Month: September 2018

Remodel with a pool in Mesa! Mesa home for Sale!

Convenient location with lots of amenities. FULL remodel with new roof, new doors, new flooring, new pool pump and refinished pool. 2018 kitchen offers stainless appliances and over sized kitchen island. Bonus room is currently a walk-in pantry large enough for an extra fridge, an extra freezer and more than enough room for the monthly Costco visit. This versatile room could also be a den / office or craft room. The over sized lot offers an RV gate with RV parking, fenced pool, extended covered patio with wood deck and plenty of yard. There’s a 220 outlet on the east side exterior of the home. Enjoy all that Mesa has to offer being close to the light rail and great restaurants. Close to Dana Park, the 60 and just a few miles from artsy Downtown Mesa.

1/3 of an acre with epic views and pool in Tempe! Tempe Home for sale!

Incredibly rare opportunity! Welcome to the largest lot in subdivision. This gorgeous home boasts a permitted addition with a total of 3316 sqft. Nestled within a bend in the road, this home has a cul de sac feel. Upon entry you will be amazed by the amount of space and flow of this floor plan. A stunning wall of windows greets you with natural light and a view of the brand new pebble tech pool and sprawling property. The function of this home is unbelievable, providing options that are endless. A whole separate wing of the home offers separate entry, living room, full bath, and three bedrooms. By simply adding a door in hallway, this could be a private mother-in-law suite, Airbnb, etc.

This home offers efficiencies such as extra insulation, 2×6 construction on the 1480 sqft addition, dual pane windows / exterior doors, north / south exposure and a tile roof. Travertine stone is laid throughout the entire home. Two hot water heaters, an 80 and a 50 gallon unit provides endless hot water. The master bedroom offers a stunning view of pool, dual sinks, jetted tub, tile shower, and a huge walk-in closet. This property has a flow that just wants you to throw a party or entertain. There are two wood burning fire places, both of which grace a living room. Once you step outside you see what truly sets this home apart. This huge 1/3 of an acre lot sufficiently supports the enormous 80ft x 55ft pool. Multiple areas provide places for tables and lounge chairs. The in-ground spa is ready to go for the quickly approaching cooler winter nights. The portion of roof above the game room and off the kitchen was built load baring to serve as a deck for viewing. Enjoy mountain, sunset, and city light views from this vantage point. This lot backs and shares a boarder with the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, A Tempe owned park with walking trails and picnic areas. This park was built to highlight the use of LOW water plants and landscape usage. This homes’ subdivision provides three green areas with benches and shade. The community also provides on-site gated RV & boat storage at no extra cost.

This property is located in the heart of TEMPE/SCOTTSDALE. Five minutes will lead you to ASU, State Farm HQ, Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix ZOO, Tempe town Lake, Freeways, Mill Ave, ASU Stadium, Papago Park, Botanical Gardens, Light rail rail, Old town Scottsdale, Acradia, Golf courses, Concert venues, the list is endless!

Quaint 1920 Tudor Revival Style! Mesa home for sale!

Welcome to Glenwood Wilbur historic district and this 1920’s Tudor revival! Cute curb appeal with green grass and quaint covered front entry. Enter through the freshly painted front door to coved ceilings, original wood flooring, decorative baseboard and custom window boxes in this spacious living space. Arched doorways adorn the entrance to the dining area with side exit to the exterior. The kitchen offers arched doorways, updated white cabinets, gas cook stove, can lighting, updated counters, tile flooring and a refrigerator. Bedroom 1 and 2 have original wood flooring throughout and bedroom 1 has direct access to the bathroom. Full bath boasts tub with jets, pedestal sink and lots of tile.

The spacious back yard offers, privacy, extra parking, new wood fence and an oversized true adobe 1 car garage with storage area. The Wilbur Street Historic District is a good example of the change that occurred in Mesa during the time it was established. Due to population needs, smaller more manageable lots were platted vs the large, high maintenance garden lots that were common in the original communities. 

Back in the 1920’s when this home was built, the Mesa Arizona Temple was the third largest LDS church and the largest outside of Utah. The Detroit Tigers, the early Cactus League, became the first Major League Baseball team to begin training in Arizona and the Alhambra Hotel was reconstructed from its 1893 build.

Downtown Mesa, less than a mile away, is bustling (with exciting growth on the horizon), but still offers that small town feel. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine, Mangos, The Mesa Arts Center, three museums and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most convenient and eclectic areas, minutes from the light rails and a variety of arts, music and delicious local fare.

Cute 1929 Craftsman Style Bungalow! Mesa home for sale!

Welcome to that perfect blend of history and charm. This 1920’s craftsman style Bungalow, featuring half timbered gable wall, offers modern conveniences, amenities and a desirable location. Attractive curb appeal with a huge, covered font porch, a signature characteristic of this style, complete with quaint porch swing freshly painted a stunning navy blue to match the front door.

Just inside the front door find the traditional bungalow floor plan with spacious formal living room adorned by the cutest brick fireplace, original wood flooring and tall, crisp white baseboard througout. The formal dining room is light and bright. 

The kitchen offers updated cabinets, granite counters, gas cook stove and stainless appliances. Just behind the kitchen is a large den that could easily be made into a 3rd bedroom, a full bathroom, an enclosed laundry room and exit to the back patio. Use it as a home office, extra living space, yoga or art studio with double door entry to the 2nd bedroom. 

