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Jan. 11, 2021

Phoenix - Top Market for Growth in 2021

Realtor.com®: Markets That Will Grow the Most in 2021

January 4, 2021


For several housing markets, their growth in 2020 is expected to continue this year, particularly in cities where tech and government jobs are more plentiful. Realtor.com® recently analyzed the 100 largest U.S. markets to find those poised for the most growth in 2021.

“Economic momentum from the thriving tech industry, coupled with healthier levels of supply, will position these markets for growth in 2021,” realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale notes. “Additionally, the relative stability of government jobs in the past year has driven home prices and sales in several state capitals to the top. Home buyers, particularly first-timers, looking in one of these markets should expect rising prices and heavy competition. Meanwhile, sellers will remain in a position of power but will find themselves on the other side of the bargaining table when buying their next home.”

Realtor.com® predicted the 10 top markets for 2021 based on the combined yearly percentage growth in both home sales and prices forecast for 2021.

1. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, Calif.

  • 2021 sales growth (year-over-year prediction): 17.2%
  • 2021 price growth (year-over-year prediction): 7.4%
  • Combined growth: 24.6%

2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

  • 2021 sales growth: 10.8%
  • 2021 price growth: 10.8%
  • Combined growth: 21.6%
3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.-S.C.
  • 2021 sales growth: 13.8%
  • 2021 price growth: 5.2%
  • Combined growth: 19%

4. Boise City, Idaho

  • 2021 sales growth: 9.8%
  • 2021 price growth: 9.1%
  • Combined growth: 18.9%

5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.

  • 2021 sales growth: 8.9%
  • 2021 price growth: 9.7%
  • Combined growth: 18.6%

6. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

  • 2021 sales growth: 11.4%
  • 2021 price growth: 7%
  • Combined growth: 18.4%

7. Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pa.

  • 2021 sales growth: 14.4%
  • 2021 price growth: 3.8%
  • Combined growth: 18.2%

8. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.

  • 2021 sales growth: 12.5%
  • 2021 price growth: 5.5%
  • Combined growth: 18%

9. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.

  • 2021 sales growth: 12.5%
  • 2021 price growth: 5.4%
  • Combined growth: 17.9%

10. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

  • 2021 sales growth: 12.4%
  • 2021 price growth: 5.5%
  • Combined growth: 17.9%
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March 22, 2020

Real Estate Sellers and Investors: iBuyers

Real Estate Sellers and Investors: iBuyers


Real Estate Sellers and Investors: iBuyers

CLICK HERE >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qdEwlhLKzY

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March 22, 2020

Real Estate Investors: Time to BUY or SELL

Real Estate Investors: Time to BUY or SELL

Real Estate Investors: Time to BUY or SELL

Click Here >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEQVO7pbzxA

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March 22, 2020

Should Home Buyers wait for a Shift or Crash ? Costly ?

Should Home Buyers wait for a Shift or Crash ? Costly ?

Click Here >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAK2pJKKZG8

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March 21, 2020

Is there a "Pandemic" shift to a buyers market ?

Is there a "Pandemic" shift to a buyers market ?

Is there a "Pandemic" shift to a buyers market ?

CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_6CNZ7gUdQ

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July 10, 2019

Gilbert Arizona Housing Market as of July 2019

Hi All :) ~

Some say that we are in the midst of a housing correction however hard data says differently. Given the current economic climate we might be in more of a housing shortage than anything else. Rates will probably come down in the fall again to help with affordability issues. Take a look below :)



Feb. 20, 2018

Rapidly Losing Home Buying Power !!!

Hi All,


Everyone is talking about recent rate changes. Interest rates are nearly 3% lower than what we saw in 1999—the last time the economy was doing extremely well. With the economy heating up due to the added stimulus from the new tax plan, it’s important to focus on the COST of waiting.


Let’s look at an example. If you are looking to purchase a home with a $250,000 loan but decided to wait, and rates soared back up to 7.5%. If you had locked sooner, at a 3% lower interest rate, your monthly payment could have been $433 CHEAPER.


Think about what you could save in just one year alone!


Please feel free to reach out to Megan or I to discuss your options, how to maximize your home purchase power and how we can negotiate a great deal on a home.





