Month: March 2018

Scottsdale 4 Bedroom Beauty – Home for Sale in Scottsdale

Beautiful 4 bed 2 bath home in lovely Park Scottsdale! As you walk up you’ll see an inviting front patio area perfect for morning coffees! Exterior fascia has been recently re-painted! The gorgeous interior features brand new carpeting, crown molding, and wood pergo flooring. This home includes a split floor plan, formal living room, formal dining area, and family room. Kitchen boasts beautiful maple dovetail cabinets, corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.

The large master bedroom features double door entry, a walk in closet with custom “California closets” and a private dual sink bathroom with custom tile work. All bedrooms have ceiling fans! Guest bathroom with granite countertops and dual under mount sinks!

The back yard is graced with a large sparkling diving pool, an RV gate in the rear off the alley, and a side entry with space for storage. Less than 2 miles from Old Town and amazing food and entertainment. Less than 2 min from 101 on ramp, get anywhere in the valley quick and easy. Recent updates include roof and HVAC in 2010, Dual pane windows throughout, & garage Epoxy 2018. This home truly offers it all! 

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RV Parking and Diving Pool – Home for Sale in Phoenix

Amazing opportunity! 4 bedroom single level home with pool and 2 car garage! Spacious interior with formal living and dining room plus family room and breakfast nook. Split floor plan offers large bedrooms and cozy fireplace in family room. The fireplace was retrofit with a catalytic converter last year so all days are burn days! 2 car garage offers extra storage space with a covered side storage area. Large yard with pebble tec play pool and spacious covered patio. You’ll find 2 types of tomatoes, 2 jalapeno, 1 pablano and several red onions growing in the garden. Daffodils, freesias and tulips pop up in the spring. There is also 1 ruby red grapefruit tree and 1 plum tree. This home is the perfect set-up for entertaining or a relaxing night at home.  HOME DETAILS AND MORE PHOTOS

Team EvoAZ takes Home 6 Awards for Production in 2017!

On March 2nd, 2018 our awards ceremony at Revelation Real Estate took place and Team EvoAZ was called up to the stage SIX, yes SIX, times to collect awards!!  😍😍🙌🙌

To receive TOP listing team and #3 Team in production (among other awards) in a brokerage that sold nearly 5,000 homes to the tune of $1.4 BILLION dollars blows ours minds 🤯

Congratulations to our mind blowing team and a big THANK YOU to all of our awesome clients and friends that believe in us and allow us to make this happen!  We love working with you all! 

3 Tips for the Final Stage of a Home Remodel from a Phoenix, AZ Realtor 🌵

Many phases of a home remodel are fun and challenging but none will test you more than the two-thirds mark.  Two thirds of the way through the job, the light at the end of the tunnel is visible and the finish is near… or is it?  

 

Once through demolition, framing, electrical, plumbing, flooring, paint, and tile it starts to feel like you are ready for professional photos, a party or movers.  It’s time for final checklists, final touches and blue tape markings for paint and cosmetic repairs but then reality emerges. The list starts growing quickly and that finish line becomes foggy and descends further away.   

 

Detail is everything, especially in a competitive market, and cutting corners at this stage only diminishes the quality materials used and the brand you stand behind.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, that path of least resistance is so tempting when it’s 10pm and I am on a ladder troubleshooting a can light that is not working. It always happens when I’m getting down from that ladder, exhausted, I catch a glimpse of some cabinet hardware that was not installed evenly.  Ugh! That bothers me more than a loud chewer!

 

At this point it can be very easy to slip into a negative mindset and start dwelling on things like holding costs, additional material costs and market changes.  For a one-man show this phase is most definitely a beast. Finish work is tedious and testing and being at the end of a project has an almost supernatural cursing feel that will really get to you if you let it.  This is where most people will fail, whether it be as an investment or a personal home.

 

Any corners cut will rear their ugly head…trust me on this one!  It’s never at an opportune time, like during the inspection or appraisal period when under contract for sale or during the family vacation.

 

The silver lining to this, I believe, is that this is the phase that allows you to grow in many ways.  Take the time to not only correct but reflect on why or how things were missed, inefficient or why delays were caused.  Always have clear communication and expectations set with any contractors or hired help and never attempt to motivate negatively.  This will just push the finish line further and reduce morale. It’s very important to always remember that it’s the small details that define you and your product.  Don’t let laziness be that final impression. Remodel on!

 

So, let’s recap on the 3 tips in the final stages of a home remodel:

 

  1. Pay attention to detail and stay the course.  Do not cut corners!

  2. Keep a positive mindset.  Any focus on negativity will only prolong the job.  

  3. Reflect and assess your process each time to become more effective and efficient. Communicate clearly and set clear expectations with contractors and hired help.

 

Contact US to get on the Team Evolution Real Estate “good deal” list! 

By Matt Lambert

Phoenix, AZ area Realtor

For Sale in Phoenix!

