Thursday, March 19, 2020 / by Sharyn Younger
I've been fielding calls all week from friends, family and clients asking about the impact of COVID-19 on the Phoenix real estate market. It's difficult to imagine an industry NOT effected by COVID-19. Consider this a side effect of the steps necessary in the short term, in order to avoid protracted, more significant impacts in the long term. Of course the real estate market will be impacted. We've already seen a slight increase in cancelled contracts by buyers getting cold feet related to fears of economic downturn. We've also seen a minor increase in sellers taking their homes temporarily off the market - less in response to economic fears, and more related to wanting to limit opening their home to strangers....and germs. The likelihood of a 2020 recession has increased. At this time, however, we are not seeing a significant shift in the market. And we have many reasons to be optimistic:
Phoenix sees the second highest rate of in-migration in the nation as professionals follow ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / by Sharyn Younger
Every one of us here at Copper Summit Real Estate loves vets and active military families. That's because every one of us has family members or friends currently serving in various branches. As a result of those connections, a sizable portion of our clientele are veterans or active military. We've sold properties in and around Luke Air Force Base from Glendale to Goodyear and beyond.
Our commitment to helping veterans and active military runs deep. Our resources include lenders who specialize in VA loans and offer cost savings to veterans such as free appraisals. Copper Summit agents offer free home warranty programs and concierge services to veterans, helping them settle in to their new community. And with the low to no downpayment programs offered by the VA and currently historic low interest rates, there truly is no better time for veterans to purchase a home.
So where are our active Air Men and Women purchasing homes that are conveniently located near the ba ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / by Sharyn Younger
Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard news of the spread of the Corona Virus. You've probably heard everything from "there should be no more to fear than there is of the flu - business as usual'" to "anyone with a cough or cold symptoms should quarantine themselves for 14 days". A lack of solid information, in combination with EVERYONE having an opinion, makes it hard to know how to react to a possible pandemic.
Unfortunately, I can shed no more light on the subject than anyone's guess. But I CAN talk about the effects of COVID-19 on the Phoenix real estate market. The best way to describe the effect, is to think of it as a seesaw with a positive effect on one side, and a negative effect on the other. And depending upon the trajectory of this thing, one side may be left hanging up in the air!
On a positive note, my phone has been ringing off the hook from buyers who had been kicking the tires on the idea of buying a home and are now wanting desperatel ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / by Sharyn Younger
Sun Groves, Chandler
In the southeast corner of Chandler, the Sun Groves subdivision offers all of the amenities needed to truly enjoy the Arizona lifestyle. Miles of walking trails, 93 acres of parks and green spaces, and a wonderful view of the San Tan Mountains makes this a highly desirable place to call home. Parks and playgrounds are scattered throughout the neighborhood and nearby shopping and entertainment options abound in both Chandler and Gilbert. The premier Veterans Oasis park is within a mile of the community and provides great opportunities for environmental education, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Sun Groves can be found just south of Riggs Road between Lindsay and Val Vista Roads. Easy access to the loop 202 freeway and the 101 and I-10.
(as of January 31, 2020)
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Friday, January 31, 2020 / by Sharyn Younger
10 US Cities With Highest Mortgage Denial Rates
January 16, 2020 By syounger Leave a Comment
For many, owning property is seen as a rite of passage. At the same time, for most people, accomplishing this dream is largely dependent on the approval of a mortgage. For this reason, it is important for people to think carefully when deciding who to ask for a mortgage. Some cities have a higher mortgage approval rate than others.
Identifying Problems With A Mortgage Application
Before applying for a mortgage, it is important to think about the most common reasons why someone might be rejected. First, if someone has a debt to income ratio that is too high, they are more likely to be turned down for a mortgage.
It is understandable that if someone already has too much debt, they are unlikely to be able to handle the added burden of a mortgage. Another possible reason for being turned down might be out of someone’s control entirely. This has more to do with ge ...