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Introducing A Premier Name In Real Estate I promise to provide all my clients with the white glove service they deserve. Combined with the substantial media attention generated from Sotheby’s and my in-depth knowledge of the current market your property will be aligned with one of the world’s most visible names in Real Estate. Put my years of knowledge and dedication to work for you.

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LET’S TALK REAL ESTATE! You are welcome to stop by my home at 9675 E Sheena Drive to discuss local real estate trends and how I can successfully list and market your current home to get it sold! — David

• 25 year Scottsdale Arizona resident • 25 years of contract negotiations • 13 years as a Real Estate Professional ADDRESS

SQFT

Currently For Sale 9643 E Sheena Dr 9678 E Friess Dr 9766 E Friess Dr

Pending

9734 E Friess Dr

Closed

David Mayo, Realtor

9627 E Sheena Dr 9641 E Friess Dr

BED BATH

LIST/SOLD PRICE

LIST/SOLD PRICE PER SQFT

2,096 3 2,096 4 2,308 4

2.5 2.5 2

$389,000 $185.59 $389,900  $186.02 $438,500  $189.99

2,955 4

2.5

$470,000 $159.05

1,796 4 2,288 4

2 2.5

$332,900 $405,000

$185.36 $177.01

480.694.7355 Direct • DMayo@russlyon.com

Kurt Pogoloff BRANCH MANAGER NMLS# 206394

602.509.4463 Cell • 480.270.6769 Direct kurt.pogoloff@nafinc.com 8840 E. Chaparral Road Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

newamericanagent.com/kurtpogoloff If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Home Field Advantages After the confetti is swept away and the last sports fan heads home, the Phoenix economy will still be cheering in 2015. Between college bowl games, the annual Barrett-Jackson automobile auction in Scottsdale, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and of course, Super Bowl XLIX, the metro area is hosting an unprecedented number of sporting events in this time period. While the NFL puts a large burden of cost on a host city for the biggest game of the year, the economic benefits of the single-day game are great. The golf tournament takes place over a week, and includes multiple events for the family, as well as popular live entertainment. As a result, hotel reservations, restaurants, bars, food and drink sales for home parties, not to mention generous gratuities from happy tourists — all add up to increased revenue. The lucrative business of high profile events may go into overtime when visitors start house hunting after falling in love with Arizona’s perfect winter weather and laid back lifestyle.

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The homes included are listed and sold by various brokers, based on information from the MLS. Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

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Real Estate Update Return to Normalcy

The Tasting Room’s Scrumptious Caesar Salad


Blissful Surroundings

In Good Taste The Tasting Room 713.993.9800 | TastingRoomWines.com

Elegance. How do you define it? When it comes to your home, it’s anything that makes you feel special, graceful, and sophisticated. Being in elegant surroundings—think of a posh hotel, a chic urban eatery, or even a grand museum—has an impact on how we feel. We feel uplifted and stylish, and in turn, we feel happy, like anything can happen on any given day. Here’s how to create an elegant room filled with the right elements so you’ll feel inspired to live a beautiful life.

Caesar Salad Creamy Caesar Dressing INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 5 garlic cloves 2 oz anchovies 1/4 c sherry vinegar 2 c olive oil 1 c ground parmesan cheese 1/4 c Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce

PREPARATION

If you want elegance, the size and grandeur of a room definitely helps set the stage. A living room with high ceilings, an open floor plan, and tall windows is a perfect place to start. Silk drapes can give a room a sweeping feeling of elegance with soft natural light streaming in from behind. Even if you don’t have those elements, simple tips can trick the eye. Hang your drapes as high as possible, just grazing the floor to give the room a feeling of height. To keep it airy and open feeling, select light paint hues or maybe an ethereal white. Light colors will keep the space soothing and inviting … you want a room of enlightenment. (Leave the darker colors for the den!)

Event Calendar MAY | JUNE 2015

Appoint your room with glass and metal end tables and coffee tables to achieve a free-flowing space. This is a room for discussions, music, and entertaining. The final details for an air of joyful elegance: fresh flowers in beautiful vases, books on favorite artists and authors, and perhaps sculpture or a piano to make the mood sublime. We’re not talking stuffy … just setting the room with beautiful items that make you smile when you see them, that evoke memories and make you feel blissful and ready for anything that may come your way. Living your life in a beautiful and elegant setting can truly impact your happiness. Find your bliss!

