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 […]

Buying New vs Buying an Older Home in PebbleCreek

By |March 7th, 2019|

Unlike many 55 Plus Communities in Arizona, PebbleCreek is not completely built out. The builder is still here; new models are being innovated and contracting new construction is, for a couple of years anyway, an option.

Most folks know pretty quickly whether they want to build or if they would prefer to buy […]

The Phoenix West Valley: PebbleCreek’s Backyard

By |February 8th, 2019|

Most folks don’t want to sit in their homes all day. Ultimately, the LOCATION of the home – both the primary neighborhood (PebbleCreek for example) and the broader community (such as the west valley of Phoenix), are critically important considerations when buying a house.

The west valley of Phoenix used to be […]

Comments Off on The Phoenix West Valley: PebbleCreek’s Backyard

PebbleCreek and the Community Enhancement Fee

By |January 17th, 2019|

UPDATE AS OF 4/1/2019:  The Community Enhancement Fee Passed

The Election Committee reported that participation in this vote was the highest ever for an election in PebbleCreek, representing 82.4% of the Homeowners.  

Once these results are certified by HOA’s legal counsel, the Amendment will be signed and executed, then presented to the County of Maricopa for […]

Comments Off on PebbleCreek and the Community Enhancement Fee

Visiting Rocky Point, Mexico

By |January 8th, 2019|

Many PebbleCreekers head down to Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Penasco) for the occasional beach get-away.   Located on the Sea of Cortez, the beach resort village is just a four hour drive from PebbleCreek.

I went with a small group (including a teenager!) for New Year’s Eve and then spent a couple of extra days mostly watching sunrises […]

Comments Off on Visiting Rocky Point, Mexico

Do You Want a Pool?

By |November 26th, 2018|

In my job, I get pool envy ALL OF THE TIME.  There is something so incredibly soothing about walking in to a home and having one’s eye drawn outside to a beautiful blue expanse of water …  and if there is a water feature too, there is the additional pleasure of just hearing the […]

Comments Off on Do You Want a Pool?

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 […]

Comments Off on STRESS and the Costs of Moving

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]