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Is it time to sell my home?

July 31, 2015 10:24 am

Is it time to sell my home? Factors to consider when putting your home on the market With mortgage rates still low and home values in Gilbert and surrounding cities on the rise, it may seem like a good time to sell your home. While it’s important to consider the housing market which is on a slow and  steady upswing, there are other factors to consider when putting your home for sale. It’s not as simple as putting a sign in the front yard to attract buyers. Home Value vs. Mortgage The housing crisis left a lot of homeowners wondering if their homes would ever be worth the value of the mortgage. The good news is that many Arizona homes... View Article

Back to School Tips for Commuters

July 22, 2015 1:17 pm

Back to School Tips for Commuters Before you speed through a school zone, keep in mind some Arizona public schools are already in session. July is back to school time for Chandler Public Schools. Seems early but they’re on a modified year round schedule. If you’re driving to work or client appointments, keep these back to school tips for commuters in mind: Watch for children. As a driver, it’s important to watch for children of all ages running to catch a bus or beat the bell to get to school on time. They don’t always look or stop so we need to be stopping and looking both ways to prevent an accident. Be aware of school zones. Not only are... View Article

Newman’s Picks for Places to Eat in Tempe

July 20, 2015 11:31 am

Newman’s Picks for Places to Eat in Tempe If you’re a foodie looking for a variety of food and drink, Tempe is a great place for lunch or dinner out with colleagues, friends, and family. Tempe Marketplace offers a variety of coffee shops and lunch spots to dinner and nightlife. Mill Avenue and surrounding areas never disappoint and then there are the neighborhood favorite places to eat in Tempe. Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen – If you’re looking for live music and 50+ beers on tap, Cooper Blues in Tempe is the place for you! Whether you’re wanting lunch with colleagues or a night out with friends, you can enjoy live music seven days a week. Relax and enjoy!... View Article

Housing and Employment in East Valley AZ

July 17, 2015 10:21 am

Housing and Employment in East Valley AZ There’s good news for housing and employment in east valley AZ. We’re trending upward at rates not seen in a year. New home sales and existing home sales are increasing with one Mesa master-planned community being named to the national Top 20 top-selling communities. Job fairs and employment numbers indicate a strengthening economy. The news couldn’t be better! Housing Market News According to the Phoenix Business Journal, new home sales increased from 856 in March 2014 to 954 in March 2015 with a median price of $300,466. During the same period existing home sales increased 28.9% from 6,636 in March 2014 to 8,552 in March 2015 with a median price of $194,000. That’s... View Article