Carefree, AZ Real Estate News

By Joyce Tawes, ABR, CRS, CLHMS, CNE
(Live Better in Scottsdale)
- A Revisit to the English Rose Team Room in Carefree, Arizona- While visiting the Carefree Art and Wine Festival recently, I made it a point to drop in at the English Rose Tea Room and the newly relaunched, expanded gift store next door called Jo London. As you can see in the photos, the place was packed with ladies doing high tea while adorned in fashionable hats. One can either wear their favorite hat, or choose from a large selection kept in the back room of the tea shop. Wearing a fancy hat for some reason just seems to enhance the formal tea experience! Children are quite welcome and there is a special tea service for them that includes trays of kid-oriented tea sandwiches and sweets along with tea or hot chocolate. Jo Gemmill, the owner, offers etiquette lessons for children in a...
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By Jeff McDowell, Jeff McDowell
(Coldwell Banker)
Real estate price trends involving sales and listings change on a regular basis.  I monitor the real estate sales prices in the Zip Codes of 85266 and 85377 to provide my clients with the most up to date information available.  This months report is listed below. For a full report, please click on the link to the pdf file.  carefree pdf
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By Joyce Tawes, ABR, CRS, CLHMS, CNE
(Live Better in Scottsdale)
  - Scottsdale Arizona Area Events: 20th Annual Carefree Art and Wine Festival -  I recently attended another great Art and Wine Festival in Carefree put on by the Thunderbird Artists.  I’ve been attending these events for many years, and saw that the Thunderbird Artists were celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the festival this year. We were blessed with a wonderful, warm Arizona day and I think it brought out a larger turn-out than expected. The setting for the Art and Wine Festival is the unique Town of Carefree, Arizona. The small town encircles a beautifully updated city center with the focus being on the largest sundial in the western hemisphere.  (And, it works!)  The town shuts down the main streets and allows the artists and vendors to set up their white tents to display t...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Click below to view ACTIVE & NEW Horse Property listings in Carefree     Mother/Daughter Team "Horse Property Specialists" Jessica Senecal Direct 623.256.7857 Associate Broker - Branch Manager Pamela Greene Direct 623-512-6585 Pamela Realtor - Assistant Branch Manager Solutions Real Estate www.PhoenixHorseRealty.com Fax 866.235.0336
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Horse Property FOR SALE in Carefree CLICK BELOW Mother/Daughter Team  "Horse Property Specialists"  Jessica Senecal Associate Broker-Branch Manager Pamela Greene Realtor-Assistance Branch Manager Solutions Real Estate www.PhoenixHorseRealty.com Direct 623.256.7857Jessica Direct 623-512-6585 Pamela Fax 866.235.0336
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival  When: January 18, 2013 at 10:00 am -                           January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm Where: Downtown Carefree Easy St. and Ho Hum Dr         Carefree AZ Admission: $5.00 Who to Contact:Thunderbird Artist (480-837-5637)            Contact Information: info@thunderbirdartist.com   This three-day event is hard to miss. The Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival will feature thousands of original pieces of arts from United States and abroad. It will also feature a wide array of first class wine from all over the world. Streets of downtown Carefree are closed, making room for more than 165 artist and in excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine arts. A vast collection of artist's masterpieces such as life-size bronze sculptures, clay, metal, stone...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Carefree Real Estate 85377 Community Information If you want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life and want to experience relaxing fun, there is always a place you can go. Carefree, Arizona is just a short drive from the north of Scottsdale and Phoenix. One of the most distinguished residential community is Carefree real estate 85377. Nestled in the heart of the community are numerous shops, galleries and vibrant business district as well as local school. There were 1,389 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 yea...
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By Rosalie Frankel
(Dominion Real Estate Partners)
Saw an ad on TV recently re cleaning the oven BEFORE cooking the turkey; supposedly, the turkey will cook and brown better and more evenly in a clean oven.               Check out this pin on Pinterest: Thanks to original pinner who said: I think I'll try this next time. The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven. The best oven cleaner! Cover the bottom of the oven with baking soda; then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit about 20 minutes or so, then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again. http://pinterest.com/pin/284993482641175886/   And, something that has saved me from lots of cleaning -- if you have an ELECTRIC oven, you can place...
