North West Valley

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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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Active Adult Communities

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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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South East Valley

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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

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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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Kierland

Kierland comes as close as exists in Scottsdale to Urban lifestyle. There are several condo, loft and town home subdivisions within a short walk of the Kierland Commons Main Street. The Commons has several restaurants varying in size from the large PF Changs to cozy sidewalk cafes. Ice cream and Starbucks can be enjoyed while […]

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Predictions for the Greater Phoenix Real Estate Market

This is a portion of an article written by our broker, Jim Sexton in the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business for December.   The first half of the article deals with variables to be resolved post election by the president.   Jim’s predictions follow:  “2012 will have around 90,000 sales reported by ARMLS, which will […]

How the “fiscal cliff” might impact you as a home seller.

How the “fiscal cliff” might impact you as a home seller. One of the “Bush tax cuts” that might be falling off the cliff could hurt you as a home seller.  Until Dec 31, 2012  the formula for paying tax on the sale of your principal residence is very favorable. You take the ‘basis’ which […]

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