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North Dakotans Take Oil Money and Buy Homes in Arizona

With the oil boom in North Dakota in full swing we are seeing more and more people from that state buying homes down here in Arizona.  And why not?  This time of year in North Dakota you are lucky to get temperatures in the positive single digits.  Today I went on a refreshing 8 mile bike ride in shorts and a tshirt, and my kids are at the park in their flipflops playing with the dog.

That’s, obviously, not the only reason.  Real estate prices in North Dakota are peaking right now with oil companies buying up everything in sight.  While pricing in the Valley of the Sun continues to scrape the bottom.  In a recent USA Today article they had this to say:

The weather and bargain prices are drawing many more North Dakotans now because small towns are overrun with oilfield workers sleeping in cars, motels or “man camps,” compounds of modular, temporary housing for predominantly male oil workers.

What I say is, welcome!  Get out of the cold for a while and come down here to bask in the sunshine.  With median home prices down 55% from their peak, there is no better time to buy that second home in Arizona.  Bring that oil money, buy an affordable home, play some golf and have a blast!  All you need to do to take advantage of this great opportunity is call Patrick Jorgensen today.  I’ll help you find that perfect vacation home.  By the way…  That’s my backyard in January…

Phoenix Metro Real Estate Market Report June 2011

This is a great article that I will not take credit for writing (too dry for me), but I will take credit for finding it and posting it here.  It shows very strong upward market trends in the Phoenix area.  It also shows that supply is going down in our market, and we all know what that means…  I will endeavor to post these here on a monthly basis  Hmmm…

Market Summary

It feels almost like the inverse of 2005. Continue reading

Anthem, AZ vs. Surprise, AZ: The Great Debate

I’ve been listening to a lot of clients and friends over the past few months, and there seems to be a recurring theme.  ”I don’t know if I want to be in Surprise or Anthem”.  So I figured I would try to solve this conundrum once and for all.  I want to let you all know, before you go any further, that this article will be very one-sided.  I have a very strong opinion on this matter, and I think I should get it out at the beginning…  MOVE TO ANTHEM!!!  There, I said it.  Should I quit now while I’m behind?  Or should we compare the two?  I guess we’ll move along and compare two of the most popular suburbs of Phoenix, the great Valley of the Sun.  Let’s start with Surprise…

Surprise, AZ

Originally Surprise, AZ was not even Surprise.  It was a stop on the railroad that connected Phoenix to the mines in Continue reading

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