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8/5/2018 3:46:45 PM

We love where we live for many reasons - for the comfortable homes that we enjoy, for the proximity to work, to dining, to entertainment, and for a lot more.Herberger Theater Center is a Downtown Phoenix attraction. Besides stage performances, it also has various programs and events to engage with artists, patrons and viewers of all ages. One such event is the monthly themed exhibition. Every month The Herberger Art Gallery publishes on its web-site a "Call to Arists" Prospectus, inviting local Arizona painters, sculptors, photographers to submit their artistic applications. A curator and a jury, using a blind jurying process select the exhibits for the next month's show. To participate, artists must be residing in Arizona, the artwork must be available for the dates of the exhibition and must be for sale, with a maximum price of $3,000.  Making a Ponit 2 - Heidi DauphinThe artists whose work is selected are notified and also are invited to be present at the opening reception. I enjoy attending the exhibition openings because the artists are present and there is always an interesting story that is connected to their work. Included in this post are photos from my most recent visit to the Herberger Art Gallery. The themes were "Repetition" and "The Art of Architecture" - both topics very close to my heart. I invite you to look at the installation above "Making a Point 2" by Heidi Dauphin. Beautiful symmetry, patterns. Media is sharpened pencils, and many of them, over 900.  Artist Sue Norton-Scott had an interesting story behind her current exhibit - the pink figure in the middle square on the bottom line of the installation is an X-ray of her heart, actually. Body of Work, Sue Norton-ScottI have walked so many times by the Esplanade buildings in the Biltmore area. It was a pleasure to see how photographer Ira Thomas had captured the repeated elements of these elegant buildings. Camelback Cubes - Ira Thomas After I walked out of the exhibition, with a sharper eye, I took the photos below  - the Phoenix Skyline by the Theater Center, and the new sculpture by the Theater Entrance.     The current month's Call to Artists Prospectus is themed "Artist Inspirations" - inviting local artists to submit their artistic applications by September 21, 2018. The exhibit will be on display March 1 - April 28, 2019.  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

7/27/2018 7:00:15 AM

Important points to consider when buying a new home in any state.People love new homes!  You get the bright and shiny, all the latest fashions, EVERYTHING is brand new!  The roof should last decades, the major mechanicals are fresh out of the box, no one else's pet has whizzed on the carpet or chewed the trim, what's not to love? But should you be one of the first purchasers in a new construction community? There are certainly pros and cons to consider, and the answers can be very specific to YOUR particular situation, so there's no outright YES or NO answer that fits all. So what's to consider? Pro considerations for building early: As we mentioned, the home IS brand new in every way.  Score one for new! Get there soon enough and there are probably some good lots to choose from.  Grab that wood or lake view while you can. The builder MAY offer some incentives to help get the community started. Most builders have restrictions against putting the same models adjacent to each other, so the early bird gets the choice of homes. Cons to building early: Noise.  Hammer hammer hammer from early to late. Grime.  Dirty roads, dust in the air and on your car. Debris may cost you a tire or two.  Trust me, as someone that drives through new construction areas regularly, a stray nail is no stranger to my tires. The community pool, clubhouse and walking trails?  They may delay building those for a bit, so while you may be paying an HOA fee for a pool, you might be high and dry for a bit. If you have to move sooner than planned, you'll be competing head to head with the same builder and their new homes. If the builder develops financial trouble, the community may not get finished (along with the amenities), OR another builder may come in later to finish, and they may not build to the same caliber (saw this quite a bit after the last economy swoon). Now the con list may seem longer than the pro list, but buying early can still be a very smart move.  Whether you're looking to buy a regular home or a patio home, locations for new construction is always limited.  Couple that with finding the right price range and choices may get even more limited.  So when a new community comes along that checks off the location and budget criteria, it's worth investigating.  There's no cost to you to call us up and have us set up an appointment with the builder's rep to explore your options!  And one note of caution, take those "starting at $XXX,XXX" prices with a big grain of salt!  While technically a house CAN be built for that price, it'll be the smallest house and a plain house too, so realistically expect to go above those advertised prices to get what you actually want to call home. Ready to act? Step 1:  Contact us at 513-520-5305.  We are NOT the builder's rep, we work for you and ONLY you!  And you don't get a better deal by going directly to Fischer, Drees, Ryan, John Henry, M/I or any other major builder WITHOUT an agent. Step 2:  Let's determine which new communities are the best fits for your needs. Step 3:  We'll contact the builder's rep and coordinate your meetings and any future activities with the builder. Further questions?  Just contact Bill at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com. We look forward to helping you with your Greater Cincinnati new home needs! Liz and Bill aka BLizServing Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747 William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938 Ask for us by name if you visit the office! Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OHBill Direct:  513-520-5305 Liz Direct: 513-265-3004      Fax: 866-302-8418 MailTo:  Liz@LizSpear.com Search Homes:  Http://WarrenCountyOhioRealEstate.com Our Website:  www.LizTour.com OUR SERVICE AREA: View Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite Primary Service Area in a larger map 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

