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If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Monique Walker - your professional Phoenix Real Estate Agent.

Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Podcast with Monique Walke‪r‬ Monique Walker

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If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Monique Walker - your professional Phoenix Real Estate Agent.

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    Some News About Our Market’s Interest Rates

    Some News About Our Market’s Interest Rates

      Interest rates are moving in a downward direction and are showing no signs of changing for at least a year—but why? I’m joined by Tom Ross from Bay Equity to answer that. Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report Today I’m alongside Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans and, together, we’re here to discuss our current interest rate environment.  By the end of this May, we saw a notable development with regard to interest rates: The combination of tariffs and various other economic conditions are driving rates down, and this downward trend doesn’t look like it’s going to slow or move in the other direction anytime soon. “ The combination of tariffs and various other economic conditions are driving rates down. ” Although market indicators tell us that rates will continue their current trajectory for the next year or so, it’s worth pointing out that, last year, we were confident that rates would continue to rise well into the high-5’s. It wasn't until the Fed announced a change of course in their policy decisions early this year that we knew we could see rates flatten out or begin to fall.  All things considered, conditions are very favorable at this moment, and it’s a great time to get into the market.   Whether you’re considering buying or refinancing, go ahead and give Tom a call at 602-791-5861. We’d love to help you as a team! And if you have any other questions regarding your real estate needs, please reach out to me as well. We hope to hear from you soon!

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    If You Plan on Buying a Home, the Time to Act Is Now

    If You Plan on Buying a Home, the Time to Act Is Now

      If you’re a homebuyer, the time to buy is now—here’s why. Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report Are you waiting for the market to soften to buy a home? A lot of buyers have this plan because they’re afraid that what happened during the last economic downturn will happen again soon. However, according to my guest today, Tom Ross of Bay Equity Home Loans, the last economic downturn was a once-in-a-century event, and the current market features a totally different set of circumstances.  If you plan on staying in your home for at least three years, there are plenty of underlying reasons why now is a great time to buy. “ The last economic downturn was a once-in-a-century event, and the current market features a totally different set of circumstances. ” According to the statistics, Phoenix is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. Not only are we ranked in the top 10% of all cities in terms of job growth, but we’re also in the top 20% in terms of historical appreciation.  We have about 70,000 households being formed annually, but only 25,000 homes being built. To be exact, we have less than three months of inventory, and we don’t see supply catching up to demand in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, appreciation is also expected to continue to rise.  If you look at the big picture, it’s a great time to buy or sell, so if you plan on doing either anytime soon, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

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    Are You Ready to Take Advantage of the Spring Market?

    Are You Ready to Take Advantage of the Spring Market?

      If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, now’s your chance! Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report When is the largest number of homes sold? In springtime, of course! And since it’s now officially spring, it’s the perfect season to jump into our thriving real estate market.  We see the most sales from April to June, so now’s the time to prepare for listing your home. If you or someone you know is thinking of selling soon, I’m here to help—I’d be more than happy to give you a home estimate and help you find the perfect buyer.  Give me a call at 602-413-8195 or send an email to Monique@MoniqueSells.com, and let’s begin the home selling journey together. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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    Would You Be Surprised to Know?

    Would You Be Surprised to Know?

      How will these changes in our market affect you? You may be, well, surprised! Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report Our market is simply full of surprises lately!  First of all, though we’re still in a seller’s market, we’re currently experiencing the largest inventory of homes we’ve seen in a long time. Our number of months of inventory—or how long it takes to sell all homes currently on the market—is at 3.06. “ Our market could be balancing out. ” On top of this, in the last 30 days, we’ve had the lowest number of homes sold. Together, these factors mean that our market could be balancing out. It also means that it’s now easier for people to sell their homes and purchase new ones.  As each area has its own unique market, so if you want to find out more about your specific neighborhood, your best bet is to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    Giving Back to Our Heroes

    Giving Back to Our Heroes

      We’re excited to announce our new program that will allow us to give back to the heroes in our community. Learn how it works here. Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report I’m here today with my preferred lender, Tom Ross of Bay Equity, and we’ve been talking about how we can give back to our community, particularly to the people who have and still serve us in the community. I’m so excited because we finally have a program designed to do just that: Giving to Heroes. Who qualifies as a hero? In this context, a hero could be any person who dedicates their lives to serving us in the community—such as a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter, a police officer, an active duty military serviceperson, a veteran, or, slightly controversially, an employee of the government sector. “ We’re so excited to be able to contribute and give back. ” With this program, we’re able to contribute toward these heroes' closing costs as our little way of thanking them for spending their lives serving us. We’re so excited to be able to contribute and give back. If you have any lending questions for Tom, he can be reached at (602) 791-5861 or at tross@bayeq.comtross@bayeq.com. If you’re curious about purchasing a property and you’re a hero, please feel free to reach out to us. We would love to serve you back.

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    How to Respond to Rising Interest Rates

    How to Respond to Rising Interest Rates

      What should you do about interest rates knowing that they’re on the rise? Tom Ross from Bay Equity is here to explain. Buying a Phoenix Home? Search all Homes for Sale Selling a Phoenix Home? Check out our FREE Home Value Report I’m here today with my preferred lender, Tom Ross from Bay Equity, to discuss a question about interest rates: “What should you do about interest rates, knowing that they’re on the rise?” Tom’s short answer is: Lock your rate in now. People have it in their head that if they just wait long enough, they’ll end up with a lower rate eventually. But rates in the 3% area are long gone; at our highest this year, we’ve brushed 5% and came back down into the high fours. This time next year, the 4% rates will be long gone as well. “ Try not to turn down any showings, if possible. ” Those in the market need to wrap their heads around the fact that this climb in rates we’re going into will be long-term and sustained. We’re in the midst of a sort of trade war with China, and inflation tends to raise interest rates as well. In fact, the Federal Reserve has gone on record to say that they’re going to raise the federal funds rate at least four times between now and the end of next year. Two of those jumps might occur even before the end of this year. Now the federal funds rate doesn’t directly impact mortgage rates, but as it rises, you tend to see interest rates come up. If you have any questions for Tom about rising interest rates, you can reach him at Bay Equity by calling (602) 791-5861 or by sending an email to tross@bayeq.com.  For any questions about real estate in general, we always encourage you to reach out to us here at RE/MAX Excalibur. We’d love to answer your questions.

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