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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!

How to Figure Out Flood Plains.

How to Figure Out Flood Plains.

There are about 62,000 properties with an elevated risk of flooding in the metro Phoenix area. In the Scottsdale area - where SimplySOLD does a lot of work, the most impact is in the 85255 area code. To figure out if a property is in a flood plain, and if so, what...

New Homes Are More Affordable.

New Homes Are More Affordable.

Historically 25% to 30% of all homes sold Maricopa County during any given year were newly built. As the chart below shows, this trend abruptly changed in 2007, with only 14.6% of all homes sold in Maricopa County in January 2021 being new builds - approximately half...

Buy Now or Pay More.

Buy Now or Pay More.

Home buyers need to move fast if they want to spend less. Delayed purchases will only result in higher monthly mortgage payments as prices (and maybe interest rates) rise. In the metro Phoenix marketplace prices have rose significantly in the last few years making...

The Canine POW, Part 2.

The Canine POW, Part 2.

The Unbreakable Bond. After being taken into captivity, Judy bonded with Frank Williams. He taught her the skills she needed to survive in Japanese captivity and in the Indonesian camp. Eventually the prisoners were shipped to Singapore. Frank was told that Judy was...

Preparing For Your Move, Part 7.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 7.

Preventing Delivery Blackmail. Be prepared for a demand for extra money by the mover when you reach your destination. Although rare, this problem occurred with enough frequency that Arizona passed a unlawful moving practices statute. The law prevents movers from...

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