Residential Listing Cancellations in Scottsdale

Sometimes home sellers choose to cancel their listings.  This happens for a variety of reasons.  A home seller might be going on vacation, children going off to school, hectic relocation process, decorating changes, repairs, switching real estate agents or it could be a seasonal difference that affects the housing market.  For now, I'll talk about the latter.   Housing markets are … [Read more...]

Why Should You Look at Homes You Don’t Like?

Searching for your next home can seem like a daunting process.  There are homes of all shapes and sizes, and all price ranges, too.  Oftentimes you have a picture in your mind of what that "perfect" home will look like.  It might be a certain color, have certain amenities, and be located in only a couple of neighborhoods.  But what if that perfect home isn't available? Visualizing that … [Read more...]

Condos in Scottsdale with Garages

These are condos in Scottsdale with Garages.  Sometimes a condo will be listed on the MLS as a garage, when the parking situation is actually underground parking.  Either way, these have assigned garages and underground parking. … [Read more...]

Buying a Green Home in Arizona

In September 2012, a Chicagoland homeowner purchased a new-build Shea Xero home in Peoria, Arizona using my services and elected to include solar panels with the home purchase.  The solar panels are typically supplied to the buyer of a production built home via solar lease.  In this instance, the buyer chose to pay off the solar panels in advance as he was also paying cash for this Green Home in … [Read more...]

15 Versus 30 Year Loan

Would you structure your loan in 15 years versus 30 years?   Checking my mail tonight and found yet another piece of "junk" mail advertising either a refinance and/or a 15 year vs. 30 year mortgage.  Since I already asked my loan officer the difference when I closed on my house about 60 days ago, I knew that it could be done.    But I didn't need to structure it that way. Her advice, "Add … [Read more...]

Patio Home Project in Scottsdale

About two years ago, I attended a Social Media class hosted by a title company. It was an informative class and there was a lot of dialogue between attendees and the instructor. The instructor also referenced blogging and of course I piped up, mentioning ActiveRain.  The instructor knew of ActiveRain, but not many had heard of it or did any sort of blogging. Apparently, an attendee heard … [Read more...]

4 Bedroom Home on Corner Lot in Scottsdale

This beautifully remodeled home is on corner lot with an incredible backyard with pool that has been meticulously maintained.  A few blocks from both private and public elementary schools and VERY close to A+ Horizon High School.                                                              Spacious updated kitchen includes granite counter tops and back splash, high-end appliances, open to … [Read more...]

Two Bedroom Condos for Sale near Tatum & Shea

This area has great retail and is bounded by Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale.  There are literally 4 grocery stores at the corner of Tatum & Shea! … [Read more...]

Kierland Homes For Sale Scottsdale

These are homes in Kierland currently for sale. Kierland is listed just west of Scottsdale and Greenway and is east of 64th Street.  This area was developed with Kierland golf course and the Westin Kierland, and Kierland Commons.  Just recently the Scottsdale Quarter, a retail shopping area was completed that is across the street (east) of Kierland Commons.  This area is filled with upscale … [Read more...]

50 Shades of Green

  50 Shades of Green is my reference to a homeowners many choices of energy efficient upgrades.  In today’s modern world new technology is constant.  New innovation occurs daily with smart home technology, apps for energy efficiency, innovative construction practices, and much more.  Hence the phrase50 Shades of Green.  Today’s consumer is bombarded with the question, … [Read more...]