Susan Christy | Scottsdale Real Estate, Paradise Valley Real Estate, Phoenix Real Estate


8025 E Del Platino Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258  

Residential
$675,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
IDEALLY SITUATED WITHIN A HIGHLY DESIRABLE MCCORMICK RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD, THIS HOME HAS BEEN RENOVATED TOP TO BOTTOM WITH QUALITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL EVIDENT THROUGHOUT. OPENNESS AND LIGHT ABOUND UPON ENTRY INTO THE FOYER OFFERING VIEWS STRAIGHT THROUGH TO DESERT OASIS BACKYARD. VAULTED BEAMED CEILINGS ENHANCE ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST AND CREATE A LIGHT, OPEN AND AIRY FEEL, AND BEAUTIFUL NATURAL HICKORY HARDWOOD FLOORING FLOWS T/O. GOURMET COOK'S KITCHEN FEATURES RICH CHERRY GRAY-STAINED CABINETS, OVERSIZED ISLAND W/SEATING, GORGEOUS GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, CUSTOM BACKSPLASH. UPDATED BATHS BOAST NEWER VANITIES WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND CUSTOM TILE WORK. 2 GRANITE-FACED FIREPLACES FORM FOCAL POINTS FOR FORMAL LIVING AND FAMILY ROOMS. ADDITIONAL INTERIOR UPGRADES INCLUDE...SEE SUPPL.


23940 N 73rd Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85255  

Residential
$425,000
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
ENVIABLY LOCATED ON AN INTERIOR LOT WITHIN THE SOUGHT-AFTER GATED LOS PORTONES MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY THIS PINNACLE PEAK VILLAS RETREAT was the FORMER MODEL for custom homebuilder LEGENDARY HOMES. Soaring vaulted ceilings enhance drama upon entry into wide foyer leading to open great room boasting granite-faced fireplace focal point and 18x18 diagonal stonelook Italian tile extending t/o. Expansive windows create a light, bright, airy ambience, overlooking expanded patio and desertscaped backyard, complete with pebble-surface pool with waterfall. Updating includes new master shower ('17) and brushed nickel hardware, fixtures & finishes t/o. WITH GREAT N. SCOTTSDALE AMENITIES & EASY FREEWAY ACCESS, THIS LOVELY VILLA IS IDEAL AS CAREFREE LOCK & LEAVE OR LOW-MAINTENANCE PRIMARY RESIDENCE.


The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase.

1. Review a Home's Features

Think about why you are searching for a home and what you want to find in a house. For example, if you require a home that features a deluxe kitchen, you can narrow your house search accordingly. On the other hand, if you want a home that boasts an above-ground swimming pool, you can focus on houses that offer this amenity.

Consider where you want to reside too. That way, you can hone your home search to a select group of cities and towns and find a residence that is located in one of your preferred locations.

2. Examine a Home's Price

The cost of a home depends on a number of factors, including the residence's age and condition. Of course, the housing market itself plays an important role in a house's cost as well, so you'll want to examine the real estate sector closely. By doing so, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market – or vice-versa – and determine if a home's price falls within your budget.

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of quality houses available at budget-friendly prices. If you shop for a home in a buyer's market, you may be able to purchase a house at or below a seller's initial asking price.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is a shortage of premium houses, and top-notch homes that become available may be in high demand. In a seller's market, you may need to act fast to acquire your dream home. Plus, you may need to submit an offer to purchase that exceeds a seller's initial asking price so you can purchase your ideal residence without delay.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a home selling expert, and he or she is happy to help you weigh the pros and cons of buying a house. In fact, a real estate agent will go the extra mile to ensure you can make the best-possible decisions throughout the property buying journey.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive lots of support so you can enjoy a seamless homebuying experience. A real estate agent first will learn about you and your homebuying goals and help you search for a residence that matches your expectations. Next, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase your dream home. And if your homebuying proposal is approved, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase.

Use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble deciding if a house is right for you.


If you want to buy a house, it pays to enter the real estate market with a checklist in hand. That way, you can streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Now, let's take a look at three things to include in your homebuying checklist.

1. Your Budget

Your budget will dictate whether you're able to afford a condo, luxury home or something in-between. As such, you'll want to assess your finances closely as you determine exactly what type of house that you can afford.

Oftentimes, it helps to get a copy of your credit report. You are eligible to receive one free copy of your credit report annually from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). If you know your credit score, you can determine whether now is a good time to enter the real estate market, or whether you should improve your credit score first.

You may want to consult with several banks and credit unions too. These financial institutions can teach you about various mortgage options and help get pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, once you have a mortgage, you'll know exactly how much you can spend on a house and tailor your home search accordingly.

2. Where You Want to Live

Living in the suburbs is very different from residing in the city. Therefore, you'll want to consider where you want to live so that you can search for a home in specific areas.

For example, if you prefer the peace and quiet of a small town, you may want to consider houses in small towns in the state of your choice. These towns may feature dozens of available homes. Plus, in many instances, small town houses are priced lower than big city residences.

Or, if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can search for residences in any city, at any time. These houses likely will ensure that you'll have quick, easy access to a variety of big city attractions and landmarks.

3. Real Estate Agent

There is no telling whether you're about to enter a seller's or buyer's market, as the housing sector often fluctuates. Fortunately, if you hire a real estate agent, you can increase the likelihood of a quick, successful homebuying experience, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

A real estate agent is committed to your homebuying success and will do what it takes to help you find the right home, at the right price. He or she will learn about your homebuying goals and offer expert insights into the real estate market. Also, if you ever have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is available to address them.

For those who want to streamline the homebuying process, it helps to hire a real estate agent. And if you hire a real estate agent today, you can get the assistance that you need to make your homeownership dream come true.

Get started on your homebuying checklist, and you can simplify the process of acquiring your ideal residence.


ENVIABLY LOCATED ON AN INTERIOR LOT WITHIN THE SOUGHT-AFTER GATED LOS PORTONES MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY THIS PINNACLE PEAK VILLAS RETREAT was the FORMER MODEL for custom homebuilder LEGENDARY HOMES. Soaring vaulted ceilings enhance drama upon entry into wide foyer leading to open great room boasting granite-faced fireplace focal point and 18x18 diagonal stonelook Italian tile extending t/o. Expansive windows create a light, bright, airy ambience, overlooking expanded patio and desertscaped backyard, complete with pebble-surface pool with waterfall. Updating includes new master shower ('17) and brushed nickel hardware, fixtures & finishes t/o. WITH GREAT N. SCOTTSDALE AMENITIES & EASY FREEWAY ACCESS, THIS LOVELY VILLA IS IDEAL AS CAREFREE LOCK & LEAVE OR LOW-MAINTENANCE PRIMARY RESIDENCE.

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