The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve

A Nature Enthusiasts and Adventure Seekers Paradise

The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran PreserveThe Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve in North Scottsdale Arizona, is 32,000 acres of protected land spanning one of the most diverse environments in the world. The preserve is home to over 100 species of reptiles, 60 mammals, 350 birds, and over 2,000 varieties of plants and vegetation. With such an abundance of life, nature enthusiasts and adventurists are certain to catch a glimpse of many different species of plants and animals. With over 100 miles of trails and 6 trailheads, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve provides visitors many ways to explore the desert. Discussed below are several of the most popular ways visitors enjoy the preserve.

Hiking
The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers 6 different trailheads with each providing a unique experience through the desert preserve. The trailheads include Brown’s Ranch, Fraesfield, Gateway, Tom’s Thumb, Lost Dog Wash, and Sunrise Trailhead. Trailhead access points are located at both northern and southern access points and offer different levels of difficulty and views.

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Guided tours are a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors while being supervised by an experienced professional. Tours available in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve include rock climbing tours, guided hiking, off-roading tours, bird watching experiences, and more. Contact local adventure and tour guide companies for a complete list of activities.

Mountain Biking
Mountain biking enthusiasts love the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s rugged terrain. Cyclist enjoy rides through trails of gravel, rocks, crushed granite, and sand- which guarantees no rider will be bored! If you chose to hit the trails, be sure to check out the “Double Bypass”- a 1,600 ft strenuous climb over the Windgate and Bell passes which offers spectacular views.

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Horseback Riding
One of the most relaxing ways to take in the views at the preserve is on horseback. Majority of the trails in the preserve are open for equestrian use, including Sunrise trail, Lost Dog Wash trail, Gateway Trail, Tom’s Thumb Trail, and Brown’s Ranch Trail.

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Live Close to the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve
There is not better amenity than unspoiled access to Mother Nature. If you are an adventure lover or nature enthusiast, living close to the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the ultimate convenience. Two fantastic communities close to the preserve include The Country Club at DC Ranch and North Scottsdale. If you are interested in moving to the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve area, be sure to contact Equity Arizona Real Estate. Equity agents are Scottsdale real estate experts and are always professional and caring. Contact them today with any questions! (602)308-4800

Life at The Country Club at DC Ranch

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Life at The Country Club at DC Ranch

DC-Ranch-LogoUndoubtedly, the Country Club at DC Ranch is North Scottsdale’s premier private golf and country club. The superb community provides club members access to tennis, fitness, swimming, golfing, delicious dining, and an abundance of social events. The welcoming community provides residents with an active lifestyle to enjoy with family and friends. Additionally, DC Ranch is centrally located in Scottsdale and is only minutes from great dining destinations, upscale shopping, and fun entertainment options.

The DC Ranch club house was designed to create the feel of a “home away from home,” where residents can relax and enjoy an array of amenities and activities. Available amenities include:01

• 18 hole Tom Lehman/John Fought designed golf course
• Six tennis courts
• A grand event courtyard perfect for club functions and private parties
• Lap pool and children’s play pool
• Children’s recreation room
• Fully appointed fitness center
• Men’s and women’s lounges and locker rooms
• Boardroom
• Conservatory Private Dining
• The Mixed Grill Dining Room
• Pool Snack Bar
• Formal Bar
• Golf shop

Along with community and lasting friendships, DC Ranch is most famous for the beautiful Tom Lehman and John Fought designed golf course. The private and pristine course is located at the foot of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Every one of the 18 spectacular holes offer players breathtaking views. Being designed for golfers of all levels and ages, children, beginners, and professionals all are able to enjoy the DC Ranch golf course.

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The Country Club at DC Ranch offers an inviting and social lifestyle as well as exclusivity. Residents enjoy fun sporting events, many social activities, fantastic amenities, and a supportive community network. Inside DC Ranch are the Desert Camp and Homestead community centers, both offering exceptional amenities.

