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Cambridge Properties is one of the Top Paradise Valley agencies

Looking to sell your home in Paradise Valley? Or are you interested in moving to Paradise valley? Cambridge Properties has been working in the exclusive 85253 zip code for years. Weather you are looking to move into a beautiful all inclusive community like Montelucia, or build your own dream home on Camelback mountain Cambridge Properties knows Paradise Valley.

For years Cambridge Properties has been selling luxury high rises and custom homes to the valley’s most discreet real estate buyers. Clients who want only the best agents that really know Paradise Valley should look no further than the team at Cambridge Properties.

Give us a call today! 602-787-6346 or feel free to search all Paradise Valley MLS listings on our website CambridgeProperties.com

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Housing prices are coming back, here’s a chart to prove it!

We can listen to reports telling us the housing market is coming back until we are blue in the face. At Cambridge Properties we are the leaders in Luxury Urban living but we’re also visual learners, so we made a graph.

 

 

What we find most interesting is that although most people are widely reporting that the uptick in housing is only due to investors picking up lower end properties, you can see that the trend in higher priced homes is going up as well.

This is good news for our clients, Cambridge Properties is the leader in Luxury urban living and it’s good to see our market is starting to come back as well!


One of the worlds most remote Amethyst mines, in Arizona?

One of our favorite show’s on the discovery channel is Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. Mr. Rowe has worked tons of jobs across America but one place he’s yet to visit is a remote Amethyst mine on four peaks.

Earlier this year the crew over at Sami Fine Jewelry in Fountain Hills sent someone up in a Helicopter to one of the most remote mine locations on the planet, hoping to Lure Mr. Rowe to our lovely state. We all know that Arizona is rich in mineral deposits but the Four Peaks Amethyst mine is has the unique distinction of being the last operating Amethyst mine in north America.

What is amethyst? It’s a Purple colored variety of Quartz that is used often in southwestern art and jewelry. It’s nice to know that a store as prominent as Sami Fine Jewelry still takes time to explore its suppliers like this. At Cambridge properties we too believe that you can’t truly know what your selling if you don’t know where it comes from. We love learning about places like the four peaks Amethyst mine, it’s just another reminder that we live in a state that has more than meets the eye.


Did you know you can search the MLS without giving up your information?

Everyone says you can use their tool to search MLS just like a realtor. What nobody tells you is that in order to search MLS you’re first going to have to give them your personal information. At Cambridge Properties we believe that you should be able to search the MLS all you want without having to give us your information.

Don’t get us wrong, we want to be your agent when your buying or selling, but that’s not always why you’re searching. Real estate is something you are going to be involved with for your entire life and at Cambridge properties we believe there is no rush. Take you time, use our search tool to look all over the valley just like a realtor and if you ever have any questions we’d love to hear from you.

 


Saying goodbye to Los Arcos Methodist Church.

The Los Arcos Methodist Church in Scottsdale was not alwasy an architectural oddity in south Scottsdale.  In 1966 construction was finished on this midcentury modern church intended to be a “Church in the marketplace” referring to the nearby Los Arcos mall. (now skysong.)

It’s amazing to think about all of the modern architecture that exploded here in the valley in the 60’s, especially in places of worship. The website Modern Phoenix highlights many of these and more midcentury treasures the valley has to offer.

Sadly the days of Los Arcos are finished, and not in some esotric sense, it’s been demolished. Here are some photos of the demolition. (The congregation however is still alive and well.)

(Here it is with the windows missing.)

(Here showing the aftermath.)

(Almost mockingly, the sign has been left intact.)

Progress can be a good thing, but here in the west we are all too quick to scrap something and start over. Los Arcos may not have been had great attendance but it’s design speaks of a time not long ago, when Scottsdale was just beginning to find it’s voice. It was churches and buildings like Los Arcos that inspired people to think of Scottsdale as the modern city we know today. It’s worth taking a second to remember that without reminders of our past, we may loose sight of our future.


Woolworth Brownstone in NYC just listed for 90million.

You heard the right, 90,000,000. Sure the Woolworth mansion is 18000sqft and 7 stories tall but when you consider that the Chateau on Central Brownstones start at 1.5, you realize exactly how much location factors into price.

The Chateau on Central residences were designed with east coast style convenience in mind. When you see listings like the Woolworth mansion and really any other brownstone in New York you realize just how lucky we are to be able to have Brownstone luxury at Arizona prices.


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Arcadia Frank Lloyd Wright house is safe…For Now.

Arcadia Frank Lloyd Wright house is safe…For Now.

The Gladys and David Wright House is safe for now, city officials and Wright conservators say they are happy with a decision not to demolish the property. It’s an honor to live in an area with so many connections to Mr.Wright and his buildings, it would be a shame to loose even one of them.