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In a market where buyer confidence is slowly returning it is important to have a strategy if you expect to sell sooner than later. The Tucson real estate market is still reeling, but, not as much as Phoenix, Stockton CA or other areas. Most home sellers, even in the Tucson Real Estate Market, lik...
Who has the best answer to the question, "How should you communicate with Internet prospects?" Everybody has an opinion on this topic. What really works, not in theory or concept, but, in practice? Personally, I think asking questions of a prospect is a turn off. I like to start out with offering...
Internet Real Estate BuyingAnyone you talk to will tell you that a vast majority of home buyers start searching for a home on the Internet. In today’s world of technology the “Duh” factor comes into play when it comes to buying and buying smart. Estimates are as high as 80% of home buyers begin t...
The official numbers are out from the Tucson Association of Realtors. Tucson home sales volume increased by 5.86% and total home sales increased by 8.1% over that of March 2008. Good news for home sellers and the local market. The numbers of available homes decreased by 2.37%. Indications are the...
  Almost daily someone asks me, “Should I buy a home now or should I wait for the market to change?” The answer is, “Now is a great time to buy a home.” Why?Home prices have remained stable in some areas and dropped below levels before the housing market frenzy in other areas. Especially in the s...
Everybody wants to know when the housing market will bottom out so they can get the best price. The truth is by the time anyone figures out the puzzle recovery will have already begun. An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that we on our way to a better market.  READ MORE
I’ve noticed a lot of inquiries for luxury homes lately. Which brings to mind. What is a luxury home? What are the different levels of luxury homes?It used to be that anything over $500,000 in Tucson was considered a luxury home. Is there a difference between granite counter tops in a $350,000 a...
With the weather picking up it is time to start thinking about pool safety. Every year we hear about a parent, uncle, friend or whomever who for a short moment wasn’t paying close attention to a child who unfortunately drowned. Arizona has strict laws about pools and barriers. A law that both bu...
April was a pretty good month for sales. As of this writing there have been 907 recorded home sales through the MLS. Of course, reporting so earlier not all the sales have been reported to the MLS. So we can expect the numbers to be a little higher. The lowest sales price was $26,000, with the hi...

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