Saturday, June 28, 2014

Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona, Vacation, Resort, Second, Winter & Golf Homes

#Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona, Vacation, Resort, Second, Winter & Golf Homes

Now is the best time to plan your purchase of your Arizona vacation, resort, or golf home. For one, it's before the traditional rush in September and October, and then the best available homes are on the market right now, there are less shoppers thus less competition, thus the best deals with motivated sellers to net you more dollars.

Phoenix Scottsdale is "the" destination of choice with Scottsdale and Fountain Hills the best choices. Think resort "lifestyle".

We have an intimate understanding of the Arizona vacation home options, best locations, gold courses, maintenance costs, rental potential and local amenities. We can help you explore various revenue streams as an income property (for underused homes). You should also consider remodels and dramatic staging to attract renters. Well appointed properties attract the high rent and high paying tenants. Thus more income opportunities and you will see your asset grow in value with income to boot.

We can help you though the complete process - end-to-end. 

Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate.. Your vacation and golf home specialist.

Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona, Vacation, Resort, Second & Golf Homes

Friday, June 20, 2014

Scottsdale: #1 City To Raise Children. Chandler Is 4th

#Scottsdale (Arizona): #1 City To Raise Children. Chandler Is 4th

It's official. According to a study by 'mylife' about the The Ten Best Cities To Raise Children; Scottsdale Arizona is the number ONE city.

Chandler Arizona came in 4th.

The ranking is based on the following categories: Crime, Public School Ranking, Public Parks per Capita, Average Family Salary, and Cost of Living.

You can review the study here.

So, when you are ready to move to Scottsdale or Chandler and live the good life with or without children, I'll be delighted to help find and purchase your best new home.

Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Scottsdale (Arizona): #1 City To Raise Children. Chandler Is 4th

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wild West Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona Retro 1955-1960

#WildWestPhoenixScottsdale Retro 1955-1960

It's the wild wild west in Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona. Not that long ago.

I remember going to the general store in at Pima & Pinnacle Peak in the 90's by horseback. 

This photo to the right is from 1955.

Enjoy the attached photos as we reminisce some of those times that still linger in our southwest. 

This one to the left was taken in 1960.

Now look at us today - the 5th largest metro in the nation.

Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

#Wild West Phoenix Scottsdale Retro 1955-1960

Friday, June 13, 2014

Financing Arizona Vacation, Golf & Second Homes

#FinancingArizonaVacationGolf&Second Homes

It's no secret that Arizona is THE destination for vacation, golf and second homes. And financing is readily available for those vacation homes or for investment properties. In all sizes and values, even for million + dollar homes.

Of course, the loans rules may be a tad different, as well as the rates, than the purchase of a primary residence, but nothing that can stop you. Basically, you can generally get a vacation, investment or second home mortgage loan just like your primary residence loan. And this also means a down payment, as low as 10%. But with 20%, rates get even better.

So what's a vacation or second home? Homes that a homeowner does not live in year around, but also does not rent out. These homes generally have to be in a different metropolitan area then where the homeowner lives primarily. For instance, if you own a primary residence in New York, you may call a home in Phoenix Scottsdale a second home. 

An investment property is a tad different because you will be renting it out. Down payment can be as low as 15%, but 20% is generally better to avoid mortgage insurance.

This is just the basic approach to finance your purchase of second, vacation, golf homes as well as investment properties ion Arizona. In the current marketplace, these mortgage products are making a comeback in a smart and sensible way and can be a good option for any homeowner who is looking to purchase an additional home for vacation, or to add in the investment portfolio.

So when you are ready, feel free to contact me so we can get you the best possible scenario so I may connect you to one of my preferred mortgage lenders.

Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Financing Arizona Vacation, Golf & Second Homes