Explore Real Estate Near Me - Phoenix and East Valley 

Arizona home buyers who are interested in real estate near me will discover a wide range of residential choices. From low-maintenance condos situated in the heart of things, single-family homes in established neighborhoods and amenity-rich master-planned developments, horse properties with plenty of room to roam, gorgeous custom homes tucked away in exclusive golf course and waterfront communities, new construction homes with the latest builder features, to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, buyers are sure to find homes for sale near me to accommodate their lifestyle and needs. Because the Arizona real estate market is scorching hot right now, especially in the Phoenix metro area, buyers will need to enlist the services of a qualified real estate agent who can help them secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and top-rated REALTOR® in Arizona with over 25 years of experience in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Tempe. With access to the most up-to-date listings across the valley, Cathy has all the resources information you need to find your dream home. Get the home search process started 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 real estate near me - listings updated daily. You can view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about homes for sale near me and the benefits of living in the greater Phoenix area: 

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or you would like more information about homes for sale near me, please contact Cathy Carter - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. A highly-rated REALTOR® in Arizona, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market and is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market. 

View Current Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate Market Update

The typical home value of homes in Phoenix is $283,594 (seasonally adjusted and only includes the middle price tier of homes). Phoenix home values have gone up 12.6% over the past year and real estate industry experts predict they will rise 8.5% in the next year. The current median sale price for homes for sale in Phoenix is $325,000 (+19.5% year-over-year). The # of homes sold: 2,593 (+18.0% year-over-year). Median days on market: 32

Maricopa County, Arizona Housing Market Report Q3-2020

Maricopa County, Arizona consists of 43 cities, including Phoenix. It is the fastest-growing county in the U.S. and home to approximately 4.5 million people. Maricopa County is a seller's market, which means there are more buyers than available inventory. The median list price of homes in Maricopa County, AZ was $350K for  September 2020, trending down -2.5% year-over-year (according to Realtor.com). The median listing price per square foot was $196. The median sale price was $338.5K. 

Arizona Regional MLS (includes all of Maricopa County and most of Pinal County)

Here are the ARMLS numbers for the Maricopa County housing market Q3-2020:

  • The median sales price is up +15.5% YTY.
  • The average sales price is up +19.1% year-over-year.
  • Closed sales are up 8.9%.
  • Inventory is down 14.4%.
  • Months Supply is down 13.5%. 
  • Buyers and sellers are connecting at a faster pace than last year. The median DOM is down 17.8%.

Cathy Carter has been a REALTOR® in Arizona for over two decades serving buyers and sellers in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Tempe, Offering a wealth of insight and local market knowledge, Cathy can help educate you on the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, area amenities, attractions, local community developments, and so much more. 

Known for her warm and friendly personality and professionalism, Cathy will: 

  • Notify you of new listings that meet your home criteria and coming soon listings.
  • Schedule private showings and only show you properties that match your home criteria
  • Conduct price target research to ensure that you don’t overpay 
  • Make an offer on your behalf and negotiate both price and terms 
  • Manage the transaction to closing and beyond 
  • Arrange a final inspection
  • Deliver the keys to your new home!   

Get the process started today by calling Cathy directly at 480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

The Benefits of Living in Arizona -  Phoenix Metro Area

The fifth-largest city in the U.S., and sprawling across nearly 518 square miles, Phoenix has a diverse seller population and a wide range of price points. The region is significantly more affordable than many other U.S. metro areas such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento, with an overall cost of living 5% lower than the national average. For retirees who live on a fixed income, the greater Phoenix area is an ideal choice due to its warm-dry climate, affordability, and numerous amenities that cater to an active lifestyle. Property taxes are also low compared to other large metro areas. 
The arts and culture scene is booming, hiking, and bicycling in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve or the nearby Superstition Mountains is extremely popular, and major sporting events and a signature restaurant scene add to the high quality of life that metro Phoenix offers. In recent years, Downtown Phoenix has experienced a major renaissance. Restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, and all types of businesses have popped up, spurring a series of new developments ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and high-rises. If you prefer the comforts of suburban living, the Phoenix East Valley communities of ScottsdaleChandlerSun LakesGilbertQueen Creek, San Tan ValleyMesaTempe, and Ahwatukee all offer a quality lifestyle with easy access to employment centers and the amenities of a major metropolis. 

