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2/14/2019 7:10:28 PM

Single Family - Detached - $210,000Beds/Baths: 3 / 2.5Approx SqFt: 1,401 / County AssessorPrice/SqFt: $149.89 Year Built: 2007Pool: Community OnlyRecent contruction, attractive finishes,  fresh paint.   This hidden gem in the lovely Town Square at Desert Village is now under contract with multiple offers received. The proximity to the two major highways  60 and 202 make it a very desirable location for owners who like to get quickly to the central Valley major employment centers - Tempe, 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

2/9/2019 6:23:17 PM

I love taking twilight photos - it's a short window of time during which those photos can be taken as the natural light changes so quickly at this time of the day.   This is a coming soon listing - 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home which the Sellers are still metuculously renovating. The easy-to-maintain gas fireplace came very handy today, when degrees were in the low fifties.  The quartz waterfall island is a focal point.  The seating area can easily bring everybody closer to the chef in the kitchen. We expect the play pool to be finished next week - complete with pebble tech finish and Baja step.By the time I had finished taking the twilighht photos, the sky looked like this. 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

2/6/2019 2:12:41 PM

Just Listed Updated 2bedroom/ 2-bath home in Broadway Terrace Condominiums1,008 sq.ft.Car port and additional parkingYear Built 1982Price $185,000The kitchen has granite countertops and granite backsplash, upgraded cabinets. The washer/ dryer are inside. the two bathrooms have been updated recently. The floor plan is open and spacious. The location within the complex is central and very close to the mail boxes and to the swimming pool. What is remarkable about this location is that it is walkable to all levels of education campuses. We can reach Broadmor Elementary and McKemy International Middle School Academy without crossing any major streets. Within walking or biking distance and on the route of the free Orbit bus are Tempe High and Arizona State University.    Please call me at 480-966-9353 and I will be happy to offer you a private tour. 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

2/3/2019 4:30:33 PM

What a lovely rainy day today turned out! Warm, drizzly and cloudy! Perfect for a brisk walk on a favorite trail. I think a lot of people must have felt that way - the paths at the Botanical Garden were full of visitors. I did my one mile and felt like doing another one.  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

2/2/2019 4:59:56 PM

It was my first visit to the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival, but the events has been going on for 5 years now. The vendor booths offered delicious food and drinks samples, there were Chef demos and food trucks, as well as speakers on wellness activities, and live music entertainment.  I came back home with a jar of tasty kraut - when I read all the ingredients, I knew why it was so delicious - red cabbage, ginger, carrots, garlic, tumeric, green onions, cilantro. All organic was good, too.   Here are the details about the event:www.azvegfoodfest.comWhen: Feb 2, 2019 and Feb 3, 2019  What Time: 10 AM - 5 PMWhere: Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251      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

1/29/2019 6:56:06 PM

One of my favorite pastimes is to visit the Phoenix Art Museum, to stop at the tokonoma (see my blog from 2016 here)  and to snap a photo of the current ikebana flower arrangement. After so many years and visits, my own photo collection developed and I visit it often - on my computer screen - to relax and rejuvenate while working on projects. So, you can understand my delight when I visited the 10th Annual Ikebana installation "Flowers and Their Vases" at the Japanese Friendship Garden this week-end. More than 20 artists presented their beautiful and meaningful flower arrangements on the 3.5 acres of the garden. Most of the exhibits can be seen on the Japanese Friendship Garden Facebook page and on its web-site - click on the link for a glimpse.      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

1/24/2019 4:57:32 PM

This week's Broker Tour of homes for sale in Tempe AZ included again a great variety of homes, floor plans, price ranges, locations - from 1350 sq.ft. to 4,074 sq.ft, priced between $319,000 to $1,100,000. Below are several glimpses of the homes, included in the tour. One of them was about 1400 sq.ft. with a small, well-shaded yard with citrus trees, patio with huge awning - great to sit outside and enjoy the lovely weather, and maybe create a sculpture or two for display in the yard.  The 4,000 sq.ft. home is fascinating with its classic features that will never go out of style. The high wood ceilings and the panoramic dining area will always be attractive, irrespective of the age and home trends. The infographic provides a quick overview of the market statistics for the Tempe AZ residential market. If you would like to hear more more details about the Tempe real estate market, I will be happy to share my knowledge and experience. 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

