Paradise Valley Homes

The Scottsdale Homes Market is Changing in a Blink of an Eye

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The number of Phoenix and Scottsdale homes for sale is decreasing rapidly. We are seeing the inventory of available homes shrink and demand (which equals sales) increase. Total active listings have dropped by 552 properties over the beginning of last month. As of March 18th, we sit at 22,972 Single Family Homes and Condos active on the mls. Sales are at 7447 for the last 30 days (as of March 18th). We are currently sitting at a 3.1 months of supply. Pending sales are up from the month...

Scottsdale Real Estate Turning the Corner?

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Scottsdale and Phoenix were one of the hardest hit metro areas during the real estate crash. Scottsdale homes were down 50% in many cases. It appears that the real estate market is turning the corner according to the latest statistics, released today. Phoenix and Scottsdale have had 13 consecutive months of decreases in the number of Active Notices of  Defaults. This is the precursor in Arizona for foreclosure and a leading indicator of furture foreclosures. The All-Time high was in...

Black Friday Sale on Paradise Valley Homes

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I was one of the thousands of people who went shopping at midnight on Black Friday in search of deals. I naively forgot my jacket and stood in line outside a store freezing. Once inside, I was greeted by hundreds of other shoppers all jostling to get the same deal. The competition was fierce for certain items and people seemed to be willing to do anything to save 50% on certain deals. It was clear that many shoppers had spent perhaps hours researching all of the sales and were hitting the st...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Paradise Valley AZ! This is a hectic time of year for most people. People are rushing to get to their Thanksgiving destination, prepare a huge meal or plan Black Friday shopping. I wish everyone a relaxed, enjoyable Thanksgiving today. I hope everyone has a moment to relax and enjoy the company of family or friends.  I am very thankful today for all of the blessings in my life. I am blessed with a wonderful family, sweet children and a fantastic staff. They make my...

Paradise Valley Realtor Spotlighted in MSN.com Article

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This past month, MSN.com contacted me for an interview. Recognizing that I am one of the top Paradise Valley Realtors, they wanted to know more about my social media strategies. The focus of the article was how to use social media correctly during a real estate transaction, which you can read here. I explained that the most important thing for a buyer to do is limit what they say about their potential purchase or sale until it is under contract. Be very neutral in whay you say...

Paradise Valley is a Town with a Heart

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Paradise Valley AZ is one of the most exclusive towns in Arizona. However, Paradise Valley is also a town that places high value in community. In fact, this town aims to remain true to its founders’ goals of being a small yet strongly connected city. The residents of the town are close-knit and care about each other. Despite the struggling economy, Paradise Valley has again lived up to its founders’ goals by approving $50,000 in funding to Paradise Valley nonprofit organizations. The...

How Does a Mountain View Affect the Value of Paradise Valley Homes?

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One of the main features of owning a home in Paradise Valley Arizona is the incredible scenery that is included in the community. Paradise Valley Homes are known for having exclusive views of the Arizona high desert and of the surrounding mountains. Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain are extremely dramatic mountains. Teh value of Paradise Valley homes is greatly affected by the quality of the mountain views. Every home buyer in Paradise Valley wants the same great views. Although t...

Summer Vacation Deals in Paradise Valley

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Arizona is known not only for bringing on the heat during the summer but also the fantastic summer deals at the resorts. Paradise Valley AZ has some of the best resorts in the country.  There are some unbelieveable deals this summer. The Montelucia offers a European getaway with tons of exciting experiences and entertainment for the whole family. During the summer, packages begin at $119 to $300 per night. With some packages, the third night is free. Not only does the Montelucia offer ...

Paradise Reserve in Paradise Valley

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The featured Paradise Valley community of the day is Paradise Reserve. The Paradise Reserve is a small community in Paradise Valley that consists of over 40 homesites. These homesites were designated in an area that gives home owners breath-taking views of the mountain preserves in a unspoiled desert ambiance. It is one of the last private properties bordering the mountain preserve so it is a rare opportunity to build a brand new mountain side home. Not only will owners of these homes...