Archive for July, 2010

Short Sales Complicated by HAFA -another failing Federal Program

HAMPHome Affordable Modification Program – not a long term solution, not working for most homewonersHARPHome Affordable Refinance Program – too many homeowners own more than 125% of the home’s current value -not working HAFAHome Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives – Provides incentives for homeowners and lenders to complete a short sale – process is becoming more complicated HAMP, HARP, HAFA, they all sound more like “Don’t HAFTA…

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Pioneer Village saving a place of Arizona History

Phoenix to bid $3.2 million on Thursday Pioneer Village a living monument to the faith, foresight, and fortitude of Arizona’s Pioneers. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lockett donated a state land lease to the museum. The Locketts were members of a sheep ranching family that had been established in northern Arizona since the early 1880′s. The history of Arizona is represented in all its diversity, from…

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Phoenix July4th local and statewide events to enjoy this weekend

ScottsdaleGrand Ol’ Fashioned Picnic: 5-7:30 p.m. July 4. Celebrate with old-fashioned games, patriotic arts and crafts, and watermelon, chili and pie-eating contests. Bring your homemade chili to be judged. Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale. Free. 480-312-2771. www.scottsdaleaz.gov/events.asp. Map it July Fourth Celebration: 5-8 p.m. July 4. Tug-of-war, live music and crafts, watermelon eating contest and more. No fireworks. Eldorado Park, 2311 N. Miller…

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Anthem Arizona semi-annual Home Sales 2010

TRADITIONAL Sales by homeowners are netting much higher sales! As the number of Short Sale listings increase, the home values for these type of transactions are decreasing area home values. It is great to see the number of traditional sales by property owners netting sales above market value, but those are mainly due to cash buyers. The record number of foreclosures in the last few…

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