Jim Little's (jlittle) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Ken Meade Realty
My comments and opinions for the northwest Maricopa county and the Adult communities there. Specializing in Del Webb's Sun City, Sun City West, and Sun City Grand, and the neighboring communities of Surprise, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale Arizona



Yesterday I posted that the Greater Phoenix Az area was rated number 1 in the nation for affordable retirement housing. You can read that post here. I decided to do a little research and find out how many homes were on the market that could be bought for a house payment of $600 per month or less....
U.S. News & World Report said in an article on September 24, 2010 that the Phoenix area was the number 1 place to buy a retirement home. You can read the article here. The writer was investigating locations in the United States where you can buy a home for less than $600 a month. The writer also ...
Canadians have long been a factor in the Arizona economy, with many coming to visit during their long cold winters. We also see some buying homes either as second homes or investment opportunities. I was talking to a Canadian from Vancouver B.C. the other day. We were talking about homes for sal...
There has been a lot of controversy on who should attend a home inspection. Endre Barath,Jr., a California agent wrote this to explain why he attends inspections as listing agent. I agree with all of these points Endre has made. That is why I attend ALL inspections regardless of which side of the...
The news yesterday announced that the recession is over! Believe it or not, there are some compelling reasons to buy a new home now. In an article on September 16, 2010 the Wall Street Journal gave ten good reasons to buy a home now. You can read the original here. In spite of all of the publicit...
On September 14th, I wrote a post about answering the phone as a Real Estate Agent in Sun City. You can read it here. Today, September 19th, two more posts on the same subject were featured. You can read them here, and here. Obviously, the sage continues and will be an issue for a good long time....
For the many who get their news from the newspaper and tv, headlines often look scary. Doom, Gloom and the sky is falling. I know the times are tough, but it isn't the Great Depression yet, and probably won't become one either. Keep in mind that the mass media sells disaster easier than good news...
Why is it important for me to tell you about this?   I got a phone call yesterday from a prospective buyer. We talked about his needs, I set him up to search the MLS on ListingBook, answered his questions about homes in Sun City AZ. He then said " I called 6 agents over the weekend, none answered...
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