From the City of Scottsdale:Starting in November, you'll notice an increase in your water rate. Overall water fees will increase 2.5 percent, raising the typical customer's bill by 88 cents. The Scottsdale City Council approved the increase after public hearings last spring. For questions about water rates, call (480) … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Water Rate To Increase
Archives for October 2009
I haven't done a market report on Scottsdale 85258, home to the "Ranches".... McCormick, Gainey, and Scottsdale. In January, I posted this same chart in the post: McCormick Ranch Real Estate – Least Distressed Area of Scottsdale. A few changes have occurred in past ten months, while some metrics stayed the same. What you will … [Read more...] about McCormick Ranch Real Estate Update
Yesterday, a client asked me if earthquakes were an issue in Scottsdale, and I told him I'd not heard of any, but suggested that further research was needed. And then coincidentally, I'm sitting at my desk this morning, taking an on-line class on disclosures to meet my real estate license requirements and reading about water, … [Read more...] about Earthquakes in Arizona
The City of Scottsdale's Green Building Program emailed me the following info on the Valley of the Sun - Phoenix Metro 2009 Solar Home Tours this weekend, where several Scottsdale homes will be open to the public this weekend, from 9 am to 3 pm. It's a great opportunity to see some of the latest green building techniques, as … [Read more...] about Six Scottsdale Solar Homes on Tour This Weekend
The media talks about the hot Phoenix real estate market, yet most home sellers I meet are still operating from a perspective that no one is buying homes these day, because the market is so bad! However, any home buyer will tell you, it's a battle out there. Multiple offers are common in the lower price ranges, and with … [Read more...] about Insight into the Hot Phoenix Real Estate Market
Michael Orr, from the Cromford Report, published his mid-month update and forecast. I think the most interesting aspect of the report is that foreclosures are not mentioned once, and short sales may have driving the market now. Mid Month Pricing Update and Forecast Each month about this time we look back at the … [Read more...] about Short Sales May Be Driving the Local Real Estate Market
Scott Sambucci over at Altos Research analyzed the Phoenix real estate market recently. A few of his insights from "The Phoenix Real Estate Market: Out of the Ashes?" Re-lists are down. Fewer and smaller price reductions. Prices have stabilized. Inventory and Days-on-Market are down. As Scott points out, the future … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate: Rising from the Ashes?
I have a client who used PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) to move her belonging cross-country this past week. I happened to be at the house when the driver arrived to pick up the moving container, so I stuck around to see how it was loaded. Pretty amazing. Fast. And now I can see how they are moved into tight spaces. Driver … [Read more...] about Moving Idea: PODS
What a great surprise and honor to find out AtHomeInScottsdale.com was included in a recent article on "Must-Read Real Estate Blogs" by Francesca Levy. The sub-title of the article "Even small, neighborhood-specific issues discussed online can be of interest to a national audience" set the tone for Franceca's article and … [Read more...] about Forbes: Must Read Real Estate Blogs
This morning, I visited Elliot Pollack's web site, ArizonaEconomy.com to get a more global perspective on Phoenix population growth, employment, real estate statistics. It had been awhile since I spent much time cruising this information-packed site. Here are the pages I recommend reading to get a quick sense of where our … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate: What IS normal???