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By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
After reading blog after blog about video and how important it is in today's environment, I'm putting my best "face" forward and will be doing videos.   I'm not a fan of being in front of a camera, but focusing on someone else gives me the boost I need to "get 'er done!"  My new foray into videos is in part due to the ActiveRain Challenge for June 2021 - Post - Pandemic  "Let Freedom Ring."   I'm excited to venture into video for the first time and will share posts here via the Park Bench site where they will be housed.  As an instructor since 2012, going virtual was a huge adjustment and I'm excited to be in front of people again, so I"m expanding that into video.   Here we go.....!  Videos are much better than the written word at conveying so much more than a story.  Videos can convey...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
If you are one of the 6,000 people moving to the Phoenix metro in Maricopa County each month (US Census) here are some move saving tips. Welcome to you Californians to the Grand Canyon State where 50% of the new arrivals are coming from! Because of the new arrivals house prices are increasing faster than anywhere in the US at a pace of 2% per month over the past 12 months based on median prices. Photo Uhaul- Joe Gerlach (Flickr) Although, even though Phoenix median prices are less than California they are still higher than a year ago. So, if you are moving and spending more on a house you will want to save on the moving costs.Save money on your family move with these tips as you prepare for your move to Arizona or anywhere else. From selling your current home to settling into a new one,...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the latest "Gotta Have" Homes For Sale in Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale right next to McCormick Ranch and Paradise Valley. Sweet! Gotta Have Gainey Ranch homes for sale, always up to date, on the MLS, the place people want to live, read on...  Looking to move to the exclusive Gainey Ranch  or Gainey Village in Scottdale Arizona, like living in a resort with guarded entrances, golf courses, recreation centers and nestled in between the bike paths and lakes of McCormick Ranch Arizona's most expensive residential town of Paradise Valley. Why not?    Here are the latest and always up to date Homes For Sale in Gainey Ranch Scottsdale on the MLS including detached homes, townhomes, patio homes and condos. Homes For Sale in Gainey Ranch for a FULL PAGE view and create your ownFREE MLS Po...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Need a home with a lot of Bedrooms you say? Well, we have em! We are talking BIG here! Do you have a large family or a multi generation family? Bring the Brood! Here are the rare large big family 7+ Bedroom homes for sale in the Phoenix, AZ metro MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations and more in a full page format.  Need a "Compound" for the extended family? You have come to the right place.  Don't need a place quite that large? For all other single family all detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro on the MLS. 7+ Bedroom Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro Area  For a Free MLS Phoenix Metro search on FULL PAGE for Large 7+ Bedroom homes for sale in the Phoenix, AZ metro      See large 7+ Bedroom homes for sale in the Phoenix, AZ metro MLS Other Large Pho...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Ah, the great outdoors. Don’t you just love the soft wind rustling through your hair and the rejuvenation of a warm, summer breeze? I know it’s fun to go camping at your favorite spot or hiking your favorite trails, but you really don’t need to travel anywhere to experience the freeing calm of nature. Instead, the great outdoors can happen right in your own backyard.Here are a few ideas for creating an at-home oasis that’s as cozy as it is chic: Bring your indoor furniture outside. Yep, you read that right. Your outside space should be an extension of your home, so why shouldn’t you bring the inside out? Furniture that works well outdoors should definitely be considered, everything from wicker chairs to eclectic pillows and furniture upholstered in darker shades to avoid mud or grass st...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you have to have or GOTTA HAVE a 3+ Car Garage? I don't blame you one bit. Here are the latest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro area including Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS and always up to date.  The preference for additional and larger garages has inccreased with the generations. Back in the  1950s most people had a 1 car garage or none and In the 1980s two car garages were the thing, next In the 2000s, 3 car garages and now In the 2020s,  3+ Car garage and an RV parking garage, gate, out building or guest house are in. Time moves on. 3+ Car Garage Homes in Phoenix Metro Area on the MLS3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLS in FULL SCREEN mode, also get your FREE MLS PORTAL Man cannot live without a garage (can they?)...yet som...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🍿Falling by T.J. Newman  ☀️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 A friend of mine has written a book and I am so excited and happy for her success. The amount of high acclaim the book is receiving is phenomenal and even though I am not much of a reader, I have certainly ordered my copy. I love that someone I know is having this kind of success and I am really looking forward to watching the movie that will be made from this book.  T. J. Newman, a former bookseller turned flight attendant, worked for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines from 2011 to 2021. She wrote much of Falling on cross-country red-eye flights while her passengers were asleep. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Falling is her f...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Good Company Real Estate)
Here is the most recent Phoenix AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 2021:  The average sales price of Phoenix homes increased over $9,000 in May, reaching a new all-time high of $503,819. At the same time, the average sold price per square foot increased from $245/sf to $250/sf in May. Days on market for Phoenix homes went down for the third straight month to a new all-time low of 23 DOM.  Phoenix home sales barely increased in May from 1,589 to 1,595, but they are 28.5% higher than in May of 2020. This is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the economy last March and continuing throughout last year. Phoenix home sales are still lagging behind pre-pandemic numbers, but I think the lack of inventory is impacting sales more than anything else. The number of new lis...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Good Company Real Estate)
