Tempe, AZ Real Estate News

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))
The 18th Annual Tempe Healing Field Tribute Returns As A Virtual EventThe annual Tempe Healing Field tribute carried on its commitment to #NeverForget the lives lost on September 11th, 2001 this year as a virtual event broadcasted from the Healing Field Memorial Facebook page. Hosted by the Tempe Exchange Club, the nation’s second longest running Sept. 11, 2001 tribute event officially started at 5:46 a.m. when the first names were read. The tribute is traditionally held at Tempe Town Lake but even in virtual format, its message remains as powerful as ever to feel and hear as the community came together once more to honor the lives lost on that tragic event 19 years ago. To help commemorate this year's event, community members are requested to use the #HealingFieldAZ hash tag when shari...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
Tonight's views of the Phoenix Downtown and Tempe must have been pretty exciting for many hikers. I started counting how many were visible on my photo. Let me know what number you will come up with. Here is a close-up picture.   It was about 108°F, but somehow we get used to it and don't notice it after a while. The climb up those rocks is pretty easy, and the path is winding and gradual. So it is attractive for many hikers to try it. 
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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))
COMING SOON: Fire Hens' Nashville-style Hot Chicken! Nashville-style hot chicken is coming to Tempe, AZ soon! In the meantime, have your orders delivered today anywhere in the Valley- check out and follow @firehens on Instagram for instructions on how to order!Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!  CallOFFICIAL LISTING AGENT, SHANNA DAYfor any questions or more information:480-415-7616   Did you know that Shanna Day is in the Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 realtors of her local MLS and Top 0.38% in Gross Commission Income (GCI) of the 159,000 active Keller Williams agents?  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 -...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Condo for Sale on Tempe Town Lake - Tempe High Rise Condo for Sale Looking for a Fully Furnished, move in ready Condo in Downtown Tempe? Are you a Runner, Jogger, Bicyclist or Swimmer, this has got to be on your top 3 list of properties to view. Quick access to Tempe Town Lake and all its paths. Ideal for training and participating in the year round activities from 5k Races, to the Annual Ironman and Tempe Tri-Athalon. This Condo has a large spacious great room, that blends the kitchen, breakfast bar dining and family room all together. Two large bedrooms, nice sized master bathroom. Large balcony accessible from both Master and Great room. This Condo for Sale in Tempe, features fitness center, swimming pool, guarded entry, underground parking in a secured structure. Washer-Dryer convey...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
I was walking along one of the Tempe streets for my morning stroll and saw this beautiful front yard and the sign in front of it - Winner of the Beautification Award. The clean lines, honest materials like exposed block, rusted metal, stones are among the favorites. It looks well-deserved - it certainly caught my eye right away. I am aware of this City of Tempe activity and have been attending this event for years in person. It is usually held in April. From the city of Tempe website I learned that actually it is coming soon - the annual City of Tempe State of the Neighborhoods Event. This year it will be held virtually.It recognizes residents, properties and businesses in our neighborhoods that make it special for all of us, living there. There are about six-seven different categories ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
The Best FRIES in Arizona, its a TOP 10 List on Good News ArizonaGood News Arizona is all about the Valley of the Sun and all the good news we can find, share and generate stories for. On this weeks episode, we talk about the top  ten places for French Fries in Arizona, as voted upon by YOU the viewer!! All of our shows have "audience participation" so feel free to share ideas and stories with us. AS you'll see in this weeks episode a viewer did a drawing of Dean and I, and we loved it!We always drop 5-7 good news stories, we always drop the Top 10 list and of course, Rapid Fire News (a quick barrage of news that is uplifting and fun). Make sure you tune in weekly, at 1pm on our Youtube Channel (they always drop at 1pm on Tuesday, MST). Don't forget you can find us on Facebook too! Make...
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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))
UNDER CONTRACT: 3 Bed 2 Bath Shalimar Estates Home w/ Den/Office - No HOA!2094 E GOLF AVE, Tempe, AZ 85282Whether this is the first time you're seeing this property or otherwise, here's a look on what helped this 3 Bed 2 Bath Shalimar Estates Home w/ Den/Office - No HOA go UNDER CONTRACT!Light and bright family room off the entryway.Dining room separated from the entryway with divider columns.Living room with vaulted ceiling and exquisite brick fireplace.Spacious and well-appointed kitchen with plenty of drawers and cabinets.Den or office you can repurpose to your needs.Separate living room at the back with sliding doors.Covered tile patio with double doors and low maintenance courtyard.Fenced pool. Add all that to a 9,000+ sqft lot with North/South Exposure close to freeway access and ...
