US Housing starts hit a 17 year low

Home and apartment construction nationwide fell in July to its lowest level in more than 17 years. The US Commerce Dept. report shows that construction of single-family homes in July fell by 2.9 percent from the previous month to a pace of 641,000. That is the lowest mark since January 1991. If you are a … Read more


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Back in Tucson with More Real Estate News to Share

I’ve been on the road for the past two weeks.   I still have kept in touch reading the daily Arizona Daily Star email headlines updates.   There have been a few changes in the past two weeks and the Tucson MLS Statistics for July were released in my absense.   I’ve printed those out … Read more


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Tucson Foreclosures Short Sale REO Bank Owned July 2008

There they are;   all the buzz words of Real Estate these days.   After seeing the headline “Foreclosures more than double here” in the Saturday, July 27, 2008 Arizona Daily Star I decided I wanted to see for myself where all this stacks up in the Tucson MLS system. According to an aside on … Read more


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How Big is the Housing Crisis

How Wide Spread is it Across our Country How Big indeed? This doesn’t mean there isn’t one. It means the aunt hills have been made into an entire mountain range, not just a mountain. Fear, misinformation and the economy as a whole drive much of the media and the fear they have instilled. Now it … Read more


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Tucson MLS Statistics for June 2008

The June statistics continue to show a decline in the average sale price with an increase in total closed transactions each month since January of this year. This month the report shows 1034 closed transactions. As of this writing the MLS itself shows 1048 transactions. While it is good to see the number increasing in … Read more


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Tucson Good News and Bad News for the Local Housing Market

Good news and  Bad news in the Local Real Estate Market   No Photo Saturday I know you like pictures but this is a quick post as  we head to Phoenix for Island Fries and Burgers   Check out the link for a picture of a really good burger ______________________________________ This might have been a … Read more


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