Tag Archive: real estate

4128 E. Hancock Dr: Remodeled and Ready for You!

There are remodels and there are REMODELS. This exquisite home stands out in the sea of haphazard remodels and cheap investor fix and flips that dominate the Scottsdale and Phoenix Real Estate market at present. Located in the highly coveted Sequoya / Cocopah / Chaparral school district trio, this property features over 2200 square feet…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Playa Del Sur

Camelback Walk in McCormick Ranch

Playa Del Sur in McCormick Ranch is a subdivision of 98 homes built primarily between 1980-1988, with scattered infill construction as recently as 2007.  A Hancock Homes development (previously known as Camelot Homes), Playa Del Sur is located just East of Hayden Road off of San Lorenzo.  The homes along the North side of San…

Soliloquy

A well-heeled businessman strode into the foyer of a nondescript office building.  Tossing a nod over his shoulder at the exiting secretary who held the door for him, he failed to suppress the knowing grin that tugged at the corners of his mouth.  A quick appraisal of the surroundings threatened to dampen his buoyant mood,…

The Day the Deal Stood Still

Late for closing

The closing table is no place for incompetence.  The crescendo to a Real Estate transaction, the signing of loan documents and the final settlement statement is representative of a successful navigation of the escrow obstacle course.  If it were a cinematic experience, an empowering musical score would soar over the montage of conquered struggles that…

The Case of Paul Slaybaugh and His Accidental Relocation Team

No matter where your Real Estate need, I've got you covered.

It will come as no ground-shaking revelation that I want your business when you buy or sell a home in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or the greater Phoenix area.  It’s what I do, and I solicit that business, sometimes subtly, sometimes beat-you-over-the-head-with-my-resume overtly, within the confines of this blog on a daily basis.  While there is…

The Scottsdale Real Estate Investor: Bacterium or Probiotic?

the scottsdale real estate investor as bacteria

Real Estate Investor. The phrase alone inspires a host of reactions that run the full gamut between antipathy and, well, slightly lesser antipathy, depending on the audience. As any semi-interested news watcher and industry blog reader can attest, the Real Estate investor is the greatest scourge to befall our fragile ecosystem since polybutylene plumbing. What,…

McDowell Mountain Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ

McDowell Mountain Ranch is a North Scottsdale master planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains (inconceivable, I know).  Originally developed in the mid ‘90s (with fill-in development continuing for the next decade) with subdivisions from well-known builders including Camelot, Shea, Woodside, Ryland, Del Webb, Edmunds, TW Lewis, etc, the once Northern outpost…

1988 Called. It Wants Its Sign Riders Back.

not selling houses the old fashioned way

There is nothing the Real Estate industry loves more than a good cliche.  The more hackneyed the slogan, the more likely we are to roll it into our marketing campaigns.  Take the expressions which appear on an old industry stalwart, the sign rider, with frightening regularity.  Intended to separate a listed house from the herd,…

What Do You Mean My Home Warranty Doesn’t Cover That??!!

Home Repairs

So you were a good little boy scout and extracted a home warranty policy out of the seller during the negotiations for your recent home purchase.   Or perhaps, unable to coax the relatively small potato item out of the seller, you opted to take your agent’s advice and spend the $300-500 to purchase one yourself. …

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