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2015 

So as many of you know Josh and I lead high school student groups at our church and this weekend was our annual Winter Camp in Williams, Arizona at a retreat called Lost Canyon. There was hiking, dodgeball and ping pong tournaments, rock wall climbing, music, singing, and all sorts of group game...
01/25/2015
I like trains. I like their blaring horns and the thunderous sound they produce as they speed along the track. I like the bells and red lights flashing as they signal an approaching locomotive. Trains also symbolize a time when you didn't get immediate gratification of overnight shipping from Ama...
01/24/2015
Real Estate agents don't really get weekends off so Friday's aren't celebrated as much as the 9 to 5 crowd. However, after a long and hard-fought week it's always nice to get some comic relief as we head into our weekend showings, open houses, and possible contract negotiations. All credit for th...
01/23/2015
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to the change in seasons during the Fall and Winter months. Individuals who suffer from this disorder most likely live in cold weather climates where during the Fall and Winter cold, damp, cloudy, and gloomy conditions abo...
01/22/2015
As more and more emphasis is placed on higher education the standards for admissions in to the top level colleges around the Country are steadily increasing. Becoming a National Merit Scholar will almost assuredly give a student the upper hand in their choice of Universities. Only the top half-p...
01/22/2015
What is a Master-Planned Community? How do you know if you live in one or even want to live in one? Master-Planned Communities are not a new concept but many real estate markets around the Country don't include these types of communities in their overall city planning either because they don't f...
01/22/2015
Now that the worst of the economic recession is behind us many homeowners are surprised to find out that their homes once again have equity. Meanwhile, there are still parts of the Country that have yet to see home prices increase enough to get homeowners out from their underwater mortgages. Acc...
01/21/2015
Every year beginning in February at Schnepf Farms hundreds of fruit trees begin to bloom with Pink and White blossoms. This picturesque scene plays out on over 80 acres of orchards. Schnepf Farms opens up their farm during this season to allow everyone the opportunity to experience this beautiful...
01/21/2015
After months of looking at homes you finally find that one special house you just can't wait to call home. You and your Real Estate Agent carefully research all of the comparable homes in the area to formulate an offer and you can't help but notice that all of the other homes in the neighborhood...
01/20/2015
Today is a National Holiday to celebrate Civil Rights in the United States. The fact that we even need a day to remind us of the simple fact that we are all created equal is a little astounding to me. Also, the fact that we have a day dedicated to reflecting on the past injustices and the oppres...
01/19/2015
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