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I represent clients in the purchase and/or sale of single-family residences and real estate investments in the Phoenix Metro area. While I concentrate my efforts in Central Phoenix, the Biltmore area, Arcadia, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, over the years I have conducted transactions from Avondale to East Mesa.
The area north of Camelback between the 51 and 24th Street is my "home turf." The subdivisions of Bartlett Estates, Grovemont, Bel Aire, Wrigley Terrace, Beverly Park, Tonka Vista and Monks View (and numerous other smaller subs) make up a very special area of Central Phoenix. Part "Biltmore Area" and part "Camelback Corridor" this area is where my wife, Bridget, and I decided live. We know every neighborhood in Phoenix, and we chose to raise our children in this one.
I'm thrilled to report that since 2004, I have conducted more transactions in this area than any other agent (listings, sales, purchases). My sales have set all kinds of records along the way -- including selling homes for the highest price in history (and highest price/sf) for various subdivisions. I know, I know, records are made to be broken. And in real estate especially, records don't really mean much -- the next guy is always trying to leap-frog off the last highest mark. But rest assured: Nobody, but nobody, believes more than me in the GREAT VALUE of the homes in our unique neighborhood.
A little local history: When the 51 (originally the "Squaw Peak Freeway," now the "Piestawa Freeway") was constructed, this area was cut off from the rest of Central Phoenix. Back in the day, many thought this was going to ruin the neighborhood. The reverse has proven true. Construction of the 51 created a special enclave of homes, giving rise to one of the best "secret" neighborhoods close to downtown Phoenix.
There are 3 main reasons people don't crow about this area as they do about the ever-expanding Arcadia area of town:
1) Marketing: there is not one name that describes this area ("Biltmore Area/Camelback Corridor" doesn't quite do it.)
2) Low Turnover: Those of us lucky enough to live here don't move very often.
3) Size: With only about 600 homes, we can only tell so many people how great it is to live here.
Well, now you know. Spread the word. Or feel free to call/email me to be put on the "Hot List." My "Hot List" members find out about new listings in the neighborhood before the general public. Knowledge is power, as they say.
Like many current Phoenicians, I "married into" the Phoenix area. My wife, Bridget, is a Phoenix native: Bridget's local roots go back to the 1920s when her grandfather was the Chief of Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bridget attended kindergarten at Madison Meadows, grade school at St. Francis, and went on to high school at Xavier College Prep. Folllowing Xavier, she headed south to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona.
My upbringing could not have been more different, climate-wise at least. I'm a native of Rochester, New York, a.k.a. the "Snowiest City in the US." I was born and raised on the frozen tundra. Rochester is the kind of place where you have to shovel the snow from the field prior to football games in the Fall -- and then again for baseball games in the Spring. One of seven children, my youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and athletics. I graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School and then Villanova University (just outside Philadelphia, PA), where I studied Economics, English, and NCAA basketball.
Bridget and I are involved with our local church (St. Thomas the Apostle), and actively support many charitable organizations, including the Special Olympics, CIVITAN, the Red Cross and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). The dedicated professionals of the NMDP nationwide are near and dear to my heart. Please see www.marrow.org for information about joining the NMDP registry. Its easy, confidential, and you may get the opportunity to provide a cancer patient with a second chance at life.