Tucson AZ Realtor® /Broker/Investor. I answer the most common real estate questions you have! Topical real estate news and analysis from a real estate investor and REO Broker with 25 years experience! Follow on Instagram @KarlBuysHouses or visit my websites atwww.KarlBuysHouses.com orwww.SellTucsonHomesFast.com !
Home Pricing Strategies 2021
There is no doubt that 2021 presents more challenges to home pricing than any previous period in American history. For a homeowner trying to price their home to sell in 2021, it can be harder than normal. Today's podcast covers "5 Do's and 5 Dont's" when selling a home. These pieces of advice are specially designed for use in the radically inflating real estate market to ensure you make the most money possible.
What Is Covered Today...
I will cover issues related to pricing, negotiation, repairs, and selecting agents. Please be aware however, that I will be unvarnished in my approach.. I spare neither agent, nor foolish homeowner when it comes to determining price, as well as completing a sale.
In short, any fool can sell a home for less than its worth... it takes no talent to sell a "cherry home"... but it does take skill to sell a home for the most, when it should sell for less!
Be sure to check out my sister website at www.SellTucsonHouseFast.com!
Should You FIx Your Home Before Selling in 2021?
With the real estate market on fire in many markets, a common question that comes up is SHOULD a homeowner take the time, and the money to do any significant repairs on their home prior to market... or just sell it as is?
It's not an easy question, and it depends on two factors and how they interact. Join me today for a super quick discussion about SHOULD a homeowner fix items in their home when selling this year, or can you just skip it?
Listen in and share with your friends! Be sure to visit my newest site at www.selltucsonhomesfast.com
#realestate #home #homebuyer
Buying A Home in 2021?
Despite what the home buying news may tell you, you have far more leverage than you think you do... In today's short podcast, I will share with you 5 House Buying Tips For 2021 that are specially designed from this market.
Drawing from the actual experiences from real buyers in the market, you will see what strategies are being used to win in this increasingly competitve real estate market, as well as why I know for a fact that you won't do them.
Did I Insult You?
Good! Then hopefully you will take a hard listen to the 25 years worth of experience I have in both up, as well as down markets.. and if you are actually one of the few who take my advice.. you will see how you will win!
Visit my new site at www.SellTucsonHouseFast.com and let me know what you think!
"In 2020, those who have fallen behind at least three months on their mortgage increased 250% to over 2 million households, and is now at a level not seen since the height of the Great Recession in 2010. Collectively, these households are estimated to owe almost $90 BILLION in deferred principal, Interest, taxes, and insurance payments."-CFPB
How Does This End?
In today's podcast, I hope to share some good news despite the bleakness of the forbearance, foreclosure and eviction moratoriums. Listen in as I share with you the unvarnished truth about the real estate market and 9 ways that those facing forbearance can exit it!
Check out my additional site at www.SellTucsonHouseFast.com
Frustrated By Losing?
In today's podcast, I will share with you a few tips and tricks I've learned over 25 years of buying and selling properties in Tucson and the surrounding areas. If you have been losing out to other buyers when buying a house then I've got a few ideas for you that will help you be successful. In fact, I've got 5 tips for negotiating in a hot sellers market that are working for others who are trying to win too!
Should You Buy A House?
Additionally, I will share with you the unintended consequences behind the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and after hearing what is in store for the real estate market in Tucson, you may decide to wait until after the Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums end. Doubtless, there is a storm brewing in the real estate market that most practitioners downplay. In today's episode, I address this issue head on and give you solid advice that I believe will help you make a decision that you feel is best for you and your family.
Visit my new website at www.selltucsonhousefast.com
Will A Covid 19 Vaccine Work?
I'm no doctor, and thus, I don't know much about vaccines nor curing diseases. However, I am a Real Estate Broker and Investor with a different viewpoint. Unlike the cheery, "Everything is going to be okay!" type of podcast.. today's podcast will share with you the hard truths that you must face as a homebuyer, or a homeowner.
Big changes are coming to the real estate market as we know it. Who prepares.. wins.
BTW.. Contains 1 (one) cussword.. sorry.. I got "in the moment."
#realestate #homebuying #homeselling
Should You Buy A House Now... Or Wait?
Is this a good time to buy a house? A lot of people have been asking me this.. and as a professional homebuyer, I spend a lot of time thinking about this! My advice might surprise you!
Instead of taking a "salesperson" approach.. I share with you the pros and cons of buying property right now.. and ultimately some tips on how to ensure you don't overpay for property in the future!
If this was worth your time, please share with someone you care about!
#realestate #homebuying #housing
Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums
Currently, Arizona is but one of many other States that are facing a resurgence of Covid-19. In it's wake, Governor Doug Ducey extended the Eviction Moratorium from July 25th to October 31st to avoid the literal tsunami of evictions and foreclosures that potentially could come. Many other states have passed similar ordinances. In today's podcast, I will take the unpopular position of saying that they will hurt the economy.. and shouldn't be done.
I'd love to hear your two cents!
Hit me up in the comments below!
#eviction #moratorium #landlord
As a Real Estate Broker and Investor who specializes in working with distressed properties and bank foreclosures.. I've seen a few things. In today's podcast, I share with you the 3 things that you should avoid if you want to save money when buying a house!
Visit my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com!
#home #housebuying #homeselling
Twenty Four Years
That's not easy to do in the real estate business.. yet.. I've been in the business long enough to see a few things. You don't need to have a "crystal ball" to recognize the "pieces of the jigsaw puzzle" come together.
In today's episode, I'm interviewed by Rodrigo Afanador of www.AshevilleCashBuyers.com and we dive deeply into the real estate market, the effects of Federal Intervention, and the coming housing crisis that will eclipse the #GreatRecession ...
