October 8 2019

October Realtor of the Month: Lori Webster

by Erin

Lori Webster Realtor of the month Fountain Hills, AZ

Our October realtor of the month is Lori Webster, Real Estate Agent for HomeSmart Lifestyles and our Real Estate Market Expert for Fountain Hills, AZ.


Lorie earned her Associate Degree in Merchandising at Arizona State University and earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington. Lorie Webster has worked in the Real Estate Industry for the past 30 years. She has plenty of experience in working very closely with both homebuyers and sellers during the transaction process. 


In her free time, Lorie enjoys being a part of a Ladies Golf League. She also volunteers to cook for and feed homeless adults through a private non-profit group and also participates in several clean-up projects a year.


Lorie has a great passion for real estate and her relationships with her clients show it as they go well beyond the final sale. If you're looking to purchase a brand new home near Phoenix, be sure to contact Lorie with HomeSmart Lifestyles for all of your real estate needs.


“The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.”

-Lorie Webster

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April 10 2019

April Realtor of the month: Karen Peyton

by Erin

Karen Peyton Realtor of the month Phoenix AZ

April's realtor of the month is Karen Peyton, associate broker of Buyer Broker AZ. Karen provides the monthly market updates for Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, and Gilbert, AZ. Karen began her journey in real estate in 1997 when assisting a friend of hers with the purchase of her first home. She has received an award from the City of Chandler for "Neighborhood Leader of the Year" in 2014 and also volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul. 


At Buyer Broker AZ, Karen offers the ability to give her clients a live search using the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. This allows them access to the same subscription service that is used by Arizona Realtors so that more accurate listings are available. 


Karen believes in offering the highest level of skill and expertise to her clientele. She listens to her client’s needs in order to create a sure-fire strategy specific to their personal situation to tackle the home buying process. Whether it is your first time purchasing a new home in Phoenix, or if you are a seasoned veteran, be sure to give Karen with Buyer Broker AZ a call.  You’ll be in good hands.

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March 15 2019

TRI Pointe Group Teams with Amazon to Offer Smart Homes Featuring Amazon Alexa

by Erin

TRI Pointe homesmart home

TRI Pointe Group has teamed with Amazon to offer its new homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon Alexa as an extension of HomeSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s suite of state-of-the-art home technology and automation features. HomeSmart®, activated and supported by Amazon, is being implemented across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands.
Amazon Alexa is activated by merely using simple voice commands such as ‘Alexa, good morning’ that can be used to adjust features in the home such as the lighting, temperatures, and even a musical selection. The new smart home offering features Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Honeywell Lyric 2 Smart Thermostat or Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Schalge or Kwikset Smart Door Lock (in select markets), and a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Recirculation Pump (in select markets) just to name a few.
To help new homebuyers maximize their HomeSmart® technology at no extra charge, the package includes an on-site home activation appointment with an Amazon Expert to customize the smart home experience and Amazon Expert activation support. This allows for ease of access to pose any questions and address any concerns, although there may not be very many as the rate of customer satisfaction is high. Customers have rated Amazon Experts at 4.9 out of 5 stars. “We are constantly evolving and aiming higher to meet and exceed customer expectations,” said Tom Mitchell, president, and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group.

It is now more common than not to have control of your home in the palm of your hand. These new home smart features will suit families with their every need as well as give them peace of mind whether in the home or away.  If you forget to turn off the heat before a family vacation, it’s no problem.  You can simply adjust your settings on your mobile device and focus on the family fun ahead.
TRI Pointe Group® is based in Irvine, California and is a family of premium regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in multiple major U. S. markets. The TRI Pointe Group family consists of Maracay™ in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and North Carolina, and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was recognized on the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in Fortune Magazine in 2017. They were also named Builder magazine's Builder of the Year in 2015.

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February 13 2014

A Unique Neighborhood at Marley Park Rear Lane

by racheal

Kitchen of Marley Park Rear Lane New Home Community

There are some great options for anyone interested in new homes in Surprise, AZ, and one of them is the neighborhood of Marley Park Rear Lane. Located in the Marley Park community, Marley Park Rear Lane is where you can enjoy all the amenities of a master planned community, such as an enclosed, tree-lined neighborhood with its own parks and playgrounds…oh yes, and its own swimming pool, too! This is the oasis in Arizona your family has been waiting for.

In addition, the homes have enough space for your entire household, with 1,525 - 2,501 square feet and two, three or four bedrooms. There is pretty much no downside here! And don’t forget about the Marley Park Plaza, a 13-acre, mixed use marketplace that offers you the convenience of shopping in your own neighborhood. That’s very unique!

If you are interested, then it’s time to see what these new homes in Surprise, AZ are all about. Marley Park Rear Lane can be reached at (602) 818-2662, or by email at kelly.brown@mattamyhomes.comm. Of course, you should go see them in person, too; they’re located at 12576 North 153rd Avenue, Surprise, AZ  85379. The models are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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February 12 2014

Marley Park Heritage has the Perfect Balance

by racheal

New Homes of Marley Park Heritage Living Room

If you have been worried that you won’t find a traditional neighborhood in Arizona, your worries are over. Best of all, this community embraces modern amenities while still retaining traditional values. These are the new homes in Surprise, AZ of Marley Park Heritage. These homes are just the right amount of modern – after all, they are Energy Star 3 Homes – but they are also emblematic of the traditional values home buyers love.

That means 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms, 2,008 to 3,509 square feet of space, and the extras families need like two car garages. It also means a surrounding neighborhood that encourages lifelong friendships; there’s a community swimming pool, clubhouse, and plenty of space for kids to play with grassy neighborhood parks and play areas. And the prices are traditional too, starting in the low $200,000s. See what we mean?

