Mountains & More!

Absolute STUNNER! 3 car garage, larger lot that backs gorgeous views of the preserve, a huge greenbelt / park directly across the street, an awesome pool and updates galore! Tile in the heavy traffic living areas, granite counters and backsplash with neutral custom paint throughout.

Eye catching staircase with upgraded wrought iron handrail leads to large loft that offers additional living space. Need a 4th bedroom? Just enclose the loft! Easy to do and there's already space for a closet. Oversized master bedroom has a jetted tub and closet organizers with a balcony off the back that is perfect for relaxing the day away with mountain views overlooking the resort like backyard. 2nd bedroom also has a balcony off the front overlooking the sprawling greenbelt and park.

But wait, there's more!

Lower maintenance landscaping with a bit of green grass for the kids, the dog and the color pop beautifully frames this functional entertainers delight. Extended covered patio, large side yard with service entry to garage, garden area, sparkly blue pool with water feature and fire pit complete the experience! You'll love everything this yard has to offer whether you are entertaining a handful of friends or enjoying a relaxing, romantic night at home. Must see!

Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ - By Team Evolution Real Estate - January 2018

Team Evolution Real Estate Sales Totaled $2,838,890 for January 2018!

3127 E Delta Ave, Mesa 85204

705 W Pecos Ave, Mesa AZ 85210

830 W Dana Drive, San Tan Valley AZ 85143

3850 E Encinas Ave, Gilbert 85234

542 S Higley Rd. #63, Mesa 85206

5016 S Turbine Way, Mesa 85212 -- NEW BUILD (not pictured)

8431 E Lockwood St, Mesa 85207

3238 N. 31st St., Mesa 85213 -- NEW BUILD (not pictured)

22207 E. Cherrywood Dr., Queen Creek 85142

334 W Glenrosa Ave, Phoenix 85013

Real Estate Appreciation Rates for the Phoenix area for 2017

Yep, the overall inventory levels are still incredibly low and it's causing Realtors to have to look to other sources of property for droves of hungry buyers AND unassuming sellers are being taken advantage of by investors and real estate investment companies that are trying to stock up on inventory before our actual busy season (April through June) hits.  

HINT: If the deal seems to good to be true from one of these investors or real estate companies that "buy for cash and close when you want" then it probably is or there's a reason behind it that you aren't aware of...like your home is worth WAY more than you think.

Keep in mind that we have four "markets" here in the Phoenix area....the under $200k market, the $200-$500k market, the $500k to $1M and then above $1M.  Supply and demand is different in all four of these markets.  Sales under $200k were 33% of sales in our area in 2017 so keep in mind that has a large impact on the overall average.  Ask your trusted real estate advisor what the stats are for your particular area and price range so you remain competitive prior to listing your home for sale. 

Appreciation rates are as follows:

Under $200k 7.7%

$200k - $500k: 3.5%

$500k - $1M: 1.7%

Over $1M: 0.1%

Now let's talk mortgage interest rates. 

Yep, they've gone up.  This past week the 10-year Treasury note hit the highest level in three years which basically means higher mortgage rates.  They are currently over 4%.  Keep in mind that from 2003 to 2011 the rates averaged between 5-6% and we have basically been spoiled since then.  Typically rates are lowered to spark the housing market and, based on the info above, we can see that it worked 😊 The good news is it's still very affordable to purchase a home and live here in AZ as compared to many other areas that are this desirable to live.  

Get financing NOW! 

Team Evo's SECRET LISTINGS LIST

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The Okay, The Better and The Best when Selling your Home in Arizona

 Let’s face it, everyone wants to “save” a buck but does it always make sense in real estate to choose your agent based on their paycheck?  Let’s explore that idea...


In my experience there are three different types of real estate agents when it comes to selling your home.  I call them the Okay, The Better and The Best. 


