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Take the Scottsdale Neighborhood Quiz!

onsidering a move to Scottsdale, but unsure where to start? Looking for a winter home and wondering which neighborhoods offer golf and/or gated options? Perhaps, you already live in the Valley and just want to know where the...

Welcome, Winter Visitors!

reetings, 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,...

Earnest Money FAQ

arnest 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)...

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...

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...

The Placeholder House

It wasn't your first choice. It wasn't your second either. In fact, the short sale you wrote the offer on was likely more a product of attrition than anything else. Short sales take time. Like most astute 2012 home buyers, you are all too aware that the offer you...