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Our thanks to the local and national media folks who have supported our properties through the years. . . . From CNN to Fox Network, and in Phoenix broadcasting, Diane Ryan, the long-time host of "Cool House" on Fox 10 and Syleste Rodriguez who currently does an excellent job on the program.  We've put together a compilation of some of amazing properties.  Click the photo.
And to see the entire real estate tours, on our TV page, follow this link! Amazing TV Tours
Check out these vintage radio promos done for Preston's show when on KTAR Radio!  KTAR Promos for Preston

Now that Spring Training is over, and baseball begins, many folks may not realize that one the biggest Diamondback fans is former President Jimmie Carter.   While our prayers go out to Pres. Carter,  I thought you'd enjoy hearing the president's Diamondback praises, and a segment from the interview on his charming life in Plains, GA as he talked about his book 'Christmas In Plains"  with me years ago on KTAR Radio. Regardless of political affiliation, he was one of the nicest guests I had interviewed out of over 25,000. 
Diamondback Fan Pres. Jimmie Carter  

Below: Just listed-quaint residence in popular Carefree Estates. 2 master-suite bedroom home with large patio, with $ 250,000 in upgrades and rennovations. Solid block home you'll enjoy and a perfect second-home as well!  $ 875,000.  (median sales price of Carefree homes is over $ 1.5 million.  Last 7 homes under contract are all exceeding one million dollars. Contact us for more information. Click here for more  information. Watch the video tour!  Check out this new listing!

Below, Just Listed, "The Last Outpost" featured on Fox 10 TV.  Rare, historical and astonishing 40 acre parcel of patented  mining land on Continental Peak.  Off-grid, secluded, possible helipad, gold mine and the mineral rights.  "Bug-out" here! Photo below.   MLS6533721 See more:  The Last Outpost 40 acres
Be sure to watch the video tour, be amazed at the location!

Thanks to all the out-of-town friends who came to our area this year, enjoying the Super Bowl, Phoenix Open, Arabian Horse Show, World Baseball Championship and Spring Training.  If you are a pilot or car collector, interested in coming back and living at Skyranch at Carefree, one of America's great aviation communities. At any one time, there maybe houses, townhomes or hangars available.  We are the Skyranch experts.  Click on the picture above for a dramatic flyover!   No other agents has sold more homes, lots, hangars and townhomes than us. Charter members, pilots and hangar owners at Skyranch for three decades, and forty year Carefree residents!   Call us for updates at 602-377-0060 #skyranch

Here's a question that very well could have been asked by miners in the 1800s, seeking out rich deposits of gold and ore. "Lithium. . .what's that?" Many of the assays only tested for gold and silver, yet there's a world-wide hunt on for anything with lithium, the key component in electric car batteries. Well, we tested for Lithium at the famous Octave gold mine near Wickenburg. One sample came out 63.3 ppm. Experts say that a minimum concentration of lithium, to produce a viable brine, is between 50-75 ppm.  Now the Octave is an amazing gold property, and this could be just another reason to research it.   Octave has already produced 200,000 oz of gold, 75,000 oz of silver and many believe the surface has just been scratched. Octave is available for sale. An exclusive offering from Russ Lyon Sotheby's Int'l Realty.
Aside from the Lithium, big times could be coming up for rising gold prices, according to CNBC. See the story Gold prices rising
and see more about the incredible Octave gold mine for sale, near Wickenburg, AZ. Octave gold mine
Contact us for further details.   photo credit:  Sharlot Hall Museum.

Again, it was our extreme honor to emcee the annual Veteran's Day Program at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree.  This year, the keynote speaker was Captain Larry Earnst (pictured below left), former Top Gun instructor, Vietnam aircraft carrier combat pilot, and Commander of the aircraft carrier Midway, which is now anchored in San Diego Harbor as a floating Naval museum. (Preston in the middle, sergeant in the Marines,  with incoming Carefree Mayor John Crane, a former submariner, on the right, during a dinner at Venue's Restaurant)

And what a surprise!  During the dinner, Mayor-elect John Crane presented a proclamation to the Westmoreland's, in view of their community service, AND, their  50th Wedding Anniversary, proclaiming Monday, Nov 14, as "Preston and Nancy Westmoreland Day" in Carefree.
Preston had also been the Grand Marshall for the annual Fiesta Days Parade in Cave Creek,  so when you need a realtor to buy or sell, who knows the area, consider us.  Residents for 35 years here.

Below, Recently SOLD!   (PHOTO BELOW)  Skyranch Lot  $ 1.5 million.  The Value of Location.   This is the largest amount ever paid for a one acre lot in the history of Carefree and Cave Creek.  The property is  sandwiched between the Skyranch runway and the Top 100 Desert Forest Golf Course.  Our thanks to the Idaho buyer and family who will enjoy this new base of operations, and also our dedicated seller, who had the faith in Nancy and I to represent his property for this memorable sale.
In recent years,  we closed escrow on  a contemporary residence for $1.9 million, then the house next door $1.2 million,  And  then the next house for $ 1.55 million.  What a thrill to sell 4 houses and a lot, all in a row.!   Price per sq. foot of the last two homes exceeds $500 sq. ft., some of the highest prices per sq. foot in over two years.  Below, of the last vacant Skyranch lots under contract, due to close escrow. Listed $1.5 million Looking for Airport Property?  We were fortunate to be charter members of Skyranch, and Preston was a pilot operating out of the field, and a former Member of the Original Board.  We are proud to say we have sold almost every property on the North side of the runway, both homes and lots, for the last 20 years.  Plus many townhomes and hangars on the South side of the field.  Preston was also the radio commercial voice of Stellar Airpark Estates!  


