Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139

Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139

homes for sale in maricopa az 85138 and 85139

If you are looking for homes for sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139 you have come to the right place. The real estate market in Maricopa has been hot for quite some time for buyers and sellers.  Why both?  The prices are attractive enough where buyers can get more house for their money.  Sellers on the other hand have seen equity in their homes continue to grow so when they sell they have been able to make a nice profit in most cases.

Are you ready to be a part of this real estate?  This article will tell you the ins and outs of buying a home in Maricopa… how to do it, a breakdown of the market, and resources you should find useful.   Plus I’m a resident and Maricopa AZ realtor so there are some first hand accounts of what it’s like to live in Maricopa!

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When deciding on moving to Maricopa you may want to know the pros and cons or see a video of what the city looks like.  Once you have decided that Maricopa is the place to be you’ll want to know the specifics of how to buy a home in Arizona.  The first step is to see if it’s possible for you to buy a house.

Steps to buying a house in Maricopa AZ

How do you get approved for a mortgage?  Well, usually a talk with a mortgage lender will get the process started.  They will ask about your income, assets, debt and your situation in general.  With that information they can provide you with a pre qualification that will let you know how much house you can afford.  It will also enable you to now make offers on homes.

Speaking of finances, it’s a good time to find out what exactly you’ll need to pay for out of pocket to purchase a home.  What are the costs to purchase a home in Arizona?  That article goes into details but to name a few things you MAY have to pay are… earnest money (usually 1% of the offered price) due immediately upon an accepted offer, home/termite inspection, down payment, about 3% of purchase price in closing costs, and appraisal.

However, don’t be thrown off by all these expenses.  When you sculpt an offer you can ask the seller to pay for the appraisal and/or closing costs (called seller concessions).  Keep in mind this will weaken your offer so you may want to balance it out by increasing your offer price.  And there are down payment assistance programs if you qualify.  You would speak with your mortgage lender about that.  Best case scenario, you could purchase a home for just the earnest deposit and if you want the home inspection (highly recommended).

Once you know how much you can afford it’s a good idea to find a real estate agent. They will be able to take you through the entire home buying process.  What should you look for in a real estate agent?  It depends on what you want.  Of course, you’ll want someone who is knowledgeable about the real estate market you’re interested in.  For example, why use a realtor who works in Phoenix when you could use one who lives in and specializes in Maricopa, AZ… like me. 🙂

After you find the realtor you’ll want to work with, it’s time to start looking at Maricopa AZ homes for sale.  Your search should be personalized just for you so you are getting what you need.  Do you need a single story home?  4+ bedrooms?  A pool?  A big or little house?  As much information as you can provide to the real estate agent will be appreciated and make the search much easier.

Side Note:

Real estate is a unique profession.  Your realtor should be loyal to you and you should reciprocate.  It’s not a good idea to seek out other real estate agents or make calls to listing agents on signs of homes you like.  The other agents will see you as their next lead.  You might find yourself bombarded by agents calling you and trying to win your business.  Also, when a realtor is helping you, you have now built an implied agency.  The definition of implied agency is agency relationship created through the behavior (actions or words) of one or both parties.

What is a listing agent and a buyers agent?  When you work with a realtor who is helping you purchase a home that agent is the “buyer’s agent”.  If you are using a realtor to sell your home for you, this will be the “listing agent”.  In some cases a listing agent will personally find a buyer for your home.  That agent will now be a “dual agent”.

Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139

Back to Steps to Buying a House…

Now that you had a little real estate business lesson, let’s get back to you searching homes for sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139.  After checking out lots of available homes for sale in Maricopa AZ  85138 and 85139 that fit your search criteria and your pre qualification is obtained, it’s time to go see houses in person.  This is the fun part!  It shouldn’t matter if you go look at 3 or 30 houses.  Don’t stop until you find the perfect one.  However, don’t get too attached because you’ll need to see if any other offers are in and you need to get yourself an accepted offer.  It’s best to find about 3 homes you like and put them in order of best to least best so you have backups.

After you found the perfect house and have an accepted offer you are now “under contract”.  This called an escrow period and is where all the fine details are worked out.  The average time to close (aka. get the keys) is 30-45 days.  You will be hearing  a lot from your agent, your mortgage lender, and the title company (aka. escrow company).

The first 10 days under contract are considered your inspection period.  This is when you can have all your inspections on the home to be aware of its condition.  This is optional in most cases but is definitely recommended.  You wouldn’t want to get into your new home and find out you need a new roof and air conditioner right away.  After you’ve completed your inspections you can request to have the seller repair or replace any items of concern.  This is for actual things that affect the functionality of the house, not cosmetic items such as painting or cleaning.

