STRESS and the Costs of Moving

By |October 1st, 2018|

There are costs of moving beyond the actual expense of the house.

Some of those costs are related to lost time and energy – all of the effort that goes in to organizing a move, saying goodbye, integrating completely in to a new community, giving things away, etc…  The list is long and can be exhausting […]

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Closing on a House in Arizona

By |September 18th, 2018|

By the time that they move to an Active Adult Community like PebbleCreek, most people have bought and sold a couple of homes.  I certainly had.  And I was still completely surprised by the closing process in this state!

On the east coast…  and even in the midwest…  I was used to very formal real […]

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How much do you LOVE Landscaping?

By |August 21st, 2018|

I have a fairly BIG yard.  It is full of plants that would never survive in my native midwest and east coast enviornments; it is dependent on a full yard irrigation system; and it requires professional oversight.  Every month or so, I scub down the front and back patios in an attempt to keep […]

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Adventuring from PebbleCreek: Maricopa County Parks

By |August 19th, 2018|

Sometimes you just have to leave the manicured landscape behind and experience some natural beauty.   And PebbleCreek is ideally located to do just that.

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has 12 parks facilities throughout the region that offer challenge, adventure and a wide range of outdoor opportunity.   Estrella Mountain Regional Park and White […]

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Chillaxing in Phoenix in the Summer

By |July 30th, 2018|

News Flash.  Summers get hot here in Phoenix!

Even the full time residents of PebbleCreek… and there are quite a few of us!…  tend to book at least a weekend getaway to give ourselves a break from the heat.  This year, I wanted to go to a resort with a lazy river so that I […]

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Not a “Joiner?” Why PebbleCreek May Still Be Right For You

By |July 19th, 2018|

As people plan to move to Arizona, I hear it a lot… “We are really not joiners…..; it does not make sense to move to an Active Adult Community.”

It IS true that 55 Plus Communities market themselves as places to get involved.  And for many people, knowing that there is bound to be something of […]

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Top 5 Questions I Hear About Life In the Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek

By |July 2nd, 2018|

I do a lot of Open Houses in the 55 Plus Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek, so I spend a lot of time talking with folks who are thinking about moving here.  Once they hear that I am a full time resident, I am often asked about activities and life satisfaction, costs of living and […]

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PebbleCreek Resales – What are the Current Statistics?

By |June 14th, 2018|

After 3 months of record numbers of resales in PebbleCreek, both April and May showed a slight decline.  Even with that, 2018 re-sales (130 through May) exceed the same period in 2017 (109 resales) and 2016 (110 resales).  Of course, some of that growth is likely due to the fact that Robson continues to […]

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Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek – What is it?

By |June 5th, 2018|

You can’t miss the construction.

Just outside the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls gate, a large multi-unit residence is being built.  The project, years in the planning, is an independent and assisted living residence for seniors that is expected to open in spring of 2019.  The property is being built by Robson (the same builder as PebbleCreek) and […]

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Theatre, Broadway and the 55 Plus Lifestyle at PebbleCreek

By |May 23rd, 2018|

I am not going to say I went to Broadway all the time.  But between living on the east coast as an adult and growing up in Chicago, theatre was always a possiblity for me.  I remember my jaw just involuntarily dropping during the opening of Lion King.   “For Good” from Wicked still brings me […]

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