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There has been a lot of attention on the current trend of both increasing home prices and mortgage rates. Some of the attention has been due to arguments over whether house prices should drop when mortgage rates rise. That all seems logical, but this is rarely the case for reasons which we will discuss in the next section.

Shouldn't Scottsdale Real Estate Prices Decrease if Interest Rates Increase?

The theory of home prices decreasing is typically discussed by those people who are looking for a home to purchase. If you are a homebuyer, you like to think you are getting a good deal by paying more for a home, and you should be able to see a decrease in price somewhere else as well. Unfortunately, there are several causes for home price increases…

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A road in an Arizona desert with large green cacti and a blue sky

House shopping can be a wonderful experience, especially if you are not in a rush and can have some fun browsing and visiting all your potential dream homes. However, for those moving between states who cannot physically be present for viewings, it can be somewhat challenging and stressful. If you are buying a house in Arizona remotely, you will need some guidance and help from experts in the field.

Where to begin?

You have taken the first step and chosen Arizona as your destination—good for you. If you have already decided on a specific city or area, one of the most complex parts is over. Whether your relocation is a joyous occasion or a necessity, it is bound to cause anxiety. Like with any big undertaking, it is a good idea to start planning…

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scottsdale home for sale in grocery cartSince the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, every industry has shifted towards more digital and remote work platforms. The real estate industry has been no different. Despite widespread concerns, innovation has reigned supreme and people have continued to buy, sell, and search for homes throughout the entire pandemic. The ongoing dynamism of the real estate industry has relied heavily upon remote home viewings.

To keep potential home buyers and sellers safe, secure, and socially distanced during the pandemic, home viewings have gone digital. And the trend has continued even now that the in-person home viewings are beginning to return.

So beyond the traditional concerns of boosting your home’s curb appeal for in-person viewings, there are new…

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Arizona and California are similar in a lot of ways. They are two neighboring states that share the same climate, with summer temperatures all year long and plenty of things to see and do. Both states are also very multicultural, with many developing cities. Living in either of these places offers a lot of education and business opportunities. Still, many Californians have been buying properties in Arizona in recent years, especially in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Buckeye, and Tucson. So, if you were wondering why Arizona attracts homebuyers from California, you're in the right place. Keep on reading to find out.

Arizona has a variety of different architectural styles

Californian homes are usually modern and elegant, with a lot of glass and chrome…

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scottsdale june days summer solstice celebration sign

We decided to brave the triple-digit weather to visit Solstice Park in Scottsdale, Arizona to celebrate Scottsdale's June Days and to welcome the summer solstice.  It was held on Sunday, June 20th, in Solstice Park (previously named Solari Plaza), which is near Oldtown Scottsdale and at the Solari Bridge by the canal, or Scottsdale waterfront.

As we drove into Oldtown Scottsdale and the Fifth Avenue Shops area, we were surprised to see most, if not all, of the parking spots taken.  It was hot out!  But I guess that didn't stop tourists and area residents from visiting Old Town.

The day before we went I wondered how many other brave souls would attend the Summer Solstice Celebration.  Even with free snow cones, ice cream, water,…

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couple packing to move to a new scottsdale home

Moving is never an easy event. It takes a lot of time, planning, and preparation. It can be stressful and filled with anxiety and nervousness. Emotions can run high leading up to, during, and after the move. You have many responsibilities to ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you settle in nicely in your new place. But going about all the essential tasks alone can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, help is available. By choosing a professional moving company, you can rely on the expertise of people who have previously assisted numerous customers in having a successful move. Moving companies can take care of the heavy lifting and the long-distance transportation of your belongings and goods.

Of course, not all moving companies are the…

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After the difficult year that was 2020, and with all the time we’ve spent indoors, a lot of people have been taking this opportunity to change things up, take up some DIY projects, or otherwise upgrade their homes. Some choose to focus on the backyard, others are adding home offices, but one way you can add the most value is by introducing smart tech into your home.

different words pertaining to a smart scottsdale home

Whether with smart security devices or smart appliances, smart tech makes life more comfortable and convenient. Plus, it is highly sought-after by homebuyers, who are often willing to pay more for these features. That’s a great incentive, especially if you’re planning to sell. Here are the top smart tech gadgets to upgrade your home.

Smart Security Devices

The most popular smart…

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home warranty for a scottsdale home for sale

Owning a home is an exciting opportunity, but it also requires a lot of work and dedication. It is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. Aside from making your monthly mortgage payment, you will have consistent maintenance, upkeep, and repair costs to take care of. These are essential if you want to keep your home looking nice, feeling comfortable, and provide the conveniences and security that you and your family members need.

If you are worried about the finances required to make essential repairs and keep your home in good shape, it may make sense to get a home warranty. This benefit can save you a considerable amount of cash. Before you get serious about purchasing one, learn more about what it entails and when you would and…

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bedbug infestations can happen in a scottsdale home

Your home should be a place where you feel comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, a wide range of household pests can infiltrate your home, making you feel anxiety or nervousness. Some pests can simply be a nuisance. Others can be harmful and pose a threat to your health and wellness. Bed bugs can fall into both categories. These tiny creatures can be a big problem for any homeowner. They can be difficult to dispose of if you do not follow effective measures. Pay attention to the right and wrong ways to get rid of them, so you can sleep easy tonight.

An Overview of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small insects that bite exposed skin and feed on the blood of humans and animals. Both you and your pets can be at risk when bed bugs are present. These insects…

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young man working in his scottsdale home on his computer and phone

With so many people working remotely this year and the en-masse relocation that’s been going on, chances are you may be looking for a great new location. While one of the major advantages of remote work is the flexibility you gain, this lifestyle also comes with some specific needs that should be met.

Some locations are more suited to a remote lifestyle than others, and Scottsdale, Arizona just so happens to be a great destination if you’re working from home. Here are the top 7 reasons why remote workers love Arizona.

1. A large remote work community

Remote work can be very lonely if none of your friends can relate to your lifestyle, so it really helps to have a built-in community of fellow remote workers who understand the intricacies of the…

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