Blog Profile / Phoenix Real Estate Guy

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Phoenix Residential Real Estate Distressed Market Update: December 2013

I was talking with an investor client that had purchased a few homes through me in the past. He had heard that inventory was rising in the Phoenix metro area and he wanted to know if prices had dropped and if it would be possible to get a “good deal with a decent rate of [...]Show More Summary

Hiking Arizona: Sonoran Trail in Fountain Hills

I love to hike. It is my quiet time to reflect and take in all of the beautiful scenery that Arizona has to offer. I am fortunate to have the access to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, and the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve trails within a few miles from my home in Fountain Hills. [...]Show More Summary

Creatures you may encounter in Arizona

I was planning to write about the trip I took to the Tonto National Monument for a hike and tour of the Upper Cliff Dwelling yesterday. Due to 3 continuous days of rain and my coming down with a nasty cold, that didn’t happen and the trip was re-scheduled. You can look for that post [...]Show More Summary

Fountain Hills Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade: November 28th, 2013

Who doesn’t love a good parade with fancy costumes and elaborate floats? Growing up I always wanted to go to a Thanksgiving Day Parade (or Mardi Gras), but I had to settle for plopping down in front of the TV to watch instead. Now I get my chance! Fountain Hills is home to the ONLY Thanksgiving Day Parade in the [...]Show More Summary

Fountain Hills Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1mile Fitness Walk: November 28th, 2013

Do you want to get your blood pumping and get a little exercise before the annual ritual of Thanksgiving Day gluttony? It’s not too late to register for The Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run or 1 mile Fitness Walk that will be held in Fountain Hills on Thanksgiving morning. Early Fees thru November 21st, 2013: [...]Show More Summary

Fountain Hills in Pictures

I am not a writer. Typically it takes me hours to come up with a topic, research the topic, write a post, then MANY hours of editing before I feel like it is ok enough to publish. Even then, it is not uncommon for me to make additional edits AFTER the post is live. I [...]Show More Summary

Chihuly in the Garden at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden: November 10th, 2013-May 18th, 2014

I am somewhat of a glass collector. I have several pieces on display throughout my house. I do not own anything as extravagant as a Dale Chihuly original, but I do have a piece that was crafted by a glass blower that was trained by him. Chihuly has returned to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden with [...]Show More Summary

Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market: October 31st, 2013-April 17th, 2014

I have been on somewhat of a healthy eating kick lately. My latest obsession has been starting each day with a delicious fruit and veggie smoothie. So, when I found out the Fountain Hills Farmers Market 2013-2014 season had started I was excited to find out what farm fresh goodies might be available that I [...]Show More Summary

Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts: November 8-10th, 2013

Looking for a fun outdoor activity this weekend? Do you like art? Do you want to start your holiday shopping, but don’t want to be trapped inside a mall? Do you want to eat fair food? Do you enjoy live entertainment? If you answered “yes” to any of the following I have the event for [...]Show More Summary

Gilbert housing market can change quickly

It is amazing how fast things can change in the housing market. One of the reasons we always advise against trying to time the market is you never know when the top or the bottom was, until you can see it clearly in the rear view window. For the last 18-months Gilbert, and the rest [...]Show More Summary

Watch out here comes the second Phoenix housing bubble

Relax, no need to jump off the cliff yet. If you have watched any news reports in the last couple of days you have probably seen this headline, but what is really likely to happen in Phoenix? First Of course the legal disclosure that our high priced attorney’s make us issue… This is our opinion, [...]Show More Summary

A few facts about Fountain Hills

Being that I am a REALTOR® and that I own a home and live in Fountain Hills it just seems natural to me that I would want to fill you in on a few facts about the town I live in and have so fondly nicknamed “Mayberry”. A few facts that probably would be of interest [...]Show More Summary

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What you may want to know about selling your Phoenix home

In today’s seller’s market you hear stories all the time that go something like this: Just out your house on the market, don’t worry anyone can sell it in any condition. I’m here to assure you, when someone tells you that it is about as close to the truth as someone telling you cycling is [...]Show More Summary

How to beat the Phoenix Summer Heat

It was inevitable. You simply can not live here and avoid writing a post on How to Beat the Phoenix Summer Heat. It would be a disservice. So here it is! Summer does not officially start until June 21st, 2013 but if you live in Arizona that does not mean much. Around the 15th of May the top news stories start [...]Show More Summary

It pays to know your neighbor!

In the United States, a burglary occurs approximately every 15-seconds and 65% of violent burglary victims say they knew the offenders. What do you really know about your neighbors? Learn what to lookout for, as well as statistics about burglary and violent crime in the U.S., in order to keep your family safe in your neighborhood. Know Thy Neighbor [...]Show More Summary

Hiking Arizona: Tonto Natural Bridge

In my first post in the Hiking Arizona series I provided suggestions and tips for how to get started hiking. Today’s post will be about hiking the Tonto Natural Bridge. I wrote a blog post when I visited here last in 2010. At that time I hiked the Gowan Loop Trail only. Today’s post will be a more in-depth description of my most recent trip [...]Show More Summary

Hiking Arizona: Getting Started

I wanted to start with a brief introduction, Michele Guss, friend of Jay’s, REALTOR®, and avid hiker! I had the pleasure of enjoying a few adult beverages with Jay and Francy after this year’s Real Estate Bar Camp event. Like any happy hour with friends you haven’t seen in a while the typical “what have [...]Show More Summary

Elephants, Ants and Gelato

Finally. My therapy is complete.  I have no more “dates” with the healing orb.  No more “accessing my port”.  No more “lost days”. I do have many things to come.  Scans every three months for the next year.  A colonoscopy in September.  A return to my regular exercise routine and a dramatic change in my [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix appraisal issues, now what?

Last week I wrote about how Phoenix appraisals are a crazy game. You never know what is going to happen. So the question goes back to, what do you do if your Phoenix appraisal comes in low? Obvious answer is.. well, it depends. If an appraisal on a $200,000 comes in at $195,000, that is [...]Show More Summary

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