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...]

Moving With Dogs

Here’s Why Moving with a Dog Does Not Have to Be Stressful  Thank you to Cindy Aldridge for writing this article Dog owners are not immune to the cosmic forces which cause a move. Whether you have a new job or found the home of your dreams, moving is an inevitability for many. And, for dog owners, decisions regarding the move must be made with the pooch in mind. Fortunately, much has been written from experiences which can help immensely in making the move less stressful on you and your furry pal.   Let the Movers Know: I Am a Dog Owner   Movers do the heavy lifting, and courteous dog owners … [Read more...]

Staging Your Home To Sell Faster

Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Well, not exactly… Appeal to the masses Your home is likely decorated to your tastes. It could be colorful and eclectic, or rugged and industrial. But when you're staging your home, rather than appealing to a specific decorating sense, you want to furnish your home in a way that appeals to everyone-and more importantly, doesn't … [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...]

Gilbert Home with 5 Bedrooms, Pool and 4 Car Garage For Sale

3043 E Vermont Dr. Gilbert, AZ For Sale! Just Reduced to $447,000 and ready for new owners! This gorgeous home features 5 Bedrooms + Enormous Loft. One of the bedrooms is downstairs with a full bathroom as well. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, s/s appliances, gas stove (which is hard to find) and a ton of cabinets! Family room is open to kitchen with a fireplace. New hardwood floors were installed 1 year ago. Backyard is calling you this summer with its pebble tec pool and waterfall, built in BBQ and Bar and large covered patio for entertaining. Rare 4 car split garage is also one of the best assets of this … [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...]

Open House in Seville Sunday November 8th from 10-1PM! Gilbert Home with Casita For Sale

Have In-Laws Moving In With You? Have Winter Visitors that Stay Too Long? This House is for you! 3936 E. Lafayette Ave Gilbert, AZ 85298 Stop by my open house on Sunday from 10-1PM and see this gorgeous single level home in Seville with new casita and pool in backyard. This home features 3333 sq. ft in main house and another 408 sq. ft. in the casita which has its own kitchenette, sitting area, bedroom and bathroom. Pool was built in 2014 and is pebbletec with amazing travertine decking. Only been on the market a few weeks and this is the first open house. Get it while it is still available. Contact Betsie … [Read more...]