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Kelli Grant

March | April 2013

Your Fireside at Norterra Real Estate Specialist IN 2012, MEDIAN HOME PRICES WERE UP BY ALMOST 34% AND FORECLOSURES PLUNGED BY A STAGGERING 51%*. AT ONE POINT, ARIZONA WAS #1 IN THE COUNTRY IN FORECLOSURES AND NOW WE RANK 40TH. * According to the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business Did you know that the months from March - June are an excellent time to sell a home in The Valley of the Sun? Our weather is spectacular and the winter visitors are still here! This year, we still have more buyers than there are homes for sale, record low interest rates, and home values increased 20% or more over the past 18 months in the Phoenix metro area. It’s an excellent time to make a move. If you have any questions about your home value or the real estate market, call or email me! I’m happy to provide insight into our local market conditions or give you a complimentary value analysis. I can also provide referrals if you’re looking to do a little spring cleaning or some home improvements! Get outside and enjoy a hike with your kids or take in a spring training game. The Shops at Norterra Car Shows are starting up again in March every Friday and their Spring Festival is on March 16th! We are so blessed to work with such wonderful clients!  A heartfelt thank you to Fireside residents Jonathan and Sheryl for saying, “Kelli and her team are true real estate professionals. They understood our community and marketed our home in many different effective ways allowing us to get the price we wanted in a very short period of time. Kelli’s attention to detail and personal service made our process stress free and positive. If you want the best, then you want Kelli Grant.” Enter a neighborhood contest and WIN a Dinner for Two at Your Favorite Restaurant! Go to www.MyFiresideNorterra.com for details and to enter before April 10th!

Call or Text: (602) 799-5420 KelliGrant@85085RealEstate.com www.PhoenixHomeResource.com PLATINUM PREMIER REALTY

Patrick Obluck

Teamwork . Empowerment . Positivity . Excellence

Where do you see rates headed? This is the concern of most of my customers in our current market.  My answer, “It depends.”  It depends on the economy, global markets, consumer confidence, which way the wind is blowing… Okay, maybe not the last one so much, however, you get the idea.  Here is a website that will give more detail on what goes into interest rates:  www. MyRateExplained.com. If you are thinking about purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, drop me a line and we can go over the indicators in more detail and keep a close eye on how the rate market is moving. I look forward to talking with you.

Pinnacle Capital mortgage corporation Patrick Obluck Mortgage Banker | MLO #197206 Cell 480.231.2354 www.LoanManAZ.com 34406 N 27th Dr., Suite 140 Phoenix, Arizona 85085 NMLS - 322405 | AZ BKBR-0116448 Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act

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

Kelli Grant is proud to be a Preferred Realtor helping W.L. Gore employees buy homes and relocate to the area from all over the country every month. Sold to Our Relocation Client

1908 W Black Hill Rd | 2,909 Sq ft | $308,500

Leased in 10 Days

27425 N 19th Dr | 2,058 Sq ft | $1650/mth

REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN

Fireside at Norterra

Address FOR SALE: 2128 W Tallgrass Trl 117 2128 W Tallgrass Trl 216 28834 N 20th Ln 27405 N 16th Ln 1754 W Desperado Way 1668 W Cavedale Dr 1806 W Fetlock Trl 1863 W Fetlock Trl 1750 W Desperado Way 27525 N 18th Ave 2024 W Skinner Dr 1519 W Molly Ln 28125 N 16th Ave 1535 W Molly Ln

Bed / Bath / Sq. Ft. Year Built

List Price

2 / 2 / 1,263 3 / 2 / 1,575 3 / 2.5 / 2,291 3 / 2 / 1,480 2 / 2 / 1,518 4 / 2 / 2,055 3 / 2.5 / 2,433 3 / 2.5 / 2,178 3 / 2.5 / 2,178 5 / 3 / 2,278 3 / 2.5 / 2,336 4 / 2.5 / 2,669 4 / 3.5 / 3,241 5 / 3.5 / 4,368

