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"Casa del Caballero" Luxury For Sale in Peoria

by Nate Martinez

"Casa del Caballero" Luxury For Sale in Peoria

Tucked away in the rolling hills of north Peoria is a private, gated community where you will find “Casa del Caballero” - an appropriate name for a home of this stature, which in English means “The House of the Knight.”

Infused with a dynamic twist of old-world Spain and rustic Santa Fe, this unique design boasts over 7,600 square feet in the main house. With $4.9 million spent in construction, you won’t find anything like this for sale in the luxury market, especially if you are a modern-day knight who needs his trusty steed nearby. The 3.5 acre grounds include an equestrian facility with a stable large enough to accommodate up to four horses. Each stable has its own fenced pen, as well as a barn and tack room, bathroom and an exercise arena.

Once inside the home, you could find yourself lost in the beautiful archways that gracefully outline the curve of the wood encased windows or simply lost in the sprawling floor plan that seems to never end. To one side of the home is what we could easily call the “master wing.” In addition to the master bedroom and luxurious bath, here you will also find a private office, with floor-to-ceiling Adler wood, Canterra stone fireplace and a secret safe-room that leads to one of the two master closets. 


The gourmet kitchen is remint of something you might find which visiting a charming B&B in the southwest. Classic wood beams accent the ceiling with multiple woods used for the cabinetry and island – and of course only top-of-the-line appliances will do, including an indoor grill, deep fryer and the AGA Cooker – a professional grade stove that is continuously burning so it is ready for use at any time. Unique to this custom home is the built-in dinner table. Nestled in a nook just off the kitchen is a huge table with extended bench seating, large enough to accommodate ten or more people.

Down the long corridor on the east side of the home are four generous bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and en suite baths plus an oversized game room with built-in seating and wet bar, large utility room and an additional office area with a cabinets and storage galore. From this wing of the house, you can also access the guest casita; nearly 800 square feet with one bedroom, kitchenette and a private two car covered parking space.

While the interior of this home is no doubt impressive, the surrounding 3.5 acre grounds are lush with mature native landscaping and amenities that every Southwestern Knight would approve of, including an incredible mountain view, which can be enjoyed while relaxing in the pool/spa or while cooking your favorite backyard fair from the outdoor kitchen. If you prefer a little more action, there is also a sports court for basketball and volleyball. Or if your type of action requires a big engine, you won’t have to worry about space because the garage is large enough for up to ten cars including a double RV garage.


Noble is often a word associated with a knight. Ironically, if we were to describe “Casa del Caballero” in just one word, noble would be fitting: “Casa del Caballero” a Southwestern home built for a noble knight. For a private tour of 8350 W La Caille, Peoria contact Nate Martinez at 602-430-5226.

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a great weekend and a wonderful Christmas holiday. I hope these last few days you had an opportunity to relax with friends and family and remind yourself why you work so hard.

As we enter the last week of 2014, I am reminded of all the great success we have had over the last year. We faced truly daunting challenges and we faced each and every one head on. Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated. Together 2015 will be the best year so far for each and every one of us. We must make the commitment today for that to come true.

Let us spend that last few days of the year thinking back on all our accomplishments; thinking back on all the things we need to work on; thinking back on all the people we had the wonderful opportunity to meet, and, hopefully, make a positive difference in their lives. Let us also spend the last few days of the year thinking about all the success we would like to have going forward. Let us think about all of the things we should work harder at. Let us think about all of the things we should learn to earn more and be better at our businesses. Let us think about all the lives we can make just a little better by doing things for others.

I would ask each and every one of you to challenge yourself like you have never done before. No, I don't mean start going to the gym in January and stay until February. I mean a true commitment to success in all areas of your life. Let us make a commitment to be a better spouse, parent, or friend. Let us make a commitment to be more patient and understanding. Let us make a commitment to make a positive difference in someone’s life each and ever day. Let us make a commitment when the waves of challenge and obstacle come crashing in we do not get knocked down, but we ride that wave to a better and brighter place.

I wish each and every one of you a wonderful and happy New Year!


