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July 23rd, 2012

6 tips photoIt’s not hard to see why moving ranks among the most stressful experiences a person has to go through. Depending on how far you’re moving, and how much stuff you own, moving can consume several days -- or even an entire week. Organization is critical before and during the move, but also afterward. Unpacking and settling in aren’t tasks to be taken lightly, and defining your priorities beforeh ...

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Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home

July 21st, 2012

In today's economy, just about everyone is looking to cut expenses.  ONe of the largest bills a home owner has is their energy bill.  Check out the guest post below for great tips on energy efficiency.


Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home

By Andrew Hill @

What does green mean to you? Is it a hybrid car or a home with solar panels? Perhaps it’s carpoo ...

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Phoenix market June sales stay strong

July 11th, 2012
The metro Phoenix real estate market continued strong in June.  The following stats are provided by ARMLS.
Sales Month over month
June sales jumped up 8.1% to a total of 9,129, representing the fourth highest month over month gain out of the last twelve months. Robust sales over 7,000 occurred in eleven out of the last twelve months, with June being the highest.
SALES Year over Year
June sales of ...

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Cool off at a water park

July 11th, 2012
It's summer in Phoenix and that means it's hot.  I thought I would keep with the theme of the last few days and offer another idea for staying cool.  If you want to be outdoors, but stay cool, I can think of nothing better than one of the Valley's water parks.  There are 3 big water parks along with city pools, community pools and more.  In fact, I am taking my daughter to Wet N Wild next wee ...

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Arizona Science Center

July 10th, 2012

The Arizona Science Center is a great place to vist anyday. It is one of my families favorites.  There is so much to do and it's all fun.  But in the heat of the summer, you've got the added bonus of spending a day of fun in air conditioning.  The AZSC is located in downtown Phoenix with easy access from all parts of the valley.  A new exhibit started this weekend called Math Alive!  It ru ...

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365 things to do July 9

July 9th, 2012

It's truly the summer with temps over 110 degrees today.  There is a breeze, but it is a hot one.  So, with the hot weather,  I thought I'd stay away from the many outdoor activities.  Today it's simple.  If you want to get out of the house, or work, but want something cool to do, walk around a mall.  Scottsdale Fashion Square and Paradise Valley Mall of course come to mind, but there are ...

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Desert Ridge homes for sale7-2-12

July 2nd, 2012

There are 10 new Desert Ridge listings within the last week.  Only one is a townhome/condo. It is in theLa Verne community and is priced at $195,000 and features 2 bedrooms  and 2 baths in 1469 sq.ft.   There are 9 single family homes ranging from 1449 sf,  to 5123 sf .  Prices range from $154,900 to $650K.    If one of these or any other Desert Ridge home interests you, I'll be hap ...

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Scottsdale May home prices climb

July 1st, 2012
Yesterday I presented some of the overall market headlines for the May market and promised some specifics. 

Scottsdale saw significant gains in May year over year in all metrics.  The most widely quoted figure is median pricing.  Single family homes saw a 19 percent increase in the number of sales for the month versus May of 2011.  More importantly, the median price jumped over 19% to $411,65 ...


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