Décor is usually minimal in sophisticated spaces, for clutter is anything but elegant. Artwork lends a refined touch to interiors, and adds splashes of color to more monochromatic rooms. Neutral area rugs and symmetrically aligned furniture keep the mood intimate and understated. Sofas and armchairs are more tailored and trimmed than their softer, sink-into-them cousins that are more at home in the family room. Wood tones are also mostly light, while lamps, frames, and accessories are done in shiny silvers and golds for a polished look.

In a food processor, add egg yolks, garlic and anchovies. Blend for about 30-45 seconds until all ingredients begin to form an emulsion. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in all olive oil. The dressing should have a mayonnaise-like consistency. Add the remaining ingredients one at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Caesar Salad

Wortham Theater Center | May 15 SpaHouston.org/home | 713.227.4772 The Scottish Ballet will be performing a vibrant new take on Tennessee Wiliams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Set to a jazz-inspired score and with striking vintage styled costumes and sets, the ensemble of 30 dancers infuses drama and dance to brilliantly tell the iconic, haunting story of a fading Southern belle as she moves to New Orleans in an attempt to put her troubled past behind her.

INGREDIENTS 2 c crisp romaine hearts 1 tbsp fresh parmesan

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

¼ c croutons

Discovery Green | May 16 DiscoveryGreen.com | 713.400.7336 A non-competitive 5K walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission to end Breast Cancer. This event is free and it celebrates survivors while increasing awareness and raising money to help find a cure.

PREPARATION Toss ingredients into a large bowl, and mix well. If wanted, sprinkle desired amount of fresh parmesan on top.

Perfect Wine Pairing Domaine Patrick Coulbois makes a lovely Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley’s Poilly-Fumé called Les Cocques. The grapes for this wine come from 50-year-old vines grown on silex soil. Les Cocques has gorgeous notes of fresh herbs and citrus which work well to complement the salad and its racy acidity allows it to stand up the intensity of dressing. Source: Kareasa Wilkins, Wine Consultant

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cinderella

Theater Under the Stars | May 26 - June 7 Tuts.com | 713.558.2600 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I. Cinderella is delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairytale. There are even some surprising new twists!

2015 REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The 2015 real estate market is being characterized by experts as a “return to normalcy.” In recent years the market has been dominated by investors (lured by appreciating prices and foreclosures) who were willing to pay cash thus making it more difficult for traditional home buyers to compete. New and existing home sales are expected to

increase by as much as 20% in 2015 due to continued

gains in the job market. Households will finally enjoy “real” wage gains. 2015 could be the end of bidding wars and all-cash offers. Home buyers with regular jobs and 20% down now have an opportunity to get into the market – either as returning buyers or first-time home buyers. Many millennials have postponed home ownership in favor of renting. With more of that generation now starting families, experts predict that by the end of 2015, millennial buyers will be the largest group of home buyers. The first-time buyer market will return to more normal levels due to this increased demand from the millennial buyer. Also, with fewer homes underwater, baby boomers may finally start to

downsize and move closer to the grandkids. Stan Humphries, chief economist for Zillow.com, “It’s been a tough market for buyers,” he says. “I think it’s going to get easier in 2015. Negotiating power will move back to buyers and away from sellers. It will be a much more balanced market.” At the same time, foreign investors may still find the luxury US real estate market appealing because of economic instability in their home countries. The high end real estate market may still be dominated by cash transactions from foreign investors. “We are witnessing the start of exactly what economists predicted would create a more ‘normalized’ Houston real estate market: declining sales volume, increasing prices, and improvement in housing inventory levels,” said Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Chair Nancy Furst. The Houston housing market so far in 2015 has been influenced by falling oil prices which led to job layoffs. The job layoffs combined with limited housing inventory and rising home prices, resulted in the

Wine and Food Week 2015: “It’s A Guy Thing”

REAL ESTATE CORNER

first decline in home sales in the Houston market in six months. Sales of single-family homes dropped 5.8% year-over-year in February 2015. This was driven mainly by faltering activity among homes priced above $500,000, which, up until now, had been one of the Houston market’s strongest and steadiest segments.

