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September 2008

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    September 2008

    Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing 480.460.0996 ISSN-1939-943X

    If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

    Lisa & Matt LuckyDiamond Producers Top One Percent

    8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., J-2 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

    Office: (480) 473-5486 Lisa: (602) 320-8415 Matt: (480) 390-0445

    [email protected]

    Your Troon Village Real Estate Connection. As real estate specialists in the Troon area, we are thrilled to provide you this monthly newsletter. This month, instead of featuring some of the best properties for sale in the area, we highlight our web site, which has ALL homes for sale in North Scottsdale (including Troon Village). Visit You will find an easy to navigate, information rich, community resource that shows all properties organized by subdivision. See recent home sales, sales trend charts, and more. Your feedback is welcome. We update this information daily. If you are in the market to move up, size down or purchase investment property, give us a call! Our experience and knowledge base is second to none and were happy to offer you an assessment of your property, an analysis of the marketplace and a smart strategy to make your next real estate transaction perhaps the most pleasant and successful youve ever encountered!

    All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


    TUSAYAN AT TROON VILLAGE 10953 E. Tusayan Trail - Offered at $2,790,000

    5,900 Sq. Ft. 5 Bed / 6 Bath Office Custom home Just completed Incredible city light views!!

    LUCKY PROPERTIES CURRENTLY PENDING & SOLD:26371 N. 115th Way Desert Views PENDING $450,000

    9311 E. Via De Vaquero DC Ranch PENDING $775,00011580 E. Desert Holly Dr. Dorado SOLD $635,000

    5627 E. Libby St. Villa De Sorano SOLD $1,140,00010681 E. Greythorn Dr. Pinnacle Canyon SOLD $2,950,000

    OTHER LUCKY LISTINGS CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN TROON VILLAGE: Address Sq. Ft. / Subdivision List Price11548 E. Desert Willow Dr. 2404 / Saddleback $549,00026540 N. 113th St. 2089 / Four Peaks $589,90026521 N. 114th Pl. 2785 / Four Peaks (FOR RENT) $659,00011787 E. Sand Hills Rd. 3305 / Desert Crest $785,00011353 E. Cavedale Dr. 2746 / Desert Summit $785,00011371 E. Pinon Dr. 3920 / Desert Summit $920,00011547 E. Cavedale Dr. 3920 / Desert Summit $1,075,00027440 N. Alma School Pkwy #103 3014 / The Rocks $1,550,00010953 E. Tusayan Trail 5900 / Tusayan at Troon Village $2,790,00025549 N. 113th Way 7180 / Parcel G & O (FOR RENT) $2,799,000

    Visit Featured Properties at for virtual tours, floor plans, or more information on the above listed properties.

    Call Lisa or Matt for a private showing.



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  • A Chorus LineGammage Auditorium, Sept. 2nd - 7th480.965.3434 or asugammage.comIf you love live theater, dont miss this show stopper! Performed since 1975, A Chorus Line shares the stories of 17 performers who all just want a job and the chance to dance. Before the final cut is made, Zach, the brilliant yet manipulative director, asks each performer to pour their heart out and share their story. The production has become the longest-running show in Broadway history and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

    Jazz Soiree SeriesEstate House, Sept. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th480.970.4099 or estatehouseaz.comWhether youre a dedicated lover of jazz, or simply in the mood for a delightful evening, follow the swanky and sultry sounds of jazz to the upstairs lounge at the Estate House restaurant. Enjoy some of the best jazz music from musicians such as Dennis Rowland or the Pam Morita Trio every Wednesday night in September. The Jazz Soiree Series is a great way to wind down and treat yourself to a mid-week pick-me-up.

    22nd Annual Lincoln Guild InvitationalCamelback Golf Club, Sept. 10th602.870.6060 or Tee off in support of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation. This has become quite an event with over 200 amateur golfers getting the chance to relax and play 18 holes for an amazing cause. Proceeds will assist thousands of Valley families through programs such as Childrens Dental Clinic, Food Bank and Community Health Center. Not a golfer? Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available too.

