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 […]

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PebbleCreek and the Community Enhancement Fee

By |January 17th, 2019|

Most of the Phoenix 55 plus active adult communities, with the notable exception of PebbleCreek, have some sort of Community Enhancement Fund.  It has other names – Capital Improvment Fund being a familiar alternative.  But in each community, regardless of what it is called, the overall purpose of the fund is pretty much the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Top 5 Questions I Hear About Life In the Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek

By |July 2nd, 2018|

I do a lot of Open Houses in the 55 Plus Active Adult Community of PebbleCreek, so I spend a lot of time talking with folks who are thinking about moving here.  Once they hear that I am a full time resident, I am often asked about activities and life satisfaction, costs of living and […]

PebbleCreek Resales – What are the Current Statistics?

By |June 14th, 2018|

After 3 months of record numbers of resales in PebbleCreek, both April and May showed a slight decline.  Even with that, 2018 re-sales (130 through May) exceed the same period in 2017 (109 resales) and 2016 (110 resales).  Of course, some of that growth is likely due to the fact that Robson continues to […]