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Vicinity Fall 2016 | Issue 9

the VICINITY of Maricopa County September 2016 By The Numbers 8/1/2016-9/12/2016, Single Family Detached

8,426

AVG SOLD PRICE

$295,805

TOTAL #

CLOSED

98

67 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

[

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

School is Cool About 29% of home buyers list school quality as a factor in their purchase and 22% cite proximity to schools.

[

Fred Delgado

sitting pretty

602.308.8494 Direct Fred@FredDelgado.com 2403 N Pebble Creek Parkway | Ste. 101 Goodyear, AZ | 85395

Creative Custom Furniture Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

www.FredDelgado.com To find out the value of your home, visit www.EmailMyHomeValue.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by DLP Marketing • 480.460.0996 • DLPmarketing.com

great geysers Yellowstone National Park


TIME FOR TRAVEL Yellowstone National Park Idaho | Montana | Wyoming World’s Greatest Concentration of Geysers It’s Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America’s first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone. Yellowstone National Park also has rich human and ecological stories that continue to unfold. People have spent time in the Yellowstone region for more than 11,000 years. Yellowstone tells the stories of people and their connections to the park.

Did You Know?

Saltwater Savvy

SITTING

pretty

Having trouble finding the right fabric for your sofa? With custom furniture the choices are unlimited, including the ability to have fabric hand-screened to create any color and pattern.

Y

ou love your backyard pool and spa. You cannot imagine enjoying the warmer autumn weather without them. But wait! What are all those chemicals you use to keep them clean and algae-free doing to your body, the environment, your wallet? Plain old salt may be the answer. Saltwater swimming pools and spas have been popular in other parts of the world for a long time and now, because of concern for the environment, they are gaining popularity on our home turf.

CREATING YOUR STYLE WITH CUSTOM FURNITURE

The many benefits of Saline Purification Systems are quickly making them the water maintenance of choice. Don’t be misled by the term saltwater pool as the water actually contains chlorine, but it is salt-generated rather than man made. By adding a chlorine generator to your pool’s system, the salt added to the water produces the chlorine needed to keep your water clean reducing the need to continually add chlorine and other chemicals.

DISADVANTAGES

Less Work – More Play • Top off salt levels when water floods/splashes out of pool • Saline Systems monitor themselves with warning light if change needed • The system converts salt into chlorine within the water as needed

Buying furniture is usually done one of three ways: 1 Ordering exactly what’s shown on the showroom floor. 2 Ordering a furniture frame and personalizing it with your choice of standard fabrics and finishes. 3 Working with an interior designer to design, fit and build custom furniture that is completely unique to your needs and desires. Working with a custom design team can make for an incredible shopping experience. Here we give a few pros and cons to ordering custom furnishings for your home:

• Smaller maintenance costs – salt is cheaper than chlorine • Lower electricity costs – filtration system doesn’t have to be run constantly, only once or twice a day for short periods of time depending on pool size • With proper care of pool, converting to a Saline System should pay for itself in about two years • Swimwear lasts longer

THE DOWNSIDE • Some amount of man-made chlorine is still needed to keep everything algae and bacteria free • Cells of Saline Systems need to be replaced regularly due to major calcium build-up • Professional attention still necessary if water is too salty as this can be corrosive Take an eco-friendly dip and have a touch of the ocean in your backyard!

YOUR HOME

It generally takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks to have the furniture made. Sometimes longer. However, the same might be true of ordering furniture with standard fabrics and finishes. Custom furniture cannot be returned. Remember though, that great care is taken before the furniture is ordered and made to insure you are getting exactly what you want. Ordering custom furniture may sound intimidating and expensive, but in reality, an investment in comfort and quality can become a valuable component in a welldesigned interior space.

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

More Savings for You

LOCAL FLAVOR!

