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Location: 9769 W. Wizard Lane, Peoria Pricing: Coming Soon Size: 2,261–3,622 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–7 bedrooms, 2.5–4.5 baths Sales office hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; noon–6 p.m. Wednesday Date of grand opening: April 13, 2019 Info: Pulte.com/Meadows; 800-665-4115 Description: These beautiful homes feature spacious floorplans with thoughtful living spaces. The Meadows is conveniently located near schools, employment and entertainment venues, community parks and area attractions including Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

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Location: 8510 E. Staghorn Lane, Scottsdale Pricing: From $1,019,990 Size: 4,034–5,731 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–5 bedrooms, 3.5–5.5 baths Sales office hours: Beginning April 13th: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; noon–6 p.m. Friday Date of grand opening: April 13, 2019 Info: rosewoodhomes.com; 480-970-1900 Description: Rosewood’s newest Scottsdale gated neighborhood offers five smartly designed single-story designs on large lots with gorgeous mountain views. Each residence includes Wolf, ASKO and Sub-Zero appliances, seamless indoor/ outdoor living with disappearing walls of glass and oversized three- to five-car garages.

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Location: 20818 W. Pasadena Ave., Buckeye Pricing: From the mid $300s Size: 1,924–2,288 square-feet Beds/baths: 2–3 bedrooms, 2–3.5 baths Sales office hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily Date of grand opening: April 27, 2019 Info: khov.com/VictoryVerrado; 877-546-8669 Description: K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Victory at Verrado offers six single-family home designs in a beautiful desert setting with a wide variety of master-planned community amenities.

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Location: 22793 E. Via Del Sol, Queen Creek Pricing: From the upper $200s Size: 1,800–3,100 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–6 bedrooms, 2–4.5 baths Sales office hours: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily; noon–5:30 p.m. Monday Info: TollBrothers.com/Arizona; 480-656-9196 Description: One- and two-story designs featuring Modern Farmhouse, Ranch, Modern, Craftsman and Prairie architectural styles. The Meridian Master Plan includes a pool and splashpad, outdoor movie ramada, play structure, walking and biking trails, equestrian trails and a community fireplace.

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Energy efficiency: promoting comfort, saving money and helping Mother Nature Strict performance requirements Another program that ensures energy efficiency in a new ost homebuilders are dedicated to enhancing home is ENERGY STAR®. An ENERGY STAR-certified home energy efficiency through state-of-the-art meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) strict design and construction. While there are many energy efficiency performance requirements by incorporating more, at least two builders here in the Valley advanced building science-based construction techniques — Fulton Homes and Robson Resort Communities — take a with a comprehensive package of energy-efficient equipment. number of steps to promote energy efficiency. Several steps are taken by the builder and a At Robson Resort Communities, “we pride     third-party Home Energy Rater throughout ourselves on innovation in every single   the design and construction of the homes to home with energy efficient homes being ensure all ENERGY STAR requirements are ®  met and verified. no exception,” said Matt Guelich, senior —Dennis Webb, Fulton Homes vice president of construction for Robson “Phoenix is a very strong ENERGY STAR Communities. Through a partnership with market,” said Dennis Webb, vice president of the Environments for Living® program, “new homes are more operations for Fulton Homes. About 80 percent of new homes built here are ENERGY STAR-certified, he said, adding that comfortable, more durable and more energy efficient,” he said.

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Dealing with doors Make the right first impression

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ntry doors are available in many materials, styles, finishes, grains and colors from a variety of companies. If your homebuilder allows for entry door selection, ask questions such as: • What is the shape and size of the door? • What materials are available for the exterior and interior finishes? • What type of glass options (if any) are available? • Can we work with an outside company whose product line we prefer?

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Plenty of options Andersen® Windows and Doors offers wood residential entranceway doors that can be left natural, stained or protected by optional aluminum exteriors, said Brian Quick, a product manager for the Bayport, Minn.-based company. “So much about quality doors is what you don’t see — all of the engineering that goes into them,” said Adam Homer, a marketing and business development manager for Pella Windows & Doors. For example, steel and fiberglass varieties have a high-density foam-insulated core for energy efficiency and sound-deadening; they can be painted or stained to your choice by the factory. Wood tends to be the least popular front door choice here in Arizona because even a stained or painted door wears significantly if there is direct beam radiation from the sun without the protection of a large overhang. In fact, Homer said, buyers of Pella doors will need to meet its overhang specifications to stay within warranty.

