Monthly Archives: March 2009

Selling Your Home in a Down Market

You’ve been married so long that you’ve forgotten how to be single.  Your t-shirts all have holes in them, you don’t shave on the weekends, and you haven’t consumed a “Diet” anything in years. While your spouse may love you despite the fact that you have completely let yourself go, you are in for a…

New Construction Vs Bank Owned Homes – A Brewing Battle?

It is an inevitable starting point for many buyers right now. Before I can finish saying hello, I am bombarded with requests to see bank-owned and short sale housing. Frankly, were we to change places, I would most likely do the very same. I am aware enough of the opportunities this market has created in…

Hayden Estates in Scottsdale AZ

In the land of stucco and tile, there are a few scattered pockets of homes that break the architectural norms of Scottsdale, Arizona.While many would never consider living in the Southwest in anything other than a Southwestern style home, there are those who tire of street after street of Spanish/Territorial style housing.New residents from other…

Scottsdale Arizona Golf Courses

Camelback Mountain behind the McCormick Ranch Golf Course

A few highlights from the 174 (and growing) public golf courses in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Phoenix Mountain Preserve

phoenix mountain preserves

As part of my continuing series of things to do in and around Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona, today’s edition is devoted to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. As the Valley has been beset by rapid expansion and development, political forces have been at odds over the preservation of our native land.  Victories for conservationists have…

McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale AZ

Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch is Scottsdale’s first, and arguably greatest, master planned community.  Incorporated in 1972, McCormick Ranch was developed in phases to become the iconic community it is today.  Known for two championship 18-hole golf courses, more than 25 miles of bicycle paths, public tennis courts, 130 acres of man-made lakes, it is the greenery which makes it famous.  With…

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