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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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As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD?

As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD? In the course of my business as a Realtor I’ve had the honor of working with a good many Veterans, and on more than one occasion a Veteran client has informed me that they are suffering from PTSD. In each instance… 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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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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Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix

Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix Where will you be relocating to? Phoenix comes in just third out of all our nation’s cities for the top destinations of relocatees. Completely understandable considering our 300+ days of sunshine per year. But Phoenix has far more going for it than just the weather. It’s a… Read More

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Video: Packing for a Move? Pack Up the Legal Issues First.

One of the most often overlooked moving details is transfer of utilities. It’s right at the top of my list of items to double-check with a client during final walk-through, but I always mention it several times before that. Frequently I receive a surprised look in return and a comment somewhere along the lines of… Read More

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Fast 15 – 15 of the Newest Property Listings in Gilbert, Arizona

Popping up among the newest homes for sale in Gilbert, Arizona is one that I’d consider an incredible buy… it’s located on the golf course in Western Skies Golf Community. In its single level, split-floorplan of 2,740 square feet, are 4 bedrooms plus an office, 3 baths, formal living and dining areas, separate greatroom with… Read More

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Can your haunted house measure up to these homes with major fear factor?

Could your Halloween Haunted House rival even the White House? Did you indulge in Halloween’s most notorious adventure this year? Starting early Fall, Haunted Houses materialize all over the country, but Halloween Night is by far the most popular date for attendance. Some have been established for years and get spookier every time.  So how… Read More

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New Study Examines Housing Affordability Indexes

New Study Examines Housing Affordability Indexes. This study is fascinating. There’s a like to the complete study at the bottom of this post if you’re interested in this kind of thing. According to all the affordability indicators I’ve studies over the past month or so, Arizona falls just about dead-center for affordable housing in the… Read More

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Low Inventory Dictates Direction of Real Estate Market in the Phoenix Valley

The inventory of homes for sale in the Greater Phoenix Valley is paralleling a similarly reduced demand, resulting in a static resale market. Not really surprising considering the beginning of the new school year. If history is a predictor, the real estate market will pick up briefly before the holidays and resume ‘normal’ activity sometime… Read More