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What's Up Southeast Valley? April 2022

The Amy Jones Group
Apr 8 13 minutes read

Month of April

Welcome back to our What's Up Southeast Valley for the month of April!

The real estate market is changing with each moment and we're finding new ways to connect with you, our community and local small businesses throughout it all! Welcome to Fall in Arizona, we are so excited to be on this journey with you!

We LOVE our clients, community, local businesses, giving back and serving YOU. Let's have an incredible month together!

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Upcoming Events

Financial Planning

Thursday, April 14th at 10:00 am

Helping You Move Forward Education series sponsored by the Amy Jones Group. A series focused on bringing education to the modern real estate agent and her clients

April's Class - Financial Planning For Real Estate Agents by Sam Jarvey, CFP & Jenn Myers, CPA


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Financial Planning

Swing Into Spring

Thursday, April 14th at 4:00 pm

The Women Empowered Committee invites you to attend our social event. Let us take the “work” out of networking as we provide an opportunity for you to relax and connect. We will hear from our signature sponsors and spend quality time getting to know one another in a fun, casual setting. Let’s not forget, sweet prizes and lots of laughter!

When women support one another…incredible things happen! Building relationships is key to success and what better time to start then now? This event is sure to sell out quickly…be sure to register today!

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Presented by Mercedes-Benz Gilbert and Phoenix Children's.

Also sponsored by All About You Placement, Amy Jones Real Estate Group, Deloitte, Meadow's Bank, Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, Traction Point, Employee Benefit Exchange Corp., FASTSIGNS of Gilbert and Meritum Credit Card Processing.

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Women Empowered

Ways to Get Involved in The Community

ASA Now - Volunteers Needed

At ASA now and Jacob’s Mission Community Center in Mesa we have created daily opportunities for our community to make a real impact in the lives of our most vulnerable population.

Within each one of you lies the potential to curve the statistics that foster children face. You can change the future of one of the 14,000 children that are currently in foster care.

The founders of ASA Now are three foster adopt mamas with a dream to change the grim statistics foster children face. Below are a few of those statistics.

Two out of three foster children end up dead, homeless or in jail within a year of aging out.

Girls in Foster Care Pregnant by 19 - 50%

Former Foster Kids in U.S. Prison - 74%

Incarcerated within 2 years of "Age Out" - 50%

Former Foster Youth on Death Row - 80%

Number of Foster Kids that graduate college - 1-3%

Number of Foster Kids that graduate high school - 33%

*45 minutes of your time once a week can change the trajectory of a child’s life.

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Our Team Around Town

This month has been full of fun as we stepped out, stepped up, and stepped into the lives of our community! From Women in Leadership events, to the House of Refuge volunteer day, buyer's walk throughs and more - Check out all of the fun and follow us on SOCIAL!

We're Hiring!

The Amy Jones Group is RAPIDLY growing! We are hiring Real Estate Sales Professionals for our Gilbert office. On pace to serve more than 165 families in 2021 alone, we are looking for EXPERIENCED agents to join our Southeast Valley team. Known for our excellent client care, exceptional negotiation skills, world class digital marketing, and being trusted advisors in the SE Valley for more than a decade - we are looking for hard working, ethical, creative, real estate professionals who love to learn and thrive in a team environment, where giving back and giving to each other is important to our overall success. For more information on who we are and how to apply, visit or send your resume to [email protected]!

Market Update

For Buyers:
Don’t be fooled by the small increase in supply and decrease in demand compared to last year. The Greater Phoenix housing market is far from weak and will continue to see prices appreciate in the foreseeable future. Housing market indicators move slowly, unlike other types of investments such as stocks or currencies. When events such as interest rate hikes or stock market fluctuations occur, there isn’t an immediate measurable response in housing prices. Consumers may “panic sell” stocks, crypto, or even their belongings; however, selling the roof over their head or a performing rental is typically the last resort. For this reason, jolts to the economy (like a sudden pandemic or economic sanctions) need to be in effect for many months without improvement for housing to see prices finally respond.

