debbie nieman real estate: Live the Lifestyle of Mountain Park Ranch - 02/12/16 12:40 AM
Located in the Heart of Ahwatukee which is in Phoenix, Arizona,  this charming community boasts Three Community Pools (one heated), 3 spa's, Tennis Courts and Various Play Grounds for Children of All Ages.
Mountain Park Ranch was developed in the late 1980's and early 1990's with quality of life a focus. Surrounded by moutains and acres of biking and hiking trails it is made up of various builders, with single family homes, condo's, apartments and townhouses.  Pricing int the area goes from the high             $ 100,000's  into the $ 1,000,000.00.  You will find a property that … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Getting Ready for Spring Training in the East Valley - 02/11/16 08:59 AM
For all of you who love going outside and enjoying some sun and baseball, I have some good news for you. MLB’s spring training will be starting back up in just a few weeks, the beginning of March, and the East Valley is home to some great baseball teams like the Angles, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants, and Rockies. If you’re interested in check out a Cactus League game and want to stay in the East Valley, here are some quick overviews of the teams and their stadiums.
 
Anaheim Angles
Tempe Diablo Stadium
2200 W Alameda Dr,
Tempe, AZ 85282
 
Come out and see superstars Mike … (4 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: My Favorite East Valley Dog Parks - 02/05/16 01:43 AM
Dogs are amazing. Filled with life and love, they’re always by your side. I walk my dog, Lucky, around Ahwatukee as much as I can, but sometimes a simple walk just wont do. That’s when we head down to the dog park. She loves playing and interacting with her newly acquainted four-legged friends. She’s also very fond of mooching pets from us adults. If you live in the East Valley—Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, or Tempe—here are a few of my favorite dog parks to take Lucky to. (the one on the left is Lucky)

 
RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park
(Great … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Two East Valley Events You Must Check Out - 01/21/16 01:02 PM
If you’re into cool cars or are a fan of golf, the East Valley’s two biggest events are back. Both Barrett-Jackson and the Waste Management Phoenix Open take place in North Scottsdale within the next two weeks. If you live in Ahwatukee, you’re a 45-minutes drive away. Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, or Mesa residents, plan on about 30 minutes. Here’s everything you need to know about these two events.
Barrett-Jackson
January 23-31
7400 E Monte Cristo Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
http://www.barrett-jackson.com
Shift into drive and don’t miss the world’s greatest collector car auction—Barrett-Jackson.
Here, you’ll be able to watch, and bid on, some of the most beautiful … (0 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Brunch Down Memory Lane at Wimpys - 01/20/16 11:54 AM
A couple Sundays again, I took my son out for brunch. Like usual, I told him to pick and he suggested Wimpy’s Paradise in Downtown Chandler. I had never been there before, but he said, “trust me mom, it’s delicious.” Boy was he right—like usual.
 
Wimpy’s Paradise is more than your usual hole-in-the-wall, small family diner in the East Valley. It was once part of Pittsburgh Willys in Gilbert, but now, it’s all under one roof in Chandler. During the week, it serves fresh burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. On Sundays, it has a breakfast menu with … (0 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Ready to Shovel Sunshine? - 01/04/16 11:47 PM
Ready to Shovel Sunshine?
If you're like the hundreds of people living in the Mid-west and East coast not to mention our Canadian neighbors, you may be thinking another 3 months of shoveling snow if you're lucky.  Wouldn't you like to shovel some sunshine?
In Phoenix you can experience over 300 sunny days per year on an average with the winter months of Phoenix and surrounding areas of Gilbert, Chandler and Ahwatukee weather permitting allowing you to Hike, Bike Ride, Golf or just walk.  Afterwards why not relax and have dinner with your new friends you met at the golf course with a tasty beverages outside with … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Healthy Eating Doesn't have to be Boring - 01/04/16 10:13 PM
 
With the Holidays behind us it’s time to think about 2016 and this year. My wish for all of you and myself...a world of Love, Light and Good Health. and to whatever else God puts before us, the strength to reach out to your friends and allow them to help you through it- together we can make this world a better place! Enjoy the year and Hugs to everyone!
With that being said I’m focusing on better clean eating and frustrated with the sauces and items that are loaded with sodium and sugar. It seems the more fat free items come on … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: This New Year's Eve Lets Think outside the Box - 12/30/15 02:05 AM
With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it’s time to decided how you’re going to celebrate. Block party on Mill Ave? Visit the clubs in Scottsdale? Hit up a casino in Chandler? All of these are fun ideas, but be prepared to encountered huge crowds in a bar-like atmosphere.
 
Personally, I would much rather enjoy a low-key New Year’s party—preferably one where I can actually hear my friends and have a conversation. So, if you’re like me and live in the East Valley, here are a few ideas to help you ring in the New Years right.
 
 
Go Horseback Riding early- … (0 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Let's Go Horseback Riding Phoenix! - 12/01/15 04:24 AM
 
Let’s Go Horseback Riding
 
I’ve loved horses ever since I was little, so it’s no surprise that horseback riding is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Lucky for us, Arizona is full of numerous trails and terrains that are perfect for horseback riding. A lot of them are located in the East Valley, only minutes away from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa. Here are a few of my favorite horseback riding adventures in the East Valley.
 
