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This home just oozes Gwen Stefani’s style, and it’s For Sale!

This home just oozes Gwen Stefani’s style, and it’s For Sale! You can’t deny that Gwen Stefani has a style. Her music, her charisma, her sense of design, all have a unique and magnetic allure, and as you might imagine her home and lifestyle follow suit. In Yoda vernacular… Unique and magnetic this home is!”… Read More

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Video: Your Cozy Home Fireplace – Delightful or Dangerous?

In most parts of the country, this is the time of year when thoughts turn to curling up by a cozy fireplace with hot chocolate and a good book. Some homes are heated entirely through the use of a wood-burning contraption, for others it’s simply ambiance. But whatever the capacity of your fireplace or wood… Read More

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated We’re always talking about the design trends that are ‘in’, but what about the ones that will make your home look dated? Trend-conscious homeowners, take heed. The new year brings a new crop of home design trends, as well as trends… Read More

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Video: You Can Skip the Home Inspection, But Should You?

I’ve never recommended that a home buyer skip the home inspection. Occasionally a buyer feels they’re qualified to do their own, and sometimes it’s done by a friend or relative, but skipping it all together is ordinarily unwise. Home Inspectors are trained to seek out minutia and things that most of us have never encountered…. Read More

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Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive

Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive All of the cities on the ‘least affordable list below’ are located in California. This is not news, California as a whole has always lead the pack in rising home prices. The report and complete Index Listings are available here.  In Arizona, Siera Vista and Tucson rank fairly high… Read More

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Location, Location: Best and Worst Metro Areas for Homeowners

According to Phoenix Business Journal, Realtor.com‘s Natonal Housing Forecast has projected that Phoenix will be the Top Housing Market in 2017 with a a price gain of 2 points over the national average and 7.2 sales growth over 2016. Phoenix is followed closely by Los Angeles, Boston, Sacramento and Riverside CA. Tucson AZ came in… Read More

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Christie Brinkley’s Bridgehampton Home Hits the Market… Again

Christie Brinkley’s Bridgehampton Home Hits the Market… Again As uber-luxury properties go, this is one of the more ‘homey’ estates. The property is called ‘Tower Hill’ and the observation tower is probably its most distinguishing feature. But for 29.5M you expect a bit more, right? This amazing property does not disappoint. Set on 20 delightfully… Read More

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Negative Equity Still Impacts Over 1 in 10 Homeowners

Negative Equity Still Impacts Over 1 in 10 Homeowners. We don’t see a lot of this in Arizona anymore but I do every so often, get a call from a homeowner who is still under water and considering a short sale. As a matter of fact I recently showed a home that was listed as… Read More

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Chandler, AZ – Convenient AND affordable! Proof in today’s Fast 15

Chandler, AZ – Convenient AND affordable! Proof in today’s Fast 15. Fourth on our list of 15 new listings in Chandler, Arizona, is 5986 W Tulsa St., a very attractive, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in a super-convenient spot near I-10 and Loop 202, listed at $249,900. Vaulted ceilings, palladian windows and arched doorways add… Read More

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August 24, 2016 – Fast 15 for Chandler, Arizona

15 newest homes for sale in Chandler includes 6943 S Ruby Dr., a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single level Sun Groves home built in 2005. Lots of tasteful custom features inside, and a back yard meant for entertaining with pergolas extending the covered patio. It’s number 2 on today’s list of 15 new homes… Read More