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FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: THE OVERLOOK AT FIREROCK
Shea Homes Arizona
BENEFITS OF BUYING A MODEL HOME
DISHING ON DISHWASHERS
ASK THE EXPERT RE RADIANT BARRIER ROOFING
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GRAND OPENINGS AND AWARDS
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Ascend at Villago
Location: 251 E. Atlantic Dr., Casa Grande Pricing: From the mid $200s Size: 1,884–2,678 square-feet Beds/baths: 4–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; 1–6 p.m. Wed.; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun. Info: khov.com/ascend-villago; 877-546-8669 Description: The Ascend Collection has six new homes featuring drop zones, lofts, large covered patios and up to 4-car garages. The community has open grassy areas, ramadas and barbecues.
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Aspire at Villago
Location: 3097 N. Spring Lane, Casa Grande Pricing: From the upper $100s Size: 1,351–1,990 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–5 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; 1–6 p.m. Wed.; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun. Info: khov.com/aspire-villago; 877-546-8669 Description: The Aspire Collection has six designs, each with large bedrooms and open living spaces. Kitchens open to great rooms and dining areas creating an easy ﬂow.
Graythorn Development LLC
Location: 9850 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale Pricing: From the low $400s to upper $600s Size: 1,210–2,315 square-feet Beds/baths: 2–3 bedrooms, 2.5–3.5 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; noon–5 p.m. Sun. Info: GraythornDevelopment.com; 480-440-0637 Description: New gated community of all single-level patio home-style condominiums in North Scottsdale near McDowell Mountain Ranch. Four unique plans feature great room concepts, private walled courtyards and more.
o some, it might sound old-fashioned to worry about “wired” connections for all of the smart devices in your new home. And yet, says Dennis Sage, owner and president of Home Entertainment (DSHE) in Phoenix, the most up-to-date cabling available is critical to properly power and operate all of your devices.
Hard-wiring and Wi-Fi “There are those who believe that wires are not important because ‘everything is going wireless,’” Sage said. “That could not be further from the truth. Hard-wiring is more important now than ever before because almost every electronic device is Getty Images now connected to the network. The only thing that’s actually wireless is the communication between one or more wired and app-enabled. Each new home, she pointed out, has an devices. Every electronic device requires a wire whether it be On Q master connection center, a Category 5E Ethernet cable an electric plug for power or a wire from a power source like and an RG-6 coaxial cable to power cable television. Power over Ethernet (where electric power is transmitted and Devices that are part of Meritage’s automation suite can be paired with data along Ethernet cabling). In accessed through a homeowner’s Wi-Fi with our opinion, it’s very important that builders their smart device or home computer, Rose offer some type of path to allow technology said. All apps are available for free download in the home.” for easy access on all smart devices, she Meritage Homes offers a Wi-Fi connected said. “Additional services may be available depending on the app and device.” system anchored by hard-wiring, said Belle Rose, a sales counselor with the Meritage Homes community of Quail Run in San Tan Popular features Valley. “We offer an ‘M Connected Home Of course, homebuyers may choose to add features to their system after they move in. Automation Suite’ as standard with each new home,” she said, adding that every new —Eric Marcus, Marcus Networking Inc. Popular features include Bluetooth and keyMeritage home includes a video doorbell, fob capabilities, said Eric Marcus, the CEO smart door lock, lighting controls, advanced thermostat, smart of Tempe-based Marcus Networking Inc. “Bluetooth-activated garage door and weather-sensing irrigation that are all Wi-Fi keyless door entries allow cross-country access to housesitters,” he said. “Bluetooth also can be used as an activated garage door- and gate-opener.” Marcus said that Wi-Fi-embedded furniture is also “on the rise. Many pieces of furniture like desks, lamps and even sofas are being created with Wi-Fi ports in them. Key-fobs often accompany these pieces to allow for easy reset and on/off access.” Marcus also noted that “while voice activation is still popular, manufacturers of some of the most popular brands of home automation devices are evolving their products into something that makes the homeowner feel a bit more secure (and privacy-protected) while using these devices.”
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Variety of monitoring options Technology is now a huge part of owning a new home, said Sage, whose company installs automation equipment in new homes built by about 40 builders in the Phoenix area and in Tucson. For example: “Every Maracay Home in Victory at Verrado (in Buckeye) is a fully functioning automated home,” he said. “It’s complete with monitored security, thermostat control, garage door control, front door lock control, lighting control availability, geo fencing (a virtual perimeter that can include pet tracking), access point wiring (used to create a wireless local area network) and Category 6 wire for all of the network connections.”
