Real Estate Tips

Jan. 9, 2017

How Moving Impacts Your Taxes

As we’re getting into tax season, you could be impacted in a big way if you moved last year. If you did, your tax return is about to get a little more complicated. At Sotheby’s Scottsdale, I thought I’d share a few scenarios that could affect you and what you ...

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Jan. 2, 2017

Tips On Getting a Mortgage

Shopping around for a mortgage on a North Scottsdale home for sale can be stressful, especially for first-time home buyers. First, you must decide on a location, affordability, and if you have job security. Then you’ll want to get a pre-approval for a loan to make the home buying process ...

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Dec. 31, 2016

How to Keep Hackers Away

When it comes to buying a Cactus Acres home for sale, it’s important to talk to your real estate agent about how to protect yourself against scams. You see, hackers are targeting real estate transactions more and more. They like to hack into agents’ emails and send messages to clients ...

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Dec. 30, 2016

Tips from Buyers and Sellers When Viewing a Home

Whether you’re buying or selling a McCormick Ranch home or any home, there are common courtesies you should observe. A real estate agent compiled the below do’s and don’ts from being in the business many years.

BUYERS DO’S AND DON’TS

Sellers, including those selling a McCormick Ranch home, request that ...

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Dec. 29, 2016

How to Lower Your Interest Rate

Mortgage rates are going up. In fact, experts are predicting rates could go up two-three times in 2017. So, if you’re thinking of buying a North Scottsdale home for sale, you might be wondering if you can still afford the monthly payments. You should still be able to if you ...

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Dec. 27, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Hiring a Real Estate Agent

A lot of people getting ready to sell their Sotheby’s Scottsdale home might think it’s a good idea to skip hiring a real estate agent. I’ve heard arguments about how homeowners think we get rich off of selling one home. That’s not the case. Our commission is typically six percent ...

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Dec. 23, 2016

Survival Kit for Moving Day

So, it’s time to move into your Terravita Scottsdale home. You’re all prepared for the movers. But one thing you might not have thought about is putting together a survival kit. It could take you days to unpack and find items you need on a daily basis. Depending on how ...

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Dec. 23, 2016

Winter Home Buying Mistakes

Since there not as many homes on the market, the winter months can be a great time to find a McCormick Ranch Home for Sale. But there are several pitfalls you’ll want to avoid when shopping for a home this time of year. 

 

Holiday Debt

If you’re in ...

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Dec. 21, 2016

Is a Reverse Mortgage a Good Idea in Retirement?

Many retirees are trying to figure out if they have enough money to last. Some are looking at a reverse mortgage on their Sotheby’s Scottsdale home. 

 

A reverse mortgage is not for everyone since it’s such an expensive proposition. For most people, they find a reverse mortgage will ...

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Dec. 20, 2016

Home Buyer’s Remorse is Avoidable

Home Buyer’s Remorse does happen but most people don’t think it’ll happen to them. You can love every aspect of the North Scottsdale home for sale that you selected as your dream home. But when it comes time to sign the contract, that’s when doubts can arise. Some home buyers ...

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