Tuesday, 12 June 2012

I wanted to tell you about some interesting facts about the market and interest rates. If you didn’t get a chance to look at our June 2012 Market Status Report click HERE.

Interest rates have just dropped to a record low below 4% on a 30 year fixed and 3% on a 15 year fixed rate loan. Even if you are upside down there are special programs for people to refinance.

If you have an FHA loan you can refinance even if you are totally underwater on your mortgage.  You can do an FHA streamline and save hundreds of dollars a month.

Please give me a call to review how much your monthly savings will be or how quickly you can pay off your loan.

HOME PRICES ARE RISING BY 1-2% A MONTH! Prices are rising fast and the short sale and bank owned bargains are becoming harder and harder to find.  Let us help you find your new home or next great investment while you still can.

Look forward to speaking with you.

Call me at (602) 330-1985

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Monday, 11 June 2012

Do you want to go on vacation but don’t have the means? Or maybe you want to pay a few bills down.. Either way, RE/MAX is having this really great contest where there grand prize is $10,000.

Could you use $10K? Who wouldn’t! All you have to do is enter & share the story about ‘What moves you’ and people will vote on all the stories. You can submit videos and photos along with your story! Another cool part about this contest is that RE/MAX will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for every submission, so don’t be shy and tell your friends to remax #1participate or vote for you!

There will also be weekly prizes like a $750 Apple gift card. Just go to their website and enter your story HERE.

This is your chance to make a difference for a really good cause AND enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $10K, don’t miss out!

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Thursday, 07 June 2012

According to the Cromford Associates, LLC, as of June 3, 2012 from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (Maricopa County):

There were 20,195 Active Residential Listings- Same time last year we had 31,227

Of these Active Residential listings:

1,133 were Lender Owned- (5%) - same time last year:  4,693 (15%)

7,572 were Pre-Foreclosure/Short Sales (37%)- same time last year: 12,135 (38%)

10,082 were Normal Listings (50%) – same time last year 12,892 (41%)

There were 11,685 transactions pending- same time last year 13,485

road to recovery

“The Phoenix area added more than 40,000 new jobs between March of 2011 and the same month this year, ranking it among the biggest job gainers in the country.

New research from On Numbers shows Phoenix “ranked seventh among the 100 largest U.S. metros for total job growth by adding 40,300 jobs. Phoenix ranked 16th for its percentage job growth, at 2.35 percent between March 2011 and March of this year.”

Inventory of homes for sale in many price ranges remains EXTREMELY LOW!!  Homes are typically selling quickly and sometimes going for more than list price- If you are thinking of selling NOW is a great time! Call us TODAY for a market analysis of what your home might sell for in today’s hot market conditions!

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Monday, 04 June 2012

Pets can bring great joy to people’s lives. Their companionship can be very comforting and often strong bonds are formed in no time. But sometimes pets might be sick or aren’t yet fully house-broken, so accidents happen.

Pet urine (especially cat urine) can sometimes ruin your flooring if you can’t catch it right away, which let’s face it, who really has the time to watch their pets all day? Treating the stains as soon as possible can help eliminate most of the odors, but you won’t get rid of it fully unless you treat the subfloor. Pet urine

For instance, in the case of rental homes, sometimes the owner can’t tackle the problem right away and is left with the cost of replacing the damaged flooring.  

When pet urine dries, it forms crystals that produce that stench.

If you are replacing the carpet and pad, make sure to always look for the stain(s) on the subfloor and treat it with a cleaner formulated for pet urine. Same goes with laminate flooring. In this case if the water damage was too much and the laminate is lifted, I would suggest replacing those pieces. If your subfloor is wood, it’s definitely recommended to cut out and replace the affected area as it might be impossible to fully get the odors out.

If you are trying to prevent urine marking inside the house, there are several products you can find at your local pet store, most of them come in the form of spray that you can let sit for 5 minutes and then clean up.

Some DIY cleaners you can try include; hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide. If you choose to go with the DIY solution, make sure to always test in a small area or a piece of scrap carpet.

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Friday, 01 June 2012

Are you looking to have some fun this summer?  There is a great event that’s coming up in just 7 days! Mighty Mud Mania is on Saturday, June 9 and pretty much consists of an obstacle course full of mud.

"Mighty Mud Mania" began in 1976 as the "Shout It Out Decathlon," a promotional gimmick for Johnson's Wax "Shout" Spray pre-wash. The activity was held in Chaparral Park in Scottsdale and the Johnson's Wax Company provided 300 white t-shirts for the participants. The City of Scottsdale continued to operate the event after Johnson's "Shout" promotion ended. Re-named "Mighty Mud Mania," the activity has been held since then as the culminating activity of all the Scottsdale Parks and Recreation summer programs, according to their website.

Mighty Mud Mania has always been for kids, but this year adults can participate too! If you are interested you can pre-register through their website to run the original obstacle course from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on event day for a $10 fee.

Registration begins at 8 am the morning of the event. Children must be present to register and have signed permission slip from their parents. Besides being a pretty cool event, it is also free but they do ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank.

The event taking place at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road (Southeast of Hayden and Jackrabbit)

So there you have it, something really fun to do with the kids this summer in Arizona!

Check out their website here.

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