Energy efficiency Be sure to ask your builder about which doors will provide the best energyefficiency for your new home. Part of the conversation should include which way your new-home will face: will it have a north/south exposure or an east/west exposure? And: does the elevation include an overhang so that the door does not receive direct sunlight? The front door can allow air infiltration and energy waste if it has not been installed correctly or has improperly designed weather-stripping. “When considering entry doors, a homeowner should look to purchase the most energyefficient doors possible,” Quick said. He suggested checking performance ratings for the local climate: e.g., what’s highperforming in Arkansas may not be in Arizona. “The item that makes the biggest difference is the amount of glass you have in the panel,” Homer said. “Glass is the worst insulating product on the exterior of your home, allowing more heat and

cold to come in.” Homer recommended dual-pane glazing but added that triplepane options and gas-filled spaces are best for cold climates and offer minimal performance difference in the desert heat.

Energy program that helps consumers make informed decisions about energyefficient products. Meanwhile, based in Greenbelt, Md., NFRC provides energy performance ratings to consumers and the building industry and works toward

Ratings and certifications When selecting a front door, check to see if it is ENERGY STAR®-rated and meets National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certifications. Andersen and Pella are both ENERGY STAR partners. Andersen’s all-glass entry doors are NFRCcertified, and all Pella entry doors with and without glass are NFRC-certified. (See side-box for more information on ENERGY STAR and NFRC.) The NFRC sticker shows the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U-factor for the door. “SHGC measures how well a product blocks heat caused by sunlight. The lower the number, the more it will help reduce the use of air-conditioning and as a result reduce electrical bills and energy use,” Quick explained. In turn, the U-factor

greater energy efficiency for windows and doors. More info: energystar.gov; nfrc.org

indicates how well a product prevents heat from escaping; the lower the number, the better, he said. What else? To further enhance energy efficiency, make sure that weather-stripping around the door is included. Finally, quality doors come with quality warranties. Both Andersen and Pella carry at least 10-year full-replacement warranties on their doors. Ask your homebuilder about the warranties on the doors they offer.

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Fan-atic for fans

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Among today’s ceiling fan styles, the sky’s the limit

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our new home is likely to be pre-wired for ceiling fans, and depending on the builder, may even come with one or more ceiling fans you’ve chosen already installed when you move in. Many builders can add pre-wiring for ceiling fans as an option in as many rooms of the house as you may want. When you think of ceiling fans, you may have in mind an older unwieldy version of this staple of both historic and contemporary homes; indeed, the electric ceiling fan was said to be invented way back in 1882. But in the past decade or so, ceiling fans have become far more energyefficient with far more options — in size, style, number of blades and blade span.

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AC or DC? Traditional ceiling fans have used alternating current (AC) motors which typically were available in only certain configurations and sizes. But since the introduction of direct-current (DC) motors for residential use about a dozen years ago, many more options are available. DC motors consume up to 70 percent less energy compared to their AC-motor cousins.

The motors have been miniaturized but are more powerful, explained David May, a Phoenix-based manufacturer’s representative for Minka-Aire® ceiling fans, which are on display in many stores throughout Arizona, including Statewide Lighting in Scottsdale. “Often the fans have larger diameters (up to 110 inches) and offer a wider range of speeds,” May said. The larger diameter DC fans move more air than AC fans (often twice as much), with broader coverage allowing more consistent air movement throughout a room. The blades turn more slowly, “but move much more air throughout a room,” May said. In the past five years, he said, up to 50 percent of new ceiling fans entering the market have DC motors with sleeker blades. “Like electric cars, DC-motored

ceiling fans are becoming more popular,” May said. “But AC motors are still effective and help save energy.” “DC ceiling fans may have 60-, 65-, 84-, 94- or 99-inch blades (compared with 52-inch blades in older models) that deliver air in a more comfortable fashion,” May said. Their movement is more majestic because of new blade designs and in many instances can operate more slowly — say, 59 rotations per minute (RPMs) for an 84-inch fan on high speed compared with 200 RPMs on high for an older 52-inch model. Instead of circulating 5,000 cubic-feet of air per minute, they move up to 10,000 cubic-feet of air per minute without nearly as much air turbulence as the older models and without the wind tunnel effect. Newer-model ceiling fans are able

