Trilogy make a drug run….

OK so it might not be the type of drug run you were thinking. Every quarter Trilogy at Vistancia takes a bus trip to Algodones.  This day trip offers the resident a chance to have their dental work, eye glasses, drugs, etc done at a greatly reduced price and has become very popular.

Day Trip to Algodones, Mexico

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Join us for our 1st day trip of the year to Algodones, Mexico! You’ll have a chance to buy art, pottery, tequila, vanilla, see a dentist or optometrist or just walk around town.

This trip requires a PASSPORT.

We will be departing from the Kiva Club at 6:00am and returning to the Kiva Club at approximately 7:30pm. We will be stopping in Gila Bend to stretch our legs and will have movies, games and snacks on the bus! Tickets are $47 per person and are on sale now!

 

Trilogy at Vistancia presents Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Good Golly, Miss Molly! American Bandstand Matinee Added!

Every year the residents put on a play or musical and this year you’re really going to love it.

The three evening performances (April 15-17) of Trilogy Salutes American Bandstand sold out so quickly that The Trilogy Players have added an April 16 (Tuesday) matinee at 2 pm.

Join The Leader of the Pack and come see “Dick Clark” introduce your neighbors singing hits from Elvis, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Nancy Sinatra, Petula Clark, and other hitmakers from the glorious decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

So that you don’t Fall To Pieces without a ticket to the hottest show of the springtime, head on over to www.trilogyplayerstheatre.com and snap up tickets before they are all gone. Reserved seats range from $14-$18, depending on seat location.

 

The market review for 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Did it go up or down?

By now I am sure you’ve watched enough news to know that the real estate market in Phoenix has improved but just how much has it?  We’ve heard reports are high as 32% increase in median price but what does that really mean to you?

The link below will take you to a comprehensive report on 2012 and breaks down the market so we can see what is really happening. Here’s a few things that you should pay attention to:

  • New listings.  Our new listing numbers are back down to 2002 levels. Just prior to the run up we had a supply issue just like now.
  • Months supply of inventory.  We’re back to the 2005 levels and without a large influx of new listings we’ll keep the sellers market we’re in right now.
  • Foreclosure Pending.  Dropping like a rock. It’s gone down as fast as it went up which is helping create this shortage of homes for sale in most markets.
  • Unemployment. We’re still running around 6 1/2% and we’re starting to see improvements

Please feel free to download this free report and contact us if you have questions.

 

Click here to download your report!   stat-2012-year-in-review

 

 

Trip to St. Andrews with Trilogy at Vistancia is sold out, maybe next year

Trilogy Trip to St. Andrews – Sold Out

Please note that the 2013 Trilogy Golf Trip to St. Andrews is now sold out.  Members from four of the Trilogy communities – Vistancia, Redmond Ridge, Monarch Dunes, and Rio Vista – will be heading to Scotland to play the Old Course and several other world-class courses this coming fall.

This trip will be offered again in 2014, so stay tuned for details if you’re interested in attending next year!

 

Trilogy at Vistancia’s first BBQ of the year

Vistancia Winter Friday Social

Friday, January 25, 2013 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Kiva Club presents the first Friday Night Social of 2013!

Join us on January 25th for a night of dinner and dancing.  The live music will be “Dina Preston Band” with music that is guaranteed to get you up and dancing!  Doors open at 5:30pm for open seating along with food at 5:45.   The Dinner Menu:

•Tandoori Spiced Chicken

•Tabouli salad with pita bread, hummus with vegetable crudités or Beef Kafta with Tzasiki sauce

•Basmati rice with saffron & dill •For dessert, mango sorbet

Tickets are on sale now for $17.00.

 

Sun City Grand meet your neighbor party

What better way to meet all your neighbors then throwing a party?  We offer to do this for all our clients and every time we have 15-20 people that stop by to introduce themselves.

Has your real estate agent ever gone this far to make you feel welcome in your new home?

Just another way our team is different!

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Trilogy at Vistancia trip to Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA Trip

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for the 4th annual trip to Palm Springs. We have extended the trip to 3 nights and 4 days! We will depart at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 19th and return Friday, March 22rd around 4:30 pm. We will be staying at the Palm Mountain Resort in Old Downtown Palm Springs, which is right in the heart of the city! This year’s trip will accommodate 44 Trilogy Members. Family & Friends are also welcome!

