Phoenix Model Home Trends 2018

Model Home Trends with Summer & Amy

Amy Gerrish, Realtor
Summer Morris, Realtor

2018 kitchen trends

Moving into 2018 we are still going to see more of the “Rustic Modern” style. But instead of the Greige coloring we are going to start to see more colors, both on the walls and on cabinets.

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outdoor space

Creating an outdoor space that is both functional and protects from the sun will be big on many people’s remodel list. With 330 days of sunshine in the valley, a backyard & patio investment always gets a powerful return when it comes to resale.

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Design Trends 2018

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Preparing your home to sell for professional photography

There are thousands of homes on the market, yours needs to be better. Follow our guide on preparing your home for professional photography.

Preparing your home to sell: One of the science’s of selling a home includes beauty. We partner with one of the real estate industry’s top professionals for high quality digital photos. But first, you need to do your part preparing your home to sell prior to their arrival. Watch this video to get your home in top shape:


Checklist preparing your home to sell:

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(The Phoenix Metro Group Seller Programs)

  • Replace any burned out bulbs
  • For the best possible photos, we highly recommend replacing ALL bulbs with newer generation, white­light, daylight bulbs

  • Remove trash cans, gardening tools, etc from sight
  • Remove pets
  • Stow children’s and pet’s toys, coil hoses
  • Open patio umbrellas and set out cushions
  • Uncover BBQs, pools, spas
  • Put dogs into the garage or removed from the premises for the duration of the shoot
  • Bright flowers out front or by the door can add some great color

  • Clean Well, De-­Clutter
  • Remove pets
  • Remove/Replace/Repaint anything that is too “taste specific”
  • Valuables and Medications out of sight or locked up
  • Open window coverings (unless they are concealing a less than desirable view) or remove them entirely; rooms are larger when the eye can extend out of the window
  • Turn on all lights; fans off
  • Toilet lids down
  • Remove most, if not all, personal photographs (especially large portraits over fireplaces or in the main living areas; replace those with neutral art)
  • Conceal/remove garbage containers
  • Clear kitchen countertops. Leave a maximum of one appliance per countertop area. Countertop microwaves should be hidden from sight
  • Remove everything from the fridge (pictures, kids art, magnets, etc)
  • Keep floor coverings to the essentials. If you are unsure remove it entirely
  • Clear the bathroom countertops. Leave only a few decorative items or a floral or plant arrangement. Put out best towels
  • Empty the shower of shampoos, etc
  • Remove shoes from entryways
  • Make all beds
  • Remove all signs of pets (bowls, rugs, pillows, etc)
  • Remove any table coverings, de-clutter fireplace mantle

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Desert Ridge


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About Desert Ridge

The Desert Ridge master-planned community comprises 5,700 acres and is situated in the Northeast Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. As one of Arizona’s largest master-planned communities, Desert Ridge could contain more than 50,000 residents. 82% of the residents are home owners and the average age is 46.


Estimated Population Size


Number of Homes in Desert Ridge area.


Of households have children

The Community


Desert Ridge is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. The community is home to 4 schools ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, which include Desert Trails Elementary School, Explorer Middle School, Paradise Valley High School and Pinnacle High School. Pinnacle High School ranked among Newsweek’s top 1300 schools in America. 


Within the master planned community there are 14 communities. Whether you are looking for golf, or to be able for your kids to walk to school, you will find the perfect neighborhood that will certainly fit your lifestyle. 


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Snooze an A.M. Eatery
15054 N Scottsdale Rd 110 D18, Scottsdale


AMC Desert Ridge 18
21001 N Tatum Blvd 1515, Phoenix


Pork on a Fork
1515 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix


Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix


Barrio Queen
21001 N Tatum Blvd Ste. 98, Phoenix


Farmers Market on High St
10am-1pm October – April, 3rd Sunday of each Month
5415 E High St, Phoenix


Home buying incentives aren’t just for new builds anymore!

Receive a $2500 to on your loan/closing fees on all Desert Ridge Homes.


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Desert Ridge Neighborhoods

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Fireside at Desert Ridge

Fireside was built with the upscale urban lifestyle in mind. There are many home styles available from condos to large multilevel homes to single level living. Fireside at Desert Ridge home owners have state-of-the-art amenities & a private clubhouse available which help to support a lifestyle that integrates family, community, recreation, and health. Condos starting in the $300’s, Homes starting in the $400’s.

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Aviano at Desert Ridge

Aviano is the heart of Desert Ridge. Lots of residential choices from condos to multilevel home & single level living. The Aviano Community Center has some amenities which include a clubhouse, 2 pools, a 7 acre park, and much more! Condos starting in the high $200’s. Homes starting in the $400’s. 

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Bella Monte at Desert Ridge

Bella Monte is located within walking distance to the shops at High Street (formerly known as City North). Offering  convenient freeway access,  but is also in a quiet location that borders the Wildfire golf course. Bella Monte has its own amenities, including 3 pools, a spa, and work out rooms. Starting in the $300’s. 

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Cielo at Desert Ridge

Cielo was built by DR Horton and offers many different sized homes up to 4,000sf. This neighborhood is located at the cross streets of Pinnacle Peak and 40th St. Starting in the $400’s. 

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High Street at Desert Ridge

Located in upscale Phoenix area, the High Street is a high end community enclosed by plenty of shops and local restaurants. The High Street is also near the Desert Ridge marketplace. These condos have not been built. 

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Expedition Point – GOLF

A part of the Fireside neighborhood, Expedition Point is nestled within Wildfire’s 18-hole Palmer golf course at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. Each home is custom & unique and sits inside a gated entry. There are only 18 homes in this neighborhood. Starting in the high $700’s.

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Fiesta at Desert Ridge

Quaint neighborhood within Desert Ridge. Approximately 149 homes here. Homes range from the $290’s and up. 

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Glen Eagle – GOLF

Glen Eagle is just a few hundred homes nestled within Wildfire’s 18-hole Palmer golf course at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. There are a variety of sizes and distinctions in this neighborhood. Starting in the high $400’s .

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Ironwood Greens – GOLF

A small gated community nestled in the Wildfire Golf course. There are approximately 55 homes and almost all of them back up to the golf course. Starting in the low $600’s. 

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La Verne Condos

Condo community located in the south west corner of Desert Ridge. Features resort style amenities included a heated pool & spa and manicured landscaped greens. Starting in the $250’s. 

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Fiesta at Desert Ridge

Quaint neighborhood within Desert Ridge. Approximately 149 homes here. Homes range from the $290’s and up. 

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