Comfortable Luxury: 6917 W Avenida Del Sol

It's always exciting when I get to list a very special home, and this one is very special indeed! Surrounded by the natural grace and beauty of Arizona mountains and desert, 6917 W Avenida Del Sol sits on 1.25 acres of perfectly landscaped grounds with a dramatic circular drive. Entering through the front door, you will be immediately impressed by the comfortable luxury - not fussy in the least, but rich in it's appointments and quality custom build. From the gorgeous wood flooring, the … [Read more...]

What does an appraiser do in a home purchase?

We've been talking about the "team" you will have at your side when you purchase a home. Your Realtor is your coach and gets you on the field by helping you find the right home and negotiating an accepted purchase contract; then monitors performance to make sure everyone is playing their position to their full potential (and obligation). Your teammates will be the title/escrow officer, your lender (if you're financing), your home inspectors(s), and the appraiser. Many people get the home … [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...]

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...]

Sure, use Zillow and Trulia for fun, but call a Realtor® when it’s time to get serious

Are you old enough to remember avacado, orange and gold shag carpeting and formica counter tops being "up-dates" to a home? If you are than you probably remember real estate agents schlepping around a volume the size of two Manhattan phone books with weekly listing updates. THAT'S how they stayed on top of the market. My how things have changed. It's said somewhere in the range of 90 to 97 percent of all home searches begin on the internet. And why not? With sites like Trulia and Zillow, … [Read more...]