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When it comes to the North Scottsdale lifestyle and area real estate, The Luckys are proud to be the eminent source for their clients.

J U L Y

With 100s of millions of dollars in sales under their belts,

Lisa | Matt | Laura

The Luckys are honored to be reputed as the most proficient and skilled in the industry.

602.320.8415 | Lucky@RussLyon.com View more luxury listings at LisaLucky.com

In This Issue

Scottsdale:

COMMUNITY CONNECTION ________________ Spotlight on: Phoenix Herpetological Society REAL ESTATE CORNER ________________ A Record First Quarter

offered at

$2,500,000 ________

YOUR HOME ________________ Designing a Home Office That Works

MLS 5769524

A true residential masterpiece nestled on over an acre, this grand estate is filled with the best in amenities and details that set it apart. From the wood-paneled elevator and the SMART home automated control system, to the 35 feet of butted floor-to-ceiling glass and media room with hi-def projector; this home is full of delights. The chef’s kitchen features a wood-beamed and herringboned-brick

Pinnacle Canyon 4 Bed + Office

ceiling, custom alder wood cabinetry, travertine floors with wood

+ Media

inserts, granite counters, gas range, stainless-steel appliance package

5 Bath

including Sub-Zero and Viking, new pendant lighting, and an

3 Car Garage

adjacent breakfast room. The elevated lot creates an entertainer’s dream with $100k added to the landscaping, an award-winning newly resurfaced pool and private spa, designer lighting,

5,896 SQ FT

AROUND TOWN ________________ Scottsdale Events to Enjoy in July

A COMMUNITY THAT CARES

IT’S SAFE TO SAY that our Scottsdale has a lot going for it: scenic landscapes, beautifully designed neighborhoods and homes, an abundance of culture and recreation, and a spirit of giving among its residents. Whether it’s showing kindness to the disadvantaged, giving charitable donations, or jumping in to help a friend in need; caring for each other and our community runs deep through the veins of Scottsdale's residents. Not surprisingly, personal finance website WalletHub has ranked Scottsdale as one of the “Most Caring Cities in America.” The 100 most populous cities were scored according to dozens of key indicators determined to demonstrate a compassionate spirit. The data sets took into account factors such as sheltering homeless persons, share of income donated to charity and number of volunteer hours per capita.

Scottsdale ranked 17th out of 100, with a total score of 59.25. The topranking city was Madison, Wisconsin with a total score of 68.13. Scottsdale ranked as No. 1 in “Caring for the Vulnerable,” No. 48 in “Caring for the Community,” and No. 73 in “Caring in the Workforce.”

WalletHub explains their methodology for the study. “In order to determine the most caring cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across three key dimensions: 1) Caring for the Community, 2) Caring for the Vulnerable and 3) Caring in the Workforce.

We’d like to congratulate our fellow Scottsdale residents for their kindness and empathy and helping to make the West’s Most Western Town a friendly place for residents and visitors alike!

FEATURED PROPERTY ________________ A Residential Masterpiece in Pinnacle Canyon

We then evaluated those dimensions using 36 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the highest level of caring.

For the full study and rankings, visit WalletHub.com.

terraces, lower covered patio with bar, multiple lounge areas

28252 N 106th Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Some of those 36 metrics included items such as civic engagement, care for the environment, child poverty rate, availability of paid family leave, pet shelters per capita, mental-health counselors per capita, and disabilityfriendliness of employers.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY ________________ People, Places & Things to Know About

wraparound upper balcony with fireplace, BBQ and vine-covered and tumbled-travertine hardscape. Simply breathtaking!

Finally, we determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.”

CORPORATE OFFICE:

CONTACT:

The Luckys North Scottsdale 7669 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

602.320.8415 Lucky@RussLyon.com LisaLucky.com


DESIGNING A HOME OFFICE

RECORD FIRST QUARTER Due to Population, Job and Wage Increases

that works

By Fletcher Wilcox | Published in Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business

