because of this I lost a washer and dryer I wanted to take. He also talked me into acceptng less than I wanted . I later found out the buyers didn't even want my washer and dryer and they would have paid the 15k more I wanted. Sam only cared about Sam. He is dishonest and a cheat so is his boss .It was very apparent the signature was forged. I know how to spell my own name.
I'm not sure what happened in your situation but I'm sorry that you feel the way you feel.
If a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Arizona forged a document the Arizona Department of Real Estate would be interested and would likely take some sort of action.
Whatever you do , do not use Sam Katenberg as your realtor. The man lies and cheats to make a sale. He and his wife forged my name on a document. He even spelled my name wrong and he board of realtors didn't care. His boss didn't care. He cheated me and he will cheat you, it is who he is and what he does. He is a phoney. My husband is disabled and I was very sick and he took advantage of us for his personal gain. Run don't walk from this one. We trusted him because he came across as a nice guy. He isn't, he is a liar and a cheat and wasn't even smart enough to spell my name corrected and it looked nothing like my signature but still the board of realtors didn't care they protected their own.
We had a wonderful visit with our family from Atlanta. They really liked the Cave Creek area where they can board their horse. We traveled to Flagstaff (mountains that are 2 hours away) and saw all the trees that they have at home. They liked Scottsdale, Chandler was so-so for them.
I wish you luck in your search.
We always recommend a "family vacation" for the purpose of involving everyone in the process. You may be surprised at how helpful a child's input can be. This trip should not be for the purpose of buying but gathering information to assist you in fine tuning your search.
The "Eckler Team"
happy valley ranch, pinnacle peak, luxury homes, and you will find somegreat web sites to explore......
I've lived in HVR since 1990 and raised three children aas well bee a realtor here since 1992......
Our other house is in Gilbert, which has all the restaurants and shops you want but with a small-town feel. This neighborhood is full of kids, and the house has tons of space - it's over 4500 sq. ft.! 5 beds/3 baths with a full finished basement. It was built in 2005, so it's practically brand new and full of upgrades. You can see pics of the Gilbert house at:
Either of these houses would be perfect for your family! Our kids could all play while we show them to you. :) Good luck with your move!
Shannon & Harsha Hakkal
I am from the Atlanta area. I use to live in Marietta, I been here since 1996 and I love it. You will want to consider where you are working also. If you go to my website and click on community it will give you a breakdown of the areas around town. Phoenix Magazine in May puts out an article of the Best Places to Live in Phoenix area. Would you like a copy? Please let me know if I can be of help. Michelle Quackenbush Re/Max Fine Properties 480-585-5959 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other areas to consider are Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert (the East Valley) and the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix.
Everywhere you go there is easy access to outdoor recreation, that's Arizona for you.
You will challenged to find areas with a lack of congestion/traffic that you need but they are out there.
My brother in law is from Atlanta and will be looking at properties in Arizona as well this week. (We own a Real Estate company in Phoenix and we live in the East Valley, we will be traveling all over the Valley of the Sun.)
Happy House Hunting! Good Luck, your family will enjoy living here.
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
By the way,I could recommend high scoring schools if you would like.
Last night, I signed a lease with my newest tenants that will live pretty much in Downtown Phoenix. They are 2 teachers that in are the Teach For America program. They will be teaching in schools with at least an 80% poverty rate. These teachers will have amazing support and coaching from the Teach For America program, and have agreed to do their part to try to make a difference in underprivileged areas. Honestly, the kids that have one of those teachers are extremely fortunate, even if those kids aren't in a school that has the reputation of the schools I referenced earlier.
As far as recreation goes, do you mean parks (community, neighborhood, city, county state?) or do you mean golf courses, or swimming? Is that hiking or biking or soccer or baseball or some other outdoor recreation activity? And does lack of congestion/traffic refer to all year round for every street within 5 miles of your home, or traffic on your way to a specific employment center, or right there on the street you plan to live in.
Anyway, good luck with your search. Some more criteria to your home search will help any REALTOR provide some better direction, particularly a location where someone is planning to commute to, assuming someone in the household will be commuting into an employment center.
The house: What price range? How large of a house are you expecting? Do you want a newer home? What is important to you, the area or the most affordable house?
Phoenix as a whole is very large, 70 plus miles across with good locations in many areas. The questions above may help lead you to a more qualified answer that fits your needs.
You want to live in Gilbert unified School Dist 41. It is the premier school district of the East Valley.
4 bedroom 2 bath 1700 sq ft single level / family with a pool will set you back about $225K.
Combine that with a FHA mortgage, and you are right in the affordability range.
Gilbert park district, has a ton of activities for the boys.
Here is a quick video of the area, around freestone park
Good Day & Good luck