to more completely mix the air, keeping the air near both the ceiling and the floor within a couple of degrees of each other, May said, and still create an evaporative cooling effect. AC fan motors can be operated by a wall switch, pull-chain or remote control. DC fan motors are operated by remote control; many also offer an accompanying wall switch option. Hundreds of choices Customers have hundreds of styles to choose from, said Marcos Carrillo, a sales associate and lighting designer with Lamps Plus in Chandler. “We have 85 different ceiling fans in our location,” Carrillo said, while more than 1,000 options are available on the Lamps Plus website. Ceiling fans are available in almost any size with almost any number of blades, he said, including some with a single blade. The most popular have three, four or five blades, but at Lamps Plus, “we even have one style with 15 blades and another with blades that are looped.” Expect to pay between a few hundred dollars and about $1,000 for a quality ceiling fan, depending on size and materials, May and Carrillo said. Ceiling fan body finishes include brushed nickel, brass, pewter, iron and chrome. Many styles are available with lights built in. Smart technology May said Minka-Aire ceiling fans can be equipped with smart-technology capability that can operate the fan through a phone app or a smart-home speaker.

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What do I need to know about my newhome’s garage insulation? Source: Dennis Rodenburg, Principal at Thermal Advantage

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ere in Arizona, most homeowners probably don’t think that much about their attic. However, in the eastern U.S., attics are often a homeowner’s most prominent place for extra storage. But experts say that in warmer climates (we’re looking at you, Arizona…), storage in an attic isn’t usually a practical option. “Without proper ventilation, the attic could reach up to 160 degrees or more during the summer,” said customhome builder Erik Tinker, “which results in high energy bills, uncomfortable temperature inside and damage to the roof.” Plus, whatever you stored up there could end up warped and wilted. What, why and how  An attic is the space between the ceiling and the roof where the roof is arched.

support of the roof, said Tinker, owner of Tinker Development in Scottsdale and host of a YouTube series called “Building with Tinker.” Inside an attic in Arizona you’ll probably find trusses — triangular-shaped pieces of lumber — that crisscross each other to support the roof. “A well-insulated attic will help to keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter,” he said.  “In hot climates, an attic ejects heated air and helps maintains a reasonable temperature in the house,” Tinker said. In newer homes, he said, a thermostatic fan may be added to the attic to propel hot air out of the attic to the outside, a more energy-efficient way to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the home. The key to proper attic ventilation is to create continuous air circulation throughout the space while preventing moisture from entering, Tinker said. Most recently built homes have a system that uses passive vents to reduce heat in the attic by using the natural force of the wind to create continuous airflow, he explained.

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Will an uninsulated or underinsulated garage affect the temperature-related performance of the rest of my home?

Insulating garages “takes the edge off” garage temperatures throughout the year. It serves the greatest need if you plan on spending time in your garage on car maintenance, projects, hobbies, etc. If you eventually want to control the temperature of the garage, heating or cooling insulation is essential; doing this at construction is the best time. Whether the garage is insulated or not has minimal effect on the rest of the home. It only helps by placing higher (or lower) temperatures on shared walls between conditioned and unconditioned space, as with an adjacent family room.

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Should the garage be insulated the same way as livable space?

Not necessarily. You could reduce insulation standards. You might insulate your livable exterior walls to an R-24 achieved by foam but the exterior walls of your garage to R-19, which batt insulation can deliver at a lower cost.

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Should the garage door be insulated too?

Yes, to fully benefit from insulating the walls and ceiling of a garage. Quality installers can do this or DIY kits are available at home-improvement or hardware stores. These effectively reduce temperatures in the garage — especially on west-facing doors.

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What else do I need to know?

For most homeowners, having R-13 fiberglass batts installed on the exterior walls and R-30 in the ceiling is adequate. Also, make sure the option of an insulated garage door is considered. –Reported by David M. Brown

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What is an escrow account?

Escrow comes up twice in the transaction of buying a home. Once in the beginning, when you need to deposit your earnest money that you put down to make an offer on a home into an escrow account. The second time is when you close on your home and the mortgage is involved. In the case of the earnest money, this escrow account is set up under the title company to hold an earnest deposit for someone who is looking to buy a home. The money sits in the account until closing and the earnest funds are then distributed to the seller on the day of closing. When you have a mortgage, your taxes and insurance premiums are usually built into the monthly payment. An escrow account is built with it in order to set aside money to make sure these obligations are paid on time.

