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)
These  following museums have free admission this summer per Sofia Krusmark in the Arizona Republic on June 24, 2022. (Photo: Musical Instrument Museum from their website https://www.mim.org/)Per Sofia Krusmark, "With the Phoenix heat doing what it does best, indoors might feel like the best place to be this summer.It can be fun and affordable, too.Several museums offer free admission every day. Some offer it in conjunction with special events such as First Fridays. Others have free hours on specific days.This list includes something for just about everyone, from the Phoenix Art Museum and Mesa Arts Center to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the Penske Racing Museum.Here is your guide to museums throughout metro Phoenix where you can get in free.Phoenix Art MuseumGuests can attend t...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Here is the most recent Ahwatukee AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 2022:  After decreasing last month, the average sales price of homes in Ahwatukee greatly increased in May. The average sales price increased from $646,948 in April to $701,285 in May. This was the largest increase in the average sales price in Ahwatukee since March of 2021. The price per square foot of Ahwatukee homes, however, has increased for the fifth straight month, going from $273/sf in December of 2021 to $313/sf in May. The average sold price per square foot of Ahwatukee homes has increased 14 times out of the last 16 months. After decreasing to 24 days on market last month, the Ahwatukee days on market increased to 27 in May. Although it has increased from the all-time low of 22 DOM in August of 202...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
How about a little blues to brighten your day? Today’s song is a classic blues song and video filmed for the movie The Blues Brothers. The Blues Brothers movie employed some great music and big-name musicians like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker.The song Boom, Boom recorded by John Lee Hooker has been a classic blues standard since its release in 1962. The song charted on both the Billboard Hot R&B list and the Billboard Hot 100.In this video The Blues Brothers production team recreated the old Maxwell Street market in Chicago. That open-air market at one time was a bustling place where you could buy anything imaginable (much of it used or stolen). As a boy my father and uncle took me to the market on Sunday mornings. Even though we never bought anything, it was always...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
💥Reaction to Mortgage Rates ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE See what Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting, Nadia Evangelou at the National Association of Realtors has to say about the mortgage rates today.  To read the full article...  Click HERE. 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 or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🐈A Good Place to Nap?☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI 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 or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Here is the most recent Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 2022:  Scottsdale's average sales price dropped this last month for the first time since January of this year, going from an all-time high of $1,497,968 in April to $1,430,827 in May.At the same time, the average sold price per square foot for Scottsdale homes continues to increase and has gone from $477/sf in April to $483/sf in May. The average sold price per square foot in Scottsdale has increased or remained the same in 22 out of the last 23 months. After slightly increasing from 31 to 32 DOM between March and April, Scottsdale days on market dropped in May down to 28. The Scottsdale DOM was as high as 76 in January of 2021, so being at 28 DOM now is extremely low, especially for homes in this price poin...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
I listen to a lot of Billy Joel. You might say his songs are music to my ears. But more than anything I like the way he weaves the story of his middle-class upbringing into his songs. I can identify with his music.Billy Joel of all the artists here on the Soundtrack probably has created the most entertaining videos. They not only have good sound, but an amusing story and great acting by a host of TV and movie stars. It all adds up to fun.In today’s song/video Uptown Girl we find Billy, a downtown auto mechanic, singing about his high-class girlfriend, played by former wife Christy Brinkley. While Brinkley wasn’t the original inspiration for this song, she certainly fulfills the character role. She stars in several of his music videos.The song was included on his 1983 album An Innocent M...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
💥Rental Costs Squeezing College Grads ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE Soaring rental costs are standing in the way of fresh college graduates entering a new stage of their lives. What are factors that new grads should know about the rental market right now?  To read the full article...  Click HERE. 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 or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Interested in a home for sale in Arizona's most expensive zip code, Paradise Valley and have some cash but still need a loan? Here are the latest and always up to date list of Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Carry or Owner Financing in Arizona on the MLS. (Photo: Paradise Valley from Town Website) Have you thought of purchasing a Paradise Valley Arizona estate? You may not have the cash or financing for a jumbo loan right now. Have you considered buying a Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller Financing or owner financing assistance? This list is always up to date with most current owner financing homes available. There are usually some estates for sale with 20 to 40% down payment where the Seller may carry the financing for 3 to 5 years at a 30 year amortization with...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Relocating to Arizona requires planning, due diligence and managing expectations when you move from other states and climates.  Having experienced corporate relocation, I speak from experience!  It's important to think ahead and manage every aspect to minimize stress and be prepared.    Here are a few tips that may help you on your next relocation:   Research moving companies by reviews and ask friends, family for referrals.  Check insurance rates and replacement costs of moving companies, in case there are any damages from the move. Make sure that movers pad doorways and hallways so as not to scratch finishes or stain flooring/carpet.   Research the next location as to expected climate changes.  If you're moving to a state that has more/less rainfall, make sure to prepare for those cha...
