartlett-lake-boating-skiing-fishing.html

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Phoenix File: thinking of installing a pool?

 

Phoenix File: Thinking of Installing a Pool?

Whether you want an award winning creation or a simple retreat from life’s daily routine, careful planning for your inground pool will help you make the best decisions for your lifestyle and budget.

 Vinyl Liners. This is the most popular type of inground pool. They are fully customizable in pool shape and size to suit any backyard. Liners are available in dozens of colors and patterns. They are well known as easy to maintain with a long lasting surface.

Concrete. Creativity is the hallmark of the concrete pool. Each one is a custom-built structure that will last a lifetime. Builders can fulfill a homeowner’s dream with creative designs and accents with glass or ceramic tile, plaster or paint.

Fiberglass. One-piece pools are made of fiberglass resins and finished with a non-pourous surface similar to that used on boats. Popular for their simplicity of construction, these pools are fabricated in a factory and shipped ready for installation. Although limited to sizes and shapes, these pools can be customized with colour and finishes. They work well in all soil conditions.