tempe az home buy: Homes Built in the Nineties - Where in Tempe AZ? - 10/03/19 03:57 PM
Sometimes looking for certain floor plans and features in homes can best be searched by the year they were built. 
Festiva Tempe Subdivision was built in 1995, by builder D.R. Horton. It is located in Tempe, zip code 85283, close to Kyrene Rd and Elliot Rd. 
The size of homes ranges between 1,245 sq.ft. to 1,800 sq.ft. Most of the lots are just under 5,000 sq.ft, and only  a few corner homes on Stephens Dr. and Dava Dr. have lots around 8,000 sq.ft.
The homes in the subdivision have five different floorplans:
Floor plan 1 (Verde) - 1,245 sq.ft. - 22 homes of this floor plan
Floor Plan … (9 comments)

tempe az home buy: Saving for Your Down Payment - 10/20/18 11:01 AM
Saving for Your Down Payment
Anyone thinking about buying a home knows that they need to save for their down payment.  But, if you are like most people, you probably think it will take forever and don’t know where to start.  
In this modern age of technology some things change and some things stay the same.  There are some great App’s to help you save and some good old fashioned ways with a modern twist too.  
There are a few websites that reward you for shopping.  
Ibotta - use the link here and you’ll get a free gift … (4 comments)

tempe az home buy: Observations about the Real Estate Market in Tempe 85281 Sept. 2018 - 10/12/18 05:28 PM
September is usually a quiter period for sale of single family homes in Tempe zip code 85281 - this zip code includes the areas close to down town, and the older neighborhoods with little, if any, new construction of single family homes. If we look at the graphic below the green bars show that last year the peak sales were in the months of July and August, and so were this year's. 
The infographic below illustrates the single family homes market dynamics for September 2018 :
54 active listings
26 New listings 
27 Under Contract
15 Sold Listings
Most of the transcations were either cash or financed … (10 comments)

tempe az home buy: Have You Ever Wondered What Difference Interest Rates Make? - 10/02/18 05:36 PM
What Difference Do Interest Rates Make?

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tempe az home buy: April in Phoenix AZ - Palo Verde in Bloom - 04/14/18 09:52 AM
April is a favorite month in our climate in Arizona. Temperatures are inviting for outdoors activities - hiking, biking, visits to the Botanical Garden. The various cactus plants are starting to bloom and add magenta, yellow, orange, cream colors to the scenery.
The picture above is a Palo Verde tree - in its yellow bloom colors and pretty green bark. Underneath the tree is a solid yellow carpet, too. The green bark is not only beautiful, but functional, too - it allows photosynthesis to take place and to feed the plant, even after the green leaves have fallen off in the fall.


tempe az home buy: February in Tempe AZ - A Walk along Tempe Town Lake - 02/26/18 07:53 PM
2018 February in Arizona is a warm and cozy month, with temperatures between 41 - 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
On my walk along Tempe Town Lake this evening, we passed passed
by people walking to the Concert at Tempe Center for the Arts,
by people with professional cameras capturing the lights,
by a group of rowing sportsmen,
by youngsters learning to bike on the new card-activated bikes that are easily accessible anywhere you look.
Impressions from Tempe Arizona in February 2018.

tempe az home buy: January in Phoenix Arizona - 01/12/18 12:40 PM
Warm and mild weather in January.
 New Year's resolutions to exercise more often.
More people hiking on the numerous trails around the Valley of the Sun. 
This picture above of the Camelback Mountain is taken from the Amphitheater on one of the Trails at Papago Park . 
I stopped at the Barnes and Noble Store at Tempe Marketplace Shopping Mall. On display at the entrance were all those books about hiking in the Valley - 60 Hikes within 60 Miles, Scenic Drives, Arizona Hiking.
January probably brings out on the trails a lot more people than any other months. Lovely weather!

tempe az home buy: Just Sold in Tempe AZ 85282 - $235,000 - 12/23/17 09:49 AM
This single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a large back yard in Tempe AZ 85282 just sold for $235,000.
Living area is 1,260 sq.ft.
Lot size is 9,683 sq.ft.
It is in Continental East 3 - a quiet and well-established Tempe subdivision,
consisting of primarily block construction homes, built in the seventies.
Baseline Road, Loop 101 and Hwy 60 are nearby.
It is close to Cole Park, too. Tempe's neighborhoods are created such that there
is always one City Park within a walking distance.
I love working in Tempe, and finding those gems for my Buyer clients. As well
as highlighting and marketing … (17 comments)

