New Homes for Sale in Peoria

I must admit, I’m a big fan of Taylor Morrison’s Northlands homes near 99th Avenue and Happy Valley Road. The floor plans flow beautifully and the exterior elevations are truly unique. And the location is terrific as well, with easy access to Loop 303; last night it took only a few minutes to get from […]

For Sale – 11855 W Grant Street, Avondale AZ

There’s only one reason I’m discussing this listing in the present tense, as in still available – there isn’t a pool in the oversized lot on which the home sits. Other than that, this home easily ticks all the boxes a buyer could be looking for: 3-car garage Extensive storage space Huge upstairs loft Open, […]

Just Listed in Peoria

Every home has a story. And this one tells of children raised and grown, cannonballs and endless splashing, delicious meals cooked in the open kitchen, chilly winter nights in the warm embrace of the fireplace and warm summer nights in the cool waters of the pool. Recent chapters include fresh paint inside and out and […]

The Most Popular House for Sale in Tempe

Everynow and then a listing gets so much search engine traffic that I have to write about it. That’s the case the past few days, when several dozen people daily have come to the site specifically to see the house at 1420 W Knox Road in Tempe. What’s more amazing is that this many people […]

Gearing Up for the Next Short Sale

In about an hour I’ll be heading up to Stetson Valley (not an actual valley, just a subdivision on the north end of the real Valley … which actually is a basin … but let’s not get into that today, okay? Okay) to take some preliminary photographs and set a price on a new short […]

Going Retro Chic in Arcadia … At a Great Price

One challenge here in the Phoenix real estate market is finding properties with character. This is, by and large, a fairly new metro area dominated by tract housing. Anything built in the last 20 years likely will come in one of two architectural styles – light colored stucco or dark colored stucco. Exceptions exist here […]

Homes for Sale Near Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training

Yes, my friends, the temperatures finally are climbing back into the 70s and the 80s and the sound of baseballs thunking against mitts and rocketing off of bats is back in the air. Spring training – the Cactus League – has started once again with 15 of the 30 Major League teams calling Arizona home. […]

It’s Less About the Real Estate than the Sunshine

Here’s the reality of selling real estate in any of Phoenix’s active adult and retirement communities: it’s not the property I’m selling but the sunshine and the lifestyle. That’s why, when I’m writing the description for any of my listings in these communities, I leave the nitty gritty of the property itself to the bullet […]

New to the Market in Mesa

One week after multiple frost warnings is it too soon to start thinking about spring and summer? Not really. Not in the Phoenix area, where 70-degree days now mean we’re one final cold snap away from entering our mid- to late-February spring. So go ahead … think about afternoons and evenings on the back patio […]

Instant Winter Rental for Sale in Sun Village

I came across this one in my travels yesterday. As the seller told me, they’re only taking their toothbrushes. Buy today, close escrow by month’s end or early February and either get out of the cold yourself or get it rented out for March while the rates are high. It’s really just about that easy. […]