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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🧠Reconnecting with Norm & Sandy ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREESandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI are such wonderful people and I am sure many of you miss seeing them active in the Rain. I was lucky enough to meet them both in person quite a few years ago during one of my trips to the San Diego area. We have stayed in touch ever since and have grown to become friends. I will usually see at least Norm during my trips to the San Diego area, but Sandy is a busy bee, so I don't always get to see her. As with everyone, I am not the best with staying in touch other than through social media occasionally and I should probably get better about reaching out to people at least once a week or once a m...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Is you current living space just too small? It is time to UPSIZE! When there is just not enough room for kids, guests, the kayak and pool table it is time to UPSIZE your home. Hey, I can help you with that! (Photo: Stacked Condos F. Muhammad from Pixabay)As your Buyer's Realtor, I track single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients and let you "filter" those homes with hundreds of criteria on the free MLS I provide.UPDATED DAILY Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLSClick "Sort" and view in price order lowest to highest and ALWAYS UP TO DATE Phoenix Arizona Metro Detached Homes on the MLS for a FULL PAGE view with pictures, prices and also to get your personal FREE ARIZONA MLS SEARCH PORTAL provided by me, your Buyer's Realtor. Ca...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Contemplating a new look with paint? It's important to know the gloss level for optimum results!Interior paint finishes, also known as sheens or paint gloss levels, vary in their level of shine and durability. Here are the most common interior paint finishes and their ideal uses:Flat/Matte Finish:Characteristics: Flat finishes have a low or no shine, providing a non-reflective appearance.Best for: Walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas such as bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Flat finishes help to conceal surface imperfections and offer a smooth, velvety appearance.Eggshell Finish: Characteristics: Eggshell finishes have a slight sheen, offering more durability and washability than flat paints while still maintaining a soft appearance.Best for: Living rooms, bedrooms, and hall...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Here in AZ, our state association has created many “Lawyer approved” forms which allow for consistency in real estate transactions.  Unfortunately, many lenders fail to adhere to one form which creates for potential buyers literally a Grand Canyon and often derails the offer. Let me explain.The AZ AAR Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract does require on page 02, line 69 the submission of an AAR Pr-Qualification Form attached to the actual contract. Unfortunately, many buyers fail to understand the importance of this form as do their lenders.During the initial intake interview with a potential real estate buyer, I always inquire is this purchase going to be cash or a loan.  When the response is a loan, I then share how the AZ residential purchase real estate contract requires...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
This past weekend our local real estate association, Kingman Golden Valley Association of REALTORS®, had its third annual Street Eats on 66. This event is open to the public with food truck vendors, beer garden, children’s play area and music. All funds collected are distributed to local food banks/charities. So far this event generates over $15,000 annually for local charities.The current broker and co-founder of Dirt Road Real Estate, Elise Harron  called me Friday night and told me she had a special surprise to make sure I would be there on Saturday. As I was volunteering for the third year, I confirmed I would be there and now curious about this "special surprise."Imagine my shock when the surprise was the other co-founder and first broker of Dirt Road Real Estate, Judith Ritter  wh...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
This charming home is ideally situated just a few blocks from the vibrant heart of downtown Gilbert's heritage district, offering easy access to bustling nightlife, cozy coffee shops, delightful breakfast spots, and the local VFW. Additionally, the area is rapidly growing with an array of new shops and stores. Nestled within a welcoming community, this property boasts a large lot complete with a pristine swimming pool and enjoys north-south exposure. This 3 bedroom home has been meticulously maintained by the same owners for more than twenty years. Inside, you'll find a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a great room featuring a wood-burning fireplace—all designed to warm the heart.Adding to its appeal, the home includes a spacious 31 x 16 addition currently...
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2021!
(eXp Realty)
See original blogEscape to Mountain Serenity: Stunning Log Home on 5 Acres with Panoramic Views, Office & Loft Space, In-Floor Heating, and More!3 Beds | 3.25 Baths | $1,750,000 Embark on a Journey to Tranquility: Unveiling a Stunning Log Home Oasis in the High Country | An Exclusive Retreat for Discerning Luxury and Golf Home Buyers in Northern Arizona! Prepare to be mesmerized by the expansive beauty of the High Country as we introduce you to this breathtaking sanctuary nestled on 5.03 acres of secluded paradise. Tucked amidst towering juniper and pinon trees, this picturesque retreat invites you to experience the epitome of mountain living. Step onto the charming wrap-around composite deck and immerse yourself in panoramic vistas that will leave you in awe. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 ba...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Summer is the best time to sell a home and April is a good month to put a home on the market. In other words, April is a "Good time to get out of Dodge", as old Wyatt Earp in Tombstone Arizona might have said when leaving his former position as Marshall in the wild Dodge City, Kansas. Sometimes it is obvious that it is just TIME TO MOVE ON! Wyatt moved on to Arizona, maybe you should as well? (photo: Wyatt Earp, age 33)OK, as REALTORS® we have heard those "magic" words before. (Magic Words? Photo-Robin Higgins, Pixabay). The words that tell us that our potential client is REALLY ready to move and buy a new home. Yes, they have been thinking about moving but something happens in their life, job, neighborhood whatever it may be that causes them to finally say:WE'VE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS P...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a HomeHave you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your goals is to stop renting and buy a home, you’ll need to save up for closing costs and a down payment on the mortgage. A tax refund can give you a start on the road to homeownership. If you’ve already started to save, your tax refund could move you down the road faster.” While how much money you may get in a tax refund is going to vary, it can be encouraging to have a general idea of what’s possible. Here’s what CNET has to say about the average increase people are se...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re about to retire, or just did, downsizing can be a good way to try to cut down on some of your expenses. Smaller homes typically have lower energy and maintenance costs. Plus, you may have enough equity built up to fuel your move. If you're thinking about moving to a smaller home, let’s go over your goals and look at your options in our local market.
