Phoenix Homes for Sale
The Metro Phoenix Area has homes for sale to suit every taste and every budget.
Phoenix luxury homes for sale will be sure to please with everything from old stately houses to traditional to super modern. Phoenix historic homes for sale are a step back into time with most homes being built from 1910-1940 and are very trendy.
Phoenix has high rise living, lofts for sale, as well as beautiful estate homes for sale.
There are also numerous active adult homes for sale throughout the Phoenix Area. Trust me in that these beautifully designed subdivisions are not like visiting grandma of yesteryear; they are simply gorgeous!
Generally speaking the Metro Phoenix Area is generally flat, but there are mountain ranges in and around the valley. If you're looking for mountain views and foothills to break up the flatness, I would look at areas such as Ahwatukee (south), Biltmore Area (central), Arcadia Area (central), Paradise Valley (central), North Scottsdale (north), and Gold Canyon (east).
The Phoenix Real Estate Market has been slowly recovering since Jan 2011. Median home prices have been rising (18% in 2011 and 20% thus far in 2012) and inventory has been steadily decreasing. Phoenix Real Estate is hot!!! See more Phoenix Real Estate Market Statistics.
Please email me or call me at 480.529.3122 to speak about the many Phoenix Real Estate opportunities and what you should expect when buying a bank owned home (i.e., foreclosure) or a short sale.
Phoenix at a Glance
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and is a part of Maricopa County. Phoenix is the 5th largest city and the 12th largest metro area in the United States (2010 census counted 4.2 million people).
There are two major airports that service the Metro Phoenix area. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the main one and is considered to be the 10th busiest in the United States. In 2004, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport started commercial passenger flights.
Phoenix is located in northeastern part of the Sonoran Desert at about a mean elevation of 1,117 feet (340 m) and has a subtropical desert climate.
Phoenix is frequently referred as the Valley of the Sun and for good reason as you can expect to see the sun, on average, 85% throughout the year. 8-9 months out of the year the weather in Phoenix is glorious and is one big reason why people move here. Winter months are warm, with daily high temperatures ranging from the mid-50's to high 70's, and low temperatures mostly in the low 40s, occasionally dipping below 40. On average, Phoenix has only five days per year where the temperature drops to or below freezing. The summer high average temperatures are typically over 100 °F (38 °C).
However, in Phoenix we measure how hot a summer is with days above 110 °F (43 °C), but the humidity is typically only around 25-40% during that time so while it is very hot, it is not as bad as you would think. On average there are only 18 of them annually. Compare this to the Midwest where hot days are considered 90 °F and above, but the humidity can be 75-100% making it equally miserable, but just in a different way. I know this because I spent most of my life in the Midwest (Chicago and St. Louis). It doesn't rain too often in Phoenix as it only receives an average of 8.3 inches (210 mm) annually as measured at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Phoenix is currently home to six Fortune 500 companies; Avnet (electronics corporation), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (mining; recently merged with Phoenix based Phelps Dodge), US Airways (airline), Republic Services (waste management), PetSmart (retailer), and Insight Enterprises (IT Solutions).
Phoenix has plenty high-tech and telecommunications companies like Intel, Microchip, and countless more. Honeywell's Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and benefits from their mechanical and avionics facilities.
Phoenix is also home to the headquarters to Best Western (the world's largest family of hotels), U-HAUL International (the rental and moving supply company giant), Mesa Air Group (a regional airline group). Choice Hotels International has its IT division and Operations Support Center here too. American Express has a large presence in Phoenix.
Phoenix also benefits from tourism and recreation because of its weather and proximity to places like the Grand Canyon. Several golf events occur throughout the Phoenix Metro area including the PGA's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Metro Phoenix Area has some of the best museums, theatres, and art galleries in the Southwest.
Looking to learn more about history, artifacts, and art of the people of the Southwest (Native American and Hispanic cultures), then the Heard Museum is for you.
The Phoenix Art Museum has more modern art as well as hosting both international and national exhibits.
Learn more about the desert itself at either the Boyce Arboretum in Superior or the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Phoenix's Arizona Science Center has something for everyone, but the Children's Museum of Phoenix will be sure to be a hit with the entire family. Don't miss the Dorrance Planetarium at the Science Center.
Love music? North Phoenix is host to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) which displays both modern and historic instruments from around the world as well as collectibles from musical superstars such as John Lennon. There is also a theatre there to enjoy a concert from world-renowned groups and individuals. The Experience area allows you to actually play instruments from all around the world.
Tempe's ASU Gammage Theatre has traveling Broadway shows. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts host everything from dance, comedians, singers, to offbeat dramas/comedies. Chandler and Mesa also have performing art centers.
What is listed above is just scratching the surface as far as culture and arts for the Phoenix Area. Trust me as there is never a shortage of entertainment, education, special cultural/art shows, festivals, etc.
Things to do in and around Phoenix
Trust me as you will or should never be bored! There is great hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding on the many different mountain ranges throughout the Phoenix area. Take the kids to the Phoenix Zoo.
Phoenix is one of the golf capitals of the world and has many interesting, challenging, and unique courses. Tennis lovers will be happy that tennis can be played outdoors year round.
Love professional sports? Catch the Phoenix Diamondbacks play baseball, the Phoenix Coyotes play hockey, the Phoenix Cardinals play football, or the Phoenix Suns play basketball.
Need to cool off? Phoenix has plenty of water parks or go tubing on the Salt River. Phoenix also has plenty of public parks to relax with the family, have a picnic, swim in the pool, or to play volleyball.
Within a 2-6 hour car drive lies the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tucson, San Diego, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, or even Mexico.
Not all Realtors are Created Equal
Choosing the right real estate agent in the turbulent Phoenix Real Estate Market can make the difference between a smooth transaction and an unsuccessful one. My goal is not to make a one time sale, but to build lifetime relationships. The greatest compliment a Realtor can get is when a client refers them to their family, co-workers and friends without hesitation. Consider my client testimonials to be your 'real estate agent referral'.
Many clients are pleasantly surprised at my laid back style as I'm not your typical high pressure Realtor. I love Real Estate, but I hate 'Sales' in the traditional sense of the word. I'm laid back, have great negotiation skills, customer service is a must, and I'm extremely detailed orientated. My unqiue skillset will serve you well.
I live and breathe real estate so if you want a Realtor that will go that extra mile for you, please email me or call me at 480.529.3122 today! No pressure, no hype, no fluff; just results for you! Read more about me
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