Archives for April 2015

Ray Ranch Estates Homes

  Great locations in the east valley include easy access to major valley freeways while providing a feeling of relative seclusion. These areas offer features such as great schools, beautiful parks and other recreational facilities and homes in which people are proud to live, making these neighborhoods highly desirable destinations for home buyers. Just east of the I-10 off of Ray Road is just such a neighborhood. Ray Ranch Estates is a premier sub-division located just north of Ray … [Read more...]

Gilbert homes for Sale from $250,000 to $300,000

  There are some nice subdivisions that have come on line in Gilbert over the past 10 years. Layton Lakes and Vista Dorada among others offer amenities that make for family friendly, close knit communities close to many large employers such as Intel and two major hospitals, high rated public and charter schools, and a thriving downtown that recently saw the addition of two culinary treasures: Postinos and Lolo's Chicken and Waffles (why oh why didn't they choose Chandler???). This … [Read more...]

I want to sell my house and all of the furniture in it…can I do that?

  Lately I've had several sellers asking me if it's possible to sell not only the house, but everything in it. Situations like these occur for many different reasons; in one case it may be a divorcing couple that would rather sell it all than go through the pain of sorting out what's mine, what's yours, what we borrowed from the neighbor that we never returned. In other cases, the home may have belonged to a parent who's passed on and it's just easier to sell the home with its … [Read more...]

Most expensive home in Chandler, Arizona

    Chandler Arizona is known for it's well run government, it's diverse population, beautiful home developments, and an ever-growing economy bringing businesses large and small to it's core and tech hub. It's proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the downtown corridor, along with it's own quaint and lovely downtown makes it a perfect commuter suburb of Phoenix, especially with plans for the light rail to run through and make connections even more convenient. The more … [Read more...]

Waterfront Properties in the West Valley

    Beautiful waterfront homes can be found throughout the valley of the sun. Last week I shared a link to homes in the east valley in lake subdivisions over looking the water. The west valley has its share of beautiful waterfront properties as well. From Verrado to Arrowhead Lakes, to Westbrook Village and Sun City, many developments offer beautiful lake vistas, some combined with golf courses, and some with gorgeously landscaped common areas. If water is an important aspect … [Read more...]

Closing Costs for Buyers

        When planning to buy your dream home, don't forget the costs that go beyond the price agreed upon by buyer and seller. Closing costs often come as a surprise to purchasers who are first time home buyers, or those who haven't bought a home in several years. And it's no small potatoes when you add up the costs paid to lenders, title companies, appraisers, inspectors, home owners associations, and government entities that may collect taxes and fees in … [Read more...]

Waterfront homes in the East Valley

Lakefront properties provide wonderful relaxation and entertainment opportunities in the desert. Imagine sitting on your covered patio watching the sun set over your lake front property with mountain shadows changing colors as day fades into night. We are fortunate to have some excellent builders in the east valley that have designed environmentally friendly, water-wise, master planned developments which can be found in Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, … [Read more...]

What Are They Asking for That House?

  Whether you're a seller or a buyer, it's important to know the science behind determining the value of a home. When selling your house, you want to know the sweet spot  that will lead to a quick sale without leaving any money on the table. If you're buying, it's important to know what a reasonable value is of the home so that you don't overpay in a slow to normal market, and you don't continually get outbid in a normal to heated market. How does a Realtor® know what that price point … [Read more...]