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🌵Events in the East Valley ~ 4-15-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE Earth and Arbor Day Celebration 2024Join us for our annual Earth & Arbor Day Celebration presented by ASR Construction Group! Learn valuable resources to create a happier, healthier, sustainable place to live. It’s not too late to make a positive impact on the world around us!  To learn more about this event, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Is it time to move on to PARADISE? (image: Alan Frijns, Pixabay)Well, maybe at least PARADISE VALLEY Arizona next door to Scottsdale? Sounds nice, but where did it's name "Paradise Valley" come from? Well, see the Valley location in the photo (between Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain "In the 1880's, the Rio Verde Canal Company turned this open grazing area into irrigated farmland. In 1889, the Rio Verde Canal Company sent three surveyors to this area who were so taken by the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape that they named this area Paradise Valley" per the town website.Paradise Valley between Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountan (Photo: Jeff Masich)Paradise Valley Arizona and the many Luxury Estates are next door to Scottsdale! Here are PV Homes For Sale and UPDATED ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Nestled just a 20-minute drive south of downtown Tucson, Sahuarita, Arizona, is a vibrant community that offers a rich blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and recreational activities. As one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, Sahuarita boasts a strategic location near major transportation hubs like Tucson International Airport. This makes it an easily accessible area for both residents and visitors. Whether you're a nature lover, history enthusiast, or culinary explorer, Sahuarita provides diverse activities that cater to all ages and interests. This guide will explore the top things to do in Sahuarita, AZ, each promising unique experience and lasting memories.What Makes Sahuarita Unique?Strategic Location and Economic PotentialSahuarita's location is a cornerstone of it...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Successful salespeople understand this simple sales truism:Sales is belly to bellySince mankind’s earliest buying or selling interactions, two individuals met face to face, belly to belly to purchase or to sell something.No where is this sales truism more accurate than in the sale of real estate properties. With the emphasis on technology including AI, real estate teams, this sales truism is being lost in all of these discussions.I can’t imagine allowing the most expensive transaction in anyone's lifetime to be handled 100% through a website with no truly personal interaction.  Texts and emails are communication tools, but lack being truly personal.Nor can I imagine trusting a “team” of people to handle my real estate transaction. I believe most people want to personally interact with t...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
A recent comment by Endre Barath, Jr. on this posting, Remember This Sales Axiom, had me ponder even more about an article I had read that provided 24 reasons why belonging to a mega real estate team was beneficial to real estate agents. One of the most interesting statistics was that over three out of four team members had a positive experience working in a team environment.I wonder how many property sellers or buyers would share that same feeling not to mention other real estate agents who have worked with mega real estate team?From my experience and other local real estate agents I consider colleagues as well as clients, many of the 24 points are not present here in NW AZ, Mohave County as well as other states.First, the training of team members is poor to mediocre from compliance to...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🥗The Salvation Army - Suffering in Silence☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series of resources for people in need who are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research this weekly series will also help me to discover what is out there for those in need.A growing number of seniors living on fixed incomes are facing hardship as prices for groceries, gas, and utilities continue to rise. To find out more, click HERE.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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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 watching THE MASTERS golf tournament this week? Those views at Augusta National Golf Course are beautiful aren't they? (Arizona Golf Course by danielteywiseman from Pixabay)Now is the time to buy a home and have your dream come true living on a  Golf Course Lot Home in Sunny Scottsdale, Arizona! Here are UPDATED DAILY Scottsdale golf course homes for sale on the MLS listed by all brokers. Check here for pictures, prices and details of single family detached homes, condos, townhomes and patio homes on golf course lots.   Golf, sunsets, cacti, patio looking on the fairway now we are talking. Like golf course water views? Also, check out Scottsdale waterfront homes for sale. Call/Text me Jeff Masich 480-242-6500 as your Buyer's REALTOR® for any homes listed on the MLS. Scottsdale g...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Leaving Los Angeles? Looking for a Simpler Place and Time? (Photo: Lowerider Stocksnap, Pixabay)LA Proved Too Much For The Man...Took the Midnight Train To Georgia! (But, now for the rest of the story... "the Man" Stopped in Arizona on the way and LOVED IT)! Midnight Train to Georgia, was that great old song title from 1973, by Gladys Knight and the Pips with the following lyrics that still hold true today in 2024, 50+ years later: L.A. proved too much for the man(Too much for the man)(He couldn't make it)So, he's leaving the life he's come to know, oh He said he's going back to find(Going back to find)What's left of his worldThe world he left behindNot so long ago He's leaving (leaving)On that midnight train to Georgia (leaving on a midnight train)Hmm, yeahSaid he's going back (going b...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Maybe it’s just me, but so many within the real estate industry are promoting the newest technology that being AI and saying AI is the future.  Hmm I heard the same things about many products such as toys to even cleaning products in the past and I will not go into all the predictions (failed) about the climate. One of most frequent complaints I have received when showing homes listed by other real estate agents is the photographs. Here are some of the comments I have received: “Gee this looks nothing like the photos.” “Wow the rooms are much smaller than the photos indicated.” “Why didn’t they take a photo of this other bathroom (fill in the blank)?” “Hmm none of the closets have doors.” “The shed looks like its falling down and yet no photos but listed in the MLS.” “That’s a fence?” “...
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