The Holm Group Real Estate Blog

Below you will find a number of articles that we have written over the past few years for your review. In addition to these articles please feel free to go to our blog page as you will find additional articles and up to date community information there as well.



Kierland Market Update

Kierland Market Update – January 2019

Kierland Market Update – January 2019

Kierland Homes For Sale - Scottsdale AZ

NOW is the time to sell if you own a home in the Kierland Area.

Prices are at an all time high, so call Andrew Holm today at 480-206-4265.


  • Currently there are 1813 single family homes and 682 condos/lofts available in Scottsdale through the MLS. The number is rising daily, Kierland is still holding on record high prices.
  • Only 1 UDC home in Kierland is on the market and there are 12 condos for sale in Kierland Greens, Kierland Heritage and Optima Kierland
  • Average days on market in Kierland is 20 days on market with one home on the market for 80 days which was a condo in Kierland Greens
  • The average price per square foot for a UDC Home that is on the MLS is $255 per sqft
  • The highest recorded price for a UDC Home is $865k, the highest currently listed is $865k


With interest rates on the rise and only one UDC home on the market, simply put NOW is the time to self if you live in Kierland (as the data shows).  With our prime buying season in full swing, now is the time make the move!  Below are a few examples of homes that have sold and/or that in pending status. So far in September Kierland has: 3 MLS Listings has gone under contract;


  • 6757 E. Gelding Dr. 2397 sqft (Listed for $599 and went under contract in 20 days)
  • 6843 E. Montreal Pl 2415 sqft (Listed for $849 and priced at $330 a square foot!!!!)
  • 15802 N 71st St #608 3744 sqft (Listed for $2.4M and priced at $598 sqft – under contract)
  • 6502 E. Gelding Dr 2883 sqft (Listed for $825k and closed for $825k!!!)
  • 6611 E. Gelding Dr. 3064 sqft (Liisted for $750kl and for $750k in one day!!!
  • 6421 E Gelding Dr 2364 sqft (Listed for $499k and Sold for $495k)


For those of you who I have met while working in Kierland for the past seventeen years, I look forward to speaking with you again.  For those of you who I haven’t met and/or we’re unable to stop by my latest listings over on: Marilyn, Helm, Gelding, Waltann, and LeMarche, here are some of the reasons to work with our team:


  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the largest real estate companies in the country with over 290,000 transactions in 2018 and $36 Billion in gross income.
  • The Holm Group has the web covered with multiple top- rated websites as well as exclusive relationships with: Google, Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia, real estate and
  • The Holm Group has closed over $120 million in transactions and counting
  • No other single agent represented more buyers/sellers in Kierland than I have!!
  • If you are looking at doing any home improvements give me a call as I have access to a variety of qualified contractors that can assist you in achieving top dollar for your home.


I look forward to earning your business not only for today, but in the years to come.  No gimmicks here, just trying to make it as easy and cost effective as possible for you to sell your home and for someone to purchase their next home in Kierland.

Representing more Buyers and Sellers in Kierland than any other agent, all I ask is for the opportunity to earn your business.

Please feel free to take a look at our Kierland Page which ranks number #1 in Google and Yahoo.


Andrew Holm, ABR – CDPE – EPro

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

The Holm Group

Office: 480-767-2738  Cell: 480-206-4265

Email: [email protected]

Simple Preventative Measures to Protect the Outside of Your Home

Simple Preventative Measures to Protect the Outside of Your Home

Simple Preventative Measures to Protect the Outside of Your Home

Simple Preventative Measures to Protect the Outside of Your Home

In Arizona, house prices have continued to rise recently, outstripping the national average. This may be good news if you’re thinking of selling your home. However as prices go up. so do the expectations of buyers, and it’s important not to get complacent about keeping your home in good condition. Whether you are preparing your home for sale or simply want to keep it running efficiently and retain its value, keeping a check on the outside of your home is essential. The exterior provides the first impression and curb appeal will always help attract buyers. However, as well improving the look of your home, keeping on top of external maintenance and repairs will avoid deeper structural problems which can damage your home and any potential future sale.

Roofs and Gutters

Water damage to homes from rainfall is a common feature of home inspections but can easily be prevented. Rather than waiting for water marks to appear on your ceiling, regular roof inspections will identify broken or missing tiles, signs of sagging or any damage to flashing.  Well maintained guttering is essential to divert water away from foundations and stop it from penetrating masonry or wooden sidings. Although falling leaves is not a big problem in Arizona, to keep them functioning properly gutters need to be kept clear of all debris such as birds nests or seeding plants which can cause blockages.