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By Jeff McDowell, Jeff McDowell
(Coldwell Banker)
Carefree, a community in the zip codes of 85262,85377, and 85266 is generally north of Scottsdale Arizona and is renowned for its golfingopportunities, luxury homes and winter climate. Carefree has some of the most prestigious golf course communities such as The Boulders andDesert Forest. Each offer opportunities for winter condominiums or estates. The gated communities of Black Mountain Foothills, Velvet Shadows, Grandview Estates andHawksnest are comprised of dramatic estate lots interspersed between dramatic granite outcroppings. The non-gated communities of Carefree Highlands, Ocotillo Ridge Estates and Cow Track Estates also offer estate living in a traditional Sonoran Desert setting. For More Information about the home prices in these areas, use my free MLS Search Valley Home Valu...
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By Rosalie Frankel
(Dominion Real Estate Partners)
  A reminder.  Election Day is almost here.  Don't throw away your right to vote...remember how many people gave up their lives for us to retain our voting privileges.  Express your opinion and your freedom to choose in the voting booth.
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By Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Live Better in Arizona )
 The Town of Carefree Arizona is a quiet, yet vibrant, town located on the north side of the Phoenix Valley. It is well-known for being home to the acclaimed Boulders Resort and Spa, but Carefree offers so much more. There are excellent dining, shopping, sport and entertainment options. The town center of Carefree definitely worth a visit. Designed in a circular fashion, the centerpiece is the Sundial. Around that, is an open area that is home to the Carefree Art and Wine Festival, the Carefree Farmers' Market and many seasonal events. There are ample dining and shopping options as well. The Carefree post office is also located in the town center. 2012 CAREFREE REAL ESTATE REPORT Here is a quick look at the homes on the market as of October 11th as well as pending sales as of the same d...
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Ridgeview Estates Gated Homes For Sale - Gated Community Homes For Sale In Ridgeview Estates Ridgeview Estates is a gated home community located in Carefree, Arizona. Located in the heart of Carefree, Ridgeview Estates is near many great restaurants and shops. Residents who live in Ridgeview Estates can enjoy great dining options such as Carefree Station, Venues, Dukes and the Black Mountain Cafe. Ridgeview Estates is also very close to Chase Bank, Bank of America, Bashas as well as a fire station. Ridgeview Estates homeowners are also privileged to great mountain views as well. Currently, there are 4 gated homes sale in Ridgeview Estates. The average asking price for a Ridgeview Estates gated community home for sale is $649,500. The average square footage for a Ridgeview Estates gated ...
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The Boulders Gated Community Homes For Sale - Gated Homes For Sale In The Boulders The Boulders is an exclusive gated community located in Carefree. The Boulders are known for their namesake boulders that you see while approaching the community. The Boulders also has a championship golf course as well as great restaurants. The Boulders offers breathtaking desert and mountain views as well as homes with city light views. If you are interested in a home in The Boulders, you can also find The Boulders golf course homes for sale and The Boulders gated homes for sale. If you would like to view all Boulders homes for sale, please go to my new Carefree and Cave Creek homes for sale website: www.carefreecavecreekhomesolution.com There are 6 gated community homes for sale in The Boulders. The av...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Carefree Gated Community Homes For Sale - Gated Homes For Sale In Carefree Carefree is a beautiful town located north of Scottsdale on Tom Darlington Road. As you head north on Scottsdale Road, Carefree welcomes you with the beautiful Boulders Resort. The rocks at The Boulders are spectacular and are a welcome sight to this beautiful town. Carefree was first developed in the 1950's and today has almost 4,000 residents. Carefree is home to many great restaurants such as the Carefree Station, The Lariat at Carefree Inn as well as restaurants at The Boulders resort. There are several affordable options for homes for sale in Carefree. If you are interested in learning more about homes in Carefree or would like to view Carefree homes for sale, please click on the links. Currently, there are ...
