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When you are looking for a fun night out with your significant other, Scottsdale is full of fun date night opportunities. The city offers romantic restaurants, fun bonding activities, and opportunities to spend one-on-one time with your partner and take your relationship to the next level. If you are looking for ideas on where to […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price: Q2 2020 – $580,660 vs Q2 2021 – $889,540 = 53% increase Average Days On Market: Q2 2020 – 59 vs Q2 2021 – 33 = 44% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: Q2 2020 – $226.56 vs Q2 2021 – $306.54 = 35% increase Sale to List Price […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: Q2 2020 – $812,757 vs Q2 2021 – $1,217,438 = 50% increase Average Days On Market: Q2 2020 – 84 vs Q2 2021 – 37 = 56% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: Q2 2020 – $277.47 vs Q2 2021 – $372.96 = 34% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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With the Phoenix Suns playing for a NBA title, b-ball fans from one side of the planet to the other are studying the Valley and its group. The Suns, which right now lead the best-of-seven series against the Milwaukee Bucks two games to one, are in the Finals interestingly since 1993. From that point forward […]

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Photo credit: Visit The USA When you are in the mood for a weekend trip, one of the fastest spots for a quick getaway from the Valley is Flagstaff, Arizona. The town is about a three hour drive north of Scottsdale and sits at a much higher elevation of almost 7,000 feet. While it may […]

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Every city has a unique charm that makes it completely it’s own, and Scottsdale is no different. There are a few key elements to life in Scottsdale that make it so appealing as a vacation destination and as a wonderful place to call home. Between the weather, laid-back lifestyle, beautiful mountains, and outdoor activities, once […]

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This year, Scottsdale is making up for lost time with all of their Fourth of July celebrations. There will be opportunities over the entire holiday weekend to celebrate America’s birthday and enjoy great food, live entertainment and fireworks. As you begin to plan ahead for the holiday weekend, here are some of the great options […]

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Photo credit: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation  Did you know that the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent the last few decades of his life in Scottsdale and continues to have a lasting legacy in Arizona? Many people know Frank Lloyd Wright from the early days of his career, but Scottsdale is where the architect […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: April 2021 – $1,190,876 vs May 2021 – $1,244,825 = 5% increase Average Days On Market: April 2021 – 37 vs May 2021 – 37 = 0% No Change Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: April 2021 – $362.61 vs May 2021 – $379.51 = 5% increase Sale to List Price […]

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During the warmer months of the year, there is nowhere better to be than submerged in a crystal blue pool. While southern Arizona may have a desert climate, you might be surprised to learn there are a multitude of water activities that allow you to have fun in the sun all over the state. Update […]

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Photo credit: AZ Food and Wine One of the greatest joys of living in the Valley is the abundant offering of Mexican restaurants throughout the city. We know most people agree that there is really never a bad time of day for enchiladas and a margarita. Living in Arizona, residents are blessed with great Mexican […]

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Photo credit: The New York Times  If you live in the Phoenix area, you will never run out of amazing day trip opportunities. No matter which direction you travel, there are so many unique spots to explore, and one of our favorites to recommend is Arcosanti. This is a town unlike any other you will […]

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Photo credit: Sedona Monthly  Did you know you don’t even have to leave the state of Arizona to visit incredible wineries? Northern Arizona actually has its own wine country, located in between Flagstaff and Sedona. You can expect to try some wonderful Cabarets and Chardonnays from the various Arizona vineyards. As it turns out, the […]

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In Scottsdale, there are endless ways to have fun for free. While the spas, golf courses and resorts are all incredible, there are also plenty of other ways to enjoy the city without the expensive price tag. Here are some of our favorite ways to have fun without spending any cash.  Take a Ride on […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: April 2021 – $1,211,477 vs March 2021 – $1,187,543 = 2% decrease Average Days On Market: April 2021 – 54 vs March 2021 – 38 = 30% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: April 2021 – $350.83 vs March 2021 – $362.06 = 3% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price: April 2021 – $829,218 March 2021 – $948,624 = 14% increase Average Days On Market: April 2021 – 41 vs March 2021 – 35 = 15% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: April 2021 – $285.97 vs March 2021 – $309.70 = 8% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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Get ready to embrace the heat, because there really are perks that come along with the summer months in Scottsdale. While it may be hot, there is certainly not a shortage of fun things to do in the city. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to staying in Scottsdale during the warmer summer […]

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Photo credit: VisitArizona It’s not hard to fall in love with the Sonoran desert and the surrounding area, whether you visit for a day or have been an Arizona resident for years. In a place as beautiful as Scottsdale, it is easy to appreciate the beauty of the nature around you, and with Earth Day […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: Q1 2020 – $895504 vs Q1 2021 – $1163199 = 30% increase Average Days On Market: Q1 2020 – 87 vs Q1 2021 – 63 = 28% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: Q1 2020 – $279.84 vs Q1 2021 – $337.85 = 21% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price: Q1 2020 – $611490 vs Q1 2021 – $786595 = 29% increase Average Days On Market: Q1 2020 – 73 vs Q1 2021 – 46 = 37% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: Q1 2020 – $227.38 vs Q1 2021 – $276.91 = 22% increase Sale to List Price […]