But the best way to know if this community is for you is to see it in person. This weekend, head over to Marley Park Heritage to see if these are the new homes in Surprise, AZ you have been waiting for. It’s located at 15223 West Columbine Drive, Surprise, AZ 85379, and the models are open from 10-6 (on Fridays, from noon to 6). You can also call (623) 215-2550 with your questions.

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January 25 2014

Eastmark, for Frugally-Minded Families

by racheal

Eastmark New Home Community in Mesa, AZ

If you’re in the market for new homes in Mesa, AZ, then you definitely want to take a look at the new home community of Eastmark. This neighborhood is where families are flocking to purchase a home that’s a sound investment and a welcome step up. They love the 100-acre park with biking, strolling and pedestrian pathways, and they love sending their kids to the nearby schools; they also love having birthday parties, baby showers and other gatherings in the residents-only community center.

Of course, they love their brand new homes, too! Eastmark offers the Sable Garden 3500 Series of homes, which has 1,511 to 2,734 square feet and three or four bedrooms, with prices starting at $225,990. Eastmark also offers the Lincoln Square 5000 Series of homes, which has 2,105 to 3,185 square feet and three or four bedrooms, with prices starting at $284,990. All these features are what Mattamy Homes, the outstanding home builder, knows are important to today’s frugally-minded families.

If you’re interested in these new homes in Mesa, AZ, visit Eastmark at 10618 East Hawk Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85212. The models of these are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Fridays from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also call the sales office at (480) 694-1861.

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January 24 2014

Guaranteed at the Homes of Marley Park Heritage

by racheal

Marley Park Heritage New Home's Living Room

For your next move in Arizona, consider the new homes of Marley Park Heritage in Surprise, AZ. There, you can enjoy lower utility bills, more space in the home, and much more value for your home buying dollar. These are Energy Star Version 3 rated homes, so they nearly guarantee cooler summers and warmer winters without overdoing it on your HVAC system. Here’s what else they guarantee:

•    3, 4 or 5 bedroom homes
•    2,008 to 3,509 square feet of space
•    Prices starting at $225,990
•    A community swimming pool and clubhouse
•    Grassy neighborhood parks and play areas

There are also plenty of little extras that buyers love, like two car garages and optional lofts inside the homes. And of course, all of it is located in the heart of one of Arizona’s most promising cities, Surprise. To see Marley Park Heritage in person, visit these new homes in Surprise, AZ at 15223 West Columbine Drive, Surprise, AZ 85379.
Not sure when to go? You can tour the models every day; they’re open from 10-6, and Fridays from noon to 6. If you prefer to call and speak with a representative first, just contact the sales office at (623) 215-2550 with your questions.

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January 23 2014

Marley Park Rear Lane has a Home for You

by racheal

Marley Park Rear Lane New Homes

There are plenty of options for new homes in Surprise, AZ, since this is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. In addition to Marley Park Heritage, there’s also Marley Park Rear Lane – another great option for growing families who are ready to move into a comfortable, spacious and brand new home that’s a great value for the money.

This community has both one and two story homes, and they’re all Energy Star Version 3 rated for energy efficiency. They range from 1,525 - 2,501 square feet, so there’s plenty of room for everyone, and the neighborhood is nearly ideal, with a large swimming pool for Marley Park residents only accessible to your entire family. Oh, and a playground!

If new homes in Surprise, AZ are what you’re considering for your next purchase, then there’s a good chance that Marley Park Rear Lane has a home for you. To learn more about this community, call the sales office at (602) 818-2662, email kelly.brown@mattamyhomes.com, or go see them in person at 12576 North 153rd Avenue, Surprise, AZ  85379. The models are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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December 24 2013

An All-Access Pass at Eastmark

by racheal

Eastmark New Homes

One of the hottest communities of new homes to hit Mesa, AZ in a long time is Eastmark. The homes of Eastmark, built by reputable home builder Mattamy Homes, are perfect for families who want to settle down for the next few years and make some memories. Whether you choose the Sable Garden series of homes, which start at $225,990, or Lincoln Square, which start at $284,990, you can enjoy the wonderful amenities of the surrounding neighborhood, including a residents-only community center and a 100-acre park with biking, strolling and pedestrian pathways.

Children can attend the Queen Creek Unified School District or Gilbert Public School District, and the whole family can feel at ease in their neighborhood. Plus, you are close to three convenient freeways. All that access can be yours, plus a three or four bedroom home with two to three baths and plenty of space for everyone.

To find Eastmark, visit 10618 East Hawk Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85212. The models of these new homes in Mesa, AZ are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Fridays from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also call the sales office at (480) 694-1861.

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December 19 2013

Canyon Trails: For a House that Feels Like Home

by racheal

Canyon Trails New Homes Master Bedroom

This Christmas, you may find yourself longing for a house that feels more like a home. If so, there are some wonderful new communities of Arizona new homes that fit the bill. One of them is Canyon Trails, a community of new homes in Goodyear, Arizona where buyers are making themselves at home under the majesty of the Estrella Mountains.

What makes Canyon Trails feel more like a home than other communities? Maybe it’s all the space: 1,509 to 2,487 square feet, to be exact. Maybe it’s the extras, like the lofts, flex rooms, open concept great rooms and large garages that homeowners can also use as work spaces. Maybe it’s outside the home, such as the community parks that encourage children to make friends with others in the neighborhood.

Whatever it is, it’s yours – and isn’t that all that matters? Mattamy Homes, the wonderful builder responsible for this neighborhood of homes priced from the mid $100,000s, certainly thinks so. In fact, Mattamy Homes has built similarly appealing communities of new homes throughout Arizona. To see Canyon Trails in person, visit 6913 West Mohave Street, Goodyear, AZ 85338. You can also call (866) 212-1256 with your questions.

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