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Bonnie Burke • RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Rio Verde Foothills March | April 2013

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

14527 E. Dale Lane (MLS 4887920) 4 bedrooms plus den 2 bath/ 2530 sf / pool / 1.25 acres / 3 car garage JUST LISTED at $480,000 Exceptionally clean and cute 4 bedroom home plus den (could be used as formal dining room.) Great room floorplan affords the ability to entertain in style with lots of room for all the guests. Partial paved access and plenty of room for horses. 18’’ tile floors, neutral colors throughout and soft decor give you the warm feeling of a good energy home. Fantastic mountain views! Split floorplan, extra storage and nice size sparkling pool just in time for summer. Let the fun begin!!!

Rio Verde Real Estate Recap HOMES - Currently, there are 56 active homes on the market and 23 homes under contract. LAND - Currently, there are 83 active lots on the market and 10 lots under contract.

Rio Verde Land

The following lots have closed since last publication: 30108 N. 166th Way 14130 E. Westland Rd. 16029 E. Bobwhite Way 31XXX N. 172nd St. XXX N. 140th St. 15601 N. 156th St. 27800 N. 158th St. 14001 E. Rancho Del Oro

1.01 acres 2.55 acres 1.25 acres 2.01 acres 1.53 acres 2.50 acres 1.25 acres 2.50 acres

$20,000 * $41,000 $45,000 $51,500 $58,000 $60,000 $69,000 * $70,000

* My listing or property I sold.

BONNIE BURKE ABR, CDPE, CIAS, CLHMS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI

Integrity Based, Service Driven

480.720.8001 Cell Bonnie@BonnieBurke.com www.BonnieBurke.com

Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath / Acre Days On Market List Price ACTIVE SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 13732 E Olesen Rd 1,648 / 3 / 2 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 62 $225,000 15255 E Rio Verde Dr 500 / 1 / 1 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $329,000 29303 N 148th St 2,709 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $409,900 29525 N 164th Pl 0 3,730 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $419,900 29509 N 140th St 2,421 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 32 $424,500 27532 N 174th St 3,499 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 11 $460,000 14527 E Dale Ln 2,530 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 9 $480,000 28515 N 162nd St 4,436 / 5 / 5.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 19 $489,900 27705 N 137th St 2,625 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 37 $495,000 14414 E Morning Vista Ln 2,850 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $499,000 28505 N 154th St 3,161 / 3 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 2 $499,500 14041 E Bajada Dr 3,245 / 6 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 34 $525,000 15406 E Cavedale Dr 3,799 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 6 $559,900 33305 N 142nd Way 3,534 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 63 $625,000 14215 E Dale Ln 3,796 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $625,000 28427 N 136th St 3,211 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 17 $674,900 29220 N 156th St 2,964 / 4 / 3 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 51 $775,000 13821 E Westland Rd 3,998 / 4 / 3.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 13 $800,000 13857 E Hawknest Rd 5,980 / 4 / 4.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 10 $950,000 27414 N 150th St 3,100 / 3 / 2.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 21 $1,225,000 31130 N 151st St 4,313 / 5 / 3.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 28 $1,495,000 PENDING SALES SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 28629 N 168th St 2,150 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 130 $160,000 31307 N 155th St 2,008 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 152 $219,500 14127 E Roberta Dr 2,786 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $250,000 16538 E Desert Vista Trl 3,478 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $300,000 26809 N 152nd St 1,653 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 12 $328,000 28907 N 152nd Pl 2,311 / 4 / 2 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 22 $329,900 28908 N 150th St 2,471 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $350,000 13932 E Windstone Trl 2,179 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 27 $390,000 13646 E Westland Rd 2,439 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $399,000 14043 E Red Bird Rd 2,622 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 126 $427,500 27821 N 155th Pl 2,724 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 153 $430,000 29919 N 152nd St 2,662 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 12 $435,000 31107 N 161st Pl 4,240 / 4 / 4 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 330 $450,000 16226 E Pinnacle Vista Dr 2,999 / 4 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 13 $479,000 14247 E Dove Valley Rd 3,295 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $479,900 26722 N 142nd Pl 3,466 / 3 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 40 $575,000 33620 N 139th Way 3,895 / 3 / 3 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 68 $595,000 28206 N Rio Mountain Ct 4,476 / 5 / 4.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 297 $699,900 13615 E Aloe Vera Dr 5,001 / 3 / 3.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 17 $700,000 31026 N 151st St 4,112 / 4 / 4 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 31 $800,000 SOLD SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: DOM List Price Sold Price 17411 E Quail Track Rd 2,846 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 34 $309,900 $290,000 14226 E Melanie Dr 2,037 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 247 $295,000 $318,000 34609 N 140th St 2,676 / 3 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 54 $379,000 $375,000 27836 N 158th St 2,522 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 47 $399,000 $380,000 27311 N 162nd St 2,692 / 3 / 3.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 30 $376,000 $400,000 16421 E Lone Tree Trl 3,173 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $449,900 $405,001 27127 N 137th St 2,765 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 106 $399,900 $415,000 28507 N 141st St (2.5 Acres) 3,256 / 4 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 52 $565,000 $530,000 16229 E White Feather Ln 3,311 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 268 $543,000 $535,000 14625 E Desert Vista Trl 3,053 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 124 $599,000 $583,000 33510 N 139th Pl 4,395 / 5 / 5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 15 $640,000 $620,000 31527 N 174th St 4,211 / 5 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 341 $897,000 $750,000 28428 N 151st St 4,050 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 540 $849,000 $805,000 32905 N 140th St 3,002 / 3 / 2.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 298 $975,000 $965,000 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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MARCH | APRIL 2013 La Cage Aux Folles Phoenix Theatre, March 13th – April 7th 602.254.2151 | PhoenixTheatre.com Some call it “The Birdcage,” others say it’s “A Menagerie of Crazies.” We call it worth the wait! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, written by Jerry Herman of Hello Dolly, Mame and Mack & Mabel fame, La Cage is an indisputable musical comedy classic.

