Where to Live in Tempe to Watch Will Sutton and ASU

Surprising news came to the Arizona State football program when the incomparable Will Sutton, one of the nation’s top defensive linemen, announced he would be returning to Tempe for his senior season. Though he missed nearly two full games to injury, there seemed to be virtually no chance of Sutton coming back to Tempe despite […]

2012: The Year in Pictures

From switching brokerages to adding a second buyers’ agent to watching values start to climb, it’s been a remarkable year. Oh, and there were quite a few buyers and sellers helped along the way …

Exploding Some Marketing Myths

Normally, one of the very first things I do when I take a new listing priced about $75,000 is order professional photographs. But for a variety of reasons, I was delayed in getting them ordered for my new home for sale in Ventana Lakes. And in the end, it didn’t matter. Because the one thing […]

Coming Soon: 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath Casita in Peoria – Westbrook Village

Sure, right now temperatures are in the glorious teens and 20s (Celsius, of course) and it’s hard to picture a time when the temperatures will fall once again and the earth around you will be covered with snow. Here’s what that looks like, in case you forgot —-> Brings chills to the bones, does it […]

North Phoenix Home For Sale – 3 Bedrooms Plus Den With a Pool

There are many homes for sale in Phoenix where it’s clear the owner never had any intention of moving if they had a choice. This home in Arizona Hillcrest – north of Sandra Day O’Connor High School along 33rd Avenue in north Phoenix – is just one such property. From the granite counters to the […]

Phoenix Vacation Rental to Be Waiting for a Buyer

Just take a moment and enjoy that view … Doesn’t necessarily seem like it’s Phoenix, does it? Rather than the mountains or ubiquitous cacti, imagine waking up with a view of the lush, verdant grounds of Phoenix’s Japanese Friendship Gardens. Contrast that with the view up north in the winter … ice where the water […]

3 Car Garage With Attached House in Arizona Traditions

This originally had been intended as a post about a new home for sale – a 2-bedroom La Paloma with a hard-to-find 3-car garage in Arizona Traditions, a 55-plus active adult community in Surprise. But the state of the market is such that we sold this particular home in less than a day in what […]

Spring Training Primer – Real Estate Near Maryvale Stadium

Last year, I said I was going to highlight homes for sale around the Valley’s multiple spring training complexes. A year later, I’m finally going it. Hundreds and more make their way to the Phoenix area each spring to watch one of the 15 teams getting ready for the season and all of these folks […]

Mansions on Monday – Walmart Edition, January 23

Don’t you love Walmart pricing? Nothing ever is an even dollar amount, it’s always just a hair short of the dollar so even though you’re paying almost a dollar, those three cents make you feel better about things. Little did you know that the same theory also applies to luxury home pricing, as evidenced by […]

Mansions on Monday – Loft Edition

My, how the Phoenix loft market has changed. Few properties left for sale when once there were the pariahs of the market, properties based of solid ideas and extremely poor timing. None qualify for the million-dollar mark as has become the habit here for our Monday dreaming, but the penthouse at the Third Avenue Lofts […]