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Lock and Leave Condominium Convenience in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Ridgeview Casitas Condominiums in Fountain Hills Offers the Perfect Solution for Winter Visitors

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Territorial Style Architecture and 2 Car Garage, 3 Blocks from World Famous Fountain

Fountain Hills, Arizona has often been compared to paradise.  Now, you can enjoy Paradise for less than $300,000 with a charming, luxury condominium at Ridgeview Casitas.  This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome offers a 2 car garage and the true essence of the Desert Southwest with a cozy fireplace, high, wood-beamed ceilings and updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  There are three beautiful patio and deck spaces that allow you to enjoy Fountain and mountain views both front and back.  Upstairs, a gracious master suite features a tiled walk-in shower with frameless glass enclosure and walk-in closet.  A second, large guest bedroom offers a walk-in closet plus a convenient guest bath.


Southwestern Elegance with High, Wood-Beamed Ceililngs and Cozy Fireplace

The two car garage features upgraded, architectural wood doors and is perfectly convenient for both winter visitors and full time residents.  Ridgeview Casitas is one of the few condominium communities near Fountain Hills’ famed Lakeside Village to offer garages, making it a rare and valuable commodity!

Enjoy the Village Atmosphere of Fountain Hills, Arizona

Beautiful Territorial Style architecture makes Ridgeview Casitas so popular, only 3 blocks from Fountain Hills’ World Famous Fountain and two blocks from Town Center amenities like the Fountain Hills Library, Senior Center, Museum, shopping and dining.  Enjoy world class golf at public golf courses like SunRidge Canyon Golf Course, Eagle Mountain Golf Course or the popular Desert Canyon Golf Course, or private golf at FireRock Country Club.  Only 7 minutes away, play golf or gamble at the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino, where you’ll find one of the country’s favored golf courses, We-Ko-Pa.

Ridgeview Casitas is a small enclave of only 9 townhomes and features a  spacious outdoor pool and spa, framed on one side by a large, natural wash.  The unique, Southwest architecture make Ridgeview Casitas a stand-out in Fountain Hills.  Unit #9 is available with 1467 sq. ft. for only $298,900 through Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  Visit their office at 16824 E, Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, or check out the website at  Contact listing agent Dori Wittrig, President and Designated Broker, at 602-558-5901for more information.

Back to the Basics….The Reason We Own Our Homes!

Back to the Basics….The Reason We Own Our Homes!

Fountain Hills Golf Homes, SunRidge Canyon

Custom Home in SunRidge Canyon, Fountain Hills

Reality:  The real estate market is going to do what it’s going to do.

After five years in this crazy economy, trying to anticipate it, manipulate it and manufacture it, there’s no way to deny that the real estate business is going to lumber at its own pace, undeterred by mere mortals.

As Realtors, we will continue to try to understand it, passing along any pearls of wisdom we feel are useful to our clients and customers.

But, at the end of the day, residential real estate is and always was about a place to call home, nurture your soul and that of your loved ones, be productive and—maybe—get a good trade for the money you give up to spend time with it.  That trade may be in the form of dollars when you move on and pass the real estate to someone else.  It may come in the form of moments of pleasure, enjoyed with your home as a base of operations for your life.

There’s a lot to be said for the benefits of those moments of pleasure.  Frankly, it’s those experiences—family time, fun time, spiritual time–that shape us much more than the actual real estate transaction of buying or selling or—worse–losing a home.

So, we invite you to embrace all those days in between when you acquire and dispose of a home.  Let’s spend those days enjoying the wonder of a beautiful land and its people.  Let’s plant our stake and declare that we will become a vital part of our home and community, enjoying their benefits and improving them with our individual talents, passions and efforts.  Then, perhaps, the value of our homes will be much greater than its monetary value and instead be tied to the memories we’ll create every day that we live there.

Dori Wittrig, Sonoran Lifestyle REal Estate, Fountain Hills Real Estate

Dori Wittrig

Posted by Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate. For more information about the neighborhoods, homes, condos or land of  Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, contact her at
or by phone at 602-558-5901

Classic 4 Bedroom Southwestern Home, Beautifully Updated in Fountain Hills

A Classic 4 Bedroom Southwestern Home, Beautifully Updated in Fountain Hills
16223 E. Inca Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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Classic 4 Bedroom Southwestern Home, Beautifully Updated in Fountain Hills

16223 E. Inca Avenue, Fountain Hills, AZ

This sophisticated Fountain Hills home is the result of a savvy renovation by an ASID Designer/Owner.  With classic architecture and “good bones,” this 3322 sq. ft., solid block home sits on a high, acre lot in one of Fountain Hills’ premier neighborhoods.  Beautifully updated in 2007 with well-appointed kitchen and baths, this luxury home is great for empty nesters who will also enjoy the 4th bedroom/office/guest quarters with BIG panoramic mountain views and separate entrance.

