Waltfinn, Home Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ

We've heard of Troon North,Greyhawk,the Boulders. We'd like a community pool/clubhouse/health club. Near an executive golf course,

Asked by Waltfinn, Scottsdale, AZ Fri Oct 22, 2010

restaurants, stores We're looking at newer house, 2200 sf min, 2-3 car garage, high ceilings, great room, 3 bed, 2 1/2 baths. $375,000 - $499,000. Prefer no private pool, like gated area, doesn't back up to busy street. Low maintenance yard. Near a golf course would be a plus. but we are total beginners, would like a 3 par course. We're open to all upscale areas, want to be north of 101 loop.

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David Rosen’s answer
Hello Walt,

You are the savior of our real estate market and for that I believe you will be rewarded greatly down the line (economically.) While many of the fine agents have zeroed in on your passion for learning golf, what I see is that you want a nice house in the 400's, with lots of amenities nearby - including golf.

That said I can offer you a wonderful listing I am selling in Desert Trail just north of the 101 and Tatum (about 2 miles north.)

If you want to see it reply here. Please remember that the house of your dreams is out there - there are TONS in the city. In a real estate professional I think you should find one with attention to your needs - and EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY:

(drum roll.......) cymbals, silence...

A hard nose negotiator who once we find a great place gets you the deal of a lifetime.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
There are some great condo/town homes in the gated community of Greyhawk, 85255. The area is quiet, with lots of walking/biking trails, community pools and clubhouse. There are great boutiques, restaurants, and activities for the whole family. Talon and Raptor Golf Club each have 18 holes and are perfect for a beginner golfer (like myself) or an experienced pro. I love to golf there and although I am terrible at the sport, I have never felt uncomfortable or intimidated.
Most of the patio homes include yard maintenance and back yards are small and easy to manage. You can even bike and/or walk to the shopping centers and schools.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 25, 2014
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 15, 2014
I think you have to also consider how close you want to be in that price range. Scottsdale is full of amazing golf courses that are all easily accessible and navigable from most neighborhoods.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 2, 2014
For an executive golf course. The closest I can think of is Shadow Mountains in Paradise Valley. A home for that price point isn't available in that area so some driving would be necessary.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2014
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 7, 2013
You can find what you are looking for. Except there are no 3 par golf courses in North Scottsdale. Over 200 courses in the area. Check the link to a Tesora at Grayhawk townhome.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 3, 2011
Why buy a used home like a short sale, bank owned, or resale? I can show you new builds in the North Scottsdale Area that start in the high $300,000 and come with a builders warranty. Also, when you take me with you to the community for the first time, I can negoitiate for you home appliances, and other builder incentives for you for free. Write me to set an appointment to view beautiful, NEW homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 4, 2010
There are very few Executive Golf Corses in the metro area. Below is a link to three of the best available. You can check out the areas around these courses to see if the neighborhoods interest you.

http://www.golfarizona.com/departments/features/phoenix-exec…


I hope this helps,

http://www.johnwernersellsrealestate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 28, 2010
Walt,

Please visit the Search by Subdivision page of my website, http://www.lynnenash.com, to easily search properties by subdivision name. I have more than 26 years of experience in the North Scottsdale/Pinnacle Peak areas and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Regards,
Lynne Nash
602-885-5143
Web Reference: http://www.lynnenash.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
Dear Walt:

Scottsdale has quite a few such homes with many many golf courses. Desert Mountain, plus Troon, TPC, Grayhawk, Boulders and Carefree/Cave Creek courses also.

Feel free to search the MLS for free with no registration on http://www.arizonahomesland.com/freearizonamlssearch.html

Would be pleased to email you some homes with just the features you are looking for.

Jeff Masich
JeffMasich@ArizonaHomesLand.com
http://ArizonaHomesLand.com
Arizona Homes and Land
HomeSmart
Scottsdale
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
If I can help you in any way please contact me and I can send you listings to your email for you to view. I know these areas very well.

