The Holm Group https://www.theholmgroupaz.com Scottsdale And Phoenix Real Estate Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:11:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Secrets for Mastering the Art of Paintershttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/secrets-for-mastering-the-art-of-painters Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:11:19 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53532 The Holm Group
Secrets for Mastering the Art of Painters

  Painters are one of the most hard-working people who give colours to the dream house of people. These are the people who are responsible for beautifying our ideas and also painting them into reality. Having their own house is the dream of almost every person in this world, and painters tend to make this experience […]

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Secrets for Mastering the Art of Painters

Secrets for Mastering the Art of Painters

 

Painters are one of the most hard-working people who give colours to the dream house of people. These are the people who are responsible for beautifying our ideas and also painting them into reality.

Having their own house is the dream of almost every person in this world, and painters tend to make this experience much more beautiful. When you achieve the accomplishment of buying your own house or place, painters are the one who makes it much more worthwhile. Without these people, a house will only remain a house. It will never become a home worth living into.

 

Qualities Required Being Present in The Painters:

 

There Are A Number of Things That We Should Observe in A Painter Before Hiring Them For Your Work.

 

  • Active listening:

The first and most important quality that a person painting your place should have good listening and implementing skills. A good listener can bring out the best from all the things he does.

The active listening capacity of the person will enable him to understand the things that people want him to do and will do accordingly without any mistake. This will make him more efficient, and people will definitely love and appreciate his work.

On the other hand, if he is not a good listener, then he will misinterpret the things said to him, and this will put him into great trouble. That is why good listening ability is vital for a person working for you.

 

  • Ability to use their skills wisely:

The ability of the person to use his skills and talent wisely greatly defines the personality and credibility of the person. A good painter must know how to choose colour pallet, choosing the right colour and the right technique of painting.

The person who is working should be practically skilled. That means he should be able to use his skills and intelligence in practice and beautify your dreams.

 

  • Good shoulder strength:

The painters you are selecting for painting your house or place should be firm and energetic. He should have good shoulder strength to make sure that all the heavy and expensive things do not get destroyed or damaged.

Good strength can also enable the person to work more than the expected time without getting tired so, finish your work in or before time. He may also have to climb on ladders and paint on the walls high above. That is why good shoulder strength is the most important thing that he should have.

 

  • Attentive and punctual:

The person who is painting your dream house or place for you needs to be very attentive and focused. Otherwise, he will never understand what exactly you are willing to say and will not be able to do the work in the same way.

Along with attention, the punctuality and passion of the person towards his work also matters the most. Without timeliness, the painter’s talent and intelligence are worthless. Punctuality is one of the rarest and most important qualities that are nowadays missing in the people.

 

Conclusion:

These qualities should be present in painters to make him efficient and responsible for working for you. These qualities will describe his honesty and passion for his profession, and that is the most important thing required.

Painters should have a stable and controlled mind so that they can plan even the most difficult tasks with ease and bring them into practice. That will be the best quality that he will have inside him. While choosing a painter, you must consider the above-mentioned pointers, after all painting your house is something that you will not do again and again. So, choose the colour and the painter carefully.

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Retaining Walls for Structural Integrityhttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/retaining-walls-for-structural-integrity Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:43:30 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53475 The Holm Group
Retaining Walls for Structural Integrity

Retaining Walls for Structural Integrity   Retaining in simple terms means holding. Retaining walls are one of most integral part of residential and commercial civil projects. You may build it for multiple purposes, including providing strength to soil, holding the structure, or just beautifying the overall scene. These walls can be of any size from […]

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Retaining Walls for Structural Integrity

 

Retaining in simple terms means holding. Retaining walls are one of most integral part of residential and commercial civil projects. You may build it for multiple purposes, including providing strength to soil, holding the structure, or just beautifying the overall scene. These walls can be of any size from few mm to more than a meter high. Depending upon its height and distance from other properties, you might have to take council permission before constructing it.

 

Why Build a Retaining Wall?

 

If you want to design a slope or you need to create an intrinsic structure, then retaining walls can be your best answer. They are useful for creation of a pathway to move into your lawn and in making section to better segregate plant types. A well-designed retaining wall can add elegance and yet provide robustness to your exteriors. They can be designed in various stunning colors that can fit in all kinds of exterior environments and artistic preferences.

 

Which Type of Wall to Choose?

 

Retaining walls are mostly available in 5 types as below:

 

  1. Timber Retaining Wall: One of the most used retaining wall materials is timber. It is used mostly for home garden sections and commercially for inner walls. All timber used in making walls should be treated so as not to get infected from termite and that can handle moisture from soil in the garden. These walls usually last for 15-20 years. People also use railways sleepers, either new or reclaimed ones, to create timber retaining walls, again a great option, but you need to take care of pests.

 

  1. Concrete Besser Blocks: Besser blocks are durable concrete blocks that are available in various shapes and sizes. Walls made of these blocks last for a very longtime. They sometimes last close to 50 years. They are molded ones, so can be done in shape of your choice and are available in multiple colors. They add a definitive appeal to your exteriors.
  2. Concrete Blocks: If you are a DIY fan, then concrete blocks are best choice for you to build retaining walls. They are available in moulds and are easier to use than Besser blocks. They are designed as interlocking tiles to lock into place. Moreover, if you need variety like curved blocks or multiple colour options, it is available too. A drainage system is a must below a concrete block retaining wall and there are multiple options available to put one below this type of block.
  3. Gabion: This type of retaining wall is made from stone filled gabions tied together with wire. You do not need to dig a foundation for this type of wall. A well-structured gabion wall lasts for close to 40-50 years. They are less expensive than concrete options.
  4. Brick Retaining Walls: Most elegant walls are made of bricks, but they require to be installed by professional masons. You should ideally get them designed by a structure engineer and plan for right drainage system. Some people prefer natural look of the bricks and some do beautiful rendering on the bricks to make them appear more appealing.