1/19/2019 3:55:09 PM

Please stop by at this lovely, recently extensively remodeled home in a desirable Tempe neighborhood - Brentwood Cavalier.Address: 512 E Balboa Dr. Tempe AZ 85282Date:January 20, 2019Time: 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Features:Spacious open floor planHuge Kitchen Island4 bedrooms/ 3 bathroomsLaundry insideSpa-like Master Bathroom with Soaking Tub and ShowerTwo-car GarageDesert Landscaping Front Yard with Metal Art WorkFenced Pebble Tec Play Pool  If you would like to see this home at a time different than the open house, please call me for your private tour at 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

1/19/2019 12:48:49 PM

I noticed in two of the homes that my Buyer clients liked recently there was wallpaper in the kids' rooms. I really enjoyed the playfulness of this black-and-white wallpaper - friendly giraffes, elephans, elegant birds, gazelles - I wanted to learn the names of all those creatures. The name of the wallpaper is "Kalahari Vignettes".    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

1/13/2019 4:07:13 PM

This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom patio home in Tempe's most desirable historic neighborhood of Maple-Ash was sold for $236,500 on January 7, 2019. It is part of a very small homeowner's association of four units. The patio home has a lot of space in front of the home and losts of space in the back, in addition to the private yard. It is within walking distance to downtown Tempe, to Arizona State University campus, to ASU Art Museum and Gammage Theater. This single story oasis with quaint look is huddled among lots of trees, near biking and walking trails.    The skyline nearby is rapidly changing, the density is increasing with the new hi-rises and the new mixed use buildings. New developments nearby include the senior-living community Mirabella on ASU campus, and the mixed use project, with WholeFoods Store on the ground level.  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

1/12/2019 7:52:42 PM

Lovely  single family, detached home for sale in a pretty and quiet neighborhood in Mesa Towne Square at Desert Village Subdivision.$210,0003-bedrooms2.5 bathrooms1401 sq.ft.Two-car garageBuilt in 2007Community Pool and Children's Playgrounds        The kitchen has upgraded countertops, cherry wood cabinets and black appliances. The subdivision has its own picturesque park, plenty of visitor parking, community swimming pool and children's playgrounds. It's close to the dramatic Superstition Mountains, Canyon Lake and many trails. This home is under contract now - to schedule a private viewing of similar homes, please call me at 480-966-9353 or visit my web-site http://www.talktosteffy.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

1/2/2019 8:28:57 AM

We are the Valley of the Sun and it is very rare to see Superstition Mountains or any other one snow-capped. Those clouds produced the snow maybe but seem to be going away. This is a view towards the spectacular Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction and Mesa from the Desert Botanical Garden.  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

12/4/2018 2:11:45 PM

On the Broker tour today, we saw the incredible variety of homes the older neighborhoods in Tempe zip codes 85281, 85282 and 85283 offer.The picture above is from a custom-built home in 1981, in Tempe AZ 85282. It is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home on almost 20,000 sq.ft. lot. Lovely, tranquil back yard with lots of shade and covered patio space - the picture below shows the yard and the view from outside of the living room.  We saw a home that was remodeled completely, not just a cosmetic remodel, all major systems are new, the exterior painting, the roof, the electrical system. This is like a brand new home in a sixties neighborhood with an approximately 12,500 sq.ft. lot. Here are a few photos of this Tempe home:   The tour chauffeur took also a 360 degree photos of each home we saw. If you like to see, click on the photo below, it will take you to Facebook, where the 360 degrees photo is published - an opportunity to see every detail of the home, especially if the Buyers are purchasing remotely:  I enjoy showing Tempe homes and sharing my knowledge of unique homes in different Tempe neighborhoods. Please call me at 480-966-9353 to start your home buying tour this December.   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

11/2/2018 4:46:28 PM

1735 S Ventura Dr. Tempe AZ 85281 This beautifully updated mid-century modern home in Tempe Arizona has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It also has a den, which could be an office, game room or a guest bedroom.  The kitchen is a delight for both the dedicated and for the occasional cook - gas stove, lots of cabinets and easy, visible access to items in the shelves.   The space is open, light and bright. The bathrooms are updated and have the same modern, industrial look.   The back yard is spacious with a fruit tree. There is plenty of space, if a pool is desired, to put one. If you like to bike, take the bike lane on Broadway Rd. and stop by at the nearby cafe.  The location is very walkable, too - to a shopping plaza, anchored by a Safeway grocery store. On all four corners of the major intersection Rural Rd. and Broadway Rd., there are several different styles of restaurants and cafes (Panda Express, Pizza, Thai, Starbuck's). Ace hardware, Staples and Office Depot/OfficeMax are all nearby. If you start in the direction of Arizona State University, Tempe campus, you will pass Daley park, by the world famous Gammage Auditorium, and you will be on vibrant Mill Avenue down town. Walk along and choose from cuisines from every continent. Or, if you prefer to continue your walk, reach A Mountain and hike a steep, paved road and enjoy views of the Tempe, Tempe Town Lake, and Phoenix.   All the urban, high-rise development is very close, yet this home is in a quaint neighborhood, with lots of mature trees. Size of the home: 1,638 sq.ft.Approx. Lot size: 6,926 sq.ft.Offered at $399,000. Please view more photos and a virtual tour on my website: http://www.talktosteffy.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

