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Luxury Homes For Sale In Scottsdale | Libraries

More and more of our clients are looking for libraries in their luxury homes for sale in Scottsdale. Scottsdale certainly has no shortage of homes that include libraries, however, the rooms are sometimes set up as an afterthought. Whether you’re looking to set up your own space for enjoying reading, quiet reflection, or to take full advantage of the most cutting edge ways to store and view information, having a library that is truly memorable adds value to both the enjoyment of your home as well as its property value. Here are some ideas for designing a truly spectacular luxury home library. Custom Woodwork Of course custom woodwork looks beautiful anywhere in [...] read more

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Luxury Houses For Sale | Cool Flooring

Many people look at luxury houses for sale in the Phoenix area because of the weather. Phoenix has approximately 299 sunny days a year, and you can enjoy outdoor activities all year long.  In addition, in the winter, while the city’s official average snowfall is zero inches, a quick trip to the mountains will let you find all the snow you need to enjoy winter sports. People even go to the mountains in the summer when they want to hike in cooler weather. Summer Weather While people love the overall climate in Phoenix, that’s not to say that the summers aren’t hot. The average highs in the summer months often [...] read more

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Paradise Valley Luxury Estate Must-Haves

At Walt Danley Realty, we’re always searching the market to find the ideal luxury estate in Paradise Valley to suit one of our clients. While everyone has different needs and tastes, here are some of the must-haves that appeal to many of our clients: Infrared Sauna There are a number of spas in Paradise Valley, but wouldn’t it be more convenient to have your own fountain of youth right in the house? An infrared sauna is a superb way to relax while you’re improving your health. An infrared sauna is much more comfortable than a traditional sauna because the infrared lights heat you, not the environment. Infrared lights penetrate human [...] read more

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Paradise Valley Luxury Home | Solar Power

If you own a Paradise Valley luxury home, you may be wondering about the benefits of going solar. Based on the latest statistics, it appears that installing a solar energy system can make good financial and environmental sense.  If you’re considering going solar, here are some things that may help you with your decision: Installation costs are at an all-time low According to Bloomberg, in 1977 the price per watt for solar installation was more than $76.  By 2015, the price had fallen to just $0.57 per watt. Government subsidies won’t last forever You can reduce the cost of installing solar power by 30% with a federal renewable tax credit [...] read more

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Living In Paradise Valley AZ | Favorite Hikes

Accessibility to several trails and mountains is just one of the many perks of living in Paradise Valley AZ. Our area is known for outdoor exercise and spectacular views for those who love to get their hike on. Here are just a few suggestions you might like to try: Hiking Camelback Camelback Mountain is probably the most recognized feature in the Valley and offers trails for everyone from beginners to experts. It’s located just southwest of the city and offers trails for everyone from beginners to experts. If you don’t have much time or just want an easy hike in beautiful surroundings, try Bobby’s Rock or the Ramada Loop Trail. [...] read more

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Paradise Valley Estates | Home Theaters

Many owners of Paradise Valley estates enjoy the luxury of having a home theater right where they live. They are perfect for family and friends to gather to watch their favorite movies and munch on their favorite snacks. For home buyers looking at Paradise Valley estates, built-in home theaters are also one of the top features on their must-have lists. But even if you find your dream home and it currently lacks a home theater, there is always the opportunity to include one when you move in. New Construction Or Renovation As a home buyer, the approach you take may be different depending on whether you’re building a custom home [...] read more

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Scottsdale Real Estate Trends | Cool Family Fun

As a client of Walt Danley Realty, you never need to worry about Scottsdale real estate trends. We keep a close eye on the market for you–whether you’re buying or selling–and can help you make decisions accordingly. This leaves you time to enjoy some family time this summer. If you’re looking for some stay-cool things you and the kids can enjoy, here are a few ideas to check out. Ice Skating Indoor winter sports are a great way to stay cool. The Ice Den skating rink in Scottsdale offers a variety of activities for you and your children to enjoy over the summer. You can rent skates and participate in [...] read more

AZCentral | What $2.2 million can buy you in metro Phoenix

According to Christie’s International Real Estate‘s annual 2016 Luxury Defined white paper, the starting benchmark for a luxury home around the world varies considerably, and has shifted significantly in recent years thanks to exchange-rate movements. The average starting price for a luxury property worldwide is $2.2 million. So, what exactly constitutes “luxury” here in our backyard? According to’s recent article, this is what $2.2 million can buy you in metro Phoenix. Some beautiful options, if we do say so ourselves! read more

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Paradise Valley AZ Homes | Aquarium Chic

Owners of Paradise Valley AZ homes are always looking for interior design ideas that are unique. Many owners are finding that a home aquarium is an idea that fits that definition. Aquariums promote relaxation and act as an interactive piece of décor. In fact, aquariums can rival fine works of art in terms of a “wow factor” in any home. Built-In Saltwater Aquariums are Most Popular For Paradise Valley AZ homes, saltwater aquariums have a great deal of appeal. Saltwater tanks typically hold brightly colored coral as stationery elements, and saltwater fish are always more colorful than freshwater fish. The strong, bold colors compliment the muted earth tones that are so popular in [...] read more

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Scottsdale Luxury Real Estate | Closets Redefined

One amenity you’ll typically find when you look at Scottsdale luxury real estate is an oversized, walk-in closet in the master bedroom. But if you have an abundance of clothing and accessories, you may want to consider how to redesign the space so that it works best for your needs. Here are some design ideas that you may want to incorporate into your new closet: Add An Island Islands are mainstays in any gourmet kitchen, but they can also be a useful feature in a luxury closet. You can design the base of the island as a dresser and utilize the counter top for planning an outfit and coordinating your accessories. You’ll [...] read more