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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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… […]

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Can I Make an Offer Contingent on Selling my Current Home?

By |June 19th, 2017|

Yes, some PebbleCreek sellers will accept an offer contingent on the sale of a buyer’s home.  However, it can be a challenging situation for both the buyer and the seller, so it is important to understand a little bit about contingent offers in Arizona.

Let’s say that the buyer’s home is not under contract.  At that point, the buyer […]

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Buy a House I have not Physically Seen?

By |June 6th, 2017|

Here in PebbleCreek resales, it is not uncommon for a buyer to place an offer on a home that they have not physically seen; it is very unusual for a house to actually close, however, without the buyer physically inspecting the property.

Folks come to PebbleCreek from all over the country, and many start their […]

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Should I Buy a House with Solar Panels?

By |May 27th, 2017|

There are many opinions about solar power.  And, full disclosure, I installed owned solar panels on my roof – not for everybody, but I am very happy with the decision.

Many of the homes in PebbleCreek have solar panels, but as you evaluate the value of a home with solar, some questions to ask are:

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Is Planning for Visitors Important to You?

By |May 15th, 2017|

 

PebbleCreekers get PLENTY of visitors.

The question is not IF you will have visitors if you move here, but how you want to house them when they come!   It makes sense – and will improve your hosting experience – to have realistic plans for how you will welcome guests.  One way to start thinking […]

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