Lake Havasu City, AZ – Real Estate Market Data – January 2016

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Click here to access the full report – Market Action Report Lake Havasu City

To search for real estate in Lake Havasu City, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/AZ/Lake-Havasu-City

To search for real estate throughout Arizona, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/Arizona

Copyright © Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Data is provided courtesy of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.; Tucson Association of Realtors and Prescott Area Association of Realtors and may not reflect all relevant real estate activity. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. It is the responsibility of any buyer or seller to verify any and all information relevant to such consumer’s real estate transaction.

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How to: Protect Your Home from the Wet Bandits – Best of Arizona Living

 

HOW TO: PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM THE WET BANDITS

‘Tis the season for celebrating with friends and family, sipping hot chocolate, and holiday gift giving. It’s also prime time for burglaries and break-ins. If we’ve learned anything from the Home Alone franchise it’s that these holiday burglars can be persistent and the best way to defend your home is with a strong offense. Whether you’re planning a long vacation or just spending the night out, follow these steps to avoid being ransacked by Harry & Marv.

Secure Your Valuables
Whether you’re parked on the street, the driveway, or garage, be sure to remove all valuables from your car. Valuables in plain sight are just taunting someone to break into your vehicle. Same goes for inside your home—stash important documents and jewelry either in a safe or hidden location. Try these top-secret spots to hide your most treasured items from Apartment Therapy.

Don’t Advertise Travel Plans Online
Of course you’re excited for that week long cruise you booked to the Bahamas, but you know who will be even more ecstatic, the thieves that have been eyeing your profile on social media. If you absolutely must post something, make sure your settings are private to conceal personal information from unwelcome onlookers.

Have a Friend or Family Member Check in
It’s always a good idea to let a trusted family member, friend, or neighbor know that you are headed out of town so they can be on the look out for any suspicious activity. Give them a spare key so they can check on the house from time to time and ask them to bring in your mail to avoid piles on the front porch, which is often a telltale sign that homeowners are on vacation. Consider holding your mail and any regular subscriptions if you can’t get someone to stop by regularly.

Make it Look Like Someone is Home
To create the appearance that someone is home, have indoor lights and outdoor holiday lights set on a timer. Keep the shades or curtains closed at all times. You can also fool thieves by connecting a radio to a timer or investing in a fake TV that simulates a realistic TV-set glow.

Looking for an extreme option? Imitate Kevin’s rocking holiday party with some dancing mannequins and cardboard cutouts that ride an electric train around the living room.

Lock Doors & Windows
This may be an obvious one, but you’ll want to double check that all locks are in working order. You’ll also want to remove any spare keys. This is an important one because someone could copy the set and access your home in the future.

Install a Security System
Whether your headed out of town or just around the corner, a security system can give you the peace of mind that your home and valuables are safe. In addition to installing a full-blown service with a security provider, there are plenty DIY home security systems to choose from including wireless network cameras, motion detectors, driveway alarms, and more.

How will you protect your home during the holidays?

BestOfArizonaLiving.com/Relocating To Arizona | December 16th, 2015

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2015 Arizona Gift Guide – Best of Arizona Living

 

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2015 ARIZONA GIFT GUIDE

As we enter December, we can officially say it’s gift buying crunch time. But before you head to the mall, consider this info on holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that the average American will spend $805 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $630.5 billion—now that’s a lot of jingle balls. Just imagine if that money was spent entirely on U.S. made products what the result for the economy would be. This year, make your holiday gifting a local affair by finding products produced in the Grand Canyon State.

Here’s a curated guide of our favorite local finds for everyone on your list. Consider it our gift to you.

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Wine

Home to dozens of small vineyards, Arizona is becoming increasingly recognized for its fine wines. Pillsbury Wine Company,Callaghan Vineyards, and Lawrence Dunham Vineyards are some of our picks.

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Whish Body

Recognized by countless media outlets for their luscious bath and body collections, Whish products will be at the top of every lady’s list. Choose from a number of treatments and scents. The best part is, they started locally in Phoenix and now major retailors including Nordstrom and Ulta carry their line.

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Lifetime Leather Co.

Founder Ty Bowman has grown his small Mesa storefront into a bustling business with 8 employees. Find fine leather goods for men and women like Dopp kits, tools cases, purses and more.

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Queen Creek Olive Oil

Inspire your fellow foodies to whip up a delectable meal with a gourmet gift box with Arizona extra virgin olive oils and an assortment of local flavors including tapenades, stuffed olives, and balsamic vinegars. 

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Happy Tails Barkery

Don’t forget about the furry family members in your life. Located in Queen Creek, Arizona, this home-based dog bakery specializes in Grain, Gluten, & GMO free dog treats that are sure to get your pups tail wagging!

Which local Arizona gifts will you be getting for your loved ones this year?

BestOfArizonaLiving.com | December 9th, 2015

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What’s Happening: Arizona Events – Best of Arizona Living

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: ARIZONA EVENTS

The holiday season is officially here and there’s no shortage of festive events in Arizona. Search our guide to what’s happening around Arizona this month.

Festival of Trees: December 3-5

This holiday event at Tlaquepaque features art-inspired trees by local artists and galleries. The trees will be on display and up for silent auction on the second-floor terrace.

33rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights: December 4 & 5

Festively decorated boats cruise the Bridgewater Channel and under the historic London Bridge.

8th Annual Christkindlmarket: December 5 & 6 12-6pm

Celebrate the holidays with merry entertainment, German & Austrian cuisine, and local artisans.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker: December 11-27

The beloved classic show comes to Phoenix for 20 performances at the Symphony Hall for both evening and afternoon shows.

Arizona Balloon Classic 5th Anniversary: December 18-20

Arizona’s premier hot-air-balloon race and festival with morning liftoffs, evening glows, food, entertainment, and more.

76th Annual Holiday Concert at University of Arizona Crowder Hall: December 13

A celebrated tradition, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus’ holiday concert features classic, traditional, and spiritual songs.

Holiday Sweet Stroll: December 19 3-8pm

Retailers will be opening their doors to celebrate the season with sweet treats, giveaways, and discount offers. Find unique gifts and strolling carolers.

New Year’s Eve Pine Cone Drop: December 31 10pm-12am

Every year, the Weatherford Hotel hosts the Big Countdown by lowering a giant LED-lighted pinecone from the top of the hotel.

How will you celebrate the season in Arizona?

 

BestOfArizonaLiving.com/Relocating To Arizona | December 3, 2015

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Phoenix, AZ – Real Estate Market Data – October 2015

Property Sales
October Property sales were 1,517, up 3.3% from 1,469 in October of 2014 and 6.3% lower than the 1,619 sales last month. October 2015 sales were at their highest level compared to October of 2014 and 2013. October YTD sales of 16,479 are running 10.2% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 14,956.

Prices
The Median Sales Price in October was $190,000, up 6.1% from $179,000 in October of 2014 and down 2.1% from $194,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in October was $240,747, up 6.3% from $226,555 in October of 2014 and down 0.5% from $242,025 last month. October 2015 ASP was at the highest level compared to October of 2014 and 2013.

Inventory & MSI
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of October was 4,798, up 10.3% from 4,350 last month and down 9.1% from 5,278 in October of last year. October 2015 Inventory was at its lowest level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The October 2015 MSI of 3.2 months was at its lowest level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Market Time
The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for October was 49, up 8.9% from 45 days last month and down 12.5% from 56 days in October of last year. The October 2015 DOM was at a mid level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Selling Price per Square Foot
The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The October 2015 Selling Price per Square Foot of $132 was down 0.3% from $133 last month and up 8.2% from 122 in October of last year.

Selling Price vs Original List Price
The Selling Price vs Original Listing Price reveals the average amount that Sellers are agreeing to come down from their original list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a Buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a Seller’s market. The October 2015 Selling Price vs Original List Price of 98.0% was down from 98.1% last month and up from 97.6% in October of last year.

