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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1.10 Acre Commercial Property For Sale Apache Junction

1.10 Acre Industrial Property For Sale Apache Junction, Arizona 85119

$245,000 SELLER FINANCE – 20% DOWN FOR QUALIFIED BUYER
1.10 acres of land, zoned B5 Industrial, on the corner of Meridian Rd and 4th Ave in Apache Junction. The property includes a concrete slab and awning area, concrete block wall and gates. Great visibility on Meridian Rd. and lots of daily traffic.
Highlights
– 1.10 Acres of Land
– Direct access to the US 60
– Zoned B5 Industrial in the City of Apache Junction
– Corner of Meridian Dr and 4th Ave
– Includes Concrete Slab and Awning
– Great visibility on Meridian Dr. and lots of daily traffic
– About 1/4 mile South of Apache Trail
– Located 5 minute walk from Wal-Mart Super Center
– Sold “As Is”
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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.

I am selling my house, should I stage my home?

I am selling my house, should I stage my home?

Twenty years ago, sellers did not worry about “staging” their home before putting it on the market. Sellers would give the house a good scrub and hide the kitty litter box and their realtor would put a “For Sale” sign in the front yard. But all has changed, as more and more home sellers enlist the services of home stagers to make their home look amazing to potential buyers. A well-dressed, sparkling house can garner lots of attention from buyers and potentially sell your house very quickly. Their goal is to make your home be the hot commodity in the area and make buyers go crazy in their efforts to outbid each other.

What do home stagers do?
A home stager is similar to an interior decorator. They have an expertise in planning and choosing colors, fabrics and furniture, and arranging them all in a way that makes your home look its best. Their goal is to decorate a home in a way that makes it appealing to a broad range of tastes and help people fall in love with your home and want to buy it.

More specifically, here is what a stager might do to get your home ready for sale:

  • Examine your home from top to bottom and determine what should be done to get it ready to be listed for sale. They will offer recommendations and costs and develop a plan of action that works the best for you.
  • Identify specific ways to highlight your homes best features and compensate for its shortcomings. For example, a stager may recommend removing curtains from a window with a view or in a small bedroom, replacing a bigger bed with a smaller one to make the space look larger.
  • Recommend which items of your furniture and household possessions should stay in the house and which should be removed to de-clutter and de-personalize your home.
  • Help you arrange any repairs or other major work that needs to be done on your home.
  • Bring in new furniture, artwork, curtains, carpets, pillows, flowers, fruit and a welcoming doormat. The stager will bring in items that have been carefully matched and chosen to make your house feel like a place where people can live.

Should you stage it yourself?
Of course, you may already own well-chosen furniture and gorgeous home accessories and have an eye for decorating. If so, you might be able to reproduce the work of a stager and save the money. But like any of the tasks involved in selling your home, you need to ask yourself whether doing it yourself is worth your time and effort. Even if your home is in pretty good shape, you’ll still find yourself working on basic things like choosing new paint colors, hiring contractors and shopping for the perfect decoration. Your time can be sucked up very quickly, while hiring a stager means that most of it will happen like magic, while you can turn your attention to the many other things you need to do while selling your home.

The decision is entirely up to you. If you decide to hire a stager, make sure to interview several before making your choice. You want someone who can get the job done and make your home look amazing for potential buyers.

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!