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Phoenix Real Estate Market Recap For 2012

Hello again, everyone, I’m Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group where we specialize in helping homeowners avoid foreclosure through the means of a short sale. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. We’re here today to talk about something very exciting for us, our 2012 recap for our team, clients and Phoenix real estate and short sale market.

First of all, we had a great year; we increased our volume 23% and thanks to our wonderful clients, we were able to sell 134 homes, both traditional and short sale. The best thing about that is our sell-to-list price ratio was at 98.9%, meaning that of all the homes we listed for sale, we sold their home at 98.9% of the asking price; this is a huge accomplishment that we’re very proud of, primarily for our clients because it’s more money in their pocket at the end of the sale.

Also, the Phoenix area market saw about 28% appreciation on average. A lot of this was funded by investor activity from outside the state, however there’s still plenty of money here for 2013. Our prediction for 2013 is that we may see a small pull back because 28% appreciation is very aggressive and if it keeps going this fast, it could create another real estate bubble. We’re hoping that the market will slow down a bit so we can have modest appreciation. We’d love to chat about this more with you.

Again, just to recap for 2012, there was a huge amount of appreciation and investor activity. There were great things happening in 2012 to help the Phoenix real estate market rebound.

We’re very passionate about real estate and short sales, so give us a call with any questions at 480.442.9868 or email us at info@kellycookhomes.com. You can also check out www.MyHomeValueCalculator.com to find out the value of your property as well as whether or not a short sale is the best financial decision should your home be underwater.

Kelly Cook Real Estate Group Client Care Division

Hey guys, I’m Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, your real estate specialists. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. We have a huge announcement to make that we are very excited about and that is our client care division of our real estate team. We got together as a team to brainstorm a way to give back to our clients for doing business with us and to show appreciation for the opportunity to work with them. One of the things we came up with was our client care division. That entails two divisions one that is household moving and another one that is entertainment. Now under our household moving division we have a full sized Nissan Titan pickup that is available for any past clients or charitable organizations or even future clients that is free of cost. I know a lot of people sometimes on the weekend who want to just move something from a house or maybe you bought something and need to move it to your house. Whatever you need, it’s there for you to use for free as a token of our appreciation.

The other thing is a margarita machine. I know a lot of you like to host parties and entertain so the margarita machine is there just for that. It is also free of charge. If you are having a children’s party, it can be used as a slushy machine without alcohol of course. So give us a call if you would like to use either of these two items. Our number is 480-442-9868. Or at info@kellycookhomes.com. We hope to hear from you guys soon. Thanks and we hope you take advantage of our free items to you. thanks and have a great day.

Facebook Exposure Just Another Advantage Of Selling Your Home Fast

Hey guys Kelly Cook here with the KC Real Estate Group, your Scottsdale short sale specialist, thank you for joining me today. Our team of short sale specialists are working with distressed property owners every day to avoid foreclosure through the means of a short sale. If you are currently behind on your mortgage or just struggling to make your payments every month take a minute to browse my website or call me directly to chat with an expert about your options.

The topic we are discussing today is the re-launch of our Facebook business page as a great part of our marketing system. We currently have over five thousand people who follow, or like, our Facebook page and I can honestly say our clients have seen some value in this. While our Facebook page is just one small element in our marketing strategy for each home it does provide great exposure. Every time we list a home our marketing specialist here at the KC Real Estate Group wants as many potential buyers as possible to see this home. Utilizing our Facebook page to help market your home is a simple way for the growing Arizona population to discover why your property may be their next home. You can also find great everyday tips about owning a home just by liking our Facebook page.

For more information about the opportunities in the Scottsdale real estate market please fill out a contact form on my website or call me today. To find out what your home is worth take a minute to try our Home Value Calculator for free today. Thanks for your time and I look forward to helping you in the future.

FHA or HUD Short Sales

Hello everyone this is Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, your real estate specialist. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. We specialize in helping homeowners find alternatives to foreclosure through the means of a short sale. The topics we are specifically addressing today are HUD or FHA short sales. FHA is backed by HUD or Housing Urban Development. HUD calls the shots but FHA is the marketing name for the type of loan many borrowers use to purchase their property. FHA is very popular because there is a low down payment when obtaining a mortgage to buy a house. Right now the FHA loan limits are only 3.5% down and if a seller wants to contribute to the buyer’s closing cost assistance the buyer can truly only get into the property for 3.5% down which is amazing. However, because very few people that did an FHA put much money down, there are a lot of FHA short sales. So HUD is very specific when it comes to short selling an FHA loan. So if you have an FHA loan out there and you are considering short selling your home, please talk to a specialist. Don’t talk to a new agent who says they are a specialist but really has maybe done one short sale in their entire career. Talk to a specialist like us who have done over 400 short sales over the past several years and have several contacts and not just with banks that service your FHA loan but directly with HUD. so give us a call today we would love to chat with you about your short sale situation with your FHA loan or even your VA loan as VA is also backed by HUD as well. HUD has very specific procedures.

