Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oro Valley Inventory Shortage Sure to Drive Prices Higher Quickly


For almost a year we’ve been warning of an impending housing inventory shortage.  Well folks, it’s here and with a vengeance.  Couple the, now obvious shortage of median priced homes (those within +/- 10% of the median home price of $202,748, in Oro Valley, … Continue reading

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Fiscal Responsibility Has Benefits; S&P Reaffirms Oro Valley “AA-” Rating


Standard & Poor’s rating agency has reaffirmed the Town of Oro Valley’s strong “AA-” rating on the Series 2012 Excise Tax Revenue Obligations to fund the Town’s aquatic facility enhancements. Oro Valley leadership get’s it.  Development of attraction infrastructure will help … Continue reading

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“Remarkable”, Position Your Home for Sale


Lessons from being a 4-H kid and leader seem to stay with you for a lifetime.  Posing your best Steer or displaying your Dutch pple Pie for a judge teaches a simple lesson in marketing. As we enter the typically slower season … Continue reading

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Balanced Federal Budget; Crucial to Long Term Home Value


Reprinted from The Heritage Foundation “Morning Bell”.  This is a critical time in US History with no Federal Budget in over 1100 days the Ship of State is careening dangerously close to the rocky shoals of disaster.  The longer term … Continue reading

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Think hard about borrowing money from the same place you bank!


For decades, consumers have felt a need or some sense of loyalty to their bank.  Back in the day when financial institutions had a real stake in the health of a community that may have been true.  After all we … Continue reading

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Home Prices Nationally are Moving UP!


Median list prices nationwide increased 6.82 percent in February compared to February 2011, according to the latest data from Realtor.com, tracking 146 markets. “The nation’s housing market as a whole are in better shape today than at any time since … Continue reading

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Americans Making Changes to be More Energy Efficient at Home


While the vast majority of Americans say that they are knowledgeable about energy sources, many are not actually making the necessary changes nor monitoring their own usage. According to the results of a recent Harris Poll, majorities of Americans are … Continue reading

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Forclosures as Rentals


While Tucson’s market is seeing a solid turn for thebetter, there has been much talk about the government selling bulk foreclosures which will be converted into rentals. Fine homes are not exempt from this conversation at all, not even in … Continue reading

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Arizona Remains Leader in Education Reform


Posted on March 06, 2012 | Author: Jonathan Butcher “Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer kept Arizona out front in innovative education reform. Gov. Brewer’s signature on SB 1047 will help students on private school scholarship waiting lists finally realize their … Continue reading

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Ackman on CNBC, “Move to Arizona and Buy an Incredibly Cheap House”


Bill Ackman of Pershing Square on CNBC Squak Box this morning, “The effictive cost of owning a home has never been less.”  He went on to say later during the interview, “A lot of retirees, it’s a great time to … Continue reading

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