Tag Archive: scottsdale real estate

Welcome, Winter Visitors!

Camelback Mountain behind the McCormick Ranch Golf Course

Greetings, Winter Visitors! On behalf of the fine city of Scottsdale, I’d like to welcome you to the land of short sleeves and flip flops. Whether you are visiting us for the first time or have been making the annual pilgrimage for many years now, you are warmly welcomed. Literally. There is no shortage of…

What Is a Patio Home?

Alright, alright. Mickey’s a mouse, Donald’s a duck, Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy?

Earnest Money FAQ

Earnest Deposit FAQ

Earnest money. You’ve heard about it, been asked for it; you may have even written a check for it. What exactly is earnest money, though, and why do you need it when you buy a house? __________________________________________________________ Earnest Money FAQ  What Is Earnest Money? When buying (or leasing) a home in Scottsdale, you will be…

How Long Should It Take to Find the Right Home?

Have you been searching for a home for six months? A year? Longer? If you have not found the home of your dreams (or, at least, the home of your needs) despite a protracted hunt, it’s time to come to grips with this stark reality: you are dreaming too big. The home buying process is…

Agency and the Ascending Market

The role of a Real Estate agent in a transaction is an ever-evolving one. Remember sub-agency? No? That is a testament to how quickly and totally the job description has changed over the past couple of decades, with every passing generation bringing more empowerment to consumers and choices in levels of service. The relationship between…

The Referral Responsibility: Are You a Man Or a Mollusk?

Classic risk aversion for the liability-phobic mandates that an agent make no actual referral to an auxiliary service provider in the course of a Real Estate transaction. Need a lender? Here are the names of three professionals. Need a home inspector? Sift through this stack of business cards and let me know who you choose…

On This Day In Real Estate

On this day in Arizona Real Estate: 11/23/1881 – The first Real Estate disclosure laws go into effect for the young territory on the heels of the sale of a corral in Tombstone with a non-disclosed stigma. Claiming he would have paid considerably less for the property had he been aware of its recent history…

The Tenant and the Cabana Boy

Joyce DeMannon traced a white glove-encased fingertip over a lamp shade and inspected it for residue. Satisfied, she gave a curt, reluctant nod to the head of the maid staff. “Turndown service every morning, of course,” the chambermaid informed her dour guest. “Standard mint on the pillow, or you can inform my staff of a…

South Scottsdale Open House: Sunday (7/24)

Like your home shopping casual and on your own time? Stop by our Sunday open house to see this vintage Hallcraft tri-level (basement) home. No pressure, no appointments, just a terrific home at a price that makes the salesman virtually superfluous. Even if you’re just looking for a cool place to escape the heat for…

The Frankenstein House

It's Alive!

“Three fifty? Are you out of your freaking skull,” the rotund, little man bellowed beneath a reddening bald pate. “You disagree with my analysis,” Maxwell Listers surmised. He was not unaccustomed to the question, though twenty six years of patient rebuttal had him rethinking the answer some days. “You call that an analysis,” Ollie Meanders…

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