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Let your kids find their inner artist at your local pottery painting place! Pottery painting is a great activity for kids because it is hands-on, colorful, and a nice keepsake! How it works: Upon arrival, your little ones will pick out a pottery piece that they'd like to paint. They have pottery items from plates to dragons to princesses to piggy banks, you name it! (This would be a great activity to take the kids to and have them make something for Father's Day, which is coming up soon!) Each pottery item (10 comments)
When selling your Phoenix, Arizona home, deciding whether or not to do some upgrades varies from home to home. However, as a rule of thumb, my advice is to do some repairs, not big upgrades. Therefore, start small. Avoid knocking out walls and remodeling an entire room (unless there's a safety hazard your inspector points out). Instead, go for smaller, yet effective repairs. Here are some smaller items around your home that are worthy of repair or replacement, if yours are outdated: -Replace hardware: replacing the knobs or (5 comments)
Sell your Phoenix, Arizona home Part 1: Should I have an inspection? - 05/30/11 05:30 PM
Sell your Phoenix, Arizona home Part 1: Should I have an inspection? I see it pretty often in homes-pipes out of place, wiring gone wrong, safety issues that some people never considered as hazardous. Then, when their home is put on the market, it comes as a big surprise when certain things need to be fixed. In the first part of this series on "Sell your Phoenix, Arizona home," I'm going to cover the question, "Should I have an inspection before putting my home up for sale?" The answer is simple: YES! Here's an example as to why: In this photo, a client (23 comments)
The Unknown SoldierBy: Roger J. Robicheau You need not ever know my nameThis unknown soldier seeks no fame I'm here to bring out thought from youMay your heart see more than your view America, we marched with prideWe gave our life, for you we diedHow well we knew the time might comeWhen life could sound that final drum Please think of us as life moves onWe tried so hard till that last dawn Do let our spirit fill the landPass treasured freedom, hand to hand (16 comments)
Do you wish you could travel around the world in a day? Now's your chance (well, sort of)! This weekend, May 28th and 29th at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix is one of the biggest multicultural events Arizona has to offer. The event will feature art, dancing, music, food, drinks, rides, vendors, and entertainment. It's a great place to visit to get a taste (literally) of cultures from around the world! Tickets are $7 per adult (cash only), while children 12 years old and under are FREE! Parking is (1 comments)
Friday Funnies - Frozen Crabs & the Blonde Stewardess - 05/27/11 10:27 AM
Friday Funnies - Frozen Crabs & the Blonde Stewardess A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blond stewardess to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator.He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for their staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out. Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.Shortly before landing in New (22 comments)
Friday, May 27, 2011 What: Desert Botancial Garden Concert Under the Stars, benefit event, food/wine tastingWho: Adam Clark Trio featuring Nicole PesceWhere: Desert Botanical GardenWhen: 7pm-9pmPrice: $21 for nonmembers, $15 for members, food/wine for additional chargeHow: Purchase tickets at Desert Botanical Garden website or call 480-941-1225*Proceeds benefit City of Hope which funds research to fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases What: Spur Cross Ranch Stargazing at Spur Cross, learn names of stars/constellations and history and folk tales behind itWho: Tony LaConte, owner of Stargazing for EveryoneWhere: Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek, 44000 N. Spur Cross RoadWhen: 7:30pmPrice: $3/personHow: Call 480-488-6601 (8 comments)
Phoenix Summer Activities for Kids – Part 2 - 05/26/11 01:39 PM
Phoenix Summer Activities for Kids - Part 2 School's almost out for the summer! Rather than let the kids stay up late, watch TV, sleep in, and eat food all day, many parents are looking for ways to keep the little ones busy and stimulated!
