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Best Places To Shop In Scottsdale

Best Places to Shop In Scottsdale

Although Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, Scottsdale quickly takes its place as second favorite in the hearts of locals. Not only is Scottsdale the place to find beautifully designed homes, great school districts, year round golf, and unbeatable dining options, the shopping is what really keeps the people coming back for more.


Luckily, Scottsdale is full of great shopping centers. Whether  you’re looking for family centric fun or a night out on the town, check out one of these top four places to shop around Scottsdale and make the most out of Scottsdale’s retail and entertainment.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Tried and true, one of the nicest indoor malls in the Valley is Scottsdale Fashion Square. Located near Old Town Scottsdale, this mall offers over 200 high end and casual retail stores within its three stories.


Shops inside Fashion Square include Forever 21, The Disney Store, and Ann Taylor. See a movie at Harkins Camelview 5 or grab dinner at Yard House of Thirsty Lion.

Kierland Commons

Kierland Commons Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s number one outdoor lifestyle centers is Kierland Commons, located on the west side of Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway. The Commons prides itself on their dedication to sustainability and social conscious business policies, while simultaneously providing a luxurious shopping and dining experience to visitors.


The stores at Kierland Commons tend to be more higher end than many other mall in the Valley. A stroll through the corridors will lead you to find stores like Anthropologie, Coach, and Tesla. Looking for a dinner? Try the local favorites North Italia, Olive & Ivy, and Postino.

Scottsdale Quarter


Kierland isn’t the only outdoor shopping center in town. Scottsdale Quarter, just across the street from Kierland, is another local hotspot. This shopping center also features national retail options, such as H & M, GAP, and lululemon athletica. IT’s also a great spot to bring to kids for a treat – have dinner at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and top it off with ice cream at Creamistry.


Other great restaurants in the area are two Fox Concepts, True Foods and Zinburger. The Quarter is also one of the few places to find an Apple store. Not looking to shop? Pop into the iPic Theater for some movie magic with the family.

High Street at City North

Further north in Scottsdale is – you guessed it – City North. And the center of the retail lover’s destination is HIgh Street. High street is another center with store outside, but is less like a mall and more like a district. Located off the Deer Valley exit North of the Loop 101 and the 51 north, this center is just a stone’s throw away from many popular Scottsdale attractions, including the Musical Instrument Museum and the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale hotel. Bring your significant other for date night at La Bocca or Blue Martini Cocktail.


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Commuting Guide to the Greater Phoenix Area

Commuting Guide to the Greater Phoenix Area

Phoenix is home to over 4.5 million citizens who reside in 6 major cities – Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Gilbert.

Commuting Guide to the Greater Phoenix Area


Unlike other highly populated cities, the Valley of the Sun is known for its urban sprawl. It’s in every homeowner’s best interest to find a neighborhood that works best for their commute, or to find methods of commuting that work best for them. Be sure to be on top of the best routes and neighborhoods with this commuting guide to the Greater Phoenix area.

Picking Where to Live


Scottsdale is home to a little over 240,000 residents and is a hotspot for families. Though located east and northeast of Phoenix, it is known as the “Most Western Town in the West.” Scottsdale offers tons of great school districts, housing types and a booming entertainment district. Best of all, the housing market is on the rise. Hop on the Loop 101 or Loop 202 to take advantage of the 30 minute ride to downtown Phoenix for a morning commute.


Downtown Phoenix, the heart of the Valley just off the 202, has become increasingly an popular area due to the growth of ASU’s downtown campus. With more students and workers preferring to live closer to Valley transit systems and work, the housing market in historic Phoenix neighborhoods has seen a sharp increase. Depending on the time of day and job location, commuters are looking at a 15-25 minutes commute by car.


One of the original suburb ‘pockets’ located West from Phoenix, Glendale was once no more than a mere stop on the way to Wickenburg along the US 60. Now, this bustling Westside city is home to over 240,00 residents. The city is comprised of a number of large neighborhoods, and is positioned west of the I-17 and east of Loop 101. That means Glendale is only a 20 minute drive to the heart of downtown.


Home to Arizona State University’s main campus, Tempe is both a college town and suburban escape. Three freeways run through or border the city of Tempe, including the US 60, the Loop 202, and the southern part of the Loop 101. This makes travel through Tempe to other major cities a snap, with a 25 minute commute to Phoenix and a 18 minute drive to downtown Scottsdale.


