The Business Insider recently published “The 20 Safest Cities in America”, sharing from the latest FBI report on crime in America, and Scottsdale ranked in 6th place. Besides being clean and pretty, it’s great for home buyers to know Scottsdale has crime rates substantially below the national average. If you are looking for … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Ranked as 6th Safest City in U.S.
Scottsdale Home Buyers
Last week, a future Scottsdale home buyer told me that he’d heard it’s hard to get a loan to buy a house. I was a bit taken by surprise because the majority of home buyers are using conventional mortgages to purchase homes in today’s market. Interest rates are still incredibly low when looked at historically. And, while … [Read more...] about More Phoenix Metro Home Buyers Financing Their Homes
Scottsdale home prices are definitely on the rise. If you take a look at the chart below, you'll see that since October 2011 that Scottsdale is definitely seen an increase in single family home prices. (While this chart showing the three month moving average sales price per square foot says that it's for the greater Phoenix … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Home Prices Getting Healthy–Finally Pass $200/sf
Over the past year, the number of homes for sale in Scottsdale has continued to drop, from 1800 at the first of the year to just under 1600 currently. Looking at the chart below, you can see that normal homes (i.e. homes are not short sales or foreclosures) dominate the Scottsdale real estate market. What is more apparent … [Read more...] about Normal Homes Dominate the Scottsdale Real Estate Market
Scottsdale Single Family Home listings have been increasing since the middle of summer. And the most striking difference about our current market is that typical homes for sale (not short sales and foreclosures) make up ALL of the increase. In fact, you can see that in the past year, the number of short sales and … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Home Inventory On the Rise
With the recent rains, buyers are asking about flooding in Scottsdale. Portions of Scottsdale do reside in flood zones and do require flood insurance, in addition to standard home insurance. The City of Scottsdale has a number of resources on its web site to help you research whether the home that you are buying is in a … [Read more...] about Protecting your home investment–buying flood insurance in Scottsdale
As a Scottsdale real estate agent, I have had the opportunity to view plenty of amazing homes - and this is one of them. Have you ever imagined having a separate home just for summer or winter? What about spending your days gazing at a beautiful golf course? Now you can have it all (plus more) in this gorgeous, naturally lit … [Read more...] about Your Opportunity to Live a Golf Course Lifestyle in Central Scottsdale
I discovered a great low-cost solution for document shredding in central Scottsdale yesterday. After getting my car washed numerous times at the Genie Car Wash on the southwest corner of Shea Boulevard and 74th Street, and seeing a sign for document shredding in the window of Desert Storage, just to the south, I decided to … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Document Shredding–A Low-Cost Solution
Yes, I think the Scottsdale real estate market is insane. And not just Scottsdale, it’s Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, and all the rest of the Valley of the Sun. I’ve been working like a maniac for the month of March, and have seen so much craziness. I feel for buyers who are totally challenged to find a home in our … [Read more...] about The Scottsdale Real Estate Market is Insane!
Scottsdale has more than its fair share of beautiful homes. If you’d like to take a quick look at what a million dollars will buy you in Scottsdale real estate, I invite you to my Facebook page for At Home in Scottsdale. If you haven’t “Liked” my Facebook page before, you’ll have that option. Once you Click the Like button, … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Real Estate: Million Dollar Homes for Sale