Welcome To Scottsdale

My name is Alice Proski and I welcome you to my Scottsdale Real Estate website. If you are looking to relocate to Scottsdale, a 2nd home in Scottsdale or our neighboring communities, I would like the opportunity to help you find just the right home.

We are in a great market and now is a good time to buy or sell.  I have the experience and credentials with many years of happy clients. What is more important is the service that I will provide you as you are always #1.  I can provide excellent references in all price levels in the Scottsdale Real Estate market and treat every client with million dollar service. Call me anytime to set up a personal appointment.

Due to an unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service as a Scottsdale REALTOR assisting with home sales and property purchases, many satisfied customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my Maricopa County real estate services.

I would like to share some with you — Client Raves!  No pressure, just good old fashioned service.  Alice Proski (602) 620-2168.

Southwest Real Estate News

The Return of the First-Time Scottsdale Home Buyer?

By Alice Proski July 21, 2014
New Scottsdale Home Buyers

The Current Population Survey for 2013 showed a drop in the percentage of 20-somethings living with parents, marking the first decline since 2005. As of now, the percentage drop appears minimal: Those aged 18 to 24 living with parents or a related subgroup dropped from 56 percent to 55 percent in one year. However, Brad Hunter, chief economist at Metrostudy, notes in a Builder online article that the one-percentage-point decline represents 300,000 people who are now looking for a household of their own that who were previously living with their parents. Indeed, a recent report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts that 2.7 million more households will form among people in their 30s over the next decade. First-time buyers […]

Housing bubble for metro Phoenix? Not likely

By Alice Proski July 18, 2014
Phoenix Housing Bubble

Home-sales prices across metro Phoenix have flattened out, ending much talk of another potential housing bubble. Data released Thursday shows the Valley’s median home-sale price has held steady at $205,000 since March, according to Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. During 2012-13, the area’s median home price jumped more than 65 percent, and that increase led some national housing analysts to place Phoenix on a bubble-watch list. According to a new report from real-estate website Trulia, homes are overvalued by 4 percent in the Valley. Many housing-market watchers will be surprised by the Trulia overvaluation estimate, particularly since metro Phoenix’s median home price is still well below the $267,000 it hit in 2006. Orange County tops Trulia’s list […]

Scottsdale Real Estate Market Trends for July 2014

By Alice Proski July 17, 2014
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Closed and Pending Sales Continue to Drop Closed sales fell in June compared to May. Year-over-year home sales were down for the eleventh month in a row. Pending sales also fell in June compared to May. Year-over-year pending sales have been down for the past 23 months. Inventory of single-family, re-sale homes in the Phoenix metro area was up 54.1% in June compared to last year. That’s nine months in a row inventory has been higher than the year before by double-digits. Rising inventory will continue to moderate home prices for the foreseeable future. May Market Statistics Year-Over-Year Median home prices increased by 5.5% year-over-year to $210,950 from $199,900. The average home sales price rose by 5.9% year-over-year to $272,474 […]

Mortgage Rates Fall, Now Lower Than They Were A Year Ago

By Alice Proski July 16, 2014
Scottsdale homes for sale

Today’s persistent low-rate environment continues to benefit homebuyers, as mortgage rates fell again in the latest week and are now lower than they were at this time last year. You’l recall that as 10-year Treasury yields bottomed out at 1.62% in May 2013, so too did the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate bottom at 3.35%, near its all-time low 3.31% seen six months earlier, before last spring’s bond-market selloff pushed both Treasury yields and mortgage rates sharply higher over the next two months. So today the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate has slipped to 4.14% in the latest week from 4.17% a week ago, per Freddie Mac’s (FMCC) latest weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, and that’s down from 4.46% at this time last year. The […]

Five Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now

By Alice Proski July 15, 2014
Scottsdale House

The nature of market bottoms is that it’s hard to tell one’s occurred until prices and sales volume start to rise again.  That’s why the best time to buy is when market conditions suggest a bottom. That means there’s still some risk for homebuyers, since no one has a crystal ball that predicts the future. To take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and home prices still well below previous records, you may have to take a risk, such as riding out another short-term dip in property values. But the rewards may be well worth it. Here are five reasons to buy a home right now. 1. More jobs are available Total nonfarm payrolls rose by 217,000 in May, and […]