7/6/2018 12:49:26 PM

 I hope this video tour of the lovely, quaint home in 1719 S El Camino Drive in Tempe AZ will invite you for a tour in person.The home was built in 1951 and is a true mid-century jewel in a desirable location, close to down town Tempe and to Arizona State University.Home size: 1,058 sq. ft.2 large bedrooms, 1 bathroom, spacious living room and separate dining areaLot size: 8,390 sq. ft.On the photo above, we captured a day when the flood irrigation was on - flood irrigation is provided from Sunday evening 10 p.m. through Friday night, no water is delivered on week-ends (per City of Tempe website).The City of Tempe provides flood irrigation to 16 City Parks and about 900 residential customers. (source: www.tempe.gov) For a private tour of this home, please contact Steffy Hristova, HomeSmart Elite Group, 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

7/2/2018 4:47:07 PM

This post is a participation in Debe Maxwell's June Challenge. The Spring Cleaning Challenge was extended till July 2, 2018, and thus I was able to catch up and complete the 10 posts review. I often update information on listing posts when status changes but have not consistently went back and re-read posts and checked if they are still relevant. It was an enjoayble exercise, which I promised myself to repeat once or twice a year. To start, I copied and pasted some of the things to consider when reviewing the posts, as I thought they will be a good reminder for me to repeat those checks from time to time, and to go back to Debe's challenge post.I sorted my blog posts by the most often visited, and started reading them one after another - most often I increased the font size, and the text alignment. I checked the external links, and updated them. While doing this, I jotted down a few ideas about new blogs on certain topics that would benefit from a deeper look, and a different angle, too. I removed the Virtual tour links, which are only live until the property is in Active Status in MLS. It seemed that in 2015 and 2016 I had a preference for font of 10 or 12, and later my favorite font size became 14. So, the majority of posts I worked on, had this update. On a few posts I added one or two extra tags, too.Overall it was a productive, and thought-provoking exercise, which had an extra effect and added more clarity in my mind how to write on certain topics, what topics to keep or drop.     Here are some of the things you might want to consider changing: Refresh your title to make your post more search engine friendly. Check your font size. Is it too small or too large? Get rid of multi-colored fonts - they do not appear professional. Use your spell-check button and make corrections. If you have no graphic, ADD ONE! Is the information accurate? Really read them - like the consumer would read them! Check your links - are they functional? Is your contact information in the signature area? If not, add it at the bottom of your post. Anything else you see that needs to be changed or corrected, now is a great time to do it. 1. Lovely Home on a Large Irrigated Lot - Now Sold - updated status2. Patio Homes in Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix - updated link for warrantable condo list3. Glimpses of Mid-Century Modern Homes in South Scottsdale, AZ - updated link about the organizers of the event; checked if all links to featured communities work4. Discover Tempe - Streetscapes - "In Bloom"  - modified font size, alignment, checked link.5. Clean-Cut and Simplified Breathing Forms - updated link and increased font size.6. Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright's Winter Residence in Scottsdale AZ  - updated font size and text alignment.7. Our Home and Neighborhood This Christmas 2016 - updated font and photo and text alignment.8. Affordable Patio Home on Tempe/Mesa Border - updated content and links.9. Homes for Sale near Dwight Park Tempe AZ - updated tags.10. FAQ: What Do HOA Fees Include - updated tags. This post is for Spring Cleaning June 2018 Active Rain Challenge. 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

