Black Bear Diner Opens in Scottsdale, AZ
We were introduced to the Black Bear Diner in Gilroy, CA, where my Mom lived until her passing last year. My brothers and their families weren't as ...
Posted by Judy Orr on October 6, 2020
Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Scottsdale Home Prices?
There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home ...
Posted by Judy Orr on August 18, 2020
Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home
It is easy to become overwhelmed when you enter the home buying market. Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their ...
Posted by Judy Orr on August 18, 2020
Scottsdale Condo for Sale - Las Hadas Villas
5640 E Bell Rd, #1082, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
I had to update this before I even posted it. This cute Scottsdale condo sold in one day and ...
Posted by Judy Orr on August 10, 2020
Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?
Potential Scottsdale homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to ...
Posted by Judy Orr on June 18, 2020
8 HOME BUYING STRATEGIES
How to Buy a Home: 8 Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Insiders
We are still in a Seller's Market in Scottsdale real estate, and one of the reasons ...
Posted by Judy Orr on May 13, 2020
Don't Get Burned - Hire a Home Inspector
In Arizona, once you have contract acceptance on your new Scottsdale home purchase, you need to start working on setting up a home inspection - you ...
Posted by Judy Orr on May 6, 2020
How to Create Useful Areas at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Many states currently have a Shelter in Place Mandate, asking all of us to stay in our homes and only going out for essential needs, such as food ...
Posted by Judy Orr on March 27, 2020
2020 Real Estate Market Outlook
Despite some recession scares predicted for 2020, we are in a lengthy healthy economy and many experts don't see things slowing down anytime soon. ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 1, 2020
DECEMBER 2019 GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE
If you're looking for some cool gifts this holiday, you've come to the right place! We have compiled a list of today's popular technology gifts for ...
Posted by Judy Orr on December 5, 2019
I Finally Took My First Flight - At 45
One of my life goals was to travel to distant places like Egypt and France. Can’t do that in a car. So at the age of 45, we got a trip to ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 17, 2009
My Parents Left Us
OK, so I was 32. But I was the one with the grandchildren. One of my brothers was already living in California. My 18-year-old brother, who was ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 16, 2009
My First Warm Weather Love Was Florida
Image by David Mark from Pixabay
As long as I can remember, every year during Easter vacation my family would jump in the aqua 1950 something Buick ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 15, 2009
Why Didn't I Just Leave Illinois?
At the age of 19 I had a job offer to work with my prior boss who left the company I was employed at to work for the World Bank. I would be his ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 14, 2009
I Hate Snow
I'm sitting in my home with the heat cranked up so high my skin is dry and my hair is full of static. We're going to have record low temps tomorrow ...
Posted by Judy Orr on January 3, 2009
Married But Not Living Together?
I read another article yesterday that was almost unbelievable. It stated that recent census reports show that more than three million couples ...
Posted by Judy Orr on November 18, 2005
Using Your IRA or 401(k) for a Down Payment
Sometimes it seems like there is just no way you'll ever be able to afford to purchase your first property in Scottsdale, Cave Creek or another ...
Posted by Judy Orr on November 15, 2005