Property By Agents: kramoltz@hotmail.com

Post Image

Phoenix is Veteran Friendly.

Metro Phoenix ranks number 2 in VA home loan originations in the U.S. That means lots of veterans are moving to or buying homes in the Valley of the Sun. This demonstrates the continuing popularity of Arizona to the U.S. armed forces community (and their dogs).

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

What is Your Home Worth?

You need to know what your home is really worth before you put it on the market. All the pictures, advertising and other marketing efforts will be useless if the price is not right. There are a number of free online web evaluation system such as Zillow.com (or streetscout.com here in Arizona), but nothing can […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Phoenix Home Prices Rise the Fastest.

Phoenix has the highest home-price appreciation in the country according to the October numbers from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index. Nationally, home prices were up 3.3% year over year, but Phoenix led the U.S. with a 5.8% year-over-year home price rise increase. That’s great news for Valley of the Sun sellers who hope to get […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Nemo.

On December 4, 1966, Nemo and Airman Bob Thorneburg were on patrol near the company’s airbase in Vietnam. The two came under enemy fire and the German Shepherd took a round to his eye and Throneburg was shot in the shoulder. Despite his wound Nemo attacked the enemy, giving Throneburg the time he needed to […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Loan Limit Increase.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has increased the conventional loan limit from $484,350 to $510,400. This gives borrowers more buying power, allowing them to avoid more expensive Jumbo Loans and their stricter restrictions. So you can now afford to buy more home in the metro Phoenix area – one of the hottest housing markets in […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Arizona Is Hot!

Yes summers can be hot here, but I’m talking about Arizona residential real estate, not the weather. Forbes analyzed over 2,000 cities and then focused on the 200 largest housing markets. Arizona cities ended up taking 8 of the top 25 spots on Forbes list of the hottest U.S. residential real estate markets.

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

MASH.

No I’m not talking about the old movie or TV show – MASH is the Maricopa County Sheriff Office Animal Safe Haven Unit. MASH cares for, rehabilitates and re-homes animals from abuse and neglect cases. Currently located inside the First Avenue Jail, Arizona inmates provide the care, which provides animal therapy and teaches them animal […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Phoenix Sets New Record!

The median home sale price in the metro Phoenix area in November was $285,000, a new median price record. For December, it is anticipated that median sales will set a new high-water mark for 2019. If true, based on the past, a new record median price for December will create strong upward price momentum in […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Buy A New Home.

New home sales in the Phoenix metro area were up 36% in October 2019 over that same month in 2018. In addition, single-family building permits in October 2019 were the most issued since July 2007.This means new home construction is finally catching up after years of below average building activity. New homes have on average […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Don’t Turn Off Buyers!

Many people decorate their house for the holidays. But if you’re selling your home, you don’t want to go to overboard. Experts say to choose what you put up wisely. In general, don’t clutter or over crowd the interior or yard of your home with decorations. Too many objects prevent buyers from seeing how the […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

War Dogs on Guam.

After the events set forth in my Kurt the Doberman blog http://www.simplysoldaz.com/kurt-the-doberman/, the Marines declared Guam secure after three weeks of fighting in 1944. But some 8,000 Japanese soldiers remained, hidden in the jungle. The war dogs were asked to find them. “That’s the worst fighting you can get into,” said a former Marine. “You […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Don’t Pay Mortgage Insurance.

A new program is providing lender-paid private mortgage insurance on conventional loans through December 31, 2019. Save big when you buy a home by avoiding the traditional 20% down required to avoid monthly PMI payments. You can avoid PMI by putting down 15% as little as of the purchase price. Eliminating PMI can result in […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Can You Ban VRBOs?

State law allows owners to rent out their homes short term, subject to certain administrative rules. So they can’t be banned by cities, and counties. But in response to “party house” type problems, state law allows cities to prohibit short-term rentals from hosting events for non-residential purposes. That includes as a wedding or any event […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Get a Deduction for Pet Expenses.

SimplySOLD donates food and supplies and makes monetary contributions to local animal charities. You may do the same, and if you incur pet expenditures in your home, you could be entitled to a tax deduction. For example, taking care of or fostering a charity’s pets. In a Tax Court case, the court allowed a volunteer’s […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: 
Post Image

Shopable vs Negotiable Home Buying Costs.

A service is shopable in the home sale process if there are different providers which quote different prices. An example of shopable service costs are a home warranty and a home inspection. But escrow and title services (the biggest costs) are not really shopable in Arizona as prices for these service are similar from company […]

Area: sqft Bed Room:  Price: 
City:  Location: