Happy Halloween

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2011

The Horses have been busy with activities

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This is the time of year everyone thinks about hayrides.

This ride was at an Elementary School in PV, the families have such fun.

Thank you!

If you are interested Give Bill a Call at 602-390-3096

A Western Adventure.net

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September’s Housing Starts Report

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-10-2011

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Finding Truth In September’s Housing Starts Report 

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 05:45 AM PDT

Housing Starts 2009-2011Headlines in newspapers can be misleading — especially with respect to housing figures. Media coverage of the most recent Housing Starts data serves as an excellent illustration.

Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its September Housing Starts report. In it, the government said that national Housing Starts rose 15 percent in September as compared to August 2011, tallying 658,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis.

The September reading is the highest monthly reading since April 2010, the last month of last year’s home buyer tax credit.

The sudden surge in starts is big news for a housing market that has struggled of late, and the press was eager to carry the story. Here is a sampling of some headlines:

§ U.S. Housing Starts Rise 15%, Hit 17-Month High (MarketWatch)

§ Home Building Jumps 15% in September (ABC)

§ New Construction Surges In September (LA Times)

These headlines are each accurate. However, they’re also misleading.

Yes, Housing Starts did surge in September, but if we remove the “5 or more units” grouping from the Census Bureau data — the catgory that includes apartment buildings and condominium structures — we’re left with Single-Family Housing Starts and Single-Family Housing Starts rose just 1.7 percent last month.

That’s a good number, but hardly a great one. And for home buyers and sellers throughout Mesa and nationwide, it’s the Single-Family Housing Starts that matter most. Individuals like you and I don’t buy entire apartment buildings. Most often, we buy single-family homes. Therefore, that’s the data for which we should watch.

The good news is that media tales work in both directions.

Building Permits dropped 5 percent last month when the volatile 5-unit-or-more-units category was included from the math. Isolating for single-family homes, we find that permits were unchanged.

This is good housing because 82% of homes begin construction within 60 days of permit-issuance, hinting at a steady, late-fall housing market.

 

This was shared with me by Mark Taylor… you can reach him at Mark@awesomerates.com

Lisa Hanawalt   

A Better Realty.Net   

480-655-0904

 


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I need a Seller CarryBack……or Investor!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-10-2011

Help!  I have the nicest Family that needs a home, the economy has been hard on them. Both of them are now working…. They are living with family and they are ready for their own home!  All Mom wants is a fenced backyard for her son to play in, and what a cutie he is!

I need a Seller that wants to sell their home and will play the bank.  Or I need an Investor that would be willing to purchase a home for them and let them purchase it from you.

If you are interested in either of these options to help this young family…. please give me a call.  I will have more information for you.

 

Lisa Hanawalt

A Better Realty.Net

480-655-0904

lisa@abetterrealty.net

Thank you in advance for your help! Lets help put one more family in a home!

 

 

 

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Short Sale Mastermind Group

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-10-2011

We had great conversation in the group, Anne asked for copies of letters to send out to receive leads for short sales.  I hope she will come back and share how it went; I would love to know what her ROI is.

see you next time at Mastermind

 

Lisa Hanawalt

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Short Sale Mastermind meets tomorrow!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2011

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Hi everyone,

Short sale mastermind is starting again…. If you are stuck on a file, need help finding that VP… bring your questions… this is agents helping agents…. If I have the info you need … I will be glad to help.

 

There is no selling at this mastermind group!  Just mastermind help.

I look forward to seeing you there.  11 am October 12, 2011

 

Great American Title

1630 S Stapley Dr. Ste 131

Mesa, Arizona, 85204

 

Lisa

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Short Sale Mastermind Group

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Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-10-2011

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Do you have questions about short sales? Do you have a file that is making you crazy? Are you wondering where you get answers if the bank just ignores you?

Come to Short Sale mastermind…. We share what we know; it is just agents helping agents! Great American Title provides their training room come be part of this discussion 1630 S Stapley Dr. Ste 131. Mesa, Arizona, 85204 Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 at 11:00 am.

I look forward to seeing everyone…. I am bringing Bank of America info to share

Lisa Hanawalt, A Better Realty.Net 480-655-0904

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