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Relocating to Surprise, AZ

February 27, 2018
Deacon floor plan in Arizona

Located just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise, AZ, offers homebuyers a charming mix of shopping, dining, arts and culture—not to mention abundant recreational opportunities. Those relocating to the area will quickly discover why so many families are choosing to call Arizona’s 10th largest city home. Surrounded by a regional lake, majestic mountains and, of course, the dramatic Sonoran desert, Surprise is a wonderful place to live, work and play—offering those fortunate enough to reside there the ultimate Arizona lifestyle. From city-sponsored concerts at “Second…

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Where to Live in Tucson

August 8, 2017

Ready to start your Tucson home search? Take a peek at three exciting area communities that offer a wide range of floor plans, personalization options and amenities to suit any lifestyle.   Homestead at Gladden Farms If activities and amenities top your new home wish list, be sure to check out Homestead at Gladden Farms in Marana. Less than a mile from I-10 (perfect for commuters!) in the notable Marana School District, this popular masterplan caters to your active lifestyle with 12 community parks, a…

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5 FAQs on Home in Five

March 21, 2017
Home in Five: Smiling couple in front of moving boxes

Saving up for a down payment on a new home in Maricopa County? This homebuyer assistance program, now available through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, may give you the boost you need to move up your moving day! What’s Home in Five? It’s a grant from the Phoenix and Maricopa industrial development authorities (IDA) that may be used toward a down payment and/or closing costs on a qualified home purchase. Typical program participants receive 2.5 to 3.5% of the total mortgage amount; members of the military, first…

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Why Retire in Tucson, Arizona?

April 26, 2016
golf in Tucson

When it comes to retirement hotspots, Tucson, Arizona, is at the top of the list—literally. The charming city in the Sonoran Desert was recently ranked fourth among “America’s 10 best cities for retirement,” according to Bankrate.com. Active adults are hitting the big 6-5, exiting the workforce and flocking to Tucson in droves. And those who aren’t should seriously consider doing so. Here’s why: The weather. By the time many people reach retirement age, they long for warm weather. And Tucson doesn’t disappoint. The city’s climate…

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Quiz: Which Floor Plan Are You?

October 6, 2015

Thinking about buying a new home? Check out the following descriptions and choose the best fit for you! You prefer two—or even three—floors of living space and don’t mind shared walls. After all, new neighbors are just friends you haven’t met yet! You don’t need a ton of bedrooms (4 or fewer will suffice!), and having the biggest house on the block doesn’t necessarily appeal to you (it’s all about the quality of the square footage, not the quantity!). Exterior maintenance doesn’t rate high on…

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