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Thanks to all the agents, buyers and sellers supporting our listings. Already sold the first half of  this year include:
Dog Leg Drive $875,000          Skyranch  $1.9 million            Carefree Ranch  $1.1 mil          Cliff  Estate $1.62 mil
Fortress of Stone $250,000        Sevano home $865,000                       And coming this Fall in   The Crossings!
The Skyranch home was showcased  by Fox10's "Cool House" and Syleste Rodriguez,  on a runway and also on a golf course!   Watch the show here.  Fox10's Story on Cool House!   More photos below!
We are now interviewing for a select few listings to offer for  this Fall and Winter Season for our personal promotion and treatment. Call us!     Preston and Nancy Westmoreland   602-377-0060    


Pre-MLS  Amazing aviation estate at gated Carefree Skyranch.  This property is on two lots, borders the championship golf course at Desert Forest, and has a prime runway location.  The enormous hangar opens on both sides, and there's a charming two-bedroom casita as well.  Home has an enormous glass capstone put in place by a crane, with almost a million dollars spent on recent improvements.  Watch this space for more information!

Fun time. Thanks to Diane Brennan, my former newscaster at KTAR Radio, for letting me fill in for her on her That Real Estate recently.  We're both in real estate now. It was like homecoming week for me, having been on the KTAR microphone for over 26 years and inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame! Hear the first segment here, an interview with Tina Tamboer, top specialist with the prestigious Cromford Report:  That Real Estate Show 1st segment
And the whole show on podcast here, click on the May 27th, 2018 show: That Real Estate Show Podcasts  photos below at the new KTAR Studios off 16th Street.

See the Fox News show on "The Property Man with Bob Massi" What an honor it was to have worked with the late Bob Massi and the Fox Network Team. 
The Octave Gold MineOctave Media Coverage! and the house built in a pile of rocks!      The Boulder House

About Us-Preston and Nancy Westmoreland   Agents of Distinction with Russ Lyon Sotheby's Int'l

We find hideaways!  We're Preston and Nancy Westmoreland from Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty in Carefree, and we've been fortunate to call this amazing area home for 30 years!   We'd love to help you find your special hideaway or use our expertise to help market your home for sale. Call us at 602-377-0060.  Quick bio: Preston was a sergeant in the Marines, and  a Marconi award-winning talk show host before joining Russ Lyon Sotheby's. His wife of 45 years, Nancy, was a long-time escrow officer and branch manager with First American Title prior to joining Preston at Russ Lyon.  Get 2 Realtors working for you, for the price of one!
The distinctive desert of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree is the "Upper Sonoran" desert, described by National Geographic as "the most beautiful desert in the world," one of the most desirable living locations anywhere.  It's where the world-famous Boulders Resort is located, along with  some of the most unique residences in the world!   I was amazed the other day going through my archives of how fortunate I have been to have led so many tv tours through unique valley properties.  See what you think!  Preston's House Tours on TV

This area has an abundance of landmark homes used in movies!  The house below left called BoulderReign,  the former home of Rusty Lyon, was featured  in the movie Zabriskie Point, where a model of the home was blown-up for the climactic end of the movie (middle) and also used for Bob Hope's "Cancel my Reservations"  (Below right) In a remote area of Cave Creek, a residence there was used in the movie "The Getaway" with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.  They planned the crime around the pool.  Click on the  two photos on the left, below, to find out more about BoulderReign.

  Ghost Mines Octave mill Danny the guard
We offer for sale,  one of Arizona's most famous and historic gold mines, the legendary Octave, near Wickenburg, with it's 25 miles of tunnels, 266 patented acres, including a home and numerous historical buildings, stretching from the valley floor to mountaintops with a perfect helipad site! This gem has produced over 200,000 ounces of gold, 75,000 ounces of silver. Offered for $4.8 million.  Here's more info: More on the OCTAVE Property And links to media coverage, geologic analysis and the Mining Journal Magazine story that described the Octave as a "first-class mining property!"
The Octave was recently included in a Fox News tour on the "Property Man with Bob Massi"
And on several episodes of the SyFy channel "Ghost Mines" series. See it on Fox:   Fox Features the Octave

(Above)  The astonishing Boulder House we sold and was featured by Fox News. The famous residence sold in 2005 for $ 4.8 million.  Click on the newspaper story to read coverage from the Arizona Republic of the Boulder House!   Or, see a rare tour of the inside by clicking on the aerial tour below. Boulder House Aerial Tour


Fox News
  On occasion,  TV stations  have asked us  for comments on various real estate issues.  On Fox10, Preston Westmoreland toured this extraordinary buy in Estancia, that sold in several days for $100,000 above the asking price!  CBS 5 StoryPreston also took the Fox cameras also through the highest view property in Phoenix   and then led CNN and other TV stations deep inside the $2.79 million dollar  Gold Hill gold mine  in Scottsdale. Below, Preston was interviewed about an incident with his plane where he and his wife experienced an attempted hijacking!!.   

channel five interview pilot interview

We specialize in airport properties and hangars!  As long-time pilots in the Phoenix area, we can help your search for the perfect airport property.  Avoid Scottsdale Airport 20-year waits & Deer Valley Airport super congestion. We have an exclusive offering for $3.7 million and a Fixer Up Home for $1.29 mil.  Perfect for car collections too! See more here: Airport Properties
kyranch is perfect  for many of the Very Light Jets!  And gets no Federal funding! Very private and exclusive. We can also show you key properties at Stellar Airpark in Chandler.

preston photo Nancy Westmoreland

For further information or to tour these properties, call Preston and Nancy Westmoreland, at Russ Lyon Sotheby's International at: 602-377-0060. Let them help you find your true Arizona getaway!

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 Bonus site! Why is Marie Osmond giving Preston Westmoreland a back rub?  Find out more about his "other" life as one of the top radio talk show hosts in the nation, winner of the "Marconi" award, a member of the Arizona Broadcaster's Hall of Fame,  with 27,000 guests interviewed in a thirty-year radio career!  Radio Pages

Get insider real estate information and news stories on the North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek areas on our blog, The Carefree Times.  This month:   
A Skyranch home is featured on Fox10
Just how cheaply can they build a home, what to watch out for, Real Estate sales stats, a profile of the great adobe architect and painter, Bill Tull, plus a home he built that you can own, rare photo of a large buck deer taken in Carefree, the drone Fourth of July show, our monthly quiz, and more!
  All in this edition!

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