phoenix real estate: Give Thanks for our Homes...Safe homes! - 11/23/21 08:03 PM
We all love our homes and give thanks for a safe place to raise our families, measure the kids heights on the walls, backyard cookouts and camping and of course family gatherings this thanksgiving. (Photo: Fuchilis from Pixabay)
"Thanksgiving can be an extremely busy time." Janet D at Acuity Insurance reports, "Whether you are hosting a party, doing the cooking, or making a dish to pass, the kitchen is at the heart of every Thanksgiving. Since a lot of time is spent in the kitchen, it’s not surprising that a lot of injuries occur there. Follow these five tips to help make … (3 comments)

phoenix real estate: Get OUTTA TOWN! Phoenix....that is - 11/11/21 09:26 AM
Gett outta town! If you live in the Phoenix metro area which is in the center of the state and feel you need to leave the city on a day trip and get out in the wide open spaces of Arizona it may be time to get on your horse (or car) and GET OUT OF TOWN! (Photo: Arizona Arch Logga Wiggler from Pixabay). Don't forget to try tubing in the Summer or picnicing along the Salt River less than 1 hour away as a fun an inexpensive activity and Arizona scenery. Here are just a sampling of some great day … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: Auto Correct? - 11/08/21 07:55 PM
Does AUTO CORRECT and Voice Dictation seem like a great process in theory but do you spend more time correcting the auto correct and sometimes strange or even "embarrassing" words go out in your texts and emails? The dictation typo is a new American phenomenon. (Photo: OK from Pixabay)
How Does Auto Correct Work?
Think of Auto Correct as this: There is a little elf in your phone working VERY HARD to correct your messages but is in fact quite drunk.
Do you need help in selling or buying a home so that little elf does not mess things up? Give me, Jeff Masich, REALTOR … (6 comments)

phoenix real estate: Eternal Life - 11/05/21 01:05 PM
Have you observed this in moving on through life? (Photo: Pixabay)
Skin Cells
Hair Cells
Brain Cells
ALL DIE CONSTANTLY
 
But have you noticed that
FAT CELLS
apparently have ETERNAL LIFE?
 
Well same with your home some of those Gotta Do items seem to live forever also, if you are looking for the answers and feel your home is too run down for you and you want a newer move in ready home....Give me a Call and I can help you find the right home at the right price and sell your old home also for top dollar.
Buy Move in Ready Home in Phoenix Arizona Metro and Scottsdale      … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: Clogged Drains Make You Want to Buy a New Home? - 11/05/21 12:24 PM
OK OK, those clogged drains are annoying. The water drains SO SLOWLY that you feel like you have an old home. We see these new modern bathrooms and kitchens and say to ourselves it may be time for a new home as I do not want to go through a remodel (again). 
It is true, no one likes a remodel. Sometimes it is easier and less frustrating to buy a "move in ready" home.
However, fixing a slow drain is usually VERY EASY to do yourself and without an expensive plumber. Take a look at this excellent video:
Newer sink pvc pipes rarely require … (1 comments)

phoenix real estate: Try these HOUSEHOLD HACKS around Your Home - 11/03/21 01:42 PM
Do you love Household Hacks for cleaning and household maintenance? Sure, we all do. How about rubber gloves for the removal of pet hair (works like a magnet)? (Painting: American Gothic, Grant Wood, 1930) Here are 14 great hacks from HouseLogic  https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/cleaning-decluttering/household-cleaning-hacks-quick-easy-chores/?site_ref=mosaic and REALTORS®:
"It's the little things that get you every time. And that goes for your home, too. Stained porcelain, carpets, stinky appliances — they all hurt your home's market value in the end. And, frankly, they're no fun to look at every day, either.
Get your house put back together with these house-cleaning hacks. No trip to the hardware store needed. … (5 comments)

