Arcadia/Arcadia Lite

Named as one of Phoenix Magazine’s “Hottest Neighborhoods To Live In” - Once home to hundreds of acres of sweet-smelling citrus groves, this neighborhood consists of mid-century ranch and transitional homes. Highly respected schools, lushly landscaped yards, and popular eateries add to the allure.

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Biltmore

Known as Phoenix’s most acclaimed neighborhood, the exclusive homes in this neighborhood surround the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Popular for its quality of life, the Biltmore area is known as a financial district surrounded by upscale shopping and dining.

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Paradise Valley

Despite the town's relatively small area and population, Paradise Valley is home to twelve resorts; making it a premiere tourist destination. Large, exclusive estates make P.V. attractive to high-net-worth individuals and is often named among the most expensive zip codes in the United States.

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Desert Ridge

One of Arizona’s largest master-planned communities in Northeast Phoenix, Desert Ridge is close to freeway access, corporate campuses, the Mayo Clinic, shopping, and dining. Highly regarded schools and a diverse mix of home types built by production builders make this neighborhood perfect for families.

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Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch

Nestled between Central and North Scottsdale, the Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch communities are mixed-use luxury communities, providing neighborhood living within a resort atmosphere. The two communities surround golf courses and provide bicycle paths, parks, public tennis courts, and man-made lakes for residents.

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Shea Corridor

The Shea Corridor is so named as it runs along the east-west Shea Blvd and extends to Fountain Hills. A number of communities in this central part of Scottsdale remain among the most highly-desired residential areas in the metropolitan area. Communities in the north side of the Shea corridor are nestled against the foothills, providing city light and mountain views.

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Kierland

Known as the “magic zip code”, Kierland residents pay Phoenix city taxes but have a Scottsdale mailing address and most homes are situated on larger lots. The Kierland area is home to two award-winning school districts and is also popular for its proximity to golf courses, resorts, and shopping/dining.

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Cave Creek/Carefree

The Town of Cave Creek and the Town of Carefree refer to themselves as “Where the Wild West Lives” and “the best small town in Arizona” respectively. Known as quieter communities away from the energy of city life, these towns are known for being enclaves for artists and entrepreneurs. Both towns share the local landmark of Black Mountain, which served as part of a dude ranch until the 1970s.

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North Scottdale

The McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak anchor North Scottsdale’s scenic landscape and form a breathtaking backdrop for homes in North Scottsdale. Once the grounds of cattle ranches, this area has been transformed and developed into several luxury home communities, golf courses, and fine dining/shopping! Although many call this area “North Scottsdale” the geographic center of Scottsdale actually falls in the middle of North Scottsdale!

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Central Scottdale

Home to Old Town Scottsdale, which the New York Times has called, "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having, "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene". However, surrounding Old Town Scottsdale are homes that were some of the first developed in Scottsdale with many of the houses as single level homes with ample lots on quieter streets. Recently, the Scottsdale Waterfront area has introduced several mid-rise luxury condo developments that offer excellent amenities.

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America’s Next Top Remodel? Which home renovation will give you the best bang for your buck?

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The adage has always been that if you want to add value to your property with a remodel, the kitchen and bathrooms are always going to give you the best return on your investment. But, is that really the case?

All home renovations increase a home’s value to some extent. However, according to Zillow’s statistics, here are the returns for each dollar spent on common remodels:

Mid-Range Bathroom Remodel: $1.71 recovered (gain)

Mid-Range Window Replacement: $1.15 recovered (gain)

Family Room Addition: $1.07 recovered (gain)

Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel: $0.52 recovered (loss)

So, if you are trying to maximize added value to your home, a mid-range bathroom remodel will give you the most bang for your buck.

Need some help with deciding what to remodel before selling? Give Kevin a call today at 480.217.9184

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