Monday, April 13, 2020

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Pook Bellini 
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Pook's E-News contains up-to-date articles and information about real estate and other topics of interest. It is sent out as an email to those on my mailing list and then posted to this site.  If you would like to receive Pook's E-News and are not currently on my email list, please contact me. Also, please know that your feedback is both welcome and deeply appreciated!  Feel free to leave comments or email me directly.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Exciting Changes at My Website

I'm excited about the new "pages" that I've added to my website.  It think you'll find the addition of these pages to be a quick way to get to great information!  Previously much of this information was accessed by scrolling down on my Home page, but the addition of new information was leading to a very lengthy scroll!  Now you can click on the new pages at the top and you can always return to the Home page by clicking on "Home" on the top left.  There continues to be lots of information on the Home page itself, so be sure to go there and scroll down!  And, don't miss the links on left sidebar!

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Michael Orr on the Slow Spring Activity in the Phoenix Market

Below is a link to an April 3rd KnowWPCarey podcast interview with Michael Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, discussing the current real estate market in the greater Phoenix area.  In this interview, Michael Orr notes that the usual burst of energy seen in early spring has not yet materialized. He does say, however, that while the market has been subdued, "it's stopped getting worse, and may even be getting a little better."  January is historically a weak month, with buyers typically coming out in February.  March prices will likely show an increase due the increase in activity in the luxury market. There are definitely buyers out there, but they are showing no urgency in making purchases.   With demand remaining weak and supply increasing, it's taking longer for homes to sell.

Mr. Orr expects that April and May should be strong months... relative to February and March, but maybe not compared to last year.  While he anticipates a seasonal slow down in the summer, he doesn't see any significant movement in prices.  Most of the gain in prices since last year occurred last spring and stopped in the summer. 

When going to this link, note that you can listen to the podcast and also read the transcript.  The podcast is followed by a second podcast which is well-worth listening to.  In that podcast, Michael Orr goes into great detail on the state of the market.

No Early Spring for Phoenix Real Estate

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The link below contains the top 10 toxins for dogs and cats. 

The toxins are not your usual suspects!  

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Friday, March 14, 2014

January Housing Report for Greater Phoenix

Report by Michael J. Orr , Director
Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice
WP Carey School of Business
Arizona State University

March 4, 2014

For the complete report, click HERE.

Valley's most expensive home sales

Source: The Republic/ azcentral
Article researched by:  John McLean

A professional golfer, an Oklahoma real-estate investor, the former CEO of Crocs Inc. and the CEO of Fortune 500 company Avnet Inc. are among the buyers and sellers in this week’s priciest home sales. 

Prices for these homes ranged from $2.1M to $5.2M.

For the complete article, click HERE.