Housing Report Sun City Grand | April 2016

Sun City Grand in Surprise

In the Sun City Grand retirement community, March 2016 active inventory homes on the market was 184, a 2% increase from March 2015. There were 62 homes that closed in escrow in March 2016, a 19% decrease from March 2015. Year-to-date 2016 there were 145 closings, a 17% decrease from year-to-date 2015. Months of Inventory […]

Easter Wishes 2016


Happy Easter Morning.  It is a beautiful morning and the quietness of the morning lends itself to the opportunity the celebration of Easter gives us.  The opportunity for a new beginning, a new start, a blessing of moving on with love for all of life.   May the magic of this spring bring you great […]

Happy Spring!

cactus blossom

It’s the first day of Spring 2016! Spring forward with ease into your retirement home. Call Leolinda Bowers for Grand in Surprise real estate information.


Arizona's 5 C's

5 C’s, each of which played a critical role in Arizona’s rise: climate, cattle, copper, cotton, citrus and now the Cardinals. Last week I harvested our citrus trees, which prompted me to write about the history of and importance of citrus to Arizona. Enjoy! Tony de la Torre

The year they banned Christmas

Being expatriated Washingtonians, one small daily ritual my wife and I cherish is our morning cup of Starbucks.  It’s a small thing, but not. Somehow it rejuvenates us, and braces us.  Whatever the day will throw, we’re ready. But one recent day I looked up from my steaming morning mug to see Camille all teary-eyed. […]

As 2015 Ends

Saguaro Cactus

As I sit back to reflect on 2015, I am so grateful for all the people I have in my life. Its been quite a journey for me, full of ups and downs. I’ve seen lots of happiness, illness, deaths and life challenges. Thank you for the friendships, many of you have become like family to me. I have […]

December 31, 2015


As I watch the last sunset of 2015, it just feels appropriate to acknowledge all that we experienced in 2015.  The Good, the not so good, the in between and the stuff we never want to experience again. As we begin our clean slate of 2016, let us first be grateful for our clean slate, […]

Trick or Treat ?

It’s October already!  We slip into the month of pumpkins. Where I come from the leaves would be at peak turn, nights now crisp with a whiff of warming wood fires in the air.  Little goblins and goblinettes would be thinking already of Halloween costumes and candy stashes to come; moms baking cookies shaped like […]