Sellers Get Creative in a Crowded Market

Want to sell your home fast? Consider sweetening the pot.

Sellers these days are getting creative, including little “extras” to give their homes added appeal in a crowded market.

The owner of one 7,600 square foot north Scottsdale home is throwing in some perks for the right buyer. Listed at $2.4 million dollars, it features five bedrooms, six and a half baths, an expansive back yard and six-car garage.

sold home sign2 Sellers Get Creative in a Crowded MarketLiving in the garage is a horse which can be included as part of the deal.

Not an equestrian? Then perhaps the 2013 shiny red hard-top convertible Ferrari in the driveway can convince you.

It may seem a little unorthodox, but some local realtors argue these incentives could really be the determining factor in how long some homes stay for sale.

They make your home stand out as unique and make the seller seem flexible and willing to negotiate.

The Ferrari option is great timing considering the ongoing Barrett-Jackson car auction in north Scottsdale.

Local real estate agents say they expect to see more of these incentives offered in luxury listings. Items such as cars, boats, jewelry, golf memberships and vacations are excellent items to help a home sell.

DC Ranch Invasive Plants Removal

If you live in DC Ranch, you’ll want to know about invasive plants.  The HOA is working to identify them and remove all of them from the community.  Invasive plants can take over and affect the environment.  DC Ranch residents are being asked to remove the following.

Here are pictures to help you identify these plants, but there is information at the bottom of this article if you need more help.

1. Desert Broom

desert broom1 150x150 DC Ranch Invasive Plants Removal

2. Fountain Grass

FOUNTAIN GRASS 150x150 DC Ranch Invasive Plants Removal

3. Tamarisk

TAMARISK 150x150 DC Ranch Invasive Plants Removal

 

4. Brittlebrush

BRITTLEBRUSH 150x150 DC Ranch Invasive Plants Removal

Residents are asked to remove these plants from their yards. If you’re not sure about the plants, please contact Community Inspector Kenny Martin at Kenny.martin@dcranchinc.com or 480.419.5301.

If you’re interested in finding out how much your DC Ranch home is worth, contact Diane Brennan at Diane@DCRanchRealEstate.com

DC Ranch Sales for 2012 – Year in Review

It was quite a year for sales in DC Ranch in North Scottsdale Arizona.

For my clients that love crunching numbers, here are some solid figures about sales in DC Ranch for 2012.

Checking the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, there were 169 sales, out of those there were 117 single family home sales.

DC RANCH STATS DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review

The average price per sold square foot is $241.15.

Least expensive sale was $175,000

Most expensive sale in DC Ranch, excluding Silverleaf, was $4890,000.

Lowest price per square foot was $134.82.

Most expensive was $582.16

Other details about sales in 2012 for DC Ranch…

26 homes were short sales

18 homes purchases were foreclosures.

The rest were traditional sales and we’re hoping for more traditional sales in 2013 and another robust buying season.

Fore more information on DC Ranch home sales, contact Diane Brennan.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling in the DC Ranch area, make sure to consult with a DC Ranch expert like Diane Brennan.

Tune in to That Real Estate Show Saturdays at 3pm on 92.3 KTAR and join Real Estate Expert Diane Brennan and Valley Journalist Linda Williams.

Check out current homes for sale in DC Ranch

See all Real estate in the Dc Ranch community.
(all data current as of 9/23/2014)

