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Looking for a great park in Scottsdale Arizona? The McCormick Stillman Railroad Park is a top choice when looking for a great place to take your kids. It is located in a great central location in Scottsdale just off of Indian Bend Road. With many things to do it is easy to spend the day in this park. You will find a carousel, 2 playgrounds and a train ride that takes you on a 10 minute ride. Visit the model railroad building to view 10,000 square feet of model railroads. There are two shops in the park Hartley's General Store (5 comments)
Scorpions in Arizona Can Get Really Big! - 09/28/11 12:43 PM
Scorpions in Arizona It seems that my house is turning into a zoo! For those of you who read my blog you remember just a few days ago I wrote I woke up to 3 bobcats in my yard. Well it seems my luck is continuing. Yesterday as I was taking my daughter for a walk when I saw the biggest scorpion I have ever seen in my front yard on the street. It was so big that I have to see if there is anyone else that has seen one this big in their yard. CREEPY! I am pretty sure this thing is to (16 comments)
I Am Encouragement The meaning of encouragement: The expression of approval and support, The act of giving hope or support to someone or the feeling of being encouraged. No matter how old we get we still need encouragement. Remember a child's face when you tell them your going to do great, you can do it and I am so proud of you! They light up with a big glowing smile knowing that someone believes in them. They go out and try their hardest and know someone has their back. It's easy as adults to think we don't need this kind of (13 comments)
I have lived in Arizona for 10 years and I have had the pleasure of only seeing these animals in my backyard twice. The first time was 2 years ago. A huge male was sleeping in our backyard. Because of the size of him I was not sure if I should call for help as I had never seen one before. I was living in the middle of a neighborhood and had no idea where he was going to run off to. Should I warn the neighbors? What should I do? I soon found out that they (29 comments)
Things to do in Scottsdale this weekend - 09/23/11 05:12 PM
Things to do in Scottsdale this weekend It's Friday night! There are some fun activities planned for tonight if your schedule is not full. Some great music, a book signing and a scorpion hunt. As for me I will be skiping out on the scorpion hunt. I have seen enough of them in the house the last week to never have to see one again. The list below will give you all the information to fill your Friday night calender. Follow the links for more details and to purchase tickets.
Casting Crowns Sept. 23rd, 2011 @7:30pm great seats still available! Price $25.50-$42.50
Amy Grant and Michael (6 comments)
What will your DOG be capable of in the Future? - 09/21/11 12:21 PM
WILL THIS BE THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR DOG? This has got to be one of the funniest pictures I have ever seen. I found this on the web and I just had to share it with my Active Rain friends. If this is truly what our dogs could evolve into then I am sure everyone is going to want a pet. Maybe we could teach them to clean the house while we are at work too. There really could be endless possibilities!
My good friend Debbie Taitel is coming all the way from Chicago to host an amazing workshop here in Carefree, Arizona. The workshop is designed to awaken your female creativity, bring out your inner goddess and allow you to reclaim your divine birthright as a woman. She is AMAZING and I personally can’t wait to attend. This is truly going to be full of girl power and you will come away transformed. Please visit the link below to view all her personal details about the workshop (4 comments)
POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS: Stepping stones to perfection
Life is full of obstacles. If we think of these obstacles as stepping stones we can see that each one takes us down a pathway. Whenever something comes up in life that is difficult and not expected we can think about the path of stones. Each stone down the pathway representing a difficult time in our life. As we slowly move down this path of stones we will end up in a place of perfection, a place where we meet up with our higher self. We are all on a path of stepping (8 comments)
This is a snapshot of foreclosure activity in North Scottsdale zip codes. Overall residential foreclosures are down 18% from last year and condos 52%. Foreclosures were 31% of total sales. There is more bank owned homes that will come onto the market by the end of the year. There is no way to know exactly (2 comments)
