Archives for October 2008

Solar Energy Panels in Arizona…why don't we see more of them?

According to the Arizona Republic, First Solar Inc., a Tempe based company has just signed a deal with SolarCity to enough panels to install them on 25,000 homes in the next year.  … [Read more...]

Number of Canadian Buyers in Arizona Declines as Canadian Dollar Looses Value in the US

For the past 2 years, Canadians have flooded the Arizona buyer's market picking up some great home values for vacation and investment purposes.  That has all changed as the … [Read more...]

Arizona Builder, Brown Family Communities, Goes Out of Business Leaving Buyers Wondering

I was shocked when I heard the news this morning that Brown Family Communities (BFC) had gone out of business effective last Friday.  It was especially concerning since I am … [Read more...]

South Mountain Park ~ One of the best places to hike with spiders, snakes and gila monsters

I love South Mountain Park.  With over 16,000 acres, it's the largest municipal park in the country.  51 miles of trails and believe me when I say, you'll feel like you're in the … [Read more...]

The most expensive home for sale is in Paradise Valley

Falling into the category of "Just wondering", It's not a surprise that the most expensive single family home for sale in the Phoenix Metro area (according to the Arizona Regional … [Read more...]

How old is old when it comes to a house?

I grew up in a house in the midwest that was built in the early 1800's.  I guess that's why I laugh when a buyer tells me a house built in 1988 is too old.  The house I grew up in … [Read more...]

San Tan Village in Gilbert celebrates it's first year, but still disappoints me

I thought it would be a nice day out for my daughter and I to browse the San Tan Village shops in Gilbert.  I should have taken into consideration this is not your typical … [Read more...]

Sell your Arizona Home in 60 minutes…with these magic beans!

 I just about choked on my chalupa when I saw this ad on AZ Central.  Call me crazy, but I don't think this is an honest ad.  I don't believe you can get rid of wrinkles in 60 … [Read more...]

Stinky cheese house and other infamous real estate landmarks

Buyers today are looking at more than a few houses before finding the perfect home to buy.  Some homes will invariably stand out more than others, but this is not necessarily a … [Read more...]

When is the best time to sell a house in Arizona?

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from sellers contemplating selling their homes is "when is the best time to sell a house in Arizona?"  The flippant … [Read more...]