20778 West Prospector Way, Buckeye

You will fall in love with this Monterey home and its countless upgrades.

  • Newly upgraded kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances and white cabinets
  • Gorgeous Travertine and wood flooring
  • Family room is open to the kitchen and breakfast nook
  • Private guest suite on main level
  • Spacious master bedroom with French doors accessing a private balcony with fantastic mountain views
  • Upstairs loft with balcony overlooking the pool
  • Resort style backyard with a large pool heated by solar panels for year round use
  • Beautiful low maintenance desert landscaping
  • Built in fire-pit and BBQ area with bar

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When you live in Verrado and work together in an office every day you truly become a family.

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At Verrado Realty we are quite proud of the many life experiences (and much laughter!) we have amassed over the 11 years we have had our doors open on Main Street in Verrado.

Tim Klimek– We have witnessed Tim become a husband, a father and he is now awaiting the birth of baby #2. Needless to say, Tim’s parents have relocated to Verrado as well, grandchildren will cause that! A little known fact about Tim…he is an expert decorator!!

Pat Redfield-As you take a walk in Verrado with Pat, you realize quickly, everyone knows her. That walk may take a long time as so many stop to talk to her! Pat serves on Verrado’s “Community Pride Committee”.

Holly McGinty-Holly, Pat’s daughter, joined us after many years in education. In this case, daughter and family followed Mom and Dad to Verrado! As the only Tri-Athlete in Verrado, participating in many events across the valley we say “GO HOLLY…represent us well”.

Diane Simpson– Diane and her husband are often seen out enjoying the evenings with their friends in Verrado. While Verrado is definitely home, they can often be found in California enjoying time with family and their sweet dog Sadie too!!

Bette Popiel-Bette immigrated from Canada 20 years ago. We think weather might be a factor!  While not in the office, Bette volunteers for the Buckeye City Police Department and is a member of the Verrado Leadership Committee.

Aaron Lighter and Tessie Davis- A couple with many stories to tell after working in Afghanistan for five years. Aaron continues to fly helicopters when his expertise is needed. Tessie’s parents live here in Verrado as well, family time at its best!

Jim Titus– It’s hard to imagine Jim, with his very eloquent speaking; cheering on the Arizona Cardinals but that is our Jim! He and his wife enjoy life in Verrado along with their dog “Yale”.

Brennen Kent-Brennen shares pictures of his ”goldendoodle”  (yep it’s a pup) the way others do their children! We are all looking forward to the wedding of Brennen and his fiancé, guessing those photos might change!

Jada Garcia– Jada joined us while still in high school! She has that wonderful way of knowing what we need before being asked. Jada’s love of photography has her aspiring to travel to Bora Bora with her family, for the photos of course!!

Jenny Cline– Jenny’s daughter and her family live in Verrado too. Yes, there are those grandkids again! Jenny is a member of the WATERisLIFE team and has a strong passion for the people of the villages where WiL is committed. Jenny has traveled to Kenya, Ghana and Haiti, multiple times over the years, in her efforts to support these projects.

Finding a New Home – by Danny Gamboa

                                          – When is the right time to buy a home? –

Many situations may cause a family to wonder about investing in a home. Maybe their career is advancing, their family is getting bigger, or they are just anxious to make the investment into owning their own home. So when is the right time to buy a home?  There is no better time to invest in a home than today! Listed below you will find some facts that support that statement.

As statistics show, property values in Verrado are moderately rising as are rental rates. Often the monthly rental fees are superseding the monthly house payments.  As home values climb in the area, the time to invest in the purchase of a home is now.

Another reason to look into buying a home now is the fact that the interest rates are at a record low.  Low interest rates make home buying more affordable and many banks are making it possible for families to become new home owners by offering 15 yr. fixed rates at 3% and 30 yr. fixed rates at 3.65%.  By giving the new homebuyer a good interest rate, the number of new homebuyers is steadily increasing.

Secondly, banks are now required to make the terms of buying a home easier.  The lenders are required to educate their perspective customers on what it is they are buying.  These clear terms allow homebuyers to better understand both what they are signing and what they are committing to buy.  As the terms are more simplistic for a buyer and the home prices are finally stabilizing, the future is looking good for a new home owner to find the right home at the right price.

Furthermore, high down payments don’t have to be a deterrent when wanting to purchase a new home.  Programs like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Home Possible Mortgages, can help a new home buyer qualify for a home with a down payment as low as 3% and a credit score of 620.  These programs allow home owners to have stable monthly payments, flexible closing costs, and reduced mortgage insurance coverage levels.

It is a perfect time to buy a home in the lovely picturesque community of Verrado.  With the White Tank Mountains as a scenic view, over 70 parks, and 21 miles of trails, one can enjoy the Sonoran Desert landscape and home town feel Verrado has to offer.

20859 Western Drive, Buckeye

Imagine yourself living in this beautiful home by Cachet in Verrado with gorgeous outdoor living. The home offers multiple spacious living areas and many upgrades including:

  • Newly installed wide plank wood floors
  • Built-in wall unit in family room framing a stone fireplace with surround sound
  • Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a large island
  • Open floorplan offers separate living and dining areas
  • Four bedrooms three and a half baths
  • Courtyard surrounded by lush landscaping and a relaxing fountain
  • Backyard is professionally landscaped with a fire pit and grass area

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Did you know? Issue no. 2

Our very own White Tank Mountains form the western boundary of the Hohokam culture.

As Indian artifacts were unearthed when the land was being developed during the creation of Verrado they were taken to a warehouse in Phoenix for retrieval by the multiple tribes that visited this land long ago. The archaeological sites found in Verrado all dated between 700 and 1150 A.D..

The pottery unearthed in Verrado included painted pottery from the Gila River area and undecorated pottery from communities on the Salt River near Piestewa Peak and South Mountain.

 

Did you know? Issue no. 1

Verrado’s Land History with Caterpillar

Verrado has a rich history in the West Valley, much of which is unknown. Our community’s land was once occupied by the bulldozer manufacturer Caterpillar for decades and used as its proving grounds. When they purchase the land in 1948 the property seemed far from the city center, but by the mid-1990s Caterpillar saw new housing developments popping up all over the West Valley. They sought a partnership with a developer to turn the land into a housing community and chose DMB from dozens of national contenders. The site took work to prepare, including a freeway exit and clearing the land of tracks made by years of bulldozer tread. Now, there is a huge hole, think football field size, part way up a back access road locally known as “The Scar;” dug out by caterpillar many years ago. Caterpillar partnered with DMB, Verrado’s developer, in 1997 to convert its 8,800-acre proving grounds into the residential development, but the road through the mountains remains. The hike to the top of “The Scar” is a difficult one but once you reach a small plateau with its 360 degree view it gives you the feeling of being “on top of the world”! Today, as a land beneficiary, the Caterpillar Foundation’s long-term relationship with DMB and the City of Buckeye brings industry and higher education to the area.

Read more about the land’s history.