Strong demand to own a home in the first quarter of 2018 led to the highest dollar sales volume ever for a first quarter. The previous first quarter with the highest dollar sales volume was in 2005. Firstquarter dollar sales volume for both 2005 and 2018 was over $5 billion with 2018 being $445 million higher than 2005. Dollar sales volume measures the strength or weakness of a market and is calculated by adding the sale price of each sale for a total. The dollar sales volume in this report is for previously owned singlefamily home sales in Maricopa County, which equate to eighty percent of residential sales. When comparing first quarter 2018 to first quarter 2017, there were 16,227 sales in 2018 which was 4 percent higher than the 15,602 sales in 2017. The median sale price in first quarter 2018 was $277,000, a 5 percent increase compared to $255,000 in 2017. Population Growth: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County was ranked the county with the greatest increase in population for the second year in a row. The population of Maricopa County increased by 73,650 in the 2017 rankings, or 202 people a day. Job Growth: In 2007 there were 1,865,800 people employed in Maricopa County. Three years later in 2010, there were 225,700 fewer people working. Back then, many people that lost their jobs stopped making their mortgage payments which led to foreclosures and falling home values. This is far from the situation today. In 2017, there were 325,900 more people employed than in 2010 and a growing number of employed people in need of a home creates a lot of competition for existing inventory. Rising Wages: At the time of this writing, only wage information for Arizona as a state was available. Maricopa County is home to 71 percent of all employed workers in the state. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average state earnings for the 50 states increased 3.1 percent in 2017. Arizona earnings were above average, reporting third-highest earnings at 4.8 percent. Conclusion: There is a lot of news that positively affects the Maricopa County real estate market. Population, job and wage growth should continue to increase. These increases will keep the competition among buyers for single-family homes fierce. I do expect 2018 will end as one of the best years L ever for the Maricopa County real estate market.

REA E S TAT E

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SPOTLIGHT ON PHOENIX HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY WHAT THEY DO: The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a reptile rescue and rehabilitation center in North Scottsdale with a dedicated team PhoenixHerp.com of volunteers that maintain the sanctuary and provide care for the animals that are housed in the facility. Additionally, there is an onsite reptile clinic and research center where abandoned, abused or confiscated reptiles are cared for until proper placement can be established. PHS has become the go-to source for humane societies from around the nation, and several universities and zoos have partnered with PHS on research projects such as venom studies and programs to reestablish declining species populations. With a goal of “conserving through education,” PHS has established an extensive program to educate the public about reptiles. Each year, PHS visits with over 250,000 school-aged children, and adult programs such as an animal handling course and seminars on living in the desert are designed to encourage the entire community to understand and appreciate our reptilian residents.

With a goal of “conserving through education,” PHS has established an extensive program to educate the public about reptiles. HOW CAN YOU HELP? • Volunteer to care for the animals • Help in the retrieval and rescue of animals • Transport food and supplies • Assist with administrative duties

• Participate at fundraising events • Donate funds or needed supplies • Virtually adopt an animal • Attend the annual casino fundraiser • …and more

new

& NOTEWORTHY

WEARABLE ART UNOde50, the European jewelry line that has the whole world smitten, is hether you’re working full time from home or simply need a place to pay bills and manage your household, the set-up and design of your home office space can make all the difference in your productivity and enjoyment of your work. First and foremost, design your workspace in a way that reflects your personality and is pleasing to you. Small touches implemented throughout the room help to make that space your own. After all, not only should your office allow efficiency and productivity, you want it to reflect a connection to your spirit. Inspire yourself with framed art that you love, special photos, or cherished mementos. These items aren’t meant to distract you, but to keep you focused on your goals. The psychology of color is real. The colors you choose will impact your mood and energy levels. Some colors, such as the cool tones of blues, greens and lavenders tend to foster relaxation and a calming environment. Colors such as bright yellow and red are energetic. There’s no right or wrong here, it all depends on how you want to feel at work. Some want to feel soothed while working on stressful projects. Others want to be empowered with vitality through a vibrant setting.

biomechanics in mind, allowing for hours of work without body fatigue. Also consider ergonomically designed desks, keyboards and mouse devices. Often, home offices are small and storage space is limited. Here’s where you need to stay neat and organized. Set up your filing systems and storage configurations to give you maximum efficiency and optimize your workflow. Again, the key is to create a space that feels good to work in.

now available at Desert Mountain Fine Art at Kierland Commons. Each unique piece is handcrafted in Spain from innovative, original designs and created in limited editions. The hallmark of this brand is their metal alloy

The proper lighting can make all the difference as well. Abundant natural daylight is ideal. If lighting is low, it can trigger eye strain, headaches and even unwanted psychological effects such as depression. If you don’t have adequate natural lighting, you’ll want to supplement with general lighting and task lighting. When setting up your lighting, be cognizant of where the light falls so there is no glare on your computer screen or harsh lighting directed at your eyes.

combined with other

Whatever type of work you do, it’s easy to combine professionalism and stylish details in your home office design. We hope these home office ideas have given you some inspiration to get you started!

Troon, the world’s

Maximizing productivity often comes down to ergonomics. Choose your desk chair carefully and let that be an item you splurge on. Manufacturers now offer seating with research-driven body

characteristic materials to create a signature look for both men and women. UNOde50.com

FIT FOR GOLF largest golf and club management company, and AMPD Golf Performance, leaders in innovation and technology for golf fitness, have announced a partnership to provide customers the best in golf swing development, fitness, training, athleticism

JULY 14 | SMoCA.org

JULY 21 | SonoranArtsLeague.org

JULY 31 | WineAndDesign.com

Mystery in the Museum: The Mischievous Beast

Art Party

Paint & Sip Class

A collaboration among the Sonoran Arts League, The Gallery at el

Grab your favorite people and a bottle of wine for an evening

Looking for an innovative date night? The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary

Pedregal and Boulders Resort & Spa invites the public to an art party every

of inspiration and creation at the North Scottsdale artist studio

third Saturday at el Pedregal shopping center. Experience mouth-watering

Wine & Design. The two-hour class includes canvases and

golf-specific fitness

food, toe-tapping music and stunning works of art while you experience

paintbrushes as a local artist guides you through the evening,

regimens to achieve

various artistic mediums and watch featured artist demonstrations.

stroke-by-stroke. Don’t think you’re the artist type? You may be

advanced performance

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

amazed at what you can do! This evening’s scheduled artwork is

on the greens.

“Wildflower Field” by artist Brandie Lane.

Troon.com

life and is creating mischief throughout the museum. Follow clues and crack clever codes to figure out what this sly creature is up to and where it went. A cash bar and light bites will be available to enhance the fun.

direct access to biomechanical,

july

amusement in which one of the critters from an artwork has somehow come to

Now golfers have

2018

Art welcomes culture-craving guests to stop in for an evening of witty

and conditioning.


DESIGNING A HOME OFFICE

RECORD FIRST QUARTER Due to Population, Job and Wage Increases

that works

By Fletcher Wilcox | Published in Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business

Strong demand to own a home in the first quarter of 2018 led to the highest dollar sales volume ever for a first quarter. The previous first quarter with the highest dollar sales volume was in 2005. Firstquarter dollar sales volume for both 2005 and 2018 was over $5 billion with 2018 being $445 million higher than 2005. Dollar sales volume measures the strength or weakness of a market and is calculated by adding the sale price of each sale for a total. The dollar sales volume in this report is for previously owned singlefamily home sales in Maricopa County, which equate to eighty percent of residential sales. When comparing first quarter 2018 to first quarter 2017, there were 16,227 sales in 2018 which was 4 percent higher than the 15,602 sales in 2017. The median sale price in first quarter 2018 was $277,000, a 5 percent increase compared to $255,000 in 2017. Population Growth: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County was ranked the county with the greatest increase in population for the second year in a row. The population of Maricopa County increased by 73,650 in the 2017 rankings, or 202 people a day. Job Growth: In 2007 there were 1,865,800 people employed in Maricopa County. Three years later in 2010, there were 225,700 fewer people working. Back then, many people that lost their jobs stopped making their mortgage payments which led to foreclosures and falling home values. This is far from the situation today. In 2017, there were 325,900 more people employed than in 2010 and a growing number of employed people in need of a home creates a lot of competition for existing inventory. Rising Wages: At the time of this writing, only wage information for Arizona as a state was available. Maricopa County is home to 71 percent of all employed workers in the state. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average state earnings for the 50 states increased 3.1 percent in 2017. Arizona earnings were above average, reporting third-highest earnings at 4.8 percent. Conclusion: There is a lot of news that positively affects the Maricopa County real estate market. Population, job and wage growth should continue to increase. These increases will keep the competition among buyers for single-family homes fierce. I do expect 2018 will end as one of the best years L ever for the Maricopa County real estate market.

REA E S TAT E

corner

SPOTLIGHT ON PHOENIX HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY WHAT THEY DO: The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a reptile rescue and rehabilitation center in North Scottsdale with a dedicated team PhoenixHerp.com of volunteers that maintain the sanctuary and provide care for the animals that are housed in the facility. Additionally, there is an onsite reptile clinic and research center where abandoned, abused or confiscated reptiles are cared for until proper placement can be established. PHS has become the go-to source for humane societies from around the nation, and several universities and zoos have partnered with PHS on research projects such as venom studies and programs to reestablish declining species populations. With a goal of “conserving through education,” PHS has established an extensive program to educate the public about reptiles. Each year, PHS visits with over 250,000 school-aged children, and adult programs such as an animal handling course and seminars on living in the desert are designed to encourage the entire community to understand and appreciate our reptilian residents.

With a goal of “conserving through education,” PHS has established an extensive program to educate the public about reptiles. HOW CAN YOU HELP? • Volunteer to care for the animals • Help in the retrieval and rescue of animals • Transport food and supplies • Assist with administrative duties

• Participate at fundraising events • Donate funds or needed supplies • Virtually adopt an animal • Attend the annual casino fundraiser • …and more

new

& NOTEWORTHY

WEARABLE ART UNOde50, the European jewelry line that has the whole world smitten, is hether you’re working full time from home or simply need a place to pay bills and manage your household, the set-up and design of your home office space can make all the difference in your productivity and enjoyment of your work. First and foremost, design your workspace in a way that reflects your personality and is pleasing to you. Small touches implemented throughout the room help to make that space your own. After all, not only should your office allow efficiency and productivity, you want it to reflect a connection to your spirit. Inspire yourself with framed art that you love, special photos, or cherished mementos. These items aren’t meant to distract you, but to keep you focused on your goals. The psychology of color is real. The colors you choose will impact your mood and energy levels. Some colors, such as the cool tones of blues, greens and lavenders tend to foster relaxation and a calming environment. Colors such as bright yellow and red are energetic. There’s no right or wrong here, it all depends on how you want to feel at work. Some want to feel soothed while working on stressful projects. Others want to be empowered with vitality through a vibrant setting.

biomechanics in mind, allowing for hours of work without body fatigue. Also consider ergonomically designed desks, keyboards and mouse devices. Often, home offices are small and storage space is limited. Here’s where you need to stay neat and organized. Set up your filing systems and storage configurations to give you maximum efficiency and optimize your workflow. Again, the key is to create a space that feels good to work in.

now available at Desert Mountain Fine Art at Kierland Commons. Each unique piece is handcrafted in Spain from innovative, original designs and created in limited editions. The hallmark of this brand is their metal alloy

The proper lighting can make all the difference as well. Abundant natural daylight is ideal. If lighting is low, it can trigger eye strain, headaches and even unwanted psychological effects such as depression. If you don’t have adequate natural lighting, you’ll want to supplement with general lighting and task lighting. When setting up your lighting, be cognizant of where the light falls so there is no glare on your computer screen or harsh lighting directed at your eyes.

combined with other

Whatever type of work you do, it’s easy to combine professionalism and stylish details in your home office design. We hope these home office ideas have given you some inspiration to get you started!

Troon, the world’s

Maximizing productivity often comes down to ergonomics. Choose your desk chair carefully and let that be an item you splurge on. Manufacturers now offer seating with research-driven body

characteristic materials to create a signature look for both men and women. UNOde50.com

FIT FOR GOLF largest golf and club management company, and AMPD Golf Performance, leaders in innovation and technology for golf fitness, have announced a partnership to provide customers the best in golf swing development, fitness, training, athleticism

JULY 14 | SMoCA.org

JULY 21 | SonoranArtsLeague.org

JULY 31 | WineAndDesign.com

Mystery in the Museum: The Mischievous Beast

Art Party

Paint & Sip Class

A collaboration among the Sonoran Arts League, The Gallery at el

Grab your favorite people and a bottle of wine for an evening

Looking for an innovative date night? The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary

Pedregal and Boulders Resort & Spa invites the public to an art party every

of inspiration and creation at the North Scottsdale artist studio

third Saturday at el Pedregal shopping center. Experience mouth-watering

Wine & Design. The two-hour class includes canvases and

golf-specific fitness

food, toe-tapping music and stunning works of art while you experience

paintbrushes as a local artist guides you through the evening,

regimens to achieve

various artistic mediums and watch featured artist demonstrations.

stroke-by-stroke. Don’t think you’re the artist type? You may be

advanced performance

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

amazed at what you can do! This evening’s scheduled artwork is

on the greens.

“Wildflower Field” by artist Brandie Lane.

