sunlit drones: Market Report - Total Inventory October 2017 ARMLS - 11/26/17 05:11 AM

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Total inventory has a month-over-month increase of 5.7% while year-over-year reflects a decrease of 7.9%.
 
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sunlit drones: Market Report - Average Days On Market October 2017 ARMLS - 11/26/17 05:01 AM

 
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Days on market were down 9 days year-over-year while month-over-month remained the same.
 
 
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sunlit drones: Market Report - Monthly Sales October 2017 ARMLS - 11/21/17 06:14 AM

 
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Sales are down 0.8% month-over-month.
 
The year-over-year comparison is up 4.1%.
 
 
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sunlit drones: Second Active Rain Meetup in the East Valley!! - 11/20/17 07:06 AM
Last week Suzanne and I attended the second Active Rain Meetup in the East Valley once again hosted by Brian England!
 
The event was held at a "MAD Greens" restaurant - part of a chain of "salad restaurants" that has multiple locations in the Phoenix metro area, this was our second experience in dining there.
 
This time I opted for a "Create Your Own" salad: Romaine, Grilled Steak, Piri Piri Shrimp, Apples, Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Eggs and Blue Cheese Dressing!  I'll have that again please!
 
In attendance were:
Brian England (our gracious host)
Mike Jones 
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR 
Steffy Hristova 
Suzanne and Tony Marriott
Jody Marriott (my sister)
and two more guests (George and … (16 comments)

sunlit drones: Don't Just Give Up - Consider a Short Sale in Phoenix - 11/20/17 04:24 AM
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in Phoenix are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee's Sale on the courthouse steps.
 
It's always sad to see people give up and walk away from a home, particularly when alternatives exist which may well be better for them and their lien holders.
 
We've learned that often those who "opt" to let the home go to foreclosure "by default" often … (0 comments)

sunlit drones: Don't Just Give Up - Consider a Short Sale in Peoria - 11/15/17 03:32 AM
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in Peoria are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee's Sale on the courthouse steps.
 
It's always sad to see people give up and walk away from a home, particularly when alternatives exist which may well be better for them and their lien holders.
 
We've learned that often those who "opt" to let the home go to foreclosure "by default" often … (4 comments)

sunlit drones: Don't Just Give Up - Consider a Short Sale in Paradise Valley - 11/14/17 04:53 AM
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in Paradise Valley are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee's Sale on the courthouse steps.
 
It's always sad to see people give up and walk away from a home, particularly when alternatives exist which may well be better for them and their lien holders.
 
We've learned that often those who "opt" to let the home go to foreclosure "by default" … (6 comments)

sunlit drones: Don't Just Give Up - Consider a Short Sale in New River - 11/13/17 03:43 AM
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in New River are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee's Sale on the courthouse steps.
 
It's always sad to see people give up and walk away from a home, particularly when alternatives exist which may well be better for them and their lien holders.
 
We've learned that often those who "opt" to let the home go to foreclosure "by default" … (0 comments)

sunlit drones: A Great Phoenix Lunchtime ActiveRain Meetup Thursday November 9, 2017 - 11/11/17 12:06 PM
On November 9th, Suzanne and I hosted an Active Rain Meetup in Phoenix, Arizona - second time hosting for us!
 
Joining us (in alphabetical order by last name) were:
 
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR 
Jesse Clifton
Brian England  
Jan Green 
Mike Jones 
 
The event took place at:
 
     
 
  
 
 
Greekfest Restaurant
1940 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(Northwest Corner of 20th Street and Camelback)
 
Great Menu - Reasonable Prices!
 
Suzanne and I found this gem of a restaurant shortly after we moved to the Valley in 1996, and have been fiercely loyal customers ever since! Owned by Tony & Sue Makridis, this is a family owned authentic Greek restaurant with top class authentic Greek … (8 comments)

sunlit drones: Appreciating our Clients and Associates - 11/11/17 12:06 PM
This is our entry for the November Contest "Thankfulness - An AR Challenge" hosted by Jim Cheney.
 
Suzanne and I have an unwritten "policy" to show those we encounter - whether clients, associates, vendors, etc - that we sincerely appreciate them.
 
The way this appreciation manifests itself can be in one of many ways.
 
Sometimes a handshake, looking them in the eye, and sincerely thanking them for being our client, or providing great service is all it takes.
 
Other times we may treat our client to a meal - although more often than not it is us on the receiving end of such a treat!
 
Case … (10 comments)

sunlit drones: Paying It Forward 2017 - 11/11/17 12:05 PM
This is our entry into the "Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017" hosted by Belinda Spillman.
 
Sometimes when hearing the words "Pay It Forward" the image of someone in desparate need is conjured up as the recipient of kindness from another.
 
Yes - that is one example of paying it forward - but "paying it forward" can take many different shapes and forms, and does not always need to be a "charitable" effort.
 
Suzanne and I donate to several worthwhile charities.
 
