Monthly Market Update

This month’s market update is based on the effect of Interest Rates on  Real Estate Sales. Charts and audio referenced are located at the link which follows. DO YOU REALLY THINK HOME PRICES ARE GOING TO DECREASE:  Doubtful. Prices in the Phoenix Valley, like most other parts of the U.S., have continued to rise. Overall, prices… Read more

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Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District Average price of homes for sale: $683,000 Cross streets: Encanto-Palmcroft is located between McDowell Road and Encanto Boulevard, between Seventh Avenue and 15th Avenue. Technically, the area south of Palm Lane is Encanto and the area north is Palmcroft. When we think of luxury historic living in Phoenix, Encanto-Palmcroft always comes to mind. The… Read more

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Incredible Sonoran Desert views are available from just about every residence in Fountain Hills Arizona, a gorgeous community on the eastern border of Scottsdale and directly west of Fort McDowell and the Salt River string of Canyon Lakes adjacent to the Beeline Highway 87. The town is bordered by the McDowell Mountain Regional Park to… Read more

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Buying a New Home requires expertise, and the Builder will pay your Agent to represent you!  Here are a few things to think about when buying a new home: Price: Builders rarely negotiate their prices. If they did, it sets a precedent for future sales. They are more likely to offer incentives or pay closing… Read more

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The Arcadia Neighborhood for the last several years has significantly outpaced the local Real Estate market in its own little Bubble. Many attribute this “front-porch” community’s popularity to its mature family friendly history, with many returning to raise their own children. It is for sure the very best place to take the kids trick-or-treating (parents… Read more

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Swimming Pool Owners need to be aware of new Federal mandates for Energy Efficient Pool Pumps The new Variable Speed (“VS”) pool pumps are more than just quiet and drastically more energy efficient, there is a 2017 Federal Mandate that will outlaw most Single Speed pumps in residential pools by 2021.  The VS pumps can… Read more

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You will recognize Paradise Valley Arizona by the familiar Camelback Mountain prominent in the typically sunny skies experienced when landing Sky Harbor International Airport, a mere 15 minute drive away. Known for its celebrity-sized estates and visitors since the days Marilyn Monroe regularly landed at the private landing strip at the Casa Blanca Resort. Real… Read more

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Scottsdale is known for home buying, shopping, entertainment and events. It borders Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Tempe, within a few miles of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Scottsdale seamlessly borders Carefree and Cave Creek on the north; Fountain Hills, lakes, Tonto National Forrest, and the Casinos located on Native American Reservations to the east; and… Read more

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In February 2018, Denise joined the Elite team of Realtors® at Realty Executives Phoenix/Metro. This move is in conjunction with the announcement of Patrick taking the helm as President of Realty Executives International. (press release link) Established in 1965 in Scottsdale, REI is now one of the largest and most established real estate franchise systems in the world today, with… Read more

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Ensure a Good First Impression Homebuyers make up their minds about a property in the first few minutes. Make sure your home makes that vital first impression. New paint does wonders. Make sure the front yard is flawless with manicured lawns and attractive foliage. Add a hanging basket or some flower pots at the door…. Read more

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