1349 E Canyon Way is currently for sale!

1349 E Canyon Way Chandler: Luxury meets functionality I love listing homes....but sometimes I come across a home that I get really excited about! 1349 E Canyon Way in Chandler, Arizona is one of those homes. Maybe it's because I know the family and how much they have loved living and raising their kids in this home; or maybe it's because I have attended parties at this house and know first hand what a great house this is for entertaining. Or maybe I just have an attraction to beautiful … [Read more...]

SHOULD YOU LIST YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

  What do sellers want when listing their home? To sell quickly, painlessly and for the highest price possible. Not rocket science. We are often asked, "when is the best time to list my home?" "When is the worst?" Common sense would lead one to believe that listing a home just before or during the holiday season is a bad idea. This is not necessarily the case. Sure, many buyers have turned their attention to other things: gift giving, travel to see family, and sugar plums dancing in … [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...]

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...]

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...]

44920 W Paitilla Lane, Maricopa

44920 W Paitilla Lane, Maricopa AZ. Everything is relative someone once said. And home prices are no exception to that age old rule. Take this listing at 44920 W Paitilla lane in Maricopa Arizona, about 25 miles from the east valley suburbs of Phoenix. A 1630 square foot single story beauty of a home on a corner lot right down the street from the neighborhood park with amenities for kids and walking trails for all. It's a wonderful balance of seclusion in the interior of the subdivision but the … [Read more...]

City of Maricopa: oasis of housing affordability

You've heard of Maricopa County, but what about the city of Maricopa? About 30 minutes southwest of Chandler lies this oasis of housing affordability, home to just shy of 50,000 residents. Affordable homes in master planned communities have been a draw to the city, which experienced a boom in new development in the early 2000's before it was hit hard by the housing recession. It's taken awhile, but Maricopa is coming back, and coming back strong. With the help of programs like Pathway to … [Read more...]

Palm Valley Homes For Sale

    Check out these Palm Valley homes for sale in Goodyear, Arizona. Here's why: Imagine yourself in Palm Valley,  a 9500 acre master planned community in Goodyear Arizona surrounded by some of the most beautiful open space in metropolitan Phoenix area.  Located 20 miles west of downtown Phoenix, right in between the Agua Fria River and the 303 Freeway in the West Valley, and just one mile north of the I-10, Palm Valley is conveniently situated, in one of the fastest growing … [Read more...]

Downtown Chandler Becoming an Entertainment Mecca

This week I attended the Chandler Chamber of Commerce economic update and got a preview of the five year plan for the downtown Chandler Entertainment District. We are in for some great opportunities for eating, drinking, and making merry! The district  extends from Chandler Boulevard to the North to Pecos Road to the South; Delaware to the east and Essex to the west. Currently you can find destination venues such as Vintage 95 (a personal favorite), San Tan Brewery, El Zoloco, The Chop Shop … [Read more...]

A 2 Year Plan or A 2 Month Plan, Get To Know A Realtor and a lender NOW!

I've had several people ask me for help finding a rental property lately. The reasons for renting vs. buying vary from loan qualifying barriers to being newly relocated and wanting to spend some time finding the perfect neighborhood in which to buy. Given that we are still seeing a heated rental market with inventory down and prices steadily increasing, owners can easily lock renters into year long or more lease lengths. If you're currently a renter who plans to eventually be a homeowner, when … [Read more...]