Welcome Back, Weekend Warriors! Happy November!
This is the Amy Jones Group's weekly newsletter, detailing local events, recent real estate news, and open houses.
This week, we're bringing you these fall fun-filled events happening around the Valley!
Our Team is Growing
We are hiring!
Real Estate Professionals, Showing Assistant & A Spanish Speaking Bilingual Real Estate Agent
The Amy Jones Group is growing! 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:
https://www.amyjonesgroup.com/careers or reply to this post directly!
Email your resumes to - [email protected]
You're Invited - Client Appreciation & Pie Party
Client Appreciation & Pie Party
For the sixth year in a row, we are bringing our family and yours together to celebrate the holiday season at the Veteran’s Oasis Park in Chandler. Due to COVID, we moved things outdoors last year and loved it SO MUCH, we’re doing it again!
We’re going to be reserving a ramada with tables for lots of family fun - sweets and treats from our friends at Someburros, holiday crafts and lawn games for the kids, live music from our returning entertainer Taide Pineda, and don’t forget - our resident photographer, bringing her creativity and fun to your FREE family photo sessions.
In fact, the whole day is free! Come by any time on November 21, 2021 between 1-4pm to enjoy some sweet treats, tunes, activities and crafts, family photos and of course - the tradition that started it all, a free pie to take home for your Thanksgiving table from our friends at Fidelity National Title.
Oh, and one last, but very important thing - our clients are the absolute most giving, most caring, most amazing people in the world and because of that - we always want to give YOU the chance to give back because we know you are SO good at it. We are going to be collecting canned foods and non perishable items for the United Food Bank again this year - please, please, please bring something with you if you can? And of course, if you are a family in need or know of a family who is struggling - email us at [email protected] so that we can make a difference in YOUR holiday season.
Don’t forget to RSVP by November 7th so we’ll know how many goodies to get, how many pies to order, and how many boxes to bring to collect food for our friends at the United Food Bank. This event is, and has always been open to everyone - our clients, your friends, your family, your out of town guests, people who you want to introduce us to - spread the word, let’s make this the best family holiday event yet!
RSVP here - bit.ly/AJGPie21
We’re headed into another weekend and while temperatures continue to trend down, the real estate market continues to trend up with Arizona taking first place on the Case-Shiller® Home Price Index® for year over year appreciation for the 27th consecutive month. There has been A LOT of buzz in the news this week about Zillow - first about halting their buying and then about selling their inventory and cutting their workforce.
Don’t miss this weekend’s list of events - there are so many fun things going on - dress up, fill your tummies with candy, and enjoy this absolutely beautiful weather. Did we miss one? Email us or post a picture of you getting ready with #AJGFUN on social media so we can share it!
Without understanding how this fits into the Arizona market, we know that articles like these can feel scary. While a good chunk of the inventory that Zillow sells will likely go to bulk buying investors for the purposes of renting, it’s important to keep the numbers in perspective. We’ve still got less than 8000 homes available for sale for a population of nearly 6 million people which means that we’d need at least 15,000 more homes to come to the market for us to be in BALANCE. Sitting at about 1/2 the inventory we had just 2 years ago, we can expect that it will take some time for this to happen and in the meantime we can continue to expect prices to rise which means instant equity for our buyers and great selling opportunities for our sellers.
The Census Bureau has provided the single-family permit counts for September and they are showing a new downward trend. Only 2,325 permits were issued in Maricopa and Pinal counties during September, which is the lowest monthly total since May 2020. We had hoped, of course, that new construction would help our buyers struggling to find what they are looking for in our already low inventory market - but it appears that with supply constraints - they simply can’t take orders for what they can’t fill. We have seen more spec homes come to market in the last couple of months and anticipate seeing more of that as the builders try to hold on to inventory until closer to its completion date, knowing how fast market values are appreciating. This is making new construction an option again for many who could not wait the 10-15 month timeline that many of the builders were anticipating this year.
Being able to pívot your business model when it’s appropriate, like Zillow is doing, is a smart business decision but it also requires constant scaling up and down of your business. What hasn’t changed is that there are many methods to buying and selling homes in today’s low inventory market - and until inventory has caught up to demand, prices will continue to rise. Our team serves our clients in all markets and have been working hard to help our buyers get their offers accepted and sellers to navigate the challenges of a fast paced market. We continue to add tools to our toolbox every day and Zillow Offers was just one of the many technology driven tools available to us to help represent sellers who wanted a non-traditional sale. There are still others and we have many cash investors of our own who often step in to put deals together for our clients, helping them move quicker, make non-contingent offers or even lease to own. Our business model hasn’t changed - what is your goal, here are the ways we can achieve it, which works best for you and your family, and we’re to help.