The ticket cost will include tickets for the ever so popular “Follies Show” on Wednesday, March 20th. We will be starting the night with a Champagne Cocktail prior to the show. The ticket price will also include tickets to the “Airways Tram” and “Air Museum.   The trip wouldn’t be complete without stopping at Cabazon, the #1 shopping outlet in the U.S., or gambling at the newest casino in Desert Springs, Aqua Caliente. There will also be plenty of time to relax around the pool, visit and shop at the local businesses, and dine and drink in Palm Springs.

We will also partake in the wonderful Palm Springs street fair, which is full of artists, food, and live entertainment from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Thursday night March 21st. Once again, the trip includes transportation, double occupancy rooms at the Palm Mountain Resort with breakfast at Ruby’s, tickets for the Follies show, admissions for attractions, the famous street fair and much more!   Tickets are on sale now and will go fast, so don’t wait!

 

Texas Hold’em Tournament at Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona

Texas Hold’em Tournament

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

All residents of Trilogy and Vistancia are invited to a Texas Hold’em Tournament  on Wednesday, January 16th hosted by the Trilogy Pickleball Club.   The tournament will be held in the Trilogy Kiva Club.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with cards in the air at 6:00 p.m.  The buy in is $40 per person with $20 going for prizes and $20 donated to the construction of the new Trilogy Pickleball Courts.   We hope you will join us!

Yes it does get cold in Phoenix, Arizona during the winter!

The good news is this only happen for a couple of nights each winter but when it happens you need to know what to do.

The coldest temperatures occur about daybreak even though humidity slows the temperature change. Cold air settles downward and cold winds compound temperature loss. The effects of temperature vary with plant species but dormancy makes plants less susceptible to frost damage. Actively growing foliage is very susceptible to frost damage. Common types of damage include death of dormant flower buds, dieback of overwintering broad-leaved plants, frost damage to tender shoots, flowers, and fruits.

How do I prevent frost damage?

– Place frost sensitive plants in sheltered locations (western and southern exposures tend to be the best).

– Place frost tolerant plants that may blossom too early in cold spots to prevent a premature break of dormancy.

– Keep plants well watered.

– Firm, bare, moist soil absorbs more heat and loses it more rapidly than soil that is loose, dry or covered with mulch.

– Manage your irrigation carefully keeping moisture levels constant

– Don’t overprotect: plants are more frost resistant if kept hardened to cold weather

– Cover plants with cloth, paper or preferably frost cloth (Home Depot or Lowes) to insulate. You can also use sheets or blankets for minimal protection

– A properly applied frost cloth can protect plants down to 30 degrees (possibly 20 degrees!)

– Completely drape the plant from top all the way to the ground. Do not allow any openings for warmth to escape (will trap heat) DO NOT gather the drape around the trunk. Remove the coverings every morning when the temperature covering warms to 50 degrees.

 

Guess how many people own their home free and clear

Nearly 21 million Americans (29.3 percent of homeowners nationwide) own their homes outright, unencumbered by a mortgage, according to a recent Zillow analysis of mortgage data. Analyzing data through the third quarter of 2012, Zillow found that 20.6 million homeowners nationwide own their homes free and clear of mortgage debt.

Among the nation’s 30 largest metro areas included in the study, Pittsburgh (38.6 percent), Tampa (33.2 percent), New York (29.7 percent), Cleveland (29.4 percent) and Miami (28.9 percent) had the highest percentage of free-and-clear homeowners. Washington, D.C. (15.5 percent), Atlanta (17.7 percent), Las Vegas (18.3 percent), Denver (18.5 percent) and Charlotte (20 percent) had the lowest percentage.   A number of elements influence the percentage of free-and-clear homeowners in a given area, including median home values.

Zillow found that areas with lower home values generally have higher outright homeownership rates, as smaller loan amounts are easier to pay back more quickly.   Demographic factors including the age and credit rating of primary borrowers also influence free-and-clear homeownership rates. Zillow found that 65- to 74-year-olds are most likely to be free-and-clear (20.5 percent), followed by 74- to 84-year-olds (17.9 percent). This is attributed to the fact that the longer someone owns a home, the longer they have to pay off their mortgage. Interestingly, when examining free-and-clear ownership rates as a percentage of homeowners in various age groups, Zillow found 34.5 percent of 20- to 24-year-old homeowners are free of mortgages.

Not as many as I thought, how about you?

Lowell Lilley – Suburban Mortgage

602-606-6710 – Llilley@submort..com