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Fire in the Sky - 01/31/08 11:59 AM
The screeching projectiles erupted in brilliant color and shape that I never saw. "Hey, look at that one!" "Ooh, over there!" Then bursts of laughter. Unable to crane my neck, I was forced to turn my whole body in vain effort to see the aerial display taking place above and around me on an otherwise still July night. Restricted by the brace I wore, courtesy of shredded muscles and sprained cervical vertebrae, I was always half a beat slow. Billy Archambault, my borderline sociopathic childhood best friend, and my older sister, Heather, were enjoying my struggles much more than the actual fireworks. I (16 comments)
Why Move to Scottsdale, Arizona? - 01/29/08 11:55 AM
Despite an uneasy Real Estate market at large, the mass exodus from other parts of the country to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona continues unabated. Having swapped the title of fastest growing population back and forth with Nevada over the last several years, Arizona welcomed a net gain of 173,066 residents from July 1, 2006 - July 1, 2007. While lagging Nevada's rate of growth by .1% for this period (2.8 versus 2.9%), Arizona added over 100,000 more total residents than its northern neighbor. * Scottsdale's population has grown from 202,705 in 2000 (US Census) to an estimated 240,410 in 2007. So what exactly (30 comments)
Take Happy Valley Rd East from Pima, past Alma School to Whispering Ridge and follow the signs for the following participating brokerages: Realty Executives, Century 21 Arizona Foothills, Russ Lyon Realty, Dominion Real Estate, Sterling Fine Properties and Equitable Realty. * Photos taken from back yard of one of the participating listings. 24350 N. Whispering Ridge Way 48, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. (7 comments)
Out with the Old, In with the New - 01/26/08 11:16 AM
He comes every Tuesday. The engine's low growl and the frequent squeal of overmatched brakes audible long before he rounds the corner. My son jumping up and down at the front door alerting me to the approaching Twuck! Twuck! Stepping outside in pajama pants and robe, I make my way to my usual vantage point on the porch sipping my second cup of coffee. Kenyan this morning. Jack has already shot across the front lawn and is standing on the lower horizontal rung of the picket fence. Peering over the wickets, silently urging the big, yellow truck to round the bend already, (35 comments)
McCormick Ranch Real Estate Market Report (January 2008) - 01/23/08 01:08 PM
The McCormick Ranch Real Estate Market in Scottsdale, Arizona maintained a fairly consistent level of performance through the late stages of 2007. Looking back at the last three months, we can get an idea of the average rate of sale, list prices, days on the market, etc. Comparing the current crop of active listings to those that have actually sold is useful for extrapolating the length of time it will take to sell the existing supply by the current rate of sale. Please take the data with a grain of salt. Trends do not necessarily reflect how your home will perform on (6 comments)
Day Trips from Scottsdale: The Phoenix Mountain Preserve - 01/21/08 05:42 PM
As part of my continuing series of things to do in and around Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona, today's edition is devoted to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. As the Valley has been beset by rapid expansion and development, political forces have been at odds over the preservation of our native land. Victories for conservationists have produced a series of preserved mountain areas within the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Encompassing approximately 23,500 acres (non-continuous) in total, and open to the public for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, the preserves offer an amazing opportunity to experience raw Arizona without leaving the confines of (26 comments)
Negotiation - 01/15/08 10:50 PM
Ninety two contentious minutes into a 90 minute contest, the pitch is littered with casualties. Spent forwards, midfielders and fullbacks slogging wearily through stoppage time. Lungs seared from fruitless forays into the opposing half of the field, calves and hamstrings cramping from dehydration, members of both squads begin to look to the official for mercy. Stop the game already, their eyes plead. In their weakened states, they are satisfied with a draw. Nil-nil. No glory, but no shame either. Just end this madness and take away the pain. Not me. I play this game to win. Always. Fighting through elbows and spikes-up challenges all (52 comments)
Dreaming of Scottsdale, Arizona - 01/13/08 09:17 PM
What is it about Scottsdale, Arizona that keeps a nomadic spirit tethered to her soil for 32 years? What magic do these desert arroyos and mountain vistas possess to hold a native's heart hostage? The answers change daily. Today's? Sunshine on my face. With friends in town, I followed a long Saturday night with an early Sunday morning. An old college soccer buddy was in town for his wife to run in the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon. Standing bleary eyed at the finish line (Sun Devil Stadium at ASU), my friend and I mainlined coffee and espresso as we waited for (47 comments)
Fly Fishing, Real Estate, Blogging and a Hook in my Nose - 01/04/08 10:57 PM
When I was 14 years old, my family took a road trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was not too long after the terrible fires had swept the park, but it was still some of the most breath-taking country I have ever seen. While there were many high points to a trip that included bear watching, Old Faithful, the natural hot springs, the Grand Tetons and far more than this cerebral cortex can access at this time, there is one aspect of the trip that left an indelible mark. Allow me to provide a little background. I am the son of a fisherman. Predictably, (40 comments)
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