Category Archives: Market Analysis

The Costs of Hiring An Average Agent

Picking a real estate agent is something that is often taken lightly. That can be a very costly mistake. Not costly in an obscure way that leads to frustration. I mean in a literal financial loss of tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Why Our Market Will Be Ok

This is a graph produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its shows net migration by county. Here is the legend. As you can see people are moving west. And Maricopa county is a very popular destination. What Does This Mean … Continue reading

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How’s the market?

That’s the question everyone is asking right now. Because we have had such rapid price rises in most market segments since 2011. What’s The General Mood? Buyers: In general buyers are a bit frustrated. They feel that it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Buying Traditional Sales

Mike Orr of ASU published in his The popular impression is that institutional investors buy their homes in bulk from a bank’s foreclosure inventory or at trustee sale. The reality is very different. If we examine all of Blackstone’s purchases … Continue reading

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Why Are House Prices Rising?

There are a number of reasons why house prices in Arizona are rising currently. There’s macro factors like long term population growth, family dynamics etc. The simplest driver of prices right now is lack of supply of homes for sale. … Continue reading

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Luxury Real Estate Financing Trends

Financing is an important factor in the stability of the housing market. At the luxury end of the market you are talking about big loans with significant risk to the investor. I decided to take a look sales on a … Continue reading

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