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1/31/2018 5:58:52 PM

This is a market activity report on patio homes in Tempe, AZ. Our definition of Patio home is an attached home with one or more side common walls and a small patio.  The term 'Patio home' is often used interchangeably with the terms 'Townhome' or 'Condominium' or 'Apartment'. In Arizona Regional MLS data-base we can do a search of stacked homes versus non-stacked. The patio homes will fall in the category of non-stacked.Patio homes are a very popular option for owners who would like to have a life style with minimal yard care and home maintenance, as most of the green areas, pool and common areas are responsibility of the Home-Owners Association.Patio Homes can have fee simple or condominium ownership. To see all patio homes for sale now in Tempe AZ, click on this link. For sale - 42 Patio Homes  - ranging in prices between $90,000 and $509,470Under Contract, Accepting Back-ups  - 27 homes Under Contract, Pending  - 20 HomesSold since 7/31/2017 - 270 homes, average 45 homes per month The lowest sales price was for a one-bedroom patio home, sold for $86,000. The highest priced one was a three-bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome, 2,270 sq.ft. in the Clarendon Townhomes, which sold for $499,900.  The highest per sq.ft. patio homes were in subdivisions Pueblo Grande ($276.35 p/ sq.ft.) and in 525 Town Lake ($256.52 p/sq.ft.)Names of  Patio home communities in Tempe AZ: The Cottonwoods, Rio Ventana, Los Brisas, Clarendon Townhomes, Mistwood Condominiums, Alameda Park, Pueblo Grande, Villagio.       Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

1/30/2018 9:47:01 PM

The excerpts below are from the Community Guidelines, which I re-read after so many years now. Being a member of the Active Rain community is very intuitive, you feel right away that you fit in somewhere - as a member of a group, as a reader, or as a commentator on blogs. "ActiveRain is a place where real estate professionals can network with their peers and discuss industry insider topics. It is also a public forum where consumers can pull back the curtain and see what the real estate industry is really about.Because of this level of transparency and openness, ActiveRain members must remain zealous in their quest to represent our industry in as true and professional of a light as possible, for both their fellow professionals, and the consumers who access this platform.""ActiveRain is built for CommunityWe built ActiveRain as a place for real estate professionals to network and create a sense of community. This is your community! It is our members that make ActiveRain such a special place. Have fun with the site. Don't be afraid to dig in! There's a lot to do and learn here."If you only go through the number of groups that exist, you will find immeadiately that group which will have content on the areas that interest you. There are 7,420 groups - from Facebook Fridays, to YouTubeThursdays, to VBlogers, to Serendipity Sundays, to Photos, to Banatudes, to Old Farts Group, Travellers in the Rain. You can be a leader of a group and if the content is interesting other members will join and will enrich the knowledge of the group, or will inspire and entertain the group. "Get connected. At first ActiveRain may seem so big that you could never be heard, and so small and cliquish that you will never find your place. Everyone experiences this phenomenon! Our suggestion is to start off slow; read blogs, then start commenting on posts that interest you, and once you feel ready, blog away!"I started slow by reading blogs that were interesting and inspiring to me, then I thought I would write a few blogs, answer questions in the Q&A section, ask questions, get answers. Getting started section helped me structure the first posts and made the writing easier and faster. When I need to refer real estate professionals in other states, I can quickly go to my profile page and look up by state the people that are following me, or I am following. Initially, I did not realize there were points, and then after reading comments about them, I realized that I have actually acrued some for just logging in. There is a lot of entertainment on the site, together with execellent content that helps professionals from the industry, as well as consumers.   Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

