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• Buying a Home Requires Many Difficult Decisions. Make Sure Your Realtor is a Top Local Expert.


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Your home is probably the biggest purchase your family will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like.

As a top Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix area Realtor, here is how I will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interest:

– You will have full access to ALL homes available on the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix market, even listings not yet on the MLS, through my professional Arizona real estate affiliations.

– My expert local knowledge of the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the greater Phoenix area should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

– Every local real estate market absolutely has its own trends and opportunities. This can vary greatly, even one neighborhood to the next. Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix is no different! It’s my job to steer you into opportunities and out of traps.

– What is the true market value of the home you are interested in? Is it priced too high? Is it a bargain that you should jump on? I help home buyers make decisions like this every day, and I’ll make sure that YOU get the best value for your money.

– Negotiating with sellers can be stressful. I will help you negotiate, so that the final contract includes your best possible terms and conditions.

– You should know absolutely everything about the property you are buying! You and I will view every home that you are interested in, together. And prior to closing I will make you fully aware of any and all inspections available to you.

– Have confidence when signing documents. Contracts are full of complicated terms and clauses that can greatly affect your future life in your new home. I will give you the full benefit of my real estate knowledge and experience.

Let me represent your best interests in your search for a new home in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix area. While you can see a million homes on the web, actually buying your home is another matter entirely. Buyers beware!

Call or email me for help, or to have your questions answered. There are no dumb questions!


•  Find Out About the Latest Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix Area Homes for Sale Before Anyone Else!


I add my newest homes and other real estate listings to this web site first. It can be some time before they appear in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix, Arizona area MLS, and even later on the national listings web sites, if at all.

By signing up to receive my latest listings, I’ll send you an email notice instantly — as soon as my latest homes for sale go online. You’ll find out first, before other Fountain Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix buyers.

There is absolutely no obligation, and this service is free of charge. Don’t miss out!


•  Let Me Personally Search for a Home that Matches Your Criteria, for Free and Without Obligation.


As a top Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix Realtor, I make it my business to be aware of every local home or property on the market. I even know of properties that will be available, but have yet to formally be placed on the market.

I have direct access to the ScottsdaleParadise Valley and Phoenix area MLS (Multiple Listings Service), and also to every other agents in the area and all of their listings.

If you give me some idea of what you are looking for, I will personally review all my sources of real estate listing information and send you everything within your price range that matches your criteria. I can save you a great deal of time!

This is a totally free service, and there is no obligation. It’s part of my job to offer services like this to homebuyers.


•  Buying Your First Home? Realtors Are Your Professional Guides. Make Sure You Choose a Top Expert.


You might be a bit afraid or intimidated by the whole process of buying your first home. As a top Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix real estate expert, it’s my job to guide you, from beginning to end.

I will take the time to go through each and every step of the buying process. There are no dumb questions!

Together, we will consider:

– How much can you really afford?

– How to qualify for a mortgage.

– How much cash you should put down.

– How to buy a home with little or nothing down.

– What it takes to get approved for financing. What banks and other financial institutions are looking for.

– How much your payments will be.

– The tax advantages of buying.

– Is renting or buying better for you?

Tell me a bit about your situation below. I’ll get right back to you. There is absolutely no charge, and I offer this to you with no strings attached.


• Don’t Go Shopping for a New Home Before You Know Exactly How Much You Can Spend!

You might have an idea of the loan payment and mortgage you can afford. But will the bank feel otherwise? It’s always best to pre-qualify for a mortgage so you know exactly how much a financial institution would be willing to lend you.

In the pre-qualification process, you will find out:

– Exactly how much home or land you can afford.

– How much cash you will need for the down payment.

– The minimum down payment, and advantages of higher down payments.

– What the bank feels you can afford for a monthly payment.

I help buyers pre-qualify for mortgages every day. Simply fill out the form below to get started.

Remember: I will respect your privacy! I know this is your personal information, and I will not distribute it to anyone, other than to my preferred mortgage broker. This service is also provided free of charge, without any obligation on your part. It is part of my job as a top Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix Realtor to offer services such as these.


The Building Process


Slab Stage

The following tasks are completed at this state: Homesite scraped, leveled and pinned. Slab form boards up. Underground plumbing in place. Type II and vapor barrier in place. Pre Slab Pour Inspection completed. Slab Poured. Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction: Open trenches. Loose and or piled dirt and rock. Tripping hazards (form boards, kickers, post tension cables).

