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Silverleaf Realty Closes $5.7M Home in Silverleaf

Silverleaf, WEB

Spring in the Sonoran desert always brings more traffic to Scottsdale and Silverleaf has seen a strong uptick in visits to this golf community in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains.  Last week, Silverleaf Realty sold one of the most exclusive listings in North Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community, an 8,761 foot residence for $5.77 million ($658.45… Read More →

Taylor Morrison in Joint Venture to Acquire Marblehead


Taylor Morrison Home Corporation announced that it has formed a joint venture with its two largest shareholders, funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and TPG to acquire and develop Marblehead, a prestigious coastal residential development in San Clemente, California. Marblehead consists of 195.5 coastal acres and can accommodate over 300 luxury home sites. The… Read More →

Tim Nelson Becomes First Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional in Arizona

Tim Nelson, VIP Mortgage, WEB
March 14, 2014 by in Blogs | Real Estate

Scottsdale-based V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc., announced that Tim Nelson is the first mortgage professional in Arizona to achieve the designation of Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP).   The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) bestowed the certification on Nelson after he demonstrated a superior knowledge and competency in the area of reverse mortgages and a dedication… Read More →

AZ's First Multi-Builder Community for Baby Boomers


DMB Associates announced today the four builders that will construct homes at Victory, Arizona’s first multi-builder community for people 55 years and better which will be located in the multi-generational community of Verrado. Only four homebuilders were selected among the interested top local and national homebuilders. The Phase One roster includes Lennar (NYSE: LEN), Maracay… Read More →

Scottsdale Mortgage Company Announces Expansion


In a move that will position Arizona-based mortgage company, V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc., to contend for becoming the largest privately held mortgage company in southern Arizona, the company announced that it will add more than 65 employees. As part of this increased presence in southern Arizona, mortgage industry veteran Hunter H. Sampsel has joined V.I.P. Mortgage… Read More →

Davis Named Vice President of Pioneer Title Agency

Pioneer Title Agency announced it has appointed real estate veteran Tom Davis as its vice president. In his role, Davis will be responsible for collaborating with the leadership at Pioneer’s more than 50 offices statewide as well as working closely with the family-owned title agency’s area managers on operations, customer service, technology enhancements and marketing.… Read More →

Danley Realty Wins $25,000 for St. Mary's Food Bank


Walt Danley Realty, a Paradise Valley luxury real estate firm and Arizona’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was a grand prize winner of the 4th Annual 2013 Super Service Challenge for its community service to St. Mary’s Food Bank. The award was a $25,000 donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?


Seniors are living longer than ever before. Medical advances and a focus on healthy living have dramatically improved longevity, but living longer presents a complication: the potential to outlive savings. Older adults often do not anticipate the high costs of health and long-term care, or the uncertainty of Social Security and Medicare. As a result,… Read More →

Sales Simplicity Adds Home Builders at Record Pace


Sales Simplicity Software, the widely acknowledged leader in CRM, sales automation, dynamic content management, and reporting for the home builder and real-estate sectors, today announced it has been adding customers at a record pace. Sales Simplicity added 40 enterprise users in the previous 18 months, including Top-100 home builders Woodside Homes, a multi-state builder with… Read More →

Estrella Makes List Of Top Master-Planned Communities

The Colony, Cush Wake

The Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella has been ranked 35th by the national independent research firm John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) on its annual list of Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2013. The rankings are based on new home sales and Estrella is one of only four Arizona communities to make the top 50.… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Market Stuck in Neutral

January 10, 2014 by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

Maybe the new year can bring some new energy to the Phoenix-area housing market? A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows stagnation as 2013 came close to an end. The latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of November, shows: > Price gains continuing to… Read More →

How to Survive the Phoenix-area Housing Market

Phoenix-Area Housing Market

The new year brings new challenges for those who want to buy or sell their homes in the Phoenix area. Do you know what to expect? The Arizona Republic and the ASU Real Estate Council at the W. P. Carey School of Business are hosting an event to help you find out what’s happening out… Read More →

