glendale homes: The Phoenix market is HOT! - 07/28/20 07:27 PM

The market in Phoenix is hot, in more ways than one.
Once again, the Phoenix metro has led the nation in year over year home price growth. In June 2020 sellers sold their homes for 99% of asking price. The average home went pending in 37 days and homes in hotter areas of the valley went from listing to pending in just 14 days.
Despite a spring slow down attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market has rebounded nicely.
New home builders have seen an increase in sales of over 6% in the month of June.
The result is a market that clearly favors … (4 comments)

glendale homes: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Encore 1 - 07/21/20 07:13 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, many of the Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2020 Edition posts have been lost. But there is still plenty of good music to listen too.
The Corona Virus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed some of the ways we live our lives. Most rock concerts and live stage performances have been canceled or at least postponed. Yet, the performers that we enjoy are still playing, even if their fans cannot participate.
There have been a lot of performers that have offered virtual concerts which can be fun in the absence of live music.
One of the latest is a compilation of performers … (4 comments)

glendale homes: The Golden Door - 05/17/20 09:35 AM
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”. ― Emma Lazarus
This quote by American poet Emma Lazarus which is emblazed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty exemplifies the ultimate Welcome Home sign. It says to everyone that approaches it, “Please enter and make this place your new home.”
So now you are trying to sell your home. You want to make a good impression. Shouldn’t every visitor to your home should be treated … (20 comments)

glendale homes: It is not as easy as it looks. - 05/13/20 06:25 PM
Ah yes, the life of a Real Estate Agent. It looks easy. Big money, little risk, wealthy clients that are easy to please. Or so it seems.
The average Real Estate Agent longs for the situation described above. In reality, the work is inconsistent, and the clients are demanding, unsure, and fickle. Yet we champion on because that is what we do.
Most people think that being a real estate agent is about sales. But selling is only one component in the job description. Other times you must be an analyst, a detective, sometimes a babysitter.
Every real estate agent has had their share … (5 comments)

glendale homes: Who was that masked man? - 04/29/20 08:19 PM
I never thought I would see the day when I would walk into a bank wearing a mask and be welcomed. I handed the teller my I.D., but since I was wearing a mask he just took my word that I was the same guy that was on my license. A strange new world in which we are living.
In the last two weeks, I have been doing almost all my work virtually. But yesterday I actually had to go into the office and print a document. I wore my mask and made sure to wash my hands as I left the … (9 comments)

glendale homes: Will the tide go out on Real Estate? - 04/16/20 07:53 PM
How will the economic downturn caused by the Corona Virus pandemic affect real estate? Well, in the absence of a crystal ball I can only predict that there will be a slowdown. How deep will the market slide? It is probably too early to tell.
Real estate for the last few years has been easy. Property values have risen steadily, construction resumed big time in many areas of the country, and interest rates have fallen to all-time lows. All the while, lending practices for many types of loan programs became more liberal. Collectively all these factors made selling homes easy.
As a result, … (9 comments)

glendale homes: Keep up the good work. - 03/23/20 03:47 PM

We had our house painted a few days ago. I was thrilled with the outcome. The painters were very professional. They were on-time each day, quiet, respectful and cleaned up after themselves. The best part was they were reasonably priced.
I chose this company based on a referral from another agent. Referrals do not always work, but in this case, they were right on. When the salesperson came out to estimate the job, I could tell they were the company I wanted to hire. When you hear words like “We want to earn your business”, or “Here is my cellphone call me … (2 comments)

glendale homes: They're Back! The Boys of Summer. - 02/12/20 06:16 PM
Spring Baseball is back in the Valley of the Sun. Every year baseball fans from all over the world travel to Phoenix, AZ to enjoy the sunshine while watching their favorite stars and promising new prospects prepare for the major league season.
This year the Cactus League will commence on February 21 with a meeting between the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals in Surprise, AZ.
The spring baseball season is a month long party with the teams playing over 200 games in front of nearly 2 million happy fans.
With 10 different ballparks hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix metropolitan area holds claim … (3 comments)

glendale homes: It was a pleasure speaking with you. - 12/14/19 07:31 PM

The world is in a hurry. We have a lot to do and little time to do it all. Consequently, we have found ways to make ourselves more efficient. Where we would once write letters, we send emails. Where we would once go shopping, we order online. Where we once would call, we send a text. It often makes sense. After all, you can send an email in a matter of minutes. No stamps, no trips to the mailbox, no wasted paper. Today you can be eating dinner and answer a text at the same time.
But there often is a trade-off … (18 comments)

glendale homes: Is this your ball? - 12/09/19 07:57 AM
“What a wonderful view. I could sit here all day and just enjoy the landscape.”
“Yes, it is very serene.”
“I just love the smell of fresh-cut grass…”
“And you never have to mow it, the groundskeeper takes care of the maintenance.”
“That’s it, I have decided. I want a home on the golf course.”
“Wait, what is this over here? It looks like a dent in the siding.”
“Hmm…, it must have been from a stray shot?”
“Is that a crack in the window?”
“Every house has a few small things that need to be repaired from time to time.”
“Excuse me, I think this is your ball.”
“Maybe a … (7 comments)

