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Sept. 27, 2017

NEW LISTING! 21052 E Cherrywood Dr, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

 

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MLS #: 5664758

4 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | 2105 SQ FT

 

For additional information or to request a private showing on 21052 E Cherrywood Dr, Queen Creek, AZ 85142please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss.

 

Cross Streets: Ellsworth/Cloud

 

Directions: S. on Ellsworth, E. on Via De Palmas, (if you get to Cloud you went too far) L. 209th Ct., R on Via De Olivos, L on 210th Pl., Curve right on to Cherrywood. Home is on Left.

 

Description: Attractive, clean home on an OVERSIZED lot with NO NEIGHBORS BEHIND! Lots of UPGRADES too. Energy Efficient build! Beautiful cabinets and plenty of counter space. GRANITE countertops and STAINLESS STEEL appliances. GAS STOVE! Tile in all the right places, including the whole bottom level! NO FORMAL AREAS! Neutral paint scheme. Upstairs has 4 LARGE bedrooms and conveniently, the LAUNDRY room! TONS of STORAGE SPACE. MASSIVE Master Luxury Suite has VAST closet with Dual Sinks and OVERSIZED WALK IN SHOWER! Laundry room UPSTAIRS for convenience! NORTH/SOUTH FACING with MOUNTAIN views! GRASS BACKYARD. EXPOXY COATED GARAGE FLOOR. Award Winning Queen Creek Schools with parks and greenbelts. Walking distance to Splash pad, dog park, restaurants and all the new shopping in QC!

 

 

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Posted in New Listing
Sept. 25, 2017

NEW LISTING! 2699 E COWBOY COVE TRL, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 2699 E Cowboy Cove Trail San Tan Valley AZ 85143

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MLS #: 5657162

4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 1527 SQ FT

 

For additional information or to request a private showing on 2699 E Cowboy Cove Trail San Tan Valley AZ 85143, please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss. 

 

Cross Streets: Ganzel & Rancho Bella Vista 

 

Directions: East on Bella Vista, South on Tourmaline, West on Silversmith, South on Opal, West on Cowboy Cove Trail.

 

Description: Freshly Painted INSIDE and OUT! This lovely 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is just waiting for its new family. NEW CARPETS in the bedrooms, TILE everywhere else. SINGLE LEVEL with SPLIT floor plan. LARGE BACK YARD with covered patio. Close to Poston Butte High School, Central Arizona College and charter and public schools. Community parks and green belts. Make this a MUST SEE home.

 

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Posted in New Listing
Sept. 7, 2017

Making Homeownership Work on a Budget

For low-income families, buying a home can seem out of reach. On top of financial stress, the competitive marketmay make buyers feel like they will never find a home they can afford. If you dream of buying a house but have lost hope because of you don’t think you can afford it, don't give up. There are several things you can do to help make your dream of buying a home into a reality.

Search in More Affordable Neighborhoods

When trying to buy a house in a competitive market, you might see high-end houses snapped up in minutes. In order to avoid bidding wars and having to either walk away or agree to a price way outside your budget, consider looking at areas with less interest. This includes neighborhoods you may have written off – you may find a hidden gem in an area you originally ignored.

Consider neighborhoods farther away from downtown, which often have lower house values. You could get more bang for your buck in terms of home size and outdoor space in these areas. Some neighborhoods on public transit lines may end up being quicker commutes than areas closer to downtown metros.

Save for Amenities

If switching neighborhoods isn’t an option, scale back on your must-have list. A great home doesn't have to come with all the bells and whistles and you can save up to make gradual improvements after you purchase your home. Several aspects of residential properties can increase the value of a home:

  • Large yard
  • Landscaping
  • Brand-new appliances
  • Finished basement
  • Renovated kitchen and bathroom

Houses without these characteristics are often less expensive and a good place to start when looking for affordable homes.

