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Glendale Homes for Sale- Gardening Tips or Living in the Desert

Many of us living in the Valley of the Sun are transplants from other parts of the country.  I don’t know about you but trying to grow a lush green garden out here has been let’s just say difficult.  Being from back East I am not used to the different plants and trees that will flourish out here.  Let’s face it we all weren’t born with a green thumb and we want our Glendale Homes for Sale home to look beautiful, so here are some tips for living in the Sonoran Desert. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Top 10 Reasons to Live In Glendale

There are so many fabulous reasons to live in the Glendale Homes for Sale area.  To try to narrow it down to just 10 may be a challenge but I will do my best.

1. Every year Glendale holds the annual Chocolate Affaire in downtown Glendale.  This chocolate lovers dream takes place in February and you can delight from various food booths that boast everything chocolate.  From cheesecake to chocolate pizza and everything in between.  Who wouldn’t love this!

2.  We are home for the Arizona Cardinals and the University of Phoenix Stadium.  Not to mention we are the host city for the 2015 Superbowl…..enough said! Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Tips for Getting Kids Organized for School

The kiddos have gone back to school! Let’s try to hold in your excitement parents! With heading back to class in the Glendale Homes for Sale area, kids may feel a little overwhelmed and getting organized may help with the stress of school.  Here are some tips that can make the transition a bit easier on everyone.

Allow for plenty of time in the morning.  Feeling rushed puts stress on everyone, even kids.  If you plan to give yourself enough time to do all of your morning routines you will have a much more pleasant experience.  Making lunch the night before, laying out clothes, packing your school bag, and putting everything you’ll need to take with you by the door will ensure that you aren’t scrambling around for things at the last minute. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Child Care Options

I would say one of the hardest decisions a parent has to make is who you are going to entrust your child with all day.  There are so many options and types of day care out there and you really need to do your homework and find the right fit for you and your child.  Living in the Glendale Homes for Sale area we are fortunate that we have many options so close to us.

Located in the heart of the Glendale Homes for Sale area is the Phoenix Children’s Academy, at the corner of 39th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.  This is not only a day care facility but a pre-school too.  Phoenix Children’s Academy takes kids from 6 weeks of age to 12 years (before/after school program) but the majority of the care is for the 2-5 year olds.  With the capacity for 193 children and hours from 6:00am-6:30pm kids are put in more classroom settings rather than a day care environment.  Each age group has a structured day of learning with time for rest, outdoor play and meals too!  You have the flexibility here to have your child attend for 1/2 days or full days and the cost depends on the age and time frame you need. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Candeo Charter School

If you live in Arizona and are sending your child to school for the first time you may realize that you have choices, lots of choices.  It can be overwhelming; I myself being from back east am amazed that you have a choice other than the school located within the boundaries of your home.  Living in the Glendale Homes for Sale area there are so many choices of public, charter, and private schools.

One of the charter schools in the area is called Candeo.  Located in the northwest part of town at Lake Pleasant Pkwy and W. Calle Lejos, this K-6 school started in 2008 and has been a success ever since.  With an excelling ranking and about 432 students in attendance Candeo centers its teaching principles on ten Core Knowledge approach to learning.  Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School is the newest addition to the Deer Valley Unified School District. This $44.5 million dollar school, located in the Glendale Homes for Sale neighborhood is located off of Happy Valley Road and 35th Avenue.  It consists of grades 9-12.

Built in 2002 and home of the Eagles, SDOHS was named for Sandra Day O’Connor who is a native Arizonan and was the first woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice.  Headed by Principal Dr. Bryce Anderson, SDOHS strives “to foster and teach the attributes of integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, honesty, and respect for other people and the environment”.

SDOHS is a school of the Academy of American Studies, which means in part that the program teaches student’s using in depth lessons of U.S. History by incorporating lectures, visits to historical locales and national sites.  It is a program designed to engage the students throughout their four year high school experience.

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Glendale Homes for Sale- Home Inspections

 

After searching for that perfect home in the Glendale Homes for Sale area, you have finally found the perfect fit for you and your family.  Everything looks great, but have you really done a thorough inspection?  Like most home buyers you probably aren’t an expert on air conditioning units or roofs.  This is why it is imperative that you call in an expert to uncover any potential problems that you cannot see.

Having the home you are about to purchase go through an inspection is really very important.  It may bring up potentially very expensive problems before you sign on that dotted line.  If the seller is made aware of these problems they can be fixed prior to closing or a negotiating tool for you.  Here are some things that you may want to have a professional come and check. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Buying a Second Home

You love your home in the Glendale Homes for Sale area but in this day and age, many homeowners have considered and dreamed about owning a second home whether it is for vacation getaways with the family, as an investment, or perhaps somewhere to live after retirement.  Whatever your motives there are some important things to consider before purchasing your second home. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Energy Saving Tips

Living here in Arizona, in the Glendal Homes for Sale area, we have all become accustomed to having to pay for our high electric bill, especially in the summer months.  Our air conditioners are running constantly, along with all of our other appliances.  If you have a pool, add on that to your expense!

If you have a home, here is some energy saving tips that you may have over looked.  Check with your electric company, they have plans to save money by using your appliances like dishwashers and washing machines during their “saving” time periods.  This can really help if you stick to running your loads of laundry or dirty dishes during these time slots. Read more

Glendale Homes for Sale- Best Dog Parks

We humans are always looking for ways to get exercise or get the kids to play outside, but we also want our four legged friends to be able to play outside with their other four legged friends.

There are three dog parks located in the Glendale Homes for Sale area the Foothills Dog Park, Northern Horizon Park, and Sahuaro Ranch Park.  The Foothills Park is located just off of Union Hills and 57th Avenue.  The dog park is located just next to the ball fields and library parking lots.  Dogs here can play in the grassy area, jump and get exercise in the agility course, and just hang out with their furry buddies.  There is even an area for smaller pooches so they won’t feel intimidated by the big guys and gals.  There are plenty of shady areas and benches for the owners to keep a watchful eye over their “kids” and of course water.  It is fully enclosed so dogs can run around without their owners worried about them escaping.  This particular park is closed on Wednesdays but otherwise hours are from 6:00am-10:00pm. Read more