Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Heating Up!

And the heatwave continues! As far out as the forecasters can see -- 110 and up. Hotter than a $2 pistol on the Fourth of July! Hotter than a June bride in a feather bed! Hotter than Paris Hilton's underpants! Too hot to even rain! The dry heat evaporates the clouds as they move into the valley.

But it's not just the temps. The housing market is also heating up around here! That's the good news! We've got a mini-building boom right here in our neighborhood! They've sold 38 new homes and they're just busy as bees. We saw some subs laying out a foundation the other night at 7:30 p.m., and I'm hearing the rumble of concrete trucks once again in the wee hours. When it's this hot, they pour foundations at 3 and 4 a.m.

Our neighborhood is benefitting from the fact that this development is one of the few in this area that hasn't gone belly up! So people are coming here to buy! The builder finally released some of the view lots they've been holding back hoping to get more for them when the prices go up. I think they finally came to the conclusion that they need the sales too much to sit on prime lots.

On the news tonight, they said area home prices have gone up .9% this past month here in the Phoenix metro. At first I thought they said 9 percent and I almost fainted. Ha! Extremely miniscule in relation to how much prices have dropped in the last two years, but I'll take it! Maybe we're seeing light at the end of the tunnel?

I snapped this one photo at dusk the other night. It's too dang hot to take photos during the day!


Jamqueen said...

nice to hear something good about the economy! I know you've heard this before, but we would love some of that heat up here! It's been down to the upper 40's at night the last few nights!

MD in Texas said...

Our heat is getting close to yours. I think it must be about 10 days in a row now of temps over 100, with the unofficial high in our back yard reaching 108 a couple of times.

The pool is like a bathtub, so we have started cooling the hot tub down with ice. We now have a small pool and a large hot tub, instead of the other way around! :-)

Vee said...

I'm glad the market is heating up, Beck. But those temps - that's brutal. We've had a mild summer so far - yesterday was beautiful - but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the heat works its way east.

Life's a Beach! said...

Ann, it was 100 degrees at 9 a.m. driving home from the gym, so if I could I would send you some heat!

MD, our pool's getting to be a bathtub now. We try to run the aerator when the pump's on and that helps slightly. But our overnight temps are in the 90's right now.

And Vee,Michael's been on the East coast and said it's rarely been hotter than the 70's. I always think of the Carolina's as really warm and muggy. This is a freak year for the Midwest and East.

Bennie said...

That would be nice to see the housing market go up for a change. I'm glad to hear it because I know Phoenix area was one of the hardest hit areas.