Archive for October, 2013

Why Should Homeowners Feel Good Right Now?

By: Maria Hass

Homeowners and future homeowners should be feeling good right now. Well-known financial magazine Forbes recently reported that Phoenix is projected as No. 1 for job growth in the nation over the next five years.

What does this mean for a home owner? It means demand from home buyers will increase, and land availability will decrease as new housing developments are constructed. Land costs will rise and home values will appreciate. Where there are jobs, there are people who will be looking for a place to live.

If you are not fully invested in Phoenix real estate, now is the time to seriously consider taking the plunge. Arizona is a hub for migrants relocating from other states or countries. Our state is attractive to visitors because of our sunny weather, low cost of living, excellent transportation and highways, ethnic diversity, active and outdoor lifestyle, shopping, dining, arts, and a variety of fun activities and attractions. Not to mention, we are basically free of threat of calamitous natural disasters, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, that threaten other states.

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October 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Two New Home Proposals Headed for Chandler Council

by: Maria Hass

Two vacant commercial lots in the City of Chandler will likely soon be home to new residential developments.
In line with Chandler’s increasing need for residential growth, two vacant lots that were originally planned for commercial development were approved by Chandler’s Planning and Zoning Commission to be rezoned for residential housing.

The La Esquina community will be a gated subdivision of 15 acres at the northwestern corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo roads, and will include about 79 lots of at least 4,000 square-feet each.

The community will feature landscaped entries, open space, playground and a community pool.

The second housing development project proposed is the Fire Rock Ranch, with 135 lots on about 23 acres on the northwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Gilbert Road. It will feature cluster-style homes with six homes around a single driveway. Guest parking and street parking space will be offered to replace the no-driveway parking. Homes in this community are two stories ranging from 2,000 to 2,800 square-feet.

Chandler is looking at more commercial land for residential homes. More people are needed to shop at and support Chandler businesses, providing more tax revenue to Chandler city coffers. Both development proposals are now headed to the Chandler City Council for final approval.

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October 8, 2013 at 10:20 am Leave a comment



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