Memorial Day 2016

Unite States flag

Today is a day to be grateful for the men and women who have given their all for their country, for our beliefs and our freedom.  Thank you, we honor you.  Let us all take a moment today and acknowledge the brave men and women who have recently served or are currently serving in our […]

A Penny for your Thoughts

Sun City Grand resident Tony DelaTorre shares his thoughts.

Arizona Cactus Flower

Sun City Grand Foliage

Arizona Cactus growing and blooming periods.

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. […]