Houston | June 2 WineAndFoodWeek.com | 713.557.5732 Enjoy bold wines, Stout, IPA and Bock style craft beer. Delicious culinary treats are carefully selected to pair with your beverage to bring out all the flavor of your food and drink. Mix in a cigar and you’ve got the perfect “Guys Night Out” experience!

Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater Murder by Chocolate | thru July 1 MurderByChocolate.com | 281.992.1888 First start the evening off with a delicious dinner followed by dessert. After you have had your fill you can join in solving the crime! Sit back, watch the events unfold and solve the crime from your seat or become an actor in the theater. You could even be the murderer!


Blissful Surroundings

In Good Taste The Tasting Room 713.993.9800 | TastingRoomWines.com

Elegance. How do you define it? When it comes to your home, it’s anything that makes you feel special, graceful, and sophisticated. Being in elegant surroundings—think of a posh hotel, a chic urban eatery, or even a grand museum—has an impact on how we feel. We feel uplifted and stylish, and in turn, we feel happy, like anything can happen on any given day. Here’s how to create an elegant room filled with the right elements so you’ll feel inspired to live a beautiful life.

Caesar Salad Creamy Caesar Dressing INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 5 garlic cloves 2 oz anchovies 1/4 c sherry vinegar 2 c olive oil 1 c ground parmesan cheese 1/4 c Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce

PREPARATION

If you want elegance, the size and grandeur of a room definitely helps set the stage. A living room with high ceilings, an open floor plan, and tall windows is a perfect place to start. Silk drapes can give a room a sweeping feeling of elegance with soft natural light streaming in from behind. Even if you don’t have those elements, simple tips can trick the eye. Hang your drapes as high as possible, just grazing the floor to give the room a feeling of height. To keep it airy and open feeling, select light paint hues or maybe an ethereal white. Light colors will keep the space soothing and inviting … you want a room of enlightenment. (Leave the darker colors for the den!)

Event Calendar MAY | JUNE 2015

Appoint your room with glass and metal end tables and coffee tables to achieve a free-flowing space. This is a room for discussions, music, and entertaining. The final details for an air of joyful elegance: fresh flowers in beautiful vases, books on favorite artists and authors, and perhaps sculpture or a piano to make the mood sublime. We’re not talking stuffy … just setting the room with beautiful items that make you smile when you see them, that evoke memories and make you feel blissful and ready for anything that may come your way. Living your life in a beautiful and elegant setting can truly impact your happiness. Find your bliss!

Décor is usually minimal in sophisticated spaces, for clutter is anything but elegant. Artwork lends a refined touch to interiors, and adds splashes of color to more monochromatic rooms. Neutral area rugs and symmetrically aligned furniture keep the mood intimate and understated. Sofas and armchairs are more tailored and trimmed than their softer, sink-into-them cousins that are more at home in the family room. Wood tones are also mostly light, while lamps, frames, and accessories are done in shiny silvers and golds for a polished look.

In a food processor, add egg yolks, garlic and anchovies. Blend for about 30-45 seconds until all ingredients begin to form an emulsion. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in all olive oil. The dressing should have a mayonnaise-like consistency. Add the remaining ingredients one at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Caesar Salad

Wortham Theater Center | May 15 SpaHouston.org/home | 713.227.4772 The Scottish Ballet will be performing a vibrant new take on Tennessee Wiliams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Set to a jazz-inspired score and with striking vintage styled costumes and sets, the ensemble of 30 dancers infuses drama and dance to brilliantly tell the iconic, haunting story of a fading Southern belle as she moves to New Orleans in an attempt to put her troubled past behind her.

INGREDIENTS 2 c crisp romaine hearts 1 tbsp fresh parmesan

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

¼ c croutons

Discovery Green | May 16 DiscoveryGreen.com | 713.400.7336 A non-competitive 5K walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission to end Breast Cancer. This event is free and it celebrates survivors while increasing awareness and raising money to help find a cure.

PREPARATION Toss ingredients into a large bowl, and mix well. If wanted, sprinkle desired amount of fresh parmesan on top.