1/28/2018 7:05:16 PM

Every year I read Lynn Friedman's challenge and think  it's too complicated but interesting, and I may participate. Well, I never did before - I had read the Weltanschauung for the first time, thanks to this contest, though. That alone is a participation of sorts. I am glad Lynn Friedman has this challenge every year, as it invites us to feel why we like this community so much. My post will be about the second principle:  "We believe that real estate professionals will thrive if they demonstrate their local market expertise. With ever greater access to listings, local knowledge is now the key differentiator."I like preparing speadsheets with market numbers for subdivisions in the areas where I work. After I do all the data sorts, I enjoy looking at the summaries and translating what the numbers are saying. I subscribe to the Cromford Report - the most in-depth analysis of the real estate market in the Phoenix area. I like reading Active Rainer's market reports from around the country. Over the years I learned how to better visualize the data, how to present it in an easier to read format - with graphs, illustrations and photos.  I share it with the readers of my blog, or mail it to neighbors and clients.  To deepen my local area knowledge, I also attend Tempe Character Area meetings. These studies about each of Tempe's eight character areas last for about a year and involve local residents and organizations, as well as City officials. Topics range from sense of place, to walkability, bikeability, connectivity, types of neighborhoods, aging-in-place, livability, neighborhood grants programs, public art. The scope of work of a Character area plan involves elements not addressed in the Tempe General Plan2040, such as: "What makes this area unique and what sets it apart from other area in the city?", "Does this area include the types of places, businesses and infrastructure, people look for when deciding where to live or invest?".  Results of the year-long studies are very visual and available for viewing online, too.Once or twice a season, I walk the areas where I work and take photos of public or private art on display in local parks, in beautiful front yards or streets. I have discovered many neighborhood gems that way. I publish my trips and events on my Facebook page and on my blog.     Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

1/27/2018 7:03:27 PM

Bank-owned homes are almost non-existent in Tempe zip code 85282 in 2017/2018. Well, we found the only one, and my clients were lucky to be the winninig Buyers. As can be expected with homes in Tempe between $200,000-$250,000, it was a multiple offer situation. 132 W Fairmont drive is almost 1600 square feet three-bedroom, two-bathroom block construction home with about 10,000 square feet yard. Purchase price was $247,000, financed with a conventional loan.The home is biking distance from the owners' job location and they loved that they can maintain their current life-style of biking or walking to work.The neighbor's driveway smiled friendly with these winter flowers in whimsical arrangements in the photo above.  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

1/22/2018 7:38:10 PM

525 Town Lake is a luxurious urban community, which offers live/work lifestyle in downtown Tempe AZ 85281.Facts about 525 Town Lake: Gated Community of 67 townhomes total Seven Live/Work townhomes with business entrance from W. 1st street All units have open floorplans with one or two bedrooms, two balconies and tandem 2-car garages Sixteen units have views of Tempe Town Lake Built in 2006 There are five different floor plans, ranging from 1265 sq.ft. to 1,735 sq.ft. 1265 sq.ft. - sixteen units 1314 sq.ft. - fourteen units 1493 sq.ft. - fourteen units 1544 sq.ft. - sixteen units 1735 sq.ft. - seven units  HOA fees in 2018 are $350 per month, and they cover pool and common area maintenance, water, sewer, garbage collection.   Currently there are three units offered for sale in 525 Town Lake. Prices are ranging from $289,000 and $324,000 to $345,000 for the live/work unit.  In 2017 there were 10 sales - the highest number of sales so far since 2007. The highest price was $350,000 for the largest model, and the lowest was $277,000 for the 1,493 sq.ft. model. 525 Town Lake is within walking distance to the Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Center for the Arts, to restaurants Culinary Dropout and the Lodge, to light rail, and to the vibrant Mill Avenue.   For current active listings in 525 Town Lake please click on the link.    Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

1/13/2018 3:56:18 PM

Warm and mild weather in January. New Year's resolutions to exercise more often.More people hiking on the numerous trails around the Valley of the Sun. This picture above of the Camelback Mountain is taken from the Amphitheater on one of the Trails at Papago Park . I stopped at the Barnes and Noble Store at Tempe Marketplace Shopping Mall. On display at the entrance were all those books about hiking in the Valley - 60 Hikes within 60 Miles, Scenic Drives, Arizona Hiking. January probably brings out on the trails a lot more people than any other months. Lovely weather!  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

