arizona real estate: Holiday Lights 2014 - 12/08/14 10:42 AM


The Holiday season wouldn’t be nearly so magical without all the sparkling strands of lights and multicolored bulbs hanging from Arizona homes and wrapped around trees. With the hundreds of light displays in the Phoenix area you could celebrate every day of the year and still never see all the Arizona residential real estate and festivities. Here are a few of the light displays that can be enjoyed throughout the month of December, and some even in to January.
Ahwatukee Festival of Lights:
http://phoenix.about.com/od/holidayevents/a/festivallights.htm Lights Along Chandler Blvd: Thanksgiving 2014 through New Year's Day 2015, every evening until 11 … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW RURAL AREA INELIGIBLE AREA MAPS DELAYED! - 10/06/14 12:24 PM
Your chance to get into a suburban neighborhood with a zero down loan through the USDA program could be gone forever. After a long delay, the USDA is about to update their eligibility maps.
 
This is a great opportunity for Arizona homebuyers to take advantage of very generous USDA loan boundaries that allow buyers in many suburban areas, especially around Tucson and Phoenix to participate in the USDA Rural Development loan program. The eligible areas are based on town and city populations during the last census in the year 2000, which is over 14 years ago.
 
On September, 19, 2014, “Continuing … (1 comments)

arizona real estate: Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent on your Home Purchase - 09/01/14 01:08 PM

 
Most real estate agents can set a price on a home the minute they walk through the door. If they have a lot of experience in a market, they know how well a neighborhood holds its value, too.
While anyone can spend a few minutes online and pull information on sales of comparable houses, real estate agents have the experience to know whether a specific house is overpriced or underpriced. In the best-case scenario, an agent will have such a good idea of what you're looking for that she won't even waste your time touring houses that won't work.
Not only … (2 comments)

arizona real estate: IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR SMALL BATHROOM FUNCTIONAL - 08/25/14 01:28 PM
For every spacious, open, bright spa-like bathroom out there, there are many more small, dark and cramped bathrooms that families are trying to figure out how to make work. From vanity storage to lighting options, those households need to get very creative in order to succeed in making their small space full of utility

·         Leave the hampers out of the bathroom to conserve on floor space; keeping baskets in individual bedroom closets has helped us keep the bathroom free of laundry clutter. ·         Lighting over the sink is important for brightening a dark space. Add large mirrors to reflect … (4 comments)

arizona real estate: THINGS TO DO IN PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 15 - 08/15/14 01:48 PM
Yes, it's hot, but there's still plenty to do this weekend in Phoenix (most of it air conditioned). Gather your family and friends and head out for an enjoyable weekend. Here's a look at this weekend's top events,
 
08/15 – 08-24: 'Always a Bridesmaid'
·         http://www.fountainhillstheater.com/
 
08/16: Elvis Remembered
·         http://mim.org/events/elvis-remembered/
 
08/16: Laugh Now Laugh Later 2
·         http://celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1540
 
08/16: Mardi Gras Magic
·         http://saltrivertubing.com./
 
08/16: Monsters University'
·         http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan.
 
If you would like more information on your local real estate market, I can help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Whether … (1 comments)

arizona real estate: WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM THE PHOENIX HEAT - 07/25/14 01:05 PM
Weekend Getaways that are just hours away from Phoenix

No matter what we do, sometimes we just need to escape from the incessant heat. There are a lot of fascinating and fun places that you can visit that are just a couple of hours away. Here are some ideas for trips to places that are probably 10-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix.
A trip to northern Arizona wouldn’t be complete without stopping in Flagstaff. Just a few hours from Phoenix, Flagstaff makes a great ski getaway in the winter, or a wonderful retreat from the valley heat.
The Rim Country is just … (3 comments)

arizona real estate: THINGS TO DO IN PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND JULY 19 - 07/18/14 04:22 PM
There are many tourist attractions in the Phoenix area, so there are lots of things to do in Phoenix even if you live here. Theatre, sports, enjoying the outdoors, festivals, attending special events--something for everyone!  Check out the biggest events happening in the Valley this weekend.
 
