Discover Phoenix Real Estate and Lifestyle 

Known as the “Valley of the Sun,” the dynamic city of Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, one of the hottest growth areas in the U.S., and is considered to be the hub of commercial activity in the Southwest. For homebuyers, It's an exciting time to be in the market for Phoenix real estate, with so many incredible investment opportunities currently available. Whether you’re looking for a home close to world-class amenities in the heart of the city or you prefer to live in one of the surrounding suburban communities within easy commute such as Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Tempe, Mesa or Scottsdale, the Phoenix metro area accommodates very lifestyle and buyer. Because the demand for quality homes in the area is on the rise, buyers will need to partner with a qualified agent who can help them navigate the market, find the right home, and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a highly-skilled Phoenix REALTOR® and a luxury home specialist with over two decades of experience serving with buyers and sellers. Offering extensive, local market knowledge, Cathy can provide all the resources and information you need about Phoenix homes for sale, including the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of home and features offered, HOAs, top builders in the region, school districts and nearby schools, area amenities, and so much more. Cathy would love to meet with you to discuss the type of home you’re looking for and answer any questions you may have about living in the desirable “Valley of the Sun.” Get the process started today by giving Cathy a call at 480-459-848 (direct cell) or send her an email to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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The Phoenix market is HOT and growing and the demand for Phoenix homes for sale is also on the rise. Home values have increased by 7.5% over the last year and real estate industry experts predict that home values in Phoenix will rise another 5.4% over the next year. Now is the time to take advantage of still-affordable prices. Currently, the median listing price of Phoenix real estate is $276,500. As a licensed, professional real estate agent, Cathy Carter keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and has access to new listings as soon as they become available - ensuring that her buyers have that competitive edge needed for landing their dream home, in a market where quality homes tend to sell quickly.

Whether you’re interested in an upscale urban condo or townhome with fabulous onsite amenities, a single-family home in a family-oriented subdivision near top-rated schools, a spacious home or cozy villa tucked away in a private golf course community, a gorgeous custom home in an exclusive waterfront community, or a sprawling luxury estate in the foothills with breathtaking views, your sure to find the perfect  home in Phoenix or the surrounding area with the help of an experienced Phoenix REALTOR® like Cathy Carter. Serving the community since 1994, Cathy has built an expansive professional network and has developed positive working relationships with many of the top builders in the region. As a result, she is able to provide the kind of valuable insight into these developments that few other agents can offer. Cathy would love to help you make the best home purchase decision. Get the process started today by requesting customized search results that are a match to your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email.

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Phoenix

There are so many great reasons for choosing the “Valley of the Sun” for your next home. It’s not surprising that more than 50,000 people choose to relocate here each year, primarily due to abundant employment and economic opportunity in the areas of education, government, and healthcare to technology, manufacturing, and the military. In Addition to a plentiful and diverse  job market, Phoenix and the surrounding area offers a dry, comfortable climate and outstanding amenities such as world-class shopping and dining venues, exciting cultural and entertainment destinations, professional sports teams and arenas, over 200 top-rated golf courses, and access to a vast array of outdoor recreation options that can be enjoyed year-round!

Known for its numerous museums, theaters, and galleries, Phoenix has long been home to a thriving art and cultural scene, while celebrating its own cultural heritage and cultures from around the world. The city also offers a wide variety of weekly events focussed on the arts, film, technology, music, cars, food, and wine to golf, sports, and more. The Phoenix metro area is home to numerous chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor urban lifestyle centers, and designer outlet destinations, including the upscale Uptown Plaza (Central Phoenix), Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons (Phoenix), the upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale), the upscale 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 a treasure trove of exceptional dining experiences in the greater Phoenix area -- everything from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to numerous five-star restaurants!

The "Valley of the Sun" provides numerous options for spending quality time outdoors. Hiking, biking, cycling and golfing are favorite outdoor activities. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area, a local landmark and hiking destination, offers spectacular city and desert views. Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the country featuring 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 in the 25-acre park that surrounds the lake. Pedal boat, kayak, and electric boat rentals are available. In addition, a variety of annual events and concerts are held in the park and amphitheater.

The greater Phoenix area is recognized worldwide for being a golfer’s paradise, with over 200 private and public, top-rated courses to accommodate all skill levels from expert to novice. The city is also home to professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams, and offseason, sports fans can enjoy exciting Spring Training games as well. Depending on where you choose to live, you’ll most likely need a car to get around the greater Phoenix area.  A network of highways traverse the metro area and HOV lanes help reduce congestion on the freeways during rush hours. Public transportation throughout the Valley is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. Valley Metro. Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.  

Partner  With The Best Phoenix REALTOR®, Cathy Carter

If you are considering investing in Phoenix real estate or its time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Cathy Carter is a top Phoenix REALTOR® and a luxury home specialist. Along with her professional and friendly real estate team, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. For sellers, your agent should know how to act swiftly and decisively to get you the highest price on your property. Cathy will get your home SOLD - - getting you the best market price in the least amount of time possible. 

For buyers, Cathy will help you find and get into the right home at the right price. She will be there to protect your interests, advocate for you, and will handle the complexities of the real estate transaction for the most favorable outcome. For out of town buyers, Cathy is also a relocation expert and will make sure that the details of your home purchase and move to Phoenix or the surrounding area are handled professionally and with care. Please Cathy a call today at 480-459-8488, or fill out the online contact form, and she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cathy has been in the Real Estate industry for over two and a half decades in the Arizona market. She has the ability and confidence along with continued education that is necessary to succeed in this ever-changing market. Cathy specializes in difficult to move properties in the Chandler Area. Quick to respond to all tasks required. Equator Certified Platinum for Bank owned homes and Short Sales as well.

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