All About Arizona Real Estate

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Those of you that live in Arizona all know one of the most wonderful aromas that we love and give thanks for. (photo- Rain in the Desert 67Armadillo from Pixabay). For me the smell brings back memories of days gone by. It is a smell of freshness and purity and the desert opening up to the welcomed rain."There is a scent that fills the air after rain falls. This scent—known as petrichor—may be described differently around the world, because it comes from the oils secreted by certain plants in the area. Arizona’s after-rain smell, however, is one of the most popular and well-known scents around." Read on from Complete Landscaping in Tucson to learn exactly where that fragrance comes from.Petrichor (The name of the "Fragrance")"Petrichor is the official term given to any type of after-rain...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Vacasa Employee Spotlight - Nikki Fast  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com To jump start the week, we're checking in with Nikki Fast in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Learn why she transitioned her real estate career to a sales role at Vacasa, and what she loves most about her line of work. Make your talents matter. From data science to housekeeping and finance to field ops, we’re shaping the new vacation rental experience. It all starts with you. If you or someone you know is looking for new growth and/or a career opportunity, check out our current openings and if you apply, let them know that I referred you.  Join Us I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gi...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Why do I love Arizona? NO SNOW! (Photo: City of Carefree Arizona sundial)Arizona Sunsets are to dream about and give thanks for on this Thanksgiving day.Are you being buried in another late Fall snowstorm in the Northeast or a Bomb Cyclone in the Midwest? Have you hear that another Noreaster is on the way? Does the thought of another blizzard get you down? Think Arizona my friends and majestic Sunsets!Late Fall Snow Snorm Pounded the Northeast on December 3, 2019Reuters reports that Snowstorm continuing to blanket Northeast on December 3, 2019. Is more of this coming where you live?A neighbor of mine, Art Buck. took this recent wonderful sunset photo in Scottsdale Arizona looking to the north, capturing the majestic heavens reminding me of our Creator and the unique Sonoran desert with ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🐈Tango Doesn't Mind His Carrier ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comment. ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Your Oasis Awaits  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com Hot sands, red rock mountains, and boundless blue skies. Plan a thrilling adventure in Arizona, savor local cuisine in New Mexico, or find respite in sunny Southern California with these desert delights.   Seek Out Sunshine. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Havasu real estate market appears to have slowed down a bit. However, that is typical for this time of year. Things tend to pick up a little bit in late winter/early spring. But if you cannot wait until then to sell your Havasu home, you might want to consider utilizing these five tips to help you sell it quickly and possibly for more money.Tips to Help You Sell Your Havasu Home FastStage Each Room for Its Proper UseHas the dining room turned into your crafts room? Do your kids use the living room as their playroom? Before you list your property, convert these rooms back to their original purpose. Buyers prefer seeing rooms reflect a more traditional usage. Store the scrapbooking and sewing stuff in containers elsewhere. Bring back the dining room table and chairs. Store kids' toys ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Thankfully those Garden Gnomes in our yard are always there for you, a source of stability, but do you actually communicate with them? You may have questions about real estate about such as "What to fix up on my home" to add to your personal enjoyment or make your home sell and not sure whom to ask?You could ask me as your personal REALTOR® or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes". You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Your REALTOR® is busy and the Garden Gnomes are sitting around outside, in where else, your garden. Wisdom awaits...Ask the garden gnomes "What should I fix up on my home to make it sell?" Give your REALTOR® the day off Walking into the garden, the Garden gnomes meditate and answer the question, "What should I fix ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Heavy Snow  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comI miss Trish's photos of the Arizona landscape, but she is still photographing wonderful things from her home in Ohio.  I hope that you will enjoy them too!  For those of you that haven't followed my blog over the years, Trish used to be my photographer for listings but has been retired for quite a while.  Her prowess with photography will never be retired though!!! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
📢Investment Property Maximized with Vacasa 11-24-21  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comThe picture above shows a condo community in Scottsdale, AZ where a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit can generate $30-40K annually as a short-term rental, and be purchased for under $300K.  The beauty of investing in a short-term rental is that you can use it yourself and allow it to pay for itself when you aren't using it.  If this is something that might interest you, please contact me to find out more and we can start shopping for a great investment property for you! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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 your Thanksgiving safe for everyone, in and out of the kitchen. Prepare the turkey safely – The star of any Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. Try to purchase your turkey one to two days before you plan on cooking it, o...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
