Monthly Archives: June 2013

Scottsdale & Fountain Hills Push Overides

Both the Scottsdale & Fountain Hills Unified Schools Districts will ask voters to renew property taxes this fall in the form of district overrides, with maintaining all day kindergarten as one of the main reasons, something they feel as crucial to lure & keep families in their districts. The State pays districts only for half […]

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Rising Mortgage Rates may Spark Home Sales

Slowly increasing mortgage rates are prompting some prospective buyers to jump off the fence and buy a home.  Rates have risen 1/2 a point to between 4 & 4.25% since setting record lows last fall around 3.5%.  Though many home owners still remember when interest rates during the inflationary times in 1981 & 1982 exceeded […]

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Bill Signed Regarding HOA Limitations & Provisions on Leased Properties

  On June 20, 2013, a major victory for  the Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) (AAR) occurred when the governor signed SB 1454 into law, establishing protections for homeowners and tenants against continued abuses by HOAs, which will take effect on Sept. 13, 2013.  With SB 1454, community associations will now be limited as to what […]

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Lyle Anderson’s Sierra Reserve Plans get Scottsdale City Council Approval

  Lyle Anderson, well known architect & developer in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area, has been working with the city on a high end residential and resort community adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve & the Golf Club of Scottsdale since 2010.  Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a final plat and easements for the community which […]

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Several New Home Projects Proposed in Scottsdale

As our economy shows definite signs of recovery in the Scottsdale area, several new home projects are being proposed to the Development Review Board as others are making headway after previously getting the go-ahead to start construction. Three new projects include Whisper Ridge at 136th & Shea, a 66 lot development on 23 acres of […]

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Consumer Confidence in Rising Home Prices Reach Record Levels…

http://www.dsnews.com/articles/fannie-mae-confidence-in-home-price-gains-reaches-record-levels-2013-06-10 Fannie Mae’s May National Housing Survey indicated that over 55% of all respondents believe housing prices will continue to rise over the next 12 months, with only 7% believing they will drop….somewhat bursting the bubble theory, which has, of late, been floating out there.  Other statistics show about 40% of home owners believe it […]

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Having Trouble Making Decisions?

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130604141128-20017018-how-to-make-the-decisions-that-will-define-you?ref=email Do you or your clients have trouble making decisions?  It can be paralyzing and end up in making no decision at all.  This is a great article written by LinkedIn blogger Jeff Haden that can help in that decision making process….. Will you read it or decide not to??????

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When looking at price increases, location matters!!!

http://www.dsnews.com/articles/amid-regional-gains-metros-present-wide-range-of-price-shifts-2013-06-04 While a wide range of price increases occurred across the nation, the rate of recovery has been mixed over most metropolitan areas.  When looking at the validity of the recovery, performances at the local levels were mixed when considering strength, sustainability and their relative positions as compared with 2006 prices.  It is noted that […]

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