6/30/2018 12:09:55 PM

Tempe Santa Fe Townhomes is a gated community of 22 homes, located near the intersection of McClintock Dr. and Guadelupe Rd. in Tempe AZ 85283, and very close to Loop 101 and Hwy 60.The homes were built in 2005. The size of all 22 homes is pretty similar - ranging from 1847 sq.ft to 1898 sq.ft., and there is one home which is 2,088 sq.ft.The units are two stories, with spacious kitchens and living rooms with high ceilings, and with patios and balconies.The complex has a swimmimg pool and many units have a quick pool access from their patios.      Another very nice feature are the two-car garages with ample, well-landscaped space between buildings.   Residents of Tempe Santa Fe Townhomes love to walk to the three nearby shopping plazas with so many choices - Trader Joe's, Changing Hands Bookstore, Fry's Food, Pei Wei, Walgreen's, Starbuck's, Amado's Mexican Food and many more.  If you would like to tour any of the smaller town home complexes in Tempe, please email me or call me at 480-966-9353. I will be happy to share with you my list of HOAs with 25 or less units in Tempe AZ, and show you the ones available for sale at the moment.   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

6/29/2018 10:15:48 AM

June is the time when the weather is starting to get warmer in Tempe, Arizona and we start looking for cool places - sometimes we find the lakes and smimming pools, other times we land  happily in the numerous wonderful museums. Phoenix Art Museum always has many activities to keep us entertained and curious - this month's Angles Scavenger Hunt is still going on. Have you thought of Father's Day at the museum?! Why not?! Keep it in mind for next year.  Tempe History Museum (Explore the Past, Discover Community) has events for children, adults and everbody who would like to participate. Check out details on Tempe Time Machine,  organizers of differently themed events every Wednesday and every other Saturday. Yesterday I took photos of the Watermelon Carnival, organized by Tempe Time Machine.  Produce distributors supplied locally-grown watermelons. Children and adults enjoyed learning about this fruit that grows so well in Arizona and participated in various activities - making and coloring a water-melon handbag,  decorating a watermelon and taking it home, making a watermelon windsock,  going through the watermelon maze.      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

6/28/2018 8:45:31 AM

It was quite exciting to find this beautiful luxury urban condominium by Tempe Town Lake and I was very happy to see that my Buyer clients are quite thrilled with it. It is within walking distance to the picturesque walking/biking trail along Tempe Town Lake, across the street from Tempe Center for the Arts and within a minute walk from Farmer's Art District and restaurants like Culinary Dropout, The District and more. The location within the 525 Townlake community is outstanding, too - just across from the swimming pool, and close to the gate to the trail. The condo has three levels and each level has it's own A/C unit, so it allows for heating/cooling savings when needed. 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and an office2 car tandem garage1,493 sq.ft.$317,500 525 Townlake and Views of the iconic Camelback Mountain in the distance. If you would like more details and facts about the 525 Townlake Community, please read my earlier post or call me 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

6/26/2018 5:23:00 PM

This beautiful home on a large irrigated lot in Mesa, Arizona, just sold a week ago for $219,000.3 bedrooms - 1 bath1302 sq.ft.13,809 sq.ft. lot - irrigatedThe Sellers received multiple offers within the first couple of days on the market.The winning offer was supported by a strong pre-qualification letter, and a lender who guaranteed the closing of escrow date or they would pay the Buyer and Seller $1,000 each. Throughout the transaction the Lender informed the Seller of the loan status progress, and indeed the transaction closed in less than 30 days, on the contracted date.    If you are looking for a home in a historic neighborhood with flood irrigation, please email me or call at 480-966-9353. I will be delighted to help you find a home in one of them.   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

