July

Non Toxic Ant Bait

It's summertime, that's for sure. I can tell because of the oppressive heat, humidity, bathtub temperature pool water, and long hours of daylight. I can also tell because the ants are out in full force!

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We have our house serviced by regular pest control, but every week when I mow the yard I come across another new anthill or two. I've spot-treated anthills over the years using liquid pesticide sprays and/or granular ant baits, but I've never been totally comfortable with the idea of leaving toxins around the yard in areas where the kids and dog roam.

Recently my brother-in-law offered a more natural solution - an ant bait consisting of baking soda and powdered sugar. The powdered sugar attracts the ants, and the baking soda kills them.




Directions

  • Mix equal parts Baking Soda and Powdered Sugar into a container. I made a bigger batch than I needed, which I stored in a sealed container as ready made bait for the next time I need it.
  • Spread it liberally around the ant-infected area. You don't have to put it right on the mound; they'll find the sweet taste of sugar and bring it back to the colony.
  • Over the next day or two the colony will feast on this bountiful harvest, and the baking soda will kill the ants, including the queen.
  • No Substitutes - powdered sugar and baking soda have a very similar texture; once they're mixed together you can't really tell which is which. I don't think this trick would work as well with granulated sugar, as the ants could pull the sugar granules and leave behind the baking soda.

Results

  • From my own personal experiences, this mixture has worked great on two different ant hills over two different weekends.
  • Next time I come across a colony of mad ants (which shouldn't take too long), I'll take some before and after pictures and update this post.

In the meantime, give this a try at your house and let me know how it goes!

- Chris Butterworth

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Maricopa County Sales Charts – June 2012

Another month, but the results haven’t changed. Sales Prices are up, Price per Square Foot is up, and Days on Market is down. It’s just another piece of evidence the market is white hot these days.

Specific Zip Code reports are now available!  If you’d like to see how the sales activity in your zip code compares with the county as a whole, just click here to sign up, and you’ll receive your zip code report via email each month.

and now, on to the reports.  (click each chart to embiggen)

Number of Homes Sold by Month

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Average Sold Price

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Average Price per Square Foot

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Average Number of Days on Market

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** The data for all these charts represents Single Family Homes sold in Maricopa County via the MLS.  All data was pulled from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, and is thought to be accurate but is not guaranteed.  Please do not make any life-changing decisions based solely on the information contained herein.

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Please give me a call/email anytime – I’d love to hear from you!

- Chris Butterworth

the charts tell the story

The last few years have been exhausting, to everybody involved in the real estate industry – it’s like they’ve been measured in dog years!

Take a look at this first chart – $/sqft over the course of the last few years:

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Prices were plummeting in 2008, which continued into 2009, until the government stepped in to prop them up with the $8,000 tax rebate plan. Then, once the tax rebate program expired, prices fell back to new lows, until this spring. Suddenly, in the last 6 months, prices have SPIKED more than 20%!

Next let’s take a look at the occupancy of listed homes:

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There has not been a single month in the last 3 years, with fewer than 3,000 new vacant listings hitting the market. Fact is, the market won’t be anything like “normal” until vacant listings go back to being a small percentage of the market. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon..

-Chris Butterworth

Are the ‘assessed value’ and market value related?

In short, the answer to this question is “no”.

Disclaimer: this answer applies to metro Phoenix, Arizona in the year 2011, where I work as a full-time Realtor. If you’re reading this long after publication or from another location, please consult a professional in your area. In other words, I am a Realtor but I am not your Realtor… yet. Wanna hire me to be YOUR Realtor? Click here.

Lots of buyers want to use the Maricopa County Tax Assessor’s “Assessed Value” to justify why they should be able to buy a particular house for less than the listing price.  This is especially common among folks who are engineers, attorneys or other Type-A’s.

Listen up, Type-A’s! I feel your pain. I understand your need to get your hands on hard data, statistics, charts, graphs, etc.  Thing is, the market value of houses has to do with 1 thing, and only 1 thing: what are other buyers currently paying for other, similar homes?

Here’s a very brief comps analysis on a particular HUD home currently listed for sale in North Phoenix. To begin, this is the tax assessor’s notice of valuation on the home. For tax year 2011 the assessed value is $147,500:

Capture, tax assessor valuation on 1727 E Blackhawk (click to enlarge image)

This home has 2,425 square feet built in 1995 with a pool in the backyard, and the lot backs up to mountain preserve. The home is currently listed for sale at $240,000.

