Your Scottsdale Condo Resource

SIGNATURE SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY WEBSITE

Welcome to your Signature Scottsdale Condominium Community Resource Website!

This website was created exclusively for YOU, the homeowners within the Signature Scottsdale community!

Enclosed you will find almost everything you'll ever need to assist in your daily living here.

Whether you're just moving into your home, or have been here for ten or more years.... having ready phone numbers, website links, up-to-date real estate and rental information, remodeling ideas, HOA contact info, etc., is all now right at your fingertips!

This is a totally FREE website. There is no sign up, monthly fees, or phone calls. You can go on whenever you like and stay on for as long as you'd like!

I truly hope this community website is useful and becomes a source that you frequent often when any questions come up regarding your home, your community, and your North Scottsdale area!

Thank you - Jim Conner

Signature Scottsdale Resource Center

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Emergency Numbers
Local Schools
VRBO / Airbnb

What is a "Short Term" or "Vacation Rental"??

What is considered a short-term rental in Arizona?

“Short term rentals” also known as “Vacation rentals” are dwelling units offered for a rental term of less than 30 days to transient guests. According to A.R.S. §9-500.39, local cities and towns may not regulate these types of rentals based solely on their classification or use.

Question: I am in the process of purchasing a vacation home in Scottsdale, Arizona. When I am not personally using it, I plan to offer it as a short-term vacation rental. I just received the CC&Rs from the title company and one provision causes me concern. It says that the home may only be used as “a single-family residence.” Does this mean that the home may not be used as a “vacation” residence by someone other than the owner?

Answer: Probably not. Under Arizona law, towns, cities, and counties generally cannot prohibit an owner from entering into short-term rental agreements for their homes (rental agreements of less than 30 days) (A.R.S. § 11-269.17 and A.R.S. § 9-500.39). This law does not apply to condominium or homeowner’s associations (HOAs). Therefore, HOAs can still prohibit an owner from using a home as a short-term vacation rental, but only if its CC&Rs clearly and specifically state the restriction. Otherwise, short term-rentals will be permitted.

Here, requiring the home to be used as a “single-family residence” should not prohibit use as a short-term vacation rental because the CC&Rs do not clearly define “single-family residence” to prohibit any length of rental use. As the Arizona Court of Appeals has said, “what constitutes a one-family or two-family dwelling is not determined by how many families pass through the residence…” In other words, as long as the vacation home is only use for lodging, i.e. “residing in” and the tenants do not conduct any business activities from the residence during their use, there should not be a violation of the CC&Rs.

**Please consult your HOA and or your attorney to clarify and seek advice regarding "Short Term" rentals if you have questions.
https://www.airdna.co/vacation-rental-data/app/us/arizona/scottsdale/overview

*CITY OF SCOTTSDALE - GOVERNMENT- SHORT TERM RENTAL RULES & REGULATIONS
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/codes/vacation-short-term-rentals#:~:text=All%20Dwelling%20units%20and%20any,and%20their%20related%20dependent%20children).

*SHORT TERM RENTAL COMPLAINTS
https://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/ez/Request/Submit?code=Rentals#detailsAndLoc

Insurance Information

Is your condo properly insured? Do you have enough coverage including the HOA's Blanket Coverage? For questions on proper Condo insurance coverage's including HOA coverage issues - We can answer these and other risk coverage questions. Schubert Insurance & Financial Svcs (an Allstate Agency - Frank Schubert Agent. Please call us @ 480-824-0760

https://agents.allstate.com/schubert-insurance--financial-svcs-scottsdale-az.html

https://www.expertise.com/az/scottsdale/homeowners-insurance

Lender/Mortgage Information

Whether you own your home free and clear, or have a current mortgage on it, there are times when reaching out to a Lender can be beneficial to you

- Refinance your existing loan to lower rates and terms
- Take out some equity to remodel or pay down other debts
- Considering buying a second home or investment property?
- Remove your MIP or PMI monthly payments on your mortgage
- Pay off your mortgage quicker with new lender programs

https://www.themillsteamaz.com/

Property Tax Information

Have your property taxes gone up this year with the major increase in the property values?

