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By Stephanie Weiss | Agent in Gilbert, AZ
  • Golf Properties in the East Valley

    Posted Under: General Area in Arizona, Home Buying in Arizona, Home Selling in Arizona  |  November 30, 2010 2:00 PM  |  3,595 views  |  No comments

    Stephanie Weiss MovesWith the fantastic weather we’re now having and the terrific bargains out there, why not cash in on the great deals available in golf properties?  In the east valley areas of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and Gold Canyon, there are over 1,000 available properties in golf communities with pricing ranging from $45-$2.5M so to say there is something for everyone is an understatement. Here’s a preview of some East Valley Golf Properties.  Play 18 holes and then relax on your patio in front of a cozy fireplace while sipping on a glass of wine!  Here’s a list of east valley public courses:

    Apache Creek

    The golf communities that currently have available listings are:  Augusta Ranch, ALTA MESA RESORT VILLAGE,  Alta Mesa Silverado, Apache country club estates, APACHE WELLS, AUGUSTA RANCH , CACHET AT LAS SENDAS, Camelot Golf Club Estates, CANTABRIA SHORES, Cottonwood Springs, CROSSPOINTE ALTA MESA, Desert Sands Golf and Country Club, DOBSON RANCH, ESTATES AT OCOTILLO, FAIRWAY VIEWS, FOUNTAIN OF THE SUN, Gold Canyon Ranch, GOLDEN HILLS FAIRWAY, Golden Hills Fairway, Greenfield Lakes, Highlands at Las Sendas, ISLAND at OCOTILLO, La Rossera @ the Villages, Las Sendas, LEISURE WORLD, MOUNTAINBROOK VILLAGE, PARKLINKS @ Alta Mesa, Parklinks at Superstition Springs, PASEO CROSSING, PINNACLE POINT AT LAS SENDAS, RED MOUNTAIN RANCH, Red Mountain Village, SAN MARCOS FAIRWAYS, SAN MARCOS VILLAGE, SEVILLE , SILVERADO, Solera, Springfield Lakes, Sonoran Heights at Las Sendas, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, SPYGLASS BAY, STILLWATER COVE, SUN LAKES, SunBird Golf Resort, SUNLAND SPRINGS VILLAGE, SUNLAND VILLAGE, Sunland Village East, Superstition Mountain, Superstition Mountain Country Club, Superstition Springs, Tesoro, THE COVE AT ALTA MESA, THE VISTAS AT OCOTILLO, TOSCANO VILLAS, Trilogy at Power Ranch, TUSCANY VILLAS AT PAINTED MOUNTAIN, Villa Legante, Villages at Queen Creek, VISTA  DEL CORAZON, Western Skies and Winter Haven.  If you're thinking of making a move, please give me a call.  480.273.7472 http://StephanieWeissMoves.com 
  • Senate Approves Increase in FHA Fees

    Posted Under: Financing in Arizona  |  August 6, 2010 11:53 AM  |  3,401 views  |  No comments

    Stephanie Weiss MovesDaily Real Estate News  |  August 6, 2010  |  

    The Senate on Wednesday gave the Federal Housing Administration the go-ahead to raise monthly fees that borrowers pay the agency.

    The annual fee is expected to raise from the current rate of 0.55 percent to 0.9 percent of the total loan. The bill gives the FHA the authority to raise the annual fee as high as 1.55 percent.

    Simultaneously, the agency plans to lower the loan initiation fee that was raised from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent earlier this year. Officials would like to drop the up-front fee down to 1 percent of the total mortgage amount.

    The net effect of lowering the up-front fee and raising the monthly fee would mean that someone who borrowed $170,000 at 5 percent would pay an extra $38 per month. Current mortgage holders won’t be affected.

    The fee changes are projected to bring in an extra $3.6 billion per year to help stabilize the agency's finances.

    Source: The Associated Press, Alan Zibel (08/05/2010)

    See link at:  http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2010080603?OpenDocument&WT.cg_n=RMO&WT.cg_s=RSSDaily&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyRealEstateNews+%28Daily+Real+Estate+News%29

  • Some Things to Do on an Arizona Weekend

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Arizona  |  July 28, 2010 4:28 PM  |  4,936 views  |  No comments

    Stop at the

    Goldfield Ghost Town at Superstition Mountain

    Take a Jeep ride to Canyon Lake and stop at Tortilla flats, then enjoy a dinner cruise on the Dolly Steamboat

    Enjoy a Motorcycle ride to Mormon Lake Lodge in the Too broke for Sturgis run

    Enjoy a Sunday drive down Highway 87 from the mountains

    Stop on Sunday at the Buffalo Bar Saloon for a jam session in Payson, Arizona

    Enjoy the gorgeous Mogollon Rim in your Monster golf cart and enjoy nature

    Stay at a the Arizona Grand Resort and play some golf

    Play more golf at Bear Creek

    Stop at San Tan Flats for a beer, the place where dancing was once illegal!

