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 […]

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!  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Working with a Real Estate Team

By |November 15th, 2018|

Do you remember team building activities?  “Mandatory fun” sorts of things that involved a lot of newsprint paper, small group break out sessions, and challenges like trust drops…   falling backward off of some small height into the arms of your supportive team.  Whatever.  Usually lunch was served… that was, by far, the highlight for […]

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Selling the Home… Buying the House

By |October 28th, 2018|

My PebbleCreek sellers, particularly if they are moving out of the community, are usually selling more than a house.   For sellers, even though they may have moved and downsized throughout their adult lives, the walls of their PebbleCreek home contain memories: memories of friends gathered, holiday decorations in just the right place, the needlepoint cushions […]

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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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Closing on a House in Arizona

By |September 18th, 2018|

By the time that they move to an Active Adult Community like PebbleCreek, most people have bought and sold a couple of homes.  I certainly had.  And I was still completely surprised by the closing process in this state!

On the east coast…  and even in the midwest…  I was used to very formal real […]