corte bella homes for sale: How do you recognize if we will obtain precipitation from a Monsoon? - 07/09/14 06:37 AM
How do you recognize if we will obtain precipitation with the Monsoon thunderstorms?

Intelligent, scientific information states complete parameters for a Monsoon thunderstorm.
What do I conclude?  My neighbors have a gigantic Cacti in their backyard.  If the birds stay, the storm passes.  If the birds leave, get ready for a deluge.


corte bella homes for sale: How are you spending your Summer? Is it wisely? - 06/30/14 02:35 AM
I have decided to stick to the plan and follow thru.  What is the plan you ask?

I am going to get back to blogging on my social media platforms, swim a mile 5 days a week and get my Christmas cards done.
I am proud to announce that the swimming is going great.  I am in the pool my 7:00 a.m. with my waterproof Ipod.  The music makes the time go quicker.  I just love gliding thru the water feeling light.
I can also check off the Christmas cards!  I finished them yesterday, and I just need stamps.  All … (5 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Corte Bella homes for sale - Corte Bella Third Quarter sales results - 12/02/13 12:26 AM
Corte Bella Homes for sale Third Quarter Results: Corte Bella homes for sale had 35 homes close escrow in the third quarter of the business year 0f 2013. These increases of 5 homes for that same time in 2012. The excellent message is that this is the greatest number of sales of homes in Corte Bella since 2005. Corte Bella Homes for sale averages: The average sale price for the third quarter was $299k, and the average square feet were 2135. The averages time on the market was 163 days. Six of the third quarter sales results were located on the Golf … (0 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Del Webb Active Adult Communities in Arizona; Is our grass greener? - 11/10/13 02:41 AM
Is our grass greener in our Del Webb Active Adult Communities in Arizona?  We think so! Because of of Del Webb Active Adult Communities in Arizona, we are prepared to recommend well-planned active adult communities in Arizona. Certain communities, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Corte Bella and Sun City Festival are erupting with active adults who participate in common interests. The Indicated attention areas areas ranging as pickleball, wine tasting, wood working to Classic Car Restoration. Sun City West, Del Webb Active Adult Community in Arizona, implies a small town ambience that is all inclusive. The Present community offers 7 golf courses, clinics, shopping … (4 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: How I finally conquered the sprinkler timer in Sun City West homes - 09/05/13 06:03 AM
 Sun City West the destination As many of you know, I live in Arizona, Sun City West to be exact.
My mother leaves each year to her second home in Oregon. She has a small backyard with 400 sq feet of grass. When she leaves her winter home, in Sun City West, she has the timer turned off on the grass. We maintain a home warranty on her home in Sun City West so she may have quality contractors do repair work. She has kept the name of the "sprinkler man" so she can call to have the timer changed. He … (12 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Sun City West homes for sale Activities - the Silver Club Toy-ki - 09/04/13 06:25 AM
Sun City West Silver craft Club
The first club I joined, when moving into Sun City West home, was the Silver craft Club. The initial course consisted of 8 four hour classes. They commence with the basics of Silver jewelry designing.

Sun City West Silver craft introduction
The instructor emphasized that the production of jewelry has many unusual aspects. She advised us how we would discover numerous elements about Silver jewelry designing in our 10 classes. You learn to create jewelry by making mistakes and making them into your creation style. You may become discouraged, but with each item you will be … (5 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Corte Bella Properties; Farmers market to start up once again. - 10/10/12 12:37 AM
Corte Bella properties is starting the Farmers market;Corte Bella is once again having it’s Farmers Market events. They will be held the second Wednesday of each month thru April. The first is to be 10/10/12 starting at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.There will be fresh produce, breads, fruits and more. You may also get you knives, scissors and garden tools sharpened.The market is open to everyone at no charge and is located at 22155 N. Mission Drive in Corte Bella.We hope to see you there!

corte bella homes for sale: Read all labels/contract to be sure you are getting what you want. - 09/14/12 04:43 AM
Do you read labels/contracts?  I do and sometimes it is scary.
I just returned from a “Whole type” of grocery store.  I was looking at the fresh vegetables.  I try to by organic when possible.  I picked up a head of lettuce.  Yes, it was organic, but it was grown in Mexico!  I know what organically grown in the U.S. means, but what is the criteria for Mexico?
Read the entire label/contract and make sure it is what you want.
To find your new home in Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Sun City Festival, Corte Bella … (7 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Keep all you transaction records somewhere you can access at any time. - 08/19/12 08:11 AM
Yesterday I had a call from a client we sold a house to this year.  She and her husband purchased a home in Corte Bella.
Susan was calling to ask for copies of her HUD statement and other portions of the transaction.    We keep copies of everything on our computer so these items were easy to find.
The reason she was calling is because she just lost her husband two weeks ago, due to an ailment, and the accountant needed it.  She thanked me for the quick response.  It was one less thing she had to deal with.

corte bella homes for sale: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Open House in Sun City West Arizona Sat/Sunday 10-2 - 07/07/12 01:55 AM
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Sun City West Arizona open house (edit/delete) 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Sun City West home will be open 7/7/12 & 7/8/12 between 10 - 2 p.m.  It is offered at $288,000.00

This lovely, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Sun City West Home, is a luxurious 2846 sq. ft. and has a 2 ¼ garage. The large kitchen opens to a family room with a fireplace.Living room has expansive French doors. The Master bedroom has been extended to accommodate a workout/retreat area.The backyard has and extended, covered and enclosed patio.
Please stop by to view this great opportunity, … (0 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West Arizona celebrates the Fourth! - 07/05/12 01:13 AM
Briarwood Country Club, in Sun City West  Arizona treated the communities to fabulous fireworks last night!
 The dining room of the Briarwood Country Club, in Sun City West Arizona, was packed before the show.  Members and the guest moved outdoors to have a great view of the show.

