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    Now Is the Perfect Time for a Home Warranty

    By Scott Gaertner | October 1, 2021

    Now Is the Perfect Time for a Home Warranty By Scott Gaertner, Associate Broker Due to Environment Protection Agency (EPA) changes that went into effect last year, it might be a good idea to buy a home warranty. A home warranty is a service contract that can provide repair or replacement service on a home’s... Read More

    Is It Better To Use A Local Agent?

    By Scott Gaertner | September 1, 2021

    Is It Better To Use A Local Agent? Agents come in all shapes and sizes. Some agents are area specialists, and some are jack of all trades covering the entire metropolitan area. So what’s the advantage of using a local area agent and does it translate into more money in your pocket? Knowledge of the... Read More

    How Can You Be Successful In a Changing Real Estate Market?

    By Scott Gaertner | June 2, 2021

    How Can You Be Successful In a Changing Real Estate Market? The chart above should give you a sense of just how dramatically homes have appreciated recently here in the Valley.  You can clearly see the Covid effect bottoming out in May last year, as well as the rapid acceleration in 2021. Yes, the chart... Read More

    Is There a Housing Crash on the Horizon

    By Scott Gaertner | May 1, 2021

    By Scott Gaertner, Associate Broker  Housing prices are rising at what feels like an irrationally fast rate, so it’s very easy to see how it feels like another bubble is on the horizon. It’s at this point you start to look for statistics that confirm your belief, confirmation bias sets in, and some objectivity is... Read More

    Scottsdale North Park

    By Scott Gaertner | April 1, 2021

    An Update On Scottsdale North Park By Scott Gaertner, Associate Broker and Lifestyle Contributor It has been a while since we updated you on the park that I like to call Scottsdale North Park but the city calls Sevano or Ashler Hills Park. The proposed park site has existed for many years and is located... Read More

    What to Know About “Coming Soon” Listings

    By Scott Gaertner | March 1, 2021

    By Scott Gaertner Contrary to popular local myth, I did not invent “Coming Soon” listings. I actually took the idea from a Canadian agent at one of the quarterly mastermind meetings I attend. It was the perfect solution to the problem of one of our clients missing the home of their dreams that sold for... Read More

    New Scottsdale North Home Makeover Show

    By Scott Gaertner | February 1, 2021

    By Scott Gaertner Those of you who enjoy HGTV, Joanna Gaines or house flipping shows now have a new local show that is a must-see. It seems like all I’ve been yammering about here the last six months is how crazy the real estate market is. Time for a change of pace and a little... Read More

    The Lowest Number of Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Ever

    By Scott Gaertner | January 4, 2021

    By Scott Gaertner If you are not actually involved in real estate, there is a very good chance you don’t fully understand how crazy today’s real estate market really is. As I write this article on December 9, 2020, the active listing count in the Arizona Regional MLS for the greater Phoenix area is 6,544,... Read More

    Todays Real Estate Market Explained

    By Scott Gaertner | December 1, 2020

      Today’s Real Estate Market Explained By Scott Gaertner Without a doubt, the most common question I get these days is: “Why is the market so hot in the middle of a pandemic?” With the help of Mike Orr and The Cromford Report, I will give you some thoughts on this. Housing Opportunity Index The... Read More

    A New Style of Second Home Ownership Model

    By Scott Gaertner | November 1, 2020

    By Scott Gaertner Scottsdale North has always been a great second home and vacation destination but lifestyle changes due to COVID-19 have made it even more desirable. More people now realize that they can work remotely for part of the year. Others realize that they want to spend more time with loved ones or want... Read More