Scottsdale and Phoenix Real Estate News

Aug. 22, 2020

Just Announced...Amazon Expansion in 11 Phoenix Metro Areas!

Amazon has announced a major expansion with 11 new sites to be opened by the end of 2020 bringing 3,000 full and part-time jobs to the Phoenix metro areas! The locations include Avondale, Chandler, Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix & Tempe.   The AZ Central is reporting that over 1,000 of the jobs will be at the new high-tech robotics location near Bullard Avenue and Yuma Road in Goodyear, AZ. 

Real estate in these areas should continue to rise in popularity near each of the new sites as hiring begins. As of August 20, 2020, The Cromford Report is showing a Monthly Average Sales Price for Single Family Detached Homes of $283,170 in Avondale, $453,843 in Chandler, $377,833 in Mesa, $414,431 in Phoenix, $406,588 in Tempe and $355,019 in Goodyear. 

If you're interested in viewing the Newest MLS listings for these 6 cities, click the link below to start searching and saving your favorites!

Avondale Newly Listed Homes For Sale

Chandler Newly Listed Homes For Sale

Goodyear Newly Listed Homes For Sale

Mesa Newly Listed Homes For Sale

Phoenix Newly Listed Homes For Sale

Tempe Newly Listed Homes For Sale



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Dec. 18, 2019

Talinn at Desert Ridge

Shea Homes has announced the purchase of approximately 25 acres near Desert Ridge for their new home community Talinn at Desert Ridge.  This parcel is located at 56th street and Deer Valley Road and will provide an outstanding location for new homeowners.  Construction of the model homes will begin in the second half of 2020 and will include a community park.  The first phase of Talinn at Desert Ridge will include over 80 home sites with a second phase planned for later in 2020. 

Click here to learn more about Desert Ridge Real Estate and view the newest homes currently for sale in Desert Ridge. 

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Nov. 17, 2019

Luxury Carefree Custom Home

Exquisite custom estate showcasing panoramic, postcard mountain views sitting at a higher altitude with $160K in high quality upgrades! Follow the brand new paver driveway up and into the stunning iron/glass entry door. Enjoy the formal living space with a gorgeous new ledger stacked stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features top of the line stainless appliances, recessed lighting, ample wood cabinets and an eat in breakfast nook with beautiful desert views. The split floor plan features 3 en suite bedrooms and a fabulous spacious master bed/bath suite with a travertine tile fireplace, roman soaking tub, shower & a spacious custom walk in closet. The backyard sanctuary has a sparkling heated pool, pavers and a built in barbecue. Brand new decorative garage door makes this GEM complete!  Located at 9507 E. Romping Rd in Carefree AZ

Call or Text Direct for your Private Showing!

Liz McDermott Realtor HomeSmart 480-414-3123

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Sept. 22, 2019

Scottsdale Housing Market Update

The Scottsdale Housing Market continues to be a very strong Seller's Market with above-average demand and supply below normal for Single Family Homes. As of September 19th, there are only 1,501 Active Listings which is a -16% Annual Change from last year. We Need Homes and Condos! Call or Text me to discuss my Guaranteed Proven Marketing Plan to Sell your Home Faster for More Money!  

Liz McDermott Realtor HomeSmart Direct: 480-414-3123

Here is the September Housing Report for the Arizona Regional MLS Area:

New Listings Up 10% from July to August

Supply is Down 73% in this Area and Price Range

For Buyers: A faint glimmer of good news for buyers, supply finally stopped declining and actually rose a tiny bit in the last week. While active listings are still 16% lower than they were this time last year, they’re 1% higher than 4 weeks ago. This rise can be attributed to a 10% increase in new listings from July to August, which is not uncommon as July is typically a low point in the year for new listings. However this August was 3% below last August in comparison and the lowest August since 2016. One price range that is still declining in supply is $200K-$250K, which has plummeted 51% since February. The Southeast Valley on the Maricopa County side has seen the largest decline of 73% in this price range for single family homes. Gilbert is especially low with only 5 listings in the entire city under $250K as of September 9th, all of them townhomes with an average size of 1,116 square feet.

For Sellers: For some sellers the idea of listing their home is stressful, even if they really need to sell it. The pressure of keeping their home clean for showings and open houses, enduring negative feedback, and the unknowns of the inspection report can send homeowners right into the arms of flip investors who will happily buy their home “as is” with significant fees attached. While there is nothing wrong with doing that (there is value in ease and certainty) sellers should understand that if their home lands within a frenzy price range for their area, where there are literally more homes under contract than there are for sale, they may be pleasantly surprised at how little they have to do to sell it on the MLS. Negotiable listing costs, multiple contracts and buyers willing to buy “as is” make this the perfect market for sellers who know their home is not so perfect. To find out if your property lands in a frenzy zone, contact your local Realtor.

Commentary written by Tina Tamboer, Senior Housing Analyst with The Cromford Report ©2019 Cromford Associates LLC and Tamboer Consulting LLC 


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Sept. 8, 2019

Scottsdale Housing Market

The Scottsdale Housing Market continues to be a very strong Seller's Market with above-average demand and supply below normal. As of September 5th, the number of Active Listings is -14.2% from last year and -6.5% from last month. We Need Homes and Condos! Call or Text me to discuss my Guaranteed Proven Marketing Plan to Sell your Home Faster for More Money!

Liz McDermott Realtor HomeSmart Direct: 480-414-3123Credits: The Cromford Report and Michael Orr

Here is the Cromford Market Index for the 17 Largest Cities!Credits: The Cromford Report and Michael Orr

Questions? Call or Text Liz McDermott Realtor HomeSmart Direct: 480-414-3123

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July 13, 2019

Surprise Arizona New Homes

New Home Growth Continues with Sterling Grove located within Prasada!
Construction is beginning on Sterling Grove model homes in the Surprise, AZ master-planned community of Prasada as recently announced in the Phoenix Business Journal.  This 3,200-acre community will have a golf club managed by Troon,  the largest golf management company in the world. Look for this new community in Surprise, AZ located off the Loop 303 near Peoria and Greenway roads.

