Scottsdale Real Estate & Community News

Scottsdale real estate is always at the top of mind for The Kay-Grant Group as we assist a lot of individuals every month interested in finding or selling their next piece of Arizona real estate; whether that's looking for Old Town Scottsdale condos for sale, a downtown Phoenix loft for sale, or selling their house in northern Phoenix. The Kay-Grant Group are your premier Scottsdale Realtors.

This blog focuses on topics relevant to the Scottsdale and Phoenix metro real estate community as well as to those residing in The Valley that are interested in things to do around The Valley or the general going-ons in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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Nov. 14, 2019

UNDER CONTRACT: Luxury Gated Home in Phoenix Foothills

Luxury Home in Phoenix Foothills

Check Out This Incredible 5-Bedroom Home With Views of South Mountain!

Our client was looking for a beautiful home in an incredible neighborhood, and when we helped them find this 5-bedroom gem in the popular Phoenix neighborhood of Ahwatukee, they were EAGER to submit an offer! The home features a gorgeous interior, a spacious open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, and plenty of space in every bedroom! Plus, the backyard is an entertainer's dream: built-in BBQ, putting green, and a sparkling pool with relaxing spa completes a true desert paradise.

Ahwatukee is considered the #1 Best Places to Live in Phoenix by Phoenix Business Journal, and once the home purchase is complete, our clients will enjoy amazing views from every room, as well as convenient access to shopping, dining, golf courses, Interstate 10, and the new extension of the Loop 202.

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We have put our real estate experience to work for several clients all over the Valley, and we are ready to help you, too! If you would like more information about the best places to buy a home in the Greater Phoenix area, call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form.

Nov. 14, 2019

Scottsdale Springs Condos Q4 Market Update

Join Ian as he covers the Q4 real estate market trends for Scottsdale Springs Condos in Old Town Scottsdale.



Video Transcript:

Hello everyone. This is Ian with Kay-Grant Group. We're going to be going over the Scottsdale Springs subdivisions. This is actually a condo subdivision. We're going to be talking about what it's price per square foot is, how many units have been sold. It's kind of general information stuff. So let's go ahead and just get on into it. So when we look at the subdivision year over year, Q4 is when you saw a pretty significant dip. If you actually look historically, that's where it's been dipping. It's a little all over the place. But if you do it year over year, last year is $180 per square foot. This year it's jumped all the way up to about $221 per square foot, which that makes it about a 23% increase year over year.

Why has it had the meteoric rise? Let's go ahead and look at that. One of the things that contributes very heavily to the price per square foot increasing so much is its location to Old Town Scottsdale. It's about a 10 minute walk away unless if you are a little bit more brisk in your stride. But that's one reason. The very next reason is when we do a property search for available inventory in that complex, we get a zero, zilch, nada, nothing. The last property sold a little over three weeks ago.

So besides its location, what makes this place so popular? Well, it actually has a very well maintained exterior. And of course, you have really nice amenities as well, including the pool that you see here. It also includes very spacious floor plans. Now, all of the condos are pretty much the same as far as square footage. It's a 1130 square feet and there are two bed and two bath. So if you mash all those things together, the ideal location, the lack of inventory, that the fact that they are two bed, two bath with generous square footage, especially in the downtown Scottsdale area, you're going to end up looking like this.

With the price per square foot rising as it has, sales have nearly doubled year over year. Now the fact that we have lack of inventory, that's going to lead to the price per square foot, more than likely to continue to rise in Q1 and Q2. So if you're looking to sell, and you actually live in the Scottsdale Springs area, we've sold actually quite a bit of condos in that area and represented buyers and sellers alike.

So at the end will be our contact information. But that's it just to kind of give you guys an idea of where the market stands. We'll catch you next week.


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Nov. 8, 2019

JUST SOLD: 3-Bedroom Home in Apache Junction

3-Bedroom Apache Junction Home SOLD

Check Out This Upgraded Home in the Up-and-Coming Suburb of Apache Junction!

Homes are selling at a record pace here in the Valley, and we helped our client find this incredible home in Apache Junction! In less than a month on the market, our client has the keys in their hands, and will enjoy living in this beautifully-updated two-level home in the popular subdivision of Ironwood Estates. Whether you are interested in buying a selling a home in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or any of the surrounding communities, we have the knowledge and know-how to make the transaction as smooth as possible!

If you would like more information about how we can put our real estate expertise to work for you, give us a call at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form.

Nov. 8, 2019

Park Scottsdale Q4 Market Update


Video Transcript:

Hello, everyone. This is Ian with the Kay Grant Group. Today we're going to be going over the Park Scottsdale subdivision. We're going to give you a market update, give you an idea of what the price per square foot is. What are the trends that we're seeing? We're actually surprised once we go into this. We're seeing quite a bit of an upset, and I'm here to tell you why. So let's go ahead and get into it.

So we're looking at the price per square foot in the Park Scottsdale area, and this is including all types of properties. This is condos, town homes, single family residences. And if we look at it year over year from Q4 last year, we actually peaked out at 250, and we're not all the way through Q4 yet, but it looks like we're averaging about $245 per square foot. However, we do think that it is going to probably get over 250 a square foot when we close out the year. I will show you why.

So this is the total inventory or homes or residences in the entire Valley that are available. We're actually looking at a significant drop year over year. It's almost 12 percent. We did gain back a little bit of of the market inventory when we're looking at it month over month. But overall when you have that dramatic of a drop, it leads to a new inventory deficit.

When we're looking at a year over year, we've barely seen it move a bit, not even point one percent, and also for month over month we're looking at... it's down six and a half percent.

Now, the Park Scottsdale subdivisions are actually a pretty large portion of Scottsdale. I mean, you have thousands of homes within them. And why don't we go ahead and take a look and see how many are actually currently available.

So this is actually a property search just for all of the portions of Park Scottsdale. I perform those search on our website cause we actually do pull directly from the MLS. And right now in the Park Scottsdale area, there's only 20 properties that are available. So if you add everything that we're showing here altogether, we're going to be seeing a northward trend as far as price per square foot because we have an extremely low inventory, and also active inventory is very little, as well.

So you know, it's very much a sellers market. So if you were looking to sell your home, now is definitely the time to do so, and if you are interested in doing that, feel free to give us a call, or you can also just contact us on our website. Thank you very much. You all have a nice day.


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Nov. 7, 2019

Encanto Manor - Phoenix Home Walkthrough

Join Kelly Fitzmaurice as she tours a home in the centrally located Encanto Manor neighborhood.


Video Transcript:

Hi, my name is Kelly Fitzmaurice with the Kay-Grant Group and happy Halloween. We are in the historical district in Encanto and this is minutes away from downtown and every place that you want to be. This home was built in 1951, hence my costume, but it's been recently redone. As you can see, this beautiful gas stove and range here. Look, this lovely course they put in do we even have a wine fridge, which is awesome. You can see over here we have the same stainless steel appliances as well. The beautiful white cabinets. Look at that backsplash, it's amazing. We have the Whirlpool refrigerator here. Then there's your follow me here, we have the barn door that everybody loves in a home right now. Look at the flooring that they've put in that lovely laundry room. Here we're in the heart of the home, the living quite big. This home itself is almost 2200 square feet.

This room I really like because it's very interesting because you can use this as an income producing room for you. You could rent this out to Airbnb guests. As you can see it's got its own entrance and it has the ability to shut it's own doors off from the rest of that house. This is a room that you could rent out nightly. This is definitely, like I said before, the historical district, so it'd be an area people would want to rent. We're going to go back through to the other side of the house so you can see the rest of the bedrooms in the home so follow me this way.

Once again, we're back in the living room, look at the detailing of the floor. We have this beautiful fireplace, all the interesting detail around the fireplace as well. Such a gorgeous little place to be sitting here, especially on this nice cozy day. I mean it is 77 degrees in Arizona, but. We have bedroom number one over here on this wing, with our closet. Very nice room. If you want to follow me down the hallway, I'll show you the first bathroom that we have. Gorgeous updated bathroom. Go ahead and take a look in there.