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Feb. 8, 2018

5 Reasons It'll Pay to Sell Your Arizona Home Early in 2018


You MUST read this article from Holly Amaya if you or anyone you know are considering selling their Arizona home.

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It's been nearly a decade since the Great Recession delivered the worst housing crash in modern memory. But these days, the fallout feels squarely in the rearview mirror. Markets have bounced back with fervor, and confidence is skyrocketing: From Charlotte, NC, to Stockton, CA—and everywhere in between—homes are flying off the market at record prices, and buyers are still clamoring to get in the game. Arizona has been and continues to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Thanks to proper city planning, amazing weather, and affordability along with job growth cities such as Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Queen Creek have made national / International news (Canadians).

One thing is clear: It's a great time to be a seller.

"We’ve seen a few years of what could be considered unsustainable levels of price appreciation, as well as an inventory shortage that resulted in a record low number of homes for sale across the country," says Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com®.In other words: Today's buyers are exhausted. And in many cases that means they're willing to sacrifice to get a toehold in the market. 

Sounds like the stuff of seller's dreams, right? But know this: If you plan to sell in 2018—and you want to unload your home quickly and for maximum money—your window of opportunity may be rapidly narrowing. Here's why you should get moving ASAP.

1. Rates are still historically low, drawing buyers into the market

We may not be enjoying the rock-bottom interest rates of yore, but by historical standards, today's 30-year mortgage rates—hovering just above 4%—are still low. And experts agree mortgage credit will remain relatively cheap for most of the year.

That means the getting's still good for buyers—and, subsequently, for sellers looking to unload their homes.

But rates are on the rise, and it's been widely predicted that they'll reach 5% before year's end. Buyers know that the longer they wait to buy, the more expensive it will be.

Roughly translated, that means you'd be wise to list your home earlier in the year, before more rate hikes kick in. Not only will you capture the market of buyers scurrying to close a deal, but if you're buying after you sell, you'll also benefit from those lower rates.

2. Inventory remains tight—and demand high

Simply put, there are more buyers than available homes—particularly in red-hot markets where land is scarce and it isn't cheap to build.

And the housing shortage will likely get worse before it gets better: Realtor.com data predict inventory will remain tight in the first part of this year, reaching a 4% year-over-year decline by March.

Sellers, that means this is your opportunity to be wooed. Buyers, their choices limited, are going to great lengths (and making some major concessions) to win the house, says Katie Griswold, a Realtor® with Pacific Sotheby's in Southern California.

"We're in a very favorable seller's market," she says. "We're seeing bidding wars—which push up prices—and buyers are submitting offers with very pro-seller terms, like forgoing the repair request or waiving the appraisal contingency."

And cash investors are in the mix, too, accounting for 22% of all home sales transactions in November 2017 (up from 20% in October), according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Those cash buyers are snapping up homes in an already tight market and keeping some first-time buyers at bay (sorry, buyers!). But if you're selling, you stand a better shot at an all-cash offer—one you just might be crazy to refuse.

Of course, there's a catch: Inventory levels are predicted to begin rising in the fourth quarter, marking the first inventory gain since 2015 and setting the stage for more dramatic housing gains to come. So if you're thinking of selling, start preparing now in order to walk away with a sweet paycheck.

3. Home prices are still increasing

From coast to coast, home prices continue to rise—which translates to more money in your pocket when you sell.

But the gains are predicted to be more moderate than in years past. Realtor.com data suggest a 3.2% increase year over year, after finishing 2017 with a 5.5% year-over-year increase.

Bottom line: You still stand to make a pretty profit if you sell this year, but the earlier you can list, the better off you'll be.

4. People have more money in their pocket

Record levels of consumer confidence, low unemployment, and stock market surges are setting the stage for high home buyer turnout in 2018. For the first time since the 1960s, the Fed has projected that the unemployment rate will drop below 4%, and the domestic stock market is enjoying a nearly unprecedented rally.

The housing market is already reflecting this boom: Existing-home sales soared 5.6% in November 2017 (the most recent month for which data are available) and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to the NAR.

"Incomes are growing and people are finding better and more stable jobs," Vivas says. Buyers "are feeling pretty good about (their) finances."