Click here to access the full report – Market Action Report Phoenix

To search for real estate in Phoenix, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/AZ/Phoenix

To search for real estate throughout Arizona, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/Arizona

Copyright © Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Data is provided courtesy of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.; Tucson Association of Realtors and Prescott Area Association of Realtors and may not reflect all relevant real estate activity. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. It is the responsibility of any buyer or seller to verify any and all information relevant to such consumer’s real estate transaction.

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Tucson, AZ – Real Estate Market Data – October 2015

Property Sales
October Property sales were 843, up 2.8% from 820 in October of 2014 and 8.2% lower than the 918 sales last month. October 2015 sales were at a mid level compared to October of 2014 and 2013. October YTD sales of 9,293 are running 7.9% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 8,611.

Prices
The Median Sales Price in October was $172,500, up 6.3% from $162,250 in October of 2014 and up 3.3% from $167,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in October was $214,999, up 2.8% from $209,097 in October of 2014 and up 5.4% from $203,937 last month. October 2015 ASP was at the highest level compared to October of 2014 and 2013.

Inventory & MSI
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of October was 3,651, down 11.7% from 4,135 last month and down 23.3% from 4,759 in October of last year. October 2015 Inventory was at its lowest level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The October 2015 MSI of 4.3 months was at its lowest level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Market Time
The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for October was 89, up 2.3% from 87 days last month and up 1.1% from 88 days in October of last year. The October 2015 DOM was at a mid level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Selling Price per Square Foot
The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The October 2015 Selling Price per Square Foot of $115 was up 3.3% from $111 last month and up 3.6% from 111 in October of last year.

Selling Price vs Original List Price
The Selling Price vs Original Listing Price reveals the average amount that Sellers are agreeing to come down from their original list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a Buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a Seller’s market. The October 2015 Selling Price vs Original List Price of 97.5% was equal to 97.5% last month and up from 97.4% in October of last year.

Click here to access the full report – Market Action Report Tucson

To search for real estate in Tucson, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/AZ/Tucson

To search for real estate throughout Arizona, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/Arizona

Copyright © Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Data is provided courtesy of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.; Tucson Association of Realtors and Prescott Area Association of Realtors and may not reflect all relevant real estate activity. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. It is the responsibility of any buyer or seller to verify any and all information relevant to such consumer’s real estate transaction.

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Prescott, AZ – Real Estate Market Data – October 2015

Property Sales
October Property sales were 150, up 5.6% from 142 in October of 2014 and 8.0% lower than the 163 sales last month. October 2015 sales were at a mid level compared to October of 2014 and 2013. October YTD sales of 1,437 are running 9.5% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 1,312.

Prices
The Median Sales Price in October was $325,500, up 16.0% from $280,500 in October of 2014 and down 5.7% from $345,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in October was $351,172, up 14.9% from $305,761 in October of 2014 and down 1.0% from $354,697 last month. October 2015 ASP was at the highest level compared to October of 2014 and 2013.

Inventory & MSI
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of October was 897, down 2.4% from 919 last month and down 2.6% from 921 in October of last year. October 2015 Inventory was at a mid level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The October 2015 MSI of 6.0 months was at a mid level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Market Time
The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for October was 86, down 12.2% from 98 days last month and equal to 86 days in October of last year. The October 2015 DOM was at a mid level compared with October of 2014 and 2013.

Selling Price per Square Foot
The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The October 2015 Selling Price per Square Foot of $168 was up 5.0% from $161 last month and up 12.4% from 150 in October of last year.

Selling Price vs Original List Price
The Selling Price vs Original Listing Price reveals the average amount that Sellers are agreeing to come down from their original list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a Buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a Seller’s market. The October 2015 Selling Price vs Original List Price of 97.0% was up from 96.3% last month and up from 96.5% in October of last year.

Click here to access the full report – Market Action Report Prescott

To search for real estate in Prescott, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/AZ/Prescott

To search for real estate throughout Arizona, go to www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com/Arizona

Copyright © Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Data is provided courtesy of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.; Tucson Association of Realtors and Prescott Area Association of Realtors and may not reflect all relevant real estate activity. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. It is the responsibility of any buyer or seller to verify any and all information relevant to such consumer’s real estate transaction.

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