Monthly Archives: June 2010

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Las Palomas

Las Palomas Homes on Lake Margherite

Las Palomas in McCormick Ranch is a revelation for townhouse / patio home enthusiasts in central Scottsdale.   The guard gated community includes some highly coveted McCormick Ranch Real Estate, as waterfront lots can be found along the banks of Lake Margherite, Lake Angela and Lake Nino. Just West of Hayden Road off of San…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Meridian on McCormick Ranch

Meridian on McCormick Ranch is a newer patio home community along the McCormick Parkway corridor in McCormick Ranch. While largely detached, single-family style properties, the neighborhood falls under townhouse zoning (allows for ownership of individual lots as well as indivisible interest in the common area).  Aside from conversion projects in the Northern portion of the…

Vista Bonita in Scottsdale

Vista Bonita Home

Greenery is at a premium here in Scottsdale.  In the age of xeriscape, desertscape … moonscape, sometimes a front lawn is just what the house doctor ordered.  In addition to the well known communities of Arcadia, McCormick Ranch and the Central corridor, there are a few scattered pockets that harken back to the mature, non-desert…

Paradise Lost

“You mean, it’s ours? It’s really ours?” They were so excited. Even after I handed them the keys, they were slow to believe that the modest Spanish bungalow was now in their adoptive custody. Over the course of four exasperating months, we must have seen and dismissed close to a hundred homes. This one needed…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Tierra Del Norte

Paradise Park Manor Greenbelt

Tierra Del Norte in McCormick Ranch is a small, u-shaped neighborhood that is often mistaken for the Paradise Park Trails subdivision that surrounds it.  A pocket of only 21 homes, Tierra Del Norte was one of several subdivisions developed entirely or partially by Hancock (Camelot) Homes.  With construction ranging from 1979-1993, the original models were…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Villa Hermosa

Camelback Walk in McCormick Ranch

Villa Hermosa is a mixed builder subdivision in the Northern portion (North of Via De Ventura) of McCormick Ranch.  Bound by Hayden Road, Arabian Trail, Mountain View Road and the neighboring Estados De La Mancha subdivision, Villa Hermosa is favored by many for its proximity to Cochise Elementary School and Mountain View Park. Originally developed…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Spanish Oaks

Camelback Mountain behind the McCormick Ranch Golf Course

Spanish Oaks is a gated McCormick Ranch townhouse subdivision that lies along the North side of McCormick Parkway.  Adjacent to the newer Meridian on McCormick Ranch, across the street from the substantial HOA dues of the Sandpiper development and just East of the luxury Cuernavaca Segunda (Colonial Encantada) development, Spanish Oaks represents one of the…

The Interest Rate Boogeyman: Today’s Buyer Must Think Like Tomorrow’s Seller

So you have 20% to put down for a single family home in Scottsdale AZ.  Your FICO scores are higher than Willie Nelson on Bob Marley Day in Montego Bay.  You have been gainfully employed in the same W2 position with the same company for years.  The American Express card with a $124 balance and…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Estate Los Arboles

Semi Custom Home in Estate Los Arboles

Estate Los Arboles is one of several subdivisions developed by Camelot Homes (also known as Hancock Homes) in the planned community of McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ.  A small enclave of only 23 homes in the Paseo Village area (across from the new – and now sadly bank-owned – Veritas at McCormick Ranch luxury townhouse…

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Heritage Village

Heritage Village 3 Walking Path

Heritage Village in McCormick Ranch is a multi-phased assortment of patio homes and single family homes.  Developed by Golden Heritage, phases 1 and 2 fall just SE of the Via Linda / Via De Ventura intersection.  Phase three lies North of said intersection, several subdivisions away (Vista Del Lago, Vista De La Tierra, Tierra Feliz…

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