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6/15/2019 5:30:33 PM

I wasn't planning on buying any art for our walls - I was just going to look at the exhibition, and also enjoy the tranquility and views of  the Valley from Taliesin West in Scottsdale AZ - Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and desert laboratory. Well, it didn't happen exactly so.Myself and almost everybody present seemed to leave with a roll of prints. After the opening of the exhibition, and the short introductory speech of the curator, the audience somehow moved from the theatre seats into a long line, waiting to purchase their favorite prints.The poster-style exhibits, showing buildings and homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, are attractively displayed in the Music Pavilion and look even more dramatic with the architect's favorite Cherokee-red background. The Smiths house (aka MyHaven) in Bloomfiel Hills, MI - JC Richard   Experience Felowship by Alison King, Phoenix AZ    The Exhibition is organized by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art Gallery. On display - June 14-16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  12345 North Taliesin DriveScottsdale AZ 85259 Below: View of Wright's work studio at Taliesin West.  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

6/15/2019 8:51:58 AM

Thinking back on my first home purchase. I was not a Realtor. My close friend was going through a divorce. She was going to sell her cute row house close to both our parents. I was just 1973 I was  married with a gorgeous two year old daughter Johanna. The house was $21,000 both our parents helped us with the $1,000 each and we had some money saved. My husband worked at an attorney office who took care of everything. Six years later there was now a nine month brother Eric and we decided to move. We now had a considerable amount of equity in the house. The interest however were very high around 18%. I did find a very nice lady Realtor. She worked for Fox & Lazo (now Berkshire Hathaway) She found a cash buyer right away for top dollar. I respect her even more thinking back as I wanted to live in a townhouse in Neshaminy Valley Bensalem that was not her area and she referred me to another agent in Bucks County. The problem was he did not listen to what I wanted. He was more comfortable showing me singles in Levittown. He would also make pit stops to his own house in  Levittown. Being who I am this was a big turn off..This agent was foolish. I was ready to buy he did not listen .Always listen to your clients wants and needs. I started looking in the newspaper this was way before computers. I found a "for sale by owner"  I loved it. It had every thing I wanted plus it was a hop skip and a jump from the Elementary School. I took my husband Joe he loved it too and again we had the attorney's handle the sale. Also the sellers  bank was willing to give us a 15% interest rate. Wow what a great deal To make along story short I decided to go back to work once both of my children were in school. So I took a vocational guidance test. Real Estate Agent was top of the list. The rest is history --- After a year at Realty World I went to Re/Max. One day builder representatives came in the office to show us plans for a new development behind the Golf Course which was close to our office. Five of us in the office ended up buying a house there I was the first. I called Joe who was convinced we would go broke if we moved again so I did the Ben Franklin approach and showed him how we could do it. We had lived in our townhouse more than seven years and had quite a bit of equity. Especially because when we bought interest rates were high so when the rates came down prices went up. We purchased at the right time and had a nice amount of money to put down. Real Estate was a great investment for us as a young couple. We did not buy the house of our dreams the first time but it was a nice house. We had wonderful memories there and it was a great investment.. It allowed us to step up into a spacious townhouse that today would cost a quarter of a million dollars. From there into a beautiful single house that today our daughter Johanna and my son-in law John with my beautiful four grandchildren live in with the pride of home ownership So if you want to talk about the pride of ownership I can . Even if I do not own this house any more every-time I visit my family I feel pride . Pride that I taught my daughter how important home ownership is .Pride in how much love my son in law John puts into this house . Pride of ownership is what you put into a house it gives back to you - Most of ALL PRIDE of Ownership is how much LOVE is in Your House I have always had compassion for my clients when they moved   I understand the stress of packing ,turning on utilities ,change of address , dealing with movers , mortgage companies, title companies  and all the stress that is involved in the moving process . What type of agent do you want to represent you ? If you are looking for an agent who will understand and work hard to make it an easier transition for you please contact me hannahremax@gmail.com 215-820-3376 This  post is an entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS challenge Pride of Homeownership Re/Max Eastern 215 953 8800 215 953 8818 cell anytime  215 820 3376 HannahRemax@Gmail.Com contact me to be set up for a portal 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