Recently SOLD.  $ 1.815 MILLION. Thanks to our Seattle buyers. Welcome Home to Carefree!
The home where many of the greatest golf courses started, the former home of legendary golf course designer Pete Dye, with innovated circular contemporary design, super views, no HOA, quiet street.
Pete designed of the 17th hole at Sawgrass, one of the toughest and most photographed golf hole in the world! 

The most unique and distinctive home we've ever rented!  With modules made in a Phoenix factory,  delivered by truck and assembled by crane, this prototype residence of the future was a stunner!  We were honored to sell the company the lot, and then found a wonderful renter who loved it.  See the incredible photos of the truck transport and crane operation below, that had the whole town talking!   There is nothing like this just completed showcase contemporary residence of minimalist Industrial design, built to exemplify the mountain and desert views of Carefree, with a cosmopolitan ''loft'' feel,. And next to the world-famous Boulder Resort, and several doors down from the former home of broadcaster Hugh Downs on Stagecoach Pass.  Floor to ceiling treated windows with cork floors on the upper level, finished concrete on the bottom, with 90 degree opening walk-out doors. Open floor plan with panoramic mountain, golf course and city light vistas! Private office, Kitchen has large sweeping granite island, built-in Miele appliances, whole house WiFi. Lower floor entertainment room opens to a view patio. Even the garage is a stunner.  Full-floor-to-ceiling glass walls.  Dramatic cork floors upstairs.  glass-enclosed garage. Just in case you're curious. it rented for $ 20,000 a month but no longer available in the rental market.  Call for us for updates.  3 bed/4bath approx. 4300 sq. ft. 

The Church house sells!  Photo below of one of our most unusual offerings, at 9848 E. Roadrunner Drive,  in Scottsdale. A home donated to a local church, put on the market, and sold for $ 1.385 million, and then. . . . .the buyer drops a generous 5-figure donation to add to the church's benefit! A Win-Win for everyone! 

Two gold properties sold! We have sold the Golden Star Ranch,  LOADED WITH WATER, $2.15 million. Patented land with artesian wells and historic gold mines. Forbes Magazine says "Gold prices set to explode, and there is big interest in quality gold properties.    Forbes Magazine Gold Story
 The "Last Outpost," 40 acres patented gold mine on top of Continental Mountain overlooking Phoenix, sold for $ 950,000. It was featured  on Fox10 , who called it a "Pure Gold Property." Our thanks to anchor/reporter Brian Webb, for the wonderful story. . See stories and links below.  It was the only piece of land currently available on Continental Peak. Thank you!

Below, Syleste Rodriguez of Fox 10 also showcased our other Skyranch sale last year! Contact us for the latest on Skyranch homes, townhomes and hangar availabilities.

Fox10's Story on Cool House!

Could Cave Creek look like this in a thousand years?  Director Adrian Carr (Crocodile Dundee and Quigley Down Under) shot a sci fi movie "Solus" on the Golden Star Ranch in 2019.   Its a futuristic tale of a dystopian world. Check out the title shot below. Photo courtesy of J2 Productions.  They computer-generated a futuristic city where Cave Creek, Arizona use to be. If you know the area, you'll recognize Black Mountain on the left.  They picked the Golden Star for its mines, tunnels, cliffs and abundant foliage for the producer. 
See the Solus preview movie clip, from the spectacular opening scene, showing what Arizona might look like in 1,000 years! (Still shot below)  Solus Preview Cut-The Opening

Fun time awhile back, thanks to Diane Brennan, my former newscaster at KTAR Radio, who letting me fill in for her on her That Real Estate  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!
 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.  Here's the entire story on the gold mine properties: Tour Gold Hill and the Octave While Gold Hill and the Octave are no longer available,  its an incredible adventure into the tunnels!  And check out this Fox 10 story done on the Octave Mine. You'll notice former newscaster Kari Lake (now running for Arizona Governor) introduces the story:
Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake intros story
Most Amazing house, Fox tours the Boulder House, built in a pile of rocks!    The Boulder House on Fox

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 40 years!   Preston has been put into the Lyon's Chairman's Board category,  for exceptional sales volume.  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 50 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.

(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!  See an historical overview of this amazing structure: Boulder House Webpage    And view 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.  We are the Skyranch Experts.  Charter members, hangar owners and pilots, and board members.  Avoid Scottsdale Airport 20-year waits & Deer Valley Airport super congestion. Let us know if you want us to keep an eye out for airport property. Skyranch 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. Quick video of Skyranch: Fly-over Skyranch!

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