Find the Priciest Sales in Your Area


When the house a few doors down from mine sold for $75,000 more than it had two years before, I was very interested.

Most homeowners like to check out not only their own home’s value, but also what their neighbors’ houses sell for.

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A Tribute to James Galanos at Phoenix Art Museum


Phoenix Art Museum presents A Tribute to James Galanos, a retrospective dedicated to the iconic American fashion designer. Featuring more than 40 couture-quality, ready-to-wear ensembles and accessories, including an ensemble worn and donated by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, the exhibition will illuminate the designer’s influence and legacy with objects from the 1950s through the 1990s.

“A black dress,” Galanos once said, “reveals everything: line, cut, drape, seaming. It must be perfection.”

Visit here to get dates, times and admission information.

The Home Features People Want Right Now

Just like with fashion, home trends come and go. And though it’s easy to realize in retrospect that features like shag carpet won’t stand the test of time, when you’re looking to sell, it’s harder to know if prospective buyers would rather you put in, say, marble or quartz countertops. Or, if you’re a buyer yourself, to know which would help your home gain value in five years.

To figure it out, we rounded up the most common questions about home features … read more here!


The W Group Property of the Week

10966 E Grandview Way #1902 | Scottsdale, 85255


7 Bed | 6.5 Bath | Acres: 2.48 | Sqft: 14,512 | MLS# 5419373

Masterfully designed residence in the acclaimed Silverleaf exudes the authentic feel of a Mediterranean villa one could only find on Lake Como. Handpicked finishes and details flow through out the home to exude a genuine character while tastefully maintaining the feeling of a home: marble, stone & wood flooring, bathrooms, & fireplaces; vaulted, cross beamed, & coffered ceilings; rich wood cabinetry; room-like walk-in closets with boutique style built-ins; imported stone counter tops; large living spaces for entertaining encourage indoor/outdoor living with retractable and sliding doors to access veranda patios such as the great room, games room, theatre room, bar, & outdoor great room. Additionally, the den, wine room, bonus area/ loft, and upper deck with fireplace are perfect for Additionally, the den, wine room, bonus area/ loft, and upper deck with fireplace are perfect for smaller gatherings. A gourmet kitchen stands as the heart of the home with top of the line appliances a gourmet would envy, two islands for prep space and breakfast bar, and commercial sized refrigerator and freezer. The master suite is its own wing with a private seating room, bedroom, deluxe bathroom, dual walk-in closets, & 2nd level exercise room & view deck. 6 additional bedrooms are split from the master wing, each with their own bathrooms and closets. The home continues to impress outside with all of the outdoor living spaces flowing towards a sparking pool, spa, putting green, and grass lawn designed to frame the exceptional mountain setting and beyond.

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Don’t miss this Silverleaf Open House tomorrow

Lisa Westcott-Wadey with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s/The W Group will be hosting an open house tomorrow in Silverleaf. Stop by to truly appreciate this gorgeous home!

Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 4pm

10142 E Diamond Rim Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85255


4 Bed | 5.5 Bath | Acres: .28 | Sqft: 4,766 | MLS#5544147

This spectacular former Verandah model with its prime location across from a park in the exclusive guard-gated community of Silverleaf, comes turn-key offering amazing interior design and welcoming all who enter with a distinctive charming interior courtyard. A well thought out floor-plan flows seamlessly from indoor to outdoor entertaining, with high-beamed ceilings, gorgeous hardwood, tile and marble flooring, sophisticated Control 4 audio system, a chef’s kitchen with its own courtyard patio for dining, and cooking, complete with hand-made cast iron pizza ovens and fireplace. Enjoy your own private retreat with this large master with sitting area, access to the gorgeous outdoor courtyard, and beautiful spa like master bath with marble tile. Outdoors enjoy a lush well-designed landscape, always keeping privacy in mind, with multiple fireplaces, water-features, and a beautiful pool. Complete with sunset, mountain views and within walking distance to the Silverleaf Clubhouse.

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For More Information email Lisa Westcott-Wadey at