Fulton, Suns 3-point Zone giving back

Goran Dragic, Brandon Knight

As 2013 comes to a close, the Phoenix Suns are near the top of the NBA’s Western Conference—and the U.S. Navy League and the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) have more money for the good work they do, thanks to the Suns’ sharpshooters. For more than 10 years Tempe-based Fulton Homes has partnered with… Read More →

Vermaland helps St. Vincent de Paul feed the hungry

John Ogden - Suncor Development

While the holiday season is filled with joy, shopping and twinkling lights, unfortunately many don’t know where there next meal will come from. Recent statistics show that in many impoverished areas in Arizona nearly one-in-three children go hungry. For the holiday season, Vermaland has sponsored St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Evening Meal on Dec. 23… Read More →

Avilla Homes expanding to Phoenix

Medical Facilities, AZRE May/June 2008

Aerie Exceptional Rental Homes, offering a hybrid custom home living experience for discerning upscale renters, has changed its name to Avilla Homes. The name change follows extensive brand and consumer research which determined the new name better reflects the firm’s focus to build neighborhoods that cater to individuals who seek a different residential experience: private… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Market Quiets Down

December 12, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

The Phoenix-area housing market is quietly ending the year, with a drop in demand and activity. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides the latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of October: * The median single-family-home price was up 27 percent, to $200,000, since… Read More →

HomeSmart International Expands Network in Arizona


This month, real estate firm HomeSmart International opened its newest franchise in Fountain Hills, Arizona, operating as HomeSmart Premier. The nationwide company based in Phoenix began franchising two and a half years ago, offering one of the most attractive business models in the real estate industry, with a focus on increasing their level of realtor… Read More →

Lewis Receives National Housing Quality Award

From left: Tom Lewis, Gary Karlowski, Terry Burns, Pat Adler, Gerad Zacchio, Sam Buchanan, all from T.W. Lewis Co.

T.W. Lewis Company Founder CEO Tom Lewis has been recognized as the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Award Hall of Fame.

Trend: Boomers Buying Real Estate to Rent


Illinois residents John and Barbara Plutshack never thought they would be part of a growing trend, but they are. The Plutshacks, who just bought a home at Dolce Vita, a 55+ active adult community in Apache Junction, are part of an increasing number of Baby Boomer couples buying homes to live in a few weeks… Read More →

ASU School of Art Relocates to Downtown Phoenix

roosevelt row arts district

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is relocating several of its studios and programs to the Warehouse District of Downtown Phoenix. Industrial developer Michael Levine’s building at 605 E. Grant Street will be home to 26,000 square feet of new gallery and studio space. Approximately 5,800 students comprise the fine arts… Read More →

Petersen’s first job was being a rock star

Philip Petersen

First Job: Phil Petersen, founder and president, Brookfield Communities What was your first job?   As a very shy and quiet 13-year-old, one of the popular guys in eighth grade, Greg Fox, asked if I wanted to play bass guitar in an Omaha rock band that three friends were starting. That simple invitation changed my life… Read More →

Petersen's first job was being a rock star

Philip Petersen

First Job: Phil Petersen, founder and president, Brookfield Communities What was your first job?   As a very shy and quiet 13-year-old, one of the popular guys in eighth grade, Greg Fox, asked if I wanted to play bass guitar in an Omaha rock band that three friends were starting. That simple invitation changed my life… Read More →

$27.6M of Real Estate Breaks Ground in Scottsdale

November 21, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

Cypress Development broke ground today on the second phase of Sterling at Silverleaf, bringing 12 luxury estate villas priced from $2.2 million to the private golf community of Silverleaf. The new $27.6 million second phase will be built to the same gold-level LEED certified standards as the sold-out first phase of 16 villas. Sterling at… Read More →

Sales for $800,000+ homes increase 69%

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008
November 18, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

This summary looks at single family homes over $500,000 in all areas of the Northeast Valley, including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Arcadia, Biltmore, Cave Creek and Carefree. Supply has increased sharply over the last month. The number of active listings offered for sale as of November 1 is 2,314, up 20% from… Read More →