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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]

10 Moving Tips You May Not Have Heard Of

Fill out a change of address form online. Skip a trip to the post office! USPS makes it easy to change your address online – click here.   Back up all computers and mobile devices. Who knows what can or will happen from one house to the next? Back everything up before you go to avoid losing important photos, documents and more.    3. Take photos of all your electronic hubs to remember where each cord goes. Snapping a few quick pics for reference will save you tons of time when ... [Read More]

Sold in Vistancia! 29886 N 128th Ave, Peoria Az 85383

Homes Sold in Vistancia Village, Peoria Az 85383 The Tim and Kym team recently sold 29886 N 128th Ave in Vistancia for 255,000. The 1922 sq ft home built in 2004 sold for 132.67 a sq ft....a FULL 16.2% MORE than any other listings! The average price per sq. ft is sitting at 111.18 a sq ft. See the listing here Recently, Vistancia won yet another award for 2014. The top 50 master planned communities in the US. 4 Phoenix area communities made the list, Vistancia clocking in at number 31. Other valley communities ... [Read More]

Smart Ways to Create Equity in Your Home

We are always asked by buyers and sellers, "What are the best  ways I can create equity in my home?".  So here we are outlining some of the top ways you can do so without having to go get a home equity line of credit and move out of your home for a week while the contractors take over to remodel.   Our top choices are outlined below, but some can be more important that others depending on what area you live in. What's important to buyers in one area, may not even be a factor in another. That's where we come ... [Read More]

Arrowhead Ranch SOLD on the water!

Arrowhead Ranch SOLD Homes... A cute as a button home on the water at Arrowhead Ranch, sold for $174 a sq ft at 250,000. This is one of the highest per sq. ft in the Arrowhead Ranch and Arrowhead Lakes areas in 2014. This special property sold in just 5 short days at 98% of the list price. The Tim and Kym Team have specialized in Arrowhead Ranch as well as Arrowhead Lakes and have been known for setting a new trend in pricing of available homes. Our team utilizes the latest in technology, trending and ... [Read More]