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 […]

Astronomy Evening in Scottsdale

On Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7:30 PM, at Pinnacle Peak Park (map),  the City of Scottsdale will be hosting a really unique event, Astronomy Evenings. Enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. Registration is required. Please call 480.312.0990 to register or […]

6 of My Favorite Places to Eat in the Biltmore area

While I love to travel around this great state I also like staying closer to home. I was very fortunate to grow up in one of the most thriving and family-oriented neighborhoods of Arcadia and the Biltmore. These areas have grown by leaps and bounds and are home to some world famous restaurants, resorts and […]

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 […]

What’s Going On Arizona? Williams Edition

Growing up in the Valley I often heard the statement “There is nothing to do in this town.” And besides the Grand Canyon and Sedona bit, most do struggle with what to do while you are in Arizona. Until now. I present you with the ongoing series: “What’s going on… Arizona? #WGOAZ I am raised […]

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 […]

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 […]