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Tucson AZ Realtor® /Broker/Investor. I answer the most common real estate questions you have! Topical real estate news and analysis from a real estate investor and REO Broker with 25 years experience! Follow on Instagram @KarlBuysHouses or visit my websites at or www.SellTucso… read more

101 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

How To Price Your Home To Sell In 2021

March 22nd, 2021


Home Pricing Strategies 2021

There is no doubt that 2021 presents more challenges to home pricing than any previous period in American history.  For a homeowner trying to price their home to sell in 2021, it can be …

SHOULD You Fix Your Home Before Selling In 2021??

March 16th, 2021


Should You FIx Your Home Before Selling in 2021?

With the real estate market on fire in many markets, a common question that comes up is SHOULD a …

5 House Buying Tips For 2021 You Will Probably Ignore

March 15th, 2021


Buying A Home in 2021?

Despite what the home buying news may tell you, you have far more leverage than you think you do... In today's short podcast, I will share with you 5 House Buying Tips For 2021 that are specially …

9 Ways Forbearance Ends

March 11th, 2021



"In 2020, those who have fallen behind at least three months on their mortgage increased 250% to over 2 million households, and is now …

5 Tips For Negotiating In A Hot Sellers Market!

March 10th, 2021


Frustrated By Losing?

In today's podcast, I will share with you a few tips and tricks I've learned over 25 years of buying and selling properties in Tucson and the surrounding areas.  If you have been losing out to …

A Cure For Coronavirus WON'T Cure The Economy

July 22nd, 2020


Will A Covid 19 Vaccine Work?

I'm no doctor, and thus, I don't know much about vaccines nor curing diseases.  However, I am a Real Estate Broker and Investor with a different viewpoint.  Unlike the cheery, "Everything …

Should I Buy A House Now?

July 20th, 2020


Should You Buy A House Now... Or Wait?

Is this a good time to buy a house?   A lot of people have been asking me this.. and as a professional …

How Eviction Moratoriums Hurt The Economy

July 17th, 2020


Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

Currently, Arizona is but one of many other States that are facing a resurgence of Covid-19.  In it's wake, …

The ULTIMATE Guide To Lose Money When Buying A House

June 19th, 2020


Say What?

As a Real Estate Broker and Investor who specializes in working with distressed properties and bank foreclosures.. I've seen a few things. …

The Coming Housing Apocalypse

June 11th, 2020


Twenty Four Years

That's not easy to do in the real estate business.. yet.. I've been in the business long enough to see a few things.  You don't need to have a "crystal ball" to recognize the "pieces of the jigsaw …

What To Do If Losing Your Home?

June 9th, 2020


Trying To Keep Your Home?

What do you do if you are losing your home?  Right now.. I know that people are reading about the so called "V Shaped" recovery.. and the stock market certainly leads the charge... However, it …

The Top 5 Questions For Real Estate In 2020

June 3rd, 2020


There are a LOT of Questions! 

In today's podcast, I will share with you the answers to the 5 most common questions being asked in real estate today. …

Jerome Powell And His "Rumanian Money Box"

May 29th, 2020


Who Can Out Con a Con? 

One of the greatest con men of all time Victor Lustig came to notoriety early in the 20th century by selling amongst other things.. the Eiffel Tower... twice.  Another one of his infamous cons …

Why Is Wrong

May 28th, 2020



That's the only way I can describe it.  In today's podcast, I will share with you why I believe is wrong in their assessment to "Forget About Recessionary Real Estate Bargains: Home Prices Are Still …

How To Buy Bank Foreclosures And Short Sales

May 27th, 2020


Bank Foreclosures and Short Sales! 

Soon, there will be plenty of foreclosures and short sales around... and if you are planning on buying a property soon, you might want to consider today's podcast! As a professional …

How To Understand The Housing Market In 2020

May 21st, 2020


Uncertain times! 