Source: NPS.gov/yell

• Eco-friendly and less harmful to environment • Less harsh and irritating on skin, eyes and hair than chlorine • Easier on breathing for asthma and allergy sufferers • Natural therapeutic effects • Clear and odor-free swimming • Natural algae reducing affect • No storage or handling of toxic chemicals

Are you looking for a certain style of furniture? Would you like to add special details that enhance the look and make your piece unique? A sofa could be designed, for instance, so that the cushions could be flipped to another fabric creating a totally different feel for the space. Pricing for custom furniture can vary, but the beginning range can be similar to furniture that you might buy from a quality furniture showroom. Your budget requirements are considered as the furniture is designed and fabrics are selected.

THE UPSIDE OF SALTWATER POOLS AND SPAS Good for You and the Planet

Have you ever bought a sofa or chair and even though having sat in it, you later find it isn’t so comfortable after sitting in it for any length of time? Ordering custom furniture solves that problem. It can be designed similar to having a suit tailored to fit your body. You can try out different types of cushions – down or innerspring, soft, firm or in between. You can customize the shape and style of the cushions depending on the type of use it will receive. By putting so much thought into the design, you’ll end up with very comfortable furniture that you can enjoy for years to come.

There is minimal cost and some maintenance savings but most people convert to saltwater because it is healthier and more comfortable for swimming.

Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.

ADVANTAGES

INGREDIENTS 1 lb 1 lb 1 c 1 c 8

semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped) unsalted butter (diced) freshly brewed espresso golden brown sugar eggs (beaten to blend)

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of a 9-inch diameter cake pan with 2-inch high sides with parchment paper. Place all chocolate in large bowl. Bring butter, espresso and sugar to a boil in medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add chocolate; whisk until smooth and cool slightly. Whip eggs till blended. Stir eggs into chocolate mixture until blended (do not

whip). Pour batter into prepared pans. Place cake pan in roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan. Bake until center of cake is set and tester inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 45 minutes. Remove pans from water and chill cake overnight. Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Using oven mitts as aid, hold pan bottom over low heat for 15 seconds, warming slightly to release cake. Place platter over pan. Hold pan and platter together tightly and invert. Lift off cake pan; peel off parchment paper and dust top of each cake with cocoa powder. Optional: garnish with fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce.

TheCapitalGrille.com


TIME FOR TRAVEL Yellowstone National Park Idaho | Montana | Wyoming World’s Greatest Concentration of Geysers It’s Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America’s first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone. Yellowstone National Park also has rich human and ecological stories that continue to unfold. People have spent time in the Yellowstone region for more than 11,000 years. Yellowstone tells the stories of people and their connections to the park.

Did You Know?

Saltwater Savvy

SITTING

pretty

Having trouble finding the right fabric for your sofa? With custom furniture the choices are unlimited, including the ability to have fabric hand-screened to create any color and pattern.

Y

ou love your backyard pool and spa. You cannot imagine enjoying the warmer autumn weather without them. But wait! What are all those chemicals you use to keep them clean and algae-free doing to your body, the environment, your wallet? Plain old salt may be the answer. Saltwater swimming pools and spas have been popular in other parts of the world for a long time and now, because of concern for the environment, they are gaining popularity on our home turf.

CREATING YOUR STYLE WITH CUSTOM FURNITURE

The many benefits of Saline Purification Systems are quickly making them the water maintenance of choice. Don’t be misled by the term saltwater pool as the water actually contains chlorine, but it is salt-generated rather than man made. By adding a chlorine generator to your pool’s system, the salt added to the water produces the chlorine needed to keep your water clean reducing the need to continually add chlorine and other chemicals.

DISADVANTAGES

Less Work – More Play • Top off salt levels when water floods/splashes out of pool • Saline Systems monitor themselves with warning light if change needed • The system converts salt into chlorine within the water as needed

Buying furniture is usually done one of three ways: 1 Ordering exactly what’s shown on the showroom floor. 2 Ordering a furniture frame and personalizing it with your choice of standard fabrics and finishes. 3 Working with an interior designer to design, fit and build custom furniture that is completely unique to your needs and desires. Working with a custom design team can make for an incredible shopping experience. Here we give a few pros and cons to ordering custom furnishings for your home:

• Smaller maintenance costs – salt is cheaper than chlorine • Lower electricity costs – filtration system doesn’t have to be run constantly, only once or twice a day for short periods of time depending on pool size • With proper care of pool, converting to a Saline System should pay for itself in about two years • Swimwear lasts longer

THE DOWNSIDE • Some amount of man-made chlorine is still needed to keep everything algae and bacteria free • Cells of Saline Systems need to be replaced regularly due to major calcium build-up • Professional attention still necessary if water is too salty as this can be corrosive Take an eco-friendly dip and have a touch of the ocean in your backyard!

