Saturday, May 3, 2014

Just Sold 9235 E. Rusty Spur Pl., Scottsdale 85255 in DC Ranch for 15%+ Over Asking Price!

Just Sold 9235 E. Rusty Spur Pl., Scottsdale 85255 in DC Ranch for 15%+ over asking price! 

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More Homes On The Market in Scottsdale, Arizona Is Improvement For Buyers


The number of homes for sale and the amount of time they’d typically been on the market both increased in March, “welcome signs” for spring buyers, reported today.

The number of homes listed for sale on rose 5.3 percent from February to March and 9.5 percent from a year ago, to 1.84 million.
In addition to enjoying a wider selection of homes, buyers also now appear to have more breathing room. The median age of inventory was up 22.9 percent from a year ago, to 102 days, down 10.5 percent from February.
The larger amount of inventory and slower selling times could make homes more affordable in some markets and reduce the frequency of bidding wars, said.
“While inventory is still low, the continuing annual lift in the number of homes on the market that we’ve seen over the first months of 2014 is an indicator that buying conditions this year may be notably improved from the frenzied pace of last spring,” said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of operator Move, in a statement. 
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Paradise Valley, Arizona Homes 85253 - Sale Prices Are Improving

Summary for Paradise Valley, 85253
The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 85253 for Jan 14 to Apr 14 was $1,270,000. Search Homes


Sales prices have appreciated 22.1% over the last 5 years in 85253, Paradise Valley. Average listing price for homes was $2,123,066 for the week ending Apr 09, which represents an increase of $17,311 Average price per square foot for homes in 85253 was $371 in the most recent quarter. Contact me if you want to buy or sell your next home in Paradise Valley.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

OPEN HOUSE Friday/Saturday= 4.11 & 4/12, 2014 - REDUCED! 5482 N. 77th St. Scottadlae, Az 85250

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Vacation Home Sales Are Surging In Scottsdale Arizona!

Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
NAR’s 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013, shows vacation-home sales jumped 29.7 percent to an estimated 717,000 last year from 553,000 in 2012. Investment-home sales fell 8.5 percent to an estimated 1.1 million in 2013 from 1.21 million in 2012. Owner-occupied purchases rose 13.1 percent to 3.7 million last year from 3.27 million in 2012. The sales estimates are based on responses from households and exclude institutional investment activity.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun expected an improvement in the vacation home market. “Growth in the equity markets has greatly benefited high-net-worth households, thereby providing the wherewithal and confidence to purchase recreational property,” he said. “However, vacation-home sales are still about one-third below the peak activity seen in 2006.”
Vacation-home sales accounted for 13 percent of all transactions last year, their highest market share since 2006, while the portion of investment sales fell to 20 percent in 2013 from 24 percent in 2012.
Yun said the pullback in investment activity is understandable. “Investment buyers slowed their purchasing in 2013 because prices were rising quickly along with a declining availability of discounted foreclosures over the course of the year,” he said.
“In 2011 and 2012, investment property was a no-brainer because home prices had sharply overcorrected during the downturn in many areas, creating great bargains that could be quickly turned into profitable rentals. With a return to more normal market conditions, investors now have to evaluate their purchases more carefully and do their homework,” Yun added.


The median investment-home price was $130,000 in 2013, up 13 percent from $115,000 in 2012, while the median vacation-home price was $168,700, up 12.5 percent from $150,000 in 2012.
All-cash purchases remained fairly common in the investment- and vacation-home market: 46 percent of investment buyers paid cash in 2013, as did 38 percent of vacation-home buyers.
Of buyers who financed their purchase with a mortgage, large downpayments continued to be the norm in 2013. The median down payment for investment buyers was 26 percent, while vacation-home buyers typically put 30 percent down.
Forty-seven percent of investment homes purchased in 2013 were distressed homes, as were 42 percent of vacation homes.
Lifestyle factors remain the primary motivation for vacation-home buyers, while rental income is the main factor in investment purchases.
The typical vacation-home buyer was 43 years old, had a median household income of $85,600, and purchased a property that was a median distance of 180 miles from his or her primary residence; 46 percent of vacation homes were within 100 miles and 34 percent were more than 500 miles. Buyers plan to own their recreational property for a median of 6 years, down from 10 years in 2012.
Five percent of vacation-home buyers had already resold their property, while another 9 percent plan to sell within a year. “This reflects the 28 percent of recreational property buyers who said they purchased to diversify investments or saw a good investment opportunity,” Yun said.
Buyers listed many reasons for purchasing a vacation home: 87 percent want to use the property for vacations or as a family retreat, 31 percent plan to use it as a primary residence in the future, 28 percent wanted to diversify their investments or saw a good investment opportunity, 23 percent plan to rent to others, and 22 percent intend it for use by a family member, friend, or relative.
Forty-one percent of vacation homes purchased last year were in the South, 28 percent in the West, 18 percent in the Northeast and 14 percent in the Midwest.
Investment-home buyers in 2013 had a median age of 42, earned $111,400, and bought a home that was relatively close to their primary residence – a median distance of 20 miles.
Fifty percent of investment buyers said they purchased for rental income, 34 percent wanted to diversify their investments or saw a good investment opportunity, and 22 percent bought for a family member, friend, or relative to use – often to house a son or daughter while attending college.
Seven percent of homes purchased by investment buyers last year have already been resold, and another 10 percent are planned to be sold within a year. Overall, investment buyers plan to hold the property for a median of 5 years, down from 8 years in 2012.
Thirty-eight percent of investment properties purchased last year were in the South, 25 percent in the West, 18 percent in the Northeast, and 19 percent in the Midwest.
More than eight out of 10 second-home buyers, both for vacation and investment homes, said it was a good time to buy.
Approximately 43.4 million people in the U.S. are ages 50-59 – a group that dominated second-home sales in the middle part of the past decade and established records. An additional 42.7 million people are 40-49 years old, which is the historic prime age range for purchasing second homes, while another 40.4 million are 30-39 years of age.
NAR’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows there are 8.0 million vacation homes and 43.7 million investment units in the United States, compared with 74.7 million owner-occupied homes.
The 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, conducted in March 2014, includes answers about 2,203 homes purchased during 2013 from a representative panel of 2,008 U.S. households. The survey controlled for age and income, based on information from the larger 2013 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, to limit any biases in the characteristics of respondents.
The 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey can be ordered by calling 800-874-6500or online by visiting The report is free to NAR members and costs $149.95 for nonmembers.
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Source: National Association of REALTORS®