Location: 2101 E. Wisteria Dr., Chandler Pricing: Coming soon Size: Approximately 1,700–3,200 square-feet Beds/baths: 2–5 bedrooms, 2–4 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; 1–6 p.m. Fri. Date of Grand Opening: May 19 Info: MattamyHomes.com/Phoenix; 602-497-3226 Description: Avier East will feature a collection of single- and two-story homes near top-rated schools, great shopping, popular restaurants and major employment centers. (GRAND OPENINGS AND AWARDS, continued on page NH9)
(WIRED AND READY, continued on page NH9)
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The beneﬁts of buying a model home KB Home
These professionally decorated homes often include move-in-ready options, designer upgrades and high-end ﬁnishes
t’s a favorite pastime that’s shared by many: touring model homes. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or are just looking for design inspiration, you’ll likely be wowed by the sophisticated flooring, intricate cabinetry and professionally landscaped yards found in most model homes. Indeed, builders across the Valley offer model homes to help buyers imagine what their new home will look like — plus, when communities are close to being sold-out, these models generally go on sale to the public. Unique showcases Model homes give builders the opportunity to uniquely showcase their homes to prospective buyers. Working closely with a team of professional interior designers, builders choose custom options that demonstrate different lifestyles to entice buyers and give them the chance to see all that is available. “We conduct upfront market research to determine what current trends appeal to buyers and what’s been most successful in our other communities,” said Steve Snoddy, vice president of sales for AV Homes. “Not only do we want to show buyers what they could have in their new home, we also feature design upgrades that can be accomplished using their own budget after the home is completed.” Model homes include many upgrades that are found not only in the interior, but also in the outdoor entertaining spaces, often with amenities such as custom-designed swimming pools, shaded
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—Steve Snoddy, AV Homes
ramadas, conversation fire-pits and builtin barbeque islands. Floor plans for everyone Most builders, including KB Home (which has 17 new-home communities throughout the Valley), feature several different model home floor plans to meet the needs of a wide variety of buyers. “The number of model homes we build depends on the number of lots and total number of floor plans that are available,” said Craig LeMessurier, senior director of corporate communications at KB Home. “Ideally, we want buyers to have a good understanding of how each home lives and what floor plan fits their unique lifestyle.” Upgrades galore Often sold at or near the close-out of a community, model homes cater to buyers who are looking for an upgraded, finished home. “The beautifully adorned model homes are often designed with details to inspire home-shoppers and give them ideas on how to customize their home,” LeMessurier said. “The model homes may include enhanced features such as lighting,
wall coverings, crown molding, drapes, fixtures and upgraded landscaping in both the front and back yard.” In some communities such as CantaMia at Estrella (in Goodyear), a gated 55+ community by AV Homes, most floor plans are either modeled or built as inventory homes. Sometimes specific floor plans may not be modeled in a new-home community, but most builders offer interactive online software so buyers can view and design their new home. Carefully maintained Since most active new-home communities welcome hundreds of visitors to their models every weekend, builders carefully monitor and meticulously maintain each home until it is sold.
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“While we do have a high amount of foot traffic in our models, we purposely select very durable products and highquality finishes throughout the home,” said Ken Peterson, vice president of sales and marketing at Shea Homes. “Even though a model home has never been occupied, we always conduct a thorough inspection of the home prior to closing and repair or replace items that have been worn or are not properly functioning.” Depending on the price-points within a new-home community, most model homes sell fairly quickly at or below market value. Many builder representatives say that buyers who purchase a model home receive a great value. “The upgrades builders put into model homes are discounted quite heavily when the home is placed on the market,” Peterson said. “We know we won’t get back the money we put into the home, but we recognize the model homes are often what ultimately sell the community.”
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Dishing on dishwashers Today’s dishwashers combine energy-saving features with loads of convenience
hanks to technological advances, dishwashers now often include features ranging from special jets to hidden racks and reminders to buy detergent pods — kind of like the personal butler you probably never had.
If you have
young children and clean bottles and
Energy efﬁciency Almost all dishwashers today have superior energy efficiency compared to past models, said Mike Nerdig, senior commercial director for GE Appliances. “For energy efficiency, there’s a standard we all have to meet,” he said. “No matter what brand you look at they have a similar amount of water and energy usage.” It’s common now for a dishwasher to use just 3.5 gallons per wash — a significant decrease from the 8-gallon standard of just a decade or so ago. The trade-off for the decreased water usage is a longer cycle — sometimes two or three hours to complete a wash. Connectivity Internet-enabled dishwashers can alert you to buy detergent pods when you’re running low or display a countdown timer for when your load will finish drying. These features are expected to become more readily available in the near future. “We will continue to expand [these options] throughout our line in 2019,” Nerdig said. New features But advances in dishwashers aren’t just about technology. They’re also extremely practical. Some models come with a
sippy cups, look for features like the bottle-wash and a sanitize cycle. You’ll also need quite a few rack-clips to safely secure those bottle pieces. Check to see if they are included with the dishwasher.
—Mike Nerdig, GE Appliances
third rack — set high in the dishwasher, perfect for platters, serving utensils and other unwieldy items. Aesthetics still matter, too, which is why manufacturers are offering more than the old options — e.g., black, white or stainless steel. For example, new slatelike finishes offer a matte surface that won’t show fingerprints. GE also has responded to consumer feedback on hard-to-wash items — such as bottles, carafes and silverware — by creating special cleaning zones. “We have bottle-jets, which are up to four jets on the top rack,” Nerdig said. “They’re great for things that have small openings. It can be hard to get a lot of water action up there, but these jets can get them clean.” In addition, a “docking station” directs 40 jets toward the silverware basket, ensuring that those pesky remnants of yesterday’s dinner don’t remain on your forks.
Cleaning hints “One thing that people do a lot of, they wash dishes before they wash dishes,” Nerdig said. “You can use five times the amount of water when someone pre-rinses their dishes. You’re better off not doing that.” To get the best cleaning, dishwasher manufacturers say, homeowners should purchase good detergent (high-quality detergent actually breaks down food and particles better) and a rinse aid (which helps the drying process). You should also clean the dishwasher’s filters at least twice a year. The bottom line Be sure to ask your new-home builder about your options when it comes to dishwashers — they tend to last a long time and are generally used several times a week, so make sure your choice has features that fit your family’s lifestyle.
Most wine glasses are dishwasher-safe but are prone to breaking or scratching if not properly secured. Some dishwashers have stemware holders that fold down to properly secure your wine glasses.
Find out how loud a dishwasher’s wash cycle is. A normal
conversation is around 60 decibels, so anything under 60 will limit the noise transfer to other parts of your home. Source: Whirlpool Institute of Home Science
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can be almost invisible. New homes at Robson Resort Communities in Arizona are popular because they are one-story, designed with wider doorways, have plenty of clearance around the kitchen island and have abundant lighting.” Master bathrooms are spacious and offer “curbless” showers, he said, adding that a master bath in a Robson home typically will feature a large shower with a seat, a vanity with knee space, a raised toilet and faucets with lever hardware.