FHA Loans

FHA loans are mortgages approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Borrowers only need 3.5% of the total price for a down payment and a minimum credit score of 580. These kinds of loans are helpful if you can't afford to save tens of thousands of dollars for a down payment. Even if you have recently gone through a bankruptcy, you might still qualify for an FHA loan.

There are a few downsides to an FHA loan. You will be required to foot two types of mortgage insurance premiums: one upfront premium that’s built into the mortgage payment, and an annual premium that you break down into monthly payments. The house you want to buy must also meet Minimum Property Standards and pass an inspection from an FHA-approved appraiser.

Additionally, you must meet a number of other requirements to qualify for an FHA loan.

Reduce Utility Expenses

Owning a home comes with additional costs you should consider, especially if you’re moving to a house from a rental apartment. Not only do you need to pay a mortgage and save for a down payment, you'll also have higher utility bills, and any repair bills fall on you. Maintaining the day-to-day aspects of a house can be expensive, but there are ways to cut these costs.

Several states and utility companies have programs to help low-income residents pay for services. These programs include energy assistance, utility assistance, housing initiatives, and more. Other options such as Access from AT&T provide low income households with internet service for as low as $5 a month. Some states even provide cell phones for low-income residents.

Be sure to do research on what programs are available for low income families at both the state and federal level – most states have numerous forms of income-qualified assistance programs.

Other Government Assistance Programs

There are dozens of programs available to assist low-income families with dreams of buying a home in the near future. Some programs are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), while others are funded through different government branches.

Difficult finances shouldn't keep you from living in a home suitable to your family's needs. There are dozens of options available for individuals from all backgrounds. If you would like to reach your dream of owning a home, investigate your options and find what works for you.

Posted in Buying a Home
Sept. 5, 2017

Energy Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer

 

Energy Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer

 

The soaring temperatures of the time come with sky-high energy bills. If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency as your HVAC kicks into overdrive, consider adding these energy efficient home hacks to your weekend warrior to-do list.

Increase Insulation

Air leakages can occur anywhere in your home, resulting in your AC unit having to work that much harder to keep your home comfortable. Adding a new layer of insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more energy efficient. Best of all, you can do this easy hack yourself! Before laying any new insulation, be sure to plug up any large openings and seal off small cracks, especially around attic hatches, window frames, and electrical outlets.

Smart Home Automation

It seems like almost every electronic device now has a smart alternative on the market. Though it’s easy to write off this technology as a luxury, most of these devices can actually go a long way in helping to reduce your energy usage each month. Whether it’s a thermostat that learns your family’s habits or a dishwasher that only runs during off-peak energy hours, smart home appliances and devices can go a long way in helping curb your family’s energy demands.

 

 

Close Your Blinds

Sometimes the best hacks are also the easiest—and cheapest! By simply closing your blinds, especially for south- and west-facing windows, you have the potential to save upwards of seven percent off your energy bill, as well as lowering the ambient temperature by up to 20 degrees. Considering that almost 30 percent of unwanted humid summer heat comes in from your windows, it makes sense to drop the shades on the afternoon sun. Better yet, if it’s in your budget, replace those worn-out windows altogether. Energy Star has found that most homeowners can expect to see an average 12 percent drop in their home’s energy consumption after replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified alternatives.

Landscape to Lower Energy

Think of landscaping as your exterior blinds, and plant a few trees along the south side of your home to help block direct sunlight from ever making it to your windows. Ensure that any tree you plant is a leafy variety, rather than an evergreen, so that you can get exceptional shade in the summer and plenty of warming sun in the leafless winter months. Similarly, plant evergreen shrubs around your home’s foundation to add year-round insulation.

 

Cooking Counts

Summer is virtually synonymous with grilling, but did you ever consider just how much energy you can save by sparking up some charcoal instead of your oven? Not only will you be sparing yourself any operating costs, but you’ll also prevent your HVAC from having to combat the added heat your culinary masterpiece is likely to create.