 

DIY or Professional?

 

When it comes to constructing a retaining wall, you have two options, either Do It Yourself or get it designed and developed by professionals. If you live in a hilly terrain, you need to watch out for soil erosion, speedy water jets during rainy seasons, and such natural phenomenon. You might want to appoint a professional to take care of these factors while building an exterior structure. But if you know how to create small short steps and have required construction knowledge, just go ahead, and build it.

 

Retaining walls which are beautiful structures add the required appeal and add additional aesthetic sense to your lawns and backyards. So, go ahead and make it beautiful.

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DIY Projects With Concretehttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/diy-projects-with-concrete Fri, 24 Jul 2020 04:40:46 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53465 The Holm Group
DIY Projects With Concrete

DIY Projects With Concrete   If you have bags of concrete lying around in your store or basement, a question may have popped up in your mind, what are you going to do with them. Well, you have just come to the right page. In this article, you will learn about some fantastic ideas amazing […]

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DIY Projects With Concrete

 

If you have bags of concrete lying around in your store or basement, a question may have popped up in your mind, what are you going to do with them. Well, you have just come to the right page. In this article, you will learn about some fantastic ideas amazing for some DIY projects. Of course, you will come across many creative ways where you can use concrete to express yourself and make those useful things in some good use.

 

Go ahead and check out the following list for different ways to redefine concrete in exciting ways.

DIY Concrete Projects

  • Use concrete to create doorknobs, and you can go for any shape or size. You can also use creativity for making some planters or bowls out of those concrete bags. You can keep things simple for that industrial look or choose different containers for a various assortment of shapes for planters.

 

  • Use different sized plastic bottles as moulds to make pendant lamps. You can have just the right light fixture to bring more attention.

 

  • If you always wanted a stool for your workshop. Make one with concrete; it would just be perfect for getting the right size as you need.

 

  • Make kitchen magnets with a concrete finish; this project is so easy and customizable. Use silicone cube trays with different shapes and sizes. You can add a magnet to the concrete and even paint them.

 

  • Nothing could look more exciting and attractive than a rustic concrete bowl on your kitchen table with some plants or fruits. You can create wider or shallower bowls, based on your preference.

 

  • Why not make some impressive looking coasters in geometrical shapes? These coasters are indeed very simple and easy to make and decorated with acrylic paint.

 

  • If you are not too happy with that fire bowl on your porch or deck, make one of your own with the concrete plaster. DIY fire bowls will be a lot cheaper, and you can create as many as you like out of a single bag of concrete.

 

  • Create decorative elements for your home with concrete and mould wall hanging of different shapes. You can sue them as planters and add your favourite greenery to them.

DIY Concrete Projects

 

  • If you have a sprawling garden, you can add spheres and balls made of concrete.

 

  • You can quickly get moulds for them at yard sales because they are very cheap. All you need to do is create a couple of your garden balls with concrete and add them to your garden to enhance its looks.

 

  • Make creative concrete tiles with the help of stencils. All you need to do is press the stencil on the wet concrete to get that impression. You will surely amaze your guests and friends with those attractive tiles so that you can relish the look of wonder on their faces.

 

  • Take empty and used yogurt cups to make candle holders out of concrete. Place a candle inside the yogurt cup and pour the concrete mix around it carefully. Once the moisture sets in and become hard, tear off those yogurt cup moulds.

 

 

  • Make an inexpensive but attractive walkway in your backyard. All you will need is a mould and concrete. Place the mould at the desired location and pour the concrete once it is firm enough to remove the mould and set it in the next position to complete the walkway.

 

The above-listed options for concrete DIY are to give you some ideas on how to get creative with concrete. You should grill your brains and look for innovative and artistic ways to show that creative side of you. We have left no stones unturned to provide you with the best ideas, make good use of them.

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Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appealhttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/exterior-home-remodeling-projects-to-improve-curb-appeal Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:11:12 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53435 The Holm Group
Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appeal It is said that there is only one chance to make a first impression, and when it comes to real estate, that first impression is measured by a property’s curb appeal. Despite any underlying flaws, a home that is the envy of neighbors and causes passersby to […]

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Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

It is said that there is only one chance to make a first impression, and when it comes to real estate, that first impression is measured by a property’s curb appeal. Despite any underlying flaws, a home that is the envy of neighbors and causes passersby to do a double-take is sure to pique the interest of realtors and buyers alike.

Unlike some major interior renovations that can take weeks, if not months, to complete, there are a number of value-adding exterior remodeling projects that can significantly increase curb appeal in a matter of days.

Modernize the Driveway

Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

Concrete driveways look good when they are new, but heavy tensile blows and moisture embedding itself into poorly sealed surfaces can quickly lead to expanding cracks that make your driveway look like a ghost-town parking lot.

Consider replacing your old concrete driveway with an innovative permeable gravel surface. Gravel driveways that are held in place with permeable grids keep a clean, natural look, avoiding the clumping and rutting issues that mar more traditional gravel driveways. With no threat of cracking or oil stains, this trendy look for your driveway will indefinitely ensure the quality of your home’s curb appeal.

Replace Cracked and Fading Siding

When it comes to curb appeal, there really is not much that can match a classy siding, as the siding is the face of the home itself. Recent trends have seen many homeowners move away from the synthetic vinyl look to sheath their houses in more traditional wood or brick.

While these rustic siding choices definitely create a homey vibe for onlookers, they can be incredibly difficult to maintain, as wood needs to be painted and brick needs to be sealed every couple of years to not only maintain their insulative properties, but also retain their aesthetic luster.

A more hassle-free siding choice that still provides charming curb appeal is steel log siding. Not only will this durable material look great for at least 50 years, but there are many steel siding colors for houses that are virtually indistinguishable from natural materials, providing an alternative for those who love that wood or brick feel.

