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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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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Tips for Californians moving to Scottsdale

Since Arizona and California are neighboring states, you’d expect a lot of similarities when comparing them. However, there is a significant difference in culture, climate, costs of living, and outdoor activities. Rising cities such as Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Scottsdale, and Chandler, attract Californians to let down their roots in Arizona with booming business opportunities, lower housing costs, and a quality lifestyle. The Grand Canyon State is a refreshing change of scenery. Still, any relocation to the unknown requires some research. To help you with it, we’ve gathered some useful tips for Californians moving to Scottsdale.

Avoid moving in summer

If you believe you’re heat-resilient after experiencing Cali summers, you’re in for a surprise.…

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prickly pear with snow in north scottsdale

The season you sell your Scottsdale home can have an impact on how much you get for your property and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over.

Winter Can Be a Great Time to Sell Scottsdale Real Estate

Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on opportunities. Scottsdale winters give us great house hunting weather, unlike many other areas with freezing temperatures plus snow and ice.

It was terrible showing…

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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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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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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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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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