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Landscaping is a large part of curb appeal. And sellers should keep in mind that curb appeal is important to most buyers, a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey found.
Homeowners are opening their wallets. A rebound in the housing market has made them more willing to invest in renovations that could boost the value of their homes even more in a rising market.
President Barack Obama's visit to Phoenix on Tuesday shines a spotlight on one of the nation's most rapid housing recoveries, with home prices soaring and bidding wars occurring on a regular basis.
Should we upgrade this old house? Sellers, beware. The answer depends on whether you want to add new amenities for your personal enjoyment, or, if the goal is to yield a decent return when selling. Adding value is critical to empowering your home’s chances of closing the deal in a market that’s still healing. Although we are still technically in a “Sellers Market” the inventory is increasing so the competition between houses is greater. It’s best to make yours stand apart.
A recent decision by the Mesa City Council will allow the City of Mesa to use eminent domain to procure property for the light rail project if other means of negotiations with the property owners fail.
NEW YORK — To see how a small business can transform a neighborhood, just follow the barrels.
In once rundown urban districts across the country, craft breweries have helped to transform the neighborhoods around them.
A report issued by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates the recent upswing in home prices has come at a steady, sustainable pace, meaning homeowners should not expect another bubble to burst.
Anyone who carefully studies this issue and is intellectually honest must come to the conclusion that valuation limits are bad for Arizona and for economic development. Before we dismantle the Arizona property tax system and change our state Constitution, we must conduct a thorough and careful analysis of the impact the proposed valuation limits would have on our economy and our ability to fund local government.
By pricing their energy-efficient homes aggressively, two East Valley men have developed a business partnership in combination with their friendship.
Westminster College has selected two key staff members as it works toward opening a downtown Mesa campus next year.
Tempe will increase its property tax rate next year, but the city expects the typical homeowner will pay about the same tax bill as this year because of falling property values. The City Council agreed on Thursday to continue with a policy that generates the same amount of the secondary property tax revenue for the city every year, even if that means adjusting the rate to compensate for shifting home values.
A new report suggests there are too many Arizonans chasing too few affordable homes in the state.
Foreclosures are dramatically down in the Phoenix-area housing market. This means fewer cheap homes coming onto the market, prices rising for the sixth month in a row as a result, and many buyers finally starting to turn their attention from bargain resale homes to new-home sales. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals some trends for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of March:
Saying it’s not fair to them, bankers and mortgage brokers on Wednesday beat back a proposal that would have essentially forced them to help homeowners who continue to pay their mortgages even though they are “under water.”
It’s only one report.
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering three new degree options, with classes starting this week. All focus on timely fields: public service, real estate and information technology.
Last Sunday, for reasons that even today I can’t explain, I counted the number of men wearing Hawaiian shirts walking into church. Fourteen had taken their seats by the opening song.
Home values continue to collapse in Arizona, to the point where four of the state's metro areas now rank in the top 20 nationwide for losses.
Budget realities might force Gilbert to alter the level of services and amenities it provides, some of the candidates for May’s runoff Town Council election suggested in a forum hosted Monday by the East Valley Tribune.
Officials in Gilbert are waiting for appraisals on two dairy farms the town bought in 2009 to determine if the town overpaid for the properties.
The town bought two parcels totaling more than 142 acres for $300,000 per acre. The purchases came as land values were dropping, and real estate experts told The Arizona Republic the prices were well above market.
The appraisal is being done by Tempe appraiser Dennis Lopez and comes after the city completed an administrative audit and an external review of the purchase. The Arizona Republic says the results are expected to be presented to the Town Council later this month.
Mayor John Lewis has said the intent of the appraisal is to address claims that the town paid 10 times what the land was worth.
Times may be hard for real estate agents.
There's more evidence that the housing market is likely to get worse before it gets better. The number of houses that are in foreclosure or headed that way is increasing dramatically, according to a new report from CoreLogic, a real estate research firm based in Santa Ana, Calif.
The west Mesa site that was slated to become the hip Aquaterra condos is now set to house a police substation.
Government cash didn't help John Foley and Cindy Case sell their house before the federal home buyer's tax credit expired at the end of April, so the couple decided to take matters into their own hands.