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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!



  Enjoy a little Easter Magic!  Every Easter weekend my husband and I love to go hiking on Shaw Butte Mountain in Phoenix. There are always lots of families out hiking and lots of kids.  We wear our  "Easter Bunny Hats' (which look perfectly silly I might add) but to kids we are the Easter Bunny!...
What to Know When Your Buying a Home in Metro Phoenix - Financing   There are a lot of key factors that are important in the process of purchasing a new home.  One that is often overlooked is the importance of having reliable financing before looking for your perfect home.  It is a common misconc...
PSA: Easter Bunny Sited at Shaw Butte Mountain Phoenix AZ             BE ON THE ALERT FOR THE EASTER BUNNY ON  SHAW BUTTE MOUNTAIN THIS EASTER WEEKEND!  He was spotted early Friday morning with whom we believe to be his Easter Bunny Wife. They appear to be friendly and hoppy.  They were more than...
Continuing to Hike my Way to Happy & Healthy!   The Get Healthy in the Rain Challenge is almost over - but yet it's one of those challenges that keeps on going and going and going! Kind of like the energizer bunny banana don't you think!  First of all a BIG THANKS to Stacy-Ann Baugh for getting u...
  Plumbing, Closets and Sensei Grasshopper???  You Bet Cha!    Last weekend my husband, who is one of those guys that loves to do construction projects (his Dad was a contractor) started to work on expanding my master closet. To get started he first had to remove a tub in the guest bath. Well - a...
  Dick & Mary Greenberg, Lenn Harley and Kathy Streib  in my dream? HUH?   This morning I woke up from a crazy dream and I was laughing so much so that my husband woke up.  He says well you must have had some fun last night!  And I certainly did but I have no idea of why Lenn, Kathy, Dick and Mar...
Phoenix Market Trends - Listing Success Rate as of March 2013   The Listing Success Rate is indicative to the Real Estate market within specific transactional processes - however, this can definitely shed light on the specifics of the market in the Metro Phoenix area.  For example, there have bee...
Mission Accomplished - No home purchased!   Sometimes NOT buying a home is the right choice!  Yesterday I got an email from Valerie Zinger from Ottawa, Ontario CA.  She was very concerned because her brother who is visiting the Phoenix area called and said he's thinking about buying a FISBO (For ...
    Phoenix/Scottsdale ActiveRain Meetup Monday April 8th - Join us!   It's that time of year when the Phoenix Area ActiveRain Yocal Locals get together for a little spring time happy hour fun!  We're going to be holding at the same great place as last fall - BJ's Restaurant and Brewery.  We've g...
Extended Remodel Not Almost Done!   A couple of weeks or so ago I wrote about how excited I was that we were almost done with the master bath remodel.  And we are but there are still  a few small items that haven't arrived yet.  So that's the good news.  And the bad news?     The next plan after ...

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