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scottsdale: Scottsdale Luxury Home of the Day: Soft-Modern Design in one of Arizona's Finest Golf Communities - DC Ranch - $4,995,000 - 07/14/11 11:33 AM
9820 E THOMPSON PEAK Parkway #818 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Beds: 5, Baths: 5.5, SqFt: 6820 A soft modern design with extensive use of adobe bricks built by Tom Archer Custom Homes. This is an open floor plan with walls of glass, custom doors and Fleetwood windows stretching from floor to ceiling. The interior palate was created by a California interior designer who brought new cutting edge design concepts to the desert. The home is situated on a very private flat parcel situated on over an acre with expansive views of the desert, city lights, Silverleaf and the McDowell Mountain … (0 comments)

scottsdale: The MARK Residences and M Club is a community of spectacular cosmopolitan luxury residences in Scottsdale, Arizona - 07/14/11 11:26 AM
Brand new luxury condominiums now selling for 1/2 of the cost to build them. Phases I and II now sold out! The Mark offers the premier downtown Scottsdale lifestyle.  Unmatched lifestyle amenities including 24 hour room service, private fitness center, incredible rooftop pool, secure underground parking, building security and concierge services. Walk to Old Town and only minutes from Scottsdale Fashion Square. View list of properties for sale in The Mark...</ … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Scottsdale Waterfront Residences - Hi-Rise Luxury Living in the Heart of Scottsdale - 07/14/11 11:24 AM
Luxury condominium living in the heart of Scottsdale is what Scottsdale Waterfront Residences provide. These exclusive Arizona condo homes are conveniently located, well built and designed. Floor plans at the Scottsdale Waterfront Condo Residences There are two towers at the Scottsdale Waterfront Residence luxury home development. These high-rise towers of 13 floors are named: One Waterfront Place and Two Waterfront Place. From one bedroom to two bedroom and den floor plans, there is something for everyone, including singles, couples and families looking to purchase a waterfront residence in Scottsdale.
For example, in One Waterfront Place, a two bedroom and den floor … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Scottsdale Luxury Lease of the Day: Prestigious Ancala Country Club Home offered at $11,950 a month - 07/14/11 11:15 AM
12913 N 119TH Street,  Scottsdale, AZ 85259          Beds: 7, Baths: 11, SqFt: 11548 REDUCED! Absolutely one of the finest homes in Arizona Be prepared to enter a world of opulence exceeding every buyer expectation in architectural design, craftsmanship & attention to detail. Stunning complex of privacy, breathtaking views of city lights, sunsets, & Camelback Mtn. Amenities incl. billiards rm, wet bar, media rm, theater, office, exercise, spa, elevator & 2 bdrm guest house. The kitchen is every chef's fantasy open to family rm, entertainer's wet bar, beverages on tap & game area. Upon entering via the impressive 12 ft wood door … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Scottsdale Luxury Home of the Day: Green, Modern & Zen offered at $2,000,000 - 07/14/11 11:12 AM
10989 E Tusayan Trail,  Scottsdale, AZ 85255     Beds: 5, Baths: 4.5, SqFt: 5000 Integrated into the natural landscape of the boulder-strewn hillside of Troon Mountain, discover this renowned residence. Expansive views of city lights & surrounding mountains set the backdrop for the 5 luxurious hexagonal pods connected via an outdoor canopy of solar panels and grape vines. These steel, concrete, glass & stone structures are stair-stepped into the topography & designed to blend seamless indoor/outdoor living. Conceived to support a sustainable & healthy lifestyle, the limestone floors, clay plastered walls & solid walnut cabinetry intermingle with energy efficient windows, radiant heating … (2 comments)

scottsdale: Scottsdale Luxury Home of the Day - 11 acre hillside estate in exclusive Canyon Heights offered at $7,900,000 - 07/14/11 10:53 AM
 In a class by itself this elegant & incomparable home is in the exclusive community of Canyon Heights. Meticulously designed & newly constructed this 10,600sf gated estate sits regally in a private setting on 11 acres at an elevation of about 2900ft providing exceptional panoramic views & uncomprised privacy. The grand negative edge pool reached by descending stone balustrades seems to dominate the valley skyline. Luxe interior finishes include hand trowelled walls in old world Venetian plaster & walls of glass that open to views of the city below. This lavish interior combined with a unique floor plan, makes this estate … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Canadians biggest foreign buyers of U.S. real estate - 05/22/11 10:47 AM
STEVE LADURANTAYE - The Globe and Mail
Now that's cross-border shopping: Canadians bought $9.4-billion of U.S. real estate in the last year.
Canadians were the largest foreign buyers of U.S. real estate in the 12 months ending March 31, according to the U.S. National Association of Realtors annual survey, accounting for 23 per cent of all sales to foreigners.
China moved into second place at 9 per cent, while Mexico, Britain and India tied at 7 per cent. Together, foreign buyers spent $43-billion.
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scottsdale: Did Sarah Palin buy a Scottsdale home? - 05/22/11 09:59 AM
Dylan Smith
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may have purchased a nearly 8,000-square foot home in north Scottsdale, according to a report by the Arizona Republic.
Rumors that Palin was set to buy an Arizona home have been circulating for months.
A recent all-cash deal to purchase a home in the ritzy Phoenix sububurb "might fit the bill," the Republic reported Saturday.
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scottsdale: Sunburst Farms East Homes - Price Reduction on Beautiful Horse Property - 05/22/11 09:48 AM
5226 E Sweetwater Ave.,  Scottsdale, AZ  85254
Price Reduced to:  $371,500
Bring us an Offer! New $18,000 price reduction for this charming 3 bed 2 bath with updated kitchen. Home is nestled on a large .87 acre lot with wonderful horse amenities including four stalls and two corrals, with large arena and bridle path access. The real value, however, is in the opportunity to acquire this property, as well as, the adjacent lot (MLS# 4531947 - offered at $249,500), to build your own estate on 1.74 acres. Live in this spacious ranch home while you build on the adjoining lot, or, … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Open House in Sunburst Farms East, Scottsdale AZ 85254 - 05/05/11 10:32 AM
Open house Saturday May 7th, 2011 
5226 E Sweetwater Ave, Scottsdale, AZ  85254  -  Offered at $389,500
Charming and very livable 3 bed 2 bath 1832 sq. ft. with updated kitchen.  This one-owner home is nestled on large .87 acre lot with wonderful horse amenities including four stalls and two corrals, with large arena and bridle path access.