7/18-27: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
http://www.fhtaz.org/
 
7/19: Kevin McDonald: 'Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
http://www.nctphoenix.com/events.html
 
7/19: Winter in July
http://phoenixzoo.org/
 
7/20: Throwback Sizzling Summer Jam
http://www.celebritytheatre.com/
 
7/20: One Gunn, One Love: Bob Marley Tribute
http://wingilariver.ticketforce.com/performancedetailpopup.asp?evt=621
 
 
If you would like more information on your local … (2 comments)

arizona real estate: AFFORDABLE RENOVATION IDEAS - 07/16/14 02:36 PM
Busting the budget is everyone's biggest fear when it comes to renovation and with good reason, it's hard not to end up shelling out more than you want to.  With some strategic thinking about design, materials, and timing, you can cut costs without cutting corners. Fixing up your home has two key advantages: It will improve your surroundings, and it will increase the value of your home. Some of the most inexpensive remodeling ideas can make some of the most dramatic changes.
 
Paint and Light                                                                         
Painting a room will make the most noticeable improvement in your home, for the … (1 comments)

arizona real estate: GROW VEGETABLES IN THE PHOENIX SUN - 07/10/14 03:03 PM
Grow fresh vegetables all year in Phoenix. The hot summer sun is a good thing for the right vegetables. Thoughtful garden design protects plants from too much sun. Irrigation and shade are key ingredients to enjoying the fruits and vegetables of your labor through summer's heat.
 
 

 
Irrigation
Irrigating vegetables is a balance of the right amount of water at the right time of day. Thorough watering early in the day provides a reservoir from which plants can draw through the heat of the day. Drip or soaker irrigation is preferred, because water droplets on vegetables or leaves turn into … (2 comments)

arizona real estate: LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE HEAT FOR THE 4TH OF JULY? - 07/03/14 02:38 AM
Trying to figure out where to spend the 4th of July and get out of the heat? Well, you are not alone! There is so much going on from fireworks and concerts to all day long celebrations! Here is a guide to some of the 4th of July Celebrations going on all over Arizona. You are sure to find something fun to do for the 4th of July, from Sedona, Prescott, Williams, and Grand Canyon and everywhere in between.

JULY 4
4th of July Celebration (PRESCOTT) this is the largest fireworks show and all-day family fun in the Quad-City area. … (1 comments)

arizona real estate: Looking for a way to celebrate this 4th of July? - 07/01/14 07:02 AM

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CELEBRATE THIS 4TH OF JULY?
01. July, 2014 |Posted by Debbie Nieman |Categories: 4th of July, Gilbert, July 4th Weekend, things to do this weekend

 
Looking for a way to celebrate this 4th of July?
 
Check out these great events going on in Gilbert!
 
Gilbert’s Annual Patriotic Musical Celebration
Sunday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Mission Community Church
4450 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Bring the entire family to celebrate our great nation through live music and entertainment. This event is free to attend and includes special guests State Representative Warren Petersen and Mayor John Lewis.
Family … (1 comments)

arizona real estate: TIPS FOR PICKING PAINT COLORS - 06/03/14 01:54 PM

TIPS FOR PICKING PAINT COLORS
04. June, 2014 |Posted by Debbie Nieman |Categories: Picking pain colors
Tips for Picking Paint Colors
Think about Your Mood: 
When selecting a color, consider the mood of a room. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be restful and soothing or dramatic and intimate? Soft, cool colors and neutrals usually create a quieter feeling while stronger colors are for drama.

Pay Attention to Lighting:
The reason why paint stores have light boxes for you to test paint chips:
·         Natural daylight shows the truest color;
·         Incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows;
·         Fluorescent lighting … (3 comments)

arizona real estate: GIVE YOUR KITCHEN A FACELIFT - 05/28/14 11:16 AM

GIVE YOUR KITCHEN A FACELIFT
28. May, 2014 |Posted by scuba |Categories: Ahwatukee, Kitchen facelift
If you’re sick of the same stark kitchens and stainless steel scattered throughout, 2014 is the year to give the hub of your home some character. More and more, kitchens are incorporating dining rooms and sitting rooms into a unified space. Consequently, kitchen cabinets are looking more like fine furniture, and counters and islands are becoming dining tables. Banquette seating can offer comfortable seating for people who congregate in the kitchen for more than food.
Gray is the New White:

Wondering what color to paint your cabinets? The kitchen industry’s leading manufacturers say … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: THINGS TO DO THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! - 05/23/14 07:23 AM

