Another Soundtrack Piece…Transformers: The Score

31 01 2010

Another intense composition from Transformers: The Score, not to be confused with Transformers: The Movie, as they are 2 separate albums.  If you bought the regular soundtrack (Transformers: The Movie), you would get no Steve Jablonsky compositions.

Get pumped for the 5.5 minutes you are about to experience!

“Arrival To Earth,” by Steve Jablonsky


Phoenix Neighborhood Profile- Entrada

28 01 2010
Vodpod videos no longer available.
I posted a neighborhood profile on Entrada a while back on my team website, so feel free to check that out, however, I will be getting into a bit deeper detail in this post.

After you take the time to view the slide show from around the neighborhood, here are some facts:

On the border of the 3 cities Glendale, Phoenix, and Peoria.  Great location– convenient to shopping, eating, freeways, good schools, golf, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Here is a list to name a few (all distances are approximate).

Nearby Schools

Mountain Ridge High School (9-12)

Hillcrest Middle School (7-8)

Las Brisas Elementary School (K-6)

Terramar School (preschool-8)

Glendale Community College North

Here is an aerial view of the neighborhood for you to browse.  Also, stop by my Entrada Neighborhood Market Updates to see recent market activity for this neighborhood!

CONTACT ME if you would like a list of homes for sale in this neighborhood, or if you would like any additional info!

Phoenix Luxury Home of the Week #2

26 01 2010

Week 2 of the Million Dollar Monday (technically Tuesday since I’m posting a little late)!  Hopefully everyone is getting their week off to a positive start.

Phoenix area Luxury Home pick #2

I chose this one for its stylistic cues from the Arizona Biltmore Hotel (where one of my very first and favorite sales is located), along with the pool/outdoor space, the beams in the living room, the views, and the fact that it sits on a very large plot of land.


  • Carefree, AZ
  • 6,411 sq ft with a 1,817 sq ft guest casita
  • 5 car garage
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • 17 acres
  • listed at $3,700,000 ($451.22 per square foot)

That concludes this week’s Phoenix area luxury home pick!  Check back next Monday to see pick #3.

Please check out my other Luxury Home Picks while you are browsing!  Week #1 has my search criteria, as well as a brief history behind the origin of this series.

Do you have similar taste as I do? Maybe not? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to discuss buying/selling/building Phoenix area luxury real estate, contact me.

-Colin Stevens

*I do not represent this seller or listing.  It is brought to you by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

North Phoenix Traffic Closures 1-27-10

21 01 2010

To everyone that will be driving in the north end of Phoenix, this is a heads up I just read last night on a flashing road sign.


JANUARY 27, 2010 (this is next Wednesday)


Here is an aerial image to know exactly what part of Happy Valley I am referring to.

Please plan accordingly, and drive like a maniac*!


Peril from the Halo 2 Soundtrack

20 01 2010

I haven’t done a music post in a while, so i figured it would be fitting.

“Peril” composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori…(artist page)

This is one of my favorite pieces from the Halo 2 soundtrack.  Listening to this song would be a great way to start any day, I don’t care where you are.

As always, feedback and subscriptions are appreciated=]

Phoenix Luxury Home of the Week #1

18 01 2010

Million Dollar Monday! I hope everyone is off to a great start of the week, and 2010 is still proving to be a promising year.

I have decided to branch my [not so] Pricey Pads series into this offshoot covering the luxury real estate market here in Phoenix, AZ and the surrounding areas!  It was very apparent to me that the $1-3MILLION homes have been selling at an increased rate for the past couple months, so I decided to modify my [Not so] Pricey Pads, and create a new series where I could go through the MLS and pick out my favorite luxury home listing as if I were shopping for a home of this caliper.

I will be choosing 1 luxury home (single family detached) actively for sale on the MLS in the Phoenix metropolitan area each week of the following criteria:

  • Single Family Detached Home
  • Active on the MLS
  • minimum list price of $1,000,000
  • no preference on # of bedrooms/bathrooms
  • AT LEAST a 5 car garage
  • in the areas of Phoenix, Desert Hills, Anthem, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Cave Creek, Rio Verde, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, and Laveen

Phoenix area Luxury Home pick #1

Quick stats on this luxury home- North Scottsdale, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,045 square feet, 10 car garage+carport, and great views, listed at $1,195,000 (only $197.68 per sq ft!!).

I picked this one mainly for the garage size, the views, and the price.  Now for a few pictures!

Contact me if this home catches your interest even the slightest bit.  Check out my website for contact info!

I would love the opportunity to help you find your next luxury home!

Comments and subscriptions always appreciated!

-Colin Stevens

Phoenix Neighborhood Update-Entrada #2

10 01 2010

Here is the round 2 market snapshot of the Entrada Neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona (includes Entrada, Entrada North and Entrada Northeast). As I stated in my first update, it is a neighborhood of several housing options and close proximity to Arrowhead Mall (aka Arrowhead Towne Center), Shops at Norterra, and both the I-17 and Loop 101 Freeways in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona.

As of January 10, 2009:

13 active listings (2 of which have offers submitted to the lender, awaiting the short sale process)

Prices ranging from $125,000 to $600,000

2 homes are under contract and on schedule to close very soon

1 home has closed within the last 1 month (since December 9, 2009)

Sold for $150,000.  It is a 1521 sq ft home, so I say the buyer got a fair price.  Homes for the past 3 months have sold for an average of just under $100 per square foot, which this home falls almost dead on that average.

If you like the Entrada neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix, contact me via email/txt/call.