Install a Synthetic Roof

Although the siding may be the face of the house, it just feels like blemishes, no matter how small, seem to stand out more on the roof. Perhaps it is the expectation that the roof should be one uniform color, but any divots, cracks, faded patches, or foreign objects on the roof are generally the first thing people notice when examining your house.

As the most common roofing material, asphalt shingles, is notorious for shedding granules and fading in the face of heavy sun exposure, it is likely that your house could be due for an upgrade, especially if your original roof is pushing 20 years old.

When looking at replacement materials, consider synthetic asphalt shingles. This innovative roofing product provides elite UV and fire protection, all while capping your house with a clean, uniform look that is a minimal risk to break down over time. 

Do Some Landscaping

Exterior Home Remodeling Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

It is no secret that a well-manicured lawn and white picket fence is the American ideal of “curb appeal.”

While variations of this classic look will likely always remain a strong choice, there are other ways to landscape your property that provide a comparatively solid facelift. Trimming dead branches from trees and adding potted plants are a couple of ways to quickly make a desolate house look more inviting.

If you are in low water areas, or simply want to avoid consuming natural resources on your property, there are a number of creative ways to use pea gravel, sand, stone, and/or pergolas to give your property an inviting aspect that differs from the traditional lush look.

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

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5 things everyone needs to know to fix in the househttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/5-things-everyone-needs-to-know-to-fix-in-the-house Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:19:25 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53431 The Holm Group
5 things everyone needs to know to fix in the house

5 things everyone needs to know to fix in the house   We all remember how our grandma or mom asked our grandparents to do something all the time. And they could do anything: nail nails, repair a car, paint a fence, dig a garden. Our generations encountered the first game consoles, the Internet and […]

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5 things everyone needs to know to fix in the house

5 things everyone needs to know to fix in the house

 

We all remember how our grandma or mom asked our grandparents to do something all the time. And they could do anything: nail nails, repair a car, paint a fence, dig a garden. Our generations encountered the first game consoles, the Internet and all the technology, so all these things have pushed us a little away from the reality to which, as practice shows, we still come after all.

Nowadays, the list of what a man should be able to do and some DIY have expanded a bit, but here are the most important skills which you must know!

 

Drive a nail, screw in a self-tapping screw and use a drill

To score a carnation is the very first mega skill of a man. Don’t worry if you haven’t done it yet. It’s not that hard.

How to screw a self-tapping screw — you can understand just by looking at it and its shape.

It is important to pick up the necessary drill at first. If you do not know how to attach it to the cartridge, then twist it in your hands, try different methods and you will succeed.

 

Hang a shelf in the bathroom

A man usually copes with making holes in the walls of a room easily — he calls a masterful friend who is coming for a visit with a drill. However, even experienced drillers often pass in front of the bathroom with its fragile tile.

First, make sure you have the right drill bits. To effectively tile, you need those that are designed to work with bricks. Having chosen a drill of the correct diameter (it should be 1-2 mm thicker than a screw), put a plaster on a tile in the place where you are going to drill. The sticky fabric will absorb surface vibrations and prevent the tiles from cracking.

If you don’t have a plaster, take a playing card, press it against the wall and drill through it: it will also prevent from cracking. When the hole is ready, you will need dowels. If you don’t have it, you can soak the paper in a strong solution of salt and soda (five to six tablespoons in a glass of hot water). Thoroughly hammer a hole in the wall with wet paper, and then screw a screw into it. A day later, when the composition dries, the resulting structure will be able to withstand a heavy shelf.

 

Sharpen knife

A dull knife can sometimes be the worst thing in the kitchen. You probably don’t have a special sharpener or a whetstone, but there is a way out. For these purposes, you can use the bottom edge of the plate or even a mug. Your task is to position the blade at an angle of 20° and lead it in smooth movements away from you and to the side.

That’s it. You fixed it, you probably impressed someone and you saved money, cause now don’t have to buy a new knife!

 

Repair outlet

Don’t try to fix the inoperative outlet without knowing the basics of electrical engineering. In everything regarding wiring, it is better to rely on experienced electricians and call Sparkys NOW.

What you can fix is the case when the outlet falls out of the wall. Whatever design nozzle you use on the outside, inside the socket most likely looks standard: wires, holes and a metal frame with paws resting against the walls.

As a rule, the socket falls out because of the frequent changes of forks, the paws begin to crumble the cement. To strengthen the structure, you can insert a plastic box (pipe) with a rough surface into the hole for it. Metal boxes are also sold in stores, but it is better not to use them because of the risk of a short circuit (however, if they are laid out inside with insulating cardboard, the risk is minimal).

And don’t forget to turn down all the electricity in the house.

 

Assemble furniture

Assembling furniture is almost like assembling a Lego only this one is in a size for adults. So you must learn how to do it. There is nothing complicated in assembling furniture. Often, you can just listen to your intuition and male logic or read the instruction. There you can find the information such as: where to drill and where to screw something and voilà. The cabinet is done!

 

Conclusion

There is a lot of things that you are capable to repair and fix by yourself. Just always remember that safeness is always in the first place, don’t try to do highly dangerous fixes, that only specialists should do.

In other cases, you can at least try. You can end up saving some money, having a new skill or even impressing someone!

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Protect Your Outdoor Furniture With The Help Of Top-Notch Outdoor Table Covershttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/protect-your-outdoor-furniture-with-the-help-of-top-notch-outdoor-table-covers Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:44:46 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53272 The Holm Group
Protect Your Outdoor Furniture With The Help Of Top-Notch Outdoor Table Covers

Protect Your Outdoor Furniture With The Help Of Top-Notch Outdoor Table Covers   You can’t leave your outdoor furniture unattended for too long. Harsh weather conditions and some human-made disasters are enough to degrade the quality of your outdoor table. You have already invested quite some hardcore money on your outdoor table. It is the […]

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Protect Your Outdoor Furniture With The Help Of Top-Notch Outdoor Table Covers

Protect Your Outdoor Furniture With The Help Of Top-Notch Outdoor Table Covers

 

You can’t leave your outdoor furniture unattended for too long. Harsh weather conditions and some human-made disasters are enough to degrade the quality of your outdoor table. You have already invested quite some hardcore money on your outdoor table. It is the centerpiece of attraction, especially when you invite guests over for a long BBQ party. Leaving these tables unattended and without cover for too long will ensure that the wooden structures start fading or chipping away. Even the colors will start to fade upon coming in contact with harsh UV rays. So, it would help if you had some proper covers for these outdoor tables ASAP.