phoenix real estate: Fountain Hills Arizona November Homes For Sale - 11/02/21 07:53 PM
Want to live in Fountain Hills Arizona next to Scottsdale? Many people do! Well here you go for Fountain Hills Homes For Sale on the MLS in November 2021 and always UP TO DATE.
Fountains Hills, Arizona is more than the "Fountain" one of the tallest in the world and the namesake. Fountain Hills Homes For Sale and Fountain Hills homes for sale with a pool are close to Scottsdale with higher elevation with great views and golf courses. A nice central downtown area and the gateway along the Beeline Highway to the lakes surrounding Phoenix metro and Arizona's pine tree country towards Payson and on to Show Low and Alpine.
The … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: Saddle Up! Move to Arizona - 10/28/21 09:32 AM
Is it time to SADDLE UP and move you and your family to Sunny Arizona? Arizona beckons!
People are moving from regions and cities around the US to Phoenix Arizona. In fact, Phoenix is the #1 migration destination in the US per Commercial Cafe. The Phoenix Metro is getting about 6,000 new residents each month. Some estimates show that half of those are fleeing from neighboring California. (Cowboy Photo: Pixabay)
Rental Truck demand reports higher truck prices going to Arizona when compared to going to California because demand for trucks is much higher leaving California...They need more trucks in California for residents leaving
As … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: What is YOUR Favorite SCARY Town Name? - 10/27/21 09:09 PM
OK, what is your personal choice for the  best SCARY Town Name this Halloween  in America? I grew up near Sleepy Hollow New York, the home of the poem by Washington Irving "The Headless Horseman". The old Sleepy Hollow Cemetery  is still there. That was always scary as a kid....The Headless Horseman came riding, riding through the cemetery that we drove by as a child in Westchester County. (Photo: Angela Yuriko Smith from Pixabay)
In Arizona we have the town of Skull Valley. Skull Valley, Arizona is not as scary as the name might sound. Skull Valley is a smaller little little town about 12 miles … (8 comments)

phoenix real estate: Your home a MONSTER MASH on Halloween or All Year? - 10/26/21 10:37 PM
Halloween is approaching.  Is your own home a nightmare or MONSTER MASH that you need to sell and looking to buy a new one? Are you looking for a CREEPY Home that you can fix up and build some sweat equity? Either way, you need to ask me your personal REALTOR® to help you avoid another Monster Mash.
 
MONSTER MASH of Real Estate and Creepy Fixer Upper Homes
As sung by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (1962)
Halloween Real Estate Issues from me your professional REALTOR
One of the more difficult things we as Real Estate professionals have to do is advising our … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: 517K Median Phoenix AZ Metro Home Prices by 2022? - 10/24/21 08:22 PM
OK, Phoenix Arizona metro home prices reached a record median $415K price in October 2021. However can a $517K price next year in 2022? Some experts think so, read on...
JIM CROSS of KTAR.com in Phoenix reported on October 18, 2021, "Home prices in metro Phoenix are still going up and real estate experts are projecting an average of $517,000 next year.
Online real estate marketplace Zillow says house hunters will face that half-million-plus hurdle by September 2022.
The company says the typical price of homes in the Valley reached $410,028 as of the end of September 2021. Last year at this time the … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: Where to Park Your Home Down Payment Money? - 10/21/21 03:03 PM
Quite a few people are diligently saving for their down payment to purchase a home. This is a wise thing to do especially if you are shooting for 20% down to avoid paying a Private Mortgage Insurance premium required by lenders for down payments less than 20% see, Mortgage Loans Arizona. 
The issue is what to do with your cash while waiting to purchase your home. Well I am a Real Estate Agent and am not licensed to give investment advice. However, this is a common and important question, and the answer should not be "under the pillow" or in the "sock … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: Homes with MAN CAVES Phoenix Metro- October 2021 - 10/19/21 10:13 PM
Why does one even need a home if one has a Man Cave! Oh right....the wife might actually want the house part of the deal.
 
Hey! I can help you with that. A HOME and a MAN CAVE see what is on the market in October 2021 in the Phoenix Arizona metro area with an always up to date Man Cave and Home list from the MLS.
 
You came to the right place. Man Caves are Me! Jeff Masich the King of homes for sale with RV garages and/or parking or just a man cave.
 