Arizona-Horses.com
 
Arizona-Horses.com is a great way to explore South Mountain on horseback. Their trails allow you to enjoy some of the best scenic views of the mountain. … (2 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Shopping in the 21st Century - 11/27/15 11:14 PM
With all the holidays we celebrate, my favorite has always been Thanksgiving. Not because it was my mom’s favorite, which it was, but because Thanksgiving is a holiday that has nothing to do with gifts. Thanksgiving is a day to get together and celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones.
When I was little, I remember Thanksgiving as the time to over eat, laugh, being silly, and play games. It was all about getting together and sharing memories. We can talk about the origin of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims coming to America, but for me, it was so much more.
To me, Thanksgiving … (2 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Breakfast and Lunch in Chandler, Arizona - 11/16/15 11:34 PM
 
Fresh. Healthy. Delicious. Those are the three words I would use to describe the food at the Original ChopShop Co. in Chandler. After just one visit, ChopShop is now a part of my East Valley breakfast rotation.  One of my clients turned me on to this place. She insisted I check this out after she read my review on Earnest Restaurant.
 
Located off Boston St. in Downtown Chandler, The Original ChopShop Co. offers an assortment of breakfast and lunch options, as well as a smoothies and fresh juices. Everything here is fresh and made to order, which is probably why it tastes … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Your East Valley Guide to Veterans Day - 11/03/15 06:23 AM
November 11 is Veterans Day, so let me start off by saying thank you to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our great country. Thank you for your bravery and selflessness.
 
 (Photo compliments of Randy Vuletich)
If you would like honor our military service members on November 11, there will be a host of Veterans Day parades around the valley. The two I would like to highlight are in the East Valley and Phoenix.
 
East Valley Veterans Day Parade Location: Mesa, AZ Start time: 11am   Details: The East Valley Veterans Day Parade kicks off on … (0 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: What to look for when purchasing a Home - 10/16/15 03:37 AM
What to look for when purchasing a home can vary from client to client, location to location and what is the budget.
So many buyers want that perfect house to call home.  It’s important for us their real estate agents to guide and education them on the process.  We need to help them self-discover.  Is this a property they will be living in for 1-3 years, 3-5 years or their forever home? (Which we all know is never the case regardless of what they say)
When I speak with my buyers I always suggest to them to make a list of their needs … (6 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Here are Two Places You're Guaranteed to Have Fun at - 10/13/15 01:59 AM
As an East Valley resident, I’m always looking for new places in the Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Tempe area that’s full of fun. Last month, I discovered two places that fit the bill. If you’re looking for something new and a little different, here are two places that you could take the family, gather with your friends, or enjoy a date night. Both of these places have been open for about a year, but I just found out about them.  Here are Two Places You're Guaranteed to Have Fun at.
 
Main Event Entertainment
Tempe, AZ
 
Located in South Tempe, off I10 and Warner Rd., … (1 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: My Trick-or-Treat Advice for a Fun and Safe Halloween - 10/07/15 09:30 AM
Get ready ghouls and ghosts; Halloween is quickly approaching. If you live in the East Valley and are wondering where the best place to take the little ones trick-or-treating, the answer may surprise you. It’s not Chandler, Gilbert, or Mesa—it’s the Ahwatukee Foothills. Now, I’m not plugging Ahwatukee just because I live here, but according to Zillow.com, Ahwatukee provides the most candy with the least amount of walking and fewest safety risks in the entire East Valley.
Here are a few great neighborhoods within Ahwatukee that I would highly recommend.
 Club West (come visit me!)  Mountain Park Ranch  Lakewood  Eagle … (0 comments)

debbie nieman real estate: Hiking in East Valley- Phoenix - 09/29/15 12:24 PM
After another hot and miserable summer, I’m happy to say it’s finally cooling off soon (I hope)—meaning hiking season is back and around the corner. I’ve been waiting six months, but now, I can finally lace up my Nike's and hit the trails. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities when I’m not blowing bubbles scuba diving. It allows me to play outside, enjoy nature, and get a great workout in. But if you’re like me, hiking the same trails over and over again, or battling the crowds, is not quite my idea of fun. So, to help you out, here … (1 comments)

debbie nieman 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)

debbie nieman 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)

debbie nieman real estate: THINGS TO KNOW WHEN BUYING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE - 09/08/14 01:34 PM
Buying a home can be so overwhelming that it’s easy to give minimal thought to the homeowners insurance process. Yet, if something happens to your home, homeowners insurance can make or break you. Before you just sign on the dotted line, here are tips to help guide you:
 
Contact at least three companies to compare coverage. Your mortgage lender can, and probably will, require you to have homeowners insurance. Be sure you get the right type and amount of coverage.  Since you'll mainly deal with insurance companies during times of disaster, make sure the company you choose has great customer service reviews.
 
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debbie nieman 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)

 
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