6/7/2019 6:29:34 PM

Juniper Village in Tempe AZ 85283 is a small community of 48 detached patio homes. Twenty seven of them are single story and twenty one homes have two stories. The size of homes is approximately between 1,050  and 1,500 sq.ft. The subdivision was built in 1983-84. The regular assessment for the Home-Owners Association is approximately $150 per month and covers pool and common areas maintenance.Reviewing home sales for the last five years, from January 2015 till June 2019, we see that there are one to three home sales per year.  A three-bedroom, two-bath home of 1,479 sq.ft. sold for $174,000 in April 2015, and a three-bedroom, two-bath home of 1,502 sq.ft. sold for $242,000 in September, 2015.  In 2018, there were three sales and they ranged between $225,000 and $260,000. In 2019 - just one home, listed for sale this year so far; it went under contract after five days on the market - and was listed for $285,000. The subdivision feels park-like with its small, shady lanes with mature trees and with the green belts around the subdivision.  We like Sun; when there is lots of it, shade is a treasure, too.  What I love about this community is that I can walk from it, through the community gate to the neighboring Tempe Square Plaza and be in the shade all the time.   As a side note, I'd like to mention, that the gate in the picture above was the result of Juniper Village residents' participation in the City of Tempe Neighborhood Grant Program. The program is for resident-initiated projects, designed to enhance the quality of life in Tempe neighborhoods.   Going back to my walking, the distance from the gate to Tempe Square Plaza covered walkways is a few feet only and there I am in the shade again - I pass by the Inner Vision Yoga Studio, by the Imagination Station Child Care and I am right at Trader Joe's. Or, I can turn North and walk by Independent Bookstore Changing Hands, next is Wildflower Bakery, further out Walgreen's is seen, too.   A quick look at Opentable.com shows that there are 45 restaurants near the Tempe Square Plaza. Lots to choose from.  If you enjoyed reading about this Tempe neighborhood, and would like to know more and in depth information about Tempe, Chandler or Scottsdale neighborhoods, home sales or live/work places, please reach out to me. I will enjoy sharing my knowledge of Tempe neighborhoods and will help you sell your home or find the one that you have been dreaming for. My phone is 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

5/28/2019 8:09:25 AM

A question from a potential Buyer about the home for sale in 512 E Balboa Dr. prompted me to take this walk along College Ave to Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. The lovely weather and the breeze today made my stroll quite enjoyable and I learned more details about the history of the neighborhood, too.Walking or biking along College Avenue feels like you are in a park.Along the street, there are trees for us to enjoy and for the birds to perch on and sing, there is public art to entertain us, there are poems to tell us about the history of the place. Traffic on the street is calmed by islands with trees and art installations, and the pedestrian pavement is protected from high speed scooters, too. The pedestrian route has traffic calmers, too.What did I see on my way? I passed by two schools, several kindergartens, several places of worship, Daley park and Meet me at Daley Park Mural (click 77 on the interactive map), the George ditch, the rail tracks, the pretty home with the roses. The free Tempe circulator passed by me several times, nodding me invitingly to hop on it. No, today I am walking to Gammage on Tempe ASU campus.  If we start feeling pressed for time, we can always jump on a scooter or on the Tempe Orbit Bus - it is free of charge and stops when somebody waives for them. Daley park is a about mid-way from the home in 512 E Balboa Drive.  There were several scooters neatly arranged by the bus stop. I still did not feel like getting a scooter to get faster to my destination.The poem "For the Future" on the panel is from the Collected Poems of Wendell Berry - it starts like this:I am the George Ditch. Benjamin and Virginia    George dug me in 1883 to       bring water to their ranch ....On the photo below, a lawn is being watered by flood irrigation.  And here is Gammage, the performing arts theater on ASU campus, where Broadway shows are performed 10 months of the year.   I reached my destination for today. Then, I  turned back to head to the opposite side of College Ave. for a stop by the newly-opened Fate Brewery. Please visit the lovely, updated home for sale in this neighborhood - it was built in the sixties and meticulously modernized in the past year. I can be reached in person at 480-966-9353 or on my website http://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

