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Desert Ridge Marketing & Demand


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Blog by Doug Ingersoll | September 23rd, 2014


Got a 12" wide by 5.5' high postcard last week. "Find Out What Your North Valley Home is Worth On-Line" was the headline. It goes on: "You will recieve information on what comparable homes have sold for in your neighborhood and which homes are currently listed, how long they have been for sale and their prices. Based on this information, you will know what your home is worth. This Complete Confidential Market Analysis is absolutly FREE." Next to that is a star bubble like they used to use on Batman saying "$74.95 Value - Limited Time Offer"

Folks just go to this page. I update it every Saturday morning before the kids get up. I won't charge you anything except to keep me in mind when you have real estate questions. And I'm saving you a ton of money while giving you the most accurate information. 

From the Elliott Pollack Monday Morning Quarterback newsletter:
"R.L. Brown reports that August single family permits were off a whopping 28.8% from last year.  According to the R.L. Brown report, the August permit count of 838 new homes was the lowest count in the last 12 months.  R.L. further reported that month over month comparative permits have been off for each of the last eight months.  Year-to-date in 2014, 7,621 new home permits have been issued in the region.  This is down 17.2% from the same period in 2013 when the region counted 9,206 permits.  For further analysis, see R.L. Brown's Phoenix market newsletter."

This is a conundrum and add in that the Ashton Woods "Estates at Ridgeview" development over by Reach 11 is not sold out. That is only 40 lots and they have been open over a year. And they are very nice homes!