Scottsdale Real Estate Blog

  • Transform Your Attic

    BY Jeff Dial

    If you’re a homeowner who has been looking for ways to increase the square footage of your living space, but you’re hesitant to build a new addition to your existing home, have you thought about looking up? Unfinished attics are an excellent w...

  • Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

    BY Jeff Dial

    One of the most daunting challenges of buying a home is choosing and getting approved for a mortgage loan. There are many types of mortgages out there and if you’re unfamiliar with the differences between them and how they relate to your personal...

  • Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

    BY Jeff Dial

    Have you filed your taxes yet? We know -- tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in your home. Whether you...

  • When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

    BY Jeff Dial

    Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some of those upgrades on their own. But...

  • 10-Minute Home Projects

    BY Jeff Dial

    You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Homeowners know that one of the responsibilities of ownership is keeping up with ...

  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security Without Breaking the Bank

    BY Jeff Dial

    You’ve spent countless hours and energy getting your home just perfect. You’ve labored over the right paint, the best furniture and even invested in some art. But have you put in enough thought about how you are protecting your home? While you ...

  • How to Sell Your Home When You Have Pets

    BY Jeff Dial

    Nobody wants to smell pet odors when they’re looking at a potential new home. Nor do they want to see piles of pet hair on the carpet. But are there ways to actually use your pet to your advantage when selling your home? Here’s a look at how be...

  • The Truth About…Stairs

    BY Jeff Dial

    Getting older isn't something most of us want to think about. We like the idea of always being active and youthful. We even think of our parents as remaining healthy and spry. When we're out shopping for a new home, however, we need to take into con...

  • New? Pre-Owned? How to Choose…

    BY Jeff Dial

    If you, Are lured by the shiny new home in the brochure and it calls to you, or Pass by the fluttering flags of that new sub-division, and your car automatically turns in, and A walk through model homes every weekend is your idea of relax...

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

    BY Jeff Dial

    As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From plumbing disasters to...