what will happen in the Scottsdale real estate market for the remainder of 2023

If you are a buyer or seller, or both, of real estate in 2023, you can easily tell that there has been a shift away from the crazy Seller's Market we saw in 2020, 2021, and the beginning of 2022. Prices are easing and homes are remaining on the market longer.

The real estate market in the US saw a rise in mortgage rates last year, which affected both demand and price appreciation. Availability of homes is no longer the main concern, although inventory still remains lower than normal, but affordability is a great factor for many home buyers. The real estate market is expected to finally stabilize due to the increase in mortgage rates. 

What will happen with mortgage rates?

Economists predict that mortgage rates will fluctuate less this year…

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A man's hands handing out a pencil and holding a Scottsdale home buying contract.

If you are planning to buy a house, you are in for a real rollercoaster of emotions! Home buying can be thrilling, nerve-racking, and exciting all at once. Whether you've done this a couple of times or you are a first-time home buyer, it's a fact that the whole process can be confusing. So if your emotions make you feel overwhelmed, perhaps it's time to take a step back and seek the necessary information to ease your stress. We've created a list to answer your question about how to make the home buying process less stressful. Here are the ways to minimize stress when searching for your dream home.

Tips on how to make the home buying process less stressful

Home buying is one of the most important milestones in one's life and a reason to…

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Lake Pleasant Peoria AZ from the top

We recently had friends in from Illinois and I couldn't wait to show them our hidden gem, Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Many people don't realize that Arizona has lakes, and some are an hour or less away from the greater Phoenix area. I've taken my friends to Canyon Lake when we visited Tortilla Flat (one of my favorite double-decker boat rides). I've also taken them on a boat tour of Saguaro Lake in Mesa. But this was our first group trip to Lake Pleasant in Peoria.

My husband and I took our first trip a while back since I was studying hiking trails and where to see wildlife. I read about the wild burros at Lake Pleasant so we took a trip when my son was out visiting and we saw a herd down on a dry waterway. We even got kind of close to a family of…

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