2007  2007  2008  2012  2013  2012  2013  2013  2013  2008  2008  2013  2008  2013 

$173,850 $229,000 $230,000 $261,990 $289,990 $299,990 $314,804 $317,601 $318,990 $327,000 $329,000 $421,370 $425,000 $528,462

$137.65 $145.40 $100.39 $177.02 $191.03 $145.98 $129.39 $145.82 $146.46 $143.55 $140.84 $157.88 $131.13 $120.98

PENDING SALE: 2130 W Hunter Ct 142 29120 N 22nd Ave 106 2051 W Madre Del Oro Dr 27513 N 16th Ln 1944 W Big Oak St 27715 N 18th Dr 1808 W Straight Arrow Ln 2009 W Steed Rdg 1611 W Tombstone Trl 2015 W Skinner Dr 1542 W Molly Ln 1533 W Oberlin Way 1726 W Gambit Trl 27807 N 15th Ln

2 / 2 / 1,329 2 / 2 / 1,329 3 / 2.5 / 2,273 4 / 2 / 1,783 4 / 2 / 1,783 4 / 2 / 2,056 3 / 2.5 / 2,433 6 / 4 / 3,157 5 / 3.5 / 2,741 5 / 4 / 3,636 4 / 2.5 / 2,669 4 / 3.5 / 3,322 5 / 4.5 / 4,611 5 / 4.5 / 4,285

2007  2007  2007  2008  2009  2007  2013  2006  2012  2006  2012  2013  2007  2007 

$177,450 $179,400 $254,900 $255,000 $259,900 $320,000 $336,711 $349,000 $365,152 $410,000 $424,427 $444,526 $450,000 $489,000

$133.52 $134.99 $112.14 $143.02 $145.77 $155.64 $138.39 $110.55 $133.22 $112.76 $159.02 $133.81 $97.59 $114.12

Address Bed / Bath / Sq.Ft. Yr. Blt. List Price Sales Price RECENTLY SOLD: 29331 N 21st Dr 3 / 2.5 / 1,454 2007  $163,000 $163,100 2116 W Tallgrass Trl 128 2 / 2 / 1,329 2007  $172,500 $168,500 29428 N 22nd Ave 3 / 2.5 / 1,655 2008  $229,000 $191,180 27315 N 16th Ln 3 / 2 / 1,486 2009  $299,519 $276,000 27531 N 17th Ln 4 / 2.5 / 2,639 2008  $300,000 $295,000 1908 W Black Hill Rd 5 / 4 / 2,909 2010 $309,900 $308,500 26908 N 17th Ave 3 / 2.5 / 2,303 2012  $319,990 $319,990 1716 W Oberlin Way 4 / 3.5 / 4,063 2007  $447,000 $414,000 1526 W Blue Sky Dr 4 / 3.5 / 3,322 2012  $444,267 $444,267

List Price per Sq. Ft.

Date Closed

Sales Price per Sq.Ft.

1/29/2013 12/24/2012 12/31/2012 2/12/2013 12/20/2012 2/27/2013 1/31/2013 1/4/2013 12/20/2012

$112.17 $126.79 $115.52 $185.73 $111.78 $106.05 $138.94 $101.90 $133.73

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

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Featuring BLT Steak at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa 480.905.7979

MARCH | APRIL 2013 La Cage Aux Folles Phoenix Theatre, March 13th – April 7th 602.254.2151 | PhoenixTheatre.com Some call it “The Birdcage,” others say it’s “A Menagerie of Crazies.” We call it worth the wait! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, written by Jerry Herman of Hello Dolly, Mame and Mack & Mabel fame, La Cage is an indisputable musical comedy classic.