Happy New Year Wish By Joanna Fuchs

My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,

And what you want, you get.
A year in which you cherish
The past year's memories,

And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.
I wish for you a holiday

With happiness galore;
And when it's done, I wish you
Happy New Year, and many more.


“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” - Bill Vaughn

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” - T.S. Eliot

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” -  Henry Ward Beecher

“I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years.” -  Henry Moore

“It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.” -  William Thomas

“I never worry about action, but only about inaction.” - Winston Churchill

“Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.” - David Ogilvy

Let’s make this last week the best week of the year!

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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The Giving Season

by Nate Martinez

The Giving Season 

I recently read an article by motivational speaker and teacher, Darren Hardy that has inspired me this holiday season. Every year during the holidays, we get into the “giving season.” We see a rush on donations for toys, food and other worthy causes, which is great but what if we were in the “giving season” every day – not just the last few weeks of the year? What if we applied the “giving season” to more than just donations and holiday gifts?

“Want courage? Give encouragement. Want hope? Give hope. Want love? Give love. Want success? Help someone else become successful.” – Darren Hardy

We are presented with little opportunities on a daily basis to make a difference, just by giving whatever you can in that moment. Giving isn’t about money or fancy gifts; the simple gesture of a kind smile to a stranger can be the best gift of all. And the gifts we give that come from the heart, are what the Holiday Season is truly about. My wish for you, this year and throughout the New Year is to be in the “giving season” every day.

Happy Holidays – Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and enjoyment. I know many of you spent some time doing last minute shopping or even dealing with the snowfall, but I hope you made the most of it.

With the upcoming holiday at the end of this week, I know many of us will be busy doing lots and lots of things to prepare. You have worked extremely hard this year and you truly deserve to enjoy this season. I have seen many of you succeed and struggle over the year and I want each one of you to know that I hope you are as proud of yourself as I am of you.

The character, passion, determination, and will to succeed were on display in 2014. This past year, through all of you, I was reminded that great things can be accomplished at all times regardless of current circumstance. It was not easy, but great successes never are. We do not ask for the easy road. We do not pick the short-term gain. We do not rise while holding everyone else down. Success has been achieved by all of you.

Think about your accomplishments, large or small. Be thankful for them. Be proud of them. Be prepared for more. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.

Wishing you all and your families a very happy holiday!  


I wanted to share a word with you that I think is very fitting at this time of year - Believe. I hope that all of you still do, in many things large and small. I hope that all of you share this wonderful concept with all the people you care about. I hope you all never lose this magical idea - Believe.

I Believe we have not come this far to fail or give up now.

I Believe we are meant to go through storms before we see the beautiful sun.

I Believe the kingdom we live in is unshakable.

I Believe family become friends and friends become family.

I Believe all my hard work will pay off.

I Believe 2015 will be the best year of my life so far.

I Believe I have the power to change anything I do not like.

I Believe collectively we are stronger than we are apart.

I Believe love is the solution to all problems.

I Believe time brings about opportunity and thought.

I Believe I have been put on this earth and in this position for a purpose.

I Believe I am capable of anything as long as I have the desire to do it.

I Believe I am who I am because of all the people in my life.

What do you Believe?


“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.”  Thomas Jefferson

“You'll see it when you believe it.” - Wayne Dyer

“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.”- Vince Lombardi

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.” - Lou Holtz

“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.” - Henry Ford

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” - John D Rockefeller

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.” - Dale Carnegie

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Exquisite Living in Montecina at Vistancia

by Nate Martinez

Exquisite living in Montecina at Vistancia

Built by TW Lewis, this gorgeous home is nearly 3,200 square feet, located the gated community known as Montecina at Vistancia, in north Peoria. Within this intimate community, you will only find sixty home sites – all of which are single story, to preserve the views of the Sonoran desert terrain and neighboring mountain ranges. The seller has spared no expense, both inside and out with thousands spent on upgrades, which make this home energy efficient and oozing with tasteful amenities you just don’t find in every home.

The structural design includes a traditional formal living area, large family room overlooking the kitchen and three bedrooms plus a den. You’ll be greeted by a gated courtyard complete with rustic brick pavers and a cozy fireplace. From here you’ll enter through the foyer of the home where you’ll appreciate the $35,000 spent in just the tile flooring alone.


