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What factors can affect property values?

June 30th, 2017

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Some of the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you may not have realized can affect property values.

  1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care fo ...

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Sky Crossing in NE Phoenix under way!

June 21st, 2017

Sky Crossing is a  410 acre parcel of land at the NW corner of Black Mountain Parkway and Deer Valley Rd and is a joint venture by Taylor Morrison (Sanctuary @ Desert Ridge) and Pulte (Fireside @ Desert Ridge). The land is zoned for 15 residential parcels consisting of 9 different single family detached home products ranging from 1500-5000 sqft of living space. 3 of those parcels are zoned fo ...

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Do you really want to sell by owner?

June 19th, 2017
I was going thorugh old document files on my computer this morning trying to clean things up.  I came across a blog post that I wrote back in 2006.  Instead of looking for it on the blog, I am posting it again.  No matter what happens in the market the lessons from this blog remain.  10 years ago, 10 years, or 100 years from now, this still rings true.

Approximately 10 % of sellers try to sell ...

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Hidden Homeowner Costs

June 18th, 2017

Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you're just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you'll pay during the home buying process, while others will be recurring costs for as long as you own the home.  While it would be great to have all the positive e ...

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2251 E. Parkside Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024, Phoenix, Arizona

June 14th, 2017

I just sold this Single Family Detached at 2251 E. Parkside Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024, Phoenix, Arizona Boulder Creek.

View this recently sold Single Family Detached or see all my home sales

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Choosing the right finishes for a kitchen update

June 14th, 2017

So... you are thinking of doing some updating instead of moving.  One of the most common areas to update is the kitchen.  Whether you plan to be in the home for the long haul, or only a couple more years, there is a lot to think about when choosing what to do with the update.  It might be tempting to skimp on the budget if you expect to move in a couple years.  But, doing it right will help y ...

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May 2017 Real Estate stats for Scottsdale, AZ 85254

June 8th, 2017

May 2017 saw a total of 122 home sales in the 85254 Zip code of Scottsdale.  As of this writing there are 253 active listings and 144 under contract within 85254, so the inventory levels are at 2.07 months worth of supply based on the May sales.  85254 encompasses an area roughly bounded by Shea Blvd on the south,Tatum Blvd on the west, Bell Rd and the CAP canal on the north and Scottsdale Ro ...

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Desert Ridge May 2017 real estate stats

June 5th, 2017
May 2017 saw a total of 54 home sales in the Desert Ridge area.  As of this writing there are 128 active listings, This brings the  inventory level to 2.37 months worth of supply based on the May sales.   There are currently 72 properties under contract.   Desert Ridge is a wonderful master planned community in Northeast Phoenix.  Desert Ridge is ideally situated close to the junction of the ...

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May 2017 Phoenix 85050 real estate stats

June 5th, 2017

May 2017 saw a total of 69 home sales in the 85050 Zip code of Northeast Phoenix.  As of this writing there are 138 active listings and 94 under contract within 85050, so the inventory levels  are 2 month's worth of supply based on the May sales.  85050 encompasses an area roughly bounded by Union Hills Drive, Cave Creek Road, Jomax Road and Tatum Boulevard in Northeast Phoenix.   Some of the ...


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