Phoenix West Valley Real Estate News

 

Feb. 24, 2021

STEAMING HOT Arizona Real Estate

Trying to find a home in the Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Sun City & Surprise AZ area is getting more difficult by the day. I just checked our inventory & it is half of what we had last month. See below some market stats.

Arizona Real Estate

Sun City Grand inventory right now. Active home listing on the market 18 total priced from $169,000 to $839,000 Click Here to see attached inventory link. 

Sun City West inventory right now. Active home listings on the market 51 total priced from $169,000 to $537,000 Click Here to see attached inventory link. 

Sun City inventory right now. Active home listings on the market 64 total priced from $98,000 to $895,000 Click Here to see attached inventory link. 

Surprise All age inventory without Adult communities, Active home listings on the market 58 total priced from $280,000 to $1,300,000 Click Here to see attached inventory link. 

These are only active listing, not under contract or pending or coming soon listings as you will find on Zillow and some other sights. The above links are from the actual MLS.

If you have been thinking about selling your home this maybe the time to get top dollar.

 

Posted in Local News
Jan. 11, 2021

REMAX November National housing report

Real Estate is Booming
Home sales were up nearly 20% year-over-year in November, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. In addition to record sales in November, here are three things that you should know from the latest report. The Median Sales Price was up 13.8% from November 2019. The number of days a home stays on the market is down to just 36. November was the fourth month in a row to set a new record for the fewest listings. The Real Estate Is thriving so if you are thinking of buying or selling give me a call or go to www.RetireArizonaStyle.com and click on What's My Home Worth for a FREE Home Evaluation

REMAX Housing report

 

Jan. 11, 2021

Sun City West Golf Corse Homes

Click here for interactive tour

Absolutely stunning, Sun City West Grandview golf course home, beautiful curb appeal, tile entryway, front courtyard, leaded glass front door, high ceilings tiled front entry into liv/dining area, white plantation shutters throughout, custom two-tone paint, great room open to the kitchen with built-in cabinets, upgraded kitchen with Silestone counters, breakfast bar, oak cabinets with crown molding, raised ceiling, recessed lighting, white appliances & breakfast nook looking out to the golf course. large owner’s suite with bay window, access to the patio golf course, double sink & vanity upgraded mirrors, ceiling lights & plumbing fixtures, comfort height toilets and walk-in shower & large walk-in closet. Spacious guest bedroom & full bath with tub & shower. Huge laundry room with built-in cabinets, plenty of room for office space. Outstanding golf course & mountain views stunning sunsets, extended covered patio, knee high wall around the backyard. Additional upgrades, Roof 2018, exterior paint 2019, AC/Heat 2018, upgraded flooring, lighting and fixtures. All furniture available outside of escrow.

Posted in Listings
Jan. 1, 2021

Happy New Year Real Estate in 2021

Real Estate in 2021

Real Estate Surprise AZ and Sun City West area Sharon Mason

The year 2020 has been an unbelievable year for real estate. Its so hard to believe that in the middle of a pandemic that we would have a shortage of homes, low inventory and lottery drawings for new home sales taking 8 to 12 months to build. Looks like this trend is going to continue in the 1st half of 2021. The pandemic has defiantly changed home buyer trends with us all spending more time at home. Buyers are looking for homes with more square footage, pools or an outside oasis, home office space or attached casitas, at home gym space,

Top reasons you may want to sell your home now.

*Prices are soaring

*Sellers getting multiple offers & many over asking price

*Limited supply of homes, Record Low inventory

*Buyers are eager

*Record low mortgage rates, Allowing more buyers to qualify to purchase a home.

*New Builder Competition, For the past several months sentiment is rising steadily with new home builders. That means we will likely soon see an increase in the completion of new homes, which can tilt the market more in favor of buyers.

*Selling your home now could bring you top dollar in record time. If you want to take advantage of today’s opportunities while they lasts you can get started by finding out what your home is worth today just go to, www.RetireArizonaStyle.com and click on the What's My Home Worth Tool for your free home evaluation or If you have questions about selling in the current market & want to set up an appointment call me at 623-810-9988 I'm always available.

Oct. 3, 2020

Homes with 3 car garage Sun City West

Take a look at this new listing in Sun City West and why its a great place to live. Also check out this interactive link with 3D tour with floor plan. Click Here

Sun City West Home

When looking for a retirement community in Arizona there are so many options. Sun City West is one of the most affordable communities in the west valley. Look at what they have to offer.

Four well-equipped recreation centers with pools and spas, shopping centers, golf cart-legal streets volleyball courts, lawn bowling arenas, shuffleboard courts, fitness centers, plenty of outdoor exercise areas, tennis, pickleball, wood shop, metal shop, antique car club, 

Seven scenic golf courses sprinkled with par 3, 4 and 5 holes have transformed Sun City West into a golfer’s paradise. Whether you’re a seasoned old pro who thrives on the challenges. 

Posted in Local News
June 26, 2019

6 Tips to Tidy Your Home for Showing

Keeping your home looking like a furniture showroom for long stretches isn’t easy. Here are a few tips to keep your house ready for showings while you’re still living in it.

Attack the Clutter

As you prepare your home for showing, start with a major decluttering. Throw out, recycle or give away things you don’t use. Getting rid of junk will make your home more appealing to prospective buyers and free up space for you to neatly store things when it’s time to tidy up for a showing.