It's not all doom and gloom! For those looking to get into the REO business, or real estate Investors, or potential Homebuyers or Homesellers, this is valuable information that I desperately want you to hear!
Visit my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com for more!
#recession #2020 #housing
Trying To Keep Your Home?
What do you do if you are losing your home? Right now.. I know that people are reading about the so called "V Shaped" recovery.. and the stock market certainly leads the charge... However, it is my belief that in the near future, many people will be facing the unpleasant truth of losing their homes.
In today's Podcast, I will share with you 6 practical steps you can use to either buy time, save credit, or potentially save your home from foreclosure.
If you don't need this information... chances are you know someone who does. Do them a favor and share this practical 20 minute podcast!
Be sure to visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com!
#foreclosure #home #realestate
There are a LOT of Questions!
In today's podcast, I will share with you the answers to the 5 most common questions being asked in real estate today.
How Long Will it Take The Economy To Recover From Covid19?
Will Covid-19 Cause a Recession?
If A Recession Happens, Are We Looking at 2008 Again?
Will Covid-19 Cause a "Surge In Foreclosures?"
Should I Buy or Sell A Home Right Now?
These questions were posed in an article entitled "How To Answer Your Clients' Biggest Questions Right Now" by www.KeepingCurrentMatters.com
Check out their article, and my response.. and then tell me what YOU think!
Thanks for visiting my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com !
#realestate #homes #homevalue
Who Can Out Con a Con?
One of the greatest con men of all time Victor Lustig came to notoriety early in the 20th century by selling amongst other things.. the Eiffel Tower... twice. Another one of his infamous cons was the "Rumanian Money Box."
In today's podcast, we will talk about Victor Lustig's run in with the law, and an angry Texas Sheriff over this box.. and what it means for you as a homeowner, homebuyer, and real estate agent.
Valuable lessons to be learned about avoiding being "conned!"
Visit my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com !
#financialcrime #Finance #Economics #housing #realestate
That's the only way I can describe it. In today's podcast, I will share with you why I believe Realtor.com is wrong in their assessment to "Forget About Recessionary Real Estate Bargains: Home Prices Are Still Rising".
Impact In Arizona
If you live in Arizona, I will share with you the real cost of Covid-19 and the Legislature's attempts to re-open our State and the terrible costs we've incurred. As a suggestion for repairing our State, I make suggestions regarding #Gold and the #10thAmendment
#realestate #realtor #housingbubble
Bank Foreclosures and Short Sales!
Soon, there will be plenty of foreclosures and short sales around... and if you are planning on buying a property soon, you might want to consider today's podcast! As a professional homebuyer, I often buy homes that are distressed for one reason or another.. in today's podcast, I will share with you some of the experience I've had as a REO agent, as well as an agent representing those who go through short sales. Listen in for helpful tips!
Be sure to visit my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com !
#REO #Foreclosure #Shortsale
In today's podcast, I will share with you a detailed way to understand the market gyrations in the housing market as well as the stock market. I'm not a pilot.. but I know a plane isn't supposed to land in a tree. Although I am not an economist.. I recognize when there is a problem. Today, I will explain why the real estate market is getting "multiple offers" and "higher prices" on existing homes for sale... and why that won't last.
Don't Think Only "One Dimensionally"
The truth of the matter is, even a tree can look beautiful and healthy on the outside... meanwhile... rot has taken over the root... and it's decaying and dead inside. Such it is with our housing market. Invest a few minutes and understand why the best deals are still to come.
#realestate #housing #economics
Negative Interest Rates?
No, I'm not talking about negative interest rates on your home.. no... In today's podcast, I will talk with you about the devastating effects that a negative Federal Funds rate has on your home. If you are a Realtor®, Homeowner, or potential home purchaser.. make sure you know the effects of negative interest rates on what you possibly may consider to be your biggest asset.... Your home.
#negativeinterest #economics #housing
The Revised Market Forecast Is Out..
In today's podcast, I will share with you the REVISED 2020 Housing Market Forecast and predictions from Realtor.com.
It's Good To Be Right
I've been saying this for some time now... and back in February, when I warned of this.. I heard endless complaints and naysayers... Now.. If they would tell the entire story.. I think we would be closer to the truth.. but for now.. this is progress!
Visit my website at KarlBuysHouses if you wouldn't mind.. check it out!
#tucson #realestate #housing
What Was The Real Estate Market Like During The Great Depression?
In today's podcast, I share with you a conversation that I have been having all morning long with my family, friends, and then to top it all off... a listener from my YouTube Channel (SellMoreHomesNow) called in with a similar question... This sparked in my head.. maybe YOU might have this same questions! Long story short, big shout out to Christopher and Ken Franks from Minnesota for helping add clarity to this murky issue of if this is a good time to buy.. and if so.. how. I've got a lot of respect for Ken Franks.. he has over 45 years experience in the real estate game.. and if you ever need a good agent, He and His son are good people to know.
Are We Heading There Now?
In today's podcast, I will attempt to answer this difficult and complex question by addressing some of the known real estate market factors in 1929-1934... you will hear shocking similarities between then.. and now. If we go there again.. is simply a question of who gets elected. Not to get political about this.. but monetary policy and fiscal policy have a direct effect on the real world dollars you pay.. or how insolvent the currency will get.
Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Home In 2020?
Again.. a complicated question.. but the purpose of today's podcast is to illuminate a quickly fading thought. That freedom is more valuable than tyranny.. and that if we are to survive economically.. there are difficult choices that need to be made quickly. Hopefully, after you've heard the facts of the arguments.. you will come to a decision that is good for you and your family! Thanks again to Ken and Chris for reaching out and being willing to share their thoughts!
Be sure to check out my website at KarlBuysHouses.com!
#TheGreatDepression #Economy #Finance
A Common Question These Days!
