Thursday, May 23, 2013

Keep Cool in Fountain Hills This Summer!

If you haven’t noticed, the temperatures are rising in Fountain Hills, AZ! As I’m sure you know, running the air conditioner on a consistent basis wastes a lot of energy. Not to mention, it will make your jaw drop when you get your electric bill each month! Rather than sit in an icebox and watch the summer unfold from inside your Fountain Hills home, get out and explore what the city has to offer. There are plenty of things you can around town that promise to keep you cool, and I’ve rounded up a couple of my favorites below.

Fountain Hills Splash Park
12925 N Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Many would argue that the best (and most fun) way to stay cool during the summer is to get wet. As Fountain Hills, AZ is best described as a luxury desert community, it’s only appropriate that a beautiful oasis awaits you at Fountain Hills Splash Park. Pack up a towel and sunscreen and get ready for hours of fun in the sun every day this summer from 9am until sunset.

Oyo Frozen Yogurt
12645 N Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
When you’re looking for a tasty treat to cool you down this summer, a trip to Oyo Frozen Yogurt is in order. Oyo is relatively new to Fountain Hills, AZ and has been well received by the community. Just a short jaunt from the Fountain Hills Splash Park, a bite of frozen yogurt at Oyo provides a convenient relief from the afternoon sun. How does some refreshing Pink Lemonade Sorbet sound right about now?

If you’ve been a longtime resident of Fountain Hills, AZ, what are some of your favorite ways to keep cool during the summer? We’re so fortunate to live in such a vibrant and welcoming community that provides us opportunities to get outdoors, mingle with our neighbors, and enjoy nature. Are you thinking about buying a home in Fountain Hills? If you’re new to the area or are still in the planning stages of organizing your move, make a summer bucket list and have fun exploring Fountain Hills, AZ. If you need expert assistance navigating the Fountain Hills real estate market, please contact me! I have guided Arizona home buyers for over 30 years, and it would be my pleasure to provide you the same service.

Tina Nabers
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Will Fountain Hills Home Prices Continue Momentum?

The Phoenix Business Journal recently reported that Phoenix home prices were up by 30% in March 2013, and that home inventory remained low at roughly a one-month supply. Is this pace sustainable? And how closely are these trends tied to Fountain Hills real estate?

Our local market isn't moving as fast, but home prices are still trending higher than last year. Fountain Hills homes are spending an average of 76 days on market.

A year ago, home sales in Fountain Hills were running about the same pace. Consistent demand from home buyers is allowing us to absorb new listings in a reasonable timeframe.

The median price for a Fountain Hills home is running 28.4% higher than a year ago. In this sense, we are echoing some of the trends in the Greater Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Our homes spend a little more time on the market as we do not have as many investors. All the same, sales are brisk, and homes under $300,000 are getting a lot of activity.

We do not yet have a balanced market, due to the fact that home owners have been reluctant to place their homes for sale. Despite our improved home values, the market is still below the price peaks of 2005-2007. Some home owners may be holding out hope that values will draw closer to those highs in the near future.

However, we do not have the same brand of rocket fuel available today that placed home values on the moon several years ago. Mortgages are much more difficult to obtain today. While there are investors influencing the market, they are cash buyers, and not speculators leveraged with easy debt. At the same time, home builders are gearing up to fill demand, which will improve home inventory.

When it comes to future home prices, no one has a crystal ball. Knowing when to sell your Fountain Hills home is more a matter of information rather than market timing! If you are interested in obtaining the current market value of your home, I would be happy to help you!

If you are thinking about selling your Fountain Hills home, my 30+ years of experience in Fountain Hills real estate will be your advantage. I will provide you with a complete home sale consultation to help you price your home correctly, and net top dollar from the sale.

Why wait? Contact me today for expert assistance!