The best way to make your home as energy-efficient as possible is to have a professional perform an energy audit. The typical audit usually only takes a couple hours of your time, but it has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in reduced energy expenses year round.

With a little planning ahead and a few upgrades, you’ll be saving energy daily!

 

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Posted in Know-How
Aug. 8, 2017

LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358


SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

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MLS #: 5631080

5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 3200 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets:  US 60 and Mountain View

Directions:  North on Mountain View to Southern, east to Geronimo, north to 14th Ave. Continue to the end of 14th, home on south side.

Description:  Cars! Views! Trails! Private Casita! Serenity! Entertaining Spaces! No HOA! This lovely home has all these and more. Covered patios on all sides to take advantage of shady spaces. Central kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, eating nook, breakfast bar and formal dining. Split guest bedrooms & master with exquisite views of the Superstitions. His/Hers closets, spacious master bath, large shower double shower heads, tub with jets, double vanities. Main house has large 3-car garage. Separate Casita with gorgeous Mountain views, covered patio, great room, kitchen w pantry, bedroom, 2-sided fireplace and laundry. Fenced back yard with synthetic grass, large Ramada with fireplace, shady spaces and paver walkways, built-in BBQ with Cooler and burner, large spa.


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Posted in Uncategorized
Aug. 4, 2017

REDUCED! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

REDUCED! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048

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MLS #: 5636071

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 2621 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048, please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form. Do you have a home to sell similar to this one? It might be worth more than you think. Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: 40th St / Chandler Blvd

Directions: South on 40th. Right on Briarwood Terrace. Right on Lakewook Pkwy. Right on Frye. Right on Wildwood. House is on Right.

Description: UPDATED 5 LARGE Bedroom Home + Den and 3 Full Baths w/ Pool & HUGE YARD in Lakewood in Ahwatukee! NO HOMES BEHIND! Master and Other Bedroom DOWNSTAIRS! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT & UPDATED EVERYTHING!!! NEW KITCHEN Cabinets and Corian Countertops 2005, newer AC'S, ALL 3 Baths Remodeled with New Cabinets and Countertops with Under-mount sinks and Brushed Nickel Hardware in 2016, ROOF Underlayment Replaced with industrial grade membrane in 2014, REPLACED ALL WINDOWS with Dual Pane, Low E Windows in 2012, 20 in Tile Added in 2016, Replaced Baseboard throughout in 2015, Added R-15 INSULATION in Attic in 2011, POOL Filter & Pump Replaced within the last 5 years and POOL VAC in 2017, Newer HW Heater, 18 Tons of 1in Rock added in 2017 & Yard Watering system replaced and upgrade to PVC with timer


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Posted in Listings
July 24, 2017

NEW LISTING! 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

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MLS #: 5636485

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 3800 SQ FT


For additional information or to request a private showing on 2146 E County Down Dr Chandler AZ 85249please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Address: 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249

Cross Streets: Cooper & Riggs

Directions: East on Riggs, south on Cooper, east on Westchester, south on Eucalyptus, east on Westchester, south on Salt Cedar to home on corner of County Down and Salt Cedar.

Description: You will LOVE this SPACIOUS OPEN FLOORPLAN in Cooper Commons. This beautiful one owner home offers 3800sf of living space on a HUGE 10,000+sf LOT. An entertainers dream w/vaulted ceiling as you enter & 3 sided gas fireplace leading you into the immense GreatRoom. Enjoy the Chefs Kitchen w/breakfast bar, island, walk-in pantry, double ovens, gas cooktop & more. Private First floor Office/Den away from 2nd floor bedrooms where you have a HUGE master & 4 generously sized secondary bedrooms. The ''Pink'' room would make a great teen/movie room. The entertaining does not end inside as you make your way outside to the GORGEOUS backyard w/Heated Pool & Spa, Extended Patio, Built-in BBQ Island, Sport Court. Convenient access to I10 & Loop202 SanTan. Enjoy all Chandler living has to offer


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Posted in Listings
July 21, 2017

NEW LISTING! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048

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MLS #: 5636071

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 2621 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: 40th St / Chandler Blvd

Directions: South on 40th. Right on Briarwood Terrace. Right on Lakewook Pkwy. Right on Frye. Right on Wildwood. House is on Right.

