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Affordable Townhomes in the East Valley

Prices are going UP in the popular towns of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Queen Creek, but here are some bargains under $250K! Get while they last!! These townhomes and condos can get you started on the champagne lifestyle, even if you only have a beer budget at the moment. Shake out that piggy bank and let's check out a couple!   … [Read more...]

Waterfront Homes in Metro Phoenix

Believe it or not, you can own waterfront property in Phoenix! Several suburbs have lake communities with homes right on the water. Starting from an affordable condo to pricey mega-mansions, there is bound to be a waterfront home to fit your budget. Some of the more popular communities such as The Lakes in Tempe, Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert and Lakeside in the Ahwatukee area, include community amenities such as clubhouse facilities, tennis courts and parks. Some lakes are even stocked with fish! Most of the community lakes are not open for swimming but allow boating (with restrictions). Gilbert has three lakes that offer waterski … [Read more...]

Things To Do Near Downtown Mesa – November 15-22, 2017

Sponsored by Comedy Off Main Street Twas the week before Thanksgiving...wondering what to do when you aren't looking for stuffing recipes on Pinterest? Here are some ideas! Kidtastic Pony Rides - Bring the littles to Downtown Mesa for a morning full of pony rides, FREE kids crafts and hot cocoa! Kids will get to saddle up on a pony and trot around like a live merry-go-round.  Nov 16 10a-noon - Pony rides are $6 per child -1 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 (Corner of Main St and Macdonald) Local Comic Book Shop Day -Celebrating locally owned independent comic book specialty stores. We will be selling lots of unique and limited edition … [Read more...]

Things to Do Near Downtown Mesa – November 8-15, 2017

Sponsored by Comedy Off Main Street Looking for something to do this week? Here are some great options - many are FREE!! Mesa Music Festival - Huge lineup of participants for this weekend long event in venues all over Downtown Mesa - most shows are FREE! - Nov 9-11 -  Check out the lineup here. Cider Corps Opening - Nov 11 - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 31 S. Robson - Yummy food supplied by Worth Takeaway! (one of my faves!) Beer Research Institute 3 - Year Anniversary Party - Corn Hole Tournament, live music,  commerative glass, and more!  Kicks off around noon on Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, 1641 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204 East Valley Veterans … [Read more...]

Homes For Sale in Phoenix — Listed Today!

What's NEW in Phoenix real estate TODAY? Check out these homes for sale in Phoenix that just came on the market...be the first to see what homes are for sale in Phoenix right now! Check out the list of the newest homes to hit the Phoenix real estate market priced in that sweet spot of $350000 or less. Do you want to stay on top of all the newest homes for sale in Phoenix? 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 hereå … [Read more...]

Gently Used Homes near Gilbert, Arizona

Do you want a new home without all the new hassle? Consider buying a gently used home instead! A gently used home that is 5 years old or less is the sweet spot of home sales. You've got the yard, the window coverings and the remainder of the builder warranty. Plenty of life left on all those big ticket items like the roof, air conditioner and water heater. You can get a good feel for the neighborhood and surrounding area. It's the best of both worlds. Check out this list of gently used homes in the East Valley of Phoenix - Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe and Queen Creek priced at $400,000 or less. If you want to take a look at any of these … [Read more...]

Waiting for Phoenix Home Prices to Come Down?

They say that good things to those who wait. In real estate, there is an urban myth that suggests if you wait long enough, home prices with GO DOWN far enough that you will be able to afford that dream home after all. Why settle, when you can wait (THROUGHOUT INFINITY) for prices in real estate to match your champagne tastes and beer budget. Because folks, I hate to break this to you, but historically home prices GO UP!   Sure, from month-to-month, prices might fluctuate slightly in an up-and -down fashion. There have been moments in history that prices dropped - like 2007-2010...commonly referred to as "The Crash". But this is … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – It’s a Buyer Frenzy!

The Phoenix real estate market is in a buyer frenzy early in the season due to low inventory in the most active price ranges. For Buyers: Buyers continue to find themselves in a frenzy of competition for homes as March recorded the highest number of non-distressed sales through the MLS since September 2005.  Supply has dropped a significant 12.7% overall compared to this time last year. That's a whopping 22% drop  in the Southeast Valley and 27% in Pinal County! Despite the extreme lack of supply under $300K, 30% of closings in this price range are showing some form of seller-paid concession at close.  Compare this to 27% in March of … [Read more...]

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

A friend of mine recently asked me about investing in a REIT, which is a Real Estate Investment Trust. There's been a lot of them poppin' up over the last 15 to 20 years - especially online. This particular one that she was looking at had $1,000 minimum. My friend asked, "I don't have the $1,000 now, but if I did is this a good idea?" The online REIT that she's looking at is so super-hipster right now too (because my friend who asked is also a hipster). The site talks about crowd-sourcing and how you can become a real estate mogul just like everyone else! It's real sexy, amazing, gnarly, yadda yadda yadda. A lot of REITs invest in … [Read more...]