Bill Forst

About Bill Forst

Born in Pennsylvania, I have lived in Ohio, California (where I earned the honor of Eagle Scout at age 17) and for the past 35 years, right here in Arizona. I have been a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 30 years, in both California and Arizona. I spent the majority of my career in the aerospace industry, starting as a machinist and working my way to the top levels of management. In addition, I recently expanded my favorite hobby and became certified as a Level III Golf Instructor. I am married with two sons and have seven wonderful grandchildren. I love my family, most sports including golf and boating, and I love my work and take great pride in applying strong personal ethics in all areas of my life.

Tax Season: What to Expect When Selling Your Home

Tax season is upon us and if you have a pending or recent home sale, you'll surely want to know: what income taxes will you have to pay on the sale? The amount of taxes you'll be responsible for depends on the length of time you've spent in the home. If your family resided in [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:06-07:00February 17th, 2016|

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home!

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home! Posted: 27 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:06-07:00October 27th, 2015|

Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter Posted: 26 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:06-07:00October 26th, 2015|

How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth?

How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth? The differences between buying and renting are massive.  According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner’s net worth was $195,400, while that of renter’s was $5,400.  The data reflects 2013 and the next survey of household finances, which is conducted every three years, will be out in 2016.  Based on [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:06-07:00October 23rd, 2015|

Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds

Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds Posted: 21 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their family’s wealth as equity continues to build in their house. A recent study [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:07-07:00October 22nd, 2015|

Here Come the Millennials!!

Here Come the Millennials!! Posted: 22 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Many have been wondering when the much anticipated move by Millennials’ into homeownership would actually take place. We know the belief in owning a home is there. According to a recent Merrill Lynch study, eighty one percent of Millennials believe“homeownership is an important part [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:07-07:00October 22nd, 2015|

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork?

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork? Posted: 20 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:07-07:00October 22nd, 2015|

Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting!

Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting! Posted: 19 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:07-07:00October 22nd, 2015|

Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year?

Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC] Posted: 16 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Some interesting facts: 25 states are forecasted to achieve higher levels of appreciation in the next 12 months than already achieved in the last year. 25 state and the District of Columbia are forecasted to experience a slow in appreciation. [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:07-07:00October 22nd, 2015|