Living Room with Vaulted Wood and Beam Ceiling

Classic architecture with high vaulted wood ceiling and massive arched windwo

Everything about the home at 16223 E. Inca Drive says casual entertainment…from the large Great Room with its island kitchen and elaborate wet bar, to the gracious back yard with dramatic mountain views, diving pool, a variety of large patios and upper level viewing deck to maximize the mountain viewing experience!

Fountain Hills AZ 4 bedroom home for sale

Updated kitchen in a warm European style and high end KitchenAid applliances

The kitchen of 16223 E. Inca Drive is completed in a warm European style that
includes new cabinets with a 2-tone, profiled design.  The appliances are top of the line KitchenAid, featuring a 2-drawer dishwater and full stainless cook stove.  The granite topped island has a furniture finish and offers comfortable, great room seating for four.  There is also a Formal Dining Room, a Breakfast Nook and a full granite wet bar with wine captain, glass fronted cabinetry and lots of casual seating.

Fountain Hills 4 Bedroom Home for Sale with Diving Pool and lush gardens

Stunning Back Yard Features Diving Pool, Lush Gardens and Numerous Patios

Outdoors, there is ample room for patio furniture, outdoor dining and hours of pool-side lounging.  The big mountain views are the focal centerpiece, yet the gardens are also a key part of the casual ambiance.

Fountain Hills offers a prime opportunity for quality renovations, with classic
architecture in 1980’s era, custom built homes.  One of the key factors in these projects are the large, acre plus homesites with their mountain views of the Superstition, Goldfield and Mazatzal Mountains along with the big prize, Red Rock Mountain.   These very special homes offer space, privacy, elegance and a casual southwestern elegance with their Frank Lloyd Wright inspired spaces that are normally not found in today’s homes.

The home at 16223 E. Inca Drive is one such example!  It offers a continuing opportunity, while the heavy lifting in the kitchen and baths has been completed by the current owner, who is an ASID Designer.  Other key updates include indoor and outdoor wall textures, roof coatings, gutters, landscape systems, new high efficiency windows in most locations, 2 of 3 air conditioning units and lighting details.  Simply enjoy the home and continue to add your personal touches to its beautiful patios, gardens and interior spaces.

Of course, a home’s appeal is directly tied to its community, and Fountain Hills
tops the list for the fantastic lifestyle it offers to empty nesters, retirees and families alike.  One of the most celebrated communities in Maricopa County, the “world-class community with the hometown charm” is highly acclaimed by many prestigious organizations, including:

  • Arizona’s Most Affordable Suburb” by Business Week
    : February, 2009
  • Fourth Most Affordable U.S. Suburb” by Business
    Week Magazine
    : February, 2009
  • “Top 100 Best Places to Retire” US News and World
    , 2008
  • “One of US Top Places to Retire” CNN/Money Magazine,
    2005 and 2008
  • Named in the book “50 Fabulous Places to Raise a Family”: 2006 by Kathleen Shaputis
  • “#1 Place to Live in the Valley” by Phoenix
    May, 2006
  • “Top 10 Best Places in US to Raise a FamilyParenting Magazine, 1997

For information about this 4-bedroom home for sale at $495,000, contact Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 602-558-5901 or go to to learn more.

Fountain Hills 4 Bedroom Home For Sale-Great for Boat or RV Owner

Fountain Hills 4 Bedroom Home For Sale-Great for RV or Boat Owners

15104 E. Greene Valley Road, Fountain Hills, AZ

Fountain Hills 4 Bedroom Home for Sale

4 Bedroom Home with Pool & RV Parking, Fountain Hills, AZ

Attention Boat & RV Enthusiasts!  Check out this 4-bedroom home for sale in Fountain Hills, AZ for the family that needs space both inside and out!  There
are 2 RV gates and plenty of space to park boats and RV’s.  Fountain Hills is only 20-minutes to Saguaro Lake, and within 90 minutes of 8 full service reservoirs that offer great fishing, marina facilities, lakeshore restaurants and a complete variety of water recreation fun.