TUNA TARTARE WITH AVOCADO AND SOY-LIME DRESSING 18 ounces fresh tuna, trimmed and cut into 1/8-inch dice 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ripe Haas avocadoes, peeled and diced Toasted sliced ciabatta bread Crispy Shallots: Peanut oil for frying 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 tablespoons Wondra flour Fine sea salt Fry the Shallots: Pour the oil into a small saucepan to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat the oil until a small piece of shallot sizzles rapidly when added to the pan. Toss the shallots with the flour. Carefully add the shallots to the oil and fry until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the shallots with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with a pinch of salt. Dressing: 1-1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder 3 tablespoons reduced sodium (light) soy sauce 2 tablespoons white mirin 1 tablespoon mustard oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon honey Freshly ground black pepper Make the Dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together the wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste. Whisk in the soy sauce, mirin, mustard oil, vinegar, lime juice and honey. Add black pepper to taste. Set aside. Make the Tartare: Toss the tuna with the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Season the avocadoes with salt and pepper to taste. To Serve: To mold the tuna into a disk, place a 3-inch tartlet ring or an empty tuna can with the top and bottom lids cut out on a chilled plate. Fill the ring with a layer of avocado and top with the diced tuna and fried shallots. Lift off the ring. Drizzle the sauce around the tuna. Serve with the ciabatta or homemade potato chips. Serves 6

Arizona. It’s a land brimming with treasures, both natural and man-made. It is a magical place, one of unending grandeur in which its beauties and mysteries continue to unfold for those exploring all of its offerings. Arizona’s great appeal is found in its stunning landscapes, its pleasant climate, a history rich with diverse cultures and a new modern influence able to satisfy the most sophisticated of personalities.

Natural Wonders

The land that is Arizona has been the topic of poets, scholars, photographers and others simply awe-inspired by its majesty. From the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, the gorgeous sights of Arizona are beloved by residents and travelers from all parts of our globe. Perhaps the greatest charm of the Arizona landscape lies in its seemingly infinite diversity. In less than a day’s travel, one can experience the sheer beauty of the Sonoran Desert’s surprising lushness as well as snow-covered pine trees blanketing mountain ridges. Famous destinations such as the Painted Desert, Monument Valley and Karchner Caverns give way to the equally stunning, albeit lesser known, treasures of winding canyon lands, vast plateaus, ancient volcanoes and saguaro-studded expanses of desert.

Fantastic Climate

In a haven that boasts a plentitude of sunshine, many can not resist the allure of such a lovely place to spend their lives. Arizona’s exceptionally clear skies lend themselves to dark, starry nights and magical, azure-blue days. Even the desert’s abundant dust contributes to Arizona’s famous sunsets as the descending sunlight reflects off of these minute particles in the air. Skies painted with blazing reds and oranges, and gorgeous purples and pinks are a nightly gift. Arizona’s low humidity allows even hot, desert air to cool significantly at night giving us pleasant temperatures in any season. With luxurious sunshine prevailing in each of the four seasons, Arizona is known as one of the most delightful places on earth.

In late February, the Maricopa County Assessor’s office will have mailed Notices of Value establishing the value of your property for tax year 2014. These values, in conjunction with the tax rates (established at a later date) will dictate the amount of property taxes you pay for the 2014 tax year. If your Full Cash Value is higher than your property’s market value, you can challenge the Assessor’s valuation. With the recent passage of Proposition 117, now is the perfect time to make sure that the values set by the Assessor accurately reflect the market value of your property. Proposition 117 will alter the way the Maricopa County Assessor determines your property’s assessed value.  Beginning in tax year 2015, your Limited Property Value (“LPV”) will determine both your primary and secondary taxes.  As a result of Proposition 117, a property’s LPV can increase by no more than 5% per year. Because the Full Cash Value will serve as a cap on how high your Limited Property Value can be, it is important that your assessment be reviewed THIS YEAR to grandfather in the lowest base starting value for next year when Proposition 117 takes effect.

Rich History

A place is molded by the people who have lived there. The cultures that have put their mark on Arizona have shaped it into what it is today. Arizona’s appealing character is a combination of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences. As early American settlers migrated to Arizona in search of new opportunities and adventures, visions of frontier families, cowboys and gunfights pepper the images of our heritage. Because of this vivid and varied history, Arizona offers world-class museums and archeologically-important discoveries.

Modern Culture

From the humble beginnings of an outback Western Territory, the metropolises of Arizona have grown into their own. Vibrant cities are bursting with stylish nightspots and luxurious resorts. World-class golf, spas and shopping are just steps away from restaurants offering cuisine for every palate. Dynamic performing arts and thought-provoking visual arts are at our daily disposal. Life in Arizona is as serene or as fast-paced as an individual desires. Life in Arizona, for many, is a dream come true!

10 Tips To Challenge The Assessor’s Valuation: 1. Review your Notice of Value, which the Assessor will have mailed in February. Ask yourself, “Would I sell my home for the full cash value determined by the Assessor?” If your answer is “no,” then you probably should not appeal. Conversely, if you believe your assessed value is higher than the market value of your home, then you should consider filing an appeal.

A Step-By-Step Guide

TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

2. File your appeal within 60 days of the mailing date on your Notice of Value. 3. Appeal forms (also known as “Petitions for Review”) are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at: www.maricopa.gov/assessor/ PropertyValueAppeals.aspx.

4. Attach to your petition “substantial information” that supports a reduction in the Full Cash Value of your property. This could include a recent appraisal, documented sales of similar properties, information regarding the physical condition of your property, a location problem or adverse terrain features. Call your neighborhood Realtor for help with comparable sales data.

