Aug. 5, 2020

Q: What Makes Now a Golden Opportunity For Home Seller

Now is a great time to sell your home. Here’s why.

 

Why is now the best time to consider selling your home?  

 

For one thing, we’re seeing an unprecedented surge in demand and there’s a lack of inventory. When the pandemic first hit, a lot of people pulled their homes off the market. None of us knew what would happen or expected the kind of demand we’re seeing. There are more buyers than there are available homes. As a result, the homes that are available are fetching multiple offers, and their sales prices are much higher than what they were listed at. 

 

Obviously this is great news for sellers. We don’t know how long this situation will last, but we do know that now’s a wonderful time to put your home on the market. 

 

"We don’t know how long this situation will last, but we do know that now’s a wonderful time to put your home on the market."

 

What’s fueling this buyer frenzy? Mortgages rates are very low, and people can afford higher monthly mortgage payments. Let’s face it—the question on most buyers’ minds is, “What will this home cost me every single month?” They’re not thinking about the overall list price. So not only can sellers sell for more money, but money is also very cheap to borrow at the moment. 

 

Also, due to COVID-19, many people have stopped traveling. The next best thing to traveling is buying yourself a mountain home, so we’re also seeing a surge in secondary home purchases. On top of that, many more people are working from home. It’s not required to live in a certain city for work purposes, so we’ve seen a flood of buyers move here because they love the area. These buyers want the home they’ll be working from to be their sanctuary, so they’re spending more than what they’d normally spend to get what they want. 

 

If you’d like a free consultation regarding your home’s value, give me a call. I’ll also be happy to talk strategy and tell you how to take advantage of this situation. My team and I sold 85 homes last year, so we know how to guide you through any situation and make sure you sell quickly and for top dollar. If you’d like to find out more about our market and how much homes are selling for, visit my website northernarizonafindhomes.com. 

 

If you have any other real estate questions, feel free to reach out to me as well. I’d love to help you.

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July 31, 2020

5276 N Thornton Place, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

updated 8/03/2020

Kelly Broaddus  |  eXp Realty  |  888.446.5602  | Contact Kelly

5276 N Thornton Place Flagstaff AZ

UNDER CONTRACT!

Affordable 4 Bedroom in NE Flagstaff!

4 Beds | 2 Bath | $269,780

Affordable home in Flagstaff!! Don't miss this adorable manufactured home! New flooring and paint, great backyard. Escape the heat in your own little oasis, very low HOA fee. This is the only home available for sale in the Timberview Village area

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182545/

LOCATION

5276 North Thornton Place

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Flagstaff

Highway 89 to Empire to Timberview Village and turn right

Amusement & Recreation 

  • Lowell Observatory - Astronomical observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered. Great place to go if you want to enhance your knowledge about astronomy, time with the stars on the horizon explained, and a chance to look through the giant telescope.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument - Cliff dwellings of the Sinagua Indians, built-in alcoves in the sandstone walls of a deep, wooded canyon near Flagstaff. Located about 10 mi (16 km) southeast of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, near Interstate 40.
  • Museum of Northern Arizona Excellent local museum, lots of native American archeology and Anasazi artifacts.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include Nomads Global Lounge, if you are looking for an unusual menu with a great range of flavors this is a great place for you. You can also drop by at Tinderbox Kitchen and enjoy the good food and Flagstaff's authentic vibe. Satchmo’s is also a great place for dinner with a group. If you're looking for crafted BBQ and Cajun cooking it's just a small detour from the main road.

Nearby Schools

  • Sturgeon Cromer Elementary School
  • Sinagua Middle School
  • Coconino High School

Timberview Village Neighborhood Information 

Visit the Timberview community page for more information about this NE city Flagstaff neighborhood.

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com  or call 888-4465602 to see other houses and condos for sale in Flagstaff.

