Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 16

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family, others might think they are too young, and still, others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.


The Impact of Tight Inventory on the Housing Market

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 10


The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. It seems that the market will continue to strengthen in 2018.


712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 08

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative equity (those who owe more than their home is worth), has dropped more than 20% since the peak in Q4 of 2009 (26%) to 4.9% today.


Welcome to the 1st Weekend of the New Year!

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 03

The Art of Ice Cream Experience

The Art of Ice Cream Experience is an instagrammable, experience celebrating America's love of ice cream.  You will find instagram worthy photo opportunities in each individually themed exhibit room, each paying tribute to a favorite ice cream flavor or frozen treat.


How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 02


Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.

So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position?


Welcome to your Holiday Weekend!

by Builder Trade In Program Dec, 20



ZooLights is a magical event that will illuminate your holiday season. The nightly evening viewings feature millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays throughout the zoo and more activities and performances.


Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ

December 20, 2017 to January 14, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM






Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderlla is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.


ASU Gammage

1200 S. Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ

December 20, 2017 to December 24, 2017



Glendale Glitters


Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Greater Phoenix region and state. The stunning display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.


Downtown Glendale

58th and Glendale Ave Glendale, AZ

December 20, 2017 to January 6, 2018

Recurring daily

Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.





llumination is Arizona’s largest holiday drive-thru light show that is fully synchronized to your favorite music. This 1-mile long driving attraction will feature millions of holiday lights synchronized to holiday music throughout 14 acres of the newest state of the art holiday lights and displays.


27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ

December 20, 2017 to January 14, 2018

Time: Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Price: $29.50 - $34.50 per car


Las Noches de Las Luminarias


This year, the Garden will be aglow for 21 magical evenings and will feature more than 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the sights and sounds of 10 unique entertainment ensembles


Desert Botanical Garden

December 20, 2017 to December 30, 2017



Phoestivus Open Air Market



 Shop local at Phoestivus this holiday season when selecting gifts or preparing meals! Attendees will have the opportunity to shop over 130 local vendors, showcasing a unique variety of locally grown, produced and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations made by local artisans.


Phoenix Public Market

721 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.



4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!

by Builder Trade In Program Dec, 19

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

  1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.


Home Prices Up 6.54% Across the Country!

by Builder Trade In Program Dec, 18

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!