Maricopa County, AZ Real Estate News

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Living in dusty Phoenix, I've heard rumors that dust has an effect on solar panel power production.   It stands to reason that a layer of dust might diminish the sun's rays from being absorbed completely by the panels.   So the big question is, do solar panels work when they get dirty?  Panels can collect more than just dust.  Birds might find a spot to perch above an array, adding a layer of "you know what."  That layer of "you know what" can accumulate and reduce a panel's production.   Between that and dust, efficiency can be impacted.  But how much of a reduction in power?     Now that apps have been created that show the power generation for each panel at the push of a button, it can be easier to track.  Power production can be tracked for a daily or monthly average.  Comparing tha...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option. There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your house right now, you may be wondering where you’ll go when you move. With so few homes available to buy right now, you might be considering building a new home as one of your options. But you may be unsure if that’s the way to go. Let’s compare the benefits of a newly built home versus moving into an existing one, and why working with a real estate agent throughout the process is mission-critical to your success no matter what you decide. The Pros of Newly Built Homes First, let’s look at the benefits of purchasing a newly constructed home....
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Water Truck  ☀️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 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))
Santa Paws Is Coming To Countryside Dog Park! 🎄Dress your doggo in their Christmas best and stop by the Dog Park this Saturday December 11 from 9am - 11am to receive a free holiday photo taken with your pup(s) with Santa and Mrs. Clause 🎅🧑‍🎄 Also there free hot chocolate and donuts! You’ll have a blast! Hosted by our very own Rachell Walk. Contact her directly with any questions at 480.406.7308 Hope to see you and your pups there in your festive holiday wear! 🐶    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...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
📢Investment Property Maximized with Vacasa 12-8-21  ☀️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 condo community in Mesa, AZ where a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit can generate $30-40K annually as a short-term rental, and be purchased for under $300K.  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 Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Live Better in Arizona )
- November 2021 Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Home Sales - Home sales rebounded in November, up 12.5% over October. And while UCB contracts fell, pending sales were up slightly. SCOTTSDALE HOME SALES ACTIVITY – NOVEMBER 2021 Every month, we track the four sales metrics below: - Single-family homes for sale - Orange Line - How many homes were on the market at the end of the month. - Under contract, but accepting backup offers (UCB) - Gray Line - How many homes were in UCB status at the end of the month.*- Pending home sales - Yellow Line - How many homes were pending at the end of the month.*- Home Sales - Blue Line - How many homes sold over the course of the month. NOVEMBER 2021 RESULTS Scottsdale Homes for Sale: Inventory fell by over 15% between October and November. This is bad news...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
December 7, 1941, "A Day That Will Live In Infamy", 80 years ago....today on a quiet Sunday. Arizona and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii are connected in a way other than sunshine, tourists and beautiful landscapes, especially on this December 7, 2021. Do you know why? Click Box for CBS News report on the USS Arizona memorial at the University of Arizona in Tucson USS Arizona Before the Sneak Attack by Japan                                            USS Arizona leaving New York City harbor With the 80th anniversary this year 2021 of  the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack on December 7, 1941, as Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) said, "A Day that will live in infamy" marking the Empire of Japan's sudden and deliberate attack of the United States causing our country's entrance into World War II, we rememb...
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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, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 6 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $377.34/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 100.51%. Average sale price increased to $1,109,440. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $3,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 60. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 54.02%. Months supply decreased 35.29%. Aver...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Desert Highlands luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Desert Highlands in North Scottsdale, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 4 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $514.63/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 98.74%. Average sale price increased to $2,448,947. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $4,200,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months increased to 19. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 54.02%. Months supply de...