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July 29, 2020

Flagstaff AZ Real Estate Market Update- June 2020

Flagstaff AZ Real Estate Market Data Provided by The Kelly Broaddus Real Estate Advisors Team / by Joselyn Uy

 

June 2020 Flagstaff Market Report

 

Cheap Mortgage Rates Tempt Home Buyers, Flagstaff  Home Sales Boom in June

 

I hope that you're well and having a safe summer. As we hit the dog days of summer, June certainly heated up in the housing market. Here's the latest update on the Flagstaff.

 

FLAGSTAFF HOME SALES

June saw a historic turnaround as stay at home orders around the country were lifted. The US existing home sales rose sharply by 20.7% in June vs the previous month after 3 straight months of decline due to the ongoing pandemic. Meanwhile, housing prices and sales in the greater Flagstaff region hit new highs for the first half of 2020. Greater Flagstaff's housing sales surge nearly 77% with 235 homes sold from 133 in May 2020, according to the latest data compiled from the Northern Arizona Multiple Listing Service. One year ago (June 2019), there were 149 homes sold, this year home sales climbed by almost 58% after slowing down for 2 straight months. See the breakdown below.

 

June 2020 Flagstaff Home Sales By Type

Here's why home sales are up:

PENT UP DEMAND

“The sales recovery is strong, as buyers were eager to purchase homes and properties that they had been eyeing during the shutdown,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. Who are these buyers?

  • They are millennials hitting their 30s want to settle down
  •  Stronger demand for larger spaces as more and more people work from home and desire to move away from crowded cities to avoid exposure to the coronavirus.
  • Investors

VERY CHEAP MORTGAGE RATES 

The 30-year mortgage rate at 3% provides an extra $100 to $300 of saved monthly housing costs, tempting borrowers

MOVE TO LESS RISKY INVESTMENT 

Some investors have pulled out of unpredictable and risky stocks and are putting money in real estate

JOB GROWTH SURGE

Many jobs coming back where there had been temporary unemployment situations

 

Our team had a very productive 1st half selling over $22M of Flagstaff and nearby area real estate. The Kelly Broaddus Real Estate Advisors Team sold 38 properties in 6 months! In the month of June, we helped 9 sellers and buyers achieve their real estate goals with 8 homes sold over $9.9M

 

FLAGSTAFF MEDIAN HOME PRICE

Flagstaff Median Home Price & DOM June 2020

A new price record is set for the month of June. The median sales price for June 2020 came in at $474K up 7% from the same period last year. The previous high of $442K was set last year.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL FLAGSTAFF MARKET REPORT HERE

 

June 2020 Flagstaff Market Watch Summary

 

2020 Flagstaff Real Estate Market Watch Total Single Family Home Sales -   167 homes, up 64% vs June 2019. 

Median Home Price -  $468,750, up 1.9vs June 2019

Mortgage rates  - 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose 3.01% for the week ending July 24th after falling to 2.98%, the lowest ever in 50 years.

Longest days on market (SF): 837  This is a 4-bedroom home with expansive golf course views situated in a cul-de-sac.  Located close to the practice tee in Forest Highlands

CDOM The acronym CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) is used by the Flagstaff MLS to describe how many days a property has been available for sale. A property has to be off the MLS for at least 90 days for the CDOM to restart, even if it is listed by a different agent. We report the average days on market for properties sold based on CDOM.

The number of days a home sits on the market can tell us a lot about pricing. A high CDOM is commonly a strong indicator that the home is overpriced. 

 

FLAGSTAFF'S PRICIEST HOMES SOLD in JUNE 2020

FLAGSTAFF'S PRICIEST HOMES SOLD in June 2020

 

  • The highest-priced single-family Flagstaff home that sold in June was a $3,750,000 160-acre site on historic Hart Prairie Rd with a rustic cabin and pump house. Listed & sold by our very own Kelly Broaddus!
  • The highest-priced Flagstaff townhome sale was a $1,100,000 luxury townhome that backs to the golf course and boasts fairway views on both the main and lower levels. This multi-level Elk Pass Townhome in Pine Canyon has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. 
  • The highest-priced Flagstaff condo sale was a $350,000 three-bedroom unit in beautiful gated Flagstaff Ranch, sold with furniture and decor