5/27/2018 7:35:45 PM

May 2018 weather has been a cool and pleasant in Phoenix AZ. April and May are the months when the desert is in bloom, full of bright, fascinating colors. The saguaro cactus is the state flower of Arizona. Its flowers are cream and they open in the morning till about mid-afternoon. The saguaro (pronounced sowa:ro) can be seen everywhere - in the Sonoran desert wilderness, in our front yards, along higways. It can grow about 40 ft high.   Saguaros are very heavy; they store water in them, and can weigh 3,000 - 4,000 pounds. The hole that you see on the saguaro above if probably the entrance to the home of a bird. Many birds can have their nests inside the Saguaro Hotel.  Our fascination with the saguaros is everywhere. If we don't have a real one in our homes, we tend to have it on photographs, paintings or as part of the decor.   More colorful plants seen at homes in the Dwight Park Neighborhoods in Tempe, blooming in May.    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

5/24/2018 5:41:46 PM

This Listing is temporarily off MLS - Mistwood Condominiums, Dwight Park Neighborhoods in Tempe, AZ 85282.  633 W Southern Ave. Unit 1199, Tempe AZ 85282$189,000 This is the largest floorplan (1,202 sq.ft.) in this subdivision of 104 units. It has 2 bedrooms and a loft, and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom is conveniently located downstairs.  The loft can be an office, game room or a third bedroom. This unit is located at the back of the complex, just across from the lovely Dwight Park. The parking is directly across from the patio gate, and usually there is plenty of unassigned parking. The complex has a club house, nearby is the sparkling swimming pool and the heated spa. The community offers gated parking for larger vehicles - boats, RVs.   Between the buildings in the complex there are spacious, open green areas. This patio home complex is centrally located in Tempe - 2 miles to Downtown and Arizona State University, 10 minutes to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, quick exit to Hwy 60, to 101 and 202. Grocery shopping is Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Fry's, Safeway, Albertson's. It is within walking distance to Honeymoon Sweets Bakery, to Fry's, to the gyms. To schedule a viewing of this loft, please call me at 480-966-9353, or visit my web-site: 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

5/22/2018 5:56:11 PM

This lovely block costruction home in Mesa is on a large irrigated lot of about 13,809 sq.ft. It is within walking distance to the light rail, which connects Downtown Mesa with Downtown Tempe and Downtown Phoenix.The home has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom, and is approximately 1,302 square feet.1334 W. Pepper Place, Mesa AZ 85201$222,900The long, covered porch is welcoming and inviting. It goes all the way to the side entrance of the home.   When you enter, you find an open floor plan, an updated kitchen, and shining stainless steel appliances.  The back yard is huge and can be a botany experience - the Sellers showed me all the fruit trees and plants they had grown over the years. The only cactus in sight was an edible one.     Orange tree, grapefruit, persimmon, pear, apple trees and plenty of space for new ones. Irrigation water keeps this garden green and producing fruit and vegetables.  The home is centrally located, close to Highway 60, to Loop 202 and 101. The Cubs Spring Traning grounds are nearby, the RiverView Open Air Shopping Center is nearby, and an attractive destination.To view more details, please visit my web-site, or call me 480-966-9353 for a private showing. 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

5/20/2018 7:17:35 PM

This single story home in a small, gated community of 106 homes is on the market for the first time since it was purchased brand new in 1993. It has a split floor plan with an open kitchen, two bedrooms and a den, and three bathrooms. It is one of the larger floor plans, 1,644 square feet. It is an end unit with a larger back and side  yards, and views of the mountains. It is offered at $317,500.15 871 S 11th Place, Phoenix AZ 85048Miralago at the Foothills  Community amenities include sparkling swimming pool, heated spa, and a club house with a view of the lake. Miralago at the Foothills is close to grocery shopping, to Wells Fargo bank, to gyms, YMCA, to great Kyrene school district schools, and to those pretty hiking trails in the South Mountain Preserve.See more photos and detail at this property page of 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

