Country Club Living at an Affordable Price – 1402 N Pebble Beach Dr – Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert AZ 85234

How would you like to live in a country club community? Who wouldn't right? But maybe you can't afford the country club price tag. Well check out this home in Val Vista Lakes, one of the most popular lakefront communities in Gilbert, AZ. The clubhouse is AMAZING! A beach-front lagoon pool overlooks a lake that meanders through the community. It's flanked by a Jr Olympic-sized pool, hot tub and gazebo. Enter the clubhouse to find racquetball courts, cardio and weight-training facilities and recently updated locker rooms, as well as a staff that keeps the action going through-out the year.   Tennis? Oh yes - there's even an … [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...]

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...]

Hospitals in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix has a plethora of medical facilities to serve any and all medical needs for the residents of our city and the surrounding suburbs. Here are some of the biggest hospitals in the Valley of the Sun: Arizona Heart Hospital Banner Network Barrow Neurological Institute Cardon Children's Medical Center Chandler Regional Medical Center Gilbert Hospital John C Lincoln Hospitals Mayo Clinic Mercy Gilbert Mountain Vista Paradise Valley Hospital Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix Memorial Hospital Scottsdale Healthcare St Joseph's Hospital Tempe St Luke's Hospital VA Hospitals of Phoenix West Valley Hospital In addition … [Read more...]

Spring Training 2015 – Cubs New Home in Mesa AZ

The 2015 Cactus League season is almost here! Soon 15 Major League Baseball teams will head to the Valley of the Sun for Spring Training, a tradition that began in 1947. My hometown, Mesa, hosts two teams - the Oakland A’s and the Chicago Cubs. The A’s are taking over the Cubs old home field, Hohokam Stadium as that Cubs move into their new facility at Sloan Park at Riverview. And what a home it is!  The beautiful Mesa Sheraton Hotel opening this year will be a home-away-from-home for baseball fans taking a break from the frozen tundra to enjoy our unbeatable desert weather while watching their favorite baseball players hit the field. The … [Read more...]

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What Can I Buy for a Thousand Bucks a Month in the West Valley?

Let's say that you really want to buy a house, but you only have a budget of around $1000 a month? What does that buy you in the West Valley of Phoenix? Check out the list below for a sampling of what that grand gets you with the following "small print": Monthly payment is $1000 or less, including principal, interest and FHA mortgage insurance Assumes an FHA loan with an interest rate of 4.25% or less Assumes a down payment of 3.5% or more Does not include property taxes, home insurance, utilities or HOA fees. Actual mortgage terms are estimated and subject to change based on your individual borrowing power Interested … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate Market – May 2012 – INSANITY

The insanity is not just continuing, it's out of control. Inventory is still falling, prices are climbing, and tears are flowing as buyers suddenly realize the home-ownership train is leaving the station without them. Here are the cold hard numbers and a couple of survival tips for you! Kristin LaVanway Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com 480-282-7464 … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate Investing – It Ain’t Rocket Science!

Fix and flips? Rental properties? Everybody dreams of success in real estate investing, right? But where to start?? It really boils down to three easy steps: 1. Plan your strategy - are you setting long term or short term goals? For long term goals you are looking for buy and hold opportunities - rental properties. For short term plans, you will be buying property then re-selling it right away. You need to know which way you are heading to you can develop a successful strategy. 2. Know your numbers - Depending on your strategy, you can use some simple rules to determine which properties are the best candidates. For fix and flips, yoiu will … [Read more...]

Loan Mod Scams from the Grave!!

Unbelievable how far these loan mod scammers will go!! Watch out for GINO! Oh yes, lucky me, I got a call from my lender, CitiMortgage, extending an offer to modify my loan. Only problem there is that my house was foreclosed on 6 MONTHS AGO! I had to check this out...turns out it wasn't exactly CitiMortgage., but Gino from the United Mediation Group in California. What followed was a classic scam pitch which, if I bit would end up costing me thousands and put me a worse financial situation with my lender (well, former lender). The pitch contained many red flags that hinted that Gino and his buddies were not exactly straight shooters. Yes, … [Read more...]