staged white living room

If you want to sell your home, you need to do everything in your power to attract potential buyers. This is where home staging plays a crucial role. By following our staging tips for your Scottsdale home, you will be able to highlight your home's strengths. This way, you will appeal to potential buyers and ensure the best offers.

Research shows that staged homes sell three times faster than non-staged ones. Additionally, clever staging can increase the value by as much as 10%. So, if this sounds like something you're interested in, be sure to read the tips we've gathered from professionals in the field.

The list of staging tips for your Scottsdale home

Home staging is a decorating method that highlights your home's best assets and helps…

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 person putting a sold sticker over a for-sale sign on a scottsdale home for sale

Selling a home is not an entirely straightforward process. In fact, it can be very nerve-racking due to constant shifts in the real estate market. If, for whatever reason, you need to sell your Scottsdale home fast, the stress and anxiety will only multiply. However, don't fall into despair thinking that it's impossible. In fact, we've prepared ways to increase your home's marketability and attract many potential buyers while decreasing your time on the market. By following our six simple tips, you'll be able to sell your Scottsdale home faster than you thought possible.

How to sell your Scottsdale home fast?

Selling your home fast is possible even in a slow market. However, you need to prepare yourself and your home to make the best impression…

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does a seller of a scottsdale home for sale have to disclose if it's haunted

There are rules on what a seller and their agent need to disclose to prospective buyers about their home for sale. In Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix towns, we use a comprehensive disclosure form that the seller needs to fill out called the Seller Property Disclosure Statement, or SPDS.

There is nothing on the Seller Property Disclosure Statement that asks the seller if they are aware that their house is haunted. In the 4 decades I've been selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, North Phoenix, and surrounding areas, I've never come across a supposed haunted house. At least no one has disclosed it and I've never heard back from buyers telling me that a house they purchased was haunted.

If a seller felt that their house was…

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where is the scottsdale real estate market heading for home buyers

If you’ve been a buyer trying to find a home and get your offer accepted, you’re probably tired of hearing the term “Supply and Demand”. But that is why you’re having a difficult time being up against multiple offers, including cash buyers. Some buyers have given up and are staying put in their current place, and some renters are signing a new lease.

Here is the Atlantic’s take on this crazy Seller’s Market:

“Pick a housing statistic at random, and it’s probably setting an all-time record. Home prices: record high. Inventory: record low. Percentage of homes selling above asking price: record high. Average time on market: record low.

Part of the issue comes amid an ongoing shortage of housing. Housing material costs are increasing and…

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couple buying their first scottsdale house

Ever had a friend who was the life of the party? You know the type, fun, loud, felt like when it came to the game of life, he had won the charisma jack-pot? Back in my old college days, that used to be Party Pete. If there were fun to be had, he would be leading the charge. A few years after graduation, he decided to start his own business. Vows were given, and promises were made that nothing would really change...I haven't seen him in years. How do the past adventures of good old Pete equate to homeownership, I hear you cry? Let's take a small philosophical leap together. At the heart of it, life is about progress and change. What more significant step can one take than to buy a new home? But how do you know when is the right time? We have provided a…

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what are today's scottsdale real estate trends from this house and percentage symbol

With an outstanding return of investment in 2021, the real state market in Scottsdale is one of the most attractive investment options. Everyone is buying properties, especially for Airbnb rentals, as the market is growing! In this article, we will go over the Scottsdale real estate trends for 2021!

2021 Scottsdale market overview

Scottsdale is an Arizona desert city. It is famous for its luxurious spa resorts and golf courses and has long been regarded as one of the most valuable real estate investments. Scottsdale real estate for sale and rent offers a diversified market. Celebrities, CEOs of Silicon Valley firms, tech titans, and sports personalities, as well as new families and investors wanting to make intelligent real estate selections,…

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Before we moved to Arizona, we had visited many times.  My Mom lived in Mesa and she took us to Old Town Scottsdale.  But I didn't find Los Olivos restaurant until a few years later when I went to Arizona on a Girl's Week Away.

During that trip, we split up a bit in Oldtown and I thought I was getting lost.  But I found Los Olivos Mexican Patio and the exterior decor piqued my interest, plus I love Mexican food.  I had to go find the rest of the group so we could have lunch there.

the entry to los olivos restaurant oldtown scottsdale

The fun entrance that made me want to see more

The "Blue Room"

As we walked inside the restaurant, we were amazed at the first dining area we were able to eat in.  I called it the "ocean room" with its strange blue ceiling and the aquarium.  I'll call it the…

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Gray contemporary style house in Scottsdale Arizona, surrounded by cacti and local plants.

Arizona offers a diverse variety of specific home styles, such as Pueblo Revival, Spanish Mission, Ranch, Tudor, and much more. If you're looking to buy your dream home in Arizona, you'll see a stunning mix of Contemporary, Spanish and Mediterranean architecture and design. Whether you want something romantic, elegant, and exotic, or something simple and affordable, many homes on the market can fit your needs and preferences. Here's the list of the 7 most popular types of homes you will find in Arizona.

#1 Pueblo Revival

The Pueblo Revival style was popularized around the beginning of the 20th century. It draws inspiration from the original pueblos built throughout Arizona and New Mexico. This type of architecture reflects dwellings built by…

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If you've been reading local Scottsdale real estate articles in the news, you might notice that there are morelady reading scottsdale real estate news price reductions right now and longer days on market.  There are fewer Scottsdale homes for sale that go under contract in 24 hours.

What other agents are saying

I belong to several real estate groups on Facebook.  Some people think the market is simply evening out and heading towards a more normal cycle.

Others feel it's just a summer lull, especially as more people are getting vaccinated and traveling for the first time in a year or more.  People feel safer getting out and are enjoying doing more things in their own towns besides grocery shopping.  They want to get out and do things after being stuck at home for so long.

Another…

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aqua cubs with percentage marks

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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