chandler az: Putting More Equity in Your Pocket - 05/21/19 03:40 PM
The numbers are out, and the Phoenix Metro real estate market is going strong!  Sales are up 13.8% over last month and are 5.6% higher than last year’s sales.  Housing inventory numbers for new and total inventory were up, but inventory remains low with only a 2.43 month supply of homes. Home prices have also increased in the past year, with the average sales price up 5.6% and the median sales price up 6.3%. Days on market have continued to be consistent for the last quarter and is currently at 69 days on market.
For the first time in 2019, we saw … (2 comments)

chandler az: Chandler Approves Entertainment Complex Downtown - 04/30/19 11:20 AM
The Chandler City Council unanimously approved a development on one of the last vacant city-owned properties last week.  The development, to be completed by LGE Design Build, will be a 37,500-square-foot mixed-use entertainment destination. LGE is also the developer behind Overstreet Chandler across the street, now occupied by Flix Brewhouse.
The lot, known as Site 7, is a two-acre parcel that used to be a gas station and tire shop. More recently, it’s been used for parking. LGE also has the option to negotiate with the owner of the Jack in the Box restaurant to the north, to possibly relocate the restaurant … (0 comments)

chandler az: 6 Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know - 04/23/19 10:49 AM
While nobody wants their home broken into, the FBI facts are that a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the US. Home burglars generally have a pattern, as criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob and get out fast. Here are six tips from career burglars that you can use to protect your home and prevent break ins without installing top-dollar security features.
1. Nighttime Burglaries Aren’t the Most Common
Burglars are looking for the most probably time that there will be no one home, which means the daylight hours. Weekdays are ideal, since weekend schedules are too unpredictable. The … (2 comments)

chandler az: Chandler’s Summit Point Park Gets A Makeover - 04/10/19 03:38 PM
Summit Point Park, a quaint .29 acre park in Chandler is getting a makeover starting this month. For those who aren’t familiar, Summit Point Park is in the heart of the neighborhood in the northeast corner of Elliot & Alma School Roads. The hope is to inspire residents, both young and old, to get outdoors and play.
Though small, the corner park has had a substantially positive impact on the community since its construction more than three decades ago. In order to make sure the park renovation will be well received, Chandler has developed a conceptual plan for the park that includes … (0 comments)

chandler az: Maracay Homes Buys 82 Acres in Chandler - 04/04/19 10:38 AM
Maracay Homes, a Scottsdale-based new home builder, recently paid $24.6 million for an 82-acre land parcel directly north of Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler. This most recent purchase added to their 236-acre total holdings, which stretches into Gilbert off Chandler Heights between Val Vista & Lindsay roads.
The new community, named Canopy, calls for 241 new homes ranging from 2,331 to 3,730 square feet with plans to open the first phase in 2020. A central park and paseo will be designed with raised garden beds, ornamental grasses and pergolas to create a sense of peace and serenity for residents and visitors. The community … (0 comments)

chandler az: “Bird’s the Word” in Chandler Ostrich Festival - 03/08/19 10:16 AM
The famed Chandler Ostrich Festival will be held this weekend for the 31st year running! What started as a modest event downtown is now grown up into a full-fledged entertainment extravaganza.
More than just ostriches, the 31st annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will feature the world’s largest bounce house, BMX Pros Trick Team shows, pig and dog races, Victoria Circus motorcycle and high-wire acts and numerous carnival rides. The festival will also have over 100 hours of music with headliners like Flo Rida, The Commodores, and Andy Grammer.
While no ostrich races this year, the ostriches will be kept near the petting zoo … (1 comments)

chandler az: Chandler Still in “Best of” Lists - 02/14/19 02:24 PM
TripAdvisor, WalletHub, SmartAsset…the third party ranking sites are numerous, and Chandler appears on nearly all of them.  From being called one of the best places to raise a family, to being named as one of the best places to take a road trip with your girlfriends, Chandler has a lot going for it.
While some of the exact scoring criteria can be a little vague, plentiful housing, a low crime rate and short commute times tend to impress.  The city has made many lists in the last several years. HomeSnacks.com is one of the latest to release best-of lists for Arizona in … (1 comments)

chandler az: State of the Market Feb 2019 - 02/05/19 01:07 PM
At this time of year I like to give an update on the state of the real estate market. The media has been stating that there may be a bubble, however, the current market is in a very different state today than back in 2004-2005 which lead to the crash in 2007. Here are the current facts for our local market:
The Phoenix job market no longer just depends on construction and tourism, and is more diverse with increases in healthcare, tech, engineering, and finance. The jobless rate is low at 3.4% for the metro area, and the average annual earnings are … (1 comments)

chandler az: Chandler Museum Re-Opens with Extensive Link to the Past - 01/22/19 03:02 PM
With most of the city feeling so new, it can be sometimes hard to imagine Chandler with an extensive history. Enter the East Valley History Center & Research Archives at the McCullough-Price House, which is part of the Chandler Museum campus. Exploring Chandler’s historical photos and texts has never been easier.
The McCullough-Price House was originally built in 1938 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3,300 square foot Pueblo Revival style home mixes the original beams and other features with mid century modern furniture. The archive contains old newspapers (including the Chandler Arizonan), photographs, yearbooks, maps, and … (0 comments)

chandler az: Welcome to 652 W. Canary Way, Chandler! - 11/19/18 10:15 AM
This wonderful Chandler home has been lovingly updated and upgraded. Large open kitchen featuring granite counters, white cabinetry and stainless appliances. Split floorplan with newer wood plank tile flooring. Surround sound speakers in dining area, living area, and patio for your listening enjoyment. Rare side entry garage with built in cabinets offers plenty of storage. Situated on one of the largest lots in Carino Estates, located on the bend of Canary Way, this pie shaped lot is over 12,000 sqft and is very private. The lot features a RV gate, custom lighting, storage shed, and plenty of room to play. Ideal … (4 comments)

