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love-your-homeDear Vicki,

As realtors who live and breathe historic homes, why do you think so many buyers fall in love with our Central Phoenix neighborhoods?”  Signed, Amorous

Dear Amorous,

What a perfect question to answer so close to Valentines Day! Our neighborhood is so very near and dear to our hearts, and it’s not hard to see why buyers are infatuated with our homes. In my experience, I have found that many buyers come from dense metropolitan areas like Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and New York City. These folks still want to be in the heart of things, close to downtown. When they discover our neighborhood, they swoon! Willo also sees buyers from suburban areas of Maricopa County who come from spacious but often cookie-cutter style houses. They are drawn to our quaint historic homes with well-kept yards, front porches and sidewalks. The sheer idea of befriending neighbors is a joyous and refreshing discovery. Back to those sidewalks, you really don’t see them in other Phoenix neighborhoods. These narrow strips of concrete work miracles. They allow our kids to run safely to friends’ houses, learn how to ride a bike and even sell lemonade. Residents walk their dogs and stop to chat with neighbors. It’s called civilized living, people! I often get asked at open houses “why don’t they build homes like this anymore?” The primary reason is that construction of our quality is cost prohibitive for today’s builders. The good news is that savvy buyers will pay more to have something they can’t get anywhere else. Add that to our central location, and it’s the perfect combination. With Phoenix light rail light surrounding us, I often meet buyers who prefer Willo to Encanto Palmcroft because of the closer proximity to Central Avenue. What a gem! Can you even count all the new urban restaurants and businesses lining Central? The restaurants alone…I could go on and on!

If you ask me, and I believe you did, our Willo neighborhood is purely irresistible. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost  Happy Valentine’s Month!

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