diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: Ahwatukee Custom Homes for Sale - 11/13/15 04:43 AM
If you’re looking for that Custom Home for Sale in Ahwatukee (an area of Phoenix that is located against South Mountain just south of the freeway) Now is a great time to purchase. Living the life of luxury in Ahwatukee Custom Estates allows you access to great mountain hiking, some amazing local restaurants not to mention ease of freeway access and award winning school districts.
Currently there are 16 active Custom Homes for Sale in the Ahwatukee area that would be considered luxury homes. These are priced from $ 820,000 – 1,995,000. Of the 16 active properties currently available in Ahwatukee Custom … (3 comments)

diverdebi: Keeping in Touch with Clients after Closing - 11/13/15 12:48 AM
If you are a real estate professional getting those clients and closing the transaction is what we do. 
Then what?  For me, communication and keeping in touch with my past clients is more about building that relationship then asking for referrals (which is a definite plus and I do).
Many of my clients are first time home buyers that are very green about what to do after they move in and the sinks back up.  There is no property management company to call because they are their own property managers sort of speaking. I am there to assist with a plumber or a year … (16 comments)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: My Review of Earnest, Chandler’s New American Bistro - 10/27/15 06:36 AM
Last weekend I tried a new restaurant in Chandler called Earnest—it was amazing. Located on the SE corner of Chandler Heights and Alma School, Earnest is a modern bistro with everything you could want: fantastic food, gorgeous décor, full-size patio, great service, and a huge wine selection.
 
 
Right when you walk in, the first thing you notice is their wine collection, which is on display behind a big, clear-glass wall. There must have been at least 300 bottles. It looked heavenly. The hostess was very friendly and took us to our patio table. When we sat down, she handed us an … (0 comments)

diverdebi: Ahwatukee Custom Estates Perfect 10 - 10/21/15 06:29 AM
Each month I’m blessed with a lot of great listings, which you can view HERE, but there’s usually one that stand outs from the rest. For October, that listing is 12667 S Honah Lee CT, Phoenix, AZ 85044. It's my perfect 10 in the Ahwatukee Custom Estates.
 
Built in 2005, this luxurious Ahwatukee home is truly amazing. It’s on a ½ acre in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Ahwatukee Custom Estate subdivision. The house is just under 6,000 sqft, with 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a 4-car garage. And when I say it has everything—I mean everything. Hardwood floors, lush carpet, crown modeling, … (0 comments)

diverdebi: What does a Perfect 10 Look Like? - 10/20/15 10:01 AM
Today, I have a listing that’s unlike any other—a perfect 10. It’s breathtakingly gorgeous and completely decked out with the finest upgrades. Plus, it’s in the perfect location, close to every kind of activity, and it is accompanied by award-winning school districts. This is an absolute dream home. The other day, I had a buyer call me up with a low-ball offer. This person said I should take the offer because my listing price was too high for the area, and that the homeowners shouldn’t expect to get the home’s actual value. My response was simple, “If you went into a … (3 comments)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: When a Rolls Royce is sitting in a Lexus Dealership - 10/12/15 12:53 PM
We’ve all dreamed of that listing that would rate a perfect 10. The type of property that when you view it for the first time to evaluate what needs to be done to get it ready to put on the market, there is nothing that needs to be done. I have such a listing.
This property was built by UDC builders and sits in the neighborhood of Dove Canyon in Phoenix Arizona in an area called Ahwatukee. Those of us that live there call it a giant cul-de-sac inside a large city. It’s surrounded by mountains and has hiking and biking trails … (3 comments)

diverdebi: 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)

diverdebi: What should we offer? - 08/06/15 12:24 PM
 
What should we offer is a question I get asked along with How much below the asking price should I offer?  That question is one that Realtors and Buyers debate on a daily basis.
 
If the seller’s agent does their job and prices the property properly (meaning near or at current market pricing) then you should offer the asking price.  Often I get buyers who believe they are not getting a deal unless they offer a price that is less than what the seller is wanting. I will explain to them if their asking price was $ 10,000 less than what you … (0 comments)

 
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