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By Nick Bastian, Real Estate Agent - Tempe
(Realty Executives)
Thanks to COVID-19, I have been doing a lot of walking lately.Instead of a bunch of doom and gloom, I have been focusing on our current, past and future clients. Walks are a good time to reflect upon a lot of things.They can also be quite productive...Here's a couple of the photos I snapped recently while taking a walk with my dog. It was a beautiful morning, we walked over to a nearby neighborhood and I shot some photos of the neighborhood.When I got home, I built a web page to let people know about how cool it is to live in the Alta Mirada neighborhood. easy peasy. Right!?!This has been a great time to update some old pages on my site, build a few new pages and just have some fun with targeting people who we really want to work with.While Corona has slowed my business a bit, we're sti...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Is it time to Refinance my current Mortgage Loan or is it not?Oh the never ending debate, to refi or not refi, in Shakespearean world, that is a conundrum. In our world, its an easy answer, as long as your speaking with a seasoned loan officer whos in it for the relationship and care of clients and not the quick buck! On this previous episode of "Real Talk USA with The Real Estate Guy", local expert, Traci Gratzek from NOVA Home Loans, gives us the Main 3 questions to ask yourself, if you're contemplating refinancing your current mortgage. Answer these 3 questions, and you'll be making an educated decision that is best suited for your needs. Watch. Learn & Share. Like and subscribe to this and future videos/episodes and clips by clicking here.    
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
VA Financing for Veterans is easy with the Right Team on your Side!Its all about the Veteran, they served our country, so we can have the Freedom like home ownership. See a Vet. Thank a VET. Period. End of story...but not this one, this episode is all about VA Financing, Traci is the Bomb Diggity when it comes to VA Financing, she knows the ins and outs. In FACT, we just saved a FILE, that another local lender failed to close. She got this file with 3 days left to close , that would have been a miracle to close in 3 days, but she got it done In 7. From 0-60 in just 7 days, two of which were Saturday and Sunday. You're a vet, you want a house? Lets start HERE!You WANT A lender on your side, helping you get the job done. You're not going into battle with blanks in your rifle, so don't get...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
What  a great turn-out we had at the open house in 307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ yesterday.I was a little hesitant about the hours of 10am-12 noon on a Saturday, but trying them encouraged me to plan for more open houses on a Saturday morning.The home is a move-in ready, lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bath rancher with a sparkling pebble tec pool and spa, pretty desert-landscaped front and back yard and a carport for two cars plus extra parking for a boat, RV, or a third vehicle. Price is $310,000. 307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ 85282 - front of the home 307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ 85282 - back yard of the home It was a pleasure to speak with the neighbors who stopped by - some of them were renting, and enjoyed learning about the lender product for 100% financing; other neighbors had lived in the...
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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))
10/19 Saturday OPEN HOUSE Features BACK ON MARKET & UPCOMING LISTINGS! Quick, think of a way to make a trio of homes unlike any other weekend lineup we've featured before? Well why don't we showcase a gem you nearly missed out on, our next exciting listing and a tresure of a home that's just as irresistible as the other two!First on the list is a trip to Tempe where you'll find a renewed opportunity to own a BACK ON MARKET 4 Bed Remodeled Warner Ranch Home w/ Pool & 3-Car Garage. The amazing city of Mesa then hosts our UPCOMING LISTING, a 5 Bed 5 Bath Custom Brick Basement Home w/ Pool that might've otherwise remained hidden from you had we not listed it. And finally rounding out this week's selection is none other than a 5 Bed Custom Home w/ Pool In Day Springs all set for you to unrav...
