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Real Estate Housing Market in the East Valley

June 24, 2015 12:12 pm

Real Estate Housing Market in the East Valley I am pleased to tell you the real estate housing market in the East Valley is making a comeback from historic lows. Since 2013, we’ve been experiencing a slow but steady rebound to home values. If you’ve bought a home in the last 15 months, you know you’ve got to scramble to submit the contract. It’s a nice change from where we were in 2008-2010 that’s for sure! Real Estate Rebound The first time we saw real growth in the market since the recession was in 2013 when there were double digit percentage increases in home values. It was a buyers market for sure! By October of that year, the market slowed... View Article

Arizona Overnight Trips from the East Valley

June 23, 2015 6:00 am

Arizona Overnight Trips from the East Valley Picking just a few Arizona overnight trips from the east valley is challenging because there is so much to experience! From natural beauties like the Grand Canyon and El Morro National Monument to hiking, resorts, and desert jeep tours, the southwest has something for everyone. Arizona day trips from Gilbert include Prescott, Jerome, and Sedona which can also be a weekend (or longer) getaway. Pink Jeep Tours in Jerome is a great way to see the desert flora and fauna in ways you couldn’t if you were hiking. Choose from Touch-the-Earth Sedona Vortex Tour, the Scenic Rim Tour, Coyote Canyons Tour, and more. Prescott, Jerome, and Sedona offer a variety of hotels, motels,... View Article

Newman’s Picks for Places to Eat Mesa AZ

June 18, 2015 6:30 am

Newman’s Picks for Places to Eat Mesa AZ If you’re a novice foodie like I am, look no further than places to eat Mesa AZ for delish fare and engaging atmospheres for your next business meeting or date night. Coffee Talk in Mesa AZ Gill’s Grounds is a veteran owned coffee shop located next to the Power Road Farmers Market. They offer espresso, coffee, smoothies, iced drinks offered at their double drive-up window so you don’t have to wait. LoFi Coffee in downtown Mesa AZ offers more space and a cool vibe that you won’t experience at a chain coffee shop. Whether you’re in need of a business meeting spot or an evening out, LoFi offers coffee, tea, pastries, snacks... View Article

10 Summer Activities for Kids in the East Valley

June 15, 2015 6:00 am

10 Summer Activities for Kids in the East Valley With the temperatures heating up, many of us are heading indoors, especially those with school age kids. It’s just too hot outside or we’re looking for places to cool off. Grab your bottle of water and enjoy summer activities for kids in the east valley! Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley offers Summer Day Camp at 12 east valley locations including Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Queen Creek. Arizona Water Parks offer pools, slides, and rides to keep the family cool. Locations include Golfland Sunsplash, Big Surf, and Wet ‘N Wild. Pack the sunscreen because you will need it! Harkins Summer Movie Pass includes 10 movies in 10 weeks for... View Article