In today's podcast, I will share with you a detailed way to understand the market gyrations in the housing market as well as the stock market.  I'm not a pilot.. but I know a plane isn't supposed to …

Why Negative Interest Rates Will Kill The Housing Market

May 20th, 2020


Negative Interest Rates? 

No, I'm not talking about negative interest rates on your home.. no... In today's podcast, I will talk with you about the devastating effects that a negative Federal Funds rate has on your …

**REVISED!!!** 2020 Housing Market Forecast From

May 18th, 2020


The Revised Market Forecast Is Out..

 In today's podcast, I will share with you the REVISED 2020 Housing Market Forecast and predictions from  

 It's Good To Be Right 

I've been saying this for some time …

The Real Estate Market During The Great Depression.. and Today...

May 16th, 2020


What Was The Real Estate Market Like During The Great Depression? 

In today's podcast, I share with you a conversation that I have been having all morning long with my family, friends, and then to top it all off... a …

Should You Buy A House Now.. Or Wait?

May 15th, 2020


A Common Question These Days!  

In today's episode, I will share with you a collection of thoughts about how the skyrocketing unemployment rate, the …

Our BS Housing Market

May 12th, 2020


I'm Calling BS!

In today's Podcast, I steal a theme from Chris Iron's Podcast @QuothTheRaven and a speech called "Our Bullshit Economy".  

While I'm …

6 Things You Must Do BEFORE The Economy Collapses

May 2nd, 2020


Will The Economy Collapse?

In today's podcast, I will discuss with you a common statement I hear... "This ISN'T 2008!" is a common theme I hear …

Why Your Home Is Worth 20 Percent Less Than You Think...

May 1st, 2020


I Know You're Angry...

 However, it doesn't change the fact that your home is worth 20% less than you think it is.  The only saving grace is that NOBODY knows it yet.. except you and I.   

In today's podcast, I will …

How Much Will Coronavirus Affect Home Prices?

April 29th, 2020


Prepare For Disappointment

 In today's post, I will discuss a popular question amongst homeowners.  How much will the Coronavirus affect home prices? …

Raise Taxes.. Or File Bankruptcy?

April 23rd, 2020


What Would YOU Do?

Believe it or not.. this could be a very real decision that your Governor will have to make in the near future.  With Senate …

The Housing IQ Test

April 16th, 2020


Think You Are Pretty Smart In Housing? 

It's not that hard to be a Realtor®.. In fact it takes just a little common sense.   But if that is the case.. then why do so many Real Estate Agents seem to miss basic questions …

The Great Lockdown: Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression

April 14th, 2020


A Startling Headline.. 

But more than that are the dire predictions made by the International Monetary Fund in their blogpost by the same name.  In today's post, I will share with you a harrowing report by the IMF that …

Home Sales Are LOST Not Deferred!

April 13th, 2020


Why Am I So Certain? 

Well.. One reason is because Lawrence Yun has stated that "Home sales will decline this spring season because of unique …

Covid19 Mortgage Deferral

April 8th, 2020


Having Difficulty With Your Bank? 

In today's podcast, I will share with you a recent NPR Article about how many struggling homeowners are facing …

Real Estate Roundup 04-07-2020

April 7th, 2020


Are You One Of the Few???
There aren't too many people who really get into real estate news and current events.  I admit.. I am a bit of a Real Estate Nerd.  I enjoy looking at the real estate news and talking about how …

The 5 Causes Of The Great Depression & Are We Headed There?

April 6th, 2020


The Stock Market Crash Of 1929
Contrary to popular opinion, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of one of the greatest collapses of …

6 Reasons Why Real Estate WON'T "Boom" After Coronavirus

April 5th, 2020


Will Real Estate "Boom" After Coronavirus?
In a recent article on Fox Business.. entitled "Real estate will boom once coronavirus threat is gone -- Go ahead, put your house on the market" Rogers Healy (Rogers Healy and …

Is Mortgage Forebearance A Good Idea?