8+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Metro
To see 8+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: Are Appraisals Keeping Up with Rising Home Prices? - 10/18/21 09:57 PM
Prices are surging all around us including home prices. With most Americans borrowing on a mortgage to purchase the home, appraisals must keep up in order for the Buyer to qualify for a loan. This is a big deal as if the Buyer does not get the appraisal price, a larger down payment is needed to match an appraisal shortfall.
Nicole Friedman through the Wall Street Journal post on Realtor.com dated October 11, 2021 reports,  "Jason and Talitha Brooks listed their house in Orange Park, Fla., in June at $320,000. After receiving multiple bids, the couple accepted an offer at $335,000. But … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: Phoenix Metro Median Home Prices Set Record High! - 10/11/21 11:54 PM
Phoenix Arizona metro area home prices have surged to median prices that are 25% higher than this time last year. What is going on? See this information from Catherine Reagor on 10-10-21 article in the Arizona Republic
 
Phoenix Metro Median Home Prices Expected to Hit Record $415K
"Metro Phoenix’s hot housing market cooled a few degrees during the summer, but prices are climbing again.
The Valley’s median home price is expected to have hit $410,000 in September and climb to a new record of $415,000 by mid-October, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service’s analysis of pending sales.
The price increases are coming even as … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: What's Up in Real Estate For October 2021? - 10/11/21 10:41 PM
What is UP and the latest news in the US real estate market for October 2021? Check here for the always updated topics and full stories that real estate experts are talking about. See the latest information on real estate issues. What is the latest on Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, Flooring Trends, Home Flipping and more? See the answers here and for more great stories see on Realtor.com: Real Estate News from Realtor.com 
 
What's Up in Real Estate?
What is up with the future of housing in the US and other real estate industry news?
 
Top Headlines this Week from Real Estate News from Realtor.com
 
1.  5 Best and Worst Places For … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: Halloween? October 2021...See Arizona Ghost Towns! - 10/11/21 07:01 PM
You are new to Arizona you say? Well it is October 2021 and Halloween month. You can only go to so many Trunk or Treats or pumpkin patches. Here in Arizona,  We AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS! Want to visit a place with very view to NO Living People? Try visiting the Ghost Towns in Arizona...the land of Sunny skies and wide open spaces. Don't want to live in a ghost town? Well I can help you there also...read on! (People have been searching for the Lost Dutchman Gold mine in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix for 100+ years).
 
Tombstone, Arizona 1881
 
Tombstone, the location of … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: Which One of these is your Favorite October Holiday? - 10/07/21 09:27 PM
OK, October has just rolled around on the calendar. Here are the October monthly holidays. Which one is YOUR Favorite to celebrate this month? (Photo: 'Which One' by Tumisu from Pixabay)
 
October Holidays
October 11 Columbus Day
October 16 National Boss's Day
October 17 National Pasta Day
October 31 Halloween
 
How many answered that your favorite to celebrate was National Pasta day?  If you do there may be something wrong with you. Of course the favorite is Halloween. I certainly understand that you may celebrate with a TRUNK or TREAT as compated to the old TRICK or TREAT.
 
OK OK, it is Halloween for sure and there are … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: October 2021 Lotta Land Homes For Sale in Phoenix AZ Metro - 10/03/21 09:22 PM
It is October 2021 and are you thinking of buying a home with a LOTTA Land in Arizona? (Homes in Fort McDowell near Fountain Hills Arizona have 5+ acre lots- Photo Scott Amonson)
 
Do you love having space between your neighbors or horses? Do you have a large RV or Trailer to park. Maybe boats, motorcycles, cars or space for a water park in your back yard? Do you have a large family with stuff? Here are some of the latest and always up to date Lotta Land Ranch homes with a barn for sale in Arizona MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: Fall Season Fun Landscaping and Backyard Tips - 09/30/21 11:16 AM
OK it is officially Fall. Are you feeling it yet? Halloween decorations are already in the stores. 
 
What fun things can you do as a homeowner to get in the feeling and feel like going outside into your backyard of "Puerto Backyarda" and enjoy the season?
 
Crisp weather and changing color. What’s not to love? Homeowners can increase home value and livability by sprucing up their outdoor spaces. A little work now will boost curb appeal and pave the way for enjoyable outdoor living this fall.
 
Here are some great tips and articles from the National Association of Realtors:
3 Money-Saving Landscaping Tips Perfect … (2 comments)

 
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