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SimplySOLD is a boutique real estate brokerage firm located on the Camelback Corridor in Phoenix, Arizona that  focuses on the needs of residential buyers and sellers in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the greater Valley of the Sun real estate market. Our clients include investors, the luxury buyers and sellers, Canadian and international buyers and those seeking to sell to them. We also provide commercial property real estate representation.

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N. Mark Kramoltz, JD, GRI, CIPS writes blog articles on the metro Phoenix, Arizona, national and global real estate markets. Written from his perspective as a designated broker and real estate attorney, his articles avoid the inaccuracies and vacuous industry propaganda common to most real estate writings. Due to his love of animals and military history, he also frequently writes about dogs, cats and horses that have played a role in military conflicts. Subscribe to his blog now!

The Canine POW, Part 3.

The Canine POW, Part 3.

After their stay in Singapore, Japanese WWII prison inmate Frank Williams and Judy spent a year together at a new railroad construction POW camp in Sumatra. Judy helped to keep them safe by warning the prisoners when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers...

Getting a Down Payment.

Getting a Down Payment.

A significant amount of first time buyers are prevented from buying a home because they don’t have an enough money for a down payment. According to Nerdwallet, that percentage is 38%. Another survey says 44% of people can’t buy a new home due to insufficient cash to...

2021 Kitchen Trends.

2021 Kitchen Trends.

Here are three kitchen remodeling trends: 1. Separate Spaces. Dedicated areas for baking, coffee making, and working remotely are the new way to organize kitchen space. 2. Bigger Islands. More people are working from home so the kitchen has become more than a place to...

Rin Tin Tin, Part 6.

Rin Tin Tin, Part 6.

The Return? In 1978 in order to extend the life of the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, the series was colorized. But the process resulted in an artificial look, and the popularity for western based shows had passed, so the reboot was never aired. Attempts over the years to...

Less Stuff is More!

Less Stuff is More!

A crucial element of home sale preparation is decluttering. Decluttering isn’t staging. Staging is bringing in furniture, lighting and accessories that were not previously present in the home (Read my 3 part series on staging for more on what staging is and isn’t)....

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