glendale homes: Not all acronyms are created equal. - 12/06/19 06:20 AM
I fear that I am becoming a blog snob.
We all enjoy reading a good article, story or blog post. It can be fun and often educational.
But it bothers me when I read something that is full of mistakes. It is even worse when an article is written in language that is full of terminology that is hard to understand.
Recently, I was reading an article in a popular real estate publication. The title was one that caught my eye. I hoped that it was going to be a chance for me to learn something new.
I am sure the … (16 comments)

glendale homes: How Big? So Big. - 11/22/19 07:19 AM

Measuring the square footage of a house can sometimes be a mystery. Ask the seller how many square feet and you may get one answer. Ask the assessor how big, a second answer. Ask the appraiser and you may get even a different answer. Ask two appraisers and get two different answers.
Builders will often include square footage such as stairwells and utility closets in the living area. Assessors will often measure only the exterior perimeter of a building. Both may be incorrect when measuring for a residential appraisal.
How is square footage measured for appraisals? The unfortunate truth is that it depends … (12 comments)

glendale homes: I sometimes ride backward so I can see where I’ve been. - 10/14/19 03:49 PM

The older you get the longer your past becomes. If you are lucky you live long enough to make many memories. I’ve been quite fortunate to have many great working years and to have made a lot of great memories.
When it came to working, I have been blessed to have several successful careers. I have also had a few “jobs” that didn’t last long. It seems when it is just a job it doesn’t last long. You move on quickly.
As I reflect back, it is easy for me to say that the years I spent as a Certified Technical Trainer as … (80 comments)

glendale homes: Will Anyone Notice? - 10/10/19 12:23 PM

Home Sellers have a challenge. How do they make their home stand out to Buyers?
There are several things that Sellers can do to attract Buyers. Staging, of course, is important. Trying to make your house look like a model is essential. Cleaning is for my money the easiest and biggest bang for the buck that any home seller can perform. No buyer at any price wants to see or smell someone else’s dirt. Availability is also critical. Having the home ready to show at short notice could make the difference between a sale and a “maybe next time” situation.
But now that … (46 comments)

glendale homes: Steal This House! - 5607 E. Night Glow Dr. Scottsdale, AZ - 09/19/19 07:43 AM

Rare opportunity to own this beautiful 3000+ square foot territorial style home on over one acre of land in North Scottsdale. Lovingly maintained by original owner this is the home you have been waiting for.
Sitting at an elevation of 1988’, with views of Black Mountain out your front door, you are above the pollution and heat island effect of the valley.
The welcoming front courtyard is loaded with greenery, a calming fountain, and room to sit and relax.
The moment you walk through the large solid wood front door you are greeted by the bright, open, and spacious floor plan. The towering … (7 comments)

glendale homes: More sympathy for home sellers. - 09/12/19 07:05 PM

It has been quite a few years since I last sold one of my personal properties. But recently my wife and I decided to sell our long-time home and downsize. Like a lot of people we have become empty nesters and no longer need the added expense or maintenance of a large house on a large lot.
As a real estate agent, I often sit down with clients that are considering selling their current home for a variety of reasons. When I do I walk around to assess the property both for condition and market readiness. Typically I will give the client … (5 comments)

glendale homes: Does it have good internet? - 09/01/19 09:25 PM

Lifestyles are ever-changing and along with that, the list of amenities that a home buyer looks for in a house has changed as well. Today’s home buyers like open-concept homes. They want homes that are comfortable for entertaining. Homes with gourmet kitchens that have double ovens, center islands, quartz counters and more.
But one amenity that has become a “must-have” in homes today is high-speed internet access. Long gone are the days where a dial-up or low-speed DSL connection is adequate for today’s lifestyle. The quality, speed, and cost of internet service has become a deal-breaker for many buyers.
With more and more … (19 comments)

glendale homes: Do you really want to be a rock star? - 07/04/19 08:19 PM
Over and over I see want ads imploring, “Help wanted Rock Star…”.
No doubt the portrait we have painted of a Rock Star appears to glamorous, successful, even desirable. But in reality, Rock Stars as a group are seldom successful and when they are their success is fleeting. They seldom get to enjoy the very thing that makes them a star and that is their passion.
Being a Rock Star may have some reward. They often leave behind a legacy. Their music, stories, events that they have participated in, may live on long after their star has extinguished.
However, if you really want long … (6 comments)

glendale homes: Disclosure vs. Discovery – There is a difference. - 07/02/19 06:52 AM

When should a seller disclose material facts that could affect the marketable value of a home? That, of course, is a trick question. The answer is always.
However, does the receipt of a home inspection report immediately require an update of the Seller Disclosure documents? Well, not always.
Let’s start by explaining the disclosure and inspection processes in AZ:
Whenever a house is placed on the market the Seller is required by law to disclose known facts (including history) of the property. We use a Sellers Disclosure form for that purpose. Upon receipt, the Buyer has 5 days to examine the Sellers Disclosure and … (20 comments)

glendale homes: AVMs – You Can't Live With Them, You Can’t Live Without Them. - 06/10/19 07:52 AM

Pricing a home for resale can sometimes be a tricky process. Price it too high and the house sits on the market too long. Even worse price it too low and the house sells for less than market value costing the seller thousands.
That is why performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) can often require more in-depth analysis than simply gathering up the last few sales in a particular area and averaging them out to find a median price. It is one of the reasons that I push back so often when a seller tries to use the value published by websites … (2 comments)

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