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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2019-04-01T18:19:51+00:00October 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-09-18T18:54:34+00:00September 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-08-21T16:26:50+00:00August 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-09-14T17:09:55+00:00July 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-06-14T19:31:34+00:00June 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2019-10-04T16:56:05+00:00June 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 […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-05-13T17:11:43+00:00May 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” […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-04-16T18:48:28+00:00April 16th, 2018|
I get it.
Moving to Arizona after living a full adult life in other parts of the country (or elsewhere!) is going to be stressful. I don’t want to try and talk you out of that. Figuring out how real estate transactions work in Arizona is only part of it – there is also the […]
By Maureen McCann|2018-04-04T21:40:31+00:00April 4th, 2018|
I end up talking about Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV program Fixer Upper ALL OF THE TIME. Often, when folks come to open houses here at PebbleCreek, in their minds eye they are removing walls, changing flooring and installing some shiplap – just like Chip and Joanna do on TV. HGTV – and […]