Tag Archive: Scottsdale

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

8220 E. Mitchell Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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…

Pinnacle Peak Vistas at 9535 E. Via Montoya

Sonoran Desert Views

*UPDATE: NOW BANK APPROVED* This, you tell yourself. This is why I moved to Arizona. Pulling into the stately neighborhood, your eyes take in not the exquisite custom homes, but the Sonoran Desert panorama into which they disappear. Rising out of the valley floor to the East are the majestic McDowell Mountains. The Northern skyline…

Renting VS Buying a Home in Scottsdale: 2011 Edition

I find myself working the Scottsdale rental market more often these days than in years past. With a large percentage of the populace having been converted from homeowner to renter after selling a home short or losing it to foreclosure (thus, effectively eliminating themselves from the buyer pool for the foreseeable future due to credit…

All Aboard the McCormick-Stillman Railroad in Scottsdale, AZ!

Digging through my old archives for additional community information I could use to populate this site, I came across this video I shot aboard the Standard Pacific Railroad at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in McCormick Ranch (Scottsdale). Hard to believe it’s already been two and a half years since I shot this, as I barely…

Mighty Mud Mania In Scottsdale AZ

Mighty Mud Mania hysteria

Mighty.  Mud.  Mania. Aside from We’re Going to Disneyland, All the Rock Candy You Can Eat and, possibly, No School Today, you won’t find too many phrases that resonate with the children of Scottsdale more than Mighty Mud Mania. Held annually at Chaparral Park in central Scottsdale (just East of Hayden, between Chaparral and Jackrabbit…

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…

Break the Chain! Echo Coffee in South Scottsdale

Scottsdale Coffee Shop

Recognizing that one has a problem is the first step towards overcoming addiction.  Recognizing that one harbors a chemical dependency on roasted caffeinated goodness … not so much.  I am a full-blown, pull-my-hair-out-by-the-roots java junkie.  I don’t need help, I just need a double espresso with a finish so smooth it could be mistaken for…

The Scottsdale Unified School District

Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ

The Scottsdale Unified School District is one of the primary drivers for relocation to Scottsdale, Arizona. Consistently ranked at the top of school districts across the state, it is little wonder that many new Arizona residents with families opt to begin their searches for a new home here. With composite test scores that outpace state…

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…

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