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.

Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ by Subdivision

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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

Contact me on the form below to receive a personalized search…

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

Mortgage Lender in Maricopa AZ

Mortgage Lender in Maricopa AZ: Kathy Santoni

Mortgage Lender in Maricopa AZ

Looking for a mortgage lender in Maricopa AZ?  Maybe an FHA, VA, or Conventional loan?  How about a ZERO down payment?  I’m a realtor who specializes in Maricopa Arizona and have worked with quite a few mortgage lenders.  Each of them have their own way of doing business.  I’ve found that one I really like to work with is Kathy Santoni with loanDepot.

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I’ve successfully closed on many homes with Kathy and the process is always smooth and stress free.  Kathy is easy to work with and can take you from start to finish on the purchase of your home.  She has an expertise in all aspects of mortgages in Arizona. Her knowledge enables her to know how to solve difficult problems that may arise during an escrow period.

Finding a mortgage lender in Maricopa AZ can be a difficult task.  Some home buyers call random lenders and put the biggest purchase of their lifetime into the hands of a stranger.  With Kathy Santoni you will be able to go in with confidence.  I can attest for it myself.  I’ve used her services to close on two of the homes I’ve purchased!

Whether you are looking to secure an FHA loan, Conventional, USDA, VA, or a special type of loan Kathy will know the ins and outs.  Have a lower credit score?  Kathy can make sure you know all of your options to obtain a mortgage or at least put you on a path to where you want your score to be.

Kathy Santoni is a highly recommended mortgage lender in Maricopa AZ.  Even though her office is located in Tempe, AZ she likes to focus on Maricopa.  Also, since I’ve worked so closely with her on many occasions we make a great team to represent you.  Feel free to contact Kathy, even if it’s just to ask a few questions.  She’d love to speak with you.  –Jason Bechtold, Maricopa Realtor

Kathy Santoni, Loan Consultant
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Office: (480) 327-4614
Cell: (602) 300-3500
Email: KSantoni@loandepot.com
Website: https://www.loandepot.com/ksantoni

Relocate to Maricopa AZ

Relocate with a Maricopa Arizona Specialist

If you find yourself wanting or needing to relocate to Maricopa AZ you are in for a treat. The city of Maricopa is a great place to be.  I am a resident and real estate agent in Maricopa, AZ and have experience assisting home buyers relocate from other states.

Maricopa, AZ has lots to offer.  It is expanding a fast pace, you can get more house for your money than in the Phoenix valley area while staying within commuting distance, and it offers a small town feel.  It’s an amazing city and you can see for yourself on my YouTube page.  I like to do lots of videos around town.  My goal is provide as much information as I can so you can make clear decisions and know everything there is to know before you relocate.

To get started you should first seek out a mortgage lender to see if you qualify for a mortgage.  You will most likely need an offer letter from a company you may be relocating for.  Once you have the pre qualification from a lender we can make offers on homes.  Next, I will set you up with a personalized search from the MLS so you can see all of the homes that are active on the market that meet your needs.  When you see some you like I can go over to the house and provide you with a personal video tour of the home.  This way you will have a better idea of the condition and floor plan.  Pictures can definitely be deceiving so the video helps a lot in your decision making.  Not everyone can visit to see homes in person so this really helps out.

After you find the perfect house I can work with you to put together an offer and walk you through the whole process.  It usually takes 30-45 days to close and get your keys so you will want to include that in your planning.  Soon you will be on your way to Arizona with the confidence that you’ve made a great choice.

Some things that you may want to investigate are below…

Search Maricopa Arizona Homes for Sale

5 Reasons to Relocate to Maricopa

Is Maricopa AZ Safe?

Video Tour of Maricopa AZ

Relocating to Maricopa, AZ Checklist

What does it cost to buy a home in Arizona

Schools in Maricopa Arizona

Churches in Maricopa AZ

Tell me everything about your relocation.  Questions are encouraged!…

This website is packed with information so please click around and find out a lot more information that will guide you on your big change.  I would love to assist you with your real estate needs so feel free to contact me anytime.  I respond quickly and make you my main priority.

Jason Bechtold, Maricopa Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Closing Costs for Buyers in Arizona

Closing Costs for Buyers in Arizona

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a home in the Phoenix, AZ area you may be wondering how much money you need saved up.  There are lots to consider so let’s go through them.

Let’s first think about down payments.  You can put as much money down as you’d like but in terms of minimums it depends.  FHA loans usually require 3.5% of the purchase price.  If you buy a home for $100,000 you’d need to put down $3,500.  Conventional loans are 5% so that would be $5,000.

However, there are many programs where you can get down payment assistance or get zero down payment.  One of which is the USDA mortgage loan which some areas offer and some don’t.  The down payment could possibly be the biggest chunk of change you’d need to have saved up.  But wait, there’s more to find out on how much does it cost to buy a home in Arizona

Next let’s talk about closing costs.  In Arizona, you can usually count on your closing costs being 3% of the purchase price.  If you bought a home for $100,000 you would pay around $3,000 for these costs.  However, if you don’t have cash on hand when you make an offer you can ask the seller to cover your closing costs.  It’s pretty common.  However, you may want to raise your offer price to make up the difference so the seller doesn’t see your offer as a weak one.

When you get an accepted offer you will put down earnest money.  This proves your seriousness about your decision to buy the house.  If you were to back out of the contract by breaking the terms within you will lose this money.  This usually averages 1% of the purchase price but there is no set figure.  So if you bought a home for $100,000 you would deposit $1,000 into an escrow account with the title company once the offer is accepted.

Related: Search Homes for Sale in Arizona, Making the Move from Renter to Buyer, What to Consider When Making an Offer

One thing you don’t want to ignore when wondering how much does it cost to buy a home in Arizona, is the home inspection.  You have 10 days after the accepted offer to do your due diligence and have the home inspected.  The amount of this depends on the size of the home but you can probably count on paying anywhere from $350-$500.  This will tell you everything there is to know about the condition of the house.

Next up is the appraisal.  If you are financing your new home your mortgage lender is going to want an appraisal performed.  They won’t lend more than the home’s appraised value.  In the contract offer you can choose to pay this yourself or ask the seller to pay.  The appraisal can usually cost around $300-$400.

When figuring what does it cost to buy a home in Arizona you’ll want to consider all of these things.  On the high end it could cost about $10,000 out of pocket to get the house.  However, on the low end, it could only cost you under $1500 if you asked the seller to pay the appraisal and your closing costs and got a zero down payment loan.  You would only be paying the earnest deposit and inspection.

It’s all how you negotiate the offer.  I happen to be a pro at negotiations so if you’re looking to buy your next home in the Phoenix area, please contact me and we can get started.  I specialize in Maricopa, AZ but also work in the Phoenix valley area.

 

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

Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix AZ: VIDEO

Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix AZ

Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix AZ

Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix AZ?  Many people move into the Phoenix area and aren’t sure where to live.  Some don’t realize the great choice Maricopa is being within commuting distance to Phoenix, developing at a rapid pace, and with it’s small town feel!  You can find out about the pros and cons here.  Have a look at the video and if you are planning on moving to Phoenix, let me be your real estate agent.  We can find you a home whether it’s in Maricopa or up in the Phoenix valley area.

Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix AZ…

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

 

Moving from Canada to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating from Canada to Maricopa Arizona

If you’re thinking about moving to Maricopa, AZ you’re making a great choice.  Maricopa offers great home prices and beautiful weather.  Whether you’re relocation for a new job, buying a vacation home, or looking to retire Maricopa is ideal.

I am a real estate agent who lives and works in Maricopa.  I can be your eyes and ears if needed and do everything to make the purchase of your next home a smooth one.  Even if you decide on another town in the Phoenix area I can help with that as well.  I can offer video tours if you can’t make it out here for a visit.  Whatever you need, I’ll take care of.  This site will tell you lots of great information about living in Maricopa.  If you have any questions or would like to be set up on a home search, please contact me.

Related: 5 reasons to move to Maricopa, Pros and Cons of Living in MaricopaIs Maricopa Safe?, Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, Search all Homes for Sale in Maricopa from the MLSVideo Tour of Maricopa

This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

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

Moving from AK to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating from Alaska to Maricopa Arizona

Looking to move out of Alaska and come to the desert southwest?  This site will tell you all you need to know about the city of Maricopa in Arizona.  It’s a great place to live and offers some great home prices.

Maricopa is within commuting distance to the Phoenix area and is expanding rapidly.  I am a real estate agent who lives and works in Maricopa.  I’d love to assist you with your relocation and make it a smooth one.  Or if you decide on another town in the Phoenix area I can help with that as well.

Related: 5 reasons to move to Maricopa, Pros and Cons of Living in MaricopaIs Maricopa Safe?, Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, Search all Homes for Sale in Maricopa from the MLSVideo Tour of Maricopa

This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

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

Moving from ME to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating from Maine to Maricopa Arizona

Moving from Maine to Arizona is a big change but a good one as well!  While checking out homes for sale in the Phoenix area you may have come across a place called Maricopa.  That’s the city of Maricopa… not Maricopa county.  This city offers lots of expansion happening, a small town feel, commuting distance to phoenix and best of all, awesome home prices.

I’m a realtor who specializes in Maricopa but I can also assist if you want to be somewhere else in the Phoenix area.  Feel free to browse this site and get to know Maricopa.

Related: 5 reasons to move to Maricopa, Pros and Cons of Living in MaricopaIs Maricopa Safe?, Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, Search all Homes for Sale in Maricopa from the MLSVideo Tour of Maricopa

This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

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

Moving from VT to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating from Vermont to Maricopa Arizona

Vermont is such a beautiful state.  But sometimes we need to move for one reason or another.  Moving to the Phoenix area is going to be a big change but a good one!  When researching housing in the Phoenix area you may have seen a city called Maricopa.

Maricopa, AZ is a great place to live.  It’s developing quickly, offers nice home prices, is within commuting distance to Phoenix, and has a small town feel.  However, if you decide on another town in the Phoenix area I can help with that as well.  I would love to assist you with your relocating and make it a smooth one.

Related: 5 reasons to move to Maricopa, Pros and Cons of Living in MaricopaIs Maricopa Safe?, Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, Search all Homes for Sale in Maricopa from the MLSVideo Tour of Maricopa

This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

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

Moving from NH to Maricopa, AZ

Relocating from New Hampshire to Maricopa Arizona

Moving from the northeast down to the desert southwest is a big change.  However, it’s one I think you’re going to like!  When relocating you’ll want to do plenty of research and if you’ve come across a city called Maricopa I can vouch for how great it is.

I am a real estate agent who lives and works in the city of Maricopa.  It’s a place just outside the Phoenix area but still within commuting distance.  It offers nice house prices, a small town feel, and it’s growing rapidly.  But if you decide to go with another town in the Phoenix area I can assist with that too.  I would love to help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

Related: 5 reasons to move to Maricopa, Pros and Cons of Living in MaricopaIs Maricopa Safe?, Where to Live When Moving to Phoenix, Search all Homes for Sale in Maricopa from the MLSVideo Tour of Maricopa

This site has everything you need to know about Maricopa so browse around!  And when you’re ready…

Contact me to find your new home!

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