Archives for July 2009

Top Ten Real Estate Deals now featuring Phoenix

I'm excited to announce my recent affiliation as the Phoenix Concierge with, a new independent website offering exciting and unique Top 10 lists of … [Read more...]

Itty bitty photos that won't sell your home and one magic photo that might.

Mr. & Ms. Seller, you get your home all spiffed up and ready to sell.  Dusting in all the corners to make it shine.  Then you put all your trust in your Realtor to market your … [Read more...]

What's selling in the Maricopa County real estate market?

Short Sales represent 24% of the homes currently for sale in Maricopa County, and a whopping 44% of our "pending" inventory, but "pending" is about as far as many short sales … [Read more...]

Phoenix area home builders see an increase in buyers for the first time in 6 months.

According to RL Brown's recent Phoenix Housing Market letter, there were 1183 single family new housing permits issued last month.  That's the most new home building permits in the … [Read more...]

Darn, our streak has ended.

I may have mentioned that our real estate market is certainly controlled in some part by a "supply and demand" philosophy.  It's been encouraging to watch our inventory drop for … [Read more...]

Psycho bird disturbing the peace in Pinetop, Arizona

My husband and I have escaped the Valley heat wave by fleeing to our cabin in Pinetop.  The name Pinetop accurately describes this little bit of paradise.  Pine trees, Oak trees … [Read more...]

Homes for sale in Sun Lakes ~ Is the market as hot as the temps?

No doubt about it, the record high temps tend to slow down the buyer traffic in Sun Lakes (along with the rest of the Valley to tell the truth).  I mean, only the most dedicated … [Read more...]

REO properties in Arizona ~ Buyer Beware of Those Special Addendums

REO (which stands for Real Estate Owned.  That doesn't make sense either so most folks know them as Bank Owned) properties offer some great opportunities for buyers in today's … [Read more...]

First time home buyers, your time is running out!

If you're a first time home buyer hoping to cash in on the government's gift of an $8000 tax credit, the clock is ticking.  You must close on your home before December 1, 2009.   … [Read more...]

Is it bad form to brag about yourself?

I just read my name in the Phoenix Business Journal's Top 50 Real Estate Agent's List.  (Based on real estate transactions in 2008)  I was #37 to be exact.  So I was wondering, is … [Read more...]