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Thursday, September 15, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Standard Maintenance for Fall Pool

With Summer coming to a close, the summer swim season is also coming to a close. As Fall
approaches, it is time to plan for what is next for your pool. Here are some routine procedures
that will set your pool up for success.
 
Fall Treatments:
 
Fall Phosphate Treatments
·      Phosphates are the food source for algae. If you eliminate the food source, you eliminate the potential for algae
 
Fall Filter Cleans
·      Pressure in your filter rises as dirt, debris and contaminants are captured inside. Cleaning your filter after a long summer swim season is vital to maintain the integrity of your equipment
 
Winter/Spring:
 
Pool Draining
·      Draining your pool is recommended once every 3 years. It is very important to make sure the water in your pool remains fresh. This will ensure TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) levels stay low, chemicals aren't drama ...

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Thursday, September 15, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Phoenix Market Update - September

32% of New Home Sales Had Concessions to Buyers
Mortgage Rate Hikes Cause Drop in Contracts Again
 
For Buyers:
The percentage of closings with seller-paid closing costs continues to grow as August and September to date range between 12-13% of total sales in Greater Phoenix, inching closer to the normal range of 25-28%. Areas on the outskirts, such as Casa Grande, Maricopa, Coolidge and San Tan Valley in Pinal County and Wittmann, Tolleson and Buckeye in western Maricopa County all have 20-30% of sales closing with concessions. These areas have more than their fair share of new home subdivisions that contribute to this measure as 32% of new homes that closed in the MLS in the last 6 weeks involved concessions, compared to only 11% of resale homes.
 
As mortgage rates remain volatile and difficult to predict, it’s important for buyers to get educated on the lending tools designed to ease the impact of dramatic rate swings. Tools such as the “Lock and Shop&r ...

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Thursday, September 15, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Welcome Guest

Make Your Guests Feel At Home
 
      Whether they’re staying in a guest room, or in a hosted Airbnb, here are a few ways to ensure your guests feel right at home during their stay.
 
1.     Once you’ve shown your guests where they’ll be staying, take some time to walk them through the space. Point out where they can store their luggage and hang clothes, which bathroom they’ll be using, which light switches do what in the room, how to operate any window coverings, and power outlets for charging phones and laptop computers. This is also a good time to share a set of keys and go over the different locks to the house, as well as the security system if you have one.
 
2.     A tray or basket of toiletry necessities left out provides guests with items they may have forgotten–and will be grateful to have. Think toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream,; ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Things to do September

*Apache Junction, AZ Events:
https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/193/Special-Events
 
Concert in the Park: Saturday September 10
https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=1967
 
*Mesa AZ:
https://downtownmesa.com/events
 

Downtown Mesa Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 8am – 11am.
https://dtmesafarmersmarket.com/
 
Mesa Arts Center:
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/events
 
Season Kickoff Festival: September 9
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/seasonkickoff

 
Fall Fest @ Bell Bank Park: Sept 24
Fall in love with your home vintage market:
https://bellbankpark.com/events/bell-bank-fall-fest/
 
*Phoenix, AZ:
https://www.visitphoenix.com/events/annual-events/summer/
 
Chocolate and art show:  September 16 – 17
 

*Queen Creek, AZ Events:
https://queencreekchamber.com/events-calendar/
 

*Scottsdale, AZ Events:
https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/events/
 
Junk in the Trunk; ...

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Thursday, August 11, 2022   /   by Becky Trujillo

Phoenix Metro Residential Real Estate - August

Seller-Paid Closing Cost Assistance Coming Back
This Price Point is Declining the Fastest in Greater Phoenix

For Buyers:
Good news for buyers, the number of closings with seller-paid closing costs rose 27% in July compared to June equating to 7% of all closings for the month. That may not sound like much, but that’s the highest it’s been since March 2021. Prior to 2020, the established baseline for seller-paid closing cost assistance averaged 25-28% of MLS sales and over the past 15 months the average has been just 3-4.5%. The increase is expected to continue as large cash-based investors have pulled back their acquisitions, leaving many sellers to cater to normal buyers once again. For most of 2021 and the first part of 2022, buyers had very little time to decide on a property before it went under contract. Last May, half of all homes that went under contract were on the market for only 7 days or less. This month homes are on the market a median of 21 days prior to C ...

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