North West Valley

Sun City

This was the first of the Active Adult Communities in Phoenix’s North West Valley. It was opened by Del Webb in 1960.  The grand opening was a very festive occasion; Some 25,000 visitors toured the homes in that first weekend.  Sales were brisk and by 1978 when the last home was built, the city had […]

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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

Power Ranch

Power Ranch is the master planned community that has set the standard in the southeast valley.    Power Ranch is designed to celebrate diversity and foster the active Arizona family lifestyle with a wide variety of homeowner activities. Although Power Ranch is a growing community, it retains the small town feeling that is the hallmark of […]

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North East Valley

The Boulders

The Boulders is a very prestigious resort community sharing zip codes with both Scottsdale and Carefree.   Elegant homes and villas blend into the desert strewn with giant boulders.   The always manned gate of the 240 casita resort offers both residents and guests a unique lifestyle.   The world renowned Golden Door Spa opened in 2001 has […]

Heritage Village IV

In Scottsdale Ranch,  along the shore of Lake Serena and surrounded by some of Scottsdale’s most attractive homes is Heritage Village IV.  This 55+ community consists of 162 single level townhomes with greenbelt facing patios. Although the homes share single walls, the large patios, generous sq. ft.  and high vaulted ceilings create the effect of […]

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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 […]

Smile, You’re on Candid Camera

Do you remember that show?  The funny things people did when they didn’t know a camera was aimed their direction. Today, there are cameras everywhere!  Even in homes you are looking at to purchase. Home security systems are so reasonably priced, and the wifi cameras you can watch live on your smartphone.  It makes it […]

Living in an Active Adult Community could qualify you for Insurance discounts

Talking with a Farmers Insurance Agent, I discovered there are discounts for most of the Active Adult Communities in the Greater Phoenix Valley. Call your agent, or Barb for more information on getting your discounts. . .

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