5/20/2019 1:53:22 PM

Exciting new patio home for sale in one of Dwight prak's neighborhoods subdivision - Mistwood Condominiums. 633 W Southern Ave. Unit 1193, Tempe AZ 852822 bedrooms/ 2 master bathroomssingle story - 1,092 sq.ft.view to a green open courtyard space on one side, and to the city park (Dwight Park) from the patio sideOffered at $189,000The kitchen has been updated several years ago with maple cabinets and track lighting. The owners just installed a brand new kitchen stove.  The condo has two exits right next to each master bedroom, and is very convenient for roommates. The laundry room is between the two master bedrooms.There is no carpet anywhere in the home, just laminate and tile, which is quite desirable for the Arizona climate.The kitchen, dining and living room areas are well defined. The living room has vaulted ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace.Mistwood Condominiums is a medium size patio home community of 104 units. There is a lot of space and green courts between the buildings. Parking is easy and there is always plenty of it. RV parking, or any larger vehicles can be parked in the private, gated RV parking lot of the community. HOA fees are $172.39 per month and cover water, sewer, trash, swimming pool and heated spa maintenance, bare walls home insurance, exterior maintenance, common grounds landscaping maintenance, private street pavement. The community has many bloomimg trees with violet, magenta, pink and white colors.    The location of the unit in the complex is very attractive - right across from the green expansive park, and by the green belt of the community. Mistwood Condominiums is located about 2.3 miles away from down town Tempe and Arizona State University, Tempe campus. It's a short bike ride or a drive to the Mill Ave. Entertainment District or a hike to the well-trodden paths of A Montain for views of down town and the Tempe Lake areas.  It is close to Route 60 and I-10, Loops 101 and 202. It feels like every location in the Valley will not be more than a 30-minute trip.  Dwight Parks neighborhoods is  a very diverse combination of different types of homes - single family homes, patio homes (both attached and detached), apartment complexes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. Prices range from the high one-hundred thousands to the high seven hundred thousands. There are homes for every taste and preference - right next to this patio home with approx. 1,172 sq.ft. patio, there is a unique and beautiful single family home for sale on an acre lot. I would encourage you to visit the beautiful pictures of this home, too - please follow this link - 712 W MANHATTON Drive. From the aerials you will be able to see the different subdivisions, too.Here are a glimpse of the park - it has a children's playground and structures, a basketball court, and also it attracts soccer players on week-ends.  It you would like to see the condo, or tour the neighborhoods, please connect with me - I will be happy to be your guide. 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

5/18/2019 11:11:49 AM

These friends are visiting us now daily - for breakfast.They seem to love the sunflower seeds very much, the leaves - ah, maybe.We'll see if they will work on their greens, once the seeds are gone.Rosy-faced lovebirds are not native to Arizona, but seem to be doing quite well 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

5/4/2019 5:11:28 PM

This past week I missed a great class on recent trends trends in kitchen, living room and bathroom design. The organizer was kind and sent me her notes - it was interesting to read that the greys are going away. I walked yesterday into the lobby of a Phoenix hotel and came across those summaries of colors, materials, furniture, accents and finishes. I felt grateful to the architects and interior designers who have created these presentations and have conveniently displayed them. For me, it was a quick way to catch up on some items I had not completed on my week's calendar, plus I thoroughly enjoyed the visuals.  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

4/6/2019 4:36:24 PM

What a treat I came across today, while shopping for my favorite geraniums at the Berridge Nurseries in Phoenix. The Orchid Show was such a display of beauty, color, elegance, joy.It seems there was some kind of competition as some of the orchids had a tag "First Place", "Second Place" ...All were so beautiful!   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

3/29/2019 12:59:58 PM

Twice a month Real Estate Brokers who are active in the Tempe AZ market get together and tour homes that are for sale in this city. It is a good way to see within less than 2 hours homes in different subdivision, connect with other realtors, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, title and escrow companies and hear some of the latest updates for the industry. The group of realtors provides feedback to the listing agents of the homes we visit with regards to marketing of the home and increasing the visibility of it.The group also selects the Best Home on Tour for presentation and value. The award stay on the selected home for a month. Here are glimpses of some of the homes that were on tour on March 27, 2019.  512 E BALBOA Dr. Tempe AZ 85282                                         1421 N SUNSET Drive  Tempe, AZ 85281 7948 S STEPHANIE LN, Tempe, AZ 85284 We saw fully remodelled and updated homes, as well as homes in great locations which needed some cosmetic changes to bring them to today's color aesthetics and preferences. Tempe is a strong Seller's market, with 252 active listings, 175 listings under contract and 2.5 months supply as of 03/28/2019. The median annual appreciation has been varying between approx. 7% to 8.6% since 2017. The average annual sales price has been increasing from $305,000 in March 2017 to $350,000 in March 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