Now, follow me down the rest of way of the hall here. Here we have our third bedroom on this side and of course we saved the best for last, the master here. This master has a great walk-in closet. Once again, the barn door feature, and then of course you also have your master bath. They kind of thought of everything in this master bath, especially with this 1950 home that they redid. It's a lovely little space in a great historical neighborhood. I hope you love this home as much as I do. Thank you for touring this home with me, Kelly Fitzmaurice with the Kay-Grant Group.


We would love the opportunity to show you any of the available homes in the Encanto Historic District. or if you would like to see any other available Midtown Phoenix homes for sale please call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form and we will respond within the hour during normal hours.


Nov. 7, 2019

UNDER CONTRACT: 4-Bedroom Home in North Scottsdale

Four Bedroom North Scottsdale Home SOLD

Check Out This Gorgeous 4-Bedroom Home Now Under Contract!

Four-bedroom homes are in high demand in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area, and when our client found this North Scottsdale home, they were beyond excited to make an offer. This beautifully remodeled home was only on the market for less than two weeks when the offer was accepted, which shows just how high the demand for single family homes really is.

Once the keys are in our clients' hands, they will enjoy an amazing backyard perfect for entertainment: a refreshing pool, bbq, a fire pit, and a large grassy area. Other great features include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and convenient access to the popular Kierland shopping center!

North Scottsdale Home Under Contract Kitchen

Interested in Buying a Home in North Scottsdale?

As Scottsdale Real Estate Experts, we help clients find their dream home, and can even help them find homes that have not hit the market yet. If you would like information about how our services can help you find that perfect home or condo in the Greater Scottsdale area, give us a call at 480-387-3990 or fill our Contact Form for more details.

Nov. 7, 2019

Wallace Tract - Phoenix Home Walkthrough

Join Sarah Rotem as whe tours a fully remodeled home in the up-and-coming, and historic, neighborhood of Wallace Tract.


Video Transcript:

Hi. I'm Sarah Rotem, a realtor with The Kay-Grant Group. First off, I'd like to say happy Halloween. I'm not always dressed like Lucille Ball, but sure today. And also it's special because we are in the Phoenix Historic District. This house is actually located in the oldest of the historic districts, the Garfield Historic District. So won't you come in, see this 1926 period revival home.

This one is just over 1200 square feet and they managed to fit in four bedrooms. The four bedroom, two bath. Here we have our living area. It's got a wood burning fireplace. Right off of here is the first bedroom. Probably the largest of all the bedrooms. All four bedrooms do have closets.

They've just recently remodeled this house. It's got the ceramic tile wood-like floors. The kitchen has also just been remodeled. New granite countertops, marble backsplash, new stainless steel appliances. You've also got the Shaker cabinets.

Down this hallway here you will find two additional bedrooms. Perfect for kids. Probably couldn't fit more than a twin size, maybe a full size bed in these.

The bathrooms also have been newly remodeled. Nice tile showers.

Here is the third bedroom. Also a bit small but could definitely fit a twin or full. Follow me this way to see the fourth and final bedroom. Back through. We did the kitchen. Here you have another bathroom. Full tub, new tiled shower. And this bedroom is a little bigger than the other two. You could probably even fit a queen in here.

And that'll take you out the backyard. It's got a decent sized yard, about a quarter of an acre. Plenty of room for a pool, entertainment area. Great space back here.

And that will do it for this little 1926 historic home in Phoenix. We'll see you next time.

We would love the opportunity to show you any of the available homes in the Garfield Historic District. or if you would like to see any other available Midtown Phoenix homes please call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form and we will respond within the hour during normal hours.

Nov. 7, 2019

Carefree Foothills at Cave Creek Home Walkthrough

Join Kelly Fitzmaurice as she tours a spacious rustic home in the Carefree Foothills at Cave Creek.


