phoenix: Tramonto - Booming Northern Corridor of Phoenix - 07/29/09 08:14 AM
Tramonto is a community of homes in northern Phoenix with picturesque views of the Sonoran Foothills.     Tramonto is north of the Carefree Highway east of I17.   This is a booming area with new communities and commercial development.  This wonderful community is nestled in several large hills which dramatically increases its overall charm.
 

Talk about location:  less than 2 hours from Flagstaff, 25 minutes from Lake Pleasant, and 20-30 minutes from downtown Phoenix.  With all the planned highway improvements you will shortly be able to get to any part of the valley via highway.
 
Just a few years ago … (2 comments)

phoenix: Back to School in Glendale/Phoenix - Deer Valley School District - 07/29/09 08:09 AM
Below are the dates for the upcoming meet the teacher nights/ New Student nights for the Deer Valley School District.    This list encompasses most elementary, middle schools and high schools in the district.   
If you have any information about your schools or the homes in your area, please contact me at (623) 640-0937 or view my website at www.donrichhomes.com or blog at www.phoenixrealestatecentral.com.
August 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.New Student Parent NightBoulder Creek High School
August 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.Colt Communication NightDeer Valley Middle School
August 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m.Meet the Teacher Night-KindergartenSunset Ridge Elementary School
August 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Elementary Back to School NightHighland Lakes Elementary School
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phoenix: Selling Your Home in a Down Market - 12/12/07 12:06 PM
So you are thinking of selling?   Well, the housing market is very demanding with a strong bias towards the buyer.  Realtors are telling buyers that housing inventory is up, interest rates are attractive, and most sellers are motivated.  Depending on your area in this wonderful country of ours, impacts how strong of a buyers market you will be competing in. 
4 Keys to Home Selling (Regardless of Market Conditions)
1.  Condition - The condition of your home in this very competitive market is critical.  In the Phoenix market I am telling my sellers that their home must be in better condition than the competition or … (0 comments)