12/23/2017 10:15:49 AM

This single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a large back yard in Tempe AZ 85282 just sold for $235,000.Living area is 1,260 sq.ft.Lot size is 9,683 sq.ft.It is in Continental East 3 - a quiet and well-established Tempe subdivision, consisting of primarily block construction homes, built in the seventies.Baseline Road, Loop 101 and Hwy 60 are nearby.It is close to Cole Park, too. Tempe's neighborhoods are created such that there is always one City Park within a walking distance.I love working in Tempe, and finding those gems for my Buyer clients. As well as highlighting and marketing the best features of the homes of my Seller clients. Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

12/24/2017 3:03:43 PM

This December 2017 brought a lot of new discoveries for me in Phoenix.I had seen it before, but this year I actually visited the skating rink, huddled so cozily between Central Ave and Washington street, in the CityScape Center, downtown Phoenix. Next year, if I get into a nostalgic childhood mood, I will head there again - Live music, hot chocolate, people gliding on the ice.Adding to the beauty, and inviting us to reflect upon the world around us were the two Phoenix Art Museum installations by artists Saskia Jorda and Melissa Martinez.  Desert Botanical Garden is another favorite destination any time of year, but especially around the holidays. Jun Kaneko ceramic and bronze sculptures throughout the garden surprise us with the imaginative colors and patterns and whimsical creatures.  And, I cannot miss to mention that Santa Claus has been seen, riding a bike, downtown Phoenix.    Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

12/8/2017 3:58:48 PM

I often wonder - would my time be well-spent if I go on a home tour? The last Home Tour I attended, several subdivisions in the Queen Creek-Gilbert border, was so well organized and informative, that it made me think whether I should include home tours in my next year's marketing plan on a more regular basis. Attendees were realtors, mortgage lenders, title, home insurance and financial services representatives. When traveling together in a bus, it provides opportunities to interact and use the time to get updated on developments in the respective fields and subdivisions. Within two hours we were able to see several homes from the very desirable subdivisions of Cortina, Power Ranch,  Trilogy at Power Ranch  and The Bridges in Gilbert.  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

11/26/2017 11:46:24 AM

It's a beautiful, sunny day in Tempe - the temperature is 75 Degrees F, ( 24 C). An idea has been sitting in my mind about making our patio wall into a 5-story vertical garden. It helped to see that somebody had already done a similar project and is growing a healthy vegetable garden. There is drip irrigation and food-grade lining on each vegetable bed.      Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

11/4/2017 5:52:53 PM

OPEN HOUSE123 W 10TH STREET, TEMPE AZ 8528211/05/201712:30 PM-4:00 PM A rare opportunity to do an open house of this wonderful condo that has practically never been vacant for the last 12 years. Updated kitchen and bathroom, newer dual pane windows. It is now for sale or for rent.$259,900 - for sale       Come and experience the wonderful, tree-lined streets of the historic Maple-Ash neighborhood, walk to the neighborhood Casey-Moore, First Watch and Cartel Cafe. This beautiful condo has a large private patio with mature trees. There are two parking spots in the front and two in the back of the property. Parking is always scarce down town, and having 4 or 5 parking spots is always super convenient. Call me for more details at 602-710-8161.  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

10/27/2017 5:34:32 PM

19603 S 189TH ST, Queen Creek, AZ 85142$337,000This recently updated 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home is in a corner location, walking distance to Cortina Elementary school. It had one owner who rented to one Tenant for 10 years, and now the updated home is ready for a new owner.Fulton Homes construction is well-known for its excellent quality. The home has granite countertops, maple cabinets, freshly painted, new flooring and no carpet.  It was recently painted in designer colors.   The extended two-car garage is sparkling with the new epoxy flooring.   Beautiful neighborhood with mature trees, lost of natural shade, green area next to the house. Close to many employers, easy access to highways 202 and Hwy 60.Please visit the virtual tour at this link.  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

