It looks like the Veritas condominium saga is coming to end

Right behind the McCormick Ranch LA Fitness are the Veritas condos. The buildings were completed in 2008, they went into foreclosure, blah, blah, blah and now, finally, 7 years later it’s almost sold out with only the models left to sell.

In a recent post on Arizona Real Estate Notebook I mentioned that timing is more important than location in real estate and nothing says that better than the story of Veritas. If the project had been completed 2 or 3 years earlier, the original developers would have been golden, instead they lost all the time and money they put into the project.

It’s been years since I’ve been inside a unit. They were very well done but I was turned off by all the stairs. I’m a Phoenix boy and not used to so many stairs. At Veritas, you have to go up a flight of stairs to get to the living area – parking is on the ground level – and another flight of stairs to get to the bedrooms.

Here’s a previous post of mine from 2011 on Veritas.

The last units at Veritas are currently (Oct 2015) listed in the MLS at $550K (744 SF) and $580K (1,050 SF).

McCormick Ranch Homes Sold with PHOTOS – Last 31 Days

It’s been a long while since a McCormick Ranch home sold for over a million dollars but last month one sold for $1,225,000!

Home Sold in McCormick Ranch Last Month

If you would like me to email this information to you every week, just call me at (480) 463-4475.

Photos & Details of Houses Sold

Now you can see photos of McCormick Ranch homes after they’ve sold. They’re great for estimating the value of your McCormick Ranch home.

CLICK HERE to see proprietary MLS information – including PHOTOS – on each individual home sold last month in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale AZ. (Link is valid until 10/01/2015.)

This information is invaluable for following the value of your home.

John Wake
(480) 463-4475

The Park

Comanche Park - McCormick Ranch - Scottsdale AZ

I’m not crazy about this photo of Comanche Park but I was intrigued by the shadows and the green fading off into the distance. I customized the heck out of it in Snapseed on my Nexus 6.

Baby boom in McCormick Ranch!

Oh my gosh!

Just got back from walking Abby in the park and met yet another new mom with a 2-month old! That makes 4+.

First, there’s my friends Kristin and Amir (dog = Marley) with a super cute 7-week old girl who slept through the night the first night home! Don’t hate them. :)

There’s Beth and Nick (dog = Lucy) with a 2-month old girl I haven’t met yet.

Last week, there was a man and woman I hadn’t seen before in the park with a 2-month old in a stroller (no dog).

Last Sunday, I met a woman and man with two dogs in the park and she was 9-months pregnant. I had seen them and their dogs in the park before but never talked to them before. Her due date was last Friday so she was past due.

And just now, I met a woman with a darling 2-month old girl in a stroller in the park and her older son who loves my dog, Abby.


There’s going to be one heck of a neighborhood play group.

And that tot lot in Comanche Park is going to get a LOT more use soon!

I love this neighborhood!

See McCormick Ranch Homes Sold – with Photos!

Homes Sold Last Month in McCormick Ranch

CLICK to see detailed MLS information – including PHOTOS – on each individual home sold last month in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale AZ. (Link is valid until 5/1/2014.)

Concierge-Style Home Search

“Concierge-style” means talking to a local expert who helps you find what you’re looking for.

So call or email me and I’ll personally design a custom search for you of McCormick Ranch homes that have exactly what you want.

Just let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll send you the homes.

And you can get updates with the latest sales every day, week or month. You choose. It’s all customized for you.

In addition, the information I’ll send you is far more accurate and far more up-to-date than anything available from Zillow, Trulia or You’ll see the exact same MLS data that real estate agents see!

Let me know how I can help you,

John Wake
Realtor, Associate Broker, M.S. (Economics)
(480) 463-4475

Aquarium planned near the Pavilions in Scottsdale

Phoenix Business Journal.

The group behind the Butterfly Wonderland near Scottsdale plans to break ground this summer on a new large-scale aquarium project that’s being dubbed as “Sea World meets Disneyland.”

Construction on OdySea Aquarium is slated to begin this summer off Loop 101 and Via de Ventura Drive on tribal land next door to the Butterfly Wonderland attraction that opened last year. The 200,000-square-foot aquarium will include 2 million gallons of water for its numerous exhibits and myriad species.

McCormick Ranch Bars on Bikes

Chris, one of the dog lovers from the park, put together the “McCormick Ranch Bars on Bikes.” The weather was great! I caught up with the kids at Downside Risk. I didn’t know half the people there so it was a lot of fun meeting new folks as well as talking with my old friends. It was a blast!


The route included;
Altitude Coffee Lab
Wally’s Pub
Downside Risk
The Vig
Zips Sports Grill