phoenix: Tramonto, North Phoenix, AZ, A Hidden Treasure - 12/04/07 10:07 AM
 
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phoenix: Phoenix Arizona Real Estate - Tramonto - 4/30/2007 - 05/28/07 03:59 PM
There were 8 homes sold in Tramonto for the month of April 2007.  The average list price of these homes was $425,000.00 and average sale price was $425,237.50.    As of April 30, there were 14 homes under contract.     The average list price of these pending homes was $474,557.14.   
As of the end of the month, there were 159 active listings in Tramonto.    The average list price of these homes was $480,285.50.
For more information about Tramonto or other fine communities in Phoenix, please view my website at http://www.donrichhomes.com/.   
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phoenix: PHOENIX ARIZONA APRIL 2007 RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE RESULTS – SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - 05/14/07 01:27 AM
As of the end of April 2007, I monitored the sales activity for the following zip codes in Phoenix Arizona.     The results were as follows:            
STATUS             ZIP CODE          QUANTITY          AVG LIST PRICE          AVG SALE PRICE
If you have any questions about the real estate market in Phoenix Arizona, please contact me at (623) 640-0937.     For more information, please view my website at www.donrichhomes.com.
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phoenix: Phoenix Arizona Real Estate - Sonoran Foothills - 4/30/2007 - 05/03/07 08:02 AM
Sonoran Foothills is a fine community in the North Gateway Village of Northern Phoenix.    Sonoran Foothills is nestled among the foothills and has picturesque views.   Sonoran Foothills has an active community center with activities such as swimming lessons, tennis, bunco, poker, and many other amenities.
There were 4 homes sold in Sonoran Foothills for the month of April 2007.  The average list price of these homes was $496,437.50 and average sale price was $457,462.50.    As of April 30, there were 6 homes under contract.     The average list price of these pending homes was $452,779.17.   
As of the end of the month, there … (0 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix Arizona Real Estate – Desert Ridge – March 2007 - 04/24/07 09:48 AM
As of the end of March 2007 there were 79 homes on the market in Desert Ridge.    These homes had an average list price of $567,303.  There were nine homes sold during the month of March 2007.    These homes had an average list price of $486,955 and average list price of $473,594.       
Desert Ridge also had 13 homes pending as of March 31, 2007.     These homes had an average list price of $508,361.  
For more information about homes in Desert Ridge or the Phoenix Real Estate market, please visit my website at www.donrichhomes.com.  
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phoenix: Desert Ridge – Phoenix Arizona homes – March 2007 - 04/12/07 07:35 AM
Desert Ridge had 79 active listings in MLS as of the end of March 2007.    These listings had an average list price of $567,303.     During the month of March there were nine homes sold and 13 homes pending under contract.    The homes in Desert Ridge that sold during this period of time had an average sale price of $486,956 and the pending homes had an average list price of $508,362.  
For more information about Desert Ridge other fine communities in Phoenix Arizona, please view my website at http://www.donrichhomes.com/Desert_Ridge/page_1693895.html or call me at (623) 640-0937. 
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phoenix: Adobe Highlands – Phoenix Arizona homes – March 2007 - 04/12/07 07:31 AM
Adobe Highlands in Phoenix Arizona had four homes sell during the month of March 2007.    The average price of these homes was $399,975.     As of March 31, 2007 there were 9 active listings in MLS with an average list price of $459,222. 
For more information about Adobe Highlands or other fine neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona please view my website at http://www.donrichhomes.com/Adobe_Highlands/page_1687472.html or call me at (623) 640-0937.
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phoenix: Sonoran Foothills - 03/28/07 03:24 AM
SONORAN FOOTHILLS
Sonoran Foothills is a new desert community that encompasses 800 acres 2 miles south of the Carefree Highway approximately at 27th Avenue.   Sonoran Foothills is nearby a proposed desert mountain preserve and includes a 4000 square foot clubhouse with many activities in which you can participate in.   Some of the included amenities are a lap and leisure pool, spa and many big grassy lawn areas.    Sonoran Foothills also has several basketball courts, tennis courts, soccor field, many tot lots and many walking trails throughout the community.  This beautiful community also has numerous large greenbelt areas. 

Views from Sonoran Foothills are stunning as … (0 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix, AZ, Amber Hills, 3305 Sq Ft, 6 bedrooms, 3 baths - 03/09/07 04:19 AM
How about a beautiful Meritage home located in a quiet Cul-De-Sac with neighbors only on one side.  This home is located about 1 mile south opf the Carefree highway and about 1 mile east of I-17.  This home boosts 3305 square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths.  One bedroom and bath is downstairs and could easily be used as a mother-in-law suite.  This home is loaded with upgrades that include but not limited to, upgraded ceramic tile in the right places, upgraded kitchen, carpeting, plantation shutters throughout, tasteful designer paint, beautiful wood stair-casings, with much much more.  This home also … (0 comments)

phoenix: Phoenix Arizona Real Estate – Homes Under Contract in February 2007 - 03/09/07 03:27 AM
In Phoenix Arizona the number of homes that were under contract February 1 - February 28, 2007 are as follows: 
By Zip Code
Phoenix 85004 - 1 Home Pending with an Average List Price of $99.900
Phoenix 85006 - 3 Homes Pending with an Average List Price of $140,000
Phoenix 85007 - 5 Homes Pending with an Average List Price of $141,280
Phoenix 85008 - 28 Homes Pending with an Average List Price of $140,193
Phoenix 85009 - 11 Homes Pending with an Average List Price of $145,216
Phoenix 85013 - 8 Homes Pending with an Average List Price of … (0 comments)