Rent Storage Space

Keeping things neat is easier when you have fewer things. An off-site storage unit can help (and you can keep it as messy as you like).

Start Packing

Packing most of your dishes and large baking and cooking items frees up cabinet space that you can use to stash items you use on a regular basis. It also gives you a head start on packing for your move.

Rope off a Room or Two

If you can, temporarily rope off rooms or areas from the kids, pets or spouses to contain your mess in a smaller space while your house is listed. But remember to make those rooms look nice, too, before the showing!

Buy Hiding Spots

The home sections of discount stores are filled with attractive fabric boxes and fashionable bins that can simultaneously hide junk and match your decor.

Stash it under the Bed

Invest in a couple of under-the-bed bins that you can use to store everything from socks to kids’ toys in when faced with a last-minute showing.

When showing your home, it pays to work with a professional. Call my office and get started today!

Posted in General
June 26, 2019

Prepare Your Home for the Open House

Ready to sell your home and feeling a little stressed out about the open house? Don’t be! Open houses are a great way to showcase your home with potential buyers coming through your door. Make sure to do these outdoor items before your open house so that interested buyers will want to make an offer on your home:

Keep It Mowed

Having a lush and well-kept lawn is one of the simplest landscaping elements that can increase the resale value of a property. Initial impressions are important in selling a home and one of the first things that potential buyers will notice is the front lawn. Make sure to mow your lawn the day before an open house in order to keep an overall fresh look. Allowing your lawn to grow too long may deter some buyers or even subconsciously cause them to discount their potential offer. If you can’t make time to mow the lawn before the open house, consider hiring a lawn care service to do it for you.

Clear It Away

Whether it is leaves, weeds, or trash that blew into your yard, make sure that your lawn is in top condition at the start of an open house. Rake leaves and clear away debris that has gone unnoticed for far too long. Pick up sticks that may have fallen from a recent storm and make sure to kill and remove all weeds in the lawn and garden beds in order to leave a good impression. Do a thorough overview of your lawn before an open house to make sure that things have been picked up and put away.

Add Some Color

Invite potential buyers into your home by adding pops of color near the front door. A simple pot with bright flowers will leave a positive impression on those entering your home. You may also consider adding a few planters near walkways to subtly welcome potential buyers.

Light It Up

Most open houses are planned in the afternoon where lighting most likely won’t be needed, but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore your outdoor lighting. Update your outdoor patio lights that will look sharp even without the lights on. Or consider adding walkway lighting that adds a safety feature to the home. Solar pathway lights are easy to install and are also energy efficient.

Fix the Small Things

Could your mailbox use a coat of paint? Is there a ripped window screen that needs to be replaced? Be sure to do these things prior to an open house. Other areas that are easily overlooked include a rust spot on the front door or a lightbulb that is burnt out on the patio lighting. These small projects are easy to forget when trying to sell a home but may become detractors for potential buyers. Make sure that everything is in tip-top condition so that potential buyers will see only the good parts of your home.

Posted in General
June 25, 2019

Why You Should Hire a Professional

When everything in today’s world is just a short Google search away, you may find yourself wondering why you should hire a real estate professional to help you buy or sell a home.

Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you through the complicated processes and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Buying or selling a home is definitely not a DIY project you want to mess up. Here are a few ways a professional can help you navigate buying or selling a home:

There’s more to real estate than just finding the home

It has been noted that there are over 230 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to ensure you achieve your dream?

You Need a Skilled Negotiator

Today’s market is cut throat and hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

Know what the home you are buying or selling is actually worth 

How are you to know exactly what is going on in your local housing market with it comes to the flood of information on the news and on the Internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates? How do you know what is accurate? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage and I’m here to help. Call my office to explore your options today!

Posted in General
June 24, 2019

4 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer

Instead of wondering whether or not you should sell your home this fall, consider selling this summer. Here are 4 reasons to sell your home this summer:

1: Buyer Demand Will Remain Strong

Buyers are out in force looking for their dream homes! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available! According to NAR, the median days on the market for a listing was only 24 days last month!

2: There is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market.

3: There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

Prices are projected to appreciate by 4.8% over the next year according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in both down payment & mortgage payment, if you wait.

4: It's Time to Move on with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

If you’re considering selling your home this summer give my office a call to help you navigate your options.

Posted in General
June 17, 2019

Three Things You Should Know About Today's Market

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.

The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the outlook for an economic slowdown.

1. Interest Rates

One of the most important things to consider when buying a home is the interest rate you will be charged to borrow the money. Recently, we have questioned, “Are Low-Interest Rates Here To Stay?” The latest information from Freddie Mac makes it appear they are. We are currently at a 21-month low in interest rates.

  1. Building Materials

Talk of tariffs could also affect the housing market. According to a recent article, the National Association of Home Builders reports that as much as $10 billion in goods imported from China are used in homebuilding. Depending on the outcome of the tariff and trade discussions between several countries, there could be as much as a 25% boost in the cost of building materials.

3. Economic Slowdown

Previously, it was stated that we could expect a recession in late 2019 or early 2020. As spring approached, however, it’s been reported that economists had started to push that projection past 2020. Now, three leading surveys indicate that it may begin in the next eighteen months.

Bottom Line

We are in a strong housing market. Wages are increasing, home prices are appreciating, and mortgage rates are the lowest they have been in 21 months. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling, it’s a great time to be in the market. Give me a call today and I will help you navigate your options!

Posted in General