A Few Things I Learned At The 2019 Unity Walk

On January 26th, we once again participated in the annual Unity Walk in Tempe, along with people from Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale. It's always a great time mingling with others who share our passion for celebrating diversity and learning from one another. And speaking of learning, there are a few things I learned at the 2019 Unity Walk. Tempe is growing in ways I wouldn't believe if I didn't see it with my own eyes. My family is an ASU family going back four generations. Yet … [Read more...]

Annual Regional Unity Walk 2019 at Tempe Beach Park

Want a break from divisiveness, conflict, bickering and animosity? Does the term "Unity" bring memories of a more peaceful time? Then you will love participating in the annual Regional Unity Walk, 2019 at Tempe Beach Park. On January 26th, residents of many valley cities including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe will gather to show their support for unity among all Arizonan's. Each city will provide t-shirts to participants creating a rainbow of walkers who will traverse … [Read more...]

Adora Trails: not just beautiful homes

  I've been spending a lot of time in the South Gilbert community of Adora Trails lately. Built close to the foothills of the the San Tan Mountains, this master planned community has so much to offer. Several of my clients who have been having trouble finding that perfect home have been looking at new build communities where they can get state of the art upgrades and create their dream home. In the past 4 months I've helped 3 of my clients purchase a home in Adora Trails and they … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Lessons from a Realtors personal move

Having facilitated 19 real estate transactions over the last 9 months it's easy to lose sight of the monumental task my clients face in moving from one place to another. This month I was reminded of the physical and psychological stress associated with buying, selling, and moving. Here is what I learned from my own personal move: 1.  Plan on everything taking at least 20% longer than you think it will take, especially if you're relying on others to get the job done. 2.  Plan on everything … [Read more...]

Gilbert Homes Under $250,000? Yes Indeed!

In continuing the series of posts to assist home buyers seeking to keep their purchase under $250,000 in the east valley, here is a convenient Gilbert home search. An agricultural town dotted with horse properties and working ranches, Gilbert has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years. It now boasts a hip and inviting downtown core, beautiful master planned communities, shopping, restaurants, parks, entertainment (Top Golf!!), and an inviting business climate. Both residential and … [Read more...]

When is the right time to call a Realtor®?

The decision to sell and/or purchase a home is one that typically happens in stages. More often than not the idea germinates for awhile before a home seller or buyer feels "ready" to start the process. Information needs to be gathered, challenges identified, emotions dealt with. Unless there is an immediate need driven by a life circumstance, the decision to leave one home for another usually takes some time. When is the right time to contact a Realtor?  There is a misperception that a Realtor … [Read more...]

Shadow Savings of Home Ownership

I just finished sending out closing statements to all of my clients who bought or sold a home in 2015, requiring me to go back into each file and pull the final settlement sheets and send each one individually. Why would I go to that trouble? Because part of my job as my client's Realtor, is to help them save money. Whether it's negotiating hard for them on their home sale or purchase, protecting their earnest money if they're buying a home, helping them choose the offer with the best chance of … [Read more...]