Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 8:33pm. 377 Views, 0 Comments.
The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 has ended on December 31, 2012. If you presently owe more on your home than the original value, then you’re facing the difficulty of losing your precious home to foreclosure. You may also think that a short sale is a suitable solution to your Phoenix housing problems. Before taking out a home mortgage loan, you should consider how much you can afford to buy your house. This way, you’ll be able to manage with the payments and avoid facing foreclosure.
The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 – What it does for the homeowners
Homeowners who lose their precious home to foreclosure or short sale sell their home for less than the present mortgage balance with the consent of the lender. For example, if your home goes…
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 8:17am. 335 Views, 0 Comments.
Just like the temperatures shoot up during summer, the housing market in Phoenix is exceptionally hot at the present moment. According to the housing reports issued in the month of September, Phoenix has been voted as the best performing metro in the country, where the prices of real estate properties rose by 35% as compared to the same month in the year 2011.
If you aren’t a resident of Phoenix, you need not worry as this is not just happening in only one part of the town as there are some other states like Arizona that are going through such positive economic growth. T
he reason behind this growth in the real estate market has been the decrease in the foreclosure re-sales. In the year 2011, 50% of the home sales were foreclosed properties that…
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 1:59pm. 850 Views, 0 Comments.
Foreclosed properties, or those now owned by the lender are still around, though not as many and most don't tend to stick around on the market once they are released for sale, which could be a few months to over a year after the house was vacated and foreclosed.
Here are a few questions to investigate about a home.
1. How old is the home. Older homes tend to have certain issues that come about as a result of age and many of these are exacerbated during the former owners distressed period. Also certain times in the real estate market, like boom times, the quality of construction and materials is usually lower. Learn about the specific issues that can come up and address them as you do your inspection.
2. Has the home been vacant for long? REO…
Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:58am. 618 Views, 0 Comments.
On a rather hot January day, my bike went into the back of my TT - yes, it fits, and we drove down to one my properties in North Central Phoenix where the car was left. Instead of riding through the mountain preserve like I usually do I drove around it. The fact is that taking the same route over and over simply bores me after a while. That goes even from driving the same streets. That's usually a signal to move.
The weather was perfect and the sun blazing enough to drive people en masse to the local parks and the streets. I was surprised how busy it was.
All downtown Phoenix parks were filled with people enjoying the city life, the weather, the dry summer grass that makes the parks look like wheat fields in the late…
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 3:38pm. 812 Views, 0 Comments.
The Phoenix Light Rail may seem new, but its really a rebirth of a mode of transportation which used to exist in Phoenix. Central Phoenix used to have an extensive trolley system which was removed with the advent of the automobile. It's too bad that that happened, but at lease some people had the foresight and fortitude to preserve what was left. This was done by The Phoenix Trolley project.The Phoenix Trolley project was started in 1975 by a group of individuals who purchased one of the last remaining bodies of an original Phoenix Streetcar. The project became a Museum and was established as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation in 1978. Since that time, a Car Barn has been constructed, and Streetcar #116 has been partially restored and made operational.…
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 8:52am. 696 Views, 1 Comments.
Phoenix is lucky to have so many active people looking after it and most of us are lucky to have them and the resulting beautiful city that Phoenix is becoming after so many decades of wrong. Unfortunately past residents destroyed what would have made this city truly cosmopolitan: for instance Japanese flower growers in south Phoenix or China down in the warehouse district or the dozens of magnificent historic homes and icons of modernism that have been liquidated.
None the less what is left is, for the most, part, being preserved and often re-purposed. Urban life in Phoenix compared to just a decade or two ago is much better. The boom helped.
One of those gems is the magnificent Japanese Friendship garden in downtown Phoenix. It is a 3.5 acre…
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 12:01pm. 581 Views, 0 Comments.
1. What percentage of the condo units are owner occupied. The more renters the less stable the complex.
2. What are the CC&R’s Get a copy of the rules and regulations which can have an impact on your future value and lifestyele.
3. Copy of the association's financial and reserves. Are they stable, or in the red.
4. What are the current and past assessments and are they keeping up with inflation: is there enough to cover repairs now an those larger ones in the future.
5. What do they maintain. What is included in the fee and what do you have to pay.
6. What have been the special assessments over the last 5 years. You want to know what money has been collected and spent on.
7. What is the turnover. A high turnover may be a sign of…
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 10:20am. 628 Views, 0 Comments.
I used to post lots of photos on Flickr mostly for hosting photos, but now I know that for seo purposes it's better to host your own images, so I have not been to flickr in a while.
Lately I've seen may photographers moving their online portfolios over to 500px, so I checked it out. 500px is simply awesome. The presentation is great, the quality of photos, overall, is awesome and it's easy to use and easy to search for photos.
NPR connotes this as the 'Age of the Planets'
I don't know how many of you have pondered how significant this is. Forever, that we know of, we've know of stars. All those little spots in the sky are stars like or similar to our own sun, but they are not planets. Lately we've seen proof of planets beyond our solar system…
Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 8:04am. 653 Views, 0 Comments.
Fall in Central Phoenix is warm and beautiful with lots of colors from all sorts of trees. A drive on Central Avenue or a run under the canoppy of Ash trees along Murphy's Bridle Path is almost magical, so is the crinkle of leaves under the foot or bicycle tire and the smell of flora of fall.
Below is a short video of what you can see now while in Central Phoenix.
I like the music too. It's bursting and vibrant just like the colors: bassy, clean and inspiring.
Instead of watching the video, get on your bike and see these colors and leaves live, crunch them under you wheels and smell them as the aroma fills the air.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 1:51pm. 543 Views, 0 Comments.
The historic district of Phoenix are really special as are the homes. We've put together a short video presentation of the types of historic homes you can view in some of the 35 district through out Central Phoenix.