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Why is it important to have an escrow account?

Lenders almost always require an escrow account. If you were to fall behind on your property taxes, there will be a lien on your home and eventually you could lose your home. A lender does not like that there could be a lien on its property nor does it want its investment jeopardized by lapsed homeowners insurance failing to cover a fire or other disaster that destroys the home.

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Are there any disadvantages to having an escrow account?

I think it comes down to more of a checks-and-balances system. Sometimes your mortgage can be purchased by other companies. It’s in the homeowner’s best interest to check and make sure these premiums are getting paid. The homeowner does not want to receive a letter from the city that the property taxes were not paid and there is now a lien on the home.

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Can some homebuyers skip having an escrow account?

All homeowners are encouraged to have one [an escrow account]. In some instances, you can skip this step but it’s going to come at a cost to you as the homeowner because there is a risk for the loan company. In some instances where you might have 20 percent or more of equity the lender might be willing to waive the escrow account. But higher fees are required and most likely a higher interest rate for the life of the loan. –Reported by Hanna Scott

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Are current mortgage rates rising or going down?

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The interest rates follow the bond market and are affected by how well bonds are selling. The interest rates can change once or twice a day, depending on the market. We have not seen a big swing in interest rates for quite some time. As a matter of fact, the interest rates have improved over the past couple months. We are not anticipating a big climb in interest rates for 2019.

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What do you predict may happen with mortgage interest rates as 2019 goes along?

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I would predict that the rates will hover in the 4 percent range for 2019.

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For people who are interested in buying a new home, should they keep tabs on these rates and/ or work with a mortgage consultant to “strike while the iron’s hot,” so to speak?

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and this will help the interest rates. On the other hand, if investors are investing in the stock market, this will have a negative impact on interest rates.

If the U.S. economic reports are good and showing a healthy economy, this typically will hurt the interest rates; if there are U.S./world economic reports that are weak, this typically helps the interest rates. If investors want to stay safe, they will invest in the bond market

Absolutely. A buyer should make sure they are pre-qualified and ready to make a move if there is an indication that the interest rates will be going up. I am always watching the market for my clients so if I see a great opportunity to lock in a lower rate, I am calling them. Be prepared, so you can lock in your interest rate when necessary. –Reported by Hanna Scott

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Maracay Homes Coming Soon Interest List Now Forming Pinnacle Peak & 77th Ave., Peoria MaracayHomes.com 480-488-1219

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Pulte Homes New Home Designs Available From the $200s 25700 N. 162nd Dr., Surprise Pulte.com/DesertOasis 877-892-1460

NORTHWEST Meadows 14 The Maracay Homes From the high $300s 91st Ave. & Deer Valley Rd., Peoria MaracayHomes.com 480-448-1219

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6 Eagle Crest at Blackstone (Vistancia) David Weekley Homes Coming Soon - Join VIP List Lone Mountain & Loop 303, Peoria DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-352-2584

(Vistancia) David Weekley Homes From the low $400s Lone Mountain & Loop 303, Peoria DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4988

Meadows 15 The Discovery Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $300s Deer Valley Rd. & Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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Seasons at Ventana Lakes From the lower $300s Beardsley & 107th Ave., Peoria khov.com/VentanaLakes 877-546-8669

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Pulte Homes Now Selling From the high $100s West Canyon Springs Blvd & Sun Valley Pkwy, Buckeye Pulte.com/FestivalFoothills 888-251-1415 K. Hovnanian Homes Final Opportunities! 97th Ave. & Speckled Gecko Dr., Peoria khov.com/fusion-meadows 877-546-8669

From the mid $300s 97th Ave. & Speckled Gecko Dr., Peoria khov.com/montage-meadows 877-546-8669

Four Seasons at Wickenburg Ranch K. Hovnanian® Homes From the mid $200s 3460 Maverick Dr., Wickenburg khov.com/WickenburgRanch 877-546-8669

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9 Garden Grove — Expedition Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $300s 87th Ave. and Glendale Ave., Glendale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

Pulte Homes Models Coming Soon Pinnacle Peak & Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria Pulte.com/Meadows 800-665-4137

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Taylor Morrison From the mid $200s El Mirage Rd. & Loop 303, Sun City West TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

WestWing Mountain Mattamy Homes Final Opportunities From the low $300s Lake Pleasant Pkwy & WestWing Pkwy, Peoria MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226

