Affordable Rentals in Mesa

  Check out these affordable rentals in Mesa! There are listed with Realtors so you don't have to worry about scams. Let me know if you would like to view any of these homes. Don't see what you're looking for? You can customize the search! Ever wonder if buying is cheaper than renting? Sometimes it is! Check out this handy calculator for your answer … [Read more...]

Sellers! Strike While The Iron Is Hot!

Phoenix has been a hot market for sellers for quite a while and this year is sizing up to be another scorcher. High demand and scarce inventory is good news for sellers! Demand is high and the listings just can't keep up. It's going to be a strong seller's market this year in Phoenix, particular in the Central and Southeast parts of the Valley. Home prices are still affordable and interest rates are resetting to late 2016 rates. It's a great time to buy and home buyers are eager to take advantage. Even in a strong seller's market, good deals can be had. According to the Cromford Report, these are the HOTTEST zip codes in the Valley … [Read more...]

Homes For Sale In Mesa TODAY?

What's NEW in Mesa real estate TODAY? Check out these homes for sale in Mesa that just came on the market today...be the first to see what homes are for sale in Mesa right now! Check out the list of the newest listings to hit the Mesa real estate market. From quaint fixer-uppers to mega-mansions, Mesa has them all! Do you want to stay on top of all the newest homes for sale in Mesa? You can create your own account (use the button below) so you can  save your favorites and get regular updates. Looking for something different? Tweak this search or request your very own custom search, <-------right here … [Read more...]

Buying a House and Selling a House — At the Same Time?

How the heck do you buy AND sell a house AT THE SAME TIME? Argh! It's REALLY stressful! ...Or is it? Here are some important tips on how to make buying and selling a house at the same time go a whole heck of a lot smoother. You might even feel much more prepared! Wow! First and foremost: Start packing I mean, do you even know how long it takes to pack up your life? I know someone moving from a tiny duplex, and it's still going to take her almost a month to pack, have a garage sale, sell stuff on eBay, give it away, whatever it is she needs to do to get herself packed and moved out of there. Additionally, buying and … [Read more...]

Phoenix – Mesa Marathon is Coming! Plan Your Route Accordingly!!

When I first moved to Downtown Mesa, I thought "how cool that the marathon runs through town". But after spending about an house trying to figure out how to get to my Saturday morning appointment, finally calling my clients to go online and find an escape route, I realized that it's what they call a mixed blessing. From the City of Mesa: Motorists in the City of Mesa and surrounding area may experience road closures on Saturday, February 25, as runners in the Phoenix-Mesa Marathon make their way through the city. Several streets will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m. on February 25. Streets will reopen in stages with all streets reopened … [Read more...]

Happy New Year 2017 – Looking Ahead in Phoenix Real Estate

We have spent 7.5 years in an awesome growth period as a country. On the flip side, this makes us well overdue for a little recession. That's pretty amazing though - considering we've come a long way from foreclosure and losing our homes back in 2008. The interesting thing about being overdue for a recession is this: It's kind of like being overdue for a major earthquake in Los Angeles - except a tiny recession is much more likely to happen yet won't leave your life in shambles. This mini-recession will not be anywhere near as bad as 2008. We won't have to rebuild an entire city, or country, for that matter.   Here are … [Read more...]

What’s the Easiest Way to Invest in Real Estate?

A friend of mine recently asked my opinion about a REIT - Real Estate Investment Trust. You know, those sexy crowd-sourcing ventures where you pool you money with other mogul wannabes and buy retail shops, apartment buildings and office complexes and just watch the cash flow into you pockets. Sort of. Actually, the fund managers do all the work,collecting rents from the tenants and paying the investors dividends when they make a profit. Of course, you know what happens if there is not profit, right? Let's say you have $1000 laying around and you wanted to invest in real estate? Is the REIT the best way to go? Maybe. But before you join the … [Read more...]

The Elusive Tiny Home Near Downtown Mesa

I have heard from several folks over the last week or so who are looking for a tiny home near Downtown Mesa so they can be a part the awesome Main Street community. And it's a good time to get in while the getting is good.  A home near Downtown Mesa, within walking distance of the Light Rail, essentially put you within walking distance to Tempe and Phoenix, while enjoying the funky, artsy vibe that Main Street in Mesa offers. If you haven't been downtown lately, check it out. There is so much going on! OK, it's still a little sleepy, but there aren't many places around anymore where the bartender knows your name, where the cook knows … [Read more...]

Historic Fraser Fields – Downtown Mesa, Arizona

Fraser Fields is one of Mesa's historic neighborhoods, with ranch style homes on large irrigated lots near Downtown Mesa. Homes in the Fraser Fields Local Historic District  were built in the late 40's and 50's and appealed to the affluent middle class, looking for a change from "the city" in what was known at the time as Mesa's most exclusive community. Yes, that's what it was like in the 50's.   There is no single builder in the neighborhood - homes were built to order for the original residents, which included doctors, lawyers and businessmen with names that are easily recognized in Mesa. Fraser Fields was originally a plot of land … [Read more...]

About that Zestimate, Spencer….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9EoBa_ez3Q Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow, sold his house in Seattle in February for a cool $1,050,000. You might be wondering why I am telling you about this. Who cares if Spencer sold his house..whatever. Well, what makes this story interesting is that Rascoff's website, Zillow, zestimated that the house is actually worth $1,608,670, off by a measly 53% of the actual market value. Ooops! And while it's super fun for real estate agents to bash the "evil" Zillow monster, the realty is that computer-generated valuations are far from the best way to determine what your house is worth. … [Read more...]