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Vicinity Summer 2019 | Issue 20

the VICINITY of Maricopa County AUGUST 2019 6/11/19 – 7/11/19

8,572 $

TOTAL #

CLOSED

357,659

99

60 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

Kitchens Reign For Remodels

[

[

QUICK PAY

AVG SOLD PRICE

Homeowners tend to transform their spaces from drab to fab by spending the most on kitchen remodels, at a median $14,000 in 2018. That is up 27% from 2017 and another 10% from the year before. Source: Realtor.com

Fred Delgado 602.308.8494 Direct Fred@FredDelgado.com

Always Fail Forward FREDDELGADO R E A L E STAT E G R O U P

L O Y A L T Y

P A S S I O N

R E S U L T S

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

Success in Progress

The Gateway Arch St. Louis, MO

Portable Banana Pudding GoodNes


TRAVEL TIME

FAILURE:

The Gateway Arch St. Louis, MO

Lessons Learned

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

J

ust as it’s human nature to focus on the one negative critique of a movie or restaurant over the hundreds of positive responses, we tend to remember our failures more quickly and vividly than our successes in life. Why is that??

Source: GatewayArch.com

The term “failing upward” has gotten a bad rap in recent years thanks to high profile celebs and CEOs who inexplicably land on their feet after scandal or receive severance packages and cushy new jobs after being publicly fired for crimes and misdemeanors. However, the concept of failing in order to succeed is a positive reminder that you can’t have one without the other. (Especially when our intentions are for the greater good.) It can be difficult to remember that when you’re in the heart of disappointment, whether receiving the 63rd rejection letter for your brilliant novel, losing a promotion to someone clearly less qualified, or risking your life savings on the business you started from the ground up only to watch doors close after two short years. However, when we achieve perspective through time or a positive attitude, we often find the lessons that accompany those failures are golden. What if the 64th manuscript submission is accepted and optioned for movie rights? Perhaps the missed promotion resulted in a shift in focus and a better opportunity in the long run. Maybe unemployment plants the seed for a genius idea that recoups your savings and changes the world.

Even more futuristic, of course, are the “just walk out” Amazon Go stores, which are truly the cutting edge of payment technology. In cities that have one of these no-waiting-in-line stores, patrons can shop and take whatever they like and simply walk out the door. A receipt and charge will automatically be sent to your device via the credit card used on Amazon.com. The twelfth Amazon Go store recently opened its doors and it seems these quick stops are popular for small items such as coffee, water, snacks, and sandwiches. Although these stores will all now offer a pay-with-cash option (allowing those who don’t use banks to be customers), these seamless shops have proven to be quite popular. One can only wonder how long it will take for other brick-and-mortar stores to follow suit. It’s getting even easier to spend that paycheck, huh?

C

ash, checks, even credit cards are so yesterday. The new way to shop is all about ease. You don’t even have to open your (actual) wallet. Just let the virtual wallet in your smart device take charge of everything. Lucky us, spending money has never been so easy! If you’re just getting used to inserting the chip end of your credit card instead of swiping it, don’t get too comfortable. (By the way, that magnetic stripe on the back of credit card is technology that has been around since the 1960s and it’s totally hackable, hence the creation of the more secure chip embedded in the card.) But the newest way to make purchases at the store is via near or contactless pay. That’s when the store’s point of sale terminal makes contact with your smart phone (or smart watch or tablet) and the transaction is done invisibly and automatically without you having to do more than tap or wave your device. Known as Near Field Communication, it allows smart devices to communicate with each other when they are about 4 inches or less apart. (You have probably heard of or used Apple Pay already; Google’s mobile wallet runs on Android phones and Samsung Pay works on Samsung Galaxy devices.) No more

The key is not accepting failure as the last word. These are but a few famous folks who took this to heart and succeeded notably and exceptionally: STEVE JOBS | Everyone knows the story of Apple’s famous leader who actually got fired by his own company in 1985. He returned 12 years later and helped grow the billion-dollar business it is today. J.K. ROWLING | Harry Potter’s creator acknowledges failure as necessary for success. The former flat-broke, single mother is now richer than the Queen of England. ABRAHAM LINCOLN | Did you know the man who tops most polls as the best president in American history was at one time a failed businessman, had a nervous breakdown, and lost in his first bid for the highest office? COLONEL SANDERS | The famed fast food giant experienced numerous failures in business and life, including 1,009 rejections of his secret recipe before hitting it big in his 60s.