  1. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,298 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,152 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 0
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  2. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,785 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,822 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  3. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,357 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  4. 4 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 3,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,500 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 8
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  5. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,721 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,800 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 13
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  6. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,641 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  7. 4 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,056 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 15
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  8. 4 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 3,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,900 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 17
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  9. 4 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,468 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,180 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  10. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 2,265 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,725 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  11. 4 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,501 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,000 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  12. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 2,806 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,056 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 19
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  13. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,881 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 21
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  14. 3 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,219 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,449 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 34
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  15. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,992 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 39
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  16. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,769 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,732 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 47
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  17. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,295 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,990 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 49
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  18. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,598 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,283 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 50
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  19. 4 beds, 4.50 baths
    Home size: 4,109 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,723 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 50
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  20. 3 beds, 3.00 baths
    Home size: 2,133 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,328 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 53
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  21. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 2,003 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,412 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 54
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  22. 3 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,792 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,896 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 63
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  23. 2 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,278 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,452 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 67
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  24. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,043 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 75
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  25. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 2,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,804 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 78
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  26. 5 beds, 5.50 baths
    Home size: 5,856 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 78
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  27. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 4,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,624 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 97
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  28. 3 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,426 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 99
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  29. 5 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 5,725 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,462 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 111
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  30. 3 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,377 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,573 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 116
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  31. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,542 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 117
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  32. 5 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,599 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 130
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  33. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,572 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 132
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  34. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,829 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,702 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 134
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  35. 3 beds, 3.00 baths
    Home size: 2,133 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,328 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 140
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  36. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,547 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 152
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  37. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 167
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  38. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,205 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,693 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 174
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  39. 4 beds, 4.50 baths
    Home size: 4,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,436 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 177
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  40. 2 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 1 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 215
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  41. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,771 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,665 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 242
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  42. 4 beds, 4.50 baths
    Home size: 6,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,365 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 249
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  43. 5 beds, 5.50 baths
    Home size: 5,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,945 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 264
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  44. 1 bed, 1.00 baths
    Home size: 909 sq ft
    Lot size: 920 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 321
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  45. 2 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,587 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,465 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 338
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  46. 4 beds, 5.00 baths
    Home size: 6,349 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,229 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 343
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review
  47. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,477 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,801 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 475
    armls DC Ranch Sales for 2012   Year in Review

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes For Sale In DC Ranch

Time to take the temperature of  the inventory of homes for sale in DC Ranch and if you’re looking to sell, we’ve got great news for you.

Inventory is low and there are lots of buyers out there for this desirable North Scottsdale community and your fabulous home.  If you’re looking to buy in DC Ranch in North Scottsdale, Arizona, there are 31 single family homes for sale.  They range in price from $495,000 all the way up to over $700,000,000.  Prices are up!  One is a short sale, one is a foreclosure, the rest…..traditional sales.  There was a time we Realtors thought this day would never come.  Here are the active listings in DC Ranch.  As for townhomes, DC Ranch currently has 16 townhomes or  patio homes available.  We can’t talk about DC Ranch without mentioning Silverleaf.  You can also check out homes for sale in Silverleaf.  And don’t forget to check out the fantastic amenities this community has to offer.  Everyone who lives in DC Ranch or Silverleaf absolutely loves it.  Live a luxurious lifestyle close to world class shopping and dining and also be able to explore the tranquil rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

 

See all Real estate in the Dc Ranch community.
(all data current as of 9/23/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 3,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,500 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 8
    armls Homes For Sale In DC Ranch
  2. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,721 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,800 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 13
    armls Homes For Sale In DC Ranch
  3. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,641 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
    armls Homes For Sale In DC Ranch
  4. 4 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,056 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 15
    armls Homes For Sale In DC Ranch
  5. 4 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 3,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,900 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 17
    armls Homes For Sale In DC Ranch

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Celebrate July 4th at DC Ranch

If you’re living in DC Ranch or thinking about buying real estate there…..let me tell you about another great family even coming up.  DC Ranch is hosting a Patriotic picnic on July 4th.

kris flag 300x224 Celebrate July 4th at DC Ranch

DC Ranch July 4th

Living in DC Ranch includes lots of fun actvities for you and your family.  You’ll never be bored as the DC ranch community always has great things planned all year long.

For July 4th, DC Ranch is hosting the Patriotic Picnic.

There’s something for everyone.  Food, drinks and fun.  There will be a watermelon eating contest, bag toss tournament, homemade apple pie contest, and waterslide for the kids.

All the fun starts at 10am and goes till 3pm.

The winner will be awarded a prize. Pie contest participants must contact the Community Council to enter their pies. More contest info below.     To enter the contest and for more event information, contact the Community Council at 480.342.7178. -$5 per adult, free for children 12 and under through June 24 -$10 per adult, free for children 12 and under from June 25 to July 4 -2 complimentary registrations with a homemade apple pie as a contest entry

More info about the Pie Contest

If you live in DC Ranch and you’re interested in entering the contest, please do.  Doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or a veteran pie maker, everyone is welcome to compete.

There will be an adult category and youth category.  All entries must be brought between 10am and noon on July 4th to the Desert Camp Community Center.

