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13 04, 2017

PHOENIX VA: Is the Healthcare System Improving Care Under the New Management?

By | 2018-01-15T11:19:25-07:00 April 13th, 2017|Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, jeff daley, Phoenix VA Healthcare System|0 Comments

Phoenix VA: RimaAnn Nelson, Director of the Phoenix Carl T. Hayden Medical Center is the new Director. She left a previous hospital leadership post after it got the lowest satisfaction rating of any facility in the VA system. RimaAnn Nelson, who most recently headed a small VA clinic in the Philippines replaced Sharon Helman who was assigned to [...]

25 02, 2017

Vietnam War Summary: Jeff Daley – Vietnam Combat Veteran

By | 2018-01-15T11:19:12-07:00 February 25th, 2017|Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree, Military, Vietnam|0 Comments

Vietnam War Summary Vietnam War Summary - Those that have followed our blog know that I deviate from our market news from time to time and speak to a topic that I am passionate about - The Vietnam War. One of my battle buddies sent me the video that follows that represents a summary of [...]

17 02, 2017

Rent vs Buy: Know the Real Cost – CarefreeEstates.com

By | 2018-01-15T11:18:20-07:00 February 17th, 2017|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

Rent vs Buy   Rent vs. Buy Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. The [...]

14 12, 2016

12 key differences between buying and renting a home, in one chart

By | 2018-01-15T11:17:59-07:00 December 14th, 2016|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

Buy or Rent? 12 key differences - Even if you can afford to buy a house, that doesn't always mean it's the right choice to make.  What's your goal — to make a profit, or to settle down in a place you really like? What's your credit score? Are you planning to move in the next couple [...]

31 08, 2016

Luxury Home Sales: The Impact of The Stock Market

By | 2018-01-15T11:16:33-07:00 August 31st, 2016|Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley|0 Comments

Luxury Home Sales - In a recent article, CoreLogic looked at the correlation between stocks and the sales of upper-end properties ($1 Million plus sales price). The report revealed: The powerful ‘wealth effects’ generated by the rapid rise in equities between 2009 and 2015 drove a large rise in the sales of homes that sold [...]

12 08, 2016

Home Office Trend: How Will It Affect Scottsdale Real Estate?

By | 2018-01-15T11:16:13-07:00 August 12th, 2016|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree, Sellers|0 Comments

Home Office Trend - The rise of the internet and increased telecommunication abilities have led to more and more people working from home. It’s now thought that freelancers working from a home office brings $715 annually to the US economy, and many more of us divide our time between working from home and working from a [...]

6 08, 2016

Mortgage Rates August 2016: CarefreeEstates.com

By | 2018-01-15T11:15:55-07:00 August 6th, 2016|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Finance, Jane E Daley, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

Mortgage Rates August 2016: Average fixed mortgage rates declined after nudging slightly higher for three consecutive weeks, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Mortgage Rates August 2016 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.43 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending August 4, 2016, down from [...]

2 08, 2016

Want a Home: What Does a Home Mean to You? | CarefreeEstates.com

By | 2018-01-15T11:15:20-07:00 August 2nd, 2016|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

Want a Home: What Does a Home Mean to You? Want a Home – No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own [...]

23 07, 2016

International Real Estate: What You Need to Know | CarefreeEstates.com

By | 2018-01-15T11:15:03-07:00 July 23rd, 2016|Buyers, Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, jeff daley, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

International Real Estate -  Like the rest of the real estate marketplace, international real estate is shifting. Read on for a few hard facts you need to know. International Real Estate International Real Estate International Sales Volume Increased by 3 Percent International real estate sales volume increased by 3 percent, while the dollar [...]

1 07, 2016

Gap Narrows Slightly: Between Homeowner and Appraiser’s Opinions

By | 2018-01-15T11:14:41-07:00 July 1st, 2016|Carefree Estates, Carefree Real Estate, Jane E Daley, Luxury Valley Homes, luxury valley homes carefree|0 Comments

Gap narrows slightly - In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed [...]