North West Valley

Sun City Grand

In 1996 construction began on Sun City Grand just to the west and south of Sun City West, with Grand Avenue (Rt. 60) being a divider.  This Active Adult Community was to have a greater range of home sizes.  It was smaller with only 10,000 homes, 5 pools and 3 golf courses.   The community was […]

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Now available! At Amazon and all your favorite book retailers. If you are about to turn fifty-five years old, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about where to go and what to do when you retire. Thousands of people just like you have already made the leap, and many of them are enjoying life in […]

South East Valley

Sunland Spring Village

Sunland Spring Village Active Adult Community in east Mesa is offering customizable single family homes, golf condos, twin homes and townhomes. It is one of the few communities offering a choice of block construction or 2×6 construction. It is also one of the few Active Adult Communities in the valley building condos as well as […]

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North East Valley

Villa Monterey in Scottsdale’s Old Town

Villa Monterey in Scottsdale’s Old Town. Homes in Villa Monterey are comprised of twin/town home styles with both one and two levels.  This is a bit unusual since the majority of Active Adult Communities have only single level homes.  There are a wide variety of floor plans available, and many homes have been remodeled in […]

The Verdes: Tonto Verde, Rio Verde and Vista Verde

Tonto Verde and Rio Verde are exceptionally beautiful communities to the north of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, accessible by either route. Known as “The Verdes” they are nestled northeast of the McDowell Mountains.  The McDowell Regional Park forms the west boundary, to the south is the McDowell Indian Community and the east and north adjoin […]

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What’s New

What is a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage? Is it right for me?

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program offers people who are a min of 62 years of age (actually only one of you needs to be 62) the opportunity to purchase your home with as little as 40% cash down payment and never make a mortgage payment again. This can make getting your dream retirement […]

What do Harvey and Irma mean for your new home construction?

As Irma heads to Florida, Houston is in the early stages of picking up the wet pieces and trying to look forward to sunshine filled and dry days.   One area that is affected nationwide after a disaster like major Hurricanes is building supplies. Building time frames will get longer in Arizona, and other states […]

Real Estate, Real World – Irene Hammond, Making a Niche Work For You

This week on  Real Estate, Real World podcast Marguerite Crespillo interviews Author Irene Hammond. We discuss specializing in the Active Adult Communities market as a Realtor niche and the new book Retirement Isn’t Boring, When you live in an Active Adult Community. Here is the podcast link.  Be sure to subscribe for more great information on real […]

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