Cheryl Riley's Blog Posts

More Buyers Less Sellers

More Buyers Less SellersArizona 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

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Happy New Year

Happy New YearIt'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

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New VA Loan Updates For 2020

New VA Loan Updates For 2020Starting 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

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Is Your House Haunted

Is Your House HauntedHere 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

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70000

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

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Are You Ready For Some Football

Are You Ready For Some FootballIt 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

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It Is Summertime In AZ

It Is Summertime In AZAfter 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

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Lowest Mortgage Rates Since January 2018

Lowest Mortgage Rates Since January 2018Buyers 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

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The Black Box Was Revealed

The Black Box Was RevealedJoe 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

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Surfs Up Gilbert

Surfs Up GilbertGet 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

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Kindness USA

Kindness USADid 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

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New Years Resolutions

New Years ResolutionsIs 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

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Conventional Loan Limits Have Increased

Conventional Loan Limits Have IncreasedGreat 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%! 🙌

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Gilbert Ranked 3rd In The US For Most Livable City

Gilbert Ranked 3rd In The US For Most Livable CityFirst, 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

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What Is In The Gilbert Water Tower

What Is In The Gilbert Water TowerThe 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

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Tips For Selling Your Home

Tips For Selling Your HomeIf 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

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A Billion Dollars

A Billion DollarsIf 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

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My Refrigerator Broke

My Refrigerator BrokeMy 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

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Memorial Day

Memorial DayToday 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

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Its Gonna Be May

Its Gonna Be MayWhether 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

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Top 10 Most Unique Festivals

Top 10 Most Unique FestivalsIn 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

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Gilbert Unified School District Ranked 4th In The US

Gilbert Unified School District Ranked 4th In The USA ranking came out this week from Alarms.org that ranked the top US school districts, and our very own #Gilbert Unified School District was#

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The Greatest Show On Grass

The Greatest Show On GrassKnown 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

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Add Buying A New Home To Your New Years Resolutions

Add Buying A New Home To Your New Years ResolutionsI 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

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More Americans Are Choosing To Buy Rather Than Rent

More Americans Are Choosing To Buy Rather Than RentIn Q3 2017, the national homeownership rate reached its highest level since 2014. What's more, homeownership rates among those under age 35

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The Great Debate

The Great DebateNot 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

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Power Ranch Continues To Top The Charts

Power Ranch Continues To Top The ChartsPower Ranch continues to be recognized as a premier neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ.  Realtor.com just listed it as the number 1 fastest growing

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What Is Your House Worth

What Is Your House WorthThe 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,

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Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave

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.

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Justin Timberlake Gives Gilbert A Shout Out

Justin Timberlake Gives Gilbert A Shout OutHave 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

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AZ Tourism

AZ TourismGilbert 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

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Should You Remodel To Sell

Should You Remodel To SellThinking 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

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Gilbert Tops The Charts Again

Gilbert Tops The Charts AgainRealtor.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

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Mesa 4 Bedroom Mobile

Mesa 4 Bedroom MobileLooking 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,

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And The Oscar Goes To

And The Oscar Goes ToCongratulations 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

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Made For Makers

Made For MakersCool 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

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New Years Resolution

New Years ResolutionIf 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

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

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

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Six Reasons To Buy In 2016

Six Reasons To Buy In 2016Is 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

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Do Not Wait To Buy

Do Not Wait To BuyShrinking 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

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You Bought A Home Now What

You Bought A Home Now WhatHere 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

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