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Get The “Insider’s View” From Libby Cohen

As a native Phoenician and lifelong Arizona resident, Libby Cohen makes it her business to stay on top of everything that impacts luxury real estate in the Valley. From the political climate to the thriving business scene, you can bet that Libby has the 411 on the dynamics of life in Arizona. Libby began her career in luxury real estate in 2005. After working with a partner for a couple of years, she decided to go out on her own. When Walt Danley got wind of her new career direction, he immediately recruited her to join his team. “I love the boutique nature of Walt Danley Realty,” Libby says. “We [...] read more

Top 10 Must-Haves For Luxury Homebuyers

What makes a home a luxury home? Aside from the obvious square footage and well-appointed features, a luxury home is one that exudes opulence, extravagance, and affluence. It’s a home that makes you feel pampered and caters to your desire for the best. At Walt Danley Realty, we stay on top of the latest trends in luxury homes and work with our clients to find their ultimate dream home. Listed below are 10 of the most popular luxury home amenities that buyers are looking for: Open Floor Plan: Ideal for both entertaining and everyday living, open floor plans provide an airy and expansive feel throughout the home. Wireless Home Automation: [...] read more

How To Change Up Your Memorial Day Celebration

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women of our nation’s armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans. At Walt Danley Realty, we honor those who have given all for us and the freedom we enjoy in our great country. This national holiday also signifies the unofficial beginning of the summer season. For many, this means coming together with family and friends to enjoy a day together with a delicious BBQ meal. While it may seem traditional to serve up hot dogs, hamburgers, and other standard fare, here are some unique twists that you can incorporate into your Memorial Day celebration: America, The Beautiful As a quintessential American [...] read more

Fine Linens | Personal Choices In Luxury Bedding

Luxury homeowners spend considerable time making design choices for their luxury homes. From intricate architectural details to high-end custom furniture, the investments made are not just financial…they are also very personal. Nothing is more personal in a luxury home than the fine linens of a bedroom. If you think about the amount of time we spend in bed—approximately one-third of our lives—you will want to make sure that you’re investing in sheets and bedding that satisfy your desire for comfort and elegance. Here are some expert tips for choosing the ultimate in luxury bedding for your home: Understanding Thread Count Most people are taught to believe that the higher the [...] read more

Adding The Masculine Touch To A Luxury Home

They often say that a home needs a woman’s touch. But where does that leave a man? Isn’t it reasonable for a man to have some say, too? After all, a home should provide comfort for all who reside within. With this in mind, we’d like to take some time to flip things around a bit and address the need for a masculine touch when it comes to luxury home design. More Than A Man Cave Let’s face it…a man cave is a great idea. Men need a place to call their own where they can be, well, men. Throw in a pool table, a gigantic flat screen TV, and [...] read more

Coloring Your World Through Home Décor

Greens, yellows, blues, oranges, and even purples and pinks are the current “It Colors” for 2017 home décor. While classic white and neutrals are still popular, many interior designers suggest adding interesting color accents to incite certain moods throughout your living spaces. In our experience at Walt Danley Realty, we agree that choosing particular colors for your home décor is critical when setting the overall tone of your home. In our business, first impressions are imperative. We walk through many homes and have seen for ourselves how colors affect our moods and those of potential buyers. As a homeowner, whether you are selling your home and want to appeal to [...] read more

Bringing Luxury To Your “Dog” House

Our canine companions are more than just pets — they’re part of the family. However, we know you don’t want your home looking like the local kennel. Our Walt Danley team of home professionals have come together to offer some great ideas for creating a stylish, yet dog-friendly luxury home. Safety First Whether you’re bringing home a new (and curious) puppy or moving with your dog into a new home, creating a safe haven for your pet is essential. Opt for under-the-counter trash solutions to keep pups away from the temptation of digging into leftovers that can make them sick or cause injuries. This type of kitchen solution serves a [...] read more

Preparing Your Home For The Summer Heat

It’s no secret that our Arizona temperatures soar in the summer, often reaching highs of 100° and warmer. Spring and fall bring some respite, but average highs can sometimes climb into the 80s. To help keep your home cool, our luxury home experts at Walt Danley have organized a few simple tips to help prepare your home for the warmest days of the year. Rely on Programmable and Learning Thermostats You could just crank up the air conditioning, but it raises your electric costs and energy consumption. A programmable or learning thermostat offer higher energy efficiency when cooling a home, even in the high heat of Arizona. Your smart thermostat [...] read more

Creating A Teen-Friendly Space In Your Luxury Home

What if your home could be the place where your teenagers and their friends want to hang out? No more worrying about what they’re doing or where they may be on a Saturday night. Your home can be teenager-friendly and our home living experts at Walt Danley have tips for how to make this a reality. Designated Space There has to a designated “teen” space in the home for your sanity and their privacy. Privacy doesn’t mean closed doors or a no-parent zone. It simply means a room or area where the teens and their friends don’t feel as if they’re being monitored every minute. Consider creating a hangout place [...] read more

Juxtaposing Luxury With Farmhouse Décor

Juxtaposed interiors offer designers and home owners the opportunity to take two distinctive styles and combine them into one cohesive, high-end look. At Walt Danley we see many stunning homes that successfully incorporate complementary contrasting designs, from combining modern elements within a historic home to the opposite of adding vintage materials and finishes to a new construction. However, one of the most popular interior design juxtapositions of today is the luxury home with farmhouse-style décor. Must-Have Elements for Farmhouse Decor Farmhouse décor has evolved significantly beyond quaint gingham curtains and a sturdy pine table with straight-back chairs. Elements that work to create today’s distinctive farmhouse look include light colors, the [...] read more