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

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

McCormick Ranch

Today McCormick Ranch contains 3,116 total acres.  It was the first and largest master planned community in the city.  1,120 acres were sold off to later become Scottsdale Ranch. Development began with infrastructure and amenities. The amenities had a dual purpose by providing aesthetics and flood control.  They included two championship 18-hole golf courses, more […]

Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley in 1889 when the Rio Verde Canal Company turned this open grazing area into irrigated farmland;  three surveyors were so taken by the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape that they named the area Paradise Valley. It claims Mummy Mountain as it’s own and sits in the winter shadow of Stevie Nicks’ […]

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What’s New

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. . .

How fast will I use up my equity with a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage(HECM)?

This is a question I had to know the answer.  If your not making a mortgage payment and every month a little of your equity is getting used up… how long does that take? And what happens if the loan becomes upside down?  Do I have to pay it back? Listen and find out – […]

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