Fountain Hills, AZ 4 Bedroom For Sale

Beautiful Granite Kitchen with Updated Appliances

Inside this beautiful 4-bedroom home, there is a spacious Living Room and Dining Room with vaulted ceilings, a Family Room with a cozy fireplace and a large, eat-in Kitchen with granite counters and updated appliances. There are energy efficient ceiling fans throughout and a programmable thermostat.
The bathrooms are large and up to date.

Outdoors, there’s a large grassy yard with watering system, a separately fenced diving pool and room on each side of property for toys through two separate RV gates! The home has been lovingly cared for with new roof & paint in 2008. And, you’ll have the best looking Saguaro Cactus in town.  This is a great family neighborhood with school bus pickup by the Fountain Hills Unified School District (highly rated school district) 4 houses down the street.

There is no HOA on Greene Valley Road, so there are no HOA dues!  2010
taxes were $1836.

For more information on the lakes, rivers and water recreation in the area, check out the article “How I Survived My Summer Vacation in Fountain Hills, AZ.”  For information about this beautiful 4-bedroom home for sale in Fountain Hills, AZ, contact Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 480-816-5557 or visit

SunRidge Canyon Golf Community: A Fountain Hills Original

It would be odd to use the words “wild, beautiful” to describe a golf course in the same terms you might describe an untamed horse, or unruly, rapid river. But the creators of this popular Arizona course, named to Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the US”, weren’t thinking of tame, ordinary golf when they carved SunRidge Canyon’s legendary fairways from the raw desert canyon of its origins.
SunRidge Canyon’s 6,823-yard, par-71, Keith Foster-designed golf course unfolds around the rugged ridges and lush canyons unique to the McDowell Mountains that divide Fountain Hills from Scottsdale, Arizona.
In golf speak, it is a “non-returning 9”…or in other words, you won’t be spending much time at the beautiful SunRidge Canyon clubhouse until you’ve paid your dues on the course. The first half of the course plays mostly downhill, and might lull you into a false sense of accomplishment, but it’s the back-half that has the potential to test your mettle, as it winds back up-canyon to a spectacular finish at the 18th. Along the way you’ll be treated to canyon walls, beautiful vistas and desert arroyos that weren’t so much created by a bulldozer as they were carved out over eons by the relentless pressure of wind and water. Course Designer Keith Foster had the good sense to follow Mother Nature’s lead, and in the end, the beauty and challenge of SunRidge Canyon is unlike any other desert golf experience in the Valley of the Sun.
The 18,000-square-foot SunRidge Canyon Golf Club’s clubhouse is the ideal place to begin and end your adventures. The Spanish hacienda-style clubhouse provides an awe-inspiring setting for post-golf beverages as well as weddings, receptions, awards banquets or any other type of special event. There is also a full-service golf shop, men’s and women’s locker facilities, and a conference room.
New owners, Cindy and Don Misheff, along with manager Jeff Lessig, are giving the club more local interest, providing incentives for area residents who wish to purchase the SunRidge Players Card. Contact the pro shop at 480-837-5100 for more information on rates, tee times and the benefits of the Players Card.
For a fun, multi-media “fly-over” of the entire course, hole by hole, go to:
Sunridge Canyon Homes and Lifestyle

The mountainous beauty that surrounds Sunridge Canyon serves as a natural barrier, which protects it from over-development and preserves its close-knit, small-town feel. There are 789 homes within SunRidge Canyon, located along the meandering fairways and often elevated nicely above the course to facilitate panoramic views. Homes in the community were developed between 1996 and 2005, and range from extravagant custom homes to small luxury villas—a perfect selection for empty nesters, retirees or families looking for a friendly neighborhood environment. Prices in the community range from the high $200’s to over $1 million.  There are two gated communities among the 15 individual neighborhoods.  The McDowell Sonoran Preserve winds in and around the western portions of SunRidge Canyon, with the pristine McDowell Mountains providing a stunning backdrop for many of the homes.

For more information, visit SunRidge Canyon at 13100 North Sunridge Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ, or call 480-837-5100. For information about homes and the local real estate market, contact Dori Wittrig, President and Designated Broker of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate; 480-816-5557 or .