The Okay:


These are the “companies” that are really just cash investors.  The ones that will buy your home whether it’s ugly or not and claim you can “pick your closing date”. 
On the surface, it seems like a swell idea.  They buy the home for “market” value (and they determine what market value is) and you pick your closing day.  No commissions paid.  They just charge “transaction” fees that usually exceed the maximum amount you’d pay if you sold the traditional way.  Typical real estate fees are 6% in AZ...you are probably looking at 1% or so (depending on price range but for the most part) in seller closing costs (all sellers pay seller closing costs...even if you don’t pay real estate commissions or unless the buyer covers them for you).  In my experience, these fees that are charged to the seller exceed 7%...sometimes by quite a bit.  

Another thing to keep in mind is the inspection period.  This is an opportunity for them to renegotiate...yeah, after you are packed and ready to move on to wherever it was you were planning to go.  Perfect timing for you to be totally motivated to just agree to whatever because it's easier.  So, they pay you less for your house than what you can get on the open market, probably beat you up in the inspection period AND they charge more than a traditional real estate agent charges.  Hmmmmmm.... 🤔


The Better: 


These are usually your “flat listers”.  This is the company that you pay X amount of dollars to (usually a few hundred) and they list your home on the MLS and put a sign in your yard but that’s it.  The marketing, the showings, the negotiations and basically all the details are left up to you AND you still pay the “co-broke” to the buyers agent (in AZ 3% is the norm).  

The downside of going this route:
    A. It’s not that much different than selling by owner. You are still unrepresented by an expert in the field (which could spell danger even after the sale is final).  
    B. There’s no opportunity to tap into a well established marketing plan.  Seasoned and high producing agents build huge networks that take years to build and hours and hours per week to maintain.  Since demand plays a huge part in getting the most money out of your home and in your pocket, this could be a HUGE but hidden mistake.  We THINK because we are paying less we are doing better when, in all actuality, having little to no experience and zero network may impact demand enough that you could actually be giving up tens of thousands to save a few bucks. 
    C. There’s no safety precaution.  Unfortunately home sellers can be a target for criminals.  Without experience and proper safety protocols in place, you could be opening your home up to criminals and everything that comes with it without even knowing it.  For sale by owners beware.  You are a target for those that are less than ethical and perhaps those looking to take advantage and, in some cases, even rob you.  Why would criminals target a for sale by owner?  Why not?!  They are sitting ducks ready to open their home to any stranger that “shows interest”.  There are usually no safety precautions taken whatsoever.  
    D. Negotiations and adhering to the contract appropriately could also be quite the hurdle.  Real Estate negotiations are not just about numbers but also about terms and managing all of the personalities that are a party to the transaction as well as third party affiliates.  Without experience being proactive may prove to be very difficult and you’re likely to be forced to be reactive instead.  Selling a home isn’t the least stressful life event for anyone, it’s much more difficult when you are also putting out unexpected fires along the way.  You are also missing out on tapping the referral network of an established real estate agent.  The relationships that are formed over years and years of doing business with reputable companies that are necessary to the transaction could make or break any sale.  The timeframes of the contract are pretty tight and performing within them could be a challenge without the proper relationships in place.

 

The Best:

 

These are your traditional real estate agents (and preferably Brokers) that are well established in the area, have a provable track record and have years of experience.  These are not your first year in the business rookies and might not even be your nephew that has a day job but also a real estate license.  These are the tried and true professionals, the producers, the real business owners.  They have systems in place for everything, use technology to its fullest and work in an ethical manner that supports their longevity in the industry.  Most importantly, they have the track record, the review and online presence to prove it.
They have been in business long enough to have established marketing networks, a network of professionals for referral and an acute knowledge of the process.  They can rattle off the provisions of the ADRE purchase and the listing contract off the top of their head.  They know the market.  They have predictions based on fact and logic.  They have enough experience to proactively advise from the transaction start to finish. 
How can you tell if you are dealing with a true professional...ie: The Best?  Google is your friend here, people!  Google them!  If they don’t produce enough content or activity to AT LEAST fill the entire first page of Google then ask for testimonials (or find them yourself online).  Ask for proof of previous sales in the area.   Ask for their marketing plan.  Ask to meet their assistant and transaction coordinator (if not their team) and question it if they don’t have one.  These are the signs of a true professional.