April 5th, 2020


Mortgage Forebearance
With Covid-19 threatening the livelihoods of millions of Americans, a topic of discussion that is coming more an more prevalent is the issue of Mortgage Forebearance.  
While many people are able to …

What Is It Like To Go Through A Short Sale?

April 3rd, 2020


Does The Thought of A Short Sale Scare You? 

I've been blessed with a unique vantage point.  As a Real Estate Broker, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of Tucson families sell their homes using a short sale. …

Alternatives To A Rent Strike

April 2nd, 2020


Rent Strike?
With some politicians (AOC) advocating "Rent Strikes" across major metropolitan cities, the Covid-19 saga takes a dangerous turn.  Listen …

Top Real Estate Stories 04-01-2020

April 1st, 2020


Today's Top Stories!
Today, I thought I would take a look at the news headlines for real estate and record a few thoughts.  Listen in as I share with …

3 Signs The Housing Market Is Collapsing

March 31st, 2020


Did you say Housing Market COLLAPSING????
Yes... I sure did.  I know that isn't what most Realtors (and certainly few Real Estate Brokers) will tell …

Should You Buy A House During Coronavirus?

March 30th, 2020


Today, I answer a question that seems to be on everyone's mind... should you buy a house during a coronavirus pandemic?  I will examine this issue …

10 Tips To Sell Your Home Fast During Coronavirus

March 28th, 2020


Lots Of Showings But No Offers? 

In today's podcast, I will answer a question from a local Tucsonan who has moved to Show Low and needs to sell their home.  However, they've had their home listed since December, and …

How to Price Your Home to Attract the Highest Offers During A Pandemic

March 27th, 2020


Are you trying to figure out how to price your home during #Covid19? There are people even today who are putting their unwanted homes up for sale during this time.  In today's podcast, I will share 8 tips on how to …

A Deflationary Spiral? You're In One!!

March 25th, 2020


A Deflationary Spiral?
According to Investopedia,  "A deflationary spiral is a downward price reaction to an economic crisis leading to lower production, lower wages, decreased demand, and still lower prices. Deflation …

Is This The End of iBuyers?

March 21st, 2020


Today, iBuying giant Opendoor and their partner Redfin announced that they will suspend purchasing of homes in during the #Coronavirus outbreak. …

Should You Sell Your House During A Recession?

March 18th, 2020


Are you thinking about selling your home soon but are concerned about a recession?  In today's podcast, I will share with you an article from …

5 Secrets Real Estate Investors Use To Sell Fast In Tucson

March 16th, 2020


Do you need to sell a house fast in Tucson? Listing it with a local real estate agent can take months. In some cases, the house may not sell at all. You won’t find many investors who hire agents to help them sell fast. …

Is Tucson Affordable?

March 6th, 2020


Tucson has long had a reputation as being an "Inexpensive" or "Cheaper" place to live.  However, is it really that "affordable?"  In today's podcast, I will share with you a local University of Arizona study done by the …

Housing Market Feels CoronaVirus Effects

March 5th, 2020


In today’s livestream on YouTube, I shared three stories that I felt were somewhat related and could be helpful for you if you are watching the news …

Real Estate Scams and Seizures!!

March 4th, 2020


In today's post, I talk with you about a recent real estate scam that was uncovered and successfully stopped here in Arizona.  I discuss with you the …

How To Sell Your Home Fast During CoronaVirus (Covid-19)

March 3rd, 2020


A Pandemic?  

Not everyone has expected a global pandemic to cause such a panic amongst the markets, both the stock market as well as the housing market.  While the housing market will take some time to feel the effects …

What Happens When A Listing Expires?

March 2nd, 2020


There are 8 common questions people tend to have about the process of having a listing expire on them.  They've spent thousands of dollars in time …

Cheap Fixer Upper Homes For Sale in Tucson!

February 27th, 2020


Like Cheap Houses? 

Looking for Cheap Fixer Upper Homes for sale in Tucson and the surrounding areas?  Me too! 

In today's post, I will take you with …

Selling Your Home Without A Realtor... The iBuyer Trap!

