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By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 13
This past weekend I attended my high school reunion.  The weekend was very rewarding in several ways.  Because I have been volunteering for seven months to plan the reunion, I’ve made quite a few friends of classmates I did not know as well.  Connecting with classmates was just plain wonderful an...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 8
The last three months have been interesting.  Planning to attend a high school reunion has brought about some happenings that weren't taken into account when accepting my role as a volunteer.  It's been great reconnecting using Zoom Meetings every so often.  We've been face to face and become ver...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 1
This market report is for all of the data on the Arizona Regional MLS, encompassing all of the Phoenix Metro Area.   New Inventory is up by 4.7% year over year as of August 30, 2017. As of this writing inventory has ticked upward slight as new listings  are coming on the market but will slow as t...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 3
Okay Good Buddy - it's Reunion time!   If you attended West High School in Wichita and graduated in 1977, it's time for your Reunion!   The Wichita West High Class of 1977 Reunion is scheduled for 10/20-22/17 in Wichita, Kansas.     FridayOctober 20 -Fairfield Inn by Marriott - 6 - 10 pm, Food Tr...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 13
This past week has been a royal circus.  Scottsdale homes under $400,000 are selling quickly if they are clean, updated, and in good locations.  The ones that sell the fastest are priced right and the glossy pictures are a testament to the effort engaged from the get-go by the listing agent. A go...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 2
The Scottsdale housing market update lists Active Listings, Appreciation, and Months Supply.  Distressed sales are mentioned as being about 10% of sales in Scottsdale. The number of listings has increased, but so have homes under contract and sales.  Appreciation is in the single digits, dependin...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 7
The city of Scottsdale is set to make several changes to the Scottsdale International Airport that also include entertainment.  Plans are underway to make full use of the land and space available. Traffic at this airport has increased dramatically so maximizing the area is essential for it's grow...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 2
While randomly scouring the internet for history on my home State of Kansas, I happened upon something that surprised me.   I thought I knew a lot about my home State of Kansas.  After all, I lived there for about thirty years!  But you know how living in a state is, you're never a tourist.   Sea...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 8
There are a few different types of boxes that agents will use in Arizona to host keys to a home when your home is listed for sale on the Arizona Regional MLS.  The lockboxes might be the mechanical type with a 3, 4 or 6 digit code. But there is only one Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) lockbox that i...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 7
A good friend of mine is leaving our desert sunshine state of Arizona and relocating to North Carolina.  Sorry Rainers, but she is an agent and a new agent in North Carolina.  Technically not a new agent as she's a Broker here in Arizona.  So sorry to see her go but know she'll make a difference ...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 10
The phone rang just now and I almost didn't want to answer.  This person was one of the last people I expected to call me.  When we last spoke, I felt dumped and depressed.  That day and the previous 3 months were like walking on eggshells.  I tried over and over to make everything run smoothly, ...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 23
There are several memorable firsts in real estate that you'll wonder if I made this stuff up.   I still remember details vividly because I was inexperienced, but "willing to learn" as I had told seasoned agents.  My first sale started out as an open house was in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale afte...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 8
Pinnacle Peak Park is a gorgeous 150 acre park in North Scottsdale.  Pinnacle Peak Park is aptly named after Pinnacle Peak, where locals gather to hike and enjoy nature.   The scenery surrounding the park is beautiful and includes Estancia Golf Course and stunning homes.   The trailhead is 1.75 m...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 8
Around the Phoenix area,  billboards are popping up that are a bit different .   The billboards state something like " "Mattress stores are greedy.  Learn the truth.   TN.com."   I've seen these around town and wondered what business they represented.  So this time, I decided to check it out.  Ch...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 2
85258 is a mid Scottsdale zip code and can be found southeast of the intersection of Scottsdale and Shea, east toward 108th St and south to Indian Bend.   Also included in this zip code is Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (spring training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks), Butterfly Wonder...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 5
There are several factors that weigh in on how a home might be affordable.  After all, there are maintenance costs, insurance, taxes, monthly utility costs and much more.  But it also has to do with where you live as all of these can vary by location.  Awe, the dreaded location, location, locatio...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 0
This report focuses on 85251, which runs from Thomas  north to Chaparral Roads and from approximately 90th Street to Pima Road.   This section of Scottsdale, Arizona includes Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the trendy condos nearby, but also very affordable homes.   Currently, prices in this z...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 2
The goal of Arizona Restaurant Week is to spread awareness for all of the wonderful restaurants we have here in our Phoenix Metro area.  There will be pre-fix options from $33 - $44 (excluding tax and gratuity,) by participating restaurants.   Many of our finest chefs are participating, so check ...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 33
My phone rang and it was a client from another state.  I'd helped this client buy a retirement home for his parents here in Peoria.  They are all very nice people and I enjoyed helping them.  Seeing their satisfied grins and exchanges when the sale was complete was a great feeling. So it was a co...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 5
This report will focus on the Scottsdale zip code of 85257.  This is the southern most edge of Scottsdale and abuts Tempe, almost to the Loop 202.  There are currently 97 residential properties for sale, 31 pending and contingent sales, and 149 sales in the last 90 days.  These numbers represent ...

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