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Taylor Morrison From the upper $400s Happy Valley Rd. & 91st Ave., Peoria TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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K. Hovnanian® Homes Coming Winter 2019! Join our VIP Interest List 85th Ave. & Glendale Rd., Glendale khov.com/Phoenix 877-546-8669

Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the high $200s N. of Happy Valley Rd. & 67th Ave., Peoria Pulte.com/PyramidPeak 877-215-3104

21 Santorini Estates

Granite Crest Builders, LLC From the $270s 43rd Ave. and Union Hills Dr., Phoenix SantoriniEstates.net 623-215-8622

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Del Webb 14 New Models Now Open! From the low $200s West Canyon Springs Blvd & Sun Valley Pkwy, Buckeye DelWebb.com/Festival 866-223-5918

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Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the low $300s Happy Valley Rd. & 95th Ave., Peoria Pulte.com/TierraDelSol 866-223-5918

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Blackstone Vistancia Toll Brothers Move-In Ready Home Available From the mid $500s 30636 N. 117th Dr., Peoria TollBrothersAtBlackstone.com 623-398-6241

15 Monterey Ridge Condos Cachet Homes Single-level living plus garage From the low $300s West of Scottsdale Rd. & south of Mayo Blvd on 68th St., Scottsdale CachetHomes.net/MontereyRidge 480-356-0179

17 The Overlook at FireRock Toll Brothers Paired Villas Move-In Ready Homes Available From the $600s 15953 E. Ridgestone Dr., Fountain Hills OverlookatFireRock.com 480-663-3662 18 Pinnacle at Silverstone ®

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K. Hovnanian Homes Final Opportunities! From the mid $400s 74th St. & Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Scottsdale 877-546-8669

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K. Hovnanian Homes Final Opportunities! Call for Appointment From the upper $400s Morton Ave. & 16th St., Phoenix khov.com/Pointe16 877-546-8669

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Rosewood Homes Luxury Estates Grand Opening April 13th! From the low $1 millions Hawknest Rd. between Pima & 84th St., Scottsdale RosewoodRanchEstates.com 480-970-1900

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1 16 Ocotillo Watt Communities MODELS NOW OPEN Quick Move-Ins Available From the high $500s SW corner of 16th St. & Ocotillo Rd. Between Maryland Ave. & Glendale Ave., Phoenix WattCommunities.com 480-887-4933 2 32 North Watt Communities Builder Close-Out: Only 1 Home Left! Upgrades Included From the mid $300s 32nd St. south of Shea Blvd, Phoenix WattCommunities.com 480-887-4933 3 7180 Optima Kierland

Now Selling New Tower From the low $300s Sales Gallery: 15450 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale LiveAtOptimaKierland.com 480-630-1200

4 Astarea at Sky Crossing

Pulte Homes From the mid $400s Black Mountain Blvd and Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix Pulte.com/Astarea 877-285-6176

5 Astoria by Cachet Homes

By appointment only From the low $900s Shea Blvd. and 56th St., Paradise Valley CachetHomes.net 480-556-7038

6 Blue Sky at Tonto Verde

Taylor Morrison Coming Soon! Rio Verde & Forest Rd., Rio Verde TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

7 Boulder Ranch Toll Brothers Now Open! Pre-Model Pricing 11923 E. Cavedale Dr., Scottsdale BoulderRanchScottsdale.com 480-664-0014

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Cachet Homes Custom homes from $1,650,000 30600 N. Pima Rd. #98, Scottsdale CachetHomes.net 480-556-7038 for appointment

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Union Park Cachet Homes From the low $500s 19th Ave. & Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix CachetHomes.net/Union-Park 602-777-5175

10 Circle Mountain Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the mid $300s 43rd Ave. & Circle Mountain Blvd, Phoenix Pulte.com/Anthem 866-300-4425 11 Copper Sky & Andaluza

Capstone Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $800s Pima Rd. & Westland Rd. off Hawknest Rd., Scottsdale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

12 The Enclave at Borgata From the $800s 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale EnclaveAtBorgata.com 480-ENCLAVE (480-362-5283) K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Scottsdale Heights 55+ Community Coming Fall of 2019 Scottsdale Rd. & Dove Valley Rd., Scottsdale Join Our VIP Interest List 877-546-8669