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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, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 611 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $382.69/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 98.98%. Average sale price increased to $1,248,498. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 2,290. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 39.55%. Months supply de...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥How to Respond to a Bad Review  ☀️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 You know the feeling. That sucker punch sensation when one of your vacation rental guests leaves you a negative review online. Whether it’s a fair assessment or not, it’s disheartening. Want to know how the pros tackle bad reviews online? We chatted with Adrienne Digles, who manages the 29-person reputation management team at Vacasa. Her team audits and responds to reviews across the web, including on Airbnb, Vrbo, Yelp, Facebook, and Instagram—not to mention our own platform, Vacasa.com. During peak seasons (typically summer and the holidays), the number of reviews can range from 50,000 to 70,000 per month.   For her ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🧳Vacasa Vacation of the Week - Bella Vista  ☀️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 Dog-Friendly Home with Private Pool, Lovely Back Terrace, Central AC & WiFi You'll feel relaxed and at ease the moment you arrive at this three-bedroom home in the Rancho del Mar neighborhood of Mesa, where you'll have your own private swimming pool, an expansive backyard terrace, and easy access to spring training baseball, world-class golf, and the entire Valley of the Sun. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by central air conditioning, a living room with dual sofas and a flatscreen TV, and a quiet office where you can close the door and catch up on emails using the free WiFi. A second living area await...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🥗Housing and Shelter  ☀️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. Homelessness is an epidemic that is reaching communities all across Arizona. Rising living costs, unaffordable housing, and unemployment are putting countless households over the brink. Countless families and individuals are sleeping on the streets, or in their car, right now. To help, A New Leaf offers compassionate programs that directly address these heartbreaking c...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Vacasa Employee Spotlight - Teasha Smith  ☀️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 Meet Teasha Smith, from our Greater Seattle region! Teasha said her goal was to become a General Manager, and we're so happy to share her story following her promotion to General Manager of the Greater Seattle Area. Make your talents matter. From data science to housekeeping and finance to field ops, we’re shaping the new vacation rental experience. It all starts with you. If you or someone you know is looking for new growth and/or a career opportunity, check out our current openings and if you apply, let them know that I referred you.  Join Us I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbe...
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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 results the national Fannie Mae Mortgage Rate survey for the week as of today December 2, 2021 for consideration if you are ready to buy a home or refinance the home that you have now. (Photo: Chandler Arizona Homes- Wikepedia) Mortgage Rates Remain Relatively Flat December 2, 2021 Mortgage rates continue to remain stable notwithstanding volatility in the financial markets. The consistency of rates in the face of changes in the economy is primarily due to the evolution of the pandemic, which lingers and continues to pose uncertainty. This low mortgage rate environment offers favorable conditions for refinancing. Primary Mortgage Market Survey® U.S. weekly averages as of 12/02/2021 30-Yr FRM 3.11% 0.01 1-Wk 0.40 1-Yr 0.6 Fees/Points 15-Yr FRM 2.39% 0.03 1-Wk 0.13 1-Yr 0.6 Fe...
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By David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
Laveen Az Horse Property December 2021  There are several great areas offering Laveen Az horse property. Laveen is one of the closest places to the central Phoenix area, where one can enjoy rural living and have horse property.  With only about a 25 minute commute to central Phoenix, you really can’t beat it.  There are several areas around Laveen where one can find horse property.  There are of course older built homes and then there are some newer built homes.  There are properties with less than an acre, but the majority of at least an acre and some even more.  Horse property in Laveen will either be irrigated pasture, or will be desert landscape.  You can see some of the current available properties below. Click here to view all current Laveen Horse properties for sale   Market Repo...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🐈Double Trouble in Black ☀️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)
🎅Stay in the Grinch's Cave?  ☀️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.comHigh above Who-ville lies a cave, the Grinch’s cave to be exact. And while he’s busy getting ready to steal gifts this holiday season, he’s allowed Vacasa to host a few lucky and adventurous groups at his rocky residence (we’re a bit better at caring for guests than he is, to say the least).Bookings open up December 3 for limited stays December 13–23. Mark your calendar for a chance to book—the homeowner likes his privacy, and this will probably, definitely never happen again. The Grinch told us so.   Want to stay in the Grinch’s lair?, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, C...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
What is the most important to thing to do to make a home SELL or to make you feel good about the place you live?  SMILE! (Photo Smiling Baby- Pixabay)Make a home "SMILE"!A baby's smile is inviting, your home should be alsoYou heard right! Same as a cute baby, or in an interview. Smile, sparkle, make the interviewer like you. Same thing with your home, to attract a buyer....make it smile! As a REALTOR®, I see the things that others may overlook that will make a home memorable and standout from the hundreds of other similar homes for sale. I remember the homes that smile. Whether I am coaching a seller or helping a buyer see the potential in a home. Some things are so simpleAs a REALTOR®, I look to make a house SMILE and inviting so the Buyer says....."I remember THAT one" You know it wor...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you dreaming of moving to somewhere....how do I say? Different! Yes, we think up upgrading our kitchens or bathrooms, but what about Upgrading where you live? Have you thought of moving on up! How about to Sunny Scottsdale Arizona! Scottsdale is a great place to move to...consistently rated by independent surveys as one of the Best Places to Live and Raise a Family in the entire US. Scottsdale Homes For Sale on the MLS (always up to date). Are you dreaming of getting out of the dreary City to the Suburbs or a Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona?It may be time to stop dreaming and take action and move to the wide open spaces and Scottsdale Arizona. Photo: PixabayMove from a Condo to the Suburbs as in Scottsdale, Arizona?Home on a golf course in Scottsdale Arizona on McCormick Ranch (Photo: C...
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