Author Archives: Paul Slaybaugh

Intervention

The Steadfasts barged through the garage door as the familial octopus they’d become, arms and legs of varying sizes jostling to cross the threshold first. “Gently, Blaine! Put it down gently,” Alexis bellowed after the seven year old victor who approached the kitchen counter at breakneck speed. “Mom, Blaine pushed me,” five year old Daniella…

You Gotta Know When to Fold’em: The Expiring Tax Credit & You

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES! Are they good and fired up? Great, now turn them off. As one knocks around the internet here in late April of 2010, he or she cannot go two clicks without encountering manic encouragement to purchase a home “BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE,” or proclamations that “TIME IS RUNNING OUT” to take…

Scottsdale Ranch Home Floor Plans

Lake Serena in Scottsdale Ranch

Doing your Scottsdale home shopping from afar? Already own a home in Scottsdale, but need a copy of your floor plan for remodeling purposes? One advantage to working with a partner who was selling Scottsdale Real Estate prior the Gadsden Purchase (mild exaggeration) is a file cabinet full of old, forgotten floor plans.  Trawling the…

Scottsdale Mountain

Just North of the Shea corridor, the guard-gated community of Scottsdale Mountain is one of the city’s Easternmost sentinels.  Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, this planned community was originally developed in the 1990s.  With close proximity to the renowned Mayo Clinic and bordering Fountain Hills, Scottsdale Mountain manages to balance a more…

Can You Afford That Bank-Owned Bargain?

There really are some amazing deals floating around the market right now, just make sure you can afford them.

What Do You Mean I Don’t Get My Keys At Closing?

It’s true. In Arizona, you will rarely get the keys to your new home at the closing table. Despite the fact that you wired in the balance of your down payment funds or marched a cashier’s check into the title company on what you thought was the penultimate day, the home is not yet yours

New McCormick Ranch Listing: 8907 N 80th Way

Update:  This Home Has Sold!  We Can Sell Yours, Too! Just listed in the prime lake section of McCormick Ranch, this four bedroom Dix home boasts hardwood floors, new berber carpeting, new bathroom vanities with granite tops, wood-burning fireplace in family room, split master floor plan, heated pool & spa w/waterfall and drop dead gorgeous…

Losing Buyers to the Banks? Time to Work On Your Bolo Punch.

You’ve been punched.  You’ve been cajoled.  You’ve been dismissed out of hand as a serious contender.  Your corner wants to throw in the towel, but it’s time to look deep inside yourself for that fighting spirit.  This is your Rocky moment, and I’m your Mick. Tempting as it may be to utter “No mas,” in…

First-Time Home Buyer Credit & Short Sales Do Not Mix!

By now, even the most procrastinating of first time home buyers understands that the end is nigh.  The end of the $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit, that is.  While rumors abound about a possible extension past the current deadline, rumors also persist that man did not actually walk on the moon in 1969 (if you…

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Recovery

You have a problem.  Your family sees it.  Your friends see it.  At the eye of the storm, only you lack the perspective to clearly recognize the wake of wanton destruction spawned by your vice.  Despite your feeble protestations to the contrary, you need help.  Your addiction does not end with you.  It touches the…

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