R.E.A.L with Matt and Katie - How we do it and the apps that run our life - Episode 4

Matt and Katie here!  We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we'll share our lives, our experience and wisdom.  

In episode four, we share a little about our lives and some of the systems and apps we use between the two of us to keep it all together.

Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/





Mesa Address, Gilbert Schools! Home for Sale in Mesa!

This home has it ALL! Prime location AND Gilbert School Districts! This fabulous two story home feels so much larger than it really is which is a very good thing! Have the space without the energy bill! Spacious living spaces include formal living room and large family room with dining area. Kitchen boasts granite counters, black appliances and kitchen island. Tile throughout the high traffic areas and there's even a cozy gas fireplace! Over-sized lush grassy green back yard offers tons of space for the kids, pets and entertaining. Close to the 60, the 202, the movie theater, and all the shopping and restaurants you'll ever need. Clean, updated and ready to move right in!!

Posted on October 8, 2018 .

R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Buying vs Renting. What to do in this market? - Episode 3

Matt and Katie here!  We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we'll share our lives, our experience and wisdom.  

In episode three, we have suggestions on buying vs renting in the current marketing conditions, how we've built our real estate investment portfolio in just a few years and current market conditions in the Phoenix area.

Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us at: https://www.evoaz.com/contact/

September showed signs of Slowing!

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Say that 10 times fast!  We sold significantly less units in the month of September than any other month in 2018 (besides January which is typically always on the low end).  With interest rates on the rise, we expect a slight shift is on the horizon but, since inventory levels are still low, we don't expect the impact to be huge.  Happy sellin' and buyin', Phoenix lovers!  There are still some great deals to be had and those properties that are priced right for their location and condition are still feeling the love in the form of multiple offers!  Looking to make a move?  Call me to discuss your situation, 480-250-0023.

Posted on October 4, 2018 .

Remodel with a pool in Mesa! Mesa home for Sale!

Convenient location with lots of amenities. FULL remodel with new roof, new doors, new flooring, new pool pump and refinished pool. 2018 kitchen offers stainless appliances and over sized kitchen island. Bonus room is currently a walk-in pantry large enough for an extra fridge, an extra freezer and more than enough room for the monthly Costco visit. This versatile room could also be a den / office or craft room. The over sized lot offers an RV gate with RV parking, fenced pool, extended covered patio with wood deck and plenty of yard. There's a 220 outlet on the east side exterior of the home. Enjoy all that Mesa has to offer being close to the light rail and great restaurants. Close to Dana Park, the 60 and just a few miles from artsy Downtown Mesa.

Posted on September 27, 2018 .

1/3 of an acre with epic views and pool in Tempe! Tempe Home for sale!

Incredibly rare opportunity! Welcome to the largest lot in subdivision. This gorgeous home boasts a permitted addition with a total of 3316 sqft. Nestled within a bend in the road, this home has a cul de sac feel. Upon entry you will be amazed by the amount of space and flow of this floor plan. A stunning wall of windows greets you with natural light and a view of the brand new pebble tech pool and sprawling property. The function of this home is unbelievable, providing options that are endless. A whole separate wing of the home offers separate entry, living room, full bath, and three bedrooms. By simply adding a door in hallway, this could be a private mother-in-law suite, Airbnb, etc.

This home offers efficiencies such as extra insulation, 2x6 construction on the 1480 sqft addition, dual pane windows / exterior doors, north / south exposure and a tile roof. Travertine stone is laid throughout the entire home. Two hot water heaters, an 80 and a 50 gallon unit provides endless hot water. The master bedroom offers a stunning view of pool, dual sinks, jetted tub, tile shower, and a huge walk-in closet. This property has a flow that just wants you to throw a party or entertain. There are two wood burning fire places, both of which grace a living room. Once you step outside you see what truly sets this home apart. This huge 1/3 of an acre lot sufficiently supports the enormous 80ft x 55ft pool. Multiple areas provide places for tables and lounge chairs. The in-ground spa is ready to go for the quickly approaching cooler winter nights. The portion of roof above the game room and off the kitchen was built load baring to serve as a deck for viewing. Enjoy mountain, sunset, and city light views from this vantage point. This lot backs and shares a boarder with the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, A Tempe owned park with walking trails and picnic areas. This park was built to highlight the use of LOW water plants and landscape usage. This homes' subdivision provides three green areas with benches and shade. The community also provides on-site gated RV & boat storage at no extra cost.

