Home For Sale: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Beautifully remodeled house, minutes away from Old Town Scottsdale

HOME FOR SALE!    MLS # 5611637

8702 East Highland Ave Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Beautifully remodeled house just minutes away from Old Town Scottsdale with abundant nightlife and lots of fine dining. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home has a great open floorplan. The home features upgraded flooring throughout, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, updated bathrooms with new vanities and fresh paint inside and out. The home also features a stunning backyard with a large pool, a shaded trellis and raised garden beds complete with irrigation to grow your own garden. Chaparral Park, the dog park, the lake and the greenbelt are all just a walk or bike ride away. Scottsdale Fashion Square, Talking Stick Resort and the Entertainment District are all minutes away. Easy freeway access to North Scottsdale, downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport.

Contact Rebecca at GEO Real Estate at 602-703-0489.

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Find dream home in Peoria, Arizona 85383

Find your dream home in Peoria, Arizona 85383 or the surrounding cities. Our team of seasoned realtors can you help find, negotiate and purchase the home you always wanted.

The North Peoria area has lots of new homes for sale with endless floor plan options in a price ranges perfect for you and your family.

Westwing, Vistancia and Eastwing are some of the most sought after areas in North Peoria.

Contact GEO Real Estate today to begin your new home search!

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Peoria, Arizona 85383
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Home for Sale Address: 29084 N 122ND DR Peoria, AZ 85383

Home for Sale Address: 29084 N 122ND DR Peoria, AZ 85383

Home for Sale Address: 29084 N 122nd DR Peoria, Arizona 85383

This beautiful TW Lewis home at Home for Sale Address: 29084 N 122ND DR Peoria, AZ 85383 features a private swimming pool and spa and is locate in the gated community of Mira Vista in Vistancia. This stunning 4 bedroom / 3.5 bath home comes with lots of beautiful upgrades including a top-of-the-line Viking kitchen package (Refrig, mircowave, oven, gas cooktop and dishwasher) with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, tile backsplash and a large kitchen island. The family room features a media niche and a gas fireplace, while the game room features a built-in-bar for entertaining. The large master bedroom includes a heated jacuzzi tub, separate snail shower, his and her vanities and beautiful brushed nickel bath accessories. The home also features wooden shutters and numerous flooring, lighting and electronic upgrades.

UPDATE: SOLD IN 12 HOURS FOR FULL ASKING PRICE!

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Home for Sale: 16417 N. 170th Lane Surprise, Arizona 85388

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Home for Sale Address: 16417 N. 170th Lane Surprise, Arizona 85388

This beautiful 2,239 SF home features a split floorplan with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath and a den. The family room is open to the kitchen that has corian counter tops, a center island, roll out drawers, lots of extra cabinets and plenty of counter space. The master bedroom is very spacious with a large walk-in closet, two sinks and a separate tub and shower. The home has been updated and includes tile and new carpet throughout. The home also features shutters in the formal living room, family room, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom and the den. There are ceiling fans in every bedroom, the den, family room and formal living room. The backyard is inviting with a resort style pool and spa, a large patio, plenty of cool decking and lush landscaping.

UPDATE: SOLD IN 12 HOURS FOR FULL ASKING PRICE!

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Are you ready to sell your home? If so, then you need to get prepared. Making a few minor touch-ups to your house can go a long way towards making a good impression for a potential buyer. Below is a list of items you can do to prepare your home before you put it on the market.

1. Clean
Clean your house from top to bottom. Dust the fan blades and wipe down the base boards and don’t forget everything in-between. Make sure your appliances have been wiped down and your windows are clean and free of finger prints. If you are too busy to stay on top of things while your home is listed, consider hiring a cleaning service.

2. Smells
Keep an eye out for smells and eliminate them immediately. Clean the litter box more than usual to avoid any unpleasant odors from your furry friends. Spray the house with Lysol or Febreze daily or use a plug-in air freshener or candles to maintain a pleasant smell. Just remember to stick to very neutral smells like linen or cotton, versus the more fragrant smells. You may love the smell of Hawaiian Breeze, however a potential buyer may be sensitive to smells and this may cause them to sneeze or possibly even leave your house. Also, refrain from cooking items that may contain an odor that lingers. These foods may include: bacon, fish or fried foods.