The seller can choose to repair or replace the items you addressed.  Or they could come back and say they can offer a credit at closing to you so you can have the repairs performed yourself.  The inspection period can also get you out of the contract if you disapprove totally of the house’s condition.  However, a common misconception is that you can negotiate the price during this time.  That is not the case.  The inspection period is not a time to renegotiate purchase price.

At closing you won’t be able to get the keys to your new home until the papers are all signed and the deed records with Pinal county.  At that point it’s moving time!  Your real estate agent will get the keys from the listing agent and hand them over to you.  You went from searching homes for sale in Cobblestone in Maricopa AZ to actually owning one.  It is like a breathe of fresh air to finally call the home your own.

Maricopa AZ Information

What’s so great about Maricopa Arizona?  It has a small town feel, it’s within commuting distance to Phoenix, it’s expanding and developing at a fast pace, and the home prices are very affordable.  You may want to check out some other things like 10 things to do in Maricopa, what’s it like living in Maricopa, and 5 reasons to move to Maricopa.

There are nice day trips you can take while living in Maricopa… Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tombstone, Jerome, Lake Havasu, Prescott.  You can even see snow sometimes in Flagstaff or even Mt. Lemon in Tucson where they also have skiing.  Some nice weekend trips are to San Diego, Las Vegas, the grand canyon, or Los Angeles.

If you are new to Arizona you can expect very hot summers (but it’s a dry heat), beautiful winter weather (barely a need for jackets or sweaters), mountain views everywhere, sunshine just about everyday, palm trees, no daylight savings time (no need to change the clocks), lots of outdoor activities year round, and you’ll see lots of Saguaro cacti.

Some other things you may want to know prior to deciding on Maricopa could be about the schools and their ratings, churchesis it safe, the cost of each HOA, cost of utilities, and where to eat.

Maricopa offers many types of housing.  There are horse properties, homes with lots of land, subdivision homes that have HOA’s, manufactured homes, and luxury homes.

Median Home Values

While searching homes for sale in homes for sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139 you might want a good grasp of the real estate market.  The home values in Maricopa have consistently gone up year after year.  Here is some of that data provided by Zillow

January 2012:  $99,100
2013: $131,000
2014: $149,000
2015: $156,000
2016: $165,000
2017: $175,000

As of August 2017, Maricopa home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year.  The median “list” price is $96 per square foot, whereas, the median in the Phoenix metro area is $146.

More median home values…
Gilbert $284,100
Chandler $267,200
Litchfield Park $260,600
Goodyear $247,700
Tempe $247,200
Glendale $198,000
Avondale $189,200
Casa Grande $138,000
Tolleson $121,900

With Maricopa developing so quickly there are more and more people moving from the Phoenix area down to Maricopa to take advantage of the attractive home prices. It is also great for those around the country looking for vacation homes.

There are no guarantees that the equity will continue to rise.  The real estate market is cyclical and values go up and down.  

Get Started looking for homes for sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139

I am a realtor who lives in and works in Maricopa AZ.  If you’re looking to find homes for sale in Maricopa AZ 85138 and 85139 I can help.  I moved to Maricopa in July of 2011 from New Jersey and have loved every minute of it.  It’s a wonderful thing to be able to watch a city grow and establish itself over the years.  There is so much to look forward to in the future.

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Here are the Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by subdivision…

Acacia Crossings
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

Alterra
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

Cobblestone Farms
Tennis Court, Community Pool, Community Center, Biking/Walking Paths, Playground, Lake Subdivision

Desert Cedars
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

Desert Passage
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Community Pool

Glennwilde Groves
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Heated Community Pool, Tennis Court, Lake subdivision

Homestead
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Lake Subdivision

The Lakes at Rancho el Dorado
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Lake subdivision

Maricopa Meadows
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Lake Subdivision

Palo Brea
Children’s Playground

Province (55+ community)
Biking/Walking Path, Heated Community Pool, Community Rec Room, Tennis Court, Community Media Room, Community Spa, Gated Community, Guarded Entrance, Lake Subdivision, Workout Facility

Rancho el Dorado
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Golf Course, Lake subdivision

Rancho Mirage
Children’s Playground, Lake Subdivision

Santa Rosa Springs
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

Senita
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

Smith Farms
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Community Pool

Sorrento
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Tennis Court

Tortosa
Biking/Walking Path, Children’s Playground

The Villages at Rancho el Dorado
Biking Walking Path, Children’s Playground, Tennis Court, Heated Community Pool, Community Rec Room, Workout Facility, Lake Subdivision

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To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

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