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February 2013

Found 16 blog entries for February 2013.


HUD is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development. This agency is of high importance as it has always been at the Cabinet level, with regards to the federal government. So, it is HUD which has been influencing the housing market positively, with the help of the programs, which look towards creation of quite affordable communities. Their aim is also to protect the home buyers and do away with any kinds of discrimination in the housing market. So, HUD has programs which can help homeowners looking to refinance their homes, even if they are having problems in doing the same. However, in addition, you may have to use a home mortgage calculator, in order to decide as to which amongst the refinance mortgages would be good for you.

Taking help

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Many people desire to own a home in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  

The process of purchasing home is lengthy and a bit complicated. Specially, first time home buyers must be more careful while pursuing their dream. A single wrong step can lead the precious dream to destruction. So if you are planning to buy a house for the first time, then you must keep your eyes wide open before taking any step.


You must be thinking, “how much house can I afford?” Getting the answer is not difficult at all. You can easily get help while purchasing your first home. There are many federal, local and state organizations which lend a hand to first time home buyers. As a first time home buyer, you may check some reasonable loan programs in order to avoid mortgage

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We've got a lot to be excited about the Phoenix real estate market.  Whether you're buying or selling your home in Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe ,Cave Creek, Paradise Valley or anywhere else in the Valley, it's nice to know we're moving in to healthy territory.

Tina Tamboer joined That Real Estate Show  on Saturday February 23, 2013 to give us several reasons why.  Listen here.

Prices are moving up and inventory remains low.

Here's why.

    Demand remaining high at current prices, not insanely high demand...but high

    45% Fewer distressed properties adding to supply

    Underwater sellers patiently waiting to be in an equity position

    Builders experiencing a high cost to build, shortage of experienced labor

 Great news

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It's a far cry from phoenix real estate, Arizona.  Every so often we let a guest blogger write about real estate in their country.  This time we take you to Mumbai, India.   Rashmi Karan writes on behalf of An Online Property Portal offers buying, selling and renting in Indian real estate domain.

Overwhelming Real Estate Value of Property in Juhu

I really wished that I would have a property near the Juhu beach in Mumbai. Sitting in the balcony, watching the sparkling and colorful Juhu beach would be such an amazing experience! Nevertheless, there is nothing bad in daydreaming, as I am aware of the prices of property in Juhu beach. The posh localities around Juhu, such as the suburbs of Vile Parle, Santacruz and Andheri are the area with

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First of all, can you believe it snowed in Phoenix, Arizona? Everyone in town to buy a home in Phoenix or Scottsdale homes, Arizona were in for a surprise.  

Don't  these pictures look like they were taken in Edmonton, Alberta?  We even heard a couple from Canada came to Phoenix to get married poolside on this very day of the storm, February 20th, 2013.  We were all shocked to see it.  


Here's what you missed on Saturday's edition of That Real Estate Show.  

That Market Report - Michael Orr with ASU joined us to talk about the latest on the real estate market in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We talked about mis information that the country is getting about Phoenix real estate and the latest on the luxury market. Listen here.


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If you've been on the fence about buying or refinancing a home in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler ,Cave Creek, Paradise Valley or anyother city in the Valley with an FHA loan program, now is the time to do it.

Here's why.

If you're going to pay more.

Let me first explain what an FHA mortgage is. FHA loans are designed for low to moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment.  FHA loan limits vary based on a variety of housing types and the state and county in which the property is located. 

There are changes coming to the mortgage insurance on these loans.

Changes meaning, it's going to cost you more.

All together, say "Yuck."

When buyers are approved for an FHA loan, they have to pay for

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Want the most trusted real estate information in the Valley? Tune into That Real Estate Show this Saturday - the show for you and your Realtor who want to buy or sale home in Phoenix, Arizona. We will dissect the market and clear up financing confusion for those wanting to buy or sell a home in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale,Cave Creek,Paradise Valley and the entire metropolitan area.

First of all, can you believe there was snow this week in the Valley?

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THIS WEEK'S MARKET REPORT - Mike Orr, director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, recaps  the Valley's real estate market.

FHA MORTGAGE INSURANCE CHANGES - Lisa the Lender answers questions about FHA mortgage insurance and

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If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler ,Cave Creek,Paradise Valley,Carefree or any place in the Phoenix metropolitan area, That Real Estate Show is a fantastic resource for home buyers and home sellers. 

 It's the show, not only for you, but for your Realtor as well!

That Real Estate Show Team went Skydiving?  Are we nuts?  Ya think? Check out the pictures below.  Listen here to the crew talk about it on the air.

That Market Report - Michael Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, joins us every week at 3pm on That Real Estate Show on 92.3 KTAR.  Today he discussed the real estate market in the Phoenix area.  He talks about home inventory and

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Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned buyer, make sure you tune into That Real Estate Show this Saturday - the show for you and your Realtor in Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Listen for the latest market news for those wanting to buy or sell a home in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe,Cave Creek,Paradise Valley - any of the Valley cities.

DIANE & RODNEY JUMP OUT OF A PLANE! - Yes, you read that right. Realtor and That Real Estate Show Co-Host Diane Brennan and producer Rodney Lakin were among a group of skydivers in Eloy, Arizona last weekend. The proof is in the pictures! They will talk about their adventure during the show.

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THIS WEEK'S MARKET REPORT - Mike Orr with Arizona State University will recap the Valley's real estate market.

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Wayne Gretzky's house is for sale!

Maybe the former coach and owner of the Phoenix Coyotes will move back and buy a home in Scottsdale or any other of our fabulous communities here.  He can always call me to find him a great home in Scottsdale, Arizona.  :) 

The "Great One" is selling the six bedroom, eight bathroom house he has in Thousand Oaks California. No reason is given why he's unloading the mansion. It's listed at 10,815 sq feet. But that doesn't include the TWO guest houses that are also included (one of which is a full gym). All this can be yours for the very reasonable price tag of 14.995 million!

Take a tour of the house below.


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