Greater Phoenix Pre Foreclosure / Shortsale Snapshot - 09/18/11 12:34 PM
Pre Foreclosure and Short Sale Snapshot 9/17/2011 8/17/2011 6/17/2011 9/17/2010 ACTIVE LISTINGS TODAY: 10,607 LAST MONTH: 10,986 LAST QUARTER: 12,000 LAST YEAR: 17,328 AWC LISTINGS 7,114 7,182 7,211 5,756 PENDING 4,415 4,192 4,193 3,175 SALES PER MONTH 2,119 1,913 2,073 1,727 SALES PER YEAR 20,735 20,343 19,971 19,050 DAYS ON MARKET 144 145 153 138 DAYS INVENTORY 187 198 220 333 MONTHS SUPPLY 5.2 5.6 5.9 9.9 LISTING SUCCESS RATE 63.2% 59% 55.3% 39.7%
Everyone in Arizona is all to familiar with short sales. Everyone you come across seems to have a story as to their personal experience. The question is when is it going to slow down? We (0 comments)
Search real estate and homes for sale in the popular neighborhood of TROON NORTH located in North Scottsdale Arizona a great place to invest in real estate. Current homes active right now on the MLS start at $340,000 for 1743 Sqft on up to $6,100,000 for 10,000 sqft. You can search through all available Troon North Real Estate listings for sale at the link below. Use all the available tools mortgage calculaters and links to help you with your home search. TROON NORTH HOMES FOR SALE (2 comments)
If you are looking for homes for sale in the popular neighborhood of Grayhawk located in North Scottsdale you will find that home prices have steadied out in the area. Scottsdale is a great place to invest in real estate. Current homes active right now on the MLS start at $329,900 for 2440 Sqft on up to $1,850,000 for 7393 sqft. You can search through all available Grayhawk listings for sale at the link below. View bank owned properties, foreclosures and short sales. You can also use our online tools to calculate your mortgage (0 comments)
GRAYHAWK COMMUNITY 85255 ACTIVITY SOLDS 8/01/2011 - 09/17/2011
ADDRESS SOLD PRICE BED BATH SQFT TRANSACTION 1. 21619 N 72ND PL $210,000 3 2 1,386 Short Sale 2. 7755 E Phantom Way $290,000 3 2 1,882 Short Sale 3. 7908 E Feathersong Ln $326,500 3 3 2,491 bank Owned 4. 8407 E Havasupai Dr $ 398,888 3 3 2,141 Normal 5. 8257 E Hoverland Rd $400,000 3 2 2,366 Normal 6. 7612 E Tailfeather $438,000 4 2.5 3,489 Normal 7. 7592 E Phantom Way $465,000 4 2.5 2,806 Normal 8. 7512 E Phantom Way $585,000 5 3.5 3,705 Normal 9. 21117 N 74th Pl $599,000 4 (3 comments)
Sharing Beauty - 09/15/11 12:08 PM
Sometimes all you need is a picture to bring peace into your soul. This is a picture for me that does just that. I hope you all have a a day full of peace and let the light shine into your soul at every moment. I am going to try to share a picture once a week that has spoken to me in some way. I really do think that sometimes a picture says more then words.
Are you living a life that empowers who you are? Are you thinking thoughts that strengthen and empower your life for the better? If your thoughts lately are less then uplifting it is time to detoxify your mind and body. If we hold onto negative energy in our bodies we can actually start to manifest with physical sicknesses. This can show up in many forms and it is our body’s way to scream at us to change our habitual patterns of self destruction.
Are you thinking of Short selling your home but you are not sure if you qualify? There are three main factors the bank looks at to determine if you qualify for a short sale: -Your lender will determine if you have a financial hardship. Some examples of hardship are loss of job, loss of spouse, unexpected medical expenses and significant change in your monthly payment due to an adjustable rate loan. -They will want to determine if you truly cannot afford your mortgage payment. They will review your finances to see if you have (5 comments)
Positive Affirmations: Gratitude It’s Monday and a new week is upon us. With all the many things going on our lives sometimes it is hard to stay focused. However if we set the intention at the beginning of the week to stay positive and think about all the good things that are happening it can change the entire dynamic of the week. Staying in a place of gratitude puts us into a space of energy where the anxieties of life seem to fall away.
Start every day listing what you are grateful for. You can say these (12 comments)
It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since September 11th. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I wanted to put love, light and honor out to all of the people around the world whose lives were changed by this day. May your lives be touched and blessed forever.
