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CALL TOM... Your Investment Will Be Glad You Did! For three consecutive years (2006, 2007 and 2008), Tom Locati has made The Wall Street Journal’s list of top 50 Realtors® in the United States, by sales volume. In addition, during the same three years, he has been ranked as the #1 agent at Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty. That’s impressive. But what’s equally impressive, Tom lists and sells nearly $300 million dollars of North Scottsdale luxury real estate each year and is the only Realtor® from Arizona to make the Journal’s ultra-elite list. Tom is one of the country’s leading luxury real estate professionals, representing a wealth of fine properties and affluent clients who rely on his discretion, experience, investment acumen and intimate knowledge of the Scottsdale real estate market. “I generally work with a small segment of society often looking for a second, third or fourth home. My job is to empower you (my client) through knowledgeable, reliable real estate information firmly grounded in ethical and moral real estate transactions; thus, providing a comfort level essential in allowing you to make an informed financial decision.” Tom believes the luxury real estate business is ultimately wrapped around two primary concepts. “First, you have to have a sound understanding of how money and real estate investments work. In fact, acquiring the perfect property is foremost a matter of finding a wise investment and coupling that with a client’s personal tastes and desires. However, it’s equally important that I am able to create a comfort level for the investor/client based not only on market knowledge, but on expert guidance with proven results.” This is what puts Tom at the top of the real estate profession year after year. “If a professional business approach to real estate acquisition is what you seek, call me - Your Investment will be glad you did. I look forward to visiting with you!”

tomlocati@me.com www.tlocati.com Fax: 480.419.6931

TOM LOCATI 480.600.2345

DEBBIE NEGRIN 480.734.3498

Tom Locati Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty 20909 N. 90th Pl. #209 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED

April 2010

CURRENT REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN FEATURED PROPERTY: 27663 N. 103rd Pl. | Lot 131 | 4 Bed | 6 Bath | 7,118 SF | $5,195,000 | Under Construction Seemingly lifted right out of the Tuscan countryside, this fantastic new home is artfully situated on one of the finest view lots within the world-renowned Estancia community. Designed in the Rural Mediterranean style, the timeless building forms, natural boulder features and stunning arrival experience are perfectly nestled into this highly elevated lot, looking southwest directly at Pinnacle Peak. City light views, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking golf course and natural vistas abound from virtually every room, and the extensive use of stone is a perfect complement to the private, natural hillside backdrop that frames the home site. Scheduled for completion in October, there is still time to add your personal touch to this magnificent, showpiece residence. For information regarding spec and/or a tour, contact Tom or Debbie. Address Lot # Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath Price Per SF CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 28095 N. 101st St. 122 2800 / 3 / 3 $311 10081 E. Blue Sky Dr. 108 2800 / 3 / 3 $425 28092 N. 101st St. 117 2455 / 3 / 3 $527 28159 N. 96th Pl. 1 5406 / 4 / 5 $324 27986 N. 100th Pl. 97 4470 / 4 / 3.5 $414 10356 E. Running Deer Trl. 142 4861 / 3 / 3.5 $410 10265 E. Running Deer Trl. 165 5400 / 4 / 4.5 $426 27148 N. 97th Pl. 65 6600 / 4 / 7 $355 27264 N. 103rd Way 209 5665 / 5 / 4.5 $415 27336 N. 103rd Way 210 5072 / 3 / 3.5 $483 27123 N. 103rd Way 179 5103 / 4 / 4.5 $490 9761 E. Pinnacle Vista Dr. 36 4591 / 3 / 2.5 $545 9892 E. Blue Sky Dr. 76 7000 / 5 / 5.5 $357 27364 N. 97th Pl. 61 6000 / 4 / 4.5 $449 27081 N. 96th Way 67 5019 / 3 / 4 $537 27927 N. 101st St. 89 5300 / 4 / 4 $527 28111 N. 96th Pl. 3 4484 / 4 / 4.5 $624 26872 N. 102nd St. 255 6229 / 5 / 6.5 $449 26942 N. 103rd St. 181 6240 / 4 / 5.5 $465 26945 N. 102nd St. 240 4187 / 3 / 3 $705 27951 N. 103rd Pl. 148 5700 / 4 / 5 $649 9897 E. Blue Sky Dr. 84 5537 / 4 / 4 $703 27184 N. 97th Pl. 64 7587 / 4 / 7 $527 27226 N. 96th Way 50 5719 / 4 / 4.5 $768 27197 N. 102nd St. 245 5943 / 4 / 4 $773 9720 E. Estancia Way 29 6544 / 4 / 4.5 $760 27663 N. 103rd Pl. 131 7118 / 4 / 6 $730 27473 N. 97th Pl. 33 6850 / 4 / 4.5 $817 26798 N. 98th Way 229 7309 / 4 / 5 $957 27341 N. 102nd St. 270 14231 / 8 / 11 $1054 PENDING: 10036 E. Blue Sky Dr. 112 2800 / 3 / 3 $455 28102 N. 96th Pl. 23 7085 / 5 / 5.5 $226 9709 E. Bajada Rd. 45 5342 / 4 / 4 $467 27086 N. 103rd St. 185 5047 / 3 / 3.5 $574 SOLD: 28034 N. 100th Pl. 99 4450 / 3 / 3.5 $334

Relishing Life’s Little Gifts

List Price $870,000 $1,190,000 $1,295,000 $1,750,000 $1,850,000 $1,995,000 $2,298,000 $2,345,000 $2,350,000 $2,450,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,695,000 $2,695,000 $2,795,000 $2,799,000 $2,799,000 $2,899,000 $2,950,000 $3,700,000 $3,895,000 $3,995,000 $4,395,000 $4,595,000 $4,975,000 $5,195,000 $5,595,000 $6,995,000 $15,000,000 $1,275,000 $1,600,000 $2,495,000 $2,895,000 Sold Price $1,485,000

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

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10. The fizz of soda tickling your nose. 11. The smell of freshly cut grass. 12. The smile of a first grader who’s missing their front teeth.

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14. A hug from your mom. 15. Hearing a baby laugh.

MAUI WOWIE TIGER SHRIMP SALAD

16. A perfectly brewed cup of tea.

SALAD INGREDIENTS: 3 pieces whole medium shrimp, poached and diced large 2 Tbs. fine diced sweet onions 2 Tbs. feta cheese, crumbled 1 1/2 tsp. capers 1/4 cup avocado diced large (same size as shrimp) 2 pieces hydro-bibb lettuce (cut into 1/8-inch strips) 6 slices vine-ripened tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup caper lime vinaigrette (see recipe below) 1 tsp. scallion oil salt and pepper to taste 1 piece each popcorn shoot and bull’s blood, for garnish (if not available, any micro-green will substitute).

17. The sound of rain on the rooftop. 18. Picking just the right color lipstick—and using it all the way down to the bottom. 19. Getting choked up to the National Anthem. 20. Cuddling up to your adoring pet.

Sure, fancy cars and sparkling jewels are nice. But sometimes it’s the little things that really make us happy. This month, make sure you slow down enough to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Here are a few to get you started … 1. The warm spring breeze rolling across your bare arms.

PROCEDURE: Ring mold will be needed to prepare salad. Use a PVC pipe that has been cut into these dimensions: 2 3/4 inches in height and 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

2. Lazily watching a ladybug meander across a plant. 3. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

Layer tomatoes overlapping. Arrange tomatoes into bulls-eye formation with a round empty circle in the middle. Circle will be staging area to assemble salad without burying the red color of the tomatoes.

4. Sitting in the sun on a quiet, windless day all alone.

Into a mixing bowl combine capers, onions and hydro-bibb lettuce strips. Moisten with caper lime vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Place ring mold into center of tomato ring. Gently place caper onion and hydro-bibb lettuce into ring mold. Keep it fluffy, do not smash. Repeat same procedure with avocado and shrimp. Gently place shrimp and avocado on top of lettuce mixture. Gently remove mold and moisten tomatoes with more caper lime vinaigrette. Drizzle scallion oil and sprinkle feta. Garnish and serve. CAPER LIME VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup diced shallots 2 Tbs. chopped capers 2 cups fresh lime juice 1 cup caper juice 1 2/3 cups olive oil 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard PROCEDURE: Whisk together all ingredients. Serves one.

1/2 cup honey 3 Tbs. minced garlic (browned in olive oil) 3/4 cup truffle oil 4 Tbs. fresh chopped oregano pepper to taste

APRIL 2010

13. Lime popsicles.

22. Sleeping under a cozy down comforter with the windows cracked open on a chilly night. 23. Receiving your favorite magazine in the mail. 24. Holding hands in the car with your sweetie. 25. Sliding into clean, crisp sheets. 26. The smell of new leather golf gloves. 27. Sneaking into your children’s room to watch them sleep. 28. A perfectly greasy cheeseburger.

5. Waking up and realizing you are totally refreshed.

29. Choosing a bottle of wine by the pretty label— and then liking how it tastes when you uncork it.

6. Roasted peanuts and the crack of a bat at a baseball game.

30. Catching the sight of a falling star. 31. Finding the sock that went missing months ago.

7. Fantastic high heels that don’t even hurt.

32. An afternoon nap.

8. Jumping in the pool on a hot day.

33. A Friday night high school football game.

9. Choosing a piece of chocolate from a box … and getting the one you actually hoped for.

34. Watching birds building a nest.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A

Home Inspection When you are purchasing a property, a home inspection is an important aspect of the escrow process. After a purchase contract is accepted, there is a 10-day “Inspection Period” in which the buyer has the opportunity to cancel the contract if it is determined that the home’s condition is not satisfactory to the buyer. When choosing a home inspection company, be sure the inspector is a Certified Home Inspector with the Arizona Board of Technical Registration. This is the same government agency that licenses engineers, architects and surveyors. You can find out that information on the website www.btr.state.az.us. Secondly, know the experience level of the inspector. The state’s minimum requirement for obtaining a license is just 30 inspections. Look for an inspector that has hundreds of inspections under his or her belt. Lastly, be sure that the inspector has Errors & Omissions Insurance as well as General Liability Insurance. Your

21. Stepping out of the shower onto a soft, plush bath mat.

Realtor can help you with this and often is your best source for a referral. Sharon Wolf-Furman, Vice President of AJF Engineering, a home inspection company in the Valley, stresses the importance of understanding the scope of an inspection. “An inspection is a VISUAL inspection of MAJOR systems that are ACCESSIBLE in the home.” To break it down, homebuyers should realize that an inspector will not take apart systems to evaluate them. It is a visual inspection only. Secondly, they are there to inspect the major systems of a home such as heating, cooling, roofing, plumbing and electrical. They are not noting cosmetic issues such as scratches on a door or stained carpeting. Lastly, homebuyers should understand that an inspector cannot find problems with something that can’t be seen. For instance, they wouldn’t be able to move furniture and tear up carpeting to see that there is a crack in the slab. They can only inspect areas of

35. The chubby hands of a toddler.

the home that are visible. It’s important to also realize that an inspector determines the condition of the home on the day it is inspected. For instance, if we hadn’t received any rain recently, it would be almost impossible for an inspector to see that a window seal might be loose and that water would drip in when it rained. Sharon further explains, “Home inspectors are generalists. They have a strong knowledge of all the components and systems in a home. They are an excellent first line of defense for homebuyers in the evaluation of a home. A home inspector can find areas of concern or matters that may need further evaluation. If the inspector finds that there might be a problem with the A/C unit, then the homebuyer can hire a licensed A/C contractor to further investigate the issue.” A typical inspection takes about an hour per 1000 sq. ft. It’s often helpful if a potential homebuyer attends a portion of the inspection – usually near the end. The inspector can describe their findings and demonstrate first hand what they found.

Also, an inspector is an excellent source for an education of the home. They can point out where breaker boxes are, offer specific operating instructions for items that may not be familiar to you, etc. It’s crucial for homebuyers to understand not only the limitations of a home inspection, but also the importance of one. A reputable and knowledgeable home inspector can aid you significantly in the evaluation of a property; just what a homebuyer needs to know before proceeding with a purchase contract.

Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs US Airways Center, April 7th 602.379.7867 or nba.com/suns Cheer on our very own Phoenix Suns as they slam-dunk their way to victory. 2010 has been a great year for the Suns with two players selected to play in the All-Star Game in Dallas. Special “Beat San Antonio” signs will be passed out to fans for that extra boost of spirit! Michael Buble US Airways Center, April 8th 602.379.2000 or usairwayscenter.com With the recent release of his new album Crazy Love, Michael Buble will be performing his biggest hits right here in Phoenix. Known as the modern-day Frank Sinatra, Buble has released many #1 hits. This show promises to be cinematic and at the same time an intimate experience with the performer. Scottsdale Culinary Festival Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, April 13th – 18th 480.945.7193 or scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org There is just no other local festival that trumps this one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Partake in many great events including Bubbles and Bliss, Chef’s Wine Dinner and Best of the Fest. The event that always wows crowds is the Great Arizona Picnic featuring food from over 50 restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and over 200 beers to sample. 6th Annual Pat’s Run Sun Devil Stadium, April 17th 480.621.4074 or pattillmanfoundation.org Join over 20,000 runners and walkers as they come together to celebrate the memory of football star and military hero Pat Tillman. Complete the 4.2 mile run/walk and continue the fun with a finish-line festival featuring live music, refreshments and an expo. This event raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which carries on Pat’s legacy of supporting our future generations with academic scholarships. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Gammage Auditorium, April 20th – 25th 480.965.5062 or asugammage.com This hysterically funny mystery will keep you on your toes with suspense and nonstop laughter. There are over 150 crazy characters that are all played by a talented cast of only four! The tale begins as a man with a very boring life meets a woman with a thick accent and soon finds her murdered! Buy your tickets ahead of time, this is sure to sell out! Evening in the Tropics Hyatt Gainey Ranch, April 24th 480.969.2308 or childcrisis.org/events Join this “tropical oasis in the desert” in support of the Child Crisis Center; an organization assisting children and families in our community burdened with troubled situations. This beautiful event showcases unique Hawaiian traditions, a silent and live auction, a fabulous meal and engaging entertainment.


10. The fizz of soda tickling your nose. 11. The smell of freshly cut grass. 12. The smile of a first grader who’s missing their front teeth.

Featuring Roy’s 7151 W. Ray Road • Chandler, AZ 480.705.7697 or roysrestaurant.com

14. A hug from your mom. 15. Hearing a baby laugh.

MAUI WOWIE TIGER SHRIMP SALAD

16. A perfectly brewed cup of tea.

SALAD INGREDIENTS: 3 pieces whole medium shrimp, poached and diced large 2 Tbs. fine diced sweet onions 2 Tbs. feta cheese, crumbled 1 1/2 tsp. capers 1/4 cup avocado diced large (same size as shrimp) 2 pieces hydro-bibb lettuce (cut into 1/8-inch strips) 6 slices vine-ripened tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup caper lime vinaigrette (see recipe below) 1 tsp. scallion oil salt and pepper to taste 1 piece each popcorn shoot and bull’s blood, for garnish (if not available, any micro-green will substitute).

17. The sound of rain on the rooftop. 18. Picking just the right color lipstick—and using it all the way down to the bottom. 19. Getting choked up to the National Anthem. 20. Cuddling up to your adoring pet.

Sure, fancy cars and sparkling jewels are nice. But sometimes it’s the little things that really make us happy. This month, make sure you slow down enough to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Here are a few to get you started … 1. The warm spring breeze rolling across your bare arms.

PROCEDURE: Ring mold will be needed to prepare salad. Use a PVC pipe that has been cut into these dimensions: 2 3/4 inches in height and 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

2. Lazily watching a ladybug meander across a plant. 3. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

Layer tomatoes overlapping. Arrange tomatoes into bulls-eye formation with a round empty circle in the middle. Circle will be staging area to assemble salad without burying the red color of the tomatoes.

4. Sitting in the sun on a quiet, windless day all alone.

Into a mixing bowl combine capers, onions and hydro-bibb lettuce strips. Moisten with caper lime vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Place ring mold into center of tomato ring. Gently place caper onion and hydro-bibb lettuce into ring mold. Keep it fluffy, do not smash. Repeat same procedure with avocado and shrimp. Gently place shrimp and avocado on top of lettuce mixture. Gently remove mold and moisten tomatoes with more caper lime vinaigrette. Drizzle scallion oil and sprinkle feta. Garnish and serve. CAPER LIME VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup diced shallots 2 Tbs. chopped capers 2 cups fresh lime juice 1 cup caper juice 1 2/3 cups olive oil 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard PROCEDURE: Whisk together all ingredients. Serves one.

1/2 cup honey 3 Tbs. minced garlic (browned in olive oil) 3/4 cup truffle oil 4 Tbs. fresh chopped oregano pepper to taste

APRIL 2010

13. Lime popsicles.

22. Sleeping under a cozy down comforter with the windows cracked open on a chilly night. 23. Receiving your favorite magazine in the mail. 24. Holding hands in the car with your sweetie. 25. Sliding into clean, crisp sheets. 26. The smell of new leather golf gloves. 27. Sneaking into your children’s room to watch them sleep. 28. A perfectly greasy cheeseburger.

5. Waking up and realizing you are totally refreshed.

29. Choosing a bottle of wine by the pretty label— and then liking how it tastes when you uncork it.

6. Roasted peanuts and the crack of a bat at a baseball game.

30. Catching the sight of a falling star. 31. Finding the sock that went missing months ago.

7. Fantastic high heels that don’t even hurt.

32. An afternoon nap.

8. Jumping in the pool on a hot day.

33. A Friday night high school football game.

9. Choosing a piece of chocolate from a box … and getting the one you actually hoped for.

34. Watching birds building a nest.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A

Home Inspection When you are purchasing a property, a home inspection is an important aspect of the escrow process. After a purchase contract is accepted, there is a 10-day “Inspection Period” in which the buyer has the opportunity to cancel the contract if it is determined that the home’s condition is not satisfactory to the buyer. When choosing a home inspection company, be sure the inspector is a Certified Home Inspector with the Arizona Board of Technical Registration. This is the same government agency that licenses engineers, architects and surveyors. You can find out that information on the website www.btr.state.az.us. Secondly, know the experience level of the inspector. The state’s minimum requirement for obtaining a license is just 30 inspections. Look for an inspector that has hundreds of inspections under his or her belt. Lastly, be sure that the inspector has Errors & Omissions Insurance as well as General Liability Insurance. Your

21. Stepping out of the shower onto a soft, plush bath mat.

Realtor can help you with this and often is your best source for a referral. Sharon Wolf-Furman, Vice President of AJF Engineering, a home inspection company in the Valley, stresses the importance of understanding the scope of an inspection. “An inspection is a VISUAL inspection of MAJOR systems that are ACCESSIBLE in the home.” To break it down, homebuyers should realize that an inspector will not take apart systems to evaluate them. It is a visual inspection only. Secondly, they are there to inspect the major systems of a home such as heating, cooling, roofing, plumbing and electrical. They are not noting cosmetic issues such as scratches on a door or stained carpeting. Lastly, homebuyers should understand that an inspector cannot find problems with something that can’t be seen. For instance, they wouldn’t be able to move furniture and tear up carpeting to see that there is a crack in the slab. They can only inspect areas of

35. The chubby hands of a toddler.

the home that are visible. It’s important to also realize that an inspector determines the condition of the home on the day it is inspected. For instance, if we hadn’t received any rain recently, it would be almost impossible for an inspector to see that a window seal might be loose and that water would drip in when it rained. Sharon further explains, “Home inspectors are generalists. They have a strong knowledge of all the components and systems in a home. They are an excellent first line of defense for homebuyers in the evaluation of a home. A home inspector can find areas of concern or matters that may need further evaluation. If the inspector finds that there might be a problem with the A/C unit, then the homebuyer can hire a licensed A/C contractor to further investigate the issue.” A typical inspection takes about an hour per 1000 sq. ft. It’s often helpful if a potential homebuyer attends a portion of the inspection – usually near the end. The inspector can describe their findings and demonstrate first hand what they found.

Also, an inspector is an excellent source for an education of the home. They can point out where breaker boxes are, offer specific operating instructions for items that may not be familiar to you, etc. It’s crucial for homebuyers to understand not only the limitations of a home inspection, but also the importance of one. A reputable and knowledgeable home inspector can aid you significantly in the evaluation of a property; just what a homebuyer needs to know before proceeding with a purchase contract.

Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs US Airways Center, April 7th 602.379.7867 or nba.com/suns Cheer on our very own Phoenix Suns as they slam-dunk their way to victory. 2010 has been a great year for the Suns with two players selected to play in the All-Star Game in Dallas. Special “Beat San Antonio” signs will be passed out to fans for that extra boost of spirit! Michael Buble US Airways Center, April 8th 602.379.2000 or usairwayscenter.com With the recent release of his new album Crazy Love, Michael Buble will be performing his biggest hits right here in Phoenix. Known as the modern-day Frank Sinatra, Buble has released many #1 hits. This show promises to be cinematic and at the same time an intimate experience with the performer. Scottsdale Culinary Festival Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, April 13th – 18th 480.945.7193 or scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org There is just no other local festival that trumps this one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Partake in many great events including Bubbles and Bliss, Chef’s Wine Dinner and Best of the Fest. The event that always wows crowds is the Great Arizona Picnic featuring food from over 50 restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and over 200 beers to sample. 6th Annual Pat’s Run Sun Devil Stadium, April 17th 480.621.4074 or pattillmanfoundation.org Join over 20,000 runners and walkers as they come together to celebrate the memory of football star and military hero Pat Tillman. Complete the 4.2 mile run/walk and continue the fun with a finish-line festival featuring live music, refreshments and an expo. This event raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which carries on Pat’s legacy of supporting our future generations with academic scholarships. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Gammage Auditorium, April 20th – 25th 480.965.5062 or asugammage.com This hysterically funny mystery will keep you on your toes with suspense and nonstop laughter. There are over 150 crazy characters that are all played by a talented cast of only four! The tale begins as a man with a very boring life meets a woman with a thick accent and soon finds her murdered! Buy your tickets ahead of time, this is sure to sell out! Evening in the Tropics Hyatt Gainey Ranch, April 24th 480.969.2308 or childcrisis.org/events Join this “tropical oasis in the desert” in support of the Child Crisis Center; an organization assisting children and families in our community burdened with troubled situations. This beautiful event showcases unique Hawaiian traditions, a silent and live auction, a fabulous meal and engaging entertainment.


CALL TOM... Your Investment Will Be Glad You Did! For three consecutive years (2006, 2007 and 2008), Tom Locati has made The Wall Street Journal’s list of top 50 Realtors® in the United States, by sales volume. In addition, during the same three years, he has been ranked as the #1 agent at Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty. That’s impressive. But what’s equally impressive, Tom lists and sells nearly $300 million dollars of North Scottsdale luxury real estate each year and is the only Realtor® from Arizona to make the Journal’s ultra-elite list. Tom is one of the country’s leading luxury real estate professionals, representing a wealth of fine properties and affluent clients who rely on his discretion, experience, investment acumen and intimate knowledge of the Scottsdale real estate market. “I generally work with a small segment of society often looking for a second, third or fourth home. My job is to empower you (my client) through knowledgeable, reliable real estate information firmly grounded in ethical and moral real estate transactions; thus, providing a comfort level essential in allowing you to make an informed financial decision.” Tom believes the luxury real estate business is ultimately wrapped around two primary concepts. “First, you have to have a sound understanding of how money and real estate investments work. In fact, acquiring the perfect property is foremost a matter of finding a wise investment and coupling that with a client’s personal tastes and desires. However, it’s equally important that I am able to create a comfort level for the investor/client based not only on market knowledge, but on expert guidance with proven results.” This is what puts Tom at the top of the real estate profession year after year. “If a professional business approach to real estate acquisition is what you seek, call me - Your Investment will be glad you did. I look forward to visiting with you!”

tomlocati@me.com www.tlocati.com Fax: 480.419.6931

TOM LOCATI 480.600.2345

DEBBIE NEGRIN 480.734.3498

Tom Locati Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty 20909 N. 90th Pl. #209 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 FORWARDING SERVICE REQUESTED

