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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Preparing your kitchen for smooth holiday happenings

With the holidays bearing down upon us, many of us will be spending time in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals and treats for family and friends. Make your time in the kitchen more efficient and pleasant by doing a little "pre-game" cleaning and re-organizing. And be sure to donate anything that you won't be using to a charitable organization that can get those items, either food or gadgets, to families that can use them. Here is a helpful 7 day schedule of pre-holiday cleaning/organizing … [Read more...]

Incorporating Antiques Into Your Home

Until recently, I thought using the word "antique" as a verb foretold hours of boredom and aimless wandering through dark and dusty shops run by people who enjoyed managing permanent garage sales. My response to "Let's go antiquing" used to involve whining and eye rolling. A couple of years ago, as my husband and I were enjoying a weekend in Northeastern Arizona, we stumbled upon a couple of antique stores and wound up having a great afternoon rummaging through artifacts of generations past. We … [Read more...]

Tips on Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a “home.” Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a “house.” There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others … [Read more...]