West Valley Real Estate Blog

 

Aug. 10, 2018

Mattamy Homes' land acquisitions span the West Valley | AZ Big Media

Mattamy Homes' land acquisitions span the West Valley | AZ Big Media

The start of summer proved to be a busy time for land closings within the Phoenix Metro area, as well as a strong second quarter finish for Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America.

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 7, 2018

What A Real Estate Agent Really Does -- And How To Find The Right One For You

What A Real Estate Agent Really Does -- And How To Find The Right One For You

Ask the average Joe what a real estate agent does, and you'll hear things like hosting open houses and showings, staging and advertising properties and having a "guy" for everything. These are all correct answers and helpful responsibilities, but it's like saying you go to a hospital because the reclining beds are comfortable.

Posted in Tips
Aug. 6, 2018

Would Your Neighborhood Score an ‘A’ or ‘F’?

Would Your Neighborhood Score an 'A' or 'F'?

More than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country were recently ranked and assigned a letter grade based on their prospects for real estate buyers and investors.

Posted in Market Updates
June 16, 2018

Estrella Mountain Sonoran Vistas and Hidden Hills Custom Home Sites

Posted in Market Updates
May 24, 2018

Census Bureau News -- Census Bureau Reveals Fastest-Growing Large Cities

Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with three of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“San Antonio, Texas, tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people – an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017,” said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Population Division of the Census Bureau. “That’s a growth rate of 1.6 percent. This growth was enough to push San Antonio's population above the 1.5 million mark.”

 

Some of the other cities with the largest population gains were Phoenix, Ariz. (24,000); Dallas, Texas (18,900); Fort Worth, Texas (18,700); Los Angeles, Calif. (18,600); Seattle, Washington (17,500); and Charlotte, N.C. (15,600).

 

Posted in Market Updates
March 28, 2018

5th Annual Shred-A-Thon and Hope's Closet Fundraiser

Meeker Real Estate Professionals sold by RE/MAX Preferred Choice is hosting our 5th Annual on-site Shred-A-Thon and Fundraiser for Hope’s Closet on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This event will be held at the Mountain Ranch Marketplace, next to Safeway in the parking lot by our office, and is provided as a complimentary service and thank you to the community for your continued support.

In order to prevent fraud and identity theft, shredding is recommended for old tax returns, bills, receipts, medical documents, personal documents, and credit card receipts. The service is available until the truck fills up. We have yet to fill a truck, so please bring all you want! The event also serves as a fundraiser for the New Life Center, a refuge against domestic violence. Donations will be collected at our office. Their current wish list of donation items is below. Monetary donations are always welcome.

New Life Center

In addition to safety and shelter, New Life Center provides food, clothing, personal care items and other necessities to over 100 women and children each day. Your support in providing these items allows the Center to continue the important work of helping women and children escape violence. Contact Hope’s Closet for further info: 623-925-0965 | 415 N. Litchfeld Rd. | Goodyear, AZ 85338

The following list are items that are in constant rotation and must be purchased on a weekly basis. Items donated help offset costs which allow us to focus funding on other valuable resources.

Campus Needs

Alarm clocks, Mops & Brooms, Deodorant, Twin sized Sheets, Bottled Water & Bottle Juice, Laundry detergent & bleach, Razors, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste, Paper products (Toilet Paper, Kleenex), Shower Curtains, Hair Products & accessories, African American hair products, Feminine hygiene products, Cleaning supplies

Children’s Needs

New car seats, Diapers (Sizes 3, 4 & 5), Umbrella strollers, Baby wipes & diaper rash cream, School uniforms (all sizes), Children’s tennis shoes (sizes 12 and up), Play pens, swings, Temporal scanner thermometers, Art supplies, New baby bottles/Sippy cups, New/gently used infant items, Waterproof sun block (at least SPF 30), School Supplies (all ages), Healthy snacks (fruit cups, crackers,), books, toys

Contact our office for further event details and info: 623-850-0005 | 9860 S. Estrella Pkwy. Suite B-125 | Goodyear, AZ 85338

Feb. 26, 2018

Great Golf In The West Valley Of Phoenix

When it comes to golf in the Phoenix West Valley, it always seems to be compared to golf on the East side of town, namely Scottsdale. Across the United States, and around the world for that matter, people know some of the best golf can be found in Scottsdale, AZ.

With that being said, there are many popular courses on the West side of town that are just as worthy as their East-side companions.  The good thing about West Valley golf courses is that there are options where you can get the quality of those in Scottsdale, but at a fraction of the cost. Many of them were designed by some of the big names in golf, so you can trust you are going to get a good experience. If you happen to live in this area, or you are planning a visit, it may be worth giving them a try.

Below are a few articles/perspectives on the courses. Enjoy!

Must Play Golf Courses in the Phoenix West Valley

West side story: A tale of great value just outside Phoenix-Scottsdale

Guide to West Valley Golf Courses

Golf Courses in West Phoenix, AZ

Please let us know if you have any Phoenix west valley real estate questions. We have been doing business here for 20 years and know the market. 

623-850-0005

Meeker Real Estate Professionals

RE/MAX Preferred Choice - Goodyear

Jan. 30, 2018

Annual Home Service Checklist

As we begin a new year, many of us set resolutions we hope to keep. One of the best things you can do this year and every year is to protect your prized possession, your home.

It can be time consuming and overwhelming, so we wanted to help by providing you with this handy annual checklist of home service items you may want to consider.

Immediately:

  • Fix dripping faucets and toilet tanks
  • Inspect roof for damage after windstorms

Monthly:

  • Change HVAC filters throughout the home on a monthly basis, especially in peak summer usage periods

Annually:

  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are functioning correctly
  • Inspect foundation for holes, cracks, improper drainage. 
  • Inspect your home’s exterior for holes in stucco, dry rot on eaves and shutters, and paint wear and tear
  • Clean exterior surfaces
  • Check roof for holes, cracks, rotting and missing roof tiles
  • Drain hot water tank
  • Inspect for pest infestations such as termites
  • Clean/repair grout in tile floors
  • Inspect caulking in bathrooms and repair if necessary
  • Schedule a yearly HVAC servicing
  • Trim/cut back desert trees annually
  • Inspect your home for leaks - under sinks, inspect ceilings for water spots, check faucets for drips and toilets for excess running times
  • Check irrigation and sprinkler systems for leaks and proper functionality. Adjust watering amounts in the summer and winter.
  • Have your dryer vent inspected annually by a licensed HVAC specialist

Some of these may require a service professional, and we can help with that too. We have a comprehensive list of referrals we can provide if you don't know where to begin. 

We hope you have a great 2018, and that you will stop by our office next to Safeway in Estrella (Goodyear, AZ) sometime to say hello. We are here to help with any real estate question you may have, or to provide a home valuation if you are interested. (just click below, if you want an instant one). The Best!

http://www.wesellazhomes.com/cma/property-valuation/

Posted in Tips
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates