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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek – What is it?

By |June 5th, 2018|

You can’t miss the construction.

Just outside the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls gate, a large multi-unit residence is being built.  The project, years in the planning, is an independent and assisted living residence for seniors that is expected to open in spring of 2019.  The property is being built by Robson (the same builder as PebbleCreek) and […]

PebbleCreek Resales – 1st Quarter, 2018

By |May 13th, 2018|

The first quarter of 2018 was record setting in PebbleCreek resales.   In the first quarter of 2017 there were 59 closed resales.  In the same time period of 2016 there were 49.   Combining January, February and March of this year, there were 83.  ( I have to add the disclaimer here that agents may “count” […]