February 26th, 2020


Who Needs A Realtor? 

That was the headline of a recent article I saw on NPR.  The growing trend of iBuyers in America.  In today's podcast, I will share with you the 5 Obvious problems with iBuyers and why using a …

How To Stop A Trustee Sale

February 25th, 2020


Did you recently get a Trustee Sale notice? 

You aren't alone!  After 23 years as a Realtor, Broker, and Investor with experience dealing with banks and those who have been on the receiving end of a trustee sale, I have …

7 Thoughts On Buying A Multi-Generational Home In Tucson

February 21st, 2020


Need A House With a Guest House? 

You aren't alone!  According to a recent study, more and more American households are led by older and older heads …

How an iBuyer Compares To A Local Home Buyer in Tucson

February 20th, 2020


Considering using an iBuyer?
iBuyers are a relatively new option when it comes to selling your home. They provide a quick option if you need to sell as soon as possible, but they are not the only option. There are still …

Highway Robbery! Pima County Vs. Tucson!

February 19th, 2020


Rant Alert! 

In today's post, I share with you my personal feelings about what is happening in Tucson vs. Pima County and the PAYGO Plan.  If you haven't heard about PAYGO, it is the County's recent attempts to take tax …

10 Best Home Improvements For Resale 2020

February 18th, 2020


Planning on selling your property in 2020?   

Do you need to do some home improvements first?  You might want to know what are the best home improvements for resale 2020!  In this video, you will learn direct from

Tucson City Code Violations...

February 17th, 2020


As properties in Tucson become more and more valuable, Tucson homeowners are watching out for Tucson City Code Violations.. 

 In today's podcast, I …

5 Things To Be Aware Of When Dealing With A Tucson Probate Property

February 17th, 2020


Dealing with probate can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially after dealing with the loss of a loved one. In today’s post, I will offer five things you need to be aware of when dealing with a house in …

5 Hidden Disadvantages of Selling Your House in Tucson To An Online Buyer!

February 17th, 2020


Considering Selling Your Home To An iBuyer?

Many of the iBuyers coming on to the scene are getting attention due to their brand familiarity and promise of convenience. However, working with iBuyers almost ensure you …

Selling Home That Needs Repairs In Tucson?

February 14th, 2020


Selling Home That Needs Repairs? 

As a Realtor, and an Investor here in the Tucson area with over 23 years experience, I am often asked questions about selling home that needs repairs here in Tucson. In the years that I …

How Much Does It Cost To Build A House Yourself?

February 13th, 2020


Thinking About Building A House Yourself?

 You aren't alone!  Recent rising costs of housing have caused many people to consider whether or not they …

How Working Remotely Will Affect Property Values...

February 12th, 2020


Work Remotely?  Know Anyone that Does?
In today's post, we will discuss several articles that I found while doing some research for the podcast.  I discovered a recent study that showed that Phoenix once again was a …

Dangerous Virus Hits California Multifamily Residence: No.. It's Not CoronaVirus...

February 12th, 2020


A Dangerous Virus Plagues California Ever since Mayor Libby Schaaf decided to get the City of Oakland involved in what would otherwise be a civil …

Reckless Mayor Sets Dangerous Housing Precedent!

February 11th, 2020


Affordable Housing
The Housing crisis is certainly becoming problematic in many cities.  Recently, a group of homeless mothers self styled "Moms4Housing" made a dramatic step by squatting in a vacant home in their …

Zillow Gets A Real Estate License.. Housing Prices Jump.. Sales Drop!

February 7th, 2020


Real Estate News With Tucson Impact
Zillow is getting real estate licenses in all 50 states by the end of 2020.. what does this move mean for you and I in Tucson?  Additionally, the housing prices jump AGAIN... I will …

How Much Does Probate Cost In Arizona?