Mesa is often the first stop for many heading east. With a population of over 480,000 and a spread over 133 miles, Mesa is easily one of the largest cities within the Greater Phoenix area. The cost of living in Mesa is 5% lower than the national average, making that 30 minute commute to Phoenix and 20 minute commute to Scottsdale icing on the cake.   


Gilbert is another one of the Greater Phoenix area’s idyllic suburban cities. Located in the east valley, Gilbert is home to a combination of suburban homes and farmland. The local school district is above average, making Gilbert one of the premier locations for families. Roughly 40 minutes from Phoenix but 30 minutes from Scottsdale, the drive from Gilbert is a breeze on the Loop 202 or US 60.

Choosing How to Travel

No matter where you live, it’s always best to have a commuting plan. Phoenix is laid out in a grid system, making general directions and distances pretty simple for commuters. And thanks to the many multi-lane freeways that run throughout the Greater Phoenix area, it never takes too long to get from one city to the next.


With a metro area so spread out, driving may seem like the first and most desirable option. If this is the case, commuters should consider investing in an ideal commuter car. Invest in a car that’s comfortable, fuel efficient and has a enough space for the whole family. In Arizona, 22.8% of household own at least one car – higher than the national average.

Public Transportation

The Valley Metro has a number of bus routes that can take commuters all across the valley. There are also neighborhood circuits that cost a dollar or under in Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe.

As of 2018, the US Census Bureau announced that the Phoenix metro area is the sixth most populous

The Metro Light Rail currently extends from the tip of Glendale at Metrocenter Mall and runs all the way to Mesa, passing through the heart of downtown Phoenix and Tempe. There are currently plans in the works for extending the lightrail all the way to the Cardinals Stadium.


Cities all across the greater Phoenix area have become increasingly bike friendly over the past few years. Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix have all begun campaigns to increase bike networks, teach cycling skills and enforce new bicycle laws to encourage the use of bikes throughout the city. Many neighborhoods have even widened roads and added bike lanes to busy streets.


Whichever neighborhood, town or mode of transportation you choose, being ahead of the commuting game is any citizen’s first step towards living a happy life in the greater Phoenix area.  

Whether you are buying or selling a home in any of the metros above, The Holm Group is here to assist you. The Holm Group represents both buyers and sellers throughout the valley. Whether it’s a custom home, luxury home, town home you can rely on The Holm Group to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Remove the stress from buying or selling and let and call The Holm Group today at 480-206-4265.

Promotion For All Past Clients Of The Holm Group

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Promotion For All Past Clients Of The Holm Group

Promotion For All Past Clients Of The Holm Group

Promotion Runs May 13th through July 31st 2018

For Both Buyers And Sellers!!!!


So we have decided to run a promotion for previous clients of The Holm Group which can save you tens of thousands dollars.  It is simple there are two opportunities below which outline the promotion we are running for both buyers and sellers. :)


  • We are offering buyers a 1% commission rebate on all transactions that close escrow by July 31st, 2018.
  • Buyers to pay a $295 broker administrative fee to Berkshire Hathaway
  • This commission can be applied to closing costs and/or prepaids and/or hoa dues
  • Each buyer represented will be required to write a reviews of our services in: Google, Yelp and Zillow



  • We are offering complete representation to sellers for only 4.5%
  • Sellers to pay at $295 broker administrative commission to Berkshire Hathaway
  • 4.5% will be good for the first 90 days of the listing.  If the listing goes under contract in 90 days and closes escrow from this promotion then we will honor the 4.5% commission promotion
  • If the listing goes under contract after 90 days or longer from this promotion the the commission will be increased to a total of 5% (with 3% going to the buying agent and 2% going to the selling agent).
  • Each seller represented will also be required to write a reviews of our services in: Google, Yelp and Zillow


Its as simple as that.. We are exited to offer this promotion to our past clients and we look forward to hearing from you soon.  Simply mention promotion 2018 and we will take it from there.


We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your next real estate transaction.  

Google Mobile Friendly Again Finally

The Holm Group’s Website is ONCE again  Google Mobile Friendly

Google Mobile Friendly

Search On All Mobile Devices Now


So just to let the users know what has been going on with the development over the past six months.  We have been working to try and receive Google Mobile Friendly Certification and today we are proud to announce that once again our site is passing the test.  FINALLY

For whatever reason Google was blocking the way the images were being crawled and this was not allowing our website to be scanned properly by the bots.  So after working with multiple companies and 100’s of hours or coding we finally have fixed the issue and the site as mentioned is now passing the test.

The interesting thing is that users will probably not notice any difference as the site was running fine on all mobile devices.  Now that that we are passing the Google test we are curious to see if more pages start to index in the Google Mobile Search area and in turn we start to receive some more traffic for our efforts..


