Northeast Valley Community Profile

by Curt_Baumgarth March 23, 2011

COMMUNITY PROFILE – Northeast Valley & Scottsdale The Northeast Valley includes the sophisticated City of Scottsdale, the Town of Paradise Valley, the “sister” cities of Carefree and Cave Creek, and the Town of Fountain Hills. Perhaps more than any other area in the Valley, the Northeast reflects the epitome of year-round resort living and the [...]

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Loan Modification First

by Curt_Baumgarth March 12, 2011

If you are a homeowner who wants to keep your home, but you are having a tough time making payments, a short sale may or may not be the best thing for you.  You should attempt to talk to your lender first and find out if they are willing to modify your payment for an [...]

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2009 – 2011 Scottsdale Market Overview

by Curt_Baumgarth March 12, 2011

The number of homes for sale in Scottsdale is steadily declining. There was nearly 3,300 homes for sale this time last year down from 4,093 homes in 2009. Today, in Scottsdale there are about 2,800 active listings. This decline in supply correlates to a steady decline in depreciation levels. Home values in Scottsdale depreciated slightly [...]

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My Trustee Sale Is Approaching. What Do I Do?

by Curt_Baumgarth February 28, 2011

Is your trustee sale date quickly approaching? Like many Arizonan’s you are probably wondering what happens after the trustee sale. Maybe you’ve heard of people staying in their homes rent free for up to a year after their trustee sale date. Maybe you’ve contemplated a “strategic foreclosure.” Allow me to set some things straight and [...]

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Go Green cont.

by Curt_Baumgarth January 16, 2011

Go Green With Your Next Home Purchase Continued. Live Large, while Buying Small. It’s the newest mantra for eco friendly individuals: Small, is really the new big. The smaller your living space, the less heating/cooling, and lighting it will need. Thus, you will have reduced energy usage and utility bills. With some careful interior design, [...]

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Going Green with your next home purchase

by Curt_Baumgarth January 1, 2011

By now, everyone has heard never ending stories about how bad our current housing market is. However, there are still plenty of people searching for a home to purchase. So whether you are looking to buy your first home, or have bought more than a few homes in your lifetime already, buying a home is [...]

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Scottsdale Short Sale Listings

by Curt_Baumgarth December 12, 2010

There are 3,000 single family-detached homes for sale in the city of Scottsdale today. 76% of these homes require short sale approval! If your Realtor isn’t showing you Scottsdale homes for sale, that require short sale approval, you may be missing out on a tremendous amount of home buying opportunities. Sure, short sales take time [...]

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Is My Realtor Responsible to Disclose?

by Curt_Baumgarth December 6, 2010

As a Buyer, your Scottsdale Realtor, does not represent the Seller, even though the Seller compensates the agent. A Buyer’s broker has the fiduciary duties of loyalty, obedience, disclosure, confidentiality, and accounting in dealings with the Buyer. Many Buyers feel that disclosure is most important. Buyers want to know as much as possible about a [...]

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Distress Sales in Scottsdale

by Curt_Baumgarth November 24, 2010

Foreclosures in Scottsdale, Arizona may seem like a good investment and rightfully so. Approximately 35% of residential properties, for sale in Scottsdale, are pre-foreclosures, short sale or bank owned situations. This magnitude of distressed real estate may seem high to some, but for Arizona this is actually a fairly low. In many cities 70% of [...]

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