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Looking for real estate information? Articles on the home buying and selling process are here. What you need to know, from A to Z.

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Phoenix Short Sale Info

Short sales in Phoenix are a fact of life. No one wants to short sale their home. But if you need to, you need to be informed. We can help.

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Thompson's Realty Group at eXp Realty

Thompson's Realty Group at eXp Realty has agents all across the Phoenix metro area who are available to help you sell or purchase a home. We're here to help!

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Chihuly in the Garden at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden: November 10th, 2013-May 18th, 2014

Photo from 2008 exhibit: "Chihuly: The Nature of Glass"

I am somewhat of a glass collector. I have several pieces on display throughout my house. I do not own anything as extravagant as a Dale Chihuly original, but I do have a piece that was crafted by a glass blower that was trained by him. I had the pleasure of attending “Chihuly: The Nature [...]

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Fountain Hills Farmer’s Market: October 31st, 2013-April 17th, 2014

The Farm at Agritopia. Photo Courtesy of Fountain Hills Farmers Market

I have been on somewhat of a healthy eating kick lately. My latest obsession has been starting each day with a delicious fruit and veggie smoothie. So, when I found out the Fountain Hills Farmers Market 2013-2014 season had started I was excited to find out what farm fresh goodies might be available that I [...]

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Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts: November 8-10th, 2013

Looking for a fun outdoor activity this weekend? Do you like art? Do you want to start your holiday shopping, but don’t want to be trapped inside a mall? Do you want to eat fair food? Do you enjoy live entertainment? If you answered “yes” to any of the following I have the event for [...]

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Gilbert housing market can change quickly

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It is amazing how fast things can change in the housing market. One of the reasons we always advise against trying to time the market is you never know when the top or the bottom was, until you can see it clearly in the rear view window. For the last 18-months Gilbert, and the rest [...]

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Watch out here comes the second Phoenix housing bubble

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Relax, no need to jump off the cliff yet. If you have watched any news reports in the last couple of days you have probably seen this headline, but what is really likely to happen in Phoenix? First Of course the legal disclosure that our high priced attorney’s make us issue… This is our opinion, [...]

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A few facts about Fountain Hills

Being that I am a REALTOR® and that I own a home and live in Fountain Hills it just seems natural to me that I would want to fill you in on a few facts about the town I live in and have so fondly nicknamed “Mayberry”. A few facts that probably would be of interest [...]

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What you may want to know about selling your Phoenix home

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In today’s seller’s market you hear stories all the time that go something like this: Just out your house on the market, don’t worry anyone can sell it in any condition. I’m here to assure you, when someone tells you that it is about as close to the truth as someone telling you cycling is [...]

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How to beat the Phoenix Summer Heat

It was inevitable. You simply can not live here and avoid writing a post on How to Beat the Phoenix Summer Heat. It would be a disservice. So here it is! Summer does not officially start until June 21st, 2013 but if you live in Arizona that does not mean much. Around the 15th of May the top news stories start [...]

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It pays to know your neighbor!

In the United States, a burglary occurs approximately every 15-seconds and 65% of violent burglary victims say they knew the offenders. What do you really know about your neighbors? Learn what to lookout for, as well as statistics about burglary and violent crime in the U.S., in order to keep your family safe in your neighborhood. Know Thy Neighbor [...]

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Hiking Arizona: Tonto Natural Bridge

Waterfall on the Waterfall Trail

In my first post in the Hiking Arizona series I provided suggestions and tips for how to get started hiking. Today’s post will be about hiking the Tonto Natural Bridge. I wrote a blog post when I visited here last in 2010. At that time I hiked the Gowan Loop Trail only. Today’s post will be a more in-depth description of my most recent trip [...]

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