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...]

Use a Realtor® To Make Home Selling Less Stressful

Selling a home can be stressful. Understatement of the year, right? If your life is anything like mine, with jobs, kids, pets, crazy schedules and everything moving at the speed of light, the thought of selling a home may put you right over the edge! Sure, there are alternative options like one of those "we'll buy your house and you pick your move out date" companies. But do you really need to sacrifice your hard earned equity and profit in order to have a low stress transaction? Those companies … [Read more...]

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000!

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000! Think it's impossible to find a beautiful, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home in an up and coming central Phoenix neighborhood for under $300,000? Guess again! Check out this brand new listing near the Arcadia light neighborhood near 24th Street and Indian School Road. Nearly 1200 square feet on a large lot with great curb appeal. A freshly remodeled kitchen and master bath, along with beautiful paint and hardwood flooring in … [Read more...]

How do you feel about buying a home in an HOA Community?

I work with a diverse group of individuals each with a goal of buying or selling a home. Whether it's to end or begin a new chapter in life, a work relocation, or pursuing an investment, I spend a lot of time helping my clients prioritize what is most important to them. When it comes to a home purchase, there are things that buyers feel strongly about, and others that elicit an apathetic response. A single story home may be essential to one buyer, while another says it doesn't matter. Lot size … [Read more...]

Keep Yourself Safe From Wire Fraud

I just heard a horrific story about a couple purchasing a home in the valley and losing their $80,000 downpayment to wire fraud - Lost, vanished, gone and never coming back.  They received an email from what appeared to be the escrow officer, with instructions to wire their downpayment a few days prior to closing. When the actual escrow officer contacted the buyer to instruct them on how to bring or wire their funds to title, imagine the shock when the buyer asked "didn't you already get the … [Read more...]

Are we in a housing bubble?

The most frequent question I'm asked lately is "are we in a housing bubble?".  The Phoenix housing market was predicted to be among the hottest in the country in 2017 and now that we're through the first third of the year, I'd say that prediction is on track to being right on the money. With homes appreciating at a nice clip and inventory shortages at some price points resulting in multiple offers, it would be easy to conclude that we're in a housing bubble. Especially those who lived through … [Read more...]

Buyers And Sellers Can Avoid The Dreaded “Fall Out Of Escrow”

"Derailed" , "Gone South", "Fell Out", "Crashed and Burned" - there are lots of ways to describe a home sale that falls apart before it gets to the finish line. I am seeing an increase in deals that don't make it to the closing table. Buyers and Sellers can become frustrated by investments of time, money and emotion in a process that doesn't result in a win and can put them weeks behind in achieving their goals. There are things both buyers and sellers can do to keep a sale on track and avoid … [Read more...]

Ahwatukee and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

  There's been so much press about the expansion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway down Pecos Road in Ahwatukee to connect the east valley and the west valley. Opinions vary as to the wisdom of running the freeway through the southern portion of Ahwatukee. Some have been dead-set against it. Some feel that of all the options that have been considered, this is the most practical. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, the fact is, it's becoming a reality. Homes have been … [Read more...]

TED’S HOTDOGS COMING TO CHANDLER

I received a text message from my husband yesterday that said, "Oh No, we are in trouble". That could have meant any number of things portending crisis ahead. Did we forget to make a mortgage payment? Did we miss a family birthday? Was he watching the news again? No. The trouble we are in is not about what we had or hadn't done in the past; It's what is likely to happen in the future based on the news that Ted's Hotdogs is coming to Chandler! For those of you who do not know, Ted's Hotdogs is … [Read more...]

Leased Solar Panels A Buyers Bonus! Myths Busted

I recently had a buyers agent tell me that their client LOVED my listing, however would not consider purchasing a home with leased solar panels. It became very apparent that both the buyer and the agent did not understand that leased solar panels are a buyers bonus! I myself am selling a home with leased solar panels and have first hand evidence of 35% savings on our energy bills. Let me bust some myths about buying a home with leased solar panels:  Many believe that the cost of the lease … [Read more...]

Home Selling Season 2017: Welcome And List Now!

Welome to home selling season 2017!  The first couple of months of 2017 have seen a busy housing market. However last week marked the beginning of home selling season 2017, at least in my practice. My phone has started ringing more with showing requests on listings, even those that have seen less activity in recent weeks. Buyers are letting me know that they're ready to roll in finding their next (or first) home. Even investors have caught home selling season fever. My assistant Jennifer and I … [Read more...]

Must See Central Phoenix Dream Home

I'm proud to be representing this beautiful  north central Phoenix dream home at 6809 N 13th Place. This is a special property that has been loved and cared for, and is ready for a new family. Enjoy an HGTV worthy remodel and expansion on this oversized lot with mountain views. Perfectly located near  restaurants, shopping, easy access to Piestewa Peak hiking and the 51 freeway this home offers the best in Arizona living. the owners put $150,000 in updates, with every detail attended to in … [Read more...]

Ready To Downsize? Answer Some Important Questions

How Do You Know If You're Ready To Downsize? Ask Yourself Some Questions That Tap Both Your Logic And Emotions.. Some people look at a home as a place within which their lives unfold. They see multiple generations moving through and thriving in that one place that evolves with the needs of its residents. Others see home like chapters in their lives. Begin a new chapter, move into a new home. Regardless whether you have lived in your home for decades, or have bought and sold homes based on … [Read more...]

Chandler Chamber of Commerce Economic Update: JOBS!

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce Economic Update was held last week at the San Marcos Hotel and the word of the day is JOBS! While I don't have the exact figure related to how many new jobs came to Chandler in 2016, how's this for a round number: A LOT! Companies like NXP, Republic Services, DaVita RX, ETW Software, State 48, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Orbital, Rogers Corporation, and many others either opened or expanded in Chandler last year. Anywhere from 50 - 600 jobs have been added by … [Read more...]