From Our Blog

Whitepaper: The Emotional Role Of The (Luxury) Home

This in-depth study was recently published by Luxury Portfolio International and research firm Harrison Group.  It finds the “Emergence of Worth” and “The Home As Refuge” as two of the biggest changes in the luxury market since the recession.  It also covers topics like increased liquidity leading to increased demand, the 1-percenters driving second and third home ownership, and looking ahead to marketing to the next generation (Xers and Millenials) of home buyers. I will personally email you a copy of the report within 24 hours once you fill out the form below. read more

Luxury Home Market Striking Unusual Balance – Phoenix Business Journal

We’ve released our quarterly market stats report in collaboration with local housing expert, Michael Orr. The quarter’s report suggests that the luxury market has been wavering recently. Our report shows that the supply has grown to a level that makes the market is remaining balanced in this sector. Rising at an even faster rate was the number of luxury sales, of which there were 250 sales in February. That was an 18 percent jump from January and a 28 percent spike year-over-year. But for homes prices below $500,000, the scenario has been dramatically different. Unlike the luxury market, the overall sales activity last month has declined by about 12 percent [...] read more

Presentation At Arizona 5 Arts Circle

Walt Danley Realty was the featured partner at the Arizona 5 Arts Circle (5 Arts) event on March 20, showcasing the Audacity Barbershop Quartet in the home of Board Members Lori and Howard Hirsch. Supporting our local arts is so important to sustaining a strong sense of culture and connectivity in the community, so we’re happy to partner with an organization that cares so deeply about supporting the arts. Walt Danley Realty has been a benefactor of Arizona 5 Arts Circle since 2012. The Phoenix-based philanthropic organization supports five performing arts groups: Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, The Phoenix Symphony and the Scottsdale Cultural Council. Since it’s founding [...] read more

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