Black Friday Indulge me for a blog, please? This is a true sore subject for me, my family and many of my friends. For some of us who have been around for more than a decade or two, we can remember the days when we used to get up on Christmas morning and go to church (what is that?) all dressed ...
Every fall for the past 20 years, the top minor league baseball players come to the Phoenix area to participate in the Arizona Fall League.There are six teams in the Arizona Fall League: the Scottsdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Salt City Rafters, Phoenix Desert Dogs, Peoria Javelinas and Surpris...
  Now that Phoenix weather is cooling down, you are ready to fire up your fireplaces. But wait, what about the Chimney?  Here is some more information that will help you better understand how the chimney works with the rest of the fireplace and areas to keep an eye out for to insure safe operatio...
  It’s that time of year again in the Phoenix area, where the out of state visitors migrate to the Valley of the Sun. Weather wise from mid September to mid May (sometimes later), you are hard pressed to find a better place to be.  Why do people come to the Phoenix metro besides the great weather...
This past Friday was an awesome day.  It was Veterans' Day, 11-11-11 and the first day of the Fountain Hills Arts and Crafts Festival. The weather was perfect, low 70s and slightly overcast. Along with seeing all the arts and crafts,  Candice and I indulged in some fry bread with powered sugar (m...
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW????? When you become a real estate agent, you have to have a thick skin because you suddenly become labeled a liar. Why is it that most professions where there is a commission attached are thought of as sleazy liars? Why aren’t servers in restaurants questioned about their et...
  One of my biggest concerns with our economy and our government for years has been the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries without any real percussions. It’s been going on for years and now our country is paying the price with unemployment rates at greater than 9%.  You can look at almost a...
      What in the free world is this?   If this were a Jeopardy question, the answer would be:   What are termite tubes?   And while in a crazy, sick sort of way it may look like art work or something you would find the Karchner Caverns, it’s termite tubes. EEEWWWW.   Unless you are a termite ins...
Candice and I attended this event last week, the Crystal Ball Conference, about the 2012 projections for real estate in Arizona.  It was quite interesting to hear that foreclosures are on a rapid decline in Arizona, there is no "shadow" inventory and the banks are finally realizing they can make ...
  I was reading this article this morning and it really hit home with how my year has been going.  The biggest culprit seems to be Fannie Mae.  Almost all of their listings are overpriced.  One of my current transactions was listed at $155,000 and my clients have lost out on so many deals lately ...

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