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Explore AZ Real Estate - Phoenix Metro Area

Are you currently in the market to buy a home in Arizona? Be sure to explore AZ real estate in the Phoenix metro area, one of the top five housing markets in the U.S. With a cost of living that’s significantly lower compared to the U.S. average, you also don’t have to empty your wallet to live comfortably here. Commonly referred to as “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley boast over 300 days of warm weather and sunshine annually. In fact, the Phoenix metro area gets more sunshine per year than any other metropolitan area in the country. Surrounded by the Superstition Mountains, White Tank Mountains, McDowell Mountains, and Sierra Estrella, metro Phoenix is perfect for outdoor activities like biking, hiking, climbing, and river rafting. AZ homes for sale in Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley run the gamut from urban condos, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods or gated subdivisions, homes in exclusive golf course and waterfront communities, semi-rural horse properties to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views. In order to find the perfect home in the area you want to live in, buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and one of the best AZ REALTORS® you will find. Cathy is very familiar with the Phoenix and surrounding East Valley markets and has all the resources and information you need for making the best home purchase decision. Get started on your home search today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most up-to-date listings for AZ homes for sale in the Phoenix metro area. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, save your search, create a free account, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about real estate in Phoenix, current market trends, and lifestyle. 

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the above listings for AZ real estate in metro Phoenix, please contact one of the highest-rated AZ REALTOR®s - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. 

More About AZ Real Estate in the Phoenix Metro  

Over the past several years, home values and home prices in Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley have been on the rise and real estate industry experts are predicting that trend will continue throughout 2020 and beyond. Phoenix home values have gone up 7.1% over the past year and are predicted to rise 5.2% within the next year. The median price of homes currently listed in Phoenix is $289,900.  Whether you want to live in the heart of the city or you prefer the comfort of suburban living, Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley accommodate every lifestyle and buyer.

As one of the highest-rated REALTORS® in Arizona, Cathy Carter keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market and is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer. Below are the median prices of homes currently listed in the East Valley communities of Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Mesa, and Tempe:

Cathy has been a real estate agent in the metro Phoenix area since 1994 and can inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of home and features offered, the top builders in the region, schools, surrounding area amenities & attractions, local community developments and so much more. Start searching for your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

The Benefits of Living in Arizona - Phoenix Metro area

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley.  Home to approximately 4.73 million people, the metropolitan area has the 11th largest by population of any metro area in the U.S. Boasting year-round warm weather and sunshine, numerous championship golf courses and host to major events like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Barret Jackson Auto Show, and Cactus League spring training baseball, Phoenix has become the center around which more than twenty communities have grown in an area collectively known as the "Valley of the Sun.”

Metro Phoenix is considered the hub of commercial activity in the southwest as more and more businesses choose to relocate here from other parts of the U.S.- fueling the economy, attracting new residents, and driving up home values. Health care, manufacturing, and financial services are all solidly growing industries and technology and bioscience are also major economic drivers in the area. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations here include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises and ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar.  

Art and culture abound in the greater Phoenix area. The downtown Phoenix art scene has really developed over the past decade and dozens of museums span the valley including the Phoenix Art MuseumArizona Capitol MuseumArizona Military MuseumHall of Flame Firefighting Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of PhoenixArizona Science Center, and the Heard MuseumYou'll also find quite a few performing arts venues located mostly in and around downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale such as the Phoenix Symphony HallArizona Opera, and Ballet ArizonaOrpheum TheatreDorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concerts can be attended at Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa supports regular independent musical and theater performances.

Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley are home to numerous chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet destinations. Some of the most popular shopping destinations include Uptown Plaza (Central Phoenix), Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons (Phoenix); Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale), Chandler Fashion Center mall and Phoenix Premium Outlets (Chandler); the outdoor Santan Village lifestyle center (Gilbert); and Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills Outlet Mall (Tempe), just to name a few. "Foodies" will discover exceptional dining options in the Phoenix area from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to five-star restaurants too numerous to count. Explore Real Estate in Arizona - Phoenix Metro Area

The Phoenix metro area provides an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can be enjoyed year-round thanks to 330 days of warm weather and sunshine. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. South Mountain Park & Preserve, the largest municipal park in the country, includes over 51 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers spectacular views and features more than 21,000 acres of pristine desert, with miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake. 

Known throughout the world for the best in desert golf, the Phoenix metro area is home to 200 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf course destinations to accommodate all skill levels from expert to novice. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll also have the opportunity to watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams, as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area. Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues. Phoenix is the only city in the country to host an entire spring-training league for MLB, the Cactus League. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. However, depending on where you choose to live in the Phoenix metro area, you’ll most likely need a car to get around. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.

Partner With One of The Best AZ REALTORs® - Cathy Carter

Whether you’re interested in AZ homes for sale or its time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley for over two decades, Cathy believes in maintaining close relationships with her client-family, knowing that any successful business takes care of people first. 

Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy’s knowledge, skills, dedication, and local expertise will exceed your buying, selling or relocation expectations. To find out more about buying or selling AZ real estate, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578 

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