Phoenix Living

Sept. 9, 2021

Who Is Your North Phoenix Neighborhood Specialist?

The Secret To Shelley Sakala's Neighborhood Expert Success 

If you’ve lived in the area awhile, chances are you’ve seen, heard, or even run into Shelley Sakala. Shelley has lived in the Norterra 85085 neighborhood for the past 14 years, and has made it a point to consistently market herself ...

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May 16, 2021

Moving Out of Santa Barbara

LEAVING CALIFORNIA

 

 

Californians are moving to Arizona by the thousands, and it’s easy to see why: The difference in home prices in incredible.

 

The median home price in Santa Barbara County is $861,000*

The median home price in Maricopa County (where Phoenix is located) is $395 ...

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Jan. 26, 2021

Tips to Update Any Bathroom In Your Home

Transformation Tips for Any Bathroom In Your Home 

 

Are you lost when it comes to updating your home? Do HGTV shows and Pinterest make you feel like your home is completely outdated? Some people are gifted at home decor (you know the ones), and some need a little help ...

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July 29, 2020

Fireside at Norterra | Walk This Way

The longest walk you’ll ever take is the walk across your backyard in the Summer without flip flops. Your patio or pool deck reaches heat levels that would make your car dashboard jealous. That’s life in Phoenix, for sure! Many Arizona backyards include hardscape such as bricks, pavers, concrete, stone ...

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April 30, 2020

Norterra - CASCO Financial Tips During COVID-19

Rebecca Wyatt of local Norterra company, CASCO Financial chats with Shelley Sakala about managing your personal finances as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Many residents of the Norterra/85085 community have questions about what to do and not do as unemployment is on the rise. Not sure how the economy ...

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April 29, 2020

Norterra Homes - Common Snake Myths Debunked

Everything You Need To Know About Rattlesnakes

 

If you live in Norterra, a quaint community in North Phoenix, or really anywhere in Arizona, you're bound to encounter a snake or two. Yikes! Luckily for us desert dwellers, there are things you can do to "snake proof" your home ...

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Feb. 27, 2020

Fireside at Norterra | Homes with a View

Fireside at Norterra - POINT OF VIEW

 

 

Fireside at Norterra has a feature many Phoenix communities don't offer: fantastic views. The neighboring Sonoran Preserve serves as the backdrop for our desert lifestyle. It's not hard to see why so many homes in our community come with view ...

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Jan. 6, 2020

5 Ways To Make Your Patio Cozy...and Warm

BRINGING THE HEAT

 

This is the time of year when Phoenicians are required to post photos online, gloating about another gloriously mild winter in Arizona (while our friends and relatives back East are bracing for another arctic blast). But with nighttime lows this month in the mid-40s, living your ...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Outdoor Patio Lifestyle in Phoenix

Let's Take It Outside

 

That crispness in the air is Mother Nature’s gentle reminder that we’ve hit peak outdoor living season in Phoenix. Six months of sunny days and cool nights. Time to head outside and soak it all in! The Valley is the perfect setting for the porch & ...

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Dec. 4, 2019

Fireplace Makeovers in Fireside at Norterra

UNSTACKING THE STONE

 

As with many common home features such as faux shutters and carriage lamps,

fireplaces in Phoenix are somewhat of a decorative throwback to houses from years

past. In fact, the practicality of a fireplace in Phoenix may be less significant than its

aesthetic value. But regardless ...

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