Multi Generational Life in PebbleCreek

By |March 26th, 2020|

PebbleCreek is a 55 and over Active Adult Community.

And that means a lot of things – but it does NOT mean that you have to be 55 years old to live here. There are provisions for folks to move here as long as one person in the home is […]

Social Distancing in PebbleCreek

By |March 16th, 2020|

With the entire world, PebbleCreek is responding to the corona virus outbreak. Our restaurants are open for take out only. Events have been cancelled and residents are re-evaluating every routine of daily life.

If you are reading this during the outbreak, no matter where you live, I imagine that sounds familiar.

And […]

PebbleCreek – The Updates

By |February 28th, 2020|

If you follow this blog, you know I don’t let FOUR MONTHS go by without a post. Let’s just say that my recent hosting conversion did not go well and some content was lost.

So, I am bummed about that. But we shall carry on.

One of the lost […]

Leaving the Snow Behind

By |October 30th, 2019|

It snowed in Chicago today. I mean, it is not even Halloween, and it snowed. By way of contrast, it is mostly sunny here in PebbleCreek with a forecasted high of 72.

The weather is one of the primary reasons that 200 people arrive in the greater Phoenix area on a daily […]

Goodyear, AZ: A “Best Place to Live”

By |October 6th, 2019|

Every year, Money Magazine publishes a list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. This year, Goodyear, AZ (the home of PebbleCreek) made the list at number 22.

Other towns that made the list include Columbia, MD; Naperville, IL; Asheville, NC; and Bend, OR.

According to the Money Magazine […]

PebbleCreek Feels Like Home

By |September 20th, 2019|

Over the summer I visited Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod and even Chicago. As a transplant to Arizona from the midwest/east coast, I wondered how I would feel as I visited my previous geography… would I find myself drawn back to the green landscapes? The humid air? The ocean? […]

PebbleCreek Home Update Costs

By |August 30th, 2019|

I live in a PebbleCreek home that was built in 2001. As is the case with most PebbleCreek homes, it has been cared for throughout the years, but eventually some systems just need to be replaced.

My home is hitting that “eventually” point.

Everyone will make personal choices about what home upgrades […]

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Maybe Not Forever

By |August 3rd, 2019|

Most of my buyers who are new to PebbleCreek end up saying, at some point during the home buying process, some version of this: “I am NEVER moving again; I will let them take me out feet first.” Morbid I guess. But I hear it ALL the time.

I am pretty sure I […]

Appraisals In PebbleCreek

By |July 18th, 2019|

Appraisals are not perfect. They are not without bias. They may not even be an accurate predictor of market price. But most buyers and sellers will deal with them.

Appraisals are primarily triggered by a mortgage application; lenders will typically request an appraisal to help evaluate their risk. This is a significant reason that cash […]

Summer Sales in PebbleCreek

By |June 21st, 2019|

WOW!

May 2019 re-sales in PebbleCreek were literally off the charts. There were 44 closings in May – far and away more sales than we have ever seen and a definitve reversal of typical trends for this time of year.

At the same time, average prices are remaining essentially steady, though slightly increased over […]