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  One of the most popular Phoenix Suns players from the franchise’s past, Jeff Hornacek, will guide the team to an uncertain future.  Let's hope it's for the better! Jeff has been a member of the Utah Jazz coaching staff since 2007 and is highly respected throughout the NBA.  Jeff was drafted by ...
As realtors, we're used to commission reductions by lending institutions on short sales.  Most of the time, these institions reduce commission to 5%, leaving 2.5% to the Listing Agent and 2.5% to the Buyer's Agent.  When taking a short sale listing, we often list the commission being offered as 2...
Entering KiKu Revolving Sushi Bar in Glendale, AZ, you're greeted by boldy colored walls of red, green, and yellow, along with a brightly colored mural of people of all different ethnicities.  From the ceiling hang pink and yellow paper lanterns adorned with blossoming cherry trees. KiKu Revolvin...
Tonight, I will attend my third child's 8th grade graduation.  It seems that everyone around us always makes a huge deal out of it, going so far as to plan parties and dinners and buy expensive "graduation" gifts.  I admit that I bought my daughter a new dress and shoes for the event, but nothing...
I agree!  I guess I'm old fashioned, but I like a good old phone call.  It just seems much more personal and you get a better sense of  the person's emotions.   In texts, the tone can be misconstrued.   Buying/selling homes is a huge decision in one's life.  I'm a big fan of voice contact! Jana H...
My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tornados in Oklahoma.   Jana Haren, Realtor, MSSC www.janaharenhomes.com
When I first started in real estate, I wasn't sure if I should attend inspections and closings.  I thought, "If I attend, I'm just going to be standing there twiddling my thumbs while the inspector or escrow officer does all the talking." I've since learned that while the foregoing might be true,...
It seems like everyone is asking themselves how they can use social networking sites like Facebook and Pinterest to increase their business.  While perusing the internet, I found some helpful information about social networking and small businesses, especially those on a small budget.  Basically,...
Are you racking your brains trying to stave off the inevitable "I'm bored!" song your kids will soon be singing?   If your answer is yes, join the club! Here's another summer activity idea for your kiddos. Polar Ice is offering kids camps this summer.  Kids 5 and older can enjoy two 30-minute ic...
School will be out in just a matter of days.  Have you thought about what you're going to do to keep your child occupied?  How about yourself?  Why not giving sewing classes a try?  Having the knowledge to sew has many benefits, such as being able to create unique, one-of-a-kind outfits, and save...

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