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The Meadows Toll Brothers Take Advantage of Pre-Model Pricing From the mid $400s 9795 W. Wizard Lane, Peoria TollBrothersAtTheMeadows.com 623-444-7100 ® ® 28 Trilogy at Vistancia ®

Shea Homes From the $270s 30382 N. 131st Dr., Peoria SheaHomes.com/Vistancia 855-322-2395 ® 29 Trilogy at

Wickenburg Ranch Shea Homes® From the low $200s 3312 Maverick Dr., Wickenburg SheaHomes.com/Wickenburg 855-322-2395

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Venture II Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $500s Sky Crossing Way & Deer Valley, Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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Landmark Collections Taylor Morrison From the low $300s Dove Valley Rd./Sonoran Desert Dr. & 7th Street Alignment, Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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K. Hovnanian Homes Final Opportunities! From the upper $500s 74th St. & Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Scottsdale 877-546-8669

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K. Hovnanian Homes Coming Soon! khov.com/Scottsdale 877-546-8669

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Adero Canyon Toll Brothers Award-Winning Architecture From the low $900s 13484 N. Stone View Trail, Fountain Hills TollBrothersatAderoCanyon.com 480-284-8009

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Toll Brothers National Award-Winning Community From the $700s 17338 E. Bobwhite Way, Rio Verde TollBrothersatVerdeRiver.com 480-284-7444 ® River™ 34 Trilogy at Verde ®

Shea Homes From the high $200s 28525 N. Verde River Way W., Rio Verde SheaHomes.com/VerdeRiver 855-322-2395

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David Weekley Homes Now Selling! From the mid $400s I-17 and Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-352-2584

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Toll Brothers Now Open Pre-Model Pricing 12558 E. Chama Rd., Scottsdale SerenoCanyon.com 480-307-6349

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Pulte Homes From the $400s Black Mountain Blvd and Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix Pulte.com/SkyCrossing 877-695-9339

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Passage Collections Taylor Morrison From the mid $400s 32nd St. & Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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Summit Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $600s Sky Crossing Way & Deer Valley, Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738

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Symmetry Companies Elk Pass Townhomes From the mid $800s Deer Creek Cabins From the mid $900s Introducing Coconino Ridge Homes From $1.1 million Custom homes from $1.1M to $4.5M Home-sites from the mid $100s 1201 E. John Wesley Powell Blvd, Flagstaff PineCanyon.net 877-801-7860


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Trilogy by Shea Homes

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Set in the foothills of Peoria, Trilogy at Vistancia is a 55-plus resort lifestyle community with a range of single-level living in open-layout concepts. The community features a championship golf course, resort and fitness pools, a full-service day spa, culinary studio, two movement rooms,

Trilogy by Shea Homes

two fitness centers, a marketplace for grab-and-go breakfast or lunch items, poolside dining, a signature restaurant and bocce, tennis and pickleball courts. Events and clubs range from off-site excursions to art- and wine-pairing classes, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, group travel and much more.

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Number of homes: 3,385 Prices: From $279,900 Address: 30383 N. 131st Dr., Peoria Directions: Go north on I-17 to Happy Valley Road. Exit and head west on Happy Valley. Go under Loop 303 and proceed north on Vistancia Blvd to Upcountry Way. Turn left on Upcountry Way. Follow signs to model homes. Beds/baths: 2–3 bedrooms; 2–3.5 bathrooms Square-footage: 1,397–2,717 Sales office hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily except 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday; noon–6 p.m. Friday Phone: 855-321-9516 Website: TrilogyVistancia.com

Editor PAULA HUBBS COHEN Paula.Cohen@cox.net

A division of The Arizona Republic 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contributing Editor JIM WILLIAMS JLWilliams@RepublicMedia.com Design CARL BEZUIDENHOUT Carl@Visualwise.biz

Trilogy by Shea Homes

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Set in the foothills of Peoria, Trilogy at Vistancia is a 55-plus resort lifestyle community with a range of single-level living in open-layout concepts. The community features a championship golf course, resort and fitness pools, a full-service day spa, culinary studio, two movement rooms,

Trilogy by Shea Homes

ADVERTISING Director, Classified Sales BRETT SONDRUP BSondrup@RepublicMedia.com MICHELLE MURRIETTA 602-444-8208 MMurrietta@RepublicMedia.com

two fitness centers, a marketplace for grab-and-go breakfast or lunch items, poolside dining, a signature restaurant and bocce, tennis and pickleball courts. Events and clubs range from off-site excursions to art- and wine-pairing classes, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, group travel and much more.

