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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Active Adult Communities


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 […]

Fountain Hills

The Town of Fountain Hills is a master planned community carved out of one of the largest cattle ranches in Arizona in 1970. The community has one of the lowest density ratios in the valley, being just shy of 2 people per acre. The total population is expected to max out at 30,000. Fountain Hills […]

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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 […] ~ Copyright © 2005 ~ All Rights Reserved