5/10/2018 10:24:53 PM

For Rent - $1,450 2225 E Osborne Rd., Phoenix AZ 850163 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - Split floor planRV GateUpdated kitchen, bathrooms, flooring    The kitchen, the bedrooms and bathrooms have been recently updated. The flooring is brand new in the living room and the bedrooms. This home is in a central Phoenix location, and close to major employers and hospitals. It is close to the Biltmore Fashion Square, and to all the shopping and dining experience it offers. Within walking distance of the home are about five different restaurants - I walked to Binkley's for the photos below. Binkley's offers a real gastronomic experience with its five course menu, which starts on the patio, and then moves inside, where a full view of the chef's kitchen can be seen from all tables.    Right next to Binkley's is another restaurant, and across the street (all within walking distance) is a cozy Thai restaurant, Glai Baan.  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

5/5/2018 7:11:40 PM

This is a report about the real estate market activity in the Dwight Park neighborhoods. I include the subdivisions which are within walking distance to the park, and refer to them as Dwight park neighborhoods. They consist of the following subdivisions, listed alphabetically: Brighton Place Casa FiestaDiamond ParkKnoell TempeLaguna EstatesMistwood CondominiumsSouthern PalmsSouthern Village EstatesWilliams - HermosaThe homes were built at different times in the sixties, seventies, eighties and the most recent, Casa Fiesta, was built in the late nineties. There is also one house on an acre lot, which was moved by the developers from its original location to its current one.Southern Palms is the largest subdivision (approx. 500 homes) - in the period between November 2017  and May 2018 there were eleven homes sold, and one is under contract now, after being on the market for five days. Prices of the sold homes ranged between $207,500 and $299,000.Southern Village Estates are attached block construction townhomes, built in the late seventies, all single story with a small patio and a grassy area between the buildings. In the period between November 2017 and May 2018 there were six sales, ranging in prices between $140,000 and $169,000. Currently there are two active listings, both are three bedrooms and two batrooms - priced between $164,900 and 167,000.Casa Fiesta was built by D.R. Horton in the late nineties. There was one sale in December 2017 - it sold for $345,000, after being 3 days on the market. Currently there are two homes under contract, and both were listed at $325,000. Laguna Estates saw five sales for the months of November 2017 and February 2018 with prices betwen $192,000 and $227,000. There is currently one updated 3 bedroom-2-bath home for sale at $199,000.Mistwood Condominiums had one sale in November 2017 of a 2-bedroom with a loft, 2-bath home for $172,500. There is another two-bedroom with a loft one coming soon on the market. Dwight park homes are quite diverse in size, lots and cosntruction; they are centrally located in Tempe, and affordable. They are close to WholeFoods and Fry's grocery stores, to many restaurants, to HoneyMoon Sweets Bakery, to L.A. Fitness.If you would like to view homes in any of those neighborhoods, please give me a call at 480-966-9353, or visit my web-site: 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

5/4/2018 4:43:36 PM

Phoenix Art Museum is one of the most interactive art museums that I have visited. From the welcoming greeter at the entrance, to the interactive maps named "I am Here for the First Time", "I am Here with Kids", "I am Here on a Date", to the Object of the month tours, and the Scavenger Hunt engaging us to "Find. Observe. Start a Conversation" and the "Make-It" art creation - these are just a few of the many ways it connects with its audience.Valeska Soares: Any Minute Now is one of the art installations at the Phoenix Art Museum on display until 15 July, 2018. The artist takes seemingly ordinary everyday objects and arranges them in an interesting and unusual way that invite memories and reflections. Valeska Soares states: " I'm giving people triggers that activate memories and contexts, and they create their own narratives."   I was looking at the neatly organized books on those bookshelves, and thought of a computer defragmenting that I had to do on my computer. The graphic that comes up when performing that operation so much resembles the view of this book collection.  If you are holding a Scavenger Hunt sheet, the question from it is: " Hey bookworm, what those books all have in common? What language do you spot on the titles? If you are curious what the answer is, maybe the close-up photos will help. What do You see?  Love, relationships, intimacy, personal inspiration and gratitude, dreams, passing of time, are major themes in the exhibition, and we can all relate to them.   Any time I visit the Museum, I always stop at the view area on the south side - it's amazing to watch how the down town Phoenix skyline changes with the variety of new condo projects, new business buildings and educational institutions. 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

