Market Monday for June 29, 2015

Welcome to Market Monday! Exciting. Isn’t it? Every Monday I will give a brief overview of what the real estate market is doing in and around Scottsdale. Since time is valuable I will keep these videos and posts to the point and relevant. Our first Market Monday is about “Boomerang Buyers” which are buyers that […]

McCormick Ranch Railroad Park

I grew up in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and I have a plethora of fond childhood memories of the McCormick Ranch Railroad Park. It really is a gem in the middle of the city. One that I frequent with my own children now. The park has two playgrounds, a train museum, two trains to ride, including […]

My Family Friendly Scottsdale

You already know that Scottsdale is a great place to dine, enjoy nightlife, golf and live a resort lifestyle. What you may not know is that it is also extremely family friendly. I am a married thirty something with two beautiful kids and have lived in and around Scottsdale my entire life. That is why […]

Lets talk about that D.

No, not that d. Get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about the D in D. Patrick Lewis. Besides, how is the real estate market these days? It is by far the second most asked question I get. So what does the D. stand for anyway? I usually tell people it stands […]

A family night out in Scottsdale

My family, wife and two boys, and I live in south Scottsdale just east of Old Town and we love it. We have been here 10 years and love the community and its amenities. While we do enjoy cooking at home, some nights that just ain’t happening, more often than not on a week night after […]

How to get around Phoenix without a map

It is a nightmare scenario that none of us wish for but must always prepare for. Your phone/GPS systems battery has died and you have to navigate a city you don’t know without technology. What do you do? What do YOU do!? Rest easy, the solution is right in front of you, at least in […]

Super Bowl XLIX Travel Guide

Welcome to Phoenix, wether you are in town for Super Bowl XLIX (49) or just here to enjoy the weather here is a list of some great places to enjoy while you are in town. Here are a few of my favorites: Ted’s Hot Dogs – Best hot dogs in town. Chino Bandido – Chinese […]

Four Reasons to Buy vs Rent

There are numerous articles telling you why to buy v. rent this year…here are my top 4 reasons. You know, so you don’t have to read all the articles: Mortgage rates are still historically low (check out the chart below). Which means you have more money to invest in your home which gives you more equity and more […]

Down Payment Assistance Programs

This is another great post by one of my mortgage partners, Aaron Alvarez and Alliance Home Loans. Call me or Aaron if you have any questions. A home that was once a distant dream can now become a reality! Often, potential buyers have what it takes to qualify for a mortgage but have not managed […]

Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection 2015

The City of Scottsdale will begin collecting Christmas trees curbside January 5th – 10th 2015. The city will not collect any artificial trees or trees with ornaments or lights on as well. If you want to leave your tree up for a few more days you can drop it off on January 10th at these […]