Early 2018 Is A Golden Opportunity To Sell Your Home

I've spoken to several people lately who are thinking about selling their homes in 2018. If you are one of those who have been sitting on growing equity and are feeling the urge to downsize, upsize or relocate, early 2018 is a golden opportunity to sell your home. We have been in a strong sellers market for going on 2 years now and 2017 found it growing stronger. The number of properties for sale is down 12% from this time last year, meaning considerably less competition for sellers. The autumn … [Read more...]

Considering Selling Your Home? Don’t Delay!

Every November I spend hours working on my business plan for the coming year. I look at how things went in the current year and plan for growth in the next. I'm pleased to announce that The Sharyn Younger Team had a great 2017, having sold 30 homes and sourcing 90% of our business through referral. A great big thank you to those of you who trusted your family and friends real estate needs to our team. My current business planning turned up the following observation: I have three times as many … [Read more...]

Second Annual Chandler International Film Festival

Who would have thought that Chandler, Arizona would become known as the Caanes of the southwest, but here we are. The second annual Chandler International Film Festival is scheduled for January 12th through January 15th, 2018 in downtown Chandler and it's going to be a fascinating four days! I'm excited to be on the volunteer committee through the Chandler Human Relations Commission and can't wait to see some amazing films. Chandler's very own Mitesh Patel is a director, producer and film … [Read more...]

Why I’m So Passionate About Real Estate

There are lots of reasons to enjoy a career in real estate. I've heard many people entering the profession with expectations of time freedom, easy money, and access to lots of HGTV worthy properties. What they quickly find out is that their time will be dictated by two things: the needs of their clients and how passionate they are about building a thriving real estate practice; the money isn't exactly "easy" and is directly tied to their knowledge, skills, and the level of service they provide … [Read more...]

Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale For Large, Affordable Homes

Great news for the east valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area! 3 of our cities made the Smart Assets list of The Best Cities To Buy A Home Big Enough to Raise a Family. This award is based upon price per square foot, rates of appreciation, and percentage of family income required to purchase and own a median priced home. Check out Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale for large affordable homes. And that's not only good news for east valley buyers, but sellers as well. Most sellers in the … [Read more...]

Purchase A Chandler/Gilbert Home Under $200,000

It's getting increasingly difficult to purchase a Chandler/Gilbert home under $200,000. The largest inventory exists in the condominium and town home market. Fortunately there are some very nice developments with homes up to 1500 square feet, great amenities and locations, and even detached units that feel just like a single family detached home. The request I get most frequently when it comes to condos and town homes, is to find one with a garage. And yes, you can purchase a Chandler/Gilbert … [Read more...]

LUXURY CONDOS IN CHANDLER: Simple yet tasteful living

The baby boomers....They've been credited or blamed for so much that has shaped our society over the past several decades. And now we're starting to see the housing market respond to a shift in their home buying behavior.  Have you noticed all of the luxury condos in Chandler and other parts of the valley? Those either retiring or planning to soon, whose birds have flown the nest, are ready not only to downsize, but to simplify as well. Yard work? Um, No! Outdoor maintenance? Who needs it? A … [Read more...]

Before Buying In An HOA Community Ask These Questions

So you've bought a home in an HOA community. Be prepared for LOTS to read and know what to look for to avoid future problems. The most common question I hear about Home Owners Associations is "what are the fees?". You should be asking other essential questions before buying in an HOA community. What do the HOA fees cover? There is considerable variation in monthly association fees. It's important to know what services are provided. Services can range from simple common area maintenance to … [Read more...]

Coronado Historic District in Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix is experiencing a renaissance. With the arrival of the light rail in 2008 we've seen an explosion of new residential home options with shiny high-rise condominiums, state of the art apartment buildings and interesting in-fill projects dotting the area. New restaurants and clubs surround the downtown campus of Arizona State University and run the length of Central Avenue from Roosevelt to the south up to Northern Avenue to the north.  As anticipated, we've also seen some of the … [Read more...]

Varner Sight & Sound: The Best In Home Entertainment Systems and Installation. 

I don't just sell real estate.  Once a client buys or sells a house with The Sharyn Younger Team, a lifetime relationship is often established. We are frequently asked for referrals to  home or community related services and pride ourselves on knowing the best business owners in a variety of industries. When we find a business that we've had a great experience with, we shout it from the rooftops. Varner Sight & Sound brings you the best in home entertainment systems and installation. The … [Read more...]

East Mesa Home for Sale: Under $220,000!

In a sellers market with upward pressure on home prices, it's difficult to find a clean, well maintained single story 1500+ square foot home for under $220,000. My clients are being challenged every day finding homes that fit this criteria so I get excited when my I get to list just such an East Mesa home. This East Mesa home in gorgeous Meridian Pointe was built in 2000. It is in the Gilbert School District and is close to nearby shopping and entertainment. Two of my favorite words when … [Read more...]

LOWEST PRICE 2 CAR GARAGE SCOTTSDALE TOWN HOME!

Single story, beautifully appointed town home in the perfect Scottsdale location - close to Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town, Chaparral Park with a lake and dog park, and adjacent to the Arizona Canal. You are in the center of it ALL! One of the LOWEST PRICE 2 CAR GARAGE SCOTTSDALE TOWN HOME! AND updated! Kitchen and baths have current and desirable updates including white cabinets and granite, updated showers and lighting fixtures. And speaking of lighting, the skylights and high windows … [Read more...]

Trust Your Realtor® To Refer A Mortgage Lender

Wouldn't it be great if we had a money tree we could go to when wanting to purchase a home? The 18 inch high stack of paperwork to sign before closing would be reduced to a few pages. It might take a week  for the sale to finalize instead of the 30-45 day close of escrow that is required when financing a transaction. Most of us don't have the resources to pay cash for a home and a mortgage lender is a large part of a successful home purchase. Read on to find out why you should trust your … [Read more...]

Is Buying Phoenix Rental Properties A Good Investment?

I've always said that the smartest people I know don't know everything. But they know people who have the answers to their questions. One of the things I love about real estate is the constant learning experience. And I'm smart enough to know that I don't have to have every answer to every question; but I better know the people who do. That's how I am helping investors add real estate to their portfolios and build wealth for themselves and their families. My go to real estate investment guru is … [Read more...]

Downtown Phoenix is Rising and Diverse housing options abound

Have you been to downtown Phoenix lately? There is an incredible amount of activity around the light rail. Hot new restaurants and clubs seem to be coming in every month; new business and corporate headquarters are filling up high-rise buildings; supermarkets are sprouting up to serve the influx of people wanting to be in the center of the action. Phoenix is rising and diverse downtown Phoenix housing options abound. I first moved to Phoenix from New York in the early 80's. While I loved the … [Read more...]