The Mythical Value of Smart Homes

As REALTORS, we receive continuing education and  other articles to help us better serve and educate our clients This is an excellent article written to educate REALTORS that I believe is valuable advice to pass along to my readers. The Mythical Value of Smart Homes

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How to Legally Screen a Tenant

Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay.  Full Article

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FREE EVENT- Fun Farm and Science activities for the whole family

FARM SCIENCE DAY

Saturday, February 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, Arizona

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City of Maricopa Market Update & Sales Report for the month ending January 2018

Our city had 80  sales in the month of January.

According to Cromfordreport.com , our median, annual appreciation for the city of Maricopa is 8.8%
Here is the complete list of sales in two files that you may view and/or download from DropBox. I’ve added a column to note when the home has a private pool.

Sold Homes in Acacia Crossing, Cobblestone Farms, Homestead, The Lakes, Province, Rancho El Dorado, and the Villages

Sold Homes in Alterra, Desert Cedars, Desert Passage (Smith Farms), Glennwilde, Meadows, Palo Brea, Rancho Mirage, Santa Rosa Springs, Senita, Sorrento, and Tortosa

Note: The subdivision is provided by the listing agent of each property.  (Some agents will enter the community name or parcel with the subdivision name). If you have a specific address, please contact me and I will gladly research it for you.

Cromford Report for the City of Maricopa as of 2/01/2018:

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5 Things to know about HOAs in Arizona

Homeowners-Associations-Why-Every-Residential-Area-Should-Have-One.jpgAbout half of Valley homeowners live in homeowners associations, but many don’t realize the responsibilities that come along with that.

If you live in an HOA, or are considering buying into one, make sure you know these five basic things to avoid headaches and potentially high-dollar penalties.

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City of Maricopa Market Update & Sales Report for the month ending December 2017

Our city had 154 sales in the month of December.
According to Cromfordreport.com , our median, annual appreciation for the city of Maricopa is 9.5%
Here is the complete list of sales in two files that you may view and/or download from DropBox. I’ve added a column to note when the home has a private pool.

Sold Homes in Acacia Crossing, Cobblestone Farms, Homestead, The Lakes, Province, Rancho El Dorado, and the Villages

Sold Homes in Alterra, Desert Cedars, Desert Passage (Smith Farms), Glennwilde, Meadows, Palo Brea, Rancho Mirage, Santa Rosa Springs, Senita, Sorrento, and Tortosa

Note: The subdivision is provided by the listing agent of each property.  (Some agents will enter the community name or parcel with the subdivision name). If you have a specific address, please contact me and I will gladly research it for you.

Cromford Report for the City of Maricopa as of 1/04/2018:

Cromford Report as of 1.11.18

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Realtor.com® 2018 National Housing Forecast

Inventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease next year as part of broad and continued market improvements.

The easing of the inventory shortage, which is expected to result in more manageable increases in home prices and a modest acceleration of home sales, is being predicted based on developments first detected by realtor.com® late this summer. The annual forecast, which is among the industry’s bellwethers in tracking and analyzing major trends in the housing market, also foresees an increase in millennial mortgages and strong sales growth in Southern markets. The wildcard in 2018 will be the impact of tax reform legislation currently being debated in Congress.

Next year will set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage. Inventory increases will be felt in higher priced segments after spring home buying season, which we expect to take hold and begin to provide relief for buyers and drive sales growth in 2019 and beyond.  Click Here for the Full Article

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Farhat Family

Hallmark Christmas 2017

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Family Events for January 2018 – REEL THEM IN AT THE ANNUAL MARICOPA FAMILY FISHING DAY!

Registration for this event is available now. Maricopa’s 14th annual Maricopa Family Fishing Day event has become an annual tradition for parents and children in our community.

The event allows families to participate and catch-and-keep up to 4 fish. The event will be held at Copper Sky Regional Park. Each participant receives a loaner fishing kit complete with rod, reel, and bait. There will be fishing poles available for purchase at the event.

Registration begins on Monday, November 13, 2017, for the 14th Annual Maricopa’s Family Fishing Day.  The Copper Sky Regional Park lake is 5-acres, stocked with bass, rainbow trout, catfish, bluegill and white amur.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018, with registration at 7:00 a.m. and the fishing starting at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required and is not limited.  Fishing licenses are not required, during the planned hours of the event for those who are registered to participate.

Additional items that will be for sale at the event include:

  • $5 Fishing poles
  • $5 BBQ meal (hot dog or pulled pork, cupcakes, chips and drink)
  • $1 Goodie bags for children

Register here

 

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400 New Fulton homes coming to Glennwilde in Maricopa

Maricopa will soon have more housing options as a developer has decided to build new neighborhoods.

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