fountain hills az: Going Green in Fountain Hills - 04/24/09 11:06 AM

Back in the 1981 this father of five young children was concerned about saving energy. So he built the first passive solar house in Fountain Hills. Little did he know that 27 years later “going green” would be everyone’s concern.
His children grew up in this home, enjoying splashful summers sliding down the slide and diving into the party-size pool. They loved bringing friends over to toast marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace.
With a heated salt water pool and spa, backyard fun continued throughout the winter. Friends and family spent many a cool evening gathered together in the king-sized solar- … (0 comments)

fountain hills az: Bottoms’ Up in Fountain Hills - 04/14/09 09:27 AM
The number of homes for sale in our town has dropped to 446 single family houses on the market. That’s a significant reduction from 570 last year. Only 29 are foreclosures. That too is a good sign. As supply and demand equalize we will be back to a stable market. Then prices can begin to go back up. Here’s how today’s market looks:
$90,000-$100,000…..1$100,000-$200,000….12 $200,000-$300,000….40 $300,000-$400,000….37 $400,000-$500,000….50 $500,000-$600,000….58 $600,000-$700,000…….32 $700,000-$800,000…..33 $800,000-$900,000….20 $900,000-$1M……. 19 $1M-$2M……………. 94 $2M-$3M…--------42 $3m+…..9
We currently have a well balanced inventory with one third of our homes below $500,000, one-third between $500,000 and $1 million and approximately one … (0 comments)

fountain hills az: How to Buy or Sell for the Best Price - 04/07/09 10:25 AM
When it comes to selling or buying a house, the more knowledge you have, the more you are in control of what a house sells for. Knowledge gives you power.
Sellers who understand the value of their house will sell for more.
By being aware of what is happening in your market you can learn what buyers are willing to pay the most for.
Learn what builds value. Get an equity check-up once every couple of years so that you know the approximate value of your home. Even if you are not planning to sell for many years, it’s important to … (0 comments)

fountain hills az: First time buyers: What you need to know. - 03/31/09 01:52 PM

Who are first-time buyers? You are a targeted market of people who have either never owned a home or you have not owned one in the past 3 years.
The government is aiming at you to begin to untangle the housing knot. Like the genie in the lamp the Congress and President Obama will grant your wishes by giving you a once in a lifetime opportunity.
You can now afford a house and the government is paying you to buy it.
You will be able save money, feel a sense of security and comfort, build equity for the future … (0 comments)

fountain hills az: Bulletin: Fountain Hills Market Update - 03/25/09 02:17 PM
If you’re looking for good news, read on. Our housing market is showing some signs of improvement! Is it just a bleep on the screen or is it the beginning of the bottom?
Let’s first look at an overview and then we’ll examine the details.
Market Overview
The number of single family houses for sale is down from 496 three weeks ago to 490. A decrease in inventory is a good sign.
The number of sales has also increased indicating there is more market activity.
From February 25, 2009 to March 22, 2009 there have been 40 houses reported as pended, … (0 comments)

fountain hills az: 2009 New Year's Resolution for Fountain Hills Homeowners - 01/11/09 04:02 AM
Here’s how to keep history from repeating itself. Make a commitment to these 10 resolutions and you will be a happy home owner.
10. I will stop listening to the news and letting it control my decisions.
9. I will remember that my house is to be lived in, not flipped.
8. I will not take a mortgage where the payments will be more than 25% of my gross income.
7. I will understand the terms of my mortgage loan.
6. I will make my mortgage payments on time.
5. I will not take equity out of my house
4. I … (0 comments)

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