February 4th, 2020


How much does probate cost in Arizona?  What are the procedures for it?  Does every probate have to be a formal, drawn out process, or is there something quicker and easier?  In today's podcast, I will cover some of the …

How To Sell A House By Owner In Tucson

February 1st, 2020


Are you thinking about how to sell a house by owner in Tucson this year? You aren’t alone! Every day, over a hundred properties come on the Tucson MLS every day. Every day, even more sell.
Over my 23 years as a Realtor …

The Housing Bubble 2.0

January 31st, 2020


Are we on the pathway to a new, more terrifying housing bubble? 
In today's post, I will share with you the latest information about rising student …

Cash Home Buyer Scams In Tucson!

January 27th, 2020


Cash Home Buyer Scams! 
Cash Home Buyer Scams aren’t new.  As a matter of fact, they have been a part of real estate since the first lot of land was …

Affordable Housing IS Infrastructure Bill

January 21st, 2020


Affordable Housing and Decreasing Confidence

There is no doubt that affordable housing is becoming more and more of an issue in America as well as …

How To Avoid Trouble Paying The Mortgage For Tucson Homeowners!

January 17th, 2020


Trouble Paying the Mortgage?

You may think it’s only the tenant who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as …

What Do Renters Look For?

January 15th, 2020


What Do Renters Look For?  
In today's podcast, I will share with you the most common things that renters look for in multifamily rentals... as well …

3 Reasons Agents Work With Investing Realtors!

January 14th, 2020


Realtors In Tucson
Are you a Realtor in Tucson that has a property that just isn't selling? There are many reasons why you might want to consider working with an Investor to sell your property.  Not just any investor, …

5 Tips For Selling Your Mobile Home In Tucson!

January 10th, 2020


Selling a Mobile Home In Tucson? 
Selling your mobile home in Tucson can take some work. You may not use the same strategy to sell a mobile home as …

How Does War Affect Real Estate Values?

January 8th, 2020


What Is The Impact Of Large Scale War on Real Estate Values? 
In today's post, we will examine the implications of large scale warfare as it relates to real estate values at home.  In recent years, America has been at …

What HUD Says about iBuyers?

January 7th, 2020


Recently, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson spoke at a National Association of Realtors event regarding the changing real estate environment, iBuyers, and housing discrimination concerns. 
See the …

How To Find More Buyers For Your House In Tucson!

January 6th, 2020


Having A Hard TIme Selling Your Property? 
Have you found it difficult to sell your house in Tucson? Selling your house via rent to own contract will …

Is Housing A “Human Right?” Moms 4 Housing

January 3rd, 2020


Moms 4 Housing
If you haven’t been paying attention to the local news, a local group in Oakland California have formed called Moms 4 Housing. This group of women apparently have broken into (or according to the local …

How Do You Challenge A Low Home Appraisal?

January 1st, 2020


Did you recently get a low home appraisal?  One of the big questions I hear a lot is "How Do You Challenge a Low Home Appraisal?"  In today's post I will share with you the 6 things you can do once this has happened! …

The Arizona Real Estate Bubble Of The 2020s

December 28th, 2019


The Arizona Real Estate Bubble Of The 2020s

The Arizona Real Estate Bubble was a Real Estate Bubble that happened in Arizona in the early and mid 2020's.  America in the 2020's was a period that was marked by rapid …

How Does We Buy Houses For Cash Work?

December 28th, 2019


Looking to sell your Tucson home fast? 
 Looking at We Buy Houses companies in Tucson?  Wondering “How does We Buy Houses for Cash Work?” This article will give you a clear idea of all the options available in the market …

Here Is How To Sell Your House In The Winter!

December 27th, 2019


Do you want to sell your house for cash? Do you want to sell your house right now – this winter? Great news: Here’s how to sell your house for cash in Tucson during the winter…

The Right Way to Sell Your House When Relocating in Arizona

December 26th, 2019


Are you looking for information on selling your house in Tucson, AZ before relocating to another area? It can be a confusing process when you need to sell your house as quickly as possible. Moving to a new location is a …

What Is An iBuyer And Should You Work With One?

