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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 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 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 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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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))
Taylor Morrison Debuts New Master-planned Community La Mira In Mesa, AZ! Last October 16, leading national homebuilder and developer Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) debuted its newest master-planned community La Mira. As more people move in to the Phoenix metro area, Taylor Morrison upholds it commitment to help meet the growing housing demand with its new exclusive community in Mesa offering two new housing collections, Discovery and Expedition. Modestly priced from the mid-$400,000s, both collections offer six floorplans of one and two-story home designs ranging from 1,715 to 3,962 square feet with three to seven bedrooms, two to five baths and finished two to four-and-a-half-car garages. In addition to high-quality kitchen appliances, dramatic interior and exterior desi...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Bellasera luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Bellasera in North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings remained at 1 home. Average sale price per square foot increased to $336.76/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 101.79%. Average sale price increased to $985,332. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $1,390,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 11. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85266 September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 58.06%. Months supply decreased 25.00...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Grayhawk luxury community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Grayhawk in North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 14 homes. Average sale price per square foot decreased to $372.17/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 101.40%. Average sale price increased to $1,057,557. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $2,900,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 57. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 57.62%. Months supply decreased 47.37%....
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Update for all listed homes in zip codes 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262 and 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 658 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $375.69/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 99.13%. Average sale price increased to $1,262,029. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 2,546. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 42.88%. Months suppl...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯The World’s Most Magical Celebration  ☀️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 Celebrate Disney World’s 50th anniversary at these magical vacation rentals.   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 Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options Sellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s housing inventory sits at only a 2.6-month supply. To put that into perspective, a neutral market typically features a 6-month supply. That places today’s market firmly in the sellers’ market category. That same NAR data also shows today’s inventory of single-family homes is trailing behind the level we saw last year (see graph below):Because of the ongoing supply challenges, buyers can feel like they’re wandering across a vast, empty desert when searching for their next home. That means your house could provide an oasis for buyers t...
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