Via Flickr:
As the sun flares over the side of the mountain and the wind continues to how straight into our faces at a good 40-45 miles an hour, we both hit a 3 wood into the par three 17th. from 150 yards and both good shots never got to the green. Thats golf….

Dori Wittrig

Posted by Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  For more information about  the neighborhoods, homes, condos or land of Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, contact her at or by phone at 602-558-5901


Spanish Style, 3 Bedroom Bank-Owned Home Under $200,000 in Fountain Hills


16925 E. De Anza Dr. Fountain Hills

Bank-owned homes can be an incredible value, and here’s a great example of a 3 bedroom Spanish-style home in The Cottonwoods neighborhood of Fountain Hills.  Under $200,000, this bank-owned gem with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage appears to be extremely clean, cared for and well put together with custom upgrades normally found in more expensive homes.   The split bedroom plan of this 3-bedroom home features a large living room with a triple 8’ patio
door-wall and corner fireplace, high ceilings, Saltillo tile and blue tile accents that create a soothing, southwest ambiance, perfect for your relaxed, Fountain Hills lifestyle.

Upgraded Kitchen of Granite, Maple Cabinetry, Specialty Lighting & Beautiful Stone

The remodeled kitchen of this 3 bedroom, bank-owned home features upgraded Maple cabinetry with pull-outs, self-closing drawers, custom pulls and tasteful granite and stone trims.  There is a spacious nook with plantation shutters, a 2-person breakfast bar, and a convenient granite-topped work desk.  The bisque GE appliances are in great shape and there’s a pantry for added convenience.

The master suite features two separate, granite-topped, tall height vanities with porcelain bowls and upgraded fixtures.  There is a walk-in shower and a large walk-in closet with a laminate organizer system.   The guest bedroom wing of this 3 bedroom, bank owned home has an adorable guest bath with custom vanity, mirror and lights.

A Backyard to Love! Pool, Heated Spa, Lots of Patios and Mature Landscape Includes 2 Citrus Trees

Outdoors, there’s a lot packed into this pretty back yard to help you enjoy the lovely Fountain Hills evenings.  The pool is large enough for laps, there is
an (LP) gas heated spa, lots of patios and a great landscape design with two
mature citrus trees.

Located in The Cottonwoods of Fountain Hills, this beautiful Spanish-style, bank-owned home is only two blocks from the World Famous Fountain and the Town Village.  The neighborhood is named for a tall grove of Cottonwood trees on its north side, giving neighborhood a sense of privacy.  There are no HOA Fees, yet the community has a strong sense of pride of;  2010 taxes for this beautiful 3 bedroom, bank-owned home were $1316.

Fountain Hills, AZ is on the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains with big, panoramic views, great golf courses, a relaxed hometown atmosphere and friendly people.  Foreclosure activity in the community is trending downward, and housing inventory is at its lowest point since 2004.   Real estate experts have long held that the unique, custom home nature of the high desert community of Fountain Hills would allow it to be a leader in the rebound of the Arizona real estate market.

If you like Spanish architecture and are looking for a clean, resort-style ambiance, be sure to check out this 3 bedroom, bank-owned home, priced at only $195,030.   For more information about bank-owned homes, learn more about the Fountain Hills real estate market, or about the incredible Southwestern lifestyle of Fountain Hills, contact Dori Wittrig, President and Designated Broker of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  Ask for the 2nd Quarter Real Estate Report to get all the facts!  Contact her at 602-558-5901 or visit

Fountain Hills 2-Bedroom Resort-Style Condominium at FireRock Resort Casitas

9253 N. Firebrick Drive, #114, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1064 sq. ft.  / 1 Carport   / $145,530

Welcome to FireRock Resort Casitas

Check out this Fountain Hills resort condominium at FireRock Resort Casitas, just in time to plan for a warm winter in the sunny southwest!  Fountain Hills is the perfect place to own a vacation condo or second home, a world class community with a hometown feel on the eastern edge of Maricopa County amid stunning views of several mountain ranges.   Only minutes from Scottsdale and Mesa, Fountain Hills is a world apart, a golf mecca with four public golf courses.  Firerock Country Club, the namesake championship course next door, is a private, member friendly club designed by Gary Panks and managed by community developer MCO Properties.

And in Fountain Hills, there’s no finer resort condominium community than FireRock Resort Casitas, with its lushly landscaped resort-style recreation area, complete with clubhouse, large heated pool and spa.  The community is
within walking distance to dining and shopping, plus there’s a Starbucks Coffee
Shop only a block away!

