How Are You Spending Your Winter?

1524716_10152150252583361_21080550_nThis weekend, I bought a chiminea … it was a purchase in lieu of a fire pit because it looked cooler, though apparently it’s not nearly as simple to use. (Thought the water was a bad idea, but not enough of one to stop the boy.

Truth is, there wasn’t a gigantic need for a fire because it was about 60 degrees last night and that – not the chiminea – is the point of today’s post.

Many of you reading this live in climes where 60 degrees in January either is a blissful dream or comes with a minus sign in front of the number and the words “wind chill” afterward. I’m not mentioning this to run in the fact I’m wearing shorts right now, but merely to say there’s another option for your winters.

Scottsdale. And, specifically, this condo for sale in Scottsdale 2000 …

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Okay, that’s the swimming pool for the complex. Which seems as good a place as any to start because you’ll likely find yourself outside in that pool fairly often. And if you look in the background, you can see there’s golf right next door.

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Those are the manicured lawns of the complex. Notice the utter lack of three feet of snow …

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Now let’s get to the condo itself … these are the tiled floors of the great room, along with the arcadia door that leads to an enclosed front patio.

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How about the totally remodeled kitchen with a tiled blacksplash, granite counters and stainless steel appliances …

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That’s a barn door separating the mud room/den/bedroom from the rest of the condo. If that’s not cool, I’m not certain what is …

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Did I mention the attached 2-car garage?

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There are two traditional bedrooms, by the way, newly carpeted and perfect for guests who come to escape the snow as well.

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As you can see, no effort was spared in renovating the bathroom.

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Or the tiled shower …

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All in all, this all represents a far better way to spend a winter than shoveling show, don’t you think?

Listed at $295,000 … purchase for your own use or use it as a vacation rental and have it rented out for February and March in the blink of an eye.

Want more information? Call me today at 602-502-9693

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at