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Phoenix Homes to Cost More in 2017

Shoppers considering buying a new home in the Phoenix Metro Area better look soon. Home prices in the Valley will climb an average of 7 to 9 percent this year. Compared to last year’s rate of 2 percent, this is a significant change and should motivate buyers to purchase soon.

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Golf Course Homes are Here to Stay

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After the recession, golf course homes took a hit. Some of the Valley’s golf courses looked a little rough. Now, with Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale named the number one real estate market by realtor.com, home values are set to rise.

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Why You Should Buy a New House Before Selling Your Existing Home

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Right now, our Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley real estate market is a Buyer’s Market. For clients considering moving into a new home, there’s a new strategy at play; buy your new home first, then sell your old home. Why? In a buyer’s market, you have your pick of the houses for sale and can negotiate a better offer.

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GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Shakes up Northeast Scottsdale

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In 2013 GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, known for his tech ventures, and ownership of the world’s largest Harley Davidson dealership, purchased the failing Golf Club Scottsdale near E Rio Verde Dr. and 112nd St.

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #21

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 21

Get an inspection on the home

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According to Zillow, the following items will be covered in the home inspection. There could be more, but this is the basic checklist.

Foundation: Look at the base of the walls and the ceilings in each room. Are there obvious cracks or apparent shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Are there any trees encroaching on the foundation?

Lot: Does the drainage appear to be away from the house? Are there any obvious soggy areas?

Roof: What is the overall condition? When was it last replaced?

Exterior: Does the house look like it will need repairs or repainting soon? Are gutters and downspouts firmly attached? Are there loose boards or dangling wires? Is there asbestos in the exterior material, which would require added costs if it needed to be repaired or replaced?

Attic: How does the interior of the roof structure look? Are there any signs of leaks?

Interior evidence of leaks: Check ceilings and around windows in each room.

Basement: Is there dampness? Adequate insulation? (If there’s a crawlspace instead of a basement, you might want to leave this for the professional home inspection.)

Electrical: Do the switches work? Are there any obvious malfunctions? Have the outlets been grounded? Is the panel updated and expandable for additional appliances or a potential remodel?

Plumbing: Any unusual noises or malfunctions? Has the sewer line been scoped to check for potential cracks?

Appliances: If these are included, what is the age and condition of the stove, dishwasher or refrigerator?

Heating/cooling system: Does it seem to do the job? How old is the furnace? If the system has been converted, are the old systems or tanks still in place?

Odor: Does the home smell? Can you detect what it might be and whether it could be fixed? Beware of musty odors which could signal a wet basement.

To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

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Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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