real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 16 - 06/13/19 07:30 AM
Its Carole King week on the Soundtrack. One of the most iconic songwriters of our generation is undeniably Carole King. When I decided to include Carole as an artist, I began to look at which of her songs to feature. As I looked at the long list of song choices I decided to focus not only on Carole King, but also on some the artists that made her songs famous.
It is somewhat hard to grasp how many great songs she wrote with her then husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin and a host of other stars. Her first number one hit “Will You … (3 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 15 - 06/11/19 04:00 PM
In 1978 the disco scene was still reigning over pop music. Dancing was back in vogue and the result was a plethora of dance songs. Most of these songs and dances did not stand the test of time, but one song somehow caught the attention of crowds and evolved out of the disco scene into an anthem for parties, weddings, and sporting events all over the world.
"Y.M.C.A." was the song written and performed by the Village People, and made it to number 2 on the pop charts in the U.S.
The song which is based on a double meaning lauds the … (4 comments)

real estate: AVMs – You Can't Live With Them, You Can’t Live Without Them. - 06/10/19 07:52 AM

Pricing a home for resale can sometimes be a tricky process. Price it too high and the house sits on the market too long. Even worse price it too low and the house sells for less than market value costing the seller thousands.
That is why performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) can often require more in-depth analysis than simply gathering up the last few sales in a particular area and averaging them out to find a median price. It is one of the reasons that I push back so often when a seller tries to use the value published by websites … (2 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 14 - 06/09/19 05:57 PM
Welcome to day fourteen of the Soundtrack. Hopefully, you have been following along and enjoying some of my favorite songs. It is a great way to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to reflect on how we got to where we are now.
Today’s song is one that was performed by a band from my home town Chicago. Originally formed in 1967, they took the name Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) after the public transportation organization in the city. The real C.T.A. took issue with the band's use of their moniker so the band shortened the name to Chicago.
Chicago … (2 comments)

real estate: What’s my price Alex? - 06/05/19 08:15 PM

For those of you that watch late night television you have probably seen the commercial featuring television personality Alex Trebeck where people ask “What’s my price Alex? It doesn’t matter who asks and what situation they are in, Alex always responds with the same price.
This commercial got me thinking the other day about pricing strategies for selling a home in the Phoenix market. The Phoenix market has been good for sellers for several years. I expect that to continue for the near term.
But one of the things that are very unique about the Phoenix market is the buyers. Buyers come to … (1 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 11 - 06/05/19 07:34 PM
In the early days of rock music came from a lot of different places, R&B, Pop, Country, etc. One of the more sultry voices to cross over from the country music scene to the pop charts was Patsy Cline. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley she adopted the name, Patsy Cline. Patsy had hit after hit with her Nashville sound.
Cline was just beginning to be recognized worldwide when she died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane.
Today’s song, Crazy, was written and originally recorded by Willie Nelson. The story goes that in 1961, Clines husband heard the Nelson version … (4 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 8 - 06/02/19 09:15 AM
For me, it is often the same old song. So many of the great songs I listened to growing up still sound great today. It is remarkable how many young people listen to old songs that were written and performed before they were born,
Today's song It’s The Same Old Song by The Four Tops, a vocal group from Detroit, is a good example. 
The original group was composed of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdu Fakir, Renaldo Benson, and Lawrence Payton. One of the unique things about the Four Tops was that the lead singer, Stubbs, was a baritone. Almost all other vocal … (5 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 7 - 06/01/19 07:47 PM
The Soundtrack isn’t just about oldies. It also isn’t just about rock music. There are a lot of great bands and songs that come from all genus. Sometimes you just hear something that you like and it brings you joy. It may be R&B, Jazz or Country.
Have you ever had the chance to see a band play live just before they broke onto the national scene? I have been fortunate to see several. One band that I was fortunate to see in 2003 before they made it big is Sugarland. Sugarland is a country music band that consisted of guitarist Kristen … (2 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 6 - 06/01/19 09:04 AM
In 1964 Soul music was still very much the most popular genre for pop singers. The Beatles and the British Invasion was just starting to sweep the nation, but a lot of people still liked listening to what was then termed blue eyed soul. The duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, who called themselves The Righteous Brothers, released a song produced by Phil Specter titled "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin". It became a number one hit in both the U.S. and the U.K.
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" has the claim of being the most-played song in the history of American … (3 comments)

