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October 20, 2017
Do you see retirement as an exciting new chapter or as a path to the unknown? After so many years in the working world, retirement can be disconcerting at the very least. Who are you if you don’t have a job? Why do you get out of bed every morning? At AV HOMES, we believe that retirement is a beginning, not an end. At last, you can live your life, your way. Here are some tips for reinventing your life after retirement. 1.)   It’s ok to mourn the loss of your old self, but then embrac…
October 06, 2017
As summer winds down in Central Florida, it’s worth noting how hot it was here – and not because of the 90-degree heat or humidity. The real heat was simmering in the real estate market. In Florida and across the nation, the real estate market was exceptionally hot this summer, with home values up 7 percent nationally. The only challenge facing the market has been a lack of inventory in most parts of the country. But at the same time, a strong economy and historically low mortgage rates a…
October 06, 2017
It used to be a widely accepted concept: house hunting operates on a seasonal basis, with March kicking off the busy season that runs through the spring and summer. The season usually extends through Labor Day, and then, as the kids go back to school, the housing market takes a break and things slow down. Normally, sales boom in August as families relocate just before the start of the school year. But as any Realtor knows, there’s little reason to expect this traditional cycle to be oper…
September 27, 2017
This might sound like a contradiction to some people: in July, home sales across the country fell. But at the same time, home prices went up, and housing market analysts are predicting a very robust fall season. How can sales be falling if the housing market is so healthy? That’s because the drop in sales didn’t reflect of a lack of interest among buyers -- far from it. The main reason was lack of inventory. There simply have not been enough homes on the market all year to meet the sky…
September 22, 2017
At family-friendly Sunleya, you’ll find tons of activities in our parks and playgrounds. But there’s also plenty to do in Maricopa County – especially if you love the outdoors! When it comes to stunning natural wonders, Maricopa County has more than its fair share – the Sonora Desert National Monument, Tonto National Forest, White TankMountain Regional Park, Lake Pleasant Regional Park… the list goes on. There’s no shortage of indoor entertainment nearby, either. You’ll fi…