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CONDO TOWNHOME &LOFT
K. Hovnanian Homes
Welcome to Condo Living AZ
Our experts Andrea Brundage, MBA, owner of Simple Organized Solutions (SOS); her self-description is ‘Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm’
Showcasing builders, design trends, hot locations and more
Valerie Cantrell, owner of The UNpackers, professional organizers who unpack and organize a home after movers deliver furniture, boxes, etc.
By Paula Hubbs Cohen
Doreen Collins, owner/professional organizer and relocation specialist with Organizing by Doreen, LLC
hether you call them condos, townhomes, cluster homes or villas, right-size living is deÿnitely taking oWin the Valley of the Sun. To help you navigate this market, Xe Arizona Republic is featuring a new monthly section called CONDO LIVING AZ right here in the Real Estate section. Presented by NewHomecentral.com, we’ll share stories about new condo and townhome communities, how to condo-size your lifestyle, what’s up with mortgage rates, where you can ÿnd speciÿc amenities and much more. We’ll also provide you with a home-hunting resource: a targeted map that indicates where some of these communities are located, along with pricing, cross-streets and contact information. Be sure to look for CONDO LIVING AZ — your resource guide to everything condorelated — right here in the Real Estate section on the second Sunday of the month (third Sunday in January, May, July and October).
Charles and Kris Costa, owners of Sidelines, Inc., a firm that supplies organization solutions to companies such as California Closets, Closets by Design and Closet Factory franchises Anne Thorne, a licensed real estate agent with HomeSmart Elite Group
Get down with downsizing
Moving into a condo or townhome is the perfect time to organize your living spaces
By Paula Hubbs Cohen
hen someone moves into a condo or townhome, it is oUeneither a ÿrst-home, last-home or vacation-home.
Although it’s not always the case, this type of move is also oUeninto a smaller space than where a homeowner previously lived — meaning that eScien t upfront downsizing and the implementation of creative aUer-move storage solutions becomes much more important to achieving a calm and clutter-free lifestyle.
We recently reached out to some savvy local entrepreneurs who oWered their advice for how best to downsize as well as how best to get — and just as importantly, stay — organized when living in a smaller-thanused-to space. Here’s what they had to say:
What are the most important things a downsizer needs to do?
Take inventory. Xe ÿ rst thing you need to do is get a handle on all your stuW.Taking inventory prepares you emotionally to consider the possibility of letting go of those things that are not necessary. Decide what to keep. X is is the most diSc ult part of downsizing — what to keep and what to get rid of. If you focus on what you love and absolutely want to keep, the rest will need to be eliminated one way or another. Deciding on what to keep also keeps you positive on what you want in your new place. Simplify. One important thing to remember when downsizing is that letting go of the things you don’t regularly use can truly set you free. Follow the rule ‘if you don’t love it or use it, lose it’. Focus on what’s important and what really matters and let go of the rest. You will be happy you did. —Doreen Collins
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Why is it important to avoid procrastination?
Doing a little bit of purging and packing every day in anticipation of a big move works best. Most people procrastinate, and when this happens, they usually enlist the help of others and then everything gets thrown into boxes. I have actually worked with clients whose helpers boxed up trash which was then subsequently moved to the new place. â€”Andrea Brundage
â€œDownsizing can be painful and messy if done alone. Hiring a professional organizer will help keep you on track and can be a wise use of your time and money.â€? â€”Valerie Cantrell
MORE INFO Andrea Brundage, MBA
â€œIt takes people a few years, but they eventually realize that once the kids have struck out on their own, the maintenance of a large home, pool and lot just doesnâ€™t make sense anymore.â€? â€”Anne Thorne AR-0008500010-01
What are the most common problems you run into?
How can people best prepare to downsize?
Downsizers will often say that they love and
Understand itâ€™s a process. Downsizing
use everything they own. By gathering and organizing items in â€˜likeâ€™ groups as we unpack them, the client can easily identify the items that are duplicates and maybe not used at all. For example, when all the electric appliances are gathered in one spot, I can be pretty conĂżdent there is a pasta maker or snow cone machine that they have not seen or used in years. They are â€˜saving stuff for their childrenâ€™. Let me say with conĂżdence â€” having watched older parents beg their children to come take away all they have saved for them â€” they donâ€™t want it. Her e is very little they will want as they move away and start their own collection.
