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Arizona Foothills Magazine Dives into These Cool Pools

With the beautiful Arizona summer heat peaking, diving into one of these cool pools is a must. Arizona Foothills Magazine showcased three Walt Danley Realty pools in its August issue for their intricate tile work to resort-style amenities. This Paradise Valley pool has a grotto and swim-up bar to boot: This masterpiece has city views from one of the highest points in Clearwater Hills: read more

Paul Christian Yaeger Designed Mid-Century Modern Home Featured in Phoenix Business Journal

  Paradise Valley continues to be one of our hottest areas for luxury homes – even for those opting for more of a modernist approach over Southwestern style. The Phoenix Business Journal’s recent article featured one of our listings designed by Paul Christian Yaeger, a talented Mid-Century modernist inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Yaeger is one of Arizona’s most legendary architects and is widely known for designing Senator Barry Goldwater’s home in 1958, five years before he ran for presidency against Lyndon Johnson. Classic luxury, with a modern twist, aptly paints a striking picture of this 4,059 sq. ft. home, tucked away in the hills of Paradise Valley, with impressive windows that capture [...] read more

North Scottsdale Dream Home Featured on FOX 10 Morning Show

Truly a home designed for entertaining. This North Scottsdale gem was featured on FOX 10’s Cool House morning show. Some of the “cool” highlights of this 15,000 square-foot estate on four acres include its front row views of Pinnacle Peak, garage space for 21 cars, and 12,000 square-foot patio oasis overlooking a gorgeous pool with waterfalls, a slide, and fog and fire features. Take a tour and watch the full video of this North Scottsdale dream home: read more

Walt Danley Ranked No. 1 Top Selling Real Estate Agent in Arizona

We have had an exciting summer here at Walt Danley Realty, and are thrilled to share that our very own Walt Danley has been recognized as the #1 selling real estate agent in the state of Arizona by sales volume, according to REAL Trends’ list of  The Thousand: 2014 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals. The REAL Trends list, published in the Wall Street Journal’s June 27th edition, ranked Walt Danley as the number 30 Realtor in the U.S. for individual sales volume, citing total sales volume at $167,105,094 in residential real estate for 2013. I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside a team of some of the most skilled [...] read more

NEW – Northeast Valley Luxury Homes

Fresh on the market – luxury real estate for sale in Paradise Valley, Arcadia, The Biltmore, Scottsdale, Carefree, and Fountain Hills.  If you would like more information or to tour one of these properties, call me today before someone snaps them up. [idx-listings linkid=”274911″ count=”20″ showlargerphotos=”true”] read more

Historic Arcadia Home Featured on FOX Cool House Show

“Casa Amable,” located at 5401 E Lafayette Boulevard in Phoenix, was recently featured on FOX 10’s Cool House segment. So what makes this romantic Mexican colonial/territorial adobe style hacienda such a cool house? Parts of the historic Arcadia home were constructed during the latter part of the 19th century. Researchers at the Heard Museum believe that during that period, areas of the house were built to provide shelter for ranchers herding cattle. The visible ceiling poles in the living room are believed to originally be light poles used in downtown Phoenix in the late nineteenth century. The eucalyptus trees on the property are estimated to be more than 100 years [...] read more

AZ Republic Cites Our Stats – Highest End of Real Estate Market Hot in April

The Arizona Republic sourced our monthly Luxury Market Summary in an article, titled “Luxury Home Sales Rose in April, but Pace Expected to Slow.” Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor writes, “High-end homebuyers, particularly those spending more than $2 million, weren’t just looking at metro Phoenix mansions during April. They were buying. See the full article from here: According to our luxury home report, sales in the NE Valley of Phoenix (Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Biltmore and Fountain Hills) were robust at the highest end of the market last month. There were 10 sales over $3,000,000 and 28 sales over $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. This compares with 7 and 17 [...] read more

Deed Processing Notice Scam

One of my colleagues brought this in from a client who recently closed on a home. Amidst the stacks of paperwork there was this document from the Record Transfer Service asking for $83. A Deed Processing Notice. Sounds important, right? And what’s another $83 when you’ve just paid for a new house and are going through all the bills related to a move? So you pay it and forget it while you wait for … your deed to process? If you closed on your home, barring some highly unusual circumstance, your deed has already processed. And if it hasn’t, this $83 service isn’t going to do it, either! So let’s [...] read more

Our May 2014 Luxury Market Summary Reports

Our May 2014 Luxury Market Summary has been published and the luxury market in metro-Phoenix’s most affluent neighborhoods is showing consistent trends to the global luxury housing market. According to our report, there were ten sales over $3,000,000 and 28 sales between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 last month. This compares with seven and 17 respectively in April 2013. Sales were also impressive in the $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 range, rising nine in April 2013 to 28 last month. The newest report on the international prestige property market by Christie’s International Real Estate shows the global luxury residential real estate market has been flourishing. The white paper from Christie’s International Real Estate reports [...] read more

May 2014 Luxury Market Summary – Sales are strong in Phoenix

Sales are strong in Phoenix metropolitan’s highest end of the real estate market according to the May 2014 Luxury Market Summary. Walt Danley Reality reports robust activity at the highest end of Phoenix-Area Luxury residential Property Market, which concurs with Global Trends.Walt Danley Realty is one of the nation’s most prestigious and successful luxury real estate firms, specializing in Arizona’s most affluent neighborhoods.Assembled of a growing team of talented real estate specialists with a combined sales volume of more than 2.5 billion. In the month of May alone there was ten sales over $3,000,000 and 28 sales between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 last month. “ With more millionaire and billionaires in [...] read more