Some risks to leave your table uncovered for long:

There are primarily four major risks of leaving your chairs and tables uncovered. You have animals and insects, water, dirt and leaves, and sunlight, which can easily deteriorate the condition of your beautiful wooden furniture, like tables. So, without wasting time, get in touch with the best team, offering various table covers to help protect your investment from getting into further damage. Each collection of table covers from reputed centers has its sets of features. You get the option to go through all and pick one that suits your taste well.

  • If you leave your outdoor table uncovered, you are inviting the harsh UV rays to damage the core structure of the table. Wooden tables might get bleached if left outside all day, on a daily basis. So, it would help if you had protection from that through these covered.
  • Moreover, if you reside in a rainy area, then you have to protect outdoor tables by using waterproof covers. No one likes sitting on wet chairs or eat on a wet table!

The best table covers within your budget:

It is true that you are about to invest a great deal of money on the best table covers, especially for the outdoor ones. You have selected a budget and want the best coverage within that set rate. For that, you need to do your bit of research. Focus on some of the major brands to procure outdoor waterproof covers for your tables. You can either get a single cover for the table, or a perfect table and chair cover set.

It is true that the sets will cost you big bucks, but it is one way to maintain symmetry in table and chair covers. If your table has chairs that need to be protected then save money by purchasing a set together.

The color and style matters:

You can only finalize on the outdoor table covers for outdoor tables if the fabric matches your choice. There are random colors available. It is up to you to go through all the specific options and then finalize on the table overs that match your backyard beauty well. It is better to opt for the ones in darker shades as these covers won’t get dusty too often. But, if you have a darker surrounding color, then beige or white-colored covers for your tables might have been the right choice!

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What First Time Homebuyers Should Ask a Realtorhttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/what-first-time-homebuyers-should-ask-a-realtor Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:40:45 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53192 The Holm Group
What First Time Homebuyers Should Ask a Realtor

What First Time Homebuyers Should Ask a Realtor   It is likely that every adult in their late 20’s or early 30’s has faced the pressure to stop letting rent burn a hole in their pocket and buy a home to start building some equity in their place of residence. However, buying a home can […]

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What First Time Homebuyers Should Ask a Realtor

 

It is likely that every adult in their late 20’s or early 30’s has faced the pressure to stop letting rent burn a hole in their pocket and buy a home to start building some equity in their place of residence.

However, buying a home can be quite the daunting task, with many first-time buyers paralyzed with fear at the prospect of sinking their money into a house with significant issues that will cost a fortune to mitigate down the road.

Fortunately, there are a number of helpful questions that first-time homebuyers can ask their realtor to be sure that their house will cause them few headaches moving forward.

Are There Foundation Issues?

When doing research on a property, the foundation is the first place to start, as any imperfections in the foundation will lead to future structural problems. 

If the realtor does not offer enough to reassure you as to the foundation’s quality, look for some of the following signs that may indicate problems:

  • Large, zigzagging cracks on the walls
  • Doors that catch or do not close snugly
  • Disconnected wall corners or gaps between the wall and floor 

What Framing Materials Have Ben Used?

If the foundation is question 1A for a realtor, then framing is a close 1B. Like the foundation, the quality of the framing affects the quality of everything built upon it, so a poorly framed house will undoubtedly lead to future issues.

Popular wood frame materials, such as insulated structural panels, provide some insulation from harsh weather. However, they tend to rot after absorbing moisture and do not provide ideal thermal mass, so concrete-framed houses are the better choice for limiting future repairs and keeping HVAC costs consistently low.

Has the Roof Ever Been Replaced?

Despite providing the cover to every house on the market, many home buyers overlook the roof while looking into more ground-level concerns. However, a damaged or leaking roof is a quick ticket to future repairs, so its quality must be considered before purchasing a home.

Most common roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, have a useful life of about 15 to 20 years, so if the home you are considering falls into this age range and is still rocking its original roof, you can expect to spend on an upgrade in the near future.

What Renovations Has the Kitchen Seen?

Modernized kitchens are major selling points in a competitive housing market. As such, if you pay top dollar for a home that does not have a trendy kitchen, it may be difficult to see any price appreciation in the property without an expensive remodel.

Buyers like to see kitchen features that increase functionality and reduce the time and cost of maintenance, so place extra value on homes that have large, multi-purpose island areas and are topped with one of the most popular quartz countertops colors to reduce the threat of cracking or staining surfaces.

How Much is the Monthly Water Bill?

While a high average water bill may be due to the bad habits of the previous owner, anything that is suspiciously high could be the result of a leaking pipe. Not only will pipe leaks lead to expensive water bills, but they can be precursors to more significant issues, such as floor rot or foundation shifts.

How is the Surrounding Neighborhood?

Location is everything in real estate, and a well-constructed home that is poorly located may end up being a major inconvenience and/or difficult to resell. Find out about the crime rate in the area, ask if there are any loud streets or railroads that ever get annoying, and see if there are good schools, shopping, and entertainment nearby.

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Windgate Ranch Market Update July 2020https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/windgate-ranch-market-update-july-2020 Sun, 05 Jul 2020 20:18:43 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53041 The Holm Group
Windgate Ranch Market Update July 2020

Windgate Ranch Market Update July 2020 Happy 4th Of July!!   The average market time on market in Windgate Ranch a single family home is roughly 85 days according to MLS data.  In addition, we are also seeing an average price per square foot for properties that are currently on the market of $330, as […]

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Windgate Ranch Market Update July 2020

Happy 4th Of July!!

