Is This the Best Time of Year for Real Estate in Phoenix?

Yes, end of article…  Okay, I’ll go further.  Today is February 1st, 2012 (2/1/12 for those fans of a certain Canadian trio), and it will be 75 degrees and sunny today.  And, contrary to popular belief, the Phoenix area real estate market is showing signs of a boom.  While the rest of the country is freezing we’re down here in our shorts and flip-flops buying real estate.  Now, you may be saying, “Patrick the national media says real estate is still in a slump”.  Do you really want to believe some talking head in a TV studio?  Or, do you want to listen to someone who has been practicing real estate in the Phoenix market for the last 14 years?  I will tell you this, if you’re not buying in the Phoenix real estate market RIGHT NOW, you may arrive at the party too late.

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Welcome to Your Second Home!

Around the country today most people are hunkering down for winter.  In Phoenix, Arizona we are enjoying a fantastic autumn.  It was 70 degrees today at my house in Anthem, AZ and we were in jeans and long sleeves.  We tend to get chilly when it drops below 80.  There is truly no better place to purchase a vacation home if you are from the cold weather climates.  But how do you do it?  How do you go about buying a second home?  Do you have to pay cash?  Is there financing for a second home?  Is there someone who can help me buy a second home long distance? Let me answer those questions…  No, Yes and Yes.

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Snowbird Season is Just Around the Corner!

Everybody has their favorite time of year.  For some it’s summer.  For some winter.  For others it’s a certain holiday (my wife’s favorite is Halloween for some reason).  For me it’s Snowbird Season!  Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s 110 degrees outside, what are you doing thinking about Snowbird Season?  The kids are back in school.  Football season is starting (thank god).  The pennant races are heating up in baseball (go D’backs!).   I don’t know what it is but at this time of year, for the past 13 years of my career, I start preparing for our winter visitors.  All those people itching to get out of the cold and enjoy our wonderful Phoenix winters are on their way, and they need a place to stay.

Now, perhaps more than ever, is the best time to buy that second home in sunny Arizona!  Prices are at 20th century levels and mortgage rates are at historic lows.  According to Zillow, the median home price in the Phoenix area was $98,900 in June of this year.  With a 10% down payment you can have a mortgage payment on your vacation home of less than $600! Continue reading

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