Month: November 2017

7 Tips to Ease Your Blue Tape Walkthrough!

Our closing date came up so fast and I never got a chance to address blue tape. This is the term used when you have your walkthrough with the builder a week before closing. There are actually a few different colors of tape depending on what needs to be fixed (drywall, baseboard touch ups, stucco, etc). We did notice a lot of things that needed attention and I’m notorious for holding up the line and backing them up to point out areas that need tape. I told one of my clients recently that I have zero OCD unless I’m at a blue tape walkthrough. 

Most people would say “I don’t need a Realtor with me for blue tape”. That couldn’t be more from the truth. A lot of people have anxiety asking for cosmetic fixes and they get caught up in the excitement that they are finally almost homeowners. Also, most of the time, people have no idea what to even be looking for. It’s always a good idea to have an extra pair of eyes at your walkthrough!


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ere are some of my personal tips for your Blue Tape Walkthrough:

 

1) Make sure you eat before. This could be a 2 hour appointment and you don’t want to be hangry and rushing through your walkthrough.

2) Get a babysitter!

3) Bring water just in case they don’t bring you any. 

4) Bring some toilet paper because… You know!

5) Take photos of items you want to remember to check on at your final walkthrough. 

6) Bring a list of upgrades you chose. You’ll often forget some of them and you want to make sure you get everything you paid for. It’s also a good idea to visit the home throughout the build so you can catch major issues. I do this for my clients too! In our home the builder put in the wrong baseboards!! 

7) Get excited because you’re almost homeowners!!

And of course, if you’re thinking about building a new home, contact me! It doesn’t cost you anything to work with a Realtor on your new build. In fact, I have coupons that will put money back in your pocket! 

Feel free to call, text, email or Facebook! I’m always happy to talk new builds.

Jen Duncan a.k.a. #NewBuildNinja

480-707-7554

Jennifer@evoaz.com

https://www.facebook.com/JenDuncanRealtor/

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!

Rare Basement Home For Sale 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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Rare Basement Home In Evergreen Historic District

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.

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

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!

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  

Mountains and Sunsets and Barn Doors, Oh My!

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!!!

This upcoming holiday selling season…

It’s everyones question, “What will the market do this holiday season?”  The typical answer is, it’ll slow down a little.  How do we know that?  Well, it’s because it’s cyclical.  Every year it’s the same thing.  The 3rd quarter sales always drop a good amount from 2nd quarter and then 4th quarter drops a little from 3rd.  Basically, if you are thinking of selling this year...TODAY is the day to get started!  Stop waiting.  If you are thinking of buying this year, expect some competition to fall away as people start shifting their focus to turkey and ugly sweater parties.