All About Arizona Real Estate

By Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Live Better in Arizona )
- November 2021 Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Home Sales - Home sales rebounded in November, up 12.5% over October. And while UCB contracts fell, pending sales were up slightly. SCOTTSDALE HOME SALES ACTIVITY – NOVEMBER 2021 Every month, we track the four sales metrics below: - Single-family homes for sale - Orange Line - How many homes were on the market at the end of the month. - Under contract, but accepting backup offers (UCB) - Gray Line - How many homes were in UCB status at the end of the month.*- Pending home sales - Yellow Line - How many homes were pending at the end of the month.*- Home Sales - Blue Line - How many homes sold over the course of the month. NOVEMBER 2021 RESULTS Scottsdale Homes for Sale: Inventory fell by over 15% between October and November. This is bad news...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
December 7, 1941, "A Day That Will Live In Infamy", 80 years ago....today on a quiet Sunday. Arizona and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii are connected in a way other than sunshine, tourists and beautiful landscapes, especially on this December 7, 2021. Do you know why? Click Box for CBS News report on the USS Arizona memorial at the University of Arizona in Tucson USS Arizona Before the Sneak Attack by Japan                                            USS Arizona leaving New York City harbor With the 80th anniversary this year 2021 of  the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack on December 7, 1941, as Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) said, "A Day that will live in infamy" marking the Empire of Japan's sudden and deliberate attack of the United States causing our country's entrance into World War II, we rememb...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Bad Snowman Bad Snowman! Keep your eyes open out there when looking at Christmas light displays and pay attention to that Snowman! (Photo: Pixabay) Watch out for a Bad SNOWMAN on the loose. He may look like this:                                          Christmas Humor... Crooked snowman- source unknown Most of the snowman you see will be cheerful. Look out for the suspicious one in the shadows. All may not be as it seems! Are you looking for a cheerful and honest Snowman and/or Real Estate Broker? If you are looking to buy a home in Arizona, give me Jeff Masich a call. I will most pleased to find you the right home at the right price! Meet Jeff Masich, REALTOR® Jeff Masich, Associate Broker and REALTOR® discusses buying a home in ArizonaIf you are looking to move to Phoenix including S...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Grayhawk luxury community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Grayhawk in North Scottsdale, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 6 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $377.34/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 100.51%. Average sale price increased to $1,109,440. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $3,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 60. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 54.02%. Months supply decreased 35.29%. Aver...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Desert Highlands luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Desert Highlands in North Scottsdale, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 4 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $514.63/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 98.74%. Average sale price increased to $2,448,947. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $4,200,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months increased to 19. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 54.02%. Months supply de...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Update for all listed homes in zip codes 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262 and 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     North Scottsdale, ArizonaDecember 6, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 611 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $382.69/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 98.98%. Average sale price increased to $1,248,498. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 2,290. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week October 2021 vs October 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 39.55%. Months supply de...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥How to Respond to a Bad Review  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com You know the feeling. That sucker punch sensation when one of your vacation rental guests leaves you a negative review online. Whether it’s a fair assessment or not, it’s disheartening. Want to know how the pros tackle bad reviews online? We chatted with Adrienne Digles, who manages the 29-person reputation management team at Vacasa. Her team audits and responds to reviews across the web, including on Airbnb, Vrbo, Yelp, Facebook, and Instagram—not to mention our own platform, Vacasa.com. During peak seasons (typically summer and the holidays), the number of reviews can range from 50,000 to 70,000 per month.   For her ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🧳Vacasa Vacation of the Week - Bella Vista  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com Dog-Friendly Home with Private Pool, Lovely Back Terrace, Central AC & WiFi You'll feel relaxed and at ease the moment you arrive at this three-bedroom home in the Rancho del Mar neighborhood of Mesa, where you'll have your own private swimming pool, an expansive backyard terrace, and easy access to spring training baseball, world-class golf, and the entire Valley of the Sun. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by central air conditioning, a living room with dual sofas and a flatscreen TV, and a quiet office where you can close the door and catch up on emails using the free WiFi. A second living area await...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🥗Housing and Shelter  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series for resources for people in need that are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research for this weekly series will also help me to discover what is really out there for those in need. Homelessness is an epidemic that is reaching communities all across Arizona. Rising living costs, unaffordable housing, and unemployment are putting countless households over the brink. Countless families and individuals are sleeping on the streets, or in their car, right now. To help, A New Leaf offers compassionate programs that directly address these heartbreaking c...
