Christopher Bole's Blog Posts

Busy Spring Predicted In Real Estate This Year

Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding WarsTraditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize

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Its A Sellers Market Should I Downsize Now

It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now?A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale

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Consumer Confidence In Economy Housing Is Soaring

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring Thursday March 30th, 2017  For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates The success of the housing market is

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Which Homes Have Appreciated The Most

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the

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4 Great Reasons To Buy This Spring

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports 

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Mobile Home Investing

Who would have thought this little mobile home could generate a 58% Return on Investment (ROI) ???    When I started out investing in real estate, mobile homes weren't exactly on my list

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Community Snapshot Anthem

Anthem, AZ is a fantastic master planned community in North Phoenix created by Del Webb with over 30,000 residents as of 2014. There is a gated portion called Anthem Country Club with private

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What The Heck Is A Matterport 3d Camera

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=LUM4doeYMovThe above link is to a matterport 3d home tour The Bole Group did on a listing in Surprise AZ. The home had been previously listed with another agent and

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Rents Going Up In Phoenix

Rents going up in Phoenix.I was online this morning and saw this great article on the AZ Family website that talked about the impact escalating rental rates are having in Phoenix. Towards the end

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Inman News Reports An Increase Over 7 Percent In Phoenix Rents

Inman news reports 7.2% increase in rents in the Phoenix areaIn the last 12 months, new rental agreements in the Phoenix area have increased by an average of 7.2%. As tenants reach the end of

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Happy Independence Day Here Is A List Of Places To Celebrate With A Bang

Happy Independence Day!There are a lot of places to watch fireworks this year. In case you haven't decided where to go, this link will take you to a list of locations, with celebration times

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As Of Right Now There Are 13064 Active Single Family Home Listings In Maricopa County

As Of Right Now There Are 13,064 Active Single Family Home Listings In Maricopa County!Inventory levels have hit the lowest levels in years! Total properties in the entire MLS number less than 20.

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Video RV Parking 3 Car Garage In Estrella Goodyear AZ

View this Estrella ListingThis absolutely stunning home is ideally situated in Copper Ridge’s North Lake neighborhood and is near all of Estrella's amazing amenities! Beautiful interior with tile

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Check Please Costs Often Overlooked By Home Buyers

It is natural for buyers to anticipate their down payment and closing costs when they are making sure they have all the money they need saved up for their purchase. However, there are a few expenses

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DIY YouTube Style

Video may have killed the radio star, but it certainly has ushered in a new era of readily available help for the DIY inclined homeowner.  You can pretty much find a video for any home

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Home Values Beyond Schools Parks And Freeway Access

Location, Location, Location has long been the mantra among professionals and home buyers. Typically what that means is value is determined by the desirability of a location, not just the house. It

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The Markets On Fire With No Extinguisher In Sight

The market has been heating up and properties are starting to sell like wild fire. Even older, stagnant inventory is getting a second, third or fourth look as buyers cull through the limited

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Home Design In 2015

Home design is always changing. What may have seemed brilliant a few years ago can quickly fall out of style and leave you wondering, “What were we thinking?” But our homes reflect our habits

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7 Ways To Help Pets Adjust After A Move

Written by Re/Max Wed, April 8, 2015Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. The tough part is you can't explain to your dogs and cats what's.

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Event: Estrella Homes and Land 2nd Annual ON-SITE Shred-A-Thon and Hope’s Closet FundraiserDate: Saturday, April 18th, 2015Time: 1:00-4:00PMLocation: Market Ranch Marketplace, 9860 S. Estrella

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Apr 7 2015 Community Snapshot Sun City

Sun City was the 1st Planned Active Adult Retirement Community built by Del Webb and over 50 years since the first homes were built, it remains a vibrant choice for many adult home buyers.

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2 FAST WAYS TO EVALUATE REHAB DEALS

Have you ever noticed that the TV shows depicting house rehabbing only show the winners?  How is it that everyone makes so much money, and never loses a dime?  Well, for starters it’s

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7 Steps For Good Deals And Quick Decisions

As a Realtor, I have clients asking me to find them good deals.  As an investor, it's just a habit to keep my eyes open for good deals.  The term "good deal" is relative, but speaking 

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Mar 27 2015 Maricopa County The 2nd Fastest Growing County In The USA For 2014

People are moving to Maricopa County. So many that we were the 2nd fastest growing (population speaking) county in the entire United States in 2014 as well as #6 fasted growing Metropolitan region

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Mar 18 2015 Rates On The Rise

Wednesday, March 18th. The Federal Reserve Chairman did not raise the rates but did hint that a rate increase could be in the near future. There is no way of knowing when that will happen, but it is

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Feb 27 2015 Some Good News For Phoenix Home Sales

An article published today on AZCentral.com written by Catherine Reagor states that the stalled housing recover may be unstalling. Home prices are expected to surge by as much as 30% in the next few

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84 Possible Bathroom Remodeling Items To Consider

Remodeling a bathroom sounds easy, right?Simply put in the new Floor, shower/tub, and sink...Toss in a new toilet and voila!  You have a Taj Mahal quality bathroom!Check out 

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ASU And Arizona Square Off In The Biggest Territorial Cup In Decades

I grew up in Tucson, prior to moving to the "Valley Of The Sun" in 2001.  As a result, I was a die hard University Of Arizona Wildcat fan.  Most U of A football seasons were roller

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The Bole Group New Arizona Real Estate Blog

Hello from The Bole Group of RE/MAX Preferred Choice in Glendale, AZ! We are excited to bring you informative and interesting, and sometimes humorous and exciting real estate news, tips,

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