chris dunham: 2 Bedroom Condo for Sale in Paradise Valley - Enclave at Borgata - 05/17/23 11:06 AM
Enclave at Borgata Condo for Sale - 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo in Paradise Valley
Looking for Luxury in the Scottsdale area? This 2 bedroom condo for sale in the Enclave at Borgata is a fantastic choice. Located in the C Building, which is north / south facing. This Luxury Condo for sale shares no walls with neighbors on either side. The floor and ceiling have been acoustically sound engineered, to ensure you don't hear you neighbors above or below. 
Loaded with upgrades, this gently used Enclave Condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & bonus office has just over 1,600 square feet. With … (2 comments)

chris dunham: 1 Acre Horse Property for Sale in Glendale - Glendale Horse Property - 05/16/23 08:41 AM
1 Acre Horse Property for Sale in Glendale - Glendale Horse Property
Looking for a house with land? This full acre of irrigated horse property in Glendale is priced under $1M and is ready for you to call home. The home itself is a 3 bedroom, two bath, single level structure. The backyard is fenced off with a swimming pool, ramada and outdoor BBQ area. The land houses several different structures, including a pass through 3 car commercial grade garage, with an attached 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house/apartment,
Other buildings include a single car, detached tandem (fit two vehicles) garage, another separate … (1 comments)

chris dunham: 18 plus years sober, and triggers still happen. - 05/10/23 05:06 PM
18 Years of sobriety yet, you can still be triggered out of nowhere.
For those that know me, I have always been very vocal about my alcoholism and my journey to continue staying sober. In February 2023, I reach my 18th year milestone. As I continue to celebrate my monthly wins (the 9th day of each month) I always try to share some insight with those who follow me.
In the past couple weeks, I was triggered by a simple smell of Jack. In my heavy drinking days, Budweiser and Jack Daniels were my "go to". Day in, and day out, I would … (5 comments)

chris dunham: Make a 2nd Home work for you - AirBnB your Vacation Home - 05/03/23 04:47 PM
Make a 2nd Home work for you - AirBnB your Vacation Home
In any economy, it's always best to have a few sources of income, whether your self employed, salaried or an hourly wage earner.  I recently got "stranded" up in Munds Park, Arizona. We were staying a friends cabin for what was suppose to be, a 2 night getaway. Well, truck fuel pump issues arose, and sure enough, we lingered for an additional 3 days while we waited for the repair.
In this time of strandedness, it dawned on me, what a great opportunity my friend has with his "second home" and … (2 comments)

chris dunham: In need of Drywall Install or Repair? #RLS8GUY Approved - 05/02/23 12:50 PM
In need of Drywall Install or Repair? #RLS8GUY Approved Contractor List.
As I have mentioned in other blogs, I am in the final stages of building an addition for my Daughter and her son (Little Man). We hired a contractor (Ezekiel Gonzales) DON'T USE Him. You see his name, RUN. We filed a complaint with the ROC once he "stopped working" and the ROC did nothing and will do nothing because, get this, we continued to work on the addition.
Had we stopped and filed a complaint, then they (ROC) would force him to finish, since we kept moving along, he walks away, … (1 comments)

chris dunham: Need a Handyman? Jake Hoy to the Rescue. - 05/02/23 12:06 PM
Need a Handyman? Jake Hoy to the Rescue. 480-338-6749
Finding a reliable handyman, or let's face it, ANYONE who's reliable when it comes to "contracted work" is next to impossible to find. In my quest to complete the addition I've been building since Dec 2022, once the General Contractor bailed and failed to complete the job, I reached out to a friend who has a handful of "guys" he refers out, this is one of those guys.
I have been generating a "Contractor list" for some time now, as I know how hard it is to find a solid person. Feel free to subscribe … (1 comments)

