Buying a Home

May 16, 2022

How to Decide Between Buying Your Starter Home or Your Forever Home

If you’re ready to buy your first house, it may be difficult to choose between a starter home or your forever home. Here are some ideas to think about when you’re reviewing your options.


Buying and Insuring a Property

When you buy a home, you also need insurance. Homeowners ...

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Feb. 24, 2022

A Resource Checklist When Moving to Arizona

A Resource Checklist When Moving to Arizona

Arizona is a great place to live, with plenty of sunlight and a dry, mild climate. If you're planning to call this state your home, you've made a fantastic choice. However, before you can enjoy all Arizona has to offer, you ...

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March 8, 2021

Mortgage Payment by Decade

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Feb. 8, 2018

Supply – a “Tale of Two Cities”

Supply continues to be the story in the valley (or lack thereof).  But it really is a tale of two cities – if the cities were price points – the 200K range vs. all other price ranges.  Single family homes under 200K seem to be the wooly mammoth ...

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Oct. 3, 2017

Struggling to Recognize a Normal Market?

For those who prefer an article in a Twitter-like format – supply is still constrained, demand appears to be slowing (is this seasonal or an actual decrease?) and we are in the midst of a very “normal” market.  For those who prefer details, continue on. 

The problem with ...

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Sept. 11, 2017

Supply remains low. Will demand follow?

Low supply has stubbornly remained the major theme of the housing market for the last three years.  In fact active counts of homes for sale were lower in only 4 years (2004, 2005, 2012, & 2013).  In 2004 & 2005 “the bubble” was underway with heady demand voraciously ...

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April 7, 2017

The Supply and Demand Seesaw

The spring buying season is now underway and the current numbers seem to confirm the early signals of 2017.


New listings to market are tracking almost exactly with 2016.  While this would seem to be good news for supply starved buyers – after all it is 6% more ...

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Nov. 2, 2016

Historic Mortgage Rates

Seeing historic highs and lows put today's rates in perspective.

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Sept. 8, 2016

September Market Update

As we enter the last quarter of the year, we begin reflecting on how 2016 has compared to 2015.  It has been a remarkably similar year to 2015 – with only some minor variations.

The biggest challenge of the 2016 market has been the intensely low inventory in the ...

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Aug. 11, 2016

Home Values

As we have discussed in previous articles, the 2016 market has fragmented in to 3 very distinct markets – based almost exclusively on price.  Understanding the supply/demand equation in each of these price points will guide savvy sellers and agents as to the strategies best suited to that ...

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