Archives for August 2015

Sundance Homes for Sale

West of Phoenix and just south of Interstate 10 lies the master planned community of Sundance. A thriving neighborhood opposite of the White Tank Mountains, Sundance provides a great family atmosphere with swimming pools, parks, and a golf course. Subdivisions cater to seniors and families and activities are available for all ages. And with prices starting the low 100's, you would think you'd find no-name or low quality builders. Instead, Sundance is populated by homes built by DR Horton, Pulte, … [Read more...]

Gentrification: Love it or hate it, it’s happening!

If you live within a few miles of a city center, chances are there is gentrification happening not too far away. Gentrification is the thing that happens when older homes, usually in and around a downtown area, start getting bought up by investors and homebuyers of a higher socioeconomic status. Those homes get renovated (while hopefully maintaining the unique and charming flavor of the era in which the homes were built), significantly raising home values and the desirability of the … [Read more...]

Ready…Set…Buy!!!! Hold on there cowboy.

If you've had a conversation with a Realtor recently, you've probably been advised that NOW is the time to buy a home. I am as guilty as the next real estate agent of touting the benefits of buying a home sooner rather than later. Conditions are such that should you buy now, within a couple of years time you'll likely be very glad you did. Interest rates are not expected to go lower than todays rates, and in fact, are expected to rise considerably; home prices have not yet reached pre-recession … [Read more...]

Lagos Vistoso: A lovely South Chandler lake community

  I just helped a wonderful young man purchase a home in one of my favorite South Chandler subdivisions, Lagos Vistoso. Near the crossroads of McQueen and Riggs Road, this gated lake community offers homes that range in size between 1379 and 3820 square feet priced between $200,000 and $500,000. At 26 years old, Atheer will have the opportunity to pursue his active lifestyle with community parks and water recreation activities within the subdivision, and the paseo vista trail and major … [Read more...]

To Prequalify or Not to Prequalify? Soon you’ll have no choice!

The home buying process begins in different ways for different people. My last home buying process began with an archery lesson. I'd been growing increasingly concerned about the Pecos Road freeway project, from which we lived just a quarter of a mile north. No real discussion or plan had taken place when my family and I drove out to Paseo Vista Park in South Chandler to take an archery class through the City of Chandler. Following the lesson (during which I did VERY well I might add), we drove … [Read more...]