TUNA TARTARE WITH AVOCADO AND SOY-LIME DRESSING 18 ounces fresh tuna, trimmed and cut into 1/8-inch dice 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ripe Haas avocadoes, peeled and diced Toasted sliced ciabatta bread Crispy Shallots: Peanut oil for frying 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 tablespoons Wondra flour Fine sea salt Fry the Shallots: Pour the oil into a small saucepan to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat the oil until a small piece of shallot sizzles rapidly when added to the pan. Toss the shallots with the flour. Carefully add the shallots to the oil and fry until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the shallots with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with a pinch of salt. Dressing: 1-1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder 3 tablespoons reduced sodium (light) soy sauce 2 tablespoons white mirin 1 tablespoon mustard oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon honey Freshly ground black pepper Make the Dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together the wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste. Whisk in the soy sauce, mirin, mustard oil, vinegar, lime juice and honey. Add black pepper to taste. Set aside. Make the Tartare: Toss the tuna with the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Season the avocadoes with salt and pepper to taste. To Serve: To mold the tuna into a disk, place a 3-inch tartlet ring or an empty tuna can with the top and bottom lids cut out on a chilled plate. Fill the ring with a layer of avocado and top with the diced tuna and fried shallots. Lift off the ring. Drizzle the sauce around the tuna. Serve with the ciabatta or homemade potato chips. Serves 6

Arizona. It’s a land brimming with treasures, both natural and man-made. It is a magical place, one of unending grandeur in which its beauties and mysteries continue to unfold for those exploring all of its offerings. Arizona’s great appeal is found in its stunning landscapes, its pleasant climate, a history rich with diverse cultures and a new modern influence able to satisfy the most sophisticated of personalities.

Natural Wonders

The land that is Arizona has been the topic of poets, scholars, photographers and others simply awe-inspired by its majesty. From the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, the gorgeous sights of Arizona are beloved by residents and travelers from all parts of our globe. Perhaps the greatest charm of the Arizona landscape lies in its seemingly infinite diversity. In less than a day’s travel, one can experience the sheer beauty of the Sonoran Desert’s surprising lushness as well as snow-covered pine trees blanketing mountain ridges. Famous destinations such as the Painted Desert, Monument Valley and Karchner Caverns give way to the equally stunning, albeit lesser known, treasures of winding canyon lands, vast plateaus, ancient volcanoes and saguaro-studded expanses of desert.

Fantastic Climate

In a haven that boasts a plentitude of sunshine, many can not resist the allure of such a lovely place to spend their lives. Arizona’s exceptionally clear skies lend themselves to dark, starry nights and magical, azure-blue days. Even the desert’s abundant dust contributes to Arizona’s famous sunsets as the descending sunlight reflects off of these minute particles in the air. Skies painted with blazing reds and oranges, and gorgeous purples and pinks are a nightly gift. Arizona’s low humidity allows even hot, desert air to cool significantly at night giving us pleasant temperatures in any season. With luxurious sunshine prevailing in each of the four seasons, Arizona is known as one of the most delightful places on earth.

In late February, the Maricopa County Assessor’s office will have mailed Notices of Value establishing the value of your property for tax year 2014. These values, in conjunction with the tax rates (established at a later date) will dictate the amount of property taxes you pay for the 2014 tax year. If your Full Cash Value is higher than your property’s market value, you can challenge the Assessor’s valuation. With the recent passage of Proposition 117, now is the perfect time to make sure that the values set by the Assessor accurately reflect the market value of your property. Proposition 117 will alter the way the Maricopa County Assessor determines your property’s assessed value.  Beginning in tax year 2015, your Limited Property Value (“LPV”) will determine both your primary and secondary taxes.  As a result of Proposition 117, a property’s LPV can increase by no more than 5% per year. Because the Full Cash Value will serve as a cap on how high your Limited Property Value can be, it is important that your assessment be reviewed THIS YEAR to grandfather in the lowest base starting value for next year when Proposition 117 takes effect.

