We are predicted to be #1 Hottest Market


With inventory dropping and price/sq’ on the rise, I am not surprised that we have been predicted to be, not only among the top 10 hottest markets, but the hottest market for 2017!  Our population grew by 100,000 last year, well over the 65,000 expected.  This is setting up for average price gains of 5.8%

You can read the article in it’s entirety here: Realtor.com National Housing Forecast



Northeast Valley Dog Parks

Finding a great dog park may be of the utmost importance to you, if your current home isn’t blessed with a large backyard, or your canine is friendlier and more social than most.  Here are some options to check out in the Northeast Valley:

  1. park photoHorizon Park – Located at 15444 N. 100th Street in Scottsdale, this two-thirds of an acre dog park is open from sunrise to 10:30 pm each day.  This park has drinking fountains for dogs (and people), a shade structure as well as a dust-control feature for watering, operated by push button.  Visitors are limited to two dogs per visit, and all dogs must be 4 months or older, licensed and current on vaccinations.
  2. Desert Vista Park in Fountain Hills – Located at 11800 Desert Vista in Fountain Hills, this park is open from 6 am to 9 pm daily.  This dog park contains 2 separated areas for small and big dogs within 3 acres.  This dog park has ramadas, doggie dipping pools, water fountains and low-level lighting.  Dogs must wear a visible, current license, and owners must carry a standard 6-foot leash.
  3. Barbara’s Pet Park in New River – This private dog park is located at 46135 N. Black Canyon Highway in New River, and serves Cave Creek, Carefree, Tramonto, Anthem, New River, North Phoenix and Black Canyon City.  Membership costs $100 a year per dog, and permits daily visits to this park with water features, agility courses for both small and large dogs, a pergola with misters, showers, a drinking fountain and fire hydrants.  Open from 7 a.m. to dusk daily (no later than 8:30 p.m.)
  4. Chaparral Park – Located at 5401 N. Hayden in Scottsdale, this large dog park is open from 6 am to 10 pm daily (opening at 5:30 am May 1-Oct 31).  This park features designated areas for active and passive dogs, as well as lighting, water fountains, seating for humans, and play features such as sand and concrete tunnels.  Dogs must be 4 months or older and licensed with current vaccinations.
  5. Vista Del Camino Park – Located at 7800 E. Pierce Street in Scottsdale, this park is open from sunrise to 10:30 pm and features a double-gated entry to the dog park.  This park contains shade trees and benches in its half-acre area.  The dog park is north of the parking area of the park.

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Phoenix Open: Where to park and win $100

There is no shortage of things to know when you go to the tournament.  One I find useful?  How do I get to the tournament the easiest way possible?

Baracades, police, security ropes and your lack of parking pass make it rather difficult to drive “in” to the open.  You certainly can, but without a parking pass displayed you will be parking in a designated lot, busing to a drop off place and walking to the entry.  You have some other options that get you from your meeting place (in this case a pub/bar) to the grounds without a 15 minute walk.

Moonshine Whiskey Bar: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.

The Lodge: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe.

Sandbar Desert Ridge: Shuttles depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $15-$25. 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.

The Montauk: Shuttle departs at noon Saturday, Feb. 6. (The 10:30 a.m. shuttle is sold out.) $35. 4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

Gringo-Star Street Bar: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.

K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar and GrillThe sports bar in north Scottsdale has run tournament shuttles for years. This year the shuttles run all week, starting at 9 a.m. and departing every half hour until 30 minutes after the tournament is finished. For $5, get a Red Bull and a $5 food voucher to use at the bar. A special brunch menu will be served until noon Wednesday through Sunday.Details: Starts at 9 a.m. each morning and runs every half hour. Feb. 1-7. 14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale. $5 for a round-trip ride. 480-922-7200

Boondocks Patio & GrillThe Scottsdale bar with a massive patio and laid-back vibe will open early for Phoenix Open fans and offer shuttles at two times. Participants are encouraged to wear golf attireDetails: 9 a.m. bar opens, 10:30 a.m. and noon shuttle departures. 4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale. $27. 480-949-8454

Zipps Sports GrillWith the purchase of a $10 food and drink voucher, Phoenix Open goers can get a ride from the Frank Lloyd Wright and Kierland locations of the popular sports bar. The voucher can be redeemed at any Zipps location.Details: Feb. 4-7. Shuttles will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Frank Lloyd Wright, 14148 N. 100th St., Scottsdale, 480-314-4600. Kierland, 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 480-948-5544.

El Hefe ScottsdaleThe Scottsdale party bar will have three bus trips to and from the Open on Saturday. Stick around El Hefe after the tournament for DJs, Mexican fare and fun cocktails such as the popular Bulldog-arita. The last bus from the tournament leaves at 4 p.m.Details: Buses leaving at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon. Saturday, Feb. 6. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $25. 480-945-6200

Temple Bar Sports Grill  The Chicago-style Irish pub is offering continuous shuttles Thursday through Saturday. Buy a $5 gift card to the restaurant and the shuttle ride is free. Stick around after the tournament and enjoy a Hangover Dip or Galway Fish and Chips, or one of the bar’s daily specials.Details: Shuttles start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 6 and 17050 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Included with purchase of $5 gift card. 480-429-4520

….thanks AZ central for great info….http://www.azcentral.com/local/scottsdale/

The Temple is one of my favourites as it is a bit out of the way but not far away and it hasn’t been as busy in past years.  Last year I gave away a gift certificate to one of  my entries, so let me know if you want to be included this year simply fill out the form:

Waste Management Giveaway

Grayhawk Twilight Tour

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Six beautiful homes to come and see.  Refreshments and snacks with draws at the last home.

Come and see me in Home #3 on Journey Lane!

Unlisted coming to market in Troon

Here is the home in Troon North.  My lack of narrative is because the person was in the home.  Happy to provide details as I get them with regards to timing.  They will even sell it fully furnished.  Great spot and a view deck on the roof for those huge views!