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...]

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...]

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...]

Maricopa County Rents Spiraling out of control?

How hard is it out there for a renter? It seems like Maricopa County rents are spiraling out of control! I was recently talking to a colleague who's been trying to help a friend get into a rental. Listing after listing was gone before they could even do a quick walk through. So my colleague, being the super agent that she is, decided that she would show up at the next rental listing in which her friend expressed interest, as soon as it hit the MLS. And so she did...along with 10 other interested … [Read more...]

Coming Soon to South Chandler!

A beautiful 2000 square foot single level three bedroom, two bath home built in 2002 sits along the 18 mile Paseo Trail. Just to the north is the diverse Paseo Vista Recreational area where hiking, biking, bird-watching, archery, excellent photographic opportunities and many other activities await you. There's even an excellent bark park for your four legged friends. What a great way to meet the neighbors! Like to golf? Bear Creek golf course is adjacent to Paseo Crossing. This gated … [Read more...]