New Caesars Hotel Coming to Scottsdale

Have you been wondering what is going to happen to the empty parcel of land on the north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square? Well, wonder no more. According to the Arizona Republic, Caesars Entertainment Corp is going to build a non-casino hotel with construction to begin in the second half of 2019. The hotel will […]

Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection

This year, 2019, there are two options for the disposal of your live, now dead, Christmas tree. Please note that the Christmas Tree Round-up is from Saturday, January 5th to Sunday January 13th. Option 1 – The City of Scottsdale will have three sites where you can drop off your tree in a large yellow […]

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

On December 9, 2017 SRP will once again sponsor the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade on Tempe Town Lake. There is quite a line up of events, shopping, the parade, fireworks afterward. And it should all take place on a beautiful day and evening at Tempe Beach Park. Here are the quick highlights but […]

A Housing Bubble in Phoenix?

In this video I answer the question I get asked most about Phoenix real estate. Besides, “what does the D stand for?”, which can be answered here. Ok. So, the second most asked question these days is, “Do you think there is a housing bubble waiting to burst in Phoenix?” or “Should I hold off […]

The Levee Trail – A great family hike

Last weekend my wife and I were looking to take our two boys (ages almost 4 and 7) on a great little hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. One of the many things we love about living inĀ Scottsdale is the ease of access to a ton of different outdoor activities. This article afternoon, we were […]

McCormick Ranch Railroad Park

I grew up in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and I have a plethora of fond childhood memories of the McCormick Ranch Railroad Park. It really is a gem in the middle of the city. One that I frequent with my own children now. The park has two playgrounds, a train museum, two trains to ride, including […]

My Family Friendly Scottsdale

You already know that Scottsdale is a great place to dine, enjoy nightlife, golf and live a resort lifestyle. What you may not know is that it is also extremely family friendly. I am a married thirty something with two beautiful kids and have lived in and around Scottsdale my entire life. That is why […]

Lets talk about that D.

No, not that d. Get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about the D in D. Patrick Lewis. Besides, how is the real estate market these days? It is by far the second most asked question I get. So what does the D. stand for anyway? I usually tell people it stands […]

A family night out in Scottsdale

My family, wife and two boys, and I live in south Scottsdale just east of Old Town and we love it. We have been here 10 years and love the community and its amenities. While we do enjoy cooking atĀ home, some nights that just ain’t happening, more often than not on a week night after […]

How to get around Phoenix without a map

It is a nightmare scenario that none of us wish for but must always prepare for. Your phone/GPS systems battery has died and you have to navigate a city you don’t know without technology. What do you do? What do YOU do!? Rest easy, the solution is right in front of you, at least in […]