5. Mark the box on the form requesting a meeting with the Assessor. At the meeting, you will find out why the Assessor believes your property is or is not overvalued. 6. If you do not achieve a reduction at the Assessor level, you can further appeal the value of your property to the State Board of Equalization. 7. File your appeal to the State Board within 25 days of the mailing date of the Assessor’s decision. 8. For information on appealing to the State Board, visit www.sboe.state.az.us. 9. Finally, if you do not achieve a reduction at the State Board level, you may appeal to Tax Court. Information on how to file your own small claims tax appeal can be found at: www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/ TaxCourt/casePrep.asp. 10. File your appeal to Tax Court within 60 days of the mailing date of the State Board’s decision. Information presented with the assistance of Attorneys at Law, Jennifer A. Prendiville and Bart Wilhoit of Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC. While they do not typically handle residential appeals, do contact them if you have a commercial or industrial property, or vacant land that you would like to appeal. AZStateTaxLaw.com

Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden, March 22nd 480.481.8188 | DBG.org Celebrate the essence of the margarita and the spirit of the Southwest at the 11th Annual Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden. Savor an evening of gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers and samba under the stars to vibrant Latin rhythms. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 22nd – 23rd 480.499.8587 | AspenSantaFeBallet.com Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West and beyond. ASFB’s unique pioneering spirit arises from a paired set of home cities: Aspen, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the majestic Southwestern plateau. For 16 years, the company has served as a prestigious incubator and a showcase for choreographic invention to popular and critical acclaim. 6th Annual Dine With Your Dog PERA Club Tempe, April 13th 602.933.2663 | DineWithYourDog.org Woof, Wine and Dine! Don’t miss this “fur-filled” fundraiser. The evening includes a gourmet dinner with wine, a gourmet canine dinner for your pooch, a fashion show highlighting the latest trends in Canine Couture, raffle, vendors, doggie activities and more. Benefiting the PetSmart Paws Can Heal animal-assisted therapy program, this magical evening will help many in need, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients. Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Celebration Mesa Arts Center, April 26th 480.644.6500 | MesaArtsCenter.com Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world.  Celebrate the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation, an All-Star Jazz Collaboration. This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.


In Good Taste

Event Calendar

Featuring BLT Steak at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa 480.905.7979

MARCH | APRIL 2013 La Cage Aux Folles Phoenix Theatre, March 13th – April 7th 602.254.2151 | PhoenixTheatre.com Some call it “The Birdcage,” others say it’s “A Menagerie of Crazies.” We call it worth the wait! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, written by Jerry Herman of Hello Dolly, Mame and Mack & Mabel fame, La Cage is an indisputable musical comedy classic.

TUNA TARTARE WITH AVOCADO AND SOY-LIME DRESSING 18 ounces fresh tuna, trimmed and cut into 1/8-inch dice 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ripe Haas avocadoes, peeled and diced Toasted sliced ciabatta bread Crispy Shallots: Peanut oil for frying 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 tablespoons Wondra flour Fine sea salt Fry the Shallots: Pour the oil into a small saucepan to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat the oil until a small piece of shallot sizzles rapidly when added to the pan. Toss the shallots with the flour. Carefully add the shallots to the oil and fry until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the shallots with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with a pinch of salt. Dressing: 1-1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder 3 tablespoons reduced sodium (light) soy sauce 2 tablespoons white mirin 1 tablespoon mustard oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon honey Freshly ground black pepper Make the Dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together the wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste. Whisk in the soy sauce, mirin, mustard oil, vinegar, lime juice and honey. Add black pepper to taste. Set aside. Make the Tartare: Toss the tuna with the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Season the avocadoes with salt and pepper to taste. To Serve: To mold the tuna into a disk, place a 3-inch tartlet ring or an empty tuna can with the top and bottom lids cut out on a chilled plate. Fill the ring with a layer of avocado and top with the diced tuna and fried shallots. Lift off the ring. Drizzle the sauce around the tuna. Serve with the ciabatta or homemade potato chips. Serves 6

Arizona. It’s a land brimming with treasures, both natural and man-made. It is a magical place, one of unending grandeur in which its beauties and mysteries continue to unfold for those exploring all of its offerings. Arizona’s great appeal is found in its stunning landscapes, its pleasant climate, a history rich with diverse cultures and a new modern influence able to satisfy the most sophisticated of personalities.

