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As I embark on my 4th marathon (3 stand alone, 1 Ironman triathlon) I'm reminded of how life is a marathon, not a sprint.  I know, I know, that's quite a cliche.  But our business, real estate, exemplifies this fact.  We get caught up in the day to day sprint to the finish line and sometimes forg...
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 2/13/17 - 2/20/17:42424 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. #54206, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,204 square feet, Traditional sale, $156,900;43320 N. Heavenly Way, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,827 square feet, Traditional sale, $235,000;39801 N. Wisd...
I have to admit, I'm not the best when it comes to graphics.  So I really appreciate Kevin Vitale for posting this very informative post about adding graphics to our blogs.  Thanks again Kevin.   I have learned the hard way over the years, that good post graphics with your blog posts increases cl...
 Considering that the President of the United States is consdered to be the most powerful person in the world, I am suprised by the dearth of good music about our Commander in Chief.  So I had to stretch the criteria of what I considered "President songs".  Therefore any songs that merely mention...
Along with music and fitness one of my other passions in life is sports.  I LOVE SPORTS! The three majors, baseball, football, and basketball are my favorites, with tennis in there as well. A friend of mine posted on Facebook that after the last second ticks off the clock at the Super Bowl baseba...
One of my other passions in life in addition to music and sports is fitness.  Ever since I was a little kid I loved running, lifting, and anything else that had to do with staying in shape.  Mostly it was sports specific, to improve performance.  But as I delved into it further I found myself bec...
The Scottsdale real estate market started the new year on an up note. The numbers are still not fantastic, but we're seeing signs of a potentially bright 2017.  Sales activity was down 10% from December and up 25% over last January, but the number of homes pending bodes well for a big February an...
The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 2/6/17 - 2/12/17:39810 N. Thunder Hills Ln., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,230 square feet, Lender Owned, $165,000;1822 W. Hemingway Ln., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 square feet, Traditional sale, $193,500;40707 N. Courage Trl., 3 be...
This is the first installment of a new blog series that I am embarking on...Musical Mondays.   From the time I was a baby, music, most notably rock 'n roll, has been a passion in my life.  My first favorite song that I recollect was Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".  Although my parents tell me...
The Phoenix, AZ real estate market started 2017 a little slow.  The number of homes sold in January was down 18% from December, but up 9% over last year. The year over year price increase continues to move in the right direction, up 7% over January 2016. The 12 month moving average sale price is ...

Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES

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