Scottsdale Real Estate Blog

  • Great Pets for Small Homes

    BY Jeff Dial

    Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square foot condo? Is your son begging you for a pet boa constri...

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Jeff Dial

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...

  • Tips for a Safe Halloween

    BY Jeff Dial

    Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! It’s almost time to hit the store and stock up on candy and treats for the neighborhood kids. Halloween trick-or-treating is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids (and even some adults). And whi...

  • Tips for a Cozy Fall House

    BY Jeff Dial

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it’s coming. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are just around the corner. Here are some of ou...

  • Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

    BY Jeff Dial

    Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and some...

  • What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

    BY Jeff Dial

    Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the idea of building community and establishi...

  • How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

    BY Jeff Dial

    Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of scoring a real bargain, thrift stores can be the most exciting places to find interesting and one-of-a-kind décor for your home. There are some tricks, though, to finding those treasures...

  • Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

    BY Jeff Dial

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life (if not the biggest). It’s understandable and normal to feel worry and doubt about whether you’re making the right decision. Chances are, you’ll look at several hom...

  • Hanging Curtains 101

    BY Jeff Dial

    Hanging curtains seems like a no-brainer, right? Install the curtain rods, pop on the window treatments, and you’re done. While it really can be that easy, there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind if you want your curtains to go from average...

  • Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

    BY Jeff Dial

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends, sharing your favor...