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In a city as large as Phoenix, you will never run out of new neighborhoods to explore. One area of town you must add to your list to check out is Downtown Phoenix. While it is the epicenter for business in the city, there is way more to Downtown Phoenix than high-rises and office buildings.  […]

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As the weather warms up, there is nothing better than spending an evening listening to live music on a patio. While a live band or performers always elevates an occasion, it is not always easy to find the spots that offer the best live entertainment. We’ve done the work for you and have rounded up […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price:  January 2021 – $698291 vs February 2021 – $807336 = 16% increase Average Days On Market: January 2021 – 49 vs February 2021 – 50 = 2% increase Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: January 2021 – $260.96 vs February 2021 – $279.54 = 7% increase Sale to List Price […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: January 2021 – $1103110 vs February 2021 – $1161075 = 5% increase Average Days On Market: January 2021 – 78 vs February 2021 – 60 = 23% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: January 2021 – $320.28 vs February 2021 – $338.64 = 6% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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When people first think of Phoenix, they probably picture lush desert resorts, spas, and expansive golf courses, all ideal for an adult getaway. While Phoenix and the surrounding Valley do offer an abundance of fun activities for adults, the city also offers a lot of unexpected and fun opportunities for the whole family as well.  […]

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If you are in the process of considering your next move, you should put Scottsdale, Arizona at the very top of the list. There is a good reason the real estate market is super hot in the Valley right now: it continues to be an exceptional place to live, no matter your age or lifestyle!  […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price: December 2020 – $690,761 vs. January 2021 – $697,152 = 1% increase Average Days On Market: December 2020 – 50 vs. January 2021 – 49 / 2% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: December 2020 – $252.12 vs. January 2021 – $260.56 = 3% increase Sale to List Price […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price:  December 2020 – $1,039,923 vs. January 2021 – $1,106,201 = 6% increase Average Days On Market:  December 2020 – 65 vs. January 2021 – 79 = 22% increase Average Sale Price Per Square Foot:  December 2020 – $316.35 vs. January 2021 – $320.56 = 1% increase Sale to List Price Ratio:  […]

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There is really nothing worse than having to leave your dog at home while you head out for a fun activity. Especially after being at home so much over the last year, our dogs really love spending time with us and taking part in whatever is going on. Most pet owners would love to be […]

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Carefree, Arizona is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to charming neighborhoods in the Valley. Located fifteen miles north of Scottsdale, the quaint town offers homeowners a laidback lifestyle surrounded on two sides by the rugged beauty of Black Mountain.  Photo credit: Bmcain Carefree is close enough you can access anything you […]

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The start of a new year brings fresh energy to evaluate your life and set new goals. Eating healthy and getting in shape are typically two of the most common goals people set at the beginning of each year.  Living in a place like Scottsdale gives you a huge advantage to conquering those goals between […]

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Out of all the neighborhoods in Scottsdale, Old Town is one of the most vibrant and beloved areas of town because it truly has something for everyone. No matter your age, it is easy to spend an entire day getting lost wandering around the many art galleries, local shops, and delicious restaurants. Whether you are […]

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While it is unlikely there will be snow this December, there are still so many fun ways to get festive and celebrate the holiday season around the Valley this year. Events might be socially distanced, but they are not short on holiday cheer! One of the major perks of living in Arizona is that you […]

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Living Here The 85254 zip code of Scottsdale provides an elevated suburban lifestyle experience. You will enjoy having access to all the major conveniences of a big city with Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International airport only being about a twenty minute drive away, while still enjoying a more relaxed residential neighborhood atmosphere. In this […]

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Get ready for some pampering! One of the main draws of the Valley of the Sun is the laid-back, peaceful, easy-going atmosphere. Whether you are a full-time resident or you are on vacation, it is hard not to relax under the sunny desert skies. Along with the many luxury resorts, Scottsdale has become known as […]

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Spooky season is upon us, and while celebrations may look a little different this year, there are still a ton of festive and safe activities going on in the Phoenix metroplex. Between apple picking, petting zoos, and pumpkin patches, there are so many great outdoor destinations for safely enjoying Halloween and the fall season this […]

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The first week of fall is finally here!  Tis the season for maple lattes, pumpkin bread, and sweater weather.  There are so many fun spots around the Valley to grab a festive autumn drink and escape with a good book indoors or on the patio.  Work from home with a tasty beverage by your side […]

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One of the greatest weeks of the year is here, and even though it might look a little different than usual this time, that doesn’t mean the food will be any less delicious.  Arizona Restaurant Week will run from Sept.18th-27th, and 137 restaurants across the state are participating.  Every day more restaurants are joining in, […]

