If Painting Is In Your Future You Will Want To Get To Know THE HUBBCO.

Fall is fast approaching and if you're like me, you get the itch to brush the dust off and freshen up your home. I typically take on a project or two as the weather cools and the holidays are right around the corner. Painting has always felt therapeutic and I have typically been a DIY girl. I realized after my last paint job that loving to do a thing doesn't make you good at doing that thing. So I started my search for a great painting company that could paint my home and one my clients would … [Read more...]

What This Listing Agent Does To Sell Your Home

Hint: It's More Than Just Planting A Sign In Your Yard! There is a common myth out there that a listing agent is over-compensated for listing and selling homes based on a misperception of what it takes to sell your home - even in a strong sellers market. The Sharyn Younger Team recently sold a home in 2 days. What has to happen in order for that result, particularly in a $700,000 price point which garners less demand? Here's what this listing agent does to sell your home: Pricing … [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...]

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...]

The Sellers Dilemma: Update Or Sell For Less?

The sellers dilemma: Sell an outdated home for a lower price, or invest in updating to get more money for your home. So you're thinking that in the next few years it will be time to trade in your current home for something bigger, smaller, located closer to family...or further away from family, depending upon your circumstances. You know that parts of your home are dated, and that getting top dollar for your home will require face lifts that range from minor tweaks to major reconstruction. … [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...]

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...]