Homes For Sale in Phoenix-What’s Hot, What’s Not?

Let's take a look at the current inventory of homes for sale in Phoenix...What's hot and what's not? There are currently more than 17,600 homes for sale in Maricopa County. When you look at the mix of price ranges on a map, you can see a heat map forming representing affordability across the Valley. For homes in price of $200K or less, your best bet is the West side. If you want to live in the East Valley - Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert or Chandler, you are going to need to spend a few more bucks - most homes are $200K and above.  If you want to drop some serious dollars on your new house, northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale are the places to … [Read more...]

Can You Really Sell Your House in November (or December!)

Real estate sales typically slow down towards the end of the year here in Phoenix. Buyers are distracted with holidays and take longer to make a decision. Inventory increases, so there are more choices. Advantages the sellers had during the busy season tend to wane as the weather cools off. But what if you NEED to sell your house now? This may not be the most ideal time to sell your house, but it is doable. About 5,000 homes will go under contract this November compared to over 8,000 that went under contract in June, one of the busiest months. Sure the number is lower, but that's still 5,000 houses! And yours could be one of … [Read more...]

Should You Wait for a Better Offer (If the one you got is a piece of $#%@)

What should you do if you get an offer that frankly is a piece of S*&;%T? Here are some spicy tips on how to make the best of a *#%$% situation... First, you have to be realistic. And that is secret code for price your house right. Second, understand your negotiating position. Is is a Seller's market, or do the Buyer's hold the advantage? Right now, Sellers are not exactly in the driver's seat. You have to play nice with buyers if you want to make a deal. So...play nice! Third, try to make the offer work, even it at first glance that seems as likely as snow in Phoenix. Because, guess what? Sometimes it snows in Phoenix! … [Read more...]

A High and Mighty Look at Phoenix Real Estate

A high and mighty look at the Phoenix Real Estate Market as we head into the 4th quarter of 2015.  This time of year, the market tends to slow down and the trends we are seeing indicate that this year will follow suit. Inventory is rising, which tends to shift the advantage from the sellers towards the buyers, which many buyers will welcome. Prices are stable, and may trend down slightly as seasonal inventory increases shift (to some degree) the advantage to the buyers. New rules have been implemented with the latest installment of mortgage reform legislation. Look for longer escrow times as TRID - TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure - … [Read more...]

What’s Sold Recently in Carol Rae Ranch?

Carol Rae Ranch is located in North Gilbert south of Baseline Rd and East of Higley Rd, in the 85234 zip code. Close by are the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, Southeast Regional Library, Superstition Springs Mall and so much more. For more information about Carol Rae Ranch, check out the community page for HOA details, park locations and more. Check out what's sold recently in Carol Rae Ranch... … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – September 2015 – Live from Downtown Mesa

A LONG overdue update of the Phoenix Real Estate Market - live from Volstead Public House at 105 W Main St in Mesa! Things are VIBRANT in the Phoenix real estate market right now, with an edge to sellers in most cases. Sales volume has started to lighten up as we approach the end of the year, but some of areas of the Valley are still seeing brisk sales. HOT areas are Avondale, Glendale, Surprise, Tempe and Mesa (yeah!). For more information, you can reach me at Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 kristin@hereinphoenix.com Check out Volstead Public House at https://volsteadpublichouse.wordpress.com/ More in Downtown Mesa … [Read more...]

That Solar Energy Thing – Savings in Downtown Mesa

Yes, it gets hot here. Really hot. And even when it's not blazing hot, it's more than likely sunny. Really sunny. It only rains about 30 days a year here. So, if you are a weather forecaster, your job is pretty easy. Because we have SO MUCH SUN in Phoenix, it makes sense to consider solar energy. A lot of sense. Solar is catching on and companies that supply solar panels to homeowners are popping up faster than weeds in March. More and more new home builders are offering solar as an option. It's a big deal in the Valley of the Sun, so much so that in 2012, Governor Janet Napolitano observed that solar power in Arizona has the potential to … [Read more...]

Hot-Chi-Wa-Wa: Phoenix – Mesa Real Estate Market Update – March 2015

It's that time of year when things start cooking in Phoenix real estate and we are seeing trends that indicate a market that is going to favor most sellers for the months ahead. Demand is out pacing   And rentals? Good luck! Inventory of single family homes for rent is the lowest since 2006! Questions? Just ask! Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 kristin@hereinphoenix.com     … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate – Myth Busters Edition 2014

Are the rumors true? Find out now! With the end of 2014 fast approaching, I thought it might be fun to look at some of the myths associated with the Phoenix real estate market! Are Interest Rates Soaring? Is the Market at a Standstill? Are Home Prices Dropping Like a Rock? Is it Impossible to Get a Home Loan? You know you want to know! If you have questions or comments, you can reach me at: Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod, www.Imcompetech.com … [Read more...]

Identity Crisis – Phoenix Real Estate

The shift in the Phoenix Real Estate Market has left some real estate agents with a major identity crisis. After years of rescuing underwater homeowners, dealing the evil banks and constantly changing government regulations, we are left in a fairly normal market. What do we do know!!? I guess, when it gets right down to it, we all have to adjust to this new "normal" market. Once the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder starts to wind down, anyway!! Don't be afraid to reach out for help during these changing times... Kristin LaVanway HereInPhoenix.com 480-282-7464 Special appearance by Jane Fendelmen :) Outro: Feeling Good, Kevin MacLeod … [Read more...]