Accessibility matters Home design that everyone can navigate
he official term for universally accessible features in buildings — those that everyone, regardless of how physically abled they are, can access — is universal design. It is growing in importance and availability in new homes. “Universal design has widespread appeal,” said Steve Soriano, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Robson Resort Communities, which develops communities for active adults in Arizona and Texas. “It’s a growing and beneficial concept in the homebuilding industry. At Robson Resort Communities, we incorporate consumer products and design features that are easily usable, able to accommodate future life changes and aesthetically pleasing. Many Robson buyers are downsizing from a larger family home and desire to age in place.” Examples of universal design features include good lighting, wide doorways and hallways, and lever door-handles (instead of knobs), Soriano said.
Advantageous for all buyers These and other universal design features such as lower-height countertops can benefit almost everyone, said Jennifer Longdon, a Phoenix disability rights advocate who was instrumental in making terms like “zero-grade entry” and “rollin shower” searchable as features in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service database of homes for sale. “With 100 percent certainty, if you live long enough, you’ll be living with a disability for at least some period in your life, said Longdon, who in 2004 was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting. “Whether you tear your ACL (knee ligament) playing tennis, contend with a difficult pregnancy, endure a temporary disability following surgery or confront something as life-altering as cancer or a spinal cord injury, the chances are having universal design features in your home will help you.” Even young families can benefit from no-step entries, wider doorways and wider hallways, she said.
—Steve Soriano, Robson Resort Communities
“It’s easier to push a stroller into the house or bring a large new appliance into the house when there’s no step at the threshold and a wider front doorway,” she said. Wider hallways make moving furniture simpler, too, she said. Smarthome technology that lets you control your lighting, adjust the temperature indoors and see who’s at your front door, for example, all by using a smart phone, is not only a convenience for the typically
Statewide Independent Living Council, pointed out that accessibility features don’t have to be institutional-looking; they can be beautiful and completely integrated into a home’s design. “The walkway to the entrance of my home is landscaped in such a way that no one realizes they’re walking just slightly uphill toward my front door,” she said. “And the grab-bars in my shower look like art deco rails.” Soriano agrees that universal design goes beyond mere practicality. “It creates spaces that are usable and effective for everyone, with beauty being as important as function,” he said. “Often these features, while aesthetically pleasing,
Know what to ask Soriano and Longdon both recommend that if universal design is important to you or may be important within the next decade or so, ask the homebuilder’s representative specific questions at a community where you’re considering purchasing a home. “Prospective homeowners should be prepared to ask questions and to consider future accessibility options when looking at buying a new home,” Soriano advised. Here are some questions to consider asking before you buy: • How easy is it to navigate around the entire home if mobility becomes an issue? • Which universal design features can add value and allow homeowners peace of mind for the future? • Can light-switches and door-handles be installed low enough for someone in a wheelchair? • Are there technology features available that make operating the home easier? Some ﬁnal recommendations Longdon recommends that a new-home buyer concerned about accessibility issues think about the totality of their lifestyle, including whether a floor plan can be modified, considering how close they would be to transportation and how far from their home their mail will be delivered. “Look at everything critically when shopping for a new home,” she said. “Making sure your new home will meet your lifestyle needs now and as you age is of the utmost importance.”
abled, she said, it’s essential for someone with a disability. “Accessibility features make life easier for everyone at every stage of their lives,” she added. Practical and beautiful Longdon, who has served on the [City of Phoenix] Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and has chaired Arizona’s
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$ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Helping homebuyers ﬁnance their new home
f you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but you may not know what they have to do with you as a potential homeowner. After all, you’re not getting your home loan through them or receiving mail from them. But someday, one of these two entities might very well own your mortgage. The Federal National Mortgage Association (known as Fannie Mae) and The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (known as Freddie Mac) are U.S. government-sponsored entities established with the purpose to expand secondary mortgage markets, explained Melissa Donahue, senior mortgage consultant with OnQ Financial in Scottsdale. What’s the secondary mortgage market? It’s where home loans are bought and sold between lenders like banks and credit unions and investors on Wall Street. Typically, there is an intermediary between lenders and investors — usually Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Will your loan be sold? Most home loans in the U.S. are ultimately sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, which then will package them into what are called mortgagebacked securities. “By guaranteeing and purchasing these loans, Fannie and Freddie provide banks and other financial institutions with money to continue to make new loans,” Donahue said. If you secure your mortgage through a mid-size or smaller financial institution, you may have selected what’s called a
—Melissa Donahue, OnQ Financial
“portfolio lender” that — unlike a big bank — will probably keep your loan throughout its term instead of selling it to the secondary market. That’s according to Paris Davis, senior vice president and Northwest Arizona Retail Division Manager of Washington Federal in Scottsdale, a portfolio lender that does not sell the mortgages it approves for customers. With portfolio lending, “the
loan is kept on the lender’s balance sheet for the life of the loan,” Davis said. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both buy traditional conventional loans, said Casey Taylor, a licensed real estate agent and mortgage broker affiliated with Wilde Wealth Management Group in Scottsdale. These are loans that are typically 15- or 30-year loans, including adjustable-rate mortgages, he said.
Similar, but with functional differences Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are considered siblings in the lending world, Donahue said. “However, they do vary on some lending guidelines,” she added. “It’s very important that your lender is well-versed on the different guidelines and can do both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. In many cases, a borrower may not qualify for a Fannie Mae loan but can qualify for a Freddie Mac loan and vice versa. If you’re trying to get pre-qualified for a mortgage loan and the loan officer says you don’t qualify for a conventional loan, ask this question: ‘Does this mean I don’t qualify for a loan with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and why?’” Fannie Mae is known to purchase loans that originated with large commercial banks such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America or Chase, Taylor said. Freddie Mac also purchases from these sources, but is known to purchase from smaller banks and other lending institutions as well, such as wholesale mortgage lenders. “While both are very similar in their overall business models, they have some functional differences that allow them to compete and provide alternatives to borrowers,” Taylor said. Taylor also pointed out that both Fannie and Freddie are important to the national economy. “Without these two large institutions, today’s lenders’ standards would be vastly different,” he said. “These agencies help to create local and national competition and national confidence for buyers trying to obtain financing. The mortgage lending process has become more standardized as a result, making lending more predictable and efficient.”