4/30/2018 10:03:20 PM

One of the beautiful mid-century homes in the Daley Park neighborhood is now for sale.The home has many original features well-preserved - it was built in 1951. The kitchen cabinets are solid wood, and the original tiles colors on the kitchen counters look modern today, too. The floor plan is open with a defined spaces - dining area, living room. The laundry is inside.  1719 S El Camino Drive, Tempe AZ 85281$347,000  The back yard is spacious with lots of natural shade, with a huge pine tree, with a picturesque pomegranate, with raised beds for an organic garden.  The nearby Daley park is within walking distance, and it's a host to many activities, Yoga in the Park being one of them. The distance from the home to Arizona State University is walkable, there are also bike lanes and a free Orbit bus.    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

4/26/2018 9:32:45 PM

It was a pleasure to sell this immaculate and attractive condo in Gilbert's Ikon Hayfield subdivision, a complex close to down town with easy access to Highway 60, and about 20 min away from Phoenix sky Harbor Airport.Resort-like atmosphere - with an updated club house, sparkling pool and spa.   2 bedroom/ 2 bath947 sq.ft.$159,9001295 N. Ash Street Unit 711Gilbert AZ 85233  The complex has also play structures for kids and shares with the neighboring subdivision a green belt with ramadas and grills. Within walking distance there are several shopping plazas with a variety of cafes, restaurants and grocery stores.   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

4/14/2018 10:00:14 AM

April is a favorite month in our climate in Arizona. Temperatures are inviting for outdoors activities - hiking, biking, visits to the Botanical Garden. The various cactus plants are starting to bloom and add magenta, yellow, orange, cream colors to the scenery. The picture above is a Palo Verde tree - in its yellow bloom colors and pretty green bark. Underneath the tree is a solid yellow carpet, too. The green bark is not only beautiful, but functional, too - it allows photosynthesis to take place and to feed the plant, even after the green leaves have fallen off in the fall.        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

4/12/2018 6:51:18 PM

I have become so accustomed to looking at all the homes on the listing photos in MLS and I had almost forgotten how much insight and knowledge I usually gain by attending the Broker tours.I took a few hours yesterday off to attend the Gilbert-Queen Creek-Higley Broker Tour of Homes for Sale. I am so grateful to the organizers who had prepared a route that guided us along the homes included on the tour. They had also invited professionals from related trades to introduce their business. In a very competitive market, when we try reduce the days for inspections, it was useful to learn about the Home Inspection company that does inspections on week-ends, too.The painter, who knows how effectively to re-surface and paint cabinets, will come soon handy, too. 1401 N Cliffside Dr. Gilbert AZ 85234 - for sale $ 598,000 The roof tile and exterior colors of this custom home in Val Vista Lakes are particularly welcome in our Arizona climate and weather. Queen Creek homes from the tour ranged from above average construction Fulton Homes in Cortina to one of the last vacant lots in the San Tan Lakeside Estates.    If you would like to discuss different neighborhoods and lifestyles in the Gilbert or Queen Creek Arizona area, I would invite you to reach out to me 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