real estate: Keeping History Alive – Buying a Historic Home. - 05/30/19 08:21 PM

Inner city and historic neighborhoods are all the rage with home buyers in Phoenix. Especially with millennial’s and empty nesters. What is the attraction? Usually, it is the location. After years of moving farther and farther out to the quiet suburbs, many people are opting to move back into the city and to the convenience of public transportation or walkability.
But before you decide to step back into an earlier time do your homework. While many older homes were well built using solid materials designed to last a long time, you may find the home is in need of upgrading. In many … (7 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 5 - 05/30/19 07:46 PM
Another band that brought a new sound to music during a time when super groups abound, was Genesis. The name Genesis proved to be fitting because just as the band was achieving huge success with the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, lead singer and driving force Peter Gabriel left to begin a solo career.
Faced with starting over, the band searched high and low for a dynamic replacement. Eventually, then drummer Phil Collins reluctantly took over as lead singer. Collins turned out to be the right choice as the band continued to gain popularity releasing album after album under the … (2 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 4 - 05/28/19 08:21 PM
Smokey Robinson is one of the founding creators of the Motown sound.
Starting out with the singing group The Miracles, Smokey became one of the first acts signed to the Motown label. In fact, he had actually been friends with Barry Gordy since before the formation of Motown Records. In late 1960, The Miracles recorded their first hit single, Shop Around, which became Motown's first million-selling hit record.
Smokey Robinson ultimately would produce 26 top forty hits as the lead singer for The Miracles. He also was a prolific songwriter and producer. Between 1960 and 1970, the group released other top ten hits … (3 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 3 - 05/25/19 08:57 PM
Every once in a while a band of superstar performers unite together to create a Super Group. In April 1988 former Beatle George Harrison and Electric Light Orchestra band leader Jeff Lynne came up with the idea to bring in their friends Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison to record a song titled “Handle with Care”. The track was so successful they decided to form a band and record an entire album. The result was the album entitled Traveling Wilburys Vol 1.
As part of the fun, each of the band members adopted a pseudonym.
Nelson Wilbury - George Harrison … (4 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 2 - 05/23/19 09:21 PM
One of the icons of Rock that has continued to maintain his relevance for over 50 years is Carlos Santana. Santana ranks up there in my book as one of the finest guitar players around. From his debut album Santana, released in 1969, on up to his 9 times Grammy-winning album Supernatural he continues to demonstrate his remarkable talent.
Carlos Santana and his band were one of the headline performers at the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair. This year Bethel Woods, the site of the historic Woodstock festival will host a series of concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The lineup … (5 comments)

real estate: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 1 - 05/23/19 09:05 PM
It is that time again!!! 30 Songs in 30 days.
Like so many other baby boomers, I grew up listening to Rock & Roll. From the mid-1950s right on up to the present day, Rock has endured. Even when we think the genre has run its course a new record or album surfaces that brings us back into the fold.
In June of 2018, I launched an effort to share 30 songs in 30 days. I called it The Soundtrack of a Lifetime. Listening to the songs was so much fun I decided to reprise The Soundtrack for 2019. The Soundtrack is compiled … (3 comments)

real estate: Scottsdale Treasures - Hiding in plain site. - 05/15/19 09:15 PM
Scottsdale Arizona is a marvelous place. It offers residents and visitors alike activities and lifestyle choices that can make anyone happy. I have lived and worked in Scottsdale for 18 years, yet I am always finding new adventures and fun activities that remind me why we relocated here.
Waterfront property is not the first thing that you think of when considering life in Scottsdale. More often you think of Scottsdale as a desert community. Yet we have several marvelous neighborhoods that border small lakes and canals. Areas with tall trees, green grass, and classic architecture.
Today I had the chance to spend a … (3 comments)

real estate: Squatters at our house! - 05/11/19 04:53 PM
We have squatters living at our house and we have to let them stay a few more weeks.
My wife enjoys hanging a variety of seasonal wreaths on our front door. We currently have a nice spring wreath of twigs and bright red flower buds. Along with our “Welcome” doormat, it invites our visitors to come inside. In fact, it is so welcoming that one of our local doves decided to build a nest in the wreath. When we went out to see what she had done we noticed that there were a couple of eggs in the nest.
Hmmm…, now what? We … (2 comments)

real estate: Riding the roller coaster to success. - 05/08/19 05:47 PM

Every sale, every transaction is different. Even when you think you have negotiated a slam dunk deal, something can go wrong. However, it can be especially unnerving when the best deal you can make is loaded with contingencies, being funded by a bank with a poor track record or working with an agent that is out of step with the closing process. It can be like riding a roller coaster. One minute you are chugging along slow and steady, the next barreling down into the unknown.
Riding a roller coaster at an amusement park can be fun if that is what excites … (2 comments)

real estate: Scottsdale named No 1 place for short term rentals. - 05/03/19 08:13 PM

According to a recent article by Lance Lambert [1] a data journalist for®, Scottsdale Arizona is the number one place to own and operate a short term rental home like an Airbnb or VRBO.
Scottsdale of course has long been a vacation destination for winter weary travelers. Ever since the 1950s Scottsdale has been renowned for its resort corridor that was home to dozens of golf courses, spas, shopping and dining establishments. Many of the big resorts have given way to redevelopment with smaller hotels, condominiums and shopping centers. But Scottsdale still draws millions of visitors each year many of whom … (1 comments)

real estate: Sloppy Copy - It will get you every time - 04/23/19 11:50 AM
I cannot tell you how many times I look at property descriptions and cringe.
Sloppy Copy will make you look bad.
Never Hit “Send” Without Proofreading One day my mail brought a promotion for an exclusive training class for would-be copywriters. It was all about teaching you to write copy that sells, and how to run a successful copywriting business.
The whole message was “formulatic.”
It had the scarcity – only 20 spots, so act now. It attempted to make you want the program by saying “this isn’t for everyone – you have to qualify.” It promised to turn the … (2 comments)

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