3. Clutter
De-clutter your home. You want buyers to focus on how awesome your home is, not how messy it looks. Remove piles of shoes from the entry, that stack of mail from the kitchen table and anything else that detracts from your home’s features.

4. Colors
You may love your dramatic red dining room, however it could be a turn off for a potential buyer. Re-paint each room in neutral tones like tans and whites that will allow buyers to focus on each room of the home, not the color of the walls.

5. Decor
To help potential buyers imagine themselves in your home, get rid of any art or decor that might turn people off who have different tastes. Items that are usually ok are: classic candle sticks, landscape paintings, neutral rugs or chairs. However, your zebra print leather couch may need a slip cover before showings.

6. Light
Before each showing, open all the windows to let natural light into each room and add lamps to area that are dim. A bright and cheery room will look bigger and is more inviting.

7. Closets
Storage space is a huge selling point in a house and if your closets are packed or unorganized it will be hard for a buyer to see what space is available. Invest in boxes, dividers and other organizational items to de-clutter your closet.

8. To-do List
Tackle your honey-do list as soon as possible as buyers will notice them and they will distract them from the value of our home. Set aside a weekend to tighten loose doorknobs, fix the leaky faucet and paint over the scuff marks. All of these little things will add up to more value in your home.

9. Faux Renovation
Small little touches can make a huge difference in a room. Replace an old ceiling fan or outdated lighting. Check all the faucets and if they are worn or calcified consider replacing them. Grease the hinges to avoid squeaky doors and address any old or beat up furniture. Consider removing it or covering it up with a comfy blanket or slipcover.

10. Curb Appeal
Make sure your home’s exterior looks excellent. Trim your shrubs, remove weeds, fix peeling paint and keep the walkway clear. Just by adding some new plants to your walkway or a wreath to your front door can make a huge difference.

If you are on a budget, then review all the items above and complete as many as you can. Some of the items require cleaning up different areas of your house, while others require staging your home for a potential buyer. Certain items maybe out of your budget and that is OK. Just do as much as you can to make your home presentable to potential buyers.

The keys to finding a baby friendly home

Baby Home safety Tips

The keys to finding a baby friendly home in Peoria, Arizona.

1. Be patient
First, congratulations on this exciting time in your life. Having a baby can bring on lots of changes and finding a new home, might be one of them. Maybe you want a single story without stairs or you need an extra bedroom for the baby or maybe you want a bigger backyard with grass. Every parent will have different priorities for their new home and it is crucial you know what is most important for your family. The key is to be patient and not to settle on a home if it is not exactly what you want.

2. Prioritize
What is most important to your family? Do you want a single story or would you prefer all the bedrooms to be upstairs away from the main living area? How many bedrooms do you need for your growing family? Do you want a low-maintenance yard with rock or would you prefer grass? Do you want a pool in the backyard or just lots of open space for the kids to run around in? What about the schools? Have you had a chance to look up the school districts and ratings? Do you prefer public schools or charter schools? These are all major questions you need to answer before you move. Knowing what your priorities are will help narrow your search and determine what is most important to you in your new home.

3. Layout
The layout should be a key factor when selecting a new home. Homes with master bedrooms on the first floor are very popular right now, however they are not ideal if you have a baby and you are having to go up the stairs in the middle of the night. I would recommend walking each floorplan and thinking about your daily activities and where the baby will be when you are cooking dinner or washing clothes. Is there a room that can be gated off and provide the little one with a place to play with their toys? Or is there enough room to set up a play pin in the living room or dining room that will provide a safe play area? The ability to keep an eye on the baby while you are conducting your daily activities is very important when reviewing the layout of your new home.

4. Inspect
If you do make an offer, do not let your love of the house distract you from the reality of certain problems. Work with your realtor to hire a good inspector to thoroughly review the house. The inspector will check for radon gas and termites as well as lead based paint. If the home was built before 1978, then there is a good chance there is lead based on the property and may require special treatment or removal. The roof, electrical system and exterior should also be examined and if there are any problems, you should reach out to a contractor to estimate the cost of the repair.

Once you have purchased the perfect home for your growing family you can now relax and start nesting. If you are able to move before the baby is born, then you will only need to set up the nursery once and you will probably have everything in place when the little one arrives. If you move after the baby is born, just take it slow and know everything will come together eventually. Your life revolves around your little one now and unpacking can wait.

 

It’s time to move… Are you ready?

tips for moving

It’s time to move… Are you ready?