In today's episode, I will share with you a collection of thoughts about how the skyrocketing unemployment rate, the rampant dollar printing by a treasonous Federal Reserve, and "Stimulus" is artificially propping up a debt bubble.. and when should you buy a home?
Additional thoughts... "What Happens If They Allow MultiFamily Owners To Do Short Sales Without Tax Consequences"
Be sure to check out my website at www.KarlBuysHouses.com!
#HousingBubble #DebtBubble #realestate
I'm Calling BS!
In today's Podcast, I steal a theme from Chris Iron's Podcast @QuothTheRaven and a speech called "Our Bullshit Economy".
While I'm not qualified to speak on the Economy as he is.. I am qualified to speak about the Housing Market.
In today's short podcast to begin the occasional theme here on KarlBuysHouses Podcast.. I will share with you three tips that Chris gave, and how you can apply them to your housing situation to ensure you do what's best for you and your family in the months, and years to come.
#housing #economy #Tucson
Will The Economy Collapse?
In today's podcast, I will discuss with you a common statement I hear... "This ISN'T 2008!" is a common theme I hear amongst real estate agents. They are absolutely right. It's even WORSE.
In the first 15 minutes, I will share with you compelling historical evidence from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the famed "Warren Buffet Indicator" as well as the wealth gap relative to the Great Depression of 1929.
After I've convinced you that not only are we headed for a depression, but a depression worse than 1929, I will share with you six practical things you must do to prepare for the coming economic collapse.
Best Case? I'm wrong.. and you are prepared. (highly unlikely)
Worst Case? I'm right.. and you didn't listen.
Visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com for more info!
#Tucson #Depression2020 #EconomicsOfCorona
I Know You're Angry...
However, it doesn't change the fact that your home is worth 20% less than you think it is. The only saving grace is that NOBODY knows it yet.. except you and I.
In today's podcast, I will answer a listener's question about whether or not he should buy a home during the #Covid19 pandemic.. my answer is sure to infuriate every Realtor® you know.. And will probably result in me getting reported to the Tucson Association of Realtors®... again...
I don't care. It isn't about me.. this is about you, and you making realistic plans for your homes.. before the music stops.
#REO #Foreclosure #Tucson
Prepare For Disappointment
In today's post, I will discuss a popular question amongst homeowners. How much will the Coronavirus affect home prices? Particularly in Tucson? I will share with you the latest data from the National Association of Realtors, as well as the Tucson MLS and we will discuss how these events will undoubtedly affect your home value.
#tucson #NAR #Homevalue
What Would YOU Do?
Believe it or not.. this could be a very real decision that your Governor will have to make in the near future. With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell advising that States should declare bankruptcy instead of expecting Federal aid... more Governors will have more power and more decisions to make than ever before. How will this affect you?
If you aren't a pensioner.. or a bond holder.., you might be tempted to think this won't affect you. But in today's podcast, I will share with you the four things that Governor Ducey COULD do.. (or any Governor for that matter) if it came down to raising taxes.. or filing bankruptcy!
#Bankruptcy #Arizona #Covid19
Think You Are Pretty Smart In Housing?
It's not that hard to be a Realtor®.. In fact it takes just a little common sense. But if that is the case.. then why do so many Real Estate Agents seem to miss basic questions when it comes to housing and real estate?
I don't mean to say this with disrespect.. but honestly.. I've been getting frustrated with my peers over what seems to be basic questions.
In today's episode, I will share with you a 6 question (true or false so it's easy!) test to see how much aptitude you have for the Real Estate Game!
#realestate #home #IQtest
A Startling Headline..
But more than that are the dire predictions made by the International Monetary Fund in their blogpost by the same name. In today's post, I will share with you a harrowing report by the IMF that states what we all intuitively know. That the economy as we know it.. has changed.
#recession #Tucson #Housingbubble2
Why Am I So Certain?
Well.. One reason is because Lawrence Yun has stated that "Home sales will decline this spring season because of unique economic and social consequences resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, but much of the activity looks to reappear later in the year. Home prices will remain stable because of a pandemic-induced reduction in inventory coupled with less immediate concerns over foreclosures"
Every time I hear Lawrence Yun say "things are going to be fine... " I start reaching for my wallet. Another reason is Chase Bank's decision to raise their lending requirements to a score of 700 with 20% down. This is a bellweather event. In today's episode, I will share with you a counter opinon to the National Association of Realtor's position.
#tucson #realestate #home #NAR
Having Difficulty With Your Bank?
In today's podcast, I will share with you a recent NPR Article about how many struggling homeowners are facing difficulty with their bank when trying to get mortgage deferral or forbearance. Additionally, I will share with you a recent Intragency Statement on Loan Modification from the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, the Consumer FInancial Protection Board and others which gives specific information to your lender to "act right" or else!
If you have to get Mortgage Forbearance or Deferral because of Covid19, then you need to hear this message to make sure they don't screw you over!!!
#mortgage #CARES #deferral
Are You One Of the Few???
There aren't too many people who really get into real estate news and current events. I admit.. I am a bit of a Real Estate Nerd. I enjoy looking at the real estate news and talking about how that will affect the market. In today's post, I will talk about some of the following topics!
The Pentagon Proposes To Cut HALF the A-10 squadron and personnel in Tucson
Ginne Mae proposes to "Takeover" the servicing of mortgages.. adding BILLIONS of dollars of debt and responsibility
VA Loans get quoted 14.5% because nobody wants to do them???
Deleveraging.. and how it's affecting the American consumer..
and much much more!
Let me know if you enjoyed today's show!
#tucson #DavisMonthanAFB #RealEstateNews
The Stock Market Crash Of 1929
Contrary to popular opinion, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of one of the greatest collapses of Western economy. In fact, there were many causes.. but today, I will share with you what historians and economists generally agree were the causes of this massive depression.