chris dunham: Three Bedroom home for Sale in Mesa - Mesa, AZ Home for Sale - 04/11/23 05:17 PM
3 Bedroom home for Sale in Mesa - Mesa, AZ Home for Sale
This 3 bedroom home for sale in Mesa, AZ has just under 1,300 square feet. The home has seen significant changes since its current owner purchase over a decade ago. From the large kitchen, dining and eat in area, with the large laundry room and updated flooring, counters and paint.
This home for sale in Mesa is ready for you to call home. Located just off Val Vista and Broadway, this Mesa home for sale is only a couple miles from US 60 (Freeway) and several miles from the Red … (4 comments)

chris dunham: 3 Bedroom home for Sale - Mesa, AZ Home for Sale - 04/11/23 05:17 PM
3 Bedroom home for Sale in Mesa - Mesa, AZ Home for Sale
This 3 bedroom home for sale in Mesa, AZ has just under 1,300 square feet. The home has seen significant changes since its current owner purchase over a decade ago. From the large kitchen, dining and eat in area, with the large laundry room and updated flooring, counters and paint.
This home for sale in Mesa is ready for you to call home. Located just off Val Vista and Broadway, this Mesa home for sale is only a couple miles from US 60 (Freeway) and several miles from the Red … (2 comments)

chris dunham: 524 W Portland Street, Phoenix AZ - Historic Homes for Sale - 04/03/23 11:14 AM
Historic Homes for Sale - 524 W Portland Street, Phoenix AZ
Welcome to one of the Greatest Streets in America! (My opinion anyway). This was the first house built in the Kenilworth Addition. This historic home located in the Roosevelt District, was constructed in 1911 and has gone through some changes over the years. Most recently, the exterior has been painted, oak flooring in place, some interior changes including adding a primary bedroom downstairs (2nd primary, is up). Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, classy backsplash & shaker style cabinetry Ceiling fans everywhere they need to be. Built … (4 comments)

chris dunham: What is an FHA Loan? Who is most likely to use it? - 03/23/23 04:01 PM
FHA financing, all the information you need to know and then some.
Being in this industry for over 20 years, 24 actually as I type this blog, I have used FHA Financing for probably 65-70% of all the home buyers I have worked with. On average, I close 40 plus transactions a year, and the bulk of those have been with first time home buyers. 
The FHA loan is the most popular government-backed home loan in the country. These low down payment loans are made by qualified lenders and guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
FHA loans require just a 3.5% down payment … (2 comments)

chris dunham: What's the first step to buying a home? - 03/23/23 02:51 PM
What is are the necessary steps to becoming a home owner?
Well, first things first, you have to make the decision to stop paying rent and/or living at home with family, and venture out on your own and start creating your very own wealth, by becoming a home owner.
So what's the first step? Getting approved for financing. There are several different ways to obtain a loan, FHA, Conventional, USDA and VA. What do all those mean? Read on reader! 
Does it COST Money to get pre approved for financing? Believe it or not, I've had people ask this question, NO, it doesn't cost … (1 comments)

chris dunham: The NEW Home buying Process - Why do I need a Realtor? - 03/21/23 03:43 PM
The NEW Home buying Process - Why do I need a Realtor?
Expertise and Experience: Realtors, like myself, have expertise in the home buying process and are familiar with the ins and outs of the real estate market. I help home buyers navigate the complex process of buying a new home and provide advice and guidance on everything level,  from negotiating the price to understanding complex legal documents. (yes, some new home communities will negotiate the price, its not always set in stone, I have experience with this).
 
Access to all Listings: I have access to a wide range of property listings that … (0 comments)

chris dunham: When is the best time for a Home Physical? - 03/21/23 10:18 AM
When is the best time for a Home Physical?
In Arizona, the best time is before we get smoking hot! I always suggest to my clients/friends and family, to get a physical on the house done in March to April for the upcoming summer months, then again in Oct/November to be prepared for what we call "winter". We really don't have winter in AZ. Below is a list of items, along with some quick watch videos, on what to do for your Annual Home Physical.
The main items to get checked out are as follows:
AC Serviced by an HVAC Technician. Always helps to … (4 comments)

chris dunham: Why living in a Phoenix High Rise condo is beneficial - High Rise Life - 03/01/23 09:12 PM
Living in a high rise condo in the Phoenix metro area can offer a number of benefits:
Location: Many high rise condos are located in or near downtown areas, offering easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. They are often close to public transportation, making it easy to get around without a car.
 