What’s the upside of going this route:
    A. Without a doubt, because they will act within their fiduciary duty, you will get the most money that you can for perhaps the largest sale of your life. 
    B. The process will be as smooth as possible.  Experience, connections to a large network and systems ARE everything.  A professional will rely on experience to be proactive and to handle any otherwise unexpected circumstances with grace and “like they have done this once or twice before”.
    C. You can expect thorough and frequent communication.  A professional understands the importance of information, statistics and feedback.  


Sometimes “the Best” is a “the Better” in disguise.  You can spot these quickly because they’ll be quick to negotiate down on their commission sometimes even before you meet them.  Ever see the “4.5 listing fee” ads?  If they don’t feel they provide enough value to support their fees, then this conversation will be an easy win for any seller.  Seller beware.  If you win this conversation you might reconsider hiring this person as this is a direct reflection of their negotiation skills.  What’s going to happen when your money is on the line if they give up their own so easily?

   

 
Posted on January 19, 2018 .

Barn Doors? Yes, please!

This remodeled home boasts a french country theme with amazing light and great function. Two large custom barn doors allows versatile use in this home. The brick wood burning fireplace is perfectly located in the enormous living area. New dual pane windows, new 5 ton HVAC, newer roof, USB, and a Nest thermostat are all great features that set this home apart.

The gourmet kitchen offers, carrara quartz peninsula, stainless appliances, dove gray custom soft close cabinets, glass back splash, LED can lights, under cabinets lights, and a 1-2/3 sink with chef faucet. The eat-in kitchen has a wall of windows with two arcadia doors that allow an abundance of light. The master bathroom offers, large shower with dual controls, rain head, dual his and her sinks, LED lights, master walk-in closet offers lots of built-ins and light. The master has its own exit to the patio and back yard area. The second bath has dual under mount sinks, custom herringbone tile tub surround, new tub, custom shaker soft close cabinets, tile floor, custom mirrors and lights. The home has new 5 panel shaker doors, casings, baseboards, luxury laminate wood floors, tile in all the right places, 2 tone designer paint on interior and exterior, hardware, ceiling fans, buyers choice of carpet color, outlets, switches, disposal, and so much more. 

The back yard is graced with mountain views, auto drip system, curbing, gate at rear off alley, and side entry with space for storage. Amazing food and entertainment in all directions. Less than 3 min from 51 on ramp, get anywhere in the valley quick and easy. This home truly offers it all! Seller finance is available for a deserving buyer.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

Old Skool, New Pool!

Platted in 1910 by Edwin M. LeBaron and James Miller, Jr., Evergreen Historic District was initially the home of Mesa’s middle to upper class residents. Welcome to a neighborhood with rich history and a tight-knit community feel. Some families have owned their homes for decades, passing down to the next of kin, keeping these precious historical gems in the family.

Built in 1946 but brimming with modern amenities, sharp lines, and tasteful updates, this single level built with brick offers multiple living spaces, a pool and even a garage. Packed with pavers leading to a large covered front "porch", this curb appeal is like no other around.

Tastefully appointed, rustic fences and planter boxes adorn the spacious front yard. Long driveway leading to the garage offers plenty of parking space for family gatherings, your classic car or your boat, trailer and toys.

This unique home boasts all the formals! The formal living room has a fireplace and real wood beams and the spacious formal dining room is perfectly situated in the front of the home with a beautiful view of the perfectly manicured front yard and quaint, 100-year-old tree lined streets peppered with an eclectic array of home styles ranging over decades. No two homes are exactly alike here. Lots of tile and hardwood throughout, granite counters and light colored, solid cabinets with crown molding and stainless appliances. Showers have decorative tile surrounds and master carpet is neutral and cozy.