We will talk about how this relates to 2008, and why the Great Depression of 2020 will be different (and worse) than 2008.
Preparedness is key!
#GreatDepression #GreatRecession #KarlBuysHouses
Will Real Estate "Boom" After Coronavirus?
In a recent article on Fox Business.. entitled "Real estate will boom once coronavirus threat is gone -- Go ahead, put your house on the market" Rogers Healy (Rogers Healy and Associates) stated that after Coronavirus.. "People will be lined up at the doors of those homes they have obsessed over for months."
I emphatically disagree.
So much so, that I'd like to give you six reasons why I feel the real estate market won't "BOOM" After Coronavirus.
Listen in as I discuss 6 reasons why I think we are headed for a depression... and the 6 reasons why my competitors will say "everything is fine!"
What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments section or leave me a message!
#tucson #realestate #depression #2020
With Covid-19 threatening the livelihoods of millions of Americans, a topic of discussion that is coming more an more prevalent is the issue of Mortgage Forebearance.
While many people are able to Google the definition of "Mortgage Forebearance".. it doesn't answer the important question of "Is Mortgage Forebearance a good idea?"
In today's post, I will take 15 minutes to share with you the various ways banks will offer to allow you to repay this forebearance.. and some practical tips to discern whether or not it is a wise course of action for you and your family!
#forebearance #mortgagedebt #Tucson
Does The Thought of A Short Sale Scare You?
I've been blessed with a unique vantage point. As a Real Estate Broker, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of Tucson families sell their homes using a short sale. As a Realtor who represented some of America's biggest banks and debt servicers like Ocwen, OneWest, and DeutscheBank as an REO Agent, I've seen the devastation of foreclosure visited on families who were caught unawares by the market. Also, as a homeowner who has had to go through the process of going through a short sale. God has indeed seen fit to bless me to know how to answer these, and other important questions you might have about the short sale process... Is a Short Sale A Good Idea? How Long Does It Take For A Short Sale To Go Through? How Much Should A Buyer Offer On A Short Sale? What Does A Short Sale Mean For A Buyer? These questions, plus my experiences as an investor who has bought short sales, a seller who has sold a home using a short sale, a Realtor who has completed short sales and more all inside today's episode!
#tucson #shortsale #KarlBuysHouses
With some politicians (AOC) advocating "Rent Strikes" across major metropolitan cities, the Covid-19 saga takes a dangerous turn. Listen in to today's podcast for resources as well as ideas to avoid a rent strike!
#Tucson #CancelRent #RentStrike
Today's Top Stories!
Today, I thought I would take a look at the news headlines for real estate and record a few thoughts. Listen in as I share with you how Tucson has taken over a #1 spot.. Why fewer people are looking at your home, and why the mortgage industry is splitting in two. All the news you need to know, in 20 minutes!
#tucson #realestate #news
Did you say Housing Market COLLAPSING????
Yes... I sure did. I know that isn't what most Realtors (and certainly few Real Estate Brokers) will tell you. However, today, I would like to look past the encouraging news that we've seen on February's numbers, and expose the reasons why it is "wishful thinking" to think that the housing market will "snap back" in 30-60 or even 90 days.
Learn the three reasons why this market is collapsing, and how you can benefit by it!
#tucson #realestate #housingmarket
Today, I answer a question that seems to be on everyone's mind... should you buy a house during a coronavirus pandemic? I will examine this issue from not only a Buyer perspective, but the deeper issues behind mortgage forebearance, and the toll it will have on our economy. In short, if you can wait, wait.. there's going to be better deals on the horizon!
See this article and more information including links at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/YZK4/
#coronavirus #realestate #tucson
Lots Of Showings But No Offers?
In today's podcast, I will answer a question from a local Tucsonan who has moved to Show Low and needs to sell their home. However, they've had their home listed since December, and there are lots of showings, but no offers. What advice would I give to a situation like this?
In today's podcast, I answer two basic questions.
1. What makes a home sell fast?
2. What strategy would you give to sell your home fast during a Coronavirus outbreak?
In today's podcast, I will share with you 4 reasons why a home sells, and a specific 10 point plan to get your property under contract quickly.. without lowering the price!
See This Article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/szz1/
#Coronavirus #realestate #Tucson
Are you trying to figure out how to price your home during #Covid19? There are people even today who are putting their unwanted homes up for sale during this time. In today's podcast, I will share 8 tips on how to price your home to sell during the #Coronavirus outbreak!
If this podcast was helpful to you, then please like, rate, and subscribe!
#Tucson #realestate #KarlBuysHouses
A Deflationary Spiral?
According to Investopedia, "A deflationary spiral is a downward price reaction to an economic crisis leading to lower production, lower wages, decreased demand, and still lower prices. Deflation occurs when general price levels decline, as opposed to inflation which is when general price levels rise."
In the current economic cycle.. America isn't in a Recession.. we are heading towards a Depression.
In this post, I will tell you exactly what you need to do to prepare.
Visit me at www.KarlBuysHouses.com
#deflation #recession2020 #Depression2020 #Coronavirus
Today, iBuying giant Opendoor and their partner Redfin announced that they will suspend purchasing of homes in during the #Coronavirus outbreak. Will #Zillow follow suit? How does this impact local investors as well as homeowners who are looking for a fast and easy sale in troubling and uncertain times? I will discuss this, and other important #realestate news in today's episode of #KarlBuysHouses
#Podcast #Tucson #realestate #coronavirusrealestate
Are you thinking about selling your home soon but are concerned about a recession? In today's podcast, I will share with you an article from Realtor.com reviewing the 5 things we should think about when selling a house during a recession. I will review this article with you, and give you some local input and information from 23 years as a licensed REO Broker and Investor!
