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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buy a Home Warranty on a Resale?

By |September 19th, 2017|

Many sellers will include a home warranty as part of their “package” to attract buyers.  However, if a home does not come with a home warranty already in place, the Arizona contract to purchase a resale home forces the questions:  Do I want a home warranty?  From what company?  Am I going to ask […]

Restaurants – The Heart of PebbleCreek

By |September 5th, 2017|

When I was choosing a community, the existence of a restaurant was a deal breaker.   I wanted to know that there was a community gathering place. And, call it my Irish roots, but it was important for me to be able to meet my neighbors over a few drinks and not have to […]

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 […]