San Tan Valley Mini Mansion

Just southeast of Gilbert, Arizona lies a pair of cities that are seeing tremendous growth, yet still maintains a country feel. Queen Creek and San Tan Valley offer some of the most affordable housing in the valley of the sun. Single family subdivisions, Master planned communities, horse properties, and farms dot the open desert surrounded by the San Tan Mountains with beautiful vistas where you can almost always catch a glimpse of the horizon. And it's possible to own your own piece of the area … [Read more...]

What does an appraiser do in a home purchase?

We've been talking about the "team" you will have at your side when you purchase a home. Your Realtor is your coach and gets you on the field by helping you find the right home and negotiating an accepted purchase contract; then monitors performance to make sure everyone is playing their position to their full potential (and obligation). Your teammates will be the title/escrow officer, your lender (if you're financing), your home inspectors(s), and the appraiser. Many people get the home … [Read more...]

The Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team Just Got Bigger & Better

The Sharyn Younger team is proud to announce the addition of Traci Tartaglio as a referring agent. Traci has been a licensed Realtor® for four years combining her love of real estate with her business acumen derived from decades as the owner of Ahwatukee Carpets. She has helped families all over the valley create homes they love with flooring and remodeling services.  She is great at helping people identify their needs and applying just the right solutions to get them the biggest bang for their … [Read more...]

Arizona Real Estate Market Benefits From New Tax Plan

  There remains a good deal of confusion about the new tax plan put in place for 2018 as the new associated regulations trickle out. My tax accountant, Dan Dipomazio, CPA, is working hard to stay on top of those incoming regulations and keeping me informed about the real life consequences to my specific situation. A NY Times opinion piece in todays Review section articulates my theory about how the Arizona real estate market benefits from the new tax plan. 'New caps on the home … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]