Phoenix Real Estate Blog

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Knowledge is power. In that spirit, the MyPhoenixMLS Phoenix Real Estate Blog covers everything that's Phoenix-area real estate, with the goal of helping buyers and sellers navigate the market.



I’ve been blogging about strategic mortgage defaults (which are particularly common in the Phoenix real estate market) since April 2008 – long before “it was cool.” In fact, my one and only Featured Blog here on Active Rain was on that very topic: Phoenix Real Estate Blog: 26% of Mortgage Default...
On Tuesday® featured a blog post I wrote called “Beyond Motherhood and Apple Pie: The Value of Homeownership.” With all the talk of people choosing to walk away from their homes because they owe more than the homes are worth (“strategic defaults,” which I’ve written a lot about) I got...
It seems like the ideal situation: you can’t afford to buy right now (when prices are at the bottom) and/or you can’t qualify for a mortgage. So you sign an agreement that allows you to rent for, say, 1-3 years (which you’d have to do anyway) and then buy the home you’ve been renting at today’s p...
It’s no surprise that we’re all waiting (me included) with baited breath to see if the economic and real estate recoveries are for-good, or if we fall into a double dip. Yet by many measures (including the widely used S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, last released on December 29), the housing m...
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that I write often about the Phoenix real estate market – what has happened, what is happening, and what is likely to happen in the future. If you like that kind of thing, there are two upcoming Phoenix real estate market forecast ...
You know the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?” Well, with the new FHA short sale guidelines announced in December strategic mortgage defaults may well be too good to be true. When I blogged about Phoenix homeowners who could afford to pay their mortgages but were walking ...
As they say, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I see a lot of mistakes that we all made in the real estate year we’d all like to forget. In the spirit of the Janus, the Roman god of beginnings for whom this first month is named, I’ve made a short list of 4 things we sho...

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