10/23/2017 4:05:40 PM

Exterior photo of a patio in a Maple-Ash Neighborhood condominium. Maple-Ash is a historic downtown Tempe neighborhood with unique homes, built in the last century. This was a main photo of a listing for rent, which received an offer for purchase, and the owner accepted it.The photo captures the laid-back living style which this location offers.If you are an Arizona State University student or a professor, you can easily not miss a car, if you lived in this location.The complex consists of four units and has two owners only - homeowners communications can't get easier than that. The neighborhood has lush vegetation, mature trees, shaded sidewalks, street art, cafes and restaurants, Broadway shows and other concerts at Gammage theatre across the street, on Mill Ave.I have another listing now at the same complex - curious to see which will come first, renting it or selling. The Sellers have owned the condo for 17 years, and have always been happy with the property and the Tenants. They say: "Happy Tenants make Landlords Happy!"  This is my entry for Dick Greenberg's Photo contest 2017.   Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

10/11/2017 5:00:38 PM

1295 N ASH ST Unit 711, Gilbert, AZ 85233$157,000 Beautifully updated ground level condo in a quiet complex in Gilbert, AZ. Spacious 2-bed/2-bath floorplan. Spa-like bathroom with beautiful upgrades in vanity, tub and lighting. Updated kitchen; stainless steel appliances. Painted concrete floor.   Patio is spacious and has a pretty view of the court with mature trees.The swimming pool and the spa are heated, and the gym area has lots of equipment, tennis table, sitting areas.The owner has cared for the home with much attention to every detail. You will enjoy the super-artistically organized storage, too. It will make you want to spend time there, in stead of looking at it as a seasonal chore.     Close to Shopping, restaurants, Oak Tree park nearby. It is about 5 min drive from Highway 60. I will be happy to arrange a private showing when you call me 480-966-9353. Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

10/10/2017 7:38:45 PM

My clients were quite happy to say good-bye to renting, and be owners of their first home. This Dietz Crane home has a wonderful and versatile two-story floor plan. It can be a three-bedrooms with two livings rooms - one on each floor, and a den. The same footprint is available with four or five bedrooms, instead of the large loft upstairs. Changes can be made easily on the current building, if a need for more bedrooms arise.The home is in Harbor Shores subdivision, near the Avondale water project Crystal Gardens, abundant in biking and walking trails near the lakes, views of wild life, ducks, geese and fish in the water. Peaceful, quiet, beautiful.$217,0003 bedrooms/ 2.5 bath/ 2-car garage2, 173 sq.ft. Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

10/3/2017 2:48:08 PM

I had just shown a home in Maple-Ash Neighborhood, the historic down town Tempe neighborhood, which is a walking distance to the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University. I decided to continue enjoying the warm weather and to walk to campus. I often put the phrase "walk to campus" as an important and attractive feature on the properties I sell or rent in Tempe - it often translates to added convenience of not having to drive and park, and also saving on parking permits of about $780 per school year. So, experiencing the walk, which I advertise, was an added luxury of the morning - what new things would I see on campus?! Here is a photo story of my walk:        I crossed Mill Ave. at 10th Street and was able to finally take a photo of those mysterious cars with the circling cameras on top.     Walking along 10th Street past the ASU Art Museum , I paused to take a photo the round Music Building in the distance - it does look like a giant Saguaro cactus plant. Some of the exhibitions seemed interesting, so I decided on my way back, I will stop by. I passed by two groups practicing Tai-Chi with a master teacher who seemed so soft and smooth in his movements, a pleasure to watch. I arrived at the Crêpe Club - ah, well - it was closed on Saturdays and Sundays, I can come back on a week day, maybe. I looked at some of the invitations for participation in Entrepreurship Events that were on display in front of the Engineering Building, and started my trip back. I came back home with lots of photos. What do you think of the resemblance between the exteriors of this building and the plant close to it?       The ribs create a little bit of shade, don't they?Yes, I did spend most of my time at the ASU Art Museum.      Living and working in Tempe's down town area is exciting, enjoyable and energizing. What does walking down town means to you? I love to show and sell homes in this neighborhood.     Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/30/2017 8:52:03 AM

