Here we discuss all matters Real Estate, with an emphasis on Tucson Arizona. We welcome your story ideas. Via Realty is a boutique real estate company founded on Jan 1 2000 by 2nd generation Arizonan Wayne D Anderson, a Realtor since 1989. 520) 327-1550. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Via Realty Knows Golf Too!

Two of our Agents here at Via Realty are avid golfers. On a typically sunny Tucson day, you may find Adrian Hall relaxing on one of southern Arizona's finest golf courses. Having been a member of three of the local country clubs and walking all of the areas links, Adrian sports a low handicap and a good knowledge of local golf properties. If you want to talk golf and real estate, Adrian is one you can call!

Another Arizona native who loves his clubs is Ed Zapata. Ed also knows his way in and around the local courses and can help you find a place in the sun near a tin cup. Ed is pretty modest about his game, it is as he says, "a work in progress". But heck, a day in Southern Arizona playing golf sure beats shoveling snow, even if you have to chase after an errant ball once and a while! Not only does Ed Z know where you can play golf in Tucson, he can help you find a place to live nearby as well!

Here at Via Realty, we believe we should have fun doing what we do. And if you love to play golf and want to buy real estate in the Tucson area, Adrian and Ed would love to talk to you! Call us at (520) 327-1550. We will get you started on fulfilling your dream, and have fun while you are doing it!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Cold Enough For You?

This is one of the reasons why we believe that Tucson has a bright real estate future. Record snowfall in the Northeast combined with record cold temperatures will drive retiring Boomers to warmer climes. Florida, a first choice for retiring East Coasters for years, is becoming less desirable because of headline-grabbing violent weather. With property taxes and prices still relatively low in comparison to Metro New York, Boston and Chicago, Arizona is looking better than ever. Tucson is one of the best places to live in the the Grand Canyon State. WDA

Of Bubbles and Such

The Arizona Daily Star yesterday published an AP story about the current state of the real estate market. Flush with statistics, the story was, at first read, pretty scary. But lets look at the article again, with a more critical eye:

The AP story misleads readers by calling sales volume (the number of houses sold) the "sales pace". I've never heard of "sales pace" in terms of real estate sales. To the careless or casual reader, "sales pace" looks like "sales price" and it appears that prices have declined in double digit percentages nationwide, which is pretty scary, but untrue. Only until later do you learn that nationally, the median price of new homes has declined by less than 3%. (There was no national resale home median price statistic given) After the historic run-up in real estate values that we have had over the past few years, I will take declines like that. The real estate "bubble" that the media is so interested in is not like the stock market bubble where "securities" such as Nortel went from a split adjusted $890 in July 2000 to today's price of $31. A house will not lose 96% of its value in 6 years, like Nortel did, even if it burns down.(Because under it all, is the land!) As I watch the weather reports from the Northeast and Florida too, I am bullish for the long term prospects for Tucson real estate (if we don’t run out of water!) Read the news carefully, it's not as bad as it seems. If you are not a speculator, you should do just fine. WDA