Page 1

FEATURED PROPERTIES

As your FireRock neighbor and fellow FireRock Country Club member, I invite you to call upon my experience and expertise for any matters regarding real estate. Call on me for any real estate need in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley as well as our FireRock community. I live here and work here and know this area like no other. If you are considering listing your home for sale, or know of a friend, family member or colleague who is considering making this gorgeous community their home as well, turn to me for expert assistance. Considering Selling? FireRock is such a unique place and your home or lot deserves special treatment as we market it locally, across the nation and even internationally. Because I specialize in this distinctive community, I have intimate knowledge of how to price and market your home so it SELLS. My goal as your agent and advisor is to maximize your revenue and never leave any money on the table. Moving Up? Sizing Down? Purchasing Investment Properties? Referring a Friend? I will find the perfect home at the best value. I have excellent negotiating skills and will bring the transaction to a smooth and successful closing. I have firsthand knowledge of many Scottsdale and Paradise Valley neighborhoods and properties. Use my expertise!

Becky Fowler • Licensed REALTOR since 1995 • Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate • Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors Leadership Class graduate • Women’s Council of Realtors committee member

Visit www.AZRealEstateLuxury.com to search for properties and view my marketing strategies.

9433 N. Desert Wash Tr. 0.64 Acres / 27,995 Sq. Ft Offered at $550,000

10204 N. Fire Canyon Tr. FireRock Parcel Q-2 0.78 Acres / 33,873 Sq. Ft. Offered at $675,000

16433 E. Segundo Dr. #1 Gemini / Twin Home 3 Bed / 3.5 Bath 2,800 Sq. Ft. Offered at $850,000

November 2008

A SAMPLING OF REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 9103 N. Fireridge Trl. 3800 / 4 Bed / 3 Bath 9629 N. Fireridge Trl. 4684 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9636 N. Foothill Trl. 5170 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10020 N. Palisades Blvd. 4122 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9732 N. Fireridge Trl. 5349 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10142 N. Palisades Blvd. 5182 / 3 Bed / 3.5 Bath 9446 N. Desert Wash Trl. 5393 / 4 Bed / 4 Bath 9647 N. Copper Ridge Trl 5865 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath 15517 E. Desert Hawk Ter. 6500 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9725 N. Copper Ridge Trl 4883 / 4 Bed / 4 Bath 9710 N. Palisades Blvd. 5200 / 4 Bed / 5 Bath 9222 N Fireridge Trl. 4593 / 3 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10055 N. Palisades Blvd. 6200 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9029 N. Fireridge Trl. 5254 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath 10136 N. McDowell View Trl. 7000 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 16029 E. Star Gaze Trl. 6498 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 16114 E. Shooting Star Trl. 6050 / 4 Bed / 5.75 Bath 10126 N. Palisades Blvd. 5530 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9647 N. Fireridge Trl. 6840 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9521 N. Fireridge Trl. 6286 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 15308 E. Hidden Springs Trail 6650 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 10005 N. Canyon View Ln. 6713 / 4 Bed / 6 Bath 15407 E. Crested Butte Trl. 6803 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9845 N. Canyon View Ln. 6800 / 5 Bed / 7 Bath 9232 N. Vista Verde Ct. 10800 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath PENDING: 9132 N. Fireridge Trl. 5059 / 4 Bed / 5 Bath SOLD: 9635 N. Fireridge Trl. 3501 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath Address HOMESITES CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 16241 E. Saguaro Blvd. Lot 11 9724 N. Palisades Blvd. Lot 13 10219 N. Fire Canyon Trl. Lot 19 9631 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 20 9515 N. Desert Wash Trl. Lot 9 9211 N. Shadow Ridge Trl. Lot 6 10204 N. Fire Canyon Cyn Lot 17 9835 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 15 9844 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 12 9206 N. Shadow Ridge Trl. Lot 4 15240 E. Cholla Crest Trl. Lot 5 9823 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 16