A great resource parents should use that is often overlooked is your local recreation center. For example, in Glendale, I found the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center. A relatively new facility, the center offers a game room, an indoor running track (great for the summer heat), a fitness room, racquetball courts, basketball courts, a lap (1 comments)
How to Attract A Buyer Who Will Pay Top Dollar In A Declining Market - 05/26/11 10:04 AM
Are you thinking of selling your Phoenix Area Home and you want TOP DOLLAR for it? If so read this post to learn how to attract TOP DOLLAR buyers. Thanks to my trusted associate, Tni LeBlanc for writing this excellent article Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria CA Homes Central Coast: How to Attract A Buyer Who Will Pay Top Dollar In A Declining MarketThe story remains the same. Most sellers expect “top dollar” for their homes and most buyers want to pay “rock bottom” prices. However, there are buyers who will pay top dollar for your home and they will not (12 comments)
Seniors selling their Phoenix home Part 2- Ready to Move - 05/25/11 04:25 PM
Seniors selling their Phoenix home Part 2- Ready to Move Selling a home for seniors can be a much more time-consuming and hands-on process than working with other clients for several reasons: (1) it's more difficult for them to get around, so they need extra help preparing their home, (2) they tend to have a lot of stuff that they've gathered throughout their life, and (3) there are different needs and desires in every decade for home buyers, this makes it more shocking to know what to expect for seniors if they have not sold a home in a long time. Check out Seniors selling (6 comments)
Seniors selling their Phoenix home Part 1- Before the big move - 05/24/11 08:37 PM
Seniors selling their Phoenix home Part 1 - Before the big move Selling a home for seniors can be a much more time-consuming and hands-on process than working with other clients for several reasons: (1) it's more difficult for them to get around, so they need extra help preparing their home, (2) they tend to have a lot of stuff that they've gathered throughout their life, and (3) there are different needs and desires in every decade for home buyers, this makes it more shocking to know what to expect for seniors if they have not sold a home in a long time. Below is an example of an (10 comments)
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Backyard Oasis - Part 3 - 05/24/11 09:24 AM
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Backyard Oasis - Part 3 One of the most important things to do when selling your home is stage it the right way. When potential buyers look at your home, they are picturing how it will look with them in it. Therefore, your home should be welcoming, bright, and clean! By doing this, it will make your house look bigger, better, and more appealing to others.
In the first part of this two part series, I gave some tips on how to make the outside of your home look appealing, so that (12 comments)
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Interior - Part 2 - 05/23/11 05:23 PM
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Interior - Part 2 One of the most important things to do when selling your home is stage it the right way. When potential buyers look at your home, they are picturing how it will look with them in it. Therefore, your home should be welcoming, bright, and clean! By doing this, it will make your house look bigger, better, and more appealing to others. In the first part of this two part series, I gave some tips on how to make the outside of your home look appealing, so that potential buyers come (10 comments)
2012-Are you ready? Tomorrow, May 24th, 2011, the Arizona Association of Realtors is hosting a "Broker Manager Conference," which I will be one of the presenters. With the preceding question being their mantra, the conference is aimed at optimizing your business in the next year and the steps you can take to do that. The conference will focus on key questions, such as: • What are agents looking for in their broker & manager? • How do you recruit the best agents? • How do you keep the best agents? • Have the needs (0 comments)
With the summer nearing, many parents are feeling the heat and are not sure what to do with their kids out of school. Therefore, I've decided to write a series of blogs on ways to stay family focused in Phoenix. The Farm at South Mountain is a great place to take the family during the week or on the weekend for a relaxing day outside. The Farm features three award-winning restaurants or cafes, Morning Glory Café for breakfast, The Farm Kitchen for lunch, and the Quiessence Retaraunt and Wine Bar (8 comments)
Saturday Fun Facts - This happens only once in 823 years! - 05/21/11 01:43 PM
Saturday Fun Facts - This happens only once in 823 years! My good friend and client who's always looking out for my best interests sent me this interesting calender for July 1011. Check this out - only if you're want to make more money! It is another one of those chain things which I don't take part in (sorry Ann) but I can share it with all my AR friends in hopes it comes true! Now that would be fun for all of us! And be sure to figure out the birthday date puzzle ..... THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE (19 comments)
