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Video: Pet-Friendly is the Word for These Top 10 Cities

Video: Pet-Friendly is the Word for These Top 10 Cities When we first moved to Arizona I was dumbfounded by the number of retail stores catering to pets and pet owners. Vets and boarding facilities are also wildly popular in the Greater Phoenix Valley area. Scottsdale comes in 5th on WalletHub.com’s list of the top… Read More

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Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market!

Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market! azCentral reports that in a recent study by the Economic Innovation Group, Gilbert, Arizona ranked #1 in the U.S. for Most Prosperous City or Town of its size. Gilbert beat out San Francisco, Seattle and even Austin TX for the coveted distinction…. Read More

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The Jetson’s Future is Here… 7 Gizmos We All Said We Wanted.

I haven’t thought about the Jetsons in years. The show had an amazing original run and a fairly successful comeback. As a Baby Boomer, I watched the Jetsons in the 60’s, my kids watched the Jetsons in the 80’s, and with the introduction of every futuristic contraption that this enviable family enjoyed, we all said… Read More

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Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement?

Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement? For many, the 4th of July means pool time, watermelon, cookouts and fireworks. If your heart is set on fireworks you’d be smart to forego the home version and pop over to one of the community sponsored displays (East Valley celebrations… Read More

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What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One?

What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One? I’m sure we all have stories of neighborly deeds and random acts of kindness, but how do you determine where an entire community fits on the ‘kindness scale’? WalletHub thinks they’ve got it, and indeed their list of the top 6 Kindest Cities would appear… Read More

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Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market?

Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market? Of the single home-buyers I’ve dealt with over the past several years, I would estimate that 80% were female. My personal statistics do not square with the national average. On the other hand, Real Estate is still very reasonably priced in… Read More

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What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s

What Increases Your Home’s Value? Apparently Walking, and Trader Joe’s I recently read an article titled Trader Joe’s is Secretly Making Your Home More Valuable. I get it, sort of. But at the end of it all my question was: Is retail like Trader Joe’s actually increasing the value of the residential areas around it,… Read More

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Do You Live in an Equity Rich State?

Do You Live in an Equity Rich State? Foreclosures are no longer common, short sales are almost non-existent, and in most areas of the country homeowners have regained, if not exceeded, the equity in their homes that they enjoyed before the ‘bust’. In the mainstream market in most American cities and towns, home prices are… Read More

Have You Seen Sanctuary at Desert Ridge?

Be sure to take a look at the slideshow below of this brand new community. -Sanctuary at Desert Ridge- We’ll be closing We just closed a brand new home in this beautiful North Phoenix neighborhood! My clients specifically sought out Sanctuary at Desert Ridge for its upscale ambiance, ultra-convenience and superb builder. Taylor Morrison is… Read More

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Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City

Urban Land Institute Report: The Suburbs Are the New City. Metropolitan areas were, for a long stretch, the ‘place to be’ for convenience, accessibility, and amenities. But suburban communities are growing at a remarkable rate. Does this indicate a shift in priorities? It could be that public transportation is spreading further from the city, and… Read More