The Islands is a beautiful community located in Gilbert off of Cooper and Warner Roads. This community offers lakes throughout the community which are great for an active lifestyle. You can enjoy the beautiful views and weather while kayaking or motoring around the lakes on your own pontoon boat. Enjoy walking or biking on the trails throughout the community, or relax and have a picnic at any of the parks located on the water. In addition to great views and activities, the location can’t be beat with being only 30 minutes from the Sky Harbor or Mesa Gateway airports and 10 minutes from either the San Tan or Chandler malls. You are surrounded by great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The Ocotillo, San Marcos, Western Skies, and Kokopelli golf courses are all within a 15 minute drive of the community.
The Islands offers a variety of homes with single family, townhomes, and condos throughout the community. You can choose the right size and style of home for your needs. From a large single family home with a private pool and spa, to a condo with a community pool and spa that you can use as a great vacation home. This community is very popular and the inventory is at the lowest it has been in the last decade. The last few homes that I have listed and sold in this community have had multiple offers within the first week of being on market, and typically sell for higher than the list price. The average sales price in this community has already gone up over 20% in just the last 5 months and are continuing to rise. With the high demand for homes in this community, it is important to start the process of trying to find a home as early as possible in order to not miss your dream home when it does come on the market. This is also a great time to sell your home with the extreme high demand for homes in this community, and the amount of competition for any properties that do come on the market. Contact me if you are interested in getting a great price for your home and selling it, not just listing it. Or, if you are interested in finding a great home to purchase before the prices rise too much, contact me and I will be happy to assist you in either buying or selling your home.
Who would have thought that we would rejoice in flat home prices, but the Tempe home sale statistics show that yes, we’ve started to stabilize in Tempe. This news is welcome for both potential buyers and recent buyers!
152 homes sold last month (December, 2011), with an average price per square foot of $87.49. That compares with the 145 homes sold a year ago (December, 2010) at an average price per square foot of $87.98. It’s a seller’s market now, with a little less than 2 months of inventory on the market.
PRICE IT RIGHT!
But pricing right is still important for Tempe home sellers. 47% of listings have been for sale longer than 60 days. Location and upgrades are still important factors in pricing. You’ll want to price to sell before 60 days, but with a sellers market, we can afford to be a little more aggressive in an initial list price. Let me use my appraiser background to help you get your home priced right!