Whoa, tax assessor says only $147,500. What gives?!?  Here’s the comps on 4 sales within the past 60 days of the same size and similar condition homes in the subdivision:

Capture, CMA on 1727 E blackhawk (click to enlarge image)

Notice that all 4 of these homes were on the market for less than 40 days before finding a buyer – the market’s moving pretty fast. One home has yet to close, and it’s included as a possible indication of where prices are headed. Look at the column titled “SP” for “selling price”. Comps on this home range from $235,000 to $276,500.

In other words, other buyers have very recently paid between $235,000 and $276,500 for very similar homes in similar condition, located very close by. Therefore, the market value on this home is somewhere in the mid-$200,000s. If you make an offer of $147,500 you will be wasting your time.

Don’t fall into the trap of looking at the assessed tax valuation when trying to judge how much a house is “worth”. It’s worth what buyers are willing to pay for it. Get yourself a competent Realtor (hey, I know what of those… wait, I am one of those; hire me!)

Thanks for reading; come back soon!

Most expensive REO

Here it is, folks, the most expensive REO bank owned foreclosure home currently for sale in the metro Phoenix, Arizona MLS database. For a mere $18 million, this estate can be yours.

18mil EF

Seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and over 17,000 square feet of living space. The home boasts two swimming pools, a billiard room, 3 family rooms, a theater room with actual movie-house projection system and seats that move with the movie action. Garage space for 21 cars. Home has an exercise room and a piano room, 2 libraries, and it’s own solar electric generating station.

The closets in this place will suit turn anyone into a clothes horse…

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The house sits on 5 acres in Paradise Valley, on prestigious Mockingbird Lane.  Want to see it in person? Shown by appointment only; bank references required prior to showing. That’s Realtor-speak for “show me the money before I show you the house.”

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18mil LIBR

And, proving that even the excessively wealthy have sense of humor, at the entrance to this home’s theater room, Zoltar from the movie Big.

18mil THEATER

AMC Esplanade 14 movie theater will re-open as posh Fork & Screen

fork and screen logoBiltmore-area movie-goers have undoubtedly noticed that the  AMC Esplanade 14 movie theater at 2512 E Camelback Road has been closed down this summer.  In August, the Esplanade will reopen as the latest site of AMC’s newest concept, the upscale Fork & Screen.

With this renovation, AMC is trying to attract the posh “dinner and a movie” crowd to the Biltmore location. The new movie venue will offer luxe décor, top-shelf cocktails, wait staff and bartender service and even private suites in which to watch the movies.

Oh, and for all you jobseekers out there, AMC is currently hiring wait staff, bartenders, back-of-house people (dishwashers, cooks, etc), and even a theater manager. Search available openings on CareerBuilder.com, using the employer name “TD-AMC Dine-In Theatre”.

Sources & Links for this story:

http://www.amctheatres.com/dinein/forkandscreen/

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2011/05/amc_esplanade_14_fork_screen.php

Desert Ridge Area – Market Snapshot

Today I thought I’d pull some numbers, charts & graphs for the Desert Ridge area, to see where the activity really is.

Overall Activity

  • # of Sales, 1/1/11 – 6/30/11:  404
  • # of Current Listings:  253
  • Months’ Inventory:  3.75

Overall it looks like homes are selling at a brisk pace; 3.75 months’ inventory is generally considered a seller’s market.

Activity by Price Range

Sales are heaviest in the $100,000 - $300,000 range, accounting for 276 of the 404 total sales (68%).

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Listings are spread out a little more, although the $100,000 - $300,000 range still accounts for the largest share (62%).

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Seller’s Market?

Combining the Sold and Active data to look at Months’ Inventory by Price Range, I was surprised to see a fairly consistent inventory, at least for the prices < $600,000.

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The market is just as hot between $400k - $600k as it is for homes < $200k, while it’s a little softer in the middle range of $200k - $400k.  And forget about it once you get above $600k; the market deteriorates quickly.

My guess is that the sub-$200k market is being driven by investors & distressed activity, and the $400k - $600k market is made up of owner-occupied and second-home buyers snapping up formerly million-dollar homes, while the traditional mid-range move-up market is the soft spot in the middle.

