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SOLD- Fountain Hills Home on 1/3 Acre with Mountain Views, No HOA Fees

I just sold another home in Fountain Hills Arizona. This was a super buy and was listed with an asking price of $399,900 and sold for $374,000. This one level, single family home sits on a 1/3 of an acre with spectacular views of the Superstition & Red Rock mountains.The custom floor plan with 2079 square feet of living space is open yet intimate. Generous room […]

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Fountain Hills Homes

Renting vs Buying- Is 4% Appreciation Enough?

Are you still sitting on the fence about buying a Fountain Hills home? Does anyone remember the days when 5% annual appreciation was considered really good?  These days it’s not unusual for  consumers to think anything under 10% as horrible, and reason enough to keep renting. As our market returns to normal it may be helpful for future homeowners, specifically the millennial generation, to visualize where they could be […]

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5 Good Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays

The holidays can actually be a great time to put your home on the market. If buyers are out looking during the holidays,more than likely they are serious and usually need to make a move quick. It can also be a great opportunity for tax purposes to get your home under contract and closed by the end of the year. Here are 5 advantages to selling your home […]

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Fountain Hills Housing Market Trends for Dec 2014

The current state of the Fountain Hills housing market is that prices remain stable. I noticed an increase in sales here in the last couple weeks as people who are serious sellers and buyers want to finish off the year in a new home. as always in Fountain Hills, the home itself may determine if it’s a seller’s market or a buyer’s market. Homes with views […]

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17235 E El Pueblo Blvd-Front

Newly Listed- 17235 E El Pueblo Blvd Fountain Hills, AZ

Sold! $269,000 ( May 12 2015) Seller Motivated!! Original owners have kept this ADORABLE single family home in tip top shape! This home has a North/South exposure, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and fireplace.The kitchen features tile floors, granite counters, maple cabinets and breakfast bar. The master suite is very spacious with a HUGE master closet and outdoor access to a inviting portico, perfect […]

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Fountain Hills Rental market is on the rise

Housing Inventory Dwindling Again

I can’t seem to keep up, just as soon as I do my quarterly market update saying there is more inventory than last year at this time I read today that the market index popped back into the neutral zone (90 to 100) today with a reading of 90.2., is housing inventory dwindling again? What does this mean?  If the market index goes above 100, the market favors […]

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Fountain Hills Home Buyers- The First Step

I find too many home buyers do things backwards when buying a home. The first thing you should do before you even look at a home is get a pre- qualification from your lender. Most buyers believe there will be no problem getting a loan, which may be the case but when you write a contract on a home that form needs to be presented with the purchase contract. […]

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Is Selling FSBO a Good Idea?

I understand why people want to try to sell their home “for sale by owner,” everyone likes to save a buck or two by not paying a commission but selling a home is not as easy as you think. The average person sells a home every 7 years so it’s not something you do every day, but if you are determined to try it, here are a few […]

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Buyer Expectations- Low Offers, Seller Concessions?

It appears that there are many Fountain Hills buyers who are either sitting on the sidelines expecting prices to drop dramatically, or placing offers at considerably less than list price. So what is happening in the market today? Are buyers expecting too much? 1. Fewer Desperate Sellers We were in a buyer’s market for 3.5 years from 2006 through mid-2009 which was fueled by sellers who were […]

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Summertime in Fountain Hills

Don’t Ignore the Summer Months, When Buying a Home!

It already feels like summer here in Fountain Hills with temperatures already in the 90’s. The snowbirds are gone, and it is pretty quiet around town. We have already had the frenzy of the winter home selling season and now the real estate market is slowing down for us. The good thing is people always need a place to live so homes come on and off the […]

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