 

THE MOST AFFORDABLE  FLAGSTAFF HOMES SOLD in June 2020

Lowest Priced Flagstaff Home in June 2020

Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Grand View North

  • The lowest-priced single-family Flagstaff home that sold in June was a $204,500  2-bedroom mid-century ranch in  Grandview Homes, located in the northeast section of Flagstaff
  • The lowest-priced Flagstaff townhome that sold was a $226,031 2-bed, 1.5 baths end unit in Arroyo Seco Townhomes in Sunnyside, just steps away from Ponderosa Recreation Center.
  • The lowest-priced Flagstaff condo that sold was a $155,000 Riordan Ranch (University Meadows) one-bedroom unit tucked in the closest building near NAU.

 

Flagstaff Home Buyer Advice

 

Much of the housing market shut down entirely in April. Since this is normally the hottest part of the year for real estate, there is a tremendous amount of pent-up demand. Mortgage rates continue to hit new record lows. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate currently stands at 3.13%, more than a half percent lower than a year ago.

Not surprisingly, this is creating even more demand, as buyers seek to take advantage of these historically low and favorable rates.  The typical mortgage payment, estimated at $1,036, has fallen below the median rent, at $1,045 (see average rent prices in Flagstaff) For potential home buyers who were thinking of purchasing a home anyway before the pandemic outbreak and who are likely to remain employed, the low mortgage rate may be the clincher. There's only one thing standing in their way, a lack of inventory.

INVENTORY

In residential real estate, how many items are available in relation to how many consumers want to buy that item is called months supply of inventory. A normal market would have 6-7 months of inventory. Anything over seven months would be considered a buyers’ market, with downward pressure on prices. Anything under six months would indicate a sellers’ market, which would put upward pressure on prices.

It's a seller's market for Flagstaff homes under $600,000 however the market favors buyers in 3 high-end price ranges. If you’re buying at the lower price range, having fewer homes on the market could present a few challenges. Don’t worry MORE homes are coming into the market! We can also help you find off-market homes that are not listed on the MLS. Let's talk about your situation in person. Call Kelly at 888.446.5602.

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Flagstaff Home Seller Advice 

 

Buyers are showing a greater desire for non-urban properties and rural areas are leading the way as compared to suburban and urban. The inventory of Flagstaff homes for sale was low even before the pandemic hit. It's even lower now since many sellers pulled their homes off the market and have been slow to list them once again. What does all this mean for you? We are in a strong seller's market for homes priced under $600,000 at some high-end price range. 

Pent-up demand and low mortgage rates mean there are many buyers on the market. On the other hand, low inventory means much of that demand is not being met. As a result, prices are rising, bidding wars are becoming common, and homes are selling quickly. If you were to sell in the current market, you'd have a great shot at selling for top dollar and in record time.

Like I said, right now might be a unique moment. It's not clear how long this situation will last. As more sellers start listing their homes, we're likely to have some balancing out between supply and demand.

If you are considering selling your home, you can start by simply finding out what you could get for it in the current hot market. An easy way to do this is with the following home value calculator, which takes into account recent area sales. Click below and Enter your address to find out what your home is currently worth

 

What is the value of your Flagstaff Home?

 

Home Selling Tips Our blog for home sellers has tons of tips to help sell your home faster and add thousands of dollars to your bottom line. Check it out

If you have any questions, give me a call at 928-606-6749. I'm talking to buyers and sellers all day long, and I have a great feel for changing market conditions, which I am happy to share with you.

 

LET'S CONNECT TODAY!

Whether you connect by phone or video chat, we can help you understand how to safely navigate the housing market so that you can prioritize the health of your family without having to bring your plans to a standstill. Give us a call at 888.446.5602 or email kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, we know the best protocol as well as the optimal resources and lenders to help you through the process in this fast-paced world that’s changing every day.