Rope in your inner cowboy/cowgirl with Rawhide! Rawhide is a throwback to Arizona's western roots. With everything themed Western, it's a wagon full of good times! With workers dressed in saloon styled gear, old, wooden buildings, horses roaming around stringing along wagons, and dirt floors, you're sure to feel like you're back in the olden' days! Rawhide features gunfights, stunt shows, shooting galleries, rock climbing, stagecoach rides, desert train rides, burro rides, live country music, Sundown Cookouts, a blacksmith, mechanical bull, gold panning, good food, and plenty of photo opportunities. (4 comments)
Whaaaaat.......This IS NOT the House I Purchased - 05/20/11 07:59 PM
Whaaaaat.......This IS NOT the House I Purchased If there ever would be a nightmare day for a real estate agent, closing on the wrong house would be at the top of the list of bad days. Yes my friends I ran into this situation this week. And thankfully it was not I that made such a heinous mistake. Can you imagine yourself closing on the wrong house? A long time client is working with me to purchase a home for her daughter. We viewed a few homes, with no luck. I sent her another list of homes of which her and her daughter (78 comments)
Have you ever had a long, tough day at work where the only thing helping you go through it was the idea of a nice, cold beer at home? How about a long week? I don't know about you all, but some days I have had it with some people I've come in contact with while working! Sometimes people can literally drive you to drink. Well, if you've had one of those long days, or worse, a long week this week, this Saturday is your chance to wind down with beer (and lots (3 comments)
Live a healthy life in Phoenix Part 3: Zumba - 05/19/11 09:08 PM
Live a healthy life in Phoenix Part 3: Zumba If you've never tried Zumba, now is the best chance to give it a shot! Zumba is a fitness program that incorporates Latin dancing. It's a fun and easy way to bring some friends and work out together without feeling like you're doing hard work! Check out this video to take a look at a Zumba class: Sunday, June 5th from 2pm to 4pm, a Zumba class will take place in an effort to raise money for Dress for Success Phoenix. Dress for Success Phoenix's mission is to promote the economic independence (13 comments)
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Curb Appeal - Part 1 - 05/19/11 04:50 PM
DIY: Staging your Phoenix home for sale - Curb Appeal - Part 1 One of the most important things to do when selling your home is stage it the right way. When potential buyers look at your home, they are picturing how it will look with them in it. Therefore, your home should be welcoming, bright, and clean! By doing this, it will make your house look bigger, better, and more appealing to others.
In the first part of this three part series, I am going to go through some simple steps you can do yourself to make the outside of (4 comments)
School's out for the summer! Rather than let the kids stay up late, watch TV, sleep in, and eat food all day, many parents are looking for ways to keep the little ones busy and stimulated! In an effort to offer assistance and opportunities for kids and parents, the Washington Elementary School District hosts various enrichment programs, gifted student programs, sports programs, and just-for-fun programs at many school sites. Pricing for classes varies depending on the class, length of attendance, and more. Many schools offer free breakfast and lunch while there! Check (4 comments)
Give Back: Pointe Tapatio Golf Club - Invest in Education Tournament - 05/17/11 07:20 PM
Give Back: Pointe Tapatio Golf Club - Invest in Education Tournament Fore! Enjoy a round of golf with friends, family, or coworkers this Saturday, May 21st at Pointe Tapatio Golf Club in a tournament aimed at investing in education. The tournament will benefit Washington Elementary School District Programs and Services that are held over the summer. We posted about the programs and services offered in a post, Phoenix Summer Activities for Kids - Part 1. Individual registration for the event is $125 or $450 for a group of four. Businesses are also able to sponsor the event for a variety of (4 comments)
It's no secret that I love art. Watercolors, pastels, collages, sculptures, photography-you name it. My house is filled with numerous forms of art, it's my guilty pleasure. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that the Phoenix Art Museum in downtown Phoenix is one of my favorite places to go in Phoenix. Right now they're showing an exhibit that every woman and even man can appreciate: fashion couture. Fashion Independent features the "original style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor" until the end of May. Ann Bonfoey Taylor (5 comments)
Things to do in Phoenix-metropolitan area Part 5: Camelback Mountain - 05/15/11 05:37 PM
Things to do in Phoenix-metropolitan area Part 5: Camelback Mountain Camelback Mountain is a well-known mountain to hike in the Phoenix-metropolitan area. Located in Scottsdale, it's one of the most popular mountains to climb and one of the most challenging! With steep slopes and big boulders, Camelback makes for a fun terrain to conquer. When I'm feeling really inspired, I like to visit Camelback for fresh air and a good workout. Although the hike can be exhausting for beginners, the view at the top is well worth the wait.