10/25/2018 1:17:16 PM

Paul Henderson "Update your profile photo" challenge came on the right time - just as I was testing my new camera. I asked somebody who rarely takes photos, my husband, to test it - and it seemed to have worked out for the challenge.     After a few snaps, my new October photo was created. The photo next to it, is my usual one, which I have been using on my marketing materials for the last couple of years.     The second photo was taken by a professional photographer several years ago. Later on a friend showed me how to remove the background and the logo/ photo was created - it comes handy when I have to quickly insert a photo and logo on my marketing. While Paul's Challenge was a fun exercise, it also made me consider how to add to my business plan time for updating my branding photo every couple of years.      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

10/20/2018 11:01:37 AM

Saving for Your Down Payment Anyone thinking about buying a home knows that they need to save for their down payment.  But, if you are like most people, you probably think it will take forever and don’t know where to start. In this modern age of technology some things change and some things stay the same.  There are some great App’s to help you save and some good old fashioned ways with a modern twist too. There are a few websites that reward you for shopping. Ibotta - use the link here and you’ll get a free gift for starting your account and using it.  Ibotta provides you with lists of products from different retailers and online vendors and if you purchase from them you will get cash back rewards that you can cash out on gift cards. Receipt Hogs - scan your receipts in and gather points that you can cash out for giftcards. MyPoints rewards you for shopping online, taking surveys and visiting websites.  The points accumulate until you have enough to purchase a gift card for something you are looking for. You can even access www.coupons.com through Mypoints and earn extra points that way. Acorns - rounds up the purchase and deposits the change into an investment account.  College students get to use Acorns for free for a maximum of 4 years. Trim - is like having your own personal financial analyst.  You can link all your accounts and the app will analyze your spending and tell you where you can save money. Scoutmob - is an Android and iOS mobile app and will scout your local area for coupons and discounts at local restaurants, event venues and stores.  It is similar to Livingsocial and Groupon. Chime - is an Android and iOS mobile banking app. It includes a spending account and debit card that is FDIC-insured so you can safely deposit funds, see transactions instantly and track spending on the go. The mobile banking app also offers an automatic savings account, which allows you to start saving money without thinking about it by automatically setting aside 10 percent of every paycheck you deposit into Chime. You can also enable rounding-up on your purchases and have the difference transferred to your savings every time you use the Chime debit card. The banking app helps you both save money fast and stash it away in a savings account so you are not tempted to spend it on trivial things. They do not charge overdraft fees, foreign transaction fees or fees for monthly minimums and ATM use.If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Remax New Beginnings and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how. June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP Remax New Beginnings 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

10/12/2018 5:54:12 PM

September is usually a quiter period for sale of single family homes in Tempe zip code 85281 - this zip code includes the areas close to down town, and the older neighborhoods with little, if any, new construction of single family homes. If we look at the graphic below the green bars show that last year the peak sales were in the months of July and August, and so were this year's.  The infographic below illustrates the single family homes market dynamics for September 2018 :54 active listings26 New listings 27 Under Contract15 Sold Listings  Most of the transcations were either cash or financed with 30-year coventional loans, only a few were financed with an FHA and VA loans. One other trend I noticed is that about a third of the transcations had seller concessions.  If you are looking to buy or sell in any area in the Phoenix Metro, please connect with me for an in-depth analysis and insights about the market conditions. 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

10/2/2018 5:36:02 PM

What Difference Do Interest Rates Make? Whether you are Looking for the Home of Your Dreams or would like to List Your Current Home for Sale ... The Temple Team is able to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs! Give us a call at 704-235-3000 and check out our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com. *Excerpt taken from Keeping Current Matters As always, The Temple Team is ready and waiting to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs. Contact us anytime at 704-235-3000 or visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com. The Temple Team www.TheTempleTeam.com               Search for HOMES here ....   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