Description: UPDATED 5 LARGE Bedroom Home + Den and 3 Full Baths w/ Pool & HUGE YARD in Lakewood in Ahwatukee! NO HOMES BEHIND! Master and Other Bedroom DOWNSTAIRS! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT & UPDATED EVERYTHING!!! NEW KITCHEN Cabinets and Corian Countertops 2005, newer AC'S, ALL 3 Baths Remodeled with New Cabinets and Countertops with Under-mount sinks and Brushed Nickel Hardware in 2016, ROOF Underlayment Replaced with industrial grade membrane in 2014, REPLACED ALL WINDOWS with Dual Pane, Low E Windows in 2012, 20 in Tile Added in 2016, Replaced Baseboard throughout in 2015, Added R-15 INSULATION in Attic in 2011, POOL Filter & Pump Replaced within the last 5 years and POOL VAC in 2017, Newer HW Heater, 18 Tons of 1in Rock added in 2017 & Yard Watering system replaced and upgrade to PVC with timer


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Posted in Listings
July 14, 2017

NEW LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358


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Price: View Current List Price 

MLS #: 5631080

5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 3200 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets:  US 60 and Mountain View

Directions:  North on Mountain View to Southern, east to Geronimo, north to 14th Ave. Continue to the end of 14th, home on south side.

Description:  Cars! Views! Trails! Private Casita! Serenity! Entertaining Spaces! No HOA! This lovely home has all these and more. Covered patios on all sides to take advantage of shady spaces. Central kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, eating nook, breakfast bar and formal dining. Split guest bedrooms & master with exquisite views of the Superstitions. His/Hers closets, spacious master bath, large shower double shower heads, tub with jets, double vanities. Main house has large 3-car garage. Separate Casita with gorgeous Mountain views, covered patio, great room, kitchen w pantry, bedroom, 2-sided fireplace and laundry. Fenced back yard with synthetic grass, large Ramada with fireplace, shady spaces and paver walkways, built-in BBQ with Cooler and burner, large spa.


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Posted in Listings
May 26, 2017

NEW LISTING! 3382 E Packard Dr Gilbert AZ 85298 Exclusively Listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

Packard Kitchen

Packard Master Bathroom
Packard Backyard and Patio

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 3382 E Packard Dr Gilbert AZ 85298

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MLS #: 5610000

4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 1664 SQ FT

 

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3382 E Packard Drplease call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator

 

Cross Streets: Higley and Queen Creek

Directions:  Higley South to Palmer, East to Bridal Veil, North to Packard. House is on the left.

Description: JUST REMODELED and UPDATED over $20K in Upgrades! NOT A FLIP! NEW PAINT INSIDE/OUT! Single Level home in popular Seville! NORTH/SOUTH FACING. 4 Bedrooms! 4th Bedroom is Den (no closet) with Door and 2 Full Baths. RV GATE! No Maintenance Front/Backyards! Backyard has brand new synthetic grass installed! HUGE kitchen with Pantry! White Cabinets with GRANITE Counters! TONS of Counter and Cabinets space! Brand NEW Fridge, Washer/Dryer Included! Lots of Windows let in TONS of Natural Light! OPEN FLOORPLAN to Dining and Living Room. Master Suite has Dual Sinks with GRANITE counter tops and Shower Tub side by side with HUGE Closet! Minutes from the 202, Auxier Elementary, Casteel High and San Tan Mall. Golf and Clubhouse has separate membership with Gym, Swimming Pools, Lagoon and more!

 

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