Nick Bastian

April 23, 2024
That's Who We R Realtor

Real Estate Commissions – Facts Over Fallacy

Contrary to recent headlines, real estate commissions have always been negotiable. A lot of talk in the media has been falsely stating things like this CNN article that starts off with: “The 6% commission, a standard in home purchase transactions, is no more.” The fact of the matter is this – There is no standard or set rate of commission. Many media outlets ran with the story before getting or […]
November 21, 2023
Tempe Accessory Dwelling Unit Code

Tempe Accessory Dwelling Units Update

The conversation about Tempe Accessory Dwelling Units is heating up: At the 11/20/2023 city council meeting, the most recent Tempe Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Update recommendations were shared with the public. Prior to the meeting, the city sent postcards to residents, emails to neighborhood and HOA contacts and emails via a city newsletter. There is also an ADU info page on the website. After all of this outreach, we […]
August 23, 2023
South Tempe luxury teardown

South Tempe Luxury Market Alive and Well

The South Tempe luxury home market is alive and creating a summertime buzz. Traditionally, the luxury real estate market in the Valley slows down a bit in the summer. I mean, why wouldn’t it, right? Many people who are able to get out of town during our hot summer months do so to take advantage of cooler temps. They always have, they always will. But in the last few months […]
December 6, 2022
Yes Coyotes Tempe Entertainment District

I Believe The Tempe Entertainment District Is Good For Our City

After months of review, I firmly believe that the Tempe Entertainment District is good for our City. This page will be updated as more information is available, but I wanted to get a few things on here because the ignorance about the project is high. For several months, I researched, read documents, had conversations, listened to presentations and helped facilitate presentations about the Arizona Coyotes proposal to build an entertainment […]
October 31, 2022
removing listings from an IDX feed

Removing Listings From An IDX Feed

Removing listings from an IDX feed after the home is listed is pretty much impossible. Why? Because the display of information is something that is authorized when a listing is entered into our MLS system. The average homeowner and many real estate agents do not understand what IDX (Internet Data eXchange) is. Because of that, we often get emails from agents or homeowners who wonder why their listing is on […]
September 26, 2022
Valley Christian Tempe campus

Valley Christian Purchasing Sun Valley Tempe Campus

Some may consider the fact that the Valley Christian Schools purchase of the Tempe campus of Sun Valley Community Church is a match made in Heaven. Certainly, some will feel otherwise. Any time you have such a large change in plans for so many people, there will always people who question the move. BUT, this is a big deal. While the financial terms of the transaction are not currently available, […]
June 11, 2022
novus innovation corridor

The Amazing Impact of Novus Innovation Corridor on ASU

Welcome to the Novus Innovation Corridor: Arizona is one of the nation’s most future-forward and innovative states. It is home to the “Most Innovative University” in the country and some of the fastest-growing economic hubs like the Novus Innovation Corridor. Novus is a massive development in Tempe, and it has an incredible impact on the university, the city, and its surrounding area.  Located at the NE part of campus, the corridor […]
June 3, 2022
85288 zip code

New 85288 Zip Code Coming To Tempe

There’s a new 85288 zip code coming to Tempe! On June 3rd, 2022, the US Postal Service announced that there would be a new zip code for the City of Tempe. This change becomes effective as of July 1, 2022. Residents will have one year after the change as a grace period. All people in the area are encouraged to start using the new zip code and to notify anyone […]
June 3, 2022
AZ Coyotes Coming to Tempe

Are The Arizona Coyotes Coming To Tempe?

Are the Arizona Coyotes coming to Tempe, AZ? There’s been a LOT of talk about the possibility of the Coyotes coming to Tempe instead of playing way over in Glendale. Heck, who remembers back in 2016 when there was a time when we thought they might be relocating to McClintock and Rio Salado on ASU owned land? Fast forward to 2022 and we know that the Coyotes will temporarily play […]