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What is there to do at PebbleCreek?

By |January 24th, 2018|

PebbleCreek reminds me over and over again of a college campus environment.  It would be impossible to take part in every activity at a college – and you wouldn’t want to.  The active adult lifestyle that PebbleCreek offers is similar – I will probably never get to the Ballroom Dance Club and I can’t see […]

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Ed Robson – Builder and Risk Taker

By |January 12th, 2018|

Someday, there will be a movie made about Ed Robson and his mentor, Del Webb.    Mr. Webb designed the Sun City Active Adult Communities and Mr. Robson, who originally worked for Webb, decided to move out on his own as a developer.  At the time that he did it, Ed Robson was making […]

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PebbleCreek Resales in Review: 2017

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Is it COLD where you are?  Here in Goodyear, Arizona, as we start the new year, we are looking forward to a high of 74 degrees.  Not the 85 degress that I would call pretty much perfect – but also not the 10 degrees that so many of my family and friends are experiencing.  […]

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How Do I Get a Mortgage in Arizona?

By |December 20th, 2017|

I have such great memories of going to the bank as a kid.   It felt grown up; I had a “passbook” to keep track of my deposits (there were no withdrawals at that point!);  I might even see people that I knew while I was there…

Sweet memories.

But my, how things have changed!   Today, we pay […]

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Moving to PebbleCreek from Chicago and the East Coast

By |December 15th, 2017|

I moved to PebbleCreek from the Washington, DC area…  and so, many of my friends, not to mention a brother and a sister, are on the east coast.  Dad still lives in our suburban Chicago hometown.   I am proud of my roots,  deeply established in the rural farming communities that grew up along the railroads in Illinois, […]

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Thanksgiving in PebbleCreek

By |November 20th, 2017|

Thanksgiving feels like it is coming REALLY early this year…  there will be almost a full week left of November after the holiday weekend.  And, as a midwestern/East Coast girl, our stunning 80 degree (plus!) weather with blue skies and palm trees is not quite the setting that I associate with the holiday.

And yet.

PebbleCreek is […]

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Starting a New Chapter at PebbleCreek

By |November 10th, 2017|

I have yet to meet someone who has made it to 55 without a few battle scars.

By and large, an active adult 55 Plus Community is full of people who are energetic and brimming with life – but behind that energy, hidden just below the surface, is the story that fuels everything:   The difficult diagnosis.  The marriage breakdown.  […]

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Attending Open Houses in PebbleCreek

By |October 31st, 2017|

Attending Open Houses in PebbleCreek can be a very pleasant weekend activity and it is a great way to get a “feel” for the community – especially if you plan to have lunch or a snack at one of our restaurants!

If you are planning to spend an afternoon touring open homes, here are some tips […]

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Furniture Options for Buyers and Sellers

By |October 10th, 2017|

Whether you are buying or selling in PebbleCreek, furniture is a big, heavy and expensive issue.  When I was moving here from the East coast, I knew most of my furniture was simply not going to work with the Southwest architecture.   So…   most of it was left behind (the moving truck still weighed 2,000 […]

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Should I Plan to Write a Check if I Make an Offer?

By |September 26th, 2017|

Believe it or not, you won’t need a checkbook or any immediate cash to make an offer on a PebbleCreek home.

That’s right.  It is typical for an offer to be written, presented and accepted before any money changes hands.

You can expect that your offer on a resale home will include a provision that you will deposit […]

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