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…]
(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 considering buying a home or investing in real estate, there are a variety of factors that go into accurately assessing the outlook for a particular community or area. The overall forecast for the state as a whole looks great. Arizona is on track to outpace the rest of the country in terms of economic growth and real estate remains a great investment. When more closely examining the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the Glendale AZ real estate market looks exceptionally promising in the upcoming year for multiple reasons. [Read more…]
We all know how popcorn ceiling, smoke filled walls, new granite counter tops, manicured lawns, and sparkling pools can hinder or help the home values, but what about the surrounding area? Will your creepy neighbor next door be able to sell his home for more money because he is two feet further away from the highway? Is your more attractive to purchase because you can walk to Trader Joe’s? There are some outside factors that affect the price of your home, here’s the top 8. [Read more…]
Think about this, in the real estate market, your house is never the only home for sale. So you need to put your best foot forward if you want to make the most money possible. There are a lot of suggestions out there telling you what to fix, but we’ve compiled the top 5 absolute must fixes that you should make before you move to sell a house. [Read more…]
Would you hire yourself to represent you in court? For most of us, the answer is no. We’re not versed in the intricacies of law nor the nuances it takes to win a case. Real Estate is very similar. Although some people choose to represent themselves when purchasing a home, the majority of Americans use full-time real estate agents to make sure they are getting the absolute best deal possible when they buy a house. But with every Joe-shmoe out there selling real estate, how do you know you’re working with a real professional? Use these tips to get the best service out of your realtor. [Read more…]
The real estate market is something that’s always changing, fluctuating, and defining Phoenix area home prices for future years to come. Phoenix has become known for being one of the most popular and affordable metro areas to move to. Because of this, certain neighborhoods have jumped up in prices while others are predicted to be cheaper by 2017. The easiest way to predict Phoenix area home prices is to examine the az real estate price changes from previous years. Here are a few statistics and estimates to get you started. [Read more…]