Between packing, changing your address, setting up new utilities and insurance, and unpacking, there is a lot to keep organized when you move. But planning and keeping a checklist can make the process go a lot smoother.

TWO MONTHS BEFORE YOUR MOVE
Now is the time to start researching. Start looking into moving options and whether you will hire movers or rent a truck and try to move everything yourself. Make sure to get all the estimates in writing and figure out your budget. This is also a good time to start going through your belongings and sorting them. Are there items you are not using? If so, you can try to sell them on a local Swip Swap Facebook page or list them on OfferUp or CraigsList. Or you can donate them to a local charity or church.

SIX WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE
Now is the time to solidify your moving plans. Finalize your moving plans and start packing. You will probably need to start stocking up on boxes, tape, bubble wrap and other packing supplies.

A MONTH BEFORE YOUR MOVE
Start packing. Start with the items you use less frequently, like china, books, or off-season items. Label each box or bag carefully, so you can identify it during and after the move.

Also, fill out your change-of-address form. You can complete this online at USPS.com or you can turn in a form at your local post office. Start setting up your utilities at your new home and scheduling them to be turned off at your old home. Notify important entities such as banks, credit card companies and employers of your new address.

THE DAY OF THE MOVE
Make sure to do a thorough sweep of the house after everything has been loaded to make sure you did not leave anything behind. Check closets, cupboards, the garage and the sides of the house for any missed items.

THE DAY AFTER THE MOVE
Now that everything has been moved, you get to start unpacking each box and organizing your new home. HAVE FUN!

Improving Your Credit Score Prior to Purchasing a New Home

Improve your credit score to buy a home.

Improving Your Credit Score Prior to Purchasing a New Home

A three-digit number affects so many aspects of your financial life from your odds of getting approved for a loan or a credit card, to your interest rate, to your insurance premiums and even your employability. That is because your FICO credit score, which is used by most lenders, represents your ability to pay back a debt. A less-than-stellar rating or late payments on your report can ruin your dream of qualifying for a home. Thankfully, if your FICO score is lower than you’d like, nudging it upward isn’t difficult. Follow these steps and you should see improvement in as little as a year.

1. Review your credit report for accuracy
There are many sites that ask you to pay to get a copy of your credit report, however www.annualcreditreport.com offers you all three reports for free once a year. Review your report for accuracy and make sure that all your accounts are correct. If you see an error on one or more report, you will need to contact each agency (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) to correct the errors.

2. Find your credit score
Again, there are a lot of sites that will ask you to pay, however www.creditkarma.com will provide you with your score for free. Generally speaking, anything above 740 puts you in the “very dependable” category, while a score below 670 tends to be rated as subprime. Either way, they are easy ways to make improvement in both areas.

3. Continue to pay all your bills on-time
Approximately 35% of your FICO score is based on your payment history. To make sure you don’t ever miss a due date, consider automating your payments for utilities, student loans, auto and credit card payments. Stagger them, if possible, to avoid a massive outflow and coordinate them when you get paid.

4. Reduce your debt
Another 30% of your FICO score is based on the amount that you owe. Lenders are particularly mindful of your debt-to-credit ratio. Prepare to get dinged if you use more than 30% of your available credit limit.

5. Up your credit limit
If your debt-to-credit ratio needs improvement, paying down the debt is the best solution. However, if you are unable to pay it down right away, consider calling the creditor and asking them for a credit limit increase. This will decrease your debt-to-credit ratio and increase your FICO score.

6. Be aware of excessive hard inquiries
When you apply for a new credit card, it is standard for the proposed lender to check your credit report before extending an offer. That is considered a hard inquiry. While applying for a credit card won’t matter much, four or five inquires within a year could seriously hurt your score. Just keep that in mind before you say “yes” to a retailer tempting you with a credit card offer at the checkout line. Please keep in mind, that while shopping around for a competitive mortgage or car loan often causes several hard inquires within a short period, these will generally count as a single probe for the purpose of your score. And checking your own credit report doesn’t count against you either.

Make no mistake in trying to clean up your credit, many people start canceling old credit cards. DON’T. Shredding your oldest credit cards shortens your credit history, which is responsible for about 15% of your FICO score. If you really want to cut back, eliminate non-bank cards, such as retail cards first. Then, cancel and cut up those you’ve had for the least amount of time, because long standing cards with a solid payment history will help your score.