Category: Kelly’s Korner Video Blog

Discover the Best Places to Live in Phoenix’s Metro Area

Exploring these communities within suburbs can help narrow your options.


When considering where to live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the choices can be overwhelming. Covering over 14,000 square miles with numerous suburbs, it’s essential to pinpoint the best spots that suit your lifestyle and preferences. We specialize in the Phoenix region, and we’ve got you covered with insights into the top places you won’t want to miss.


In a recent video, I highlighted the top places to live in 2023 across various Phoenix suburbs. Now, let’s dive deeper into micro-communities within these suburbs to provide a more detailed look at the best places to call home.


Feel free to watch the full message above or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video.

0:00 — Introducing today’s topic

1:33 — Vistancia

5:46 — East Park

8:07 — The Pecans

13:46 — Seville

15:20 — Cactus Corridor

19:00 — Fulton Ranch


For personalized insights and detailed information on these communities, call or email our team at Cook and Associates Real Estate. We’re here to guide you through the process of finding your ideal place to call home in the vibrant Phoenix metropolitan area.

What Are The Best Phoenix Suburbs in 2024?

Here’s our list of the best Phoenix suburbs you need to know in 2024.


Our housing market is absolutely booming, but that doesn’t mean every neighborhood is created equal. That’s why today, we’re breaking down the best Phoenix suburbs you need to consider in 2024. We aren’t just breaking down the neighborhoods you probably already know about either; there are some hidden gems in here you don’t want to miss. 


As always, call or email us if you have any questions about this topic. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you!

Unlocking Homeownership in Phoenix: A Beginner’s Guide

Explore insights for securing your ideal home in Phoenix, Arizona.


Considering Phoenix, Arizona, as the location for your next home can be an exciting venture, especially for those purchasing in the area for the first time. Whether it’s your first home ever or just your first in Arizona, understanding the process is crucial to a successful purchase. Let’s dive into some essential tips and common questions for prospective buyers.


If you have questions about this topic or anything else, please call or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

What You Should Know About Living in Phoenix, Arizona

Consider these important factors before moving to Phoenix, Arizona.


One of the main reasons people keep moving to and living in the Greater Phoenix Area is that Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the greatest places to live. The question is, though: is moving to Phoenix a wise choice in light of inflation, rising costs, and the current housing landscape? Here are some things you should be aware of if you’re considering moving to Phoenix. 


Feel free to watch the full video or use the timestamps provided to get to specific topics at your convenience:

0:00 — Introduction: Can I afford to live in Phoenix, Arizona?

1:42 — Housing and rental cost

2:25 — Median income, employment, and sales price

4:53 — Basic utility costs

5:44 — Pool and landscaping maintenance

11:24 — Cost of living

11:27 — Food and groceries

12:45 — Public and private transportation and gas prices

13:50 — Quality and cost of healthcare and healthcare systems

15:12 — Different tax rates

17:06 — Wrapping up


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email. I look forward to helping you!

Best Places To Purchase a Second Home in Arizona

Here’s our analysis of the eight best locations to get a second home.


Are you contemplating the idea of owning a second home in Arizona? With its beautiful weather, stunning scenery, and a plethora of outdoor leisure activities, it’s hard to resist the allure of Arizona. Add to that the appeal of low property taxes, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for second homeownership in Phoenix.


Our mission is to guide you through the top eight places within Phoenix that should be on your radar when looking for that coveted second home. Here are the five key factors we’ll be considering in our rating scale:


  1. Housing Variety
  2. Low Maintenance & Security
  3. Social Activities
  4. Convenient Location
  5. Housing Affordability


Feel free to watch the full message above or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video.

0:00 — Introducing today’s topic

1:50 — Legend Trail

4:30 — Estrella Mountain Ranch

8:30 — Troon

12:40 — Anthem Country Club

17:20 — Eagle Mountain

21:50 — McCormick Ranch

27:00 — DC Ranch

33:30 — Grayhawk


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email.

Discover the Hottest and Coolest Places in Arizona’s Real Estate Market

Here’s what you need to know about Arizona’s hottest and coolest towns.


What are the most popular areas in Arizona’s real estate market? Which areas maybe aren’t doing so hot? Today, we’re pulling local market data together to determine which areas are red hot and which ones are cooling off. If you’re looking to move to Arizona, this is critical information you need to know as we head into 2024. 