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Number of homes: 3,385 Prices: From $279,900 Address: 30383 N. 131st Dr., Peoria Directions: Go north on I-17 to Happy Valley Road. Exit and head west on Happy Valley. Go under Loop 303 and proceed north on Vistancia Blvd to Upcountry Way. Turn left on Upcountry Way. Follow signs to model homes. Beds/baths: 2–3 bedrooms; 2–3.5 bathrooms Square-footage: 1,397–2,717 Sales office hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily except 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday; noon–6 p.m. Friday Phone: 855-321-9516 Website: TrilogyVistancia.com

Editor PAULA HUBBS COHEN Paula.Cohen@cox.net

A division of The Arizona Republic 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

For general advertising inquiries, contact Republic Media at 602-444-8000.

Contributing Editor JIM WILLIAMS JLWilliams@RepublicMedia.com Design CARL BEZUIDENHOUT Carl@Visualwise.biz

ADVERTISING Director, Classified Sales BRETT SONDRUP BSondrup@RepublicMedia.com MICHELLE MURRIETTA 602-444-8208 MMurrietta@RepublicMedia.com

For general advertising inquiries, contact Republic Media at 602-444-8000.

Homes Designed for How You Want to Live.

Move-In Ready Homes Available Now.                                                   

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Let’s build a connection The prices of our homes, included features, plans, specifications, promotions/incentives, neighborhood build-out and available locations are subject to change without notice. Stated dimensions, square footage and acreage are approximate and should not be used as a representation of any home’s or homesite’s precise or actual size, location or orientation. There is no guarantee that any particular homesite or home will be available. No information or material herein is to be construed to be an offer or solicitation for sale. A Broker/Agent must register their client in person on client’s first visit at each community for a Broker/Agent to receive a commission or referral fee, if available. Not all features and options are available in all homes. Unless otherwise expressly stated, homes do not come with hardscape, landscape, or other decorator items. Any photographs or renderings used herein reflect artists’ conceptions and are for illustrative purposes only. Community maps, illustrations, plans and/or amenities reflect our current vision and are subject to change without notice. Maps not to scale. Photographs or renderings of people do not depict or indicate any preference regarding race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or national origin. There is no guarantee that any particular homesite, home or common area will offer a view or that any particular view will be preserved. Views may also be altered by subsequent development, construction, and landscaping growth. Marketing promotions/incentives, if any, are subject to conditions or restrictions and are subject to change without notice. No warranty or guarantee is made regarding any particular area public school/school district or that any particular public school/school district will service any given community. Schools/school districts may change over time. Final Subdivision Disclosure Report (Public Report) is available at the AZ Real Estate Department’s website. Our name and the logos contained herein are registered trademarks of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. and/ or its subsidiaries. ROC No. 172120. AZ Broker, Maracay Realty, LLC (AZ DRE# LC538443000) © 2019 Maracay Homes, LLC, a member of the TRI Pointe Group. All rights reserved.

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The Northeast Valley

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Broker, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® president

Host to high-end homes, top-notch healthcare, first-class shopping and dining

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ncorporating areas of Scottsdale and Phoenix, the Northeast Valley is usually said to be roughly bordered by Interstate 17 on the west, Shea Boulevard on the south, Cave Creek/ Carefree to the north and extending east to the mountains. Amenity-rich location “Taylor Morrison chooses to build in the Northeast Valley because there are a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby,” said Andrea Murphy, vice president of sales for the Scottsdale-based Taylor Morrison Phoenix division. “Homebuyers are close to everything while living in their dream home in an unbeatable location.” Good schools, convenience to shopping, dining and outdoor activities plus reasonable commutes to employment make this area particularly attractive to homebuyers. “Available land, together with supportive general plans and zoning, as well as available community services like sewer, water and roads, have supported the residential development,” said David Schmid REALTOR® | Broker and 2019 president of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.

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                     ––Andrea Murphy, Taylor Morrison

Because of the area’s higher elevation and abundant open space, Northeast Valley residents enjoy cooler temperatures which is especially comforting in the hot Arizona summer. They are also close to boating, hiking and biking trails and natural amenities such as McDowell Mountain Regional Park, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Camelback Mountain, Bartlett Lake and Piestewa Peak, Murphy said. World-class resorts and spas are nearby as are restaurants for all tastes and price levels, while shopping opportunities are equally abundant. Indeed, veteran shoppers love to visit Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Quarter, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Kierland Commons, Market Street at DC Ranch, Happy Valley Towne Center and Phoenix Premium Outlets, to name just a few. For those who golf, many of the Valley’s finest courses are nearby. Healthcare facilities are also close-by including the Mayo Clinic, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak.