10/2/2018 9:52:36 AM

When it rains two days in a row in the Phoenix area, we love to take photos of the rain, zoom the photos as if we want to make sure what we see. We enjoy the weather with open doors and windows, with walks in the rain.I love to show homes in rainy weather, too.    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

9/30/2018 6:59:02 PM

Here are a FEW HELPFUL TIPS using every day things you probably already have around the house! Bring to a Boil and then let Simmer:2 - 3 cups water cinnamon orange peel clovesFill a Glass or Jar with Vinegar and place in any part of the room Soak a Cotton Ball with Vanilla Extract and place on a saucer Put an unused Charcoal Briquette in an unused coffee filter in a smelly/must closet to remove odors Sprinkle Baking Soda on Carpet (let sit a little while) then Vacum Up Fill spray bottle full of vinegar and spray the air after cooking to remove lingering odors Change Air Filters throughout home Last but not least ... REMOVE SMELLY ITEMS (ie: sneakers, wet things, etc...) These are GREAT TIPS for ANY time but espcially when expecting guests or showing your home while it's For Sale! Are you LOOKING FOR THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?  Do you have a HOME TO SELL?  The Temple Team can help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.  Give us a call at 704-235-3000 and visit our webstie at www.TheTempleTeam.com. As always, The Temple Team is ready and waiting to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs. Contact us anytime at 704-235-3000 or visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com. The Temple Team www.TheTempleTeam.com               Search for HOMES here ....   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

9/10/2018 8:15:53 AM

When going on a listing appointment, I know the #1 question the sellers want to ask me: “What price do you think we can get for this house?” It sounds like a simple question—but there are so many factors that can affect pricing, it’s not an easy one to answer. Ultimately I tell sellers:  the house is worth what the buyer wants to pay for it.  The market determines value.  As sellers, you can influence and control value to a certain extent—but if the housing market crashes next week, your house will probably be worth less.  The house pictured to the left sold for over asking price! There are several steps to determining a price range.  I make sure sellers are familiar with: *recent sold properties.  What are the updates in those properties, how does the location compare, is the house larger or smaller?  How’s the curb appeal?  Are the mechnical items newer? *pending sales nearby.  When these homes close, they will be comps for your listing. *on market homes.  I stress that buyers are not just looking at your home—they are looking at 5, 10, 20 other homes and comparing all of them.  How does your home stack up to the competition? *price per square foot.  A breakdown of comparable solds with price per sf is important information to have ready when pricing. *what improvements do the sellers plan to do?  Whatever homeowners do to get the house ready for the market can also affect value:  decluttering, painting, replacing carpet, landscaping, etc.  It all  can affect the price and value. While going over all these details, I always stress the data and facts that determine pricing.  And I also say  I want the sellers to set the price—it’s their house! I usually specify a price range, based on the data. I also talk about how buyer agents will pull up comps when making an offer and discuss these same details I just showed them when writing the offer. Whatever price the seller chooses, there is also a discussion about a price reduction if the house isn’t under contract in a specific time period. A seller has influence on how the home is presented to the buyers and the price--sellers cannot dictact market conditions.  Control what you can as a seller to present your home in the best condition at market value!Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR (Brookside/Armour Hills resident, local business supporter, NPR fan, Habitat ReStore volunteer, thankful for the gift of another day!) ********** Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Kansas City Homes mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com 816 510 1262 www.maryhutchison.org 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

9/12/2018 11:27:42 AM

Sunrises and Sunsets are pretty dramatic in Arizona - it's a symphony of colors ranging from reds and oranges to various shades of blue-grey and green. I often see on Facebook my friends capturing an amazing sunrise or sunset and posting it. That's what those amazing colors and shapes make us do, pause our daily activity and admire the beauty. Jim Peterson - Winter Sunset on South Rim One of the recent exhibitions at the Hergerber Theatre Center was dedicated to the beauty of Sunrises and Sunsets. As I promised last month, I am sharing here on my blog some of the exhibits from the Gallery.   Kathryn Gastelum - Flaming Sky One of the great things about attending the opening reception for the themed exhibitions at the Herberger Art Gallery is that we can meet with the artists and hear about the inspiration behind their art and the way they created their painting or photo. The Art Gallery is open open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during theater performances, and by appointment. The address is 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix AZ 85004, downtown. If you like to read about next month's trip to the Gallery, please follow me, or subscribe to 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

