When the house a few doors down from mine sold for $75,000 more than it had two years before, I was very interested.
Most homeowners like to check out not only their own home’s value, but also what their neighbors' houses sell for.
The most expensive home for sale in a neighborhood is also a big attention getter. The house a few doors from mine garnered the title for a week, though it took some research to figure that out.
Now you can find the priciest home in your neighborhood every week as well as what homes are valued for in metro Phoenix.
We just added what I think is a really cool feature that tracks the priciest home sales in the Valley’s 150 ZIP codes.
The most expensive home sale for the entire Phoenix area is on the home page of Street Scout. When you click on a neighborhood, you can find the biggest sale of the week for every ZIP in that area.
To get the address, see the home, what it's worth and all other sales in the area, just click the link on the sale.
From mansions to condos
I spent an hour clicking through most of the Valley's biggest home sales this week.
- The most expensive sale during the past week was a 12,500-square-foot Paradise Valley estate near Camelback Golf Club that sold for $4.65 million. It looks like the buyer got a good deal because the mansion is valued at $5.2 million on Street Scout.
- In north Scottsdale, the most expensive house to sell recently was a 6,000-square-foot house near the Estancia Golf Course for $3.3 million. The Scouting Report values the home at $3.6 million.
- In Phoenix's north central neighborhood, a 4,200-square-foot brick colonial home near Glendale and Central avenues recently sold for $1.2 million. The valuation on this one was a little lower than the sales price, but that could be due to renovations inside.
- In downtown Phoenix, a penthouse on the 22nd story of a highrise, near 4th and Washington streets, sold for $625,000. It's valued at $676,000 on Street Scout.
- In Buckeye's Verrado a new home sold for $757,000. No photos for this one yet, and the valuation is low because it's only for the land.
- In Sun City Grande, a 2,800-square-foot stucco home near a golf course sold for $760,000. The house is valued at $824,000.
- In downtown Tempe, a condo next to Tempe Town Lake sold for $1.66 million. Street Scout puts its value at $1.82 million.
- In downtown Chandler, a ranch-style brick home near the San Marcos Golf Course went for $520,000. Its value of less than $300,000 doesn't yet reflect the new kitchen and other renovations.
- In southeast Mesa's Eastmark neighborhood, near Ray and Signal Butte roads, a two-story home built in 2014 sold for $580,000. It's valued at $600,000.
Why Street Scout
About 18 months ago, we created Street Scout to help people navigate one of their biggest financial decisions – buying and owning a home.
Street Scout offers Phoenix-area homeowners the most accurate, free online valuations as well as real estate and neighborhood information.
We partnered with the most accurate data research firm in Arizona – The Information Market, owned by the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service – to give you the best and most timely real estate data.
So far, hundreds of thousands of people have looked up their home’s value as well as that of neighbors, friends and relatives.
And now people can also check out the most expensive home sale in their neighborhood and 149 others across the Valley every week.
I am sure I'll spend another hour going through the priciest home sales in metro Phoenix next week.