Phil Sexton at John Hall and Associates, keeps the company's agents updated on current real estate tools in this world of rapidly changing technology. Recently, he posted about an alpha product, Qwiki. Qwiki quickly blends public information (like you would find on wikipedia) with a robotic voice to create an interactive, … [Read more...] about A Qwiki View of Scottsdale
Archives for January 2011
From John Packham, Government Affairs Director, at the Scottsdale Association of Realtors: Misleading emails and other communications about the 3.8% Medicare tax in the health care reform law continue to circulate. You might have received one or more of these emails. The messages usually say that the 3.8% tax is imposed on … [Read more...] about 3.8% Transfer Tax Rumors Persist: Truth is, new Medicare tax may impact high income investors
Scottsdale is known for a lot of things: golf, shopping, car shows, horse shows, great weather, beautiful desert location, and more…. It’s has low crime rates, high ranking schools, a ton of outdoor activities, and access to the arts. Sunset magazine has just named Scottsdale as the “Best City to Raise Your Kids”. It’s … [Read more...] about Sunset Magazine Names Scottsdale as “Best City to Raise Your Kids”
Tired of freezing temperature and tons of snow? I have this cozy, fully furnished winter rental available February 1st. It’s located in the heart of McCormick Ranch within walking distance to the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale to the south, and just as close to some of the unique shopping … [Read more...] about Want to get away? Scottsdale Winter Rental Available February 1st!
I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready to hear some good news about home values. I must confess that I signed up for the monthly updates from Zillow, and for the last two months, there have been negligible, but POSITIVE increases in my home value. I realize that Zillow is providing me generalized information, and I use it … [Read more...] about Real Estate Appreciation? In Scottsdale?
Here’s a quick look at the past two years in Scottsdale. The median list price for single family homes has dropped steadily, with a couple of plateaus along the way. It looks like there’s a possibility that we may have a reprieve this spring. That would certainly be good news for local home sellers. Buyers will definitely … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Real Estate Update: Median Home Listing Price
I’m working with a client who would really like to buy a house in Phoenix. However, it’s been a bit more challenging than expected. Short sales. Lender owned. Multiple offers. Backup offers. Many buyers coming here from out of state are shocked by how active our real estate market is. And when you look at a chart like this … [Read more...] about “I didn’t think it would be so hard to buy a house”
The Scottsdale Police Department is hosting one of their regular Document Shredding & Drug Destruction Events this week. Bring personal documents to be shredded on site, suggested donation of $2/box. Bring expired and/or unwanted over the counter and prescription drugs for collect and proper disposal. Date: … [Read more...] about Get your Confidential Documents Shredded in South Scottsdale
I've just listed a patio home for sale in Sandpiper, located in the heart of McCormick Ranch. Here's a short slide show that will give you a feel for the layout and condition of the home. Sandpiper is a gated community, located on the south side of McCormick Parkway, between Scottsdale and Hayden Roads. We are currently … [Read more...] about My Newest Listing: Easy Scottsdale Living
Jay Thompson suggested listening to Martin Luther King’s full “I have a dream” speech today. I did, and am sharing it with you, too. Martin Luther King Day The speech begins: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Click here … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”