Amenities: Phoenix High rise condos often come with a variety of amenities, such as fitness centers, swimming pools, rooftop decks, and concierge services. These amenities can make your living experience more convenient and enjoyable.
Views: Living in a high rise condo can offer stunning views of the surrounding city and … (0 comments)

chris dunham: Understanding the pre approval process for buying a home - 03/01/23 09:02 PM
The process of getting pre-approved for a home loan and buying a house typically involves the following steps:
Determine your budget: Before you start looking for a home, it's important to determine how much you can afford. This will depend on factors such as your income, debt, and credit score.
 
Get pre-approved for a mortgage: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a crucial step in the home buying process. This involves submitting an application to a lender, who will review your financial information and credit history to determine how much they are willing to lend you.
 
Hire a real estate agent: A real estate … (0 comments)

chris dunham: Common mistakes made when buying a home and why to use a Professional - 03/01/23 08:58 PM
Common mistakes made when buying a home & why to use a Professional like Me.
First-time home buyers often make some common mistakes that can end up costing them time, money, and stress. Some of these mistakes include:
Not getting pre-approved for a mortgage: First-time home buyers may not realize the importance of getting pre-approved for a mortgage before they start house hunting. This can result in disappointment and wasted time if they fall in love with a house they cannot afford.
 
Not working with a real estate agent: First-time home buyers may think that they can save money by not working with a … (0 comments)

chris dunham: Benefits of owning a home versus Renting a Home - Rent vs. Buy - 03/01/23 08:53 PM
Benefits of owning a home versus Renting a Home - Rent vs. Buy
Owning a home and renting a home are two very different choices that come with their own set of benefits and drawbacks. Here are some benefits of owning a home as opposed to renting:
Investment: One of the biggest benefits of owning a home is that it is an investment. Over time, your home can appreciate in value, which means that you can build equity and potentially sell your home for a profit in the future.
 
Stability: Owning a home can provide stability and a sense of permanence. You don't have … (1 comments)

chris dunham: Living in Ranchos Jardines - A great Horse community in Queen Creek - 03/01/23 08:48 PM
Living in Ranchos Jardines - A great Horse community in Queen Creek
Living in the horse community of Ranchos Jardines in Queen Creek can be a great choice for those who love horses and appreciate a rural lifestyle. Here are a few reasons why:
Beautiful natural surroundings: Ranchos Jardines is located in the scenic Queen Creek area, surrounded by the San Tan Mountains and a variety of flora and fauna. The community is designed to blend in with the natural landscape, with ample open spaces and horse-friendly trails.
 
Horse-friendly community: Ranchos Jardines is a horse-friendly community, meaning that it is designed to accommodate horses … (3 comments)

chris dunham: 3 Bedroom Condo in Mesa for Sale - Gated Community Condo for sale - 02/16/23 01:41 PM
3 Bedroom Condo in Mesa for Sale - Gated Community Condo for sale
Its a rarity to find a 3 bedroom condo, with a 1 car garage in a gated community. So, if I just checked all three of your boxes, then we have a Winner! Split floor plan, with the master bedroom to the right as you enter the home. Large great room with dining area (small table for 4 easily will fit). Nice "galley style kitchen" with a double door pantry (another bonus). The second and third bedroom are adjacent to the guest bathroom.
This is a ground unit, with … (3 comments)

chris dunham: The sky is not falling - Real Estate Fact vs. Fiction - 02/02/23 04:13 PM
The sky is not falling - Real Estate Fact vs. Fiction
FACT: The Arizona housing market is alive and thriving. How do I know this? I live, work and play in it. In my small, yet exclusive Brokerage, we have put 53 buyers/sellers under contract since January 1, 2023.
Here are 3 examples of what we have accomplished. Ranging in prices from $345k up to $1,450,000.
A High Rise condo at Orpheum Lofts, this one bedroom unit, ended up receiving multiple offers within its 2 weeks of being on the market. A bidding war ensued and it was placed under contract in no time. … (1 comments)

 
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