The view from the top overlooks all of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and (7 comments)
Things to do in the Phoenix-metropolitan area Part 4: Phoenix Rock Gym - 05/14/11 01:18 PM
Things to do in the Phoenix-metropolitan area Part 4: Phoenix Rock Gym Arizona is known for having some of the best hiking and rock climbing nationwide. But, in the summer heat with temperatures reaching as high as 120, being outdoors can be pretty miserable. Luckily, if you love physical activity, such as rock climbing, and don't want the heat to get in your way-there's an alternative!
The Phoenix Rock Gym is an indoor rock gym located in Tempe, Arizona. It's a welcoming place for the experienced climbers and for those who are trying it for their first time.
Do you get excited at the thought of a big stage and bright lights? Do you enjoy the echoing sound of a musical but can't escape to Broadway in New York as much as you'd like? If you long for or simply have an appreciation for the arts and good food, the Arizona Broadway Theatre is the place to be! The Arizona Broadway Theatre is located in Peoria, Arizona near Arrowhead Mall. It won Phoenix Magazine's 2010 Best of the Valley, Best Playhouse. It is a fabulous place to take your significant other, (7 comments)
the Frugal Phoenician Part 3: Tips on How to Save Money in Phoenix - 05/13/11 05:04 PM
The Frugal Phoenician Part 3: Tips on How to Save Money in Phoenix I am not a die-hard coupon cutter by any means, BUT I do enjoy saving money when I can. Who doesn't? The Frugal Phoenician is the Phoenix resident's guide on where to go or how to go about saving a few bucks in Phoenix.
With gorgeous weather year round, golf is one of Arizona's biggest attractions and the Phoenix-metropolitan area is full of them! Lucky for summer visitors, many of the golf courses tend to offer discounts on golf, some by as much as 80% off! In (6 comments)
Dubbed the "Street of Dreams" by the New Times, Mill Avenue is a historic landmark that has stood the test of time, lasting since the late 1800s!
It is one of my favorite places in Tempe to explore eclectic, new artists and street performers. There is never a day or night you can walk down Mill Avenue without seeing a guy holding a guitar or art lining the streets.
