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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South East Valley

Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes is a large Active Adult Community in the south-east valley built by Robson.  The total community is close to 6 square miles, divided north and south by Riggs Road and east and west by Dobson and Alma School Roads.  It has three 18 hole private golf courses, one 18 hole and three 9 […]

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North East Valley

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 […]

McDowell Mountain Ranch

McDowell Mountain Ranch; Nestled in the beautiful McDowell Mountain range is this family oriented master planned community.  Starting with  3,200 acres it has 890 acres of desert hillside preserved. The homes meander up the side of the McDowells many with fabulous views of the city. The gentle slope of homes can be admired in the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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