tempe az home buy: Character, Charm and Convenience - Exterior Photo - 10/23/17 12:53 PM
Exterior photo of a patio in a Maple-Ash Neighborhood condominium. Maple-Ash is a historic downtown Tempe neighborhood with unique homes, built in the last century.
This was a main photo of a listing for rent, which received an offer for purchase, and the owner accepted it.
The photo captures the laid-back living style which this location offers.
If you are an Arizona State University student or a professor, you can easily not miss a car, if you lived in this location.
The complex consists of four units and has two owners only - homeowners communications can't get easier than that. The neighborhood has lush vegetation, mature trees, shaded sidewalks, street art, cafes and restaurants, … (23 comments)

tempe az home buy: My Walk to ASU Tempe Campus on Saturday Morning - 09/30/17 07:44 PM
I had just shown a home in Maple-Ash Neighborhood, the historic down town Tempe neighborhood, which is a walking distance to the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University. I decided to continue enjoying the warm weather and to walk to campus.
I often put the phrase "walk to campus" as an important and attractive feature on the properties I sell or rent in Tempe - it often translates to added convenience of not having to drive and park, and also saving on parking permits of about $780 per school year.
So, experiencing the walk, which I advertise, was an added luxury of the morning - what new things … (18 comments)

tempe az home buy: Four-Bedroom Two Bath Home with Pool and Garage - $494,900 Tempe AZ - 07/05/17 03:20 PM
Beautifully remodeled and updated 4-bedroom/2-bath home
with two car garage and a pool
in Desirable Daley Park neighborhood,
Tempe AZ 85281.
315 E SOLANA DR, Tempe, AZ 85281
Price $494,900
2,063 sq.ft.
All new finishes throughout the house - wood plank tile, white kitchen cabinets and quartz countetops.
Seller property disclosure statement is uploaded in MLS and states that plumbing is 75% new, electrical is 75% new, and drywall is 50% new.
Daley Park is a beautiful city park with mature trees, ramada, a basketball court, and activities like Yoga in the Park classes.
From the house, it is an easy walk to Arizona State University, to Gammage theatre ( … (8 comments)

tempe az home buy: Desert Botanical Garden - Flashlight Tours - 07/01/17 12:10 PM
Desert Botanical Garden is a favorite destination all year round. It is located centrally among the cities of Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix. It is a great place for learning about the desert and enjoying its beauty.
Over the years, during the summer months,  the flashlight tours have become very popular. They are self-guided tours with flashlights on paved trails with various learning and entertainment stations along the trail.  The docents at the booths are knowledgeable and engaging. This year's theme of the flashlight tours is the sensory experience of the desert at night - see it, hear it, touch it.
I like to start my evening walk while it's still twilight … (10 comments)

tempe az home buy: In Brentwood-Cavalier - Four Bedroom Home for Sale - $425,000 - 06/27/17 10:16 AM
Coming Soon For Sale - $425,000
512 E Balboa Drive
Tempe AZ 85282
This four-bedroom home with two car garage and pool in the desirable Brentwood-Cavalier neighborhood is on the market.
Solid block construction from the sixties with updated dual-pane windows.
Nothing easier to maintain than a desert-landscaped front yard.
It's located in a park-like neighborhood with mature trees.
The wonderful, tree-lined College Avenue is the cross street on the West side. The free Orbit bus runs along College Ave and transports to Down town Tempe, Arizona State University or Tempe Marketplace Shopping Mall. Biking is comfortable when there are trees and shade along the biking path.
I will … (6 comments)

tempe az home buy: Fresh Tomatoes and Eggs - From Your Backyard - 08/21/16 05:18 AM

Urban Gardening in the Desert invites a little bit more effort and imagination.
The hens have their free-roaming space and also the shade to stay away from the 110°F.
Sit down and Enjoy from your patio!
Kids can play to their hearts' delight!
Happy Sunday!
From Tempe, AZ! 

tempe az home buy: Buying a Condo in Tempe, AZ 85282 in Pictures - 10/01/15 06:18 AM
The Look of the TownHome and Condominum Complexes
The condos and townhomes in Tempe AZ 85282 offer a variety of choices: single story, two story; with garage, without garage; with different size patios or balconies; one-, two-, three-, four-bedrooms with square footage ranging from approximately 600 sq. ft. to about 2,165 sq.ft. The roofs can be blue, red, or brown. Prices range between $85,000 and $275,000. More than fifty percent of the home purchases in these complexes can be financed with some kind of low down payment loans like an FHA or VA loan, making them quite attractive for first-time home buyers.

Geographical Location
Between Broadway Rd. to the … (2 comments)

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Tempe, AZ

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