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10 Things to Do in Chandler When it Heats Up Outside

10 Things to Do in Chandler When it Heats Up Outside

If you have ever been to Chandler in the summer, you know that finding things to do can be a stretch.  Someone told me that living here is like hibernating during this season, kind of like bears (or Minnesotans) do…

Phoenix Haboob Equals Phoenix Real Estate: An Illustration

Phoenix Haboob Equals Phoenix Real Estate: An Illustration

  Phoenix haboob equals Phoenix real estate – huh? This morning people woke up with their homes, cars, and patio furniture covered in dust from the aftermath of last night’s Phoenix haboob. So what is a haboob you ask? Being…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Clemente Ranch

Neighborhood Spotlight: Clemente Ranch

The Clemente Ranch neighborhood in Chandler, AZ is bound by the streets of Germann, Queen Creek, Dobson, and Alma School Road in the zip code of 85286. While it doesn’t officially consume the entire square mile, we welcome Homestead Park…

Agent Reboot Review – 26 Nuggets from Denver Conference

Agent Reboot Review – 26 Nuggets from Denver Conference

This week while on vacation in Denver I attended the Agent Reboot event for real estate agents and felt compelled to write this review. The conference is designed to help agents improve their online marketing game. With over 90% (maybe…

Border High-Risk Areas of Chandler FEMA to Increase

Border High-Risk Areas of Chandler FEMA to Increase

Is this what you picture when you think of Arizona? Apparently someone does. Chandler’s high-risk areas are going to be modified, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The current territories will be expanded, causing more owners to purchase…

So You’re Considering a Move to Arizona?

So You’re Considering a Move to Arizona?

Today’s post was written by guest blogger Jeff Kershner, a real estate professional in the Illinois area. Jeff brings light to someone considering a move to Arizona from another location. So you’re considering a move to Arizona? I’m not exactly…

Are You A Frustrated Buyer? Here Are 4 Things You Should Do

Are You A Frustrated Buyer? Here Are 4 Things You Should Do

If you are a homebuyer in Phoenix right now you know that getting a home under contract is difficult at best, especially if you are in the lower price ranges (under $200,000). Competition has become fierce as inventory continues to…

What Should I Know If I’m Going to Buy a Short Sale?

What Should I Know If I’m Going to Buy a Short Sale?

Buyers in today’s market are hungry for great deals, and believe the types of homes to buy are either short sales or foreclosures. They think this because the list price is so attractive that they’ll be able to buy for…

Do You Want the Perfect Location or a Big House?

Do You Want the Perfect Location or a Big House?

Do you want the perfection location or a big house? This is a question buyers must ask themselves today, as there are definitely advantages and disadvantages to both options. In Phoenix back in the hayday (2004-2006) people would buy practically…

Residents Have Mixed Feelings about New Chandler Target Location

Residents Have Mixed Feelings about New Chandler Target Location

The new Chandler Target: as one comes in, another one will close. Target’s move will be making a big impact on Chandler’s economy and residents next month, as it both closes and opens in a different part of Chandler. The…

5 Simple Summer Improvements to Add Sizzle to Your Home

5 Simple Summer Improvements to Add Sizzle to Your Home

Summertime is upon us. In Phoenix we are seeing temperatures up to 107 right now, and the focus of valley residents seems to be keeping cool in the desert heat. Working on one’s home may outrank taking a dip in…

Utilizing Social Media Marketing for your Real Estate Business

Utilizing Social Media Marketing for your Real Estate Business

Real estate has been one of the slowest adopting industries for taking on social media as a marketing platform. Why is this? I believe that since average Realtor has been in the business for a long time, maybe 10 or…

Oh Chandler, How I Love Thee

Oh Chandler, How I Love Thee

Being a Chandler resident for the last 11 years has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The city offers so much in terms of amenities, schools, people, commerce, and entertainment that I can’t honestly see myself…

Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone – a Real Estate Story

Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone

6/13/11 update Today I received a heated email from my client’s fiancee regarding my below blog post from Sunday. They took it as a personal attack, which I in no way, shape, or form did I intend to do. This…

Why Do I Care About Getting a Home Inspection? Common Home Inspection Questions

Why Do I Care About Getting a Home Inspection? Common Home Inspec

You just put a home under contract – now it’s time to get a home inspection and you have home inspection questions. Why is that? Recently I had the opportunity to interview Tom Sanders, the owner of one of Phoenix’s…

Getting Married in Arizona and Considering a Home Purchase?

Getting Married in Arizona and Considering a Home Purchase?

Are you getting married in Arizona soon? Summer is upon us and love is in the air. I’m actually celebrating 13 years of marriage today with my sweetheart. Many young couples are looking to handle 2 major life events within…

My 1st and Last Phoenix First Friday Event

My 1st and Last Phoenix First Friday Event

Last night my family attended the Phoenix First Friday event in downtown Phoenix. Going in with high hopes, we ended up deciding that will probably be the last time we attend. It started off with the free admission at the…

5 Things to Remember When Going into Phoenix Open Houses

5 Things to Remember When Going into Phoenix Open Houses

Are you looking at open houses in the Phoenix area? The thrill of the hunt is on! You’ve made the decision to buy a house, you’ve looked at 5,248 homes online and now it’s time to enter the real world…