Betsie's Real Estate Update

Real Estate Agent - Realty ONE Group
I recently read a refreshing article about how FHA appraisal guidelines are not as strict as they used to be. I am hoping the appraisers will start taking this to heart because I have had some crazy requirements with FHA Appraisals ( carpet needing to be cleaned and the grass to be mowed seem to ...
The rental market in the Phoenix area is out of control lately. Our inventory which is normally in the 8500 range is currently under 3200 and decreasing rapidly. Because we took such a hard hit with foreclosures and are still very high in short sales, all of the owners of those homes still need t...
An agent who was holding an open house on Easter Sunday in Scottsdale, AZ was robbed. A female came into the open house and asked for a tour while they were outside a Male came in and stole credit cards, cash and a few personal items out of the Realtor's purse (which was hidden in a cabinet in th...
I have been looking through pictures of listings for the last 2 hours trying to find some homes to show my buyer. I have to laugh. I have never seen so many pictures of dogs in listings. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, my client loves dogs and we both have dogs. But do you really want to see a d...
I received an email today from Marlo at the Lending Company and I wanted to pass on the info he sent. We in AZ are used to having pools. What happens when your neighbor moves out of state or the house goes into foreclosure? Who takes care of the pool? Most likely nobody and it turns green. Especi...
I just went in for my first full body scan at the dermatologist. I had a basal cell removed last year from under my nose and the Dr. wants to keep an eye on me. Because I have very fair complexion I am at higher risk for skin cancer. This is not news to anyone. I think most of us now realize the ...
The long awaited opening of South Chandler's Paseo Vista Recreation Area is finally here! This is the park that was built over the City Landfill. We have been waiting for the Landfill to close and the park to be finished for over 8 years. The residents finally get to see what the city has done wi...
From 9am to noon on Saturday South Chandler will be holding its annual Easter Celebration. There will be easter egg hunts, booths, pictures with the Easter Bunny and interactive amusements. The hunt is for children up to 9 years old. The celebration will be held at Snedigar Sports complex 4500 S....
I did market research today by driving around Chandler and Gilbert to look at the new models from builders. They are back to building and are offering big discounts and deals to entice buyers to buy new vs. a foreclosure or resale. I started at Beazer in Seville (located at Higley and Chandler He...
Telemarketers drive me crazy too! Read below to see how this person handles those unwanted calls.As Real Estate professionals, we are busy and time is precious to us.  Our phone is our life line.  Have you ever answered only to speak to a telemarketer and while you are trying to get off the phone...

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