    Play more golf at The Raven Golf Club or Ocotillo Golf Resort


    Stephanie Weiss


  • Arizona Highways

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Arizona  |  July 12, 2010 5:33 PM  |  4,876 views  |  No comments

    I know it seems I’m all business because that’s all I blog about, but really my objective is to keep you informed and provide some insight into the great communities in the southeast valley of the Phoenix Metro area!  

    That being said, my ADORABLE husband said he was going fishing this weekend and asked me if I’d like to go.  Me not really being a fisher-person/chik said no at first and then thought, well we haven’t been up to northern Arizona since last year when we had a place up there for the summer so I decided to go and have a leisurely Sunday and enjoy my husbands company without my laptop.  I did however take my Blackberry® IN THE EVENT OF A REAL ESTATE EMERGENCY! 

    We left about 9:30am and arrived at Willow Springs Lake,  just off Highway 260 and west of Forest Lakes at about 11:30am and did the usual unloading and preping the boat.  We got out on the picturesque Willow Springs Lake, me sitting in front of the Gheenoe, ready to read on the lake at which time it started to rain.  We waited a bit while it drizzled and decided to head in to wait it out.  The drizzle turned into a downright downpour and then some hail was mixed into that.  The weather was about 65° and quite refreshing considering 105°+ awaited us in the valley of the sun!  After playing Free Cell in the truck for an hour and a half, we decided to load the boat and head back down since it continued to rain and the clouds still lingered. 

    We headed down the hill and once we got to Tonto Village traffic stopped with virtually no movement.  We waited for about 20-30 minutes assuming there was a traffic accident up ahead that we could not see.  No traffic was coming from the other way for those 20-30 minutes so when several finally did, they were all advising the road was closed due to a mudslide.  Not being able to get back to the dirt road that takes you through Tonto Village and back into Payson, we turned around like everyone else was doing and headed to Show Low to come back through Salt River Canyon. 

    I hadn’t been through Salt River Canyon in several years and while we were driving through it, in spite of a couple distractions that happened that day, I was once again reminded how awe-mazing our great state of Arizona is and how awesome the scenery.  I often hear from  people on the middle or other side of the country that our state is nothing but sand, desert and cactus but it really has some diverse terrain and beautiful scenery!  One of the many great things about Arizona is you can be up north with 1-2 hours where the terrain and temperature are completely different.  I have lived in the valley since 1975 with the exception of a 4 year detour to Tustin Ranch, CA and Tampa, FL and both times when I left it, I missed it terribly and came back.  I love all the things our great state has to offer and hope you think so too!

    Stephanie Weiss
    Stephanie Weiss Moves

  • The New Short Sale Seller Advisory

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Arizona  |  March 17, 2010 7:08 AM  |  3,187 views  |  No comments

    House for saleThe new Short Sale Seller Advisory was designed to address some of the issues when deciding on a short sale and includes some of the following:

    Before Proceeding with a Short Sale
    Be Aware of Predatory "Rescue" Scams and Short Sale Fraud
    Contact a Free HUD-Approved Housing Counselor or Contact Your Lender Directly
    Free Services Available to Arizona Residents
    Obtain Legal Advice
    Obtain Tax Advice
    The Consequences of Committing "Waste"

    To obtain the form from the Arizona Association of Realtors, please click on the the following link:


    If you're thinking of making a move, please give me a call.

    Stephanie Weiss, REALTOR®
  • After the Loan Modification or Short Sale

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Arizona  |  March 12, 2010 12:24 PM  |  3,217 views  |  No comments

    Have you been involved in a loan modification or short sale within the last 3 years?  As a consumer, would you go back to that "loan modifiation or short sale" lender (i.e the bigger banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, etc) for a future loan or would you look to a different bank or lender?  Do you care?  The big difference could be whether your short sale or loan modification was successful.  I think the general public may have a negative image of the large lenders and could possibly look elsewhere for loans down the road once they're able.  What's your opinion?  StephanieWeissMoves@gmail.com

  • Arizona Weekend Getaways

    Posted Under: General Area in Arizona  |  August 19, 2009 3:00 PM  |  3,372 views  |  No comments
    Weekend GetawaysOne of the things I love about Arizona is the proximity to so many places and things to do.  If you want to get out of the heat in the summer, you can drive 1.5 to 2 hours and be in the northern Arizona pine trees with a temperature difference of 20-35º!  It really breaks up the hot summers tremendously so I thought I’d share a couple pictures from last weekend.  Whether you go to the northern Arizona pines, San Diego or some California beach, Baja Mexico, Arizona is to me, one of the best places to be!  If you’re thinking of making a move, give me a call.  (480) 273.7472
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