We at The Kelly Broaddus Team with eXp Realty know that the only result that ultimately matters is that your home gets sold — and sold for the right amount. Satisfied clients say it all. Check out our 5 Star Reviews.

 

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July 27, 2020

5807 E Abbey Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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 5807 E Abbey Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Under Contract! Dream Amberwood Home Perfect for Relaxation & Outdoor Recreation

4 Bed | 3.75 Baths | $749,850

 

Looking for a home away from home? This is it, bordering State Land with endless hiking and biking, this is a dream come true! Master bedroom and luxurious bath on the main level and room to spare for entertaining and relaxing! There is more storage than anyone could use in this home. Office on the main floor and a generous mudroom or exercise space. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182498/

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Location

5807 East Abbey Road

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Flagstaff

E Butler to Amberwood to E Abbey Rd. Home is on the right.

 

Dining Nearby

Enjoy great service and authentic food at Satchmo's,  have a taste of blackened catfish over jambalaya and ribs with tater tots. If you're a fan of Beef Stroganoff you can drop by at The Northern Pines.  Black Barts Steakhouse, Saloon & Musical Revue is also close. They offer perfectly cooked rib eye, homemade biscuits and sweet potato tart that will make your mouth water.

Schools

Nearby Elementary Schools 
Thomas M Knoles 1.3 miles
Leupp 1.8 miles
John Q Thomas 2.5 miles
 
Nearby Middle School
Mountain English Spanish Academy 1.3 miles
 
Nearby High Schools
Ponderosa 1.7
Excel Education Center 2.6
 

 

Amberwood Neighborhood


Amberwood is a quiet and beautiful community near the Continental Country Club and Aspen Valley Golf Club with newer single-family homes and magnificent luxury homes. Located 10 minutes from downtown Flagstaff with its many wonderful restaurants, shopping, and cultural sites. 

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com or call 888-4465602 to see other houses for sale in Flagstaff.

 

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July 24, 2020

1355 E Larkspur Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

updated 7/29/2020

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Under Contract! Charming & Secluded Dream Cabin Close to Town
4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | $729,950

UNDER CONTRACT OVER LIST PRICE with multiple offers! What a place! Charming, quaint, secluded, everything you could want, yet a short drive to town. Sit on the deck and watch the show, wildlife abounds! This home truly has old world charm, the location is hard to beat with forest service access across the road from the driveway, endless trails, and forest. Oversized garage with the potential for a bonus room upstairs. The remodeled kitchen is a dream as you cook looking out the giant window at all the trees. Enjoy the best water around with your private well and vegetables from a thriving garden. This is life at it's best!

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182467

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Location

1355 East Larkspur Lane

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Flagstaff

From Flagstaff, Hwy 180 to Shultz Pass Rd turn right on Mt. Elden Lookout about 2 miles turn Right on Larkspur property on the right about 150 yards on the gravel road to the property.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include Satchmo’s, this is a great place for dinner with a group. If you're looking for crafted BBQ and Cajun cooking. You must also try pizza with soppresetta, pistachio and honey at the Fat Olives.  Another quick stop is at Coppa Cafe and Bistro.

Attractions & Recreation

  • Lowell Observatory- Astronomical observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered.  Enjoy the live indoor astronomy presentations about eclipses; the sun; and the galaxies. Very kid/family-friendly.
  • Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course - Facility at Fort Tuthill County Park offering treetop suspended obstacle courses for kids & adults.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument - features prehistoric archaeological sites that are spectacularly located in cliffs and along the rim of Walnut Canyon. 
  • Snowbowl Ski Resort

 

Schools

  • Charles W Sechrist Elementary School Grades: PK-5 1.8 mi
  • Flagstaff High School Grades 9-12 1.9 mi
  • Mount Elden Middle School Grades 6-8 2.6 mi

 

Elden Lookout Neighborhood Information


Elden Lookout is a beautiful secluded neighborhood adjacent to the National Forest lands featuring luxury custom homes on acreage. There is a great mix of vegetation - oaks & tall ponderosas. Annual HOA fees cover snow removal and road maintenance!