4/10/2018 2:19:33 PM

Quartiere, Great Italian Food in Tempe 85282Where: 2700 S Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282             Hours:  Sat 10am-11pm              Sun 10am-10pm              M-Thu 11am-10pm,              Fri 11am-11pmWhat:   Neighborhood Italian Food RestaurantCost:     $10+ (See full list of Quartere menu prices)Contact: Geryol FamilyPhone:   480-731-9464 Specializing in Italian Food Quartiere, Italian Food for the people, Restaurant opened in 2017 in a location that is conveniently close to the residential neighborhood, yet visible on Mill Ave. The new, festively lit patio immeadiately attracted attention. And with the ample, spacious parking, you felt drawn to check out the new place. Once you are inside, you feel: "Oh, that's the place" - it's lovely.I visited with a friend for lunch. Since I'm trying to lose some weight, there were some items for a diet like mine - the kale and quinoa worked very well for me; you can add some blackened salmon, too. Well, we did not miss the opportunity to have some bruscheta, too. We enjoyed the food, the environment and the friendly service. You can also follow Quartiere Tempe on Facebook where they will occassionally share some special discounts.--Steffy Hristova, MBA, Realtor®Real Estate Sales ConsultantHomeSmart Elite Group(480) 966-9353Are you looking to Buy or Sell a Home in the Tempe area? 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

4/10/2018 12:30:32 PM

Karen Schimpf information about a conventional loan for commercial properties cc: by: https://flic.kr/p/5n2WxeHOT New Conventional Loan-NON -SBA!We have been given the green light to start offering this HOT owner occupied promotion. 5% fixed rate for 5 yearsAmortization 15 to 20 years    ***ability to go 25 years with credit approval 80% LTV                                       ***85% LTV with credit approval Bank will pay up to $7,500 in closing costs Limited to these loan types:Owner occupied commercial real estate Farm land AG   ***non FSA guaranteed C & I loans Nationwide Purchase OR Refinance!***No limit on dollar amount of loan or revenue size of company This IS A high LTV, NON SBA product with an awesome fixed rate. Great for all sorts of property types and business owners. Give me a call at 512-650-8630 to see if your business or your clients business qualifies. I don't know how long this promotion will last, so make the call today! Call me today at 512-650-8630 to see if this promotion will work for you! Or e-mail me your scenario at karenschimpf at gmail.com .Karenp.s. Remember, this is a SHORT term promotion that WON'T LAST LONG! Call Karen Schimpf today at 512-650-8630 to see if you can qualify or e-mail me the scenario at karenschimpf at gmail.com. Be blessed! Give me a call today to discuss your deal at 512-650-8630 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

4/7/2018 5:24:10 PM

19603 S 189th StreetQueen Creek AZ 85142Cortina Sold for $310,000 Fantastic Fulton Home with a split floor plan - 2,391 square feet.      Interior FeaturesFreshly painted - an architect selected the colors from Dunn Edwards.New hardwood-like flooring.Neutral Tile in kitchen and hallways.Beautifully designed kitchen with ample granite countertops, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island with seating area and  walk-in pantry.  The fire-place in the family room is gas-powered - easy and clean to operate.  Master bedroom has large walk-in closet, separate shower and tub, and a private exit to the backyard patio. Exterior Features Large Porch overlooking a desert-landscaped front yardExtended Two car garage with sparkling-clean epoxy flooringSide Yard is accessed from the garage and the front yard gate.Covered Back Patio with access to the family room and master bedroom.Grassy area and mature trees for shade.  NeighborhoodCortina subdivision has a community pool, lots of green belt area, play structures, community events at least twice a year.The closest elementary school Cortina Elementary is within walking distance. Close by is also Heritage Academy.Less than a half-mile away is Power Shopping center in Germann and Power Rd., anchored by Home Depot Store.  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

4/6/2018 5:00:13 PM

EDGEWATER HAYDEN FERRY LAKESIDE CONDO AMD are a group of40 luxury condominum homes, built in 2006, located by Tempe Town Lake. On the picture above, Edgewater is the building to the right. There are several different floor plans, ranging from 1,137 sq.ft to 3,163 sq.ft.Currently, there are three condos for sale of different sizes -one is around 1,500 sq., the others are about 1,700 sq.ft and 1,960 sq.ft.Current asking prices range from $500,000 to $800,000.in 2017 there were three sales: the largest floor plan (3,163 sq.ft.) sold for just under a million dollars,the mid-size units of 1,660 sq.ft. and 1,700 sq.ft sold for $565,000 and $625,000 respectively.As of the time of writing this post, 16 units are owner-occupied,19 units are second homes and 5 units are rentals.The location of Edgewater Condominiums is offering views of the beautiful Tempe Town Lake, of Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, of the festively-lit Mill Avenue Bridge. It is walking distance to the vibrant down town Tempe Mill Avenue, to major employers - Silicon Valley Bank, State Farm, ADP, MorganStanley, Microsoft, Fidelity, Arizona State University.      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