Scottsdale Golf Club Memberships

Scottsdale Golf Course Homes For Sale

Updated Pricing For Scottsdale Golf Club Memberships as of March 2018


Are looking to purchase in a home in one of golf clubs Scottsdale has to offer? If so, call Andrew with The Holm Group at 480-206-4265.  We have dealt with all of the clubs below and in some cases may be able to get you additional incentives.


Scottsdale Golf Club Memberships


Scottsdale is home to some of the most popular golf courses in the country. The Holm Group recommends the Scottsdale golf clubs listed below as some of the best in the Valley. Before you book your trip to Arizona make your reservation to play one of these top rated golf clubs.

Course Details
Membership Details
Monthly Golf



The Boulders Carefree

Private – 1 Course

Designer: Rich Barton


Private – 2 Courses
Jay Morrish

Golf: $7000

Social $500


Golf: $60,000 – $50,000
Social: $21,000
Equity 80%

$758 Family

450 Member Cap


$611 to $467
Family & Individual
400 Member Cap

DC Ranch ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Tom Lehman
Golf: Market Based
Social: $10,000
Equity 80%
400 Member Cap
Desert Forest
Private – 1 Course
Robert Lawrence
Golf: $40,000
No Social
Equity 50%
270 Member Cap
Desert Highlands ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Jack Nicklaus
Golf: $75,000
No Social
Must Own Property
$1140 includes HOA
620 Member Cap
Desert Mountain
Private – 6 Courses
Jack Nicklaus
Golf: Market Based

Transfer Fee: $65,000
Social: $10,000
Equity 80%

396 Member Cap
per course
Estancia ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Tom Fazio
Golf: $125,000

Transfer Fee: $30,000
Social: $10,000
Equity 80%

325 Member Cap
Legend Trail ScottsdalePublic – 1 Course
Rees Jones
 Golf: $3075 Annually
Mirabel ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Tom Fazio
Golf: Market Based
Social: Market Based
Equity 80%
325 Member Cap
Pinnacle Peak Country Club ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Dick Phelps
Golf: $37,500 – $45,000
Social: $1,000
Equity $1.000
$1500 – $795
Family – Individual
325 Member Cap
Silverleaf ScottsdalePrivate – 1 Course
Tom Weiskopf
Golf: $150,000 -$175,000
Social: $35,000
350 Member Cap
Terravita ScottsdaleSemi Private – 1 Course
Billy Casper
Golf: $17,500
Social Included
Family & Individual
425 Member Cap
Tonto Verde
Rio Verde AZ
Semi-Private – 2 Course
David Graham
Golf: $10,000
No Social
Equity 100%
Open Member Cap
Troon Country Club
Private – 1 Course
Tom Weiskopf
Golf: $55,000
Social: $6,500
Non Equity
390 Member Cap
Troon North ScottsdalePublic – 2 Courses
Tom Weiskopf
Golf: $35,000
No Social
100 Member Cap
Whisper Rock ScottsdalePrivate – 2 Courses
Phil Mickelson
Golf: $130,000
No Social
Deposit 90%
$700 Individual
580 Member Cap

The Holm Group Adds New Homepage

The Holm Group Adds New Homepage

New Home Page With Search By Area And By Subdivisions


We have changed the layout of our homepage to make it easier for users to access different parts of the valley including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills as well as others.  First off we have added search by area so that you can easily navigate to any of the cities in Maricopa County.   In addition, we have added search by subdivision and this includes some of the more popular subdivisions in Scottsdale and Phoenix including: Kierland, DC Ranch, Biltmore, Aviano, Desert Ridge, and McCormick Ranch just to name a few.

For those of you that liked using the maps have no fear they are still accessible on the sidebar throughout the site.

Take a look and let me know what you think..


The Holm Group Adds New Homepage

The Holm Group New Front Page

Scottsdale And Phoenix Real Estate

Based in Scottsdale Arizona, The Holm Group is a nationally recognized team of real estate specialists and a valued member of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (formerly Prudential Network) since 2002.  Our mission is to provide the most professional, informative, reliable and dedicated service in the industry. The best interests of our clients will always come first and we will place the clients’ concerns ahead of our own in each and every transaction, as we are dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships! Our team-approach philosophy ensures your needs are important to each and every member of our organization throughout the transaction.