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Scottsdale Average Sales Price: July 2020 – $899,514 vs, August 2020 – $922,451 = 3% increase Average Days On Market: July 2020 – 85 vs August 2020 – 87 = 2% increase Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: July 2020 – $288.01 vs August 2020 – $292.58 = 2% increase Sale to List Price Ratio: […]

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Metro Phoenix Average Sales Price: July 2020 – $632923 vs August 2020 – $618427 = 2% decrease Average Days On Market: July 2020 – 60 vs August 2020 – 58 = 3% decrease Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: July 2020 – $237.82 vs August 2020 – $238.1 = 0% No Change Sale to List […]

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Delicious signature cocktails, tasty appetizers, and unbeatable prices: what’s not to love about happy hour?  We’ve put together a list of some of the best spots around Scottsdale to catch up with friends over good drinks, share plates on a patio overlooking the mountains, and get a great bang for your buck.  These seven restaurants […]

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It makes sense that the Valley is a hub for golfers around the country.  There are countless award-winning courses created by famous designers in any direction you look.  You can’t beat the panoramic mountain views, natural desert wildlife, and mild temperatures year-round while playing one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Whether you’re looking for a challenge, […]

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Source: HGTV Compromise and communication are key. I’ll start with this, because without communicating and compromising, you won’t make any progress. Discuss how you each want your home to look and feel. Be open about which items contain sentimental value. Explain what’s most imporant to you, like having a quiet workspace or a place to […]

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This desert oasis we call home is the perfect arena for outdoor adventure.  With its breathtaking sunsets, purple mountains, cloudless skies, and abundant wildlife, Scottsdale is a hiker’s dream.  There are endless trails to explore all over the city with a range of difficulty levels and terrains.  Whether you want to go biking on a […]

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MYDOMAINE | Updated March 17, 2020 We all know about that awkward gap between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling that is basically just there to collect dust (and maybe act as a perch for your cat). But if space is at a premium in your kitchen, that’s valuable real estate that is going […]

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We all deserve the chance to take a break from our busy schedules and rejuvenate.  There is no easier way to take a relaxing vacation than to stay right where you are – and Scottsdale is a pretty great place to be during any time of year!  Tourists from all over the country travel to […]

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THE SPRUCE | June 5, 2020 If you’re looking to add a little style and color to your garage, one of the best places to start is with the floor. Standard concrete slab garage floors are functional, but with a little extra effort they can also be attractive and even comfortable. There are many options for sprucing up […]

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Photo Credit: http://www.styledandstagedsb.com THE SPRUCE | June 5, 2020 Do you think it costs a lot to stage your home? When it comes to selling a home, appearance is everything. Home staging can make all the difference. Most home sellers think they have to break the bank to stage their homes; this isn’t the case. It is […]

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Whether you’re a Scottsdale native or a tourist who can’t get enough of the Valley of the Sun, you’ve probably seen the quintessential Arizona landmarks like Sedona and the Grand Canyon.  While we’d book a return trip to these fabulous places in a heartbeat, nothing is more exciting than discovering a new place you didn’t […]

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Scottsdale is well-known for so many things: its breathtaking desert hiking trails, its world-class resorts and spas, its shopping districts – and of course, its food.  With so many culinary options in this city, it is almost impossible to go wrong when picking a restaurant.  But some of these establishments stand out from the rest […]

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OCTOBER 01 – 31, 2019 MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY 7729 East Greenway Rd., Ste. 100Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Celebrate 25 years with these wonderful events: October 1 – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 25th Anniversary Celebration – Join us for a special presentaitonand exhibit as we celebrate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 25th Anniversary. Location: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts October 1 – […]

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EXPERIENCE AZ | 14 Sep LON’s Last Drop, Hermosa Inn’s casual cowboy-chic bar and grill, known for its hand-crafted cocktails and expansive menu and outdoor patio, will host a dinner series featuring several Arizona originals: Fate Brewing Company, Del Bac Whiskey, AZ Distilling Co., plus Azuñia Tequila, a premium handcrafted tequila made of 100% pure Weber […]

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By LAUREN REICHERT The Metro dining scene is hot. Hot like the middle of summer in, well, Phoenix. And recent restaurant openings across town turn the heat up even higher, like this Van Buren spot that specializes in wood-fired sandwiches or the East Valley joint that slings spicy grab-and-go burritos. We’ll keep this list up to date with the tastiest […]

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And we tried the new beverage — here’s how it tastes. By Dave Quinn Starbucks is doing something it hasn’t done in 16 years: introducing a new pumpkin coffee beverage to its menu. The popular chain is launching a brand new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, the cool, fall-flavored drink hitting stores starting Tuesday, Aug. 27. It’ll join […]

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NEW TIMES STAFF | JULY 27, 2019 | 2:17PM Drive down Scottsdale Road and you’ll come within reach of many of the restaurants that have helped put the Valley’s dining scene on the map. Old Town Scottsdale is, of course, a destination for both tourists and local food lovers, but look just beyond the confines of that crowded dining […]

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