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com or call 888-4465602 to see this 18+ acre Income Producing Equestrian Boarding Facility with 2 homes or other houses for sale in Flagstaff.

 

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July 24, 2020

6008 E Mountain Oaks Dr Flagstaff, AZ 86004

8/3/2020

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Under Contract! Desirable Continental Country Club Townhome with Views

4 Beds  | 3.5 Baths  | $545,780

Don't miss this terrific opportunity in beautiful Mountain Oaks, the premier townhome community in Flagstaff. The main living area with a custom fireplace is open to the deck with views of the forest and Mt Elden. The deck has a staircase to the lower patio and yard. Family and friends can entertain in the game room downstairs or step into the soundproof cinema room w custom seating for a great show! You will be cozy warm with 2 gas fireplaces in the winter and central air for the glorious months of summer. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are spacious and have great natural light. 3.5 bathrooms will accommodate the big gatherings for this wonderful Flagstaff retreat!

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182453/

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Location

6008 East Mountain Oaks Drive

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Flagstaff

 

Attractions & Recreation

  • Lowell Observatory - Astronomical observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered. Great place to go if you want to enhance your knowledge about astronomy, time with the stars on the horizon explained, and a chance to look through the giant telescope.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument - features prehistoric archaeological sites that are spectacularly located in cliffs and along the rim of Walnut Canyon. 
  • Buffalo Park - Perfect walk to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and close mountain views. Many Trails for all ages and even dogs. Plus the beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include The Northern Pines, it's very conveniently located at the intersection of the I-17 and I-40.  Looking for a friendly place to dine? Visit the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, they offer great menu choices with many healthy (gluten and vegan ) options. Another great place to dine is at Coco's Bakery Restaurant. The food is exceptional be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Excellent fresh homemade desserts.

Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following nearby schools:

  • Thomas M Knoles Elementary School PK-5
  • Mount Elden Middle School 6-8
  • Coconino High School 9-12

Continental Country Club Neighborhood Information 

Homeowners in the Continental Country Club area enjoy the facilities of the two nearby golf courses: Aspen Valley and Continental.  A social membership fee covers the use of the two golf clubs. The Continental Country Club has a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis, and discounted fees for golf. Aspen Valley offers an affordable yet challenging game of golf as well as casual dining at the bar & grill. 

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com or call 888-4465602 to see this vacant lot in Continental Country Club or other properties for sale in Flagstaff.

 

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July 20, 2020

1185 W University Avenue Unit 16-134, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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 1185 W University Avenue Unit 16-134, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

 Fully Furnished Downstairs Studio Unit Near NAU

  1 Baths|$ 134,850

UNDER CONTRACT BEFORE IT WENT ON THE MARKET. Wonderfully located downstairs studio right next to the parking spot! Comes fully furnished and with a working vehicle! Partially remodeled and with a fireplace!!

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182396

Location

1185 West University Avenue

Car-Dependent

Explore Woodlands Village on Walk Score

With its close proximity to NAU and downtown, this condo is perfect for students or as a family vacation home.

 

Attractions & Recreation

  • Flagstaff Escape Space - An escape room is a real-life mystery game where a group of players must work together to decipher a series of puzzles and enigmatic clues while locked in a dark, mysterious room.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include Satchmo’s, this is a great place for dinner with a group. If you're looking for crafted BBQ and Cajun cooking drop by at Satchmo’s, it's just a small detour from the main road.  You must try pizza with soppressata, pistachio, and honey at the Fat Olives.  Another quick stop is at Coppa Cafe and Bistro.

Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following nearby schools:

  • Manuel De Miguel Elementary School PK-5
  • Mount Elden Middle School 6-8
  • Flagstaff High School 9-12

 

 

Woodlands Area Neighborhood 

The Arbors condos in the Woodlands area is a highly sought after condo community because of its central location. Common area includes two newly renovated modern clubhouses with an indoor spa, fitness center, movie room, full-size kitchens, lounge area that has two large gas-burning fireplaces, computer access, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com  or call 888-4465602 to see remodeled condo or other properties for sale in Flagstaff.