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH
Radiant barrier roof decking
The Overlook at FireRock
The Overlook at FireRock consists of single-level paired villas that offer easy-living floor plans. The open concept designs feature two to four bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage. These brand-new desert contemporary homes range in size from 1,669 to 3,613 square-feet. Inside the homes, the great room opens to a covered deck for indoor-outdoor living. The downstairs walk-out basement — which is available on some designs — offers additional guest and bonus rooms. Eight designs The Overlook at FireRock offers eight home designs, including the Rushmore model which features a convenient firstfloor master bedroom. This beautiful one-story home also includes a generously sized second bedroom with a private bath. The 1,734-square-foot Agua Fria model also offers a first-floor master suite along with 12-foot ceilings throughout the main living spaces. Another home design is called Chimney Rock; at 1,827-square-feet, this one-story home includes elevated ceilings throughout the floor plan that create a light and airy ambience.
Gated master-plan Located in the FireRock master-plan, the gated community is surrounded by the FireRock Golf Course and provides residents with plenty of socialization opportunities as well as a lock-and-leave, low-maintenance lifestyle. FireRock Country Club A free social membership to the FireRock Country Club is provided with every new home purchase.
What is radiant barrier roof decking?
Radiant barrier roof decking (RBRD) is a metallic reflective barrier that is attached to the bottom of the roof decking and reflects heat.
Why is RBRD important to the construction of a new home?
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RBRD is becoming more prevalent in Arizona and the Southwestern states due to its functioning purpose. Colder climates have different insulation requirements and RBRD is primarily designed for heat.
Is radiant barrier roof decking prevalent in Arizona?
What should a new-home owner ask his/her builder about RBRD?
Older homes did not have this kind of technology built into them and would be very costly to retrofit. A newly constructed home benefits from the start by having RBRD built into it to keep a cooler building envelope.
A homeowner should ask if RBRD is offered [for some builders it is standard; for some, it is an option; some builders might not offer it at all]. If it is not offered, buyers should ask what R-value level/type of attic insulation is used and where is it placed.
What are some of the beneﬁts of this type of roof decking as compared to other types?
RBRD is an additional element to energy efficiency and must be combined with some sort of R-value insulation with a minimum of R-30. RBRD shields excess heat from penetrating into attic space thus resulting in a cooler attic space and lowered energy usage.
Source: Mark Moskal, Phoenix division president, Gehan Homes
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We invite you to join us for our annual Memorial Day Showcase of Homes and enjoy all Pine Canyon has to offer. Tour our elegant homes, and test drive cars from Findlay Automotive Group and Planet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Flagstaff. May 26–27 | 1pm–3pm
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CUSTOM ESTATE HOME SITES
From the $120s
ELK PASS TOWNHOMES and DEER CREEK CABINS
From the $600s and mid $900s
From $1.2 to over $4 million
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From $1.2 million
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CORNER OF LITCHFIELD ROAD AND VILLAGE PARKWAY
CachetAtTheWigwam.com | 623-385-0129 Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Floor plans and elevations are artist’s conception and are not intended to show speciﬁc detailing. Floor plans are the property of Cachet Homes and its afﬁliates. For further information, please see Sales Associate All sales are subject to buyers receipt and review of a Arizona Subdivision Public Report. *See Sales Associate for incentive information. Prices, features, ﬂoorplans, elevations and incentives subject to change without notice.
PINE CANYON REALT Y, LLC | 1201 E JOHN WESLEY POWELL BLVD | FL AGSTAFF Obtain the Property Report or its equivalent required by Federal and State law and read it before signing anything. No Federal or State agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not an offering in any state where prohibited by law. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.All plans, intentions and materials relating to Pine Canyon and the Pine Canyon Club, or any townhome, condominium or single family homes within Pine Canyon, are subject to addition, deletion, revision, change or other modification from time to time at the discretion of the developer without notice.
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1 Adora Trails
Maracay Homes The Preserve From the low $400s SW of Riggs Rd. & 164th St., Gilbert MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
Adora Trails — Discovery II
& Encore II Collections
Taylor Morrison From the low $300s Val Vista Dr. & Riggs Rd., Gilbert TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
3 Adora Trails —
Taylor Morrison From the mid $300s Val Vista Dr. & Riggs Rd., Gilbert TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
4 Adora Trails —
Summit Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $400s Val Vista Dr. & Riggs Rd., Gilbert TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
5 Agave Heights
Final Opportunity From the low $400s Off Ray Rd., Agave & 46th Place, Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
K. Hovnanian® Homes From the low $400s 68th St. & McDowell Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Aire 877-546-8669
Pulte Homes Coming Soon S. 24th St. and E. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix Pulte.com/Arbors
8 Ascend at Villago K. Hovnanian® Homes Grand Opening April 28th! Lakeside Pkwy & Pacific Way, Casa Grande khov.com/ascend-villago 877-546-8669 9 Aspire at Villago
K. Hovnanian® Homes Grand Opening April 28th! Lakeside Pkwy & Pacific Way, Casa Grande khov.com/aspire-villago 877-546-8669
10 Avier East
Mattamy Homes Coming Soon S.E. corner of Cooper Rd. & Queen Creek Rd., Chandler MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
11 Avier West
Mattamy Homes Coming Soon S.W. corner of Cooper Rd. & Queen Creek Rd., Chandler MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
12 Bella Via
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the mid $200s Signal Butte Rd. & Ray Rd., Mesa Pulte.com 480-354-3373
13 Calliandra Estates
Toll Brothers New Model & Clubhouse Now Open! From the low $500s Between Higley & Greenfield roads & Riggs Rd., Gilbert CalliandraEstates.com 480-245-7198
14 Cadence – Cactus, Cypress
& Estate Series Pulte Homes Now Pre-Selling Ray Rd. and Ellsworth Rd., Mesa Pulte.com/CadenceCactus Pulte.com/CadenceCypress Pulte.com/CadenceEstate
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46 17 23 52 42
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15 Circle Cross Ranch Pulte Homes
From the low $200s Quick Move-In Homes Available
