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 at Johnson Ranch

Solera at Johnson Ranch is a Del Webb Active Adult retirement Community located within Johnson Ranch but yet separated by a series of foothills. The homes were built between 2004 and 2008. It has its own gated entry and because it surrounds the foothills, Solera offers some of the best home sites in all of […]

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South East Valley

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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

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The Verdes: Tonto Verde, Rio Verde and Vista Verde

Tonto Verde, Rio Verde and Vista Verde are three exceptionally beautiful communities to the north of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, accessible by either route.  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 the […]

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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 […]

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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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