Production Home Builders vs. Custom Home Builders

Production Home Builders vs. Custom Home Builders
Posted Monday January 28, 2019 in Real Estate

Making the decision to build your own home in Scottsdale means dedicating at least a few months to the process. You’ll need to choose a builder depending on your timeline, budget, and level of customization. Custom builders and production builders might seem similar, but they offer different pros and cons. Consider each and compare them…
Scottsdale Home Renovation: Expect The Unexpected

Scottsdale Home Renovation: Expect The Unexpected
Posted Monday January 21, 2019 in Home Improvement, Real Estate

Buying a home in Scottsdale is exciting. But it can come with some unplanned surprises. One of these is unexpected home renovation you may need to tackle after moving in. These can be sudden repairs or upgrades required that even your home inspector didn’t foresee. New data show that many buyers encounter unplanned improvements needed…
The 7 Most Important Household Tasks After a Move

The 7 Most Important Household Tasks After a Move
Posted Monday January 14, 2019 in Home Improvement, Real Estate

For many people, the first few hours after a move are a stressful time. There’s so much to do that it can be hard to even figure out where to start. That’s where we come in. We’ve narrowed down the seven most important household tasks to take care of after the move. Read them over…
Things to Look for When Buying a New House

Things to Look for When Buying a New House
Posted Monday December 10, 2018 in Real Estate

Shopping for a new house in Scottsdale means doing a little digging to see if any big repairs or deal breakers are lurking beneath the surface. It’s likely a few issues will come up during your inspection, but it’s smart to check these things out before you put in an offer. Damaged roof The first…
How Much Home Can I Qualify For?

How Much Home Can I Qualify For?
Posted Monday November 26, 2018 in Mortgage, Real Estate

Most new home buyers in Scottsdale are caught in a weird spot when they decide to buy a home. They want to know what kind of houses they could buy, but need to know, “How much mortgage can I qualify for?” Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get a ballpark figure so you can start…
Rental Prices Are Rising – Especially In Tourist Destinations

Rental Prices Are Rising – Especially In Tourist Destinations
Posted Monday November 19, 2018 in Real Estate

It’s no secret that rental prices in Scottsdale may be rising, as they are across the nation. But for residents in hot vacation spots, rent prices are growing even more. In hotspots like Orlando, rents have jumped upwards of 6 percent year over year. Tourist demand is driving up rent According to the recent CoreLogic…
The 10 Most Profitable Markets for Vacation Homes

The 10 Most Profitable Markets for Vacation Homes
Posted Monday November 12, 2018 in Real Estate

A house right on the beach, maybe a cabin in the woods surrounded by the magnificent fall foliage, or perhaps a rustic lodge in the mountains near the ski slopes. Whatever your dream vacation home happens to be, what if it turned into your best investment as well? Not only do many second-home markets have…
Poll Reveals Cities With The Most Annoying Neighbors In America

Poll Reveals Cities With The Most Annoying Neighbors In America
Posted Monday November 5, 2018 in Real Estate

Understandably, if you’re human, you’re bound to be irritated by things your neighbors do. In a recent poll, ImproveNet set out to identify the cities in America where neighbors bother each other most, and they compiled a laundry list of the most common complaints. ImproveNet surveyed 2,500 adult residents of 24 cities. Their results are…
Questions to Ask During an Open House

Questions to Ask During an Open House
Posted Monday October 29, 2018 in Real Estate

Attending open houses in Scottsdale can be a lot of fun. After all, how often do you get a chance to tour other people’s houses without restriction? However, when you’re serious about buying a home, it’s time to start asking the serious questions. 1. Why are the sellers moving? Truth be told, you may not…
How to Get the Best Home Price When Buying New Construction

How to Get the Best Home Price When Buying New Construction
Posted Monday October 22, 2018 in Real Estate

Before you sign a contract with your builder, make sure you’re getting the best price when buying a new build by using these steps first. That way, you can sign knowing that you got the best deal possible. 1. Walk the lots Your builder has created your dream development, but each and every lot is…
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