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No Nudes is Good Nudes - 07/31/10 05:32 PM
Some fun but good advice for those of you bringing your home to market. I know it hurts, but removing as much personality from your home as possible will help buyers feel welsome and envision their own lives and belongings in your home.
Via Richard Strahm (RE/MAX Realty Group - Harleysville, PA): I’m not a prude. I promise. But I always wonder what’s up when I show a home that has nude paintings and photographs hanging on the wall. The nudes don’t make me uncomfortable – but they might make some potential buyers uncomfortable. And an uncomfortable buyer may not remember (3 comments)
Modern Scottsdale 4 Bedroom Home For Sale with Pool - 07/28/10 05:21 PM
Check out this 4 bedroom modern Scottsdale remodeled home with a pool for sale now! Like to hike/bike? This 4 bedroom Scottsdale home with a pool is 1 block from the award-winning Hayden Greenbelt and Chaparral Park. Like to Swim? Enjoy the remodeled diving pool at this modern Scottsdale 4 bedroom house with pool. Like to Cook? You'll love the stunning modern open kitchen in this 4 bedroom Scottsdale Home for Sale with Pool. Like to dine out? You'll be just 5 minutes from all the restaurants and nightlife of Old Town Scottsdale from this 4 bedroom Scottsdale Home with pool. Like (0 comments)
Tempe Area 2 Bedroom Condo Available now FOR RENT - 07/28/10 01:11 PM
This Tempe area 2 bedroom condo is available now for rent for just $615 per month. Visit this open grassy "townhome-feel" community and you won't believe you can rent this 2 bedrooom condo for under $700. With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and large balcony this Tempe area condo is for rent now and actually is located within Scottsdale, AZ. Enjoy multiple pools, garage-style parking and easy access to Old Town Scottsdale and Mill Ave from this 2 bedroom Condo For Rent Now. Hurry and grab this 2 bedroom condo for rent before soomeone else does - ASU students are coming back and the rental properties (1 comments)
30 Ways to Save Money on Utilities - 07/20/10 01:49 AM
A great list of suggestions from a friend in North Carolina, almost all of her tips are applicable here is AZ as well!!
Via Karen Rittenhouse (Triad Residential Solutions): 30 Ways to Save Money on Utilities 1. Check it out! In many areas, cable, satellite and utility companies compete for customers so you can save on some utilities by shopping around for the best rates and plans. (Or at least switch to basic cable!) 2. Use energy efficient light bulbs. This is the big buzz right now. Simply replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. You can now buy (4 comments)
Via Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate: GET READY FOR THE FORM 1099 sink hole! Are you prepared for the implementation of the various sections of the Obama health care bill in 2012? I fail to see what this has to do with "health care", but that is a good way to bury an onerous new regulation and this one is Draconian and onerous. THE GOVERNMENT HAS DISCOVERED A TREASURE CHEST OF TAXES $$$$$. "Section (1 comments)
"BE LAST, NOT FIRST" TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN THE REO MARKET - 07/14/10 11:49 PM
I met with a number of real estate investors and their agents today in Scottsdaleto discuss the current market and learn from each other. I'll be relaying a number of topical discussions that I think will be welcome information and great advice for my clients. So much of a real estate investor's success is based upon the quality of his/her purchases. A below average purchase is almost impossible to recover from while a great purchase can often become a success via several exit strategies. Our current market is made up of four distinct purchasing opportunities: short sales, REO's. trustee sales, and traditional sales. (2 comments)
LOST DOG WASH TRAILHEAD - DON'T MISS IT!! Hiking and Mountain biking are a couple of my favorite outdoor activities here in Scottsdale and all around Arizona. Unfortunately my busy life seems to have left less time for these many adventures lately. When I have a hour and a half, the Lost Dog Wash Trail provides a great little hike with a nice workout and tremendous views. Lost Dog Wash Trailhad can be found by going north on 124th St. from Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. You can't miss it, 124th St simply dead-ends into the entrance and parking area. The trailhead (1 comments)
OPEN HOUSE SAT 7/17 @ Contemporary Remodel in Central Scottsdale with Pool - 07/12/10 09:28 PM
This Scottsdale home for sale with a pool has 4 bedrooms, covered patio and 2 stall garage within a block of Chaparral Park. More importantly this Scottsdale home for sale with a pool just underwent a dramatic remodel. Add granite counters, specialty tile, bamboo floors, and a bathroom spa experience to this Scottsdale 4 bedroom home with a pool and you may have YOUR new Scottdale 4 bedroom home with a pool. Many green choices were made in this contemporary 4 bedroom home remodel. The buyer of this 4 bedroom home in Scottsdale with a pool will receive tax rebates on the new a/c, new (1 comments)