The Honor Health Desert Misson Food Bank receives several visits a year from us. They put food on the table … (20 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 12 - 11/11/17 11:33 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 12 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Today is Thanksgiving Day.
 
Today we are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at our house.
 
There will be seven attending.
 
Suzanne and myself.
 
My father.
 
Rick and Cheryl - great friends since before we were all "corporate relos" to Phoenix in 1996.
 
...and their niece Syd and her husband Rick.
 
Main Course
Roast Turkey
Suzanne's Home Made Stuffing
Home Made Turkey Gravy
Russet Potatoes roasted in Duck Fat
Corn
Green bean / Mushroom / Bacon casserole
 
Desert
Suzanne's Home Made Blueberry Cheesecake
English Mince Pie (My Dad's favorite!)
Custard
Cream
 
A celebration with family and friends.
 
Great food!
 
Great company!
 
A great time!
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! 
 
 
Designed … (12 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 11 - 11/11/17 11:33 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 11 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Today is the penulitmate day of the 12 Days of Thanks Giving.
 
 
 
Penultimate.
 
The last but one.
 
But is it really?
 
 
 
That implies that once tomorrow has come and gone,  Giving Thanks ceases until "the next time".
 
For me, Giving Thanks is a daily event.
 
There is always something or someone that each day brings to be thankful for.
 
I'm very much a glass half full (rather than a glass half empty) individual.
 
Today, Suzanne and I will head to the Uptown Farmers Market mentioned in an earlier post … (10 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 10 - 11/11/17 11:33 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 10 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Farmer's Market have been, and continue to be, an integral part of our "be healthy" plan.
 
 
Our current favorite is the Uptown Farmers Market on Wednesday Mornings at Central and Bethany Home in Phoenix.
 
One of our favorite vendors there is Bob McClendon's "McClendon's Select" which is a a certified organic farm based in Peoria, Arizona.
 
"ORGANIC PRODUCE… GROWN ONLY WITH NATURE'S HELP".
 
There is nothing quite like fresh, organic vegetables to  brighten up your meal table - whether a regular meal - or Thanksgiving … (14 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 9 - 11/11/17 11:33 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 9 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
While my eating regimen is for the most part "low carb" or "carb free" these days, on the rare occasion that I venture into carb territory I am extremely thankful that there are some great artisan breads out there.
 
 
My favorite, which I discovered three years ago, is Noble Bread.  They make many varieties - my preferred being their standard bearer "Country" loaf.
 
We found them at a Farmer's Market.  You have to go early - they consistently sell out!
 
Till tomorrow...
 
 
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sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 8 - 11/11/17 11:32 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 8 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Today is a day to look around and be thankful for the great weather we have here in Arizona (for the most part!).
 
 
 
With sunny or partly sunny days averaging 296 per year, and even though it can get hot in the summer - it's a dry heat!
 
 
 
Suzanne and I enjoy sitting outside in our back yard that backs up to a wildlife protected area that is home to woodpeckers, grackels, ground squirrels, rabbits, cardinals, quail and the list goes on.
 
We sip … (16 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 7 - 11/11/17 11:32 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 7 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Today I want to recognize and give thanks to my one and only "little sister".  
 
She's in town right now staying with my Dad.
 
 
An award winning Movie Writer, Director and Producer "West of Thunder", she is always "on the go" - and carving out 10 days to be here in town for my Dad's birthday is very much appreciated!
 
Monday she heads back out "on the road" to continue "post production" (as Producer) of Apple Seed, starring "names" most of us recognize, … (14 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 6 - 11/11/17 11:32 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 6 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
 
Yesterday Suzanne and I attended the Keller Williams 2017 Southwest Regional Inspiration Breakfast.  There were four speakers, including:
 
Jon & Shara Maxwell of Sunshine Acres Children's Home, Inc.
 
Jacki Taylor of Save the Family
 
Dawn Hocking of The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)
 
and finally Michael Somsan, a totally blind tri-athlete.
 
Michael's story is remarkable, having been shot in the head in the line of duty and losing his sight in 1995, going on to become an attorney and a tri-athlete.  
 
You can read the details by … (22 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 5 - 11/11/17 11:32 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 5 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Today the focus is on health.  
 
This past August I made a breakthrough in my quest for health and weight loss.  
 
My health has steadily improved since the emergency surgery just over 3 years ago - in fact - it's better now than it has been in 15 years.  
 
The breakthrough was experimenting with a low carb diet - now a "way of eating".  
 
The results were immediate and dramatic.
Changing nothing else other than reducing carbs to rock bottom by … (10 comments)

sunlit drones: Giving Thanks - Day 4 - 11/11/17 11:32 AM
This is our Giving Thanks - Day 4 - entry into "12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds.
 
Another nice surprise to be thankful for today.  
We are attending Brian England's East Valley Meetup today.
 
Mike Jones from Tucson will also be attending.
 
I woke this morning to a text from Mike, advising that he is bringing two civilians to the Meetup for the specific purpose of introducing them to Suzanne and me!
 
Another networking opportunity.
 
Until tomorrow...
 
 
 
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