Archives for June 2009

Where are the 2009 fireworks in the Phoenix area?

Budget cuts have taken the bang out of many of the area fireworks displays.  So just where can you go in the Valley to view some mighty fine fireworks?  How about these~ Chandler … [Read more...]

The Pecans in Queen Creek and a catch phrase to die for.

Acacia Properties is advertising the gated, custom home community, The Pecans (Power Road & Chandler Heights) in Queen Creek.  You can find their big green signs at several … [Read more...]

The Tennessee Cheeto Assault…a great Friday story

It's Friday and it's been a crazy week...so I thought I'd take a break from a Real Estate post with something a little off the wall, and this is definitely off the wall~ A … [Read more...]

Where have home prices dropped the most in the Greater Phoenix area?

ASU recently reported that over the last 3 years, Glendale has been the hardest hit by home price declines.  Since the peak of our real estate market in 2006 here are the numbers … [Read more...]

Block Walls in Arizona ~ the Bane of Community

One of the things I noticed most about Arizona neighborhoods when I moved here from Wisconsin, was the lack of community.  People here drive into their garages, put the door down … [Read more...]

The First Father’s Day Without Dad

My first Father's Day without my dad....a day I have been dreading. Last year I wrote a post entitled "How do you celebrate the last father's day".  Deep in my heart I hoped … [Read more...]

Median Phoenix Home Prices at 1998 Levels

Preliminary estimates from Arizona State University show that the median Phoenix-area home price in May came in at $115,000.  That would put prices back at the same level as … [Read more...]

May 2009 ~ the 8th largest closing month in Arizona Regional MLS history

No question that sales are up in the Phoenix metro area. May was the 8th largest closing month in Arizona Regional MLS history (number of homes sold) and June is expected to be … [Read more...]

Ahwatukee's 85044 zip code voted second best place in the country for first time home buyers

Cyberhomes.com has compared 7000 zip codes around the country and has determined that our very own Ahwatukee's 85044 zip code ranks as the second best place in the country for … [Read more...]

Father's Day things to do in and around Phoenix

There's plenty of things to do within driving distance of the Phoenix area to make this Father's Day special for your dad.  Thought you might like a few ideas! Does dad like the … [Read more...]