 

Grayhawk, DC Ranch in North Scottsdale one of the best places to live

DC Ranch and Grayhawk are just one of the many fantastic communities in North Scottsdale, Arizona included in one of the best places to live in the Valley.

Phoenix Magazine syas if being fit, health and beautiful is your No. 1 goal in life, north Scottsdale should be your neighborhood.  Live anywhere along the Loop 01 between Shea Boulevard and Pinnacle Peak Road, and you’ll ahve abundant access to walking, hiking, biking and horseback riding tails at McDowell Mountain Park, Pinnacle Peak Park and the central Arizona Project canal.  (Heck, you could even find property to own your own horse.)  You’ll also be within throwing distance of several wellness-minded businesses.

And in the vent that your health takes a turn for the worse, you’ll be surrounded by somne of the best health care facilities in the Valley, with Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Hospital and Mayo Clinic Hospital – not to mention scores of doctors’ offices – right in your neighborhood.

DC RANCH FILM CLUB

The community of DC Ranch in North Scottsdale, Arizona offers an array of events for all who live in DC Ranch.

Whether youare a good old-fashioned move buff or a film aficionado, the DC Ranch Film Club brings together residents who appreciate movie-going and enjoy discussing their experiences.

DC RANCH FILM DC RANCH FILM CLUB

DC RANCH FILM CLUB

The DC Ranch Film Club is getting ready to present its first featured film, “Friends with Kids.”  It’s described as a smart, slightly edgy comedy with a blockbuster line up – think Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig – and surprising ties to DC Ranch.

Residents 21 & older are welcome

Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

RSVP online at DCRanch.com

 

Diane jpg logo 300x173 DC RANCH FILM CLUB

DC Ranch – Enchanted Eggstravaganza

If you live in DC Ranch and are looking at some fun events, don’t miss An Enchanged Eggstravaganza next year!  As you know DC Ranch always has great, family friendly events planned for everyone.

easter eggs DC Ranch   Enchanted Eggstravaganza

DC RANCH ENCHANTED EGGSTRAVAGANZA

This year it was a huge success at the Desert Camp Community Center in DC Ranch.  Residents, family & friends of DC Ranch reveled in the provincial life and strolled along French-inspired streets that led to Disney Princess Belle’s castle.  Enjoy finger food brunch items and celebrate the enchantment of spring and a spectrum of activity and entertainment offers.

 

Diane jpg logo 300x173 DC Ranch   Enchanted Eggstravaganza

DC Ranch Homestead Community Center

 

HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY CENTER 300x141 DC Ranch Homestead Community Center

A WONDERFUL FACILITY IN DC RANCH

If you’re looking to buy some DC Ranch Real Estate, one of the perks about living in DC Ranch is the Homestead Community Center.

This is a fantastic facility that includes The Homestead Playhouse Community theater.  It’s a 7,000 square foot facility located on four acres.    There are outdoor event facilities as well as indoor event facilities that are available for private rentals.  The whole family can use the basketball courts and adventure playground.  There is also a demonstration kitchen, built in dance floor, oasis water feature.  As a courtesy to neighbors in the vicinity, lights for the playground and basketball court are turned off at 9pm

Where to find the Homestead Community Center

18600 N. 98th St. Scottsdale, AZ. 85255

Phone: 480-585-1641

Open Monday through Friday – 8am to 5pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Homestead Community Center has a  lot to offer everyone.

For kids, there super activities planned at the Homestead Community Center…

Mondays with Mommy – 9:30 to 10:30 am

Mondays – Little Dribblers Basketball (ages 3 to 5) – 5 to 5:45 pm

Wednesdays – Children’s Dance Class10 to 10:45 a.m.

Thursdays – Story time at DC Ranch

 

If you’re interested in living in DC Ranch or looking at DC Ranch homes for sale…call me.

 

Sales in Metropolitan Phoenix in October, 2011

For those interested in DC Ranch real estate or Grayhawk real estate, knowing the market is a great help when it comes to home hunting.  Here is the Ocotober 2011 Market Report for Scottsdale and other Phoenix Metropolitan areas.

MARKET REPORT FOR OCTOBER 11 300x227 Sales in Metropolitan Phoenix in October, 2011

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