Record Rains Phoenix

Record Rains Phoenix

Phoenix metro area (entire valley) received heavy rain in the early morning hours of September 8th 2014. This is the most rain the valley has received in one day on record.

No flooding in our home. We are dry! The soft ball field in our community as well as the golf course, were under water. The retirement community we live in (Sunland Village East) has several retention ponds. that catch all of the run off water. These retention ponds have been requirement of the new development areas since the early eighties (???). When they develop new master planned communities they disguise the retention ponds as community parks. Every hundred homes or so has to have a park area that will hold a calculated amount of water ( I don’t know for sure how this is calculated). Many of the old areas of phoenix and surrounding cities, don’t have retention ponds to catch the water.

The rain was much needed (just not all at once). Hopefully, it refilled the lakes. What was unusual about this heavy rain is that – it covered the whole valley and continued to move north. All of the rain up north in the mountains, will end up in the valley as well. So, the potential for more severe flooding continues.

Being from the mid-west originally (Minnesota). It was quite funny to see how everyone reacts. The storm flooded freeways and closed schools throughout the valley. The desert ground is like concrete because of the scarcity of rain. This rain all has to go some place with no storm sewers.

There is a slim chance for more rain tonight. The good thing about all of this, are the cooler temperatures (-21 from normal). The pictures below are from the 55+ golf community that my wife and I live in (Sunland Village East).

Arizona Retirement Communities 2014

Kelsey & Adam

Kelsey & Adam

Arizona Retirement Communities 2014

Wow – what a summer! I don’t know about your family but, my family has had a memorable spring and Summer 2014.

In March of 2014, our son Brady (26) finished his 4 yrs in the Navy. He was stationed in San Diego and served his 4yrs as a boatswain’s mate (yellow jacket) on the USS Peleliu (LHA-5). We have seen many great changes in this young man during his 4yrs of service. 

In May 2014 my wife Mary and I (we are now empty nesters since April 2014) purchased a new home in Sunland Village East ( a 45+ retirement community in Mesa, Arizona. We closed escrow and moved into our new home on June 23rd 2014.

On July 26th 2014, we got a new son in-law. Our daughter Kelsey (one of the twins age 23) was married in our home town of Owatonna, Minnesota. My wife was the wedding planner. It was a gorgeous day and a large wedding (300 guests). This was our first wedding in the family. The other 2 kids (Brady & Sadie) are not far behind.

My wife and I are now back at home in Mesa, AZ – doing all of the fun things to a new home, to make it feel like your own (painting, painting, & painting, etc…). Oh, I forgot, lots of shopping for new furniture.

Now that labor day has passed it time to looking for that home in Arizona Retirement Communities 2014. . Don’t get caught in the snow and cold weather again this winter. The long range weather forecast is as usual, not good for much of the mid-west.

Please explore the links to left of this post, to find a home in a community that fits your budget, as well as your life style. If the many choices over whelm you a bit, please call me (Jarl / 480-710-6326). Once we have discussed your wish list, I will guide you on which communities may serve your needs the best.

Many of our past clients (300+) start returning around October 15th. The largest majority of Arizona’s winter visitors, come down the week between Christmas and New Years and return home the week before Easter.

ARIZONA RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES 2014 | JustJarl.com sincerely hope that you and your family have had a memorable and safe summer. I look forward to helping you find your new winter home before the snow starts falling!

Sunland Village East New Listing 8/25/2014

Home – SOLD!

Gorgeous remodel of a 165N floor plan in the 45 / 55 plus Golf Community of Sunland Village East in Mesa, AZ. 85209. Home includes the following features:

  • 2 bed / 2 bath / 2 car garage
  • 1800 sq/ft.
  • Built by Farnsworth in1989
  • Large Open Kitchen
    • Granite Counter-tops
    • New Cabinets
    • Stainless Steele Appliances
  • Large New Tile Shower (master bath)
  • New Floors Through-out
    • Carpeted bedrooms
    • Laminated Wood (living area)
    • Tiled bathrooms
  • New Tile Floors ( both bathrooms)
  • New Paint (floor to ceiling)
  • New Interior Doors
  • Updated AC/Heating System 2010

Must see this home in person – this is a one of kind find! For more community information click on the link below.