Situated on a 1/4 acre lot, the home is facing north/south which provides optimal protection from the Arizona sun and privacy is one of the primary focal points. The backyard opens to a desert wash area with incredible views of the serene desert and the seclusion one might desire in outdoor living found only in the southwest. The seller spent over $100,000 in landscaping, to include a free form pool with a rock waterfall, fire pit and extended patio with access to the above-ground spa ramada.

At the gourmet kitchen you will find more of the same tasteful amenities that make every day living a pleasure, especially if you are the culinary type. To start there is a generous walk-in pantry, perfect for storing all your cooking gadgets and ingredients. Upgraded Woodcase cabinetry line the walls of the kitchen, providing additional storage and plenty of granite counter space.  Convenient kitchen island, double ovens and a gas cooktop complete this gourmet kitchen.


If cleaning air and energy efficiency are at the top of your “must-have” list, then you can stop your search here. The seller spent over $20,000 in HVAC upgrades, to insure the best indoor air quality possible. The house brings in fresh air at a rate of 150 CFM, and the pure air system incorporates a HEPA filter, UV lamps to stop bacteria and a catalyst to remove any VOC's in the air. The solar system was sized to essentially offset the need for peak power and is guaranteed to provide at least 90 percent of the designed output.

Exquisite living in Montecina at Vistancia can be yours today. Open house on Sunday, December 21st starting at 12:00noon. Click here for more information about 30730 N 126th Lane, Peoria Arizona. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Panoramic Golf Course Views

by Nate Martinez

Panoramic Golf Course Views 

Located in one of Arizona’s premier retirement communities, this property is sitting on a quarter acre lot with panoramic golf course views! Updated throughout, the nearly 3,200 square foot floorplan includes a spacious great room with a formal dining area plus a game room with a custom built-in bar. The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to entertain in style!


Large kitchen island with seating is perfect for meals-on-the-go. Tons of rich, upgraded cabinetry that blend well with the HI-MACS® solid surface counter tops and the premium appliance package. Updates and upgrades throughout! Both bathrooms have been updated with beautiful vanities, tile surrounds and picture mirrors. The floor plan includes a guest bedroom and a master retreat, which has private access to the covered patio. Enjoy the views from every angle of this amazing backyard! If you are looking for a home to retire to in style, then stop your search here!


For details on the upcoming open house, please contact Nate Martinez at 602.430.5226 or via email at Click here to view more details about 10522 W Wheatridge Drive, for sale in Sun City, Arizona

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and enjoyment.

I am sure you all were very busy with holiday shopping, or parties, or just relaxing, or maybe even some work! I wanted to mention to you that as the year wraps up and we focus on the holiday and having a great 2015 that we should look back on 2014 and be very proud. It was not an easy year. All of us, and in every way, both personally and professionally, faced many challenges and some of us still do. We should take some time this week to think about all of the hurdles and bumps in the road we had this past year. We do not do this to dwell on them, but only to think about all of the challenges we got through, around, or over.

What I like most about business is that it is never ending and always changing. That is the same with life. We wake up each and every day and we plan and we work and life comes our way. We must remember that we make choices each and every day and those choices are only ours. Many things have tried to throw us off course and many more will come. Many things have made our travels bumpy and difficult and many more will come. We should expect them and when they come we will be ready and we will handle them. The reason we look back is to remind ourselves that where we have come from was not easy.

Let us move forward with more confidence, resolve, and determination to reach our goals. Let us have some fun along the way. Let us bring as many people with us that would like to come.


Another calendar year comes to an end as the world welcomes another new one. Strangely, I am reminded of Elton John's song “Circle of Life” from the movie The Lion King.

Circle of Life
Music by Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice. From the soundtrack to "The Lion King"

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope 
Till we find our place 
On the path unwinding

In the circle, the circle of life
Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

I am particularly moved by the second stanza: "Some say eat or be eaten, some say live and let live; but all are agreed as they join the stampede, you should never take more than you give."

The laws of nature say that every creature's role in the grand scheme of things is to take as well as give. Each of us is predator as well as prey. As a vital link in the food chain, we are allowed to acquire what we need to survive, but we are also required to provide what others need to live. Life's basic rule is that simple.