The Arizona housing market is growing rapidly, along with jobs and personal income.  The state of Arizona personal income grew 5.5% in the First Quarter of 2019 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

If you're ready to move into a New Construction or Golf Course home today, I can help you find your Dream Home whether you live here in Arizona or are moving here from out of state. View New Construction Homes or Golf Course Homes on the MLS and give me a call to discuss how I can help you as your Buyer's Agent!

Liz McDermott, Realtor HomeSmart

Direct: 480-414-3123

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June 8, 2019

Relocating from San Francisco to Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona!

With over 300+ Days of Sunshine and affordable housing, over 60,000 Californians moved to Arizona in 2017 alone. In fact, according to an article on, the average salary needed to buy a home in the Phoenix area is $57.6K vs. $199K for San Francisco! 

The Zillow Home Value Index as of April 2019 for the San Francisco Market is $1,357,500 vs. $480,200 for Scottsdale vs. $242,600 for Phoenix! A recent article in the Phoenix Business Journal highlights a website from the Greater Phoenix Economic Center with details regarding affordable housing, short commute times and numerous golf courses in the Phoenix area. For those who are considering relocating, banner ads on cars in the Bay Area will read #CAstruggles are Real! to help share the news!

If you're relocating to the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, let me help you find your Dream Home Now! 

Click below to View Properties updated every 15 minutes!

Phoenix Homes

Scottsdale Luxury Homes 

Golf Course Homes

Gated Communities

New Construction Homes

Liz McDermott Realtor Homesmart:  Call or Text Direct:  480-414-3123



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Jan. 10, 2019

48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction

The 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson is starting this weekend and is being hosted by Westworld of Scottsdale near McDowell Mountain Ranch.  This can't miss event is located on a convenient parcel of North Scottsdale Real Estate at 16601 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.  Bidding starts on Saturday, January 12th and runs thru Sunday, January 20th with about 1800 cars to be sold.  Daily tickets, weekly passes and VIP Packages can be purchased on the Barrett-Jackson website.

Don't miss the Family Value Day this Saturday, January 12th where kids 12 and Under get in Free! You can also view the Full Schedule so you don't miss the first Barrett-Jackson Invitational Bullfighters Only event on Jan 17th-19th.

There will be a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Roadster, once owned by John Lennon, auctioned off this year.  Don't miss the Dodge Thrill Rides offering an amazing closed course ride with a professional driver!  

Contact Liz McDermott Realtor with HomeSmart to find the Dream Home for your Dream Cars.  Click here for all Scottsdale Homes For Sale with a 5 car garage or more! 

Call or Text Liz directly at 480-414-3123.

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Dec. 21, 2018

Pinnacle Peak Hiking and Homes

Pinnacle Peak Hiking & Homes For Sale in Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Hiking is the New Golf!  

If you want to live near and enjoy the Scottsdale hiking lifestyle, look no further than Pinnacle Peak trail located within Pinnacle Peak Park at 26802 N. 102nd Way Scottsdale, AZ 85262.  This trail is one of my favorite hikes in the Scottsdale area and is located near the Four Seasons Resort.  The hike is 1.75 miles one way and offers amazing views of the Scottsdale and Phoenix area from a high point of 2,889' in elevation.  You can view a Pinnacle Peak trail map to view the elevation profile before your trip and remember to always bring plenty of water.  You can sing along to your favorite holiday song with the lyrics on the side of the trail!

If you are ready to start looking at the neighborhoods in this area to find your dream home, contact us at 480-414-3123 to schedule a complementary tour for you.  Currently, there are over 400 Scottsdale properties for sale in the 85262 zip code.  You can click here to view all the properties now that are updated every 15 minutes and save your favorites.  Follow me on Facebook for more Scottsdale Area Real Estate News!

Pinnacle Peak Views

Twelve Lizards Leaping Lyrics

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Oct. 27, 2018

Kierland Pop

Kickoff the Holiday Season with Kierland POP!

November 16th-18th, 2018:  Experience Live Art, Music, Food, a 5K Run/Walk and Philanthropy  

Events Include:

Friday Night 6-9 PM POP Charity Night:  Located at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa located at 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  The night will include live music and over 20 samplings from restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Click here for tickets and more information.

Saturday Kierland POP Art and Music Festival 10AM-5 PM: To be held on Kierland Boulevard between Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254, and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.  Click here for more information on the live music and art performances. Free Admission for everyone!

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM: To be located on Kierland Boulevard with Free Admission. Visit this amazing Market where reaching the local community has been at the heart of this event, partnering with non-profits for the greater good.  Click here for more information!

Brew Skies 5K Run/Walk Saturday 5-6:30 PM: A new addition to Kierland POP, this 5k Run/Walk will start at Kierland Commons Main Street and wrap around the Kierland Resort & Spa Golf Course greens & to the finish line at Kierland Boulevard. Legendary Scottish bagpipes will serenade you around the Westin Kierland Resort as you make your way to the finish! Click here to register for the 5K!

As you enjoy this Holiday Season event, you will see this is a beautiful area of Scottsdale, Arizona and offers numerous real estate opportunities for you to call home. You can click here to view all the Kierland Homes and Condos For Sale that are updated every 15 minutes.  You can also save any favorites you like and call or text me to find out more information.  If you decide a home on the golf course is what you want after the 5K Run/Walk, you can click here for the latest New Golf Course Homes For Sale in Scottsdale!

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