Buckeye community is wooing Boomers, “Victory”

By By Catherine ReagorThe Arizona RepublicFri Feb 21, 2014  3:54 PM

Baby Boomers considering buying in metro Phoenix’s newest community for people 55 and older will have four homebuilders from which to choose: Lennar, Maracay Homes, Standard Pacific and T.W. Lewis.

The builders recently completed deals worth about $41 million overall to buy land in the Victory District within Verrado in Buckeye. About 417 home lots are planned on the land sold.

Scottsdale-based developer DMB hired architects, universal-design experts and kitchen and bath designers to coach the homebuilders on how the lifestyle, needs and motivations of Baby Boomers differ from traditional homebuyers.

Design plans for the houses are being completed now. The first phase of houses will be for sale in January. Sizes will range from 1,400 to 3,000 square feet on four different-size lots.

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Lennar’s Grand Opening in Verrado, Saturday 2/22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

imagesVerrado Realty is looking forward to Lennar’s Grand Opening this Weekend here in Verrado. If you are looking for a new home, visit us first at our office on Main Street and let us put our expertise to work for you! We have helped more people navigate the new home building process than any other real estate firm in Verrado.


Positive Real Estate Numbers from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business


  • The median price for a Phoenix-area home climbed to $205,000 in December 2013, a 25 percent jump from the same month in 2012.
  • Home prices are up almost 75 percent from the real estate crash low point in August 2011.
  • Metro Phoenix’s housing market continues to shift toward giving regular buyers a better advantage as the number of investors drops and homes for sale climbs. The number of houses on the market was up in 35 percent in January compared with year ago.

Information gathered from Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the Carey School at ASU.

Happy Valentine’s Day

heart and HomeShare the Love with your home this February!

Hello February. While Valentine’s Day has traditionally only been welcomed by couples and grade schoolers. It also should include your home. Like any good relationship, it needs to be shown a little love, too. Here are some ways to show your home you truly care.

Freshen it…  A few blooms can bring cheer into the house like nothing else. Place them in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom to give your house a quick pick me up.

Paint it… Go ahead, get brave. Tackle something that’s been bugging you or needs a facelift. An old, tired piece that could do with a good fresh coat of love.

Purge it…Ten minutes of sorting and re-organizing, can make you feel better. It’s good for you and you never know what you’ll find, or how you’ll feel about your home once the space is de-cluttered and open. It’s freeing and rewarding.

Plant it…Adding planters (even store bought, ready-made ones) can go a long way toward creating the perception of a well loved home. They not only add color to a porch or patio, they’re eye-catching and give the impression you spend time improving your surroundings.

Verrado Realty’s Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Article appeared in February, 2014 Issue of Main Street Magazine


Choosing a custom homesite in Verrado

There are many factors to consider when choosing a custom homesite.  The purpose of this article is to educate the reader why choosing the right custom homesite is one of the most important choices in the custom home building process.  The homesite you choose is the absolute invariable during the building of your dream home.  Changes may be made to both interior and exterior features including architectural design, cabinet color, flooring and various other features and appointments that make your home uniquely yours. The homesite you chose will never change.  I urge people to find out all they can about each particular homesite, visit the site during different times throughout the day to best understand where the sun is rising and setting, where the optimal views lie, setbacks and where future neighboring homes will be built.   Identify the key characteristics of each homesite and make sure the site compliments the design you are contemplating.

When choosing a custom homesite it is essential to assemble a team full of knowledgeable professionals.   Working with a realtor that understands the current market conditions, respective design guidelines and building requirements for each site is a must.  Interviewing an experienced builder and architect is also paramount.  There are a number of realtors, builders and architects to choose from, however, working with someone experienced in the specific community you wish to build is important for the success of the project.  The professionals you choose will need to keep your budget in mind every step of the way.  Making the correct homesite choice is a big part of any custom home project budget.  While you’re free to hire your own qualified architect or builder, there are several builders and architects that are proven within Verrado who offer their commitment and expertise to our custom homeowners.  Verrado welcomes Desert Star Contracting & Construction Services and VIP Custom Homes to Verrado.  In 2013 both custom home builders built their first of many custom homes in Verrado.

Planning for your custom home in Verrado has never been more attainable.  Currently there are 40 custom homesites for sale within our great community.  Each site is unique, offering various views, location and accessibility to all Verrado amenities.  There are several homesites that are priced in the low to mid $100’s and premium golf, mountainside and wash homesites ranging from $149,900 to over $1M.  Make the connection with a qualified and experienced realtor, builder and architect from the very beginning to achieve the best results for your project.  Your custom home will be a legacy for you, your family and your community.