A Word Homeowners Need to Understand

Posted on Jul 12, 2018

What is your mortgage balance? Well, that is one answer, but the new tax law has a very specific reference for the term Acquisition Debt as it relates to Phoenix Metropolitan home owners, and others around the country. So read on to learn more, then talk to you tax adviser as to the effects this … Read More >>

Don’t Let a Killer In

Posted on Jun 28, 2018

​Arizona enacted a law many years ago that requires a carbon monoxide detector within 15 feet of every “sleeping area” before the home is sold. Arizona is pretty good about this as they only cost $40-50 and are easy to install. Here is part of why the state legislature enacted this law… Carbon monoxide is … Read More >>

Welcome to 3259 S Danielson Way, Chandler

Posted on Jun 27, 2018

Exclusive Listing at 3259 S Danielson Way in Chandler’s Markwood North, This gracious, single-level home is conveniently located in sought-after Chandler Unified School District, near highways, major employers, parks & shopping. Beautiful foyer graced with high arches welcomes you to this open, split floor plan. Vaulted ceilings and warm neutral colors make this turn-key. Home … Read More >>

Do You know the Tax Difference in Second Homes?

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Many folks who live in the valley have 2nd homes in the mountains. Some are fishing cabins while others are condos for ski weekends, or you might find a true replacement residence. The truth is that some of the tax law changes form last year might affect those home owners. So read on… A principal … Read More >>

When Neighbors Don’t Seem to Care

Posted on Jun 07, 2018

Many times I have addressed this issue when marketing a home for sale. In the old days neighbors would band together to water and mow the front yards of abandoned, or even properties that were in foreclosure. Some folks do run into financial issues. and my experience has been 2 fold: a. they appreciate the … Read More >>

Welcome to 2571 E Bart Street, Gilbert – Lyon’s Gate

Posted on May 30, 2018

This Home has been lovingly maintained by the original owner. It features many upgrades such as tile floors in all of the main living areas, decor paint, stainless appliances, granite counters, and cinnamon maple cabinets, plus fridge, washer and dryer all stay. Fabulous floor-plan features 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Ideally located in subdivision … Read More >>

Welcome to 43331 W Kimberly Street, Maricopa

Posted on May 29, 2018

Superb home in Senita! This lovely home has been updated and well cared for by owners. Upgrades added include radiant barrier plus 10” of blown in insulation, giving an R38 value, surround sound speaker system, custom decor paint, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. The floor-plan is open and offers both bonus room and game room … Read More >>

Are you Second Guessing Price?

Posted on May 24, 2018

In the current Seller’s market I frequently have the conversation with the Sellers about what is the best sales price for their home.  At times the Seller has a price in mind but my experience sometimes indicates a different market value.  Obviously this is something we talk through to agree on the best sales price … Read More >>

Do You Have A Home for Tomorrow?

Posted on May 16, 2018

Most people I talk to  seem to be afraid of a bubble bursting as it did in 2008. Statistically, that started in 2006, and some of us started to notice that early. I am asked about when prices will start to fall… that answer is when we see over 180 days on the market average … Read More >>

Coming Soon to Carmel Bay at Ocotillo

Posted on May 03, 2018

This Fantastic Home is Located Close to Schools, Restaurants and Shopping. It Features a Large Eat-In Kitchen with Tile Floors and Gas Range. Master Includes a Walk-In Closet, Soaking Tub and Separate Shower. Lots of Windows Make it Bright and Cheery. Private Backyard Boasts Great Pool and Covered Patio For more information Call Us 480-355-8645 … Read More >>

Are you overlooking your Recordkeeping?

Posted on May 02, 2018

There is great opportunity for  Home owners! Especially with the appreciation we have experienced over the last 5 years. When the tax laws changed last year I know I was excited that this part of the law did not change and that means we can keep our equity, tax free. Then you must ask, what … Read More >>

Costs More…Takes Longer?

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

Certainly one of the tougher functions in a Real Estate transaction is negotiating the inspection items. Some believe the seller should do everything and yet in a highly focused seller’s market that is not likely the case. The replacement of a roof covering can often become a real issue especially when using the contractor that … Read More >>

Welcome to 22167 E Via Del Palo

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

Adorable move in ready home backing to the golf course with fabulous panoramic views! Home features great room style floor plan and a light and bright eat in kitchen with island for plenty of counter space. Low maintenance desert landscaping allows you time to enjoy the beautiful view of the golf course with the serene … Read More >>

Housing Decision During Retirement

Posted on Apr 19, 2018

Recently I took a  certification class for the designation of Senior Real Estate Specialist. I found there was  a wealth of information to assist my clients that are reaching retirement age or have parents with limited and/or fixed income.  All of that to say is there is a lot to think through when planning for … Read More >>

Welcome to 1581 E Shannon St., Chandler – Ashley Park

Posted on Apr 03, 2018

This home has been highly upgraded and remodeled lovingly by the owners. Upon entry you’ll notice the natural stone Travertine floors in the ample great room and the elegant French doors leading to the yard. The gourmet kitchen has been set up for the most discriminating cook with high end Kitchenaid stainless appliances, gas range, … Read More >>

Welcome to 1431 W Folley Street, Chandler!

Posted on Mar 28, 2018

Adorable home in a great Chandler location! This home is ideally located just north of the 202 and close to both Chandler Fashion Square and DT Chandler for all of your shopping, dining experiences, and easy commuting.  This home features a light and bright den upon entry with large bay window. The great room style … Read More >>

What the lack of Inventory means to You and Me!

Posted on Mar 23, 2018

In the Phoenix market, our housing inventory fluctuates based on supply and demand.  It will also fluctuate differently based on each different city within the Phoenix Metro Area (i.e., Chandler has a different inventory than Scottsdale, Gilbert from Tempe, and so on) and by price range within that as well. The National Association of REALTORS® … Read More >>

We see Fair Skies on the Horizon

Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Some buyers I have talked to have expressed concern about how the new tax laws will affect home ownership. However, looking at the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by the President; we see that it continues to treat real estate as a favored investment. Tax laws are in place whether … Read More >>

Coming Soon! 1431 W Folley St., Chandler

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

Beautiful home! Slate tile flooring throughout! Tiled bathrooms.  Granite tops in both bathrooms with new fixtures! Formal dining room or den,big eat in kitchen with breakfast bar and room. Vaulted ceilings! Fireplace in large great room. Covered patio fenced! Sparkling play pool, beautiful back yard! Ac/heat installed march 2013 with 10 year warranty! Incredible floor … Read More >>

A Historical Perspective

Posted on Feb 23, 2018

Mortgage interest rate history is interesting and rates have the biggest impact on housing affordability. In 1968 (when I was just a little kid) interest rates were 8.5%, but dropped to 7% a year later.  In October 1981, they hit a high of 18.63%.  A $250,000, 30 year fixed mortgage with that interest rate had … Read More >>

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