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By Surprise Arizona Realtor Brandon Coulston, Surprise AZ Real Estate & The Phoenix West Valley
(Paramount Valley Realty - HomeSmart)
Bedrooms - 2Bathrooms - 2Living SQFT - 1,254Year Built - 1996Turnkey furnished home with pride of ownership. This home offers large living room, split bedroom floor plan, 2 full bathrooms and a larger eat-in kitchen. Enjoy your evenings in the fully screened in sun room, or relax on your private backyard patio featuring a epoxy finish. This home comes furnished making it perfect for a seasonal home or investment property. Yamaha golf cart included with property.**********************************************************************************************************Brandon CoulstonHomeSmart Surprise ArizonaParamount Valley Realty Surprise AZDirect: 480.865.8500Email: brandoncoulston@gmail.comHomeSmart Arizona Homes for SaleSun City Homes For SaleSun City West Homes For SaleSun City Gran...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
McCormick Ranch and McCormick Stillman Railroad Park are busy this December 2021. A great place to live and also to visit.McCormick Ranch Beckons! Here are the December 2021 and always current Marvelous McCormick Ranch homes for sale in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS. What is there not to like about living in Scottsdale Arizona and McCormick Ranch? How about this photo (The McCormick Ranch Stillman Railroad Park)...Nice!McCormick Ranch was the first multi builder planned community built in the United States with amenities such as parks, golf courses, bike trails, underground power lines, lakes, resort hotels, excellent schools and more.McCormick Ranch was one of the first multi builder Property Owner Association (POA) communities built in the US with lakes, bike paths, parks, retail and ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Vacasa Employee Spotlight - Teasha Smith  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com Meet Teasha Smith, from our Greater Seattle region! Teasha said her goal was to become a General Manager, and we're so happy to share her story following her promotion to General Manager of the Greater Seattle Area. Make your talents matter. From data science to housekeeping and finance to field ops, we’re shaping the new vacation rental experience. It all starts with you. If you or someone you know is looking for new growth and/or a career opportunity, check out our current openings and if you apply, let them know that I referred you.  Join Us I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbe...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the results the national Fannie Mae Mortgage Rate survey for the week as of today December 2, 2021 for consideration if you are ready to buy a home or refinance the home that you have now. (Photo: Chandler Arizona Homes- Wikepedia) Mortgage Rates Remain Relatively Flat December 2, 2021 Mortgage rates continue to remain stable notwithstanding volatility in the financial markets. The consistency of rates in the face of changes in the economy is primarily due to the evolution of the pandemic, which lingers and continues to pose uncertainty. This low mortgage rate environment offers favorable conditions for refinancing. Primary Mortgage Market Survey® U.S. weekly averages as of 12/02/2021 30-Yr FRM 3.11% 0.01 1-Wk 0.40 1-Yr 0.6 Fees/Points 15-Yr FRM 2.39% 0.03 1-Wk 0.13 1-Yr 0.6 Fe...
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By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
Laveen Az Horse Property December 2021  There are several great areas offering Laveen Az horse property. Laveen is one of the closest places to the central Phoenix area, where one can enjoy rural living and have horse property.  With only about a 25 minute commute to central Phoenix, you really can’t beat it.  There are several areas around Laveen where one can find horse property.  There are of course older built homes and then there are some newer built homes.  There are properties with less than an acre, but the majority of at least an acre and some even more.  Horse property in Laveen will either be irrigated pasture, or will be desert landscape.  You can see some of the current available properties below. Click here to view all current Laveen Horse properties for sale   Market Repo...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🐈Double Trouble in Black ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comment. ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎅Stay in the Grinch's Cave?  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comHigh above Who-ville lies a cave, the Grinch’s cave to be exact. And while he’s busy getting ready to steal gifts this holiday season, he’s allowed Vacasa to host a few lucky and adventurous groups at his rocky residence (we’re a bit better at caring for guests than he is, to say the least).Bookings open up December 3 for limited stays December 13–23. Mark your calendar for a chance to book—the homeowner likes his privacy, and this will probably, definitely never happen again. The Grinch told us so.   Want to stay in the Grinch’s lair?, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, C...
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By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
As we head into the final month of 2021, the Havasu real estate market seems to be slowing down a bit. According to the Lake Havasu Market Report for November 2021, total sales, the median sale price, and inventory levels all dipped slightly from October 2021. If you find yourself in the market for a new home, your best chances of success might be right now.Lake Havasu Market Report for November 2021November 2021 Home SalesFlex MLS reported a total of 190 properties sold in Lake Havasu City during November 2021. Sales dropped 17% from the 229 reported back in November 2020. And it marked a slight dip from the 205 shown in October 2021. That still keeps us ahead of 2020's year-to-date sales, but only slightly. Pending sales rose 12% from those reported back in November 2020. However, the...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you dreaming of moving to somewhere....how do I say? Different! Yes, we think up upgrading our kitchens or bathrooms, but what about Upgrading where you live? Have you thought of moving on up! How about to Sunny Scottsdale Arizona! Scottsdale is a great place to move to...consistently rated by independent surveys as one of the Best Places to Live and Raise a Family in the entire US. Scottsdale Homes For Sale on the MLS (always up to date). Are you dreaming of getting out of the dreary City to the Suburbs or a Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona?It may be time to stop dreaming and take action and move to the wide open spaces and Scottsdale Arizona. Photo: PixabayMove from a Condo to the Suburbs as in Scottsdale, Arizona?Home on a golf course in Scottsdale Arizona on McCormick Ranch (Photo: C...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Incredible Capture  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comI miss Trish's photos of the Arizona landscape, but she is still photographing wonderful things from her home in Ohio.  I hope that you will enjoy them too!  For those of you that haven't followed my blog over the years, Trish used to be my photographer for listings but has been retired for quite a while.  Her prowess with photography will never be retired though!!! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
📢Investment Property Maximized with Vacasa 12-1-21  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comThe picture above shows a home in Mesa, AZ that has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can generate at least $50K annually as a short-term rental, and be purchased for under $325K.  The beauty of investing in a short-term rental is that you can use it yourself and allow it to pay for itself when you aren't using it.  If this is something that might interest you, please contact me to find out more and we can start shopping for a great investment property for you! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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