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...]

Before Buying In An HOA Community Ask These Questions

So you've bought a home in an HOA community. Be prepared for LOTS to read and know what to look for to avoid future problems. The most common question I hear about Home Owners Associations is "what are the fees?". You should be asking other essential questions before buying in an HOA community. What do the HOA fees cover? There is considerable variation in monthly association fees. It's important to know what services are provided. Services can range from simple common area maintenance to … [Read more...]

Is Buying Phoenix Rental Properties A Good Investment?

I've always said that the smartest people I know don't know everything. But they know people who have the answers to their questions. One of the things I love about real estate is the constant learning experience. And I'm smart enough to know that I don't have to have every answer to every question; but I better know the people who do. That's how I am helping investors add real estate to their portfolios and build wealth for themselves and their families. My go to real estate investment guru is … [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...]

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...]

Chandler Chamber of Commerce Economic Update: JOBS!

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce Economic Update was held last week at the San Marcos Hotel and the word of the day is JOBS! While I don't have the exact figure related to how many new jobs came to Chandler in 2016, how's this for a round number: A LOT! Companies like NXP, Republic Services, DaVita RX, ETW Software, State 48, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Orbital, Rogers Corporation, and many others either opened or expanded in Chandler last year. Anywhere from 50 - 600 jobs have been added by … [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...]

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...]

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...]