For more information and other articles, visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com!
#recession #tucson #realestate
Do you need to sell a house fast in Tucson? Listing it with a local real estate agent can take months. In some cases, the house may not sell at all. You won’t find many investors who hire agents to help them sell fast. Investors know that in order to sell a house fast in Tucson, different strategies need to be implemented. Below, we offer a few tips to help you sell your house fast in Tucson no matter the condition, situation, or location!
See this Article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/NvgN/
#tucson #homes #realestate
Tucson has long had a reputation as being an "Inexpensive" or "Cheaper" place to live. However, is it really that "affordable?" In today's podcast, I will share with you a local University of Arizona study done by the Eller Business School that shows things aren't necessarily what you think!
See this post at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/Q36H/
#tucson #affordablehousing #housingissues
In today’s livestream on YouTube, I shared three stories that I felt were somewhat related and could be helpful for you if you are watching the news as I am. The impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is still not fully understood. However, the implications of a wide spread, contagious disease are now reaching the housing market.
Also, I will cover a story about how a Shark Tank Judge just got scammed for nearly $400,000 and how it could happen to you, if you don’t take the proper precautions!
Join me now for a 20 minute disucssion of these issues!
See this article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/3ZQj/
#CoronaVirus #COVID19 #HousingIssues
In today's post, I talk with you about a recent real estate scam that was uncovered and successfully stopped here in Arizona. I discuss with you the cases, as well as the warning signs that were obvious, yet avoided.
Then we will turn our attention to the 33 MILLION Home shortage we have in America, as well as how it relates to Tucson, and finally a new law in California is threatening to seize vacant properties after 90 days! Learn how this real estate seizure is beyond theft!
#housingissues #ScamAlert #home
Not everyone has expected a global pandemic to cause such a panic amongst the markets, both the stock market as well as the housing market. While the housing market will take some time to feel the effects of any long term pandemic, you don't want to be that property waiting for an "uncertain buyer." While I recognize that you might not place any stock in the media hype regarding COVID-19 (aka CoronaVirus), you can be certain that your potential homebuyer is thinking about it. In today's post, I will share with you 6 Powerful tips to sell your home fast during this potential crisis... as well as a bonus tip!
See this post by clicking here!
#coronavirus #covid19 #housingissues
There are 8 common questions people tend to have about the process of having a listing expire on them. They've spent thousands of dollars in time and money trying to get their home sold, and now they are back to square one. In today's post, I cover the following questions!
What Does "Expired" mean on MLS?
What does "Cancelled" mean on MLS?
What is the difference between Withdrawn and Cancelled?
Why do listings Expire?
How do you change Realtors after contract expires?
What happens when a listing expires?
Can a Real Estate Agent get a commission AFTER the contract expired?
How long do I have to wait to sell after listed?
See related article on KarlBuysHouses.com "What To Do With Your Expired Listing In Tucson!"
#tucson #expired #homesellingtips
Like Cheap Houses?
Looking for Cheap Fixer Upper Homes for sale in Tucson and the surrounding areas? Me too!
In today's post, I will take you with me as I tour the Tucson Multiple Listing Service for cheap fixer upper homes that are currently for sale under $120,000. We search for short sales, REO (Foreclosures and Bank Owned properties), Fixer upper homes, and handyman specials!
We review them online as well as take a deeper look at their locations, prices, photographs, and conditions!
I will share with you my deep love and passion for "ugly houses" which began as a young REO agent when the collapse happened!
See todays Post on KarlBuysHouses.com
#tucson #homesforsale #tucsonarizona #realestate
Who Needs A Realtor?
That was the headline of a recent article I saw on NPR. The growing trend of iBuyers in America. In today's podcast, I will share with you the 5 Obvious problems with iBuyers and why using a Realtor who Invests might actually work to your advantage!
I will analyze this NPR article and podcast for you, and share the highlights! Listen in to a real life situation!
See This article here!
#tucson #ibuyer #homeselling
Did you recently get a Trustee Sale notice?
You aren't alone! After 23 years as a Realtor, Broker, and Investor with experience dealing with banks and those who have been on the receiving end of a trustee sale, I have a few suggestions for understanding this process and some of your options!
See a related KarlBuysHouses Post... "How To Stop Foreclosure Of Your House In Tucson."
Visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com for even more helpful information!
#trusteesale #tucson #foreclosure
Need A House With a Guest House?
You aren't alone! According to a recent study, more and more American households are led by older and older heads of household. As a matter of fact, a nearly 25% rise in head of households over between the ages of 65-74 was noted in the 5 year period between 2011 and 2016.
One of the biggest problems facing younger Americans who are buying houses are what to do with older, and aging parents!
In today's podcast, we will have a discussion about this issue as well as 7 considerations you need to have when buying a multi-generational house!
See this article by clicking here!
#tucson #multigenerational #housingissues
Considering using an iBuyer?
iBuyers are a relatively new option when it comes to selling your home. They provide a quick option if you need to sell as soon as possible, but they are not the only option. There are still traditional local home buyers in Tucson, AZ that are financed and able to purchase your home. How does the iBuyer compare to a local Home Buyer in Tucson?
See this article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/tSdG/
#tucson #realestate #ibuyer
In today's post, I share with you my personal feelings about what is happening in Tucson vs. Pima County and the PAYGO Plan. If you haven't heard about PAYGO, it is the County's recent attempts to take tax money from Tucson city residents to pay for the unincorporated areas of Pima County to have roads... If you live in Tucson, just know this.. you recently voted down a Bond measure from the County to fix their failing roads. Meanwhile, Chuck Huckleberry has figured out a way to get around the voters will!
See this article by clicking here!