The great thing with doing a HUD, FHA, or VA short sale is that you can receive up to $1,000 back at closing for doing a short sale. So they will actually pay you to do a short sale. Give us a call we would like to help you out. Our number is 480-442-9868 or you can email us at info@kellycookhomes.com. You can also go to our sister website at MyHomeValueCalculator.com which will tell you instantly what the value of your property is in today’s market. Thanks and I hope you have a great day.

We’ve Mastered Short Sales, So We’re Adding A Commercial Division

Hello everyone, this is Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, your short sale and real estate specialist for the area. We can be found online at www.KellyCookHomes.com and I’d like to encourage you to explore our website to find an abundance of information regarding short sales and the variety of other services we provide. We specialize in helping homeowners avoid foreclosure through the means of a short sale and also the disposition of properties for individual clients, both residential and commercial.

The announcement we’re making today is that we’ve just launched the commercial division of our real estate group. We’ve primarily been focusing on residential and have been very successful in our residential efforts selling over 100 homes, both traditional sales and short sales, for the previous two years. Now we have some higher net-worth clients that are looking into commercial properties both as investments and for their own purposes, so we’re launching our commercial division to better service them. We’re very excited about it and in fact right now have a buyer looking to pick up a commercial property, a portfolio of commercial properties or a bulk amount of residential properties, so if any of you out there know of a seller that is looking to sell one of these, please give us a call right now because we have a client all lined up to purchase them.

Most importantly, we wanted to announce to everyone that we have launched our commercial division and are looking for clients that are both looking to sell and buy. Please give us a call because we’d love to have a consultation with you about your commercial, residential or short sale needs. You can give us a call at 480.442.9868, email us at info@kellycookhomes.com or simply go to our website, www.KellyCookHomes.com and contact through our website. Again, you’ll find a lot of valuable information there regarding all of the services we provide, such as short sales, conventional sales and now commercial sales.

Looking For A Short Sale To Purchase As An Investment Property Or Help With Your Property Management Needs?

Hey everyone and welcome again, I’m Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group in beautiful :k1:, your short sale and real estate specialist that’s part of the Keller Williams Real Estate Network. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. We help homeowners throughout the :k1: area avoid foreclosure through the means of a short sale, however today we’re very excited to announce that we’re launching our property management division within our team.

We sold over 100 properties last year, including traditional sales and short sales, and a lot of those properties were to investors because the prices were so favorable to them. There were quite a few investors that flooded the :k1: real estate marketing in 2012 and so we’ve taken on some of them as our clients. Because they have the need to hold properties and rent them out, it actually occurred to us that we should launch a property management division as we are already servicing some of those properties for our investors. We would love to chat with you about any of your property management needs. Our division is fully staffed to ensure that your property investment is fully taken care of and that you’re on auto-pilot when it comes to collecting rent and ROI on your investment. At the end of the day, it’s all about ROI and we’re here to make it as stress-free as possible and to protect it.

Give us a call today or email us, whichever is easier for you, because we’d love to talk to you about your rental property. We can help you find a qualified tenant as well as manage your property for the duration of the lease. Also, if you’re looking for a new investment property, we can show you bargain listings, such short sales, to help you get started. You can reach us at 480.442.9868, email us at info@kellycookhomes.com or visit our website where you’ll find a property management division link on the right hand side. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your property management needs.

The Real Estate Opportunities Are Endless In McDowell Mountain Ranch

Hello everyone Kelly Cook here with the KC Real Estate Group, your :k1: short sale specialist, thank you for your time today. My team of short sale experts are helping :k1: distressed property owners avoid foreclosure every day through the means of a short sale. If you are struggling to pay your mortgage every month or have seen the value of your home greatly diminished please contact me today to chat with an expert about your options.

For my blog today I wanted to talk with :k1: residents about the great opportunities in the McDowell Mountain Ranch Community. Our office is located in :k1: which is a short drive from McDowell Mountain Ranch. For that reason we have been the choice for many homeowners in that area and are experts in the housing market. Whether you are buying or selling this is a great opportunity for you to utilize the experience we have in this region. McDowell Mountain Ranch is a wonderful community with award winning schools, great outdoor activity areas, and a growing housing market. No matter what kind of home you are looking for McDowell Mountain Ranch has you covered. And for those who are ready to buy a new now is a great time to also sell in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area. Our team lives and breathes in this community every day and want to answer any questions you have about the real estate market in this community.

