Open House March 16th and 17th 2019

Open Houses This Weekend around the Phoenix Metro Area Saturday March 16 from 11-2PM  Stop by and see Kevin at 2298 E Wisteria Dr. Chandler, AZ 85248 Saturday March 16th from 10- 1PM and Sunday March 17th 12-3PM 119 E Mountain View Rd San Tan Valley, AZ 85143  Saturday March 16th from 10-1PM and Sunday March 17th 12-4PM 10935 W Ashbrook Pl Avondale, AZ 85392 … [Read more...]

Buying A Home In A Mesa, AZ Retirement Community

4 Steps Seniors Should Take When Buying Into a Mesa Retirement Community Written By Barbara Thompson Senior Care Advocate   Mesa, Arizona, is a great place for seniors to spend retirement years. With an average annual temperature of around 71 degrees, the city is a welcome respite for retirees heading south for their golden years. While the city offers a wide array of housing options for seniors, many individuals may be interested in the convenience and social opportunities that come with buying into a retirement community. Here are a few things to do and consider before you make a final … [Read more...]

New Builds Are Going Strong in The East Valley

The Builders had the best year they have had since 2008. They are predicting 2018 to be even better. If you drive in the East Valley you can't go one block without seeing a new development in the works. Gilbert, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley are going gang busters, but you can still actually build a new home in South Chandler. I wanted to highlight a few of the new developments between Queen Creek Road and Hunt Highway and Cooper to Val Vista. They range in prices from $450,000's- $600,000. Most are single level subdivisions and gated. If you have any questions or would like to look at the models, give me a call and … [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...]

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...]

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...]