Senior couple selling their Scottsdale home so they can downsize

When is it a good idea to downsize your Scottsdale home? Knowing when to make a move is essential. Too many people put off making this choice, and as a result, they wind up with a large home that is too much work to keep up with. Realizing whether and when it's time to downsize is crucial. Any delay in downsizing, even a few years, might cost tens of thousands of dollars. Health problems and mobility impairments might make it considerably more difficult later in age. Because of this, we've put together a list of the six most obvious warnings that it's time to downsize. We want to allay your fears, remove your doubts, and give you the confidence that you are making the best choice possible.

6 Telltale Signs It's Time to Downsize your Scottsdale…

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get your Scottsdale real estate sold with Judy Orr

Scottsdale's market stands for one of the hottest markets in the Greater Phoenix area. Although the market has been cooling with higher interest rates, we still have buyers competing for a properly priced property that is clean, up-to-date, and shows well. Bidding wars here are exactly that - wars. However, the explosive atmosphere we saw in the beginning of the year seems to lull today's sellers into thinking that selling is a piece of cake and that they don't need to put in much effort. In reality, even in the hottest market, it's not enough to exist and have a property to sell. Besides, the competitive kind of sale will make the potential buyers offer less. So, let's go over some things to avoid when putting your Scottsdale house on the market with…

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A couple writing something down on a piece of paper on top of a box for their move to a new home in Scottsdale

Out of all milestones in life, buying a home for the first time is a significant one. We are talking about a substantial investment that will change every aspect of your life. But you must remember that the mistakes you make throughout this process may cost you considerably. Therefore, you must be thorough, take care of every detail, and even consult a Scottsdale real estate agent. Here's a must-have checklist for first-time home buyers to ensure that you find a property that is perfect for you and your lifestyle.

The first item on the checklist for first-time home buyers is – the budget

Under no circumstances should you start looking for a property before you decide on your budget. Firstly, you may end up very disappointed if you realize all…

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Welcome to Cave Creek Arizona stone signCave Creek has a small-town charm, as well as access to the larger cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. With over 170 miles of hiking trails, the preserve, and nature trails, this small community is an ideal place for anyone to live. It is only about 30 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix depending on traffic.

The population of Cave Creek is just shy of 5,000 and has a high concentration of residents who own their homes. Cave Creek real estate offers many different subdivisions and areas with different home styles and lot sizes, including horse properties.

Living in Cave Creek offers numerous advantages. Here are some of the benefits of small-town living:

1 Town, 1 Zip Code

What's the big deal about that? Unlike it's much larger neighbor…

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front exterior of a scottsdale home for sale

Buying a home can be an expensive and challenging endeavor that will require a lot of effort and patience from your side. When we talk about buying a property, expenses usually come to your mind first. It is ok to dream of owning a specific home, but it's the expenses that keep you from owning that piece of property. There are the "usual" ones, but some can slip below the radar and cause complications later. This article is dedicated to uncovering what expenses to expect when buying a home in Scottsdale.

Type of expenses when buying a home

Before we discuss specific expenses and what to expect, let's take a minute to analyze the types of costs. Generally speaking, you divide expenses into two groups:

Upfront expenses:

  • downpayment

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inflation word puzzle

It's no secret that the real estate market has had ups and downs since the Great Recession of 2008. Prices fell precipitously during the crisis after reaching an all-time high in 2006 and have risen at a high pace in the past couple of years. The Federal Reserve has maintained interest rates at historically low levels in the meantime in an effort to promote economic expansion.

What will happen to the Scottsdale real estate market is the issue on everyone's mind right now as the economy keeps growing and inflation begins to increase. To help you better understand what to anticipate in the months and years ahead, we'll look more closely at the housing market and inflation in this article.

What is inflation?

Inflation is when prices for…

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Three young people sitting on stairs and discussing something

As the years pass by, more and more millennials are becoming homeowners. Current moving trends in the United States suggest that Arizona, especially the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is one of the most popular places among Americans looking to relocate. Scottsdale is one of those cities in the valley that has become appealing to people from all over the US. But, the question is, are millennials buying property in Scottsdale? This age group often dictates the growth of many cities, so when a particular place becomes appealing to millennials, the potential is enormous. That's why our team has decided to analyze this topic. Throughout this article, we'll get into Scottsdale real estate and moving trends and see if millennials are interested in…

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construction workers building a Scottsdale home for sale

Introduction

Are you planning to construct a project? Then scaffolding comes immediately to mind. Isn’t it? Yes!! Because, whether you are building a large commercial structure or an addition to your home, scaffolding plays a significant role in construction. The construction industry relies on scaffolding to make life easier for workers. No matter the size of the project, regardless of its age, this is a valuable and life-saving structure for workers.

There are many reasons why scaffolding is important in the construction industry. In this article, we will discuss eight reasons why it's necessary to invest in well-designed scaffolding for construction projects. So let’s get started.

Why Is Scaffolding Important During Construction?

 

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wild party in an STR Paradise Valley home

Imagine owning a multi-million dollar Paradise Valley home (which is the highest-priced town in all of Arizona) and dealing with the noise, litter, and other inconveniences of short-term rental tenants at a nearby house. Paradise Valley, AZ, has attempted to create its own rules governing short-term rentals but has been hit with fines because its rules were going against the state of Arizona's short-term rental (STR) laws.

Why would the state allow such disruptive rental practices? Arizona is truly a destination state, and the state and towns earn revenue from STRs. These owners usually have to pay a permit fee and can be fined, plus they have to pay taxes on the Paradise Valley homes and income. 

I was surprised to hear about a commotion that…

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boxes on a table from moving in to your new Scottsdale real estate

Organizing a move from Kentucky to a Scottsdale home typically takes quite a lot of time if you want it to be successful. However, sometimes we don’t have the luxury of time when preparing to move. Let’s say you found a perfect home, but you need to move in after buying it immediately. Well, then you have to be ready for a speedy and messy process to get there. But does it really need to be chaotic? The answer is no, as long as you know how to approach the preparations. To this end, we’ve put together a guide on how to organize a move from Kentucky to Scottsdale, Arizona in less than two weeks.

Book a moving company as soon as possible

The first step to any successful move is to find reliable and experienced movers to move your belongings safely

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