What's Happening in Phoenix, Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Real Estate?

Real estate in the Valley of the Sun is dynamic! Miss a minute, miss a lot. Check back often to stay on the top of the latest affecting Metro Phoenix, including Phoenix, Scottsdale & Paradise Valley. Need info that's not here? Call, text or email me. I’ll help you find what you need.

Jan. 12, 2018

5 Home Automation Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s 2018. Home automation has come a long way from uber expensive systems that took lots of wiring and money to harness. It’s easy to implement some of these tools for under $20. This video gives a brief overview of each.

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Dec. 13, 2017

Home Decor... for looks & living

When was the last time you asked "how are you" and didn't hear a response involving the word "busy"??

We're all wrapped up in the minutia of doing more with less, the endless imbalance of work/life & trying to achieve all of these things to feel good about ourselves. The end game is that we're all overworked, over-tired, stressed & probably not having as much fun as we think we should. Believe it or not, these sentiments creep into our home. When real estate was BOOMING, this was reflected in our homes with opulence- luxurious finishes like marble, onyx, travertine, scrolling iron, rich, silky textiles & all that... stuff. Our homes were literally bursting at the seams with THINGS. We all know where that time went...

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Oct. 5, 2017

April 2017 Phoenix Real Estate Market Recap

In a nutshell, here’s a market recap of how real estate went down in April…

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Aug. 9, 2017

Top 4 Dos & Donts for Sellers with Multiple Offers

We're in a legit seller's market & have been through 2017 to this point.  This summer, typically our S.L.O.W. season, was so busy that I haven't had a vacation yet... The last 2 homes I've put in escrow sold with multiple offers after being on the market for a little while. It's enough to make sellers crazy! That said, there are a few things you MUST keep in mind and a few things agents do that separate the rookies from the pros, who're worth every penny you pay them.

Here's what you need to know...

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July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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Posted in Market Updates
July 25, 2017

The "Schmoopier" Side of Real Estate

You remember that pet name on "Seinfeld" right?

It doesn't even MEAN ANYTHING, but we all got it. It's a little too emotional. A little irrational and kind of annoying...

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Posted in Area Info, Buyers
May 10, 2017

April 2017 Phoenix Real Estate Market Recap

In a nutshell, here's a market recap of how real estate went down in April...

Cromford Report: April 2017 Recap Cromford Report: April 2017 Recap

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May 8, 2017

Real Estate Wire Fraud- The Struggle is REAL!!

This video is about wire fraud- what it is & how it can affect you.

QUICK NOTE: As I prepared to do this vlog, I received an email from an escrow officer in Las Vegas whose email signature had been swiped and slightly altered so the phone number was off by a digit or 2. They were trying to get me to download something but her email signature contained this:

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March 23, 2017

What "Mortgage Rates Are Trending UP..." means for you in Spring 2017

"Mortgage rates are going up!"

Yeah........ I hear that a lot. But what does that mean and how does it affect you? Is the sky falling?? The short answer is "a little". The Federal Reserve lowered it's interest rate ("Fed Funds Rate") or the money banks pay to borrow money before they loan it to use for more.

A loan officer at Wells Fargo in Scottsdale forwarded me his mortgage interest rate sheet. I try to stay current and make an effort to look from time to time. For grins, I compared my current mortgage interest rate with the one they quoted on their rate sheet. My current rate (3.625%) is lower the one on this rate sheet.

 

3/23/17 - Wells Fargo Mortgage Rate Sheet

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March 8, 2017

Real Estate Wire Fraud- The Struggle is REAL!!

Here’s a quick video about wire fraud- what it is & how it can affect you.

QUICK NOTE: As I prepared to do this vlog, I received an email from an escrow officer in Las Vegas whose email signature had been swiped and slightly altered so the phone number was off by a digit or 2. They were trying to get me to download something but her email signature contained this:

“**Be aware!  Online banking fraud is on the rise.  If you receive an email containing WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS call your escrow officer immediately to verify the information prior to sending funds.**

Section 1 of Chapter 355 prohibits data collectors doing business in the State of Nevada from transmitting any personal information through any electronic, non-voice transmission (except fax) to anyone outside their (the data collector’s) secure system unless encryption is employed”

You JUST CAN’T make this stuff up!!!

Have a great week!!