Saving the best for last! The back yard is just TO-DIE-FOR with cozy seating area, outdoor fire pit right at the pool for that perfect fire and water combination, rough travertine pool surround and lush landscaping. The unique and very historic old bungalow that can be seen from the back yard is owned by a neighbor and no one lives in the home. It was moved from it's original location and restoration efforts are to begin shortly. This home is an important part of Mesa's history!

The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. If you are looking for a social neighborhood, this is it. You are home. The location is also quite convenient and up and coming.

Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, Queens Pizzeria and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic Downtown Mesa. Please feel free to contact the listing agent for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

2018 Came in with a BANG!

Typically home buying comes to a screeching halt during the holiday season.  We did not feel a slow down this year and stats are showing things slowed a touch.  First quarter 2018 is looking like a healthy home selling season in the Phoenix area!  Contact Katie to discuss how this affects you (480-250-0023).

Active, Sold and New Listing Inventory

Posted on January 2, 2018 .

Soaring Ceilings & Sparkly Blue Pool Awaits!

Bright and beautiful! Welcome to the perfect family home! Gorgeous entry with soaring ceilings in the formal living and dining room. First level also includes large family room, den and eat-in kitchen. The den is spacious with built-ins but can easily be made into a 5th bedroom and is right next to the full bath! Travertine throughout the first level and bamboo wood flooring up including the stairs! Spacious kitchen has cabinets galore, kitchen island, stainless appliances and granite counters. Updated fixtures, travertine backsplash and custom French doors to the patio complete the look of this perfect kitchen that any chef will love. Large 2nd level with oversized bedrooms, fully remodeled bath and private master suite. HUGE master bath with separate shower and tub, double sinks, glass block windows and HUGE walk-in closet. Enjoy the beautiful crystal blue pebble tec heated pool and spa, lush, mature trees and spacious yard with built-in bbq. Upstairs AC unit is an efficient new Trane! R/O water system and 3 car garage has built in garage cabinets + 220V. Large green belt, playground, lighted basketball court and community pool is just a few doors down the street!

Posted on December 9, 2017 .

Stunningly perfect in Queen Creek!

The perfect family home! Exceptional location, minutes from shopping restaurants and Schnepf Farm, this beautifully appointed 2016 build awaits. Low maintenance front landscaping makes for stunning curb appeal without the hassle and upgraded dusk-to-dawn censuring outdoor lights set the mood once the sun goes down. Gorgeous front entry with high arch and keyless entry leads into the stunning ''hallway of arches'' which makes a great backdrop for a family photo gallery or fine art collection perfectly lit by the warm light of the unique wall sconces. Den or bonus room with tall, arched front windows bring in all the natural light. Striking, dark ''wood look'' tile flooring leads to the main living and high traffic areas.

Split floor plan boasts private guest retreat with walk-in closet and full bath that is completely separate and across the hall from bedroom 3 and 4. Bedroom 3, with walk-in closet, and bedroom 4 are separated by a 3rd full bath. Both bathrooms offer stunning white cabinets, oil rubbed bronze hardware and exquisite, matching granite counters. 

Master suite is in the most favorable location at the back of the house. Large windows offer plenty of natural light a full view of the outstanding backyard. Separate shower and garden tub with gentleman's height quartz counters, double sinks, distressed "wood look" tile flooring, water closet and HUGE walk-in closet. 

Soaring vaulted ceilings with an abundance of recessed can lighting beautifully adorn the spacious great room. Massive kitchen island with granite sink and enough room for 4 stools create the perfect spot for breakfast or a more intimate gathering around the family cook. White quartz counters and immaculate white cabinets with crown molding bestow that very popular, eye catching "white on white" look. Stainless appliances, gas cooktop, double ovens, built-in microwave and under cabinet lighting complete the gourmet kitchen you've always wanted! 