This year as in the past we will be sharing our bounty with family and extended family. The feast will have many of the traditional elements. There will be more than enough food to feed twice the people at the dinner table. There will be NFL football on the television. Since we are in Arizona the weather will be warm. We may end up eating on the patio. At least one member of the family will leave early to get to the Black Friday sales before anyone else. The Macy’s parade will still welcome Santa to town, just as they did in the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Although it seems like Santa never left, he has been in the department stores and on television for months. He must be exhausted having to work all year. He should have joined a union when he had the chance.While we will strive for ...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Estancia luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85262. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Estancia in North Scottsdale, ArizonaNovember 22, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings remained at 6 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $577.87/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 94.61%. Average sale price increased to $3,425,000. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $4,600,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 7. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85262 October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 38.26%. Months supply increased 8.00%. Av...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Update for all listed homes in zip codes 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262 and 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     North Scottsdale, ArizonaNovember 22, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 647 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $380.59/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 98.99%. Average sale price increased to $1,255,691. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 2,401. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 39.55%. Months supply d...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
We should all give thanks to God for the beauty and open spaces in our wondrous state of Arizona....The Grand Canyon state. Within our state we should give thanks to these awesome 50 best hikes in Arizona! (Photo: Stone Arch from Pixabay) This week is Thanksgiving and you will probably soon be feeling like working off a few pounds and seeing some great Arizona sights and sites? I have some of the Top 50 hikes in Arizona for you to enjoy this month and on into the new year. There is so much to offer in the state from pine trees to deserts. Without even leaving the Phoenix metro area we have over 60 miles of trails in the McDowell Mountains of Scottsdale not to mention Piestawa Peak #3, Camelback Mountain and South Moutain Park #2 with awesome views of downtown and the Valley of the Sun. ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Vacasa vs. AirBNB & VRBO for Homeowners  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com Airbnb and Vrbo are undoubtedly two of the most popular vacation rental booking sites around. But, after you’ve listed your home on one (or both) of them and wait for the reservations to roll in, there’s still plenty more to do. How will you manage multiple booking calendars and overlapping requests? How will you screen guests and support them during their stay? Who will clean and stock your home after every stay? Which marketing methods will you use to give your home constant exposure online?   To read the full article, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Cha...
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By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Visiting my daughters about six times a year means travel.  None of them live in Arizona so visiting includes lots of planning and airline flights.   On my  plane rides, it’s typical for me to bring a variety of reading materials.    On a recent trip I brought a book that has been in the drawer of my nightstand for 2 years.  Now is the time I figured to pull it out and bring it along. The book I brought was given to me by a past President of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® during my first full year as a Director.   The book is “Leadshift” by John C Maxwell.   This past Director has served a variety of positions for the National Association of REALTORs®, Women’s Council of REALTORs® as well as the local association.  She’s an amazing leader and inspires others with her words...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🧳Vacasa Vacation of the Week - Paradise Village Oasis  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com High-Speed Wifi, Family-Friendly, Pool Access Enjoy all that Phoenix has to offer at the Paradise Village Oasis! Located next to Stonecreek Golf Course, this beautiful and spacious home is equipped with one full bedroom and one pull-down murphy bed to accommodate friends and family. There is a full kitchen and dining table for those that choose to stay in and enjoy the hominess of the unit. For guests that are looking to explore Phoenix, this property is in close proximity to shopping and restaurants, giving plenty of options for both daytime and nighttime activities! It is also wonderful to note ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
We all have plenty of GOOD things to give Thanks to our Lord and creator for. Here are 6 things to be thankful for.1. Giving thanks to God our Creator for each new day that dawns. No matter what our situation we are guided to:"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7Next to giving Thanks to the Lord (most important)for everything here are some other reasons to be thankful to our Creator from my perspective here in Arizona:2. Water in the DesertWest Fork Trail at Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona3. Coronado Exploring Arizona 80 years before the Pilgrims arrived and giving than...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🥗A New Leaf  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series for resources for people in need that are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research for this weekly series will also help me to discover what is really out there for those in need. Since 1971, A New Leaf has provided assistance to those most in need in our community, helping families, children, and adults overcome the challenges they face.  To find out more, click HERE ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Fountains Hills Arizona is next door to Scottsdale and the gateway to Payson, Heber and Show Low and the "White Mountains" and Arizona Rim country. Here are the November 2021 Homes For Sale on the MLS are right here for you to look at. This list is always up to date. Fountain Hills is more than the "Fountain" one of the tallest in the world and the namesake.  Homes for sale in Fountain Hills single family detached on the MLS 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 Arizona's pine tree country.The Fountain in Fountain Hills, Arizona is among the world's highest surrounded by homes for saleFountain Hills Homes For Sale on the MLSTo see Homes fo sale in Fountain Hillsl on the M...
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