SHOULD YOU LIST YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

  What do sellers want when listing their home? To sell quickly, painlessly and for the highest price possible. Not rocket science. We are often asked, "when is the best time to list my home?" "When is the worst?" Common sense would lead one to believe that listing a home just before or during the holiday season is a bad idea. This is not necessarily the case. Sure, many buyers have turned their attention to other things: gift giving, travel to see family, and sugar plums dancing in … [Read more...]

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...]

Home Selling Season 2017: Welcome And List Now!

Welome to home selling season 2017!  The first couple of months of 2017 have seen a busy housing market. However last week marked the beginning of home selling season 2017, at least in my practice. My phone has started ringing more with showing requests on listings, even those that have seen less activity in recent weeks. Buyers are letting me know that they're ready to roll in finding their next (or first) home. Even investors have caught home selling season fever. My assistant Jennifer and I … [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...]

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...]

Acacia Crossing in Buckeye, Arizona

Over the past several years communities have sprung up in the far west valley, with lovely subdivisions and amenities that more urban residents dream of: parks and recreations centers, beautiful mountain views, easy access to the I-10 freeway, and newer homes at very affordable prices. Acacia Crossing in Buckeye is one of those subdivisions that is home to families that enjoy that Arizona lifestyle. With 3 - 5 bedroom homes ranging in square footage between 1500 and 2900, there are options to … [Read more...]

Becoming a Seasonal Arizona Resident

A few decades removed from being a native New Yorker, I have lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, Arizona again, California, and Arizona again...again. While I might complain about the heat, and the politics, and the lack of a really good bagel, I always seem to come back to Arizona. Even when visiting my true love, the Northwest, the desert calls me home, and my dream of restoring an old 1970's home on acreage along the Columbia River, is a part-time dream at best. Since becoming an Arizona resident, my … [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...]