Natural Wonders

The land that is Arizona has been the topic of poets, scholars, photographers and others simply awe-inspired by its majesty. From the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, the gorgeous sights of Arizona are beloved by residents and travelers from all parts of our globe. Perhaps the greatest charm of the Arizona landscape lies in its seemingly infinite diversity. In less than a day’s travel, one can experience the sheer beauty of the Sonoran Desert’s surprising lushness as well as snow-covered pine trees blanketing mountain ridges. Famous destinations such as the Painted Desert, Monument Valley and Karchner Caverns give way to the equally stunning, albeit lesser known, treasures of winding canyon lands, vast plateaus, ancient volcanoes and saguaro-studded expanses of desert.

Fantastic Climate

In a haven that boasts a plentitude of sunshine, many can not resist the allure of such a lovely place to spend their lives. Arizona’s exceptionally clear skies lend themselves to dark, starry nights and magical, azure-blue days. Even the desert’s abundant dust contributes to Arizona’s famous sunsets as the descending sunlight reflects off of these minute particles in the air. Skies painted with blazing reds and oranges, and gorgeous purples and pinks are a nightly gift. Arizona’s low humidity allows even hot, desert air to cool significantly at night giving us pleasant temperatures in any season. With luxurious sunshine prevailing in each of the four seasons, Arizona is known as one of the most delightful places on earth.

In late February, the Maricopa County Assessor’s office will have mailed Notices of Value establishing the value of your property for tax year 2014. These values, in conjunction with the tax rates (established at a later date) will dictate the amount of property taxes you pay for the 2014 tax year. If your Full Cash Value is higher than your property’s market value, you can challenge the Assessor’s valuation. With the recent passage of Proposition 117, now is the perfect time to make sure that the values set by the Assessor accurately reflect the market value of your property. Proposition 117 will alter the way the Maricopa County Assessor determines your property’s assessed value.  Beginning in tax year 2015, your Limited Property Value (“LPV”) will determine both your primary and secondary taxes.  As a result of Proposition 117, a property’s LPV can increase by no more than 5% per year. Because the Full Cash Value will serve as a cap on how high your Limited Property Value can be, it is important that your assessment be reviewed THIS YEAR to grandfather in the lowest base starting value for next year when Proposition 117 takes effect.

Rich History

A place is molded by the people who have lived there. The cultures that have put their mark on Arizona have shaped it into what it is today. Arizona’s appealing character is a combination of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences. As early American settlers migrated to Arizona in search of new opportunities and adventures, visions of frontier families, cowboys and gunfights pepper the images of our heritage. Because of this vivid and varied history, Arizona offers world-class museums and archeologically-important discoveries.

Modern Culture

From the humble beginnings of an outback Western Territory, the metropolises of Arizona have grown into their own. Vibrant cities are bursting with stylish nightspots and luxurious resorts. World-class golf, spas and shopping are just steps away from restaurants offering cuisine for every palate. Dynamic performing arts and thought-provoking visual arts are at our daily disposal. Life in Arizona is as serene or as fast-paced as an individual desires. Life in Arizona, for many, is a dream come true!

10 Tips To Challenge The Assessor’s Valuation: 1. Review your Notice of Value, which the Assessor will have mailed in February. Ask yourself, “Would I sell my home for the full cash value determined by the Assessor?” If your answer is “no,” then you probably should not appeal. Conversely, if you believe your assessed value is higher than the market value of your home, then you should consider filing an appeal.

A Step-By-Step Guide

TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

2. File your appeal within 60 days of the mailing date on your Notice of Value. 3. Appeal forms (also known as “Petitions for Review”) are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at: www.maricopa.gov/assessor/ PropertyValueAppeals.aspx.

4. Attach to your petition “substantial information” that supports a reduction in the Full Cash Value of your property. This could include a recent appraisal, documented sales of similar properties, information regarding the physical condition of your property, a location problem or adverse terrain features. Call your neighborhood Realtor for help with comparable sales data.

