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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

21st century master bath remodel

  Ok, here's my opportunity to have my say...not what the fashionistas say...not what my clients say...not what my broker tells me. I've been thinking a lot about remodeling my master bathroom - a very private place that in my humble opinion should be a true reflection of one's style and comfort choices. Of course, I'd have to consult Mr. Younger, but for the moment, a girl can dream, can't she? So here's what I envision: First, let's rip out the bathtub! If I absolutely had to have a … [Read more...]

Willow Historic District Home Tour 2015

I got to spend the afternoon in one of my favorite places in Phoenix. The annual Willow District Home Tour brings people from all over the valley to view the beautiful homes and history of the area between McDowell Road and Thomas Road, 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue. This area was settled and initially developed between the early 1920's and the early 1950's and the diversity of influence is reflected in the unique look of each home. You will find no stucco here in the Tudor, Greek, Spanish Colonial, … [Read more...]

What Buyers Want!

  Predictions are being floated from many, that the housing market will heat up over the 2015 - 2016 time period, and that makes me wonder what home features buyers will be looking for in the future. We know that for many current buyers granite counter tops, natural wood cabinetry, and minimal carpeting are highly desireable. There's a strong expectation from buyers that homes in the median price range will be move-in ready with these updates in place. What does the future hold for … [Read more...]

Should you remodel?

Cost vs. Value data show the benefits! For the second consecutive year, the Cost vs. Value data show that the value of remodeling is up. This trend signals an end to the long slide in the cost-value ratio, which began to fall in 2006 and didn’t begin to rebound until last year. For 2014, the cost-value ratio stands at 66.1%, a jump of 5.5 points over last year and the largest increase since 2005. In what is perhaps the most positive sign in this year’s data, rising resale value is driving the … [Read more...]

Incorporating Antiques Into Your Home

Until recently, I thought using the word "antique" as a verb foretold hours of boredom and aimless wandering through dark and dusty shops run by people who enjoyed managing permanent garage sales. My response to "Let's go antiquing" used to involve whining and eye rolling. A couple of years ago, as my husband and I were enjoying a weekend in Northeastern Arizona, we stumbled upon a couple of antique stores and wound up having a great afternoon rummaging through artifacts of generations past. We … [Read more...]