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By Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
Before we get into the Tempe Real Estate Market Report in October 2019, I have a commentary written by Tina Tamboer. She is the Senior Housing Analyst with the Cromford report. She was nice enough to let us use her summary of the Greater Phoenix Metro area as a backdrop for what is happening in Chandler this month. Here is her commentary…….The Greater Phoenix Metro Summary Analysis Real Estate Market ReportAsking Prices Up 9% Over Last Year, but are Buyers Paying It? These Homes have Appreciated the Most since 2000For Buyers:The news media is filled with short-term predictions regarding the economy and how it will, or will not, affect real estate prices. It’s understandable for buyers to want their home to appreciate in value after they purchase, who doesn’t? However, there is far too m...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
Sometimes looking for certain floor plans and features in homes can best be searched by the year they were built. Festiva Tempe Subdivision was built in 1995, by builder D.R. Horton. It is located in Tempe, zip code 85283, close to Kyrene Rd and Elliot Rd. The size of homes ranges between 1,245 sq.ft. to 1,800 sq.ft. Most of the lots are just under 5,000 sq.ft, and only  a few corner homes on Stephens Dr. and Dava Dr. have lots around 8,000 sq.ft.The homes in the subdivision have five different floorplans:Floor plan 1 (Verde) - 1,245 sq.ft. - 22 homes of this floor planFloor Plan 2 (Cimmarron) - 1360 sq.ft. - only 6 homes of this floor planFloor Plan 3 (Pecos) - 1524 sq.ft. - most popular, 32 homes of this floor planFloor Plan 4 (Cumberland) - 1,614 sq.ft. - 17 homes of this floor planF...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💲4901 S Park Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282 - For Sale  ☀️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.comDesired LOCATION with Plenty of Room & an AMAZING Backyard. Curb Appeal is Apparent with a Fresh Coat of Exterior Paint, Pavered Walkways & Sitting Area with Mountain Views! This Home Boasts 6 SPACIOUS Bedrooms, including TWO MASTER BEDROOMS & 3 Bathrooms. The Kitchen Opens to Living & Dining Areas, Features STAINLESS STEEL Appliances, Water Filtration & LARGE Pantry. VERY Well Maintained & Satisfaction is Sure to be found with Bamboo Flooring, Updated Fixtures & Soft Water from EVERY Tap. RESORT STYLE Backyard with Resurfaced Swimming Pool, Private Jacuzzi Area, Workshop/Storage Shed, Multiple Sitting Areas...
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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))
Healing Fields Returns At Tempe Town Lake For Sept. 11 TributeHosted by the Tempe Exchange Club, the 16th Annual Healing Field for the greater Phoenix community will once again take place at Tempe Beach Park. The nation’s second longest running Sept. 11, 2001 tribute event runs September 7th, Saturday to September 11th, Tuesday between 6AM and 8PM each day, continuing the tradition of honoring the victims of the September 2001 terrorist attacksOn September 7th, Saturday, nearly 3,000 eight foot tall American Flags with a personal bio card on each one will be erected by volunteers, honoring each person who died on that tragic attack eighteen years ago in a beautiful display and a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans. A very powerful message to feel and hear, please fi...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
The flashlight tours at the Desert Botanical Garden are a favorite destination during the summer months. Every year, and every week  there are different actvities and exhibits that capture the delight and imagination of visitors - from young kids to adults. Docents and Volunteers at the garden have stories to tell about the creatures that can be found at the Garden, and wild, in Nature in our Sonoran Desert. This desert tortoise was one of the first to welcome us in the garden on the day of our visit.  During flashlight tours, we and the kids can also experience setting up a tent, crawling inside it, building a camp-fire, and roasting delicious s'mores. The spacious field, the stars, the sounds of the night desert - it's all within 15-20 minutes drive from a home in Tempe or neighboring...
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By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Affordable homes in Tempe have diminished greatly as inventory has dropped, putting upward pressure on demand and prices. Inventory has dropped 34% year over year.  In 2 years inventory has dropped 41% for homes priced under $250,000.  Rents are also rising in most areas, including this chart for Tempe,as shown in the above.  Days on market is currently 37 days on market.  The fastest sales in Tempe for homes up to $250,000 was 28 days in August, 2018.  Homes sold in 35 days July, 2018.  Clearly a seller's market up to $250,000. Sales have dropped 15% since last July for homes up to $250,000. Lack of inventory is likely the culprit as prices continue to rise with low interest rates.  Notice the lack of foreclosures, short sales or HUD properties selling.  Even in this price range, notic...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
This single family home in 2156 S. Hu Esta Dr. Tempe AZ 85282 was a great find for my Buyer clients - it is in a cul-de-sac like location off Mill Avenue, close to down town Tempe, to Arizona State University, to almost everything needed.3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms - 1510 sq.ft.Sold for $280,000The previous owners had planted in the front and back yards several fig trees, other fruit and decorative trees. They started an orchard and a vegetable garden, to which the new owners will add more and will turn it into a place of their own. The home was built in 1952 and updated and improved several times through the years.The City of Tempe has plans to complete a landscaped, multi-use Path behind the home. The project is a 7-mile, non-motorized path from Knox Rd. to University Avenue. The path will...
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
This lovely condo in Mistwood Condominiums, Tempe AZ 85282 is now sold.2-master bedrooms, 1,092 sq.ft. Tempe AZ 85282Sold Price $190,000The Sellers received multiple offers within a day on the market. The fact that the first day on the market was a Monday, did not stop the showing activity. Just another proof that the real estate market is still quite hot in Tempe AZ. The Sellers wanted to repair and perfect everything in the home, to clean it thoroughly, including the windows, interior and exterior, before it was put on the market. It took a few days longer than expected, but in the end it paid off well. There were no surprises or delays after the Buyers' home inspection was done.The transaction was financed and it closed within the normal time frame - about 30 days after the offer was...
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