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Cara Lonsdale, REALTOR®

Phoenix Investment Specialist

State: Arizona

Counties: Maricopa

Cities and Towns: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Carefree, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Ahwatukee

Licensed Since: 1997

Company: Keller Williams Arizona Realty

About Cara Lonsdale

While I wasn’t born in Arizona, I am as close to a native as someone can get, and call Scottsdale my home. I am a vested partner with Keller Williams Arizona Realty, and I have held my active real estate license at Keller Williams for as long as I have been a Realtor (since 1997). I was also previously active in California from 2004-2008 at the Keller Williams in Beverly Hills where I specialized in the relocation of California homeowners to Arizona and vice versa.

In addition to being an active Realtor in AZ, I am an active Real Estate investor myself, starting in 1999 with a house-hack (before house-hacking was even a thing), and becoming a landlord in 2002 when I did my second house hack and rented out the first.  Fast forward to today, I hold a portfolio of properties with my husband, Brady.  With experience in house-hacking, flipping, and BRRRR strategies, I provide a wealth of knowledge, and experience to fellow investors (both new, and experienced) looking to build portfolios for themselves. In addition, I provide a realistic picture of multi-family deal analysis and can cut through all of the puffed up proforma that often is offered with multi-family deals by over-eager sellers or their agents.  Multi-family can be tricky in AZ, and investors can trust me to give them an accurate picture of what the investment truly would be.

Over the years, I have built a team of competent key contributors to assist in the process of finding the best fit for my investor clients.  These team members include conventional and hard money lenders who are capable of working with all types of investors, title and escrow companies that are investor friendly, insurance agents that can provide flexibility for policies during vacant/rehab periods with the ability to convert to regular policies once flipped or occupied, competent property managers, home inspectors that provide thorough inspection reports, and so much more!

Because I am an experienced investor myself, I am a smart choice for investors who are looking for a Realtor who understands how to search for ideal properties, evaluate a deal properly, and negotiate on behalf of the investor.  I hold a CNE (Certified Negotiations Expert) designation which equips me to be a strong negotiator. Less than 1% of all agents Nationwide possess this crucial expertise. I am certified as an eAgent, demonstrating mastery of eAgentC technology tools, which improves the manner in which I search for properties, utilizes Internet resources and convey information to you through the use of the Internet and other technological means. This is particularly important to out of town investors who would like to build a portfolio in AZ from their home state.

Through creative searching strategies, I utilize more than just the MLS for coming up with properties that fit an investor’s criteria, including, but not limited to, a network of wholesalers, FSBOs, pre-foreclosures, trustee sales, HUD, Zillow, and other Internet resources.

Clients of all experience levels can trust that I will meet them at their level, offering the kind of guidance, communication, and support that is necessary to build confidence in the deal and grow a long-term relationship as your go-to Realtor in AZ.  From assisting with a lease-up after an acquisition to referring contractors for a rehab/flip, or anything in between, I go above and beyond the traditional Realtor, and would like to think of myself as an invaluable part of my clients’ investing success.

About the Phoenix Market

Market Overview

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the Phoenix metropolitan area has added more than 500,000 residents since 2010 — making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.

Arizona's largest metro added 544,141 residents between 2010 and 2017, according to estimates released March 22, 2018, by the U.S. Census Bureau. That translates to a growth rate of 12.98 percent. That pegs Phoenix as the 10th fastest-growing metro in the U.S.

Phoenix is one of 53 U.S. metros with populations greater than 1 million. Only nine regions posted faster growth rates than the Valley during the past seven years.

2017 will go down as one of metro Phoenix’s best-ever years for home sales according to the Cromford Report.  An early tally shows 93,500 Valley houses changed hands last year. That’s 6 percent higher than home sales in 2016.

These all lead to unique opportunities for investors at all levels to enter into the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market, located in Maricopa County.  I service all of the Phoenix markets, and also Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Cave Creek, Carefree, and Fountain Hills.

INVESTMENT PRICE POINTS IN the Phoenix Market

The median home value in Phoenix is $227,300.

Phoenix home values have gone up 9.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.5% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Phoenix is $160, which is higher than the Phoenix Metro average of $153. The median price of homes currently listed in Phoenix is $274,694 while the median price of homes that sold is $239,700. The median rent price in Phoenix is $1,300, which is lower than the Phoenix Metro median of $1,400

The median home value in Paradise Valley is $1,657,900.

Paradise Valley home values have gone up 3.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.6% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Paradise Valley is $429, which is higher than the Phoenix Metro average of $153. The median price of homes currently listed in Paradise Valley is $2,395,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $1,658,900.

The town of Paradise Valley is a high-end community that does not offer the best options for positive cash flow, although there can be unique opportunities to do a flip for investors seeking higher-end projects.

The median home value in Ahwatukee Foothills is $315,100.

Ahwatukee Foothills home values have gone up 6.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.3% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Ahwatukee Foothills is $170, which is higher than the Phoenix average of $160. The median price of homes currently listed in Ahwatukee Foothills is $349,900 while the median price of homes that sold is $304,700. The median rent price in Ahwatukee Foothills is $1,450, which is higher than the Phoenix median of $1,300.

The median home value in Glendale is $227,800.

Glendale home values have gone up 9.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Glendale is $132, which is lower than the Phoenix Metro average of $153. The median price of homes currently listed in Glendale is $234,115 while the median price of homes that sold is $218,700. The median rent price in Glendale is $1,250, which is lower than the Phoenix Metro median of $1,400.

The median home value in Peoria is $263,400.

Peoria home values have gone up 7.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.8% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Peoria is $147, which is lower than the Phoenix Metro average of $153. The median price of homes currently listed in Peoria is $322,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $288,500. The median rent price in Peoria is $1,475, which is higher than the Phoenix Metro median of $1,400.

The median home value in Scottsdale is $444,100.

Scottsdale home values have gone up 6.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Scottsdale is $246, which is higher than the Phoenix Metro average of $153. The median price of homes currently listed in Scottsdale is $619,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $440,100. The median rent price in Scottsdale is $2,200, which is higher than the Phoenix Metro median of $1,400

Free Report: Demographic and Housing Data on the Phoenix Market

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