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 - 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 .


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. 


#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.

Rare Mountaintop Estate - Ahwatukee Home for Sale

Enjoy the security, privacy and all that this luxury home has to offer. Perfectly appointed on the side of a mountain, 3/4 of a mile up, in a gated community in the Ahwatukee Foothills! Upon entering the grand entryway you are quick to realize that no detail has been overlooked in this custom built, labor of love. The home features soaring ceilings, walls of windows with million-dollar views and luxury finishes throughout.

There are views of the skyline from nearly every room in this home starting with the living room which accommodates a wrap around, leather sectional sofa and entertainment center with a 46" flat screen TV. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainers dream. It has dual ovens, side by side built-in sub zero refrigerator, marble cook top, HUGE walk-in pantry and is equipped with everything you need to cook, bake and entertain. Set off the front of the kitchen is the breakfast room with spectacular mountain views and remote controlled shades. The formal dining room is set off the other side of the kitchen. This rooms seats many guests comfortably and has gorgeous views of the pool.

The spacious master bedroom accommodates a large 4 post bed fit for a King, offers a cozy fireplace and a sitting area with incredible mountain views and plantation shutters. If the bedroom is fit for a King the en-suite bathroom is fit for a Queen. With his and hers vanities, spa tub, and walk in shower you will feel like you spend a part of everyday at the spa. The massive walk-in closet has plenty of room for everything including the shoe and purse collection!

There are two additional guest bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Both bedrooms are split from the master and each other to offer plenty of privacy. Both have custom plantation shutters.

Finally, what you all have been waiting for.... the resort style backyard! You will want to spend your days and nights in the heated pool and spa. The pool has a built-in table and chairs with umbrella to enjoy a drink at without ever having to get out. Sit under the gazebo with BBQ grill and fireplace. There is plenty of space for your guests at one of three outdoor dining areas. You won't want to miss Arizona's acclaimed sunrises or sunsets from out here. As if that wasn't enough, once the sun sets, the twinkling city lights emerge. 

If you can pull yourself away from the pool there are tons of shops, restaurants, and other attractions only a few miles away! With close access to the I-10 and 101 freeways, all spring training facilities are within minutes of the home. Only 17 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Close to some of the most stunning hiking and mountain biking trails that AZ has to offer.

This truly is a desert gem with incredible, uncommon views. If you are looking for a rare, luxurious and easy to maintain, custom estate, look no further!

Sweet Scottsdale Location - Home for sale in Scottsdale

Beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath home located in wonderful Scottsdale Summit subdivision. As you walk in you will notice the tall ceilings & great room floor plan. The living areas feature gorgeous 18 inch travertine flooring throughout. Very bright home with lots of windows. Beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, dark stained cabinets, stainless steel Samsung appliances, and a center island with room for barstools! Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Master bath sink features granite countertops & dark stained cabinets. Spectacular newly renovated walk-in shower with dual shower heads with waterfall shower head. This home features N/S exposure, rear covered patio, easy to maintain front & backyard, NEW Trane HVAC, & NEWLY epoxy garage flooring. Newly landscaped backyard with beautiful accent lighting to set the mood! New electric sun shade in rear patio, perfect to shade the Western sun. Perfect location, close to 101, Pima ParkOld town Scottsdale with lots of entertainment and restaurants!

Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ - By Team EvoAZ- June 2018

Team EvoAZ's Sales Totaled $2,097,490 for June 2018! 

4691 S Palacio Way, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

2541 E. Oxford Ct., Gilbert AZ 85295

1702 E LAURA Lane, Tempe AZ 85283

794 W Goldfinch Way, Chandler AZ 85286

23081 W Antelope Trl, Buckeye AZ 85326

10532 E. Relativity Ave, Mesa AZ 85212

2700 N Evergreen St, Chandler, AZ 85225

Posted on July 4, 2018 .

No rest in sight for the Phoenix Real Estate Market - Phoenix AZ Housing Update

June's jets have cooled just a little but not much since our fast and furious May.  We gained a little more inventory this past month, thank goodness, but still moving along these summer months rather swiftly.  Multiple offers are not uncommon and neither are contingencies on selling a home in order to buy another.  The Phoenix luxury market has also been busy with58 homes sold just in the last week at $1MM plus all the way up to $4.2MM.

Info courtesy of ARMLS.

Posted on July 4, 2018 .