Desert Camp Community Center Amenities include:desert-camp
• Approximately 8,000 square-foot facility located on 9 acres
• Indoor and outdoor event facilities (available for private rentals)
• Adventure playground
• Wireless Internet access
• Volleyball
• Two lighted tennis courts
• Fitness room
• Men’s and women’s dressing rooms (lockers and showers)
• Outdoor heated recreational and tot pool
• Basketball court

Homestead Community Center Amenities Include:HOMESTEAD-COMMUNITY-CENTER
• Basketball courts
• Demonstration kitchen
• Oasis water feature
• The Homestead Playhouse community theatre
• Approximately 7,000 square-foot facility located on 4 acres
• Indoor and outdoor event facilities (available for private rentals)
• Adventure playground
• Wireless Internet access

For anyone interested in learning more about the Country Club at DC Ranch, be sure to visit http://phoenixrealestateexpert.com/dc-ranch/ to view additional community information as well as homes for sale. Agents at Equity Arizona Real Estate specialize in Country Club at DC Ranch real estate. For information on builders, current homes for sale, or to schedule a showing, please contact Equity Real Estate at (602)308-4800

Scottsdale Ranch- Arizona’s “Oasis in The Desert”

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Scottsdale Ranch- Arizona’s “Oasis in The Desert”

scottsdale-ranch2-300x232One of the most desirable communities in all of Scottdale Arizona is gorgeous Scottsdale Ranch. The master planned community began development in 1984 and now features close to 4,000 properties in over 40 different subdivisions. (View current homes for sale here) Scottsdale Ranch provides upscale living with year round resort style amenities for people of all ages. The phenomenal and progressive community provides residents with an unsurpassed lifestyle.

The supreme community of Scottsdale Ranch inlake Arizona spans 1,119 acres and includes a 42 acre private lake name lake Serena where residents can go boating and fishing. Lake Serena was created from a groundwater well and by serving as a reservoir for run-off water from the Mcdowell Mountains. Being that such substantial bodies of water are rare in the desert, Scottsdale Ranch has earned the name of “oasis in the desert.” No other community in Scottsdale offers such a beautiful and tranquil feature to residents.

Scottsdale Ranch offers many other excellent amenities to residents. One very popular feature is the Scottsdale Ranch Park, the 64-acre general use park was donated by the Scottsdale Ranch’s developer to the city of Scottsdale. The public park includes the Via Linda Senior Center, Mercado Shopping Center, The Boys and Girls Club, and Luguna Elementary School. The mix of amenities at the park provide residents with fabulous opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as social gatherings and entertainment just steps from their home.

The Scottsdale Ranch homeowners association stays focused on the community’s mission statement- “The Mission of the Scottsdale Ranch Community Association is to serve as the organization through which its residents may sustain and enhance the character, quality or life and desirability of our community.” The dedication of the residents and the homeowners association enhances property values as a whole in the community as well as encourages residents to stay proactive. If you would like to become a part of this stellar community, please contact an area expert at Equity Real Estate.

First Time Home Buyer Tips

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First Time Home Buyer Tips

Purchasing your first home is one of the most exciting times in one’s life. Not only are you making one of the largest investments of your life, you are also purchasing the foundation for many family memories and moments. To ensure your first time home buying process goes smoothly, here are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success:

One year out- Begin cleaning up your financials. Pay down your debt, start saving, and show stability by staying in your job. Jumping from job to job will make lenders very leery about lending you money because they want to make sure you are able to pay your mortgage every month. Paying down your debt will help increase your credit score which will help with getting approved for a loan and earn you better interest rates. Save, save, save! You will need money for a down payment as well as money to cover closing costs.

Six months out- Pull your credit score, the average credit score for an approved mortgage application is 755. Work towards increasing your credit score by paying bills on time, disputing any mistakes, and avoiding taking on any new debt. One of the best credit repair agencies in the Phoenix area is United Credit Education Services (UCES), if you would like to boost your score quickly and effectively be sure to visit UCES online. Now is also the time to use an online mortgage calculator to figure out what you can afford and start looking at homes you may like in that range.

Three months out- Now is the time to decide on what type of mortgage loan you would like and to go ahead and get pre-approved for a loan. Many real estate agents will not show you properties without you showing a pre-approval letter. A pre-approval letter shows you are a serious buyer and a qualified buyer so the agent feels comfortable they are not wasting their time. Once you have a pre-approval from a lender, contact a real estate agent who fits your needs and begin searching for your home! If you are looking for an experienced, professional, and dedicated realtor in Phoenix, be sure to contact Equity Real Estate in Phoenix for top-notched service.

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