The best part about Tempe is how it manages to maintain and blend the (6 comments)
Cosmic Shift Happens - Join the Conversation! - 05/11/11 10:02 PM
Cosmic Shift Happens - Join the Conversation! Several Active Rainers are now proud co-authors of an e-book! Cosmic Shift Happens debuts tomorrow, May 12th. This 90-page e-book is aimed at educating others on social media. The book highlights how to interact on the internet in a proper, effective manner. It is designed to help ease the stress and wariness that comes with venturing into the online world. This book was an international collaboration of people across the world from all over America, to France to Australia. This international collaborative e-book was written by: Carra Riley, Joeann Fossland, Brad Hanks, Karin Hanna, Sadie-Michaela (26 comments)
In the spring of 1985 I made my first visit to sunny Phoenix, Arizona. I was living in Vail, Colorado at the time and was ecstatic to get out of the cold. Having grown up in the cold and snow, I was eager to see the dry heat and generous temperatures people would rave about. I instantly fell in love with the amazing weather (especially in the spring), mountainous terrain, and desert landscape. With that, I also became fascinated with cactus. Everywhere I went I was taking pictures of the different cactus I saw (38 comments)
Who can resist the various bright colors and smell of fresh food at a farmers' market? Not I, I'll tell you that. Local farmer's markets are the best places to buy locally and give back to the community. Not only that, but farmers' markets are said to be healthier! With a lower demand, farmers can take their time to grow, using less pesticides and more nurture. Outside of the health and local economic benefits, I enjoy visiting my local farmers' markets to try new food! There are always new vendors (4 comments)
Live a healthy life in Phoenix Part 1: Bikram Yoga Coupon Deal - 05/10/11 08:17 PM
Live a healthy life in Phoenix Part 1: Bikram Yoga Coupon Deal It's funny to think about, but healthy living has become mainstream (as it should be). Americans have neglected the proper steps we need to take to maintain good health. Thus, national campaigns have been launched to fight childhood obesity, diabetes, stress the importance of organic food, and so on. Not only that, we have TV shows completely dedicated to health: to name a couple, Dr. Oz and The Doctors. Because of this, I have decided to post some blogs regarding opportunities that people can take to live a healthy life in (8 comments)
When a lender screws up it ain't a pretty sight...for anybody - 05/10/11 08:15 PM
When a lender screws up it ain't a pretty sight...for anybody Today is one of those days that I needed to pick up the pieces of a transaction gone awry due to an out-of-town lender screwing up the transaction. (This is not meant to imply all big lenders handle business in this manner - but we all know some are worse than others). Ok....let's move on. Let it be said it was the relocating buyers choice to use this lender/bank as they've done business with them for years and years with positive experiences. I suggested several local lenders and let them know my experience with local vs big (7 comments)
The Frugal Phoenician Part 2: Tips on how to save money in Phoenix - 05/10/11 11:39 AM
The Frugal Phoenician Part 2: Tips on how to save money in Phoenix I am not a die-hard coupon cutter by any means, BUT I do enjoy saving money when I can. Who doesn't? The Frugal Phoenician is the Phoenix resident's guide on where to go or how to go about saving a few bucks in Phoenix. Do you have a green thumb? Many people may not realize that gardening is great way to save money in Phoenix and it's not as hard as it may sound.
My advice for gardening in Phoenix? Start small. You don't have to grow (5 comments)
I am not a die-hard coupon cutter by any means, BUT I do enjoy saving money when I can. Who doesn't? The Frugal Phoenician is the Phoenix resident's guide on where to go or how to go about saving a few bucks in Phoenix. Today I'd like to showcase a few Phoenix resources I found that could save you money... My Sister's Closet: Located in Phoenix, My Sister's Closet sells recycled designer apparel. It's a great place to visit to look for inexpensive designer clothes and a (11 comments)
With the summer nearing, many parents are feeling the heat and are not sure what to do with their kids out of school. Therefore, I've decided to write a series of blogs on ways to stay family focused in Phoenix. Voted one of the nation's top 5 zoos for kids, the Phoenix Zoo is a great place for the family! They offer many unique opportunities for young children, kids, and adults to interact with animals, explore the inner workings of the zoo, and learn zoology. Here are some classes they offer that (8 comments)
Anna Banana's Favorite Things: Favorite Recipe for Mother's Day! - 05/07/11 12:46 PM
Anna Banana's Favorite Things: Favorite Recipe for Mother's Day! In true banana fashion, one of my favorite things to bake is Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread. And, after trying it yourself, I'm sure you'll see its a-peel! Especially for Mothers Day Weekend!
What you'll need: 1 cup of mashed very ripe bananas (the more ripe, the sweeter)1/3 cup chopped peanuts1 cup milk chocolate morsels, divided1 egg2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup milk1/3 cup peanut butter3 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom only of loaf pan with vegetable oil. In bowl, (18 comments)
Family focus in Phoenix Part 1: Phoenix Public Libraries - 05/06/11 03:58 PM
Family focus in Phoenix Part 1: Phoenix Public Libraries With the summer nearing, many parents are feeling the heat and are not sure what to do with their kids out of school. Therefore, I've decided to write some blogs on ways to stay family focused in Phoenix. There are many opportunities at your local library for babies, toddlers, children, teens, and adults to have fun, learn, and stay busy during the summer.
