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My offer can beat up your offer ~ Ninja tactics in a home bidding war - 03/30/12 08:14 AM
House for sale. Hits the MLS at 7am on Tuesday. 16 offers received by 7am on Wednesday. Half of the offers are cash buyers and almost all of the offers are above full price. It's a full-fledged seller's market in the Phoenix Metro area. For over 6 years, buyers have felt pretty powerful as they made low-ball offers and sellers felt the sting of a declining market. Now it's the sellers who are smiling. Sellers who 6 months ago were frustrated because no one had looked at their home for weeks as they reduced their price again and again, are now (3 comments)
Tempe AZ home for sale near ASU - 03/28/12 09:37 AM
1181 E. Carmen St.Tempe, AZ3 bedrooms, 2 baths on large lot with fenced Pebbletec poolOffered at $169,900More Info This one is a Must See! You won't be disappointed with this move-in ready home with custom designed front courtyard. Eat-in kitchen has been totally remodeled with new cabinets, corian countertops & rich hardwood floors. Family room & formal living/dining. Master with walk-in closet & updated bath including tiled shower surround. 2 additional bedrooms & remodeled full bath. Relax in your park-like backyard with plenty of room for play, fenced Pebbletec play pool with water feature & extended covered patio. This wonderful classic (1 comments)
The MIM ~ Voted Phoenix Arizona's best museum - 03/25/12 08:26 PM
Congratulations to the Musical Instrument Museum (affectionately known as the MIM) for recently being voted the Best Museum in Phoenix, AZ. The MIM opened in April 2010, so to be voted the BEST museum in such a short time is certainly an accomplishment! Even Tony Bennet said "It's my favorite museum in the whole world!" According to the MIM website "The collection includes instruments from around two hundred countries and territories in the world. Some larger countries such as India, China, Russia, the United States, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and others have multiple displays with subsections for different types (2 comments)
It was a beautiful day for a Farmer's Market in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Temps in the high 70's, sun shining brightly and a bounty of healthy fruits and veggies. I always love to support the local farmers! Also available are healthy dog treats and even a few dog and cat fashion items. The Farmer's Market is held on Fridays...but there's only one left. Don't miss it next Friday or you'll be waiting until next year! (1 comments)
Chandler Great American BBQ Festival 3/24/2012 - 03/23/12 06:05 PM
It's time for the Third Annual Great American BBQ Festival in Chandler, Arizona. With nearly 50 BBQ teams the festival is twice as big this year. They'll be serving up Pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken. Valley Breweries including San Tan Brewing Co. will be pouring their craft beers. But it's not all about the food. There will be live entertainment featuring 12 bands on 2 stages along with an all ages Kid Zone and a Bike Show. So put on your picnic face and head on over to Downtown Chandler. Date and time for the event is March 24, (1 comments)
Sun Lakes AZ Pet Adoption Event ~ March 23, 2012 - 03/22/12 04:29 PM
The Sun Lakes "FURRY BEST FRIENDS" adoption event will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Cottonwood's A-6 Dance Room (dogs) and A-8 Ceramic Room (cats). There will be small dogs, cats and maybe some critters waiting to melt your heart and have a second chance for life! The event is being sponsored by our local PETCO, American Brussels Griffon Rescue Alliance and Chandler's own Rover's Rest Stop Rescue. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Raffle tickets are free with a donation of pet food or they can be purchased at the event for a dollar donation. Come (0 comments)
Amy Jones voted Best Chandler REALTOR®... Yay, me. - 03/22/12 09:02 AM
Is it tacky to congratulate yourself? How about when you are voted BEST REALTOR® in Chandler, AZ (or insert your city here) for the second year in a row? Should I humbly and quietly accept the award and demurely thank the public for voting for me? Or...should I shout the news from the rooftops? As I pondered the options, I received my congratulatory copy of the magazine in the mail. Pictured on the cover was our very own Valley resident, Bret Michaels who garnered the most "Best of our Valley" votes. So I said to myself, "Self, you must ROCK if (0 comments)
Sun Lakes AZ IronOaks Welcome Reception 3/28/2012 - 03/20/12 06:55 PM
All first time IronOaks homeowners who closed on the purchase of their home by February 29, 2012 are invited to attend a welcome reception on March 28, 2012 at the Oakwood Clubhouse, Ballroom C from 5:00-7:00PM. Come at 5:00 to meet and mingle with other new Homeowners, Board members and Welcome Committee members. Short remarks and a raffle will be held at 5:45 followed by a buffet at 6:00. A no-host bar will be available for this casual attire event. R.S.V.P.’s to attend were due by March 16th. Contact me for further information! (0 comments)
Hot Air Ballooning in Phoenix AZ - 03/18/12 10:46 AM
Taking a hot air balloon ride has been on my bucket list for a long time. I just never got around to it. That "Round ToIt" is elusive and my resolution this year is to take the time to find it. My hot air balloon ride Round ToIt was accomplished on Friday when I, along with my husband and best friend "sister" floated over the Phoenix desert in a whirl of color. Hot Air Expeditions was our host for a spectacular morning! We met our van at 6:30am and it transported us along with 11 other passengers to the launching site. (8 comments)
This is your house..this is your house on drugs. - 03/17/12 09:53 AM
Add this to the category of unique homes. Called the "Magic Mushroom" house built by LSD. Hugh Heffner had a pajama party here and Andy Warhol also spent time here. It's no wonder. Take a look at this home in Aspen, Colorado that some call a 1970's counter-cultural design. Lots of rock and rounded walls. Pretty unique and may define the 70's, but I can't really picture the Brady Bunch living here.