Troon.com

life and is creating mischief throughout the museum. Follow clues and crack clever codes to figure out what this sly creature is up to and where it went. A cash bar and light bites will be available to enhance the fun.

direct access to biomechanical,

july

amusement in which one of the critters from an artwork has somehow come to

Now golfers have

2018

Art welcomes culture-craving guests to stop in for an evening of witty

and conditioning.


20 18

When it comes to the North Scottsdale lifestyle and area real estate, The Luckys are proud to be the eminent source for their clients.

J U L Y

With 100s of millions of dollars in sales under their belts,

Lisa | Matt | Laura

The Luckys are honored to be reputed as the most proficient and skilled in the industry.

602.320.8415 | Lucky@RussLyon.com View more luxury listings at LisaLucky.com

In This Issue

Scottsdale:

COMMUNITY CONNECTION ________________ Spotlight on: Phoenix Herpetological Society REAL ESTATE CORNER ________________ A Record First Quarter

offered at

$2,500,000 ________

YOUR HOME ________________ Designing a Home Office That Works

MLS 5769524

A true residential masterpiece nestled on over an acre, this grand estate is filled with the best in amenities and details that set it apart. From the wood-paneled elevator and the SMART home automated control system, to the 35 feet of butted floor-to-ceiling glass and media room with hi-def projector; this home is full of delights. The chef’s kitchen features a wood-beamed and herringboned-brick

Pinnacle Canyon 4 Bed + Office

ceiling, custom alder wood cabinetry, travertine floors with wood

+ Media

inserts, granite counters, gas range, stainless-steel appliance package

5 Bath

including Sub-Zero and Viking, new pendant lighting, and an

3 Car Garage

adjacent breakfast room. The elevated lot creates an entertainer’s dream with $100k added to the landscaping, an award-winning newly resurfaced pool and private spa, designer lighting,

5,896 SQ FT

AROUND TOWN ________________ Scottsdale Events to Enjoy in July

A COMMUNITY THAT CARES

IT’S SAFE TO SAY that our Scottsdale has a lot going for it: scenic landscapes, beautifully designed neighborhoods and homes, an abundance of culture and recreation, and a spirit of giving among its residents. Whether it’s showing kindness to the disadvantaged, giving charitable donations, or jumping in to help a friend in need; caring for each other and our community runs deep through the veins of Scottsdale's residents. Not surprisingly, personal finance website WalletHub has ranked Scottsdale as one of the “Most Caring Cities in America.” The 100 most populous cities were scored according to dozens of key indicators determined to demonstrate a compassionate spirit. The data sets took into account factors such as sheltering homeless persons, share of income donated to charity and number of volunteer hours per capita.

Scottsdale ranked 17th out of 100, with a total score of 59.25. The topranking city was Madison, Wisconsin with a total score of 68.13. Scottsdale ranked as No. 1 in “Caring for the Vulnerable,” No. 48 in “Caring for the Community,” and No. 73 in “Caring in the Workforce.”

WalletHub explains their methodology for the study. “In order to determine the most caring cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across three key dimensions: 1) Caring for the Community, 2) Caring for the Vulnerable and 3) Caring in the Workforce.

We’d like to congratulate our fellow Scottsdale residents for their kindness and empathy and helping to make the West’s Most Western Town a friendly place for residents and visitors alike!

FEATURED PROPERTY ________________ A Residential Masterpiece in Pinnacle Canyon

We then evaluated those dimensions using 36 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the highest level of caring.

For the full study and rankings, visit WalletHub.com.

terraces, lower covered patio with bar, multiple lounge areas

28252 N 106th Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Some of those 36 metrics included items such as civic engagement, care for the environment, child poverty rate, availability of paid family leave, pet shelters per capita, mental-health counselors per capita, and disabilityfriendliness of employers.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY ________________ People, Places & Things to Know About

wraparound upper balcony with fireplace, BBQ and vine-covered and tumbled-travertine hardscape. Simply breathtaking!

Finally, we determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.”

CORPORATE OFFICE:

CONTACT:

The Luckys North Scottsdale 7669 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

602.320.8415 Lucky@RussLyon.com LisaLucky.com

Live Beautifully | July 2018  

Lifestyle and luxury real estate newsletter serving the North Scottsdale, Arizona area. Presented by The Luckys real estate team at Russ Lyo...

Live Beautifully | July 2018  

Lifestyle and luxury real estate newsletter serving the North Scottsdale, Arizona area. Presented by The Luckys real estate team at Russ Lyo...