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Neighborhoods to Look Out for In 2020

Phoenix, 85008: (Located North of McDowell, South of Thomas, between 55th st and 24th st) Just north of Papago Park and on the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale, this zip code is a desert-dwellers gem. This area is quickly being discovered and recognized for its central location, mountain views, (Papago and Camelback) and close proximity to some…

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Is the Corona Virus Impacting the Arizona Real Estate Market?

The world seems to be overtaken by the news of the pandemic, the Corona virus. With a string of deaths, quarantines, which is keeping folks inside their homes; stocking up on food, water, and hand sanitizer- the Corona virus is effecting the world in a big way. Side-note, have you seen the prices of Purell…

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Favorite Scottsdale Coffee Shops

Berdena’s: This quaint coffee shop in Old Town Scottsdale is cute, cozy and has THE BEST AVOCADO TOAST! Named the “best avocado toast” by Phoenix New Times Magazine. Make sure to try their honey lavender latte- it will melt in your mouth. Berdena’s is known to get very crowded mid-morning, so go in early to snag…

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Managing Your Short Term Rental

When you are deciding how to manage the rental of your vacation home, you have to choose which management style will work best for you and your lifestyle. Is it best to hire a property manager? Or self-manage? Maybe a combination of the two is best-suited. Property management route: A property manager is a professional vacation…

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Vacation Rentals: Nail It The First Time.

Ready to reap the benefits of OWNING the vacation rental? Leasing to short-term tenants has proven to be an extremely profitable and a highly-sought after investment; especially in Scottsdale.  Why out-of-towners love Scottsdale in the Spring: Escape freezing temps, rain/sleet/snow/blizzard (vacation in 75 degrees never sounded better!) Events hosted in Scottsdale: Barrett Jackson, Waste Management Open,…

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Successfully Booking Your Spring Stay in Scottsdale

Planning to vacation in Phoenix-metro between January- April? Start looking a year in advanced, or AT minimum 8 months ahead of your stay. I cannot tell you how many out-of-state clients of mine have contacted me at the ninth hour in hopes of coming to Phoenix for a month. (I dont blame them for wanting to escape the…

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What Makes A Good Investment? 3 Factors To Consider

While searching for that perfect home, most people focus their attention on pretty cabinets, stainless steel appliances, or having a beautiful pool. However, it’s important to note that you are not only investing in the home, but also in the longevity of the neighborhood. Three determining factors of a strong neighborhood and community: Highly Rated Schools:…

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Why Phoenix Sellers Are Jumping For Joy

Even in the heat of the summer, sellers are in a cool place, living in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Most sellers who have owned their home for a year or so, are reaping the benefits of homeownership. One of those benefits is the equity gains, which is a beautiful thing! At the present time, putting…

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