Rich History

A place is molded by the people who have lived there. The cultures that have put their mark on Arizona have shaped it into what it is today. Arizona’s appealing character is a combination of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences. As early American settlers migrated to Arizona in search of new opportunities and adventures, visions of frontier families, cowboys and gunfights pepper the images of our heritage. Because of this vivid and varied history, Arizona offers world-class museums and archeologically-important discoveries.

Modern Culture

From the humble beginnings of an outback Western Territory, the metropolises of Arizona have grown into their own. Vibrant cities are bursting with stylish nightspots and luxurious resorts. World-class golf, spas and shopping are just steps away from restaurants offering cuisine for every palate. Dynamic performing arts and thought-provoking visual arts are at our daily disposal. Life in Arizona is as serene or as fast-paced as an individual desires. Life in Arizona, for many, is a dream come true!

10 Tips To Challenge The Assessor’s Valuation: 1. Review your Notice of Value, which the Assessor will have mailed in February. Ask yourself, “Would I sell my home for the full cash value determined by the Assessor?” If your answer is “no,” then you probably should not appeal. Conversely, if you believe your assessed value is higher than the market value of your home, then you should consider filing an appeal.

A Step-By-Step Guide

TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

2. File your appeal within 60 days of the mailing date on your Notice of Value. 3. Appeal forms (also known as “Petitions for Review”) are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at: www.maricopa.gov/assessor/ PropertyValueAppeals.aspx.

4. Attach to your petition “substantial information” that supports a reduction in the Full Cash Value of your property. This could include a recent appraisal, documented sales of similar properties, information regarding the physical condition of your property, a location problem or adverse terrain features. Call your neighborhood Realtor for help with comparable sales data.

5. Mark the box on the form requesting a meeting with the Assessor. At the meeting, you will find out why the Assessor believes your property is or is not overvalued. 6. If you do not achieve a reduction at the Assessor level, you can further appeal the value of your property to the State Board of Equalization. 7. File your appeal to the State Board within 25 days of the mailing date of the Assessor’s decision. 8. For information on appealing to the State Board, visit www.sboe.state.az.us. 9. Finally, if you do not achieve a reduction at the State Board level, you may appeal to Tax Court. Information on how to file your own small claims tax appeal can be found at: www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/ TaxCourt/casePrep.asp. 10. File your appeal to Tax Court within 60 days of the mailing date of the State Board’s decision. Information presented with the assistance of Attorneys at Law, Jennifer A. Prendiville and Bart Wilhoit of Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC. While they do not typically handle residential appeals, do contact them if you have a commercial or industrial property, or vacant land that you would like to appeal. AZStateTaxLaw.com

Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden, March 22nd 480.481.8188 | DBG.org Celebrate the essence of the margarita and the spirit of the Southwest at the 11th Annual Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden. Savor an evening of gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers and samba under the stars to vibrant Latin rhythms. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 22nd – 23rd 480.499.8587 | AspenSantaFeBallet.com Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West and beyond. ASFB’s unique pioneering spirit arises from a paired set of home cities: Aspen, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the majestic Southwestern plateau. For 16 years, the company has served as a prestigious incubator and a showcase for choreographic invention to popular and critical acclaim. 6th Annual Dine With Your Dog PERA Club Tempe, April 13th 602.933.2663 | DineWithYourDog.org Woof, Wine and Dine! Don’t miss this “fur-filled” fundraiser. The evening includes a gourmet dinner with wine, a gourmet canine dinner for your pooch, a fashion show highlighting the latest trends in Canine Couture, raffle, vendors, doggie activities and more. Benefiting the PetSmart Paws Can Heal animal-assisted therapy program, this magical evening will help many in need, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients. Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Celebration Mesa Arts Center, April 26th 480.644.6500 | MesaArtsCenter.com Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world.  Celebrate the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation, an All-Star Jazz Collaboration. This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.


