Where to See “Holiday Lights” in Phoenix

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is to drive around looking at “Holiday Lights.” Here are some photos and maps for you to check out: Interactive Map:  CLICK HERE Holiday Lights Maps for Phoenix and Surrounding Cities Southeast Valley (Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler Northeast Valley (Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills) Phoenix (Central) West Valley (Glendale, Peoria, Surprise) Entire […]

Do Rising Rates Trigger Lower House Prices?

It’s a common belief in real estate that house prices are correlated to interest rates. The idea, beloved by homebuyers, is that if mortgage rates rise, prices of homes for sale must fall because otherwise those homes will become less affordable. The problem with this belief is that, well, it’s not true. In fact, there’s […]

Are You Fooling Yourself With Vanity Metrics?

Vanity metrics is the mind altering drug of choice for many entrepreneurs. The bigger your ego, the more you want it. It makes you feel good. Who would ever argue with the desire to want to feel good? Here are some of the most common ego nurturing meaningless vanity metrics examples:   Our advertising spend […]

Remodeled Luxury Home Sold in Ancala Country Club, North Scottsdale

Sold for $1,135,000! Beds: 5, Baths: 3.5, Sq Ft: 4,401

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 […]

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 […]