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...]

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000!

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000! Think it's impossible to find a beautiful, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home in an up and coming central Phoenix neighborhood for under $300,000? Guess again! Check out this brand new listing near the Arcadia light neighborhood near 24th Street and Indian School Road. Nearly 1200 square feet on a large lot with great curb appeal. A freshly remodeled kitchen and master bath, along with beautiful paint and hardwood flooring in … [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...]

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...]

2017 Predictions For The Real Estate Market

Well here we are again, a brand new year. Time for fresh starts (yay!), resolutions (ugh!), and predictions for the new year (I nailed it last year!). Here are my 2017 predictions for the real estate market: National trends: Nationally the market will slow. Gains will still be made in home values but at a slower rate. Great news for places like San Francisco, Portland OR, and New York City where it's become nearly impossible for middle class buyers to enter the housing market. The … [Read more...]

Scottsdale Town-Home Under $250,000

  Many prestigious addresses can be found in Scottsdale, Arizona, but today you can purchase a beautiful Scottsdale town-home for under $250,000. Just a couple of miles from historic old Scottsdale and the tremendous shopping experience of Scottsdale Fashion Square, you will find this beautiful 2 bedroom stunner. At almost 1600 square feet of single story living space, you will find large bedrooms, formal dining and living areas, a great room, 2 baths, laundry and efficient kitchen. … [Read more...]

If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, you are very special!

  If you are a person between the ages of 18 and 34 you know that you are very special. But did you know that you are the hot topic and target of a wide variety of industries who see you as the drivers of their economic success? Markets are extremely sensitive to demographics. I know because I am part of a demographic that at one time made advertisers salivate. Baby Boomers were the Millennials of my day. And now, we are passing the torch to you! The real estate industry is VERY … [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...]

Gila Springs in Chandler Arizona

Gila Springs in Chandler Arizona is a master planned community offering subdivisions in several prices ranges.  Apartment living, condominium and townhomes, ranging in price from the mid $150's to the high $400's can be found in the various subdivisions that comprise Gila Springs. Amenities such as recreation facilities, an A rated elementary school, affordable HOA fees and a location that can't be beat for convenience make this a great place to live.  About two miles east of the I-10 and … [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...]