Next time I’ll dig even deeper to see if my hunch is right.  In the meantime, please give us a call if you want to see a particular neighborhood or have any other questions.

Your turning data into information Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

California says "no" to lender lawsuits after short sales

Holy cow! The California legislation just passed a law preventing banks and other lenders from suing homeowners for unpaid mortgage balances after the lender agrees to a short sale. (hat tip, Kris Berg of the San Diego Castles blog). The way I read it, the new California law also prevents the lender(s) from requiring the homeowners to pay a lump-sum settlement at the short sale closing.



[The California legislature just passed into law] Senate Bill 458, prohibiting a deficiency after a short sale for one-to-four residential units, regardless of whether the lender is a senior or junior lienholder. ....  Both senior and junior lienholders cannot require a borrower to owe or pay for a deficiency in a short sale. This law also prohibits any deficiency judgment to be requested or rendered for senior or junior liens after a short sale of one-to-four residential units.

Click here for Reuter's coverage of the event


Click here for a roll-call vote tally of the California Senate, to see who voted for, and against


Will it ever happen here, in metro Phoenix? Don't count on it. Politically, Arizona is far more "red" than California. Some years we're purple, but we've got a very, very long way to go until we're as blue as California.


Note to Arizonans:  Arizona does not have a law on the books yet that protect homeowners in these kinds of situations. In Arizona you can be sued by your 2nd lender for the unpaid 2nd mortgage balance, for up to several years after a short sale, even if the lender gave permission for the short sale! So what should you do if you're underwater, considering a short sale, and have a 2nd mortgage or equity credit line/loan? Call an attorney! Call or email me and I'll be happy to refer you to the attorneys who handled my short sale.


 

Maricopa County Sales Charts – June 2011

Here’s a look at the recent trends county-wide.  I’m pulling a rolling 13-month history so we can see the last year’s trends plus a comparison of this month to the same month last year.

These charts are showing trends which are more obvious than I’ve seen in awhile:

First of all, the number of sales is through the roof!  We’ve noticed this activity across just about every slice of the data – sales are up, way up.  Maybe that’s because…

Prices are down.  Notice the average sales price and the average price per square foot are down 11-12% from this time last year, although both have been holding steady over the last 6 months, and have even shown a slight uptick in recent months.

In addition, Days on Market is trending downward after hitting a high mark earlier this spring.

Taken together, this tells me we’ve hit a market-clearing sweet spot for investors.  The current prices allow investors to buy distressed homes, fix them up, and rent them out for enough money to generate acceptable profits.  Good news in that prices shouldn’t fall any further; bad news in that prices can’t rise either – as soon as the numbers stop creating profits the investors will stop buying.

Looks like we’re stuck in a holding pattern for the time being, but at least it’s a holding pattern that’s clearing vacant homes out of neighborhoods.

Specific Zip Code reports are now available!  If you’d like to see how the sales activity in your zip code compares with the county as a whole, just click here to sign up, and you’ll receive your zip code report via email each month.

and now, on to the reports.  (click each chart to embiggen)

Number of Homes Sold by Month

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Average Sold Price

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Average Price per Square Foot

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Average Number of Days on Market

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** The data for all these charts represents Single Family Homes sold in Maricopa County via the MLS.  All data was pulled from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, and is thought to be accurate but is not guaranteed.  Please do not make any life-changing decisions based solely on the information contained herein.

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Please give us a call/email anytime – we’d love to hear from you!

Your keeping an eye on the trends Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

Distressed Activity by Month – June 2011

Each month I pull these charts together, and each month I hope to see obvious trends showing fewer distressed listings hitting the market and more sales of owner-occupied homes.  Unfortunately, the trends I’m hoping for have not yet materialized…

Here are the charts showing the distressed activity by month – listings and sales – since the beginning of 2009.

(Click on any chart to see a larger version.)

Listings First – Here are the new distressed listings hitting the market each month going back to January 2009, broken out by different types and views.

Chart 1 - New Bank Owned Listings  - (new listings actually owned by the bank – think foreclosures and REOs.)

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Chart 2 - New Short Sale Listings (new listings, still owned by the ‘owner’, but needing the bank to take a short payoff because the home is worth less than the mortgage balance.  The bank will need to approve the sale.)

