Residential Real Estate Archives

The rise of the home-owning tourist

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It’s no secret that Arizona is the place to be in the wintertime. The warm, sunny days coupled with a variety of events around the Valley often entice tourists to call Arizona their home for part of the year. As one of the top “snowbird” states in the nation, when should tourists consider transitioning from… Read More →

HomeSmart hits milestone, exceeds 10,000 agents

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HomeSmart International recently announced the company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net positive agent growth numbers for 2015.… Read More →

HomeSmart promotes Ashley Bowers to president

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HomeSmart International announced Ashley Bowers has been promoted to the position of president for the international franchising company. Bowers, who joined HomeSmart International in 2013 as chief operating officer (COO), has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s recent growth initiatives and is also credited with attracting top real estate industry talent to the HomeSmart International… Read More →

Realtor.com says Gilbert is biggest boom town

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Realtor.com® today released its list of America’s Top ‘Boom Towns’. Led by Gilbert, Ariz. (85297); Los Angeles (90012), and Dallas (75201), these neighborhoods are striking it rich when it comes to new home construction, job creation and an increasing number of households – the gold mine for housing market growth. “The strength of the residential… Read More →

Tips for installing rooftop solar

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With an average of 299 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Arizona is experiencing one of the largest increases in solar installations in the nation.  The abundance of sunshine is wonderful for creating clean, renewable solar energy, but Arizona’s weather isn’t always ideal for our roofs. Weather factors can greatly affect your solar panel… Read More →

Down payment assistance for Valley home buyers

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks America and its network member Trellis, announced the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program has millions of dollars in down payment assistance grants still available for eligible Maricopa County homebuyers. “We are ready to help families qualify for the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program down payment assistance grants,” said Patricia Garcia… Read More →

Fulton Homes opens newest East Valley community

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Fulton Homes has announced the opening of its newest East Valley community, Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch. Located in Gilbert just off the 202 near the intersection of East Warner Road and South Higley Road, Morrison Ranch consist of 103 lots and features six new Fulton Homes floor plans ranging in size from 1600 square… Read More →

Arizona added 100,000 residents in 2015

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Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. The bureau’s 2015 population estimates for counties and metro areas also said that Maricopa finished first in the nation for net domestic migration growth… Read More →

Jeannie Blancq named VP of marketing at HomeSmart

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Jeannie Blancq has joined HomeSmart International, the largest residential real estate company in Arizona, as its vice president of marketing. “Jeannie’s experience and understanding of both B2B and B2C marketing in multi-layered industries is incredibly valuable to our company as a whole including franchisees, agents and  customers,” says Todd Sumney, chief marketing officer at HomeSmart… Read More →

Homeownership among Hispanics sees surge

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The Hispanic Wealth Project and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) recent report on the State of Hispanic Homeownership shows an increase in Hispanic homeownership rates while overall U.S. homeownership rates have declined for the twelfth consecutive year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic homeownership rate averaged 45.6 percent in 2015, two-tenths of a percent higher than in 2014. In 2015 the increase was much more dramatic surging from 44.5 percent to… Read More →

Eastmark passes more than 1,000 homes sold

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Home sales continue at a strong pace in Arizona’s fastest selling community and this month Eastmark celebrated 1,000 home sales since opening in 2013. By the end of 2015, Eastmark earned a top spot in two of the nation’s real estate reports, RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, ranking number seven and eight among… Read More →

New zero-energy housing in Valley hits market

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Arizona’s latest zero-energy housing, MZ Townhomes are now on the market in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. As the first of four zero-energy housing projects to be unveiled by MODUS Development, the building features eight townhomes, each complete with a variety of innovative, earth-friendly features that allow for a completely sustainable environment. “This is something that has… Read More →

Robson Communities earns 2 homebuyers awards

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Robson Communities, Inc. and its affiliated companies have been recognized as one of the top homebuilding groups in the United States for delivering exceptional purchase and ownership experiences. The 20th annual Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards honored Robson Communities, Inc. and its affiliated companies for their excellence with two first place awards in the Construction Experience and… Read More →

Online real estate marketplace launches home trade-in

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San Francisco-based online residential real estate marketplace, Opendoor, launched a new service that allows homebuyers to trade-in their home for a new home in a single transaction. Through the new program, homebuyer’s set their close date for their home while Opendoor buy’s the home at market price, allowing the buyer to get the funds required to purchase… Read More →