Month: February 2018

SECRET Historic Homes for sale in the Mesa Historic District

YES, that’s right!  We’ve been at this awhile, Alex and I at Team Evolution Real Estate.  We are passionate about the historic districts and the surrounding areas of Downtown Mesa.  We’ve been diligently working on our goal to increase the values in the area for our neighbors not only because it’s what we do but because it’s in our best interest as a historic property owner.  It’s our neighborhood too! 

Because of our work many of the neighbors call upon us for remodeling advice, advice to prepare to sell a historic home (there are many things to consider that you don’t need to consider with a regular resale home), advice on value (we are doing our best to help our neighbors realize their homes true value and prevent them from accepting very low ball offers) and pre-marketing their home to our vast pool of buyers.  

Here is our list of upcoming historic listings.  These homes are not listed on Zillow or the MLS.  There are two on the list and we have another that we are expecting to list in March or April that is not on the list.  

Call or text Katie at 480-250-0023 for more information on the area, home values and our upcoming listings. 

 

 

Recent Reviews of Katie Halle Lambert with Team Evolution Real Estate

Why choose Katie, our listing agent, to list and sell your Arizona home?  Hear it from our past clients! 

Leila Robbins

12/13/17

I can’t recommend Katie Lambert and Team EVO enough. Katie and her team made the process of selling our home as stress free as possible. Katie kept us in the loop every step of the way. The team took care of everything for us, including state of the art photos, help with staging, etc. I wish I was able to give a higher number than 5 out of 5 because I’m 110% beyond satisfied with their service and professionalism!

Yvonne Debusschere

12/14/17

Katie & Jen (JD!) have been a dream to work with, from the beginning of selling our home, to the continuing process of building our empty nester home. I honestly can’t say enough good things about them, and we couldn’t have gotten through these months so far without their hard work, attention to detail, and support.

Liz Tetley

2/12/18

Katie was hands down the best realtor we’ve ever worked with! She was detail oriented and went up and above to ensure we got top dollar for our house. Katie had a solid marketing plan for our house and it sold within 3 weeks during the holidays! We were extremely impressed by the swiftness of this process, even with it being one of the ‘slowest’ times of year. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend using her and her teams services!

Leonard Coalson

2/21/18

I had an albatross that had been around my neck for some time and was unable to offload it. Finally called on Katie who was able to get me enough offers in 48 hours that we had to stop accepting them! Less than 3 weeks later the deal closed and I am out from under that property! Couldn’t believe how quickly things progressed and that anyone would have wanted my investor special. Everyone on the Team Evo team was very friendly and available to answer my questions.

Thanks Team Evo!!!

Wanna move?  SEE HOMES FOR SALE in your area NOW or call or text Katie at 480-250-0023!  SEE MORE REVIEWS HERE! 

Market with Pony Rides and Clothing Swap Drop Off

It’s time to enjoy some time outdoor and treat yourself (or others) to creative, handmade items! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24 from 9am to 1pm!  The Market is located outside in Downtown Mesa at Main and MacDonald. 

This month’s market will feature MOMnation MOMbosses and small businesses with their homemade items. We will have hundreds of gift items for sale, food, drinks, kids’ activities including pony rides and tons of give-aways hourly!

***At our March 31 Market, we will be hosting a FREE children’s clothing swap! We will be collecting the children’s clothing at our February Event. Please bring your gently used children’s clothing to this event. Then come back in March and choose a new (to you) wardrobe for your child!***

What a great way to not only shop local and support other mommas, but to also find super unique and adorable decor, gifts, and other household items! 

Please help us support local business by sharing this event and inviting your friends & family!

Vendor Application here! If you make stuff or grow stuff, please apply.

After our event on March 31, any additional clothing items will be donated to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

This event is brought to you by Team Evolution Real Estate and Well Fed Family Farm!

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 EvoAZ – January 2018

Team EvoAZ 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! 


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