And thanks to the GOP tax legislation, which nearly doubles the standard deduction, we'll see fewer people itemizing, says National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

"The income effect of that is that most people are getting a tax cut—which should help (buyer) demand," Dietz says.

All of these factors combined mean more buyers could be on the hunt, with more money in their pockets to shell out on a home for sale—possibly yours!

5. Millennials are ready to commit

Millennials, often crippled by student debt, have been especially hampered by rising interest rates and high home prices.

But the aforementioned conditions are ripe in 2018 for these first-time buyers to take the plunge, and experts predict that millennials will make up a vital part of the buyer pool over the coming year: Millennials could account for 43% of home buyers taking out a mortgage in 2018 (a 3% year-over-year increase), according to realtor.com data.

"As people move into their 30s, they're looking to move from renting to homeownership," Dietz says. "And we predict that trend will continue even more this year."

More home buyers flooding the market can only mean good things for sellers—at all price points.

~ Credit to 
Jan 10, 2018
Based in San Diego, Holly Amaya is a writer, lawyer, and communications strategist. She writes about real estate, legal, lifestyle, motherhood, and career issues.
Feb. 5, 2018

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Jan. 31, 2018

Holy Hell - Amazon, Berkshire, and JP Morgan To Enter the Health Insurance Market ???


Forbes reported this this morning and I was shocked.

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway are forming their own healthcare company with JPMorgan Chase to increase transparency for their employees, and that could be bad news for insurers and pharmacy benefit managers.

Health insurance companies and PBMs have long said they want to bring more transparency to the U.S. healthcare system, yet consumers often don’t know the true cost of healthcare. Prices are negotiated in secret and doctors don’t often know what their own services cost or what their patients will be charged.

Details of the new company the three corporate giants want to create remain sketchy, but the idea that they want to bring more transparency is one of the disclosed goals. “Our people want transparency, knowledge and control when it comes to managing their healthcare,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.


Those who’ve been engaged in the struggle to find the true cost of healthcare have been working for years with limited success. Often times, they have difficulty getting data from health plans or medical care providers.

“Resistance to transparency in healthcare remains high,” says Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement CEO Elizabeth Mitchell, who welcomes Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan’s new company. “Employers who pay for this care still don’t have insight into the relative value of what they are buying. They are looking for a way to have assurance that they are paying a fair price for a high quality service.”

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement has long said any health reform effort needs to look closely at transparency because data that reveals the total and true cost of care is difficult to find. In a report last year, NRHI said health spending by U.S. commercial insurers can vary by $1,000 or more per year per patient, depending on where enrollees live.

The potential for the Amazon-Berkshire healthcare company to disrupt the way health plans do business is one reason shares of many healthcare companies tumbled Tuesday after the partnership was announced.

Shares of insurers like Aetna, Anthem and UnitedHealth Group lost 5% to 10% of their value while pharmacy chains CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and drug makers with expensive medicines like Abbvie also took a hit on Wall Street. And the big PBM, Express Scripts, also lost more than 2% of its value Tuesday.

Nobody knows for sure what Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan have in mind because they said their effort is in its “early planning stages.” The trio tapped three executives to get the company off the ground: Todd Combs, an investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway; Marvelle Sullivan Berchtold, a Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase; and Beth Galetti, a Senior Vice President at Amazon. No further details were disclosed, including where the company would be located.

Some think Amazon could leverage its technology platform to make a dent in the healthcare cost curve and improve transparency.

“Amazon may spur new technology innovations” such as artificial intelligence or information sharing platforms that “can increase the efficiency of healthcare delivery,” said Idris Adjerid, a management IT professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. “Our research substantiates this potential value. We find that technology initiatives, which facilitated information sharing between disconnected hospitals resulted in significant reductions in healthcare spending.”

Studies show 30% of the money spent on healthcare is waste. Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan said the initial focus will be on “technology solutions” that will provide U.S. employees and their families with “simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.”

But given Amazon’s popularity among consumers and the decades of success Buffett has built with his businesses, the executives say improving patient experience and customer service will also be a target of the new company. 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/01/31/if-amazon-and-buffett-lift-veil-on-health-prices-insurers-are-in-trouble/#670d73c641c0
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