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.

Are Millennials Finally Entering the Market?

Are Millennials Finally Entering the Market? Posted: 14 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT It appears that Millennials are finally beginning to enter the housing market. In a recentreport, CoreLogic looked at the annual net change in household formations over the last decade (see graph below):It appears this is the year that Millennials are finally moving [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:08-07:00October 14th, 2015|

New Home Sales Surge

New Home Sales Surge Posted: 13 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly constructed home sales jumped 5.7% month-over-month and 21.6% year-over-year to an annual pace of 552,000. Many buyers are looking to the new homes market to [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:08-07:00October 13th, 2015|

4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter Hits

4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter Hits Posted: 12 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT It's that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:09-07:00October 12th, 2015|

New Home Sales Surge By 5.7%!

New Home Sales Surge By 5.7%! [INFOGRAPHIC] Posted: 09 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Some Highlights: The median price of a newly constructed home is currently $292,700. Sales are up 5.7% month-over-month and 21.6% year-over-year. Many buyers are looking to new homes as an option due to the lack of inventory of existing homes for [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:09-07:00October 9th, 2015|

Pending Home Sales Remain Steady

Pending Home Sales Remain Steady Posted: 08 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT The National Association of REALTORS’ just released the results of their latestPending Home Sales Index, which showed a small 1.4% decline in signed contracts in August. Pending sales remain strong year-over-year as they were 6.1% higher than August ’14 and have now risen [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:09-07:00October 8th, 2015|

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think Posted: 07 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT CoreLogic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 properties had regained equity in the last quarter. That means that 91% of allmortgaged properties (approximately 45.9 million) are now in a positive equity position. Anand [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:09-07:00October 7th, 2015|

Sales Up In (Almost) Every Price Range!

Sales Up In (Almost) Every Price Range! Posted: 06 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Reportrevealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-7.7%). The [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:10-07:00October 6th, 2015|

#1 Reason to List Your House Today

#1 Reason to List Your House Today Posted: 05 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT If you are debating listing your house for sale this year or even early next year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale According to the National Association of [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:10-07:00October 5th, 2015|

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State?

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State? [INFOGRAPHIC] Posted: 02 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:10-07:00October 2nd, 2015|

Is it Time to Downsize your Home?

Is it Time to Downsize your Home? Posted: 01 Oct 2015 04:00 AM PDT A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why that would make sense to many Americans. In a [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:59:10-07:00October 2nd, 2015|