In Good Taste

Event Calendar

Featuring BLT Steak at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa 480.905.7979

MARCH | APRIL 2013 La Cage Aux Folles Phoenix Theatre, March 13th – April 7th 602.254.2151 | PhoenixTheatre.com Some call it “The Birdcage,” others say it’s “A Menagerie of Crazies.” We call it worth the wait! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies, written by Jerry Herman of Hello Dolly, Mame and Mack & Mabel fame, La Cage is an indisputable musical comedy classic.

TUNA TARTARE WITH AVOCADO AND SOY-LIME DRESSING 18 ounces fresh tuna, trimmed and cut into 1/8-inch dice 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ripe Haas avocadoes, peeled and diced Toasted sliced ciabatta bread Crispy Shallots: Peanut oil for frying 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 tablespoons Wondra flour Fine sea salt Fry the Shallots: Pour the oil into a small saucepan to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat the oil until a small piece of shallot sizzles rapidly when added to the pan. Toss the shallots with the flour. Carefully add the shallots to the oil and fry until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the shallots with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with a pinch of salt. Dressing: 1-1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder 3 tablespoons reduced sodium (light) soy sauce 2 tablespoons white mirin 1 tablespoon mustard oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 teaspoon honey Freshly ground black pepper Make the Dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together the wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste. Whisk in the soy sauce, mirin, mustard oil, vinegar, lime juice and honey. Add black pepper to taste. Set aside. Make the Tartare: Toss the tuna with the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Season the avocadoes with salt and pepper to taste. To Serve: To mold the tuna into a disk, place a 3-inch tartlet ring or an empty tuna can with the top and bottom lids cut out on a chilled plate. Fill the ring with a layer of avocado and top with the diced tuna and fried shallots. Lift off the ring. Drizzle the sauce around the tuna. Serve with the ciabatta or homemade potato chips. Serves 6

Arizona. It’s a land brimming with treasures, both natural and man-made. It is a magical place, one of unending grandeur in which its beauties and mysteries continue to unfold for those exploring all of its offerings. Arizona’s great appeal is found in its stunning landscapes, its pleasant climate, a history rich with diverse cultures and a new modern influence able to satisfy the most sophisticated of personalities.

Natural Wonders

The land that is Arizona has been the topic of poets, scholars, photographers and others simply awe-inspired by its majesty. From the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, the gorgeous sights of Arizona are beloved by residents and travelers from all parts of our globe. Perhaps the greatest charm of the Arizona landscape lies in its seemingly infinite diversity. In less than a day’s travel, one can experience the sheer beauty of the Sonoran Desert’s surprising lushness as well as snow-covered pine trees blanketing mountain ridges. Famous destinations such as the Painted Desert, Monument Valley and Karchner Caverns give way to the equally stunning, albeit lesser known, treasures of winding canyon lands, vast plateaus, ancient volcanoes and saguaro-studded expanses of desert.

Fantastic Climate

In a haven that boasts a plentitude of sunshine, many can not resist the allure of such a lovely place to spend their lives. Arizona’s exceptionally clear skies lend themselves to dark, starry nights and magical, azure-blue days. Even the desert’s abundant dust contributes to Arizona’s famous sunsets as the descending sunlight reflects off of these minute particles in the air. Skies painted with blazing reds and oranges, and gorgeous purples and pinks are a nightly gift. Arizona’s low humidity allows even hot, desert air to cool significantly at night giving us pleasant temperatures in any season. With luxurious sunshine prevailing in each of the four seasons, Arizona is known as one of the most delightful places on earth.

In late February, the Maricopa County Assessor’s office will have mailed Notices of Value establishing the value of your property for tax year 2014. These values, in conjunction with the tax rates (established at a later date) will dictate the amount of property taxes you pay for the 2014 tax year. If your Full Cash Value is higher than your property’s market value, you can challenge the Assessor’s valuation. With the recent passage of Proposition 117, now is the perfect time to make sure that the values set by the Assessor accurately reflect the market value of your property. Proposition 117 will alter the way the Maricopa County Assessor determines your property’s assessed value.  Beginning in tax year 2015, your Limited Property Value (“LPV”) will determine both your primary and secondary taxes.  As a result of Proposition 117, a property’s LPV can increase by no more than 5% per year. Because the Full Cash Value will serve as a cap on how high your Limited Property Value can be, it is important that your assessment be reviewed THIS YEAR to grandfather in the lowest base starting value for next year when Proposition 117 takes effect.

Rich History

A place is molded by the people who have lived there. The cultures that have put their mark on Arizona have shaped it into what it is today. Arizona’s appealing character is a combination of Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences. As early American settlers migrated to Arizona in search of new opportunities and adventures, visions of frontier families, cowboys and gunfights pepper the images of our heritage. Because of this vivid and varied history, Arizona offers world-class museums and archeologically-important discoveries.

Modern Culture

From the humble beginnings of an outback Western Territory, the metropolises of Arizona have grown into their own. Vibrant cities are bursting with stylish nightspots and luxurious resorts. World-class golf, spas and shopping are just steps away from restaurants offering cuisine for every palate. Dynamic performing arts and thought-provoking visual arts are at our daily disposal. Life in Arizona is as serene or as fast-paced as an individual desires. Life in Arizona, for many, is a dream come true!

10 Tips To Challenge The Assessor’s Valuation: 1. Review your Notice of Value, which the Assessor will have mailed in February. Ask yourself, “Would I sell my home for the full cash value determined by the Assessor?” If your answer is “no,” then you probably should not appeal. Conversely, if you believe your assessed value is higher than the market value of your home, then you should consider filing an appeal.

A Step-By-Step Guide

TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

2. File your appeal within 60 days of the mailing date on your Notice of Value. 3. Appeal forms (also known as “Petitions for Review”) are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at: www.maricopa.gov/assessor/ PropertyValueAppeals.aspx.

4. Attach to your petition “substantial information” that supports a reduction in the Full Cash Value of your property. This could include a recent appraisal, documented sales of similar properties, information regarding the physical condition of your property, a location problem or adverse terrain features. Call your neighborhood Realtor for help with comparable sales data.

5. Mark the box on the form requesting a meeting with the Assessor. At the meeting, you will find out why the Assessor believes your property is or is not overvalued. 6. If you do not achieve a reduction at the Assessor level, you can further appeal the value of your property to the State Board of Equalization. 7. File your appeal to the State Board within 25 days of the mailing date of the Assessor’s decision. 8. For information on appealing to the State Board, visit www.sboe.state.az.us. 9. Finally, if you do not achieve a reduction at the State Board level, you may appeal to Tax Court. Information on how to file your own small claims tax appeal can be found at: www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/ TaxCourt/casePrep.asp. 10. File your appeal to Tax Court within 60 days of the mailing date of the State Board’s decision. Information presented with the assistance of Attorneys at Law, Jennifer A. Prendiville and Bart Wilhoit of Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC. While they do not typically handle residential appeals, do contact them if you have a commercial or industrial property, or vacant land that you would like to appeal. AZStateTaxLaw.com

Agave on the Rocks Desert Botanical Garden, March 22nd 480.481.8188 | DBG.org Celebrate the essence of the margarita and the spirit of the Southwest at the 11th Annual Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden. Savor an evening of gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers and samba under the stars to vibrant Latin rhythms. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 22nd – 23rd 480.499.8587 | AspenSantaFeBallet.com Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West and beyond. ASFB’s unique pioneering spirit arises from a paired set of home cities: Aspen, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the majestic Southwestern plateau. For 16 years, the company has served as a prestigious incubator and a showcase for choreographic invention to popular and critical acclaim. 6th Annual Dine With Your Dog PERA Club Tempe, April 13th 602.933.2663 | DineWithYourDog.org Woof, Wine and Dine! Don’t miss this “fur-filled” fundraiser. The evening includes a gourmet dinner with wine, a gourmet canine dinner for your pooch, a fashion show highlighting the latest trends in Canine Couture, raffle, vendors, doggie activities and more. Benefiting the PetSmart Paws Can Heal animal-assisted therapy program, this magical evening will help many in need, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients. Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Celebration Mesa Arts Center, April 26th 480.644.6500 | MesaArtsCenter.com Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world.  Celebrate the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation, an All-Star Jazz Collaboration. This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.


