Lightning and Thunderhill Short Sale

You’ve probably heard the phrase “catching lightning in a bottle”. It’s used to explain an extraordinary event – when an elusive energy is captured and subsequently harnessed to achieve the unachievable. Sports coaches and managers often use “catching lightning in a...

Phoenix Housing Sub-Markets and Terms of Sale

Prior to the real estate market crash in 2008, determining the after-repair value of a home was much easier. That’s because a majority of homes on the retail market were what housing experts call normal sales. In other words, these houses were not in foreclosure or...

House Flipping in Phoenix is Front Page News

I spent 15 years in the TV news business before I got into real estate investing. During that time I worked for 11 different news directors. What does a news director do? The news director is in charge of the news department – from the video editors to the...

An Open Letter to Phoenix-Area Home Buyers

I am a home seller. I know there are less than 13,000 active listings on the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. I know there are only about 10,000 single-family homes available to buy in the greater-Phoenix housing market. I know in the last 30 days 8,221...

Simple Staging Tips for a Fix and Flip Deal

I’m no Martha Stewart.  However, I know a kitchen looks better with staging than it does without. Professional interior designers will tell you that a vacant home’s kitchen, dining room, family room and master bedroom should be staged with furniture, pictures, bath...