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A Home Office To Fit Your Lifestyle

One of the greatest luxuries of today is the freedom to work from almost anywhere at all. With mobile phones, portable laptops, and easily accessible wifi, may of us are afforded the flexibility to work on our own schedules, when it best fits into our own personal schedules. With this modern-day trend, it has become imperative to have places in our homes that support this fluid way of working. When designing a home work place, we naturally think of incorporating a designated home office. And, while it goes without saying that functionality is key, you also want to make sure that your home office is equally comfortable and attractive. For [...] read more

Modern Minimalism Design For Luxury Homes

Modern minimalism is never stark or cold, especially when it’s found in the luxury home market of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Modern minimalism is sleekly elegant and an eye-catching design for any upscale home. Uncluttered with Clear Sight Lines A modern minimalist approach to décor and design in a luxury home allows more focus on the space and flow of each room as well as a look outward with window expanses that offer panoramic views of the southwest landscape. Ample natural light that streams into the room keeps any starkness at bay, effortlessly adding a welcoming warmth. Pangaea Interior Design, a contributor to Houzz states, “The theory of less [...] read more

Must-Haves For Kids In A Luxury Home

As families know, moving into a new home brings about a few stresses, especially with kids reluctant to move from what’s familiar. At Walt Danley Realty, we work with families like yours every day. And we know that it is possible to find your dream home, the one that has something special for everyone, even the youngest family members. We’ve put together just a few of the must-haves kids want in a luxury home. Designated Kid Space Their own bedroom typically rides high on a kid’s list for a new home, but it’s the addition of a designated kid space that’s really wanted (and needed). This may be an extra [...] read more

Meet Luxury Real Estate Specialist Christy Dean

Christy Dean knows a lot about luxury real estate. As one of the Valley’s premiere luxury real estate agents, she has sold more than $300 million in residential real estate throughout her career. After graduating from the University of Arizona and working in the high-end retail leasing business in Newport Beach, California, Christy turned to residential real estate. She got her start in this niche in the San Francisco Bay Area where the market is always booming and so are the housing prices. “There is no way not to sell luxury real estate” in the Bay Area, Christy says, regardless of the size of the house. “My first sale was [...] read more

Marketing A One-Of-A-Kind Luxury Home

The luxury market in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale offers a variety of unique homes for sale. Far from any tract home, the choices here are as diverse and intriguing as the beautiful landscape surrounding them. There is no question that, when looking for a one-of-a-kind luxury home, your options are plentiful. Naturally, this is great news for the homebuyer. But what if you are trying to sell a luxury home? How can you make your exclusive home stand out in a field of so many amazing homes for sale? And how can you determine the value of a property when comps are not easily identifiable? The short answer, of [...] read more

Scottsdale & Auckland | The Best Of Two Worlds

Scottsdale is known as a luxury destination for jet setters the world over. For those who love the warmth of the sun and the natural splendor of the desert landscape, this affluent Arizona community offers everything and more for a marvelous holiday. From world-class shopping and dining to year-round outdoor recreation, this vibrant locale rivals anywhere else on the planet. But more than just a vacation spot, Scottsdale is a place that many globetrotters also call home…or, for some, a home away from home. In fact, Scottsdale is among the most sought-after communities in Arizona’s luxury market for primary residences and second homes. If you’re looking in Arizona, this is [...] read more

Tips For Finding The Ideal Luxury Home

Is the luxury housing market about making a good investment or finding a house you just can’t live without? While this is a strictly a personal choice, you do need to check your motives as it will determine what to look to look for when buying a luxury home. Partner With A Luxury Home Expert Regardless of your intention, you will want to make some decisions before jumping into your home search. And because the luxury market is so specialized, it is advisable to work directly with a luxury real estate professional. A buyer agent who knows your desired location well can provide exclusive insight to the area as well [...] read more


Walt Danley Realty Selected as Sales Team for The Villas at Baker Park

Walt Danley Realty‘s Development Services sales team has been selected to represent The Villas at Baker Park. Located on the last approximately 10-acre parcel in the prestigious 85018 zip code of Arcadia, The Villas at Baker Park is a gated community for which the first phase of construction is underway for 44 semi-custom homes. Prestigious Empire Residential Group is the developer behind the luxury community.Empire Group Principal Richard Felker has been a long-time developer in the Phoenix area, and met Walt Danley in 1984. Felker said when he caught wind of Walt Danley’s new Development Services division, he knew they would make for a perfect pair to represent its luxury resort-style community.“Walt’s message of working with people is [...] read more

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Staging A Luxury Home

Everyone knows the obvious about staging a luxury home. You must de-clutter and depersonalize. You want a home buyer to walk into your home and envision it as their own. But that approach will only get you so far. There are a few strategies to staging a luxury home that we would like to share here because the expectations in the luxury market go beyond the basics. Know Your Buyer When selling luxury real estate, it is essential to understand the needs of the buyer in your community. In the Valley’s luxury market, we typically cater to those who are looking for a permanent residence, a vacation home, or an investment [...] read more

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Accredited Luxury Home Specialist | Catherine Jacobson

Catherine Jacobson is an accredited luxury home specialist who brings a wealth of experience to her role at Walt Danley Realty. This is especially true when it comes to her knowledge of Paradise Valley. As a longtime resident and accomplished real estate professional, she knows the community well and loves sharing the beauty of Paradise Valley with prospective home buyers. With more than 15 years in the real estate industry, Catherine currently serves as a member and former board member of the prestigious Luxury Home Tour, an affiliation that supports her cutting edge insight into current market trends. She also takes great pride in helping her clients with one of [...] read more