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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Good news for Havasu home buyers! We've seen a rise in available inventory recently. An increase in inventory helps keep bidding wars at bay...at least for the moment. So, your chances of finding (and buying) a home go up as well. Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search. In fact, Statista shows that 95% of all home buyers in the US use their computers to search for homes online. But it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of a home. However, you should keep in mind that there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings, keep the following three things in mind when house hunting online.Top Tips for House Hunting Onl...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Fun Bloom☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI 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 or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Historic home for Sale in the Willo District - Phx home for sale. Located off 3rd Ave and Thomas in the Phoenix "Willo Historic District" this home for sale was built in 1935. Features 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms along with just under 1,650 square feet. Constructed with 8 inch, stucco block walls and 9 foot ceiling, this historic home for sale, was built the right way! Nothing cookie cutter about this property!Comes complete with a detached garage/workshop and features a rare to find "basement" along with hardwood floors. Make the call today to arrange your private showing! 602-321-6188.
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Even though my lifetime Soundtrack features a lot of songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, every so often I find a current artist and a song that I think deserves to be included in my list of favorites. One of those artists is Bruno Mars. Mars who grew up in Honolulu, HI took his act to LA. to find fame and fortune. He succeeded.Bruno along with his band The Hooligans crosses genres from pop to hip hop, to rock and has success with each sound.Today’s song is a piano ballad written for his second album Unorthodox Jukebox. It is a story of a young man’s regret over his lost love and the mistakes he made when they were together. Bruno brings home this heartbreaking rendition that anyone can appreciate."When I Was Your Man" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song was an internat...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
💥Housing Affordability Conditions Take a Hit in March ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE With mortgage rates on the rise and earnings falling behind home price increases, is it a good time to buy a house right now? Learn more about home affordability in this interesting read!  To read the full article, click HERE. 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 or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Optima Kierland condo for sale - High Rise condo for sale.Located in the ideal location of Kierland Commons in Scottsdale Arizona, this two bed, two bathroom, almost 1,700 square foot luxury condo has it all! From unobstructed mountain views, to over $100,000 in builder upgrades, this high rise in the sky, is ready for you to call home! Floor to ceiling glass windows with motorized shades, contemporary gray Italian cabinets with granite counters and custom backsplash, this space is outstanding.One of only a few high rise building in the valley with a rooftop deck, this one has an amazing swimming pool and plenty of space to lounge.The community features Sim Golf, workout facility that will rival any local "Fitness center" basketball, pickleball and squash courts as well. Don't hesitate ...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Growing up in the 1960s (I know a long time ago), everyone wanted to be in a rock band. Garage bands permeated the neighborhoods as we all tried to be the next Elvis. Every kid I knew aspired to become a rock star by playing guitar or drums. If you were an (aspiring) drummer there was a barometer that measured your ability and a prerequisite to joining a band. When asked if you were any good the response was simple. “I can play Wipeout.” If you could, you were allowed to join the band.Wipeout was one of those songs that fit into the “Dick Dale” California surf sound. It sounded complex on the surface yet when you examine the music it was actually a simple song. Regardless, it became a standard.It is rare when an instrumental song tops the charts or lives as long as Wipeout has endured. ...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
There are several upscale condo communities in 85254 that have been built in the last 10 years.  Lately, multi-family projects have sprung up all over the Phoenix Metro Area, but those in 85254 are on the perimeter, where retail and office space exist.  This zip code is frequently called "the magic zip code" and has some unique attributes.    85254 is on the west side of Scottsdale road, mid-Scottsdale.  Technically, it should be a Phoenix address, but thanks to the Post Office, this zip code is provided with a Scottsdale address.  Phoenix does provide utilities and the schools are in the Paradise Valley School District, another bonus for 85254.  Inventory for this report is for prices between $600,000 - $800,000 in 85254 and is limited to condos.  So far this year 22 condos have sold i...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Windgate Ranch luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Windgate Ranch in North Scottsdale, ArizonaJune 20, 2022 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 5 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $502.71/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 100.87%. Average sale price increased to $1,822,154. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $2,795,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months remained at 26. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 May 2022 vs May 2021 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 7.37%. Months supply decreased 40.00%. A...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
This scenic zip code in Scottsdale is home to about 12,000 residents.  The median home price is currently $1,312,500 for June, 2022.  There are homes within gorgeous subdivisions and some have several horses, and a lot of them have some of the best views in Scottsdale!    Attractions in 85262 include hiking Pinnacle Peak trail (next to the Four Seasons, hiking Browns Ranch (part of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy) bikes and hiking, golfing at Troon North,  7 golf courses at Desert Mountain for residents, and retail shopping in quaint Carefree, Arizona.  This segment of the market has experienced a lot of sales activity during the last 2 years.  Inventory had dropped dramatically at the start of 2022, but has risen during the last 2 months.   A year ago there were 23 homes for sale in 8...
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