scottsdaale real estate arizona: A Happy Tail: Pets and the Homebuying Process - 12/10/21 11:04 AM
A Happy Tail: Pets and the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights It’s no secret that we love our furry friends - about 70% of U.S. households have pets. What may come as a surprise is how large a role they play in the homebuying process. Americans spend $1,163 a year on their pets, and nearly half of pet owners say they would move for better accommodations and amenities for their pets. If you’re thinking of adding a furry friend, or if you already have, let’s connect to discuss how you can find a home that meets all your pet’s needs. … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You - 12/09/21 07:18 AM
Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You
If you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a homeowner, you may be hoping that waiting until next year could mean better market conditions to purchase a home.
To determine whether you should buy now or wait another year, you can ask yourself two simple questions:
Where will home prices be a year from now? Where will mortgage rates be a year from now? Let’s shed some light on the answers to both of these … (0 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Your Perfect Home Is the One You Perfect After You Buy - 11/10/21 08:21 AM

Don't give up the search just because you haven't found a home that checks every box. Let's connect to see which of your "must-haves" can be accomplished after you purchase a house you can call home.
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scottsdaale real estate arizona: What’s Happening with Home Prices? - 11/10/21 07:42 AM
What’s Happening with Home Prices?
Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions.
How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months? According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home values have increased by 18.1% compared to this time last year. Additionally, prices have gone up at an accelerated pace for each of the last eight months (see graph below):The increase in the rate of appreciation that’s shown … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Where Will I go If I Sell My House - 11/02/21 09:12 AM
 
Many homeowners have realized their needs have changed over the past year.
Let's connect today to discuss your options.
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scottsdaale real estate arizona: Fall 2021 Housing Market Trends - 09/25/21 10:07 AM

 
Expert Quotes on the Fall Housing Market Experts agree that the housing market is still strong this fall and gives both buyers and sellers unique opportunities. Let's connect if you are ready to make a move this season. Watch Now
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scottsdaale real estate arizona: The Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening - 08/30/21 07:43 AM
The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening
Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays in building wealth:
“Home ownership is one of the indicators Americans say is least connected to financial health."
Two major personal wealth goals – homeownership and net worth – work hand-in-hand. Below are just a few … (0 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation - 06/17/21 08:14 AM
Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation
The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that’s expected to head toward similar levels this year.
However, skyrocketing prices are causing some to start questioning affordability in the current housing market. Many are quick to emphasize the fact that homes today are less affordable than they were last year. Black Knight, a leading provider of data and analytics across the homeownership life cycle, just reported on the issue.
The findings … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Buying a Home Is Still Affordable - LVH - 05/26/21 11:44 AM
Buying a Home Is Still Affordable
The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and considering a move to one that better fits their current lifestyle. Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down the optimal window of time in which to make a purchase.
There are three main factors that go into determining how affordable homes are for buyers:
Mortgage … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: 93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks - 04/14/21 07:47 AM
93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks
A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes.
Do Americans believe a home is a better investment than stocks? In a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York notes that 93.3% of Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks.
Here’s how the results break down:The survey also shows a wide range … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers - 04/02/21 01:48 PM
Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less than three weeks. If you’re ready to make a move, let’s connect today so you can sell your house while the market is in your favor. … (0 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Myth Busters 2021 Real Estate - 03/26/21 09:48 AM
2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape. Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market. Let’s connect to discuss your needs and so you can decipher facts from fiction in our local market. … (0 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Thinking of Buying or Selling This Spring? - 03/11/21 10:55 AM
 
The housing market has a lot to offer both buyers and sellers right now. Let's connect to make sure you have the resources you need for the spring season.
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scottsdaale real estate arizona: How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today? - 03/03/21 09:00 AM
How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?
Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move.
However, there’s one category that provides a simple answer. When deciding to buy now or wait until next year, the financial aspect of the purchase is easy to evaluate. You just need to ask yourself two questions:
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scottsdaale real estate arizona: Where Have All the Houses Gone? - LVH - 02/22/21 08:50 AM
Where Have All the Houses Gone?
In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and purchase a home, housing inventory dropped even further. Experts consider this to be the biggest challenge facing an otherwise hot market while buyers continue to compete for homes. As Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:
“With buyers active in the market … (1 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures? - 01/13/21 09:15 AM
Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?
At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay current on their payments, many have not.
Yanling Mayer, Principal Economist at CoreLogic, recently revealed:
“A distributional analysis of forborne loans’ payment status reveals that more than one third (39.1%) of all forborne loans are now 150+ days behind payment, while as many … (3 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional - 01/08/21 08:45 AM
Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying or selling process. The right agent can explain current market conditions and break down exactly what they mean for you. If you’re considering buying or selling a home this year, let’s connect so you can work with someone who has the experience to answer all of your questions about pricing, contracts, negotiations, and more. … (0 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: 3 Reasons to Buy a Home 2021 - 01/07/21 09:52 AM
3 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2021  [ Video ]
Inventory may open up, making homes cheaperBack in January, the median U.S. home price was $266,200. As of September, it was $311,800. That's clearly a sizable jump, and it largely boils down to a huge lack of inventory.
Many sellers have held off on listing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's created a shortage of available properties to buy. In fact, housing inventory is down 32.5% this year compared to 2019, and the basic laws of supply and demand indicate that when a commodity, such as a home, is in short … (2 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: 3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year - 01/04/21 08:47 AM

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale depending on how we manage them.
When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes when it’s time to move. Being mindful and prepared for the process can help you stay on the right track when selling your house this year.
1. Price … (2 comments)

scottsdaale real estate arizona: Happy Holidays - Thank You for All Your Support - 12/25/20 10:44 AM
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