FLAVORFUL

Founded in 1935 to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a transcontinental United States, the Gateway Arch National Park stretches from the Old Courthouse to the Mississippi River. In between, the Gateway Arch rises high, a bold testament of our pioneering spirit. Great monuments inspire you to explore new heights. Precious few take you there. The tram will lift you 630 feet up to the top of the nation’s tallest manmade monument.

opening your purse or wallet or searching for your credit card. For those who still don’t feel comfortable holding their phone up to pay, consider this: These contactless payments are actually authenticated payments and the data shared is encrypted making them much harder to hack. So don’t be shy about tapping or waving.

Portable Banana Cream Pie INGREDIENTS Granola

2 tbsp

Heavy whipping cream

1

Banana, sliced

5 tbsp

Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup

Vanilla Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS Microwave 4 tablespoons morsels and heavy cream in a small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir well. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

As another of history’s most famous failures, Albert Einstein wisely said “failure really is just success in progress.” So don’t worry if you’ve suffered a recent setback – things are looking up!

LIFEWISE

5 tbsp

Place 1 tablespoon granola in each of 4 small (4 ounces) mason jars. Top each evenly with remaining tablespoon morsels (about ¼ tablespoon each). Top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt. Divide chocolate sauce between the 4 jars. Place a few banana slices in each jar. Top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt; top with remaining banana slices. Sprinkle each evenly with remaining tablespoon granola. Chill until ready to serve.

GoodNes.com


TRAVEL TIME

FAILURE:

The Gateway Arch St. Louis, MO

Lessons Learned

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

J

ust as it’s human nature to focus on the one negative critique of a movie or restaurant over the hundreds of positive responses, we tend to remember our failures more quickly and vividly than our successes in life. Why is that??

Source: GatewayArch.com

The term “failing upward” has gotten a bad rap in recent years thanks to high profile celebs and CEOs who inexplicably land on their feet after scandal or receive severance packages and cushy new jobs after being publicly fired for crimes and misdemeanors. However, the concept of failing in order to succeed is a positive reminder that you can’t have one without the other. (Especially when our intentions are for the greater good.) It can be difficult to remember that when you’re in the heart of disappointment, whether receiving the 63rd rejection letter for your brilliant novel, losing a promotion to someone clearly less qualified, or risking your life savings on the business you started from the ground up only to watch doors close after two short years. However, when we achieve perspective through time or a positive attitude, we often find the lessons that accompany those failures are golden. What if the 64th manuscript submission is accepted and optioned for movie rights? Perhaps the missed promotion resulted in a shift in focus and a better opportunity in the long run. Maybe unemployment plants the seed for a genius idea that recoups your savings and changes the world.

Even more futuristic, of course, are the “just walk out” Amazon Go stores, which are truly the cutting edge of payment technology. In cities that have one of these no-waiting-in-line stores, patrons can shop and take whatever they like and simply walk out the door. A receipt and charge will automatically be sent to your device via the credit card used on Amazon.com. The twelfth Amazon Go store recently opened its doors and it seems these quick stops are popular for small items such as coffee, water, snacks, and sandwiches. Although these stores will all now offer a pay-with-cash option (allowing those who don’t use banks to be customers), these seamless shops have proven to be quite popular. One can only wonder how long it will take for other brick-and-mortar stores to follow suit. It’s getting even easier to spend that paycheck, huh?

