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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do MEN really need a Phoenix metro home with a MAN CAVE and are you looking for one? Sure you do! Lets review the reasons. Your Place Your Space. (Photo: Man Cave by Mode 21, Pixabay)The NBA Playoffs and Baseball are in full swing! Big Flat Screen TVs are actually going down in price (what else is?).  Every man needs a home that will give you space for a REALLY BIG SCREEN TV! Well go out and have some fun in your very own MAN CAVE or SHE SHED and watch the do or die basketball games in the "Big Dance" or play some pool, create something, build something, meditate, exercise or watch the TV "travel channel" on your huge TV! Read on for the latest Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro on the MLS with a MONSTER GARAGE, 8+ Cars, RV Garage, or a MAN CAVE/SHE SHED. You have come to the r...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Sometimes the most simple question must be asked “Why do people buy?” In this book, buy•ology, the author, Martin Lindstrom, looks to answer this question from a three years of extensive research into neuromarketing and the impact to the subconscious brain.With 11 chapters that range from discussing the study to learning is “sex” sells, the reader gains some greater insight as to why people buy.  For those in real estate agents this research may provide even greater clarity.Several chapters I found particularly fascinating. As in Chapter Four entitled “I Can’t See Clearly Now” Subliminal Messaging, Alive and Well.” I did not know subliminal advertising was banned by the National Association of Broadcaster in June of 1958. This was due to one incident (later claimed to be a lie) where su...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🥗The Salvation Army - Youth Shelters☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series of resources for people in need who are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research this weekly series will also help me to discover what is out there for those in need.It's heart-wrenching to know that in the United States, more than half a million individuals are struggling with homelessness. Sadly, a significant number of unhoused people are young adults. Child homelessness is often an issue many perceive as occurring in other countries or exclusively in developing nations, but in fact, children and young adults are without adequate shelter...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Who are you gong to Trust to help you with the purchase of your home? Sure we trust our loyal dog, and the dog will live with you. (Trust woman and dog in AI by Aristal Branson, Pixabay). However a home purchase is the most important acquisition often made in our lifetimes and one that will build wealth for you over time. You need a Phoenix metro REALTOR® you can LEAN ON. TRUST! A short but powerful word. Well, you can LEAN ON ME when you are ready to take to buy your OWN HOME! Sometimes it can seem a bit daunting. I know! Mortgage Rates have declined a bit recently on national basis to 6.7% range for good credit. Home prices are flat in Phoenix from last year, creating a window of opportunity. The homes are out there, let me help you find the right one at the right place. Sometimes in ...
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By Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Live Better in Arizona )
- March 2024 Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Home Sales - Now that it is the high season, we are seeing lots of sales activity in Scottsdale. Inventory, contracts and sales were all up. SCOTTSDALE HOME SALES ACTIVITY –  MARCH 2024 Each month, we look at the following four items related to home sales: - Single-family homes for sale - Orange Line - How many homes were on the market at the end of the month. - Under contract, but accepting backup offers (UCB) - Gray Line - The number of UCB contracts there were at the end of the month. - Pending home sales - Yellow Line - How many pending sales there were at the end of the month.*- Home Sales - Blue Line - How many homes sold during the month. MARCH 2024 RESULTS Scottsdale Homes for Sale: Inventory fell slightly by the end of the month. Howev...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Does this form heading look familiar?The Arizona Buyer Advisory is a document provided by the Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR) that offers guidance and information to homebuyers in Arizona. It's designed to educate buyers about various aspects of the homebuying process and to help them make informed decisions.As your buyer's agent, I like to go through this handbook with you as a resource to help you towards making one of life's biggest financial decisions - buying a house. Within this document are LIVE LINKS to help you find the information you seek.Here are some key features and topics covered in the Arizona Buyer Advisory: Property Condition: The advisory includes information about the condition of the property, including potential hazards, structural issues, and environmental c...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
In life we all experience the quiet times, relishing in them, playing catch up with paperwork or just enjoying a book and then suddenly out of the blue chaos happens. The phone rings and as you are speaking with one person another call happens. You are working on cleaning up emails and suddenly 10 new emails come in with at least half demanding your immediate attention. Then your smart phone receives several texts with even more requests.Yikes!"When we learn if we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change." Wayne DyerChaos allows us to learn how to better manage what we can control. To have processes and systems in place to respond both efficiently and effectively to all those requests.Today started out quiet. There was a mild breeze through the office window. I hea...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Honest people are honest people and hence why they continue to be victims of wire fraud. Currently during the first quarter of 2024, 1 out of 10 real estate transactions encountered wire fraud. Additionally, nearly half or 48% of the loans processed ($65 billion) were vulnerable to both wire and title fraud. (Source: Funding Shield)And the news continues to trend toward the negative side with wire fraud issues increasing over each quarter.Please as sellers and buyers follow the wire fraud advisory given by your title firm, your lender and your real estate agents if they are involved.Dirt Road Real Estate does not handle any funds. However, as a licensed local professional real estate agent, I do include a Wire Fraud Advisory in all my presentation packets. Additionally, the local title ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🏛85234 Housing Headlines 4-19-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Not only is Gilbert a thriving business community, but its access to a nationally ranked public school system, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year make Gilbert a sought-after place to call home in Arizona and the Southwest United States. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