Home prices in Sun Lakes, AZ - 03/14/12 08:53 PM
One of the questions most asked when it comes to Real Estate in Sun Lakes, AZ is when are we going to see our home values start to increase again? Home appreciation..it's one of the best things about owning a home. The chart below shows the median sales prices for homes in Sun Lakes as a whole. You'll see that our highest values were obtained in January of 2007 with a high median sales price of $320,000. It was right after this point that our values began to decline. At the end of February of 2007 we were at a median (2 comments)
Phoenix area home prices...up, up and away... - 03/13/12 06:44 PM
My... how the Phoenix area real estate market has changed in the last six months. What are the low supply/high demand issues creating in our real estate market? It's easy to see in the chart below which reflects our average monthly sales prices. Don't be fooled by reports that investors are creating this wave. Investors don't typically pay above list price for a home and that's just what is happening today. The average price per sq. ft for monthly sales is now rebounding at a rate similar to what it fell during 2008. The average price per sq. ft has risen (4 comments)
RE/MAX Infinity in Chandler Wins Prestigious Award! - 03/12/12 05:08 PM
So proud to be a part of this award winning office. Broker Bill Ryan is hands down one of the best..if not THE BEST Brokers in the Valley, along with an amazing office staff and helpful agent colleagues. With all that..of course we're the 3rd highest volume single office in the Southwest Region! Via Bill Ryan (RE/MAX Infinity): I am so proud to announce that my office, RE/MAX Infinity in Chandler, AZ, received a very prestigious award at the RE/MAX Convention last week. We placed third in highest volume in a single office for the entire Southwest Region! Hats off to our (0 comments)
Chandler AZ Real Estate Market Update March 2012 - 03/11/12 05:24 PM
Homes selling in less than a day? Yep...it's happening in Chandler, Arizona where we are seeing multiple offers and bidding wars on the most desirable properties. What a difference just a few months make. If you were waiting for the bottom...you may have missed it.SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN CHANDLER, AZ459...down from 537 last monthLowest Price: $19,900Highest Price: $7,200,000Median list price: $254,900 up from $234,975 last month**Information taken from Arizona Regional MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. (0 comments)
Gilbert AZ Real Estate Update March 2012 - 03/11/12 05:11 PM
Gilbert Real Estate UpdateMarch 2012 ~Home for sale inventory in Gilbert, Arizona continues to decline with a rise in the median sales price. Investors are playing the field and are winning multiple offer situations in many instances. Feels like 2005 all over again. Stay tuned!SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE ~ 425...down from 524 last monthLowest Price: $40,900Highest Price: $1,999,950Median list price: $265,000 ...up from $248,570 last monthAverage Days on Market: 101...down from 108 last month*Information taken from Arizona Regional MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. (0 comments)
If you're thinking of selling, now is a great time! Inventory is low and homes are selling quickly. If you're buying? you'll need the help of a great Realtor who will be very proactive in watching the market to help you find the perfect home. Here's a glimpse of the current inventory of homes for sale in Mesa, Arizona SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE 739...down from 997 last monthLowest Price: $34,900Highest Price: $3,700,000Median price: $200,000 ...up from $189,900 last month*Information taken from Arizona Regional MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. (2 comments)
Queen Creek AZ Real Estate 3/2012 - 03/09/12 12:18 PM
The market has really taken a turn in Queen Creek, Arizona. Buyer's who were waiting for the bottom are now competing for homes with many being outbid by cash offers. Here's the scoop regarding homes currently for sale in Queen Creek, AZ. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE ~ 156 ...down from 178 last monthLowest Price: $85,000Highest Price: $2,174,777Median price:$239,250..up from $227,000 *Information taken from Arizona Regional MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Sun Lakes AZ Real Estate Update March 2012 - 03/08/12 06:01 PM
Sun Lakes, AZ Real Estate Update March 2012 HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN SUN LAKES~ 233...Down from from 244 last month 185 single family, 25 villas, 23 manufactured Lowest Price: $44,900 (in Sun Lakes Country Club) Highest Price: $689,900 (in Oakwood) Median list price: $215,445 ...up from $214,850 last month Average Days on Market: 146...down from from 150 last month HOMES FOR SALE BY COMMUNITY Sun Lakes Country Club Homes For Sale ~ 46 (23 Manufactured, 23 Single family) Manufactured~ Lowest List Price: $44,900 Highest List Price: $119,000 Median List Price: $74,900 Average Days on Market: 105 Single Family~ Lowest List (1 comments)
Tempe, AZ Real Estate Market Update March 2012 - 03/08/12 05:53 PM
