GETTING AROUND GOODYEAR

If you’ve lived in Goodyear for some time or have visited here recently, no doubt you’ve seen all the construction. It’s a growing Goodyear… one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. With 106,000 residents, it’s a great time to update you on big projects ahead. LOOP 303 FROM INTERSTATE 10 TO MC85 “The […]

JANUARY 2023 IN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN RANCH & GOODYEAR, ARIZONA

THE SEARS GROUP IS HONORED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL THE GREAT EVENTS COMING UP IN JANUARY 2023! We hope you enjoy this convenient list of fun things to do all month long! Please bookmark this page as we’ll continue to update it! *Disclaimer: Please check ahead before each event as times and locations may […]

RENT VS. BUY – WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS

RENT VS. BUY Submitted by Martin C. Sears PC You might be thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. If one of them might be to save up for a house… we can help you with your pros and cons list. To start, it helps to think about the long-term benefit. “When renting or owning a […]

TOP 10 THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR IN ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN RANCH

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?

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?

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?

  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

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, 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

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 […]