Tag Archive: resale

Welcome Back, REO Agents!

Greetings REO Agent, As the foreclosure crisis here in Scottsdale is beginning to show signs of easing, if not exactly abating, your fellow Real Estate professionals are eager to welcome you back to the ranks of humanity. You’ve been missed! You’ve done what you needed to do to stay afloat during the difficult times of…

The Day the Deal Stood Still

Late for closing

The closing table is no place for incompetence.  The crescendo to a Real Estate transaction, the signing of loan documents and the final settlement statement is representative of a successful navigation of the escrow obstacle course.  If it were a cinematic experience, an empowering musical score would soar over the montage of conquered struggles that…

First-Time Home Buyer Credit & Short Sales Do Not Mix!

By now, even the most procrastinating of first time home buyers understands that the end is nigh.  The end of the $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit, that is.  While rumors abound about a possible extension past the current deadline, rumors also persist that man did not actually walk on the moon in 1969 (if you…

I Had a Choice … And I Made It.

Picture a bowl of primordial soup.  No, really picture it.  What does it look like?  I see a gelatinous, gray gumbo of sorts.  The contents within completely impervious to the light of the sun underneath an opaque, spoon-devouring outer layer.  I don’t need to make out the individual invertebrates that I sense roiling about the…

Falling Equities … Are Realtors to Blame?

Credit crisis. Foot dragging financial institutions. Risky Loans. All are usual suspects in the housing market debacle of 2007-present. What responsibility do we agents bear for tumbling home equities?

Has Housing Found It’s Legs? The Summer (And the Chicken) Will Tell.

Is the local housing market in the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area poised for a recovery? The tic-tac-toe playing donkey says, “sorta.”

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