4/5/2018 8:52:56 PM

Desert Botanical Garden is always relaxing, entertaining and educational.We like to stroll there in every season and there is always something new that surprises us.While walking in the Arizona Wild Flower section today, we learned that the reason we see so many humming birds on our patio is because there are so many around here. There are 15 hummingbird species recorded. Some species stay year round, others come for the spring and summer.   The Wild flower section of the garden was all in bloom. My camera was very happy to meet many species and colors.   Desert Botanical Garden is open from 8am till 8pm daily.    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

4/1/2018 5:45:48 PM

All five beautiful colors - I can see Oceanside is already on the wall. The 2018 Paint Colors Of The Year For Your Home from the major paint companies Each year professionals in creative trades wait with bated breath for the color of the year to be announced. This announcement, much like the groundhog's shadow, is looked to as a prediction of the design landscape ahead. But unlike the shadow, these decisions truly affect what the future holds. So if you're tired of millennial pink, burgundy or turquoise, all who have held the title of Color of the Year 2018 has a fresh palette for you. And this year is a palette that really pop Pantone’s Color of the year - UltravioletUltraviolet steps onto the scene to shake things up. Living up to its namesake this is a vivid color that will turn heads. Dip your toes into this trend by using it as an accent. Think throw pillows, curtains or even an armchair. Or make a more bold statement with an accent wall or luxe velvet couch in the hue. Paired with grays and blacks ultraviolet amps up the drama creating a rich, esoteric room. Alternatively, brighten up the mood by pairing it with light shades of purple, blue and pink to tone down the hue and create a more peaceful, homey effect Benjamin Moore - Caliente; Rich, almost velvety redCaliente is another choice this year that brings the heat (pun intended). This color is sure to bring energy and warmth to enliven any space. When paired with crisp white baseboards and curtains it feels luxe and refined. While painted onto shiplap it adds an updated touch to the traditional country home. Caliente pairs well with natural and peach tones which you may find you already have plenty of in your current decor from past trends Glidden - Deep onyx; classic blackGlidden’s choice of deep onyx might just surprise you. While it’s most likely to be the last choice for most when pairedwith shades of gray and white it feels classic and chic.This color really shines in a room with plenty of natural light by adding balance to an otherwise monochromatic style. Of course, you can always use deep onyx as an accent color but chances are you already have. Think big picture and you’ll see exactly why it topped Glidden’s list. Sherwin Williams - Oceanside; sea-blue with green undertonesThis beautiful jewel tone takes center stage when paired with a deep navy, denim blue, or even a bright fuschia pop. If you’re looking for ambiance, taupes, light grays and light blues team up with Oceanside to create a soothing spa-like retreat. A bit of a chameleon in a room with little light will this shade deepens for a moody, reflective feel. Yet it brightens up in a room with plenty of natural light bringing out it’s more energetic quality. Behr - In The Moment; a blue-green pine Calm and refreshing, when paired with crisp whites and neutral tones In The Moment leaves your home feeling like a sanctuaryBehr’s choice is by far the most “safe” color this year that many homeowners won’t el as shy to reach for. In The Moment, inspired by mindfulness, is the perfect addition to the Scandinavian inspired decor trend we’ve seen cropping up everywhere. Corinne A Fitzgerald AHWD, CBR, CHMS, CIPS, CRS, GRI, PMNFITZGERALD Real Estate116 Federal StreetGreenfield, MA 01301413-320-9509  cell/text413-376-4433 direct office line Corinne@Realtor.com 2015 President - Massachusetts Association REALTORS®         2012 President – REALTOR® Association of the Pioneer Valley                     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