chandler az: Welcome to 1934 E Monterey St, Chandler! - 10/02/18 02:16 PM

Welcome to your new home! Grace and elegance abound with a custom tile medallion in the entry leading to the formal living and dining room, complete with decor paint and custom drapes. Cathedral ceilings greet you as you move into the kitchen and family room. Entertaining is a breeze in the chef's kitchen featuring granite counters, stainless appliances, new island, and drink bar with hanging wine glass display and wine fridge. Enjoy lots of natural light in your master retreat with a large bay window, wood-look flooring and en-suite with new cabinets and granite counters. You'll find three additional bedrooms and … (2 comments)

chandler az: 1530 W Loughlin Dr, Chandler - Just Listed! - 09/19/18 11:37 AM
Welcome home! This lovely Chandler home greets you with wood look laminate flooring and high vaulted ceilings for an open and airy feel. Spacious living room with built-in Bose speakers & wood burning fireplace is great for entertaining! Open to the dining room, the upgraded kitchen features white cabinets, black granite countertops, stainless appliances, walk in pantry, and more! Master bedroom has a huge walk in closet and sliding glass door exit to the backyard. Enjoy your private backyard retreat featuring a built-in BBQ, salt water pool, outdoor speakers & horse shoe pit! Located just minutes from the 101 freeway and … (4 comments)

chandler az: FHA is a Good Option - 11/28/17 10:21 AM
I get a lot of questions from people about the different loan programs that are available.  Knowing your options before you start looking for a home is a great idea: while there are some loan programs that are only offered for a short period of time, FHA loans have been a lower down payment option for years.  If you also have a past bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale, or less than stellar credit, they're also more forgiving than some of the other options.  Read on for more details about the general loan requirements to see if an FHA loan is right for … (0 comments)

chandler az: Down Payment Problem - Are You Sure? - 07/06/17 03:15 PM
There are many first time home buyers who think that they need to save up a large amount for a down payment.  Most of the time, waiting to save up funds can either price them out of a market with rising home prices (like the Phoenix area is now, especially in the lower price ranges) and they end up paying more for a house that they could have bought last year for less.  On the flip side, I have also spoken to first time home buyers who hear about the down payment assistance programs and have no money saved at all, … (0 comments)

chandler az: Don't Have a CLUE? - 06/28/17 12:10 PM
For most home buyers and sellers, this is just one of those many documents that crosses their way when they're buying or selling a home.  However, this can have some big implications for some buyers depending on what's on the CLUE report (also known as a claims history report) as well as other people in general when going to renew your home or auto insurance.
If you haven’t heard of a CLUE report, it has nothing to do with the table game searching for a murderer. It is a report showing the insurance claims on your home and car for the past … (0 comments)

chandler az: Emergency Kit for the Car - 06/21/17 02:23 PM
There's one item that I've needed in the past but is missing on this list...toilet paper!! You'd be surprised when showing homes just how many times nature can call, not just for you but also for your clients!  Being prepared for any type of situation is great, not only for real estate but also for life in general.  You never know when an emergency can happen...
Mickey Mantle said “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Similarly, if people planning their summer travel knew they were going to have an emergency, they would … (1 comments)

chandler az: How to Get Referrals Using Email Marketing - 06/13/17 02:47 PM
There’s a rumor going around email marketing is dead.  That overwhelmed inboxes and pesky spam filters make it impossible to capture people’s attention.
Don’t believe the rumor.
Email marketing is still one of the best ways to nurture relationships and get referrals.  In fact, the Direct Marketing Association reports email returns $38 for every $1 spent.
And while social media gets a lot of the attention, people are five times more likely to see a message sent via email than a message posted on Facebook.
If you aren’t taking advantage of email marketing, or if you’d like to improve your existing results, here’s how to … (2 comments)

chandler az: Good Info - Good Decisions - 05/17/17 12:32 PM
Having the best information when making a home buying decision is key, but it goes much further than making sure it's a quality house in your preferred neighborhood.  Understanding how the economy can affect that decision is important too; even in an appreciating market, the biggest hit to affordability is rising interest rates.  That's why it's important to get the best loan options and interest rate possible - at the end, I'll have a resource so you can find out if you can take advantage of these low rates while they're still here.
While low inventory is certainly challenging buyers, not having … (0 comments)

chandler az: An Alternative to Paying Tax Today - 04/18/17 05:20 PM
This is a great strategy to take advantage of…my experience with one of our first rentals was to 1031 exchange the property into two additional rental homes in Chandler.  My husband and I were able to turn a monthly cash flow of about $100 into a $600 monthly cash flow. Read on until the end and I’ll have a resource for you to find out how you can do it too!
The cartoon character Wimpy would say that he’d gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Some real estate investors say a similar thing to Uncle Sam to be able to … (1 comments)

chandler az: 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom in Sunstone, Chandler - 05/05/16 04:11 AM

Welcome to this charming two-story attached townhome in Chandler. This townhouse community has been updated to include new exterior paint, new mailboxes, updated landscaping and a newly-refinished pool. Interior updates include fresh, new interior paint and new carpeting. The family room features a cozy wood-burning fireplace and the vaulted ceilings give the home an open and airy feel. The kitchen features attractive black appliances and offers plenty of storage, and the washer and dryer are included. This is a great home at a great price!
 
Call the McKinley Group at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home.
For more … (1 comments)

 
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