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RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly Discussing New Home Sales with Bloomberg

CEO of RE/MAX, Margaret Kelly speaks with Bloomberg again to talk about the new home market and how it is impacting the overall recovery of the housing crisis. There is definitely a positive momentum in the housing industry and many are predicting a shortage in available new homes. The stir in the new home market is good, not only for future housing but also creating jobs. Check out this informative video to see the whole report - Nate. 


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RE/MAX National Housing Report for June

by Nate Martinez

 

RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 

For the fourth month in a row, the national housing report provided by RE/MAX International shows an increase in the Median Home Price. in May 2012, home prices were up by 6.1 percent from those numbers reported in May last year. Home sales were also on the rise from this time last years with reports showing 12.8 percent increase. With forty-two metro areas surveyed, the housing recovery appears to be steady across all regions of the country. 

It is reported that for the last eleven months consecutively, home sales have exceeded the level of activity for the same month the year prior. As the available inventory continues to drop, the days on market are also trending lower. 

"Clearly, 2012 is the year the housing industry has been waiting for; there's a broad-based recovery taking hold," said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX, LLC. "This recovery may not bring improvement in all sectors to all markets at the same time, but most markets across the country are experiencing the best selling seasons they've seen in years." 

Click here to view the RE/MAX National Housing Report for June

If you or someone you know is considering a move, whether it is buying or selling, please call me today. I can show you how we can get top dollar for you home in today's market. If you are thinking of buying, my team and I have the experience you need to navigate through the demanding inventory conditions. Don't wait to hear about it on the news - its already happening now! Call me today. Nate 

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New Listing in Sonoran Foothills, Phoenix

by Nate Martinez

New Listing in Sonoran Foothills, Phoenix

One-of-a-kind opportunity to own this gorgeous 3,488 square foot home located in the gated community known as Sonoran Foothills. The owner has loaded this property with a plethora of upgrades, including energy savings tools such as Energy Star Rated appliance package, upgraded R-values and multi-zoned air conditioning units. Situated on a cul-de-sac lot you'll enjoy not only the extra space but the awesome mountain views from the extended covered patio. Inside, there is plenty of room to roam with five bedrooms and four bathrooms plus formal living areas and a large family room that overlooks the beautiful kitchen.

Sonoran Foothills, one of Phoenix's premier designed communities, is located just a short drive north of downtown where the I17 and Carefree Highway meet. Within the community, homeowners enjoy amenities such as a full service club house, swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, playgrounds and trails perfect for biking or walking.

Priced to sell, this well-built home will not last long. Please note the owner is offering all the interior contents for a bargain price of $10,000 (valued at $60,000). Call me today to schedule a private viewing. To see more photos or watch the virtual tour, please see below. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Nate


 
 

Click here to watch the virtual tour.
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7th Annual REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal Winners

by Nate Martinez

7th Annual REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal Winners

Today, the winners of the top 1,000 real estate professionals and team were announced according to the 7th Annual REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal prestigious ranking.

Each year, the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. complies a list of the top 1,000 agents and teams across the United States based on closed transaction volume and total closed units. The numbers are staggering! The top real estate team in the U.S. sold $325,609,732 in overall real estate volume! The Nate Martinez Team, as well as the Smith Team in our Surprise office, are both proud to be among the top producing agents according to the 7th Annual REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal.

A big THANK YOU to my team for constantly putting forth an effort to be among the best-of-the-best in this industry – our team came in #33 in total transaction closed and #187 for total transaction volume. We successfully closed 452 homes last year with a total sales volume of $55,535,581.

As great as it feels to be ranked among the 1,000 of the top producing real estate teams in the U.S., it is equally rewarding to share the winnings with one of my RE/MAX Professionals affiliates. Josh Smith has done an outstanding job growing his team and all their hard work has definitely paid off. Smith & Associates Real Estate Group was ranked #31 in transaction sides with a total closed volume of $49,000,000. 

Thank you to all the home buyers and sellers, family and friends who allowed us the opportunity to service your real estate needs - and to our fellow real estate professionals who sent us their Arizona referrals - we couldn't have done it without your support and continued business. Congrats to all the winners!

To view the full report, click here.

Welcome to Nate's Team

by Nate Martinez

Welcome to Nate's Team!

Last week we had two new additions to Nate's Team - Darren Burrup and Nicole Froats have joined us as full time licensed associates. They will be working hard to meet the expectations of home buyers and sellers across the Valley. Please help me welcome them to Nate's Team!

