The unseasonably warm weather has finally cooled off, and by Sunday we should have clear skies again. It you’re looking for something to do outside this weekend, try a hike at Pinnacle Peak Park in North Scottsdale. One of Scottsdale’s newer parks, the three and a half mile trail is rated as moderate by the Sierra Club, and is easier than both Camelback [...]
My son had a homework assignment this past weekend to visit several apartments and get information on rental rates and move-in fees. Since I’ve never lived in an apartment in my life, I jumped at the opportunity to drive him around and get educated. We focused on areas that he would be able to get public transportation from [...]
Periodically, the Arizona Republic publishes this great Phoenix Metro map that shows pricing trends for individual zip codes. For today, I’ve just posted a partial look at the current median home prices in Scottsdale, as well as the percent increase over the past five years. When you look at the total price appreciation over the past [...]
As VP of Communications for the Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) of Scottsdale and a parent of a child with special needs, I want to make sure that all interested parents know about our November meeting, which features Dr. John Baracy, Superintendent of the Scottsdale School District, along with Lois Healey and her Special Education staff. SEPAC [...]
From the City of Scottsdale: Beginning November 26th, the Dog Park at Chaparral Park will go to its winter hours of 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Off-Leash Area will still close every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon for regularly scheduled maintenance.
This post is a total digression from real estate, but since I stumbled on this video, entitled “How creativity is being strangled by the law“, it keeps popping into my mind. Plus, it’s been the impetus for several spirited family conversations that have ranged from generational differences to politics. Creativity is one of my passions. To [...]
My son turns 16 today. A rite of passage for him, as much as for me. I just can’t believe how many times I’ve heard my mother’s words come out of my mouth over the years. And now, Anita Renfro has created the Mom Song to end all Mom songs! Of course, my son doesn’t think [...]