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By Jeff Sibbach, P.C., North Scottsdale Real Estate Team
(Realty One Group)
So we decided to upgrade the Carefree, AZ section of our website by adding maps for the smaller subdivisions that make up Carefree real estate. Our clients can now search for homes by clicking on the map images rather than selecting criteria from a search box. Hopefully this approach will bring a better home search experience to our visitors.  Carefree homes for sale like most areas in the southwest have declined in availability over the last 10 months. We're seeing inventory go down as more homeowners are waiting for appreciation to come back. There are still some foreclosures and short sales available, but if you search our site you'll see they no longer make up the majority of the homes for sale. To stay in tune with the Carefree real estate market and North Scottsdale real estate in...
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The Boulders Guarded Entry Homes For Sale - Guarded Entry Homes For Sale In The Boulders The Boulders is an exclusive gated community located in Carefree. The Boulders are known for their namesake boulders that you see while approaching the community. The Boulders also has a championship golf course as well as great restaurants. The Boulders offers breathtaking desert and mountain views as well as homes with city light views. If you are interested in a home in The Boulders, you can also find The Boulders golf course homes for sale and The Boulders gated homes for sale. If you would like to view all Boulders homes for sale, please go to my new Carefree and Cave Creek homes for sale website: www.carefreecavecreekhomesolution.com There are 6 guarded entry homes for sale in The Boulders. Th...
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City Light View Homes For Sale In Carefree Foothills - Carefree Foothills City Light View Homes For Sale Carefree Foothills is a home community located in Carefree. Carefree Foothills offers great mountain views as well as amazing views of the beautiful star filled skys at night. Carefree is a beautiful town located north of Scottsdale on Tom Darlington Road. As you head north on Scottsdale Road, Carefree welcomes you with the beautiful Boulders Resort. The rocks at The Boulders are spectacular and are a welcome sight to this beautiful town. Carefree was first developed in the 1950's and today has almost 4,000 residents. Carefree is home to many great restaurants such as the Carefree Station, The Lariat at Carefree Inn as well as restaurants at The Boulders resort. There are 3 city ligh...
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The Boulders Cul-De-Sac Homes For Sale - Cul De Sac Homes For Sale In The Boulders The Boulders is an exclusive gated community located in Carefree. The Boulders are known for their namesake boulders that you see while approaching the community. The Boulders also has a championship golf course as well as great restaurants. The Boulders offers breathtaking desert and mountain views as well as homes with city light views. If you are interested in a home in The Boulders, you can also find The Boulders golf course homes for sale and The Boulders gated homes for sale. If you would like to view all Boulders homes for sale, please go to my new Carefree and Cave Creek homes for sale website: www.carefreecavecreekhomesolution.com There are 3 cul-de-sac homes for sale in The Boulders. The average...
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By Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Live Better in Arizona )
The Town of Carefree is a wonderful gem tucked away north of Scottsdale and to the east of Cave Creek. It is home to Black Mountain and the world-renowned Boulders Resort and Spa and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all of the charm of small town life, while still having all of the modern amenities. The town center of Carefree makes you feel like you have gone back in time. Elegant galleries and boutiques are tucked into the shopping area with a good number of restaurants interspersed. One of the top wine stores in the area, AZ Wine, has a large location and frequent tastings. Or you can treat yourself  to an authentic tea service at the English Rose Tea Room. The centerpiece of the town is the Sundial, around which there are year-round events taking place, including Farmers' Mark...
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Ridgeview Estates Corner Lot Homes For Sale - Corner Lot Homes For Sale In Ridgeview Estates Ridgeview Estates is a gated home community located in Carefree, Arizona. Located in the heart of Carefree, Ridgeview Estates is near many great restaurants and shops. Residents who live in Ridgeview Estates can enjoy great dining options such as Carefree Station, Venues, Dukes and the Black Mountain Cafe. Ridgeview Estates is also very close to Chase Bank, Bank of America, Bashas as well as a fire station. Ridgeview Estates homeowners are also privileged to great mountain views as well. Currently, there are 2 corner lot homes sale in Ridgeview Estates. The average asking price for a Ridgeview Estates corner lot home for sale is $462,000. The average square footage for a Ridgeview Estates corner...
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