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I can't remember taking this picture in the morning or evening. Whatever time of day, I was impressed with the sunrise or sunset. It was in Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona. I guess my readers will have to decide when it was taken. Whatever time of day, it was a Grand day in Sun City Grand! (9 comments)
A Jewish & Israeli Message of Peace - 05/29/09 11:13 PM
This is music is just beautiful and inspirational! I don't know the words, but the emotion and love is evident. A few days ago David D'or the son of a Holocaust survivor, & Dudu Fisher a three-time winner of the Israeli "Singer of the Year" and "Best Vocal Performer" sang for Pope Benedict XVI. Joined by the Arab-Jewish Girl's Choir the concert was at Shimon Peres' home.
Via Marjie Van Der Laan - Clark County WA Realtor (JMA Properties LLC): There is a second wave of foreclosures coming. The one we have just gone through with all the "financial meltdown" was just the first of up to three waves of foreclosures. The first one was the subprime mess, with lenders lending to people with subpar credit, that "surprise" did not or could not ultimately pay for the loans they signed up for. The second wave is coming and will start hitting soon... these are the Alt-A loans. I am not a financing guru by any means, but I watch (4 comments)
The Retirement Community of Sun City Texas - 05/27/09 10:59 PM
Sun City Texas has very similar amenities as with Sun City Grand. Via Ki Gray - Austin Real Estate: Sun City is a retirement community located in Georgetown. It is not the normal retirement home or community. This community offers its residents small town charm, but just minutes from Austin. Sun City was also recently named one of the nations top retirement communities by Retirement Places Rated, a guidebook for seniors wanting to relocate upon retirement.
Its location is excellent, and has extremely affordable cost of living and tax advantages. Currently Sun City has about 5,500 homes and plans to expand to (0 comments)
It was an awesome day, not too hot not too cold, just perfect. All too soon we’ll start experiencing the harsh scorching summer. Whenever it’s over a hundred I frequently wonder why I’ve moved here. The spectacular evening sunsets remind me that I am blessed with good health, after when summer ends we’ll be facing fall and its divine weather. (10 comments)
Why Are You in the Real Estate Business? - 05/27/09 12:17 AM
I met potential buyers at my office at 8am today. The buyers had 2 hours to spare and wanted to see as many swimming pool properties as possible. After seeing 9 vacant properties, they left on their way to the next retirement community destination. Tomorrow I will probably receive 4 emails and/or 5 telephone calls asking for feedback. I'll tell of the listing agents that the buyers are just in the preliminary stage. These buyers don't even know what state they want to live in, let alone what community. It's a coin toss on where some people want to live. The ammenities, and property upgrades (23 comments)
Foreclosures Will Surge In The Near Future! - 05/26/09 10:47 PM
Your home may be a good investment, and it may not. Via Steve Harless "Your Las Vegas Real Estate Connection" (REALTY WORLD LUXURY HOMES - 702.217.1680): Get ready for a slew of Foreclosures destined to slam your local real estate market in the next few months.... According to the article below: Foreclosures did not surge in April because the banks simply didn't have the workforce to process all the troubled loans after the moratoriam had caused a backlog of distressed properties. Here is an article from CNBC that will explains things further that you may like to read In this article by Diana Olick, she goes on (0 comments)
Upper Lake Mary Flagstaff Arizona - 05/20/09 08:48 PM
I'm proud to say that I am an NAU mom! My son is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. I've made numerous trips to Flagstaff while my son attended college. My husband and I have our motor-home parked in Mormon Lake, a small community 25 miles southeast of Flagstaff. We've spent a few winters in Flagstaff visiting with my son and doing what I like to do best to relax, fish. Fishing on the Mogollion Rim is quite challenging. Taking time away from work relaxing and enjoying the calm placid water can be most comforting.