This property is located in the heart of TEMPE/SCOTTSDALE. Five minutes will lead you to ASU, State Farm HQ, Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix ZOO, Tempe town Lake, Freeways, Mill Ave, ASU Stadium, Papago Park, Botanical Gardens, Light rail rail, Old town Scottsdale, Acradia, Golf courses, Concert venues, the list is endless!

Posted on September 14, 2018 .

Quaint 1920 Tudor Revival Style! Mesa home for sale!

Welcome to Glenwood Wilbur historic district and this 1920's Tudor revival! Cute curb appeal with green grass and quaint covered front entry. Enter through the freshly painted front door to coved ceilings, original wood flooring, decorative baseboard and custom window boxes in this spacious living space. Arched doorways adorn the entrance to the dining area with side exit to the exterior. The kitchen offers arched doorways, updated white cabinets, gas cook stove, can lighting, updated counters, tile flooring and a refrigerator. Bedroom 1 and 2 have original wood flooring throughout and bedroom 1 has direct access to the bathroom. Full bath boasts tub with jets, pedestal sink and lots of tile.

The spacious back yard offers, privacy, extra parking, new wood fence and an oversized true adobe 1 car garage with storage area. The Wilbur Street Historic District is a good example of the change that occurred in Mesa during the time it was established. Due to population needs, smaller more manageable lots were platted vs the large, high maintenance garden lots that were common in the original communities. 

Back in the 1920's when this home was built, the Mesa Arizona Temple was the third largest LDS church and the largest outside of Utah. The Detroit Tigers, the early Cactus League, became the first Major League Baseball team to begin training in Arizona and the Alhambra Hotel was reconstructed from its 1893 build.

Downtown Mesa, less than a mile away, is bustling (with exciting growth on the horizon), but still offers that small town feel. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine, Mangos, The Mesa Arts Center, three museums and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most convenient and eclectic areas, minutes from the light rails and a variety of arts, music and delicious local fare.

Posted on September 14, 2018 .

Cute 1929 Craftsman Style Bungalow! Mesa home for sale!

Welcome to that perfect blend of history and charm. This 1920's craftsman style Bungalow, featuring half timbered gable wall, offers modern conveniences, amenities and a desirable location. Attractive curb appeal with a huge, covered font porch, a signature characteristic of this style, complete with quaint porch swing freshly painted a stunning navy blue to match the front door.

Just inside the front door find the traditional bungalow floor plan with spacious formal living room adorned by the cutest brick fireplace, original wood flooring and tall, crisp white baseboard througout. The formal dining room is light and bright. 

The kitchen offers updated cabinets, granite counters, gas cook stove and stainless appliances. Just behind the kitchen is a large den that could easily be made into a 3rd bedroom, a full bathroom, an enclosed laundry room and exit to the back patio. Use it as a home office, extra living space, yoga or art studio with double door entry to the 2nd bedroom. 

Both the 1st and 2nd bedrooms with crisp, bright white raised panel doors and stylish window casings offer a spacious closet, updated ceiling fans and window coverings. They are separated by a hallway with original built-ins and another full bathroom with a vintage claw foot tub.

The spacious back yard offers, privacy, extra parking and an oversized 1 car garage. The Wilbur Street Historic District is a good example of the change that occurred in Mesa during the time it was established. Due to population needs, smaller more manageable lots were platted vs the large, high maintenance garden lots that were common in the original communities. 

This gorgeous little historic gem has some history to it! Owned and occupied from 1930 and 1932 by Orrel Daley, a service station operator. Purchased in 1933 by Joseph A. Farnsworth, whose family occupied the house until 1940. Owned and occupied in the 1940's by Donetta Hunt.

Back in the 1920's when this home was built, the Mesa Arizona Temple was the third largest LDS church and the largest outside of Utah. The Detroit Tigers, the early Cactus League, became the first Major League Baseball team to begin training in Arizona and the Alhambra Hotel was reconstructed from its 1893 build.