scottsdale: Modern vs. Contemporary - 04/21/11 08:08 AM
by Carla Hill
Have you ever wondered what makes a home "modern" versus "contemporary"? Many people use these terms interchangeably, but that can lead to confusion when a home is listed for sale.The label "modern" in architecture and design indicates an exact time period in our design history during the 20th century. Modern design came into its own in the 1920's and 30's and strongly reflects the emergence of new technology and advances in engineering. This means it relies heavily on mechanized design. Let's look at some "modern" design elements that will make this style more easily identified.
First, "form follows … (2 comments)

scottsdale: THE STORY: Arizona Real Estate | Supply Down - Deman Up - 04/21/11 07:56 AM
Supply continues to fall at a fast rate and demand is getting stronger. Nevertheless the short term sales price outlook still remains stuck in neutral. This is due to a number of factors including negative sentiment among ordinary home buyers and a tendency for appraisals to be extra cautious which tends to push transaction prices a little lower than they otherwise would be if prices were determined by buyers and sellers alone.
However inventory is now down to the same levels (3.8 months supply) as in 2002 when average pricing used to appreciate at 2 to 5% per year. As we … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Sunburst Farms East - New Listing - 04/18/11 06:45 PM
Great addition to the lineup of available homes in Sunburst Farms East, Scottsdale AZ  85254.
E Charter Oak  |  Offered at $1,200,000  |  Beds: 4, Baths: 5.5, SqFt: 4968
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scottsdale: Sunburst Farms East, Scottsdale AZ - Featured Property of the Week - 04/17/11 07:46 PM
This week's Sunburst Farms Featured property is not one, but TWO side by side properties for sale. 
5226 E Sweetwater Ave - offered at $389,500  -  Charming 3 bed 2 bath 1832 sq ft with updated kitchen.  Home sits on .87 acres of horse property in an established and conveniently located central Scottsdale neighborhood.  Four stall stable and coral in place for the equestrian lifestyle.
5214 E Sweetwater Ave - offered at $249,500  -  Vacant .87 acre lot/land currently used as a horse arena.  This is the very last undeveloped lot in wonderfully unique Sunburst Farms East.
Buy BOTH of these wonderful … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Sunburst Farms East, Scottsdale AZ 85254 - Best Kept Secret! - 04/15/11 09:34 AM
I'm going to let you all in on a secret:  Sunburst Farms East in Scottsdale Arizona is one of the most unique and underrated neighborhoods in the state.  Why, you ask?
Huge Lots - almost full acres surrounded by a sea of 1/4 and 1/3 acre properties. Limited HOA restrictions - and low fees City Irrigation for inexpensive water - have that green lawn if you want Horse Properties - many an equestrian in the community Inexpensive - compare the cost to buying an acre in Paradise Valley ($1mm+) Central location - country living with in-town convenience I could go on and on - and … (0 comments)

scottsdale: Arizona housing market's struggles lead to fewer agents - 04/06/11 04:29 AM
Arizona's struggling housing market, still in recovery mode, has seen a continuing exodus of real-estate professionals.
Not surprisingly, the number of licensed agents and brokers statewide has declined almost 22 percent since 2007, just after the Valley's housing market peaked.There are roughly 51,000 agents and brokers, according to the latest figures from the Arizona Department of Real Estate.
That is down from more than 65,000 in 2007.
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scottsdale: .87 Acre Lot in Scottsdale Arizona - Horse property or build to suit - 02/07/11 03:29 PM

scottsdale: New Listing in Scottsdale Arizona - Wonderful Horse Property - 02/07/11 03:22 PM

scottsdale: Centurion Jewelry Show 2012 Moves to Scottsdale - 02/03/11 12:41 PM
Sales weren't the only reason Centurion Jewelry showgoers were buzzing with excitement this week. Participants in the 10-year-old fair, located near the American Gem Trade Association GemFair Tucson, were discussing the show's decision to relocate closer to Phoenix-a decision that met with mixed reviews. While many Centurion attendees look forward to staying in a more luxurious resort with more direct flight possibilities into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (there are far fewer nonstop flights into Tucson's smaller airport), jewelers who enjoy attending the GemFair expressed disappointment in the venue's departure from Tucson.
Show organizer Howard Hauben, president of H2 Events, … (0 comments)

David E. Smith, Luxury Home Specialist (Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty)

David E. Smith

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