C

ash, checks, even credit cards are so yesterday. The new way to shop is all about ease. You don’t even have to open your (actual) wallet. Just let the virtual wallet in your smart device take charge of everything. Lucky us, spending money has never been so easy! If you’re just getting used to inserting the chip end of your credit card instead of swiping it, don’t get too comfortable. (By the way, that magnetic stripe on the back of credit card is technology that has been around since the 1960s and it’s totally hackable, hence the creation of the more secure chip embedded in the card.) But the newest way to make purchases at the store is via near or contactless pay. That’s when the store’s point of sale terminal makes contact with your smart phone (or smart watch or tablet) and the transaction is done invisibly and automatically without you having to do more than tap or wave your device. Known as Near Field Communication, it allows smart devices to communicate with each other when they are about 4 inches or less apart. (You have probably heard of or used Apple Pay already; Google’s mobile wallet runs on Android phones and Samsung Pay works on Samsung Galaxy devices.) No more

The key is not accepting failure as the last word. These are but a few famous folks who took this to heart and succeeded notably and exceptionally: STEVE JOBS | Everyone knows the story of Apple’s famous leader who actually got fired by his own company in 1985. He returned 12 years later and helped grow the billion-dollar business it is today. J.K. ROWLING | Harry Potter’s creator acknowledges failure as necessary for success. The former flat-broke, single mother is now richer than the Queen of England. ABRAHAM LINCOLN | Did you know the man who tops most polls as the best president in American history was at one time a failed businessman, had a nervous breakdown, and lost in his first bid for the highest office? COLONEL SANDERS | The famed fast food giant experienced numerous failures in business and life, including 1,009 rejections of his secret recipe before hitting it big in his 60s.

FLAVORFUL

Founded in 1935 to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a transcontinental United States, the Gateway Arch National Park stretches from the Old Courthouse to the Mississippi River. In between, the Gateway Arch rises high, a bold testament of our pioneering spirit. Great monuments inspire you to explore new heights. Precious few take you there. The tram will lift you 630 feet up to the top of the nation’s tallest manmade monument.

opening your purse or wallet or searching for your credit card. For those who still don’t feel comfortable holding their phone up to pay, consider this: These contactless payments are actually authenticated payments and the data shared is encrypted making them much harder to hack. So don’t be shy about tapping or waving.

Portable Banana Cream Pie INGREDIENTS Granola

2 tbsp

Heavy whipping cream

1

Banana, sliced

5 tbsp

Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup

Vanilla Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS Microwave 4 tablespoons morsels and heavy cream in a small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir well. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

As another of history’s most famous failures, Albert Einstein wisely said “failure really is just success in progress.” So don’t worry if you’ve suffered a recent setback – things are looking up!

LIFEWISE

5 tbsp

Place 1 tablespoon granola in each of 4 small (4 ounces) mason jars. Top each evenly with remaining tablespoon morsels (about ¼ tablespoon each). Top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt. Divide chocolate sauce between the 4 jars. Place a few banana slices in each jar. Top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt; top with remaining banana slices. Sprinkle each evenly with remaining tablespoon granola. Chill until ready to serve.

GoodNes.com


Vicinity Summer 2019 | Issue 20

the VICINITY of Maricopa County AUGUST 2019 6/11/19 – 7/11/19

8,572 $

TOTAL #

CLOSED

357,659

99

60 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

Kitchens Reign For Remodels

[

[

QUICK PAY

AVG SOLD PRICE

Homeowners tend to transform their spaces from drab to fab by spending the most on kitchen remodels, at a median $14,000 in 2018. That is up 27% from 2017 and another 10% from the year before. Source: Realtor.com

Fred Delgado 602.308.8494 Direct Fred@FredDelgado.com

Always Fail Forward FREDDELGADO R E A L E STAT E G R O U P

L O Y A L T Y

P A S S I O N

R E S U L T S

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

Success in Progress

The Gateway Arch St. Louis, MO

Portable Banana Pudding GoodNes

Profile for DLP Marketing

Fred Delgado | August Vicinity Newsletter  

Fred Delgado | August Vicinity Newsletter