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Interest rates appear to be staying put until the US economy gets back on track. This past week Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced his desire to keep interest rates low due to the fragility of the economy.
Unemployment figures are continuing to rise. These increasing unemployment figures are interfering with recovery and affecting real estate and general sales figures across the country.
Historically low interest rates and low home values combined with the extended and expanded First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, have been instrumental in boosting real estate sales in the United States. These (0 comments)
Help the Environment & Your Chandler AZ Real Estate with Green Improvements - 02/23/10 02:40 PM
When it comes to your home going green no longer means painting your house a shade of the color, it means you are taking steps toward improving both the environment and your wallet. In Chandler AZ real estate green improvements can mean more energy efficient appliances like refrigerators, stoves, toilets and lighting fixtures to major improvements like adding solar heating, recycled materials and wind energy. Green improvements are not only becoming more popular but they are also becoming more attractive financially due to tax savings and long term cost effectiveness. Choosing renewable products and making environmentally friendly decisions when it comes (0 comments)
Foreclosure Figures Show Improvement Nationwide & in Phoenix Area - 02/21/10 03:56 PM
The feeling is that foreclosures are subsiding in the Phoenix Area. The incredible increase in foreclosure activity that hit the United States hard over the past couple of years was a huge catalyst for falling home prices, as well as a staggering hit to the national real estate market as a whole. The decrease in foreclosures for the end of 2009 that has been reported is good news for all. As foreclosures start to disappear Phoenix AZ real estate values will be less affected. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Friday that there was a decrease in foreclosure applications for the last (0 comments)
Arizona Home Trends Lean Towards Simple, Efficient Lifestyle - 02/18/10 02:07 PM
From simple wall coverings to energy efficient appliances, Arizona home trends are set in home remodeling and design just as they are in fashion, entertainment and elsewhere. Realtor Magazine recently published an article on current home trends and, not surprisingly most are geared toward cost effectiveness, energy efficiency or reducing stress. The past few years of enduring a recession and a housing bust have made people want to get down to the basics and live a simpler life and these priorities have filtered into the AZ home. Current trends in Arizona home design include neutral colors, like white and beige, which (0 comments)
WALKING AWAY FROM YOUR HOME IS NOT THE ANSWER - 02/17/10 04:08 PM
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Research the Neighborhood Before Purchasing Your New Chandler Home - 02/15/10 02:28 PM
While many people seem to think that it is not wise to think of your home as an investment, the reality is that the opposite is true. That being said there are some things to keep in mind when setting out to buy a Chandler AZ home, the least of which is getting to know the different Chandler neighborhoods that would meet your needs. If you do your neighborhood homework, selecting your home properly can insure more of a return on your investment when you decide to sell at some point in the future. Research which Chandler area that you want to live in. Aside from (0 comments)
Remodeling and Renovating your Gilbert AZ Home - 02/15/10 02:08 PM
Remodeling and renovating your Gilbert AZ home should be evaluated more closely than in the past, with an eye on your return on investment. If your remodel/renovation is strictly to improve your living situation, you plan on staying in your home for many years to come, and you have the money to make your improvements, by all means go ahead and make whatever changes are necessary. If, however, you are looking at your home improvements as a way to maintain or improve your Gilbert home's value, do some research and evaluate whether you will get the return you need or expect to get when (0 comments)
Langley Gateway Estates Home For Sale In Queen Creek, Arizona - 02/12/10 03:52 PM
This Home Is A Must See! Built in The Desirable Langley Gateway Estates Subdivision In Queen Creek With A North/South Exposure! Close To Great Shopping And Restaurants! Decor Paint Throughout, Stylish Diagonal Tile In A Neutral Tone, Along With Great Neutral Carpet! Kitchen Features Breakfast Bar, Pantry & Black Appliances Including The Refrigerator! Master Bedroom Is Located Upstairs With Beautifully Painted Walls In A Neutral Tone! Master Bathroom Features Separate Shower & Tub, Double Sinks & A Walkin Closet! Upgraded Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans Throughout! Oversized Pebble Tec Pool With Waterfall! Landscape Has Been Professionally Maintained! Many More Extras! Don't (0 comments)
Beautiful Split Floor Plan Home With Many Upgrades Throughout! Neutral Colored Tile & Carpet, Decor Paint, Ceiling Fans,9+ Flat Ceilings & Venetian Shutters Are Just The Beginning Of What Makes This Home Fantastic! Kitchen Features Black Appliances Including The Refrigerator! Beautiful Black Countertops, Pantry, Breakfast Bar & Formal Dining Area! Master Bedroom Features Lots Of Windows, Separate Bedroom Door To Back Patio & Walkin Closet! Full Master Bathroom Features Double Sinks, Separate Shower & Tub & Vanity Area! Back Yard Features Fenced Play Pool, Built-In BBQ Grill, Covered Patio & Yard Watering Systems In Both Front & Back Yards! Too (0 comments)
Gina McKinley Can Make Relocating to the Phoenix AZ area Much Easier - 02/10/10 06:02 PM
Moving to a new Phoenix AZ area home can be quite an ordeal, whether you are moving within the same area or across the country. To make a complicated and often stressful situation easier choosing a qualified and experienced Arizona real estate broker like Gina McKinley and that can make all the difference.
Gina McKinley, a qualified Arizona Realtor can: Help you locate the best Phoenix AZ area neighborhood to suit you and your family. She knows the suburban area such as Chandler, Scottsdale, and Mesa, and will match it with your considerations and needs. Help you settle in faster (0 comments)
Perfect Time to be a AZ Real Estate Buyer - 02/05/10 06:06 PM
It is a buyer's market when it comes to AZ real estate. The seller's market came and went, and now it is the perfect buyer's market conditions. Low interest rates, home values and inventory all point to buy, buy, buy. The only thing standing in the way is money, but if people can get funding, and they are in the right place at the right time, buying real estate is a great idea. If the AZ real estate market were a car, the first time home buyer would be in the driver's seat. Not only to first time Arizona home buyers get (0 comments)
National & Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Market Sales Figures Looking Good - 02/03/10 04:00 PM
The national and Scottsdale AZ real estate market has been all over the map, today sales figures are looking good Up, down, sideways, back and forth, it sounds like a game of hopscotch but is actually the way the economy, recession and real estate market have been moving. Mastering what is going on has had experts and professionals confounded, wondering how we can all come out ahead of the game. However there is one aspect that most can agree on - good news is great to hear. Today's headlines show that overall real estate contracts are up in volume. That, of course, is good (0 comments)
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