phoenix: Planned Improvements for I 17 in Phoenix Arizona - 02/23/07 04:48 AM
 
Many have talked about the upcoming improvements for I 17 in Phoenix Arizona.    I thought I would take a minute and show the map provided the Arizona Department of Transportation.   As you can see Phase I of the project will:
1)  Modify the Deer Valley Road exit off of I17.
2)  Add an extra lane from the 101 to Carefree Highway.    This is a tremendous help due to bogged down traffic to communities in the north such as Anthem, Tramonto and Sonoran Foothills.    This will also help traffic exiting on the Carefree Highway and heading east to Cave Creek Arizona.
3)  Construct a new … (0 comments)

phoenix: Do’s and Don’ts of Home Buying - Peoria Arizona - 02/15/07 02:36 AM

      First and foremost do get pre-qualified.  Good Realtors will not show you homes until you have been pre-qualified for a loan/mortgage.  Ask your Realtor for advice in accomplishing this easy task.
Ø      Do select a Realtor that is familiar with the area you're interested in.
Ø      Don't select Uncle Charlie (family) to be your Realtor because he is family.  Buying and selling real estate is an emotional thing to do.  Only select Uncle Charlie because he is good at what he does and thoroughly understands your area.  Remember buying and selling real estate is a business transaction and should always be treated … (1 comments)

phoenix: Real Estate Market Recovery is coming - 02/13/07 04:29 PM

 
Great news.    Economists are projecting that the end of the real estate decline is near completion.   David Lereah, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors recently was quoted as predicting a steady rise in existing home sales in 2007 and into 2008.  He predicted the new home sales will suffer into latter into 2007 due to their large inventory of homes.   Additionally he believed that home prices have leveled and since mortgage rates are still favorable home sale activity will pick up and even allow modest price gains later in the year.    This will occur when the balance between … (8 comments)

phoenix: North Phoenix Subdivision Real Estate information - 02/07/07 03:32 AM

 
I thought it would be useful to find out the current status of the real estate market in some Phoenix subdivisions.    If you have any questions regarding this data or the real estate market in Phoenix, please contact me at (623) 640-0937.  
In Adobe Highlands, as of the end of January 2007 there were 14 active homes for sale listed in MLS.      The average list price was $435,814.29.     There were no pending homes (under contract) and none sold during January in Adobe Highlands.
In Desert Ridge, also for the month of January 2007, 8 homes sold with an average sale price of … (0 comments)

phoenix: Choosing a Realtor and Lender – One Realtors Perspective - 01/31/07 05:27 AM

 
So you're thinking of making the jump into the American dream (home ownership).  Are you upsizing or downsizing your home because of your particular family structure or for financial reasons?  The information below should help you organize and be better prepared for this endeavor.
Selecting a Realtor - Over the years much has been written on this subject and there is no absolute best answer.  Always remember that this is a "business transaction" that cannot be taken lightly.  My advice is to ask the right questions!
Are you a full-time Realtor?
How long have you been in this profession?
How well do you understand the … (1 comments)

phoenix: Harsh cold in the Phoenix area - 01/28/07 03:12 AM
Milder temperatures have returned to the Phoenix area.    I'm waiting patiently to see the impacts to our trees and shrubs.    As mentioned in prior blog entries our nine Ficus trees have taken a hit.   Many are about five years old and probably will make it.    If I look very very closely underneath I can still see green leaves.   Now I believe some of the Hibicus bushes (my wife's favorite) and lantana appear dead.    I do know from experience that Lantana's are particularly hardy so I do expect a comeback from them.    
My current projections are that I've lost maybe one Ficus … (0 comments)

phoenix: Glendale Home Sale Statistics for 2006 - 01/28/07 03:04 AM
Continuing on in my comparisons for the prior years - GLENDALE.  
Glendale Arizona showed the same pattern as Peoria - home values stayed relatively stable during 2006 with only a slight drop, but the quantity of home sales did decrease. 
The fourth quarter of 2006 saw a drop in the median home value to $245,000 from the third quarter where the average was $250,000.   At the end of the fourth quarter 2005 the median home value for Glendale Arizona was still at $245,000 so the home prices have only hovered slightly.   But let's point out the great part.....      The median home … (0 comments)

 

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