Gem in Adora Trails - Home for Sale in Gilbert

Welcome to Adora Trails, the community of fun! Enjoy the 10-acre park, 12 miles of walking trails, clubhouse, fitness center, a lake featuring fresh water fishing, community swimming pool and water playground, picnic tables with shaded ramada's and grilling stations, soccer and baseball fields PLUS basketball courts! And, if that wasn't enough, this popular location is close to 2 Golf courses, shopping, restaurants AND hiking / biking trails.

This 2 level floor plan is perfect for any family with a bedroom and full bathroom downstairs, open concept living areas, master bedroom is split from the rest PLUS a HUGE loft. The loft is large enough to make a 5th bedroom and then some! Home boasts stunning curb appeal, freshly manicured landscaping, granite counters and large master with a giant walk-in closet.

Quaint Mediterranean Villa - Home for Sale in Scottsdale

Once behind the gates you'd never know you are in Old Town Scottsdale and not at a quaint Mediterranean villa. Follow the welcoming pavered walk with lush greenery and beautiful flowers in bloom that adorn every step to the main home, a three bedroom with over 1,800 square feet of space that has been tastefully updated, meticulously cared for and warmly loved throughout the years.

Think of this as a home with two guest houses! The main home, offering a formal dining room, formal living room, delightful spiral staircase, granite counter tops and a 2 car garage, captures the most breath taking views of the grounds from the floor to ceiling front windows. This home has style with the exposed, painted block, retro fireplace, tile in the all the right areas, and private balcony overlooking the gardens and the pool. 

The 1 bedroom "apartment" has access to the pool area and the secret garden as well as a private balcony and private access to the street. Beautifully remodeled with custom paint throughout, bamboo hardwood floors, subway tiles, popular white cabinets and crown molding.  

The "studio" apartment is perfectly placed on the first level with a private front patio and full, remodeled kitchen complete with white cabinets, quartz counter tops and white subway tile. This is the perfect set-up for Mom and Dad, a college-aged child or a home office.

Nestled in a cozy pocket amidst attractions like Scottsdale Fashion Square, The Waterfront and the Scottsdale Entertainment District. Not too far from Talking Stick Resort and Golf Course, Camelback Mountain, Papago Park and the Phoenix Zoo. Minutes from the 101 and many restaurants and shopping plazas.  

This unique opportunity offers countless options but has recently been used as a vacation rental and has provided the owner with an attractive cash flow. Please inquire with Listing agent for details and rent rolls. The home does currently have return visitors. 1 bay of the 2 car garage can easily be converted back to a garage if desired.

Retire in the Superstitions - 55+ Home for Sale in Mesa

Retire in the Superstitions! There's nothing better than a fun, friendly community with close proximity to the 60 and the 202 that's within minutes from popular restaurants and shopping centers all with the backdrop of the Superstition Mountains! This is the PERFECT size single level at just under 1700 square feet. There are two good-sized bedrooms and a spacious den that could easily be a bedroom with it's hidden location and closet space already present. You'll love the convenience of the split floor plan with large great room and spacious kitchen. The kitchen boasts pantry, lots of natural light and NEW black stainless steel appliances! They are only a few months old! Low maintenance landscaping with just a small amount of grass and some fruit trees (a must have in AZ!).

Conveniently located near Mountain Vista Medical Center, Banner Gateway Hospital and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Rec Center has a 13,000 sq. ft. auditorium, state-of-the-art fitness center, resort style swimming pool, lap pool, spa, and courts for tennis, bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball and pickleball. There is also a woodworking shop, library, arts and crafts room, billiards and card rooms. Located within the community is an impressive softball field, and a pet park.. Also available is an onsite facility for storage of a motor home, 5th wheel, or travel trailer, available for rent.

Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ - By Team EvoAZ - May 2018

Team EvoAZ's Sales Totaled $1,789,825 for May 2018! 



2951 E ADOBE ST, Mesa AZ 85213

8731 E OLIVE AVE, Scottsdale AZ 85251

907 E SANTA CRUZ Lane, Apache Junction AZ 85113

303 W HAZELWOOD ST, Phoenix AZ 85013

10740 E Palladium Dr, Mesa AZ 85212

3354 E JUANITA AVE, Gilbert AZ 85234

Our Last Hurrah before the Summer Slow Down? - Phoenix AZ Housing Update

It's typical here in Phoenix to see a bit of a slow down just before the dog days kick in.  July and August tend to be less active than the 2nd quarter months.  May saw the highest number of sales so far for 2018 pushing us back under 2 months inventory, Valley-wide.  

The entry level market is still a beast.  Anything under $200k is flying off the shelf as quickly as it's put on the shelf.  In fact, we are seeing low days on market all the way to even $500k as long as it's appropriately priced.  Historic districts are still seeing some heavy activity too since everyone is gaga over homes with character these days. 