    Ballet Under the StarsVarious Valley Parks, Sept. 18th - 27th602.381.0184 or balletaz.orgSpend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with Ballet Under the Stars. Bring the entire family and enjoy a combination of classical and contemporary works in a casual setting for free. Performances are scheduled for Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, and Tempe. Bring a blanket, plenty of cool drinks and soak up some culture!

    Kidsfaire Americas Family ExpoUniversity of Phoenix Stadium, Sept. 20th - 21st866.283.8600 or thekidsfaire.comKidsfaire features interactive exhibits, entertainment, childrens favorite characters and excellent resources for every family! There will be live stage performances from characters such as Barney, Cabbage Patch Kids and Strawberry Shortcake. Plenty of activities will also be set up for your children such as scuba diving, a princess pavilion, a Wild West attraction and many more! Bring the family out for a day of fun in the indoor, air-conditioned stadium.

    4th Annual Corks and CactusDesert Botanical Garden, Sept. 26th480.941.1225 or dbg.orgBring your sweetie to an evening to remember at the annual Corks and Cactus event. Guests will sample over 80 boutique wines from eight regions around the world. Pair your wines with delicious hors doeuvres and desserts. Chat with the representatives from participating wineries and cut the rug with a little dancing to the live music.

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Even in todays challenging housing environment, building wealth through real estate is still a fundamental investment strategy. Owning real estate holdings as a part of your portfolio can benefit you with short-term gains as well as long-term appreciation. The key is to invest wisely. One of the smartest real estate investments is income-producing rental property. Here are five strategies for investing in rental property: 1. Buy in the right location. First and foremost, find out where renters want to live. Purchasing property near freeways, shopping, parks and in good school districts will help insure that your property will be desirable to a large base of potential tenants. Buying a home within the city in-fill might be better than purchasing a property on the outskirts of town. With todays fuel prices and drivers impatience with long commutes, youll most likely have better luck renting your property quickly. You may also consider the proximity of the rental property to your own personal residence. A property that is within a short distance of your home makes managing the property and dealing with tenants much easier. Many investors purchase rental property right within their own neighborhood, as they are familiar

    with the area and know it to be a desirable place to live. 2. Buy the right property. There are many aspects of a home to consider before you purchase it as a rental. Again, keep potential tenants in mind. For instance, a three- or four-bedroom home may be easier to rent than a two-bedroom. An updated kitchen and a fresh, clean interior may make your home stand out among its competition. Many tenants may desire a pool in the backyard, but you may want to consider the liability factor and choose a home without one. Look for a home that will be relatively easy to maintain. Newer homes typically will have less maintenance issues and homes with a simple construction and accessible systems will make materials easier to replace and to repair. Be aware too, of any rental restrictions that the HOA may have. 3. Buy at the right price. While that may seem obvious, there are many factors at play to help determine a good value. Today is an excellent time to purchase a home at a bargain price, and many investors are scooping up deals at this very moment. The most effective way to build instant net worth and equity is to buy a property at a wholesale price. Your Realtor can help

    you find pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, bank-owned properties and just plain great values in the area youre interested in. Your Realtor is also well-versed on what constitutes a great value and can help you snap up the best deals before someone else does. 4. Do the math. You need to determine your costs, how much you will charge for rent and how you will make money. First, figure your monthly expenses on the property mortgage, insurance, taxes, utilities, projected repairs, maintenance, marketing, HOA fees, etc. Next, determine how much youll be earning in rent. Ask your Realtor for comparable rental rates on a property youre considering so youll know its income potential. Dont forget to add in a month or two of possible vacancies. If your income is higher than your outlay, that is your cash flow. A strong cash flow is ideal with any rental property, but it isnt every investors goal. Many are simply investing for the long-term asset growth and may choose a property that brings zero or negative income each month but that will build excellent equity over time. 5. Limit your liabilities. Before purchasing any property, a home inspection is a wise idea. However, its even more important when buying rental property. Your Realtor will recommend a trusted home insp