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Rio Verde Real Estate Recap HOMES - Currently, there are 68 active homes on the market and 53 homes under contract. LAND - Currently, there are 316 active lots on the market and 21 lots under contract.

Bonnie Burke, PC RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

The following lots have closed since last publication: 16800 E. Lone Mtn. 16600 E. Lone Mtn. 30150 N. 168th St. 16932 E. Madre Del Oro 162 E. Rio Verde Dr. 16914 E. Madre Del Oro 15800 E. Mark Ln. 15914 E. Brookhart XXX N. 167th St. 0000 N. 156th Pl. 272XX N. 152nd St.

1.20 acres 1.03 acres 1.00 acre 1.05 acres 1.00 acre 1.05 acres 1.01 acres 1.00 acre 2.02 acres 1.18 acres 4.70 acres

$13,500 $15,000 $17,000 $25,500 $26,500 $28,000 $28,000 $30,000 $31,000 $42,000 $119,900

April 2010

*According to AZ Regional Multiple Listing Service

Featured Property

5 Acres | Full Horse Set-up | 2600 Sq. Ft. | $795,000

Bonnie Burke, PC ABR, CDPE, CLHMS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI Integrity Based, Service Driven RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 • Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480.720.8001 Cell Bonnie@BonnieBurke.com www.BonnieBurke.com

Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath / Lot Size Days On Market NEW LISTINGS SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 29810 N. 163rd St. 1,345 / 3 / 1.75 / 1-1.9 Acres 21 15310 E. Roy Rogers Rd. 1,732 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 2 14335 E. Desert Vista Trl. 4,079 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 22 17449 E. Quail Track Rd. 3,776 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 16633 E. Casalote Dr. 3,681 / 4 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 11 33619 N. 138th Pl. 3,338 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 25 29520 N. 144th Way 3,463 / 5 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 8 31213 N. 152nd St. 3,820 / 4 / 3 / 2-4.9 Acres 22 28428 N. 151st St. 4,050 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 18 14021 E. Milton Ct. 4,100 / 4 / 3.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 14322 E. Lowden Ct. 5,500 / 5 / 5 / 2-4.9 Acres 32 14241 E. Rio Verde Dr. 11,727 / 5 / 7 / 10+ Acres 24 PENDING SALES SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 31309 N. 161st St. 4,020 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 59 29307 N. 154th St. 1,826 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 305 16724 E. Lone Mountain Rd. 3,463 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 605 26809 N. 152nd St. 1,653 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 41 16515 E. Lone Mountain Rd. 1,921 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 37 13619 E. Monterra Way 1,914 / 2 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 7 14642 E. Dale Ln. 2,294 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 194 14305 E. Carefree Hwy. 2,736 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 59 29903 N. 153rd Pl. 3,150 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 14613 E. Desert Vista Trl. 4,149 / 4 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 4 29811 N. 166th Way 3,398 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 28 26914 N. 161st St. 2,141 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 14443 E. Dale Ln. 2,772 / 3 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 210 14032 E. Cavedale Dr. 2,600 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 183 14527 E. Dale Ln. 2,540 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 23 15316 E. Dixileta St. 2,550 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 277 17130 E. Desert Vista Trl. 3,270 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 8 16644 E. Horned Owl Trl. 3,381 / 5 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 58 27306 N. 174th St. 4,268 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 435 28623 N. 158 St. 4,000 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 28621 N. 146th St. 3,710 / 3 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 137 16340 E. Gamble Ln. 3,749 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 34 33515 N. 140th Pl. 3,426 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 150 28321 N. 153rd St. 3,701 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 771 35021 N. 139th Way 4,204 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 35 35029 N. 139th Way 4,184 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 32 28326 N. 153rd St. 3,973 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 156 31234 N. 142nd St. 3,495 / 3 / 2.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 32817 N. 137th St. 4,508 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 121 30316 N. 139th St. 5,048 / 4 / 4 / 2-4.9 Acres 401 SOLD SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: DOM List Price 31605 N. 164th St. 1,200 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 351 $149,500 16509 E. Dixileta Dr. 2,345 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 37 $259,900 16328 E. Gamble Ln. 3,463 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 2 $299,000 15312 E. Skinner Dr. 2,449 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 312 $300,000 17504 E. Montgomery Rd. 3,642 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 313 $370,000 28207 N. 154th St. 3,150 / 3 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 149 $345,000 26607 N. 156th St. 3,544 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 7 $299,900 31416 N. 166th Pl. 3,340 / 3 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 74 $419,000 28217 N. 139th St. 3,281 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 403 $375,000 33411 N. 141st St. 3,850 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 4 $340,000 13725 E. Aloe Vera Dr. 3,974 / 4 / 4 / 2-4.9 Acres 106 $599,000 13747 E. Montgomery Rd. 4,801 / 5 / 5.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 50 $595,000 31210 N. 142nd St. 4,053 / 4 / 4.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 24 $660,000 14232 E. Montgomery Ct. 4,117 / 4 / 4.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 19 $749,900 30325 N. 170th St. 5,980 / 3 / 4 / 5-9.9 Acres 313 $799,000

