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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 […]

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 […]

PebbleCreek Residents and the Library!

By |May 3rd, 2019|

I cannot
remember a time when I did not have a library card.

PebbleCreek
has two excellent and well-used volunteer managed libraries – one in the Eagles
Nest Clubhouse and one in Tuscany Falls. 
They are stocked with donated books and puzzles and operate on the honor
system: take anything you like and bring it back when you are done.   […]

A Day Trip To Jerome, AZ

By |April 26th, 2019|

It’s about a two hour drive from the Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek to Jerome, AZ, making Jerome an ideal destination for a brief getaway. In addition to being close – it is also more than 5,000 feet above sea level so it can be an escape from the Phoenix summer heat.

The drive is […]

Does PebbleCreek have Access to Good Medical Care?

By |April 12th, 2019|

Many of my clients want to know about medical care options in the Phoenix West Valley.

I am fortunate in that I have not yet been a huge consumer of medical care. I have a doctor. She wants me to come in twice a year. I do. I fuss about the ten […]

Who Needs a Home Inspection?

By |March 27th, 2019|

Home Inspectors are licensed professionals who evaluate the
overall condition of a home.  A typical
inspection takes about three hours and, depending on the home’s square footage,
costs somewhere in the range of $400 – $600.

It is routine for a home buyer of a resale property to order a home inspection – and it should be!  […]