For more information on :k1: homes, specifically in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area, please fill out a contact form on my website or call me today. On my website you can find our Short Or Stay Calculator that will show you when your home will be worth what you owe. Thanks for joining me today and I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Information on the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Hey guys, Kelly Cook here with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, your :k1: short sale specialists. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. Now we specialize in helping homeowners across the entire :k1: area find alternatives to foreclosure through the means of a short sale. Now we have a huge announcement here today and that is the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has been extended through January 1, 2014. That is a huge impact for a lot of you out there who may need to short sale or want to short sale because of some sort of hardship. Maybe you had a loss of income or maybe you lost your job or maybe you have to relocate. Whatever the case may be, a short sale is a very good option for many of you out there and now it just became much easier because this tax act was postponed for one more year. This essentially eliminates your tax liability, so it can get much more complicated than that. So please give us a call today or shoot us an email. We have closed over 400 short sales and we are one of :k1:’s largest real estate teams and short sale teams and we would love to chat with you and have a free consultation about your current situation.

Again, this is huge that this was extended for a year which brings a lot of relief for a lot of people that may be considering a short sale. If you are not sure where you stand, go to our website. Go to www.MyHomeValueCalculator.com and it will instantaneously send you an estimated value of what your property is worth. If you are underwater, the great thing about this tool is it will give you a breakeven point in terms of time and costs to you. Again, I’m Kelly Cook with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, one of :k1:’s leading short sale teams and we are here to help. Give us a call or email us, whichever is easier for you. Our number is 480-442-9868 and our email is info@kellycookhomes.com, and either way we would love to talk to you about your situation. We can help you make a more informed decision on your property and find out if a short sale might be right for you. Thanks and have a good day.

New Marketing Campaign For 2013 Will Get Your Home Sold Faster

Hello everyone Kelly Cook here with the KC Real Estate Group, your :k1: short sale specialist, thank you for joining me today. My team of short sale experts are working with distressed property owners in :k1: everyday to avoid foreclosure through the means of a short sale. If you are currently behind on your mortgage and need to sell your home please visit my website to learn how the KC Real Estate Group can help you.

In my blog today I wanted to talk with :k1: homeowners about one of the reasons why our team can help sell your distressed property fast. One of the unique benefits of the KC Real Estate Group is that each team member specializes in one aspect of selling your home. One of the biggest advantages we can offer a :k1: resident is our marketing campaign will not be outdone. We use visual shows for every one of the homes we list in order to attract potential buyers by showing them the benefits of your home. Not every one has heard of visual shows but this addition to our marketing campaign for 2013 will help find the highest and best offer for your home. Our marketing specialist handles nothing but the exposure of your home and that is why our team can be so successful. This is a big part of why we have sold ninety eight percent of the homes we listed in the year 2012. If you are considering selling your property I would love to sit down and go over our entire marketing strategy with you.

For more information or to start your short sale please fill out a contact form on my website or call me directly. On my website you will also find our Short Or Stay Calculator that can help you determine if a short sale is right for you. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon at :k1:’s leading short sale specialist.

Looking For An Investment Property Or A Bargain? Consider Purchasing A Short Sale

Hello again and welcome, Kelly Cook here with the Kelly Cook Real Estate Group, your :k1: short sale specialist. You can find us online at www.KellyCookHomes.com. We’re part of the Keller Williams Real Estate Network, one of the largest real estate brokers in the entire country and specialize in helping homeowners that are facing difficult times sell their homes via short sale. We’re located in :k1:, which is arguably one of the nicest areas in the country.

Today we’re going to discuss a fun topic because it involves one of my favorite sports, golf. We’re talking about the Phoenix Waste Management Open, which takes place around the end of January or beginning of February. We work and operate right around the area where the golf tournament is played. We’ve helped many customers and clients in the past that have come here simply to enjoy the golf and weather and end up buying real estate. We help them in their search to find a second home, an investment property or, should they choose to relocate to the area, a primary residence. If you fall into one of these categories and have always wondered what AZ real estate is like and what the market is doing, I’ve got great news for you in that the prices are still fairly low in this area; there are still some good deals to be had.

If you’re looking for a second home, a low maintenance home, or a bargain by purchasing a short sale, we can help you find that property because there are plenty of options down here for that. Give us a call with any questions you may have about Arizona short sales or real estate because we’d love to help you out. You can reach us at 480.442.9868 or info@kellycookhomes.com. If you go to www.KellyCookHomes.com and click on Home Search, you’ll have access to every home that’s currently on the market here in :k1:. Please give us a call, we’d love to have a free consultation with you and meet you when you come down here to enjoy some golf.