Video Transcript:

Hi, Kelly Fitzmaurice here with The Kay-Grant Group. We are in Cave Creek at this beautiful home that was built in 1985. It is 4,600 square feet. It features three bedrooms, two of them being master suites, and 3.5 bathrooms. In addition to that, the lot is 1.6 acres on this property. It's a Santa Fe treat. Take a walk with me and we'll just keep on going through this property.

Look at those gorgeous mountain view. Over here you have the garage, really, a great space for parking and entertaining, as well. You can see some of the property perimeters here of the 1.6 acres.

This is very much, as I was saying before, has a Southwest Santa Fe feel to it. As you come in, you have this grand entrance. You have the adobe fireplace, hardwood floors and then you have two doors that are exiting out to the pool.

Come this way and I'll show you the kitchen and the dining area. Here's the dining area. Take a look at the ceiling, the wood beam. This is just, once again, the Southwest feel right here, even the textures on the wall.

As you go in here, we're in the kitchen area. This home, with a little love and care and a little bit of updating, where it's located at, would just be a fantastic investment for you. Once again, here's the kitchen. They've got the Sub-Zero refrigerator. You have a gas stove, which is great. Over here, you've got the laundry room, of course.

Follow me down this hallway here and we're going to go into one of the first bedrooms. The cool thing about this house is they really did think about having en suites in every single bedroom, so you have an en suite and a closet here. Nice sized bedrooms. Look at that brick detail.

So, as I was saying before, this property is priced appropriately. Call us for more information about that.

We're going to go outside here to take a look at the deck. Just follow me this way. This beautiful patio out here, great place for entertaining. We put the biggest dining table out here. You've got this ceiling fan already there. You have the swimming pool, so just a great area for dining and entertaining.

We'll go back in this way. We'll go to the first master suite here. This master suite is very big. It actually has a his and hers bathroom. So, I'm going to call this his. This is his bathroom because it does have a shower. Go ahead in, take a look. Then we have a his closet, as well. So, you can see that they used a lot of the space in this master suite with the 4,600 square feet. Now, we have her closet right here and we have her bathroom right here. We've got the tub here.

They did a really good job in putting in all that Santa Fe detailing, so with a little bit of paint and some new carpet and some new appliances, you're going to have a really great home. This is the master suite here. Look at how big and spacious this room is. Look at the wood detail and, once again, you have another adobe fireplace and you have French doors leading out to the pool. Now, as we're going back through this grand hallway in the master, I mean, I love the bones of this home. I love the layout of it. All you need to do is to paint, add a little different carpet, maybe some different flooring, but it's just such a great layout.

Here you have the wet bar for entertaining. You have a little side patio with a waterfall and you're still seeing that 1.6 acres there. Follow me back in this way. We also have the adjoining office. Now, going back towards the great room here, we're going to go into the other master suite.

It's on the other side of the house, so that's another great thing about this floor plan that I love is that it is completely separated. So, as we go into the second master here, once again you have the adobe fireplace. You have your own patio which is really nice. You have the en suite bathroom and closet. Go ahead and take a look in the bathroom in there.

I just love this home because it has so much character and all the little details that were thought out. I don't know if you got a shot of the outside there, but that's nice that you have your own separate patio.

So, now we're going back out to the hallway, which is going to conclude our tour of this home, and thank you so much for taking this little journey with us. This is our Santa Fe home in the Cave Creek area. Kelly Fitzmaurice, Kay-Grant Group.

We would love the opportunity to show you any of the available homes in Cave Creek. or if you would like to see any other available homes in the nearby city of Carefree please call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form and we will respond within the hour during normal hours.

Nov. 7, 2019

Hidden Rock At Cave Creek Home Walkthrough

Join Gabe Santellano and Kelly Fitzmaurice as they tour a new home in the beautiful and upcoming Cave Creek area.


Video Transcript: 

Hi, Kelly Fitzmaurice with the Kay-Grant Group here. I also have...

Hey guys, it's Gabe Santellano with the Kay-Grant Group.

We are here at this beautiful home in Cave Creek. It's a patio home, newly built, 2,900 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Come inside with me and let's take a look.

Thanks, Gabe, that was so nice of you.