Empire Blvd & Gary Rd., San Tan Valley Pulte.com 480-551-7461
14 12 25 19 18 28 37 20
5 38 38 40
16 Dorada Estates
21 10 11
Gated Community in Chandler School District
From the mid $500s 17673 E. Bronco Dr., Queen Creek
4 1 13 2 3
17 Eagle Ridge
Blandford Homes Grand Opening New Models
From the mid $500s McKellips Rd. & Hawes Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-641-1800
18 Eastmark —
Mattamy Homes Final Opportunities From the mid $200s
S.E. corner of Ray Rd. & Ellsworth Rd., Mesa MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
19 Eastmark Endeavor
Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $300s S. Ellsworth Rd. & E. Ray Rd., Mesa TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
20 Eastmark — Curie Court
Maracay Homes Move-In-Ready Homes Available From the high $200s S.E. corner of Ellsworth Rd. & Ray Rd., Mesa MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
21 Enclave at Hamilton Ranch
Mattamy Homes From the mid $300s Arizona Ave. & Queen Creek Rd., Chandler MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
22 Encore at North Shore
Mattamy Homes Final Opportunities From the low $300s McQueen Rd. & Elliot Rd., Gilbert MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
23 Estancia at Mountain Bridge Blandford Homes From the low $700s McKellips Rd. & Hawes Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-641-1800
24 The Estates at 32nd Street
Blandford Homes Now Selling! From the low $800s McKellips Rd. & 32nd St., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-750-3000
25 The Estates at Eastmark
Venture II & Summit Collections Taylor Morrison From the mid $300s Ray Rd. & Eastmark Pkwy, Mesa TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
26 The Estates at Las Sendas
Blandford Homes Now Selling! From the low $800s Hawes Rd. & Range Rider Trail, Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-641-1800
27 The Grove at Valencia
Blandford Homes From the mid $400s Greenfield & Brown, Mesa Interest List Forming TheGroveAtValencia.com 480-750-3000
28 Harmony at Eastmark
David Weekley Homes Now Selling Ellsworth Rd. & Ray Rd., Mesa DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4909
Look for the blue stars referencing
A paid feature by SRP
29 Hawthorn Manor
Maracay Homes From the low $500s SE of Chandler Heights Rd. & Cooper Rd., Chandler MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
30 Legacy at Seville
Toll Brothers Now Selling! Gated Single-Level Golf Course Homes! From the $500s 3875 E. Alameda Lane, Gilbert TollBrothers.com/AZ 480-629-5353
31 Mountain View Manor
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available Now Selling from the $300s Adobe Dr. & Signal Butte Rd., Mesa Pulte.com 480-451-2650
32 Mulberry Blandford Homes Arbor Collection: From the high $200s; 480-895-6300 Americana Collection: From the high $200s; 480-895-2800 Guadalupe Rd. east of Crismon Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 33 Mulberry
Blandford Homes Centennial Collection: From the mid $300s Heritage Collection: From the high $300s Signal Butte Rd. north of Guadalupe Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-733-9000
34 Navarro Groves –
Now Selling Maracay Homes From the low $400s West of 32nd St., south of Baseline Rd., Phoenix MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
35 Parkside at Anthem
at Merrill Ranch Pulte Homes From the mid $100s Quick Move-In Homes Available Merrill Ranch Pkwy & Hunt Hwy, Florence Pulte.com 520-413-6175
36 Promontory at Foothills
West - Summit Collection Taylor Morrison From the low $500s NW of Pecos & 27th Ave., Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
37 Reflections at Eastmark
David Weekley Homes Now Selling Ellsworth Rd. & Ray Rd., Mesa DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4910
Mattamy Homes The Condos From the mid $200s Priest Drive between Warner & Ray, Chandler/Tempe MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
Mattamy Homes The Lofts From the low $300s Priest Drive between Warner & Ray, Chandler/Tempe MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
Mattamy Homes The Residences From the high $300s Priest Drive between Warner & Ray, Chandler/Tempe MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
Mattamy Homes The Villas From the high $300s Priest Drive between Warner & Ray, Chandler/Tempe MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
A Robson Resort Community (Active Adult) From the $190s I-10 and Jimmie Kerr Blvd, Casa Grande Robson.com • 520-426-3300
Rosewood Homes Close-Out in Ahwatukee Foothills! Move-In Ready Home Available From the low $800s 15711 S. 11th Ave., Phoenix RosewoodCanyonEstates.com 480-664-0499
41 Rosewood Grove
Rosewood Homes Move-In Ready Homes Available From the mid $300s to the low $500s Power Rd. north of Queen Creek Rd., Queen Creek/Gilbert RosewoodGroveArizona.com 480-292-9008
42 Sanctuary at
Mountain Bridge Blandford Homes From the high $300s Grand Opening New Models McKellips Rd. & Hawes Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-988-2400
43 San Tan Ridge
Discovery & Encore Collections Taylor Morrison Coming Soon! Thompson Rd. & Mountain Vista Blvd, San Tan Valley TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
44 Shadow Rock
Venture Collection Taylor Morrison From the mid $300s College Ave. & Continental Dr., Tempe Taylor.Morrison.com 480-346-1738
49 Toll Brothers
at Los Saguaros Toll Brothers Luxurious Mountain & City Light Views From the mid $400s 14180 N. Los Saguaros Dr., Marana TollBrothersAtLosSaguaros.com 520-572-9005
50 Toll Brothers at Whitewing
Toll Brothers Staff-Gated Luxury Community Tour Our New Model Home! From the upper $700s 2731 E. Pelican Ct., Gilbert TollBrothersAtWhitewing.com 480-306-8655
51 Trovita Norte
Taylor Morrison From the low $500s Val Vista Dr. & Brown Rd., Mesa TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
52 The Vista at Granite
Crossing Maracay Homes Now Selling From the low $400s N.E. corner of Crismon Rd. & Brown Rd., Mesa MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
K. Hovnanian Homes From the upper $400s 69th St. & McDowell Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Skye 877-546-8669 ®
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46 The Summit
Blandford Homes Grand Opening New Models From the mid $400s McKellips Rd. & Hawes Rd., Mesa BlandfordHomes.com 480-641-1800
47 Sun City Anthem
at Merrill Ranch Del Webb Homes Now Selling Two New Plans From the high $100s Merrill Ranch Pkwy & Hunt Hwy, Florence DelWebb.com 520-413-6100
48 Toll Brothers
at Avian Meadows Toll Brothers Final Opportunity! From the $500s 3857 E. Mead Dr., Chandler TollBrothersAtAvianMeadows.com 480-825-7946
1 Pine Canyon
The True Life Companies Elk Pass Townhomes From the mid $800s Deer Creek Cabins From the mid $800s Introducing Coconino Ridge Homes From the mid $900s Home-sites from the mid $100s 1201 E. John Wesley Powell Blvd, Flagstaff PineCanyon.net 877-801-7860
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1 Desert Oasis
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the low $200s 17498 W. Red Bird Rd., Surprise Pulte.com 623-374-3030
3 7Lone M ou n 22 tain Pkwy
W Jomax Rd.
