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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🧳Vacasa Vacation of the Week - Endless Summer Oasis  ☀️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 Spacious High-End Home w/Private Heated Pool, Enclosed Yard, Fireplace, & Patio When you think of convenience and luxury (plus high-end amenities and touches), the first thing that will pop up in your head is Endless Summer Oasis. This family-friendly home has been equipped to provide guests with the ultimate vacation experience where convenience and comfort have no end at all. The outdoor space of this home is as impressive as the indoor and you're about to figure out why. ☀️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...
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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 3 cars or 2 cars and "stuff" in Scottsdale Arizona? Is your 2 car garage just not doing it for you? Here are 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale...YES! You came to the right place for the most current listings on the MLS. Park a jet liner in your garage? OK....maybe not THAT much space but the extra garage really helps. 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale ArizonaLatest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Arizona with FULL PAGE view and create your own free MLS Search Portal in Arizona. A 3+ car garage home for you and your collectible car or boat resting serenely under blue skies in Scottsdale Arizona. What could be better? Here are the current and latest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS and updated daily.   A need for a 3 ca...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🥗Parents as Teachers  ☀️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.comInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series for resources for people in need that are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research for this weekly series will also help me to discover what is really out there for those in need. The Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national program helping parents be their child’s first and most important teacher. The PAT curriculum supports their child’s brain development and ensures that their child develops optimally during the crucial early years of life.  To find out more, click HERE ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The American Dream is still in sight, with Freddie Mac National Mortgage Survey showing loan rates rising slightly again this week to 3.09% from 3.05% for a 30 year with good credit as reported today October 21, 2021, but still close to record lows. House prices are predicted to increase through 2022 along with mortgages per this report from Freddie Mac. It may be a good time to buy a home. Read on and give me a call if I can help you and your family.Mortgage Rates Trend UpOctober 21, 2021Freddie Mac reports, "The pace of labor market recovery continues to be a concern. The latest employment report from the U.S. Labor Department showed that the U.S. economy added 194,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in September, which was below expectations and at its lowest level since January 2021. Although ...
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By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Reliable, Premier Personal Service since 2001
(ProSmart Realty)
Wolter Realtors of ProSmart Realty in Gilbert, AZ are celebrating 20 years in business have set a new record for sales in a single month.The husband and wife team of Gary & Melynda Wolter credit not only market conditions but their "premier personal service" that they market to the area."Our philosophy has always been to lead the way with market knowledge and education and combine it with truly being there night and day for our clients. We take every client on with the intention of getting them exactly what they want," says Gary, a Certified Residential Specialist.Melynda adds, "I enjoy helping everyone from first time home buyers to a client who wants to build wealth by choosing a home in the best area." We have listed many homes for people who are upsizing and downsizing this year. Th...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯Vacasa’s 2021 Fall Travel Trends  ☀️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 Temps may be dropping, but interest in travel isn’t cooling off.   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 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 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Define "Realtor"...Sometimes this poster is too relatable! Definitely keeping this one up on the wall in the office. By the way, we moved into a new office! We are right by Tia Rosa's in the Arboleda Business Center near Lindsey and McKellips. We still work under the same local brokerage Keller Williams Realty East Valley, but just needed more space as we grow the team. Stop in to say hello!  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 like answered, contact The Shanna Day Dream Home Team - we’ll find the answers for you! Shanna Day Dream Home Team Keller Williams Realty East Valley 480-415-7616 info@shannaday.com ShannaDayTea...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Quite a few people are diligently saving for their down payment to purchase a home. This is a wise thing to do especially if you are shooting for 20% down to avoid paying a Private Mortgage Insurance premium required by lenders for down payments less than 20% see, Mortgage Loans Arizona. The issue is what to do with your cash while waiting to purchase your home. Well I am a Real Estate Agent and am not licensed to give investment advice. However, this is a common and important question, and the answer should not be "under the pillow" or in the "sock drawer". As your REALTOR® I can help you find the right house at the right price, but what to do with your cash while waiting to buy? Luckily Julia Carpenter wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal published in Realtor.com on September ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Homebuyers and sellers are required to pay closing expenses, also known as settlement costs, at the time of settlement or when the sale of a property is finalized. The buyer often bears closing expenses. You may, however, be able to get the seller to cover all or part of the closing expenses if you negotiate hard enough. If you're a buyer or a seller going through the closing process for the first time, closing fees and the procedure itself may be very confusing and daunting. As a result of many variables, including mortgage type, realtor concessions, and other fees, closing costs in Tubac, Arizona, may vary widely. Some expenses cannot be changed, while others may be negotiated. It's possible to have some fees waived in certain situations.   Check out the original neighborhood post at...