Fireside

Kelli Grant

March | April 2013

Your Fireside at Norterra Real Estate Specialist IN 2012, MEDIAN HOME PRICES WERE UP BY ALMOST 34% AND FORECLOSURES PLUNGED BY A STAGGERING 51%*. AT ONE POINT, ARIZONA WAS #1 IN THE COUNTRY IN FORECLOSURES AND NOW WE RANK 40TH. * According to the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business Did you know that the months from March - June are an excellent time to sell a home in The Valley of the Sun? Our weather is spectacular and the winter visitors are still here! This year, we still have more buyers than there are homes for sale, record low interest rates, and home values increased 20% or more over the past 18 months in the Phoenix metro area. It’s an excellent time to make a move. If you have any questions about your home value or the real estate market, call or email me! I’m happy to provide insight into our local market conditions or give you a complimentary value analysis. I can also provide referrals if you’re looking to do a little spring cleaning or some home improvements! Get outside and enjoy a hike with your kids or take in a spring training game. The Shops at Norterra Car Shows are starting up again in March every Friday and their Spring Festival is on March 16th! We are so blessed to work with such wonderful clients!  A heartfelt thank you to Fireside residents Jonathan and Sheryl for saying, “Kelli and her team are true real estate professionals. They understood our community and marketed our home in many different effective ways allowing us to get the price we wanted in a very short period of time. Kelli’s attention to detail and personal service made our process stress free and positive. If you want the best, then you want Kelli Grant.” Enter a neighborhood contest and WIN a Dinner for Two at Your Favorite Restaurant! Go to www.MyFiresideNorterra.com for details and to enter before April 10th!

Call or Text: (602) 799-5420 KelliGrant@85085RealEstate.com www.PhoenixHomeResource.com PLATINUM PREMIER REALTY

Patrick Obluck

Teamwork . Empowerment . Positivity . Excellence

Where do you see rates headed? This is the concern of most of my customers in our current market.  My answer, “It depends.”  It depends on the economy, global markets, consumer confidence, which way the wind is blowing… Okay, maybe not the last one so much, however, you get the idea.  Here is a website that will give more detail on what goes into interest rates:  www. MyRateExplained.com. If you are thinking about purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, drop me a line and we can go over the indicators in more detail and keep a close eye on how the rate market is moving. I look forward to talking with you.

Pinnacle Capital mortgage corporation Patrick Obluck Mortgage Banker | MLO #197206 Cell 480.231.2354 www.LoanManAZ.com 34406 N 27th Dr., Suite 140 Phoenix, Arizona 85085 NMLS - 322405 | AZ BKBR-0116448 Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act

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

Kelli Grant is proud to be a Preferred Realtor helping W.L. Gore employees buy homes and relocate to the area from all over the country every month. Sold to Our Relocation Client

1908 W Black Hill Rd | 2,909 Sq ft | $308,500

Leased in 10 Days

27425 N 19th Dr | 2,058 Sq ft | $1650/mth

REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY IN

Fireside at Norterra

Address FOR SALE: 2128 W Tallgrass Trl 117 2128 W Tallgrass Trl 216 28834 N 20th Ln 27405 N 16th Ln 1754 W Desperado Way 1668 W Cavedale Dr 1806 W Fetlock Trl 1863 W Fetlock Trl 1750 W Desperado Way 27525 N 18th Ave 2024 W Skinner Dr 1519 W Molly Ln 28125 N 16th Ave 1535 W Molly Ln