After visiting Phoenix's Burton Barr Public Library the other day, I realized that libraries are very underrated. For those of you who have not been to Burton Barr, you should go. The (8 comments)
Glendale Arizona is a thriving community with median priced homes, excellent schools, fabulous shopping, historic downtown and many community events all year long. It's a wonderful place to call home! Pictured below is a typical Glendale AZ Home for sale.
$249,0004 bedroom, 2 baths2005 square feetBuilt in 1994 ***************************************************************************************
Paradise Valley Arizona is one of the premier areas in the valley of the sun. Most homes have a lovely view of Camelback Mountain and are situated on spacious lots. Most home in Paradise Valley are custom built and have many luxurious amenities. Due to the current market the prices of these spectacular homes are very low and you can find amazing homes under $1M. Picture below is a Paradise Valley Arizona home for sale.
$799,9004 bedrooms, 3 baths3076 square feetBuilt in 1971 ***************************************************************************************
Scottsdale Arizona homes have been selling off the charts. Many well prices homes have multiple bids. Recently a client of mine was up against 4 bidders on a excellent investment opportunity and won the bid, all within 3 days of being listed. My advice to buyers is that if you find the home you like, and the comparables prove to be inline with the market, don't wait to make your purchase - if this truly is your dream home. Picture below is a typical Scottsdale Arizona home for sale.
Peoria Arizona real estate sales have been brisk in the month of March 2011. Many homes under the $200,000 price range sell quickly, especially if they are in good condition. The majority of sales are still foreclosures and short sales. Many investors have been gobbling up the great buys in Peoria, as well. Picture below is a typical Peoria Arizona Home for Sale.
$204,9002 bedrooms, 2 baths1813 square feetBuilt in 2004 ***************************************************************************************
Home Sales in Mesa AZ have been brisk for the month of April 2011. The bulk of sales are either foreclosures or short sales. Property prices have stabilized and homes under $200,000 sell rapidly if they are in good condition. Picture below is a typical Mesa AZ Home for sale.
$249,0003 bedrooms, 3 baths2210 square feetBuilt in 1992 ***************************************************************************************
Anthem is a lovely community just 10 minutes north of Phoenix on I17. It's a newer community with many types of homes available. There are excellent schools, shoppping and community events to please your family's needs and wants! Pictured below is a typical Anthem Arizona Home for Sale.
$259,9003 bedroom, 3 bath2182 square feetBuilt in 2000 ***************************************************************************************
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Tempe Arizona Real Estate Market Report April 2011 - 05/05/11 04:24 PM
Tempe Arizona Real Estate Market Report April 2011 These are the number of active listings, pending sales with contingencies, pending sales, and houses that have closed in Tempe Arizona. Home sales are up over the previous month. 1st time home buyers and investors are appreciating the prices. Many homes are seeing multiple bids if they're priced correctly and in good condition. If you're in the market for a Tempe Arizona Home now is an excellent time to buy as prices are very low as are interest rates. Don't wait - it's time to get off the fence and make a move into your new (3 comments)
Phoenix Arizona home closings are higher again last month. Homes are selling fast especially in the under $200,00 price range if they're priced correectly and in good conditon. Inventory is tight and many homes have muliple bids in the lower price range. Many sales are either foreclosures or short sales. Picture below is a typical Phoenix Arizona home for sale.