YOUR HOME

It generally takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks to have the furniture made. Sometimes longer. However, the same might be true of ordering furniture with standard fabrics and finishes. Custom furniture cannot be returned. Remember though, that great care is taken before the furniture is ordered and made to insure you are getting exactly what you want. Ordering custom furniture may sound intimidating and expensive, but in reality, an investment in comfort and quality can become a valuable component in a welldesigned interior space.

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

More Savings for You

LOCAL FLAVOR!

Source: NPS.gov/yell

• Eco-friendly and less harmful to environment • Less harsh and irritating on skin, eyes and hair than chlorine • Easier on breathing for asthma and allergy sufferers • Natural therapeutic effects • Clear and odor-free swimming • Natural algae reducing affect • No storage or handling of toxic chemicals

Are you looking for a certain style of furniture? Would you like to add special details that enhance the look and make your piece unique? A sofa could be designed, for instance, so that the cushions could be flipped to another fabric creating a totally different feel for the space. Pricing for custom furniture can vary, but the beginning range can be similar to furniture that you might buy from a quality furniture showroom. Your budget requirements are considered as the furniture is designed and fabrics are selected.

THE UPSIDE OF SALTWATER POOLS AND SPAS Good for You and the Planet

Have you ever bought a sofa or chair and even though having sat in it, you later find it isn’t so comfortable after sitting in it for any length of time? Ordering custom furniture solves that problem. It can be designed similar to having a suit tailored to fit your body. You can try out different types of cushions – down or innerspring, soft, firm or in between. You can customize the shape and style of the cushions depending on the type of use it will receive. By putting so much thought into the design, you’ll end up with very comfortable furniture that you can enjoy for years to come.

There is minimal cost and some maintenance savings but most people convert to saltwater because it is healthier and more comfortable for swimming.

Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.

ADVANTAGES

INGREDIENTS 1 lb 1 lb 1 c 1 c 8

semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped) unsalted butter (diced) freshly brewed espresso golden brown sugar eggs (beaten to blend)

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of a 9-inch diameter cake pan with 2-inch high sides with parchment paper. Place all chocolate in large bowl. Bring butter, espresso and sugar to a boil in medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add chocolate; whisk until smooth and cool slightly. Whip eggs till blended. Stir eggs into chocolate mixture until blended (do not

whip). Pour batter into prepared pans. Place cake pan in roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan. Bake until center of cake is set and tester inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 45 minutes. Remove pans from water and chill cake overnight. Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Using oven mitts as aid, hold pan bottom over low heat for 15 seconds, warming slightly to release cake. Place platter over pan. Hold pan and platter together tightly and invert. Lift off cake pan; peel off parchment paper and dust top of each cake with cocoa powder. Optional: garnish with fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce.

TheCapitalGrille.com


Vicinity Fall 2016 | Issue 9

the VICINITY of Maricopa County September 2016 By The Numbers 8/1/2016-9/12/2016, Single Family Detached

8,426

AVG SOLD PRICE

$295,805

TOTAL #

CLOSED

98

67 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

[

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

School is Cool About 29% of home buyers list school quality as a factor in their purchase and 22% cite proximity to schools.

[

Fred Delgado

sitting pretty

602.308.8494 Direct Fred@FredDelgado.com 2403 N Pebble Creek Parkway | Ste. 101 Goodyear, AZ | 85395

Creative Custom Furniture Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

www.FredDelgado.com To find out the value of your home, visit www.EmailMyHomeValue.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

Produced by DLP Marketing • 480.460.0996 • DLPmarketing.com

great geysers Yellowstone National Park

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