Pre Approval Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make - 09/09/11 08:30 PM
I really enjoyed this blog by Rebekah. I think that this is something that every buyer needs to be aware of. It is a great one for consumers to read and I wanted to share. Via Rebekah Radice Colorado Springs FHA Loan 203k, VA Mortgage, Loan Pre-Approval (Benchmark Mortgage, Colorado Springs FHA, VA, Pre-Approval): You have spent the last several weeks scouring the city for your dream home. You wrote an offer and ‘hooray’, it was accepted. You were pre-approved for a loan by your lender a month ago, but understand that your next step is to complete the mortgage application (3 comments)
The rental market in Scottsdale Arizona is booming. Scottsdale rental homes are flying of the market very quickly. If you are looking for a four bedroom home for your large family you better have your agent watching every day to help you snag one up. We are coming on to the end of our HOT summer and we should start to see some more rental homes come on the market as winter slows down the rental season. With that you will see a drop in rental pricing with more homes on the market to choose from. If you have been waiting for a (2 comments)
It's a sellers market! It has been a while since we have heard those words but it really is a sellers market here in Scottsdale Arizona. There are multiple offers on most homes and inventory levels are down. There were 16,235 new jobs created and with low mortgage rates I think our trend will continue! Lets cross our fingers that we can continue this trend into the winter.
Zip code 85255 with the popular neighborhoods DC Ranch and Grayhawk -Average price $627,000, Total homes Sold- 399, Average days on Market - 107, % of (1 comments)
Do you believe that there is HUGE potential to be realized? Do you set positive intentions in your life and watch them come true? Do you believe life is easy or do you struggle trying to find your way? Living life with a positive intention is life changing. It will bring you a peace and fulfillment that was never felt before.
Keep positive thoughts flowing through your mind and there will not be any room for anything else. Life will come to you easily if you go with the flow (0 comments)
Moving can be very costly. So it is a good idea to plan ahead and budget on all the many ways you can save on the big move. There are so many things to buy from boxes, tape and bubble wrap the list and cost can seem endless. So where do you go to buy all these supplies? Or an even better question where can you find free moving boxes?
The first place to search is CRAIGSLIST where you will find many listings for used boxes and moving supplies. This will be (5 comments)
Own or Rent - 09/04/11 12:19 PM
HOME OWNERSHIP or keep renting? Many renters in Scottsdale, Arizona are ready to get out of their apartments and look at Scottsdale homes for sale. Others have a dream of homeownership but think they can’t afford it. With so many options out there from condos, patio homes, foreclosures there is no reason to wait. I recommend talking with a professional to see what your options are. Many times if you are not ready right away they will guide you in the direction of what needs to happen so that your goal can become a reality. It’s time to consider looking into your (4 comments)
One of my all time favorite charities is called SMILE TRAIN. Their mission is to provide free cleft lip and palate surgery to thousands of poor children around the world. The children that SMILE TRAIN helps would otherwise never receive the important surgery that SMILE TRAIN can provide. The children also receive total rehabilitative care after surgery. These kids go on to live normal healthy lives and are able to speak and eat normally. They will grow up with the confidence needed to acheive whatever their heart desires. (4 comments)
The Facts are in the Stats... - 09/03/11 01:26 PM
I love Richards blogs. He is so funny and gives such great advice. I am hoping to learn from all of his mistakes so that no one gets mad at me here on the Rain LOL. Now since I am a NEWBIE I am wondering how do I see my own stats on AR. I have so much to learn!!! Via Richard Yates, REALTOR Orange County, CA Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker Real Estate): The facts are in the Stats... Statistics don't lie, either your post worked or it didn't work. Here are the Statistics for my last four posts. (None were (2 comments)
Do you feel in balance? Are you putting equal effort into all the areas in your life? If you have been feeling a little in the twilight zone you may be out of balance. Below I will give you some tips on things you can do to balance out your life.
MEDITATE - It is talked about a lot these days but have you tried it? Are you someone that gives yourself 15-20 minutes a day dedicated just to you? I promise you there is no better thing you can do for yourself (8 comments)
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