We closed on a home in Sun City, AZ last week. It was a lovely ranch home loaded with upgrades including a solar grid that was only a few years old. The house was lovingly cared for by a husband and wife that owned the home for over 15 years. The couple had planned on it being their forever home, but sometimes life doesn’t work out as planned.
The husband passed away. Leaving his wife alone in this big house. She decided to restart her life in another area, closer to her family, so the home went on the market.
Along came a sweet single woman that was relocating to Sun City and was looking for a house that would meet her unique requirements.
“Unique requirements?” you ask. “Yes.” The buyer is a world-class musician that needed a home for herself and her instruments which include a grand piano, an organ, and a harpsichord. There are also three large harps and a variety of other musical paraphernalia.
In addition, the buyer is an avid crafter, so she needed room for her workspace.
It was a match made in heaven. Except that the buyer needed a contingency on the sale of her current home. After a little negotiating we were able to agree on terms. Although the escrow was long due to the home sale contingency, the sale closed, and the seller moved to be close to her family. The new buyer is happily tuning her instruments and playing her music.
It is summer in Arizona, so most homes are shut up tight or the owners have left town to escape the heat. In a few months, the weather will change, and every house will have their doors and windows open to let the outdoors in and the indoors out. People will be spending time out in their yards and sitting on their patios.
It is just a matter of time before our new buyer, the musician, will be filling the neighborhood with beautiful music. I suggested that the buyer start a garage band, she declined. Perhaps she can put a tip jar out on the porch and take requests.
Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Need more information? Or to Search for your next home, visit www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com