9/5/2018 5:04:01 PM

Lovely, mid-century modern, three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathrooms home for rent in one of Tempe's most desirable neighborhoods, Daley Park.1740 S. El Camino Dr. Tempe AZ 85281$1,555 per monthThe home has an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, new maple cabinets and pretty, playful backsplash. The pantry is spacious and conveniently located.  The flooring is all tile and painted concrete, no carpet anywhere in the house.There is a well defined dining area, and a living room with large windows facing the spacious lawn. Bedrooms can easily fit a queen or king size bed.The back patio is covered and faces a large back yard with mature trees. Because the house sits on an irrigated lot, vegetation tends to be lush, green and attractive any time of the year.If you like to walk, you can walk through the neighborhood and greet your friendly neighbors, and reach the Safeway Plaza and the many restaurants and cafes at the Rural Rd. and Broadway Rd. If you take the College Ave. route towards downtown Tempe, you can walk by the Gammage Theatre on ASU Campus, and check the posters for the Broadway shows - if you are lucky, you may stumble upon one of the lotteries for show tickets.  The area is very bike-friendly, there is also a free Orbit bus, which you can wave and stop, if you get tired of walking.  To schedule a private showing, please reach out to me at 480-966-9353, or visit my web-site: http://www.talktosteffy.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

8/25/2018 4:00:23 AM

Interior Decorator and Home Stager Kathy Streib offers great advice on how to prepare a kitchen for showing when selling a home. How To Stage Your Kitchen...8 Tips! If your house is on the market, don’t forget to make sure that your kitchen is ready to attract all buyers! Think about it...what’s one of the first rooms that we all head to when we’re looking at a home to buy. Chances are you’re looking for a new home as well. What are YOU looking at when you look for a home? The Kitchen! And why not? It’s the heart of the home...it’s where the family congregates...and it is one of the most used rooms in the home. Here are 8 tips to help you stage your kitchen... 1.Clean like your favorite aunt is coming for a visit! Clean under, over, under, around, in, and on top of everything. Inside your oven Inside your microwave Inside your dishwasher Your disposal Inside your refrigerator Inside your pantry and cabinets 2. Provide good lighting. Light up your room. If you have space on your counter, consider a small lamp to add soft lighting. 3. Edit your countertops The best thing you can do is remove everything from the counters, then add what you absolutely need. For most of us, it would be the coffee maker. Everything else can go in a cabinet. For safety and staging purposes, place your knife block out of sight. Seriously...how often do you really use all of those spoons and spices? It’s just until your house sells...not forever! 4.Remove rugs and mats All they’ll do is eat up space. 5. Clean your kitchen window if you have one and while you’re at it, make sure what they see looking out if a good one. 6.Edit the excess Remove the magnets and pictures on your fridge. Take down your calendar that hangs on the wall (you don’t need strangers knowing where you’ll be.) Stash your personal papers and bills. 7. If you can consider new… Appliances Countertops Lighting Flooring Cabinets Paint Kitchen faucets and cabinet hardware 8.Now, add the POP! Just because we suggest editing your countertops doesn’t mean your kitchen has to be bland and boring. Now, consider a large bowl of fresh lemons or a nice set of canisters. Add some color with tea towels! Last minute details… Run lemon juice or vinegar and ice cubes down your disposal. Remove any signs of your pets, including water bowls. Remove dirty dishes from the sink. Remove towels that are hanging on your sink or the oven. Help protect the investment you have in your home...make sure your kitchen will catch their eye!! 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

8/22/2018 5:56:35 PM

Miralago at the Foothills is a community of 103 single family homes, located in the desirable Ahwatukee part of Phoenix.Built in 1993, the community consists of 47 single level homes and 56 two-story homes, ranging from the smallest floor plan of 1,279 sq.ft. to the largest two-story 1,917  sq.ft.              Summary of the Sizes of Homes in Miralago at the Foothills

Number of Levels Size (sq.ft.)  Number of Homes
Single Story 1,279 sq.ft. 11
  1,359 sq.ft. 17
  1,644 sq.ft. 19
Two story 1,559 sq.ft. 21
  1,882 sq.ft.
  1,917 sq.ft. 21
  This gated community has a large pool with a view to the lake, a jacuzzi and a club house.  Owners belong to two home-owners associations - Miralago HOA and the Foothills HOA. Assessments for the Miralago HOA are about $105, paid monthly, and the Foothills HOA assessments are $210, collected semi-annually.Miralago is close to one of the largest municipal parks - South Mountain, which is great for hiking, viewing the valley and enjoying the desert.  Schools are in the Kyrene School District,  highly rated 9 and 10.   If you would like to learn more about this fascinating community, please give me call at 480-966-9353. Or visit my web-site to see the current for sale listings. Currently there is only one single story home for sale. Listings for Sale in Miralago    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