North West Valley

Sun City West

Sun City West is the second of the Sun Cities in the NW corner of the Phoenix Valley.  Construction and homes sales began in 1978 as the first Sun City sold out.  It took until 1997 for Sun City West to complete their build-out.   The community boundaries are Bell Rd to the south, Grand Avenue […]

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Active Adult Communities

CantaMia

CantaMia is another great example of locating an Active Adult Community within or adjacent to a multigenerational community.   It offers the opportunity for the 55+ family members to enjoy their extensive exclusive Active Adult facilities as well as share the additional recreational activities with their families who live in the Estrella ranch community.   This I […]

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South East Valley

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

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 […]

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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Why do you care if your home inspector is an ASHI Member?

ASHI is the American Society of Home Inspectors.  Even though the state of Arizona has based the standards for home inspectors on the ASHI standards, an ASHI Home Inspector has a higher level of experience.  The Arizona State Licensing requires 30 inspections with  an experienced licensed inspector.  ASHI requires the Home Inspectors to have 250 […]

What is NOT included in my Home Inspection?

Understanding what is, and isn’t included in your home inspection is important for you the buyer. Your home inspector is going to inspect Site Structure Attic Roof Laundry Plumbing Heating/Cooling Electrical Interior Kitchen Bathrooms Pool/Spa That seems like the whole house… and all the main items… but there are items that the Home Inspector is […]

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