the gina mckinley group: Chandler Adds New Gifted Academy - 06/19/19 04:57 PM
Construction of a new elementary school in the Chandler Unified School District is expected to break ground this fall. The students and faculty at the current Weinberg Elementary will be moved to the new building, while the existing one will be transformed into the district’s second gifted academy.
CUSD expects the gifted school to start out with a reasonable number of students and will grow to about 750 students within a four to five-year span. The new school will be located off Ocotillo Rd & 148th St in Gilbert. It will have a construction budget of $18,000,000 and be modeled off the … (0 comments)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 11 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold - 03/29/19 12:34 PM

It’s the dream of most sellers that when the put their home on the market, it’s for a quick sale. This tends to be especially true for those who have spent money improving their home over the years and is in an area or seller’s market. While you shouldn’t worry if your house doesn’t sell in the first week after you list your home for sale, you should begin to worry if months are flying by without any offers. If the latter is you, here are 11 reasons why your home may not be selling:
Your home is overvalued. If your … (4 comments)

the gina mckinley group: 6 Reasons to Buy a Home - 03/12/19 05:05 PM
Happiness - The feeling of owning your own home is exciting and gives you a sense of accomplishment. You get the benefit of making it your own. Doesn't that sound wonderful!
Tax Savings - The government rewards homeowners by providing tax benefits. The interest paid on your mortgage can generally be deducted from your income.
Appreciation - Home values have a well-documented history of growing over time. This increase becomes equity that benefits you by adding to your financial wealth.
Equity - Renting has often been compared to paying 100% interest, but when you own a home and a mortgage is in place, a portion of your payment … (5 comments)

the gina mckinley group: “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)

the gina mckinley group: 4 Things NOT to Do When Selling Your Home - 02/21/19 02:25 PM
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to sell your home and are going to be putting your home on the market.  Hopefully, your next step will be to choose an awesome REALTOR to give you a customized list of what to do next.  However, for those of you who want to jump to checking off your to-do list, here’s some things not to do to help you get started:
#1 Don’t Over-Improve
There’s lots of articles about how to make improvements to your home and sell for top dollar. Updating appliances and painting can offer great returns on investment. However, before you start to … (3 comments)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: Stage Your Home on a Budget - 02/01/19 09:54 AM
When selling your home, it’s incredibly important to stage your home if you want to sell for top dollar.  A welcoming and appealing home means a lot to the buyers in the market.  On average, you can receive back twice what you spent in staging!  A common misconception is that you must spend big bucks to make an impact.  Here’s 5 golden rules of staging on a budget to prove otherwise…
Rule #1 – De-personalize
This can be a little hard for people, as most are very sentimental to their homes and all the memories within.  However, the point is for buyers to … (0 comments)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: Welcome to 5521 E Holmes Ave Mesa - Just Listed! - 01/10/19 02:34 PM
Gorgeous home in Mesa is ready to be yours! Located conveniently off of the US-60 freeway & Higley, this amazing home is close to the Banner Gateway Medical Center & all of the amenities of Superstition Springs Center. Enjoy a game of pool with friends in the open living room that features its own built-in bar area. Entertaining is a breeze with an open concept kitchen and family room with surround sound throughout. Stone flooring throughout. Luxurious master retreat features separate exit to the backyard, and spa-like bath with large walk-in shower and jetted tub. Three other spacious rooms are split … (5 comments)

the gina mckinley group: Welcome to 8210 E Garfield Street K214, Scottsdale! - 12/12/18 01:05 PM
Beautifully remodeled 1 bedroom co-op in a fantastic location! Incredible views of the community green space and pool from the windows and private balcony. Open floorplan features laminate flooring and decor paint throughout. Updated kitchen features plenty of counter space, and a great area for a coffee bar! Bathroom features fully tiled shower. Lots of parking close by. Cash only, no rentals or pets and need board & credit approval. No deed or title fees, buyer has membership for life. Co-op fee covers taxes, ins, water, roof, building, electrical & plumbing in walls, 4 pools, exercise room, library & meeting room … (4 comments)

the gina mckinley group: Welcome to 10749 E. Running Water Dr., Gold Canyon! - 12/04/18 12:36 PM
Surrounded by magnificent mountain views and desert vistas, this gorgeous Santa Fe-style custom home is nestled on over an ACRE of lush high Sonoran desert. Our tour of this Gold Canyon beauty begins with a stately drive, a private courtyard with firepit that boasts spectacular views of the Superstitions, towering saguaros, and a gorgeous Alder wood front entry. Inside, the wow-worthy great room dazzles with splayed ceiling beams, stone wrapped fireplace beside custom built-ins, & an expanse of travertine flooring that extends throughout much of the sprawling floor plan. Not far away, the sun-dappled kitchen shows off with stunning granite countertops, … (5 comments)

the gina mckinley group: Welcome to 3320 S. Nash Way, Chandler! - 11/19/18 10:19 AM

Honey, stop the car! This gorgeous home is the one you have been waiting for. This home features great architectural details with a stone front, dormer windows, and welcoming courtyard entry. Enjoy entertaining in the open floor plan, or gather around the stone fireplace perfect for those cold nights. Farmhouse kitchen features stylish two tone cabinets, granite counters, breakfast nook, and huge island. Travertine floors, plantation shutters, and decor paint throughout add just the right touch of elegance. Spacious master retreat features a separate exit to the backyard, his and her vanities with soaking tub and separate shower. Three additional bedrooms … (3 comments)

the gina mckinley group: 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)

the gina mckinley group: Welcome to 3030 S Alma School Rd #25, Mesa! - 11/07/18 01:32 PM
Adorable townhouse featuring 2 bedroom and 2 baths. Very private end unit in a small community. Large windows allow plenty of light in, small garden area with storage room. Complex is very well maintained and exterior has been recently painted. Fresh interior paint, too. Enjoy cozy nights by the fireplace. Convenient to shopping and restaurants.
For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our webpage at
http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/123037642/3030_S_Alma_School_Road_-_25-Mesa-AZ
 
In order to schedule an appointment to view this home, please call The Gina McKinley Group at 480-355-8645 today!
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