All this and an entertainers delight!! The back patio view is almost all windows and overlooks the wash, covered patio with surround sound, extended rough travertine pavers, gas fireplace and built-in BBQ with 5 burner grill and rotisserie. Spacious backyard has room for a pool and boasts double RV gates along with low maintenance landscaping and 1 lime tree, 10 rose bushes, and 3 ash trees.  

This home is highly energy efficient especially with the Energy Star rating and nest thermostat. This neighborhood may be eligible for USDA financing with is ZERO money down. Ask your lender for details!

Posted on December 9, 2017 .

Oh the weather outside isn't frightful and the buys are so delightful!

We're selling more and listing less than holiday time last year!  Buyers are scooping up deals and taking advantage of how low the interest rates still are.  Keep an eye on rates if you are in the market to buy this year.  Even a small adjustment can make a impact on affordability.  Don't wait and get less house than you're after...plus the prices are still going up.  SEARCH HOMES HERE

Maricopa and Pinal County, AZ

Posted on December 3, 2017 .

HOT Deal!

Awesome family home in desirable San Tan Valley location! Larger lot with RV gate for all your toys! Spacious living space with plenty of storage, 1/2 bath down, loft area and Jack and Jill bath on the 2nd floor. All appliances included. 2 car garage with epoxy floor and built in cabinets. Mountain views!  MORE LISTING DETAILS

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Posted on December 3, 2017 .

Resort Living ALL Year Long!

Stunning Val Vista Lakes Home! What more could you want? Single level, fresh remodel, low maintenance yard with synthetic grass, LOADS of cabinet space, fireplace, master with walk-in closet, NEW AC, NEW water heater, Murphy bed in bedroom 2 AND lemon, grapefruit and orange trees. Gorgeous remodel includes a full kitchen remodel with white cabinets, sleek, neutral counters, updated master bath & shower, updated tile throughout as well as new carpet! Multi-Million dollar clubhouse and amenities, 8 lit tennis courts, beach lagoon, Olympic heated pool, fitness center with weights and cardio, 2 handball courts and banquet facilities. Jacuzzi, BBQ Fire pits and beach volleyball! Enjoy resort living all year! Easy freeway access, close to schools, shopping, restaurants and more!

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Posted on November 23, 2017 .

Rare Basement Home In Evergreen Historic District

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Welcome to the highly sought after Evergreen Historic District! The wide, tree-lined streets, the gathering of an eclectic variety of bungalow homes, and the quaint, tight knit community of neighbors complete the feel of times past while incorporating the convenience and amenities that a modern family requires. Built in 1949...

this rare basement home has been renovated and added onto since yet special attention was paid to restore the qualities and charm of the original home. The original wood flooring in the formal living room, dining room and family room still exists today as do original windows, moldings and doors. With nearly 3100 square feet of living space, you can rest assured that there is room for the entire family to gather for holidays, celebrations, and visits. The historic warmth of the home is so accommodating and spacious yet cozy and comfortable.

The remodeled gourmet kitchen boasts new stainless appliances, beautiful, new white cabinets with grey counters, white subway tile backsplash, HUGE walk-in pantry and updated tile! The kitchen is perfectly centered in the middle of the home with one of the masters with full bath off to the side (with separate outdoor exit). The main home is the perfect set-up for multi-generational families and we haven't even talked about the separate guest house yet!

The spacious formal dining room is one-of-a-kind with its rounded "wall of windows" that look out onto one of the most private lots on the street. This oversized, flood irrigated lot offers so much space and lush, mature landscaping! There are 9 fruit trees! There are 3 orange trees, a lemon, a mandarin, a pomegranate, a grapefruit, 2 peach trees, a pecan, a grape vine and a small garden. The home does back the old alley and only owners of homes backing the alley are given access. There are two gates to the alley. The guest house is a 2 bed / 1 bath guest house with an attached workshop / storage building. 

