Month: April 2017

Interest Rates…

Interest rates…you always hear about them. I don’t know about you, but worrying about my interest rate makes me more stressed on top of looking for the home of my dreams. Interest Rates are a necessary evil. I mean, why can’t they just lend us the money for free? Haha, I wish! 

The rumor is that the Fed will be hiking interest rates up 3 times this year, which could mean your purchasing power will go way down. We don’t know if it will really happen, but the economy is getting stronger, which usually means rates go up. For example, I had a client purchase last year at a 3.5% interest rate. Now, we are projected at 4.5% for our new home that will close toward the end of the year. That doesn’t seem like much, but when I saw this graphic it really opened my eyes. 

Prices and rates are most likely heading upward. Last year we could have purchased a $350,000 home vs. this year where we could purchase up to $310,296. In our hot Phoenix market, that is a big difference in home size and features. It could even be the difference in moving to your preferred area with the higher rated schools and getting that gorgeous backyard oasis you’ve been dreaming of. 

This is definitely something to think about! Do you want to pay the same amount for a smaller home? I don’t!

JD aka #NewBuildNinja


Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold In Phoenix 4/3/17 To 4/10/17

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3320 E Orange DR, Phoenix, AZ 85018
5726 N PALO CRISTI RD, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
27334 N 96TH WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
7181 E CAMELBACK RD 907, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
5333 E PALO VERDE DR, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5434 E LINCOLN DR 31, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
8270 E Windrose DR, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
5411 E CALLE REDONDA –, Phoenix, AZ 85018
6630 E LAFAYETTE BLVD, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
3320 E Orange DR, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Peace and Love,

JD aka #NewBuildNinja

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Arizona ~ April Edition

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8055 N Mummy Mountain Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5290 E Exeter Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85018
5901 E Valley Vista Lane Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5625 E Nauni Valley Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
7620 N Foothill Drive S Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5612 N Yucca Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
13950 E Bighorn Parkway Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
5600 N Saguaro Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
4835 E Exeter Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85018
6550 E El Maro Circle Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Holy Equity!!!

So I was just prepping with our home builder to do our pre-construction meeting. I decided to go on to their website and see if we had any neighbors yet. We do, SO Exciting. I hope they are cool.

I took a glimpse at the pricing and it has gone up $7,000 in two months!! WOW! I can’t believe we already have equity and we haven’t even moved in yet. This is a great indicator that the market is thriving here in the Valley. The South East Valley is seeing a lot of appreciation because many of the huge companies like Intel and Apple are bringing so many jobs. It’s amazing to see!

If you’re thinking of a new build, contact me! I can help you at no cost to you. I know the in’s and out’s of new builds and can give you extra guidance and representation of your best interests. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out ever!! My job is to educate whether you are ready now or a year from now. 

-JD aka #NewBuildNinja


Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ – By Team EvoAZ – March 2017

Team EvoAZ Sales Totaled $3,672,025 For March 2017!

866 S Toltec, Mesa AZ 85204

2444 E Lincoln Cir. Phoenix, AZ 85016

312 E. Hackamore St. Mesa, AZ 85201

1344 E Greentree Dr. Tempe, AZ 85284

146 W. 7Th Pl. Mesa, AZ 85201

5995 N 78Th St. Unit 2086 Scottsdale, AZ 85250

8742 E Weldon Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3137 N 18Th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015

2743 S Santa BarbaraMesa, AZ 85202

1806 W Rosal Dr. Chandler, AZ 85224

1029 E PIMA Ave. Apache Junction, AZ 85119

4170 E Betsy Ln. Gilbert, AZ 85296

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold In Phoenix 3/27/2017 to 4/3/2017

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6166 N Scottsdale Road, Unit B4001 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
4641 E Caron Street Phoenix, AZ 85028
4102 N 65th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
10040 E Happy Valley Road, Unit 374 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
9875 E Buteo Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255
6166 N Scottsdale Road, Unit B3006 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5723 N Wilkinson Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
6111 E Via Estrella Avenue Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
6701 E San Juan Avenue Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
10500 E Lost Canyon Drive, Unit 30 Scottsdale, AZ 85255