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Benefits of Earth Sheltered Homes

Earth Sheltered homes aren't common but are becoming more so as home builders and buyers become more energy-efficient conscious. Jack Eidt has written an excellent article on WildUtopia.com which covers the benefits, challenges and the finer ...

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Contracts up 19% in this Price Range!

Jablonski Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty Contracts up 19% in this Price Range!Flip Sales Rebounding Strong after Weak First Quarter For Buyers:New listings activated in June were down 10.0% compared to last June and overall ...

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Listings Under Contract Up 19% in 5 Weeks!

Listings Under Contract Up 19% in 5 Weeks!Mortgage Payments Drop $50 per Month on a Median Priced HomeFor Buyers:Buyers got a break last month as 30-year mortgage rates dropped significantly from an average of 4.41% to 4.08%, which is the lowest ...

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It’s Still a Good Time to Sell… For Now

Greater Phoenix Buyer Contracts Down 15%It’s Still a Good Time to Sell… For Now For Buyers:The monthly average interest rate rose to 4.64% in December 2018, up 0.69% from the previous December’s 3.95%. For buyers who will ...

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Supply Continues to Rise in the Middle

Supply Continues to Rise in the MiddleSeller Price Reductions up 46% and 61% in these Price Ranges For Buyers:Overall supply is down 9.6% compared to last September.  At first glance that’s nothing new.  However, for those of you ...

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Weekly Economic Update - 7.2.18

Good Morning,  I hope you had a great weekend.  RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week) – NO CHANGE  There were few surprises in the data released last week or in the other economic news.  It was a quiet week, and mortgage rates ...

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Weekly Economic Update 6.27.18

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week) – NO CHANGE After the prior week’s packed economic calendar, last week there was virtually no significant news except for some housing market data.  It ...

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Is Greater Phoenix “Overvalued”?

Is Greater Phoenix “Overvalued”? Mortgage Payments Are Lower Than They Were 13 Years Ago For Buyers: Interest rates have been increasing along with the inflation rate as of late, which has spawned a string of headlines about ...

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Weekly Economic Update 6.12.18

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week) - HIGHER Following the prior week's stronger than expected labor market and manufacturing data, the reports released last week continued to suggest that the economy is ...

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Weekly Economic Update - 6.5.18

Good Morning, I hope you had a great week.    RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week) - SLIGHTLY LOWER News from Italy was positive for mortgage rates last week. However, this was partially offset by stronger than expected U.S. labor market data. ...

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Weekly Economic Update - 6.1.18

Good Morning, I hope you had a great week.    RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week)  - SLIGHTLY LOWER Geopolitical events related to Italy and North Korea were the primary influences on mortgage rates last week.  The U.S. economic ...

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Weekly Economic Update - 5.21.18

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend.   RATE MOVEMENT (from prior week)  HIGHER!  **Rates are at a 7 Year High!** The market moving economic news last week was viewed as negative for mortgage rates.  This time the ...

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