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

Gilbert ranked among top cities in country, best in Arizona!

By Alice Proski October 28, 2014
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Gilbert’s continued expansion has grown in tandem with its reputation as a friendly place for families to live. Time Inc.’s Money magazine ranked Gilbert the best place to live in Arizona and the 22nd-best place to live in America. The study, released Sept. 19, evaluated all 781 cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, analyzing factors like jobs, housing, education and health care. Gilbert is the only Arizona municipality in the top 50. “It wasn’t a surprise,” said Gilbert Parks and Recreation director Rod Buchanan. “We went from No. 33 to 22 this year, so we climbed 11 spots.” The report listed Gilbert as the second-most populated. Only Irvine, Calif., ranked 14th, is larger. The 2013 US Census Bureau population estimates had […]

9 Arizona cities among top places in U.S. to retire

By Alice Proski October 27, 2014
Jack Stark (left), 73, and James Badami, 83, both of Sun City West, ride stationary bikes at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center. AARP projects that by 2040, the state will see a 300 percent increase in residents ages 85 or older, and these residents are healthier and like to stay active.(Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic)

Arizona as a whole is one of the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees, according to Kiplinger. As the number of retirees climbs nationwide, people beginning a new stage of life might want to consider living in the West Valley. Long known for communities like Sun City and Sun City West, other parts of the West Valley are attracting attention as options for retirees. Peoria and Glendale recently were ranked in the top-50 best places to retire in the country, with Peoria coming in at No. 10. The cities were among nine in Arizona on the list created by WalletHub, a financial-planning website for consumers and small-business owners. The 150 largest cities in the U.S. were analyzed and rated based […]

3 Industry Trends to Watch This Fall

By Alice Proski October 24, 2014
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The housing market is expected to heat up this fall, despite buyers showing greater signs of being conservative in their home purchases. Bankrate.com recently highlighted some of the following trends to watch this fall in the nation’s real estate market: 1. An overall pick up in housing activity. Low inventories of homes for sale in many markets have been blamed for cooling the summer months more than expected. However, more inventories are hitting U.S. markets, which could unleash some pent-up demand among buyers. At the end of August, housing inventory was at 2.31 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 5.5-month supply of homes, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. That’s 4.5 percent higher than a year […]

Money Magazine Ranks Phoenix #2 On The “Best Big-City Bargains” List

By Alice Proski October 23, 2014
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We all know that Arizona is a great place to live. It looks like others are starting to take notice. In the recent edition of Money Magazine, it ranked the top 10 “Best Big-City Bargains” based on factors such as housing affordability, economic strength, home price forecasts, and livability. Phoenix was #2 on the list, trailing only Charlotte, NC. In the article, the author focuses primarily on two Phoenix neighborhoods: (1) “Arcadia Lite” and (2) “Desert Ridge”.   This information would be highly valuable in order to help attract out of state buyers. Here are the stats the article points out that make Phoenix so attractive. POPULATION: 1,511,870 MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $199,100 AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX: $1,330 MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME: $56,800 […]

The Best Ways to Buy Your First Scottsdale Home

By Alice Proski September 23, 2014
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But all of the choices and decisions you have to make can be overwhelming. Determining location, selecting the size and style of your Scottsdale home, figuring out how to obtain financing, and deciding what features to look for are just some of the tasks to tackle when buying your first home. Here are some tips to simplify the process and make it easier on you. Determine How Much You Can Afford Before you start looking for a Scottsdale home, determine how much house you can afford to buy and get pre-approved for a loan. You don’t want to spend countless hours and even days or months looking at Scottsdale homes for sale in a price range that you can’t realistically […]