Cheryl Riley's Blog Posts

More Buyers Less Sellers

Arizona is seeing record amounts of people moving to our great state and because of it we are seeing record shortages of homes for sale. If you are considering selling, I am happy to do a free

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Happy New Year

It's a new year with new resolutions! Put owning a home on your list of resolutions and stop renting! You might be able to spend less on your mortgage than your rent, and it would be yours! Call

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New VA Loan Updates For 2020

Starting in 2020, there is now no VA loan limit!  The removal of loan limits doesn’t mean unlimited borrowing power without a down payment. You’ll still need to have sufficient income and

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Is Your House Haunted

Here is a quick quiz to see if your house is haunted:1. Does the temperature of your body change quickly?2. Do doors randomly open or shut in your house?3. Do items randomly fall in your house

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70000

$70,000. I helped a client purchase her home in 2016, and she has decided to put it on the market and move back east. We are listing her house for $70,000 more than what she paid for it just

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Are You Ready For Some Football

It is that time of year!! Football season has begun!!! That means fall is around the corner and it is getting to that perfect time to list your house. Inventory is hitting record lows, with July

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It Is Summertime In AZ

After the perfect weather for Memorial Day Weekend, our summer heat is here!  How do you keep cool in the triple digit heat?  In #Gilbert, you have to check out their parks and recreation

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Lowest Mortgage Rates Since January 2018

Buyers have seen rates drop from on average of 4.41% to 4.08%, the lowest it has been since January 2018. What does this mean? This drop in rate saves buyers approximately $50/month in their

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The Black Box Was Revealed

Joe Johnston, Gilbert restauranteur and visionary, has been teasing what his newest restaurant concept would be. Located next to Joe's Real BBQ in Downtown #Gilbert, Joe had a black box where people

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Surfs Up Gilbert

Get ready #Gilbert there is going to be a 25 acre water park like no other opening up next summer!  It was just voted and approved on on February 21st to be built, and should begin the process

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Kindness USA

Did you know that #Gilbert was just nicknamed, #Kindness USA?! Gilbert's town council voted last week to officially adopt the nickname for the town! They are even working through the post office to

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New Years Resolutions

Is buying a new home on your New Year's list of resolutions?  It should be for so many reasons!!  Reach out to me today to discuss the market, and options you have for financing. #Arizona

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Conventional Loan Limits Have Increased

Great news came out this past week! Conventional loan limits increased, which means our clients can buy homes of almost $500,000 with as little as 3% down! 🙌 This is awesome news as Jumbo loans

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Gilbert Ranked 3rd In The US For Most Livable City

First, I have to point out that #Gilbert is actually a town, not a city!  Now that that has been clarified, let's talk about what went into #Smartassest measurements for determining the

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Tips For Selling Your Home

If you are considering selling your home, here are some tips to help you get the most for your home.  Paint the inside of your home white, light grey, or light tan. A fresh coat of paint and

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What Is In The Gilbert Water Tower

The iconic water tower in Gilbert was built back in 1925, for the 500 Gilbert residents to use to get water to their homes and for firefighting purposes.  It was decommissioned in 1985, and was

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A Billion Dollars

If you are one of the 100 billionaires there are in the world, you might want to take a look at a piece of land in LA that just went on the market. It's not just any old piece of land, it is 157

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My Refrigerator Broke

My beautiful 1 1/2-year-old Samsung fridge broke. First, we thought just the freezer went out when my daughter went to grab some ice cream and found it in a liquid state. Then slowly the fridge got

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Memorial Day

Today we remember the brave men and women who fought courageously and paid the ultimate price for our nation’s freedom. America is a land of freedom preserved and protected by those who

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Its Gonna Be May

Whether it is a buyer's or seller's market, the springtime is typically the best time to sell your home!  There is a rise in buyers out there in the spring, so do your spring cleaning, plant

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Top 10 Most Unique Festivals

In the list of the Top 10 Most Unique Festivals, we have the pleasure of having one of them right here in #Chandler. The Ostrich Festival, yes you read right, is this weekend coming up! The festival

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Gilbert Unified School District Ranked 4th In The US

A ranking came out this week from Alarms.org that ranked the top US school districts, and our very own #Gilbert Unified School District was ranked #4!!  Gilbert Unified District is well-funded,

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The Greatest Show On Grass

Known as, "The Greatest Show on Grass," the Waste Management Phoenix Open sports the largest crowds on the PGA Tour. The event has gained legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament.

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Add Buying A New Home To Your New Years Resolutions

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year!  Buying a new home can be on your list of New Years resolutions! There are some great new lending programs that help with down payments or have

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More Americans Are Choosing To Buy Rather Than Rent

In Q3 2017, the national homeownership rate reached its highest level since 2014. What's more, homeownership rates among those under age 35 increased for the third month in a row to 35.6%, signaling

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The Great Debate

Not that one... the debate about renting versus buying!Is your lease coming to an end and are you having thoughts about buying?  Are you sick of paying someone else's mortgage for them?  

