Paul's Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Chronicles

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2009 

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Little man, Outsized version of the whisper you were. Undersized vessel of dreams yet to be. Author of ever growing footprints that fail to contain you As you crisscross this pregnant moment.   My son, One half owner of the sum of my hopes. Holder of a note that is daily due and payable. Mirthful...
03/26/2009
As many who follow my blog regularly have probably noticed, I took a recent break from my series of posts dedicated to locating the best foreclosure home values in Scottsdale.  This was not necessarily by design.  A recent surge in market activity has left me with less time to devote to this seri...
03/25/2009
The market spoke and we listened.  Already a terrific value for McCormick Ranch, our wonderful condo listing in Starfire (The Villages Five) has just been reduced by nearly 15%! To further stand out from the inferior competition (mostly half-hearted apartment conversions), this impeccably maintai...
03/22/2009
  It is an inevitable starting point for many buyers right now.  Before I can finish saying hello, I am bombarded with requests to see bank-owned and short sale housing.  Frankly, were we to change places, I would most likely do the very same.  I am aware enough of the opportunities this market h...
03/21/2009
Holy mountain views!  Unless you are brand new to the area or have been living under a rock for the past decade and a half, you are most likely familiar with the planned community of McDowell Mountain Ranch in North Scottsdale.  Nestled at the base of the aforementioned McDowell Mountains, this t...
03/20/2009
Preston Hills is a two phase custom home subdivision of North Scottsdale renowned for its beautiful architecture, large homes and generous lots at a more palatable price point than many neighboring subdivisions of similar caliber.  Located along the Shea corridor near 104th St, the neighborhood i...
03/16/2009
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  “Boards don’t hit back.”  Accompanied by a wagging finger and evident disdain, Bruce Lee’s classic line from Enter the Dragon is as prescient today as it was when originally uttered before his celluloid tangle with a showboating opponent. The admonition was not mere gamesmanship, but a sweeping...
03/15/2009
Appraisals are typically regarded as the most accurate measure of a home's value, and for good reason.  Licensed to perform one task and one task only, appraisers see and evaluate property all day, every day.  While some of us more egocentric Realtors feel that we put more time and effort into ou...
03/14/2009
Shh!  Can you hear that?  It's the sound of hollow vault doors being slammed shut and masking tape being drawn to piece together shattered family piggy banks.  Smashing the pink porcelain piglet in cases of emergency is the easy part.  It's putting the starved omnivorous swine back together that ...
03/13/2009
Still kinda sucks.  Check back in a week.
03/11/2009
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