Is your home being taxed as an Owner Occupied or a Rental Occupied? - If this is not correctly identified, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars every year if you are living in your property.

Title Company Information

Even if you're not selling your home right now, having updated property title information from a local Title Company can answer questions for you including:

  1. The History of your property
  2. How you currently hold title to the property. How to add or delete someone from the Title of the property
  3. Property tax information
  4. Are there any Mechanic's liens, Tax liens, Lender liens, or HOA liens against your property?
  5. Are there any old HOA Covenants, Codes, or Restrictions that you might not be aware of? - CC&R's
  6. Are Lender or Mortgage Company liens showing paid off if you've recently done so?

** Any and all similar type questions can be easily answered by your local Title Company.

https://trulytitle.com/

Scottsdale Rental Rules

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/ScottsdaleAZ/Taxes/RentalRealprop.pdf

Is rental income taxable?

As a landlord, you're required to declare the total amount of rental income received as part of your taxable income. However, certain deductions can be made, such as a non-capital expense. Incurring certain expenses while letting out your property is inevitable when dealing with rentals. Please consult with your Tax Accountant when calculating these figures.

What is rental tax rate in Scottsdale?
1.75%

The City of Scottsdale tax rate for real property rentals is1.75% of taxable rental income. A person who has three or more residential units rented or available for rent in the State of Arizona must pay tax to the City of Scottsdale on the units located within the City of Scottsdale.

HOA - Rules & Regulations

Associate Property Management - APM
480-941-1077
Hours: M-TH 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
Address: 3260 E Indian School Rd - Phoenix, Az 85018

https://apm-management.com/

Library

Scottsdale Public Library - Arabian Library
Address:10215 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Hours:
Open⋅ Closes 7PM·More hours
Phone:(480) 312-7323
https://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library
Address:10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Hours:
Open⋅ Closes 7PM·More hours
Phone:(480) 312-7323

Signature Scottsdale Local Neighborhood Services

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Bus / Ride Share Companies

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/transportation/transit

How much is the bus in Scottsdale?

Local Bus & Light Rail

Local Bus & Light Rail 1-Day 1-Ride
Full Fare Ages 19-64 $4.00 $2.00
Reduced Fare Ages 6–18, 65+, Medicare, people with disabilities $2.00 $1.00
Children 5 and under ride for free Free Free
Cleaning Service

How much does a cleaning person cost in Arizona?

A normal house cleaned by a professional company is going to run on average $300 dollars for two cleaners. For example, our hourly rate is $99 an hour and most homes under 1800 square feet can be cleaned within three hours.

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=homecleaning&find_loc=Scottsdale%2C+AZ

Furniture Moving Companies

How Much Does a Scottsdale, AZ Moving Company Cost? If moving within the Scottsdale area you move will cost between $75/Hour – $94/hour. Out-of-state moves will cost $7,575- $9,100.

The cheapest price is largely driven amount of furniture moved, total rooms, and the distance you are relocating.

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=movers&find_loc=Scottsdale%2C+AZ

Handyman Services

There are several Handyman options in the North Scottsdale area. I have included a few for you to reach out to and see if they might be what you need. I have not used these companies but researched them on line to provide their contact information.

https://www.jdshowcaseservices.com/

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=handyman&find_loc=Scottsdale%2C+AZ

Hiking Trails

Tom's Thumb, Sunrise Trailhead, Gateway, Pinnacle Peak, Inspiration Point, McDowell Mountain Sonoran... Scottsdale offers a great network of hiking trails with AWESOME mountain and city light views to explore just miles away from your home!

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Utilities Information

ELECTRICAL UTILITES - Arizona Public Service (APS) - (602)-371-6767
https://www.aps.com/en/residential/home

TV & INTERNET SERVICE - Cox Communications - 1-800-234-3993
www.cox.com

The resources, websites, phone numbers, emails, etc. that are included above, are for informational purposes only. They are provided to give you quicker and easier access to local area companies, businesses, and services only. You should always use your own judgment and experience when reaching out to and dealing with outside vendors and businesses. Neither HomeSmart nor Jim Conner have any affiliation, ownership, or receive compensation for any of the services or resources provided in these sections.