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Power Ranch Continues To Top The Charts

Power Ranch continues to be recognized as a premier neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ.  Realtor.com just listed it as the number 1 fastest growing neighborhood in the nation.  There are 11

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What Is Your House Worth

The real estate market is hot right now in AZ, especially in the $250,000 and under market.  If you are thinking about selling but not sure where to price your house, give me a call and I will

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Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave

"The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree." — Thomas CampbellThank you to all who served and gave their lives fighting for our freedom.

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Justin Timberlake Gives Gilbert A Shout Out

Have you heard Justin's new song, "Can't Stop the Feeling"? Well Gilbert, AZ, has and decided to put together a dance video to the song!  The video was shot all over the town

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AZ Tourism

Gilbert is looking to be the next tourism spot in AZ. This past year Gilbert saw $215 million in revenue with the help of the addition of Top Golf and the expansion of the Heritage District.

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Should You Remodel To Sell

Thinking about selling and aren't sure about whether you should remodel?  Here are some questions to ask yourself about your home.  Are other homes on the market in your area, or those

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Gilbert Tops The Charts Again

Realtor.com posted an article today that names the top 30 cities across America that are showing significant residential real estate growth.  Guess what area tops yet another chart?! Gilbert!

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Mesa 4 Bedroom Mobile

Looking for a home under $100,000 in Mesa?  I have a listing at 7732 E Holmes in Mesa that is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom that has an Arizona room, screen porch, and an office, listed for $93!! &

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And The Oscar Goes To

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the 2016 Academy Awards.  I am excited that Leonardo finally got his Oscar!  I know most of us can't quite live the lavish life of a

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Made For Makers

Cool things continue to happen in Gilbert.  Joe Johnston, the visionary who developed Agritopia, and owns Joe's BBQ, the Farm Grill and Liberty Market, is at it again.  He is converting

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New Years Resolution

If owning your own home is on your list for 2016, I would love to help!  Interest rates for a FHA/VA loan are still under 4%, and there are some incredible loan programs out there to take

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HUD Home At National Emblem Park Phoenix AZ 85023

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,061 Sq. Ft. HUD home at National Emblem Park offered at $100,000. Conveniently located near Village Meadows Elementary School, Deer Valley Middle School, Barry Goldwater

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Six Reasons To Buy In 2016

Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety

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Want A Brand New Home But Dont Think You Have The Time

There is a huge misconception that you always have to wait 5-7 months to have a new home built for you.  Most of the time, builders will have homes called "Quick Move In", that are either Spec

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HUD Home At Willow Square Phoenix AZ 85009

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,013 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Willow Square offered at $129,900. Conveniently located near J.B. Sutton Elementary School, Isaac Middle School and Carl Hayden High School. Quick

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Do Not Wait To Buy

Shrinking number of homes available below $300,000 drives increase in prices; sales soar by 19 percent(Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic)STORY HIGHLIGHTSBoomerang and first-time buyers are driving

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HUD Home At Rio Del Rey Phoenix AZ 85043

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 1,923 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Rio Del Rey offered at $141,000.Conveniently located near Riverside Traditional School and Carl Hayden High School. Quick access to I-10, Loop 101

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HUD Home At Suncrest At Estrella Village Phoenix AZ 85043

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 2,332 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Suncrest at Estrella Village offered at $184,000.Conveniently located near Sun Canyon School, Santa Maria Middle School and La Joya Community High

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HUD Home At Lexington Square Phoenix AZ 85041

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,651 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Lexington Square offered at $146,000. Conveniently located near Ignacio Conchos School and Cesar Chavez High School. Quick access to I-17 and I-10.

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HUD Home At Southgate Phoenix AZ 85041

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,399 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Southgate offered at $131,000. Conveniently located near Roosevelt Elementary School, Ignacio Conchos School and Cesar Chavez High School. Quick

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HUD Home At Redwood Maricopa AZ 85138

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,853 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Redwood offered at $173,000. Conveniently located near Maricopa Elementary School and Maricopa High School. Quick access to SR-347, SR-238, I-10 and

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HUD Home At Kaufman And Broad At Cooper Ranch Gilbert AZ 85233

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,836 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Kaufman and Broad at Cooper Ranch offered at $230,000. Conveniently located near Oak Tree Elementary, Mesquite Junior High and Mesquite High School.

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HUD Home At Broadway San Marcos Apache Junction AZ 85120

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,322 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Broadway San Marcos offered at $135,000. Conveniently located near Four Peaks Elementary School, Cactus Canyon Junior High and Apache Junction High

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You Bought A Home Now What

Here is a great article written by Jamie Wiebe that has some fantastic tips on what you should do after you buy your new home.  Two things I would add are to meet your new neighbors and change

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HUD Home At Rancho El Dorado Maricopa AZ 85138

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3,176 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Rancho El Dorado offered at $173,000. Conveniently located near Maricopa Elementary School and Maricopa High School. Quick access to SR-347, SR-238,-

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HUD Home At Village At Copper Basin San Tan Valley AZ 85140

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 2,195 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Pecan Creek offered at $150,000. Conveniently located near Ellsworth Elementary School, J.O. Combs Middle School, Combs High School and

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