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5 tips to stay organized during the Holidays.

   If you have already put away all your Halloween decor and find yourself running up and down the aisles at the grocery store and the mall getting ready for Black Friday sales then, Its official! The Holidays are here.

One thing that many of us are not great at is staying organized thru all the chaos the holiday season inevitably brings. Here are five simple tips to eliminate the challenge and help you stay on top of your goal while keeping your sanity:


1.Write down everything you NEED to do.

As with most projects, creating a list of everything that needs to be done should be the first step. Depending on what the holidays bring for you, your friends and family, be sure to include the

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     The million dollar question of whether to invest in real estate now versus later is always a daunting one. Consumers in Phoenix and other markets operate with skepticism due to the history of the real estate market in the past twelve years. Many compare the current conditions with those of the market boom of 2005; certain aspects like the rise in home values that were inflated at the time are a good indicator of this. With this said, we evaluate the realities of the market today and help you determine if now is a good time to buy or not.

     We consider the following factors to help determine how favorable things will be in 2018. The considerations are:

  • the current home pricing trends,
  • the cost of borrowing money (mortgage
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What is happening this month?


This month promises a full array of activities for anyone's taste. From Golf tournaments to Pizza eating festivals, the valley welcomes the holiday season with a continuance of fun and entertainment for the whole family.


Here is a list of the top-rated events this month:

  • Dinosaurs in the Desert - November 6th thru April 30th, 2018.

Recurring Daily at the Phoenix Zoo. Please Visit the website for details.


  • Man of La Mancha - November 6th - 11th.

Recurring daily at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Man of La Mancha is the story of one man's quest to dream the impossible. Winner of five Tony Awards. Visit the website

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By Erika Nevarez - Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Unity Home Group®


What is happening this month?

The Holiday season officially starts in October for Phoenix and vicinity. This month kicks off with a large array of fun events for everyone. From the always awaited Arizona State Fair to the Maricopa Home and Garden Show, this month promises a number of activities and venues for every taste.

Here's a list of the top-rated events this month:

Arizona State Fair - October 6th thru October 29th.

Courtesy of Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair has something for everyone! With an array of attractions including Copper Gloves Boxing, Flying Meatball Circus, Fry's Culinary Stage, Godfrey the Magician, The Great American Petting Zoo as well as a wide selection of

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Top 6 reasons why Phoenix metropolitan area is the best place to relocate.

By Erika Nevarez - Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Unity Home Group®


With the latest events and weather taking its tow in several regions in the United States, many are thinking and planning on where to relocate and avoid the dangers of extreme weather. The past month has been a rollercoaster for weather patterns throughout the world. From hurricanes to tornados, earthquakes to major catastrophic flooding; all indicators of how blessed Phoenix residents are.

 Of course we have extreme heat during summer, however, this city has done a magnificent job at maintaining the city and utilizing the resources efficiently to keep residents, visitors and overall create an

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The future of Phoenix real estate market.

How Phoenix is transforming to keep up with the current and future needs of residential real estate.


By Erika Nevarez – Keller Williams Arizona Realty -Unity Home Group®.


The Phoenix metropolitan area has a long vast reputation in the real estate industry. From the beginnings of the city growing into what is now a metropolis, to the known-to-most impact of the housing market crash of 2008; this city has seen it all.

 With an unpredictable economy and the cyclical expected market shift, the Phoenix area and vicinity must prepare and be ready for the increasing entry of millennials into the real estate market.  As a general rule, driving a large number of long term consumers would render the

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Home inspection completed? Check. Appraisal done? Check. Repairs successfully negotiated? Yup. All that’s left now is to close on the purchase of your new home. Right?

Not so fast – you have one final task, the final walk-through. This will happen just before closing on your new Scottsdale home and it’s your chance to ensure that the home you’ll soon be getting the keys to is in the same condition as when all the contract’s contingencies were removed.

We have a warning for you: do NOT rush the final walk-through of your new home. This is your only chance to complain about anything new (of a negative nature) that has happened to the home since you last saw it. Allow yourself plenty of time.

Keep in mind that this tour isn’t to find or cure

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Just a couple of items in the local news we found interesting.

Ms. Palin got an offer – and it’s not political

It’s not easy to sell high-end homes, even in a seller’s market and even in gorgeous Scottsdale, but Sara Palin is awfully close to doing just that. The home, listed back in late December 2015, has an accepted offer and, if all goes well, she’ll get close to her asking price of nearly $2.4 million.

It’s a gorgeous estate, situated on four acres. It includes a basketball court, pool (of course), an equestrian facility and putting green. The interior is what you’d expect of a home at this price, with a gourmet kitchen, media room and wine cellar, among other features.

Duh: It’s monsoon season

If you had any doubt that monsoon

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It’s hard enough to keep our outdoor plants alive during a Scottsdale summer but when the indoor plants start popping off it can be even more disheartening. When something is wrong with any plant, it pays to examine how you’ve been caring for it. If there is no evidence of pests on the plant, there are several other issues to consider.


Indoor plants often suffer from receiving either too much or not enough water. The symptoms of both problems can be similar, but as a rule of thumb, if the leaves show soft, rotten spots and they aren’t developing properly, you may be overwatering and the plant may have root rot.

If, on the other hand, the leaves have dry, brown edges and the leaves toward the bottom of the plan are curled or yellow, it

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There’s no mystery to getting a home in Scottsdale sold quickly – the more people that step foot into the home, the better your chances of a quick sale. To get more people through the front door requires far more effort than merely listing it in the local MLS, it requires a plan and a budget large enough to implement that plan.

This is something to keep in mind as you interview possible listing agents – ask about their marketing plans, request samples of past marketing efforts and ensure the agents have the money to put the plan into action.

No, it’s not the listing price

Although helping the homeowner determine an accurate market value for the home and assisting in setting a list price is important, it’s not the most important task we have.

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