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It's been a long time since the economic recession brought the housing market crashing down like a freight train.  It's difficult to forget the free fall feeling when not much was selling and foreclosures were climbing in numbers.  That said, it's still a topic I'm asked on occasion.   In the las...
Swimming pool owners may not consider that their equipment could be more energy efficient. But imagine that your pool pump uses a significant amount of energy and runs for hours at a time.  And if you have an older pool, well compare that to an older home.  Just as older homes use more energy to ...
Each of has stories that resonate with us. Some have hidden meanings that we don't discover till years later while others never leave us.  John's story is one that I can relate. My mother grew up in the Ozarks and was born at home.   His story sounds like some I've heard before.  When you don't h...
Sometimes home sellers choose to cancel their listings.  This happens for a variety of reasons.  A home seller might be going on vacation, children going off to school, hectic relocation process, decorating changes, repairs, switching real estate agents or it could be a seasonal difference that a...
About two years ago, I attended a Social Media class hosted by a title company. It was an informative class and there was a lot of dialogue between attendees and the instructor. The instructor also referenced blogging and of course I piped up, mentioning ActiveRain.  The instructor knew of Active...
Who would think that a Rainforest exists in Scottsdale?  Thanks to Butterfly Wonderland - Scottsdale, visitors can walk amongst thousands of butterflies in a rainforest setting!  This pavillion is the largest indoor butterfly exhibit in America.  With over 3000 butterflies from around the world i...
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited on a boating outing with some friends.  Rearranging a couple of meetings on my calendar, out I went to meet my friends.  Since there were eight of us, I offered to drive as the SUV pulling the boat held 5, not quite enough seat belts.   Weird fact -...
Attending the Phoenix Green Chamber luncheon today, our speaker was Grady Gammage, Jr., Senior Fellow at ASU's Morrison Institute,  the Kyle Center for Water Policy, and a Senior Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.  His work there focuses on urban growth and devel...
Scottsdale is known for golf courses, mountain views, awesome sunsets, great shopping,  resorts and fine dining.  We're also known for a spike in population during the winter months when temperatures are about 70 degrees!  No shoveling snow in Scottsdale! For this reason, winter visitors descend ...
The housing market in Scottsdale reflects lower inventory, steady prices, and rising median prices.   Inventory is currently at 3.6 months, down from January, 2016 7.3 months.  This is typical as our weather heats up, so do our sales!  The Scottsdale Housing Market update for June, 2016 reflects ...

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