4 Bedroom Home in Scottsdale is Stunning Contemporary Remodel - LOOK NOW! - 07/12/10 01:16 AM
This 4 bedroom Scottsdale home is a stunning contemporary remodel. The redwood siding highlights the front view of this 4 bedroom scottsdale home. Contemporary clean line finishes are unique in this established Central Scottsdale neighborhood where this 4 bedroom home remodel has been completed. The site of this 4 bedroom home in Scottsdale includes a diving pool, redwood deck and outdoor living room. The bathrooms of this contemporary 4 bedroom home in Scottsdale will convince you the Spa has come to your new home. Don't miss out on this outstanding remodel, 4 bedroom homes in Central Scottsdale dont often look and feel like this. (4 comments)
SCOTTSDALE 2 BEDROOM CONDO FOR LEASE! ENJOY LIFE AT THE POOL! - 07/09/10 06:26 PM
Scottsdale's Old Town is a very desirable place to live, work and play. This 2 bedroom ground level condo in Old Town Scottsdale is for lease now in the gated courtyard community of Casa Requena. Just off of Scottsdale Road, you enter the private gates of Casa Requena to find this 2 bedroom condo adjacent the pool. Lease this 2 bedroom condo now for $650 and enjoy the remaining summer months at the pool in Casa Requena. This 2 bedroom condo in Scottsdale also features a private shaded patio, 2 master bedrooms, ground level courtyard entry, new flooring and other recent (2 comments)
Charming Ciento Condo in Old Town Scottsdale FOR LEASE! - 07/09/10 05:45 PM
Ciento Condominiums is a charming community with a graden setting in Old Town Scottsdale. This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Ciento condo is available for lease for under $650/month. You can walk to all of Old Town Scottsdale from this Ciento Condo and its yours for just $649/month. The condo has all new flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and 2 balconies viewing the pool, right in Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy Old Town Scottsdale at its finest by leasing this charming Ciento Condo on 68th St in Old Town Scottsdale. (0 comments)
2 Bedroom Renovated Condo near Old Town Scottsdale! Lease for less than $650/month! - 07/09/10 05:22 PM
Looking for a renovated condo near Old Town Scottsdale for under $650 per month? This 2 bedroom 1 bath renovated condo near Old Town Scottsdale (downtown Scottsdale) is available now for lease at just $615/month. You can't normally find a 2 bedroom renovated condo near Old Town for this price but the Owner has put a great price on this one. Lease this 2 bedroom renovated condo near Old Town Scottsdale and enjoy multiple community pools, a balcony with views and large green spaces within a park-like setting. The interior of this renovated 2 bedroom condo near Old Town Scottsdale has a (1 comments)
Scottsdale's Popular Old Town Farmers Market Relocates for the Summer!! - 07/05/10 06:09 PM
Scottsdale's most popular farmer's market, Scottsdale's Old Town Farmers Market, has relocated for the 2010 summer months. Typically located at 3854 N Brown Avenue, 1 block east of Scottsdale Road, the summer location is 7408 E Osborne St. at the Scottsdale Stadium, northeast corner of Drinkwater and Osborne. Spring Training Baseball fans will recognize this as the home field of the San Fransisco Giants. Scottsdale's Old Town Farmers Market is open from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon every Saturday morning, under the shade of the stadium concourse breezeway. The farmers market will return to Brown Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale in (0 comments)
The 4th of July brings memories of family, friends and community for all of us and especially residents of Scottsdale Arizona. Scottsdale's 4th of July offers a wealth of opportunities for fun and activities. Hiking, biking, golfing, shopping, dining, picnicing, fishing, and boating all are favorite activities for visitors and residents in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Valley of the Sun. The 4th of July memories in Arizona are often centered around these wonderful activities mixed with the strong sometimes even brutal heat of Scottsdale Arizona. As the day wains toward night, many of us will gather with our chosen friends and (3 comments)
Stacy's BBQ to Open Scottsdale Location - 07/01/10 02:25 PM
Everybody's favorite Arizona BBQ is set to open their second location in the heart of Scottsdale! Stacy's Roadhouse BBQ has been delighting tastebuds from around the Valley at their central location in Phoenix for the last several years. But for those of use in Scottsdale, that's meant a battle between a drive in traffic VS our BBQ tastebuds. But fear no more, Stacy is coming to the rescue with his second location near Scottsdale Road and Shea in the heart of Scottsdale. I think I hear a crowd forming along Scottsdale Road alreadys. What that? They're chanting Stacy's BBQ! STACY'S BBQ! STACY'S (2 comments)
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