What Makes 85254 the Magic ZIP Code

What Makes 85254 the Magic ZIP Code

Ninety percent of the homes in the 85254 ZIP Code have a Scottsdale mailing address even though they are in Phoenix city limits. That means lower taxes and utilities, more flexible zoning and a much easier building permit process. This higher prestige at a lower cost...
5 Reasons to Consider Buying on a Busy Street

5 Reasons to Consider Buying on a Busy Street

When we began our real estate careers, we listed a lot of busy street houses because many experienced agents avoided them. “They are head to sell, the owners want too much,” they said. So, we looked for all the ways to make lemonade from lemons. A bonus, from our...
Downsize & Invest

Downsize & Invest

At breakfast today, the owner of the restaurant came to our table to talk real estate. She said her last child was now off to school and the family home was suddenly huge.JoAnn said, “Why don’t you sell and get something smaller?”Her reply caught me off guard. She...