Existing home sales surge as prices hit record

Existing home sales surge as prices hit record

Thinking retirement? The best place to retire isn’t Florida….

Arizona cities showed up three times in the top 10 due to unparalleled weather and low property taxes, says Chris Kahn, research and statistics analyst at Bankrate.  In fact, Phoenix was ranked as the #1 place to retire in the U.S.  Check out more by clicking here The best place to retire isn’t Florida.


Luxury Estate in Tapestry Canyon

The outFRONT Group is excited to present our newest listing to hit the market in Tapestry Canyon.  Simply put, this gorgeous hillside custom estate awaits at the end of your own cul-de-sac drive.  Inviting and pristine, this home is surrounded by your own private preserve of over 3 acres and is the largest lot in Tapestry Canyon.  360 degree mountain views from multiple balconies add to your quiet serenity and knowing that you are HOME.  Floor to ceiling windows in both the formal living and dining areas take full advantage of the amazing landscape.  This magnificent home has a natural flow throughout and is an entertainers dream.   The expansive outdoor living room is complete with sparkling pool, mountain waterfall, fire pit and exterior sound system, creating an atmosphere you never want to leave.  The grand foyer with elegant iron circular staircase provides a warm welcome for guests into the formal living area boasting a gorgeous massive stone fireplace.  The impressive chef’s kitchen, complete with Viking 6 burner gas range and Proofing feature, Sub-Zero refrigerator, multiple dishwashers and granite will be the envy of all.    Other elegant features and appointments include the oval home office with 180 degree views, multiple custom stone fireplaces, travertine flooring, walk-in closets & built in’s in each bedroom, balcony access from 2 bedrooms, bonus room and loft, and theater room.  This home is truly a perfect blend of elegance and comfort and is a Tapestry treasure.  Offered at $1,699,000, check out the beautiful VIRTUAL TOUR of this property.  Contact me today to set up an exclusive private tour of your new home.

71 Fall festivals in metro Phoenix

The weather may still be warm here in Phoenix, but we are getting closer to Fall.  If you are looking for some great festivals or things to do around the valley this season, check out the 71 Fall festivals in metro Phoenix.


Arizona closing costs 8th lowest in the Nation

Clients always ask me, how much is it going to cost me to close on my new home or on the sale of my existing house?  Relatively speaking, closing costs in Arizona, while they may seem high to some, are actually some of the lowest in the Nation.  In fact, Bankrate now reports that Arizona has the 8th lowest closing costs in the entire Nation.  Average closing costs in the state are running around $2,425.  For those wondering if that is because our home prices are low, in fact, the Phoenix area actually is beginning to approach levels seen prior to the recession.  What does this mean for you the consumer- If you are looking to buy a new home, then you will have more buying power than someone in another state.  If you are a seller then you get to keep more of that equity in your home to use toward your next purchase.  For strategies on how to sell your house faster and get more money from the sale or if you are a buyer looking for your next home and wanting to make sure you get the best deal CONTACT ME TODAY.  For more on this story check out ARIZONA BOASTS 8th LOWEST CLOSING COSTS ON HOMES.

This Month in Real Estate- July 2014

The real estate market is not the only thing that’s hot in Phoenix!

Whether you are a newcomer to the valley or a long time resident of Phoenix, you know how hot it gets here in the summer.  Any by now you are probably looking for some ways to try to stay cool in this heat that don’t involve the pool in your backyard.  Check out a few of these fun ideas at Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown


As consumer confidence grows, rates of homes sales soar to pre-recession rates

Good news for the economy: We’re back to where we were in 2008, at least as far when it comes to consumer confidence and new home sales.  The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index hit 85.2 in June, its highest level since January 2008.  For more on this check out Consumer confidence, new home sales hit highest level in six years.

10 Best Cities in U.S. to Raise Children

Good news for Phoenix residents…. 2 of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to raise children are here in the Phoenix metro area.  In fact, Scottsdale, AZ came in at #1 in the list and Chandler came in at #4.  In addition, out of the top 20 in the list, the Phoenix area actually had 3… Gilbert came in at #14.  For more on this story and for the complete list, check out 10 Best Cities in U.S. to Raise Children.

$75 million luxury condo project planned for downtown Phoenix

$75 million luxury condo project planned for downtown Phoenix