Every Sunday between May 3rd and July 5th you can enjoy great live music at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Scottsdale AZ homesMusic plays from 7:30pm-9pm so the weather will be perfect for lounging outside. The best part is that the concerts are free! Kids will also have a great time at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park with carousel rides and train rides around the park. This is a small fee of $2. Food is also available for purchase.

The music at the summer concert series has a little something for everyone. From top 40 cover bands to retro 80’s music, everyone will be pleased.

Here is the lineup:

May 3rd- Furious George (Classic Rock)

May 10- Groove Merchants (Big City Sound with Horns)

May 17- Georgia Chrome (New Country)

May 24- Pearl Ridge (Top 40/ Rock)

May 31- Rock Lobster (Retro 80s)

June 7- The JJ’s (Motown/ 80s/ Dance)

June 14- Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns (Classic R&B/ Funk/ Rock)

June 21- The Real Thing (Top 40/ R&B)

June 28- The Rave (Beach Boys/ British Invasion)

July 5- Mogollon (High Energy Country)

Get ready for some added fun to your Sundays! McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is located at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.

Are you looking to be closer to all the action in Scottsdale? Contact me at (602)791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and I will show you some of the greatest real estate in Scottsdale.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Office (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
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Grayhawk Golf Club is a prestigious North Scottsdale golf club with two fine courses: Raptor and Talon. The highly-Scottsdale Golf Homesesteemed Raptor course has been named one of the “Best Public Courses in Arizona” by Golf Magazine. It offers a par-72 course with beautiful, traditional Arizona landscaping. From the mountain views to the cacti scattered throughout the course, you won’t forget the stunning Raptor course. Many professional golf tournaments have been held at the Raptor including the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro Ams.

Starting in June, Tom Fazio’s team will begin remodeling Raptor. Renovations are being made to holes 15, 16 and 17. They are being moved slightly so that the owner of Grayhawk can get a little more property that is no longer used for drainage. By moving these holes, the course will also become more accessible.

Don’t worry! While the Raptor course is being remodeled, the Talon course will remain open for your enjoyment. During the summer, there will be a 27-hole model incorporating Talon and several holes from Raptor. All 36 holes will be reopened on October 5th once the course has been seeded.

Can you imagine the convenience of living on a golf course? Golf homes are the perfect way for golf lovers to take advantage of Arizona’s beautiful weather so they can easily play year-round. If you are interested in seeing golf homes in Grayhawk, contact me at (602)791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and we can schedule a showing.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Office (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
http://www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

There is nothing like experiencing nature’s beauty and forgetting about the stresses of the “real world.” Camping is great, except for when you wake up the next morning with an awful backache because you slept on a rock. Or the food that you made over your tiny camping stove was subpar, and your stomach is left rumbling. Or if there are even showers at your campsite, the frigid water that comes from the pipes chills your bones. Many people are very fond of camping but others would prefer a little more luxury in their lives. That is where glamping comes into play. Glamping or “glamour-camping” puts a new twist on camping that makes it even more enjoyable for everyone. The Ranch at Desert Mountain offers the perfect glamping option. Tucked in North Scottsdale, The Ranch is an oasis within Desert Mountain. The Ranch is at the base of the Continental Mountains with beautiful views of the Tonto National Forest. scottsdale homesImagine camping but with every luxury amenity you could possibly want. The Ranch provides canvas tents with beautiful hardwood floors and a giant, comfy bed. But it doesn’t stop there. There is a bathtub and shower with running hot and cold water and delicious meals prepared by a professional chef. Enjoy toasting marshmallows and warming your fingers by a crackling fire pit. Glamping in Scottsdale is perfect for the whole family.

Desert Mountain is a great place to have the best of nature and luxury. If you are interested in seeing homes in Desert Mountain, contact me at (602)791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and we can schedule a showing.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Office (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
http://www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Troon North Golf Club has been providing phenomenal golf for 25 years. Troon North Golf Club has two courses: Monument Course and Pinnacle Course. Golfers from around the world have flocked to Troon North to check these courses out. Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, these courses are challenging yet still fun for players of all skill levels. Troon North Golf Club is located near Pinnacle Peak so the courses offer unparalleled views of the mountain. In addition to gorgeous views, Troon North treats all of their players like royalty. You can expect some of the best service you have ever received.

