1st Southwest Realty, LLC
1st Southwest Realty, LLC
Pat Hune, 1st Southwest Realty, LLCPhone: (480) 703-1976
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Pat Hune's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
What is an Open Concept?
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay The real estate industry is ever-changing and with it, many trends come and go. One popular trend is the open concept layout, a style that was very popular in homes during the 19th century. The idea of open concept living fell out of favor during the early 20th century when homeowners were...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Should You Move to an HOA Community?
Image by rawmn from Shutterstock People have different notions about living in an HOA community. As much as there is a bright side to living in such an environment, you also need to consider the potential disadvantages. Some HOAs have an organized and well-maintained neighborhood, while others may have lackluster management and community issues. Before you make your...
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Posted on 06/01/2021
Tempe, AZ Real Estate Market Update 6/1/2021
Click here to view Tempe, AZ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
3 DIY Projects to Boost Curb Appeal on a Budget
Image by Catkin from Pixabay Increasing the curb appeal of your home’s exterior might feel like a gigantic project. With so many details that combine to make up the aesthetic of your home it's difficult to know where to start. It can be even more difficult to budget for a long list of upgrades. Luckily, there are some...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Prepare Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 05/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 1119 S Holbrook Lane #7, Tempe, AZ 85281
R-4 Multi Family lot located inside the Apache Boulevard Redevelopment Plan. This lot is specifically inside the Alegre Neighborhood tucked at the end of the road and approved for either a new home or 2.75 units with build height of up to 40 feet! Walking distance to light rail, 1.5 miles to ASU, 1 mile from Freeway. New homes in this area are selling above 500k and Duplexes built in the 50s are going for over 600k, do not miss your chance to own one of the last vacant lots the heart of Tempe has to offer! LOT HAS BEEN SURVEYED. This R-4 zoned lot is in a redevelopment area so it has Tempe representatives assigned to assist in planning and...
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Posted on 05/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 7016 W Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85303
No showings until accepted contract. Split floorplan 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1570SF home with vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, dining area and nice sized kitchen. There is ceramic tile in the living area and kitchen, ceiling fans & window coverings throughout. Newer hot water heater. Large covered patio, EZ care desert front yard, block fence and 2C garage with opener. No HOA! Great location across from Challenger Middle school and close to the freeways. This home is currently rented month to month for $1200. Tenants have been there since Sept 2019 and would like to stay. This would be great for an investor looking for built in tenants....
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Posted on 05/11/2021
3114 W Cavedale Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85083 is now new to the market!
This spacious 2167SF, 3 bedroom + Den, 2 bath single story home has a sparkling pool just in time for summer! The home features vaulted ceilings, kitchen open to huge family room, kitchen island, granite slab counter tops, upgraded wood cabinets,stainless steel & black appliances, flat topped stove, huge pantry, neutral tile in kitchen & living areas, neutral carpet in bedrooms & large combo formal living/dining room. Master Suite has large walk-in closet, double sinks & separate tub/shower. Pre-wired for surround sound, ceiling fans & window coverings throughout, inside laundry, 2 car garage with opener garage cabinets,...
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Posted on 05/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 30777 N 161st Street #-, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Build your dream home on this secluded five acre lot in Rio Verde near Tonto National Forest. Don't miss the mountain views of Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains. The lush natural desert vegetation has several magnificent saguaros. Enjoy the fresh air, starry nights, awesome sunrises and sunsets while watching the quail and the rabbits play! Go horseback riding on one of the many trails. The lot is gently sloping, partially fenced and can be subdivided into five 1 acre lots. There is no HOA, low taxes and it is surrounded by gorgeous custom homes. Underground phone and power are next to lot. May have potential to share a well. Survey is...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
The Best Low-Maintenance Plants to Line Your Driveway
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Highlighting and defining your driveway is a simple way to improve your curb appeal. Depending on the amount of space you have, there are countless options for landscaping, hardscaping and edging. For landscaping to line your driveway, there are some important logistics to consider before getting started. One that...
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