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17618 N Conestoga Dr New Listing!

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Sun City Festival 1st Half Sales Update 2016

Sun City Festival is the top selling active adult community in resale units for the first half of 2016 compared with other actively selling communities.  Additionally, volume was up 15% over last year. A big factor for this is the affordability of the homes in the community. Sun City Festival is one of the few active adult communities where you can get a home in the high 100s to low 200s that is newer and includes upgraded features. Of 90 units sold in the first half, 33 were at or  below 225,000. A great way to ... [Read More]

Trilogy at Vistancia Sale News 1st half 2016

During the first half of 2016 Trilogy at Vistancia saw a decline in sales volume of 18.4% in resale homes compared with previous year's sales. Why did this occur? Various answers come into play, namely the new annex parcel sales took off with the opening of new parcels and plans. Buyer traffic is also decreased in active adult communities in general after being very strong for several years. While it may not be the best time to put your home on the market, especially in the summer, it is a GREAT time to buy one! ... [Read More]

Blackstone Country Club

Blackstone Country Club is a Best Places to Live in Phoenix winner! Garnering alot of attention for the Jim Engh designed golf course. And the award winning Bing Hu designed Hacienda Club, it's easy to see why.  Consequently people from all over are snapping up new homes here in 2016.  While Scottsdale is known for top notch private clubs, Blackstone offers a tremendous value in North Peoria.  Labeled as the "New Scottsdale", this up and coming city offers unparalleled desert preserves, Lake Pleasant, and lots of ... [Read More]

What is a Smart Home?

Phoenix has a booming new home market, and it is no surprise to find us the number one market for smart homes in the country. But what exactly is a smart home? Here we will explore the building blocks of a smart home. Whether you are ready to move and wish to buy a new build with smart technologies, or simply add smart features to your current abode, you will find some good ideas here. DEVICES- Most consumers become interested in one particular aspect of smart home technology.  Options in devices call into ... [Read More]

6 Smart Strategies to Manage Your Trade-Up Move

Making a local move? Usually that means selling one home and buying another. Keep in mind, Murphy's Law is alive and well. If something can go wrong, it probably will unless you know the secret to a successful move. The secret to making it all come together in today's market is coordination. You need to know what comes first, second, third. An you need to know how to proceed if the reality of selling and buying doesn't quite follow your planned sequence. Here are six inside tricks of the trade courtesy of The ... [Read More]

5 Star Award Winner- Kym Polanco

Recently featured as a 5 star Professional in Oct 2015  Phoenix Magazine by the company of the same name, Kym of The Tim and Kym Team, is honored and excited by being chosen for this prestigious award. Less than 3% of Real Estate  agents across the country make the stringent guidelines for this award. Beginning with random surveys mailed out to individuals that have recently bought or sold a home throughout the country, the top ranking surveys are then researched to ensure the agent meets the criteria.  A Huge ... [Read More]

Victory District Verrado: Where to Retire

Recently featured in Where to Retire magazine:"The top 50 short list" the new Victory District Verrado offers a breath of fresh air in the Active Adult communities offered in Phoenix. What sets this brand new community apart? Read on to find out or see all Victory District Homes here. Victory District Verrado Verrado is a stunning master planned community tucked into the White Tank foothills aptly named as "Home Town Arizona". Reminiscent of a simpler time, the focus is on you interacting within the ... [Read More]

Phoenix is USA Today’s Best Place to Retire

By: Tim Polanco View 17 Active Adult Communities here Arizona cities take 3 of the top 4 spots on USA Today’s article listing the best places for retirement, with the Phoenix Area ranked NUMBER 1.  Only one Florida city cracked the top 10. Why?...Because the ranking was based on surveys of retirees already in the areas.  Sure, lots of folks retire to Florida, but apparently once they do, they are not nearly as satisfied as those retiring to Arizona.  As a Realtor, I can honestly say that I am not aware of any ... [Read More]

7 Tips for a Profitable Home Closing

By: G. M. Filisko Be sure you’re walking away with all the money you’re entitled to from the sale of your home. When you’re ready to close on the sale of your home and move to your new home, you may be so close to the finish line that you coast, thinking there’s nothing left for you to do. Not so fast. It’s easy to waste a few dollars here and for mistakes to creep into your closing documents there, all adding up to a bundle of lost profit. Spot money-losing problems with these seven tips. 1.  Take services ... [Read More]