November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them.
There are numerous ways to make money like investing in the stock market, in real estate, money lending, engaging in small business or big venture, and a million ways more. A decision to invest in any product whether real estate or stocks needs to be an educated decision based on a long-term financial strategy rather than an emotional decision based on speculation. My personal choice is land because of practical reasons.
For any real estate agent to get a few people to show up to an open house at a luxury property is a challenge, but local Realtor Brian Bair has found a unique way to pack the house with interested buyers and create a conversation about the property that lasts for weeks.
Money can, after all, grow on trees — family trees. And judging by the $8.4 trillion baby boomers are expected to inherit from older generations in coming years, we’re not talking chump change. In fact, roughly two-thirds of boomer households will receive an inheritance, and the average value of those inheritances is just under $300,000.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is the heartbeat of our business community. What does this mean, you might ask? It has two meanings to me. First, if you are a local small business owner and you are already a member, do yourself a favor and take the time to review all the benefits that your membership has to offer. The chamber is there to help get your business exposed along with making you aware of local political issues, available workshops that will better your business practices and help you get connected through networking events and expos, just to name a few. I have been a member of a chamber for over 25 years and I will say personally this is the most rewarding way of getting connected with so many great people, which has been incredibly valuable in the growth of my current real estate business.
Ahwatukee real estate agent and longtime chamber member Christie Ellis was named 2014’s Business Woman of the Year at the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Annual Palo Verde Women in Business Gala on Saturday, Oct. 25.
More Americans are facing rising caregiver costs. The financial challenge of caring for an aging parent can also create caregiver stress. Don’t allow caring for an aging parent or spouse to become a crisis.
At the Save the Lakes meeting Monday morning at 9:30 there was standing room only. Chairs were brought into the Ahwatukee Recreation Center main hall for many homeowners eager to hear anything positive about the ongoing debacle between Mr. Gee and the homeowners themselves.
After more than 30 years of planning, many Ahwatukee Foothills residents still have questions about the proposed South Mountain Freeway and as the environmental review process is coming to a close, an Ahwatukee nonprofit hopes to provide some clarity.
Have you ever considered purchasing fine furniture and/or accessories from a consignment shop? I didn’t until recently, when I took a tour of the huge selection of consignment and thrift shops in the Valley. I was truly amazed at the selections, styles and most of all, the prices.
There are many important factors when sellers are preparing to market their home such as timing, pricing and market strategy. Although, one of the most important things that sellers often overlook is staging their homes to sell prior to photos and showings.
In the midst of NFL season, I got to thinking about teams, coordinating them, strategizing, picking the right person for the task, everyone understanding the goal and planning on how to attain it. Real estate isn’t much different because we use teams and strategy and goal planning to create a successful transaction. We have lots of players with different roles, who use words you may never have heard of; therefore I would like to introduce you to the Real Estate Gridiron
Two Ahwatukee Foothills residents and members of Save the Lakes have filed a lawsuit against the owners of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, hoping to get an injunction from the court that would force the owners to restore the land to its former condition.
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.
Information from the United States Census Bureau indicated that Arizona’s estimated population for 2013 was 6,626,624 which is a 3.7 percent change from just three years ago in 2010. Private non-farm establishments in 2012 was 131,375. Total firms in 2007 was 491,529. Arizona State University student population in the city of Tempe alone is 38,735 undergraduate enrollment on a 630-acre campus. Having a healthy population of college students drive the apartment and rental housing and retail markets in those cities in the upward scale. ASU’s growing footprint in downtown Phoenix has helped draw more restaurants and bars as well as draw high technology companies in the area.
Is the housing market good or bad? The housing recovery is doing very well. We are seeing almost every measure doing much better than it was two to three years ago. Pretty much everything that should be improving is up such as construction, sales and prices. As well as everything that should be down is down. So there are fewer vacancies, fewer people falling behind on their mortgage, which means fewer foreclosures.