3/29/2019 9:59:01 AM

This is my participation for Endre Barath, Jr. 's contest about Art and Books on Active Rain. The inspiration for the contest was Paul Freed's painting above.  I saw this painting first some time ago when Endre wrote about the private exhibition where he had seen it. And because it was in the South California area, I kept thinking that this person had been a surfer before. He used to balance very well on the board on the uneven and ever changing surface of the ocean. People watched him from the shore and always admired his graceful movement and his balancing so beautifully on the board. When he was thirty five he developed a deeper interest in philosophy. It was another vast space similar to the ocean, and where does he find the balance - so many different views on life and the meaning of life. He often asked himself - how can I achieve balance in my everyday life now? He often visited his son's literature classes at his school and wondered how he can explain the books he was reading to them. He liked to make his message short, relevant and understandable to 13-year olds (who know everything) and as visual as he can be. Because the teacher would only give him 7 minutes of class time.  In the painting above, he is in his study, practicing a visual message for achieving balance of different points of view. And you can see, he is a bit nervous, even when everything is almost ready - the colored eye-glasses with one white, one blue glass; the books that will be balancing on his head. He is looking at himself in the mirror and his eye is as critical and observant as can be. He knows that if his son and his friends have at least one question, one wonder he would have achieved his goal, and made his daily contribution to set them on the path for searching and finding their truth within the world they live in.       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

3/25/2019 11:06:07 AM

10321 E Caballero Street Mesa AZ 85207Just Sold for $ 262,000 Beds/Baths: 3 / 2Approx SqFt: 1,606 Price/SqFt: $163.13 Year Built: 2002 This lovely home was recently built, yet it was updated in the last year or so with the modern preferences for kitchen and bathroom. The countertops are quartz and the cabinets are white. The tile is modern plank tile.My out-of-state Buyer client loved it from the photos and made an offer. When he visited it for the home inspections he was even more thrilled to see that everything was as he had pictured it and the floor plan was flowing well.   The market is not slowing down in the Phoenix area. Most often homes have multiple offers and are under contract within a week or two. I love finding gems in this competitive market for my Buyer clients. Please let me know what you are looking for - I can be reached at my website: www. talktosteffy.com   or phone: 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

3/23/2019 1:53:38 PM

March is  a lovely month in Tempe Arizona - the weather is warm, no need for heating, and no need for A/C to be turned on.Flowers and trees are starting to bloom. Yellow and orange seem to be the predominant colors for the month.The creosote bush has tiny yellow blooms, some of the acacia trees, too.Flowers and herbs in Red, white, magenta, purple are also in bloom and attracting bees and other pollinators.    The cacti will start blooming next in April and will continue in May.    It's a great time for Buyers to visit open houses, too, or to schedule their private tours of homes on the market. I love showing homes in any wetaher, however March and April make the tours much more colorful. 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

3/8/2019 4:53:47 PM

This is a lovely 4 bedroom , 2.5 bathrooms home in the park-like Brentwood-Cavalier neighborhood, a central Tempe AZ location, which is a biking distance to down town and Arizona State University, grocery shopping and many restaurants.The home has been meticulously updated for a year - every inch of the house has been touched by the artistic hand of the remodelers. When you approach the home, you are welcomed by the lovely green-barked palo verde trees, the metal sculpture and the majestic saguaros (each one of them probably weighs a ton, and costs $2000 if they were to be bought and planted today).   Once you are inside, you will immeadiately notice the feeling of space and newness everywhere you turn - the year-1965 floor plan has been re-designed to be comfortable for today's needs, all walls have been re-plastered to modern finishes, the massive waterfall island has space for everybody to gather and watch the chef, working on the gas stove.  The gas fire-place is easily turned on and off with no worry about "No Burn Days".  The master bedroom is a oasis of relaxation with a soaking tub and view to the pool.  The other bedrooms have mirrored closet with shelves and plenty of natural light and shade.  The swimming paly pool has been just re-finished with pebble tech and has a baja step.   Price: $495,000Please see the video and if you have questions, please email me or call for a private viewing Tel: 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

2/18/2019 7:09:47 PM

What a collection of colors those clouds produced in the East Sky in the evening hours. The first photo was taken at 5:38 pm. In about half an hour I noticed how dramatically the colors were changing, every minute.  The second, third and fourth photos were taken minutes apart. There is something amazing always on this favorite walk of mine in Tempe AZ.  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

2/14/2019 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.As of 4/2/2019 this condo has been sold. 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