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2008 

Tomorrow, 9/30 is the last day for the seller assisted DPA, today i have been dealing with calls from buyers agents telling me why they have to close tomorrow, its the sellers fault, the title companies fault, its not my clients fault that lender docs have not arrived as yet but you have to stop ...
09/29/2008
Charming Mid century 2 bedroom 1 bath close to downtown phoenix, located in teh Garfield District  Comes with a car in the drivewayHole in the roof (skylight) courtesy of the Phoenix FD   Kitchen Bedroom  Yes the note says what you think.   We offered the occupant cash for keys on Monday and Frid...
09/28/2008
As I write the TV is on in the living room and I hear that there is an agreement on the bailout of the financial companies, the Government to the rescue. (insert theme from Bonanza) Now let me think out loud for a minute. the bailout is for 770 BILLION dollars (770,000,000,000.00) give or take a ...
09/27/2008
Friday last after months of waiting, begging, cajoling and some praying we got a short sale closed for a young family about to have their first child and first home together. I would not wish this ordeal on any client, the timing the uncertainty and the indifference was terrible. the final insult...
09/27/2008
For the past 2 weeks we have been working on getting a property closed, This home is lender owned and it is being sold by a Mid Source company, the mid source company has the right to sign the contract on behalf of the lender but the lender will sign the final deed. This seems very simple and str...
09/27/2008
Its currently 9/27 and we are coming up on the end of the month, the end of the Seller assisted Down payment assistance and coming up on the end of the real estate world as we know it (if you believe some of the blogs out there) In the past week i have had 1. A lender that spent a week shouting a...
09/27/2008
Weekend Closures & Restrictions on Valley Freeways September 26 ~ 29   September 25, 2008 PHOENIX - Several projects to add new lanes and make other improvements along Phoenix area freeways will require closures or lane restrictions this weekend (September 26-29). The Arizona Department of Trans...
09/27/2008
Active listings in ARMLS 52,727 (52,385 last week) Active with contingency 1,066 (1,075 last week) Pending sales 7,353 (7,353 last week) Sales in last 30 days 7,023 (6,033 last week) Cancelled 4,494 (4,341 last week) Expired 3,831 (3,849 last week) Temporarily Off Market 855 (893 last week) A FUL...
09/27/2008
Change your old thermostatInstall a modern thermostat which is programmable, then make sure to set it. Insulate your Water heater.Buy a jacket for your heater, this will serve to keep the hot water hot and not waste energy. Increase the level of insulation in your attic.most of the heat escapes t...
09/21/2008
According to a report from "loan Performance" the valleys home prices have fallen 23% from July 07 to July 08, this has Phoenix as number 8 in the country for the biggest drop in home prices. What does this mean, it means to me that home prices are back at a very affordable level and it is a fant...
09/20/2008
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