Tempe Real Estate UpdateMarch 2012 ~ Home inventory continues to fall creating a supply and demand issue for today's buyers. Median prices are beginning to rise as well. Are we saying goodbye to the bottom? SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE ~ 133...Down from 155 last month Lowest Price: $70,000 Highest Price: $6,850,000 Median price: $224,900...up from $204,500 last month Average Days on Market: 103 down from 121 last month *Information taken from Arizona Regional MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. (0 comments)
Sorry to break it to you...You are not superhuman - 03/07/12 06:38 PM
In response to the Challenge "Eliminating Inefficiencies in Real Estate", I'd like to share something that changed my world. I think most people could classify themselves as having just a smidge of ADD. I know when there are multiple tasks on my plate, I find it hard to focus and the bigger the pile of tasks, the fewer things that get accomplished. I noticed this happening quite a bit (ok..a lot) about 3 years ago. My business was booming and I was spending a lot of hours with clients AND marketing as well. My desk was buried and my husband never (8 comments)
2911 S. Illinois PlaceChandler AZ Homes for sale in Carino Estates More Info PREPARE TO BE IMPRESSED! Situated on premium 1/3+ Acre culdesac lot. this 5 bedroom, 3 bath home features elegant formal entry with soaring ceilings showcasing gorgeous curved wood stairway. Rich 4” wood plank flooring throughout with kitchen that features raised panel cabinets, Corian counters, stainless appliances, tiled backsplash and breakfast nook with bay window.Tray ceiling (1 comments)
Chandler AZ Ironwood Estates Home Just Listed - 03/07/12 05:09 PM
5361 S. Rockwood DriveChandler, AZ 3166sf, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths More Info STUNNING 3BR/2.5BA Galleria with den situated on gorgeous premium GOLF COURSE lot! Kitchen features upgraded maple cabinets, granite counters, wall oven, built-in microwave, flat cooktop, island & large walk-in pantry. Plantation shutters,wet bar with granite & wine rack, neutral paint & 17' tile throughout. Huge master down with large sitting area, patio access, His/Her closets. Custom built-in wall units & desk in den. Step outside to relax & enjoy the views in the beautifully landscaped backyard with pebbletec lagoon play pool, peaceful rock waterfall & gas beehive fireplace. New (0 comments)
Real Estate Recovery Or Not? 2012 Predictions by the Pro's Infographic - 03/07/12 04:50 PM
Fantastic information about our real estate recovery. In Phoenix, Arizona we are in what one could term a BOOM as we speak. Low inventory, multiple offer situations and prices being bid above list price. Whether or not you agree with the information in the Real Estate Recover or Not post, it certainly has the Real Estate world BUZZING! Via ActiveRain Corp.: Real Estate Recovery or Not?2012 Predictions By the Pro’s Infographic Data, data everywhere, but what should you believe? Are we on, in the middle, or at the tail of a deflating real estate bubble? Is there a Florida real estate bubble?There is (1 comments)
IPAD 3. Explain it to me like I'm...a REALTOR. - 03/04/12 10:11 AM
I confess. I don't own an Ipad. My husband & I bought 4 of them a couple years ago and gave them to our 4 daughters for Christmas. It looked like a fun ...toy. Then came the newer and reportedly improved IPAD 2, or maybe not, because here we are with the newer and even more improved IPAD 3 in what feels like minutes since the birth of the 2. SO. Tell me. Do you have an IPAD? Will you be getting the IPAD 3? Or are you waiting for IPAD 4, 5 or 6? Why or why not? Talk to (8 comments)
372 W. Beechnut Place, Chandler, AZ Home for Sale - 03/03/12 07:10 PM
A home like no other! This one's a showplace. Guest house and spectacular golf course views. 372 W. Beechnut Place Ironwood Country Club Chandler, AZ 85248 3601sf, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths $449,000 The WOW Factor and a price too good to be true for a highly upgraded home situated on one of Sun Lakes' most beautiful golf course lots with mountain views in guard gated Ironwood Country Club. This gorgeous estate home features 4 Bedrooms, Office & 3 Baths. First floor living with 2 guest bedrooms on second level. A home like no other with expanded guest house (2 comments)
IronOaks Community Garage Sale 3/3/2012 - 03/01/12 08:39 PM
Don't miss the IronOaks Community Garage sale in Sun Lakes, AZ this Saturday, 3/3/2012 from 8am to 2pm. You can stop by the Oakwood Clubhouse for a list of the participating homes, but there are sure to be plenty homes that are not on the list...so hop in your golf cart, enjoy the weather and scope out the values to be had! The gates will be open for the event so the public can participate as well. Happy shopping!
Chandler AZ Real Estate~ Welcome to a seller's market - 03/01/12 08:23 PM
If you're buying a home in Chandler, AZ, you're probably wondering what happened? Where did all the homes for sale go? Inventory is LOW in the entire Phoenix Metro area. So low, in fact, that if you don't make up your mind as soon as you see the home of your dreams...chances are someone else will outbid you on it. That's right, bidding. We're seeing it again. Multiple offers and bidding wars. What a difference a year makes. Here's a snapshot of home for sale inventory in Chandler, AZ that will give you an idea of why we're no longer in (2 comments)
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