Bed / Bath / Sq. Ft. Year Built

List Price

2 / 2 / 1,263 3 / 2 / 1,575 3 / 2.5 / 2,291 3 / 2 / 1,480 2 / 2 / 1,518 4 / 2 / 2,055 3 / 2.5 / 2,433 3 / 2.5 / 2,178 3 / 2.5 / 2,178 5 / 3 / 2,278 3 / 2.5 / 2,336 4 / 2.5 / 2,669 4 / 3.5 / 3,241 5 / 3.5 / 4,368

2007  2007  2008  2012  2013  2012  2013  2013  2013  2008  2008  2013  2008  2013 

$173,850 $229,000 $230,000 $261,990 $289,990 $299,990 $314,804 $317,601 $318,990 $327,000 $329,000 $421,370 $425,000 $528,462

$137.65 $145.40 $100.39 $177.02 $191.03 $145.98 $129.39 $145.82 $146.46 $143.55 $140.84 $157.88 $131.13 $120.98

PENDING SALE: 2130 W Hunter Ct 142 29120 N 22nd Ave 106 2051 W Madre Del Oro Dr 27513 N 16th Ln 1944 W Big Oak St 27715 N 18th Dr 1808 W Straight Arrow Ln 2009 W Steed Rdg 1611 W Tombstone Trl 2015 W Skinner Dr 1542 W Molly Ln 1533 W Oberlin Way 1726 W Gambit Trl 27807 N 15th Ln

2 / 2 / 1,329 2 / 2 / 1,329 3 / 2.5 / 2,273 4 / 2 / 1,783 4 / 2 / 1,783 4 / 2 / 2,056 3 / 2.5 / 2,433 6 / 4 / 3,157 5 / 3.5 / 2,741 5 / 4 / 3,636 4 / 2.5 / 2,669 4 / 3.5 / 3,322 5 / 4.5 / 4,611 5 / 4.5 / 4,285

2007  2007  2007  2008  2009  2007  2013  2006  2012  2006  2012  2013  2007  2007 

$177,450 $179,400 $254,900 $255,000 $259,900 $320,000 $336,711 $349,000 $365,152 $410,000 $424,427 $444,526 $450,000 $489,000

$133.52 $134.99 $112.14 $143.02 $145.77 $155.64 $138.39 $110.55 $133.22 $112.76 $159.02 $133.81 $97.59 $114.12

Address Bed / Bath / Sq.Ft. Yr. Blt. List Price Sales Price RECENTLY SOLD: 29331 N 21st Dr 3 / 2.5 / 1,454 2007  $163,000 $163,100 2116 W Tallgrass Trl 128 2 / 2 / 1,329 2007  $172,500 $168,500 29428 N 22nd Ave 3 / 2.5 / 1,655 2008  $229,000 $191,180 27315 N 16th Ln 3 / 2 / 1,486 2009  $299,519 $276,000 27531 N 17th Ln 4 / 2.5 / 2,639 2008  $300,000 $295,000 1908 W Black Hill Rd 5 / 4 / 2,909 2010 $309,900 $308,500 26908 N 17th Ave 3 / 2.5 / 2,303 2012  $319,990 $319,990 1716 W Oberlin Way 4 / 3.5 / 4,063 2007  $447,000 $414,000 1526 W Blue Sky Dr 4 / 3.5 / 3,322 2012  $444,267 $444,267

List Price per Sq. Ft.

Date Closed

Sales Price per Sq.Ft.

1/29/2013 12/24/2012 12/31/2012 2/12/2013 12/20/2012 2/27/2013 1/31/2013 1/4/2013 12/20/2012

$112.17 $126.79 $115.52 $185.73 $111.78 $106.05 $138.94 $101.90 $133.73

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

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

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