What This Listing Agent Does To Sell Your Home

Hint: It's More Than Just Planting A Sign In Your Yard! There is a common myth out there that a listing agent is over-compensated for listing and selling homes based on a misperception of what it takes to sell your home - even in a strong sellers market. The Sharyn Younger Team recently sold a home in 2 days. What has to happen in order for that result, particularly in a $700,000 price point which garners less demand? Here's what this listing agent does to sell your home: Pricing … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Contingency Timing: How to best manage a concurrent home sale and purchase

For several years many home owners have felt a bit trapped in the homes that they bought in the late 1990's and early 2000's while they waited for the value of those homes to rise above their mortgage debt. And while they waited, life rolled on. Families have grown or contracted, individual economies have changed, lifestyles have evolved. With interest rates remaining historically low and increasing numbers of home owners finding that they are no longer under water, many have begun feeling more … [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...]

Move to Phoenix, Come in from the cold!

What a winter it's been! For some parts of the country, the 2014 "polar vortex", otherwise known as "the worst winter ever" has made places like Phoenix magnets for those wanting to thaw out. For some, those fortunate enough to have reached a stage in life that offers flexibility, a seasonal home is on the "gotta get" list. Golf course communities, Lake subdivisions, adult communities, and urban areas are popular spots for those who want to enjoy superb Fall and Spring weather and outdoor … [Read more...]

Moving to Phoenix from New York

Many years ago when I made my pilgrimage from the east coast to Phoenix, I did so as a young, adventurous college student with as much experience with the southwest as Arizona Highways Magazine could give me.  Cactus silhouetting quiet, peaceful desert vistas, sunsets that could hardly be rivaled by the coastal sunsets of my youth, southwest influenced architecture and design; these were the things that made up my expectations.  I knew Arizona would be something completely foreign to my then … [Read more...]