Arizona is adding homeowners faster than any state in the nation, a sign of continued growing economic momentum in the state. The state’s quarter-over-quarter homeowner rate change increased by 7.7 percentage points in Q2 2020, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the best in the … [Read more...] about Arizona Leads Nation In Homeownership Growth
Now That the Children Are Gone, Should You Downsize Your Home?
It’s a question as old as retirement itself: Now that the children are gone, should you downsize your home? Maybe move to your favorite vacation spot to enjoy the sunshine and natural beauty? Or should you stay put, relaxing in familiar surroundings and a community you know well? Today’s retirees … [Read more...] about Now That the Children Are Gone, Should You Downsize Your Home?
Re-Roofing Your Home
Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their roofs until they need a new one, which is one of the main reasons you should inspect your roof before winter. Are there places where your roof appears to be sagging? Are there signs of water damage or areas where you can actually see light showing … [Read more...] about Re-Roofing Your Home
Painting Your Home
I have a customer who repaints at least one room in her house every other year, but she’s never happy with the results. The color is all wrong once it’s on the walls, paint ends up splattering on the floor, no matter how many drop cloths she and her husband put down, and she realizes – after the … [Read more...] about Painting Your Home
Selling Your Home
Summer in Flagstaff just cannot be beat! We have amazing weather and lots to do here in the summer months. Attractions like the Grand Canyon bring thousands of visitors through our little town. These visitors may turn into BUYERS! So if you are considering selling your home, now is the time to do … [Read more...] about Selling Your Home
Is There an App for Getting My Life Back?
A recent article in The Atlantic states that nearly half of Facebook users aged 18-34 check their Facebook just minutes after waking up; 28 percent even before getting out of bed. An informal survey with my university students finds that it’s the last thing many of them do at night before going to … [Read more...] about Is There an App for Getting My Life Back?
How the Proposed PMO Could Affect Home Values
For 15 years, Art Gastelo hasn’t lived in the home he owns in Flagstaff’s Plaza Vieja neighborhood. He’s rented it for some of that time, and on several occasions, he’s tried to sell it. He’s finally found a buyer, after dropping his asking price from $150,000 to $110,000. As for profits, “I’ll … [Read more...] about How the Proposed PMO Could Affect Home Values
Market Changing Rapidly
Phoenix home prices are coming up. In the past 12 months, prices have risen 20 percent. We know that this typically means that Flagstaff prices will follow. Flagstaff has always been a stronger market but is tied to the rest of the state and country. This trend is projected to continue throughout … [Read more...] about Market Changing Rapidly
Growing Food, Growing Community
Blessed with high altitude and a finicky growing season, Northern Arizona is often criticized as a frustrating place to grow food. In spite of these challenges, the City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Foodlink are proud to celebrate the overwhelming success of the 2011 growing season. In just two … [Read more...] about Growing Food, Growing Community
Flagstaff Home Sales Report
Monthly Flagstaff Home Sales Report What March Flagstaff home sales tell us about the coming summer. Flagstaff’s March real estate market was exciting to live through – the statistics aren’t quite as exciting, but they are certainly interesting. Total closed Flagstaff residential transactions … [Read more...] about Flagstaff Home Sales Report