This ground-level condominium home offers great desert views from the spacious patio area. An elegantly decorated condominium featuring 2 master bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a great room with a spacious dining area, the well-lit kitchen offers granite counters and a convenient laundry room and pantry.  There is a carport included, plus additional covered parking possibly available.  Of course, a resort condominium at FireRock Resort Casitas provides worry-free ownership and eliminates the need to worry about grounds or building maintenance.   HOA fees are only $195 per month and include cable TV and trash service.  Best of all, the condo is competitively priced at only $145,530!

Don’t put off getting your stake in the game!   This is a great investment property or an outstanding winter second home in Fountain Hills, a community  Newsweek Magazine named Best Affordable Suburb for 2009. For seller financing incentives, agents and their buyers are requested to contact Bruce Laessig of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for details.  Reach him at 480-296-3806 or  Learn more about this beautiful resort-style
condo in FireRock Resort casitas at your Fountain Hills resource for homes,
land and condos at  To view the property website of this great resort condominium, go to FireRock Casita #114.

New Listing: A Former Model Home with 3 Bedrooms Plus Den at Fountain Hills Town Center

16629 E. Westby Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268  $193,050
1874 Sq. Ft., 3 Bedroom, Den, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage
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16629 E. Westby Drive, Fountain Hills

Here’s a great opportunity to own a former, 3 bedroom plus den, custom model home on 1/3rd acre at Fountain Hills Town Center and only blocks from medical services.  One of Fountain Hills more popular 3 bedroom, former
model homes, this jazzy little number offers lots of bells and whistles!  There’s a spacious living room, dining room, family room and extra den, plus custom upgrades like a 3-way fireplace, all tile floors throughout, beautiful window coverings, custom accent colors and granite counters.  Outside, a beautiful backyard has lots of room for expansion

16629 E.Westby Dr, Fountain Hills Living RoomThe 3-sided fireplace of this 3 bedroom plus den former model graces a vaulted living room that is well-lit with an 8’ tall patio door and a formal dining room with arched windows.  There’s also a Great Room-Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Dining Nook and large Family Room.  The kitchen offers granite tops, a stainless microwave, large pantry and the charm of the 3-way fireplace.

The Master Suite is also large with a door to the patio and a gracious bath suite that offers a walk-in shower, deep soaking tub, double vanities with a sit-down makeup counter, plus a large walk-in closet.  Two other large bedrooms and a large guest bath make this perfect a perfect 3 bedroom home for a family or empty nesters with guests who enjoy visiting Fountain Hills from the colder climes!

Outdoors, the 1/3 acre lot hosts a beautiful water feature, several walled-in areas for privacy and a large covered patio.  The 2-car garage of this former 3 bedroom plus den model home was originally designed as an oversized 3-car garage, and still has a half-bath and several nice den/office areas plus an extra fireplace— perfect for a home business.  There are NO HOA FEES!  2010 Taxes were $1,906

For More Information, Contact:  Bruce Laessig, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate;  480-296-3806 or

Furnished Model Home at CopperWynd Resort, Fountain Hills, AZ

14850 E. Grandview Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
2 Bedrooms Plus Den, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage;  Furnished, $425,000

Copperwynd Villa Model Home for Sale

This is one you won’t want to miss…a furnished former model home at the popular Copperwynd Villas and Copperwynd Resort in Fountain Hills.  Beyond a classic…this model home set the tone for all models in Fountain Hills!

This is THE popular Brindisi Furnished Model Home, with stunning, upper level views, perched high on the sought-after north hillside of CopperWynd Resort that straddles the boundary between Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, high in the McDowell Mountains.  There are two large balconies to enjoy the pristine panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Sunridge Canyon Golf Club and city lights.

CopperWynd Resort

What a find!  A furnished, former model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a den and is tastefully and beautifully decorated to be completely move-in ready.   Custom home finishes include granite counter tops, custom finished maple cabinetry, custom stonework, stainless steel appliances and beautiful window treatments.

This is the signature location and view that made The Villas at CopperWynd so popular…closest to the extraordinary CopperWynd Resort with it’s world class spa, fitness center, 2 pools and 9 tennis courts, casual and fine dining.  Membership is available separately.  Check out CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills.  To learn more about this home, call Sherri Ginsberg, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 480-818-0374.