Protective Paintwor

If the exterior of your home has been affected by water, external cleaning can prevent or remove mold, mildew, algae from infiltrating wood in the home and causing more serious structural damage. A coat of exterior paint or sealant will improve the appearance of your home and it will also protect bare wood and sidings, not only from moisture penetration but also from the high heat and powerful UV rays of the Arizona sunshine.

Efficient Doors and Windows

A freshly painted door and sparkling windows help your home to make a good first impression but, if they are also performing properly, they will protect your home from extremes of weather, noise and pests and help regulate the internal temperature efficiently.  Weather stripping, putty and caulking should all be inspected regularly and can be easily replaced if they are worn or damaged.

Without good preventative care, it is easy for a home to deteriorate. By regularly examining and maintaining the outside of your home, you can identify and deal with potential problems early. This not only keeps your home running efficiently but also protects its value for when the time comes to sell.

7 Tips for Decorating Home with Antiques

7 Tips for Decorating Home with Antiques

7 Tips for Decorating Home with Antiques

7 Tips for Decorating Home with Antiques


Antiques or vintage accessories hold a very significant meaning to someone or even an entire family genealogy. The beginning of the new millennium in the year 2000 has given rise to various, unique trends in home decorating. And although people want a more modern, minimalist home design – some homeowners prefer decorating their homes with antiques for a more momentous atmosphere.

However, not all people who want to integrate antique furniture and accessories in their homes have a keen eye for detail. One misplacement can turn out to be an eyesore or different patterns can rankle the homeowner every time. You certainly need not enroll in an antique decoration 101 class nor achieve a Ph.D. in antique decoration. But you can certainly do these top 7 tips for decorating your home with antiques.

  1. Size Matters

This is the first rule in decorating your home with antiques: Always make sure you consider the scale if you’re planning on buying antique furniture or accessories. First, think about which room the antique furniture or accessory will go. You can’t just walk into an antique shop and buy an antique item because it looks good. You have to make sure it will also look good when integrated into your modern home. Let’s say, for example, you buy a piece of a small antique clock and hang it on a huge wall in the living room. Don’t you think it’ll look out of place?

  1. Be Careful About Mixing and Matching

Although it’s good to be bold when it comes to home decorating these days; when you’re dealing with antique furniture and accessories, sometimes they don’t look good together with other pieces of modern furniture and accessories. It’s good to add up patterns and textures for a more creative and lively feel – but keep it to a minimum. In addition, don’t be afraid to choose flamboyant colors for your accessories. One general rule is to pick one vivid color and start decorating with different hues of that color.

  1. Buy High-Quality Antique Pieces

The only drawback when buying antique furniture and accessories is that they could be remnants of wear and tear. But that’s what makes them special – enduring the test of time and permeating all memorable episodes in the past. Although they are more prone to damages by external elements, it’s very important to buy antique pieces which can still last through the next generations. Always remember that cheap doesn’t mean bad quality. An antique dealer can help you find premium pieces at affordable prices.

  1. Rustic Design Never Fails

Incorporating a rustic design together with your vintage pieces never fails. Say, for example, you can choose old black-and-white photos and place them individually in rustic frames. Or you can also take your heirlooms and place them on a rustic shelf. The advantage of going rustic is that because it’s based on a neutral color, it can go well with anything!

  1. Remember the 80/20 Rule in Home Decorating

The 80/20 rule in home decorating is quite simple and works every time. When it comes to mixing modern and antique furniture, make sure that 80 percent is modernistic and 20 percent consists of antique pieces. It doesn’t have to be all furniture but the remaining 20 percent could be smaller vintage pieces like a grandfather’s clock or an antique mirror.

  1. Make Them the Focal Point

The whole point of accessorizing with antique pieces is to make them stand out from the usual contemporary pieces. The placement of these pieces should make them the focal point in the room. There’s no use decorating with antique furniture or accessories if they just stay in the background. If you don’t have a good eye, it’s best to consult someone who’s an expert in this field.

  1. Make Sure the Whole Ensemble Reflects Your Style

We all know about these rules on mixing and matching modern and vintage furniture or accessories and although they are a great guide to piece everything together, don’t steer clear of your own style and preference. Your home is a haven you’re going to be living in for the rest of your life or your children’s – at least personalize it so it reflects your taste and lifestyle.

Now that you’re on your way to getting first dibs on those compelling and stunning antique furniture, make sure you adhere to these rules and you’ll never go wrong in decorating your home with antiques.

Author Bio; Kerry Brooks is a passionate blogger who loves to write about home designs, renewable energy innovations and more. She spends her free time hiking, swimming, camping and spending time with her family. She also blogs at TheGeneratorLab which is a site filled with home energy tips and guides.