Phoenix Real Estate

Building a new home? Pick your "upgrades" wisely.

You’re buying a new construction home! Congratulations! Once you’ve stopped drooling over the $250k in upgrades in the model home, it’s time to start designing your piece of the American dream! Before your first design appointment, tour a couple of homes in various stages of the construction process to get an idea what your home looks like without makeup on. In this article, we lay out “essential” upgrades, “nice-to-have-if-it’s-in-the-budget” upgrades, and “you’re-better-off-spending-your-money-on-fireworks” upgrades.

Selling Your Home? Don’t listen to your REALTOR® (listen to the market)

With inventory as low as it is today, finding market value isn’t rocket science. Home buyers in the Phoenix area are sifting through far fewer properties today than in years past to find their dream home. For this reason, homes priced correctly are selling faster and for more money than those that were overpriced from day one! The first 14 days on market are critical. Work with your REALTOR® and come to market with a plan. Know the comps, and don’t get too attached to a number. Remember, price and condition sells homes in todays’ market.