takes quite a bit of time and there will undoubtedly be challenges and adjustments along the way. For instance, your furniture might not Ăżt just right or you might not have enough wall space to hang your photos and artwork. Start one closet at a time. Pick your most dreaded closet and empty the items into an extra room. Divide the contents into â€˜give to grown children and family membersâ€™, â€˜donateâ€™, â€˜storageâ€™ and â€˜trashâ€™. Identify three â€˜canâ€™t live withoutâ€™ items. For example, decide what furniture pieces are a must-Ăżt for your new home. Donâ€™t linger too long over one item. Put it aside and keep momentum going. Be decisive. Be tough with yourself on why you really need something, not why you want it or the history of the item. â€”Anne F orne and Doreen Collins Continued on page 3
They want the process to be over so badly that they move and keep everything in their new garage. His is the main reason people park
their expensive vehicles in the driveway. â€”Valerie Cantrell
Simple Organized Solutions (SOS) ProfessionalOrganizerAZ.com info@ProfessionalOrganizerAZ.com 480-382-1085
Valerie Cantrell The UNpackers TheUNpackers.com Valerie@TheUNPackers.com 602-361-6244
Doreen A. Collins Organizing by Doreen, LLC OrganizingByDoreen.com Doreen@OrganizingByDoreen.com 480-338-1556
Charles and Kris Costa Sidelines, Inc. Consumers: closetdrama.com Dealers: sidelinesinc.com info@SidelinesInc.com 480-767-9091
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Whatâ€™s your best piece of downsizing advice?
It is important to live well in the space we are in whether it is 500 or 5,000 square-feet. Va t means only allowing the things we love and that support us in our space. Do not take anything with you [to a new home] that you do not love, use or wear. Vis applies to everything from clothes and shoes to books and household items. My second piece of advice is to ask yourself â€˜how much of this (whatever this is) will I realistically need or use at the new place?â€™ â€”Andrea Brundage
â€œA problem I run into is clients who focus on making money for their old stuAâ€” which may not bring in what they expect. B is gets them down and oAthe big picture of looking to make a new residence look and feel like home, Ăżlled with only the best of what they love.â€? â€”Doreen Collins
What are your favorite creative space-saving solutions?
For kitchens, itâ€™s the blind-corner Lazy Susan.
Ver e are several types, but the most popular is the type that installs in a corner base cabinet where two counters meet. You open one door and the contents cannot only be pulled completely out, but a second set of pull-outs are accessible which otherwise couldnâ€™t be reached. For closets, itâ€™s pull-out baskets which slide out on ball-bearing slides and soS-close for storage of shirts, socks, underwear, etc. Also: â€˘ A pull-out swivel ironing board. Our patented â€˜pressing perfectionâ€™ easily installs on a closet partition and doesnâ€™t take up any more than 8 inches of vertical space. â€˘ Several diUerent types of sliding tie, belt and scarf racks that pull out making access to these items fast, easy and organized. â€˘ Ve Premier Closet Mirror. Vis patented item takes up only two to three inches of vertical space, fully extends, swivels 90 degrees and oUers soS-closing slides. â€”Charles Costa
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Featured below are just a few of the many beautiful new condominium and townhome communities located around the Valley. More detailed information, including pricing, is available in the Locator Maps section of this publication. 240 MISSOURI NE 1
THE RIDGE AT TROON NORTH NE 7
Ideally located in the heart of Midtown Phoenix at Third Avenue and Missouri, 240 Missouri by K. Hovnanian Homes features 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes (some with a rooftop deck) with open living areas and entertainerâ€™s kitchens.
Located in the beautiful hills of North Scottsdale on the pristine fairways of Troon North Golf Course, The Ridge offers breathtaking views in a low-maintenance resort-like setting that includes a pool, spa and fitness center.
THE CAYS AT DOWNTOWN OCOTILLO SE 2 Close to shopping, dining and other services, condominiums at The Cays include upgraded appointments as well as underground gated and assigned parking. Scheduled to open in summer of 2016, the community is the only new multi-level condominium building in Chandler/Ocotillo. The first phase is currently 50 percent sold.
The Ridge at Troon North
MONTEREY RIDGE NE 6 Nestled close to North Scottsdaleâ€™s finest amenities, Monterey Ridge is a gated luxury condominium community featuring five distinctive single-level floor plans ranging in size from 1,091 square-feet to 1,870 square-feet, each with a two-car garage.
SERENITY AT FULTON RANCH SE 3 Featuring resort-style amenities, Serenity at Fulton Ranch is the final new-home neighborhood of the premier Fulton Ranch master-plan. This exclusive gated community boasts a collection of beautifully designed condominium villas with elegant finishes and luxurious upgrades.
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PARK PLACE NW 1 The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo
INSPIRE DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE NE 5 An oasis for the bold and playful, Inspire Downtown Scottsdale is comprised of 97 modern residences completed with luxurious amenities, fresh innovative design and thoughtful quality construction.
Located in Surprise on the northwest edge of Phoenix, Park Place is a 258unit condominium community offering the convenience of nearby shopping, fine dining and easy freeway access. Mansionstyle and mid-rise homes add architectural distinction to the community.
THE VILLAGE AT SURREY HILLS NE 10 Snuggled against a mountain panorama in Cave Creek, The Village at Surrey Hills is an intimate community of 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums. Outdoor living spaces and private garages make it the perfect home.
