Author Archives: Mike Garland

About Mike Garland

In this age of software, data bases and cloud technology, residential real estate provides an anchor to physical reality. At least for now, there is no virtual reality where people can share a meal, a swim in the pool or laugh in the living room with a view of Camelback Mountain the way they can in a luxury home. I enjoy helping people find and sell homes in the Phoenix Valley. With my team we specialize in residential real estate in the Biltmore area, Paradise Valley and the West Valley. I also head up the Toma Partners relocation group.

Fall 2015 Phoenix Valley Market Update

At the quarterly meeting of the Arizona Relocation Alliance we were privileged to hear the latest market update from Tina Tamboer-Glatfelter of The Cromford Report. As she is known to do, Tina helped simplify our understanding of the many variables affecting the … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market News

Here’s a periodic update from Toma Partners co-founder Mihai Toma: OPINION SEGMENT: There are strong signs that modest depreciation in home values are just around the corner, such as the fact that demand has been consistently lower than supply for … Continue reading

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The Market is Flat but Don’t Blame the Millennials Entirely

Millennials and Residential Real Estate in the Phoenix Valley Let’s face it. The Phoenix Valley single family home market is nearly flat. For the last year list prices of single family homes (as measured per square foot) seemed to be steady, … Continue reading

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Arizona Cools

By now it should be no secret that the Arizona residential market has cooled to be a buyers’ market in all but a few areas. Our recovery from ‘the big one’ of 2008-2011 can now be considered over. Forecasts for … Continue reading

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Big investors buy up homes in key markets

Julie Schmit, USA TODAY6:46 p.m. EDT October 28, 2013 Big investors continue to expand into more cities for single-family homes as they pull back in others. Last month, institutional investors, who largely buy single-family homes to turn into rentals, accounted … Continue reading

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Where have the investors gone? They are still here!

Yesterday’s USA Today article  by Julie Schmit  –Big investors buy up homes in key market  reminds us that, in spite of the large appreciation in recent years, there is still an appetite for investment in single family residential homes. According … Continue reading

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‘Tea Leaves’ Say Real Estate on Path to Sustainable Recovery

Realogy Franchise Group President & CEO Alex Perriello kicked off RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange with a State of the Industry Address: “The Road to Recovery: How Far We’ve Come, What Has Changed, and What Lies Ahead.” As Perriello … Continue reading

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I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!! WAIT… IT’S GONE!

  Arizona is no longer a buyers market… For some of you that may be a shock, but if you have been home searching already, you have come to that realization very quickly.  Trying to get a home has become … Continue reading

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Builders getting confident – finally?

We’ve all waited and waited for the economy to pick up and the new home market to begin to recover. We are still waiting – uncertainty about mortgage rates and the slow pace of recovery have kept new home builders … Continue reading

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Ouch – New Home Starts Decreasing?

At the end of 2012 we started to experience the much awaited resurgence of the new home market in the Phoenix Valley. Investors had bumped up the prices of single family homes to a level to where builders could once … Continue reading

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