 

The average market time on market in Windgate Ranch a single family home is roughly 85 days according to MLS data.  In addition, we are also seeing an average price per square foot for properties that are currently on the market of $330, as well as an average of roughly $335 per sqft for homes that have recently sold. With only 13 listings in all of Windgate Ranch on the MLS and the market is as hot (no pun intended) as it is right now is why you need more than ever a Realtor that knows the Windgate Ranch – Scottsdale market place so that your property will sell in a record time and for the fantastic price.

 

With our buying season in full swing and record low interest rates our Scottsdale market still going strong and now is the time to sell and/or consider an upgrade!  Below are a few examples of homes that have recently sold and/or that are currently on the market in Windgate Ranch for your review:

  • 18062 N. 100th St 4457 sqft (Listed for $1,450.000 and is currently Pending after 375 days)
  • 17505 E. 96th Way 3246 sqft (Listed for $1,1M and Sold for $1,050,000 in 154 days)
  • 17983 N. 100th Way 4175 sqft (Listed for $1,350,000 and Sold for $1,299,900 in 17 days)
  • 18538 N. 96th Way 2896 sqft (Listed for $1,1M and Sold for $1,020,000 in 53 days)
  • 18506 N. 99th St 2896 sqft (Lisetd for $1,150,000 and is Under Contract in 12 days)
  • 18030 N. 100th St 4244 sqft (Listed for $1,590,000 and is Under Contract in 21 days)

 

For those of you who I have met while working in Windgate Ranch for the past 14 years, I look forward to speaking with you again soon.  For those of you who I have not met and/or were unable to stop by one of our latest listings on 98th Way, Ridge Runner, 100th Way, and 96th Way here are a few good reasons to work with our real estate group:

  • The Holm Group has closed over $120 million in transactions and counting
  • We have updated our business model to address Corona Virus concerns, with virtual showings as well as virtual staging of properties
  • The Holm Group has the web covered with multiple top-rated websites and social media presence as well as enhanced relationships with: Google, Homelight, Redfin, Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia, HomeFinder.com, Pinterest and Reddit.
  • We offer flexible commission plans which can end up saving our sellers thousands of dollars
    • Several of our sellers have taken advantage of this great advertising strategy
  • We aggressively premarket your property up to two weeks prior to going on the mls with our database (we have hundreds of buyers looking for homes throughout the valley) as well as on sites like Zillow – Redfin that could save you $15k or more.
  • We have full time licensed professionals to assist you with all of your real estate needs and 5 offices spread throughout the valley with over 300 agents.
  • The Holm Group has represented buyers and sellers in Windgate Ranch since the community has opened. How many remember the lottery frenzy when the community first opened?
  • Check out some of our great reviews on Google – Yelp and our website

 

 

I look forward to earning your business not only for today, but in the years to come.

Andrew Holm, ABR, CDPE, EPro

The Holm Group – Scottsdale

Platinum Living Realty

Web: https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/windgate-ranch-homes-for-sale-2

Office: 480-767-2738  Cell: 480-206-4265

Email: andrew@theholmgroupaz.com

 

Windgate Ranch Homes For Sale

12 matches found

$1,995,000
18094 N 98TH Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 5511
Year Built: 2014
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: Rare opportunity to own this 5BR/ 4.5BA Masterpiece w/ Amazing transitional...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2020
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$1,325,000
Popular and spacious Torre floorplan
View Photos (53)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4266
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: Presenting this picture perfect home with MOUNTAIN VIEWS that's spacious wi...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2020
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$1,750,000
18094 N 100TH Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Photos (26)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4539
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: Sunset, Mountain & City Views! Fully Remodeled home in Windgate Ranch Home ...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2020
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$985,000
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2792
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH PHASE 1 PLAT A
Description: Beautiful Toll Brothers home in the prestigious guard gated master-planned ...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2020
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$1,480,000
17471 N 100th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Photos (45)Videos (1)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4924
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: An incredible opportunity to own in the Toll Brother's community of Windgat...
Last Updated: August - 01 - 2020
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$1,775,000
9894 E DESERT BEAUTY Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 5642
Year Built: 2013
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: Ideal Location, in Proximity to Parks,Volleyball and Tennis Courts! Highly ...
Last Updated: July - 31 - 2020
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$1,275,000
Fire Pit View
View Photos (36)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 3442
Year Built: 2013
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH PHASE 2 PLAT B
Description: Gorgeous North Scottsdale home with Luxury-Style Living! Located in the hig...
Last Updated: July - 30 - 2020
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$835,000
9922 E Cactus Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Photos (39)Videos (1)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2764
Year Built: 2008
Subdivision: Windgate Ranch
Description: If you're looking for a modern home located on a private cul de sac, set in...
Last Updated: July - 30 - 2020
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$1,150,000
17616 N 96TH Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Photos (69)Virtual Tours (2)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2907
Year Built: 2016
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH PHASE 2 PLAT D UNIT 1
Description: Gorgeous Customized Windgate home! Gourmet Kitchen w/ Wolf gas cooktop, spa...
Last Updated: July - 28 - 2020
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$940,000
18586 N 97TH Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Photos (38)Videos (1)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3137
Year Built: 2013
Subdivision: WINDGATE RANCH
Description: This beautiful Windgate Ranch is located in a cul-de-sac lot across from on...
Last Updated: July - 23 - 2020
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Aviano Market Update July 2020

Aviano Market Update July 2020 Happy July 4th Weekend To You And Your Family.. www.theholmgroupaz.com   Currently there are 9035 homes available through the AZ MLS – Which is extremely low Although this number jumped up by 2166 more active listings in the past two weeks Desert Ridge Aviano has a total of 13 single […]