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Chart 3 - New Bank Owned + Short Sale Listings  (a combined look at the above charts – these are the new listings where the bank is going to take a loss on the property, and the best reflection of my former Distressed Listings chart.)

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Chart 4 - New Vacant Listings  (new listings which are vacant homes.  While not all vacant listings are distressed listings, I am including them because they represent a very large percentage of the overall market, and therefore provide some measurement of Distressed.)

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Now the Sales - I’ve pulled all the homes sold since 1/1/2009 for Single Family Residences in Maricopa County, broken out by who owns them and who lives in them.

Chart 5 - Home Sales by Type of Owner

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Chart 6 - Home Sales by Type of Occupant

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I am including Single Family Detached Homes listed for sale (or sold) in Maricopa County via the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service.  These numbers are believed accurate but not guaranteed.

What does it all mean?

I’d like to have an obvious, black & white answer for you, but I don’t; these charts are a bit confusing.  Sales of owner-occupied homes are up – that’s great!  But sales are up across the board – vacant homes, bank-owned homes, short sales…  It seems more likely the investor-buyers just have a bigger appetite right now.  There’s also some seasonality showing up, with repeated peaks in the summer months.

And on the listing side, we’re still adding almost 5,000 new bank-involved listings each month.  We’re certainly not heading towards a normal market at that rate.  I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that the purchase pace continues to be higher than the listing rate – as long as the new listings are getting absorbed, we’re simply buying time until the banks run out of new listings.  Hopefully that happens over the next year or two & we’ll watch the listings wind down in our charts.

Your watching & waiting Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

The difference between Bank Owned, Foreclosure, REO, and Short Sale

July 2011. This is an update and reprint of an article from June 2008. Reprinted because, sadly, it's still relevant. Updated because things in real estate are always changing. This information pertains to metro Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. If you're reading this from another locale or long after the publication date, please consult a professional in your area. We are Realtors, but we are not your Realtors; get local, professional advice.

REO, a.k.a. Foreclosure, a.k.a. Bank Owned -- the bank has already foreclosed and the former homeowner is long gone. In Arizona, there is no "Redemption Period" after a foreclosure during which the former owner can reclaim the home. Once the bank has foreclosed on an owner, it's game over. The bank owns this house outright and is selling it, almost always using a Realtor and an MLS listing. (There are extremely rare situations where a bank forecloses and doesn't obtain clear title to the home. How rare? In a combined 13 years of practice in metro Phoenix, we at ThePhoenixAgents have seen this happen once.).


Pre-Foreclosure - Treat these as "Short Sales".


Short Sale - In this case, a homeowner is trying to sell at today's prices which will not completely pay off his/her mortgage, and seller won't or can't bring enough money to the closing table to pay off the mortgage. The seller's lender will be left with a short payoff, hence the name.  If the seller can't get his/her lender's approval of the short sale, the sale will not happen.


Short Sales are sometimes great bargains for buyers, but these homes are frequently sold without any disclosures about condition, and are almost always sold As-Is. Buyers can inspect the house but Sellers/Lenders won't do any repairs.


Then, there's the Short Sale Waiting Game. Lenders are overwhelmed, they were never set up to operate a real estate brokerage in the first place, and will probably take a month or more to even acknowledge receipt of a Buyer offer. Total wait time can vary wildly depending on which bank you're dealing with. What are "normal" wait times? I've seen 2 to 9 months, with a personal record of 13 months from offer to closing (30-day escrow).


Want More Info? See all posts in our Short Sale category, or our Foreclosure category. Get even more information, and search for area short sale and foreclosure homes.

How to make an offer on a Fannie Mae home

This is a post about how to make an offer on a Fannie Mae-owned (foreclosure) home in metro Phoenix, Arizona where I’m a licensed Realtor. If you’re reading this from out of area, or long after Summer 2011, please consult a professional in your area.   Need a metro Phoenix-area Realtor? Contact me!

To make an offer on a Phoenix-area Fannie Mae home at present, you need at least the following forms, completely filled out:

  • REO coversheet
  • Owner Occupant Certification
  • Notification to Listing Agent
  • Fannie Mae Real Estate Purchase Addendum
  • AZ State Purchase Offer/ Contract
  • Agency form
  • Loan PQF

I submitted a Fannie Mae purchase offer this morning for one of our buyer clients -- it was 28 pages long!

