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May 2, 2020
homes selling during covid19

Are Homes Selling During the COVID19 Shut Down?

Many people are wondering the same thing. “Are homes selling during the COVID19 chaos?” My answer is yes. In fact, many are still selling very quickly. Three very recent listings of ours show that there is a real need and a demand for housing. List date 4/23 – Under contract in one day (Home in Las Sendas) List date 4/29 – Under contract in two days, offer was day 1. […]
April 11, 2020

Should Buyer Do A Pre-Closing Walkthrough?

Should a home buyer do a pre-closing walkthrough prior to purchasing a home? We get that question often. My answer is always the same. “Yes. I believe you should do a walkthrough of your home before closing.” We see people say Buyer walkthrough, walk through and Buyer walk thru… No matter how you spell it, the answer is still the same. Just do it. Our current residential real estate purchase […]
April 7, 2020

Market Watch While Staying HOME During COVID-19

Staying Home. For many of us, it has a different meaning than it did in the past. Never before have we, as a nation, been asked to stay home in the way that we are staying home right now. With uncertainty in the local, state, national and world economies, many people are breaking out their crystal balls to tell us exactly where the real estate market is heading. For some, […]
January 17, 2020

Postino Coming To South Tempe

Tempe Public Market Closed – Postino South Tempe Coming Soon: As of Friday, January 17, 2020 Postino has purchased and taken possession of the former Tempe Public Market Cafe! The doors are locked and a remodeling / rebranding will begin right away. No real word yet on how long until Postino opens their doors, just that they WILL be opening their doors here in south Tempe soon. The business transaction […]
October 20, 2019
Tempe Valvoline Store at McClintock and Warner

Two Sided Story Raises Questions In South Tempe

**See the bottom of this article for a 5/26/20 update from the City of Tempe. If you live in Tempe, especially South Tempe, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the proposal by a property owner who wants to put a Valvoline branded shop on the corner where a Shell gas station once stood. That proposal was turned town by Tempe’s Development Review Commission. **Update: the lot was sold in […]
August 19, 2019
Tesla solar panes for rent

Tesla Renting Solar Panels In Phoenix

Is Tesla renting solar panels in Phoenix? According to multiple sources, they are. On Friday, I read an article on the electrek website that gives some of the details about this “new way to get a solar panel system on your roof for as little as $50 per month without any long-term contract.” Clean Technica also had a pretty detailed article about the new rental option. They mention that the […]
July 16, 2019
First time home buyers

First Time Home Buyers Snatching Up Arizona Homes

First time home buyers have been very active participants in the Phoenix real estate market. A good job market, relatively low housing costs and historically low interest rates have certainly helped them on their path to home ownership. According to a recent study, 5 of the top 30 “Best Places for First-Time Home Buyers” are located here in the Phoenix metro area. Of those 5 communities: Peoria came in at […]
June 29, 2019

Google Coming To Mesa – Joining Local Tech Revolution

There’s a LOT of buzz about Google coming to Mesa to open a huge data center. The tech giant is said to be opening the 750,000 square foot data center near Sossaman and Elliot Roads in southeast Mesa. This is an area that still has some large chunks of vacant land but they are quickly disappearing. You’ll find a mix of large commercial and residential developments nearby that benefit from […]
June 10, 2019
sellers watching home buyers

Sellers Watching Potential Home Buyers

Are home sellers watching potential home buyers? Would that be a little creepy or do you think it is perfectly normal? Many people have different opinions about this topic. One thing is for sure, it is becoming a VERY common occurrance. Not long ago, it would be pretty uncommon for a seller to record your every move or your seemingly private conversations while you are looking at their home with […]