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April 30, 2013

New Construction Housing Starts up...

The annual pace of housing starts topped 1 million for the first time in nearly five years in March, another sign of the rebound in the sector.

The pace of housing starts came in at an annual rate of 1.04 million in the month, up 7% from February and ...

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April 24, 2013

Luxury Homes sales are up in Phoenix

At the beginning of April, there were 2,267 houses listed at $500,000 or more on the market, a 3 percent increase from March, according to the latest report from Walt Danley Realty and Arizona State University housing analyst Mike Orr.

Of the upscale houses for sale, 90 were ...

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April 15, 2013

Metro Phoenix population is growing and helping the housing market.

Arizona and Phoenix have had incredible growth since before my parents moved here in the late 1950's.  Every decade Metro Phoenix has approximatly doubled in size over 10 years prior and it's not stopping now, not even after the housing boom and bust we have recently been through ...

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April 12, 2013

Mortgage interest rate falls to lowest since 1971

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.43 percent from 3.54 percent last week. That’s near the 3.31 percent reached in November, which was the lowest on records dating to 1971.

The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage dipped ...

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April 12, 2013

Bidding wars are back

Just when we thought the real estate market was leveling out and we might be getting back to something that feels like a "normal" market, the bidding wars are back. 

There are so many investors and non-investors trying to buy a home, many listings are getting multiple offers the ...

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March 4, 2013

New Listing at Fontenelle Lofts

This is a great listing and sure to fit the taste of many Urban Dwellers.  Check out Fontenelle Lofts at 3rd Ave and Roosevelt.  This building was built in the 1930's and restored in 2004.  This unit is all new in '04 and located above the garages ...

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Feb. 15, 2013

Arizona's mortgage delinquencies rate falls to 5.18%

Arizona had the sharpest decline in home-loan delinquencies in the U.S. in 2012, pushing its overall rate to slightly less than the national average, according to a report from TransUnion, the credit-reporting and information-management company.

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As delinquencies fall the housing economy will level out.  ...

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Jan. 30, 2013

New home construction expected to increase in 2013

2012 saw 11,615 new homes started and built in Metro Phoenix, that's more than any year since 2007.  Analysts believe we could see 16,000 homes built this year.

That's no where near the boom of 2005 and 2006 when 60,000 homes where built in ...

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Dec. 6, 2012

Crystal Point High Rise

 Crystal Point was built in 1990 and was the first residential high rise built in Central Phoenix since the early 1960's.  It was and remains a highend community with large floor plans ranging from 1500 square feet to 2400. 

The community is gated and has the ...

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