5 Reasons Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate
There is a common misconception that you should put your house on the market in winter. But that's not necessarily true. There are some ...
Posted by Judy Orr on December 31, 2020
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
We visited the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, AZ, for the 2nd time. A woman that was there said she's lived in Arizona ...
Posted by Judy Orr on December 27, 2020
Share the Spirit of the Holidays - Starting at Home
2020 Has Been a Rough Year
Holidays just aren't the same this year. My son and my grandsons were going to visit us for Christmas but they ...
Posted by Judy Orr on December 10, 2020
How to Keep Your Home Safe for the Holidays
There are so many dangers when we're out and about, especially during the continuing Coronavirus outbreak, which is spiking once again. We want and ...
Posted by Judy Orr on November 30, 2020
What You Need to Know About Virtual Home Tours
Although virtual tours have been used for many years for foreign and out-of-state buyers, they have become more popular during the Covid-19 pandemic....
Posted by Judy Orr on November 22, 2020
The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021
2020 has given us a gut punch like no other that most of us have ever experienced. The housing bubble bursting was bad for real estate, but I ...
Posted by Judy Orr on November 16, 2020
Frank Lloyd Wright's Norman Lykes House is on the Market
I was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright in my teens or early 20's after watching a PBS documentary. It showed his Frank Lloyd Wright School of ...
Posted by Judy Orr on November 3, 2020
Avoiding Damages on Moving Day: This Is What You Need To Know
Everyone is nervous about something bad happening on moving day. The majority of the mishaps one might hear and read about are, fortunately, very ...
Posted by Judy Orr on October 9, 2020
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
8 Scams to Look Out for this Holiday Season
For most of us, we look forward to the upcoming holidays and celebrating with our family and at our workplaces. In the past, we'd have to worry ...
Posted by Judy Orr on December 11, 2019