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Devon Connors

Biltmore-Paradise Valley agent ranked top in the nation

Coldwell Banker announced that DeVon Connors ranked in the top 1 percent of their national sales associates. The ranking was based on sales of residential homes for the nine months ending Sept. 30, 2012.

In a letter to Connors, Bruce G. Ziff, president and CEO of NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, congratulated her on “her perseverance, focus and her ability to achieve extraordinary results.”

In addition to this national honor, Connors was named one of the top three sales associates in Arizona. Connors is affiliated with the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office of Coldwell Banker.

“I am honored to be named to both distinguished groups of Coldwell Banker Residential sales associates,” said Connors.

Judy Perrin-Crone, associate broker for the Coldwell Banker Biltmore-Paradise Valley office said of Connors, “She has been one of our top agents year in and year out in both good and difficult markets. We are pleased to have her as one of our sales associates.”

Connors has been with Coldwell Banker since 1995 and is a certified Coldwell Banker Previews luxury agent based in the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office in Phoenix. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Luxury Home Tour Association of Arizona, the North Central Phoenix Home Tour Association, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors and the Tucson Association of Realtors.

For more information on buying or selling a home with Connors in the Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson markets, contact her at 602-954-6888 or visit her website at www.devonconnors.com.

economic forecast - Dr. Lawrence Yun

Real Estate Economic Forecast Looks Optimistic

Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors, addressed a crowd of approximately 200 people at the Economic Forecast Breakfast held by the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors.

“We are coming out of it,” said Dr. Yun of the current economic condition. “The worst is clearly behind us. The question becomes whether or not it will be a fast, moderate or slow recovery.”

During his presentation, he compared real estate trends throughout the country with highlights of the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. The Phoenix area, he said, has increasingly less foreclosures and a higher volume of home sales.  Home sales will continue to increase by 6% over the next couple years due to a projected steady job growth of 4%.

“It is the Best Affordability Condition Index, an index NAR created, which takes into account home value, income and mortgage rates. Right now we are at the greatest high of affordability from at least the past 40 years, since this index was created,” said Dr. Yun.

Statistics during the presentation were provided from “Homeownership Matters,” the 2012 Public Awareness Campaign for the National Association of Realtors. This campaign states that every home purchased pumps $60,000 into the local economy.  For every two homes sold, one job is created and home ownership accounts for over $2 trillion of the U.S. GDP.

For more on the economic forecast from National Association of Realtors, visit National Association of Realtors’ website at www.realtor.org.