5. Mark the box on the form requesting a meeting with the Assessor. At the meeting, you will find out why the Assessor believes your property is or is not overvalued. 6. If you do not achieve a reduction at the Assessor level, you can further appeal the value of your property to the State Board of Equalization. 7. File your appeal to the State Board within 25 days of the mailing date of the Assessor’s decision. 8. For information on appealing to the State Board, visit www.sboe.state.az.us. 9. Finally, if you do not achieve a reduction at the State Board level, you may appeal to Tax Court. Information on how to file your own small claims tax appeal can be found at: www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/ TaxCourt/casePrep.asp. 10. File your appeal to Tax Court within 60 days of the mailing date of the State Board’s decision. Information presented with the assistance of Attorneys at Law, Jennifer A. Prendiville and Bart Wilhoit of Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC. While they do not typically handle residential appeals, do contact them if you have a commercial or industrial property, or vacant land that you would like to appeal. AZStateTaxLaw.com

Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden, March 22nd 480.481.8188 | DBG.org Celebrate the essence of the margarita and the spirit of the Southwest at the 11th Annual Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden. Savor an evening of gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers and samba under the stars to vibrant Latin rhythms. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 22nd – 23rd 480.499.8587 | AspenSantaFeBallet.com Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West and beyond. ASFB’s unique pioneering spirit arises from a paired set of home cities: Aspen, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the majestic Southwestern plateau. For 16 years, the company has served as a prestigious incubator and a showcase for choreographic invention to popular and critical acclaim. 6th Annual Dine With Your Dog PERA Club Tempe, April 13th 602.933.2663 | DineWithYourDog.org Woof, Wine and Dine! Don’t miss this “fur-filled” fundraiser. The evening includes a gourmet dinner with wine, a gourmet canine dinner for your pooch, a fashion show highlighting the latest trends in Canine Couture, raffle, vendors, doggie activities and more. Benefiting the PetSmart Paws Can Heal animal-assisted therapy program, this magical evening will help many in need, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients. Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Celebration Mesa Arts Center, April 26th 480.644.6500 | MesaArtsCenter.com Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world.  Celebrate the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation, an All-Star Jazz Collaboration. This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.


Featured Property

Bonnie Burke • RE/MAX Excalibur 8510 E. Shea Blvd. #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Rio Verde Foothills March | April 2013

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

14527 E. Dale Lane (MLS 4887920) 4 bedrooms plus den 2 bath/ 2530 sf / pool / 1.25 acres / 3 car garage JUST LISTED at $480,000 Exceptionally clean and cute 4 bedroom home plus den (could be used as formal dining room.) Great room floorplan affords the ability to entertain in style with lots of room for all the guests. Partial paved access and plenty of room for horses. 18’’ tile floors, neutral colors throughout and soft decor give you the warm feeling of a good energy home. Fantastic mountain views! Split floorplan, extra storage and nice size sparkling pool just in time for summer. Let the fun begin!!!

Rio Verde Real Estate Recap HOMES - Currently, there are 56 active homes on the market and 23 homes under contract. LAND - Currently, there are 83 active lots on the market and 10 lots under contract.

Rio Verde Land

The following lots have closed since last publication: 30108 N. 166th Way 14130 E. Westland Rd. 16029 E. Bobwhite Way 31XXX N. 172nd St. XXX N. 140th St. 15601 N. 156th St. 27800 N. 158th St. 14001 E. Rancho Del Oro

1.01 acres 2.55 acres 1.25 acres 2.01 acres 1.53 acres 2.50 acres 1.25 acres 2.50 acres

$20,000 * $41,000 $45,000 $51,500 $58,000 $60,000 $69,000 * $70,000

* My listing or property I sold.