Frame Stage

The following tasks are completed at this stage: All exterior walls are in place. All interior walls are in place. All roof trusses are in place. Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction: Temporary wall bracings are a bumping and tripping hazard. Exposed nails in lumber are both a puncture and cutting hazard. Stacked or unbanned lumber can be a fall or crushed under hazard.

Roof Stage

The following tasks are completed at this stage: Roof sheeting completed. Roof nailing completed. Roof tiles or shingle material loaded. Windows installed. Exterior sheathing installed as required per plan. Water intrusion inspection completed. Construction related hazards associated with this stage of construction: Temporary wall supports, lateral bracing. Temporary stairs not yet secured with fall protection. Loosely stacked construction material (4X8 sheets of plywood for the roofing).

Pre-Sheetrock Stage

This is the last stage of “Rough Construction.” The following tasks are completed at this stage before your Builder can start the “Finish Stages” of your home. Rough Plumbing installed. Rough HVAC installed. Rough Electrical installed. Rough Frame Inspections (Municipal Combo Inspections, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Frame) completed. Batts installed (Wall Insulation). Drywall (Sheetrock) stacked or scheduled. In some locations, “Flat Work” (sidewalks, patios and driveways) are formed up, and the concrete is poured. Construction related hazards associated with this stage of construction: Lots of loose and hanging material for all of the different trades that are working in your home at this time. Required PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) during this stage includes eye protection, hearing protection, and head protection. Tripping hazards exist from all of the excess material that may not be removed yet. Puncture hazards may exist from boards with exposed nails or rough wiring not yet secured.

Sheetrock Stage

This is the beginning of your “Finish” stages of construction. For this stage to be complete, the following tasks must all be completed. Sheetrock installed throughout the home. Sheetrock nailing inspection completed. Ceiling insulation installed. Sheetrock taped and textured in accordance with the approved home plan. In addition to the above tasks being completed, the following task will be started: Exterior finishes will be started (brick, stucco, stone or siding). Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction. Lots of slips, trips and fall hazards. Stacked Sheetrock. Excess piles of Sheetrock in and around the home. Loose Sheetrock nails on the floor. Sharp pieces of tin (corner bead) may still be exposed. Wet drywall mud on the floor is very slippery. Exterior hazards include scaffolding and associated materials. Overhead roofing material hazards.

Interior Trim Stage

The following tasks are completed at this stage: Exterior doors installed. Interior door casings and doors installed. Base molding installed complete. Ceiling molding and chair molding installed if required per the approved plan. Staircase railing and balusters installed (two story homes). Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction. Loose trim material on the floor (slip and trip hazards). Sawdust in the air from all of the enclosed carpentry work. Safety rails are removed from stair casings, fall hazards exist.

Painting, Cabinet and Countertop Stage

The following tasks are completed at this stage: Interior painting applied. All cabinets installed. All countertops installed. Mirrors and shower enclosures installed. Outside landscaping is started (weather permitting). Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction: Sawdust in the air, (dust masks required). Paint spray in the air, (dust masks or respirators required). Soft yards from landscaping work.

Flooring Stage

The following tasks are completed at this stage: Finish electrical installed and operationally tested. Finish plumbing installed and operationally tested. Finish HVAC installed and a “Start up” scheduled or completed with both Heating and Air Conditioning operationally tested. All flooring installed. Appliances installed. In some locations, this is when the “Flat work” (sidewalks, patios and driveways) are formed up and the concrete is poured. Outside landscaping is completed (weather permitting). Construction hazards associated with this stage of construction. Interior: Open electrical wiring during final trim outs, electrical shock hazard. Tripping hazards exist during flooring installation. Exterior: If the flat work is being accomplished at this time, tripping hazards exist.

Quality Assurance Stage

Before your Builder can present your home to you, he/she must first pass our internal quality assurance inspection. The following tasks are completed at this stage: All contract items are installed per the plan/contract. Internal Quality Assurance Inspection completed. All items on the inspection report have been completed, re-inspected and the home has been approved for the customer presentation. There should be NO construction hazards in the home at this time; however, construction hazards still may exist on property all around you, and heavy equipment may be operating on the streets and home sites around you. Please be careful. Your home is now complete!

Buyer Acceptance Stage

The Builders team will now present you your home. In this presentation, you will have a demonstration of all of your new home features. You will have an opportunity to express any concerns and request corrections prior to closing on any item you are not pleased with. You will be scheduled for a second and final presentation to review the agreed upon items prior to closing on your home. The program is your assurance that your satisfaction is our most important concern.






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