Dobbins Crossing Homes

Dobbins Crossing homes for sale, there are a few in our wonderful community that are available. Dobbins Crossing is a community built by VIP Homes. It spans from Dobbins and north to Allen St, from 7th avenue to about 10th lane. The homes were built from 2001 to 2006. Some homes include a basement option, which is not too common in the Phoenix area. There are a few homes within those boundaries that were built before the community of Dobbins Crossing. Building commenced around these properties. And around the SRP easement that runs through the community. The west end of the community borders agricultural land. A … [Read more...]

South Mountain AZ Living

South Mountain AZ living is what we sell and where we live. This unique area of town boasts so many different types of homes. And with access to one of  the largest municipally operated parks in the country, South Mountain Park, it's no wonder home sales are going strong. New home construction has seen tremendous growth in this area the past three or four years. Resale homes currently sell in an average of 58 days compared to 76 days for all other home sales in our local MLS. That means that once your home is active for sale here in South Mountain, it will take on average 58 days to find the right buyer. And it may … [Read more...]

Why I Love Living in Phoenix

Why I Love Living in Phoenix The South Mountain area is where I grew up and where I currently live. These are some of my reasons why I love living in Phoenix, south Phoenix to be exact. For me, this one of the most convenient areas of town. Whether I need to head to the west valley or east valley, I'm already in the middle. I lived in Chandler for a brief time and when I would go to Buckeye or Surprise, it was a bit of a road trip. The Farm at South Mountain is another great reason. It's a collection of restaurants with some of the most fresh and delicious food available to us. It's located on 32nd street, … [Read more...]

Why live in the South Mountain Village of Phoenix?

Why live in the South Mountain Village of Phoenix? I get asked this question quite often, why live in the South Mountain Village of Phoenix? Well, there is an obvious reason staring me in the face every day as I walk out the door....South Mountain Park. It's about a mile from my front doorstep and is one of the largest municipal parks in the country covering about 16,000 acres of land. It has miles of hiking, trails, roads, and some fantastic look out points where you can see the valley stretch out for miles in all directions. The South Mountain Village offers a diverse mix of people, cultures, religions, and … [Read more...]

Valley’s Best Kept Real Estate Secret

Valley's Best Kept Real Estate Secret My family moved to Arizona in the early 1980's and we settled in the South Mountain area of South Phoenix. I think this area of town is the valley's best kept real estate secret. I grew up here, went to school here. When I graduated from South Mountain High School, I took advantage of my Regents scholarship and attended Arizona State University. But still lived in South Mountain, I just drove to school each day. I love that this part of town is right in the middle of it all. Whether I need to head east, west, north or south, my drive isn't very long. The airport is just a … [Read more...]

Homes with pools in South Mountain AZ

Homes with pools in South Mountain AZ. The projected highs for this weekend are, depending on which weather station you are listening to, 114 degrees to 116 degrees. Summer does not officially begin until the end of June, but it has already been pretty warm here in Phoenix. Granted, by our standards of measuring heat, it has been relatively mild. In the high 80's, low 90's. This is the time of year where I am ever so grateful for our mild winter. And also so grateful and happy that someone invented air conditioning. This is also the time of year where many buyers look for homes with pools. If you have a home in … [Read more...]

South Mountain AZ Luxury Homes For Sale

South Mountain AZ luxury homes for sale. Are you looking for that perfect home near downtown Phoenix and yet offering privacy and tranquility? Then welcome to one of the valley's best kept secrets. Close to downtown Phoenix with one of the largest urban parks directly in your backyard, and several communities to choose from. Just south of Baseline Road, there are several luxury home communities nestled among the foothills of South Mountain Park. Many are newer construction, although some have been there for years and have expansive yards. One of my favorites is Arboleda Ranch near 28th street and Baseline. The … [Read more...]

Is it a good time to sell my South Mountain AZ home?

  Is it a good time to sell my South Mountain AZ home? I should think so, when you have more buyers than sellers, it's a plus for the seller. For the price range of up to about $250,000, there are more buyers than there are homes available. Homes tend to sell quickly if they're priced well and show well. For the price range from $250,000 and up, the average time it takes to get an accepted offer on a home is 98 days. That's still fairly quick here in the communities of South Mountain. The number of single family homes available for sale in all of 85041 and 85042 is 204. Considering that on average 101 … [Read more...]

Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Luz Ibarra Ceballos

Happy 10 year anniversary to Luz Ibarra Ceballos! That's me. Last month marked my 10 year anniversary being a real estate agent. I got into real estate just as the real estate market began to spiral downward in what seemed like a never-ending free fall. Home prices plummeted and people were losing their homes to foreclosure in an unstoppable tide. Agents were leaving the industry left and right. In 2007 and 2008, it seemed that the number of active single family homes for sale at any given time in our MLS hovered around 60,000. For comparison, the number of active single family for the past year and a half has … [Read more...]

I Am Not a Tour Guide, I Am a Real Estate Agent

I am not a tour guide, I am a real estate agent. I often get inquiries or phone calls from potential buyers and they are requesting to go view a home right away. Most of these people do not realize that the majority of real estate agents run their business like any other profession. Which means we set appointments and meet you face to face in our office or other public place. I'll share my process with you. First of all, I'm glad that you chose to contact me for your real estate needs and I would love the opportunity to be your real estate agent. I don't work with just anybody, though. I work with clients … [Read more...]