Perfect Wine Pairing Domaine Patrick Coulbois makes a lovely Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley’s Poilly-Fumé called Les Cocques. The grapes for this wine come from 50-year-old vines grown on silex soil. Les Cocques has gorgeous notes of fresh herbs and citrus which work well to complement the salad and its racy acidity allows it to stand up the intensity of dressing. Source: Kareasa Wilkins, Wine Consultant

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cinderella

Theater Under the Stars | May 26 - June 7 Tuts.com | 713.558.2600 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I. Cinderella is delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic fairytale. There are even some surprising new twists!

2015 REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The 2015 real estate market is being characterized by experts as a “return to normalcy.” In recent years the market has been dominated by investors (lured by appreciating prices and foreclosures) who were willing to pay cash thus making it more difficult for traditional home buyers to compete. New and existing home sales are expected to

increase by as much as 20% in 2015 due to continued

gains in the job market. Households will finally enjoy “real” wage gains. 2015 could be the end of bidding wars and all-cash offers. Home buyers with regular jobs and 20% down now have an opportunity to get into the market – either as returning buyers or first-time home buyers. Many millennials have postponed home ownership in favor of renting. With more of that generation now starting families, experts predict that by the end of 2015, millennial buyers will be the largest group of home buyers. The first-time buyer market will return to more normal levels due to this increased demand from the millennial buyer. Also, with fewer homes underwater, baby boomers may finally start to

downsize and move closer to the grandkids. Stan Humphries, chief economist for Zillow.com, “It’s been a tough market for buyers,” he says. “I think it’s going to get easier in 2015. Negotiating power will move back to buyers and away from sellers. It will be a much more balanced market.” At the same time, foreign investors may still find the luxury US real estate market appealing because of economic instability in their home countries. The high end real estate market may still be dominated by cash transactions from foreign investors. “We are witnessing the start of exactly what economists predicted would create a more ‘normalized’ Houston real estate market: declining sales volume, increasing prices, and improvement in housing inventory levels,” said Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Chair Nancy Furst. The Houston housing market so far in 2015 has been influenced by falling oil prices which led to job layoffs. The job layoffs combined with limited housing inventory and rising home prices, resulted in the

Wine and Food Week 2015: “It’s A Guy Thing”

REAL ESTATE CORNER

first decline in home sales in the Houston market in six months. Sales of single-family homes dropped 5.8% year-over-year in February 2015. This was driven mainly by faltering activity among homes priced above $500,000, which, up until now, had been one of the Houston market’s strongest and steadiest segments.

Houston | June 2 WineAndFoodWeek.com | 713.557.5732 Enjoy bold wines, Stout, IPA and Bock style craft beer. Delicious culinary treats are carefully selected to pair with your beverage to bring out all the flavor of your food and drink. Mix in a cigar and you’ve got the perfect “Guys Night Out” experience!

Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater Murder by Chocolate | thru July 1 MurderByChocolate.com | 281.992.1888 First start the evening off with a delicious dinner followed by dessert. After you have had your fill you can join in solving the crime! Sit back, watch the events unfold and solve the crime from your seat or become an actor in the theater. You could even be the murderer!


Dedicated To Your Northwest Houston Real Estate Needs

Enrique Lima 832-797-1746 ELima@REBGroupOnline.com In addition to showing clients the best of what Houston has to offer, Enrique is dedicated to his spiritual growth, enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf.

Enrique Lima epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Enrique grew up in Cypress, TX and started his sales habit in elementary school with a candy business. His entrepreneurial spirit continued to grow and sprouted in intermediate school with Lima’s Landscaping Services. He began his real estate career in 2004, and founded Real Estate Brokerage Group in 2009. Enrique has served in every aspect of the industry over the past 11 years serving sellers, buyers, investors, and companies, in both the residential and commercial market. Enrique also works in the property management side of the real estate profession. Enrique is devoted to the Northwest Houston area and its economic growth. He has served with several committees and boards with the Houston Northwest Chamber, the Economic Development Committee, Renaissance 1960, Boy Scouts of America, Klein Education Foundation, and Leadership North Houston, to name a few. As a leader in his community and his field, Enrique has a great love for service and is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients.

Enrique Lima 14514 Champion Forest Drive | Houston, Texas | 77069

REBGroupOnline.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing • 480.460.0996 • www.DesertLifestyle.net

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