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Aviano Market Update July 2020

Aviano Market Update July 2020

Aviano Market Update July 2020

Happy July 4th Weekend To You And Your Family..

www.theholmgroupaz.com

 

  • Currently there are 9035 homes available through the AZ MLS – Which is extremely low
    • Although this number jumped up by 2166 more active listings in the past two weeks
  • Desert Ridge Aviano has a total of 13 single family homes on the market through the MLS
  • Average days on market are 70 and average price per square foot of $189
  • Cheapest house available in Desert Ridge Aviano is priced at $669,000
  • Most expensive home on the market is priced at $1,299,000
  • Average price for a home currently on the market in  Aviano is $925k
  • Pending sales are currently priced at $195 a sqft (these have yet to record)
  • Desert Ridge Aviano had 3 sales close in the month of June and 10 homes go pending

 

Recent Sales – Pendings in Desert Ridge Aviano

  • 23017 N. 39th Way 4640 sqft (Listed for $879k and Closed for $905k in 15 days)
  • 3639 E. Lousie Dr 3712 sqft (Listed for $705k and Sold for $640k in 238 days)
  • 21907 N. 36th Str 2790 sqft (Listed for $635k and Sold for $600k in 85 days)
  • 3976 E. Expedition Way 5123 sqft (Listed for $995k and Sold for $925k in 78 days)
  • 22659 N. 39th Pl 2417 sqft (Listed for $609k and is Under Contract in 38 days)
  • 22317 N. 39th Run 3785 sqft (Listed for $649k and is Under Contract in 28 days)

 

Just a few more reasons to work with Andrew & The Holm Group

  • The Holm Group has closed over $120 million in transactions and counting
  • We have updated our business model to address Corona Virus concerns, with virtual showings as well as virtual staging of properties
  • The Holm Group has the web covered with multiple top-rated websites and social media presence as well as enhanced relationships with: Google, Redfin, Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia, and HomeFinder.com
  • We offer flexible commission plans which can end up saving our sellers thousands of dollars
    • Several of our sellers have taken advantage of this great advertising strategy
  • We aggressively premarket your property for up to two weeks prior to going on the mls with our database (we have 100s buyers looking for homes throughout the valley) as well as on sites like Zillow – Redfin that could save you $20k or more.
  • We have full time licensed professionals to assist you with all of your real estate needs and 5 offices spread throughout the valley with over 300 agents.
  • The Holm Group represented buyers and sellers in Aviano since the community has opened.
  • Check out some of our great reviews on Google – Yelp and our website

 

I look forward to earning your business not only for today, but in the years to come.  No gimmicks here, just trying to make it as easy and cost effective as possible for you to sell your home and for someone to purchase their next home in Desert Ridge area.

 

Please feel free to take a look at our Desert Ridge Aviano Page which ranks on page one of Google and Yahoo.

https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/aviano-homes-for-sale-2

Andrew Holm, ABR – CDPE – EPro

Platinum Living Realty – The Holm Group

Office: 480-767-2738  Cell: 480-206-4265

Email: andrew@theholmgroupaz.com

 

Aviano Homes For Sale

18 matches found

$449,900
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1319, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (53)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2063
Year Built: 2016
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOMINIUM
Description: A 3 bed 3 ba home with 2063 sq ft and 2 car garage built in 2016 located i...
Last Updated: August - 03 - 2020
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$390,000
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1267, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (34)Virtual Tours (1)
Open House (08/05/2020 - 4:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1490
Year Built: 2016
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOS
Description: Light and bright! This STUNNING end unit is waiting for you! Enjoy 2 master...
Last Updated: August - 03 - 2020
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$369,900
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1108, Phoenix, AZ 85050
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1861
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOMINIUM
Description: This 2 bed 2 bath plus loft Home has all the upgrades you want in this high...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2020
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$589,900
3942 E DALEY Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (39)Videos (1)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2341
Year Built: 2004
Subdivision: DESERT RIDGE AVIANO VILLAGE 1
Description: WELCOME - LOVELY one-story home (2341 sq.ft.) on quiet cul de sac in Avian...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2020
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$399,900
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1007, Phoenix, AZ 85050
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1797
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOMINIUM
Description: Light ,bright one level living. Over $65000 in upgrades, Plantation shutter...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2020
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$1,095,000
3715 E ADOBE Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (88)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 4640
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGE 10 AT AVIANO
Description: Toll Brothers popular Terraza model in the luxury lifestyle Aviano communit...
Last Updated: July - 31 - 2020
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$379,000
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1032, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (29)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1697
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOMINIUM
Description: MOVE-IN READY SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGES AT AVIANO TOWNHOME! This upgraded 2 BR...
Last Updated: July - 30 - 2020
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$1,059,990
22204 N 36TH Street, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (48)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 5123
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGE 11 AT AVIANO
Description: Grand entrance foyer featuring beautiful double staircase, 5 bedroom, den, ...
Last Updated: July - 30 - 2020
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$835,000
3545 E EXPEDITION Way, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (71)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4385
Year Built: 2005
Subdivision: VILLAGE 6 AT AVIANO
Description: Welcome to this stunning, upgraded Aviano home situated on a large lot that...
Last Updated: July - 29 - 2020
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$305,000
3935 E ROUGH RIDER Road, 1142, Phoenix, AZ 85050
View Photos (29)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1276
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT AVIANO CONDOMINIUM
Description: REDUCED! Villages at Aviano is the ultimate community for an active lifesty...
Last Updated: July - 29 - 2020
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Kierland Market Update – July 2020

    Kierland Market Update – July 2020 Happy July 4th to you and your family! Prices are still at an all time high, so call Andrew Holm today at 480-206-4265. Click This Link To See The Price Of Your Kierland Home.   Currently there are 1042 single family homes and 509 condos/lofts available in […]

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Kierland Market Update – July 2020

Kierland Market Update – July 2020

Happy July 4th to you and your family!

