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Phoenix Luxury Condos a Great Way to Spend the Winter!

Upscale condo projects in desirable locations throughout Phoenix epitomized the housing boom here.  They were also the most visible reminders of the crash.  In 2006 the Arizona Republic showed that there were 8,000 new condo units planned for the valley.  Only half of those were built!  Fast forward 5 years…

Several of the high-rise towers and other luxury-condo projects are filling up with buyers.

- Almost 90 percent of the 146 condominiums at One Lexington, a converted 1974 bank building on Phoenix’s Central Avenue, have sold.  Only 14 of the condos were sold before the project’s previous developer filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

- In central Scottsdale, more than 20 condos out of 50 planned have sold at the once-stalled Sage project along the city’s waterfront.  The Safari development, which is on the grounds of the once famous Safari resort, is also filling up. Continue reading

Wine Country in Arizona? You Better Believe It!

All across the world Arizona is known for the Grand Canyon, saguaro cactus, great winter weather, retirement communities, deserts, golf, and… wine?  Yep!  Arizona produces wine!  Don’t you just love that?  Next time you leave your cold weather for the Valley of the Sun, you can tell your friends you are spending the winter in wine country.  You may be asking yourself if I have been partaking of that particular beverage.  Not until the article is over!  The powers that be (wife) would not appreciate it.  So, you have decided to buy your winter home in Arizona.  What do you do while you are here?  Let’s go on a wine tour!  First, a little history lesson…

Way back in the 1700′s (cue historical music) the Spanish missionaries were planting wine in Arizona and New Mexico.  Those friars knew how to party. Continue reading

Phoenix Real Estate Market Report July 2011

I know, I know, It’s late August and I haven’t posted the numbers from July yet.  What can I say?  It’s been a busy month!  I went to bed on July 31st and woke up this morning wondering where the month went.  Has that ever happened to you?  But now, the kids are back in school, summer’s coming to an end, the AC isn’t working quite as hard, the dog is passed out on the tile, and it’s time to get to business!

On the surface, the numbers from July 2011 can look a little disheartening after the record June we had.  But, when you look at the year over year numbers they perk up a bit.  Total single family home sales in July were 7,242 (June 9,547) according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLesS).  That’s a 24% decrease!  Scaaaarrryyyy!  Not really folks. Continue reading

Buying Winter homes in Arizona for Canadian's

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Phoenix, AZ 85027
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