I recently read an interesting article from a state Realtor® association magazine.  I have added a couple of the survey responses
that I thought were pertinent.  This is the first in a series I'll be posting.

scottsdale home buyers wants

The survey results below are from the IAR Homebuyer Benchmark 2009 and comprise recent homebuyers with a 3.09% margin of error.  My thoughts are written below the heading for each item.

The survey question was: "Which one of these services did you find most helpful in your home buying?"

WORKING WITH A REALTOR® ....................................... 54.6%
I would have hoped "working with a REALTOR®" would have been higher than 54.6%, but it is the highest number, so that's good.  Of course, unless a buyer purchased a For Sale By Owner…

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home buyers credit for scottsdale real estateThis isn't really news by the time I'm posting this and most of you probably know it has been extended.

Well, everyone figured it would get extended - right?

There was word that it would get extended but until it was signed, sealed, and delivered, it was just "talk."  I had no idea if it would be extended or not.  And I certainly had no idea what the rules would be.

Details of the "Home Buyer" Credit

Notice I did not put "First Time" Buyer Credit, because now it isn't just for first-timers!  The credit is the same for first-time buyers as before but with a maximum earnings increase (up to $125,000 for an individual, $250,000 for a couple), allowing even more to qualify for the credit.  It is still 10% of the purchase price up to $8,000.


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