Budwig Team's Blog Posts

Goddess Fit In Mccormick Ranch With Jodi Stokes

Interview with Jodi StokesIn one of my previous lives, I was Director of Health and Fitness at a large organization in Connecticut. I operated a fitness center and gym as part of that - it's a tough

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Meet Scottsdale Neighbor Jodi Towns

Once again, I met Jodi Towns through meeting other savvy women entrepreneurs in and around Scottsdale Ranch. Jodi owns her business Towns Consulting LLC, which is a marketing firm working

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Baseball Sunshine And Condos In Scottsdale

It's MARCH and that means Scottsdale, Arizona is cooking!!!  In more ways than one!DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE this week!Now that you've gotten a taste ... are you looking at condos & thinking of

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Hidden Gems In Scottsdale Neighborhoods

What to eat for fun in Scottsdale …Scottsdale has no shortage of places to eat.  That’s a fact! Some are well known and others are not.Here are a couple of the little places set back in

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1031 Exchange Programs And Agents Who Know

1031 Exchange and Investment PropertiesDo you own an investment property?  Are you looking to sell it and purchase a different property in its place?  Then you need to look into a

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Cool Gelato Italiano Scottsdale Arizona

Gelato Italiano …  there is only one kind.I discovered Cool Gelato Italiano by accident the first year I moved to Scottsdale.  I love my sweets …  I prefer “fine” food and I

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Granite Quartz And Marble In Scottsdale Arizona

PELLECO HOME DESIGNThe Quartz Countertop Connection In ArizonaRemodeling your Kitchen or Bath can be overwhelming to say the least.  Part of the stress is picking out tiles, counter tops and

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Gerber Collision N Glass McCormick Ranch

Scottsdale Ranch and McCormick Ranch Neighborhood BusinessesIn this day and age of fast lives, internet relationships and gated communities, it’s hard to know your neighbors let alone the local

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Open Houses In Scottsdale Dec 2 Thru 4

OPEN HOUSES HERESome of my personal favorites are the homes close to Central Scottsdale or in McCormick Ranch and Scottsdale Ranch.  There are so many beautiful neighborhoods in Scottsdale, AZ

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Open Houses In Scottsdale Arizona

Open House season is here in Arizona!!  Most open houses are advertised on the MLS and connect with many search sites that home buyers use to look on their own.A couple of tips if you

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Scottsdale Ranch Homes

One of the most beautiful and tucked away neighborhoods in all of Scottsdale!! Walkability index is off the charts with parks and lakes and shopping and even loads of privacy.Gated communities,

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Scottsdale Condos Under 200K

Own a Winter Escape in Scottsdale Arizona for UNDER $200,000There are condos under $200k in the heart of luxury and walkability in Scottsdale!!Condos with one and two bedrooms, resort amenities

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Walkability In Scottsdale Arizona

Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking. In Scottsdale this means that people can easily walk to shopping, restaurants, parks and pathways from where they live.Walkability

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Homes On Golf Course For Less Than 500K In Scottsdale

There are still a few homes currently on the market in Scottsdale that are part of a golf community and ON the golf course with views.  Check them out before the prices go up.This Home is

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Paint Color Trending

Greige is the new Grey is the new Beige.As every realtor knows, paint can work wonders on a room or entire house. It seems that everyone is finally catching onto the importance of wall color and

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Bathroom Renovation On The Weekend

Many of my buyer- clients are willing to get their hands dirty OR, they intentionally set out to find the perfect "fixer-upper".I find myself repeating to them that UGLY doesn't mean it's going

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Highrise Condo In City And Desert

Can you possibly imagine living in an urban high-rise condo with views of mountains AND the Sonoran Desert? IN the center of a major metropolitan city. Walking distance to major league

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You CAN Do It Yourself

Mesa House was a Dump in a Nice NeighborhoodThe "era" of fix-and-flips is winding down, however, more people than ever are venturing into major renovations on their own homes. Several of my buyer

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Routine Home Inspection NOT HVAC Diagnostic

A routine home inspection can get to be a sticky situation if a buyer or seller doesn’t like what the inspector reports. Inspectors are not experts at HVAC, roofing, plumbing, electrical or any

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New Home Loan Program Available For YOU

There is a new home loan program called Home Plus. It's available to individuals wanting to buy in Maricopa County and it's not just for first time home buyers.According to the East Valley

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Buyers Find Diamond In The Rough

Kitchen Renovation ... Weekend Warrior ... Do It Your-Self ...This is only the beginning!  I'm going to be following Levi and Tyler for months to come as their new place (Golden Girls

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Spirit Of The Livng Room

In 2004 when I was still living in Fairfield County Connecticut, a close friend of mine gave me this book for my birthday.  She said that it reminded her of me. She loved my house. 

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Balancing A Busy Life

Finding balance in our fast paced world can seem impossible sometimes. I don't believe anyone has it figured out all the time. I know I don't. But I have learned some important things that

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Closing Chapters

When my husband separated from the military after 10 years and we moved back to Arizona with our 5 kids for his new career I felt a little empty.  For the previous 10 years I had

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Taxes And Home Ownership

Talk about heavy finance!  With tax season in full swing and the real estate market finally bouncing back from the recession and "bust", what could go together better!Here's a few tips and

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Breakfast In Scottsdale

BREAKFAST IN SCOTTSDALE ... No doubt LOTS of people think of breakfast as their favorite meal!  Maybe not because of the timing, but because of the yummy traditional offerings.With all the

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Finding A Realtor In Phoenix AZ

Realtors in Scottsdale, AZHome Buying IS Personal. It’s okay to take it Personally.The big question ….  How do I find a good real estate agent in Phoenix?There are the typical answers

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Talking About HEADBOARDS

Talking about HEADBOARDS ….Did you ever take notice or really think about headboards unless you happen to see a bed that truly stands out to you?One of my colleagues brought up headboards last

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Transplant Or Transient

It’s not my imagination that the Phoenix area is home to an array of diverse cultures. While sitting Open Houses throughout the Central Valley and Scottsdale I have met a number of people from

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