When Mike Hill wanted to sell his Mesa home in November to be closer to his daughter in California, he needed a quick, no-hassle deal.
As a self-described “Ahwatukee boy,” Realtor Scott Graff wanted to find his first house as a married man that he and his then fiancée could turn into a 21st century version of what developer Randall Presley would have envisioned when he founded the community.
After a record-breaking summer of monsoon rains, subsidence (sinking land) and swelling clay soil, the Ahwatukee area has taken a beating.
I just recently closed a transaction in Ahwatukee, and it was stressful and uncertain at times, and it took longer than expected to consummate – but was worth the wait.
It is a pattern that Phoenix homeowners know all too well. Beginning in July, the Arizona monsoon season begins with an increase in thunderstorms and heavy rainfall typically lasting until mid-September.
A four-bedroom Ahwatukee house just over 4,000 square feet sold recently for $1.35 million, continuing an uptick in high-end luxury home sales in the community.
Dave Whitlach and Steve Glover crossed paths a number of times in life but didn’t know it until they ended up working together.
The SouthEast Valley Regional Association of Realtors has left its longtime headquarters in Mesa to take up in a new building with a conference center in south Chandler.
Rents across the metropolitan area have increased over the past year, but nowhere in the region are they higher overall than in Gilbert, a new report shows.
A six-bedroom, six-bath house described as offering “exquisite Tuscan living with mountain views” is the latest to make the seven-figure sales list in Ahwatukee.
Ahwatukee recorded another seven-figure home sale recently as its luxury-home market appears to keep chugging along after a slow start this year.
A 9,100-square-foot Ahwatukee home that might appeal to both Harry Potter and NBA fans sold recently for $2.15 million, making it by far the most expensive home sold in the community in months.
The luxury home market in Ahwatukee got another shot in the arm for the second consecutive month as a nearly 6,000-square-foot home in Canyon Reserve closed for $1.47 million.
Millennials as a whole may have put off home buying longer than those who came before them, but market trends show that the largest generation in history is beginning to warm to the idea of home ownership and that the East Valley is a prime destination for young buyers.
Since the market crash, many prospective first-time home buyers have been fighting an uphill battle on their path to homeownership.
Kyrene Schools’ governing board is studying the possible sale or other profitable use of two large tracts of land that include the Tempe site of the district headquarters and a much larger tract in Ahwatukee along the I-10 corridor.
The fourth home to sell for more than $1 million on E. Kachina Drive in the last two months has seven bedrooms, nine baths and boasts “an elegant and timeless design by Mark Fredstrom.”
Tempe Union officials are selling a 63-acre plot of land in Ahwatukee that could lead to the construction of as many as 178 new homes not far from the South Mountain Freeway and make the school district co-developers of the project.
Two of Ahwatukee’s three ZIP codes are among Arizona’s priciest for houses, according to a survey by a major real estate research website.
A company recently spent $1.8 million on a 2.78-acre plot of vacant land at Desert Foothills Parkway and Marketplace Way, Ahwatukee, for construction of a self-storage warehouse.
The Federal Reserve’s recent increase in the key interest rate – and its promise to raise the rate twice more this year – is bad news for aspiring homeowners counting their pennies.
With the Great Recession now finally in the rearview mirror, many homeowners – and their bank accounts – are suddenly a bit more flush. And that’s good news if their homes are sorely in need of more than a fresh coat of paint.
Most homeowners want their place to look amazing, but let’s face it: Not all of us have the time or skills to pull off Pinterest-worthy decor without a little help – or a lot.
Ahwatukee Realtor Bonny Holland last week received one of the first Best Real Estate Agent awards given to Southeast Valley Realtors who sold the most units in their community in 2016.
Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it’s especially important if you are part of a “blended” family. And the best time to start is now – before these plans need to be implemented.
From cost savings to healthier living, the benefits of owning an environmentally friendly home have spurred consumer demand for green features that continues to rise year after year – and many homebuilders are taking notice.
With the Valley’s housing market stable, affordable interest rates and a high demand for rental homes, now is a good time to buy and hold investment real estate.
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