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What Type Of Flooring Fits Your Style?

Flooring trends seem to ebb and flow like any other home design feature. But when selecting high-quality flooring for your luxury home, you have some options. Here are a few choices that stand out: Classic Hardwood Floors Classic hardwood flooring in oak, maple, hickory, and cherry never truly goes out of style.  Hardwoods can be both traditional and trendy as they go with a variety of decor choices. A solid hardwood floor features planks that typically are about 3/4-inch thick and ideal for refinishing at a later date as needed. This makes them a popular choice when restoring an older or historic home. With a premium finish, this classic style [...] read more

You’re Invited! The Villas at Baker Park Community Barbecue

You’re invited! Please join us at The Villas at Baker Park Community Barbecue this Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Complimentary food will be provided by The Arizona Barbecue Company, and the Joyful Delights Food Truck will be serving up old-fashioned ice cream. Live music will be performed by longtime Valley favorite, The Raun Alosi Band, featuring high-energy variety tunes. Guests can play bocce ball and corn hole in the community park anchored by a 75-year-old Silk Floss tree at the centerpoint of The Villas at Baker Park. The Villas at Baker Park, an exclusive community in the heart of Arcadia, will be unveiling its model homes [...] read more

Living Among The Springtime Wildflowers

Springtime in the Valley of the Sun is known for many things including idyllic temperatures and Cactus League baseball. But, in our opinion, the true beauty of this time of year comes from the vibrant colors of the desert blooms that emerge from the rugged terrain of our local landscape. These colors paint an especially beautiful backdrop for those looking for luxury homes in our area. To give you a true appreciation for the colors that grace our backyards in the spring, here is a guide to some of the most impressive wildflowers, many of which you’ll find in the Valley through April and sometimes into May: Brittlebush: Commonly visible [...] read more

Karen Ganz Brings The Art Of The Sale To Life

Ask any artist and they will tell you that creating a work of art is as much about instinct as it is about vision and flair. When your artistic passion comes from the heart, your innermost expressions come alive. And so it is with the buying and selling of luxury real estate. When a real estate agent uses imaginative insight and an incomparable sense of business savvy, their ability to create a successful real estate transaction seems as effortless as a stoke of a paintbrush. At Walt Danley Realty, we are blessed with the truly creative gifts of Karen Ganz. With a background in fine arts and a penchant for [...] read more

Showcasing Your In-Home Art Collection

Home design professionals suggest selecting a distinctive piece of artwork to define a room, using that piece as inspiration for the overall theme and décor of the space. However, today’s luxury home owner is more likely to require space for a full art collection. In-home art curating or the home gallery has now taking center stage in the luxury home community. While pools, tennis courts, and high-tech home theaters are certainly must-haves in a luxury home, our Walt Danley Realty professionals also know it’s the home art gallery that commands attention right along side them. Defining In-Home Art Curating In-home art curating allows a luxury homeowner the ability to display [...] read more

The Best Approach To Golf Course Living

In the 1980s, developers in the United States began creating exclusive, luxury communities that incorporated a premium golf course. These golf course communities quickly became popular with homeowners who desired property located within a planned neighborhood that offered spectacular views, luxury amenities, and beautiful homes. Today, golf course properties remain desirable and are still a great investment when looking to settle in the Scottsdale area. Benefits to Owning a Golf Course Property Golf course communities, like Kierland in North Scottsdale or The Boulders in the Sonoran Desert foothills, offer many benefits to homeowners. These benefits are exactly why golf course properties will continue to be desired luxury homes. Stunning Views. [...] read more

Enjoy Easter Brunch In Scottsdale

Don your Easter best and get ready to indulge in some of the finest fare Scottsdale has to offer! Known for its many upscale eateries, Scottsdale is home to several delectable brunch options for Easter Sunday. We’ve selected a few for your consideration, as well as some additional tips for creating an unforgettable Easter meal in your own luxury dining room. Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician Resort An upscale Italian dining experience, Il Terrazzo is located inside The Phoenician Resort. Expect elegance, exquisite cuisine, and an Easter Brunch experience you don’t want to miss. From the dishes brimming with fresh fruits to an array of baked treats and savory items [...] read more

The Latest In Flooring Trends For Luxury Homes

When updating a luxury home before putting it on the market or renovating to make a newly purchased home fit your style, flooring makes the difference. A high-quality floor is one of the first things a guest or prospective buyer notices when they enter your home. At Walt Danley Realty, our experienced professionals know the latest in flooring trends. Let’s take a look at just a few. A Range of Hardwoods It doesn’t appear that hardwood will go out of style any time soon for your luxury home flooring. Right now trends range from the bold and dramatic look of very dark hardwood (almost black) to the lightest blond woods [...] read more

When Selling A Home, It’s The Little Things…

Staging a home helps make it more inviting and attractive to potential buyers. Our Walt Danley Realty professionals always recommend de-cluttering and de-personalizing prior to open houses or any showings. While clearing the daily clutter from kitchen counters is essential and removing personal photographs also is a must-do, it’s often the little things that can make a huge difference when staging your home for potential buyers. Make it Fresh Fresh flowers, tantalizing aromas, and an overall brightness to the rooms are all easy yet effective elements for home staging. Bake a batch of cookies just prior to the showing (they don’t have to be from scratch!) and the aroma will [...] read more

Storage Ideas For Luxury Homes

Every size home needs great storage space, from stylish containers that offer both beauty and function to built-ins that enhance the home’s interior aesthetics. Stroll through a Walt Danley luxury home listing and you’ll find a variety of unique and interesting storage options for every room. Kitchen Creative storage ideas for the kitchen range from a corner cabinet with built-in lazy-Susan to slide-out slim racks that easily store baking sheets. Pull-out organizers are key for storing larger pots and cooking ware, while a spice drawer keeps ingredients just a fingertip away when cooking. Don’t overlook the usefulness of built-in bins to keep produce like potatoes and onions handy and fresh. [...] read more