Archives for June 2016

Happy Independence Day!

  I had the good fortune recently, courtesy of my brother, Representative Steve Israel, to visit the White House, the Capital, and the Supreme Court. I can be as cynical as anyone whose favorite past-time is discussing the myriad ways in which our government has failed us. Yet being in Washington DC, particularly in a heated election year and at a time of serious debate about a number of issues, I was reminded of the beauty of our democracy. It refocused my attention to how … [Read more...]

The BREXIT Effect On Real Estate

While the debate rages on about sanity of the British vote to secede from EU, we here across the pond are seeing the effect of the BREXIT on real estate. Proof of the global nature of our economy can be seen in the immediate effect on our stock market, as well as the positive impact on our real estate market. Here in Phoenix we're seeing benefits to both buyers and sellers and here is a simple explanation of why that is. Many have been anticipating a rise in interest rates. The Fed has given … [Read more...]

Why Choose A Full Service Realtor?

Choices abound in how you sell your home; why choose a full service Realtor®? Let me tell you of a recent experience I had that highlights the added value of the concierge service offered by a customer focused brokerage. Representing buyers looking for a 3-4 bedroom home for $250,000 in the east valley this spring has been a delightful challenge. There has clearly been more demand for these homes than supply. If buyers don't act quickly, the home will almost always be sold before they know … [Read more...]

How to sell your home in one day.

This month two of my listing clients sold their home in one day.  How did it happen? If you're planning on selling your home, keep reading to find out what you can do to sell just as quickly. 1. Be like Richard and Barbara and Crisy and Nate Both sets of homeowners did their homework before hiring a Realtor and listing their homes. By the time I met with them to discuss the sale of their home they knew exactly the right questions to ask and were open and curious about the answers. Together … [Read more...]

City of Maricopa: oasis of housing affordability

You've heard of Maricopa County, but what about the city of Maricopa? About 30 minutes southwest of Chandler lies this oasis of housing affordability, home to just shy of 50,000 residents. Affordable homes in master planned communities have been a draw to the city, which experienced a boom in new development in the early 2000's before it was hit hard by the housing recession. It's taken awhile, but Maricopa is coming back, and coming back strong. With the help of programs like Pathway to … [Read more...]