Prices are still at an all time high, so call Andrew Holm today at 480-206-4265.

Click This Link To See The Price Of Your Kierland Home.

 

  • Currently there are 1042 single family homes and 509 condos/lofts available in Scottsdale through the MLS.  Inventory levels are still at record lows.
  • Active listings in the Phoenix Metro area are 9035 almost 1500 of them being in Scottsdale
  • Kierland is still holding on record high prices for both single family homes and town homes
  • Only 3 UDC  homes in Kierland are on the market and there are 25 condos for sale in Kierland Greens, Kierland Heritage and Optima Kierland
  • Average days on market in Kierland is about 85 days on market with one home on the market for 108 days which was a condo in Kierland Greens
  • The average price per square foot for a UDC Home that is on the MLS is $301 per sqft
  • The highest recorded price for a UDC Home is $865k, the highest currently listed is $825k

 

With interest rates at an all time low and only a few UDC homes on the market, simply put NOW is the time to sell if you live in Kierland.  With limited inventory throughout the valley, now is the time make to sell not only in Scottsdale but throughout the valley!  Below are a few examples of homes that have recently sold and/or that in pending status. So far in June Kierland has: 3 MLS Listings that have gone under contract in the last 30 days;

  • 6409 E. Montreal Pl 3432 sqft (Listed for $775k and Sold for $747k on 449 days – Wow
  • 6441 E. Crokus 3386 sqft (Listed for $829k and is Sold for full price in 15 days)
  • 6435 E. Everett Dr 2881 sqft (Listed for $860k and Sold for $828k in 158 days)
  • 6410 E. Carolina Dr 2397 sqft (Listed for $625k and went under contact in 65 days)
  • 6736 E. Gelding Dr. 2013 sqft (Listed for $675k and went under contract in 9 days)
  • 6438 E. Hearn Rd 3393 sqft (Listed for $779k and is under contract after 215 days)

 

For those of you who I have met while working in Kierland for the past twenty years, I look forward to speaking with you again.  For those of you who I haven’t met and/or we’re unable to stop by my latest listings over on: Gelding, Waltann, LeMarche, and Helm here are some of the reasons to work with our team:

  • The Holm Group has closed over $120 million in transactions and counting
  • No other single agent represented more buyers/sellers in Kierland than I have!! Over 22 transactions in Kierland alone.
  • We have updated our business model to address Corona Virus concerns, with virtual showings as well as virtual staging of properties
  • The Holm Group has the web covered with multiple top-rated websites and social media presence as well as enhanced relationships with: Google, Redfin, Movoto, Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia,  HomeFinder.com and Homelight
  • We offer flexible commission plans which can end up saving our sellers thousands of dollars
  • We aggressively premarket your property two weeks prior to going on the mls with our database (we have buyers looking for homes in the Kierland area) as well as on sites like Zillow – Redfin that could save you $15k or more.
  • We have full time licensed professionals to assist you with all of your real estate needs and 5 offices spread throughout the valley with over 300 agents.
  • Check out some of our great reviews on Google – Yelp and our website

 

I look forward to earning your business not only for today, but in the years to come.  No gimmicks here, just trying to make it as easy and cost effective as possible for you to sell your home and for someone to purchase their next home in Kierland.

 

Please feel free to take a look at our Kierland Page which ranks on page one of Google and Yahoo.

https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/kierland-homes-for-sale-2/

Andrew Holm, ABR – CDPE – EPro

Platinum Living Realty

The Holm Group

Office: 480-767-2738  Cell: 480-206-4265

Email: andrew@theholmgroupaz.com

Kierland Homes For Sale

4 matches found

$825,000
6426 E BLANCHE Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
View Photos (19)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2597
Year Built: 1995
Subdivision: Kierland
Description: Recently remodeled this stunning home in the sought out neighborhood of Kie...
Last Updated: July - 31 - 2020
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$599,999
15240 N CLUBGATE Drive, 123, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
View Photos (33)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2333
Year Built: 1998
Subdivision: KIERLAND HERITAGE
Description: Please see newly added Virtual Tour! Welcome Home! This townhome has been r...
Last Updated: July - 30 - 2020
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$499,900
15221 N CLUBGATE Drive, 2031, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
View Photos (35)Virtual Tours (1)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1849
Year Built: 2000
Subdivision: KIERLAND GREENS CONDOMINIUMS AMD
Description: Spacious recently remodeled open and bright condo. Wood flooring throughout...
Last Updated: July - 29 - 2020
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$449,000
15221 N CLUBGATE Drive, 2057, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
View Photos (21)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1243
Year Built: 1998
Subdivision: KIERLAND GREENS CONDOMINIUMS AMD
Description: LOCATION!!! Welcome home to this immaculate 2bed/2bath/2 car garage condo i...
Last Updated: July - 18 - 2020
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Why are So Many People Moving from California to Arizona?https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/why-are-so-many-people-moving-from-california-to-arizona Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:40:06 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53023 The Holm Group
Why are So Many People Moving from California to Arizona?

Why are So Many People Moving from California to Arizona?   Americans are a transient people, with many of them moving from one state to another. One of the most popular migration routes in recent years has seen Californians resettling in Arizona. In 2018, moving from California to Arizona was the second most popular move […]

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Why are So Many People Moving from California to Arizona?

Why are So Many People Moving from California to Arizona?

 

Americans are a transient people, with many of them moving from one state to another. One of the most popular migration routes in recent years has seen Californians resettling in Arizona. In 2018, moving from California to Arizona was the second most popular move in the United States. What’s behind this migration of two neighboring states? Here is why Californians are flocking to the Grand Canyon State.

 

Employment Growth

Arizona ranks third in the United States for job growth with a rate that is double the national average. Sectors such as financial services, technology and healthcare have boomed for years, drawing out-of-state talent. Job growth is also driven by specific policy decisions made by Arizona lawmakers, which also make the state attractive to entrepreneurs who are tired of over-regulation.