THINGS TO DO THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
23. May, 2014 |Posted by Debbie Nieman |Categories: Ahwatukee, Desert Botanical Garedens, Memorial Day Weekend, things to do this weekend
Well ladies and gents, Memorial Day weekend upon us, please remember to honor and remember those who have served in our armed forces and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you military personnel for your dedicated service. Even in the heat of the summer, there are indoor and evening activities to keep you from going stir crazy.  Here are a few things going on around the valley this weekend.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

5/23: Fridays in the … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: Boomerang Buyers - 05/20/14 05:20 AM

BOOMERANG BUYERS
20. May, 2014 |Posted by Debbie Nieman |Categories: Ahwatukee, Boomerang Buyers, New construction, 
Millions of families lost their home to foreclosure after the housing crash hit. Now, some of those families are back in the housing market. They are known as the “Boomerang Buyers”. 2014 is predicted by housing experts to allow these buyers back into the American Dream sooner than ever imagined.
Generally, buyers must wait at least three years after a foreclosure or short sale to qualify for a government-backed Federal Housing Administration mortgage. It can take seven years to get a conventional loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Revisions … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: Tips for Moving With Pets - 05/14/14 06:07 AM
Making a move to a new home can be an exciting change for both you and your pets. But just like the process can be a bit overwhelming and stressful for you, it can feel the same way for your furry friends. Here are a few ways to make the experienceas smooth and simple as possible.
 

 
Introduce a Crate
Whether you’re moving with dogs or cats, you’ll want to be sure to gradually introduce your pet to its new crate long before the trip starts. This way, your pet will be much more comfortable when it comes time for … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND MAY 2-4 - 05/02/14 08:41 AM


May is a transition month in the Phoenix. The weather is already getting hot and there are fewer outdoor events. Our snowbirds leave for the summer and most schools begin to close for summer vacation. However you can still find activities, both outside and indoors, to entertain you, your friends and your family. Here are a few of the fun things happening this weekend.
 
5/1-3: Brian Scolaro:
·         http://www.brianscolaro.com/schedule/
 
5/2-4: Spring Greek Festival of Chandler:
·         http://atasteofgreeceaz.com/
 
5/3: Cinco de Miler 5 Mile & 5K Run:
·         http://cincorun.com/
 
5/3: 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Phoenix … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: Desert Botanical Garden - 04/30/14 06:43 AM
 
 
Desert Botanical Garden
 
Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park is not only a botanical garden, but it is also classified as a museum. Desert Botanical Garden covers about 50 acres, and in addition to the vast array of native plants on display, the garden is home to over 21,000 plants representing 3,931 plant classifications in 139 plant families. Nationally and internationally renowned for its plant collections, research, and educational programs, Desert Botanical Garden has been operating since 1939.
The .3-mile Desert Discovery Loop Trail, the garden's main path, features a cactus and succulent gallery, yucca forest and seasonal … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: THINGS TO DO AROUND PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND APRIL 25-27 - 04/23/14 05:21 AM

THINGS TO DO AROUND PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND APRIL 25-27
23. April, 2014 |Posted by scuba |Categories: Ahwatukee, things to do this weekend, Uncategorized
 

Time is flying by this month, because it’s already almost the weekend. Or at least close enough. This weekend enjoy some classic opera, a baseball game or maybe a good show. This weekend indulge in everything YOU love.      
                                                          
4/25: Don Pasquale @ Arizona Opera, April 25
·         http://tickets.azopera.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=7357
 
4/25: Zombie Night @ Arizona Diamondbacks, April 25
·         http://mlb.mlb.com/ari/ticketing/special_events.jsp?mlbkw=ma-s-7Z0k2604#zombie
 
4/26-27: Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo @ Phoenix Convention Center
·         http://www.azwomensexpo.com/home
 
4/25-27: And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little … (0 comments)

arizona real estate: WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM PHOENIX - 04/21/14 03:19 PM

 
WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM PHOENIX
21. April, 2014 |Posted by Debbie Nieman |Categories: Uncategorized, Weekend Get Away
Weekend Getaways that are just hours away from Phoenix

 There are a lot of fascinating and fun places that you can visit that are just a couple of hours away. Consider some of these weekend getaways when you are looking for a change of pace.
 
A trip to northern Arizona wouldn’t be complete without stopping in Flagstaff. Just a few hours from Phoenix, Flagstaff makes a great ski getaway in the winter, or a wonderful retreat from the valley heat.
 The Rim Country is just … (0 comments)

 
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