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We Win Awards! First Place In Marketing and First for Most New Listings

Earlier this month we went up to the Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World and Luxury Portfolio conference in Las Vegas.  I wanted to write about it right then and there, but as anyone who attends these conferences will tell you, there’s just no time!  From the minute we landed to the minute we flew back home there were wonderful people to meet, amazing meals to be had, and I was even invited to give a speech to a huge (seriously, huge) room of conference attendees.  Oh, and somehow between all that they found time to give us a couple awards.  Read on:   Luxury Portfolio International® Awards Walt [...] read more

Our Agent Christy Dean In The Wall Street Journal

Our very own Christy Dean was quoted today in the Wall Street Journal, in an article about 2013 finally being the time to buy: “There’s a renewed frenzy” in the market these days, says Christy Dean, a real-estate agent with Walt Danley Realty, focused on the luxury market in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Buyers can get caught up in the hype, and that can mean spending too much, she says. “I’ve seen it happen so many times. The wife is about to have their first or second baby. They have to have a house on this street,” she says. “Don’t get house poor. Be conservative.” Click Here for the entire article. [...] read more

All Aboard in Arizona – The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal mentioned Walt Danley Realty recently in the feature of Arcadia’s Pueblo-style mansion. In 1991, the owners bought this home in Phoenix for $1.25 million. The house is complete with large wooden beams known as vigas on the ceiling, adobe walls, a rock waterfall, fruit trees, and even an Old West-style train. Over the years, the home has acted as a site for charity events and festivals for children, including their own daughters. Now that their children have grown up, the couple are looking to downsize into a more appropriate sized home for the two of them. It was listed in January for $3.75 million with Walt [...] read more

WSJ House Of The Day

“All Aboard in Arizona” — thrilled to be chosen the Wall Street Journal‘s House of the Day.  This gorgeous updated home in Arcadia is an ultra-private compound with a unique train encircling the property. Rarely do homes this unique come on the market. On over two private acres, this adobe home was built in 1890 and has been completely updated for today’s modern lifestyle. Towering cypress line the entrance leading through expansive green lawns, citrus groves, and multiple water features including a koi pond and large entry fountain. The resort-like ambiance is further enhanced by a swimming pool with rockslide and waterfall, a tennis court, a three story tree house, [...] read more

Phoenix Luxury Home Market is slowly recovering – Phoenix Business Journal

Recently, the Phoenix Business Journal reported our market stats in collaboration with Michael Orr, real estate expert at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and author of the Cromford Report in Phoenix. The Metro Phoenix home market has experienced far more foreclosures and short sales recently and the lower end markets have received the bulk of the attention. However, the luxury real estate market has been left out of the picture. Our luxury market report, which accounts for homes prices above $1 million states that the luxury home market did not experience the same extreme declines that the rest of the Valley experienced. Therefore, these high-end homes did [...] read more

WSJ House of the Day

We’re always excited when one of our properties is featured in the news, and this House of the Day feature in the Wall Street Journal is no exception.  Featuring one of the most exotic and fun backyards in Paradise Valley, you’ll never be left wondering how to entertain all those visitors flying down from colder climates.  And with  over 10,000 square feet of living space, you’ll have plenty of room for them to stay. For a personal tour of the home, please contact Libby Cohen at 602-291-1446. read more

Wall Street Journal “House of the Day” – Paradise Valley Home

Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day” strikes conversation when owner Greg Burk listed his five bed, seven bath home with us  for $5.7 million. As viewers could see in the spread of photos displaying the rich walnut and hickory wood floors, a large home office, and a backyard with a second outdoor kitchen and large pool, using the term ‘luxury home’ is an understatement when it comes to this Paradise Valley mansion. Burk redid most of the home and exterior, adding six fireplaces, a home theater and game room, and large glass doors overlooking the terrace and generous view of the Paradise Valley mountains. This desert oasis has a [...] read more

Scottsdale Business + Life featured Sedona’s El Rojo Grande

2013 not only marks our 33rd year of being ranked in the top one percent of real estate agents in the United States, but also a milestone for Walt Danley Realty with a Sedona property listing for the jaw-dropping price of $18.5 million. Scottsdale Business + Life featured this Sedona retreat in their January 2013 issue. El Rojo Grande is indeed a private residence however, with this much land in such a prestigious, natural setting as Sedona, it is perfect for events and corporate purposes as well. read more

NBA Star Jason Kidd’s Incredible PV Estate

Catherine Jacobson recently shared a few thoughts with the Phoenix Business Journal about a home as big as the NBA star who once lived there. To learn more about the home, view a slide show, and read more details about all the luxuries this home offers, click here. read more

Is 2012 the “Year of Capitulation” for Sellers?

USAToday.com published a story over the weekend dramatically labeling 2012 as “The Year of Capitulation” for luxury home sellers.  Other brokers have reasoned that owners of luxury homes are (finally) relenting to market pressures and are slashing prices on their homes.  While this is true in some cases, I think the article misses the bigger picture.   Are Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area real estate prices down from unparalleled highs in 2007?  Yes.  But are we headed up from dismal lows?  Also, yes.   The fact is, price-per-square-foot (which is a more accurate measurement than sales price), is at around 2010 levels, or, and this is what I mean big [...] read more