We have put together a comprehensive list of master planned communities for Scottsdale Real Estate and Phoenix Real Estate Areas for your review under the Featured Communities section of this website.  These subdivisions, among others, are some of the best the valley has to offer for a variety of reasons.  Here are just a few of the communities we highlight throughout out our brand new website: DC Ranch, Kierland, Troon North, Gainey Ranch, Grayhawk, McCormick Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Arcadia just to name a few.   Each subdivision has a brief description of the homes as well the community, a list of amenities and real time inventory with full screen photos.

The Holm Group – Scottsdale

CDPE, ABR, Luxury Specialists
Over $120M In Closed Transactions
17 years of experience throughout the valley
Office: (480) 767-2738 Mobile: (480) 206-4265
Email: [email protected]

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Berkshire Hathaway – Arizona

11 Offices in Arizona – 2200 Agents
#1 Most Respected Company Worldwide
Highest Average Sale Price Locally & Nationally
290,000 Transactions in 2016
$29 Billion in Gross Sale Revenue

Windgate Ranch Market Update – January 2018

Windgate Ranch Market Update – January 2018

Scottsdale Arizona

As you are probably aware, the market is starting to change back to what is considered to be a “buyers market” with short sales and foreclosure appear to be a thing of the past, or are they?  Throughout the valley we are seeing an increase in inventory as well as slower sales cycles for the homes that are on the market for the most part.

The average market time on market in Windgate Ranch for a single family home is roughly 150 days according to MLS data.  In addition, we are also seeing an average price per square foot for properties that are currently on the market of $300, as well as an average of roughly $297 per sqft for homes that have recently sold. With 16 listings on the MLS (not including 4 Sale Buy Owners) in Windgate Ranch is why you need more than ever a Realtor that knows the Windgate Ranch market place so that your property will sell in a timely manner and for the right price.

With housing inventory on the rise as well as the market showing signs of improvement now is the time to sell and/or consider an upgrade!  Below are a few examples of homes that have recently sold or that are currently on the market in Windgate Ranch for your review:

  • 17071 N. 98th Place 3128 sqft (Listed for $750k)
  • 17861 N. 96th Way 1963 sqft (Listed for $790k)
  • 10066 E South Bend Dr 3549 sqft (Listed for $829k)
  • 17537 N. 96th Way 3513 sqft (Listed for $1,155,00 – currently pending in under 30 days
  • 9831 E Edgestone 3712 sqft (Listed for $1,195,00 – currently pending in less than 30 days
  • 18515 N. 97th Way 3196 sqft (Listed for $1,100,000 and sod for $928k)
  • 10007 E Ridgerunner Dr 3894 sqft (Listed for $1,250,000 and sodl for $1,200,000)

For those of you who I have met while working in Scottsdale market for the past twelve years, I look forward to speaking with you again soon.  For those of you who I have not met and/or were unable to stop by my listing on Desert Jewel here are a few good reasons to work with me:

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the largest real estate companies in the country with over 290,000 transactions in 2016 and $29 Billion in gross income.
  • We have the web covered with multiple top rates websites as well as exclusive relationships with: Google, Yahoo, Zillow, RealtyTrac, Movoto, Redfin and HomeFinder
  • The Holm Group has closed over $120 million in transactions and counting
  • The Holm Group has represented several buyers and sellers in Windgate Ranch
  • We have 6 full time licensed professionals to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
  • 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.

Click Here to take a look at our Windgate Ramch community page

If you are looking for a new Toll Brothers community check out Boulder Ranch

Andrew Holm, ABR

The Holm Group

Prudential Arizona Properties


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

Email:[email protected]

Desert Ridge Aviano – Short Sale Opportunity May 2017

The Holm Group has access to a short sale that will be listed in Aviano in the next few days.   If you want to see they listing 1st you have the opportunity to work directly with The Holm Group and get a great deal on a fantastic home in Aviano.

Call Andrew at 480-206-4265 to arrange for a private showing before this opportunity hits the open market.

This home will not be available to other Realtors until the home is listed as a short sale on the MLS.

4 bed – 2.5 bath – 3211 sqft – Will be priced well below market. 

Toll Brothers home with custom rotunda foyer entry and Versailles tile flooring. Brick paver courtyard (with gas fireplace), drive and walkways. Gourmet kitchen with: upgraded rich Maple 42” cabinetry, hi quality granite counters with gas cook top that opens up to the living room with gas fireplace surrounded by stone. Backyard built for entertaining friends and family year round; heated pebble tec pool with fantastic waterfall, gas firepit and built in gas bbq and sitting area. Bountiful master has mountain view deck, jetted tub, artisan tile work and an enormous walk-in closet.