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What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels?

What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels? It seems that black is the new black, or at least black with various shades of gray. The complete black to white spectrum is definitely trending among remodeling home owners, especially in back-splashes and flooring. The recent movement toward grays, features flooring in wood-grain tile, gray… Read More

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population. The U.S. has been aware for some time now, that our population is aging. There has been intense debate about Medicare, Social Security, Emergency Services and the capacity of Medical Facilities, and perhaps most obvious, Housing. Active Adult communities are plentiful here in Arizona but… Read More

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NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is

Infographic: NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is I can corroborate the National Association of Realtors findings. A substantial portion of home buyers and sellers cite being closer to family as their main motivation for relocating. I’m currently working with a Dad whose son and daughter moved closer to each other… Read More

Walking Trails, Park, Walkable Cities

Infographic: Millennials are Buying Homes Where?

At number 24, Gilbert appears higher on this list than any other Phoenix Valley city. Completely understandable. Gilbert has built their stellar reputation on superior city management and lots of community involvement. Schools are good. Parks, biking and walking trails are plentiful. Entertainment opportunities are unmatched. Housing prices are slightly higher than most Phoenix Valley… Read More

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This Active Adult Community is About to Get a Lot More Active – Sun Lakes Fast 15

This Active Adult Community is About to Get a Lot More Active – Sun Lakes Fast 15. Winter is coming to Sun Lakes, Arizona and that means this Active Adult community is about to get even more Active! We’ve noticed a bit of an uptick in Sun Lakes new listings, and just in the nick… Read More

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America’s Seniors Hold More Home Equity than Pre-Recession Peak

America’s Seniors Hold More Home Equity than Pre-Recession Peak An estimated $140.2 billion increase in the aggregate value of homes owned by seniors drove their share of home equity to $5.83 trillion and fueled the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index (RMMI) to an all-time high in Q4 2015 of 203.20 from 198.53 in Q3. This information comes from data… Read More

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5 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

They say with age comes wisdom—and when it comes to weathering disasters like fire, flood or hurricane, older individuals and their caregivers would be wise to prepare, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Older individuals are particularly vulnerable to disaster, as they may have special needs, and seniors may also have trouble keeping up… Read More

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Sun Lakes Fast 15 – Thursday

Sun Lakes Fast 15 Thursday, October 1, 2015 – The 15 newest homes for sale in Sun Lakes, Arizona include one we just listed at 10822 E Sunnydale Drive that you’ll want to see. Beautifully cared for and set on a large corner lot with a big back yard full of a variety of mature… Read More

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Neighborhoods in the Valley of the Sun – The word is Diverse.

What can you tell me about various communities, what each one offers, and what is allowed by the HOA? You’d be surprised at how different the Phoenix Valley’s communities can be. Some are incorporated and others are not. This is important to know by the way for both value and convenience. Amenities offered vary greatly… Read More

20 More Reasons to Retire in Arizona

The article below is tongue-in-cheek to be sure but it’s a highly amusing read, and mostly accurate. Click through to read the entire piece, you’ll be glad you did. To answer your inevitable question… “Yes, it does get hot here.” and here comes the but… our weather has been PERFECT since last October. I’d love… Read More