Check out the video above to learn which neighborhoods and cities are on everyone’s lips. We’ve included timestamps below for easy navigating. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!



00:00 Introduction

00:34 The Cromford Report Overview

02:19 Cool Market #1 – Buckeye, Arizona

03:28 Cool Market #2 – Queen Creek, Arizona

04:40 Cool Market #3 – Maricopa, Arizona (The Town, Not the County)

06:25 Cool Market #4 – Surprise, Arizona

07:40 Cool Market #5 – Cave Creek, Arizona

09:13 Hot Market #5 – Goodyear, Arizona

10:26 Hot Market #4 – Glendale, Arizona

11:36 Hot Market #3 – Gilbert, Arizona

13:09 Hot Market #2 – Fountain Hills, Arizona

15:18 Hot Market #1 – Chandler, Arizona

17:27 Recap of the Hottest and Coolest Housing Markets in Greater Phoenix, Arizona

Explore Top Gated Communities in Scottsdale

Join our video journey through Scottsdale’s premier gated communities.


One of the most common requests that I get as a Realtor is from clients who want to live in a secure neighborhood. There is a lot of interest in gated communities, but clients don’t know where the best communities are, or what they offer. That’s why today, I have meticulously compiled a list of the best gated communities in Scottsdale. Join me on a video tour of these fabulous communities and explore the secure neighborhoods that Scottsdale has to offer.


Feel free to watch the full message above or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video:


0:00 — Introduction


1:50 — Cactus Gates


3:10 — McDowell Mountain Ranch


5:40 — Hidden Hills


8:00 — Granite Mountain Ranch


10:20 — Story Rock


13:15 — Wrapping up


Remember, if you have any questions about any of these gated communities or real estate in general, please feel free to give me a call. I am always delighted to serve as your resource for all of your real estate needs.

Phoenix Market Dynamics and Opportunities in High-End Homes

Find out what luxury offerings the Phoenix market has to offer.


Today, we’re delving into luxury real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. Firstly, let’s debunk a common misconception – luxury is not merely a price point but an experience. It’s about how a property makes you feel, and that’s precisely what we’re dedicated to showcasing in this article. As luxury real estate agents with Real Broker in Phoenix, we specialize in understanding the unique desires of discerning buyers seeking a specific lifestyle.


Feel free to watch the full message above, or use these timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video.


0:00 — Introducing today’s topic


0:40 — What is luxury real estate?


2:47 — Paradise Valley


4:15 — Scottsdale


7:00 — Arcadia


8:25 — Other areas


9:40 — Arizona Luxury Real Estate


10:25 — Phoenix Luxury Real Estate


Whether you’re looking to sell your luxury home or embark on a journey to acquire one, Phoenix offers a thriving market with diverse options. If you’re ready to experience luxury in the desert, reach out to us by phone or email.

Uncovering the Phoenix Exodus: Top 5 Reasons for Departure

These are the reasons why some people are choosing to leave Phoenix.


When you inquire about Phoenix’s population growth, you’ll find numerous articles discussing the city’s increasing population. This might lead you to assume that everyone is flocking to Phoenix, Arizona. However, the truth is that people are actually leaving Phoenix. Today, we’ll explore the top five reasons behind this exodus. 


Feel free to watch the full video or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:00 — Introduction

0:20 — Reasons why people are leaving Arizona

1:20 — Seasons

4:35 — Air quality

5:51 — Job relocation

7:06 — Affordability

9:37 — People over 70 years old are moving out of Arizona

11:10 — Wrapping up


If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in Arizona, call or email me. I’m always happy to help.

Hidden Expenses You NEED To Know When Moving To Phoenix

What people relocating to Phoenix need to know about the cost of living.


Today, we’re talking to you about the cost of living and all of the unexpected expenses that may come up if you decide to move to Phoenix, AZ! Arizona is a very transient state, so people are always moving to and from different parts of Arizona or permanently relocating to the state. In this video, we’ll cover the most forgotten costs and expenses that our friends and clients came across when relocating to Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll cover everything you need to know, from taxes, lifestyle costs, and more.


As always, don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!