Monuments Valley in Arizona

Learn what the seven things to know before moving from Texas to Arizona are 

Are you thinking of moving from Texas to Scottsdale, Arizona? Even though there is no doubt that Texas is a great place to live in, rest assured that you will not regret this decision. With its incredible natural beauties and plenty of outside activities to enjoy, Arizona became one of the most desired states to move to. And the fact that from July 2020 to July 2021 population in Arizona grew by 1.4% proves that. Still, before you move to this great state, you should be prepared and know how life here would be different from the one in Texas. Therefore, we have created a list of 7 things to know before relocating from Texas to Arizona.

Cost of move

First, you should…

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drone shot of scottsdale real estate near the canal downtown

Are you on the verge of deciding to become an investor or make the decision to diversify your existing investments? Perhaps you have also zeroed in on real estate investing – rental properties specifically as the best asset to put your money into.

As someone just starting in real estate investing, what are the things you should know? What are the definite benefits of owning rental properties versus other types of assets? Do the benefits of real estate investing have the potential to exceed the benefits from investing in other assets?

This post makes a case for real estate investing as the preferred method for securing and growing your capital. In this article you will see why investing in rental properties is not just a strategy for increasing…

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happy scottsdale real estate buyers

Many buyers have stopped their home search after writing multiple offers with none being accepted. I've been licensed since 1983 and have never seen such a wild and crazy Scottsdale real estate Seller's Market. Buyers and their agents have had to think out-of-the-box to get their offers accepted. Some of these ideas are not recommended, but if you want to win a bidding war, using one or more of these ideas might be the trick to you getting your Scottsdale real estate offer accepted.

A high offer price will definitely get the seller's attention. But not all sellers consider just the price. I've heard some stories that sellers have accepted buyers who are planning on living in the home vs. big investors that will purchase the home and rent it out…

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Cave Creek home backyard

Summer is certainly a time for you and your family members to relax and enjoy your home. It is a fact that this is sometimes easier said than done. This enjoyment will be possible only if you take some measures in advance to prepare your Arizona home for summer. Since summer days are hot and humid, additional maintenance of your home is required. Therefore, getting ahead of the game can help you save money and improve your property’s appearance, coziness, and safety.

1. Be organized

Whether moving, packing, or unpacking, a successful home renovation also entails being well-organized. It is a fact that a home renovation project can completely interrupt your life. Therefore, learning how to prepare your Arizona home for summer is essential. To be…

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Between finding the right house to making it your new home, there are a lot of steps. Things can get even more complicated when you are planning an interstate move. With that being said, moving from DC to Arizona can still be manageable. From finding the best real estate in Arizona to settling in, this article will cover how you can properly prepare for the change of your ZIP code. Besides finding and then purchasing the house, you will also need to figure out the best way to pack up and transport all of your belongings over more than 2000 miles. While this might seem very stressful, all you need to make it less so is the right help and attitude.

Route 66 written on the road; part of which you'd take if moving from DC to Scottsdale Arizona
What to expect when moving from DC to Arizona?

The first step to moving is finding new real estate. This…

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map of arizona showing scottsdale real estateLate last year I received a call from a man who moved to Arizona for a job offer. He got my name from a prior client of mine in Illinois. He couldn't remember her name as it was from a series of friends and relatives that passed my name along to him because of my prior client's referral. I contacted my client to see if she was the one that referred him, and she confirmed. It was bothering me that he didn't know who it was since I always like to thank anyone that sends me a referral.

He was coming from my prior state of Illinois

In fact, he was coming from the same town we lived in before we moved to Arizona back in 2009. He and his wife owned a large house that they didn't have to sell. But even though they didn't have to sell that one to make a…

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pretty landscaping at a scottsdale home for sale

Homeowners preparing their homes for selling in the foreseeable future have to consider both inside and outside. Therefore, if you wish to increase the value of your home, be sure to check out home staging tips and not neglect the outside. After all, your front yard is the thing that will leave the first impression on your potential buyers. So, be sure to make it count. We consulted the experts in the field and are glad to share some of the best landscaping ideas. Enjoy reading!

The list of best landscaping ideas to up your home's value

If you plan to move from Arizona to Texas, you will first need to sell your existing home. Interstate relocations can get pricy, so it's wise to upgrade your Arizona house to get a great offer. So, once you…

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Choosing between different wall art when staging your Scottsdale home for sale

A well-staged property can entice a buyer to view a listing, and even something as simple as the artwork you select can make or break the sale of your Scottsdale home. Your experienced Scottsdale real estate agent will probably tell you the same. Although everyone's taste in design differs, picking the correct artwork for your home when staging can help buyers imagine themselves living there. Thus, choosing the right art when staging your Scottsdale home is very important. We've prepared simple tips to help you select art pieces that will help buyers fall in love with your home.

Tips for choosing the right art when staging your Scottsdale home

If you want to position your home well for sale, ensuring you have the appropriate artwork is critical.…

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the entrance to carlsbad tavern in scottsdale azDid you ever go back to a restaurant that you thought you loved and remembered why you stopped going? That was the revelation when we went back to Carlsbad Tavern in Scottsdale after many years from our last visit.

Our friend, who used to live in Arizona, was visiting us and wanted to go there. He was the person that introduced Carlsbad Tavern to us many years ago. I had such good memories.

It looks cute as soon as you walk up to the entryway, which is nicely lit at night. Then you step into the pretty patio with a waterfall. I think the last time I went was with Jimmy and we sat on the patio at a 2-person table. And I think that was the time I ordered something and had a difficult time eating it because it was so spicy. But I forgot about that.

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As environmental concerns become more and more pressing, we all have a collective and an individual responsibility to lower our carbon footprint and make an effort to make our lifestyle a little greener. That includes our homes. Luckily, making your Arizona home more eco-friendly is easy, and not necessarily expensive.

scottsdale real estate residents need to put our planet earth first

It mostly comes down to the choices you make, like opting for a smaller TV, learning better habits around water and energy waste, using energy-efficient appliances, and doing everything you can to keep the heat in when the temperature drops in the winter months.

Recycling & composting

Most households recycle at this point, hopefully, but if you’re not, then you’re missing out on some really impactful environmental benefits.…

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