June Market Update

The most noteworthy market trend for Metro Phoenix real estate was May's jump in average sold price for homes to $301,478, up an incredible 3.1% from last month and 6.6% from last year. This is the first time we've been above the $300K mark since spring 2008, and...

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3690 S. Nash Way, Chandler, AZ

5 beds, 4 baths, 4,053 sqft Don't miss this rare, timeless beauty in Chandler's gorgeous, gated Whitewing at Krueger. Open floorplan flows nicely and features 12 ft ceilings, shutters, ample storage, neutral colors and stone accents throughout. Gourmet kitchen with...

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3570 E. Comstock Drive, Gilbert AZ

3 beds 2 baths 2,224 sqft FOR SALE $339,900  MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SINGLE STORY TURNKEY READY, RESORT STYLE BACKYARD 3 bedroom plus large den, and dining, 2 bath home in Lakeview Trails at Morrison Ranch, around the corner from beautiful greenbelt. This home is upgraded...

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4603 E MEADOWVIEW DR, Gilbert, AZ 85298

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1391 E. Yellowstone, Chandler, AZ, 85249

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3139 E. Portola Court, Gilbert, AZ

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4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a home

If you've been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they're likely to start going up, you haven't missed your chance to get a deal on a house. A...

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10 facts to help you secure right mortgage loan

Comparing the cost of mortgage loans is a challenge for most consumers. Even when you think you have the answer, new information appears, and you are back to square one. Here are 10 facts to help you lock-in the right loan: 1. Interest rates change daily. Lenders...

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AZCentral’s Holiday Light Displays List

Every year AZCentral.com receives over 100 entries for best holiday light displays... Its an annual drive to look at over-the-top holiday lights- a tradition for many families in Greater Phoenix. Click on the map icons to see more information about residential and...

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Must-Do Home Buying Tips

Stretch Your Dollar: Here are some must-do tips that can save you thousands of dollars 'Tis the season, not only for gift giving but for thinking about goals for the New Year. One of those goals might be buying a home. With the Great Recession behind us and mortgage...

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5 Pro Tips for Decorating a Rustic Holiday Home

There's something naturally rustic about the holiday season. Maybe it's because of the tall pine trees we bring into our homes or the desire for a constant crackling fire. Whatever the reason, this style gets a lot of attention, and we're giving it some more. Is the...

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Phoenix Festival for the Arts – December 11-13

Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to announce the fourth annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, presented by Portland on the Park. This year’s event will expand to take place on the east side of Margaret T. Hance Park and surrounding streets (Moreland and 2nd...

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Happy Holiday Home Selling: 8 Tips for Enticing Winter Buyers

Temperatures are dipping low, the neighborhood is feeling festive — and you need to sell your house quickly. This time of year is spent visiting family, feasting on turkey and giving gifts. Unfortunately, selling a home usually isn’t at the top of the holiday list....

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Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade – Tempe Town Lake – Dec 12th

Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event---the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Presented by SRP at Tempe Town Lake. Begun in 1999, the Boat Parade will feature as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes. After dark, more than a...

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12 Tips for Holiday Home Safety

The holidays invite all sorts of fun activity, from lighting candles to hanging fresh greens and stringing lights. Here's how to keep your house and family safe from fire and injury. As you're sprucing up your home this season, keep an eye out for these common holiday...

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6 Ways to Stage Your Home for Sale This Holiday Season

Don't let the thought of selling your home during the winter months dampen your holiday spirit. Create a festive, buyer-friendly environment with these seven seasonal staging tips. Add Holiday Adornments The less-is-more mantra of home staging may tempt you to forgo...

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Arizona projected to lead nation in job growth

Two national business magazines say Arizona will be the best state in the country for new jobs next year. Forbes magazine projects Arizona's job growth will continue to be on top for the next three years. Gainsight, a tech company based in Silicon Valley, is now...

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Time to Inspect Your Chimney

Most Phoenix-area residents should have their home’s chimney cleaned after they’ve burned one or two cords of wood. Chimney inspection That chill in the air is finally here, and that means many Valley residents — once they’ve dutifully checked the weather forecast for...

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Tempe Festival of the Arts – December 4-6th

2015 Fall Festival | December 4–6, 2015 10am to 5:30pm | Free Admission The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award...

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Queen Creek Festival – Saturday December 5th

12/5: Queen Creek Holiday Festival & Parade Ho-ho-holiday fun awaits guests as the annual Queen Creek Festival & Parade takes place. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, the festival begins at 12:00 pm and the...

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Phoenix Zoo Lights Now on Display

It just wouldn't be the holidays in the Valley without a visit to this iconic jungle winter wonderland aglow with millions of lights shaped like bears, flamingos, monkeys and hundreds of other animals and sparkling displays. A canopy of lights welcomes guests at the...

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Lights Display at Latter-Day Saints Temple in Mesa

Families flock to this 18-acre landmark – and landmark holiday display – on East Main Street east of Mesa Drive across from Pioneer Park every year. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple glows with nearly 1 million LED white, gold and multi-colored...

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Chandler’s Tumbleweed Tree Kicks of Saturday, December 5th

The official kick off and lighting ceremony for Chandler's annual Tumbleweed Christmas Tree happens 4:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 in downtown Chandler along South San Marcos Place at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. An evening of live dance and musical performances by...

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2015-2016 Phoenix Hiking Guide Available

Now that temperatures have cooled, this is peak hiking season in Greater Phoenix. To help Phoenix visitors (and locals) make informed decisions during the next eight months of hiking bliss, Visit Phoenix has published a new edition of its Phoenix Trail Guide. This...

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Cooler Temps = Hot Phoenix Housing Market

Temperatures have cooled, and most of metro Phoenix’s housing market is heating back up. Valley home sales and prices waned a bit in August, after several months of increases. But home prices, home sales and home building are all on the rise again, according to two...

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Arizona state parks FREE on Black Friday

Arizona State Parks is jumping into the growing #OptOutside Black Friday movement, announcing Friday that it will offer free admission at all state park locations the day after Thanksgiving. The parks are partnering with REI, the outdoor retailer who shook up the idea...

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