A Look At 2009 East Valley Residential Real Estate Home Sales

Chandler and Gilbert Average Prices for Sold Homes in  2008 & 2009.

Chandler Monthly Sale  $per sq.ftI heard a saying that accurately describes our current media.   It is credited to Mark Twain,  “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed.   If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed”. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same! This description also applies to those  5 second sound bites regarding real estate in Arizona.   I feel more comfortable when I can see the data and draw my own conclusions.  It is an oft used phrase but all real estate is local so what applies to the country does not necessarily apply to our corner of the state.   Here’s a local look at two desirable cities in the Phoenix area, Gilbert and Chandler.

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Gilbert Scores High As A Safe Community

Town of Gilbert Is Safest Community In Arizona, According to DataPolice Station

According to CQ Press, an independent publisher, Gilbert is among the safest cities in the United States, 24th among cities with over 75,000. For municipalities in Arizona, Gilbert ranks as the safest community.  The analysis used crime and population data as reported to the FBI by local law enforcement agencies for 2008.

This is great news for lovers of Gilbert waterfront homes, lake communities,  water ski lake homes and wakeboard aficionados that are looking at homes or property in such subdivisions as The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Playa del Rey Estates, Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates, Stonebridge Lakes, Wind Drift and Lago Estancia.

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