#tucson #pimacounty #PAYGO
Planning on selling your property in 2020?
Do you need to do some home improvements first? You might want to know what are the best home improvements for resale 2020! In this video, you will learn direct from www.costvsvalue.com what are some of the best home improvements you can do!
Learn the best home improvements for your Tucson property as well! This report goes in depth by region, as well as particular cities!
See this article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/JsK8/
#tucson #realestate #homeimprovements
As properties in Tucson become more and more valuable, Tucson homeowners are watching out for Tucson City Code Violations..
In today's podcast, I share with you growing concerns about code violations and the possibility of making people homeless .
See today's article here!
#tucson #tucsonarizona #homeseller
Dealing with probate can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially after dealing with the loss of a loved one. In today’s post, I will offer five things you need to be aware of when dealing with a house in probate!
See this article by clicking here!
Considering Selling Your Home To An iBuyer?
Many of the iBuyers coming on to the scene are getting attention due to their brand familiarity and promise of convenience. However, working with iBuyers almost ensure you won’t get a fair price. At Karl Buys Houses, I can buy your house quickly as an iBuyer would, but I am a local buyer, Investor and Real Estate Broker; not a massive corporate machine that is solely after profits. For homeowners who need to sell their homes fast and want to utilize the convenience of a direct sale, working with my team might be the solution you need!
See this article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/ZsFz/
#tucson #ibuyer #homesforsale
Selling Home That Needs Repairs?
As a Realtor, and an Investor here in the Tucson area with over 23 years experience, I am often asked questions about selling home that needs repairs here in Tucson. In the years that I have bought, sold, and represented clients here in the Tucson area, I have learned a few tips and tricks along the way!
See this article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/tRxH/
#tucson #karlbuyshouses #tucsonhomes #tucsonrealestate
Thinking About Building A House Yourself?
You aren't alone! Recent rising costs of housing have caused many people to consider whether or not they should build a house themselves. In today's podcast, I will share with you the latest information regarding these 5 common questions about building a house yourself!
Is it cheaper to buy or build a house?
What is the most expensive part of building a house?
How Much Does It Cost To Build a 2500 sf Home?
How Much Does it Cost to Build a 1000 sf home?
How Do You Estimate Building Costs?
While I am no builder, I hope this article helps!
#tucson #karlbuyshouses #realestate #newconstruction
Work Remotely? Know Anyone that Does?
In today's post, we will discuss several articles that I found while doing some research for the podcast. I discovered a recent study that showed that Phoenix once again was a destination city. However, most people looking were from Los Angeles. This lead to a interesting side issue which brought up a up and coming trend. The preference of companies, as well as people individually wanting to telecommute.
This brings up a question.. if people don't need to live near particular city metro areas.. how does this affect value?
The answers, are surprising!
See This article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/VyNh/
#tucson #housing #affordablehousing
A Dangerous Virus Plagues California Ever since Mayor Libby Schaaf decided to get the City of Oakland involved in what would otherwise be a civil matter disputed in the courts, things have progressively gotten worse. Now, a dangerous virus is spreading like wildfire in Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Area in general. It is far worse than Corona Virus... it spreads quickly, and is difficult to contain. Hopefully, the contagion will not spread to Tucson!
Hear YESTERDAY'S podcast where I SAID this would happen!
See the article direct at the Mercury News.
Stay updated at www.KarlBuysHouses.com !
#tucson #housingcrisis #multifamily
The Housing crisis is certainly becoming problematic in many cities. Recently, a group of homeless mothers self styled "Moms4Housing" made a dramatic step by squatting in a vacant home in their neighborhood. The ensuing legal battle has led to an unusual precedent. As Tucson's government is "similar minded..." is it possible to see this happening here?
See this article here!
#tucson #housingcrisis #affordablehousing
Real Estate News With Tucson Impact
Zillow is getting real estate licenses in all 50 states by the end of 2020.. what does this move mean for you and I in Tucson? Additionally, the housing prices jump AGAIN... I will talk about how much, and what price range it affects, and finally, how a drop in sales is affecting national, as well as regional sales!
In today's podcast, I share with you some information that I found on HousingWire.com that I thought might be helpful!
Get even MORE information at KarlBuysHouses.com!
How much does probate cost in Arizona? What are the procedures for it? Does every probate have to be a formal, drawn out process, or is there something quicker and easier? In today's podcast, I will cover some of the important questions you need to know about the probate process here in Pima County as well as Arizona in general!
Get more info at www.KarlBuysHouses.com
#probate #estate #tucson
Are you thinking about how to sell a house by owner in Tucson this year? You aren’t alone! Every day, over a hundred properties come on the Tucson MLS every day. Every day, even more sell.
Over my 23 years as a Realtor and Investor in the Tucson area, I always meet Tucsonans who are thinking about selling their homes by owner. Many times, it’s just simple questions, sometimes more complicated.
One thing is for sure, It’s not new, and over the years, the tools to sell your home for sale by owner have only improved.
Today, I would like to share with you 8 basic tips that you can use before sell a house by owner in Tucson. As I mentioned before, I am a Real Estate Broker as well as an investor, so I use these tips too! (so I’m not telling you something I don’t do myself!)
Hopefully, these tips will help you maximize your opportunity, your profits, as well as give you the best chance to close without having to use a Realtor! Let’s dive in!
See the article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/5QFG/
#tucson #fsbo #forsalebyowner
Are we on the pathway to a new, more terrifying housing bubble?
In today's post, I will share with you the latest information about rising student debt, rising mortgage defaults, and expansive mortgage debt. As we look locally in Tucson as well as nationally, we can see clearly that a change is coming... the question is.. are we ready?
See the article at http://bit.ly/31cKHJy
#housingbubble #affordablehousing #NAR #tucson
Cash Home Buyer Scams!
