One of the questions I commonly get when I'm showing homes in Scottsdale is: Why are all these subdivisions call "Ranch"? For starters, we have McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, DC Ranch, and more.... ... and yes, they were really ranches. Today, I stumbled across the post, The … [Read more...] about The Stories Behind Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch …
Archives for December 2009
I met Joe Ferrara in San Francisco last year. He is a prolific blogger, an intellectual property attorney, and a social media strategist. He also has a passion for helping people, and which I discovered in his session at the first Real Estate BarCamp, where he was leading a session on how to help homeowners' stay in their … [Read more...] about Top 12 Women Real Estate Bloggers for 2009
Scottdale's McCormick Ranch Golf Course - View of Hole #4 green on the Pine Course, Camelback Mountain in the background Here's a quick pic showing just lovely our weather is at this time of year. A lot be grateful for! … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
1. Clean. De-clutter. Make it pretty. 2. Price it well, based on condition, location, and competition. 3. Make it easy to show. Results: Listed on 10/27/09 for $300,000. Under contract in 20 days. Sold 12/4/09 for $288,000. Start to finish in 38 days. … [Read more...] about How to sell a house in Phoenix in 3 easy steps
With winter almost upon us (grin), I thought I'd slip out on my bike to see what signs of fall I could find in Scottsdale. Wednesday was one of our very, very few overcast days, so you'll get a chance to see what one of our gray days looks like! Found a ton of ducks, a few trees changing color, and lots of green. The … [Read more...] about Autumn in Scottsdale
John Hall & Associates publishes a monthly e-newsletter for its real estate agents. Packed with lots of current and useful info, I discovered the following gem, which conveniently answered another question one of my clients had been asking. Q: I’m already a homeowner. If I buy a replacement home after Nov. 6, 2009, to use … [Read more...] about Do I have to sell my home to qualify for the homebuyer tax credit?
Kari Monk, over at Wells Fargo, shared a copy of the new HUD-1 Settlement Statement a few weeks ago, and when I looked it over, I was pleased. Since then, I've talked to a number of other real estate agents who heard it was coming, but had no idea of the changes that had been made. The HUD-1 is a statement drawn up by the … [Read more...] about The New & Improved HUD-1 and why it’s a good thing for home buyers
What a beautiful way to start the day! View Full Album Location: McCormick Ranch Golf Course, Scottsdale, Arizona … [Read more...] about The Start of Another Beautiful Day in Paradise
It's been awhile since I checked out the Cromford Report stats for Scottsdale real estate. I think we are looking for some sign of sustainable, positive change, but for the most part, I think many would agree that holding steady is a welcomed change! Depending on whether you look at short-term or long-term numbers, … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Real Estate: Some Core Statistics
The Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon and 5K is coming to town this weekend. The race draws in some very competitive runners, plus a lot of folks training for the PF Chang Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Last year's race was overcast and very chilly, and it looks like we have the same forecast for this year! And, whether you … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Traffic Alert: Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon and 5K