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by Bob Longworth
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your ...
Oct 18, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has ...
Oct 12, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  Unemployment keeps falling and home prices keep going up. It's a great recipe for a strong housing market. Nothing has been able to stop ...
Sep 25, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home ...
Sep 19, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? ...
Sep 11, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  The Corriente Residences in Scottsdale are conveniently located on Indian Bend Road.  Corriente Residences is a community of 192 units ranging in size from ...
Aug 21, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American ...
Aug 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
The nationwide housing shortage continues but is especially troublesome for homebuyers with a budget of $250,000 or less. Rising labor, land and material costs are ...
Aug 10, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market ...
Jul 24, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home buyers are savvier than ever when it comes to knowing what they want in a home. In addition to functional floor plans and new ...
Jul 17, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which ...
Jun 27, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are ...
Jun 20, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
WHAT IS THE ARIZONA PROPERTY TAX RATE? TAXES… EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE SUBJECT… While we know property taxes aren’t the most exciting subject matter to write about, ...
Jun 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Fast-rising home prices may be a roadblock for buyers, but they are putting some homeowners on Easy Street. As home prices rise, so does the ...
Jun 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Disappointing job growth in May combined with other economic factors seem to have caused the Fed to reconsider a June rate hike. The Federal Reserve's ...
Jun 17, 2016
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by Bob Longworth
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released a study entitled: Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers. ...
Jun 10, 2016
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by Bob Longworth
There are many great features about living in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Scottsdale Greenbelt is one of them. The thought behind the lush green grass and ...
Jun 3, 2016