Phoenix Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 7, 2020

The Importance of Home Inspections for New Construction Homes

If you’re buying a new construction home, you still need a home inspection. Here’s why.

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Whenever we help clients purchase a new construction home, we always recommend ordering a home inspection. Clients always seem surprised by this, though, and wonder why they need it. It costs extra, and it’s a new build anyway, so why order it? The truth is, there are many different steps in the new build process, and issues get missed all the time. Typically, the salespeople involved in the process will indicate (or sometimes tell you directly) that you don’t need an inspection, but both the building superintendent and city inspector have to sign off on the property, and there are still issues that get past them.

Whenever we help clients purchase a new construction home, we always recommend ordering a home inspection.

Here are a few such issues we discovered during the inspection phase of some recent new builds we were helping clients purchase that would’ve been missed otherwise:

  • A firestop installed at the top of the wall instead of closer to the floor.
  • Electrical wires touching metal fixtures. Again, this is a fire hazard.
  • Ductwork not in its proper place. This can lead to warmer rooms. If you’re like me, there’s nothing worse than walking into a hot room.
  • Twisted studs in the framing. This can cause drywall issues.
  • Stucco that’s not sealed properly. This can lead to water intrusion or produce extra moisture in the house.

So if you’re in the process of purchasing a new construction home, take care of any and all problems up front and get a home inspection. If you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home soon, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.

Posted in Buying
Dec. 17, 2019

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season

We want to wish you a happy holiday season.

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Happy Holidays to you! On behalf of myself, Ben Orozco, and Dave Garcia, we hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories with your family and friends. We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, so thank you for working with us. This may be a busy time of year, but we are always here to help you and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call or email us. In case we don’t hear from you, have a happy New Year!

Posted in 10x Homes Update
Dec. 6, 2019

When to Consider Selling to an Online Buyer

Should you sell to an online buyer? The answer depends on your situation.

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If you’re selling your home, should you entertain offers from online buyers? The answer depends on your situation and what you’re looking for out of your home sale. If you want to squeeze every penny out of your home sale that you can, then selling to an online buyer is probably not a good fit. If you’re willing to trade convenience for cash, then it might be a good fit. During this type of sale, the home’s condition isn’t as much of a factor because you’re selling as is. There are a couple of things to be aware of when considering selling to an online buyer. First, they use their own contracts, which will be 10 to 20 pages of legal jargon that their attorney has prepared for them. This isn’t in your best interest. Also, the higher your price, the higher their fees, and that can sometimes get in the way of the home selling. If you have questions about selling to online buyers or you have any other real estate needs at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

Posted in Selling
Nov. 25, 2019

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to send a quick message to wish you and your family the best this turkey day.

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We’d like to take just a moment to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you have a wonderful time with family and friends. In the event that you know of a family who might be in need and can't splurge on a Thanksgiving feast, please reach out to us because we’d be happy to help.

Posted in 10x Homes Update
July 31, 2017

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates