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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

September 2010

CURRENT REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN

FEATURED PROPERTY: 27257 N. 97th Place | Lot 37 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,766 Sq. Ft. 3 Car Garage $4,595,000 ESTANCIA AT ITS BEST. This fantastic custom home, overlooking the 8th green of world-renowned Estancia boasts unobstructed views of the fairway and Pinnacle Peak and is truly exquisite in every detail. A soft, contemporary interior design and warm Tuscan exterior makes for a seamless and elegant masterpiece that warms the heart and enhances a true desert living experience. There are numerous outdoor patios such as the large entry courtyard, back patio with 25’ wall of glass that pockets away bringing outdoor living into the main body of the home. Private patios off the master bedroom and kitchen further complement the indoor/outdoor design. The interior appointments are masterfully designed and constructed to provide an elegant yet relaxed luxury lifestyle. If you are looking for the best, this is it! Address Lot # Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath Price Per SF CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 10009 E. Blue Sky Dr. 100 3450 / 3 / 3 $375 28092 N. 101st St. 117 2455 / 3 / 3 $527 27987 N. 100th Pl. 104 3450 / 3 / 3 $433 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 27264 N. 103rd Way 209 5665 / 5 / 4.5 $415 27927 N. 101st St. 89 5300 / 4 / 4 $471 26872 N. 102nd St. 255 6229 / 5 / 6.5 $401 27364 N. 97th Pl. 61 6000 / 4 / 4.5 $449 26942 N. 103rd St. 181 6240 / 4 / 5.5 $465 9897 E. Blue Sky Dr. 84 5537 / 4 / 4 $703 27771 N. 103rd Pl. 152 7551 / 3 / 6 $523 27184 N. 97th Pl. 64 7587 / 4 / 7 $527 27257 N. 97th Pl. 37 5766 / 4 / 5 $797 9720 E. Estancia Way 29 6544 / 4 / 4.5 $760 9825 E. Blue Sky Dr. 80 8743 / 5 / 6 $571 27473 N. 97th Pl. 33 6850 / 4 / 4.5 $817 9807 E. Blue Sky Dr. 79 8445 / 5 / 6.5 $709 26798 N. 98th Way 229 7309 / 4 / 5 $957 27341 N. 102nd St. 270 14231 / 8 / 11 $1054 PENDING: 28159 N. 96th Pl. 1 5406 / 4 / 5 $277 28070 N. 96th Pl. 21 6805 / 5 / 7 $323 27123 N. 103rd Way 179 5103 / 4 / 4.5 $490 SOLD: 28095 N. 101st St. 122 2800 / 3 / 3 $304 27554 N. 103rd St. 196 6885 / 4 / 5 $625

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List Price $1,295,000 $1,295,000 $1,495,000 $1,850,000 $1,995,000 $2,298,000 $2,350,000 $2,495,000 $2,499,900 $2,695,000 $2,899,000 $3,895,000 $3,950,000 $3,995,000 $4,595,000 $4,975,000 $4,995,000 $5,595,000 $5,985,000 $6,995,000 $15,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,200,000 $2,500,000 Sold Price $850,000 $4,300,000

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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Q: What should a homeowner consider when choosing colors? A: Is this a color I would wear? Q: How else can someone choose colors that they will be happy with? A: I have a system I refer to as “colorprinting.” I ask clients various questions after which I can identify what are a person’s color likes and dislikes. Through an interview system, I derive at a client’s “colorprint.” Typical question topics include hobbies, room usage, existing furniture, art, collections, room orientation (feng shui), and the client’s emotional ties to stuff. Usually astrology and a client’s profession will play into the color selection as well.

Featuring Estate House 480.970.4099 | estatehouseaz.com

GRILLED CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD WITH CURRY VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS For the salad: 2 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed 1/4 cup grapes, halved 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/8 cup raisins 1/8 cup Marcona almonds, chopped 1/2 cup arugula, chopped 1/8 cup small diced apples 1/8 cup dried currants 1/8 cup chick peas 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint Salt and pepper For the dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon sour cream 1/4 cup yellow curry paste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons honey Salt and pepper METHOD: 1. Mix all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and chill for 10 minutes. 2. Whisk all ingredients for the dressing and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 3. Season salad with salt and pepper and add dressing. 4. Mix thoroughly and place in a bowl. 5. Serve with fried pita chips or grilled bread.

Q: How do you choose colors that work together? A: Through this colorprinting process and through experience I get to what works. There are rules, but I break them. There are no clashes, just a way to balance everything. There are no wrongs, just better rights. Q: How can different paint textures evoke different moods and feelings? A: Wall textures play an important part in creating a mood. Also paint can impact that texture. A smooth texture is considered more formal and a sand or troweled texture is more informal. A professional designer or painter or faux finisher can help you achieve these textured looks.

DECORATING INSIGHTS FROM INTERIOR DESIGNER MIKE MCDANIEL OF ROBB & STUCKY Sure, painting a room sounds easy, but then it’s time for all those decisions. What color, what finish, what technique? Should you try trompe l’oeil? Should you paint those columns or leave them white? Who better to turn to than interior designer Mike McDaniel, IDS Professional with Robb & Stucky, for all our painting conundrums. Q: How can paint work as a design element? A: Paint is the most important element and yet the most inexpensive to accomplish. Paint is always the canvas we build off of to complete an environment. Q: Where should someone start when it comes to choosing paint as part of a room’s overall design? A: Identify what activity and mood you are trying to achieve. What is the end-use of the room? A relaxing room would work well with cool hues, while a television/game/ entertaining room will be best in warm hues. A room’s activities dictate the blending and range of colors.

Q: What types of faux paints are hot right now in our area? A: A Venetian plaster finish for that formal Tuscan environment, and scored, raked, or swirled in a tone-on-tone color for that informal or contemporary environment. A room’s mood comes from both texture and color. Q: What’s new when it comes to choosing a finish? A: With the new wave of less things and the green story, use an eggshell or low-sheen finish on everything. This reflects more light and highlights the canvas or walls we design on. Q: How did you choose the colors and design of the room on our cover? A: This typical dining area needed some life and intimacy. I visually brought down the ceiling by painting wide horizontal bands to make the space feel more intimate, and I enhanced the architectural features with a metallic wash of copper and pale gold. This gave the dining area some personality and balanced the elements. A little bling never hurts! Also, using my L.U.M.A. process and the principals of feng shui, I chose colors to enhance the dining experience and balance hot and cool colors to create a relaxing environment perfect for conversation. My L.U.M.A process follows a “today” design-feel using Loft, Urban, Metro and Asian influences.

LURE THEM IN WITH LANDSCAPING Considering selling your home and looking for a competitive edge? Before you assess the interiors, perhaps make some improvements to the outside. After all, when it comes to real estate, nothing says “I’m beautiful inside” better than a beautiful outside. One of the best ways to lure potential buyers in for a longer look is to wow them with the perfect landscaping. “Attracting potential homebuyers has everything to do with curb appeal,” says Andy Page owner of Arte Verde, a landscaping company in the Valley. Here, he shares some of the best tricks of the trade. 1. ADD COLOR—IN JUST THE RIGHT WAY. “A costeffective way of punching up curb appeal is to use medium-size colorful shrubs,” says Page. (Tip: Look for shrubs between two and three feet high and two feet wide.) But here’s the clincher: “Rather than planting two or three shrubs of differing varieties, use 20 of the same plant with the same bloom color,” he says. “This makes a bigger impact and defines the space well.”

2. DON’T GO OVERBOARD WITH HARDSCAPING MATERIALS. “Once you’ve decided on the plant palette, it’s helpful to include an appropriate hardscape material,” says Page. “Look for one that complements the architecture of the home, keeping the total square footage to what is functional and artistic. Too much of a good thing sometimes looks overdone.” 3. WOW ’EM WITH A WATER FEATURE. “Water features are desirable for any courtyard space,” says Page. “A fountain will take the edge off the summer heat and will be refreshing to guests as they enter your home.” Besides, what could be more relaxing—and put people more in the mood to sign on the dotted line and move in— than the tranquil sound of water flowing. Added bonus: The soothing trickle of water will help mask any unpleasant sounds, such as traffic, noisy neighbors, or barking dogs. 4. THINK TWICE ABOUT A LUSH LAWN. “The question of lawn or no lawn is one of personal preference,” says Page. “Seeing a lush green

lawn has a cooling effect for most people. However, lawns are high-maintenance elements that require lots of water.” Not such a good thing in our dry, desert environment. If you have a larger lawn, try to minimize the square footage by replacing grass with flower beds, mulched or rock areas, or special water features. 5. GO GREEN. “Any landscape can be both beautiful and environmentally conscious,” notes Page. A water-wise landscape will definitely appeal to today’s savvy and chic buyers. The features that should be included for a water-wise landscape, according to Page: an automatic irrigation timer, electric irrigation valves, a filter, a pressure compensator, half-inch poly hoses attached to each valve for the delivery system, and drip emitters for each plant and cactus (with a minimum of two adjustable emitters at the trees and palms). “The irrigation system should be configured by function and usage,” says Page. “Separate valves should be installed to service trees,

shrubs, cacti and agave, palms, raised gardens, and decorative pots. This layout will ensure that water is used efficiently and effectively, addressing all the horticultural requirements of your landscape.” 6. DON’T OVERLOOK LIGHTING. “The final feature one should consider to enhance the curb appeal of a landscape is low-voltage lighting,” says Page. “Low-voltage lighting is the icing on the cake with regards to showing off your property. It will highlight the focal points of your yard, add security, and make any landscape pleasing and complete.”

SEPTEMBER 2010 Phoenix Cooks JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, September 4th phoenixcooks.com Indulge in delectables from over 50 local restaurants and sample from boutique wineries and microbrews. Mingle with top Valley chefs, watch cooking demonstrations on three Performance Kitchen Stages and learn in an intimate and interactive environment how to cook like a top chef! Plus, win raffle prizes fit for a foodie with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Banner Health Pro-Am Golf Tournament Superstition Mountain Golf Club, September 10th 602.747.4483 | superstitionmtngc.com Golfers! Come hit the links at one of the country’s most revered golf courses at this annual event in support of Banner Health School-Based Health Centers. Individuals, foursomes and even corporate teams are invited to play. Sponsorships are also available. Ravioli Workshop Sur la Table, September 11th 480.998.0648 | surlatable.com Cooking classes at the Kierland Commons location have proven to be in high-demand. Take a break from the heat and join Anne-Marie Bianco as she instructs this hands-on class dedicated to everyone’s favorite Italian pasta – ravioli! Make reservations in advance as the classes generally fill quickly. Arizona Restaurant Week Local Restaurants, September 18th – 26th 602.307.9134 x16 | arizonarestaurantweek.com Always wanted to try that new local restaurant or anxious to revisit an old favorite? Foodies unite! During this week-long event, 150 restaurants will offer a threecourse meal of signature dishes for $19, $29 or $39 per person. Look for the wine glass icon next to a restaurant listing which indicates a drink is included in the price. Some fabulous restaurants participating this year include Modern Steak, Ocean Prime and Ruth’s Chris. Ballet under the Stars Various Locations, September 22nd – 26th 602.381.1096 | balletaz.org Spend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as Ballet Arizona continues its annual seasonopening tradition with Ballet under the Stars. The entire family can enjoy a combination of classical and contemporary works in a casual setting for free. Performances are scheduled for Glendale, Sun City West, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, and Tempe. Bring a blanket, plenty of cool drinks and soak up some culture! It’s in the Bag Phoenix Art Museum, September 24th 602.257.1222 | phxart.org Bring your gal pals to this ultimate girls’ night out. Enjoy signature cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment to dance the night away. The highlight of the evening is the silent and live auctions where each item up for bid is featured in a thematic bag such as a designer handbag with theatre tickets and a gift card, or a backpack filled with the latest hiking gear.


Q: What should a homeowner consider when choosing colors? A: Is this a color I would wear? Q: How else can someone choose colors that they will be happy with? A: I have a system I refer to as “colorprinting.” I ask clients various questions after which I can identify what are a person’s color likes and dislikes. Through an interview system, I derive at a client’s “colorprint.” Typical question topics include hobbies, room usage, existing furniture, art, collections, room orientation (feng shui), and the client’s emotional ties to stuff. Usually astrology and a client’s profession will play into the color selection as well.

Featuring Estate House 480.970.4099 | estatehouseaz.com

GRILLED CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD WITH CURRY VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS For the salad: 2 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed 1/4 cup grapes, halved 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/8 cup raisins 1/8 cup Marcona almonds, chopped 1/2 cup arugula, chopped 1/8 cup small diced apples 1/8 cup dried currants 1/8 cup chick peas 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint Salt and pepper For the dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon sour cream 1/4 cup yellow curry paste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons honey Salt and pepper METHOD: 1. Mix all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and chill for 10 minutes. 2. Whisk all ingredients for the dressing and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 3. Season salad with salt and pepper and add dressing. 4. Mix thoroughly and place in a bowl. 5. Serve with fried pita chips or grilled bread.

Q: How do you choose colors that work together? A: Through this colorprinting process and through experience I get to what works. There are rules, but I break them. There are no clashes, just a way to balance everything. There are no wrongs, just better rights. Q: How can different paint textures evoke different moods and feelings? A: Wall textures play an important part in creating a mood. Also paint can impact that texture. A smooth texture is considered more formal and a sand or troweled texture is more informal. A professional designer or painter or faux finisher can help you achieve these textured looks.

DECORATING INSIGHTS FROM INTERIOR DESIGNER MIKE MCDANIEL OF ROBB & STUCKY Sure, painting a room sounds easy, but then it’s time for all those decisions. What color, what finish, what technique? Should you try trompe l’oeil? Should you paint those columns or leave them white? Who better to turn to than interior designer Mike McDaniel, IDS Professional with Robb & Stucky, for all our painting conundrums. Q: How can paint work as a design element? A: Paint is the most important element and yet the most inexpensive to accomplish. Paint is always the canvas we build off of to complete an environment. Q: Where should someone start when it comes to choosing paint as part of a room’s overall design? A: Identify what activity and mood you are trying to achieve. What is the end-use of the room? A relaxing room would work well with cool hues, while a television/game/ entertaining room will be best in warm hues. A room’s activities dictate the blending and range of colors.

Q: What types of faux paints are hot right now in our area? A: A Venetian plaster finish for that formal Tuscan environment, and scored, raked, or swirled in a tone-on-tone color for that informal or contemporary environment. A room’s mood comes from both texture and color. Q: What’s new when it comes to choosing a finish? A: With the new wave of less things and the green story, use an eggshell or low-sheen finish on everything. This reflects more light and highlights the canvas or walls we design on. Q: How did you choose the colors and design of the room on our cover? A: This typical dining area needed some life and intimacy. I visually brought down the ceiling by painting wide horizontal bands to make the space feel more intimate, and I enhanced the architectural features with a metallic wash of copper and pale gold. This gave the dining area some personality and balanced the elements. A little bling never hurts! Also, using my L.U.M.A. process and the principals of feng shui, I chose colors to enhance the dining experience and balance hot and cool colors to create a relaxing environment perfect for conversation. My L.U.M.A process follows a “today” design-feel using Loft, Urban, Metro and Asian influences.

LURE THEM IN WITH LANDSCAPING Considering selling your home and looking for a competitive edge? Before you assess the interiors, perhaps make some improvements to the outside. After all, when it comes to real estate, nothing says “I’m beautiful inside” better than a beautiful outside. One of the best ways to lure potential buyers in for a longer look is to wow them with the perfect landscaping. “Attracting potential homebuyers has everything to do with curb appeal,” says Andy Page owner of Arte Verde, a landscaping company in the Valley. Here, he shares some of the best tricks of the trade. 1. ADD COLOR—IN JUST THE RIGHT WAY. “A costeffective way of punching up curb appeal is to use medium-size colorful shrubs,” says Page. (Tip: Look for shrubs between two and three feet high and two feet wide.) But here’s the clincher: “Rather than planting two or three shrubs of differing varieties, use 20 of the same plant with the same bloom color,” he says. “This makes a bigger impact and defines the space well.”

2. DON’T GO OVERBOARD WITH HARDSCAPING MATERIALS. “Once you’ve decided on the plant palette, it’s helpful to include an appropriate hardscape material,” says Page. “Look for one that complements the architecture of the home, keeping the total square footage to what is functional and artistic. Too much of a good thing sometimes looks overdone.” 3. WOW ’EM WITH A WATER FEATURE. “Water features are desirable for any courtyard space,” says Page. “A fountain will take the edge off the summer heat and will be refreshing to guests as they enter your home.” Besides, what could be more relaxing—and put people more in the mood to sign on the dotted line and move in— than the tranquil sound of water flowing. Added bonus: The soothing trickle of water will help mask any unpleasant sounds, such as traffic, noisy neighbors, or barking dogs. 4. THINK TWICE ABOUT A LUSH LAWN. “The question of lawn or no lawn is one of personal preference,” says Page. “Seeing a lush green

lawn has a cooling effect for most people. However, lawns are high-maintenance elements that require lots of water.” Not such a good thing in our dry, desert environment. If you have a larger lawn, try to minimize the square footage by replacing grass with flower beds, mulched or rock areas, or special water features. 5. GO GREEN. “Any landscape can be both beautiful and environmentally conscious,” notes Page. A water-wise landscape will definitely appeal to today’s savvy and chic buyers. The features that should be included for a water-wise landscape, according to Page: an automatic irrigation timer, electric irrigation valves, a filter, a pressure compensator, half-inch poly hoses attached to each valve for the delivery system, and drip emitters for each plant and cactus (with a minimum of two adjustable emitters at the trees and palms). “The irrigation system should be configured by function and usage,” says Page. “Separate valves should be installed to service trees,

shrubs, cacti and agave, palms, raised gardens, and decorative pots. This layout will ensure that water is used efficiently and effectively, addressing all the horticultural requirements of your landscape.” 6. DON’T OVERLOOK LIGHTING. “The final feature one should consider to enhance the curb appeal of a landscape is low-voltage lighting,” says Page. “Low-voltage lighting is the icing on the cake with regards to showing off your property. It will highlight the focal points of your yard, add security, and make any landscape pleasing and complete.”

SEPTEMBER 2010 Phoenix Cooks JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, September 4th phoenixcooks.com Indulge in delectables from over 50 local restaurants and sample from boutique wineries and microbrews. Mingle with top Valley chefs, watch cooking demonstrations on three Performance Kitchen Stages and learn in an intimate and interactive environment how to cook like a top chef! Plus, win raffle prizes fit for a foodie with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Banner Health Pro-Am Golf Tournament Superstition Mountain Golf Club, September 10th 602.747.4483 | superstitionmtngc.com Golfers! Come hit the links at one of the country’s most revered golf courses at this annual event in support of Banner Health School-Based Health Centers. Individuals, foursomes and even corporate teams are invited to play. Sponsorships are also available. Ravioli Workshop Sur la Table, September 11th 480.998.0648 | surlatable.com Cooking classes at the Kierland Commons location have proven to be in high-demand. Take a break from the heat and join Anne-Marie Bianco as she instructs this hands-on class dedicated to everyone’s favorite Italian pasta – ravioli! Make reservations in advance as the classes generally fill quickly. Arizona Restaurant Week Local Restaurants, September 18th – 26th 602.307.9134 x16 | arizonarestaurantweek.com Always wanted to try that new local restaurant or anxious to revisit an old favorite? Foodies unite! During this week-long event, 150 restaurants will offer a threecourse meal of signature dishes for $19, $29 or $39 per person. Look for the wine glass icon next to a restaurant listing which indicates a drink is included in the price. Some fabulous restaurants participating this year include Modern Steak, Ocean Prime and Ruth’s Chris. Ballet under the Stars Various Locations, September 22nd – 26th 602.381.1096 | balletaz.org Spend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as Ballet Arizona continues its annual seasonopening tradition with Ballet under the Stars. The entire family can enjoy a combination of classical and contemporary works in a casual setting for free. Performances are scheduled for Glendale, Sun City West, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, and Tempe. Bring a blanket, plenty of cool drinks and soak up some culture! It’s in the Bag Phoenix Art Museum, September 24th 602.257.1222 | phxart.org Bring your gal pals to this ultimate girls’ night out. Enjoy signature cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment to dance the night away. The highlight of the evening is the silent and live auctions where each item up for bid is featured in a thematic bag such as a designer handbag with theatre tickets and a gift card, or a backpack filled with the latest hiking gear.


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

September 2010

CURRENT REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN

FEATURED PROPERTY: 27257 N. 97th Place | Lot 37 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,766 Sq. Ft. 3 Car Garage $4,595,000 ESTANCIA AT ITS BEST. This fantastic custom home, overlooking the 8th green of world-renowned Estancia boasts unobstructed views of the fairway and Pinnacle Peak and is truly exquisite in every detail. A soft, contemporary interior design and warm Tuscan exterior makes for a seamless and elegant masterpiece that warms the heart and enhances a true desert living experience. There are numerous outdoor patios such as the large entry courtyard, back patio with 25’ wall of glass that pockets away bringing outdoor living into the main body of the home. Private patios off the master bedroom and kitchen further complement the indoor/outdoor design. The interior appointments are masterfully designed and constructed to provide an elegant yet relaxed luxury lifestyle. If you are looking for the best, this is it! Address Lot # Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath Price Per SF CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 10009 E. Blue Sky Dr. 100 3450 / 3 / 3 $375 28092 N. 101st St. 117 2455 / 3 / 3 $527 27987 N. 100th Pl. 104 3450 / 3 / 3 $433 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 27264 N. 103rd Way 209 5665 / 5 / 4.5 $415 27927 N. 101st St. 89 5300 / 4 / 4 $471 26872 N. 102nd St. 255 6229 / 5 / 6.5 $401 27364 N. 97th Pl. 61 6000 / 4 / 4.5 $449 26942 N. 103rd St. 181 6240 / 4 / 5.5 $465 9897 E. Blue Sky Dr. 84 5537 / 4 / 4 $703 27771 N. 103rd Pl. 152 7551 / 3 / 6 $523 27184 N. 97th Pl. 64 7587 / 4 / 7 $527 27257 N. 97th Pl. 37 5766 / 4 / 5 $797 9720 E. Estancia Way 29 6544 / 4 / 4.5 $760 9825 E. Blue Sky Dr. 80 8743 / 5 / 6 $571 27473 N. 97th Pl. 33 6850 / 4 / 4.5 $817 9807 E. Blue Sky Dr. 79 8445 / 5 / 6.5 $709 26798 N. 98th Way 229 7309 / 4 / 5 $957 27341 N. 102nd St. 270 14231 / 8 / 11 $1054 PENDING: 28159 N. 96th Pl. 1 5406 / 4 / 5 $277 28070 N. 96th Pl. 21 6805 / 5 / 7 $323 27123 N. 103rd Way 179 5103 / 4 / 4.5 $490 SOLD: 28095 N. 101st St. 122 2800 / 3 / 3 $304 27554 N. 103rd St. 196 6885 / 4 / 5 $625

Paint Makes Your Rooms POP!

List Price $1,295,000 $1,295,000 $1,495,000 $1,850,000 $1,995,000 $2,298,000 $2,350,000 $2,495,000 $2,499,900 $2,695,000 $2,899,000 $3,895,000 $3,950,000 $3,995,000 $4,595,000 $4,975,000 $4,995,000 $5,595,000 $5,985,000 $6,995,000 $15,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,200,000 $2,500,000 Sold Price $850,000 $4,300,000

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.

Color • Texture • Finish

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

ISSN-1939-9650

Landscaping Tips

Wow Your Potential Buyers

Craving Light & Fresh Fare?

Estate House’s Chicken Chopped Salad Estancia’s

Real Estate Report


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