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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 Tempe AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for September 2021:  After seeing a decrease in the average sales price of Tempe homes over the last two months, the average sales price for September increased $7,259, up to $512,219. After dropping $21,421 in July, and another $11,233 drop in August, this was a good sign heading into the Fall. At the same time, the average sold price per square foot decreased in September, from $287/sf to $277/sf, after increasing in August. Days on market increased for the third straight month, up to 28 DOM in September after recording an all-time low of 22 DOM in May and June. Click on the image below to read the full article, and see what is going on in the Tempe Arizona real estate market.   Feel free to reach out to me if you hav...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🐈Tom Boy is a Happy Cat ☀️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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯Vacasa Employee Spotlight - Jay Warren  ☀️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 Today, we're checking in with Jay Warren in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, about how working as a Vacasa sales executive (and realtor!) opened up new doors and gives him insight into the full lifecycle of a vacation home sale.  If you're a licensed agent looking for new growth and career opportunities, check out our current sales openings 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 Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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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 current prestigious $10+ million estates for sale in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona. Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona have some truly remarkable luxury homes for sale, but these estates are amazing.$10+ million estates for sale in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona for a FULL PAGE view. Also, create your own FREE MLS SEARCH PORTAL in Arizona   Per MLS, this luxury estate sold for  $12.75 million back in 2017, worth more now Buy a home in Scottsdale or Paradise Valley To see more or purchase Arizona Homes for sale or Scottsdale homes for sale or Paradise Valley homes for sale. Not ready for a $10 million home or looking for a vacation home? Well there are many very nice Scottsdale homes for sale at lower prices also. Check here for a full list. Meet Jeff ...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
At long last Scottsdale’s only new build, over fifty-five community is open again. Phase 2 of Scottsdale Heights has reopened for sales. Phase 1 sold out quicker than expected and unexpected delays temporarily halted sales until Phase 2 could be readied.Conveniently located at the intersection of Dove Valley Road and Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Heights is one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels in North Scottsdale. With phase two offering only fifty-eight lots, this project is sure to sell out fast.Scottsdale Heights consists of four villa styled single-story models, ranging in size between 2090 and 2194 square feet. These two- or three-bedroom models feature all the most popular options including gourmet kitchens, energy-efficient design, and open floorplans. All homes in Scottsd...
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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
When purchasing a home, the majority of buyers typically choose between three types of mortgage loans: Conventional, FHA, and VA. Conventional loans made up 82% of mortgages in the US according to an Ellie Mae report in August 2020. VA loans are only available to active or retired military members. They offer zero down loans provided that the applicants meet certain criteria. However, for a first-time home buyer, the FHA loan proves most popular for a variety of reasons.FHA Loan for Home BuyersYou are tired of renting. You want to become a homeowner. So, you save as much money as you can for your down payment and closing costs. Conventional loans require a higher down payment and credit score than FHA loans because they are not backed by a government agency. FHA loans on the other hand ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Beautiful Bee  ☀️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 10-20-21  ☀️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 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can generate around $40K annually as a short-term rental, and be purchased for around $400K.  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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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Let's Go Find Your Dream Home This Fall!The 🔑 to happiness should also be the key to your new home! Also…I am loving this cooler weather to go house hunting. If you could move anywhere, where would it be? 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 like answered, contact The Shanna Day Dream Home Team - we’ll find the answers for you! Shanna Day Dream Home Team Keller Williams Realty East Valley 480-415-7616 info@shannaday.com ShannaDayTeam.com EastValleyPropertyValues.com View ShannaDay Dream Team Profile      Let's Go Find Your Dream Home This Fall!
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Have you been approached by IBuyers (Instantl Buyers) that will buy your home for CASH only to immediately FLIP it for a large profit for themselves? Even Realtors® get similar inquiries about our own homes. (Photo Home Equity Nattanan Kanchanaprat Pixabay)Definition: IBUYER           (Instant BUYER) A real estate company that buys homes from sellers who sign up online. After receiving a description of the property, the iBuyer makes an offer to the seller within a couple days, which may even include the cost of moving.Why do people sacrifice their hard earned equity in their homes only to give it away to an IBuyer? Well some say they have pets or kids and the home is too difficult for them to show or to keep clean. Or showing the home is a perceived hassle with appointments for showings...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Prices are surging all around us including home prices. With most Americans borrowing on a mortgage to purchase the home, appraisals must keep up in order for the Buyer to qualify for a loan. This is a big deal as if the Buyer does not get the appraisal price, a larger down payment is needed to match an appraisal shortfall.Nicole Friedman through the Wall Street Journal post on Realtor.com dated October 11, 2021 reports,  "Jason and Talitha Brooks listed their house in Orange Park, Fla., in June at $320,000. After receiving multiple bids, the couple accepted an offer at $335,000. But the appraiser, hired by the buyer’s lender, valued the home at only $305,000. The Brookses and the buyer couldn’t agree on a new purchase price, and the deal fell through.“This whole appraisal process, it’s...
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