Here is the most recent Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 2021:  The average sales price of homes in Scottsdale increased over $56,000 between April and May, and is now at an all-time high of $1,247,173. At the same time, the average sold price per square foot increased from $362/sf to $380/sf in May. After decreasing for three straight months, days on market remained the same in May as it was in April, at an all-time low of 36 DOM.  Scottsdale home sales slightly decreased in May from 647 to 631, the first decrease this year. Even though they decreased, Scottsdale home sales are still 97.8% higher than May of 2020. This is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the economy last March, and continuing throughout last year. A decrease in home sales for Ma...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🐈Always Helping Out ☀️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 Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc. (NMLS #145368))
Protect Your Transaction - How To Get Your Contract Accepted What is Protect Your Transaction?We think getting a mortgage is a pretty big deal! So why not dream big with confidence. Protect Your Transaction® moves beyond the industry standard prequalification and preapproval. PYT is an underwritten preapproval that safeguards financing with a monetary assurance. That’s right! A monetary assurance - which represents the lender’s belief in the strength of the borrowers financing! Next to a cash offer, PYT provides the greatest assurance that the lender can provide secure financing. Buyers Agents We get that you’re in the business of helping others build dreams. But we’ve got your best interests in mind, too. Let’s face it.  Traditional prequalification letters are just mortgage mumbo jumb...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that’s expected to head toward similar levels this year. However, skyrocketing prices are causing some to start questioning affordability in the current housing market. Many are quick to emphasize the fact that homes today are less affordable than they were last year. Black Knight, a leading provider of data and analytics across the homeownership life cycle, just reported on the issue. The findings show the historical averages of the national payment to income ratio, which they define as “the share of the median income needed to make the monthly...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
 Harry Chapin was a singer songwriter that achieved international fame in the 1970s with his poignant folk-rock songs often detailing the dark challenges that people face as they move through life.His breakthrough hit was a song title Taxi which told the story of a cab driver lamenting his failed attempt to be a pilot.Chapin was a dedicated humanitarian who performed more than half of his concerts for charity. He was an active force behind the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian efforts in 1987.Our song today is his only #1 hit record, Cat’s in the Cradle, a tale of a man who dedicated his life to his work at the expense of his personal life. It was a sad warning to us all to remember what...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯Rental Property Management with Vacasa  ☀️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 For reliable and cost-effective Rental Property management, I am here to help! Contact me today. 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 Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
SOLD: 3 Bed 2 Bath Home In North Garfield Historic District!Just think about it: if we listed your home in the early part of May and it went pending less than a week after, we would've closed on it right now. Such is the case with this 3 Bed 2 Bath Brills Addition Home In North Garfield Historic District- SOLD in just over a month! Don't wait before the market shifts; let's start a conversation right now about cashing in on the equity of your home while conditions are still favorable. Call 480-415-7616 ASAP and let's get talking about getting your home sold fast and for top dollar!  Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!      Click here to view all of the Shanna Day Team Featured Listings FUTURE QUESTIONS If you have any topics or questions you would...
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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
I keep saying that our Havasu real estate market is just as hot as our weather (if not hotter). Home prices continue to rise each and every month. But experts refuse to call this a real estate "bubble" waiting to burst. Instead, consider it the norm...at least for a while. If you plan on doing some summertime home buying this year, take these tips into consideration first.Summertime Home Buying AdviceLow Inventory Equals Less Choices AvailableOur local MLS showed only 1.3 months of inventory available in May 2021. That means that if everything remained at the same rate, we would run out of homes for sale in just over a month. This puts us decidedly in a seller's market. A low inventory level means that buyers have fewer homes to choose from. In turn, we see multiple buyers vying for the...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Good Company Real Estate)
Here is the most recent Ahwatukee AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 2021:  The average sales price of homes in Ahwatukee increased by $42,236 in May, after dropping $6,880 in April, reaching a new all-time high of $597,063 for May. The price per square foot increased for the fourth straight month, from $240/sf to $249/sf. Days on market decreased from 29 down to 22 for May, after increasing from 26 to 29 DOM from March to April. The DOM is at an all-time low, which means demand for homes in Ahwatukee is high, and homes are still selling fast.  Ahwatukee home sales for May increased for the third straight month to 151 homes sold, a 25.8% increase from May of 2020. I believe a lot of this increase has to due with the slowdown of homes sold early in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pan...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
So far, 2021 is the year of the sale. It's a "seller's market." You know homes are selling faster than ever, with listings in short supply around the country, including right here in Prescott, AZ.  The equation is simple: low inventory + motivated buyers = record home prices. If you’ve been thinking about putting your home up for sale, now is the time to do it.  OK, you’re convinced. You’ll put your home on the market. But please, don’t do it alone.  In its 2020 Quick Real Estate Statistics Overview, the National Association of REALTOR® reported almost 89% of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent, with homes, on average, selling in just three weeks. There’s a reason an overwhelming majority of sellers choose to have a trusted advisor by their side, and those reasons still apply n...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Gardens  ☀️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 6-16-21  ☀️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 home in Mesa, AZ that has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can generate at least $30K annually 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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