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...]

How’s the Phoenix real estate market?

  How's the Phoenix real estate market? It's natural that I get asked this question often, people are curious. Right now, the real estate market is great. Interest rates are low, great time to buy. One thing does frustrate me, and it's actually been a constant for the past two years or so. This constant has been the scarcity of homes available for sale. Particularly once buyers begin to look for very specific criteria for their new home. There are so, so many buyers that are pre-qualified and ready to go. Which means that if you're thinking of selling your home, get it out there! Priced right and … [Read more...]

Homes for sale in the Legacy Golf Resort AZ

Homes for sale in the Legacy Golf Resort AZ. There are several great properties currently for sale in this popular community. With it's close proximity to Sky Harbor Airport, mountain views, golf course views and just an all around great location, it's easy to see why homes in here tend to sell quickly. Prices currently range from $227,500 to $355,000. There are three condos available in the Cachet at the Legacy section. These condos are separate from the Fairways and Encanto side and feature their own community pool and gated entrance. It's a perfect lock-and-leave type of property and makes a great second home or … [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...]

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...]

Your South Mountain Area Specialist, Luz Ibarra Ceballos

Your South Mountain area specialist, Luz Ibarra Ceballos. Hello, I'm a local real estate agent here in Phoenix. I live and work in South Mountain also known as South Phoenix. I grew up here. I am a product of the Roosevelt School District, South Mountain High School and ASU. What does all this have to do with real estate? Let me tell you. Real estate is a local market. Sometimes national statistics don't necessarily apply to every single market area in the country. Why? Because each area is different. The homes are different, the economy is different, the demand and supply of homes is different. This is why you … [Read more...]

Thunderbird Country Club Estates at South Mountain,AZ

Thunderbird Country Club Estates at South Mountain, AZ Anyone that is a long-time resident of the South Mountain area can tell you about Thunderbird Trail. It is a street near what used to be Thunderbird Golf Course and is now Vistal Golf Course. And the Mystery Castle is not too far away. For those of you not familiar with the area, Thunderbird Trail runs from Central Avenue to 7th Street. There a few small cul-de-sacs just off Thunderbird Trail and one other street, Kachina Trail, but it is mainly a long, curving road. The homes there are older, a couple built in the late 1950s, a few in the 1960s and the … [Read more...]