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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), released the new fourth quarter figures today and one of the significant findings were as follows: *  Of the nine Census Divisions, the Mountain and Pacific Divisions experienced the most significant price movements in the latest quarter.  While prices f...
Geographic Competency has really been in the headlines and blogs alot lately.  I know of some appraisers who belong to as many as 5 MLS databases and do appraisals in excess of 2 hours or more away.  I have seen some out of the area appraisals lately and they definitely need to work on their know...
Well, like my mother used to say, if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything.  So....for those of you watching my post.......I have been very quiet.  The media seems to say enough for all of us! Anyway, in the interest of keeping everyone informed, just when I was grasping th...
Things are constantly changing so fast it makes you want to just unplug your TV, radios, and sit in a quiet place until things settle down!  Which brings us to the HVCC (Home Valuation Code of Conduct).  When we first heard about it back in March of 2008, it seemed like we all received an onslaug...
Well, the Christmas and Holiday Season is a special time for each and every one of us to reflect upon what has transpired over the past year in all facets of our lives.  You know, the foreclosures, the loss of jobs, etc. Our business certainly was a huge part of it, but soooo much more should be ...
By now, your've probably heard alot about the HVCC, which sprang out of a March 3rd agreement reached between the Attorney General of New York (Andrew Cuomo), Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and is scheduled to take effect by next January. I...
Sorry I haven't written in a while, but my beloved dog, XENA, was very ill and passed away this past Monday evening.  It was the saddest day of my life.  She gave my husband and I fourteen great years together and we miss her very much.  I am grateful we were blessed to have her in our life.  I'm...
Last month, the Flagstaff Women's Council of Realtor's asked me to speak at their monthly meeting.  The topic, "Persuading sellers to price a home for sale according to statistical information based on appraising methods", really showed me how serious they are about truly helping their sellers pr...
Hello Again!   Sorry it's been awhile, but with the interest rates continually going up and down, alot of people are refinancing........and yes........I've had several REO appraisals to do too!  The Arizona Daily Sun is reporting that after two years of double-digit increases, many local neighbor...
Happy New Year Everyone!   Did alot of you make some resolutions already?   How many have you kept or broken?   LOL!Well, as for me, I made several important ones this year.  Some professional and some personal and of course, they are equally difficult of course!  I made a vow to keep attending a...

Dusty Rhoton CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI

Northern Arizona Real Estate
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