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

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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

Get ready for the 60th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld. There will be majestic horses scottsdale real estateprancing, trotting and galloping around the ring, vying for the ultimate title in their class. The biggest horse show in Arizona will be here from February 12 through February 22. There are plenty of fun events to partake in besides the different shows themselves. Behind the Scenes Barn Tours are offered several times throughout the horse show to give you a look at where the horses get ready for their big events. The tour guide will also give you information about the history of the horse show, Arabian horses and much more. This one hour tour will allow you to see many of these beautiful horses and their owners up close and personal. Children especially love Meet an Arabian Horse events, also held several times throughout the horse show. The Arabian horses will be dressed up in their costumes, and children have the opportunity to sit on the horse for a photo. This is such an exciting event for little ones who love horses! Another fun event that children will love is the Paint-a-Pony. The first 400 children can paint ceramic horses absolutely free. There will be other events as well such as classes regarding Sport Horses and international halters.

The Arabian Horse Show is a shopper’s paradise. Artisans from all over the country come to display their works- from handmade horse tapestries and paintings to purses to horse carriages. With so much to choose from, you are sure to find something beautiful.

General admission to the horse show is $10 per day for children and adults over 12. If you would like reserved bleacher tickets to see the horse show from up close, tickets are $15 for the day. For those who are interested in box seats for the entire show, tickets are $250.

WestWorld in Scottsdale hosts many great events throughout the year, including the wildly popular Arabian Horse Show. By living in Scottsdale, you get to be close to all the action. If you would like to view beautiful real estate in Scottsdale, call (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.

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
TopScottsdaleHomes.com

Super Bowl XLIX will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on February 1st. Tickets are scottsdale az real estatein tight supply to see the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks face-off in the biggest game of the season. The New England Patriots had a great run this year with twelve wins and four losses. The Seattle Seahawks had the same record, just barely knocking the Arizona Cardinals out of the running. Although it would have been very exciting to see Arizona’s team play in their home stadium for the Super Bowl, everyone in Arizona is feeling the excitement of the Super Bowl being located in Glendale.

Tons of events are happening all over the Valley prior to the Big Game. In Downtown Phoenix, there is the NFL Experience going on in the Phoenix Convention Center. Professional football players, both current and former, are signing autographs. There are interactive games and workshops to improve your football skills. Also in Downtown Phoenix is the Verizon Super Bowl Central, a free event with music, football activities and a giant rock climbing wall with a waterfall. (Rock climbing wall costs $5 per person.)

The Corner at Cityscape in Phoenix might be holding the most adorable and fluffy football event. With the help of Animal Planet, they have tons of puppies from the Arizona Humane Society playing a game called Ruff vs. Fluff, a football themed face-off to see which puppies will be victorious. All of the puppies are up for adoption, so if you are looking for a new fluffy addition to your family, this is a great event to attend. Plus, who doesn’t love puppies playing football?

Scottsdale is also hosting Scottsdale Fan Fest at Scottsdale Fashion Square. There are live ESPN broadcasts, fashion shows, food trucks, music, food and drink demonstrations and yoga classes. The entire event is free. If you aren’t attending the Super Bowl, you can tune into NBC to watch the game (and the commercials) at 4:30pm on February 1st.

With the Superbowl in Phoenix, it is an exciting time. The Phoenix area is the place to be with so many sporting events going on. Please feel free to call or email me at (602) 791-0536 or Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com if you are interested in viewing homes for sale 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
www.TopScottsdaleHomes.com