BONNIE BURKE ABR, CDPE, CIAS, CLHMS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI

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Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath / Acre Days On Market List Price ACTIVE SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 13732 E Olesen Rd 1,648 / 3 / 2 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 62 $225,000 15255 E Rio Verde Dr 500 / 1 / 1 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $329,000 29303 N 148th St 2,709 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $409,900 29525 N 164th Pl 0 3,730 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $419,900 29509 N 140th St 2,421 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 32 $424,500 27532 N 174th St 3,499 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 11 $460,000 14527 E Dale Ln 2,530 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 9 $480,000 28515 N 162nd St 4,436 / 5 / 5.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 19 $489,900 27705 N 137th St 2,625 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 37 $495,000 14414 E Morning Vista Ln 2,850 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 10 $499,000 28505 N 154th St 3,161 / 3 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 2 $499,500 14041 E Bajada Dr 3,245 / 6 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 34 $525,000 15406 E Cavedale Dr 3,799 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 6 $559,900 33305 N 142nd Way 3,534 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 63 $625,000 14215 E Dale Ln 3,796 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $625,000 28427 N 136th St 3,211 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 17 $674,900 29220 N 156th St 2,964 / 4 / 3 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 51 $775,000 13821 E Westland Rd 3,998 / 4 / 3.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 13 $800,000 13857 E Hawknest Rd 5,980 / 4 / 4.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 10 $950,000 27414 N 150th St 3,100 / 3 / 2.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 21 $1,225,000 31130 N 151st St 4,313 / 5 / 3.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 28 $1,495,000 PENDING SALES SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: 28629 N 168th St 2,150 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 130 $160,000 31307 N 155th St 2,008 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 152 $219,500 14127 E Roberta Dr 2,786 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $250,000 16538 E Desert Vista Trl 3,478 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $300,000 26809 N 152nd St 1,653 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 12 $328,000 28907 N 152nd Pl 2,311 / 4 / 2 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 22 $329,900 28908 N 150th St 2,471 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $350,000 13932 E Windstone Trl 2,179 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 27 $390,000 13646 E Westland Rd 2,439 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $399,000 14043 E Red Bird Rd 2,622 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 126 $427,500 27821 N 155th Pl 2,724 / 4 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 153 $430,000 29919 N 152nd St 2,662 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 12 $435,000 31107 N 161st Pl 4,240 / 4 / 4 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 330 $450,000 16226 E Pinnacle Vista Dr 2,999 / 4 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 13 $479,000 14247 E Dove Valley Rd 3,295 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 4 $479,900 26722 N 142nd Pl 3,466 / 3 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 40 $575,000 33620 N 139th Way 3,895 / 3 / 3 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 68 $595,000 28206 N Rio Mountain Ct 4,476 / 5 / 4.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 297 $699,900 13615 E Aloe Vera Dr 5,001 / 3 / 3.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 17 $700,000 31026 N 151st St 4,112 / 4 / 4 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 31 $800,000 SOLD SINCE LAST PUBLICATION: DOM List Price Sold Price 17411 E Quail Track Rd 2,846 / 4 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 34 $309,900 $290,000 14226 E Melanie Dr 2,037 / 3 / 2 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 247 $295,000 $318,000 34609 N 140th St 2,676 / 3 / 2.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 54 $379,000 $375,000 27836 N 158th St 2,522 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 47 $399,000 $380,000 27311 N 162nd St 2,692 / 3 / 3.5 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 30 $376,000 $400,000 16421 E Lone Tree Trl 3,173 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 35 $449,900 $405,001 27127 N 137th St 2,765 / 4 / 3 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 106 $399,900 $415,000 28507 N 141st St (2.5 Acres) 3,256 / 4 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 52 $565,000 $530,000 16229 E White Feather Ln 3,311 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 268 $543,000 $535,000 14625 E Desert Vista Trl 3,053 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 124 $599,000 $583,000 33510 N 139th Pl 4,395 / 5 / 5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 15 $640,000 $620,000 31527 N 174th St 4,211 / 5 / 4 / 2 - 4.9 Acres 341 $897,000 $750,000 28428 N 151st St 4,050 / 4 / 3.5 / 1 - 1.9 Acres 540 $849,000 $805,000 32905 N 140th St 3,002 / 3 / 2.5 / 5 - 9.9 Acres 298 $975,000 $965,000 All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

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