World Heart Day is September 29. Please Listen to Yours. Today is a special day for me and I hope that you’ll be a part of it. Eighteen years ago. Larry had 2 stents put in. The procedure was a success and he was up and around within 2 days. World Heart Day, sponsored by the American Heart Federation, this day urges us to do everything we can to make our hearts healthier. Being heart healthy, and encouraging our friends and family to do so as well, is something we can do and must do. Coronary heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the US, killing over 360,000 people a yearI apologize because I’ve told this story before but bear with me. Eighteen years ago Larry was chasing a physical issue for 4 months. Nothing was found when we went to the ER one day. He was given every test that could have been given...thallium stress tests, a monitoring device, and tests from a gastroenterologist.  Nothing could be found, and yet, he felt something wasn’t right. It took a friend suffering a massive heart attack in our driveway to make us take the next step. Larry had an appointment with his cardiologist and we insisted on an angiogram, which the doctor had resisted because it is invasive. It turns out the Larry had a 99% blockage in his right artery, thankfully not this left, known as the widowmaker. During the time he’d been tracking down this issue, he was diving, hunting, golfing, fishing...everything! They said that his symptoms didn’t present as typical of heart disease. What I hope that you will take away from this is you need to listen to your own body and what it is trying to tell you. No one knows it better. If you feel as if something is wrong, don’t stop until you find an answer. Do the research but remember that you are not a medical doctor. You will not have every ailment listed. Find another doctor...get a second, third, or fourth opinion if you need to. One more thing...3 years ago, Larry started having similar feelings. We went to the ER and he was monitored but nothing was being found. I began to pull a Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment. This time we did not wait. He and I both told the cardiologist that he needed to do an angiogram. The next morning when I was on my way to the hospital (they wouldn’t let me stay) Larry’s doctor called to say we were right. They went in early in the morning and found he needed another stent. The other 2 were still good! I urge you to go to the World Heart Federation website and learn more about what you can do to make your heart a healthy one! More Facts... Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. Someone in the US has a stroke about once every 40 seconds. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Check out my about.me profile!Room Service! Home StagingPalm Beach County Home Stager561-914-6224   Kathy@MrsHomeStaging.comwww.MrsHomeStaging.com              Discover the Possibilities of Your Home! Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/29/2017 3:54:19 PM

Tempe Cottages is a complex of three 6-plexes with total of 18 one-bedroom, one-bath apartments, built in 1963 and updated in the last one year. Each apartment is approximately 535 square feet. It just sold for $2,550,000 on Septembet 21, 2017. This makes each unit price to be $141,667, approximately $265 per square foot.The small, long aparments were updated in 2016-2017 and the designer's hand is well-visible in the large items (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom updates), as well as in the details (door handles, decorative walls, lighting).The rents are around $1,000 per month. I can see a trend in the solid demand for luxury in small apartment rentals, and a desire to pay for convenience, location and design. Tempe Cottages Complex is snuggled between Broadmor Elementary school, McKemy Middle school and is also a biking distance from Arizona State University.  If you are looking for an investment property in Tempe, near ASU and down town Tempe, please visit my web-site, or call me. I will be happy to share with you the opportunities I see daily in this market. Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/17/2017 3:20:25 PM

What a beautiful tree!And what decisions it has made!Was it its way of saying: "More trees, less concrete"?! It seems it must have been heard and appreciated.As well as well-supported.It could be a Dragon, a Bench, a Climb.We can reflect on the ways of Nature. And, smile!  Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/16/2017 9:24:00 AM

We arrived at the house with my Buyer clients, and we heard from the Inspector that he will be late because of a traffic accident on his way.I was just reflecting how comfortable it feels to look at a bench in front of the front entrance.  In this situation, it felt very practical, too - we had somewhere to sit, not inside our cars. And to enjoy the shade of the tree by the bench, look at the careful selection of sturdy green plants which can keep their looks in any weather.A bench helped turn an usually-annoying situation into a time when we shared stories, relaxed and did not look at our cell phones.   Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/7/2017 3:21:09 PM

