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5 Places to Watch the Sunset in Phoenix and Scottsdale

The natural world is filled with wonders, from mountains and peaks to rippling oceans. However, there are few things more awe-inspiring than the magic that happens every evening on the horizon over Central Arizona. A desert sunset is like nothing else in the world. When the reds and oranges of the sky mix with the [...]

2019-01-15T01:52:40+00:00January 15th, 2019|Blog|

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Newly Retired

For many, the new year is an ideal time to make a fresh start, create a new identity for yourself, or simply commit to making a positive change. Whatever your age, everyone can benefit from looking at their lifestyle and taking steps to improve health and happiness. As a new retiree, you now finally have [...]

2019-01-15T01:58:06+00:00January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home in Winter

The jury is still out as to the best time of year to buy or sell a home. Real estate professionals disagree, with some saying winter and some voting for late spring. No matter the lack of consensus, you may find yourself in a position in which you’re ready to start looking for a home [...]

2018-12-10T18:30:57+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog|

Everything You Need to Know for Your First Phoenix Winter

So you’ve recently relocated to Phoenix, and you’re not quite sure how to prepare for your first winter here in the Valley — beyond nodding excitedly at the local idiom, “you don’t have to shovel sunshine.” Welcome, and congratulations on choosing the snowbird lifestyle! Though winters are pretty moderate in Arizona, there are some things [...]

2018-10-19T16:21:55+00:00November 8th, 2018|Blog|

5 Fun Holiday Events in Phoenix

Phoenix may not have the snow and low temperatures we typically associate with the holiday season, but the twinkling lights of the valley and the air of Southwestern hospitality can go far in contributing to your winter cheer. With a plethora of events to choose from and comfortable temperatures outside, you won’t have to worry [...]

2018-10-10T23:29:31+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|

5 Indoor Summer Activities for Seniors in Phoenix

While Phoenix is an incredible place to live any time of year, the dry heat of the desert climate can get a little overwhelming in the summer. During your younger years, it might have been easier to deal with the heat — with a day trip to a waterpark or an afternoon spent playing games [...]

2018-09-15T00:56:53+00:00September 12th, 2018|Blog|

5 Outdoor Summer Activities for Seniors in Phoenix

From May until October, the average temperature in Phoenix rarely dips below 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with many days reaching into the 100s. This can make being outdoors a serious safety and comfort consideration and as you get older, you may feel less equipped to handle the heat. This doesn’t mean that you have to stay [...]

2018-08-31T16:14:48+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog|

4 Financial Mistakes to Avoid After Retirement

When you think about retirement, you probably think about all the things you’d like to do with your newfound free time. Traveling, gardening, catching up on time with friends and family, exploring new hobbies — the world will be your oyster! In order to enjoy all the fruits of your labor and have a successful [...]

2018-06-26T22:32:07+00:00July 19th, 2018|Blog|

5 Benefits of an HOA When You’re Retired

There’s a lot of pressure to choose the perfect home for retirement — and for good reason. It’s the place in which you’re going to spend many happy years, and you’ve earned the right to have things just the way you want them. You’ve likely owned your own home for a while and handled household [...]

2018-06-26T22:26:23+00:00June 28th, 2018|Blog|

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying a Condo

Buying a house can be a daunting endeavor because it comes with an inherent degree of risk. Between fluctuating markets, structural surprises, changing personal circumstances, and other unpredictable factors, purchasing a house presents both known and unknown risks; because of this, the market has seen an increase in the purchase of condos over traditional homes. [...]

2018-06-20T19:04:01+00:00June 21st, 2018|Blog|