The options are endless from large family gatherings to baseball games with the kids on a lot of this size. Enjoy the coming and going of the seasons under the canopy of majestic, mature trees and vibrant green grass and shrubbery. The neighbors are friendly and some have been living in their homes for decades. This tight knit community feel lends itself beautifully to holiday celebrations such as Halloween and the Christmas season. More than 600 children visit Evergreen during Halloween and the streets are lined with lights and decorations immediately following Thanksgiving to welcome the coming Christmas season. If you are looking to rekindle the warmth and homey feeling of a visit to Grandma's in your every day life then this is it. You are home. 

The location is also quite convenient and up and coming. Downtown Mesa is within walking distance and is a great place for dining and entertainment. New businesses have been opened and the light rail is complete. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, Queens Pizzeria and the original Blue Adobe. The Downtown Mesa association coordinates many events which include the arts, music, and family friendly events. This is a lifetime of fond memories, great neighbors, and charm all wrapped up in beautiful, Historic Downtown Mesa.

Listing Details

Please feel free to contact the listing agent for more information on the growth and development of this area and Downtown Mesa.

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Posted on November 16, 2017 .

Remodeled Retirement Home!

UPDATES GALORE!! Gorgeous and bright! Fully remodeled including kitchen, flooring and baths within the last year. Enjoy the outdoors with screened in sunroom, outdoor turf, paver accents and citrus tree. ALL NEW windows and doors for maximum energy efficiency! Kitchen has all new cabinets, appliances, pantry and updated light fixtures. Both bathrooms have upgraded vanities, raised toilets and light fixtures. Den has been updated with custom tray ceiling. Community features clubhouse, community pool, community spa and more!

LISTING DETAILS

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Posted on November 15, 2017 .

It's Pool Time!

Beautiful well kept 4 bedroom home in Desert Harbor in Peoria. Single level home with living room/dining room. Soaring vaulted ceiling throughout & tile in all high traffic areas! Spacious family room off the eat in kitchen which includes a fireplace, breakfast area, and easy access to your backyard. The abundance of windows attracts lots of natural light making the home nice, bright & cozy! Kitchen includes newer appliances, an island, and corian counter tops. Spacious master bedroom with vaulted ceilings & access to your backyard. Master bathroom includes separate tub/shower, double sinks & walk in closet! Guest bath also has double sinks! Backyard features a covered patio with a view of your beautiful pool with updated pool equipment. Low maintenance front yard! Also, NEW HVAC from 2016  View Full Listing

Posted on November 12, 2017 .

Mountains and Sunsets and Barn Doors, Oh My!

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Jaw dropping remodel! Sophisticated design blending a southwest exterior with an interior that boasts modern style lines and a french country theme. No expense spared and no corners cut. New Kitchen with carrera quartz counters and waterfall feature, stainless appliances, gas range, 42 inch w/custom dove gray soft close cabinetry, custom recessed french door fridge - function and fashion for any chef! Barn doors for days!! Two huge solid custom barn doors, art niches in all the right places, LED lighting throughout, gas fireplace, luxury laminate wood flooring, large baseboards, new fans and light fixtures, shaker doors, new hardware, custom front door, designer paint inside and out, and bar with temp controlled wine fridge. The huge master bed and bath have barn doors, gun metal gray quartz counters, sonoma white shaker cabinets, dual sinks, claw foot tub, huge walk-in shower with large bench, dual controls and rain head. The master also has a separate commode room, large walk-in closet and exit to back yard. The second bath has quartz counters with dual sinks, custom sonoma white shaker cabinets, custom shower with herringbone subway and new tub. New luxury carpet in 2nd & 3rd bathrooms. All bedrooms have walk-in closets. Garage is epoxy with electric car plug in. The backyard on this home is mind blowing with antique pewter pavers, new sealed cool deck, custom fire pit, planters around perimeter of back yard, and walk deck to enjoy 360 degrees of mountain views and sunrise and sunsets. Artificial grass, pebble tech pool and a new 25 year Elastomer roof. This home has to much to list!!!

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Posted on November 4, 2017 .