Southwestern Family Home in the Cactus Acres of North Scottsdale

JUST LISTED- Santa Fe style retreat exudes charm and elegance in Cactus Corridor.    This classic Santa Fe style home has rich finishes including MURALS, glazed tiles, and granite to create a relaxing ambiance both inside and out. An inviting CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY and meticulously LANDSCAPED COURTYARD lead to a gorgeous entry with hand-hewn door surrounded […]

Scottsdale Real Estate Is Again a Long Term Investment

The “sweet spot” for properties yielding high returns due strictly to cash flow from rental income and a very low cost basis has passed, but investment returns will still be quite good in the long term for residential income property purchased today in Scottsdale or Phoenix. For investors with a long term plan, buying residential income property at current prices in Scottsdale or Phoenix still makes sense, but the formula for calculating returns has changed.

Phoenix | Scottsdale Home Prices Continue to Rise

May 2013 had the biggest year-over-year jump in prices since March 2006, near the peak of the housing bubble. Many of the markets with the biggest year-over-year changes in prices are those that were hit hardest by housing’s collapse. Year to year price increases in Phoenix are 15-20% with certain Scottsdale subdivisions gaining even more.

Foreclosures in Arizona Rebound to Normal Levels

Now we all know many institutional funds were created to buy foreclosed single-family homes from banks and mortgage servicers in 2011 and 2012. What most people do not know is many of these same investors have “thrown in the towel” because the market has lost its lucrative yields and become oversaturated.

Scottsdale Ranked One of America’s Safest Cities | Scottsdale Sixth Safest City in U.S.

Scottsdale named sixth-safest city in 2012 among American cities with populations exceeding 200,000 according to Business Insider magazine.

North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Summary

Here is an updated summary of the current North Scottsdale Real Estate Market. Click on the various subdivision links to see properties currently for sale in a specific North Scottsdale  subdivision.  Contact us for detailed information on any North Scottsdale subdivision. Area # Active # UC # Sold Active $/SqFt Avg Sale Price % of Ask […]

Luxurious Remodel in 100 Hills at McDowell Mountain Ranch

Just Listed- This luxurious remodeled home in 100 Hills at McDowell Mountain Ranch is being offered to discriminating buyers. This designer showcase at 100 Hills in McDowell Mountain Ranch offers panoramic mountain and city VIEWS. Totally updated and REMODELED with attention to every detail, this luxurious remodel in 100 Hills at McDowell Mountain Ranch exudes […]

Fixing Up Outside the House

Most real estate advice tells you to work on the outside of the house first, but unless there is a major project involved, we believe it is best to do it last. There are two main reasons for this. First, the first steps in preparing the interior of the house are easier. They also help […]

Types of Listing Contracts

There are several different types of listing contracts, but very few of them are used. The “Exclusive Right to Sell” is the most common, but there is the “open listing,” the “exclusive agency listing,” and the “one-time show.” Open Listing The “open listing” is mostly used by people trying to sell their home by owner […]

How Market Conditions Affect Your Offer Price

A hot market is a “seller’s market.” During a seller’s market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyer’s want to get a “deal” on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean […]