Jerry Raviol

1640 S. Stapley Dr., #124 • Mesa, AZ 85204
TOLL FREE: 1888-JRAVIOL (572-8465)
CELL: (602) 695-5478
Office: (480) 820-3333
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Archive for November, 2011

Current market information for the neighborhood, WildHorse at Allen Ranch, in Gilbert, AZ. Click the image below for more details.

Jerry Raviol
West USA Realty
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602-695-5478

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When I help folks shop for condos they often get sticker shock from the monthly association fees.  I then advise them they need to get answers to the following questions.

  1. What services and repairs are included in the monthly bill?
  2. How well does the association maintain the property?
  3. How much would it cost for you to provide the same services and repairs?
  4. What is your leisure time worth?
  5. Does the association provide insurance that you would normally have to buy on your own?

Read more about Estimating Expenses Before Buying Your First Home in this article by Ron Leiber, in The New York Times.

Jerry Raviol
West USA Realty
www.houseaz.com
602-695-5478

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Nov
23

Home Ownership: Still the American Dream?

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Here’s my take on it-  I see more and more folks buying homes so they can “CONSUME” real estate and live in a “HOME”, rather than buying  a house to “INVEST” in real estate.  When you consider the non-financial benefits that come from owning your “HOME”, it changes the numbers you need to make it work.  Two things to keep in mind-

1)      The “consuming” real estate model is the one that helped generations of Americans use their home to help fund retirement.  The “investing” in real estate model gave us a bubble and a bust.

2)      When looking at the numbers you need to IGNORE national trends.  Many folks that were listening to national real estate gurus bought in the Phoenix metro market well after the local market had already begun a slide.

If you’d like to read more about this topic CLICK HERE for an article by Sheryl Nance-Nash, a writer for DailyFinance.com.

Jerry Raviol
West USA Realty
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602-695-5478

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Over the last century, the real estate market has had its share of ups and downs, none as dramatic as the highs and lows experienced during the past decade.  However, the pendulum is on its way back, signaling the recovery of the housing market.  Although the housing slowdown has fostered anxiety among investors and homebuyers alike, real estate has been, and will continue to be, a good long-term investment.

To help separate fact from fiction, I’m including in this post for you some timely information about the historical trends that have shaped the real estate market over the last century and offer valuable insight into its recovery. When you click the image below you will receive the following information.

  • The first page provides an outline of historical trends in home values, mortgage rates and home equity over the last century.
  • Page two gives an overview of homeownership trends and demographics.  Feel free to share this information with your family or friends who are looking to buy a home.

Please call me if you want more information about the local real estate market.

Jerry Raviol
West USA Realty
www.houseaz.com
602-695-5478

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A kitchen with an island that seats 10 and a built in sink, along with 2 bedrooms + a den, are just the start of what this home has to offer. That’s right- seats 10!! The large master suite features separate tub & shower, dual sinks, & a large walk in closet. When you not enjoying the open back yard with a big covered patio you can take advantage of resort style amenities including community pools, spa, clubhouse w/ many activities, golf course, tennis courts & much more. Thinking about an investment– current occupants pay $1,200/month year round.

Property Location: 5144 S. Peach Willow Ln., Gilbert, AZ 85298

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602-695-5478

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View the current homes for sale, pending sales and homes that have already sold this year in the WildHorse at Allen Ranch neighborhood market.

Jerry Raviol
West USA Realty
www.houseaz.com
602-695-5478

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