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

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

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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