Entries by efay

New vs Pre-Owned Homes

When it comes to making a decision between buying a newly constructed home and buying a pre-owned house, the first thought that is likely to strike the mind of the prospective buyer is location and price. While price may be a factor in any business transaction, there are other things to look out for when purchasing real […]

Scottsdale #1 Profitable City for Airbnb

As you may have heard, Realtor.com recently ranked Scottsdale as the #1 profitable city for an Airbnb! Why are Airbnb rentals so popular in Scottsdale? The City of Scottsdale has long been a popular location for families and American corporate elites looking for a vacation getaway filled with golf, hiking and outdoor adventures. With the […]

Memorial Day Events 2019

Even though summer may not officially begin until June 21st, Memorial Day weekend traditionally signifies the start of that season. Memorial Day has become a day for picnics, pool parties and the start of summer vacations, but it’s important to remember the holiday has somber roots. Memorial Day was first held on May 30th, 1868, to honor those […]

Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf

Since Arizona is primarily composed of desert land, with very little rainfall, you may have considered installing artificial grass instead of real grass in your front or backyard. One of the biggest reasons to install artificial turf is the lack of maintenance. Gone will be the mornings of mowing, weeding and trimming your grass. Instead, you’ll only […]

Best of Zillow

I’m so excited to share that I have achieved the Best of Zillow status! It’s the highest mark of distinction they award. The Best of Zillow badge is awarded to realtors who are among the top 10% of all Zillow Premier Agents. These ratings come directly from customer, so I want to say “thank you” […]

Popular Architectural Styles in Arizona

Arizona is home to many building architectural styles which are influenced by the various cultures that populated Arizona many years ago.  Phoenix has some noteworthy popular building styles: from Native Indian inspired adobes, Mediterranean style to modern mid-centtury homes that are currently growing in popularity. Following is an overview of some popular building styles you’ll […]

Easter Brunch

With so many Easter brunches around the valley, how do you choose? Here are a few of my favorite restaurants for brunch! Southern Rail
 – 300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix Devour chef Justin Beckett’s beloved brunch at Southern Rail from 10am to 3pm on Easter Sunday. Go for the fried green tomato Benedict with tomato […]

4 Ways to Dispose of Old Appliances

When preparing your home for sale, I may recommend to replace your old appliances with new ones to increase the selling value of your home. Or you may have just bought a home with old appliances and you replaced them, but what’s the best way to dispose of your old appliances? Recycle Many cites offer […]

Letting Go of Your Home

For many people, selling their home is an emotional process. Many people have lived in their homes for years creating memories. Others may be facing unwanted, yet necessary moves. Even sellers preparing for a voluntary and desired move are likely to face some feelings of attachment that can threaten to interfere with the sale process. […]