TOP 10 THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR IN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN RANCH

Goodyear Heart in Estrella

This time of year has us thinking a lot about what’s most important in our lives. Here are the Top 10 things making Estrella Mountain Ranch an attraction for people of all ages and at different stages of life. 1. WEATHER We’re certainly living the “good” life now as this is the best time of […]

Buy now or Wait it Out?

REALTOR® Martin Sears comments on the current market.

BUY NOW OR WAIT IT OUT? Submitted by Martin C. Sears PC If a recession hit, would you have to sell your home? Downsize? Rent? Questions are swirling about when a “housing bubble” might burst. Oddly enough, most potential homebuyers want it to happen. Why? ConsumerAffairs recently polled prospective homeowners timing entry into the housing […]

Rent vs. buy. Are you ready to become a homeowner?

Rent or Own? Are you ready for home ownership?

Signs You Are Ready to Become a Homeowner There is no denying the flexibility that renting offers—you can move relatively quickly when you want, and you do not have to carry a mortgage for decades to have a place to live. However, if you are like many renters, you are probably at least considering the […]

The Language of Homebuying. What does it all mean?

Language of Home Buying

  Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the most common phrases used throughout the process. But not to fear: here’s a list of home-buying lingo to bring you up to speed.         Fixed-Rate Mortgage Mortgage rates are discussed when you meet with a broker. A fixed-rate […]

Fall Sports Kick Off in Estrella Mountain Ranch

GEARING UP FOR FALL SPORTS IN ESTRELLA

It is, by far, one of our most favorite times of year! The weather is about to simmer down and the kids are back to school. Soon, we’ll hear referee whistles and fans cheering as fall sports kick off in our pocket community. MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS Estrella Mountain Ranch is home to two K-8 elementary […]

Location, Schools, Curb appeal

Location, Schools, Curb Appeal

“Location, location, location” is quickly being replaced with the phrase, “Schools, schools, schools.” The West Valley is one of the quickest growing regions in the United States. Why? Good schools! • First-rate elementary schools strengthen and energize neighborhoods. Buyers with children seek vibrant communities, rigorous curricula and excelling teachers. • Good schools inspire more family-friendly […]

National Association of Realtors: Reduction in Housing Starts

REDUCTION IN HOUSING PERMITS

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022 By: Lawrence Yun Homebuilders have become extremely cautious about the prospect of single-family home sales, while multifamily activity remains robust. Single-family units fell to 982,000 in June, the lowest level since the pandemic lockdown of March 2020, while multifamily starts reached 577,000, one of the highest […]

How to Know You’re Ready to Stop Renting and Buy a House?

Signs you are ready to be a homeowner

Signs You Are Ready to Become a Homeowner There is no denying the flexibility that renting offers—you can move relatively quickly when you want, and you do not have to carry a mortgage for decades to have a place to live. However, if you are like many renters, you are probably at least considering the […]

The Future of Estrella™

The Future of Estrella

Maybe it’s the scenery. Maybe it’s the opportunity. But it’s definitely the people who make Estrella™ a great place to call “Home.” This master-planned community was purchased for a reported $212.5M in the fall of 2021. Three partnering businesses, Harvard Investments, Toll Brothers, and Värde Partners formed a joint venture – called Estrella Partners, LLC. […]

Questions to ask your Mortgage Lender or Broker

Questions to ask your Mortgage Lender or Broker

What to Ask When Getting a Loan Do you know the right questions to ask a lender or mortgage broker? Before you start looking at homes, it’s wise to get your selection of a lender squared away first. Part of being prepared to get a loan is asking your mortgage company the right questions. When […]