Info courtesy of ARMLS.

Info courtesy of ARMLS.

Posted on June 11, 2018 and filed under Real Estate News.

Scottsdale Stunner! - Home for sale in Park Scottsdale

Scottsdale Stunner! This tri-level, tasteful remodel is located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Scottsdale, Park Scottsdale! 2 car garage and plenty of parking (with room for the toys even) grace the stunning front entry. Rose bushes, mature trees and perfectly shaped bushes add that perfect amount of pop! Back gate leads to more storage adorned by pavers, lush greenery and crystal blue diving pool! The main level boasts a wide open floor plan, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Gorgeous knotty alder cabinets, granite tops, large tiles, stainless appliances, crisp backsplash and classy, stainless hood fan is sure to please the family cook. Click the photo for more info! 

Posted on June 7, 2018 .

Perfection in Phoenix - Home for sale in Phoenix

Perfection in Phoenix! Every inch of this gorgeous single level has been meticulously cared for and it shows as soon as you walk past the stunning, set-back curb appeal and through the welcoming double door entry. Warm wood flooring adorn the main living spaces with tile in all the right places! Stunning wood beamed, soaring ceiling in the formal living room, shiplap entry with updated, custom paint throughout and brushed nickel fixtures and hardware complete the look. The kitchen is every cooks dream with loads of counter space, spiced cabinets, stainless appliances and luxurious granite. The spacious master has not one but TWO closets, oversized tile shower, a vanity that looks a mile long, double sinks, framed mirrors and warm granite counters.  Click photo for more! 

Posted on June 7, 2018 .

Inventory Levels are up just a Tad in Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix AZ Housing Update

The inventory levels are rising but not as quickly as the temperatures are as we approach summer.  March 2018 inventory levels were the lowest we've seen in while and new build contracts have skyrocketed due to the low inventory of resale homes.  

Selling a home?  Better get the sign in the yard soon.  As we approach the summer months things tend to slow down a little.  Get your home on the market now so you can vacation in July like everyone else!   Call 480-250-0023 and ask for Katie! 

Scottsdale Oasis in the Desert - Home for Sale in Scottsdale

Welcome to this exquisite ranch style home that's never before been available for sale until NOW! This home has been loved and meticulously maintained over the years by its original owners and the recent updates are aplenty! Adorned with perfectly placed brick pavers, landscape lighting and a new (2018) front door that lets in an abundance of natural light, the charming and private front patio is the perfect spot for morning coffee or guests to gather while entertaining. Spacious entry with beamed ceilings, tile in every room, and fresh custom paint throughout in that perfect shade of ''greige'' give this home a clean, fresh and bright feeling.

All new kitchen cabinets (2016) with brushed nickel hardware, custom backsplash (2016), granite counters (2018) and all appliances included are sure to please the family cook! New brushed nickel fixtures throughout (2018), new ceiling fans throughout (2018) ALL NEW windows and doors throughout (2018), new bathroom cabinets (2016) and granite (2018) tie it all in.  

The master bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet, walk-in shower and arcadia door leading to the backyard. 

Neat and tidy landscaping surrounds the sparkling blue diving pool with resurfaced deck (2018). The pedestal does have utilities and is the perfect spot for an above-ground spa or an outdoor kitchen set up. Imagine the possibilities in this perfectly manicured, private oasis in the desert! 

Other updates include: front irrigation system (2018), plumbing updates to the pool (2018), pool acid washed and drained (2016), roof (2018), appliances (2016), insulation in the walls and attic (2016), the AC was last serviced in 2018 and the dryer vent and chimney was cleaned in 2018.

Lovely south Scottsdale location just minutes from the 101 and very close to awesome area attractions like Old Town Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain, golf courses, resorts and spring training stadiums.

Corner Lot in Cul-De-Sac - Home for Sale in Gilbert!

Gorgeous, updated Gilbert home perfectly placed on a corner, oversized, cul-de-sac lot! AWESOME floor plan with loft, formal living and dining areas, eat in kitchen with kitchen island and family room! Finally a space for everyone. The upgraded kitchen includes granite counters, espresso cabinets, classic subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances (double oven yay!) and brushed nickel hardware and fixtures. The loft is large enough to convert into a 5th bedroom and boasts updated wood flooring. The laundry is located upstairs (brilliant!) and comes with an awesome set of front loading washer / dryer. Large master with spacious bathroom and large master closet. Minutes from 202, Top Golf, Joe's Farm Grill, the Toddler Park, Cosmo Dog Park and San Tan Village Marketplace.