Scottsdale Real Estate Blog

  • Refresh Your Garden for Spring

    BY Jeff Dial

    Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get...

  • Make Your Wood Floors Look Like New

    BY Jeff Dial

    Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t prevalent in new construction, such as Dutch doors, transom windows and even dumbwaiters or ...

  • Could You Live in a Tiny House?

    BY Jeff Dial

    Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re not alone. Minimalism is trending in our culture right now, from de-cluttering your life with th...

  • 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...