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July 20, 2020

1385 W University 12-292 Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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UNDER CONTRACT! Remodeled Corner 2 Bedroom Condo Next To Parking, Near NAU
2 Beds | 2 Baths |$ 239,850

 

Great opportunity to own a corner remodeled condo next to parking with brand new carpet, paint, and a wonderful fireplace! Also, a brand new stove and microwave! Rare find!

Photos and more information here: northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182395

Location

1385 West University Avenue

Car-Dependent

Explore Woodlands Village

University Ave to the second left after Arizona DMV, take first right on Forest Meadows, building 12 is on the left. With its close proximity to NAU and downtown, this condo is perfect for students or as a family vacation home. 

 

Attractions & Recreation

  • Flagstaff Escape Space - An escape room is a real-life mystery game where a group of players must work together to decipher a series of puzzles and enigmatic clues while locked in a dark, mysterious room.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include Satchmo’s, this is a great place for dinner with a group. If you're looking for crafted BBQ and Cajun cooking drop by at Satchmo’s, it's just a small detour from the main road.  You must try pizza with soppressata, pistachio, and honey at the Fat Olives.  Another quick stop is at Coppa Cafe and Bistro.

Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following nearby schools:

  • Manuel De Miguel Elementary School PK-5
  • Mount Elden Middle School 6-8
  • Flagstaff High School 9-12

 

 

Woodlands Area Neighborhood 

The Arbors condos in the Woodlands area is a highly sought after condo community because of its central location. Common area includes two newly renovated modern clubhouses with an indoor spa, fitness center, movie room, full-size kitchens, lounge area that has two large gas-burning fireplaces, computer access, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Contact Kelly Broaddus at kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com  or call 888-4465602 to see remodeled condo or other properties for sale in Flagstaff.

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July 14, 2020

2303 N Plateau Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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UNDER CONTRACT! Turn-key 2 Bedroom Townhome in Continental Country Club
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,328 SqFt

Under contract in 2 days at over list price! Escape the heat in this turn-key comfortable townhome in the desirable Tanglewood Vistas complex. Rare to be available, this home has been nearly completely remodeled and can be sold furnished on a separate Bill of Sale. Don't miss out on this little gem!.

Photos and more information here: https://www.northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/182261/

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Location

2303 North Plateau Drive

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Flagstaff

Attractions & Recreation

  • Lowell Observatory - Astronomical observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered. Great place to go if you want to enhance your knowledge about astronomy, time with the stars on the horizon explained, and a chance to look through the giant telescope.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument - features prehistoric archaeological sites that are spectacularly located in cliffs and along the rim of Walnut Canyon. 
  • Buffalo Park - Perfect walk to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and close mountain views. Many Trails for all ages and even dogs. Plus the beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks.

Dining Nearby

Nearby restaurants include The Northern Pines, it's very conveniently located at the intersection of the I-17 and I-40.  Looking for a friendly place to dine? Visit the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, they offer great menu choices with many healthy (gluten and vegan ) options. Another great place to dine is at Coco's Bakery Restaurant. The food is exceptional be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Excellent fresh homemade desserts.

Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following nearby schools:

  • Thomas M Knoles Elementary School PK-5
  • Mount Elden Middle School 6-8
  • Coconino High School 9-12

Continental Country Club Neighborhood Information 

Homeowners in the Continental Country Club area enjoy the facilities of the two nearby golf courses: Aspen Valley and Continental.  A social membership fee covers the use of the two golf clubs. The Continental Country Club has a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and discounted fees for golf. Aspen Valley offers an affordable yet challenging game of golf as well as casual dining at the bar & grill. 

