5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | Simplifying The Market

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.

This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in their home was six, but that number has jumped to an average of almost nine years since 2008. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until this other inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and much simpler as buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time to close a loan has dropped to 43 days, after seeing a 12-month high of 48 days in January.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move-up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has forced these markets into a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, your home will sell quickly AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.0% over the next year according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

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8055 N Mummy Mountain Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$19,995,000
7 Beds
12 Baths
25,416 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5165200
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Lush, mature landscaping, hand-laid stone walls, and artistic wrought iron accents line the guest drive of this impressive 5-acre Mediterranean estate. Architecturally designed by Erik Peterson and custom built by Desert Star Construction, this magnificent estate boasts 7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a detached 2-bedroom guesthouse, a free-standing 1,800 square foot fitness facility, a tennis court and more than 25,000 square feet of incomparable Arizona living. Showcasing the very best in home entertainment, this grand estate's lower level is comprised of a private theater with tiered seating, ultra modern music room with pro lighting package, a recording studio and a custom-designed instrument showroom.

5335 N Wilkinson Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$18,000,000
7 Beds
12 Baths
15,381 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5579913
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Bramasole: Enjoy your own resort! Privacy, luxury & relaxation in the heart of the Valley. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush landscaping boasting over 15,000 SF of elegance featuring a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, chef's kitchen, library, high-tech media room, exercise room, and an oversized 9 car garage! The outdoor oasis rivals any resort. Dip into your beautiful saltwater pool & spa, entertain with seating for 120 of your closest friends while floating in your 150,000 gallon lazy river with a 30 FT water slide, rope swing, splash pad, volleyball court, firepits and putting green. Enjoy your outdoor commercial kitchen, his & her locker rooms and a separate guest house, in addition to a caretakers cottage with an additional garage! Your dream estate awaits YOU...

20450 N 108th Place Scottsdale, AZ 85255

$17,995,000
6 Beds
14 Baths
20,805 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5619595
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Spectacular mountain and city light views come with this luxurious estate situated on 4 private acres on the 6tgh hole of the Tom Weiscopf designed Silverleaf golf course and adjacent to the McDowell Mountain preserve's hiking trails. All the main living areas including the Master suite are located on the first level. The home boasts 5 indoor and outdoor kitchens, 2 elevators, a virtual reality/golf simulator room, gymnasium w/ basketball court, volleyball court and rock climbing wall, home theater, fitness center w/steam room, detached guest house w/ private drive, 8 garages, high-tech game room, estate pool, multiple spas, state of the art security & home automation. Shown by appointment only.

5335 N Invergordon Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$16,950,000
6 Beds
13 Baths
25,851 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5676395
Property Type Single Family - Detached
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5290 E Exeter Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85018

$16,850,000
10 Beds
12.5 Baths
18,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5541378
Property Type Single Family - Detached
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$16,000,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
19,161 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5584412
Property Type Single Family - Detached
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19920 W Verde Hills Drive Wickenburg, AZ 85390

$14,900,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,365 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5685013
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Powell Ranch sits on a plateau providing 360 views, with 538 deeded acres and grazing leases from the state on over 2,200 contiguous acres (all fenced). Designed by architect Bill Otwell, the 5,365 SF Santa Fe style main house with 3BR/3.5BA, office and media room is constructed of 18 thick adobe walls covered with cement plaster. 9'+ ceilings are unique - stripped Aspen poles above giant pine beams, 4 fireplaces, 3 fountains & lush landscaping. 1,066 SF guesthouse is 2BR/1BA; 2,200 SF detached garage/workshop fits 3 cars, RV, storage and 1/2 BA. Equestrian facilities include a large arena, 4 outdoor stalls/corrals w/auto water (3 shaded), covered hay storage, tack room, horse wash, and 60' round breaking pen. See Documents section for details.

5837 N Palo Cristi Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$13,690,000
8 Beds
9 Baths
14,458 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5550464
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Palatial Mansion & Park-Like Grounds on a total of 4.73 acres. Majestic use of internal inlaid marble floors and columns, and external artistic carved travertine on a grand scale. This estate was a custom build and offers gorgeous views of Camelback mountain and Piestewa Peak from every balcony. Complete with two guest casitas, resort style pool/spa, two outdoor kitchens, professional grade tennis court, putting green, sand volleyball, kids play area, park-like grounds with carved fountains & benches to enjoy the artistic landscape grandeur & views. too much to list, must see in person. Note: This sale includes 5815 N. Palo Cristi Road, an additional 1.16 acres, parcel 170-02-002B, which has a separate guest house of approx. 2200 sqft offered in �as is� condition

9364 E Skyline Trail Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

$12,500,000
10 Beds
14 Baths
22,740 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5564406
Property Type Single Family - Detached
One of the most spectacular homes in the entire valley. Featured on FOX 10 Cool House Segment. Located in the 24 hour private guard gated community of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. This beautiful estate is set on two home sites and located on the highest hillside point in the community with 360 degree views for miles of the city lights, sunsets, entire Superstition Mountain Range, surrounding mountains, and lush meandering golf course fairways. This spacious and luxurious estate is comprised of over 22,000 livable SF which include a separate 2000SF guest house; Expertly designed with luxurious custom finishes and attention to detail through out. Spacious great room with electronic disappearing walls of glass which allow for seamless indoor and outdoor resort style living;

9625 E Aw Tillinghast Road Scottsdale, AZ 85262

$12,500,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
11,250 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5689418
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Timeless contemporary estate that was inspired with an unlimited budget, a blank canvas for architectural creativity and a one-of-a-kind site with views of the entire southern horizon. A visionary and profound architectural statement with intersecting radial and linear forms built to commercial construction standards. The pioneering roof design features 'folded plates' of copper that perfectly blend the home into the natural desert surroundings. Interior details include Hope Steel doors, limestone flooring, dry-stacked sandstone fireplace surrounds and custom copper details and trim around every window, doorway and wall. The site provides 270 degree, top-of-the-world sunset, city light and mountain views from 16 hilltop acres at the apex of Lone Mountain in Scottsdale's Desert Mountain.

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$11,950,000
8 Beds
11 Baths
14,231 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5667207
Property Type Single Family - Detached
An absolute masterpiece rooted in the principles of southwestern adobe-style architecture located in the world renowned golf community of Estancia in Scottsdale, Arizona. The multi-structure compound emulates the natural terrain and creates a resort atmosphere perfect for family and guests while maintaining the utmost privacy. The residence is forged in a canyon at the north end of Pinnacle Peak with dramatic elevation changes of over 300 feet from one side of the property to the other which creates unobstructed mountain, city light and sunset views ranging from 15 - 50 miles in three directions. The site acreage feels like a 30 acre property based on the adjacent mountain and golf course preservation areas. This is truly one of the finest properties in the western United States.

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$11,800,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
10,084 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5217219
Property Type Single Family - Detached
VIEWS & LOCATION! Great value at the base of Camelback Mountain with STUNNING views in all directions! This is a rare chance to own approx 9 AC in Paradise Valley's premier location! Built by Nance Construction, with over 10,000 SF. Great care went into the architectural details & decorative finishes to create a gracious home that quietly speaks of harmony of materials enriched by contrast of textures including fabulous tile, wood & plaster details. Graceful floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, 8 fireplaces indoors & out, study, media room & an expansive master suite w/ a balcony running the length of the entire top floor for spectacular mountain views. Lush grounds with 8 serene patios, gorgeous Lapis blue pool, additional water features, fire pit, Ramada & a separate one bedroom casita.

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