You are buying a new home. It is exciting. New stores, new commute, new church, new neighbors, new post office, new parks....new everthing! Did you review the new home and location this with ALL of the right people you know? Some COULD have an issue that you have not thought of. (Photo: Child- Petra, Pixabay)Checked new home out with:X Significant OtherX Brother and Sister and In LawsX MotherX FatherX Best FriendsOops! KidsRemember, KIDS ARE PEOPE TOO!Always bring the Kid's in when choosing new homeHey, as your Buyer's Realtor I will help you with contacting all the right people your kids (I have a kid's moving checklist as well as one for the grown ups). I want the kids to be happy with their new home, school, parks and things to do, as well as Mom and Dad.As your Buyer's Realtor, I tr...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?Over the past year or so, a lot of people have been talking about how tough it is to buy a home. And while there’s no arguing affordability is still tight, there are signs it’s starting to get a bit better and may improve even more throughout the year. Elijah de la Campa, Senior Economist at Redfin, says:“We’re slowly climbing our way out of an affordability hole, but we have a long way to go. Rates have come down from their peak and are expected to fall again by the end of the year, which should make homebuying a little more affordable and incentivize buyers to come off the sidelines.”1. Mortgage RatesMortgage rates have been volatile this year – bouncing around in the upper 6% to low 7% range. That’s still quite a bit higher than where they ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy 4-18-24☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comments.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🧠New Real Estate Sign 2024 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI haven't been actively selling these days since I am working on a big housing development. Those who have been following my efforts towards that will be happy to learn that we received unanimous approval from the city council for our full site plan! Things are moving along as they should and I will update y'all as things progress. Here is what our designer came up with for our real estate sign since our designated broker is still doing some selling and needs a few signs. I like that it is simple, yet beautiful, and also does not have my phone number on it, haha.I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
LOOK! Where is the best place to live? Well that would be the Phoenix Arizona metro area with great employment opportunities. Phoenix in Maricopa County is the 5th largest city in the US and is Sunny with blue skies and wide open spaces abount for day trip adventures of all kinds. Photo: 3803658, PixabayPhoenix Metro from South Mountain Lookout at Dobbins Point (Phoenix Parks and Receration Website)As your Buyer's Realtor, I track single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients and let you "filter" those homes with hundreds of criteria on the free MLS I provide.UPDATED DAILY Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLSClick "Sort" and view in price order lowest to highest and ALWAYS UP TO DATE Phoenix Arizona Metro Detached Homes on the M...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
The other day I came across this quote by Bayard Taylor.“Opportunity is rare, and a wise man will never let it go by him.”My sense is the reason opportunity is rare because wisdom is also rare. Year ago I read this quote by Marcel Proust:“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.”Maybe this is why during economic downturns, there are more wealthy people created because they have changed their perspective, their eyes?And usually from what I read these individuals who became wealthy worked, had goals and learned how to overcome obstacles in their paths.With all the angst within the real estate industry, my sense is some will see the same landscape but with new eyes.  From everything I continue to read, the real estate industry is facing what...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
👩‍Trish's Splash Photography 4-17-24💦For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI am sure all who follow my blog are familiar with the talents of Trish, especially with a camera in her hand. A few years ago she created a series of photos from photographing drops of water and the splash that they would make. I absolutely loved what came from this and I am sure that everyone else will too, so I wanted to share them in the Rain. If you missed the inaugural post for this series and thus did not get a peek behind the scenes, you can go back and check it out here: 📸Trish's Splash Photography☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS fo...
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By Blair Ballin
(Hunt Real Estate ERA)
Love margaritas? I sure do. They are refreshing. They are tasty. And oh so good!Someone in my local North Phoenix Facebook Group recently asked who has the best margarita in North Phoenix.The results for the best North Phoenix margarita are here. What do you think? Blair BallinYour North Phoenix home specialist4802336433blairballin.com
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By Elise Harron, Rural Vacant Land and Development Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Did you know how FEW buyers actually READ their Preliminary Title Report?When buying Vacant land for the purpose of someday maybe building a home on that land, if your property does not have "legal access" and you are relying on a loan for the build - this might be a VERY IMPORTANT MATERIAL FACT to be aware of during the shopping and purchase process.  I'm shocked when I run across people needing to "Sell" their land that they have owned for years waiting to build their dream home, and now they cannot build on it.... many times it is the legal access, real power or maintained road that is preventing them from getting a construction loan.  Other times it is something they have done on the property which now disqualifies them from getting a loan, like having a residential structure on the...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🧠Reconnecting with Norm & Sandy ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREESandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI are such wonderful people and I am sure many of you miss seeing them active in the Rain. I was lucky enough to meet them both in person quite a few years ago during one of my trips to the San Diego area. We have stayed in touch ever since and have grown to become friends. I will usually see at least Norm during my trips to the San Diego area, but Sandy is a busy bee, so I don't always get to see her. As with everyone, I am not the best with staying in touch other than through social media occasionally and I should probably get better about reaching out to people at least once a week or once a m...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Is you current living space just too small? It is time to UPSIZE! When there is just not enough room for kids, guests, the kayak and pool table it is time to UPSIZE your home. Hey, I can help you with that! (Photo: Stacked Condos F. Muhammad from Pixabay)As your Buyer's Realtor, I track single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients and let you "filter" those homes with hundreds of criteria on the free MLS I provide.UPDATED DAILY Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLSClick "Sort" and view in price order lowest to highest and ALWAYS UP TO DATE Phoenix Arizona Metro Detached Homes on the MLS for a FULL PAGE view with pictures, prices and also to get your personal FREE ARIZONA MLS SEARCH PORTAL provided by me, your Buyer's Realtor. Ca...
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