17th Annual Holiday Lights and Petting Zoo

christmas smallerChristmas lights galore, a snowy Christmas Village filled with 100’s of homes, businesses and 1000’s of people and animals.  You will see one of the largest collections of Nativity scenes in the Southwest, ranging from life size to ½ inch tall.

And the Main Event…The Animals!  Stop by and pet a donkey!  We have 5 and 3 of them are minis, 8 goats and 4 of those are minis, and also our new cow Jax.  He’s so sweet!!!

Live music and caroling, fun for the whole family from 2 to 92.  Something for everyone!

Come by and make us a Christmas Tradition like so many other Arizona families have.  We are an Annual Holiday Pilgrimage for families all other the United States and Canada.  Stop by and see why.

Listed on AZ Central’s “Tour of Lights”, featured on ABC 15 News, CBS 5 News, 3TV News, My Fox 10 News and NCB 12 News.

Winner of “Best Christmas Display to Visit” by Scottsdale Independent, featured in the Arizona Republic Newspaper, 1st Place Prize Winner for best display by Paradise Valley Independent & Don Morley’s Christmas Lights Tour DVD, and Best Religious Display.

Location:  4345 E Carol Ann Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85032.  That’s ½ mile North of Greenway & ½ miles South of Bell Rd.

When:  Saturday, December 13th through Monday, December 22nd, from 6pm – 9pm nightly for 10 nights!

More Questions, email ChristmasOnCarolAnn@cox.net


Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!

Laura Mason

Behind the Headlines – the Market is Stable

Very few news stories can be built around “everything is just fine”. So while we don’t expect to see that in the headlines, it nonetheless is the story of our marketplace. Given the volatility of the real estate market from 2004- 2012, it is understandable that people are slow to believe that normal has returned. Michael Orr of the Cromford Report confirms this so beautifully:

“If we look exclusively at:

  • single family homes
  • in Maricopa County
  • listed under $500,000

Then there has hardly been any change in pricing at all over the last 10 months. Here are the specific numbers … (price per square foot)

  • Feb $115.82
  • Mar $116.09
  • Apr $115.23
  • May $115.75
  • Jun $116.04
  • Jul $115.99
  • Aug $115.95
  • Sep $115.95
  • Oct $116.31
  • Nov $115.82 …

This is quite remarkable stability.”


Scared to buy or sell because prices are “crashing”? They aren’t. The water is safe.