San Tan Valley Mini Mansion

Just southeast of Gilbert, Arizona lies a pair of cities that are seeing tremendous growth, yet still maintains a country feel. Queen Creek and San Tan Valley offer some of the most affordable housing in the valley of the sun. Single family subdivisions, Master planned communities, horse properties, and farms dot the open desert surrounded by the San Tan Mountains with beautiful vistas where you can almost always catch a glimpse of the horizon. And it's possible to own your own piece of the area … [Read more...]

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000!

Check out this central Phoenix gem priced below $300,000! Think it's impossible to find a beautiful, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home in an up and coming central Phoenix neighborhood for under $300,000? Guess again! Check out this brand new listing near the Arcadia light neighborhood near 24th Street and Indian School Road. Nearly 1200 square feet on a large lot with great curb appeal. A freshly remodeled kitchen and master bath, along with beautiful paint and hardwood flooring in … [Read more...]

The BREXIT Effect On Real Estate

While the debate rages on about sanity of the British vote to secede from EU, we here across the pond are seeing the effect of the BREXIT on real estate. Proof of the global nature of our economy can be seen in the immediate effect on our stock market, as well as the positive impact on our real estate market. Here in Phoenix we're seeing benefits to both buyers and sellers and here is a simple explanation of why that is. Many have been anticipating a rise in interest rates. The Fed has given … [Read more...]

Housing Affordability in Metro Phoenix

The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) is a measure of housing affordability for a family with a household income typical for a region. A value of 100 means that a family earning the median income for that area has just enough income to purchase a median priced home and handle the monthly mortgage payment. The higher that number goes, the more affordable home ownership is in that area. In an area rated with a 130 HAI, for example, a family earning the median income has 130% of the income … [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...]

Pathway to Purchase Increases Purchasing Power

  The Pathway to Purchase program increases purchasing power to homebuyers interested in certain cities in the valley. Those eligible will get a real boost to their bottom line in areas that experienced high rates of foreclosure during the housing recession. Buyers with a credit score of at least 640, earning less than $89,088 annually, could be eligible for downpayment assistance equal to 10% of their loan amount up to $20,000 in the following cities: Arizona City, Avondale, … [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...]

Gilbert Homes Under $250,000? Yes Indeed!

In continuing the series of posts to assist home buyers seeking to keep their purchase under $250,000 in the east valley, here is a convenient Gilbert home search. An agricultural town dotted with horse properties and working ranches, Gilbert has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years. It now boasts a hip and inviting downtown core, beautiful master planned communities, shopping, restaurants, parks, entertainment (Top Golf!!), and an inviting business climate. Both residential and … [Read more...]

3114 E Verbena: Ahwatukee home for sale

  3114 E Verbena is a home that has been well loved and well cared for since it's first days in Mountain Park Ranch, Ahwatukee. Originally purchased as a new build by a lovely couple, it's spaciousness was a key attribute as they planned to have frequent out of town family visitors, and wanted to give those visitors a resort-like experience. The backyard was designed with just that in mind, boasting a large pool complete with water feature, surrounded by comfy lounge chairs, decorative … [Read more...]

Mountain Park Ranch Homes for Sale

  Mountain Park Ranch is a beautiful master planned community that encompasses 2700 acres and an estimated 25,000 people. It is located in Ahwatukee Foothills, commonly referred to as Ahwatukee. The beauty of  South Mountain Preserve surrounds the area, providing an abundance of outdoor activities that include hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, and exploring the ruins of ancient Native American civilizations, just moments away from residential areas. The association of Mountain … [Read more...]