Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re showing our love for Downtown Phoenix by sharing our 14 favorite places and experiences.
This 1800 + three level, loft like unit has great live-work potential with ground floor space that features concrete floors, powder room and separate entry. Large great room and slick modern kitchen on 2nd level, master bedroom on the 3rd level. Great mountain and city views from great room, master and balconies. Private attached garage. Intimate 12 unit condo community with green features, built in 2007. Walk to Cibo’s, Margaret T Hance Park, Japanese Friendship Garden, Dodge Theatre and Grand Ave galleries, bars and cafes.
The epitome of downtown Phoenix urban living would be to live right on the light rail line, with a restaurant downstairs, the Library across the street, a pharmacy a few blocks away and the grocery store within bicycling distance, don’t you agree? Some fortunate soul will seize the opportunity to enjoy the just described locale by acquiring this bank-owned, 2-story loft at the Artisan Lofts on Central, that just came on the market.
If you are in the market for an urban, loft style condo in the Downtown Phoenix area and have not checked out Portland 38, you may want to take a peek. The complex, which was designed by local Architect, Michael Underhill, offers some sleek design features including sand-blasted interior block walls, polished concrete floors, Miele stainless appliances, CeasarStone counters, 2′ tile baths, designer lighting, Kohler ‘Stillness’ fixtures, and Western windows.
You may be one of those rabid Diamondbacks fans who has given thought in the past to living near Chase Field, but ruled it out because it was too expensive a proposition. Well, with baseball season now underway and given the drastic decline in real estate prices in the last 18 + months, you might want to revisit the possibilities.
Internationally renowned architect Will Bruder has created life and art at Mezzo. A place to take in the sunset from your private terrace. It`s a place to pick fresh organic herbs and vegetables from the community garden for tonight`s dinner party. It`s a place close enough to your office, the market, museum, and favorite hot spots – that makes driving optional. Wall-to-wall windows, exposed masonry, natural wood or stone flooring, a modern kitchen with high-end stainless appliances cherry cabinetry, and a dining and living area that extends to your private terrace.
Things are heating up in the Downtown Phoenix real estate market. This is especially true when it comes to Bank Owned properties. Buyers are coming back into the market to take advantage of the good deals. Actually, so much so, that many properties are attracting “multiple offers”. If you are in a position to buy, don’t wait for the market to hit bottom, because in some segments of the market, I believe we have hit bottom.
Word on the street is that Alta Phoenix is now open and residents are moving in. If you live there, drop us a line and a few pictures – we’d love to see what the inside looks like! Update: Here’s an email we just received- The time has come, we are opening our doors for… Read more
One of the components of the recently passed Stimulus Bill which probably contains the most significant potential to impact an individual person or couple, is the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit available to First-time homebuyers. This Tax Credit is available to anyone who does not currently own a home or who has not owned a home during the last 3 years. The Credit is a direct reduction of a person’s Tax liability and can even result in a Tax Refund if your Tax liability for the year is less than the amount of the Credit.
A couple of years ago, due to escalating Real Estate prices, there was a pretty large segment of our local population that considered living in Downtown Phoenix, but could just not afford it. The downturn of our local and national economy over the last few years has changed all of that. For those people who… Read more