W Jomax Rd.
2 Escena at WestWing
Mountain Mattamy Homes From the high $300s Lake Pleasant Pkwy & WestWing Pkwy, Peoria MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
13 11 5 9
3 Fairways at Blackstone (Vistancia) David Weekley Homes From the mid $400s Lone Mountain & Loop 303, Peoria DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4994
Look for the blue stars referencing
4 Festival Foothills
A paid feature by SRP
Pulte Homes New Home-Sites Available From the mid $100s West Canyon Springs Blvd & Sun Valley Pkwy, Buckeye Pulte.com 928-252-2450
11 The Meadows
8 Greer Ranch Discovery &
5 Fusion II at The Meadows K. Hovnanian® Homes From the lower $300s Deer Valley Rd. & 98th Ave., Peoria khov.com/fusion-meadows 877-546-8669 6 Gold Mountain Preserve
Camelot Homes Final Phase! From the low $600s 6422 W. Fetlock Trail, Phoenix CamelotHomes.com 602-908-8511
(Vistancia) David Weekley Homes From the low $400s Lone Mountain & Loop 303, Peoria DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4988
Collection Taylor Morrison
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available
From the mid $200s Cactus Rd. & Sarival Ave., Surprise
Coming Soon! Deer Valley Rd. &
From the low $300s Jomax Rd. west of
Pyramid Peak Pkwy, north of Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix
Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria TaylorMorrison.com
Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria TaylorMorrison.com
® 9 K. Hovnanian’s Four
12 Montage at The Meadows
Seasons at Ventana Lakes Coming Fall 2018
K. Hovnanian® Homes
Grand Opening May 5th!
Beardsley & 107th Ave., Peoria khov.com/Phoenix
97th Ave. & Speckled Gecko Dr., Peoria khov.com/montage-meadows 877-546-8669
10 The Meadows Maracay Homes From the high $300s 91st Ave. & Deer Valley Rd., Peoria MaracayHomes.com 480-500-9328
13 Montoro Preserve Summit Collection Taylor Morrison Coming Soon! Happy Valley Rd. & 91st Ave., Peoria TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
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28 26 10
23 22 21 2
16 Pradera at WestWing Mountain Mattamy Homes From the low $300s Lake Pleasant Pkwy & WestWing Pkwy, Peoria MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
10 Ironhorse — Venture II
Collection Taylor Morrison From the mid $500s Alma School Rd. just north of E. Jomax Rd., Scottsdale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
Camelot Homes Now Selling! From the high $900s 102nd St. south of McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale CamelotHomes.com 602-619-0309
13 Monterey Ridge Condos
Cachet Homes Walk to shopping and dining From the low $300s West of Scottsdale Rd. & south of Mayo Blvd on 68th St., Scottsdale CachetHomes.net/MontereyRidge 480-356-0179
14 Optima Kierland
From the low $300s Sales Gallery: 15450 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale LiveAtOptimaKierland.com 480-630-1200
Look for the blue stars referencing
A paid feature by SRP
1 Adero Villas
Camelot Homes Now Selling Phase II From the mid $700s Eagle Ridge Dr. & N. Prospect Trail, Fountain Hills CamelotHomes.com 480-389-1447
2 Astarea at Sky Crossing
Pulte Homes From the high $400s Black Mountain Blvd and Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix Pulte.com/Astarea 877-285-6176
3 Cachet at Sincuidados
Cachet Homes Custom homes from $1,500,000 30600 N. Pima Rd. #97, Scottsdale CachetHomes.net 480-556-7038 for appointment
4 Circle Mountain
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available From the mid $300s 33216 N. 26th Lane, Phoenix Pulte.com/circlemountain 623-444-1086
5 Copper Sky & Andaluza
Capstone Collection Taylor Morrison From the upper $700s Pima Rd. & Westland Rd. off Hawknest Rd., Scottsdale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
Keystone Homes Now Selling From the high $400s Cave Creek Rd. West of Pima, Carefree EastwoodLife.com 480-422-0655
7 The Enclave at
Borgata From the $800s 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale EnclaveAtBorgata.com 480-ENCLAVE (480-362-5283)
8 Enclave on the Eighth
Taylor Morrison From the mid $500s Scottsdale Rd. & Westland Rd., Scottsdale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
9 Fox Haven Cachet Homes Custom homes from $2,149,900 10300 N. 79th Way, Scottsdale CachetHomes.net 480-556-7038 for appointment
Ripson Homes From the $290s
Patton Rd. & Bush St., Surprise SonoranAcres.com
Monarch Series Pulte Homes Luxury homes from low $600s 60th St. & Lone Mountain Rd., Cave Creek Pulte.com/LoneMountain 480-824-2841
18 Sonoran Acres
Coming Soon! Grandview Rd., south of Bell Rd.,
12 Lone Mountain —
K. Hovnanian® Homes
11 Lane’s End
15 Park Paseo
17 Pyramid Peak
Discovery Collection Taylor Morrison
7 Greens at Blackstone
14 Northlands — Passage
Encore Collections Taylor Morrison
15 The Overlook at FireRock Toll Brothers Paired Villas From the $600s 15925 E. Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills TollBrothers.com/AZ 480-663-3662 16 Pinnacle at Silverstone K. Hovnanian® Homes From the mid $400s 74th St. & Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Scottsdale 877-546-8669 17 Pointe 16
K. Hovnanian® Homes
From the lower $400s Morton Ave. & 16th St., Phoenix khov.com/Pointe16 877-546-8669