Unfortunately, some of us are lured to excesses and extremes. We want to have more than the next person, oftentimes killing one another in the process. We want to be bigger than our neighbors, oftentimes depriving others of their means to survive. We take more than we give. This is how we disrupt the natural flow of existence. This is how we bring about evil, pain, and suffering. And this is why...

"Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars"

As the song continues, it describes life as a wheel of fortune, a leap of faith, and a band of hope...until we find our place on the path that the endless round.

Another ending, another beginning, yet nothing will be the same.

The next twelve months will bring a new string of fortunes and misfortunes, new opportunities to take countless leaps of faith, and renewed hope in our struggle to build a more meaningful, more prosperous life for us all.

Let's welcome the New Year by celebrating the circle... and miracle of life!


“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” - Emily Dickinson

“Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. “ - Mark Twain

“If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.” - Oscar Wilde

“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.” - Abraham Lincoln

“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” -  Charles Gordy

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” - Mort Walker

“You can't have everything...where would you put it?” - Steven Wright

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a great weekend!

The holidays are fast approaching and we are going to be pulled in many directions. This is the time of year that gets to be very, very busy. We should be thrilled to have this opportunity in our lives and I encourage each of you to make the most of it and find some extra time.

Spend that extra time shopping for just the right gift. Spend that extra time listening to a child talk about Santa Claus. Spend that extra time making a few phone calls to those people you may not have talked to enough throughout the year. You will never know the impact you may have on someone’s life.

Let us try to make the people around us feel happier, feel cared about, feel filled with energy, feel loved. When we do that we ourselves will feel more fulfilled.


The Paradox of our Time! By Dr. Bob Moorehead

The paradox of our time in history is that...
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers. Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families. More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense. More knowledge, but less judgment.
More experts, but more problems. More medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals.
We have more food, but less appeasement.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication. We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or to just hit delete...


“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” - Mother Teresa

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” - William James

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.” - Sydney Smith

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” - Henry David Thoreau

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday and a nice long weekend.  The year 2014 is coming to a close and many of us have a lot of work to do before we can be certain that 2015 will be our best year ever. Let us take some time this week to get our business on the right path.

What systems do you need to work on to make 2015 the best year ever? What training or education do you need to make 2015 the best year ever? What habits do you need to develop or enhance to make 2015 the best year ever? There are plenty of things we can work on now to make next year all that much better. Let us remember the 5 P's - Prior - Planning - Prevents - Poor - Performance. We need to constantly focus and work on our business even during the holidays. Most businesses do not totally close for the month of December - do not let yours!!!

We will all enjoy family, friends, and memories - we will also make the last month of 2014 count!


The Cricket!
Author Unknown

A Native American and his friend were in downtown New York City, walking near Times Square in Manhattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing, and the sounds of the city were almost deafening.

Suddenly, the Native American said, "I hear a cricket."

His friend said, "What? You must be crazy. You couldn't possibly hear a cricket in all of this noise!"

"No, I'm sure of it," the Native American said, "I heard a cricket."

"That's crazy," said the friend.

The Native American listened carefully for a moment, and then walked across the street to a big cement planter where some shrubs were growing. He looked into the bushes, beneath the branches, and sure enough, he located a small cricket. His friend was utterly amazed.

"That's incredible," said his friend. "You must have super-human ears!"

"No," said the Native American. "My ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what you're listening for."

"But that can't be!" said the friend. "I could never hear a cricket in this noise."

"Yes, it's true," came the reply. "It depends on what is really important to you. Here, let me show you."

He reached into his pocket, pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the sidewalk. And then, with the noise of the crowded street still blaring in their ears, they noticed every head within twenty feet turn and look to see if the money that tinkled on the pavement was theirs.

"See what I mean?" asked the Native American. "It all depends on what's important to you."


"Don't quack like a duck.. soar like an eagle." - Ken Blanchard

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal." - Napoleon Hill

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy

"When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out."  - David Weatherford

"You can't win the raffle if you don't buy the ticket." - Ally McBeal

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

"If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?" - Jeffrey Mayer

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius

 Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

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