Something All Home Shoppers Should Have…

11 04 2010

I just returned home from a wonderful home tour today of 10 homes all over north Phoenix and Glendale, and thought I should share this necessity with all home buyers.  If you are scheduled to go out with a Realtor to look for your next home, fill one of these out for EVERY HOME YOU VIEW, and your life will be a lot easier when it comes time to make a decision.

Here is the Home Buyer Spread Sheet for your viewing and using pleasure.  Couple this with any pictures you take, and a Full detail report from the MLS (if you are one of my clients), and remembering nuances about homes will be a snap.

Comments/ratings/feedback is always appreciated!





HUD/FHA ENDORSES ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES!

8 04 2010

I just read an email from my e-sign service (EchoSign) informing me of the great news!  I will just give 3 reasons rapid fire off the top of my head why this is a HUGE move towards a better tomorrow in FHA related real estate transactions:

1. LESS PAPER!

2. EFFICIENCY!

3. CONVENIENCE!

Here is the post on the EchoSign blog about FHA/HUD allowing electronic signatures and showing a copy of the letter from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  (FYI, I am not related to the Assistant Secretary for Housing, David H. Stevens.)

What this means to YOU as an FHA homebuyer

You will now be able to sign contracts ON YOUR SCHEDULE, DO AWAY WITH EXCESSIVE PAPERWORK and have FASTER RESPONSE TIMES.  Contract signing will be done through email with the click of a button and stored securely on the e-signature service’s server, as well as copies emailed to you in pdf form once signed and filed.  The process in real time, about 5 minutes (unless you haven’t had time prior to signing to read the contract).

In other words, you will be signing contracts more efficiently and conveniently, while “going green” at the same time.  Of course, your Realtor has to be a part of one of these services.  If I were home shopping, I would make this a requirement of my Realtor.





Phoenix Real Estate…Come with Your Guns Blazin!

12 11 2009

A short video about a surprisingly common misunderstanding I’ve been experiencing with multiple clients.  Also a tip for anyone thinking about Phoenix real estate and looking to pick up a steal in today’s market.

P.S. the 1st website in the credits is supposed to read colincs.wordpress.com (not.co)

Here are the numbers for you to browse over, straight from ARMLS!  These are the monthly number of homes SOLD for 2009.

January February March April May June July August September
4,742 5,477 7,636 8,564 9,284 9,327 9,095 8,007 7,906