Golf-aficionados can’t wait for the early-spring Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, while autoenthusiasts delight in attending one of the country’s premier collector-car auctions including the prime-time event hosted by Barrett-Jackson®. Numerous other events, including polo matches and Arabian Horse shows, occur on an annual or seasonal basis.

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Beautiful new homes Newer area homes offer design features and amenities for today’s buyer, Schmid said. These components include high ceilings, contemporary kitchens, spacious master suites, great rooms, large garages, low-maintenance landscapes and attractive outdoor living spaces, he said. Good schools Children living in the area can attend any of a number of private, charter or public schools including schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District or the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Courtesy of Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORs®

APRIL 1 – 30, 2019

To celebrate more than 40 years of    , we’re hosting the fourth annual World’s Largest Showcase of Homes in our cities across the country! From April 1 – 30, we invite you to visit any of our beautiful models or Quick Move-in Homes in Phoenix to see current innovations in design and get inspired with home décor ideas. And, while you’re delighting in our award-winning homes, be sure to register for a chance to win one of these exciting prizes:

GRAND PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

$5,000 BEST BUY GIFT CARD

$2,500 BEST BUY GIFT CARD

$500 BEST BUY GIFT CARD

Also, just for visiting and registering with our Sales Consultant, we’ll donate $5 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona!

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See a David Weekley Homes Sales Consultant for complete details. Not valid with any other offer or previously written contracts. Visitors must register in person with a David Weekley Homes Sales Consultant in a participating city between April 1, 2019, and April 30, 2019 (the Program Period), and will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes: one (1) $5,000 Best Buy Gift Card, one (1) $2,500 Best Buy Gift Card and one (1) $500 Best Buy Gift Card. Only one registration or entry per family. Employees of David Weekley Homes and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Drawings will be held May 10, 2019, and winners will be contacted by a David Weekley Homes Representative to make arrangements to receive Gift Cards. Cash will not be given in lieu of Gift Cards. No purchase necessary to win. $5 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona will be made for Visitors who register at a David Weekley Homes model or Quick Move-in Home in the Phoenix area during the Program Period. Registration limited to one per family. Maximum donation amount to Ronald McDonald House Charities not to exceed $44,230. David Weekley Homes reserves the right to terminate the program or change rules at any time. See a David Weekley Homes Sales Consultant for details. Prices, plans, dimensions, features, specifications, materials, and availability of homes or communities are subject to change without notice or obligation. Illustrations are artist’s depictions only and may differ from completed improvements. Copyright © 2019 David Weekley Homes - All Rights Reserved. 290837 Phoenix, AZ (PHXA105658)


12NH ❚ FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 ❚ THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO PUT OFF LIVING HAPPIER At Trilogy®, we believe it’s more than just our locations, communities, amenities, and homes that make this new stage in life the best stage in life. So, we create environments where “community” has meaning beyond streets and sidewalks, sticks and bricks. Places where each new day is an opportunity for deeper happiness and, for many, a personal transformation. Check out our all new website SheaHomes.com/TrilogyAZ to learn more!

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TOMORROW | Vistancia® Brews, Tunes & BBQ! 11am-3pm APRIL 11 | Wickenburg Ranch Member for a Day! All Day! APRIL 20 | Encanterra® Artisan A Fair 10am-4pm EVERY WEEKEND | Verde RiverTM Grand Opening 10 New Models! All Day!

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Peoria From the $270s

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Sales: Shea Communities Marketing Company (AZ DRE #CO001121000); Construction: SHALC GC, INC. (AZ ROC# 291056). Trilogy at Vistancia, Trilogy at Encanterra and select neighborhoods at Trilogy at Wickenburg Ranch and Trilogy at Verde River are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years or older, with certain exceptions for younger persons as provided by law and the governing covenants, conditions and restrictions. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. A PUBLIC REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON THE STATE REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. Trilogy at Verde River: Golf course is planned to be private. Owners must purchase a separate golf membership from the course owner. Equal Housing Opportunity. Models are not an indication of racial preference.

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