List Price $1,687,000 $1,795,000 $1,799,900 $2,099,900 $2,200,000 $2,225,000 $2,250,000 $2,295,000 $2,370,000 $2,390,000 $2,400,000 $2,475,000 $2,495,000 $2,499,000 $2,600,000 $2,650,000 $2,699,900 $2,750,000 $2,795,000 $2,865,000 $2,900,000 $2,999,000 $3,330,000 $3,600,000 $7,750,000 $1,999,000 SOLD PRICE $1,100,000

Men’s Retreats

Spaces Created Just For Him

List Price $499,000 $525,000 $579,000 $599,900 $625,000 $650,000 $675,000 $699,000 $725,000 $870,000 $930,000 $980,000

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

BECKY FOWLER, e-Pro

Direct: 480.652.0000 • Fax: 480.614.5353 beckyfowler@cox.net www.AZRealEstateLuxury.com

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996

Short Sales 101: A Brief Synopsis To Aid Understanding Exotic, Tropical & Legendary: Trader Vic’s Rack Of Lamb FireRock’s Hot Real Estate Listings If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.


Featuring Trader Vic’s 6850 E. Main St. • Scottsdale 480.421.7799 or TraderVics.com

INDONESIAN RACK OF LAMB Ingredients: 6 each half racks of Australian lamb 6 each pineapple rings 6 portions Singapore noodles (see recipe) 6 portions peanut sauce (see recipe) Procedure: Place marinated lamb rack on preheated grill. Grill to desired temperature. Grill pineapple rings. On a large dinner plate, place the Singapore noodles off to the side of the plate. Then lay the rack of lamb leaning on the noodles. Then place the pineapple ring off to the side with the peanut sauce in the middle. Lamb Marinade: 2 each yellow onions 1 Tbs. salt ½ cup satay spice (Trader Vic’s Brand)

1/4 cup frozen lemon juice concentrate 1 lb. honey 1 qt. water Procedure: Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Cover lamb and marinate for 24 hours. Singapore Noodles: 1 ½ lbs. diced cooked chicken 12 oz. diced cooked Cha Siu Pork 1 ½ lbs. bay shrimp 6 oz. snow peas 6 oz. diced onion 6 oz. bean sprouts

6 oz. diced bell peppers 6 oz. diced carrots 2 ½ lbs. cooked rice noodles 3 oz. soy sauce 3 oz. sesame oil salt and pepper to taste

Procedure: In a hot sauté pan, sear all vegetables in oil for 30 seconds. Then add noodles, Cha Sui Pork, chicken and soy sauce. Cook for an additional minute until mixture is hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Peanut Sauce: 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce ¾ lb. peanut butter 1 dash Tabasco sauce 4 oz. Coco Lopez 1 pinch salt ½ oz. lemon juice ½ oz. soy sauce Procedure: Mix all ingredients together. Serves 6.

Have you noticed the resurgence in popularity of rooms dedicated just for the guys? Affectionately monikered as “man caves”, more and more homeowners are planning and designing a room, or suite of rooms, specifically for the man of the house. While family game rooms or media rooms have been in use for decades, the trend has been shifting away from a universal play area for the whole family, to a retreat created specifically with the man’s interests, hobbies and accomplishments in mind...a room that’s all about him. And it’s about time. Anita Lang Mueller, owner and principal designer of Interior Motives, Inc., explains the popularity of men’s retreats. “Often, the man in the house may be willing to ‘give up rights’ in the rest of the home as long as they can have this one special space all to themselves.” Lang Mueller continues, “And the woman of the house seems to count it as a fair trade off – one room for you, 20 for me!” The whole concept of a men’s retreat is to create a getaway where he can escape to pursue his favorite interests, entertain his friends and know that he is the master of his domain. From top-of-the-line offices and libraries for executives, to over-the-top game rooms, men are seeking out a space they can call their own. “Our clients’ interests are the inspiration for every room we’ve helped create”, says Lang Mueller. “Wine cellars, cigar rooms, video game rooms, sports lounges, shooting ranges...you name it, it’s a possibility.” Much of today’s society revolves around playing and having fun. Sports-themed game rooms are often requested. “We have done a room full of collectible sports paraphernalia with multiple plasma TVs, billiards, poker, darts, even foosball and vintage arcade games”, she notes. “Every man I have ever met still has a little boy not so far below the surface – and boys love to play. The more toys the better.” And the type of toys that make most men weak

