LUXURY CONDOS IN CHANDLER: Simple yet tasteful living

The baby boomers....They've been credited or blamed for so much that has shaped our society over the past several decades. And now we're starting to see the housing market respond to a shift in their home buying behavior.  Have you noticed all of the luxury condos in Chandler and other parts of the valley? Those either retiring or planning to soon, whose birds have flown the nest, are ready not only to downsize, but to simplify as well. Yard work? Um, No! Outdoor maintenance? Who needs it? A … [Read more...]

Ready To Downsize? Answer Some Important Questions

How Do You Know If You're Ready To Downsize? Ask Yourself Some Questions That Tap Both Your Logic And Emotions.. Some people look at a home as a place within which their lives unfold. They see multiple generations moving through and thriving in that one place that evolves with the needs of its residents. Others see home like chapters in their lives. Begin a new chapter, move into a new home. Regardless whether you have lived in your home for decades, or have bought and sold homes based on … [Read more...]

Becoming a Seasonal Arizona Resident

A few decades removed from being a native New Yorker, I have lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, Arizona again, California, and Arizona again...again. While I might complain about the heat, and the politics, and the lack of a really good bagel, I always seem to come back to Arizona. Even when visiting my true love, the Northwest, the desert calls me home, and my dream of restoring an old 1970's home on acreage along the Columbia River, is a part-time dream at best. Since becoming an Arizona resident, my … [Read more...]

Move to Phoenix, Come in from the cold!

What a winter it's been! For some parts of the country, the 2014 "polar vortex", otherwise known as "the worst winter ever" has made places like Phoenix magnets for those wanting to thaw out. For some, those fortunate enough to have reached a stage in life that offers flexibility, a seasonal home is on the "gotta get" list. Golf course communities, Lake subdivisions, adult communities, and urban areas are popular spots for those who want to enjoy superb Fall and Spring weather and outdoor … [Read more...]