Nicole Froats was born in Indiana but moved to Arizona when she was only two years old, where she has now been a long time resident. Prior to joining the real estate industry, her background was in sales and training for the Olive Garden. Nicole is passionate about customer service and enjoys helping people fulfill their dreams. Although her personal life is busy with four children, all born in the month of September, Nicole finds time to enjoy her favorite sports, football and baseball. Her hobbies include camping, softball and bowling. When she is not at work helping another valuable client, Nicole spends her free time with family and friends.

Darren Burrup was raised in Utah but relocated to Arizona with his family to pursue new opportunities. He excelled in sports and learned what it means to have integrity, be a leader, succeed with a team, and have a strong work ethic. Active in his church, Darren was able to serve a two year LDS Mission in Greece, which he loved. He served eight yrs in the US Army National Guard as a combat medic and Interrogator. Darren has had opportunities through hard work to enjoy world travel to several countries and enjoy many cultures. He enjoys sharing his 17 years of personal investing and real estate sales experience with his clients with integrity. A quick study of his clients needs and desires, Darren prides himself in "Finding the Deal!" Happily married to his wife, he also loves telling stories to his children at night. Darren is a proud supporter of our troops and their families, Operation Smile, and the Boys and Girls club of America, God, Family, and Country.

Blackstone Country Club Listing

by Nate Martinez

Blackstone Country Club Listing

Located in the exclusive community known as Blackstone Country Club, this gorgeous Cachet Home is move-in ready! Please watch this video for more details - and then call me for a private tour. 

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NAR Announces Rise in Real Estate Investment Purchases

by Nate Martinez

NAR Announces Rise in Real Estate Investment Purchases

In a recent report, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) announced that investment purchases totaled 27 percent of the real estate market. In this quick video, Alex Charfen, founder of the Certified Investor Agent Specialist Designation (CIAS) shares his thoughts on this report. 

As an agent with the CIAS Designation, I have access to relevant market conditions and the training you need to help make a smart investment. Whether you are a seasoned investor or just getting started, I can assist you. Please visit me online at http://invest.cias.com/arizona-investor-resource for this month's free investment report. 

It’s Time for a New Start

by Nate Martinez

It’s Time for a New Start

If you or someone you know has recently been through a short sale and would like to own a home again, I have great news! It used to be that a short sale meant you couldn’t buy a home again for several years, unless of course you had enough cash to buy it without a mortgage note.

I recently heard about a local credit union that is now offering a “New Start Program” for potential home buyers who have had a short sale in the last year. This is excellent news as it gives you an opportunity to not only own a home again, but to take advantage of the low prices and attractive interest rates. There are several qualifying factors:

1.)    The short sale must have happened six or more months ago

2.)    You must occupy the property as your primary residence

3.)    Purchase price must be between $75,000 and $800,000

4.)    80 percent maximum loan amount however 5 percent of your down payment can be gifted funds

If you are interested in qualifying for the “New Start Program” please contact me today. Don’t let your dream of homeownership be squashed by the past – it’s time for a new start.

Time is Running Out

by Nate Martinez

Time is Running Out

In 2007, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act was passed in an attempt to help the millions of homeowners who, due to the housing crisis and economic crash, suddenly found themselves in danger of losing their home to foreclosure.

The act has helped many distressed homeowners find solutions that help them avoid foreclosure and opened up options to them that were previously unavailable.

However, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act was always intended to be a temporary solution and it is now set to expire at the end of 2012. For distressed homeowners, this means that time is running out for them to take advantage of the program and save themselves tens of thousands of dollars.

If anyone you know may need my expertise, please visit my website for a copy of my recent report entitled "Time is Running Out: How the Mortgage Debt Relief Act can save you!" Then give me a call to discuss the alternatives available to avoid foreclosure - Nate

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Make Money Regardless of the Economy

by Nate Martinez

Make Money Regardless of the Economy

Your economy doesn’t need to be influenced by the housing market, stock prices or the upcoming election, according to CIAS Founder Alex Charfen, as he talks about how to budget, save and get out of debt. Check out this great video and learn how to focus on your own economy.

If you or someone you know is considering a move or a real estate investment, please give me a call. You can make money regardless of the economy and I can show you how. Give me a call today. 602-942-7000 or www.NatesHomes.com

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