Living in a Home Owners Association

By |March 26th, 2018|

Oh Boy.

Living in a 55 Plus Community means coming to terms with living in an HOA.  Heck, for the most part, living in Arizona is going to mean coming to terms with living in an HOA.  In other parts of the country HOAs are not as prevalent, but since residential Arizona is being built largely by […]

I Am Not 55. Can I move to PebbleCreek?

By |March 21st, 2018|

Yes!  The Active Adult Lifestyle in PebbleCreek does not require that you be 55.

Remembering that I am not a lawyer and if this is a serious matter for you you might want to ask a lawyer to review the documents, according to our HOA Covenants, 20% of the homes here in PebbleCreek may be […]

When An Offer is Not Accepted…. Moving On!

By |March 8th, 2018|

Even strong offers get turned down.

Maybe the seller needed an earlier closing date than you could offer.  Perhaps the idea of someone else’s all-cash offer (and no appraisal requirement!) was attractive.  It is possible that someone agreed to buy all the furniture, relieving the seller of the task of moving or disposing of it.  Or it […]

Using a PebbleCreek Real Estate Group Agent

By |February 28th, 2018|

One of the primary reasons to hire a Realtor® to help with buying and selling a home is because the Realtor has relationships with all of the people necessary to facilitate the transaction.   And that is a lot of people.

For starters, there is the photographer and the sign post installer – and sometimes the […]

The PebbleCreek Lock and Leave Villas

By |February 17th, 2018|

The Villas are relatively new to the active adult lifestyle in PebbleCreek.   Marketed as “Lock and Leave” properties, the first ones were built since I moved here four years ago.  Villas have become very popular with several different groups – folks who want to own property here but still have a primary residence elsewhere, single people, couples […]

PebbleCreek Resales in Review: 2017

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Is it COLD where you are?  Here in Goodyear, Arizona, as we start the new year, we are looking forward to a high of 74 degrees.  Not the 85 degress that I would call pretty much perfect – but also not the 10 degrees that so many of my family and friends are experiencing.  […]

Attending Open Houses in PebbleCreek

By |October 31st, 2017|

Attending Open Houses in PebbleCreek can be a very pleasant weekend activity and it is a great way to get a “feel” for the community – especially if you plan to have lunch or a snack at one of our restaurants!

That being said, open houses work best for folks who are simply getting a feel […]

Furniture Options for Buyers and Sellers

By |October 10th, 2017|

Whether you are buying or selling in PebbleCreek, furniture is a big, heavy and expensive issue.  When I was moving here from the East coast, I knew most of my furniture was simply not going to work with the Southwest architecture.   So…   most of it was left behind (the moving truck still weighed 2,000 […]

Should I Plan to Write a Check if I Make an Offer?

By |September 26th, 2017|

Believe it or not, you won’t need a checkbook or any immediate cash to make an offer on a PebbleCreek home.

That’s right.  It is typical for an offer to be written, presented and accepted before any money changes hands.

You can expect that your offer on a resale home will include a provision that you will deposit […]

Buy a Home Warranty on a Resale?

By |September 19th, 2017|

Many sellers will include a home warranty as part of their “package” to attract buyers.  However, if a home does not come with a home warranty already in place, the Arizona contract to purchase a resale home forces the questions:  Do I want a home warranty?  From what company?  Am I going to ask […]