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10 Steps to Home Ownership

There’s no greater example of the American dream than owning your own home. Nearly 1.1m residents in Maricopa County are homeowners and you can be one, too! One of the best feelings after a long day is coming home to your very own space. The home buying process is often tricky, which is why one […]

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Inside Halpern Residential: If I focus on helping people and make the right decisions, good things will come.

You might have seen the avatar version of Trevor Halpern’s face on SOLD signs around town. If you haven’t yet, you will soon! The real-life man behind the caricature is the proud owner of Halpern Residential at North&Co.  As the number one independent agent at North&Co., Trevor Halpern is one of the most successful realtors […]

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The See-Saw that is Phoenix Real Estate

Skyrocketing prices, bidding wars and low inventory propelled a turbulent housing market into chaos throughout 2020 and much of 2021. That chaos was strongly felt here in the Phoenix metro, along with other sprawling cities across the nation. To make matters worse, lumber shortages slowed construction and remodels, and the pandemic-fueled work from anywhere initiative […]

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What the deepening water shortage means for Arizona homeowners

Arizona is in the midst of a historic water shortage. The Southwest and much of the West is suffering from an intense 22-year drought, resulting in increasingly low water levels, dry soil, and dry vegetation fueled wildfires.  The drought can have severe impacts on the things we love about living in our region, such as […]

6 reasons why you need a real estate agent in Phoenix

Ask anyone, especially if you’re new to the world of real estate – buying and selling a home is often a painstaking, time-consuming and emotional journey – one that’s worth it when you finally have the keys to your dream home in hand.  It’s much harder to achieve that dream without the help and guidance […]

8 Best Places to Live in the Phoenix Metro Area

Thinking of starting the next chapter of your life in Phoenix? The Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the most desirable places to live, work and play. With year-round sunshine, low cost of living and excellent job opportunities, The Valley of the Sun – one of the largest cities in the United States – continues […]

The Cost of Living in Phoenix

It’s not as cheap to live in our desert oasis as it used to be, but the good news is that our cost of living is still lower than sizable cities in other states. The real estate market in Phoenix continues to make national headlines, with no slowing on the horizon. Between 2019 and 2020, […]

20 cool things to do in Phoenix on hot summer days

Phoenix is an adventurer’s paradise with beautiful sunny weather, southwest inspired cuisine, craft brews, outdoor activities, extraordinary resorts, collegiate and professional sports, and many other incredible attractions. There’s never a shortage of things to do which makes Phoenix Arizona’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic city.  Families are itching to make the most out of their summer […]

The pros and cons of accepting a cash offer on your home

The Phoenix real estate market is hot for sellers, so if you plan on listing your home soon, and if you position it correctly on the market, prepare for the floodgate of offers to open. There are fewer properties up for grabs, and many buyers will flash their cash as a competitive edge to stand […]

Rising Home Values and the Effects on Property Taxes

Homes in Phoenix are selling faster than ever. With plenty of year-round sunshine, attractive career opportunities and a place to call home where you can stress less, why wouldn’t anyone want to move here? 60,000 Californian’s flocked to The Valley just last year alone. The mass migration to Phoenix and into the surrounding suburbs means […]

Phoenix Housing Predictions

Predicting the future is typically reserved for roadside gypsies with crystal balls. And with good reason, the clarity, or cloudiness, of interpretation spreads wide and the facts are few. However, when playing with predictions of Phoenix, we don’t need a crystal ball to look into the future to “read the tea leaves”. The fact: Phoenix […]

5 Justifications for the “Hot” Phoenix Housing Market

The word on the street is that the Phoenix residential real estate market is ‘on fire’ or ‘hot.’ Trevor Halpern of Halpern and Associates says that this is an unbalanced perspective. The number of home sellers are on the rise, and yes, there is an enthusiastic group of buyers, but this is not your typical […]

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