New Construction Prices Could be Rising

If you are thinking about building a home in the near future you could be looking at rising base prices.  Here is a recent post from Micheal Orr, from the Cromford Report and ASU about lumber prices: The Commerce Department announced duties of up to 24% on softwood lumber imported from Canada. The tariffs will range from 3% to 24% on the 5 major producers and 20% on all others. 28% of all softwood used in home building in the USA is imported from Canada. This had been expected and lumber … [Read more...]

Scottsdale Open Houses 4/27 (thur) & 4/29 (sat)

Come visit two amazing North Scottsdale properties open this week.  One is a SW beauty that sits on 1.3 private acres inside the man gated community of Sincuidados.  The second offers low maintenance condo living with fabulous mountain views; located in the gated community of Pinnacle Point (acrss from the Four Seasons). Easy Condo Living or Great Lock and Leave 27000 N. Alma School Road Unit 1032, - Scottsdale 85262 Open 4/29 (Thursday) 1-4 pm SW Beauty Set on 1.3 Private … [Read more...]

New Listing: 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath on 1.3 Acres in Sincuidados Open House

New Listing: 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath on 1.3 Acres in Sincuidados.  Come see this Southwest custom charmer this weekend at our first open house.  Open Sunday, Feb 5th 1-3:30 still leaving you plenty of time before the big game. The very private retreat, with resort backyard will sure to please even the most discerning buyer.  The custom finishes and quality construction lets you know you are in a custom home. The man gated community allows for  maximum privacy in the neighborhood plus the large … [Read more...]

Low Interest Rates and Bond Mutual Funds

All we've know for the last decade or so is low interest rates but are they really a good thing?  While they are great when taking out a mortgage what are they doing to your investments? During a recent conversation with my husband, who invests for a living, we were discussion bond mutual funds and the dramatic effect that will occur to these investments when interest rates start to rise. I thought the information he shared would be  helpful to others so I asked him to do a little write up … [Read more...]

Boulevard Urban Living Opens in Scottsdale

There's a new home furnishings store in town, the Boulevard Urban Living store has opened in the Kierland area of Scottsdale.  Located in the strip mall on the northwest corner of Scottsdale & Thunderbird road. The store offers a nice blend of contemporary and mid century modern style furniture.  If you're in the market for a unique dining room table make a stop into Boulevard Urban Living as they have several to choose from.  The table bases are what really make these custom pieces … [Read more...]

Check out our September Newsletter

If you love a nice quick read with great tips, then check out our September Newsletter at: http://conta.cc/2dm7IQc. Every month I offer household tips, beauty and diet information and of course something related to the home or real estate. Have a great tip or recipe you'd love to share please email me at: mimiller0515@gmail.com I hope you enjoy this issue of our September Newsletter.  If you'd like to see previous months just let me know. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Scottsdale / Phoenix Area Market Conditions

The real estate market is constantly changing so here is the latest statistics on the Scottsdale / Phoenix area market conditions, according to the Cromford Report. The Scottsdale / Phoenix market conditions show that several luxury areas just are not seeing the appreciate they hoped to achieve while others, like parts of the valley where the prices are more affordable seem to be enjoying great appreciation. Check out some homes in the Scottsdale / Phoenix market where appreciation has … [Read more...]

Sherwin Williams Color of the year for 2017

So Sherwin Williams recently posted that their color of the year for 2017 is Poised Taupe (SW 6039).  Remember back about 6 years ago when everything was done in shades of tan/taupe and then everything went gray?  Sherwin Williams decided to blend those two trends and now we have a color like Poised Taupe.  It's a warm gray/taupe blend and really mixes well with a lot of woods and colors.  It would make a great neutral for living areas, bedrooms and even kitchens. In the kitchen above you can … [Read more...]

4 Bedroom + office with A+ Schools

Come check out this beautiful 4 Bedroom + office home in the outstanding Lone Mountain neighborhood.  This home, located at 5645 E. Desert Forest Trail, Cave Creek 85331,  has room for everyone and then some.  A first floor home office is ideal for working from home as it's separated from the action in the great room and open concept kitchen. This 4 bedroom + office house offers spacious rooms, all with walk-in closets plus their is also a bonus room, ideal for a second tv room, man cave, … [Read more...]

Arizona Market Conditions

According to the Cromford Report, as of July 14th the Arizona Market Conditions is favoring sellers in 12 majors cities while falling in 5 others.  According to the market index, which displays Arizona market conditions for major cities See image below Big gains have been make in Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Maricopa and Scottsdale while Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert is losing ground a bit for sellers.  Even though the weather his hot this chart clearly shows that their are buyers out there … [Read more...]