Several of these forms you get from the Listing Agent (that’s the seller’s Realtor). The Loan PQF (Pre-Qualification Form) you have to get from the Buyer’s loan officer, and it must be dated within the past 1 to 8 weeks or so.

Currently, Fannie Mae is requiring that the Buyer complete their Fannie Mae Real Estate Purchase Addendum. That’s a fairly new requirement; it used to be buyers didn’t fill in that form at all but rather waited for Fannie Mae to send it once the buyer’s bid had been accepted. Be careful with this form! It has a couple really vital “trigger dates” in it, and the Buyer has to fill in those dates. A trigger date is my term for a date that other contract deadlines count from. For example, the inspection period counts from the Acknowledgement Date which is different from (but closely related to) the Effective Date. Fill in the wrong dates on these blank trigger date fields and you can seriously screw yourself up.

Another thing to be carful with on the Fannie Mae addendum – the form uses the terms Settlement Date and Expiration Date interchangeably, but never use the term Closing Date, which I find utterly stupid. The way the government’s attorneys wrote the form, if the closing doesn’t happen on the Settlement Date, the deal expires, per the Expiration Date. But the addendum doesn’t say what happens then! Does the buyer lose their Earnest Money? Does the deal just close on the next business day? Who knows! The Addendum doesn’t say.

Oh, and don’t forget to specifically ask for the Fannie Mae Incentive of 3.50% of the purchase price from the Seller to cover some of the buyer’s closing costs, by adding that request to your purchase offer. If you don’t ask, you won’t get the closing cost assistance! You also have to know when Fannie Mae’s offering that incentive; they don’t do it all the time.

Confused yet? You’re not alone. If you’re a buyer or potential buyer in the metro Phoenix are in Summer 2011 you’re bound to run into Fannie Mae homes. Fannie Mae’s got so many homes for sale these days, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.  As the commercials say, “Don’t attempt this at home alone kids!”  

You really need an experienced Realtor working on your behalf when you’re trying to make an offer on a Fannie Mae home. The paperwork is just so confusing and Fannie Mae keeps changing the rules about which forms they want and how you have to fill them out.  Hire a Realtor!

Need a Realtor? Read all about Heather and Chris, authors of this site and experienced Buyers’ Agents.  Then contact us and hire us; we’re happy to help.

Just how bad is the new home building bust?

Friend & colleague John Wake published this chart yesterday.  We all know it’s bad, but this chart makes the point very clear..

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click here to read the original article at Wall Street Journal dot com.

To claim “The Great Recession – worst economic times since the Great Depression” a couple of years ago sounded like a bit of an embellishment to a lot of people; today I don’t think there’s any doubt.

Your cautious and advocating personal budgetary restraint Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

Got Lead Based Paint?

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We stumbled across this beauty the other day – it’s a bank-owned REO listing, built in the early 1970s, and it doesn’t look like the prior owners had updated anything since the first few years they were there!


But here’s the catch:  most buyers (almost all buyers) in this price range are going to either pay cash (investors) or use an FHA mortgage (low income &/or first-time buyers).


This house is priced way too high to interest an investor, yet the peeling paint and other deferred maintenance items are going to stop any FHA loan from getting approved.


And so it sits there…


Your feels bad for the neighbors Realtor,


Chris Butterworth


Did You Know? Federal law regarding lead based paint has changed. As of April 2010, the laws about working on older homes that might have lead based paint have gotten much more restrictive. See this article for a rundown of the law changes and how it affects you.

Fabulous, but too far out. . .

Recently a client and I exchanged emails about her housing options that reminded me of one of most enduring metro Phoenix’s real estate truisms:  fabulous is often also too far out (geographically speaking).


Since metro Phoenix has always had room to grow, geographically, it generally follows that the newer, fancier, nicer houses that many 20-something, 30-something and 40-something buyers want are miles out of town.


We had a saying during the boom years of 2004-2006 that buyers "drive until they qualify" meaning they drive out from center city until they hit a pocket where the builders have put up houses that those buyers can afford.


But really it's also true that buyers drive until they find the finishes & fixtures they desire at a price they can pay.


