Have A Home With A Pool? It Pays To Sell In The Summer!

April 17th, 2015 by Michael Oliver

"Tucson Home With Pool"

Homes In Tucson With Pools Sell Best In The Summer! Not Only Do They Sell Faster They Sell For More!

I regularly track trends and statistics of the Tucson housing market; selling a home with a pool always seemed a bit different depending on the time of year. This type of home sale I have been tracking for the past 3 plus years and after some close observations it’s clear, if you have a home with a pool sell in the summer! In the winter on average a home with a pool can sell when priced correctly however, a home not selling in the winter can in many cases find a willing buyer in the summer.

Tucson Arizona Foreclosure Home Incentives- What Deals Are Banks Doing To Sell Their REO/ Bank Owned Homes-

January 3rd, 2011 by Michael Oliver

Foreclosure homes in Arizona almost always offer incentives to buy them, few buyers realize this.  In Tucson here

Foreclosure Incentives for buying a Tucson home are available on almost every property learn here what the current incentives are in Tucson!

are the incentives different banks are currently offering to buy their bank owned/ foreclosure properties. Also keep in mind these incentives are just a starting point for buyers who are looking to buy! In most cases a trained Realtor who deals a lot in foreclosure homes (as I do) can get you an even better deal then what the bank is offering up front.

Does Paying Cash Get You A Better Deal On A Home? If So How Much?

April 25th, 2010 by Michael Oliver

Paying cash for a home sale will get you a discount BUT finding the right type of seller will get you a much better discount then others!

When buying a home a lot of buyers that can pay cash ask:

“How much can I save if I pay cash for my house instead of finance it?

Basically paying cash does make a difference specifically in today’s market, yet to the seller it isn’t a whole much of a difference because all sellers are paid cash at closing so to them its more a matter of the security in your cash offer vs. anything else.

How To Get The Best Deal On A Builder Spec Home In Tucson AZ

April 28th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

toll-brothers-home-rs.jpgEveryone wants to get a great deal on a homebuilders spec home in Tucson AZ but how do you do it? Well hopefully these tips will help you truly get the best deal on a brand new builder spec home in the Tucson/ Phoenix area. When trying to get the best deal it’s always best for a few things to line up for you as a buyer and these would include the following:

1) The longer the home has been on the market completely finished typically means the better for the buyer when trying to negotiate the price.

We’ll Be Getting Back To Regularly Scheduled Programming Soon

March 5th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

For the regular readers I apologize I hadn’t been making any posts for a while I’m going to get recommitted to getting solid, resourceful info about the Tucson real estate market. Since I had put quite a few deals into escrow and had some other things going on time for the blog was slim (at best). People don’t realize this blog (at least for me) takes up 15-20 hours a week on a regular basis to write, research, and come up with good topics it’s not an easy thing to just “invent” stuff people will actually want to read.

Are Buying Short Sales Really A Good Deal After All?

February 27th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

short-sale-rsjpg.jpgIn my own experience of handling short sales on the listing side and speaking with an appraiser I have come to the conclusion that I’m not sure buying a short sale really saves a buyer much at all after it’s all said and done. There are a couple reasons behind this and not all short sales are the same some buyers do get really great deals and this is all hypothetical meaning every single short sale is much different. But here are the findings that both myself and an appraiser spoke about the subject with deemed as more then likely the “deal” most buyers get on a short sale home:

Tucson Home Builder Incentives Going On Right Now. Who Has The Best Deals/ Incentives?

February 19th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

new-home-rs.jpgI didn’t have a lot of time to call every home builder in Tucson but I hit up the larger ones to see what kind of incentives they were offering for buyers to step up and buy from them. Mostly the Tucson builders are giving super cheap financing and paying (the incentive part) to buy the rate down really low. Some of the other builders aren’t doing a whole lot but there sticking close to their low home prices hoping that will be enough to lure buyers into buying their homes. In any event here is the breakdown also keep in mind builders change their incentives on sometimes a daily basis so what you see doesn’t mean it’s always still available (subject to change).

Statistics Showing Discount Percentage Off Of List Price For Foreclosures Homes In Different Areas Of Tucson AZ. This Is Must Have Info For Anyone Wanting To Buy A Foreclosure In Tucson! (Part 3 of 3)

February 7th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

zillow-pic-rs.jpgWe’re concluding this lengthy series of posts summarizing the foreclosure real estate market in Tucson AZ. A lot of people “want” to buy foreclosure real estate but have no clue as to what those homes are going for in price and also what type of discounts are normal or possible in the distress markets currently. Hopefully this series of posts have shed light on the very little published and hardly even researched area of real estate distress sales for the Tucson region. We continue the rest of the sub-markets of Tucson with the Central section of town.


Statistics Showing Discount Percentage Off Of List Price For Foreclosures Homes In Different Areas Of Tucson AZ. This Is Must Have Info For Anyone Wanting To Buy A Foreclosure In Tucson! (Part 2 of 3)

February 6th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

zillow-pic-rs.jpgThis is the second portion of three posts dedicated to breaking down Tucson’s foreclosure home marketplace. In these posts where looking to separate the entire Tucson foreclosure real estate market by side of town and then give you the stats and trends for each independent sub-market of the Tucson region. First up for the second set of statistics is the Extended Northwest (XNW) side of town this area is far reaching cutting off at about the I-10/ Marana exit and going up into Red Rock AZ. The XNW is by the number of homes in that region a very small sub-market of the Tucson region however these statistics will help buyers looking in that area for foreclosure property to get a better concept of what’s happening in the XNW.

Statistics Showing Discount Percentage Off Of List Price For Foreclosures Homes In Different Areas Of Tucson AZ. This Is Must Have Info For Anyone Wanting To Buy A Foreclosure In Tucson! (Part 1 of 3)

February 5th, 2009 by Michael Oliver

zillow-pic-rs.jpgIn different areas of Tucson the real estate market acts independent of other areas, meaning this: all real estate is very local down to the neighborhood you live in and even the street you live on things could sell for a lot less or more then just a mile away. So in thinking of this I thought it would be interesting to see the differences in the sub-markets of Tucson and see how much less then the listed price foreclosure homes are being sold for in the Tucson area. Again these are just averages, each side of Tucson is very different even the “NW” section of Tucson covers an area running from Oracle and River to Oracle Arizona. (A completely different town north of Oro Valley.) So within “NW” Tucson there’s the independent cities of Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Oracle, and Catalina so even within these stats the averages will sway once you get to specifics. However without question these statistics will help you as a buyer (or seller) to understand the foreclosure market in each sub-section of the Tucson AZ region. So for this post we’ll dissect each part of Tucson by the side of town it covers. This is going to be a three part series with this one (Part 1 of 3) we’ll cover the South sides of town (S, XS.SE,SW) and in the second portion we will cover the North sides (N,NE,NW,XNW) of town to see how their foreclosure statistics stack up. In part 3 we’ll take a look at the remaining sides of town including Central, East, and the West sides of Tucson.

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