Economy and Employment Opportunities

The Phoenix metro area is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies. With operational costs 42% less than California, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Phoenix area has become a hub of commercial activity as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the U.S. Technology and bio-science are major economic drivers in the region with health care, manufacturing, and financial services solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. 

Schools and Education

For parents with school-age children, the Phoenix metro area is home to numerous award-winning school districts filled with top-rated schools. The region has 325 public schools in 30 school districts along with more than 200 charter and private schools. Under Arizona’s open-enrollment law, children can attend other schools within the district or in another district by applying to that school, so families can be confident their child is receiving the best education possible. There are numerous higher education opportunities situated throughout Metro Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix is home to The University of Arizona College of Medicine and Arizona State University has campuses in Downtown Phoenix and Mesa, with its main campus in Tempe. 

Art and Culture 

Greater Phoenix offers an abundance of art and culture. The downtown Phoenix art scene has seen major development 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 Museum. Popular performing arts venues include 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. 

Shopping and Dining

Shopping opportunities in Greater Phoenix include multiple chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet malls. Some of the most popular shopping destinations in the region 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). When it comes to restaurants, Phoenix offers exceptional dining options from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to five-star restaurants. Popular fine dining establishments in Phoenix include Kai, Different Pointe of View, Lon's at The Hermosa Inn, Quiessence at The Farm, T. Cook's, Binkley's Restaurant, and Vincent on Camelback, just to name a few.

Outdoor Recreation 

The Phoenix metro area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can all be enjoyed year-round. 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. 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. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake.  

Professional Sports

Sports fans 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 the few cities to have professional sports teams in all major sports: Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Coyotes (NHL), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and Phoenix Rising (USL). Phoenix is also the only city in the nation 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.

World-Class Golf

One of the top destinations for golf in the country, the Phoenix area is home to 200 golf courses. Top-rated Phoenix-area courses such as Troon North and We-Ko-Pa occupy desert landscapes while Raven Golf Club features more than 6,000 mature pine trees along its lush fairways. Other great golf clubs like Arizona BiltmoreBoulders, and Gainey Ranch are part of opulent resorts where golfers can indulge themselves with a post-round spa treatment. Check out this list of the top 35 golf courses located in the Phoenix metro area, including the level of difficulty, awe factor, value/bang for your buck, course layout, service, and proximity to restaurants and activities. Phoenix is also home to the  annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, also known as the "people's open," and the "greatest show on grass.” 


Public transportation in the Phoenix metro area 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. 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 REALTOR® in Arizona - CATHY CARTER 

Whether you are interested in real estate near me or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving the greater Phoenix area since 1994, Cathy Carter provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need when buying or selling luxury real estate. If you are looking to buy a home, Cathy has a gift for uncovering the most valuable properties in the best neighborhoods and communities for her clients. One of the things she loves most about being a REALTOR® in Arizona is being able to help her clients find and get into the home of their dreams. 

For sellers, Cathy will create an aggressive marketing strategy that exposes your home to the public as well as to other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, and so on. Your luxury home listing will appear on all the most popular real estate sites where buyers spend hours a day looking at homes such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others. Your property will also be featured on Cathy's highly-trafficked website realestatechandler.com. You can be assured that  Cathy will get your home sold quickly and for the highest market price. 

Cathy's client testimonials speak for themselves: 

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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Cathy works very hard for her clients. She will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and be your trusted guide and advisor every step of the way. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Arizona real estate in Phoenix or the East Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459-8488.


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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