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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Making a Distance Move to PebbleCreek

By |April 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 […]

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 […]