All right, as you come in, you can see all the beautiful contemporary features of this home. So go ahead and follow me into the kitchen area. We have the kitchen with the gas stove. We have this beautiful indoor/outdoor living. We have the fire place, which is amazing. So you do have great entertaining space. As I mentioned before, you have 2,900 square feet, which is fantastic. You have all the refrigerators, you have the pantry.

And now we're just going to go outdoors here because you have a lovely downstairs patio here. It's gorgeous. And you have a hot tub. And the beautiful thing of this indoor-outdoor living is right over here is the master's, and we'll go in this direction. Follow me this way.

And if you turn right back around, you're going to see just a beautiful peek of mountain views there. And that's right off of your master, down here on the first floor. Great size master, indoor-outdoor feel, but look how beautiful this master bath is. Absolutely gorgeous. Closet, bathtub, the shower is just amazing. If you go right over there, you can see the closet. Very contemporary, clean lines in this home.

And I know I mentioned we are in Cave Creek. This is located just minutes from the strip. So your Local Jonny's is right down the road, your favorite bars, restaurants, you can walk there. It's awesome. This is a great spot to be in and there's so much up and coming in the Cave Creek area that you don't want to miss this.

Now I'm going to take you to the second bedroom, which is right back this way. So the second bedroom is right here and it has a walk-in closet and an en suite, as well. So great for your guests to come and stay here. And split-floor plan, which is fantastic.

I love this home. This is a great patio home for the price and the location. And 2,900 square feet, that's a lot of square footage in a patio home. Now we're going to show you the little half bath, which is right off of the main entrance here. And then we're going to show you the amazing upstairs, which Gabe's going to tell you all about. So there's the half bath.

Now, be prepared to be wowed. Upstairs you go and Gabe's going to be up there to greet you.

Hey guys, get ready. It's amazing up here. A beautiful wraparound upstairs living area. I'm going to start you off going to my left here and then I'll show you the rest.

So great second living area here. You could put your TV there, have your open living space here, enjoy the weather. Great, great weather right now. Beautiful patio out here. How close to the strip here, which is growing a lot like Kelly said, wraps around here.

I'm going to take you back out this way to another bedroom office, pretty much make whatever you want of this room here. It's a good sized room, got some doors to the outside. As you can see, good sized room, and you do have a half or actually full bathroom up here, as well. Beautiful barn doors throughout the house.

And now probably one of my favorite parts of this house. I'm pretty sure you're going to love it, as well. And we're going to meet Kelly back out here, this amazing space. Check it out.

So amazing, so great. You have the grill, you have this right here, which deserves a canopy or a high top bar area, and this is so huge for entertaining, you have all this outdoor space. But that's your view right there.

That beautiful view. I mean, entertaining people around here, great party atmosphere.

And we can literally just walk to a restaurant [inaudible 00:05:04] but I mean, honestly, I think it's about time to go to happy hour and then maybe split a bottle of wine or something.

Yeah, cheers guys!

Good seeing you, Kelly Fitzmaurice.

Gabe Santellano with the Kay-Grant Group.


We would love the opportunity to show you any of the available homes in Cave Creek. or if you would like to see any other available Cave Creek or Carefree homes for sale please call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form and we will respond within the hour during normal hours.

Nov. 7, 2019

JUST SOLD: Beautiful Home in South Scottdsale

Just Sold South Scottsdale Home

We Helped Our Client Buy This Beautifully-Renovated 4-Bedroom Home in South Scottsdale

Over the last few years, demand for homes in the 85257 zip code has skyrocketed, and when they found this incredible four-bedroom home in South Scottsdale, they instantly fell in love! The home went from listed to closed in just 28 days, which illustrates the incredible demand for real estate in the Scottsdale area. The new owners of this home will now have easy access to the Loop 202, Papago Park, and all of the fun and excitement of Old Town Scottsdale.

Want to Buy or Sell a Home in South Scottsdale?

We love helping families buy or sell real estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we are ready to put our expertise to work for you! If you would like more information about how our services can help you buy or sell a home in the Greater Scottsdale area, please call us at 480-387-3990 or fill out our Contact Form.