A unique player in the housing market is the short-term vacation rental. This product is specifically prolific in Northeast Valley cities such as Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Cave Creek.  According to AirDNA, Scottsdale alone was estimated to have 5,400 active short-term rentals as of December 2021, up 23% from the 4,400 estimated just last September and equating to over 4% of existing housing supply for that city. This changes the game in evaluating the value of property in high tourist areas like Kierland and Old Town Scottsdale. Instead of the traditional route utilizing past sales and adjusting for amenities for residential occupancy, certain homes are valued as individual businesses that come complete with a revenue stream, furnishings, established clients, websites, advertising contracts and hired support services. Under these circumstances, appraisers have their hands full distinguishing between a business sale and residential resale when evaluating appreciation.

To compound the issue in the Northeast Valley, new construction permits are not as abundant as they are in the West Valley and Southeast Valley; meaning there is little relief in the form of future new housing supply to accommodate both full and part time demand in the area.

For Sellers:
Greater Phoenix is not close to peaking in price for residential resale, not with supply of homes for sale 76% below normal for March and demand 13% above normal. However, be aware that the estimated payment for a 1,500-2,000 square foot home is now $77 higher than the median rent for a similar rental leased through the Arizona Regional MLS. The rental market responds to a shift in demand faster than the resale market does because landlords are faster to respond with a lease price reduction if their investment is vacant for too long.

In 2021, median asking rents jumped from $1,855 in January to a peak of $2,395 by September, an increase of $540, and have remained between $2,300-$2,400 per month since. Tenants accommodated the increases until about June, then the median for closed leases stalled at $2,100 per month. Despite the stall, landlords continued to increase their asking rent and saw the supply of available rentals rise by 60%. This is a significant development because the only reason a landlord would decide to compensate a real estate agent by listing their rental in the MLS is if they’re not renting it fast enough through other means.

You may be wondering why this matters to you as a home seller. The health of the rental market is often looked at as an indicator for the health of the resale market.  If lease rates continue to go up and are successfully closed at those rates, then that’s a good indicator for resale prices as well. When rental rates reach a ceiling and stay there for months, then it’s possible the resale market may follow, but as stated earlier, resale is slow to respond. It could take many more months before the shift is realized, so for today it’s business as usual.

One thing is certain, national housing experts continue to highlight suburban cities that are amenity rich as one of the fastest growing segments of our market. To see how this prediction could help your family in 2022, reach out to us today!


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Community Spotlight

Katie Stringham

ICAN Chandler

Empowering Youth Since 1991

ICAN is a free, out-of-school time program that serves East Valley youth. Since its founding in 1991, ICAN has remained dedicated to its mission to provide free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community. ICAN’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, creating a new pathway for youth to achieve future success.

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In The Media

Gilbert Sun News

Monthly Gilbert Sun News Edition - Check it out!

Gilbert Sun News


BeLocal Business Buzz

Monday Market Update

Thursday Market of The Moment

Every week, our trusted Title partner, Don Czajkowski with Fidelity National Title has a meeting of the minds to talk about the ever changing real estate market, especially right now. This week, Mindy was a featured guest talking about inventory, new home builds, interest rates, tips to release the equity in your home, alternatives and options to give yourself more time to find a property to purchase when selling and what the Amy Jones Group has been up to this month. Check out all of the recent broadcasts below starting with the one from this week!

Through Her Eyes

Live.Love.Local - Connecting The Southeast Valley

Connecting with the community lights up our souls and we couldn't be more thrilled to get to know those who run our small businesses. It's so important that we support local, especially right now. Each business below is open, taking appointments, reserving parties and staying safe by following our state guidelines. Let's all do our part in keeping the economy alive, so that when it comes time to fully get back to life, we can all thrive once more.

Community on Purpose Podcast


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