Hilo Farmers Markets Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables - 05/17/09 01:04 PM
I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and approximately 41,000 people presently call Hilo their home. It rains almost every day in Hilo making the land and soil fertile, just stick it in the ground and it grows. Fruits, tropical flowers and vegetables are seen almost everywhere you turn. Each weekend farmers markets spring up with vendors selling their home grown products. I was recently in Hilo and spent some time with family and of course, shopping. My favorite Farmers Market in Hilo is the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers market on Kinoole Street. Directions Here people purchase flowers to adorn their homes, give as gifts or place (11 comments)
WHAT'S YOUR LEGACY? - 05/16/09 12:42 PM
My sister was laid to rest yesterday. I read her obituary just before leaving for her memorial service. It read that she was a "private babysitter". A private baby sitter, is that all she did in her short life of 58 years? She was a wife, mother and sister. Most people would think that a "private babysitter" would not make an impact in this life. I knew differently and my impressions were quickly confirmed during her memorial service. The children came. Of all ages, they came. I can safely guess about 30 or 40 came. Lots of young people were there. It was (14 comments)
Sun City West Arizona Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 10, 2009 - 05/11/09 12:52 AM
This market update for Sun City West real estate provides you with a snapshot view for transactions that occurred during the week ending May 3, 2009. The present listing inventory remains low, the lowest since October 26, 2008. The absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, has slightly decreased to 49 weeks.
Sun City Grand Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 10, 2009 - 05/11/09 12:45 AM
This market update of Sun City Grand real estate provides you with a snapshot view for transactions that occurred during the week ending May 10, 2009. The present listing inventory is the lowest of Sun City Grand homes for sale since October 5, 2008. The absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, is 52 weeks.
Corte Bella Arizona Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 10, 2009 - 05/11/09 12:34 AM
This real estate market update is for the gated country club (age restricted) community of Corte Bella, which is located in Sun City West Arizona. It provides a snapshot view of transactions that occurred during the week ending May 10, 2009. This week Corte Bella's absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes in the community, dramatically decreased from 110 weeks on April 26 to 87 weeks.
The Buyer's Market: It's Over-Rated - 05/10/09 10:57 PM
This afternoon I visited with a client who works for a large corporation. He said that many of his fellow employees were placing low-ball offers on short sales and lender owned properties. They couldn't understand why the banks were not accepting their offers, after all, they had heard and read that it's a buyers market. Via Jeff Dowler ~ Carlsbad Real Estate ~ 760-840-1360 (RE/MAX Associates): The media has been telling us it's a buyer market for some time. The real estate community talks about it too. Everyone seems to believe it. I think the Buyer's Market is over-rated. Before you get your britches in a (0 comments)
I Want To Make It RAIN Socks In Raynham! Will You Help? - 05/10/09 10:00 AM
When my children were little, they would ask me what I wanted for Christmas or Mother's Day. I would always say socks. Socks because they are inexpensive, have a wide variety that causes the child to think about their selection. Sharon has shared an excellent way to get children and parents involved in a charitable organization at a minimal cost. Via Sharon Tara New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations): Want to feel real good and smile all day...here's what you do. The next time you are in a store, find cute little children's socks and buy a pair or two. A friend of mine, (2 comments)
Corte Bella Arizona Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 3, 2009 - 05/04/09 02:55 AM
This real estate market update is for the gated country club (age restricted) community of Corte Bella, which is located in Sun City West Arizona. It provides a snapshot view of transactions that occurred during the week ending May 3, 2009. This week Corte Bella's absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes in the community, dramatically decreased from 110 weeks to 91 weeks.
Sun City West Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 3, 2009 - 05/04/09 02:39 AM
This real estate market update for Sun City West, Arizona provides a snapshot view of transactions that occurred during the week ending May 3, 2009. Information provided excludes the gated country club community of Corte Bella. The present listing inventory is the lowest of Sun City West homes for sale since October 19, 2008. Current listing inventory of non golf course properties has decreased by 14% since January, 2009. Current listing inventory of golf course properties has decreased by 12% since January, 2009. In one week the absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, dramatically decreased from 55 weeks to 51 (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending May 3, 2009 - 05/04/09 02:23 AM
This real estate market update for Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona provides a snapshot view of transactions that occurred during the week ending May 3, 2009. The present listing inventory is the lowest of Sun City Grand homes for sale since October 26, 2008. Current listing inventory of non golf course properties has decreased by 22% since January, 2009. Current listing inventory of golf course properties has decreased by 16% since January, 2009. The absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, has slightly decreased from 53 weeks to 52 weeks.
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