North West Valley

Sun City West

Sun City West is the second of the Sun Cities in the NW corner of the Phoenix Valley.  Construction and homes sales began in 1978 as the first Sun City sold out.  It took until 1997 for Sun City West to complete their build-out.   The community boundaries are Bell Rd to the south, Grand Avenue […]

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South East Valley

Solera is also known as Springfield Lakes

Solera is also known as Springfield Lakes:  This 55 Plus community is located off Riggs Road in the SE corner of the Valley.  Solera was designed by Del Webb and built by Pulte when the two companies merged in 2001, it was built out in 2005. It is a finely done community combining the expertise […]

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North East Valley

Firerock Country Club

Firerock Country Club; A special location demands a distinctive community.  Red Mountain stands as a majestic landmark at the southern outskirts of Fountain Hills. In the setting sun, the mountain lives up to its name, glowing a deep burnt orange.  This is the site of Firerock Country Club – Fountain Hills’ private, gated golf community.  […]

Golden Keys

Golden Keys Active Adult Townhome Community.  This 55+ community consists of 184 single level block construction townhomes. Built in 1964 the homes have a mixture of garages and original carports.  Many have large rear fenced patios.   The location of this community, close to Old Town Scottsdale, validates the remodeling and updating of many of the […]

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What’s New

Moving Day Essentials

Your fist day in your new home there are a few essentials that you will be glad you have.  The biggest essential is Toilet Paper!   Am I right or am I right?  To go with that, hand soap & paper towels.  Let’s add some hand lotion, those boxes are drying and so is Arizona.   Most sellers do […]

Being Social and your Mental Health

Today there was a great piece done on the Today Show about how to prevent Alzheimers. Surprisingly it may not be just your genetics but other environmental factors.  The food you eat, your activity level, the stress you experience, and how social you are. The modern lifestyle may make you miss something else that keeps […]

Does Solar Add Value To Your Home?

Does Solar Add Value To Your Home? Yes, No, Maybe My favorite answer. Frustrating at times but it is true. Let’s dig down… Leasing Solar- No If you are leasing a solar system you don’t own it so it is not adding value to the home.  Even if the solar lease has been pre-paid. The savings […]

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