$445,0003 bedrooms, 3 baths2893 square feetBuilt in 1986 ***************************************************************************************
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a day recognized in the United States to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco De Mayo is commonly thought of as Mexico's Independence Day, but that is not true. Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's underdog victory against France in 1862. May 5th is shockingly not widely celebrated in Mexico outside of Puebla, where the battle took place, leaving most of the celebrating taking place in the United States. The battle is significant because of Mexico's unlikely chance to win the battle against France, and because, since then, no (11 comments)
This Sunday is Mother's Day and Phoenix has many events going on to make sure mothers feel appreciated. Here are a few of my favorites... Desert Botanical Garden's Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Time: doors open at 10am and the event taking place from 11am to 1pm Price: $80/person Includes: a complementary rose, a poetic tribute to great women by Harold "HB" Branch, a concert by The Great Ladies of Jazz: Margo Reed, Nancy Gee, Sherry Roberson and Delphine Cortez, a meal (see menu), and a look at the Desert Botanical Garden butterfly exhibit (which ends on (2 comments)
We're at the last part of the Pointe Tapatio series: the types of homes found within this picturesque community. Now that you've read the first two, I'm sure you're dying to know and see for yourself which home best fits you and your lifestyle! SEARCH FOR PHOENIX HOMES HERE Pointe Tapatio has about 1,200 acres comprised of different types of properties built between the 1970s to clear after 2000. It has a mixture of homes priced as low as $100,000 to (7 comments)
HOME INSPECTIONS and HOME INSPECTORS. . . HOME BUYERS CAN'T READ THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANS OR "SEE THROUGH WALLS". EXPERIENCED HOME INSPECTORS CAN! - 05/03/11 08:19 PM
Phoenix Area New Home Buyers - This is a must read article on why hiring a home inspector is critical. Your home inspector is part of your team - throughout the entire buildng process. Don't build a home without one! Thanks to Lenn Harley for compiling this information and getting the word out to the general public. Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate): HOME INSPECTIONS and HOME INSPECTORS. . . WHY HOME BUYERS SHOULD ENGAGE AN EXPERIENCED HOME INSPECTOR FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION. HOME BUYERS DON'T USUALLY UNDERSTAND THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, MATERIALS OR THE CONSTRUCTION (0 comments)
You are an outstanding professional real estate agent! - 05/03/11 07:34 PM
You are an outstanding professional real estate agent! Today restored my faith once again in the professionalism of real estate agents. Yesterday afternoon an investor client of mine called about a new listing on the market one day. Needing more information I called the listing agent and she was extremely pleasant and helpful (unlike several others this past week). I quickly buzzed over to the the home took some more outside pictures of things I know this buyer wants in his investments. By the time I got back to the office the listing agent had sent me, as she said she would, the (88 comments)
The train's a comin'! On the weekend of May 7th-9th, Grand Canyon Railway is hosting an event in honor of National Train Day. The Grand Canyon Railway is in the heart of Williams, Arizona. This is the third year that Amtrak is hosting a National Train Day event in an effort to celebrate and remember the importance and impact passenger trains had and continue to have across the United States. The event runs from 10am to 6:30pm and is free to the public. Train rides will take place every hour from 10am to 4pm (9 comments)
The first Friday of every month, downtown Phoenix hosts an artwalk. The artwalk features local artists, musicians, designers, craftsmen, dancers, organizations, and more. It's a great way to get to know Phoenix and celebrate different cultures and styles of Phoenicians around you. The walk is lined up around Roosevelt Avenue in downtown Phoenix, between Central and 7th Street and it's free! May's artwalk takes place on Friday, May 6th and runs from 6pm to 10pm. Outside of local vendors and unique performances, my favorite thing to visit at First Friday is the (4 comments)
May Day is a Day of Giving Joy! - 05/01/11 01:30 PM
May Day is a Day of Giving Joy! May Day means many things to different cultures. For my family, when we were just little ones May Day was an exciting joy-filled day full of giving and receiving surprises bright and early in the morning.The night before my Mom helped us to make up baskets of flowers tied up with pretty little ribbons streaming down the side. She also had us draw or write little notes to a a neighbor or friend. Early in the morning she'd wake us up and we'd quietly attach the little surprise baskets to the front doors hoping we wouldn't (17 comments)
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