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Freshen Up Your Living Spaces with the 2014 Color of the Year
categories: Luxury Living, luxury real estate, Paradise Valley Living, Scottsdale Living

 Written by MLG Rockstar Ashlyn Rowe

ashlynFor all of you design followers out there, we know that every year Pantone, a world renowned company specializing in color selection, chooses a “Color of the Year.” Last year we welcomed the rich and unique color of Emerald. This year, Pantone has announced the 2014 Color of The Year, Radiant Orchid. “ Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination” says Pantone. In the summer months bright colors are sure to bring in a new vibe to your household and liven up any living space.  Pantone suggest the use of accent pieces, or removable/replaceable items to expose this brilliant color.

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Accent pillow, throw blankets, and even a freshly planted Orchid placed in the room can set a refreshing mood. The color, Radiant Orchid can be paired nicely with smokey grays, dark chocolates, vibrant yellows, and neutrals. Two other shades that peak an interest for this summer, are Luxe Linen and Sunny Side Yellow. The neutral tone that linen gives to a room is calm and serene. The rich neutral color gives an earthy vibe that is soft and soothing.

To create a bit more excitement and warmth in your household, add in those oranges and yellows to brighten up the space. Bring in blood orange to a crisp all white kitchen, and extend  color out doors placing yellow patterned pillows to create an elegant, fresh new surrounding.

So take time to reenergize your color palette and help provide a unifying element for each diverse space in your home this summer.

To contact Ashlyn call 480.353.1558 or or email her!

Monica Monson Featured in’s Trendsetters
categories: Community, luxury real estate, Paradise Valley Living, Phoenix Living, Scottsdale Living

One of the nicest compliments of late, contacted Monica to feature her in their new “People” section of their web site. It shares stories and insights about the Valley’s hottest trendsetters whether entrepreneurs, celebrities, models or fashion icons. Arizona Foothills Magazine continues to be the leading source for all lifestyle trends in Arizona. Fitting to include an agent who specializes in luxury lifestyles and all of the things that go along with it.


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ARMLS Q1 2012 Stat+ Plus Report Released Today
categories: Fountain Hills Living, Golf Course Living, Paradise Valley Living, Phoenix Living, Scottsdale Living

The Q1 Statistics for the Phoenix Metro Area were released today from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (ARMLS). The number of months supply in most price ranges decreased while the number of sales increased from Q4 2011 to Q2012. The interesting stat is that the number of Days on Market was inconsistent with the drop in inventory. The DOM in the mid ranges actually increased slightly and in the lower and upper ranges of the market it decreased. Additionally, the average monthly actives followed the same path by increasing in the mid ranges and decreasing on the lower and upper markets.

From a practical standpoint, it has been very productive in the market. The luxury client is back in the market looking for the best possible opportunities and in many cases paying cash to purchase. The lower markets are attracting investor purchases which is creating a multiple offer scenario to resurface in the marketplace. In any price range, the number of great homes is slim so if you are serious about making a purchase it’s wise to look for the right house but make a swift decision if you really want it.

Click here to download a PDF of the Stat+ Plus report or contact us for a personal consultation about the state of the real estate market in Arizona.

Modern Phoenix Week Kicks Off Friday March 23rd
categories: Paradise Valley Living, Phoenix Living, Scottsdale Living

Written by Alisha Collinson

Experience Architectural History as the Doors Open This Week
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Why not get out and enjoy the first days of spring this year with Modern Phoenix’s home tour beginning on March 23rd and lasting until April 1st.

This week is packed with expos, seminars, events, and of course, the home tour.  This year’s home tour features Marion Estates, a hilly enclave of custom homes built between 1952 and 1962 located off 44th Street between McDonald and Stanford Drive.  These custom gems feature the talented works of Ralph Haver, Blaine Drake and Al Beadle.  Contemporary remodels from Tennen Studio and Woosley Studio will also be featured on tour.

If you are a modern enthusiast, or are curious to learn more about these architects that were influential in Phoenix/Scottsdale and Paradise Valley architecture, or simply want an excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather, this is a week full of opportunities sure to intrigue and please.

Monson Luxury Group attends Luxury Home Tour in Paradise Valley
categories: Luxury Living, luxury real estate, Paradise Valley Living, Scottsdale Living

Luxury Home Tour in Paradise Valley on Friday, August 11, 2011 was a special tour of the condos at Scottsdale Waterfront. Whether a smaller unit to the lush penthouses, the owners of Scottsdale Waterfront are not lacking in amenities or sophistication. The full-service condo project is one of the most exclusive in the Valley.

The amenities include a 24-hour a day concierge and front desk service, state-of-the-art fitness facility, glorious club room with generous seating areas, a full caterer’s kitchen and private dining room, and a roof-top pool that is the tallest in Scottsdale. And did I mention valet? What’s not to like?

Scottsdale Waterfront Luxury Condo's - Scottsdale, Arizona

View from a penthouse unit.

Scottsdale Waterfront Luxury Condos - Scottsdale, Arizona

The rooftop pool has incredible views for miles in all directions.

Scottsdale Waterfront Luxury Condos - Scottsdale, Arizona

Monica Monson and Stewart Downey at Scottsdale Waterfront's rooftop pool area on Luxury Home Tour.

For more information about Scottsdale Waterfront living, other luxury condo communities or for any other real estate needs in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, call the local luxury real estate experts at Monson Luxury Group at 480-420-4LUX (4589).

ARMLS 2nd Quarter Statistics for Phoenix Metro
categories: Fountain Hills Living, luxury real estate, Paradise Valley Living, Phoenix Living, Scottsdale Living

Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) just published 2nd Quarter Statistics for the Phoenix Metro Area. This report shows that months supply in all price bands has improved over last quarter and most price bands have improved in Days on the Market (DOM). What is most positive is the change in months supply of inventory (MSI) from Q4 2010 to Q2 2011. A dramatic difference.

( click here ) for a full copy of the report.

Luxurious Living Newsletter | October 2010
categories: Golf Course Living, Green Living, luxury real estate, Market News, Paradise Valley Living, Scottsdale Living

Want to keep up with the luxury real estate marketing and Scottsdale lifestyle news? Sign up today to receive the  new monthly Luxurious Living Newsletter, a wonderful compliment to Luxurious Living Magazine!

In this issue:

– Why Luxury Homeowners Should List Their Residences For Sale This Fall
– Builder’s Own Becomes Next Best Buyer in Sonoran Highlands
– Does Staging a Home Make a Difference In The Time It Takes To Sell?
– Stars of the Season Event to Benefit Cardon Children’s Medical Center
– New Correspondent Lender is a One-Stop-Shop
– HR-4872 – New Real Estate Taxes

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