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Managaing repairs during the purchase and sale of real estate is a big part of what we do as real estate agents.  We're called upon to manage the negotations of repairs to bring competent vendors, get competitive prices, accomodating buyers and sellers' timelines, and meet the expectations of buy...
One of my listings recently went under contract, quickly of course in this market.  As most of us do in this business, I have a short list of vendors that are on speed dial to make business quick, accurate, respectable and results oriented.  For that very reason, I hesitated to use a new photogra...
Most everyone understands what the "Attitude of Gratitude"means, but how do you learn to achieve the attitude of gratitude?  How do you learn to be mindful enough to understand and retain that Attitude of Gratitude?   Recently, I happened upon an article on this very subject, "Gratitude, the Anti...
Helping homeowners lower their energy bills has truly been a 10 year learning curve for me benefiting my clients. Thanks to my background, I was invited to be a guest on the podcast "The Weekly Closer."  I had such a great time and I can't thank Security Title & Fidelity National Home Warranty en...
 One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure There is wisdom in the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” What if instead of burying our trash in a landfill, we recirculated it back into the economy? What if we began to regard “waste” as a “resource”? Scottsdale’s Green Building L...
Maravilla has two separate neighborhoods in North Scottsdale.  One is gated and the other is not and backs to the canal.  The gated neighborhood was built first during 1993 - 1995;  while Maraville II was built during 1995 through 1997.  The first Maravilla I is located on the Northwest corner of...
Hearing that John McCain had passed created a sadness in Arizona.  He was at his ranch in Cornville, near Sedona during his final days.  I hesitated to write this, assuming so many others had much to say about this heroic figure of a man.  But not seeing anything written, I decided to publish wha...
Market statistics tell a lot about what's going on for buyers and sellers.  Having great reports helps provide the helpful information that home buyers and sellers can use to make important decisions.  These market reports are provided courtesy of the Cromford Report. While we should be viewing o...
The Phoenix Housing Market Update report for July, 2018 includes data for all of Maricopa County.  The area is vast, over 400 square miles!   Currrently there are 15,942 listings of homes, condos, townhomes, mobile homes and lofts for sale.  A very low number.  The trend has been declining invent...
After hearing about the Pearl Certication a week ago, I decided to go for it and get my home certified. No, I didn't "Go for the Gold" as I had no idea what energy efficient upgrades would be allotted points. So, I contacted them in blind faith that after all my hard work, my home would achieve a...

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