North West Valley

Sun City Grand

In 1996 construction began on Sun City Grand just to the west and south of Sun City West, with Grand Avenue (Rt. 60) being a divider.  This Active Adult Community was to have a greater range of home sizes.  It was smaller with only 10,000 homes, 5 pools and 3 golf courses.   The community was […]

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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

Encore at Eastmark

Located in the southeast valley on the site of the former General Motors Proving Ground is the new master planned community of Eastmark. Nine builders are developing the project, each builder offering several home styles and price ranges. Parks and playgrounds abound.   This plan of situating an Active Adult community within a larger Master Planned […]

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North East Valley

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 […]

Golden Keys

Golden Keys Active Adult Townhome Community.  This 55+ community consists of 184 single level block construction townhomes. Built in 1964 the homes have a mixture of garages and original carports.  Many have large rear fenced patios.   The location of this community, close to Old Town Scottsdale, validates the remodeling and updating of many of the […]

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What’s New

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 – […]

Why should I consider a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage, also called a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), uses the equity you already have in your home to re-finance and eliminate your mortgage payment; for as long as you (and your spouse) live in your home.  It also lets you purchase a home by letting you access some of the homes value […]

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