Why do you need a property manager?

Why do you need a property manager? You are a genius with a wealth of knowledge floating around your brain.  We know that you can assimilate information from YouTube videos and even glean data from the first page of a Google search.  Your ability to teach yourself how to do things may be astounding, but there are some things that just don’t …

How to Teach Your Kids All the Money Lessons They Won’t Learn in School

BY BRAD LOHNES UPDATED JANUARY 26, 2017 “My parents didn’t teach me anything about money.” That was my first complaint when, as an adult, I finally started to learn something about it. Since then, I’ve overcome the “blaming” mentality; I took ownership and resolved to learn as much as I could. But it hasn’t stopped me from feeling baffled at just how little …

WEST IS THE BEST!

We’ve predicted a slight slowdown for the U.S. real estate market next year, but the realtor.com® economic team is forecasting that most of the nation’s hottest markets are going to keep blazing in 2017. And where will it be hottest? Head west! According to our forecasts, the western U.S. will continue to lead the nation in prices and sales. “The …

Are Mobile Homes a Good Investment?

When considering an investment in real estate, most people think only of a traditional residential market.  Their money may go towards single family homes to flip and sell or multi-unit dwellings to hold onto as an income property.  While these are great options, thinking outside the box can often mean all the difference in a return on your initial investment. …

What Arizona Investors Know

What Arizona Investors Know Arizona is known for many things.  It’s the Grand Canyon State, home to the Saguaro desert, and has a reputation for the best Mexican food in the United States.  There’s also some facts many people don’t know about the 48th state, such as the statehood birthday is Valentine’s day.  There’s one thing, however, that all Better …

OH CANADA!

During July, a total of 31 Maricopa County homes were purchased by Canadians. That is the lowest sales total in 10 years and represents only a .035% share of the market. With the current strength in the dollar, few foreigners are venturing into the Phoenix market to buy. During the same month of July, 167 homes were sold by Canadians, …

How does today’s pricing in the West Valley compare to a decade ago?

As we prepare the ZIP code snapshots it is interesting to see which ZIP codes have moved closest to the peak prices during the housing bubble. Most are still a substantial way below those maximum prices. However the variation among the ZIP codes is quite noticeable.. The percentage in the table below is comparing the current average $/SF for single …