 

Diverse Housing Choices

Not only does the state have more affordable housing, it also gives buyers a range of styles that fits their personality and lifestyles. The Phoenix area, in particular, has a wide array of home styles and price ranges.  Here you’ll find single-family architectural styles ranging from the charm of ranch style, bungalows, pueblo revival and mid-century modern to Spanish mission, Mediterranean revival and 21st century modern. What’s more is you can choose gated communities for extra security, carefree townhomes or ultra-modern condos in urban city centers.

 

Exceptional Education

The Phoenix area has some of the top-rated school districts in the state, including K-12 unified school districts in Scottsdale, Deer Valley, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and many more. In addition, you’ll also find a selection of individual schools in these areas named Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education. You’ll also find a number of exceptional charter schools and private academies. When it comes to higher education, it doesn’t get any better than Arizona State University in Tempe.

 

A Variety of Outdoor Activities

Although nearly 40% of the state is desert, Arizona is also home to majestic mountains, gorgeous canyons and rich plant and animal life. It’s no wonder that hiking is the most popular outdoor activity, but you can also enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting and hot air ballooning, all within minutes of your front door. If you golf, the Phoenix Valley is a dream with several world-class PGA golf courses and country clubs.

 

Rich Cultural Life

Californians never want for things to do after moving to Arizona. The Valley has a thriving cultural scene that includes indoor and outdoor museums, festivals and cultural centers. A variety of organizations sponsor events such as the Scottsdale Art Walk.  The culinary scene is also amazing, offering everything from street food to fine dining over a wide range of cuisines.

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Innovative Building Materials for a Custom Homehttps://www.theholmgroupaz.com/innovative-building-materials-for-a-custom-home Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:22:47 +0000 https://www.theholmgroupaz.com/?p=53005 The Holm Group
Innovative Building Materials for a Custom Home

Innovative Building Materials for a Custom Home   Is there anything more exciting than constructing a custom home? When you get the opportunity to build a house from the ground up, you have the option to truly custom tailor your space. While you might have ideas about what makes a custom home amazing, there are […]

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Innovative Building Materials for a Custom Home

 

Is there anything more exciting than constructing a custom home? When you get the opportunity to build a house from the ground up, you have the option to truly custom tailor your space. While you might have ideas about what makes a custom home amazing, there are probably some things you haven’t considered.

From the exterior to the interior – there’s no shortage of new and innovative materials to bring your custom home to life. These materials transform traditional houses into truly interesting and functional spaces.

Here are a few of the top innovative materials on the market today to consider for your custom home.

Structural Panels

Traditional homes are typically built with wooden framing. The process is long and arduous and involves many complicated steps. Structural panels are providing an alternative to speed up the construction process, but more importantly, to improve overall energy efficiency.

Structural panels are an integral component of ICF construction, a technique that focuses on simplicity and energy efficiency. These panels are prefabricated and fit together like interlocking blocks allowing your home to have a nearly airtight seal. In the long run, this results in a house that’s incredibly energy-efficient and primed for low electricity bills in the future.

They’re also incredibly durable, weather-resistance, and some structures built with structural panels can even withstand a tornado. All around, structural panels are an innovative material worth your consideration.

Composite Roof Shingles

There are several roofing options out there. The most popular is asphalt because of its cost and availability. However, there are many problems with asphalt roof shingles. The most significant downside is that they aren’t durable. An asphalt roof only lasts about a decade, and they don’t fare well with wind or inclement weather.

Additionally, asphalt shingles tend to absorb heat, making it much more challenging to control energy and cooling costs. Many of the alternatives on the market are extraordinarily costly or labor-intensive, so it can be challenging to move away from asphalt. That’s where composite roof shingles come to play.

Composite roof shingles are cost-effective, but they’re much more durable than their asphalt counterpart. Additionally, they’re energy-efficient and come in a wide range of color options.

If you’re looking for an innovative material to replace standard asphalt shingles in your custom home, composite shingles are the way to go.

Fiber Cement Siding

While we’re on the exterior of the home, let’s chat a minute about siding. There are numerous siding options available on the market. There are budget options, like vinyl and luxury options like natural stone. However, most people want something that’s somewhere in the middle.

Fiber cement fits the bit. Fiber cement is durable, termite resistant, water-resistant, and non-flammable. It also lasts up to fifty years when you take care of it. The interesting thing about fiber cement is that it can mimic the look of natural stone, and it comes with so many natural stone benefits, but without the natural stone price tag.

Fiber cement is an innovative option if you want the luxury and durability of natural stone or masonry siding, but don’t want to pay the hefty price tag for it.

Quartz

Inside the home, one of the most crucial decisions is the countertop material. Most people want granite, but unfortunately, granite comes with many downsides. It needs a good deal of maintenance, and it can be challenging to keep it looking good – especially in your kitchen and bathroom.

Because of these reasons, many people steer clear of granite counters and instead go for a less luxurious option. However, quartz has entered the scene, and it’s making quite a splash. Quartz has all the beauty of a granite counter without the maintenance headaches.

It’s durable, a breeze to clean, and unlike granite, it has a uniform appearance. So, if you ever need to repair your counter, you aren’t out of luck. Beyond that, the colors of quartz countertops are almost limitless. You can really find a countertop that fits your aesthetic and needs.

The bonus is that quartz costs about the same as granite, without all the fuss. All-in-all, quartz is an innovative countertop and flooring option for your custom home.

 

Start Designing Your Custom Home Today

These are just some of the innovative materials on the market. There’s also high-performance concrete, modular bamboo, cork flooring, 3D printed plastics, and more. When you begin to think about each element of your house, take a second to research all the materials available.

You might find that there’s a trendy and innovative material alternative on the market that can take your custom house to the next level.

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