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Famed Architect Paul Christian Yaeger Mid-Century Modern Homes Remain Popular Today

There has been a resurgence of interest from buyers looking for Mid-Century modern homes. And there is no one more talented at reflecting the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design aesthetic than Arizona’s famed architect, Paul Christian Yaeger. Yaeger is most recognized for designing Barry Goldwater’s home in 1958, five years before he ran for presidency against Lyndon Johnson. Two homes in our portfolio were designed by the legendary Mid-Century modernist, located on the hillsides of Camelback Mountain. Mid-Century Modern Home in Paradise Valley, Arizona 7531 North Silvercrest Way, Paradise Valley, Arizona Designed by Architect Paul Christian Yaeger, the $2,430,000 Mid-Century masterpiece sits at the top of Clearwater Hills and has [...] read more

LeverageRE’s list of Top Ten Luxurious Bedrooms

We’re excited to announce that our Cholla Lane property made the #1 spot in LeverageRE’s list of Top 10 Luxurious Master Bedrooms. This property in Paradise Valley features a luxury master suite suitable for your dreams. Here’s what LeverageRE had to say about our master bedroom: “The massive master suite in this Paradise Valley gem is both grand and tasteful with gorgeous craftsman details” – and we couldn’t agree more! See the rest of the list here. read more

Leverage Global Properties Spring Lookbook

Our international network of luxury real estate affiliates is one of the many benefits we offer our clients.  While Christies International Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International are a few household names, Leverage Global Properties has grown quickly in their first year to become another channel for us to market our properties around the world.  It is encouraging for the luxury real estate market to see how far they have come in such a short period of time. Click below to open the Lookbook in ‘full-screen’ mode: ​ read more

My Home Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine

I had the pleasure of welcoming Phoenix Home & Garden to feature my home. We have done quite a bit of work updating the property over the years, and in fact we’re currently in the process of adding a caretakers’ cottage now.  It looks fabulous and we can’t wait for it to be finished. Our original idea for the home’s design was a Mediterranean villa which has morphed into this ever evolving, eclectic mix of traditional Old World and Mediterranean designs.  I’m inspired by so many of our clients’ homes that I can’t help but shamelessly stealing my favorite design ideas! Several other beautiful homes are featured in the May 2014 [...] read more

$120 Million – Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale

Forbes is reporting this is the most expensive home sale in the United States. Simply an incredible sale, and a prime example of the power of the Christie’s International Real Estate network. I remember seeing this property come up for sale in a marketing piece from Christie’s last year.  While I would’ve loved to bring the buyer, I’m thrilled for the home’s new owner.  After looking through the piece we received and now this Forbes article, one can see that the home is everything imagined in a luxury New England estate.  Oceanfront, rolling acreage, privacy, and a floor plan with room for family and friends staying for a summer away from [...] read more

Luxury Real Estate Markert Shifting to Buyers Again – AZCentral

Our market status report, recently reported to AZCentral, shows that the number of high-end houses for sale is on the rise in the Valley. Now. high-end shoppers have so many more choices in the luxury house market. As of now, 2,977 houses priced above $500,000 are listed for sale in the areas tracked by the report. The best way to compare pricing for high-end houses is by square foot. Look below for a breakdown for areas showing the average price per square foot of houses sold in February through regular sales. This is the average price per square foot of houses sold in February through regular sales: -Arcadia: $310 -Scottsdale: [...] read more

Gaining an Edge by Taking the Streets – InBusiness Magazine

I recently sat down with InBusiness Magazine to reflect on my luxury real estate career and the best practices to maintaining good business. Having been in luxury real estate since 1977, I’ve learned that being a good listener is the key to his success. I have found that people often engage their mouths more than their ears. Then, they don’t really listen to what their clients are telling them. I maintain strong relationships with our clients by sending out birthday cards every year always following up with a phone call,  and just simply staying in touch with everyone. In addition, having an in-depth knowledge of the streets, subdivisions, builders and homes [...] read more

Thank you to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance!

St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance gave us a shout out on their Facebook – and we wanted to share it with you! Thank you, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance! We loved partnering with you to help achieve this amazing goal.   read more

Walt Danley Realty and St. Mary’s Food Bank, together, can achieve great things!

Last November, Walt Danley Realty was able to contribute more than we ever thought possible to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. When we volunteered to pack emergency food boxes for St. Mary’s Food Bank, a team building activity that we do annually, the Walt Danley team was inspired to make a video of our time at the food bank. This video was submitted to the 4th Annual Drew Brees’ Super Service Challenge, which has awarded over $1 million amongst hundreds of non-profits nationwide. St. Mary’s Food Bank was “strongly urged” to attend the award ceremony and they were granted the grand prize of $25,000 for their charity. Gina Iron, corporate [...] read more

As Featured on 3TV’s Million Dollar Listing!

Light and Bright Historic Adobe in Phoenix (With a Train!) It’s always a thrill when we get unique coverage for our properties, and this one is no exception. Special thanks to Scott Pasmore, news anchor with AZFamily/3TV for touring this wonderful home–and taking a ride with me on the train! For more on the property, click here: 5339 East Lafayette Boulevard [pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n27XBkhCLL0″ type=”yt” w=”480″ h=”385″] read more