List Price $159,000 $225,000 $353,900 $399,000 $424,900 $429,000 $489,900 $725,000 $998,000 $1,195,000 $1,299,000 $6,900,000 $115,000 $199,000 $222,600 $224,900 $225,000 $225,000 $275,000 $299,000 $283,800 $299,000 $299,900 $299,900 $300,000 $317,500 $329,000 $329,000 $339,000 $375,000 $379,000 $379,900 $399,000 $399,900 $400,000 $425,000 $410,000 $425,000 $435,000 $440,000 $599,000 $715,000 Sold Price $129,000 $220,000 $299,000 $300,000 $327,125 $355,000 $370,000 $370,000 $375,000 $375,000 $540,000 $550,000 $660,000 $700,000 $725,000

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.


Rio Verde Real Estate Recap HOMES - Currently, there are 68 active homes on the market and 53 homes under contract. LAND - Currently, there are 316 active lots on the market and 21 lots under contract.

Bonnie Burke, PC RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

The following lots have closed since last publication: 16800 E. Lone Mtn. 16600 E. Lone Mtn. 30150 N. 168th St. 16932 E. Madre Del Oro 162 E. Rio Verde Dr. 16914 E. Madre Del Oro 15800 E. Mark Ln. 15914 E. Brookhart XXX N. 167th St. 0000 N. 156th Pl. 272XX N. 152nd St.

1.20 acres 1.03 acres 1.00 acre 1.05 acres 1.00 acre 1.05 acres 1.01 acres 1.00 acre 2.02 acres 1.18 acres 4.70 acres

$13,500 $15,000 $17,000 $25,500 $26,500 $28,000 $28,000 $30,000 $31,000 $42,000 $119,900

April 2010

*According to AZ Regional Multiple Listing Service

Featured Property

5 Acres | Full Horse Set-up | 2600 Sq. Ft. | $795,000

Bonnie Burke, PC ABR, CDPE, CLHMS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI Integrity Based, Service Driven RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 • Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480.720.8001 Cell Bonnie@BonnieBurke.com www.BonnieBurke.com

Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath / Lot Size Days On Market NEW LISTINGS SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 29810 N. 163rd St. 1,345 / 3 / 1.75 / 1-1.9 Acres 21 15310 E. Roy Rogers Rd. 1,732 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 2 14335 E. Desert Vista Trl. 4,079 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 22 17449 E. Quail Track Rd. 3,776 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 16633 E. Casalote Dr. 3,681 / 4 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 11 33619 N. 138th Pl. 3,338 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 25 29520 N. 144th Way 3,463 / 5 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 8 31213 N. 152nd St. 3,820 / 4 / 3 / 2-4.9 Acres 22 28428 N. 151st St. 4,050 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 18 14021 E. Milton Ct. 4,100 / 4 / 3.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 14322 E. Lowden Ct. 5,500 / 5 / 5 / 2-4.9 Acres 32 14241 E. Rio Verde Dr. 11,727 / 5 / 7 / 10+ Acres 24 PENDING SALES SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 31309 N. 161st St. 4,020 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 59 29307 N. 154th St. 1,826 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 305 16724 E. Lone Mountain Rd. 3,463 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 605 26809 N. 152nd St. 1,653 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 41 16515 E. Lone Mountain Rd. 1,921 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 37 13619 E. Monterra Way 1,914 / 2 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 7 14642 E. Dale Ln. 2,294 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 194 14305 E. Carefree Hwy. 2,736 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 59 29903 N. 153rd Pl. 3,150 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 14613 E. Desert Vista Trl. 4,149 / 4 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 4 29811 N. 166th Way 3,398 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 28 26914 N. 161st St. 2,141 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 14443 E. Dale Ln. 2,772 / 3 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 210 14032 E. Cavedale Dr. 2,600 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 183 14527 E. Dale Ln. 2,540 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 23 15316 E. Dixileta St. 2,550 / 3 / 2 / 2-4.9 Acres 277 17130 E. Desert Vista Trl. 3,270 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 8 16644 E. Horned Owl Trl. 3,381 / 5 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 58 27306 N. 174th St. 4,268 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 435 28623 N. 158 St. 4,000 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 13 28621 N. 146th St. 3,710 / 3 / 3 / 1-1.9 Acres 137 16340 E. Gamble Ln. 3,749 / 5 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 34 33515 N. 140th Pl. 3,426 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 150 28321 N. 153rd St. 3,701 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 771 35021 N. 139th Way 4,204 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 35 35029 N. 139th Way 4,184 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 32 28326 N. 153rd St. 3,973 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 156 31234 N. 142nd St. 3,495 / 3 / 2.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 9 32817 N. 137th St. 4,508 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 121 30316 N. 139th St. 5,048 / 4 / 4 / 2-4.9 Acres 401 SOLD SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: DOM List Price 31605 N. 164th St. 1,200 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 351 $149,500 16509 E. Dixileta Dr. 2,345 / 3 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 37 $259,900 16328 E. Gamble Ln. 3,463 / 4 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 2 $299,000 15312 E. Skinner Dr. 2,449 / 4 / 2 / 1-1.9 Acres 312 $300,000 17504 E. Montgomery Rd. 3,642 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 313 $370,000 28207 N. 154th St. 3,150 / 3 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 149 $345,000 26607 N. 156th St. 3,544 / 4 / 4.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 7 $299,900 31416 N. 166th Pl. 3,340 / 3 / 3.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 74 $419,000 28217 N. 139th St. 3,281 / 4 / 2.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 403 $375,000 33411 N. 141st St. 3,850 / 4 / 4 / 1-1.9 Acres 4 $340,000 13725 E. Aloe Vera Dr. 3,974 / 4 / 4 / 2-4.9 Acres 106 $599,000 13747 E. Montgomery Rd. 4,801 / 5 / 5.5 / 1-1.9 Acres 50 $595,000 31210 N. 142nd St. 4,053 / 4 / 4.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 24 $660,000 14232 E. Montgomery Ct. 4,117 / 4 / 4.5 / 2-4.9 Acres 19 $749,900 30325 N. 170th St. 5,980 / 3 / 4 / 5-9.9 Acres 313 $799,000

List Price $159,000 $225,000 $353,900 $399,000 $424,900 $429,000 $489,900 $725,000 $998,000 $1,195,000 $1,299,000 $6,900,000 $115,000 $199,000 $222,600 $224,900 $225,000 $225,000 $275,000 $299,000 $283,800 $299,000 $299,900 $299,900 $300,000 $317,500 $329,000 $329,000 $339,000 $375,000 $379,000 $379,900 $399,000 $399,900 $400,000 $425,000 $410,000 $425,000 $435,000 $440,000 $599,000 $715,000 Sold Price $129,000 $220,000 $299,000 $300,000 $327,125 $355,000 $370,000 $370,000 $375,000 $375,000 $540,000 $550,000 $660,000 $700,000 $725,000

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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