Category Archives: Investor-Landlord

What Buyers want in a new home: Fixer-Upper vs. Move-in Ready

According to the Bank of America Home Insights Report, more buyers want a move-in ready home versus a home that they need to make repairs. We’ve noticed this as a very strong trend during our entire 2017 buying season. Sellers … Continue reading

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Maricopa to build in three new areas, but no timeline set

We have lived in Maricopa since 2003 and we still get excited when we see new things coming to town. We’ve seen Maricopa grow from 4,000 people to just under 50,000. When we first moved here there was only Rancho … Continue reading

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Why is our home inventory so low?

The Selling Dilemma by Bay Equity Mortgage Record demand for housing means windfall cash gains for today’s home sellers. Today’s sellers are averaging record returns of $44,000 over what they paid, an increase of 24 percent – and much more … Continue reading

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City of Maricopa Real Estate Market Update for May & June 2017

We continue to have a very busy selling season this year! Our city had 398 sales over the last two month period with an estimated annual appreciation rate of 7.4%. Here are all the sales in the City of Maricopa … Continue reading

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Only a Few Bubble Signs Brewing

From our friends at John Burns Consulting, who have been very diligent in their reporting of market conditions over the years: Once again, we have completed our annual housing bubble check-in. Assessing the criteria that 73 industry executives identified in … Continue reading

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Maricopa AZ Real Estate Market Update for the month ending February 2017

While our inventory of available homes for sale remains at a 2 year low, our buyer activity remains very strong in the area. We have 246 active homes for sale  on the MLS  with 259 homes having an accepted contract … Continue reading

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Rental Scams are in Arizona’s Top 5 fraud complaints

While the internet has brought us faster and easier ways to rent homes, it also brings out the scammers. We’ve had a few of our own rental listings hijacked and unfortunately, there is no way to stopping the con-artist from … Continue reading

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Dreamport Villages: Developer proposes $4B amusement park over 1,500 acres in Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Will Arizona finally play host to a major amusement park? Another proposal and concept has made its way to the drawing board.  Slide Show Developers with The Blocks Sports Company, a Florida-based company, have filed a … Continue reading

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Maricopa AZ Real Estate Market Update for the month ending January 2017

We are starting of the year a little slower than this same time last year. We have less listings and fewer pending sales. Buyers continue to be very active, even with fewer homes available for purchase. We have about 3.7 … Continue reading

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Janet Yellen signals March rate hike is possible

Get ready for higher interest rates. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled that the next rate hike could come as early as March in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Video from Money.cnn.com

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