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The Village at Surrey Hills features new 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums designed for a carefree lifestyle, priced from the mid $300â€™s. This intimate community, nestled against a mountain preserve in Cave Creek, has a community pool and spa with elevator. Outdoor living space and private garages make it the perfect home.
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Located at the site of the former Borgata Shopping Center, The Enclave at Borgata is within easy walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and boutique shops. Developed by Antera Development, the project is expected to welcome its first residents in early fall 2016. The exclusive luxury condominium community includes three four-story buildings with 86 units. Situated on 4.7 acres, the development features lush landscaping, a resort pool, a resident club and demonstration kitchen, fitness studio, gardens, a walking path and a pet park.
The Enclave at Borgata
Pricing starts in the mid $700,000s, with floorplans ranging from 1,500 squarefeet up to approximately 5,400 square-feet for a limited number of penthouse units. Thirty units of the projectâ€™s 86 units have been sold, with just two penthouse homes remaining. Many of the communityâ€™s first buyers are
Scottsdale and Paradise Valley area residents looking to downsize from larger homes. Open daily, The Enclave Sales Center is located at 6176 N. Scottsdale Road, between Blanco and Paul Martinâ€™s American Grill. More info: EnclaveAtBorgata.com or 480-362-5283.
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SOUTHEAST 421 W. 6th St. Catclar Investments, LLC Urban Luxury Living Steps from Mill Avenue From the $300s 421 W. 6th St., Tempe 421West.com 888-421-WEST (9378)
The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo Statesman Sales & Marketing, LLC 50% SOLD From the mid $200s 2511 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler (S.E. corner of Price Rd. & Queen Creek Rd.) TheCaysAtOcotillo.com 480-248-3737
Serenity at Fulton Ranch Serenity Development From the mid $200s Model Villas Now Open 4777 S. Fulton Ranch Rd., Chandler SerenityFultonRanch.com 602-682-4500
NORTHWEST Park Place Starting at under $100K Sales Center & Models Open Daily Grand Ave. & Reems Rd., Surprise ParkPlaceAZ.com 623-546-1107
CENTRAL PHOENIX The Rosedale Residences Catclar Investments, LLC Sales Center Open at Esplanade! Sales Center: 2425 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix From the $400s RosedaleResidences.com 855-430-4438
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240 Missouri 1 K. Hovnanian Homes From the low $400s 240 W. Missouri Ave., Phoenix KHOV.com 877-546-8669 Bella Monte at 2 Desert Ridge Homes by Towne Close-Out Specials! From the high $200s E. Deer Valley Rd. & N. 56th St., Phoenix Sales office at Villagio at Dove Valley HomesByTowne.com 877-623-6060 Desert Village at 3 Sonoran Foothills Homes by Towne From the low $200s 2425 W. Bronco Butte Trail, Phoenix HomesByTowne.com 866-307-3989
The Enclave at Borgata Antera Development From the $700s 6176 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale EnclaveAtBorgata.com 480-362-5283
Ridge at Troon North 7 The Family Development
Inspire Downtown 5 Scottsdale Deco Communities From the $270s Sales Center: 3637 N. Goldwater, Scottsdale Community: 7300 E. Earll Dr., Scottsdale InspireCondos.com 480-947-7004 Monterey Ridge Condos Cachet Homes Walk to shopping and dining From the high $200s West of Scottsdale Rd. & south of Mayo Blvd on 68th St., Scottsdale MontereyRidge.com 480-356-0179
From the mid $300s E. Dynamite & N. 103rd Place, Scottsdale TheRidgeTroonNorth.com 480-431-9377
Scottsdale 8 SOHO Catclar Investments, LLC
Live/Work/Play From the $600s Model/Sales Center at 9377 E. Bell Rd., Suite 101, Scottsdale SOHOScottsdale.com 888-959-SOHO (7646) at 9 Villagio Dove Valley Ranch
Homes by Towne From the mid $200s 33575 N. Dove Lakes Dr., Cave Creek HomesByTowne.com 877-602-1414
Village at Surrey Hills 10 The VRE Carefree LLC
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Imagine yourself living on the pulse of all that Central Phoenix has to offer… K. Hovnanian’s® 240 Missouri. A stylish townhome neighborhood featuring modern, linear designs and refined finishes is waiting for you to make your move. Pedal or light rail to the hottest dining, shopping and entertainment, or just relax on your rooftop deck taking in the skyline with your favorite sangria. Stop by 240 Missouri today for Grand Opening pricing, and find your next adventure.
• 2 smart home designs with up to 3 beds • Minutes from the light rail, eateries, shops and more • Intimate community pool and gathering spot • Rooftop decks available for your enjoyment • Tastefully priced from the $400s
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