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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!



Is there really a Santa Claus? Santa is loved by all kids big and small!  But is Santa Claus real?  In order to get the 'Real Santa Story' I packed my bags and visited Santa at the North Pole. From the moment I arrived at the North Pole the Elves and Mrs Claus treated me like a Queen Elf. They br...
Anna Banana was a Cowgirl!  Hi Ho Silver.... Banana!   My first year in real estate was in 1987. At the time I lived in Flagstaff AZ and it's kind of a cowboy, western town.  Lots of make believe cowboys and cowgirls such as myself!  I decided it would be kind of fun to join the 'fashion frenzy o...
  Santa Brunch at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix AZ The Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix AZ is preparing for a delightful Santa brunch!  Round up your kids, neighbors and friends and plan to join the Holiday Festivities.     You do not need to be a member of the club to attend but you MUS...
North Mountain Vistor Center's exciting Fall schedule in Moon Valley The first and third Saturday of each month are Coffee House mornings at the North Mountain Visitor Center.  The local Starbuck's on 7th Avenue and Thunderbird Avenue donates the coffee for bi-weekly event.   The Center also prom...
How to file a Fannie Mae short sale decline complaint in Arizona Last week one of our short sale files was  declined by Fannie Mae.  What surprised me was the reason given, they wanted $40,000 more than what the offer on the table. Needless to say I knew I would be looking into what this was all ...
Official Snow Day in Phoenix December 8th, 2012 Who says it never snows in Phoenix!  Get set, get ready,grab your mittens, boots and snow tubes! It's time to round up your kids, neighbors and friends and play in the snow on December 8th at       Mother Natures Farm in Gilbert Arizona! Mother Natu...
Parents are you looking for something fun for the little ones this Holiday Season?  My associate Toni Weidman has a GREAT idea - check out the Northpole Website below! Let the holiday festivities begin! Santa Banana:) Even The Elves are Blogging at the North Pole-Fun for the Little Ones, Craft Id...
Phoenix Market Trends -Under Contract - Wkly Ave List Price/Sq. Ft. The chart below chronicles the Weekly Average List Price of the homes per square foot that are placed on the market in Metro Phoenix.  This gives an average of all of the homes that are listed based on the price of those homes di...
Phoenix Market Trends - New Listings by Month - November 2012 The chart below gives details about the New Listings of homes that go on the market monthly.  This particular chart gives perspective of month-by-month based on the previous three years for comparison.  As indicated on this chart, 2010...
Happy Thanksgiving from Anna & Gary 'Banana" - Phoenix Arizona     We're spending our Thanksgiving Morning enjoying a lovely light breakfast and watching the Macy's Parade! Then we're off for a quick hike on  the mountain to wear off Thanksgiving Dinner - in advance!  Family and Friends are stopp...

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