Best,
Jennifer Parker
HomeSmart
602-619-2287
jenn.parker@cox.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Walt, You really need to work with a Realtor that can help your home search. There are some great communities mentioned but there are no Executive Par 3 Golf Courses in North Scottsdale that I am aware. However, there are a few Par 3 Golf Courses but not in NORTH Scottsdale. You really need to work with someone that can show you homes and these wonderful communities, so you can "see" for yourself.
I'd be happy to assist you with your search. My contact number is 602-793-9300.
Lisa Katz
Realty Executives, Desert Ridge
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi Walt,

Grayhawk, Terravita, Legend Trail all are good choices in your price range. The Boulders will be difficult at this price point, the home will be older and require some updating. You will be in the lower end of the scale in Troon.

You might also consider Fountain Hills as an option. It has a nice small town atmosphere.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
I am an avid golfer and would suggest that if you are a beginner don't buy a home just because it is close to a Par 3 course (there aren't any in North Scottsdale). Golf is an addicting game and as you get better you will want to play tougher courses! So don't let your current skill level determine where you will live for the next 10 years because you will get better at golf!! My advice...... find a good Realtor (first), let them help you find a home that fits your lifestyle on or near a golf course. Then take some lessons from a good local golf pro, you and your partner will enjoy the game and you never know.....we may even meet on the golf course!

Chuck Varga
Good Golfer ... Better Realtor!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi Walt,
I specialize in working with buyers and my office is located in North Scottsdale just north of the 101. I've seen some really beautiful single level homes in your price range that would be worth taking a look at. If you would like me to send you these homes, just send your email address to me at lfeld@azrealtygroup.com. If you want to learn more about me, just visit my website and you can get to know me and what my clients say. I work hard and always look out for the best interest of my clients.
Lorrie Feld, ABR, GRI
Keller Williams Integrity First
18940 N Pima Rd #100
Scottsdale 85255
480-570-1074
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Greetings Walt,

Your wish list is certainly doable with the terrific pricies we have in the Scottsdale and Northeast Valley Area.
Some other areas to consider are:
McDowell Mountain Ranch-
http://www.mcdowellmountainranch.org/
DC Ranch - http://www.dcranch.com/
Terravita -http://www.terravitascottsdale.org/
Legend Trail - http://www.legendtrailca.com/Legend-Trail-Community-Associat…

These are just 4 of many, many more. I have lived in the North Scottsdale area for almost 25 years and have watched the great communities being built. I have a complete list of communities with these ammenities, contact me anytime.
Best of luck!

Gloria MacKay, ABR, e-PRO, GRI, CDPE, CNE, CLHMS, REALTOR®
CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Million Dollar Guild
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
602-315-2402 mobile
480-223-1266 e- fax
gloria@mackayfinehomes.com
http://www.mackayfinehomes.com
FORECLOSURE RESOURCE SITE: http://WWW.MACKAYSCOTTSDALEPROPERTIES.COM
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Check out McDowell Mountain Ranch - variety of homes in all price ranges with tons of amenities and close to golf.
My website should get loads of information on north Scottsdale and enable you to search for yourself...Zip 85255 to narrow down your wants and needs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hello Waltfinn,
I would love to help you find that special home. I have lived in the Scottsdale area for the past 20 years.

Give me a call and we can discuss your needs further. I can send you homes in your criteria that are currently on the market. No more looking on the net only to find the homes were sold 2 years ago!

Follow the link below to search on my website. All my info is there!
Looking forward to speaking with you.
Pam Bechdel
602-721-3116
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Waltfinn
Feel free to browse our website that will bring you homes by map so you can see what works for you and then I'd like to apply if your looking for representation as well. We offer consultation in our office or yours, no obligation.
Cheers
Laura Myers
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Select Realty Group
480-600-6213

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi,

I am a Real Estate Professional here in Scottsdale and saw your request. I was also in the Golf Business as an Instructor here in the valley for 10 years, so I know the Golf side of things very well. There are no par 3 executive golf courses north of the 101 loop in Scottsdale but there are some courses that suite the beginner better than others. I would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect home that suites your needs. Feel free to either call me direct at 480-784-7377 or email me at jim.gregory@pruaz.com

Warm regards,

Jim Gregory
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi Walt. I live in the North Scottsdale area and I can set you up with auto-emails of all the active listings with your criteria. I would be happy to help you. Please feel free to give me a call.

Thanks and have a great day!

Michonne Hults
REALTOR
Realty One Group
8563 E. San Alberto Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Cell 480-248-5334

WWW. Homesinaz.biz
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
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