Cash Home Buyer Scams aren’t new. As a matter of fact, they have been a part of real estate since the first lot of land was sold! As a matter of fact, local Tucson news crews have to keep busy watching out for the latest scams to report!
In fact, real estate fraud and scams are on the rise. In 2018 alone, over 11,300 people reported real estate or real estate rental fraud. One of the purposes of this post is to give you some insight into what I have seen as a Realtor, Broker, and an Investor with over 23 years experience in the Tucson area.
Get to the article by clicking here!
#tucson #scams #realestatescams
Affordable Housing and Decreasing Confidence
There is no doubt that affordable housing is becoming more and more of an issue in America as well as American Politics. Recently, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Senator Kamala Harris began working on passing legislation aimed to address this issue. Meanwhile, the Housing Public Sentiment Index that Fannie Mae conducts every month is showing signs of decreasing public confidence. What does this mean? Let's discuss this in today's podcast! See this article here!
#affordablehousing #tucson #politics
Trouble Paying the Mortgage?
You may think it’s only the tenant who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as well. Here are some things you can do to avoid facing difficulty in paying your mortgage each month. See the article @ http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/dg6r/
#tucsonrealestate #tucson #tucsonhomes #foreclosure #debtrelief
What Do Renters Look For?
In today's podcast, I will share with you the most common things that renters look for in multifamily rentals... as well as the trends that a recent report showed. This report shared some of the most requested items that Renters were looking for in a comprehensive study done by the NMHC!
#tucson #multifamily #rental #rentalproperty
Realtors In Tucson
Are you a Realtor in Tucson that has a property that just isn't selling? There are many reasons why you might want to consider working with an Investor to sell your property. Not just any investor, but an investing Realtor!
Today, I will share a few specific reasons why it works to your benefit to call me! See the article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/GbdY/ #tucson #tucsonrealestate #tucsonrealtor
Selling a Mobile Home In Tucson?
Selling your mobile home in Tucson can take some work. You may not use the same strategy to sell a mobile home as you would a single-family one. Use these tips to make the process of selling your mobile home easier and more profitable! See the article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/Kb9f/
#tucson #tucsonrealestate #tucsonarizona
What Is The Impact Of Large Scale War on Real Estate Values?
In today's post, we will examine the implications of large scale warfare as it relates to real estate values at home. In recent years, America has been at war abroad in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa. However, with recent events with Iran, events seem to be heating up. If this should result in full scale war, how does war affect real estate values here in Tucson as well as America? In today's post, I will share with you three specific things that happen when war breaks out! Learn from history.. don't be foolish! #IranVsUSA #IranWar #realestate
Recently, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson spoke at a National Association of Realtors event regarding the changing real estate environment, iBuyers, and housing discrimination concerns.
See the article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/08FZ/
#tucson #ibuyer #housingdiscrimination
Having A Hard TIme Selling Your Property?
Have you found it difficult to sell your house in Tucson? Selling your house via rent to own contract will help you find more buyers and get your asking price! Find out if it’s right for you in today’s post! As a home seller in Tucson, you may have found that your property has been on the MLS for longer than you’d like. Selling a house in the Tucson area doesn’t always go as planned. Some houses will sit on the market for months, with not so much as a bite. It can be frustrating living this way. Not knowing when the house will close can be frustrating for people who need to sell a house in Tucson... See the rest of the article at http://www.karlbuyshouses.com/i/G9qj/
#tucson #homesforsale #homeownership
Moms 4 Housing
If you haven’t been paying attention to the local news, a local group in Oakland California have formed called Moms 4 Housing. This group of women apparently have broken into (or according to the local papers… “entered Illegally”) a local vacant home held by an investor.
Ordinarily, this sort of story doesn’t raise many questions or issues as this typically is handled at the local level in a Superior Court. As we would do in Pima County, the investor who owned the property went to their local court, and filed for eviction against these people who were illegally squatting in the home. They were ordered to be evicted, and in this case, they appealed to the Court asking for a hearing.
Surprisingly, the Court agreed to hear their case, and gave them a brief “Stay of Execution” with regards to their eviction... See the article here!
#tucson #affordablehousing #housingissues
Did you recently get a low home appraisal? One of the big questions I hear a lot is "How Do You Challenge a Low Home Appraisal?" In today's post I will share with you the 6 things you can do once this has happened! See this article at www.KarlBuysHouses.com or click here
#tucson #tucsonhomesforsale #homevalues #realestate2020
The Arizona Real Estate Bubble Of The 2020s
The Arizona Real Estate Bubble was a Real Estate Bubble that happened in Arizona in the early and mid 2020's. America in the 2020's was a period that was marked by rapid stock market expansion, rapidly rising home prices, and record unemployment. As a result, many Tucsonan's began to feel confident about the real estate market and the values that they had been enjoying. The real estate values in Tucson had recovered since the "Great Recession" of 2008. As a matter of fact, disposable income had risen to an all time high. Yes, indeed, America was having a true renaissance in real estate values. No concern was given to any potential real estate bubble. After all, the fundamentals of real estate lending that had done so much damage in 2008 had been corrected, right?
See the rest of this article at www.KarlBuysHouses.com @ http://bit.ly/2ZvpN7w
#realestatebubble #realestate2020 #tucson
Looking to sell your Tucson home fast?
Looking at We Buy Houses companies in Tucson? Wondering “How does We Buy Houses for Cash Work?” This article will give you a clear idea of all the options available in the market today! How Does We Buy Houses Work? As a Realtor who Invests in Tucson, I have frequently come across Tucsonans who have seen the yellow “We Buy Houses” signs on the side of the road. This often causes confusion to the passerby… many times, people wonder if it is a scam of some sort! As with most things, if it seems to be good to be true, it usually is! In this article, I will share with you some hard won lessons after 23 years as a Real Estate Broker who Invests in Tucson!
