Buyers – Your Resource for Scottsdale Homes

Buying A Scottsdale Home

If you are thinking of buying a Scottsdale home, there are plenty of choices. In addition, Scottsdale homes are still affordable as compared with many of the large US cities. Homes in Scottsdale range from a simple 1950’s ranch style to elaborate estates with golf and mountain views.

Scottsdale Home - 7400 Gainey

Define Your Lifestyle

The starting point for buying a Scottsdale home is defining your lifestyle. Your home is your refuge and sanctuary so your home should reflect you and your unique lifestyle. Everyone has different ideas about how they want to live. If you can identify the issues that are most important to you, you are heading in the right direction. Whether you have lived in Scottsdale for decades or are newcomers, there is a unique home and neighborhood that will fit your lifestyle.

Some questions to consider:

  • Is a certain school district important?
  • Do you need to consider commute time?
  • Do you want to be close to golf courses?
  • Do you want a gated community?
  • How close do you want to be to restaurants and cultural activities?
  • Do you want to be able to walk or ride your bike easily?
  • Are you willing to do any fix-up if you find the perfect lot and layout?
  • How old of a home is too old for you?
  • Are you willing to pay Homeowner’s Association dues?

This is just the beginning. Finding and buying a Scottsdale home is exciting, emotional, exhausting – and fun. What a great journey!

Who Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are both publicly owned shareholder companies with government charters. Their purpose is to ensure that mortgage lenders have enough funds to lend to home buyers and to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the mortgage market.

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Create A Custom Search

When you want to search more seriously, then create a custom search. You can specify any number of search queries such as:

  • Subdivision
  • # Bedrooms
  • # Bathrooms
  • # Garages
  • Year Built
  • Pool
  • Price Range

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What Are ASAP Listings?

When you sign up for ASAP Listings, you will receive an email direct from the MLS "as soon as possible", up to two times per day, but only if there are new or changed listings in your home search.


The listing process works like this: A Realtor® adds a new listing into the MLS during the day. Later that evening the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) send all the new or changed listings to third-party websites (Zillow,, Redfin, etc.). These third-party websites then post and distribute the MLS listings.

  • Buyer A gets a listing email direct from the MLS via ASAP Listings.
  • Buyer B gets a listing email from a third-party website.

Who will be the first buyer to see the newest listing?


Buyer A will receive the listings before Buyer B because Buyer A is receiving the new listings twice a day, direct from the MLS, and Buyer B is waiting for the data to be delivered over to the third-party websites. 

What Is My Home Worth?

The Scottsdale real estate market is going strong and the prices are moving upwards. The average home price in Scottsdale over the last twelve months is approximately $645,000. Like any asset we own, it is smart to know the current value of your home.

Scottsdale Market Updates

Check out the most recent real estate activity for Scottsdale and the Phoenix Metro Area. 

Get more details about Scottsdale and Phoenix real estate statistics.

Find Your Unique Home

Whether you are buying a Scottsdale home for the first-time home buyer or you are looking to move up, buying a home in Scottsdale is an emotional and exciting experience. Every Scottsdale home and neighborhood is unique, but there is one just right for you. With some lifestyle reflection, you begin the process. Clarity comes when you actually get out and visit homes. We are sure you will find a Scottsdale home to love. Start searching...

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Melissa O'Connell, CRS

Associate Broker - HomeSmart

 10601 N Hayden Rd Ste I-100
 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Arizona Brokers License: BR100136000

Above and Beyond

"We want to thank you for all your help and support in selling our house. You went above and beyond what you had to do and we are so grateful to have had a realtor and mentor like you! You provided us with the opportunity to move on from such a hard time in our lives. You actually made selling our house a good experience and we will highly recommend you to anyone who needs a great person to represent them." Read More...


"Thank you so much for your patience, hard work and dedication! It has all definitely paid off as I love the house! It was such a pleasure working with you. I'll be sending everyone I know to you." Read More...

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