Seminars give lowdown on buying in Phoenix
Ithe buzz around coffee groups all over the city. Everyone in Calgary is talking about, if not buying, the so-called “deals” available in Arizona for those looking to invest or buy a recreation property.
Short sales, foreclosures, tens of thousands of dollars in discounts: the talk is endless. But is it all true? Peter Labodi has some answers. “As a native Calgarian and Canadian citizen now living in Phoenix, I have been steadily assisting Canadians with real estate purchases for years now,” says Labodi, who now operates through Homesmart Real Estate in Phoenix.
“As there is still a high demand and continued interest in purchasing in Phoenix, I will be having a seminar this September in Calgary to share my professional knowledge.”
In fact, a series of free seminars on Sept. 10 and 11 — each day at 10 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. at the Blackfoot Inn, 5940 Blackfoot Tr. S.E. — will cover such topics as market conditions, bank-owned properties, new builds and resale homes, foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, as-is purchases, short sales, locations and area knowledge, and so much more.
The seating is limited and participants must pre-register by calling toll free 1-866-721-1939.
“If you are Canadian, the stars are aligned for a great purchase in Arizona,” says Labodi. “With bottomedout prices, and a strong Canadian dollar, the market is poised for perhaps even a slight dip, followed by a slow upward recovery as we methodically sort through the mess of foreclosed homes on the market, get a handle on unemployment and increased GDP growth.”
Many Calgarians are opting to buy vacation homes in Phoenix, spurring a series of free seminars on the ins and outs of such a purchase Sept. 10 and 11.