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July 13, 2020

Add Value To Your Flagstaff Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Kelly Broaddus  |  eXp Realty  |  888.446.5602  | Contact Kelly

Add Value To Your Northern AZ Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

 

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your Northern Arizona home.

 

1. Spruce Up Your Landscaping

 

Landscaping improvements can increase a home’s value by 10-12%.1 But which outdoor features do buyers care about most? According to a survey of Realtors, a healthy lawn is at the top of their list. If your lawn is lacking, overseeding or laying new sod can be a worthwhile investment—with an expected return of 417% and 143% respectively.1

 

Planting flowers is another great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal. And if you choose a perennial variety, your blooms should return year after year. For an even longer-term impact, consider planting a tree. According to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, a mature tree can add up to $10,000 to the value of your home.2

 

 

2. Clean The Exterior

 

When it comes to making your house shine, a sparkling facade can be just as important as a clean interior. Real estate professionals estimate that washing the outside of a house can add as much as $15,000 to its sales price.3

 

A rented pressure washer from your local home improvement store can help you remove built-up dirt and grime from your home’s exterior, walkway, and driveway. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully—and only use it on surfaces that can withstand the intensity. When in doubt, a scrub brush and bucket of sudsy water will often do the trick.

 

 

3. Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint

 

New paint can have a big impact on both the appearance and value of a property. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to revitalize a home’s exterior, update its interior, and make it appear larger and brighter. The best part? Painting is relatively easy and inexpensive!

 

To get the maximum return at resale, stick with a modern but neutral color palette that will appeal to a broad range of buyers. According to a recent survey of home design experts, cool neutrals are a safe bet when it comes to interior paint. And respondents chose white and gray as the best exterior paint colors to use when selling a home.4 However, it’s important to consider a property’s architecture, existing fixtures, and regional design preferences, as well.  

 

 

4. Install Smart Home Technology

 

In a recent survey, 78% of real estate professionals said their buyer clients were willing to pay more for a home with smart technology features.5 The most requested smart devices? Thermostats (77%), smoke detectors (75%), home security cameras (66%), and locks (63%).6

 

The good news is, many of these gadgets are fairly easy to install. And some of them, including smart thermostats and light bulbs, will pay for themselves over time by making your home more energy-efficient. In fact, many manufacturers report that smart thermostats can cut back on heating and cooling costs by 10-20%.7  

 

If you already own a smart speaker, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, choose devices that will pair with your existing technology. This will enable you to create a truly integrated (and in many cases voice-activated) smart home experience.

 

 

5. Modernize Your Window Treatments

 

Smart—or motorized—blinds are also growing in popularity, and several manufacturers make models you can order and install on your own. But they’re not the only way to modernize your window treatments.

 

If you have old aluminum blinds, consider replacing them with plantation shutters, which are energy-efficient, durable, and have strong buyer appeal.8 Roman and roller shades are another stylish alternative, and they come in a variety of colors and fabrics, which you can personalize to meet your design and privacy preferences.

 

Fortunately, upgrading your blinds has gotten easier and less expensive in recent years. There are a number of retailers that specialize in affordable window coverings that are simple to measure and hang yourself.

 

 

6. Replace Outdated Fixtures

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Drastically transform the look and feel of your home by swapping out dingy and dated fixtures for contemporary alternatives. Start by assessing your current light fixtures, faucets, cabinet hardware, door knobs, and even switch plates. Then prioritize replacing those that are particularly outdated or in highly-visible areas, such as your entryway or kitchen.

 

Even if your home is fairly new, consider trading your builder-grade fixtures for higher-end options to give it a more upscale appearance. And forget the old rule about sticking to one metal tone throughout your property. According to designers, mixing metal finishes can add interest and character to a space.9

 

For more designer insights and decor trends, contact us for a free copy of our recent report: “Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade.”

 

 

7. Upgrade Your Bathroom Mirror

 

A minor bathroom remodel offers one of the best returns on investment, with a $1.71 increase in home value for every $1 you spend.10 We’ve already explored several improvements you can make to your bathroom: new paint, fixtures, and hardware. Now complete the look by upgrading your vanity’s mirror.