20 Sun City Festival Del Webb
Now Selling Two New Plans From the mid $200s West Canyon Springs Blvd & Sun Valley Pkwy, Buckeye DelWebb.com 928-252-6551
21 Tierra Del Sol
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available Happy Valley Rd. & 95th Ave., Peoria Pulte.com/tierradelsol 623-444-1080
19 Stetson Valley
Pulte Homes Quick Move-In Homes Available Happy Valley Rd. & 55th Ave., Phoenix Pulte.com/Stetson 623-444-1087
18 Rosewood Ranch Estates
Luxury Estates Rosewood Homes Pre-Selling! Sales from Sierra Highlands From the high $900s Hawknest Rd. between Pima and 84th St., Scottsdale Sign up for Interest List at RosewoodRanchEstates.com
19 Sienna Hills Scottsdale Blandford Homes Now Open From the $900s Shea Blvd & 124th St., Scottsdale BlandfordHomes.com 480-661-3811 20 Sierra Highlands
Luxury Estates Rosewood Homes Close-Out! From the low to mid $1 millions 8484 E. Sand Flower Dr., Scottsdale SierraHighlands.com 480-970-1900
21 Sky Crossing
Pulte Homes From the $400s Black Mountain Blvd and Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix Pulte.com/SkyCrossing 877-695-9339
22 Sky Crossing Discovery &
Passage Collections Taylor Morrison From the mid $400s 32nd St. & Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
23 Sky Crossing Venture II & Summit Collections Taylor Morrison Now Pre-Selling 32nd St. & Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738 24 Sonoran Gate — Discovery, Landmark & Summit Collections Taylor Morrison From the low $300s Dove Valley Rd./Sonoran Desert Dr. & 7th St. Alignment, Phoenix TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
22 Toll Brothers at
Blackstone Vistancia Toll Brothers The Retreat Collection Now Selling! From the low $500s 30636 N. 117th Dr., Peoria TollBrothersAtBlackstone.com 623-398-6241
26 Talon Ranch
Toll Brothers Final Opportunity; Quick Delivery By Appointment Homes available from the mid $1 millions TollBrothers.com/AZ 844-836-5263
27 Toll Brothers at
Adero Canyon Toll Brothers Tour New Models! From the low $900s 13484 N. Stone View Trail, Fountain Hills TollBrothers.com/AZ 844-836-5263
28 Toll Brothers at Verde River
Toll Brothers Grand Opening — Tour Our New Model! From the upper $600s 17338 E. Bobwhite Way, Rio Verde 480-284-7444 TollBrothers.com/AZ
Taylor Morrison From the upper $400s Miller Rd. & Osborn Rd., Scottsdale TaylorMorrison.com 480-346-1738
Toll Brothers Final Opportunity! By Appointment From the mid $600s TollBrothers.com/AZ 844-836-5263
31 White Horse
Camelot Homes Now Selling! From the high $1 millions Pima Rd. & Los Gatos Dr., Scottsdale CamelotHomes.com 602-919-2422
32 32 North
Watt Communities Move-In-Ready From the mid $300s 32nd St. south of Shea Blvd, Phoenix WattCommunities.com 480-887-4933
25 Summit at Silverstone
K. Hovnanian® Homes From the upper $500s 74th St. & Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale khov.com/Scottsdale 877-546-8669
LOOKING FOR OUR SOUTHEAST, NORTHERN AZ AND/OR SOUTHWEST MAPS? CHECK OUT PAGES 7 & 9.
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1 Affinity at Montaña Vista
K. Hovnanian® Homes
From the mid $200s
19 18 17 2 12 4
43rd Ave. & South Mountain Ave., Laveen khov.com/montana-vista 877-546-8669
Affinity at Verrado
7 7 14 14
K. Hovnanian® Homes
From the mid $200s
McDowell Road west of Verrado Way, Buckeye khov.com/affinity-verrado 877-546-8669
Look for the blue stars referencing
3 Aspire at Montaña Vista K. Hovnanian® Homes
From the low $200s
41st Ave. south of Baseline Rd., Laveen A paid feature by SRP
4 Aspire at Sienna Hills K. Hovnanian® Homes
From the low $200s
8 The Cove at Palm Valley
Sienna Hills Pkwy & Hubbell St., Buckeye khov.com/sienna-hills 877-546-8669
5 Blue Horizons – Estate &
Meadow Series Pulte Homes
Mattamy Homes From the mid $200s Camelback Rd. west of Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park MattamyHomes.com
Buckeye Pulte.com/BlueHorizonsEstate Pulte.com/BlueHorizonsMeadow
6 Caballo Crossing Mattamy Homes
One Quick Move-In Home Remains By Appointment Only From the low $300s 103rd Ave. & Buckeye Rd., Tolleson MattamyHomes.com 602-497-3226
Cachet at The Wigwam
Cachet Homes Villas/Condos: From $268,900 Townhomes: From $327,900 Single-Family Homes: From $349,900 Litchfield Rd. and W. Village Pkwy, Litchfield Park CachetAtTheWigwam.com
David Weekley Homes From the low $300s Estrella Pkwy & I-10, Goodyear DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4995
10 Golf Canyon at Estrella — The Reserve
David Weekley Homes
From the mid $300s
Litchfield Rd. & Camelback Rd.,
From the mid to upper $300s
Perryville Rd. & Camelback Rd.,
Verrado Way & I-10, Buckeye
N. Verrado Way to Victory Blvd,
A Robson Resort Community
17 Victory at Verrado
David Weekley Homes
Active Adult: From the mid $400s
19 Victory at Verrado — Venture II Collection
Estrella Pkwy & I-10, Goodyear DavidWeekleyHomes.com 480-768-4997
& Encore II Collections
Verrado Way & I-10, Buckeye
55+: From the mid $300s
Jackrabbit Trail & Van Buren St., Buckeye
Verrado Way & I-10, Buckeye
Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear
LOOKING FOR SOUTHEAST, NORTHERN AZ, NORTHWEST, AND/OR NORTHEAST MAPS? CHECK OUT PAGES 7 & 8.
