PebbleCreek Resales STRONG in 2020!

By |January 12th, 2021|

Every year, I put together a recap of the PebbleCreek resale market and send it out in a PowerPoint presentation. This blog post is a summary of that report – if you would like the full report, just send me an email and I will send it to you! (

Despite the […]

PebbleCreek : Third Quarter 2020

By |October 2nd, 2020|

When looking at the September 2020 results for PebbleCreek resales, there are several remarkable indicators – remarkable in the sense that they are highly unusual taken on their own.  But, even in this crazy pandemic year, if we take a step back and look at averages over the last 4 years, 2020 resales are […]

Where is the Money? Buying a house in PebbleCreek

By |July 7th, 2020|

The Arizona contract for resale home purchase requires buyers to declare if they are going to finance the transaction… or if they are going to pay cash.

And then the contract goes further. Buyers using a mortgage are required to show – on an Arizona approved form – that they have prequalified […]

Viewing Property in PebbleCreek During the Pandemic

By |May 3rd, 2020|

Showing homes to visitors is one of the best parts of my job. I LOVE taking folks around PebbleCreek, showing them homes and introducing them to our community.

So, it is not without some sadness that I am realizing how much the home showing experience here – at least in the near term – […]

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 […]

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|


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 […]

Why Choose PebbleCreek?

By |May 23rd, 2019|

There are many 55 plus active adult communities in the Phoenix area. As a Realtor who specializes in this community, I am asked all of the time, “Why PebbleCreek?”

It is an important question. In fact, for almost everyone, the community selection comes before the home choice. While there is a wide range […]