Fannie Mae Guideline Changes…the Good News

A good friend and mortgage loan officer Aaron Alvarez at Alliance Home Loans sent me some good information about the changes that Fannie Mae instituted on August 16th, 2014. Here is what he had to say: As many of you have probably already heard as of August 16, 2014 Fannie Mae will no longer offer an option […]

Infant Self Rescue – A real life saver

I originally posted this on my personal, and neglected, blog at in 2012. Since then Nathan has become an excellent swimmer and we intend to enroll his new little brother in the program in a few months as well. You can find the original post here. It happened so quickly. When they say it […]

San Francisco Giants 2014 Home Spring Training Schedule

Growing up in the Scottsdale area I have a lot of great memories of sitting in the sun with my father watching spring training holding my glove just hoping for the opportunity to catch a foul ball. Spring Training truly is a great time of year in Scottsdale. There is an abundance of beautiful weather, […]

Where to eat near Scottsdale Stadium

There are a ton of great places to eat in Scottsdale. So below is a map of some of the restaurants located with in a couple miles of the Scottsdale Stadium. It is not nearly a complete list but will give you some of the highlights and put you in the right areas. Here are […]

Homes for sale near Scottsdale Stadium

Scottsdale Stadium is the Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants and is situated on the edge of Old Town Scottsdale. There is a good mix of homes near the stadium anything from an upscale modern condo to a 1960’s built red brick Hallcraft home. There are excellent schools, shopping, parks, walking/biking paths and […]

2014 Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection

Now is the time that the Christmas tree comes down, the holiday comes to an end and the new year begins. So, what do you do with that old tree anyway? Recycle it, of course. Scottsdale’s citywide Christmas Tree Roundup is the week of January 6-11, 2014 so have your stand, ornament and light free […]

Upcoming Scottsdale Shred events.

Update: This list has been updated with the 2018-2019 dates. Note they are not always on the first or last Saturday.  The events will be on Saturdays from 7-10am at the location mentioned below. September 8th, 2018 October 6th, 2018 November 3rd, 2018 December 8th, 2018 January 5th, 2019 February 9th, 2019 March 2nd, 2019 […]

Free Energy Audits for Scottsdale Residents

Are you considering making any energy efficient improvements to your home or business? Have you considered having an energy audit done on your home or commercial property?   Despite the fact that you should consider having these things done anyway to take advantage of the energy tax credits available to homeowners and maybe save your […]

Scottsdale Library…’Where The Wild Things Are’

I don’t know about you but the art of Maurice Sendek and the book Where the Wild Things Are bring back a flood of childhood memories, so I am very excited that this exhibit is going to be free and so close to home. The Scottsdale Civic Center Library is hosting the “Where the Wild […]

Scottsdale Camp – Why you should go.

Scottsdale Camp is being organized by Tyler Hurst and myself and will be held at Sky Song (click here for a map) in Scottsdale on April 24th from 1:30pm to 6pm with a special screening of the movie Lemonade at 1pm and a Q&A with the Director after the screening.  Lemonade is a movie by […]