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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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:

ARE THE […]

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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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Buying and Selling in PebbleCreek during the Summer

By |May 9th, 2017|

Is summer a good time to buy or sell a home in PebbleCreek?

YES.  Absolutely yes.

If you are from out of town, pack some lightweight clothing and a water bottle and come visit us!   Granted, it will be hot – click here for a link to average temperatures to help you plan.

But, know that the heat […]

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