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2006 

Below is a re-hashed post I made last year on my blog. Yesterday I was out showing land and the thermometer read 114. It reminded me of this post, which many reader's have told me is their favorite. So I present it here for the Active Rain community.... Showing homes in the Phoenix area in the su...
07/23/2006
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"SEO" (Search Engine Optimization) -- you could spend a lifetime trying to figure it out. And about the time you get it figured out, Google and whoever will up and change things.There's reciprocal links, back links, one-way links, natural links, link farms (a *really* bad idea). Flash vs. CSS vs ...
07/16/2006
I was responding to Roxanne & Shannon Moore's blog about Yahoo vs. Google and as I rambled on an on, it seemed like my comment would be better off being a seperate blog entry. I *greatly* prefer Google over Yahoo. Yahoo seems to put way too much weight on paid directory entries and sometimes retu...
07/15/2006
We get this question all the time. Here's the bottom line...Having a swimming pool built is not cheap. If you spend $20,000 on a pool, it will not add $20,000 to the value of your home. Sadly, it may add nothing to the value of your home. Don't add a pool to your home if you expect to recoup the...
07/15/2006
Here's a very interesting article on a recent ruling regarding "limited service" brokers and their listings on sites like realtor.com.  It's out of Austin, TX but the ramifications could be much more far reaching. In a nutshell, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that the Austin Board o...
07/14/2006
The biggest change in Phoenix real estate over the past 12 - 18 months is inventory. In January 2005, there were 3,402 active listing in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. As of 15 minutes ago, there are 45,198 active listings.How has this changed the way we do business? For one, you ...
07/14/2006
Phoenix area home sales data for June were just released, and of course the media is all over it, proclaiming doom and gloom for the entire Phoenix market. Sales are definitely down, to 2000 levels and that get the majority of press. What doesn’t get nearly as much focus is yet another record has...
07/13/2006
The Phoenix Real Estate Guy notes: The market in many areas of the country is cooling. Phoenix has seen listings grow from 4,000 to 42,000 in just a few months. "Creative financing" such as 100% loans and interest-only loans, as well as cash-out refi's have left many people with more mortgage tha...
07/09/2006
Not suprisingly, condo conversions are slowing in the Phoenix area. 12 - 18 months ago, it seemed like there was a condo conversion happening on every corner. I recall a client I was showing some conversions to saying, "who is going to buy all these things?"And he was right. Developers flooded th...
07/08/2006
 I love this picture. It flys against what a lot of people think it's like in the Phoenix area. Sure, it's a desert -- note the big giant Saguaro cactus...  And yes, it's hot as Hades in the summertime. But it's also much much more. This picture was taken on March 6, 2006. Those are the Superstit...
07/06/2006
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Here you'll find info on the Phoenix area real estate market. Plus who knows what else! Please visit our "other" blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy!