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2017 Housing Trends

Ask Andy – 2017 Housing Trends

As we look ahead to 2017, some experts believe the housing industry will appear very different than it did this year. According to an annual survey of home shoppers by Realtor.com, a leading online real estate company, first-time homebuyers are expected to purchase 52 percent of all homes in 2017, up from 33 percent this …

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Ask Andy: Single-Story Homes are Making a Comeback

What was old is new again in the real estate market, as homebuyers are increasingly seeking single-story homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders and U.S. Census information, 67 percent of newly constructed homes in 1973 were single-story – or ranch-style –  homes. That number dropped to 43 percent in 2006, but has …

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Ask Andy: Getting the Most from Your Design Studio Visit

For many buyers, the Design Studio is where the magic happens. It’s where their dream home actually begins to come to life as they work with professional design consultants to individually select flooring, fixtures, counter tops and more. It can also be an overwhelming experience – where the sheer number of selections involved in finishing …

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Maracay Homes President Honored by Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Congratulations are in order for Maracay Homes‘ President Andy Warren who was honored last night with the Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in the Greater Phoenix Economic Council! Andy was recognized for his outstanding achievements in spearheading GPEC’s resource development efforts, including a new focus on a multi-year commitments. Under his guidance, GPEC will secure 50% of …

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Sunny Forecast for the Phoenix Housing Market

Phoenix-area new home sales have seen a steady climb in recent months. Building permits, new-home sales, rising prices all point positively to growth in Arizona’s biggest industry. Money is being spent in the housing market and benefiting not only the industry, but the job market as well. Recently, The Arizona Republic reported that seven homebuilders have joined …

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