See the rest of the article at www.KarlBuysHouses.com @ http://bit.ly/2ZujfpV
#tucson #tucsonrealestate #tucsonhomesforsale
Do you want to sell your house for cash? Do you want to sell your house right now – this winter? Great news: Here’s how to sell your house for cash in Tucson during the winter…
It’s one thing to try and sell your house during the winter. A real estate agent might be able to find you a buyer who wants to buy right away and can get financing without a lot of delays. But what if you want to sell fast, for cash this winter? What should you do?
Frankly, you’ll probably want to skip working with a real estate agent and instead focus on a cash buyer who is able to move quickly, even during the winter season!
Visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com for more information!
Are you looking for information on selling your house in Tucson, AZ before relocating to another area? It can be a confusing process when you need to sell your house as quickly as possible. Moving to a new location is a big step. You’ve researched the area, perhaps secured new employment, and you have everything ready, except that you’re not sure where to start in selling your home. In this post, we will take a look at ways to find buyers, show your house to potential buyers, give you tips on how to connect to the right people to close the deal, and suggest ways to ensure that the transition is a smooth one...
See the rest of the article at www.KarlBuysHouses.com @ http://bit.ly/35TrJZT
#tucson #arizona #realestate
One question we hear from many of our clients is “what is an iBuyer?”
In this post, we shed some light on the subject to help you determine if you should work with one or not! There are many things to be aware of and we want to make sure you have all of the information you need! iBuyers are the latest trend in the real estate world. While their services allow you to quickly sell your house, you may end up receiving far less than had you sold in a different manner. Once you factor in all of their fees, the amount you receive will be even less. Below, we offer answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from homeowners who want to sell a house fast in Tucson and are curious if they should use an iBuyer, sell directly to a professional home buyer, or put their house on the MLS with a Tucson real estate agent! Keep reading to determine which selling option will work best for you and your unwanted house in Tucson and the surrounding areas!
Find the entire article at www.KarlBuysHouses.com @http://bit.ly/2ZnAwRp #tucson #ibuyers #homeseller
There are many benefits of owner financing for homeowners in Tucson!
Learn more about the perks of using a rent to own contract to sell your house in todays' post! Rent to own contracts are not standard boilerplate agreements. There are many aspects of the deal that can be modified to better suit a buyer or a seller. The terms of the lease, down payment, and responsibilities of both the buyer and seller can all vary from contract to contract. When the agreement is structured correctly, a home seller has the potential to come out ahead when all is said and done!
See the entire article at www.karlbuyshouses.com @ http://bit.ly/2ESPMMB #tucson #ownercarry #sellerfinancing
Are you thinking about selling your land online? If so, you might be wondering how to compete against all the other sellers out there in the Tucson area who are also trying to sell their land online. That’s why I’ve provided 5 creative ways to sell your land online to help you stand out from the crowd and finally sell it!
Selling land has become challenging: there are many people trying to get just a few land buyers to discover THEIR property and buy it. If you’re selling property, maybe you’re wondering how do you stand out from the crowd effectively? How do you get people to notice YOUR property instead of someone else’s?
That’s where you can get creative to market your property online in an attention-getting way. Here are 5 creative ways to sell your land online!
Visit www.KarlBuysHouses.com for more information!
Growing Older at Home, and Aging in Place
I just wanted to share with you today a quick article that I found at AARP.org. It was a research article that they had done with regards to where do seniors really want to live? What they found out was really that folks just really want to age in place. This survey of adults showed that three out of four adults aged 50 and older wanted to stay in their homes, in their communities as they age. But a lot of people just don’t really see that happening for them... See the entire article at www.karlbuyshouses.com @ http://bit.ly/36OhkyE
The Phone Is RINGING Off The HOOK!
Ugh… Your Home Expired from the MLS. And now every agent in town is calling you. Everyone sounds the same…. “I’m number one…” or my favorite… “I have a buyer!”
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Selling Your Tucson Home?
Listing your home isn’t free. There are costs, chores and a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for the market. Before you list your home, think about the time, energy and money that go into it. If you have a direct buyer, with a great offer, it is often preferred to the hassle and out of pocket costs of listing. What it REALLY costs to sell your home in Tucson!
Want to read the article at KarlBuysHouses? Click here!
Home Prices SKYROCKET In Tucson!
Tucson experienced over 10% appreciation in the past FOUR Quarters! This meansTucson had the 2nd largest appreciation in the nation! But trouble is on the horizon.. will there be enough new construction to meet the demand in Tucson? These questions and more answered in today's post!
#tucson #realestatemarket #affordablehousing
Selling Via Rent To Own in Tucson
A rent to own agreement can be an excellent way for a Tucson homeowners to sell their house fast. The financial benefits are very rewarding as is the security of a regular income from the property. That said, there are some things a seller should be aware of when using a rent to own agreement to sell a house fast in Tucson. Keep reading to learn what they are and how you can create a rent to own agreement that will protect your best interest while helping you to sell your house fast in Tucson! See the full article here! #tucson #realestate #homesforsale
There are 5 very specific reasons why you want to sell a Realtor who invests! These 5 benefits will ensure you don’t lose money on your sale! Find the original post here at http://bit.ly/2tsDQPq #tucson #fsbo #cashbuyer
In this brief episode, I share with you a recent interview by Dr. Ben Carson (HUD Secretary) about some of the exciting changes they are making in affordable housing... listen in! #tucson #Affordablehousing #3Dprinting
Tucson has nearly 1400 chronically homeless people. These represent a small portion of our homeless, but make an enormous impact to our community. Listen in to this short podcast about what Tucson is doing to combat this problem.