Thanks for allowing us to be on this journey with you - we absolutely love serving you and our community. If you are looking for an updated home evaluation, trying to time the buying and selling process for your family, or want to talk about ANYTHING that you’ve seen in the news lately - give us a call or pop by our client appreciation event later this month. It will be an awesome opportunity to see your agent again if you’ve worked with us before or get to know us a little better if you are new to the area.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for being our community,
Mindy & The Amy Jones Group Crew
Local Events - Happy November!
Wildlights - Phoenix Zoo
Sunday, November 7th at 5:00 pm
From the comfort of your own vehicle, you and your guests will embark on a four-wheel adventure that will scintillate your senses.
Sample tasty treats from some of Phoenix’s favorite food trucks.
Enjoy fascinating animal encounters and fun entertainment.
Partake in our Win for Wildlife Auction and Raffle to win incredible items.
Get ready for an exclusive drive-thru preview of the 30th anniversary of ZooLights – the Valley’s beloved holiday tradition. Indulge in kettle corn and hot cocoa as you journey through the jungle to experience millions of sparkling lights and dazzling displays.
Gather your family, friends, clients or colleagues for an all-ages evening to support Arizona’s most treasured conservation organization, the Phoenix Zoo.
Reservations on sale now!
Arizona Bao & Dumpling Festival - Chandler
Saturday, November 6th at 12:00 pm
The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to Downtown Chandler. Explore all the different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. Baos are a form of dumplings and you can try different dumplings from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.
Follow Bao and Dumpling Festival to be kept up to date on all of the local businesses who will be coming. Tag your photos with #azbaodumpling
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
3 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
Saturday, Nov 6th // 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Early admission at 10:30 AM available for early admission tickets only.
Most bao or dumpling businesses will have at least one bao or dumpling on their menu that is $5 or under. We will have games free to play. We will also have a curated marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available too. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is free in in the parking lots and parking garages in Downtown Chandler.
Every attendee will require a ticket for entry. No refunds are available. The ticket cost is for admission only. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales. They do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event and coming with a group of your friends and families to try a little bit from everywhere!
Vendors will sanitize their booths regularly. A cleaning company is hired to sanitize the tables and chairs. Face masks are suggested when standing in line, but not required. Event times will be staggered. Due to the staggered times and the number of tickets allocated to each time per the park capacity, you must arrive during the following times for admission or you may not be able to enter if the event is at capacity.
Early admission tickets - Please arrive at 10:30am and no later than 11:30am
General admission tickets - Please arrive at 12:00pm and no later than 1:30pm
Happy hour admission tickets - Please arrive between 2:00 pm and until end of the event
Refunds are unavailable if you miss your admission time. If you need to switch tickets for a different admission time, you can email us at [email protected] and we will accommodate if tickets are not sold out online. Happy hour admission is at a discounted price, but we do not guarantee all food and drink choices will be available from vendors. Vendors may have some menu items that are limited and due to supply, may not carry every choice featured below during happy hour admission. There will be food available during the event for happy hour, but there may also be a couple vendors who may be sold out. If there is something that you would like to eat specifically, we encourage you to purchase early admission or general admission tickets.
Saturday, October 30th at 9:00 am
The East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents an initiative of the EVHCC Women's Innovative Network (WIN) - The Multicultural Fair.
Happening this Saturday, November 6th at 9 am at the Mesa Convention Center.
There will be:
-Mini Health Fair
-Local Businesses booths
Special thanks to our Sponsors!
*Presenting Sponsor: Modelo
*Platinum Sponsor: San Tan Ford
*Angel Sponsor: SRP
Farmer's Market - Chandler
Saturdays, October - June from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market features dozens of local farmers, gourmet food vendors and artisans. The Market happens every Saturday in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West and runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come down, shop around and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the Downtown. We have something for the whole family!
Safety precautions will be enhanced in coordination with the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control in response to COVID-19. For more information, please visit downtownchandler.org/farmersmarket.
Thank you to our sponsors:
First Credit Union
Lifetime Windows & Doors
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