Downtown Mesa, less than a mile away, is bustling (with exciting growth on the horizon), but still offers that small town feel. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine, Mangos, The Mesa Arts Center, three museums and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most convenient and eclectic areas, minutes from the light rails and a variety of arts, music and delicious local fare.

Posted on September 14, 2018 .

R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Getting into the Real Estate Biz! Episode 2

Matt and Katie here!  We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we'll share entering the real world, getting real estate license, career change and double your investments.

In episode two, we have suggestions on getting into the real estate industry along with tips on things to think about and questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge.  

Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us here! 

Move-in ready in Mesa! Mesa home for sale!

Beautiful Condo located in the desirable community of Ramblewood! Rare First floor unit with N/S exposure & Garage! Enter through your private patio & you will walk into a spacious great room floor plan which features a wood burning fire place. Kitchen includes stylish white cabinets, tile flooring & refrigerator. 2 LARGE bedrooms, with carpet throughout, & walk-in closet. A NEW A/C unit! Garage leads directly into the unit for easy access. French doors lead to private front patio with a gorgeous view of the grounds which feature BBQ grills, shaded park benches, community pool & spa. This community is centrally located close to shopping, restaurants and the freeway.

Inventory Levels on the Rise as we get closer to Fall in Phoenix

August numbers are in and is definitely one of the slowest months of the year.  It's typical to experience a little slow down in the market and August is not about to disappoint.  I think we'll see things pick back up a few weeks into September 😉  call or text 480-250-0023 for details on buying and selling in today's market conditions. 

Posted on September 3, 2018 .

Gorgeous in Gilbert - Gilbert Home for Sale

Exquisite remodel in popular Gilbert neighborhood right around the corner from Val Vista Lakes! Private, over-sized cul-de-sac lot with plenty of room to park that RV! The extra long driveway can fit many cars, low maintenance front yard and charming entry make for a cute and functional curb appeal. Soaring vaulted ceilings with double door 3rd bedroom, formal dining and spacious family room offer plenty of space for the family and entertaining guests.

GORGEOUS, high-end kitchen, completely remodeled recently, offers a large, kitchen island with sink and space for a few bar stools. Cook in the dark no longer as this kitchen has incredible lighting!! Custom built and mounted LED dimmable lighting under and over all the cabinets, dimmable LED can lights and gorgeous pendants dropped in that perfect location over the kitchen island. This gourmet kitchen offers stainless appliances, Cambria quartz counters with under bar cabinetry and wine fridge. Stunning designer cabinets with crown molding, dark hardware and custom backsplash. 

The two car garage has an insulated garage door with quiet rollers. Spacious back yard with huge, mature shade tree. Backs to Packer Park. Located minutes from the 60 and the very popular shopping plaza, Dana Park. Close to Patterson Elementary and Freestone Park.

R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie - Who we are and why this isn't 2006! Episode 1

Matt and Katie here!  We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we'll share our lives, our experience and wisdom.  

In episode one, learn who we are and why we are doing this.  We also touch a bit on why this real estate market isn't like the market we experienced in 2005/2006.

Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us here! 

360 Degree Views of the Ahwatukee Foothills from the Mountaintop - Home for sale in Ahwatukee

Katie Halle Lambert with Team EvoAZ.com, Ryan Gilliam with Waterstone Mortgage  and AZLuxuryTour.com have teamed up to broadcast this awesome mountaintop opportunity to Southern California and the greater Phoenix and Tucson area!  TV Marketing at it's finest!  😍  Jump on this hidden gem quick, before it's gone!  Ahwatukee Mountaintop Estate 

Posted on August 2, 2018 .

Feeling the Burn! Phoenix AZ Real Estate Update for July 2018

May still reins champion as the month with the most homes sold in 2018 and we've been trickling down ever since.  Have no fear, Arizona, this is typical for this season.  As the temps heat up, showings die down a bit and therefore sales do too.  It's just too hot and families are wrapping up vacations and getting the kiddos settled and off to school.  Interest rates aren't the lowest we've seen but they aren't the highest either and, with prices still on the climb (steadily), you're better off buying now than waiting since we already know the prices and rates now...but don't know what they will be later. 