Both the 1st and 2nd bedrooms with crisp, bright white raised panel doors and stylish window casings offer a spacious closet, updated ceiling fans and window coverings. They are separated by a hallway with original built-ins and another full bathroom with a vintage claw foot tub.

The spacious back yard offers, privacy, extra parking and an oversized 1 car garage. The Wilbur Street Historic District is a good example of the change that occurred in Mesa during the time it was established. Due to population needs, smaller more manageable lots were platted vs the large, high maintenance garden lots that were common in the original communities. 

This gorgeous little historic gem has some history to it! Owned and occupied from 1930 and 1932 by Orrel Daley, a service station operator. Purchased in 1933 by Joseph A. Farnsworth, whose family occupied the house until 1940. Owned and occupied in the 1940’s by Donetta Hunt.

Back in the 1920’s when this home was built, the Mesa Arizona Temple was the third largest LDS church and the largest outside of Utah. The Detroit Tigers, the early Cactus League, became the first Major League Baseball team to begin training in Arizona and the Alhambra Hotel was reconstructed from its 1893 build.

Downtown Mesa, less than a mile away, is bustling (with exciting growth on the horizon), but still offers that small town feel. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine, Mangos, The Mesa Arts Center, three museums and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most convenient and eclectic areas, minutes from the light rails and a variety of arts, music and delicious local fare.

To Rent or To Buy? That Is The Question!


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Some people don’t think buying a home makes sense. They feel like renting is a smarter move.

On the other hand, some people think renting doesn’t make any sense.

For the most part, arguing it one way or another is about as useful as arguing politics or religion — whatever “side” you’re on, you have your point of view, feelings, and reasons.

But there are also people who are open to debate. If that’s you, read on. This will give you some food for thought and help you make up your own mind about whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent one.

At least you have the option

Picture living back in Medieval times.

Only a few people are allowed to own land, and you’re not one of them. You can live on a lord’s land, but you’ll have to give him a certain percentage of whatever you grow or raise.

How do you feel about that? Are you OK with that? Is it fair? Probably not…

So, look at it this way: At least now you have the option of buying property. Whether or not you want to exercise that right is your choice.

And it is a choice. You can also decide that you’d rather not own the property you live in. You can certainly still rent from a landlord. (Although they probably won’t accept bushels of wheat, baskets of vegetables, or a goat as payment. You’ll need to somehow convert that to cash money.)

But owning property isn’t for everyone. It comes with responsibilities, risks, and limitations that not everyone is cut out for.

Both come with responsibilities, risks, and limitations

Many people who claim renting makes more sense feel that way because:

  • They feel like values are too high. (Unaffordable.)

  • They feel like it’s too risky. (The market could crash. Values could go down.)

  • They could lose their house (if they lost their job and fell behind on mortgage payments).

  • There’s a lot of cost to maintain a house.

  • It will “tie them down.” (They won’t be able to move to the coast of Costa Rica and surf for 7 months.)

All of those are valid and possibly true reasons for not buying a home. However, renting also comes with responsibilities, risks, and limitations:

  • Rents aren’t necessarily more affordable than buying a house, and they can go up over time (and probably won’t go down).Conversely, the value of a home you own will most likely go up over time, even if it does go down.

  • There’s risk that a landlord could not renew a lease and force you to move.

  • While you aren’t usually entirely responsible for maintenance, you can be held responsible for things that break or get damaged. You may also be responsible for some upkeep and maintenance costs.

  • You don’t have much say in what gets done around the house or apartment. You’re at the mercy of a landlord doing something (or allowing you to do something to it).

  • A lease can tie you down as much, if not more, than owning a house that you can choose to sell or rent out if you want to move at some point.

Obviously this isn’t a complete comparison list of risks, responsibilities, and limitations. There are certainly more we could get into. It’s just to make a point, which is…

Whether you buy or rent a home, you will have risks, responsibilities, and limitations placed upon you. The only true solution is to live for free in your childhood home forever and ever — and even that probably isn’t entirely “free” or without responsibilities and limitations.

You can’t live somewhere entirely for free, but…

…what you can do for free is figure out whether you should buy a place to call home, or rent one instead.

R.E.A.L. with Matt and Katie – Getting into the Real Estate Biz! Episode 2

Matt and Katie here!  We are a married couple that has been conquering the world of Real Estate in Phoenix AZ for years together. In this podcast we’ll share entering the real world, getting real estate license, career change and double your investments.

In episode two, we have suggestions on getting into the real estate industry along with tips on things to think about and questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge.  

Please share your feedback and questions by contacting us here! 

Move-in ready in Mesa! Mesa home for sale!

Beautiful Condo located in the desirable community of Ramblewood! Rare First floor unit with N/S exposure & Garage! Enter through your private patio & you will walk into a spacious great room floor plan which features a wood burning fire place. Kitchen includes stylish white cabinets, tile flooring & refrigerator. 2 LARGE bedrooms, with carpet throughout, & walk-in closet. A NEW A/C unit! Garage leads directly into the unit for easy access. French doors lead to private front patio with a gorgeous view of the grounds which feature BBQ grills, shaded park benches, community pool & spa. This community is centrally located close to shopping, restaurants and the freeway.