Newest North ScottsdaleCondos and Townhomes for Sale

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Signature Scottdale Free Market Valuation

**You can request a FREE MARKET EVALUATION on your property anytime you might be in need of one. There is no cost, or obligation to you for this request. Having one done at least once a year should be the norm for property ownership. Real Estate markets change along with the local economy. Staying on top of your property's true value has never been easier.

We have completed over 4000 Market Evaluations for our Clients over the years!

Questions about the market? Email me anytime at jconner33@cox.net 

There are many times when the need for a home price evaluation might be required when you're not necessarily in the market for selling.

  1. Setting up or modifying your Family Estate Plans.
  2. Adding someone to your property's Title. Title holders might not have the same percentage ownership in the property.
  3. Purchasing a second home or investment property.
  4. Divorce Attorney requests.
  5. Property donation to charity.
  6. Selling your home to a family member on your own.
  7. Property Insurance coverage or updates
  8. Mortgage Insurance (MIP or PMI) ratios
  9. Qualifying as a Co-signor on a loan
  10. Reverse Mortgage Qualifying

Signature Scottsdale $10 Million Dollar Marketing Program

Over 90% of Buyers today use the internet first when starting their home search process.

If I was going to market my own personal home for sale, I guarantee you I would be using all the marketing tools available to me, and taking full advantage of what today’s technology offers Real Estate Brokers for their clients.

I would expect nothing less of the Real Estate Broker that I hire to sell my home.

I want to treat your home just like a Real Estate Broker should if they were marketing a $10,000,000 property on the top of Camelback Mountain. Getting potential Buyers "emotionally" involved when viewing your home on-line is so important.

Our 5 step VIDEO MARKETING program of your home is miles ahead of the competition and appeals to the both the potential Buyer’s "visual and emotional" senses.

Drone Footage, Virtual Staging, Virtual Tours, Day & Nighttime Photos, Community Photos, Community & Neighborhood Amenity Videos, etc.

Using a combination of these types of videos, or in many cases ALL of them will set your home apart from the others.

There is no additional cost for us in using this technology for the marketing of your home. It is all part of our standard services.

Again, I would expect nothing less of the Real Estate Broker that I would hire myself.

You have one home to sell. You want to get the maximum exposure and the maximum amount of money at closing.

I want to treat the sale of your home like I would my own.

It’s really that simple...

I’ve been a Real Estate Broker here in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for over 30 years.

I'm here to help you.

Note- If your property is currently on the market for sale, this is not a solicitation for that listing 

What My Clients Say

Jim told us exactly what he was going to do from the first day thru the last” He kept us updated on what to expect next, answered all of our questions throughout the sale, and always answered our calls or emails right away. Thank you, Jim for selling our condo for us!Walter A - Seller

I had multiple condos here in Arizona, and Jim took care of all of them for us! First rate service! Jim was very knowledgeable about the market and pricing, took care of the pre sale rehab of the properties on his own, and sold them for Top Price! I never had to come to Arizona for any of it! Jack J - Seller

I wish I had more condos to sell! Jim took care of both my properties in Arizona, and we ended up being the highest priced sales in my community! Jim definitely does what he says he will do! Leticia M - Seller

Jim sold 2 of our Arizona Townhomes in record time! We basically had to do nothing! We could tell from the beginning that he has been doing this for a long time, and knows what he is doing! Manny P - Seller

Jim offered us a gold mine of information about my community, the marketplace, the pricing of our condo, etc. We received 5 offers on our home within the first few days!” Easy decision.. We’d use him again, for sure! Tony C - Seller

We needed sell our home quickly, but still wanted to get as much as possible on the sale. Jim told us we could get at least $10,000 - $15,000 HIGHER than what another agent told us. We had multiple offers on our place within a few days, and it ended up selling for $18,000 over our asking price! Wow is all I can say! Raymond R - Seller

