• Time to Move On?
    March 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

    A retired Army Captain once stymied a Life is Good in Arizona team member when he asked the simple question “when’s your birthday?”. It just so happens the birthday anniversary is March 4th. When the retired Captain heard that he said “the only command date of the calendar”. He promptly turned and walked away

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  • Sell Your Home Faster
    February 26, 2017 at 6:30 am

    In my opinion the single most important thing you can do for the spring cleaning season or preparing to sell your home is to de-clutter. Once your home is de-cluttered, the next items are cleaning and painting. These three items will not cost very much or take much time, but you will be surprised by the difference doin

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  • Your Perfect Place in the Sun
    January 27, 2017 at 5:03 am

    There may be no such place but perhaps one of our West Valley communities comes close. That is, pretty close to what you imagine as the “perfect place” to lay down new roots, start anew in a new phase of life, turn the page on a new chapter of your life’s story. Such stories are written by the thousands by those

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  • Choose the Good Life in Arizona
    January 13, 2017 at 6:33 am

    When choosing a community how does one stay focused on things that matter and eliminate those items that do not? To begin it’s helpful to, in the words of the ancient Greeks, “know thyself”. There are such good choices of lifestyle in the West Valley. From the granddaddy of them all, Sun City to the newest and

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  • What to Consider When Choosing Your Retirement Community, Part Three
    December 16, 2016 at 7:29 am

    What does it cost to move to an active adult community? There are a few fixed and sometimes variable costs that come with homeownership in our retirement communities of the West Valley. What may look inexpensive at first glance may be costlier when you dig a little deeper into fees and taxes. We’ve long held that

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  • What to Consider When Choosing Your Retirement Community, Part 2
    November 25, 2016 at 6:30 am

    This is the 2nd in a series of articles designed to aid in your considerations when choosing a home in an active adult (aka retirement) community. In our first blog-post we examined the importance of medical care access. Secondarily, many active adults seek convenience when choosing a community. The long-established co

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  • Life Is Good In Arizona Featured Homes for November
    November 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Welcome to our Feature Homes for November! Please if you have questions about any one of these Properties for Sale, Reach out to us at the numbers below. Read More

  • Thankful for the Good Life in Arizona
    November 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Our writings on this site will primarily be dedicated to providing what we hope will be useful (and sometimes entertaining) information on all things Arizona real estate. Allow us to deviate today as we appreciate a most important part of our lives. We are blessed to have the freedom to choose the

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  • What to Consider When Choosing Your Retirement Community, Part 1
    October 25, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This is the first in a series of articles  designed to help you with the decision making process of finding your retirement home and lifestyle. We encourage you to share this with family and friends. Where oh where should we settle in our retirement? So many choices and so many unanswered questions. Should we jus

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  • Housing Report for August 2016
    September 30, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Below you'll find the August 2016 Housing Report by The Life Is Good In Arizona Team of Long Realty West Valley. As you can see, the number of Closed Units are at 1,307 from Jan 1st to July 31st, 2016. Even over the 1st 7 months, that's equal to 2016's numbers. You'll see a slight increase of homes Under Contract

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  • Corte Bella Active Adult Community
    September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Welcome to Corte Bella Country Club we are located in the Northwest part of Phoenix Arizona, our community is a Guarded  Gated Age Restricted (45+) community in Sun City West, Arizona. Corte Bella was built as a Resort Style Com

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  • Here are 8 Popular Activities in an Active Adult Community
    August 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    If you’ve ever wondered if an active adult community could offer enough to actually keep you active, the answer is a resounding yes. These communities are designed with an active lifestyle in mind and they are full of fun activities. Here is a look at eight of the most popular types of activities, in no particular or

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  • Getting the Best Possible Rates on a Mortgage
    August 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Getting the best possible rate on your mortgage is a key part of the home buying process. Even a slightly lower rate could save you thousands of dollars over the life of a loan. Keep an eye on mortgage rates. When you begin considering a home purchase, start keeping an eye on mortgage rates. They

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  • Surprise Arizona Home for Sale of Sun City Grand Palo Verde 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bathroom
    May 29, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Below is a current Surprise Arizona Home for Sale of Sun City Grand, Sub-division of Desert Sage 2, this Palo Verde 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bathroom, Split Master on a 12,000 + sqft cul-de-sac lot. This Sun City Grand Homes includes, crown molding, marble window sills, newer kitchen appliances, soft water loop and beautiful gr

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  • You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW
    April 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

    A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 

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  • Swing into Spring returns to RHJ Tennis Center 0 comments
    February 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

    The Sun City West Tennis Club will host its annual “Swing Into Spring” Senior Tennis Tournament from March 30 – April 3. The event is held each year at the R. H. Johnson Tennis Center, located at Meeker & R. H. Johnson Boulevards in Sun City West. Though non-USTA sanctioned, the tournament is highly compe

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  • Home-Ownership and the American Dream
    January 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market E

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  • Tips for Buying a Home in 2016
    January 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

    There’s a lot of tried-and-true advice out there for would-be home buyers (including our own). But the housing market is changing all the time, and if you’re on the hunt for a home, you need to stay aware of the latest trends—and how they’ll hit you where you live (literally). In order to help buyers

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  • Surprise Home for Sale in VALENCIA II near Cimarron Golf Club
    December 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    The Location of this BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED VALENCIA II Surprise Home for Sale that’s backed against the PRESERVE & MC MIKEN DAM! This 2 Bedroom, 1.75 bath, great room concept with kitchen and den open to Great Room. There are features galore, this Surprise Home for Sale including walled front courtyard with wa

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