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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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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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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Monuments Valley in Arizona

Learn what the seven things to know before moving from Texas to Arizona are 

Are you thinking of moving from Texas to Scottsdale, Arizona? Even though there is no doubt that Texas is a great place to live in, rest assured that you will not regret this decision. With its incredible natural beauties and plenty of outside activities to enjoy, Arizona became one of the most desired states to move to. And the fact that from July 2020 to July 2021 population in Arizona grew by 1.4% proves that. Still, before you move to this great state, you should be prepared and know how life here would be different from the one in Texas. Therefore, we have created a list of 7 things to know before relocating from Texas to Arizona.

Cost of move

First, you should…

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drone shot of scottsdale real estate near the canal downtown

Are you on the verge of deciding to become an investor or make the decision to diversify your existing investments? Perhaps you have also zeroed in on real estate investing – rental properties specifically as the best asset to put your money into.

As someone just starting in real estate investing, what are the things you should know? What are the definite benefits of owning rental properties versus other types of assets? Do the benefits of real estate investing have the potential to exceed the benefits from investing in other assets?

This post makes a case for real estate investing as the preferred method for securing and growing your capital. In this article you will see why investing in rental properties is not just a strategy for increasing…

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happy scottsdale real estate buyers

Many buyers have stopped their home search after writing multiple offers with none being accepted. I've been licensed since 1983 and have never seen such a wild and crazy Scottsdale real estate Seller's Market. Buyers and their agents have had to think out-of-the-box to get their offers accepted. Some of these ideas are not recommended, but if you want to win a bidding war, using one or more of these ideas might be the trick to you getting your Scottsdale real estate offer accepted.

A high offer price will definitely get the seller's attention. But not all sellers consider just the price. I've heard some stories that sellers have accepted buyers who are planning on living in the home vs. big investors that will purchase the home and rent it out…

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Cave Creek home backyard

Summer is certainly a time for you and your family members to relax and enjoy your home. It is a fact that this is sometimes easier said than done. This enjoyment will be possible only if you take some measures in advance to prepare your Arizona home for summer. Since summer days are hot and humid, additional maintenance of your home is required. Therefore, getting ahead of the game can help you save money and improve your property’s appearance, coziness, and safety.

1. Be organized

Whether moving, packing, or unpacking, a successful home renovation also entails being well-organized. It is a fact that a home renovation project can completely interrupt your life. Therefore, learning how to prepare your Arizona home for summer is essential. To be…

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map of arizona showing scottsdale real estateLate last year I received a call from a man who moved to Arizona for a job offer. He got my name from a prior client of mine in Illinois. He couldn't remember her name as it was from a series of friends and relatives that passed my name along to him because of my prior client's referral. I contacted my client to see if she was the one that referred him, and she confirmed. It was bothering me that he didn't know who it was since I always like to thank anyone that sends me a referral.

He was coming from my prior state of Illinois

In fact, he was coming from the same town we lived in before we moved to Arizona back in 2009. He and his wife owned a large house that they didn't have to sell. But even though they didn't have to sell that one to make a…

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pretty landscaping at a scottsdale home for sale

Homeowners preparing their homes for selling in the foreseeable future have to consider both inside and outside. Therefore, if you wish to increase the value of your home, be sure to check out home staging tips and not neglect the outside. After all, your front yard is the thing that will leave the first impression on your potential buyers. So, be sure to make it count. We consulted the experts in the field and are glad to share some of the best landscaping ideas. Enjoy reading!

The list of best landscaping ideas to up your home's value

If you plan to move from Arizona to Texas, you will first need to sell your existing home. Interstate relocations can get pricy, so it's wise to upgrade your Arizona house to get a great offer. So, once you…

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