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Anna "Banana" Kruchten is here to help you navigate buying or selling a home in the Phoenix Metro Area. My blog is updated almost daily so be sure to FOLLOW ME and keep in the know of what's going on in the Phoenix Real Estate Market. On my blog you'll find Real Estate Information, Market Statistics, Neighborhood Information, School Updates, Upcoming Workshops, Information about Local Business Partners and occasionally posts just for fun!

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2012 

Go For the Gold - ActiveRain Olympic Contest   The Excitement is high for the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics!  While I was listening to several Olympian athletes talk about what it took to get where they're at today, I was deeply inspired by their dedication, hard work, focus and ...
07/27/2012
A lender request you're not going to believe!  Guaranteed! Ho Hum I've been so used to crazy requests from lenders this past few years. Nothing seems to excite me anymore about the requests. In fact they all seem so perfectly normal which, when you think  about it is kind of scary! Now my dear le...
07/27/2012
How to compete with multiple bids - advice for Phoenix Home Buyers Multiple bids on homes are very common in Phoenix and have been for about 1 1/2 years. This afternoon I sat down to review all the bids we have for a property just listed a few days ago. I'm meeting with the seller first thing in ...
07/22/2012
You're a typical jerk....oh  really?  Phoenix Home Buyers Heating Up The Phoenix real estate market it hot hot HOT, as is the weather.  As a result we've been seeing tempers flare and people acting out in ways their Momma wouldn't be proud of - one tiny bit. And let's not forget to mention it's q...
07/19/2012
  Arizona is filled to the brim with outdoor activities.  During the summer time Phoenicians travel to Northern AZ to towns such as Sedona, Prescott or Flagstaff.   It's a tad hot in the valley of the sun for strenuous outdoor activities but up north one can enjoy cooler temps and outrageous scen...
07/15/2012
Slow Down or Speed up - Which is best for you to accomplish your goals? Are you chuckling?  I did when I saw this sign!  We're half way to the end of 2012. It is time to assess how you are doing so far with your annual goals. Do you need to pick up some speed or do you need to slow down?  There a...
07/11/2012
Is it ok if I make a copy of the key? NO it is not ok.. This past weekend a buyer for one of our short sale properties wanted to view the home since it had months and months since she's seen it.  The sellers had moved out of state the previous week and the home is empty.  We now take off the lock...
07/10/2012
A little Down Time is a Good Thing - Hiking in Sedona This past week or so I've been MIA (almost) from Active Rain.  The good news it was because I was vacationing with family in Sedona. This is the view from our hacienda. I know, I know it was rough but somebody had to buck up and deal with it. ...
07/09/2012
Happy 4th of July from RAINY & CLOUDY Phoenix Since I've lived in Phoenix (1985) there hasn't been a rainy & cloudy 4th of July with a temperature of only 76 degrees!  It's been totally awesome today!!  It's fun to see lots of people out walking, biking and hiking.   It was too good of an opportu...
07/04/2012
Please pass the word on to help find this boy - a nephew of a fellow Active Rainer, Melissa Grant.  Glen went missing in Ill....please get the word out to all your friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Glen....let's bring him home safe. URGENT, URGENT…Fellow Active Rainer, Melissa Grant and ...
07/01/2012
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