Why You Shouldn’t Trust Online Real Estate Price Estimates

It's fun to enter an address on a website and instantly recieve an estimate of what that property is worth. But the data that powers many of those automated valuation models is inaccurate and unreliable.  Who says? The websites themselves. Look below to see how popular sites that offer online price estimates describe limitations with their own data. Zillow.com "The Zestimate is not an appraisal and you won't be able to use it in place of an appraisal, though you can certainly share it with real estate ... [Read More]

Got Toys? Plenty of Room to Bring ’em Home!

NOW REDUCED OVER 30,000! Remarkable VALUE.  Don't miss this decked out CUSTOM home on ACREAGE in desirable North Phoenix. RV's, work trucks, horses?? Bring them all with you! This quiet community offers mountain views, paved roads, and quick access to Carefree Highway. ... [Read More]

Trilogy at Vistancia 1st Half 2017 Sales Review

Trilogy at Vistancia 1st half 2017 sales review --     The first half had a robust  51% increase in volume.  Units sold came in with 31 additional listings sold vs. 88 first half of  16.  Sales price per sq ft is continuing to climb moderately supported by higher builder premiums on new build.   Trend for the back half predicts record levels will continue as more homes are currently under contract at this time than 2016. 75% of the sales this half have been below 500k where we are seeing the biggest climb in ... [Read More]

Stunning Backyard Waterfront Home in Desert Harbor!

One of the premiere lots in the community, you can't pass on this one! This Waterfront Home in Desert Harbor boasts a great floor plan with dual sided fireplace, good sized kitchen with newer stainless appliances, Den with built in murphy bed and double doors for extra guests. The best part is the backyard complete with a pebble tec pool with in floor cleaning system and spa. Putting green, citrus trees. ... [Read More]

Marley Park Randall Martin Home for Sale

NOW REDUCED! Marley Park is the premier community in Surprise and this lovely town home sits overlooking the park and pool house.....  your kids can walk to school.  The downstairs master bathroom has a large soaking tub, separate vanities, and separate shower. Upgraded cabinets and granite counters. French Doors off the dining area over looks lush green grass that you don't take care of!  Randell Martin built luxury town homes through the first phase of Marley Park and is a quality builder. See all Marley Park ... [Read More]

13425 W Fargo Dr 2600+ sq ft SINGLE LEVEL!

MUST SEE before it's gone! Lightly lived in original owner home is waiting for your touches and offers a large pool ready lot and coveted 3 car garage! ... [Read More]

Buying a Second Home in Phoenix – Top 10 Tips

Buying a Second Home in Phoenix -Top 10 Tips- According to NAR, in 2015, buyers of vacation homes were active in the market, despite hurdles they may face with low inventory and tight financing. 78% of vacation buyers  reported that now is a good time to purchase real estate. NAR stats indicate that 1 in  every 5 homes purchased in 2015  was a vacation home, or investment property slated for a retirement home in the next 3-7 years.  Get the Top Areas to buy a Second Home  Realtor.com predicts the Phoenix metro ... [Read More]

Sun City Festival 3rd Q Sales 2016

Sun  City Festival  sales volume for the 3rd Quarter increased 24.5% continuing the sales gain trend from the 1st half. Units sold however, just increased by five. 39 units sold in ’16 vs. 34 in 15.  Sales price per sq ft is continuing to climb supported by lower inventory as well as the trend toward smaller homes. The smaller the home, the higher price per square foot is normal. Going into Oct. we should see some steady activity trickling through before the big rush of seasonal buyers that will begin in the ... [Read More]

Trilogy at Vistancia 3rd Q Sales 2016

Trilogy at Vistancia sales volume for the 3rd Quarter increased 4.5% in volume bouncing back from the slower 1st half. Units sold however, just increased by one. 33 units sold in '16 vs. 32 in 15.  Sales price per sq ft is continuing to climb supported by lower inventory, particularly with a view lot either on a wash or golf course lot.  Going into Oct. we should see some steady activity trickling through before the big rush of seasonal buyers that will begin in the first quarter. If you are thinking about putting ... [Read More]

What I need to know about Property Taxes in Arizona

Arizona is a wonderful place to settle in and call home. Affordable housing, great climate, tons of activities, and another perk: Property Taxes. Here in Maricopa county our tax base is very affordable compared to many other states. But it usually is a bit confusing....read on for an in-depth explanation.  If you already own a property in Arizona and want to check on your assessment you may do so here: Maricopa.gov   Assessed Value vs. Market Value Many people have some confusion on how are property ... [Read More]