 

Before you purchase a new mirror, examine your existing one to see how it is attached to the wall. Some vanity mirrors are glued to the wall and difficult to remove without shattering the glass or damaging the sheetrock behind it.11

 

If you prefer to keep your existing mirror, you can paint the frame—or add one if it’s currently frameless. There are several online retailers that will send you the frame components cut to your specifications, which you can assemble and mount yourself. Much like a work of art, your vanity mirror serves as a focal point for your bathroom, so let your creativity shine through!

 

 

8. Shampoo Your Carpet

 

Carpet is notorious for trapping dust, dirt, and allergens. It’s one of the reasons that most buyers prefer hard surface flooring.12 But if you love your carpet, or you’re not ready to invest in an alternative, make an effort to keep it clean and odor-free.

 

To properly maintain your carpet, you should vacuum it weekly. Experts also recommend a deep shampoo at least every two years.13 Fortunately, this is a cheap and easy DIY project you can knock out in about 20 minutes per room. According to Consumer Reports, you can rent a machine and purchase cleaning fluid and supplies for around $90. With an average return on your investment of 169%, it’s well worth the effort and expense.14

 

 

9. Customize Your Closet

 

Real estate professionals estimate that a closet remodel can add $2500 to a home’s selling price. And while a professional renovation can cost upwards of $6000, there are many high-quality DIY closet systems you can customize and install yourself.15

 

Experts recommend taking a thorough inventory of your wardrobe and accessories before you get started. Make sure frequently-worn pieces are easy to reach and store seasonal and seldom-used items on high shelves. Place shoe racks near the closet entrance so they are easy to access.16 A little planning can go a long way toward building a closet that you (and your future buyers!) will love.

 

GET A COMPLIMENTARY ANALYSIS OF YOUR PROJECT

 

We’ve been talking averages. But the truth is, the actual impact of a home improvement project will vary depending on your particular home and neighborhood. Before you get started, contact us to schedule a free virtual consultation. Call 888.446.5602 or email kelly.broaddus@exprealty.com. We can help you determine which upgrades will offer the greatest return on your effort and investment.

 

Sources:

  1. HomeLight -
    https://www.homelight.com/blog/improve-curb-appeal-landscaping/
  2. National Association of Realtors -
    https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/landscape-renovations-that-pay-off/
  3. HouseLogic.com - https://www.houselogic.com/save-money-add-value/add-value-to-your-home/adding-curb-appeal-value-to-home/
  4. Fixr -
    https://www.fixr.com/blog/2020/01/14/paint-color-trends-in-2020/
  5. T3 Sixty -
    https://blog.coldwellbanker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CES2018-Smart-Homes-An-Emerging-Real-Estate-Opportunity.pdf
  6. Consumer Reports -
    https://www.consumerreports.org/smart-home/smart-home-tech-upgrades-to-help-sell-your-house/
  7. American Council for Energy Efficient Economy
    https://www.aceee.org/sites/default/files/publications/researchreports/a1801.pdf
  8. Forbes - https://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2016/07/05/10-upgrades-under-1000-that-increase-home-values-2/#47b0d3162e60
  9. Insider -
    https://www.insider.com/home-design-rules-you-should-be-breaking-2020-1
  10. Zillow -
    https://www.zillow.com/sellers-guide/roi-for-bathroom-remodel/
  11. Lowes -
    https://www.lowes.com/n/how-to/remove-a-bathroom-mirror
  12. HomeLight -
    https://www.homelight.com/blog/what-flooring-increases-home-value/
  13. Angie’s List -
    https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-often-should-i-clean-my-carpets.htm
  14. HomeLight -
    https://www.homelight.com/blog/projects-that-increase-home-value/
  15. National Association of Realtors - https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/remodeling-impact
  16. EasyClosets -
    https://www.easyclosets.com/tips-ideas/2016/10/02/how-to-plan-your-walk-in-closet/

 

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