Monday, February 28, 2011

whats brewing this week 2/28/11

Why 2011 May Be the End of the Housing Crash - Housing is the most affordable it has been in decades, according to analysts at Moody's Analytics. They don't just look at house prices. They also look at incomes. Nationally, the cost of a house is the equivalent of about 19 months of total pay for an average family, the lowest level in 35 years. Prices usually average close to two years' pay, although that varies nationally. "Housing prices will probably bottom in 2011," says Scott Simon, a managing director at money-management firm Pimco in Newport Beach, Calif. He foresaw the housing crash, helping his firm dodge losses that plagued Wall Street. Read article:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

todays new brew

more good news

Existing-Home Sales Up Again in January - The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above levels a year ago, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Existing-home sales increased 2.7% in January from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million, and are 5.3% above January 2010's total. This is the first time in seven months that sales activity was higher than a year earlier. Read article:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

new brew

things are looking up YAY

Is Luxury Making a Comeback? - "Personal embracement of luxury is now back to (pre-recession) 2007 levels," marketing specialist Jim Taylor, author of “Selling to the New Elite,” told USA Today. "We're seeing that in cars, private jet usage and finally, in high-end real estate. There's a real change in the way people feel about money. They're making purchases they put off during the recession." Read article:

Metro Phoenix top home sales of the past week

Scottsdale condo prices increase in January

Have an awesome day

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

whats brewing this week?

check this out

Consumer confidence highest in 3 years

Phoenix retail market turning the corner

Until next time

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Things are looking up in the northwest valley: read on

Peoria, Buckeye adult communities rank high in sales - Two West Valley communities - Trilogy at Vistancia in northern Peoria and Sun City Festival in Buckeye - led in sales and closings among active adult communities in 2010. Trilogy at Vistancia's 137 sales in 2010 leads the pack among the 10 active adult communities under construction in Arizona. Sun City Festival closed on the most sales: 119 closings compared with 118 at the Vistancia's 55-and-older community. Read article: