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Searching for the Perfect PebbleCreek Home

By |August 19th, 2017|

My advice for today?  Remain Flexible.

Your definition of the perfect home may change during the house hunting process.  Nothing wrong with that!

Generally, the process for choosing a home in a 55 Plus Community is fairly straightfoward:

Choose the climate and region of the country that works for you;
Narrow down the community that feels […]

Visiting Phoenix/Scottsdale Museums from PebbleCreek

By |August 8th, 2017|

So, today is the second Tuesday of the month – the “free” day at the Desert Botanical Garden (that’s the set up right now, I suppose it could change….).  I decided to go.  It wasn’t a first visit – I had been there to see the Chihuly Exhibit and to walk through the gardens […]

Dabbling in Art at PebbleCreek

By |August 2nd, 2017|

There are only about a million things that I could be doing today.

I could be doing the accounting for my business.  I could be cooking something for dinner.  Heck – the laundry not’s done and the patio could use a good cleaning.

To heck with all of it.  Instead, I dug out my pastels, headed […]

Strategies for a Successful Move in to An Active Adult Community

By |August 1st, 2017|

Be Patient With Yourself!

There is likely no better place than an Active Adult Community like PebbleCreek to begin to build your next chapter.  But Rome wasn’t built in a day!  Most folks move here from somewhere else in the country – so, by the time the Pod or the moving van is unpacked, new residents are just […]

Is a 55 Plus Active Adult Community Right for You?

By |July 25th, 2017|

I just spent an hour or so researching 55 Plus Communities on the internet – and I have a headache.

CLEARLY, while many things can be profitably learned from an internet search, deciding on the IFs and WHICH ONEs of moving to an age restricted community requires some honest self-evaluation, on-site visiting and maybe even […]

Can anyone Live in Phoenix in the Summer?

By |July 18th, 2017|

The active adult lifestyle is, if the brochures are to be believed, an outdoor experience.  Swim, play golf, go hiking, bike ride, walk, dine and enjoy happy hours basking in the perfection of desert living.
To that I would say Yes.   There are months when the weather is perfect and one would be a […]

Staying Young in an Active Adult Community

By |July 12th, 2017|

As a Realtor® working in a 55 Plus Community, I encounter people every day who are skeptical about living in an age-restricted place.  And I get it.   I was not so much skeptical as begnignly indifferent when I moved here.  I wanted access to the pools, the gyms, the clubhouses.  I wanted to […]

What makes a Realtor Successful?

By |June 28th, 2017|

The list of characteristics that add up to excellence in residential real estate sales is a long one. But when it comes down to choosing a Realtor® to work with in selling your home, the formula is  pretty straightforward.

As the graphic above describes, fully 93% of people find their next home from three sources: […]

Food at PebbleCreek

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Restaurants and bars are the village square of PebbleCreek.

They are a place to gather for coffee in the morning, sip tea after a workout or  cool off with some beer after a round of golf.

We know that our chefs are talented (because we definitely patronize the restaurants!) …  and now the world will know too […]

Living in a 55 Plus Community

By |June 20th, 2017|

This is a great article about living in a 55 Plus Community.

The author, Martha Nelson, would never in her wildest dreams  have thought that a 55 Plus Community could work for her…  and to her suprise, she finds herself thriving.

Lots of folks feel that way.

Here at PebbleCreek we come from all walks of life… […]