December 26th, 2019


One question we hear from many of our clients is “what is an iBuyer?” 

In this post, we shed some light on the subject to help you determine if you …

Benefits of Owner Financing for Tucson Home Sellers

December 24th, 2019


There are many benefits of owner financing for homeowners in Tucson! 

Learn more about the perks of using a rent to own contract to sell your house in todays' post!  Rent to own contracts are not standard boilerplate …

5 Creative Ways To Sell Your Land Online!

December 23rd, 2019


Are you thinking about selling your land online? If so, you might be wondering how to compete against all the other sellers out there in the Tucson area who are also trying to sell their land online. That’s why I’ve …

Aging in Place.. Growing Old At Home..

December 19th, 2019


Growing Older at Home, and Aging in Place

I just wanted to share with you today a quick article that I found at It was a research article that they had done with regards to where do seniors really want to …

Your Home Expired From the Market… Now What?

December 19th, 2019


The Phone Is RINGING Off The HOOK!

Ugh… Your Home Expired from the MLS. And now every agent in town is calling you.  Everyone sounds the same…. “I’m number one…” or my favorite… “I have a buyer!”

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What it REALLY Costs To Sell Your Home In Tucson!

December 19th, 2019


Selling Your Tucson Home? 
Listing your home isn’t free. There are costs, chores and a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for the market. Before you list your home, think about the time, energy and money …

Home Prices SKYROCKET In Tucson!

December 18th, 2019


Home Prices SKYROCKET In Tucson! 

Tucson experienced over 10% appreciation in the past FOUR Quarters! This meansTucson had the 2nd largest appreciation in the nation! But trouble is on the horizon.. will there be enough …

4 Things You Should Be Aware Of When Selling Via Rent To Own in Tucson

December 17th, 2019


Selling Via Rent To Own in Tucson
A rent to own agreement can be an excellent way for a Tucson homeowners to sell their house fast. The financial …

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home To An Investing Realtor!

December 17th, 2019


There are 5 very specific reasons why you want to sell a Realtor who invests! These 5 benefits will ensure you don’t lose money on your sale! Find the original post here at #tucson #fsbo #cashbuyer

How to Sell Your House Quickly Without Any Hassle!

December 17th, 2019


There are a lot of reasons why you might need to sell your Tucson home fast.. this post will go over a few fast ways to sell an unwanted house! Find the original article at


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The Tucson Real Estate Market.. 12/16/19

December 17th, 2019


How fast is the Tucson real estate market moving just 9 days before Christmas??? Listen in and discover just how many homes sold over the weekend! …

Affordable Housing By 3D Printing?

December 12th, 2019


In this brief episode, I share with you a recent interview by Dr. Ben Carson (HUD Secretary) about some of the exciting changes they are making in affordable housing... listen in! #tucson #Affordablehousing #3Dprinting

Tucson Homelessness Report

December 12th, 2019


Tucson has nearly 1400 chronically homeless people. These represent a small portion of our homeless, but make an enormous impact to our community. Listen in to this short podcast about what Tucson is doing to combat …

Changes Coming To Section 8 Housing In Tucson..

December 11th, 2019


With a new Mayor, and $2.9 Million dollars to spend of Federal Money.. will the City of Tucson figure out how to help over 9000 Section 8 applicants??

Why Are Real Estate Investors Avoiding Chicago and Maybe TUCSON??

December 10th, 2019


I recently read an article discussing why commercial real estate investment is down in Chicago, IL. Down by 33% in the first 9 mos of the year. Then …

The Unbelievably Fast Tucson Real Estate Market!

December 9th, 2019


Listen in behind the scenes as I create a real estate market update the increasing speed and values of the Tucson real estate market!!


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Tucson’s “Silver Tsunami..”

December 3rd, 2019


In today’s quick post, I will share with you a recent Zillow report that shows by 2037 nearly 33% of Tucson real estate will be for sale by people over the age of 60.. are you ready?


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