April 14-16, 2023
Welcome back, Weekend Warriors - You made it to another weekend full of great weather and local events happening all across town!
Each week we pop into your inbox with an update on what's happening in the local real estate market, give you a heads up on some new listings we've got coming to the market and where you can visit our open houses, some of our top picks for family friendly events around town, awesome opportunities to volunteer at some of our favorite nonprofit organizations and so much more! This week, we're kicking things off with our Market Update!
Things sure heated up this week and while the temperatures ARE over 90, I’m mostly talking about the real estate market which has decided, almost overnight, to kick into overdrive. We knew there was a potential that this could happen before Summer but prices have certainly escalated faster than we expected based on one little factor that we DID see making an impact over the last couple of years. Based on the fact that inventory is falling almost every single day with new listings coming to the market at a SNAIL’S PACE, we have hit the highest monthly average sales price per square foot this week in SIX MONTHS. Although we had a slight dip in pricing primarily between November and January and were concerned that we could continue to head South if we had a huge dump of inventory come the new year – that didn’t happen and our pricing recovery has been SUPER STRONG ever since. We expect, you guessed it, even higher prices to come and while the third quarter is ALWAYS our sleepiest, we do expect the fourth quarter to bring us positive annual appreciation by November. We’re back down to just two months supply of available inventory, average days on market of 91, and an average list to sales price of about 97% which means that while sellers have an upper hand when it comes to available inventory, buyers are still getting a fair shake when they aren’t competing against multiple offers. Listen in as we explore how hanging on to that low interest rate could actually be costing you and be sure to check out our Gilbert Sun News article OUT THIS WEEKEND and our recent Chandler market update in Chandler City Lifestyle magazine for more on our take. Want more market news? Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram where we provide real estate updates every Monday and Friday and if you are really wondering what these changes mean for YOU, click the link below to book a strategy call with one of our team members
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EAST VALLEY MOMS & THE AMY JONES GROUP TRANSPLANT GUIDE
Motherhood is challenging enough in your hometown where you’re comfortable and have a great support system. Add in moving across the country, and it’s a whole new daunting challenge. First, welcome to the East Valley—we hope you fall in love with the lifestyle here that’s family-focused. Whether you’re from the Pacific Northwest, the East coast, or the Bible belt, welcome to your new home, our home state, Arizona. We hope this serves as a starting point to help you navigate the East Valley whether you’re still considering a move here, or if you’ve just unloaded the moving van and are already tired of being told about our “dry heat.”
5 Indoor Activities to Help You Survive the Summer with with 5-10 Year Olds
I am an Arizona native and still dread summer. There comes a point where it’s just too hot to do much of anything outside. Even swimming during the day gets to be a little warm and the pools start to feel like bath water. Now that I’m a mom, there is even more dread because the thought of being cooped up in the house with my kids scares me. They have so much energy and we can only do so much screen time. We want to get out!
50 Local Summer Break Activity Ideas (Including FREE Ones!)
Summer break may be staring us down, and for some of us, that anxious feeling of dread: how will we keep the kids entertained (and indoors) all summer long?! Here’s 50+ ideas on summer break activities to keep your kids busy, your budget on track and hopefully a little cool.
East Valley Moms 2023 Arizona Disability Guide
Several of the East Valley Moms are parents to children who are differently labeled. Supporting this community isa passion of ours. In the spirit of being a resource for every mom...
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Women's Conference & Volunteer Event
The Flourish Event & Flourish in the Community
We are back with our annual two day women's conference right here in Arizona! This next Flourish event is centered around the WHOLE woman - Financial, Business, Parenting, and Health growth awaits in this immersive two day experience. If you saw the buzz around our last Flourish event, you're likely having FOMO, but not to worry, our next Flourish Event is happening April 20th & 21st. If you were sad to miss the last one, this is your sign to go grab your tickets today, because it will be a sold out event! Check out the lineup, sign up for the volunteer kick off event at ICAN Positive Programs for youth in partnership with our nonprofit Community on Purpose, and get your custom 2023 Flourish in the Community t-shirt here!
Feature Nonprofit: ICAN Positive Programs for Youth
ICAN was founded in 1991 by a concerned citizen in Chandler, AZ. Henry Salinas was a humble man who saw gang violence taking over his neighborhood and decided to do something about it. Henry’s initial investment of time and compassion to area teens has blossomed into a full-service youth center whose programs are still free to the community that Henry held so dear, and now impacts youth, teens and their families.
Community on Purpose 501c3
Serving Youth & Families
We founded Community on Purpose in 2022 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women and families in our community through volunteerism, fundraising, and direct giving along with our podcast where we give space to women who are intentionally creating community through business, giving and living.
Since its inception, we’ve been honored to provide critical funds to those in our community who need it most, raise awareness for organizations doing incredible work in our own community, and provide a platform for others seeking community through educational and social events, a private facebook group, and professional networking opportunities and volunteer days.
In fact, if you are looking for opportunities to see Amy Jones Group owner and Community on Purpose founder Mindy Jones speaking at events on behalf of Community on Purpose, we've captured a few of those here for you:
Women's Empowered Book Club Series (6 Weekly Events - March 27th thru May 1st) - Hosted by Gilbert Chamber of Commerce & Peacock Wine Bar
Women's Empowered Spring Social (April 18th 4-6pm) - Hosted by Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Women's Day of Mentoring and Empowerment (April 22nd 9am-3:30pm) - Hosted by Positive Paths
SAVE THE DATE: Be on the look out for details on our Love Local Event on May 7th, our Women in Leadership event at Parlay Kitchen & Cocktails on June 2nd in partnership with Cabi & our backpack drive & volunteer event with Jacob's Mission July 10th! These events WILL sell out, and you won't want to miss them!
Chandler Events This Weekend
Whether you’re into live music, outdoor recreation, family-friendly entertainment, performing arts and cultural events, or sporting events, there's plenty of things to do in Chandler this weekend. Stay another day and disconnect with a visit to top attractions and weekend events in and around the Chandler area. There's plenty to do here in Chandler. Find more ideas on our Things to Do page.
Gilbert Events This Weekend
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NEW LISTING! Master Planned Community & Mountain Views - 17975 W AGAVE RD, Goodyear, AZ 85338 | Open House Friday 4/14 11am-2:30pm & Saturday 4/15 10am-4pm
17975 W AGAVE RD, Goodyear, AZ 85338 | Listed by the Amy Jones Group with eXp...
NEW LISTING! Community Amenities Galore - 6971 S VIEW LN, Gilbert, AZ 85298 | Open House Friday 4/14 2pm-5pm & Saturday 4/15 10am-4pm
6971 S VIEW LN, Gilbert, AZ 85298 | Listed by the Amy Jones Group with eXp...
Easy Living Near It All - 3945 E Liberty Lane Gilbert, AZ 85296 | Open House Friday 4/14 3pm-6pm, Saturday 4/15 11am-2pm & Sunday 4/16 10am-1pm
3945 E Liberty Lane Gilbert, AZ 85296 | Listed by the Amy Jones Group with eXp...
NEW PRICE! Horse Property - 2496 E Prouty Lane, Casa Grande AZ 85194
2496 E Prouty Lane, Casa Grande AZ 85194 | Listed by the Amy Jones Group with eXp...
NEW PRICE! Lock & Leave - 650 N Hawes Rd. #3504 Mesa, AZ 85207 | Open House Saturday 4/15 10am-1pm
650 N Hawes Rd. #3504 Mesa, AZ 85207 | Listed by the Amy Jones Group with eXp...
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