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Keeping Up With the Jones' Blog

Tuesday, June 1, 2021   /   by Traci Jones

The Jones Team Food Drive For ICS!

This year our focus has been on our community and giving back. We kicked it off with a canned food drive for Interfaith Community Services and with the help of the Oro Valley Country Club we were able to collect over 600 pounds of food. All the food we raised will help feed low-income seniors, individuals and families in need. 

The ICS Food Bank is the second largest provider of emergency food in Southern Arizona. They're partnered with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to distribute over 3,500 emergency food bags each month. Learn more and find ways you can give back at their website https://www.icstucson.org/. Also, stay informed on our website https://www.southernazhouses.com/ or our instagram page @jonesresults to see future events we are planning! ...

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Monday, June 29, 2020   /   by Jordan Shepley

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of 2020?

One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the housing market in the second half of the year? Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key areas that will power the industry and the economy forward this year.

Mortgage Purchase Originations: Joel Kan, Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting, Mortgage Bankers Association

“The recovery in housing is happening faster than expected. We anticipated a drop off in Q3. But, we don’t think that’s the case anymore. We revised our Q3 numbers higher. Before, we predicted a 2 percent decline in purchase originations in 2020, now we think there will be 2 percent growth this year.”

Home Sales:  ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019   /   by Traci Jones

3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market?
If you are either a buyer or seller (or both), you need to know what it will mean to your family if you go ahead with the move. You need to understand three things:
1. What is happening in the housing market right now?
Consumers must get past those fear-mongering headlines and gain a deep understanding of what is truly happening. How strong is buyer demand right now? How much competition do listings have today compared to what they will have in the spring? People want to make an educated decision on what is probably their family’s greatest financial asset.
2. Why is it happening?
Understanding the individual pieces that impact the sale or purchase of real es. ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019   /   by Traci Jones

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?
According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added new construction to their list, only 11% ultimately purchased a newly constructed home!
They added that 71% of these buyers are repeat buyers who are financially secure, with 45% using the money from the sale of their previous homes to make a purchase.
Below are some reasons why buyers are interested in purchasing a new build:

Everything in the house is new/never used (49%)
To be close to family (41%)
The home is the best value for their money (37%)
Appealing home features (34%)
Desirable location (34%)

So, then why did most of the buyers surveyed choose not to purchase a new home?
1) Location
Buyers could not find new constructi. ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019   /   by Traci Jones

This Weekend in Tucson 1/25-1/27