Tips when preparing to move

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you're probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you're promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It's worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith for a little extra money. Steam clean the carpets It's good to get a fresh start with your … [Read more...]

How Is A Property Valued?

What affects property values? Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from … [Read more...]

Want to buy a home but don’t have a down payment? Zero Down Home Loan Available

If you would like more information about buying a home with zero down payment me, please contact Betsie Melter Realty ONE Group at 480.734.3644 … [Read more...]

Where Is Our Real Estate Market Now and Where Is It Headed in 2017?

2017 Chandler and Gilbert, AZ Market Predictions for Real Estate As we begin a new year, I thought I would send out the numbers for the last month of 2016 and give a little insight on where the experts are looking for 2017 market and interest rates. January 3 - How does December 2016 compare to all the other Decembers we have measured over the years? Monthly Sales Count = 7,191 - 5th highest (after 2010, 2004, 2011 and 2009) Annual Sales Count = 90,027 - 3rd highest (after 2005 and 2004) Average Sales Price = $282,067 - 4th highest (after 2006, 2005 and 2007) Median Sales Price = $225,000 - 4th highest (after … [Read more...]

Chandler Market Updates April 22 2016

  Market Update for April - Information provided by Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Oil prices rose significantly this week as producers failed to agree on a production freeze. Higher oil prices help stocks and hurt bonds, precipitating higher rates.   Last week the lowest number of Americans filed for unemployment in over 42 years, suggesting the labor market is continuing to gain momentum.   The Fed meets next week to discuss the economy and vote on a possible policy rate increase. Economists don't expect a rate increase at this … [Read more...]

Arizona 4th in Country for Population Growth – What Does That Mean for the Real Estate Market?

Arizona has had quite a few headlines in the papers lately. The latest one was about our population growth and what that means for our Real Estate Market. Here are highlights from a class I just took with Fletcher Wilcox, Grand Canyon Title Agency. Arizona's population is 6.8 million people in 2015 according to the most recent census bureau. They are projecting the population to be 7.5 million by 2020 and 12.1 million by 2050. Our State had a 1.2% population increase from 2014-2015. Pinal County had a 2.5% increase all by themselves. I totally see that because many people are moving out to Queen Creek, San Tan … [Read more...]

Is It Better To Rent or Buy A Home in Chandler, Gilbert, or Queen Creek Arizona?

Many people go back and forth on whether they should rent or buy a home in Chandler, AZ. The list below should help answer questions you may have. Everyone's situation is different. If you need help purchasing a home or even finding a rental, I can help. I work in Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley, AZ. Betsie Melter Realty ONE Group 480.734.3644 Search For Your New Home Here … [Read more...]

Mid Year Real Estate Update Phoenix 2015

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Open House Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7 from 11-3PM 3250 S. Nash Way Chandler, AZ

Stop by our open house Saturday and Sunday from 11-3PM to preview this beautiful single level split floor plan in South Chandler. Located at Gilbert and Queen Creek Roads, centrally located to businesses, Intel, Orbital, Wells Fargo, as well as shopping and restaurants and easy access to Loop 202 or I-10. 3250 S. Nash Way Chandler, AZ 85286 features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and private back yard with no neighbors behind. For More Information contact Betsie Melter with Realty ONE Group 480.734.3644 or www.betsiemelter.com for pictures and virtual tour. httpv://youtu.be/38YN_W6im7g … [Read more...]

8 Tips To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® … [Read more...]