Straight forward, honest, optimistic.. Jim explained the entire marketing and selling process to us the first night we met him, formulated a game plan for our townhome, and came thru BIG TIME!!. Thank you again, Jim! Alfred H - Seller

We knew there would be multiple offers on the home we wanted. Jim told us exactly what we needed to do to make our best offer possible. We ended up getting our dream home, and we weren’t even the highest price offer! Thank you so much, Jim Elizabeth S - Buyer

This is the 5th home I have purchased with Jim. He makes the whole process so easy, and he answers the phone EVERY time I call. I wouldn’t use anyone else to help me find a home!Marie G - Buyer

We needed a home in a certain area, and they all were selling the first day or two on the market. Jim found us one BEFORE it officially became available to everyone, and we got our offer accepted right away! We LOVE our neighborhood! Kevin M - Buyer

Scottsdale Condo Real Estate Specialist

Your Signature Scottsdale Real Estate Source

Jim Conner, CRS, GRI, SRS, PSA, CCS

Associate Broker
HomeSmart - North Scottsdale
8388 E Hartford Drive #100
Scottsdale, Az. 85255
35 Years in Residential Real Estate in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Metro Area
602-908-0711- direct line
jc4azhomes@aol.com
jconner33@cox.net

With over 30+ years of Residential Real Estate experience here in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, I bring my Clients decades of negotiating & marketing skills.

"Integrity, Honesty, Adaptability, Empathy, Resilience, Pro-Active, Optimistic"

These are not just words, but the basis of how I conduct my day to day business

Every Real Estate transaction is unique in its own way. The property, the participants, the location, the outside vendors and professionals involved, the time of the year, the economy, etc.

Truly evaluating the individual property, and the Seller's particular circumstances for wanting to sell is different in every case. Creating the best marketing game plan, pricing strategy, and time frame for each individual Seller is not learned just in real estate school, or after a few transactions.

I decided over 30 years ago that this would be my Full-Time career, and have strived to achieve the very highest standards within my industry, and build my reputation amongst my peers and fellow Realtors as a reliable, working professional in the marketplace.

Your home, and your trust in me to assist you in the marketing and selling of it, are absolutely my top priority.

I love what I do for a living and still get excited EVERY time I sit down with a Homeowner to discuss their property, and the options that are available to them.

As a former Real Estate Trainer, I love to teach others how the selling process works, what to expect at every stage, foresee and anticipate situations that might come up during the transaction, and find the most creative and successful marketing program for your home.

When we make the most important decisions in our lives regarding our health, family, retirement savings, careers, etc., we research our choices and use the most experienced professionals to guide us.

When it comes to our home, your most valuable asset in your financial estate, choosing your Real Estate Professional should be no different.

I truly look forward to being of assistance regarding any of your real estate questions or needs in the future. 

Thank you,
Jim Conner

**** “The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)® designation is the BEST qualification a Realtor® can have when focusing on Seller representation."

**** “Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) ® This designation is considered to be one of the very highest designations a Realtor® can earn in the residential field. Less than 1.5% of all licensed Real Estate agents NATIONWIDE have received their CRS® designation”

**** “Real Estate Broker’s License – Associate Broker - (1991 - Present Day) - A Real Estate Broker is a Real Estate Agent who continues their education, and successfully receives a State of Arizona Real Estate Broker’s license. Unlike Real Estate Agents, Brokers can work independently, start their own brokerage, and hire other Real Estate Agents to work for them. Only 20% of all licensed Real Estate agents have earned their Broker’s license”

**** “The Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) ® designation confirms that the Realtor® has in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology and professional standards. This designation is awarded through the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ®.”

**** Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)®  This designation is awarded to practicing Realtors who have completed Advanced Training in accurately evaluating and pricing properties, working with appraisers, and creating extensive Market Analysis Reports for their Clients.

**** Certified Condominium Specialist (CCS)® This nationally recognized designation is considered to be the pinnacle of real estate training for advanced knowledge on the specialty of Condominium sales and marketing. 

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