123 W 10TH ST,Tempe, AZ 85281$259,900 Rare to find patio home in the Maple-Ash neighborhood, Tempe AZ. Just cross Mill Ave and you are on ASU campus by the Art Museum. Or walk along Ash and cross University Dr and you are downtown, close to the future WholeFoods store.  Walking distance to ASU and downtown Tempe. Spacious 2-bedroom, 1-bath patio home with covered patio and carport with storage. Updated IKEA kitchen. One bedroom could be an office - has French doors on one wall and another door on the hallway side.         Tile in living room, kitchen and hallways, wood laminate in bedrooms. Updated bathroom. Inside laundry. Mature trees around the home and in the patio. You will enjoy this great historic neighborhood Maple Ash  - with its small quaint homes, next to craftsman-style newly-build condominums, blending perfectly with the history . Close to highways 202, 101, and to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. To schedule a private viewing, please call Steffy at 480-966-9353, or visit my website www.talktosteffy.com To find out how much your home is worth, visit my specifically designated site, updated daily: www.mytempereport.com Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

9/3/2017 11:29:13 AM

A delightful, mid-century modern apartment complex in Tempe, AZ -  true garden style.  In the middle of the complex there is a vegetable garden, available to all Tenants.   Take a guess about the rusted garden sculptures with names on them and on each door of the apartments, as well!  No, these are not giant mailboxes ...    Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

8/24/2017 9:03:53 AM

Our small patio garden has kept the pinkish magenta bougainvillia colors in August, just as fine as in previous months. It is often an inspiration for my camera. This year we are enjoying a good amount of rainfall and our other perennial, the ever-faithful aloe plant, is having a blast. We planted it about 10 years ago from a little plant a friend gave us, and we never worry about doing anything to maintain it - it just fits perfectly, where it is. It bloomed in May, and now it is as green and juicy as it can be and happily taking over all the space it can get.   I boldly planted after the rain in earlier August two packets of Zinnia seeds and now I can see that all of them are starting to grow, unaffraid of the August Desert Sun, looking very healthy, especially after last night's storm. The ground covers on the right have been growing since May.     I can see that the ellusive tomato plants are growing quite vigorously in the vegetable section at the Desert Botanical Garden. I have been trying to figure out the mystery of our tomato plants - they can't be photographed for this blog post. Is it the time of year I plant them? Or the amount of sun, or shade they need? Or the nutrients in the soil? Or the frequency, depth and amount of watering?   I am glad our friend Belinda Spillman invited us to this challenge - it's always a pleasure to look into a garden - a place to start the morning, or relax and rejuvenate from our busy daily lives in the evening. Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

7/30/2017 8:47:12 AM

Arizona monsoon seasoon skies are fascinating to watch and capture in photos - sunrise, sunset, before a storm or lightnings, during a storm,  and the peacefulness after the storm.A favorite location to enjoy the dramatic colors and the twilight changes is the trail along Tempe Town Lake. Bikers, skateboarders, walkers, joggers - each have their convenient surface along the trail. Camelback Mountain in my camera.    Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com

7/27/2017 10:38:07 PM

Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30, 2017 Arizona Breakfast Weekend During the fascinating monsoon season, Phoenix residents and visitors can go out in the cool July morning hours and enjoy breakfast in restaurants, diners and in spectacular resorts for $7, $10 and $15 per person or per couple, during the Arizona Breakfast Weekend, happening for a third year now.July 28 till July 30 is the time to indulge in our favorite omelette, or hash browns, triple berry pancakes, breakfast burritos, poached eggs, Andouille sausage, French toast, crepes - all presented beautifully and served in special breakfast dishes for this inviting summer event.   Isn't breakfast the most important meal of the day?  The list of participating restaurants is on the event web-site:http://arizonabreakfastweekend.com/ Participating  restaurants are primarily in the Phoenix metro area  - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Peoria, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear; as well as in other cities of the state - Sedona, Flagstaff.    Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor® HomeSmart Elite GroupTel:  (480) 966-9353 10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100Scottsdale AZ 85260 http://www.talktosteffy.com Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Type your home address and see immeadiately market activity in your neighborhood: http://www.mytempereport.com