in the knees? Technological gadgets. “Men’s retreats are the perfect place to integrate the coolest and latest technological innovations. The largest and latest in TVs, an awesome surround-sound system, iPod stations, integrated A/V and home automation systems...these are all standard in many dream rooms,” says Lang Mueller. Ever been in a nightclub that was just so cool? From the ingenious lighting, to the sleek suede furnishings, to the music pounding through killer speakers; that’s often the inspiration for many men. “We can integrate design elements and features that mimic a favorite place. The most unique men’s retreat we’re currently designing is a Bohemian Rhapsody room inspired by The Las Vegas Foundation Room. It’s so tacky, it’s totally cool!” says Lang Mueller. For many men, their dream space doesn’t incorporate loud music and multiple TVs. A quiet place for privacy and creative thinking is the perfect retreat for some. While some men would prefer a trophy cabinet to display their sports accomplishments, others may revel in a room that displays special artwork, favorite moments in history or their business awards and accolades. Perhaps a private entrance, a private bath and a well-stocked refreshment station can round it all out. The number one priority in creating a man’s private space is remembering that the room should capture the essence of him and his personality. These rooms are a form of self-expression telling the world who they are, what they love and what they’ve accomplished. “No matter what the man’s interests may be, we find that a universal request is that the room provides plenty of comfort and convenience,” says Lang Mueller. “Men like to be able to put their feet up, know that no one will be fussing about the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of their room and know that they can escape to their favorite place at a moment’s notice.”

NOVEMBER 2008 Arizona Walk Now for Autism Tempe Beach Park, Nov. 2nd 480.293.4373 or walknowforautism.org Join in on all the fun down at Tempe Beach Park in support of this noble cause. Autism Speaks and SARRC are partnering to raise funds and awareness in support of those who are affected by autism. Choose between a 5K and 1-Mile walk and enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair and much more! Proceeds from this event will benefit vital research to combat this complex disorder. Wearable ArtWalk Old Town Scottsdale, Nov. 6th 480.657.7333 or scottsdalefashionweek.com Scottsdale Fashion Week is joining forces with the Scottsdale Gallery Association to bring wearable works of art to spectators! Three local art galleries and the restaurant Canal will be showcasing these masterpieces through runway shows and exhibits. Brilliant designers from all over the U.S. will debut their pieces, including local fashion designers Peggoty Christensen and Carter Smith, and local jewelry design artists Cornellis Hollander and Scott Gauthier. Adults Night Out Arizona Science Center, Nov. 7th 602.716.2000 or azscience.org “Monitoring Active Volcanoes” is this month’s topic at Adults Night Out. This free event is held once a month and gives adults a chance to explore the center’s 300+ exhibits sans children and listen to a lecture on the night’s topic. For an additional cost, check out the planetarium, the latest limited-time exhibit and the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon 3D: River at Risk. Angels’ Ball W Hotel Scottsdale, Nov. 15th 480.239.3079 or scottsdaleballetfoundation.org Enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing and live performances from area ballerinas. All proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting ballet and the performing arts. The ballet performance will be accompanied by a live symphony and choir, and promises to be a one-of-a-kind, spectacular new work.

P U ZZLE D BY S HOR T SALE S ? a si mpl i fi ed ov erv i e w The term “short sale” has become familiar to most of us within the last year or so. While many Valley homeowners have heard of the phrase, understanding the intricacies of the process is often a different matter. This article has been compiled to further educate the public on the topic. However, the following are some highlights of a short sale and do not describe all of the scenarios that may be possible. As one can imagine, the experience will vary from case to case. If you have questions on short sales, be sure to consult your Realtor. First American Title Insurance Company, with offices throughout Greater Phoenix, provides a fantastic overview: What is a short sale? A short sale is defined as a transaction where the debt (mortgages, deeds of trust, etc.) owed against the real property, and any closing costs necessary to consummate the sale of the property, exceed the purchase price of the property. The seller will ask the existing lender(s) if they would agree to accept less money than what is due for a FULL release so that the deal can proceed to close. Some things that need to be considered with short sales: • There is no guarantee that the lender

