real estate: Two Breaches Don't Make a Right... - 08/30/09 11:34 PM
We do a lot of transactions that involve buying or selling properties that are ‘distressed’ properties.  The dictionary defines distress as:  a state of extreme necessity or misfortune.  A distressed property might be anything from a vacant, bank-owned home, a pre-foreclosure that involves tenants being forced to move, or a traditional sale where the sellers are forced to sell and must walk away from a large down payment that has been lost to them in a declining market.  Currently, 60%-70% of all homes closing in the Phoenix Metropolitan area would fit into this category.
Distressed sales are never ideal for the … (0 comments)

real estate: Wow....That's a S-T-R-E-T-C-H - 02/25/09 01:57 PM
I received an email today for a local agent in town today that I found very interesting.
This agent looked to have sent out an email ‘blast’ most likely purchasing a list of email addresses from one of the many companies selling such things. The email was titled “Touching Base”. The title and subject clearly infered that I had a relationship with this agent, which I obviously do not, but it’s a hook to get you to open the email – breed familiarity. Salesmanship 101. I have no problem with that, although I don’t use those particular tactics myself, to … (10 comments)

real estate: You get MORE THAN JUST ME on a 'New Build' - 04/12/08 08:45 AM
I received a 'panic-call' from a frenzied mother the other day.  Her adult child had wandered into a new home community and signed a contract to purchase a home.  A phone conversation was completed with the builder's lender at which a conditional loan approval was given to the potential buyer based on income from a job she was most likely going to get when she finished her schooling in the next 6 weeks. 
The adult daughter has since learned she is pregnant.  She will have 2 babies under 18 months old and will not be able to afford the childcare on her … (1 comments)

real estate: Is it a DEAL or is it a HOME? - 03/10/08 11:04 PM
I had some client's that looked at a home a few months back that they really liked.  In fact, I could tell as soon as they walked in that there was that excitement that comes from the realization that 'this could be the one'.  Unfortunately for them, it happened to be the first home I had selected for them to view...  Being new to the process and being determined to get the best deal, they held off.  I told them at the time that the home was priced very well, at nearly the bottom of the market for that area and … (8 comments)

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