Tony and Suzanne Marriott's Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog

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Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog, presented by Tony and Suzanne Marriott of Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty.

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2010 

Currently, and through the end of 2012, if you sell a Phoenix property as a Phoenix Short Sale and it meets the criteria in the Mortgage Debt Relief Forgiveness Act, you won't suffer any Income Tax consequences. Close escrow on or after January 1, 2013 and the way things stand right now, you will...
07/24/2010
In a Phoenix Short Sale there are two distinct phases of negotiations.   The first that everyone thinks of is the negotiation with the Sellers Lender to get the approval for a Short Sale with terms and conditions acceptable to the Seller. The second, that does not get as much attention as it shou...
07/24/2010
As of this moment, I have received 17,231 comments in my blog. I think the total should be about 25 greater because I have occasionally deleted a comment in my blog. It's usually because of one of the following reasons: You wrote a comment that is longer than the post being commented on yet not ...
07/24/2010
I'm number #1 - well, after the first 10 results! That's a statement that plagues many agents who appear at the "top" of the search engines. That's because for so many local based searches, Google first shows the local "7-pack." Suddenly, being "#1" organically means your site doesn't show up un...
07/24/2010
The differences between Assessment, Appraisal and Market Value are often confusing to consumers and real estate professionals alike.  Here is the short and sweet of it.  Assessment This is the value that the government has established in order to establish the tax rate on on the real estate.  Th...
07/24/2010
I was speaking to a Realtor® today and we began talking about Active Rain. They have an account but are rarely on it. They began with enthusiasm, but soon felt out of place and felt their clever, wonderful posts were being overlooked by the "big names" (you know who you are). I have to agree tha...
07/24/2010
Couldn't say it better myself...... Buyer's agents are the biggest roadblock to closing a short sale. Buyers, if you've been writing offer after offer on those short sales without success, perhaps it's time to fire your agent. I'll probably get a lot of grief for saying this, but that's the way t...
07/23/2010
Phoenix Short Sale negotiations are always so much....fun!  Well...perhaps the word should be invigorating. For instance, let's take today's "challenge". Rural property. Listed in August 2009. On it's 3rd Buyer. Vacant. 1st (B of A) will pay $3K to the 2nd (Chase HELOC). Chase insists on $10K (ba...
07/23/2010
Ever need to grab an image or part of what you see on a computer screen but don’t know how? There are several ways to do that. The first is to do a screen capture. However, this gets the entire screen and you need to edit the image from there. A better solution is Jing. Jing is a cool screen cap...
07/22/2010
To those who cannot understand what the fuss is about re the changes AR made this week. Try thinking about AR as a home you are selling.  Karen visited the the home last week and when she made her first offer it had a neutral paint tone and a swimming pool. Your client rejected the offer as too ...
07/22/2010
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