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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!

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Friday Fun Fact: Architecture used to be an Olympic sport! (the most boring sport ever We’re sure)

Not just architecture but also Architectural design as well as Town Planning… We can only imagine that tickets for these high energy event went fast. We can almost smell the drafting tables and pencil shavings, head over to wikipedia to see who holds the medals in each category.

If Architecture were an olympic sport today who would win? What country would take home the prize for most architecturally significant structures?


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.


Find out how they they keep Old Town Scottsdale old.

Did you know there is a planning council who’s soul purpose is to maintain the rustic look and feel of Old Town Scottsdale? Made up of business owners and community members the Old Town Merchants association is committed to preserving Old Town Scottsdale vintage charm.

With the new crop of High Rise residential towers and lofts in Old Town Scottsdale, it’s going to be interesting to see how they merge new and old in the years to come.


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Great News for Paradise Valley Home Sellers

Great News for Paradise Valley Home Sellers

Big homes are back according to the Wall Street Journal online. This should be great news for companies like Paradise Valley Real Estate Company Cambridge Properties, located in Phoenix Arizona. Cambridge Properties has been a long time leader in urban living and more recently in the Luxury single family home market. News like this should be welcomed by Paradise Valley residents as they start to see their property values once again increase.