will agree to the short sale. From a seller’s perspective, this may mean a lot of work and preparation only to have the deal fall apart at the last second. On the flipside, buyers may incur costs for appraisals, inspections, etc. and still not be able to purchase the property. • A lender will not consider a short sale unless the homeowner is already behind on the mortgage payments. Most short sales require the seller to make the initial request to their respective lenders. Generally, it is required in writing and the lender will provide a seller with a laundry list of items that they need to provide such as appraisals, financial records, copy of the purchase contract, and an estimated closing statement. • The estimated closing statement must reflect all the charges and be as accurate as possible. It is not always easy to get a lender to say that they will accept the net sale proceeds. Often the lender’s demand will say that they will accept no less than a specific dollar amount and it is usually what is on the closing statement. • The lender might not allow any credits and/or repairs to be done. If this is the case, then these items will be have to be removed or handled outside of the transaction,

which in most cases would make the buyer responsible for these items. • The process for a short sale approval can take as much as 45 days to complete. In addition, the proceeds need to be delivered according to the specifications of the lender – they accept no deviations! This can also add to the time crunch. • Once a closing date has been set, it must be met! To get approval for an extension is a long, drawn out process; and in the meantime, the foreclosure date could occur. • Once the short sale has been agreed upon by the lender and the seller, escrow must have a written demand for the amount they will accept and it should state that a full release will be issued upon payment. • A request to a lender for a short sale does not automatically stop any foreclosure proceedings. That is a separate matter that the seller or their agent needs to deal with to avoid foreclosing in the middle of the short sale process. • The seller also needs to know that even if a short sale is approved and the debt is released, it still may have a negative

impact on their credit. A lender may report to the credit bureau that the loan was paid in full for less than the full balance. The lender may also issue a 1099 to the seller on the loss amount. • If there is a first and second mortgage, the first lender does not have to work with the second lender. Dana Bailey, Branch Manager at First American Title Insurance Company, sums up the most effective way to complete a successful short sale. “If you have a good team – your Realtor, your lender and your escrow officer – communicating well, it can make the process a lot easier.”

Coldplay’s Viva la Vida Tour Jobing.com Arena, Nov. 26th 623.772.3240 or jobingarena.com The music of Coldplay has been described as many things: alternative rock, meditative, melodic pop and, as the band describes it, “very heavy soft rock.” No matter how you define this Grammy Award-winning band, they know how to produce hits! The band is on tour promoting their fourth album Viva la Vida or Death and all his Friends and started it off with a bang, giving a free concert at Madison Square Garden. Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Tempe Beach Park, Nov. 29th 480.921.2300 or downtowntempe.com Bring the family out for some holiday fun in Downtown Tempe. This festive event kicks off with the Opening Night Parade that makes its way down Main Street and lighting of the spectacular 60-foot holiday tree at Centerpoint Plaza. The festival includes street entertainers, a visit from Santa Claus and a fabulous fireworks display to end the night. This event is free to the public and full of holiday spirit!


FEATURED PROPERTIES

As your FireRock neighbor and fellow FireRock Country Club member, I invite you to call upon my experience and expertise for any matters regarding real estate. Call on me for any real estate need in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley as well as our FireRock community. I live here and work here and know this area like no other. If you are considering listing your home for sale, or know of a friend, family member or colleague who is considering making this gorgeous community their home as well, turn to me for expert assistance. Considering Selling? FireRock is such a unique place and your home or lot deserves special treatment as we market it locally, across the nation and even internationally. Because I specialize in this distinctive community, I have intimate knowledge of how to price and market your home so it SELLS. My goal as your agent and advisor is to maximize your revenue and never leave any money on the table. Moving Up? Sizing Down? Purchasing Investment Properties? Referring a Friend? I will find the perfect home at the best value. I have excellent negotiating skills and will bring the transaction to a smooth and successful closing. I have firsthand knowledge of many Scottsdale and Paradise Valley neighborhoods and properties. Use my expertise!

Becky Fowler • Licensed REALTOR since 1995 • Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate • Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors Leadership Class graduate • Women’s Council of Realtors committee member

Visit www.AZRealEstateLuxury.com to search for properties and view my marketing strategies.

