Property values can be finicky things. Luckily in the Phoenix area, we have been seeing consistent growth in property values for some time. And while obvious things like the age of a home, amenities and nearby employers can have huge impacts on property values, many people do not realize that the following factors can also help or hurt a property value. Before you buy or sell a home, keep these things in mind. [Read more…]
Known for being the home of the largest campus of Arizona State University, Tempe has a flourishing culture of the arts and entertainment, with restaurants that cater to its vibrant community. Whether you’re looking for an exciting night out on the thriving bar scene or a quiet cafe to enjoy with friends, the restaurants in Tempe have it all! [Read more…]
From its humble beginnings as an agricultural center of the Valley of the Sun, in recent years, Chandler has emerged as a rapidly growing tech hub with employers in many primary industries basing their operations there. And with all of that increase in economic activity the number of people flocking to live there and the number of modern homes in Chandler have also increased. If you have been curious about what you should expect of homes in Chandler, look no further. We have picked out five Chandler homes for sale that typify the range of modern houses available in the community. [Read more…]
(This Realtor Guest Blog with tips to sell your home is brought to you by CENTURY 21 Northwest Realtor Katie Crow, one half of Realtor team Ken and Katie Crow. Together they serve the Northwest Valley, particularly Sun City and Sun City West with exceptional and award winning service.)
Once you have decided to sell your home there is much to be done. In order to help you avoid becoming overwhelmed, I will give you some important information that will make your path clear to you.
You don’t need to worry about the ins and outs of how to list your home, market it, and sell it for a fair price. That, after all, is what we (realtors) do. All you need to do is make sure your home is in the best shape it can be and is presentable to potential buyers.
How do you do that? Well, please read on! [Read more…]
“When my house was broken into, the cop who responded to the scene remarked that he was surprised since mine is a safe neighborhood and most of the burglaries he responds to are in the neighborhoods north of my house. I was shocked because houses are so much more expensive up that way.” This refrain if far from uncommon. Most people take for granted that if they spend more money for the same square footage, the neighborhood in which they are buying a home will be relatively safe and have little crime. However, home prices can be deceiving, especially when shopping safe neighborhoods in Phoenix and the surrounding area. In this article, we will explore how to choose a safe neighborhood and which resources you should rely on. [Read more…]
As we approach the end of the real estate market’s peak season in Arizona, it’s a great time to examine the difference of Phoenix area home sales between 2016 and 2017. There were many positive changes between 2015 and 2017, but what about between this year and last year? Has the market been more beneficial for buyers or sellers? These are questions you should ask before buying or selling your AZ home to get the most value out of your new or old house. Here are some statistics of the recent changes of Phoenix area home prices and other data that may influence you to wait or to continue with moving this year. [Read more…]
For some homeowners, there is something magic about moving into a new home construction. Rather than the character of an older home, these homeowners prefer the contemporary looks, modern floor plans, and newness of a brand new house. And with the bevy of new home construction in Peoria, AZ, it is little wonder that even some who like historic homes are tempted to make the switch to a more recently built property.
As with buying any home, there are some things that would-be homebuyers need to know in advance. However, there are some particular things to keep in mind if you are considering buying new home construction. In this article, we will take a look at some special considerations. [Read more…]