Scottsdale golf homesTo celebrate 25 years in business, Troon North is offering some specials throughout the month of March. Troon North is throwing it back to the 90’s with their throwback golf prices of $119.90. This is only available online. You can also get the Silver Anniversary Golf Package which includes 25% off merchandise and at the Dynamite Grille, and $25 off your golf sessions. Every week, the Troon North Golf Shop will have 25% off select merchandise. And finally, Troon North had some merchandise made specially for their 25th anniversary. You can get pin flags, hats and t-shirts all with the Troon North 25th anniversary logo.

Troon North is so excited to have been one of the top golf clubs in the Southwest for 25 years. Golfing at Troon North Golf Club is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

If you are a golf lover, imagine the convenience of practically living on a golf course. To view golf homes in Scottsdale, call me at (602)791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and we can schedule a showing.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Office (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com

This past week, I was interviewed by The Globe and Mail, the national newspaper in Canada. It was a pleasure to share my expertise about the real estate market here in Scottsdale. Many people from Canada choose Arizona for their winter homes because of our wonderful weather. Despite the fact that the Canadian dollar is losing value, we are still seeing many Canadians choosing to buy homes in Scottsdale. The current exchange rate is now 80 cents to one U.S. dollar. In the 70’s, the exchange rate was much worse so it is not really affecting home purchases. I also discussed the home prices in Scottsdale and what you’re money can really buy you in Scottsdale. It might be more than you think. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with a heated pool and spa can easily be bought for $200,000. A detached 2,500 square foot home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private pool can be purchased for around $500,000. Scottsdale is a great area to live in.

real estate in scottsdaleIn the second article with The Globe and Mail, I talk further about home prices in Scottsdale. Even though Scottsdale home prices are slightly more expensive than other Phoenix suburbs, Scottsdale homes are a steal compared to those in large cities in Canada such as Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Many neighborhoods in Scottsdale also have access to golf courses, a benefit that large cities don’t have.

You can read the first article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/retirement-rrsps/lower-loonie-giving-snowbirds-pause/article23211813/ and the second article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/retirement-rrsps/golf-is-always-on-the-tee-in-scottsdale/article23231105/.

If you are interested in looking at real estate for sale in Scottsdale, contact me at (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and we can schedule a showing.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
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Since Arizona has such great weather, 15 MLB teams from around the country come to the Phoenix scottsdale az homesarea to practice for the MLB season. The baseball teams are as follows: the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, the Colorado Rockies, the Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants, the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Scottsdale has two baseball stadiums: Salt River Fields, where the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies practice, and Scottsdale Stadium, where the San Francisco Giants practice. The other stadiums are all over the Valley in Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Goodyear, Peoria, Tempe and Surprise. Going to Spring Training games is a great and inexpensive way for the whole family to get out and enjoy the weather. Snack on nachos, hot dogs, pretzels and all the other classic baseball stadium goodies. Cactus League Spring Training kicks off on February 26 and goes through early April. You can watch both teams that went to the World Series in 2014, the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, face off in Spring Training on Sunday, March 22 in Surprise. Cactus League Spring Training has only gotten bigger and better over the years as the public eye has turned to Phoenix because of its great weather. Phoenix is now a place where you can enjoy just about every sport.

Scottsdale is one of the great suburbs of Phoenix. With plenty to do and explore, everyone can find their place in Scottsdale. Are you interested in seeing Scottsdale real estate? If so, contact me at (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com, and I will help you find your perfect home.

Carmen Brodeur
Realtor | Attorney
Trillium Properties, LLC
8755 E Bell Road, Suite 108 | Scottsdale AZ 85260
Cell (602) 791-0536
Direct (800) 300-0263
Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com