The Process of Buying A Home in Scottsdale Explained

Buying a home can seem fairly intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but it doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Yes, there are some complex financial issues involved and some even more confusing legal matters. Still, the process of buying a home in Scottsdale can be quite manageable if you understand the process … Continued

5 Ways to Make Your Old House Look New Again in Scottsdale

Maybe you’ve been in your home for several years now, and it’s, well, just looking a little tired. So now you want to make it look newer and fresher and maybe increase its value at the same time. But you don’t have the cash for a major remodel or thoroughgoing renovations. You can, though, do … Continued

3 Tricks to Stage Your House for Less in Scottsdale

Staging a home for sale can cost thousands of dollars, usually up front and without any guarantee of effectiveness. Quality home staging is said to yield a nearly 300% return on investment. If you don’t have the cash up front but still want to stage your house, there are inexpensive ways to it. Here are … Continued

How Appraisers Determine the Value of Scottsdale Properties

When you buy a home, your lender will require an appraisal, and even if you’re paying cash, you should have an appraisal done to make sure you’re not overpaying. It’s a good idea, then, to know how appraisers determine the value of Scottsdale properties. An appraisal is an unbiased (supposedly) estimate of what the home … Continued

How To Create House Appeal To Attract The Right Buyers in Scottsdale

Buyers have different needs and desires when buying a home. Watch any real estate show on television and it is easy to see that what buyers are willing to concede on varies widely. Because you can’t read the minds of the perfect buyer, making a home widely appealing helps attract the right buyers. Here are … Continued

4 Things Sellers Should Never Say When Closing a Home Sale in Scottsdale

The doorbell rings, and you’re expecting them, so you put on your best-winning smile and open the door. And there they stand looking slightly nervously uncomfortable, but still with bright, eager hope radiating from their faces – the prospective buyers of the home you’re trying to sell. Things go well for a bit, but then you mention … Continued

4 Home Appraisal Stories You Need to Stop Believing in Arizona

Whether you are a home buyer or seller, an appraisal is a key part of the whole process. And in many cases, a real estate valuation, an appraisal, seems to be purely arbitrary and overly complicated. Fundamentally, though, an appraisal is data-driven: it is simply an opinion about a home’s value derived from similar-housing data … Continued

Creative Holiday Open House Ideas in Scottsdale

Hosting a get together like an open house can be a pretty intimidating prospect to those of us who aren’t used to entertaining all the time. But having an open house during the holiday season makes it much easier because a lot of the work, especially planning, has already been done for you. Because it’s … Continued