New in Old Town Scottsdale! 1301 N. 70th St

New in Old Town Scottsdale! 1301 N. 70th St

New in Old Town Scottsdale!

1301 N. 70th St

Do you love the vibrancy and convenience of living in Old Town Scottsdale, but not necessarily the older, outdated mid-century homes that come with it?

Do you love the sleek, modern feel of new construction, but don’t feel like commuting from the boonies where you can afford it?

South Scottsdale home buyers, I feel your pain! Fortunately, I am not here to commiserate, but to present a solution to your dilemma in the form of our new listing at 1301 N. 70th Street. Located in the Papago Parkway subdivision near McDowell and Scottsdale Rd, this home is ideally situated at the gateway to downtown Scottsdale. Not only is it convenient to all of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Old Town, but it is mere minutes from ASU, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and smack dab in the middle of re-development and new construction that is completely transforming the area into one of the most sought after locations in the valley.

Now, I know what you are thinking. You can’t afford to drop the $500-800k for the new homes that are being built just down the street, nor do you necessarily care for the mid-century ranches with popcorn ceilings, shoebox layouts, and kitty-cats-playing-with-balls-of-yarn wallpapering. If you could only find an older home with some character that didn’t feel quite so … old. Or break the bank.

Just when you thought you would never find such a unicorn, I bring to you this South Scottsdale marvel, saddled up and ready to ride!

From the moment you walk through the front door, you will be mesmerized by the wide open great room concept. The living room wall was removed and replaced with a beautiful, exposed wooden beam. Porcelain faux-wood plank flooring stretches throughout the main living areas, giving the home a warm feeling to compliment its easy care. If you are familiar with the old galley style kitchens that most of these homes originally came with, you will truly appreciate the new (2013) island kitchen that greets you beyond the great room. Featuring highly upgraded new cabinetry, slab granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances, this is a kitchen befitting a home several price ranges higher.

All new (2018) carpet in the three bedrooms. Remodeled bathrooms with new (2013) tile shower surrounds, vanities, and flooring. New, tall baseboards throughout. The roof was replaced in 2013. ZERO popcorn ceilings remain in the home. The bonus room is a perfect space for a home office/den, play room, exercise room … you name it!

Last, but most certainly not least, is the incredible back yard. Located on a prime corner lot, the home sits on one of the largest lots in the entire neighborhood. Better yet, it is usable space on a rectangular lot that offers a covered patio, grass lawn, children’s play area, and bare gravel beyond the RV gate that is an ideal pad for parking your boat, trailer, cars, toys, etc.

I could drone on and on, but I know you are really here for the pictures. I’ve been teasing them out one at a time, but now for the big reveal. Feast your eyes on these pixels (click to enlarge), and contact me today for a showing or to learn more about all of the exciting things that are going on in the area!

Full Property Details: 1301 N. 70th St

8220 E. Mitchell Dr – Coming Soon in South Scottsdale!

8220 E. Mitchell Dr – Coming Soon in South Scottsdale!

Frustrated with your South Scottsdale home search?

Dismayed by the dearth of affordable single family homes currently for sale near Old Town?

If the summer listing slowdown has you feverish, I have the prescription … and it ain’t more cowbell!

Coming to the rescue after the holiday weekend is a three bedroom, two bath mid-century red brick home right in the middle of it all. Remodeled with a newer kitchen (newer cabinets, new granite counter tops, newer appliances including brand new range/oven), dual pane windows throughout (barring one), and much more, this is the property you have been looking for if you want something you can move right into without being gouged by the insane markups being charged by flippers, amateur and professional alike.

*Pictures coming soon! Bookmark this post!

For more information, or to get in for a special sneak peak before it hits the open market, contact me today.


We are now live and accepting offers! Full property details below!


Paul Slaybaugh, Realty Executives | 480.220.2337 |

Fair Housing Member of the National Association of Realtors

Vista Bonita in Scottsdale

Vista Bonita in Scottsdale

Greenery is at a premium here in Scottsdale.  In the age of xeriscape, desertscape … moonscape, sometimes a front lawn is just what the house doctor ordered.  In addition to the well known communities of Arcadia, McCormick Ranch and the Central corridor, there are a few scattered pockets that harken back to the mature, non-desert landscaping that many Scottsdale immigrants thought they left behind upon relocating to the Valley of the Sun.  Aside from those name brand communities, however, they often lie just out of sight of the casual eye.

Vista Bonita in South Scottsdale is one such hidden gem.  Secreted away in the 85250 zip code just East of the Scottsdale Road and Vista (just North of Chaparral Rd) intersection, few buyers I have encountered are aware of its existence. Originally comprised of 1960s era ranch style homes on larger than typical lots, some have been knocked down in favor of newer construction.  Sitting at the gateway to downtown Scottsdale, it is easy to see why.  The allure of modern architecture atop the prime central Scottsdale Real Estate makes for a “bucolic chic” neighborhood that few readily forget upon first encounter.

Though identifiable as one homogeneous neighborhood, Vista Bonita is actually made up of three legal subdivisions:  VISTA BONITA LOT 9-19,VISTA BONITA 2 LOT 33-44 and VISTA BONITA 3A.  For the purposes of this post, I will simply refer to these phases as Vista Bonita 1, Vista Bonita 2 and Vista Bonita 3, respectively.

Vista Bonita 1:

  • 24 total properties, all single-level
  • There are several commercial properties included in this subdivision in addition to the single-family homes
  • 19 homes feature private swimming pools
  • Average property size of 2555 square feet (includes both commercial and residential structures)
  • Properties range in age from 1956-2004
  • Mix of block / frame – wood construction & architectural styles
  • Primarily zoned R1-10 for single-family residential on 10,000 sq ft lot minimums, many homes sit on approx. 1/2 acre lots.  There is commercial zoning for several properties which sit on Vista Road at the entrance to the subdivision.

Vista Bonita 2:

  • 22 total homes, all single-level
  • 17 homes feature private swimming pools
  • Average home size of 2295 sq ft
  • Homes range in age from 1957-1992
  • Mix of construction types & architectural styles
  • Zoned R1-10 for residential lots of 10,000 square foot minimums, most homes sit on 1/3 – 1/2 acres.

Vista Bonita 3:

  • 32 total homes, all single-level.
  • 24 homes feature private swimming pools
  • The average home size is 2360 square feet
  • Homes range in age from 1961 – 2007
  • Mix of construction types and architectural styles
  • Zoned R1-10 for residential lots with 10,000 square foot minimums, most feature

All three phases of Vista Bonita fall in the Kiva Elementary / Mohave Middle / Saguaro High School districts

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Camelback Mountain from Vista Bonita  The Lamar Day Spa

Homes on the extreme East of the Vista Bonita neighborhood back up to the canal / open area.  Included in the few commercial structures in the neighborhood is the Lamar Day Spa.  Nearby is the renowned Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the shops /restaraunts / art galleries / nightlife / etc of downtown Scottsdale.  The Town of Paradise Valley lies just on the other side (West) of Scottsdale Road.

For those looking for the mature-landscaping and inviting feel of Arcadia and Paradise Valley Farms, but perhaps on a lesser budget, and with even more immediate access to Old Town Scottsdale, Vista Bonita bears a look.


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