April 2010

CURRENT REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN FEATURED PROPERTY: 27663 N. 103rd Pl. | Lot 131 | 4 Bed | 6 Bath | 7,118 SF | $5,195,000 | Under Construction Seemingly lifted right out of the Tuscan countryside, this fantastic new home is artfully situated on one of the finest view lots within the world-renowned Estancia community. Designed in the Rural Mediterranean style, the timeless building forms, natural boulder features and stunning arrival experience are perfectly nestled into this highly elevated lot, looking southwest directly at Pinnacle Peak. City light views, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking golf course and natural vistas abound from virtually every room, and the extensive use of stone is a perfect complement to the private, natural hillside backdrop that frames the home site. Scheduled for completion in October, there is still time to add your personal touch to this magnificent, showpiece residence. For information regarding spec and/or a tour, contact Tom or Debbie. Address Lot # Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath Price Per SF CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 28095 N. 101st St. 122 2800 / 3 / 3 $311 10081 E. Blue Sky Dr. 108 2800 / 3 / 3 $425 28092 N. 101st St. 117 2455 / 3 / 3 $527 28159 N. 96th Pl. 1 5406 / 4 / 5 $324 27986 N. 100th Pl. 97 4470 / 4 / 3.5 $414 10356 E. Running Deer Trl. 142 4861 / 3 / 3.5 $410 10265 E. Running Deer Trl. 165 5400 / 4 / 4.5 $426 27148 N. 97th Pl. 65 6600 / 4 / 7 $355 27264 N. 103rd Way 209 5665 / 5 / 4.5 $415 27336 N. 103rd Way 210 5072 / 3 / 3.5 $483 27123 N. 103rd Way 179 5103 / 4 / 4.5 $490 9761 E. Pinnacle Vista Dr. 36 4591 / 3 / 2.5 $545 9892 E. Blue Sky Dr. 76 7000 / 5 / 5.5 $357 27364 N. 97th Pl. 61 6000 / 4 / 4.5 $449 27081 N. 96th Way 67 5019 / 3 / 4 $537 27927 N. 101st St. 89 5300 / 4 / 4 $527 28111 N. 96th Pl. 3 4484 / 4 / 4.5 $624 26872 N. 102nd St. 255 6229 / 5 / 6.5 $449 26942 N. 103rd St. 181 6240 / 4 / 5.5 $465 26945 N. 102nd St. 240 4187 / 3 / 3 $705 27951 N. 103rd Pl. 148 5700 / 4 / 5 $649 9897 E. Blue Sky Dr. 84 5537 / 4 / 4 $703 27184 N. 97th Pl. 64 7587 / 4 / 7 $527 27226 N. 96th Way 50 5719 / 4 / 4.5 $768 27197 N. 102nd St. 245 5943 / 4 / 4 $773 9720 E. Estancia Way 29 6544 / 4 / 4.5 $760 27663 N. 103rd Pl. 131 7118 / 4 / 6 $730 27473 N. 97th Pl. 33 6850 / 4 / 4.5 $817 26798 N. 98th Way 229 7309 / 4 / 5 $957 27341 N. 102nd St. 270 14231 / 8 / 11 $1054 PENDING: 10036 E. Blue Sky Dr. 112 2800 / 3 / 3 $455 28102 N. 96th Pl. 23 7085 / 5 / 5.5 $226 9709 E. Bajada Rd. 45 5342 / 4 / 4 $467 27086 N. 103rd St. 185 5047 / 3 / 3.5 $574 SOLD: 28034 N. 100th Pl. 99 4450 / 3 / 3.5 $334

Relishing Life’s Little Gifts

List Price $870,000 $1,190,000 $1,295,000 $1,750,000 $1,850,000 $1,995,000 $2,298,000 $2,345,000 $2,350,000 $2,450,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,695,000 $2,695,000 $2,795,000 $2,799,000 $2,799,000 $2,899,000 $2,950,000 $3,700,000 $3,895,000 $3,995,000 $4,395,000 $4,595,000 $4,975,000 $5,195,000 $5,595,000 $6,995,000 $15,000,000 $1,275,000 $1,600,000 $2,495,000 $2,895,000 Sold Price $1,485,000

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

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