Cars and golf carts had lined most of the street bordering the Briarwood Country Club, in Sun City Arizona.  People were sitting in the lounge chairs along the sidewalks awaiting the extravaganza to start.
The fireworks station was set up near the driving range.  The festivities started at 9 … (2 comments)

corte bella homes for sale: Home sales in Corte Bella, Arizona, by model - 06/30/12 06:35 AM

I am often asked, “How many of that model has sold in Corte Bella?” 
I have compiled a list of models for you to see in Corte Bella.

corte bella homes for sale: Corte Bella Farmers Market 5/9/12 - 05/09/12 01:36 AM

Corte Bella Farmers Market
Wednesday, 5/9/12
The next Farmers Market at Corte Bella, 2155 N. Mission Drive is at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Stock up on fresh, fish, meats, bread, fruits and vegetables.  Don’s Cutting Edge will also be present, bring knives, scissors and garden tools for sharpening.  See you there!

corte bella homes for sale: Well, Mr. Seller, the showng instructions said I should call you! - 04/28/12 08:26 AM
Yes, I can read instructions and I am sorry I interrupted you.
  What you did not know is that your Agent did not change the showing instruction after you left.  This has happened at least twice this week.  We all need to make sure the information on the MLS is up to date at all times!


corte bella homes for sale: Charity Golf Tournament in Corte Bella Country Club Sun City West - 04/26/12 01:05 AM

Benevilla’s John D. Firestone
Memorial Golf Classic
April 16, 2012
Corte Bella Country Club
What’s happening?
Lunch, Golf & Dinner
Four Great Hole-in-One Prizes
Proceeds benefit Benevilla’s programs supporting older adults, children & the families who care for them.
Pick up your registration today or download from

corte bella homes for sale: Home Inspection lesson - 04/23/12 07:14 AM
I just had another learning experience during a home inspection in Sun City West.
My inspector uses a FLIR infared lens device during the inspection.  When looking at one of the walls in the house, vertical ceiling that meets the living room, it showed it had no insulation.  There was a temperature difference of 30 degrees. 
If your inspector does not have a FLIR lens, you may want to ask him, why not?

corte bella homes for sale: Importance of your website - 04/23/12 02:16 AM

We recently updated, upgraded and changed our website.  This has made a difference in the new business that we are getting. 
1.   Quality of clients.
2.    Buyers that seen their specific wants and needs in the different communities.
3.     Sellers that have seen the way we market on the internet.
I truly believe you need strive to give the best information that you can.

corte bella homes for sale: Why you need a GREAT not GOOD Title Company - 04/20/12 09:23 AM
Why I love my Title Company
I was fortunate enough today to open and Escrow for a client who is purchasing a new home.  They sold their existing home last week.
My clients were a little nervous about the closing and exchanging of funds.  I suggested she speak to the Escrow Agent in charge of her transaction.  After speaking to Amanda, my client was at ease.
To me an Escrow company must:
-         Make a personal contact with the parties immediately.
-        Share their telephone and email address.
-        Keep in contact with all parties throughout the entire process.

corte bella homes for sale: Why do I love Trilogy at Vistancia? - 04/16/12 09:32 AM

Why do I love Trilogy at Vistancia?
From the moment you see the waterfall at the gated entry; you relax and realize, you are in a very special place.

Trilogy at Vistancia has various opportunities:

-         Kiva Club
A great place to meet and greet

State-of-the-art athletic equipment
Indoor lap pool
Outdoor resort style pool

Alvea full spa
-         Golf
Gary Panks acclaimed designed 7,300 yard, par 72 championship courses.  This course has been recognized by Golf Digest magazine.
-         Tennis
     Four lighted professional courts
-        Verde Grill
Wonderful food in a casual setting

corte bella homes for sale: Things to do before leaving your winter home - 04/11/12 04:02 AM
Leaving your winter home
Here in Arizona we have an exodus of “Snow Birds” in April.  Here are some hints of things you might do to prepare your home:
-        Leave a roster of repair people you use with a neighbor, Plummer, electrician etc.
-        Unplug garage door opener
-        Put rods/boards in doors/windows
-        Close sinks, shower and tub drains
-        Strip beds of all linens.  This will allow mattress to air out.
-        Vacuum carpets and floors thoroughly
-        Turn off water supply to the home and empty water features
Have a safe trip home and return to us … (2 comments)

Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand  (Award Realty)

Pamela Smith

Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand

Sun City West, AZ

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Award Realty

Address: Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Buckeye, Sun City Festival, Sun City Festival, Buckeye AZ, Peoria, AZ, 85374

Office: (623) 670-3813

Mobile: 623670-3813

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