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Great places to dine in north Scottsdale, AZ - 05/30/10 09:57 AM
People in north Scottsdale, AZ sometimes don't know about some great, nearby restaurants and tend to drive down to Frank Lloyd Wright or Shea or old town for dining. There are two excellent restaurants in our back yard and I'm here to let you know about them. For the absolute BEST in Italian and continental cuisine, try Gianfranco's, owned and operated by chef Ginafranco Motti. He was trained in Italy and worked in New York for years before moving to Scottsdale, AZ, where he has successfully run 3 restaurants. The food is always fresh and flavorful, consistantly outstanding. He offers nightly (3 comments)
Fun things to do in Phoenix, AZ - 05/29/10 10:33 AM
A group of friends are going on a Segway tour around the grounds of the JW Marriott Resort. Can't wait. The tour teaches us how to ride the Segway (I always wanted to learn) then lets us roam the magnificent grounds of this award winning resort in north Phoenix. So, if you're looking for something fun and different do in north Phoenix, AZ, call 623-512-2882 or go to www.segwayofscottsdale.com and check out all they have to offer. Juli Vosmik your neighborhood realtor 480-710-0739 (3 comments)
Memorial Day events in Phoenix, Arizona - 05/22/10 11:00 AM
If you're looking for something to do over the Memorial Day weekend in the Phoenix, Arizona area, here are just a few: The Phoenix Symphony performs patriotic songs at Symphony Hall on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29. I have personally attended this in previous years and it's truly inspiring. Tickets start at $26. 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ. If you can attend the Saturday afternoon matinee, the tickets start at $10. Surprise is hosting a Memorial Day parade and pancake breakfast. Cost is only $3 - great way to start your morning off. Call 623-222-2000. Riders USA is (0 comments)
Any tax specialists out there who can answer this? - 05/16/10 04:13 PM
I'm hoping someone on this helpful website can help. I believe there is still the current law that to avoid capital gains, one must retain their primary residence for 2 years. However, is there any relief for the homeowner who is upside down? I have a client who bought a home last September for $225,000. It is now only worth $190,000. He HATES the neighborhood and wants to move ASAP. I told him I still thought he had to retain it for at least 2 years, but he's adament he can move in one. With the values now far below what (1 comments)
tax advice - 05/16/10 01:03 AM
For all you CPA's and tax advisors, It used to be you had to hold on to a house for 2 years to avoid capital gains. What's the scoop in areas like AZ where the values are declining? For example, a friend of mine bought a house last year before I met him for $225,000. He doesn't like the area and wants to move. Well, the CMA shows his house is only worth $190,000. What's the tax liability? Your best advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA. Juli Vosmik 480-710-0739 (3 comments)
Buying a foreclosure in Phoenix, AZ - 05/13/10 01:07 PM
If you're looking to buy a foreclosure in Phoenix, AZ, the city may be able to help you with the down payment and repair costs. The Neighborhood Stabilization program provides up to $15,000 for downpayment and close costs assistance and up to $40,000 in repair costs. These are loans, but there are no monthly payments or interest. This program does have income limitations and is for owner occupants, only. You cannot own a home, now. For more information on available zip codes or to view homes, feel free to call me and I'll help get you the information you need (0 comments)
Home inspection on a new build? - 05/12/10 11:18 AM
I'm writing to share my horror story about NOT getting a building inspection on a newly built home. We bought a home from a very reputible builder, but they moved the home back on the lot without telling us - our first disappointment. Then, as we eagerly moved in, we started to notice larger than normal and faster than normal cracks occurring in the drywall/plaster. Then, the flooring cracks. Then, the 2 story home built directly in view overlooking our pool area. Well, we hated the small back yard created by them moving the house back, so decided to move long (3 comments)
Whisper Rock, a luxury golf course community in Scottsdale, AZ - 05/11/10 11:25 AM
If you want to live the lifestyle you've earned in the secure environs of a guard gated subdivision, then you'll love Whisper Rock in north Scottsdale, AZ. Luxurious custom homes on acre plus home-sites await you in a golf course community. Your concierge will assist you in your local activities if it's fine dining or boating on nearby lakes or shopping. Theaters and fine art exhibits are just a short drive away. Something you need? Just ask your concierge. When you're ready to leave your luxury home, know it is secure by the guard at the guard gated entrance. Views, (3 comments)
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