9433 N. Desert Wash Tr. 0.64 Acres / 27,995 Sq. Ft Offered at $550,000

10204 N. Fire Canyon Tr. FireRock Parcel Q-2 0.78 Acres / 33,873 Sq. Ft. Offered at $675,000

16433 E. Segundo Dr. #1 Gemini / Twin Home 3 Bed / 3.5 Bath 2,800 Sq. Ft. Offered at $850,000

November 2008

A SAMPLING OF REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN Address Sq. Ft. / Bed / Bath CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 9103 N. Fireridge Trl. 3800 / 4 Bed / 3 Bath 9629 N. Fireridge Trl. 4684 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9636 N. Foothill Trl. 5170 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10020 N. Palisades Blvd. 4122 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9732 N. Fireridge Trl. 5349 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10142 N. Palisades Blvd. 5182 / 3 Bed / 3.5 Bath 9446 N. Desert Wash Trl. 5393 / 4 Bed / 4 Bath 9647 N. Copper Ridge Trl 5865 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath 15517 E. Desert Hawk Ter. 6500 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9725 N. Copper Ridge Trl 4883 / 4 Bed / 4 Bath 9710 N. Palisades Blvd. 5200 / 4 Bed / 5 Bath 9222 N Fireridge Trl. 4593 / 3 Bed / 4.5 Bath 10055 N. Palisades Blvd. 6200 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9029 N. Fireridge Trl. 5254 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath 10136 N. McDowell View Trl. 7000 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 16029 E. Star Gaze Trl. 6498 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 16114 E. Shooting Star Trl. 6050 / 4 Bed / 5.75 Bath 10126 N. Palisades Blvd. 5530 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9647 N. Fireridge Trl. 6840 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 9521 N. Fireridge Trl. 6286 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 15308 E. Hidden Springs Trail 6650 / 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath 10005 N. Canyon View Ln. 6713 / 4 Bed / 6 Bath 15407 E. Crested Butte Trl. 6803 / 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath 9845 N. Canyon View Ln. 6800 / 5 Bed / 7 Bath 9232 N. Vista Verde Ct. 10800 / 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath PENDING: 9132 N. Fireridge Trl. 5059 / 4 Bed / 5 Bath SOLD: 9635 N. Fireridge Trl. 3501 / 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath Address HOMESITES CURRENTLY FOR SALE: 16241 E. Saguaro Blvd. Lot 11 9724 N. Palisades Blvd. Lot 13 10219 N. Fire Canyon Trl. Lot 19 9631 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 20 9515 N. Desert Wash Trl. Lot 9 9211 N. Shadow Ridge Trl. Lot 6 10204 N. Fire Canyon Cyn Lot 17 9835 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 15 9844 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 12 9206 N. Shadow Ridge Trl. Lot 4 15240 E. Cholla Crest Trl. Lot 5 9823 N. Four Peaks Way Lot 16

List Price $1,687,000 $1,795,000 $1,799,900 $2,099,900 $2,200,000 $2,225,000 $2,250,000 $2,295,000 $2,370,000 $2,390,000 $2,400,000 $2,475,000 $2,495,000 $2,499,000 $2,600,000 $2,650,000 $2,699,900 $2,750,000 $2,795,000 $2,865,000 $2,900,000 $2,999,000 $3,330,000 $3,600,000 $7,750,000 $1,999,000 SOLD PRICE $1,100,000

Men’s Retreats

Spaces Created Just For Him

List Price $499,000 $525,000 $579,000 $599,900 $625,000 $650,000 $675,000 $699,000 $725,000 $870,000 $930,000 $980,000

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

BECKY FOWLER, e-Pro

Direct: 480.652.0000 • Fax: 480.614.5353 beckyfowler@cox.net www.AZRealEstateLuxury.com

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996

Short Sales 101: A Brief Synopsis To Aid Understanding Exotic, Tropical & Legendary: Trader Vic’s Rack Of Lamb FireRock’s Hot Real Estate Listings If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Firerock Lifestyles Magazine  

What is happening in the Firerock Community

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you