N.W. Corner of Bullard Ave. & Encanto Blvd, Goodyear MaracayHomes.com
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15 Rosewood Golf Villas at Estrella
Perryville Rd. & Lower Buckeye Rd., Goodyear
14 Rio Paseo
From the low $200s
Pulte Homes Coming Soon
PebbleCreek Pkwy &
11 Las Brisas — Discovery II
21 Vista De Montana
From the $260s
From the low $200s
From the low $400s
Along the Golf Club of Estrella Sign up for Interest List at RosewoodGolfVillas.com
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18 Victory at Verrado
David Weekley Homes
16 Sunset Terrace
David Weekley Homes
9 Golf Canyon at Estrella —
Coming Soon Jackrabbit Trail & Van Buren St.,
12 Mountainside at Victory
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Dave Cogan, Mammoth Steps, Via Costa Verde Homes
Oasis at Santa Rosa Springs Location: 42332 W. Ramirez Dr., Maricopa Pricing: From the $170s Size: 1,586–2,507 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Date of Grand Opening: May 19 Info: CostaVerdeHomes.com; 480-283-0274 Description: ENERGY STAR-rated homes featuring ﬂexible options including tandem garages. Contemporary ﬁnishes include squared cornered walls, square sinks and quartz or granite countertops.
Location: S.E. corner of Jackrabbit Trail and Van Buren St., Buckeye Pricing: From the $200s Size: 1,621–2,501 square-feet Beds/baths: 3–4 bedrooms, 2–3 baths Sales ofﬁce hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily Date of Grand Opening: May 19, noon–3 p.m. Info: AVHomesInc.com; 602-497-3570 Description: Located just south of I-10, Tenova offers easy access to all that the West Valley has to offer for employment, entertainment and education. Four home designs, both single-story and two-story, are offered.
The need for speed Sage [of DSHE] also noted that “no service provider will certify 1G service without a hard-wired connection. The more devices that are added to a network, the slower the speed of the network. So when kids are doing homework on their wireless computer and playing video games, Dad’s watching TV and Mom’s cooking from a recipe online the speed can be very slow without optimal wiring due to the network stress. The first question service providers ask when clients complain that they’re not getting the speed they paid for is, ‘Do you have a hard-wired connection to the network?’ If not, all bets are off.”
Research important There are any number of configurations and features you can opt for with home automation, Sage said. He recommends researching any system you’re considering to make sure you’ll have the right hard-wired infrastructure to properly support it. “Just know what you’re getting upfront so that there’s no disappointment later.”
—Belle Rose, Meritage Homes
“While technology can be a great asset in protecting your home and helping you and your family feel safer,” Marcus [of Marcus Networking] said, “it’s important to do your due diligence in researching and ensuring data privacy for every smart home device you integrate into your household. It’s important to have backup solutions in place and make sure that you have any sensitive information stored on your smart home devices under a two-tier password authentication system.”
Name of Award: ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Description: Fulton Homes received the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Fulton is the only builder in the U.S. to win the combination of four consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards and three consecutive Indoor airPLUS awards.
The moral of the story When you’re planning for and designing your new home, be sure to understand your lifestyle technology needs and then research your options. Finally, ask plenty of questions of your builder. Getty Images
10NH ❚ FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 ❚ THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
GRAND OPENING SEASON!
Trilogy® is more than a place to live. It’s knowing you’re in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. And for many of our members, they wonder why they ever put oﬀ making the move. Try something unexpected. Know your neighbors. Experience a true sense of community. Be part of something bigger. Once you’re here, you’ll understand why everyone is asking, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
MAY 5 | Verde RiverTM Cinco de Mayo Pool Party at 1pm MAY 5 | Vistancia® Big Race Day at 2pm MAY 5 | Encanterra® Cinco de Mayo Progressive Lunch at 1pm
Peoria From the High $200s A MEMBER OF THE
San Tan Valley From the Low $200s
VERDE RIVER TM
Rio Verde Mid $300s - $1 Million+
FA M I LY | T R I LO GY L I F E . CO M / A Z | 8 7 7 . 2 9 6 . 2 0 5 8
Sales: Shea Communities Marketing Company (AZ DRE #CO001121000). Construction: SHALC GC, INC. (AZ ROC# 291056). Encanterra® Resort Community is an all-ages community. Homes at Trilogy® at Encanterra® and Trilogy® at Vistancia® are intended for occupancy by persons aged 55 and over, with certain exceptions as provided by law. Trilogy® at Verde River is an all-ages community, with select neighborhoods that are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years or older, with certain exceptions as provided by law. Golf courses are planned to be private. Use of the golf course and club is at the pleasure of the club owner. Homeowners must purchase a separate golf membership from the course owner. This is not an oﬀer for sale or lease. IN ARIZONA, A PUBLIC REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON THE STATE REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. This is not intended to be an oﬀer to sell, nor a solicitation of an oﬀer to buy real estate to residents of any state in which registration requirements have not been fulﬁlled. Pricing and availability subject to change without notice. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Equal Housing Opportunity.