Paul's Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Chronicles

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2008 

There are some downright stupid buys to be had in the current Real Market here in Scottsdale.  In the past two days, I have looked at three different properties that were $100,000-$200,000 under market in my estimation.  Given they were located in my primary market, my estimation is pretty darn a...
06/29/2008
The concept of trading houses is not a new one.  It was around when I started in this industry nearly a decade ago, and it was around when my father was just launching his career in 1974.  What is unique, at least in terms of the local Real Estate market in the greater Phoenix area, is that the c...
06/28/2008
When shopping for a new home, every potential buyer has a wish list.  "X" bedrooms, "Y" bathrooms, pool, maybe a big, open kitchen with granite countertops and a nice patch of lawn out back.  Price range is of critical import, though largely as an isolating factor.  Once the p...
06/25/2008
Multiple Offers?  Bidding Wars?  Cash Sales?  Oh My! Surely I refer to the good ole days of 2005, right?  Not exactly.  Try 2008. How do I know that we have either reached or are very near the nadir of the Great Phoenix Real Estate slump of 2007-2008?  Well, I don't.  Unlike the "experts...
06/24/2008
Another byproduct of the foreclosure mess across our Valley of the Sun is burglary.  With every new headline that splashes across one of the local periodicals about the rise in foreclosed properties and vacant homes, it seems that the scavengers among us become more and more emboldened. Targeting...
06/20/2008
While currently exchanging emails with the out of state lender who is doing the loan for my Arizona buyer, I have decided to turn my gripes into a public service announcement. To any consumer who happens upon this post, please do yourself a favor and utilize the services of a local professional w...
06/19/2008
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You were the most difficult client I ever had.  Highly intelligent with an engineering background, your bio was a fascinating one.  You rode the silicon wave right out of northern California and crashed upon the shores of the Valley.  Along with many of your cohorts, the work dried up with the do...
06/18/2008

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How does one encapsulate the life of a father?  Can a fitting tribute really fit within the confines of a solitary blog post?  Maybe for some. In a very literal sense, my old man is my best man.  Not only did he fulfill said role at my wedding, but the daily example that he is far exceeds the sym...
06/15/2008
Property Type:   Residential       Status:   Active SubjectProperty                 # ML# Status Address Built Fe Code SqFt List Price LP/ SF ADOM CDOM 1  2986087  act  E VIA DE BELLEZA -- Scottsdale  1974  42RDXP2G  2011  $336,000  $167  32  27  2  2889565  act  E Via de Belleza RD Scottsdale  1...
06/03/2008
Property Type:   Residential       Status:   Active SubjectProperty                 # ML# Status Address Built Fe Code SqFt List Price LP/ SF ADOM CDOM 1  2871435  act  E San Alfredo DR Scottsdale  1979  32FRDX2G  1712  $315,000  $184  218  218  2  2983487  act  E SAN ALFREDO DR Scottsdale  1978...
06/02/2008
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