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Neighborhood

1) Check Crime Stats and Sex Offenders

Be sure to check the crime stats and registered sex offenders list. There’s nothing worse than moving into a neighborhood to discover that there are less desirable areas nearby. When we built our first home, we didn’t do any exploring past 2 miles from the home site and regretted it later when the crime increased in our area. We knew right then that when we decided to start a family we would need to move. Crime statistics, the sex offender registry and more can be found in the Buyer Advisory.

2) Check Upcoming Foreclosures

Most agents don’t know to do this!  If there are one or two…that’s typical and shouldn’t have too much impact. If it’s 10 or 20 then that could be something to consider when thinking about your future home value.

3) Talk With Other Moms!

Talk with other Moms or people that are familiar with the area.  Try to join the Facebook neighborhood groups and ask questions about things to do in the immediate area. You’ll want to ask about schools, parks, restaurants, etc. MOMnationAZ is a great place to start. What is better than a network of over 4,500 Moms who live all over the Valley? We all know Moms crave adult conversation away from their kids so start asking away!

Think about if you want a neighborhood that is amenity rich like Eastmark, a family favorite, or if you’d like a no frills, no HOA neighborhood where you’re free to park work vehicles and RV’s and paint your home whatever color you please.

4) Do a Drive By

Drive by day and night, weekend and weekdays. Go hang out at the park and observe the area. It may be quiet all week long, but party central on the weekends, and not the kind of party you want to go to. Also, try talking with neighbors while visiting. This will be a great indicator to get a feel for the neighborhood and help you decide if you want to live there.

Remember, you have 10 days after making an offer on a home to do your due diligence and solidify your decision. Should you decide you want to back out of a home purchase in those 10 days, you will not be out any money.

5) Consider Commute Time

During the honeymoon phase of a new house, the 45 minute drive to work might not bother you, but it eventually will once the “newness wears off”. Dobson Ranch is a great neighborhood to consider if you’re looking for a neighborhood with great amenities, but also a quick commute to Phoenix.

Remember, your Realtor cannot steer you to or away from a certain area as it is against the Code of Ethics. You can, however, give them a wants/needs list of what you’re looking for in an area and they can go to work to help you find what you’re looking for based on experience and area knowledge.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with ANY Real Estate questions!

Happy House Hunting!

Jen Duncan a.k.a. JD!

Jennifer@evoaz.com

480-707-7554 (Text Friendly)

FULL remodel! Home for sale in CACTILONE ACRES, Phoenix AZ!

Welcome to Cactilone Acres and the perfect neighborhoods for bike rides!  Close to the big beautiful historic neighborhoods and not far from Downtown Phoenix. 

There are so many choices for dining out in this area!  The Veggie Village restaurant (hip vegan restaurant), SunUp Brewing Company and Carlos O’Briens Mexican restaurant to name a few. 

Close to Dreamy Draw Recreation Area, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Pestewa Peak. Granada Park and PetSmart Dog park aren’t too far away either! 

Close to the 51 for easy access to the East Valley and Phoenix Sky Harbor. 

Check out the before and after’s on the gorgeous remodeled home for sale in Phoenix!  More Home Details

Views of the Superstitions at this home for sale in Gold Canyon, AZ!

Peaceful and serene against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful mountains in Arizona, The Superstitions. Spacious single level home boasts cul-de-sac lot, 3 car garage and spacious floor plan with den. All three bedrooms are split from den which could serve as a 4th bedroom, hobby room or home office. Large great room with vaulted ceilings and tile throughout. Tons of cabinet space in open kitchen with stainless appliances, kitchen island, corian counters and plant shelves. Spacious lot backs the wash with view fencing. This home is so close to hiking trails and the US 60.

Just Sold in Phoenix, AZ – By Team EvoAZ – February 2018

Team EvoAZ Sales Totaled $2,347,890 for February 2018!

 

5311 E SHERIDAN ST, Phoenix AZ 85008 – $347,000

675 E LOS ARBOLES PL, Chandler AZ 85225 – $237,000

8742 E WELDON Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251 – $481,000

3840 N 43Rd Ave Apt 34, Phoenix AZ 85031 – $31,000

10603 E LUMIERE AVE, Mesa AZ 85212 – $370,990 – NEW BUILD (not pictured)

3572 E Trigger Way, Gilbert AZ 85297 – $334,900

2539 W Jacinto Cir., Mesa, AZ 85202 – $302,000

9140 W Gelding Dr., Peoria AZ 85381 – $244,000

Rates vs Rent

Inventory levels remain low in the Valley of the Sun not only for homes for sale but for homes for rent too.  The lack of homes available for rent is causing rental rates to soar, surpassing what mortgage payments would be for the purchase of a comparable home.  The small increase in mortgage interest rates that we have experienced so far this year isn’t having a huge impact on consumption at the moment.  The market is HOT!  

Scared of buying but the rental prices are starting to scare you more?  Call or text Katie at 480.250.0023 to discuss current market conditions and how they affect you. 

Active, Sold and New Listing Inventory