From new homes to hands-on schools, Peoria is one of Phoenix metro’s best up and coming areas to invest in. (I promise this isn’t my bias towards my city talking!) Money magazine has been named one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” and a poll of its 160,000+ residents declared that 98% would recommend living in Peoria to potential home buyers or people new to Arizona! So if you’re thinking about buying a home in Peoria, here’s why you should take the plunge:
I may talk about my undying love for Phoenix, Peoria, and other metro area Arizona cities, but I’ve never explained where it comes from. I firmly believe that families looking for land, education, and safe places to raise their family should buy a home in Phoenix. It’s a haven for all things art, sports, music, education, and nature. If you’re looking to buy a home in Phoenix, here are some important things to think about in terms of neighborhoods and locations around the Valley.
Although some people complain about the suburban sprawl that is the Phoenix metro area, I find that such a large and diverse city allows for hidden neighborhoods and pockets, like Chandler AZ. I always advocate to young families and working couples to buy a home in Chandler AZ because of its location, luxurious features, and tight-knit community. Chandler AZ is located in the East Valley, south of Scottsdale. The city’s access to majors freeways like the Loop 101, Loop 202, and U.S. Route 60 allow for easy commutes to anywhere in the metro area. Not to mention, Chandler is only 15 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and 20 minutes from Downtown! If you buy a home in Chandler AZ, you’re investing in a life with quick access to the world!
When I was raising my kids in Arizona, I was constantly looking for fun things to do in Phoenix with them (to get them out of the house)! From golf camp to art class, there is something for any age in this huge city we live in! Summertime is a time for your kids to discover something new (and keep their learning fresh). Here are some of my favorite things to do with kids in Phoenix during the hot summer. [Read more…]
As if right on cue, the Phoenix real estate market is on the rise again! Home prices are up since February and March as the market shifts towards a Seller’s Market. You know what that means? Time to learn more about selling a home in Phoenix!
Moving homes can be such an exciting time of new beginnings, but before all the fun can start: paperwork first (sorry). Before you do anything, pinpoint why you’re selling your home and what your next steps will be. Are you ready to sell? Do you need to sell your home? Maybe your kids are all grown up and moved out (mine are!!) or maybe your budget suddenly increased and you’re looking to upgrade! First, find an agent. It is extremely difficult to get the best prices and stay organized with all the HOA, insurance, lawyer, etc. fees while you are raising your family and working! Having a reliable Phoenix real estate agent can make everything go much more smoothly. [Read more…]
Let me tell you something (in case you didn’t know). The best part of my job is that I get to discover Phoenix, AZ every day with my clients. I love my city for its interesting neighborhoods and vibrant downtown! I relive the excitement of buying a home in Phoenix with each new client and wouldn’t trade that feeling of “new beginnings and endless possibility” for the world. Buying a home isn’t always happy bliss though… which is where I step in.