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So what we often find is this . . . .



5 miles (7-12 minutes) from downtown Phoenix your budget of $150,000 buys this:


160k buys this 5miles from Phx downtown


160k buys this 5miles from Phx downtown, KIT





  • about 1,200 to 1,400 square foot


  • 2 or 3 bedrooms ; 2 bathrooms


  • 1/4 acre lot, with no pool


  • built in 1950s


  • No HOA; you could add on another bedroom fairly easily


  • linoleum floors & laminate counters


  • overall, looks like it was remodeled on the cheap in late 1980s


10 to 12 miles (20-25 minutes) from downtown Phoenix that same $150,000 buys this:


150k buys this 12miles from Phx downtown, EF





  • 1,500 to 1,800 square feet


  • often with a pool ; usually about the same 1/4 acre lot as above


  • Built in the 1970s or 1980s


  • Probably no HOA


You can choose between an older kitchen in a fairly nice neighborhood. . .


150k buys this 12miles from Phx downtown, old KIT, nice NEIGH


. . . or you can choose a completely remodeled kitchen in a neighborhood most buyers would consider a step down from the neighborhood above.


150k buys this 12miles from Phx downtown, new KIT, lesser NEIGH



20-25 miles (45-60 minutes!) from downtown Phoenix $150,000 buys this. . .


150k buys this 20miles from Phx downtown, EF


150k buys this 20miles from Phx downtown, KIT


150k buys this 20miles from Phx downtown, BA





  • 1700-1900 square feet


  • rarely with a pool ; usually a small 1/10th of an acre (5,550 square feet)


  • Brand new build house or about 3-5 years old


  • HOA controls much of what you can do to the outside of the house


What’s more important to you - ?


Granite countertops and new cabinets or a quick 5 minute commute to downtown Phoenix?


5-year old house with generally poor insulation or a well-insulated 40 to 60 year old house that probably needs a new roof in the coming 5 years?


A little elbow room in your backyard or trying to plant a hedge to hide the 2-story house looming over your tiny backyard?



Long time readers know or will guess that I’d choose the teensy 1950s house over the new build in Surprise or Avondale every time. And that’s not just because I don’t have children. I’d raise kids in that teensy house in a heartbeat. They'll have more quality time with Mommy & Daddy because my commute to work is only about 8 minutes.

What about you?

Renting? Food for thought here.

Some thoughts I’ve had lately about being a renter in today’s real estate market.


Landlords usually do a credit check and sometimes even a background check on prospective tenants. If I was a prospective tenant, I think I’d ask the landlord for a credit check on him/her in return. You probably don't need (and won't get) a credit check on your landlord, but some information is worth asking for.


Why? Many, many landlords are renting their home because they couldn’t sell it. It’s possible that the rent paid by the tenant doesn’t cover the landlord’s mortgage. If I’m a tenant, I want to know that the landlord is covering that gap, and doing so comfortably. That way, I don’t get a Notice taped to “my” front door one day telling me I have to move out because the house is going to the foreclosure auctions.


I think I’d also ask them if this is their first time being a landlord. If it is, I might want to spend some time talking about hypotheticals:





  • what is the fair thing to do if the A/C breaks in July?


  • what is the fair thing to do if the water has to be shut off for a day? for two days? three days?


  • is there a home warranty in place? if so, who pays for the service call fee when the home warranty is used to fix minor broken things around the house?


  • how often does the landlord plan on coming over to inspect things? will s/he give notice before hand? If so, how much notice?


  • Who’s supposed to change the A/C filters inside the house and how often?


  • Does the landlord keep a key to the house while I’m living in it?


I’m not sure there’s a standard, “right” answer to any of those questions. But – particularly me, as a woman living alone – I’d want to know if my landlord lived in town and kept a key to the house I was planning to live in. I’d probably want to know that too, if I was a parent with small children in the house.


Many tenants work with Realtors to find their next rental home. If you’re looking to rent, I’d recommend it. Personally, Chris and I don’t usually handle rentals. But our broker Thompson’s Realty has a Realtor on-staff that handles rentals all the time, both landlord-side and tenant-side.


If you’re looking to rent, shoot us an email and we’ll hook you up with the Thompson’s Realty landlord & tenant Realtor professional. Or visit them online at SpectrumGroupAZ.com