We've seen more buyers from CA, Canada, WA and CO than we have in recent years.  They are loving our weather, prices and the opportunity that comes with being a Phoenix area resident at this exciting time.  Call me, Katie, at 480-250-0023 to discuss how these market conditions are affecting you and your specific situation. 

Posted on August 2, 2018 .

Resort-like Condo in Scottsdale!

Positioned perfectly in highly sought-after North Scottsdale against a stunning backdrop of a stately Arizona foothill, this recently updated, turn-key home awaits. New carpet, fresh, custom paint throughout and attractive tile adorn the front entry and can be found throughout this spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bath. Gorgeous granite, updated cabinets in that perfect, popular shade of grey, equipped with new stainless appliances, new faucet and brushed nickel fixtures, this kitchen is sure to please the family cook. There is also a private balcony with storage overlooking the grounds.

Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ - By Team EvoAZ at Revelation Real Estate - July 2018

Team EvoAZ's Sales Totaled $3,030,490 for July 2018! 

28207 N SHUNDEEN CIR, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

10532 E. Relativity Ave, Mesa AZ 85212 

542 W Virginia Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85003

3129 E. Fountain Street, Mesa AZ 85213

8667 E. Palo Verde Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85250

11509 E LINDNER AVE, Mesa, AZ 85209

16032 N 33RD AVE, Phoenix, AZ 85053

1139 E LOMA VISTA ST, Gilbert, AZ 85295

1121 E Michelle Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85022

Posted on August 1, 2018 .

FOUR HISTORIC ARIZONA HOTELS TO CHECK OUT

Arizona might be one of the youngest states in America, however it is still rich with history.  Here are four of our favorite historic hotels in AZ.  All very different in charm and tale.  If you are looking to get out and explore what Arizona has to offer start with one of these great destinations. 

Enjoy!

#1 Tempe Mission Palms

#2 Hotel Monte Vista Flagstaff

#3 The Inn at Castle Rock Bisbee AZ

#4 Jerome Grand Hotel

Posted on July 30, 2018 .

The John and Eva Cummard House!

Right around the time when Arizona adopted our state flag and just before the spanish flu hit, this exquisite craftsman bungalow, The John and Eva Cummard House, was built for the family that kept it in some fashion for the next 100 years.

There aren't many historic homes that are worthy of being on the national registry especially one that offers the style, versatility, space and amenities that this home has to offer. The main home, a 3 bedroom / 3 bath with storage galore (yes, storage in a historic home!) gracefully boasts many of the original features from days past. The hardwood floors have been carefully maintained, the original fireplace kept, several built-ins and even an authentic ironing board.

The recent renovations and updates are extensive but some that are noteworthy are the gourmet kitchen, equipped with a duel fuel stove (gas and electric), gorgeous granite, stainless appliances, built-in refrigerator, luxurious hood fan and gorgeous ceiling appropriate to the time period. The Master Bathroom has been completely remodeled with huge walk-in shower, spacious walk-in closet, granite, new cabinets, barn door and framed mirrors.

Back in those days, the roads were dirt and not too many people had cars, yet fast forward to 2018 when covered, secure parking is a now a need. If you are a lover of historic homes you'll know that it's somewhat uncommon to have a garage, let alone a two car garage with it's own bathroom! Your dreams of have a workshop have become a reality! This home offers parking spots for several cars as well as gated parking for the main home.

Speaking of dreams, the double, corner lot, RV gate and RV parking, flood irrigation, HUGE play pool, covered spa and fire pit area, fruit trees and the mile-long back patio make entertaining a dream. Build lasting memories here where the nostalgia of the past still lives and the more modern amenities of the future are plentiful.

There is a small 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartment above the garage with a separate entrance. This is a popular location for vacation rentals especially during spring training and, with the light rail within a mile and its central location, it's also very popular for long term tenants too. Turn your investment into cash flow right away with this turn key opportunity.

Back in those earlier years Mesa began purchasing utilities from Dr. AJ Chandler and installed our very first sanitary sewer system. Mesa was a bustling metropolis then and it is now. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most highly sought after Mesa historic districts, the Evergreen District, minutes from a bustling downtown full of arts, music and delicious variety of local fare.