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Maricopa County By The Numbers Vol. 4 Issue 1

December 2016 11/1/2016-12/1/2016

5,890

Work It Out

$303,388

TOTAL #

CLOSED

98

67 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

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SPECIALIZED GYMS & STUDIOS

AVG SOLD PRICE

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

Westward Ho!

Metro markets in the West are predicted to see a sales increase of 4.7% in 2017 – much higher than the rest of the country, overall, according to Realtor.com.

Brian Thompson Licensed Realtor Midland Real Estate Alliance 480-744-6247 BrianTRealtor@yahoo.com 1611 E. Warner Ave. #1 Tempe, AZ | 85248

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Senior Mortgage Consultant

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Call Brian & Mike today if you are thinking about a new home for the holidays! If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

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Color Your World One Page at a Time

Squash & Lobster Soup Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

A Taste of Europe

Vincent’s on Camelback Market


The Camelback Market

Giving the Big Gyms a

Woman’s Workout

L The Camelback Market is designed to have a truly European flair with customers urged to take their time, wandering the stalls filled with the freshest local produce available, plus imported fruits and vegetables. It also features warm, crusty breads, buttery croissants, homemade jams, exotic mustards, a wide array of mouthwatering imported cheeses plus Vincent’s signature dressings, fresh pasta and pestos are also available. Patrons can purchase wine by the glass, bottle, or case, and enjoy omelets, and crêpes made to order as well as Vincent’s grilled panini sandwiches. In addition, the market features grilled items like chicken and potatoes, thin crust pizzas, and the popular seafood and meat paella prepared in huge paella pans. It’s also a terrific place to find gifts both local and imported directly from the south of France, while enjoying live music and meeting new people! The market is held in the parking lot at 3930 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix every Saturday from late October to early May, from 9 am to 1 pm. Source: VincentsOnCamelback.com

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ooking for a more individualized way to get fit and fabulous this year? More and more women are looking to get away from the bland big-box gyms that dot the fitness landscape for a more specialized and special workout experience tailored more to their tastes, time constraints, and physical needs. After all, exercise isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. If you’re in search of a boutique fitness hot spot that is anything but your typical barewalls, lots-of-man-sweat gym, have we got some ideas for you! Into cycling? Then you may already know or will soon hear about SoulCycle. These cycling studios offer a friendly vibe that feels more like you’re getting together with some close friends to work out on the bike, motivate each other, and sweat to hit songs all with a celebrity-like instructor leading the way. (Did we mention the candlelight?). Classes fill up fast, only take 45 minutes, and promise to make you feel better and look better fast. There are lots of choreographed moves on the bike, cool instructors, and SoulCycle apparel available in each chain.

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ext time you’re looking for a fun way to get your friends together, why not consider a coloring party. That’s right, we said coloring, as in crayons! All you need is a varied selection of adult coloring books, a set of beautiful colored pencils or gel pens, and some wine and finger foods and you’ve got the recipe for a fun night in.

If you haven’t colored since you were a kid, you may be wondering when exactly did coloring pages become a popular thing to do? Back in the 1880s, the McLoughlin brothers, early pioneers in children’s games and books, are thought to be the inventors of the coloring book, releasing The Little Folks’ Painting Book. Since then, coloring has always been a popular and inexpensive craft for children, until more recently when adult or

Barre studios are also popping up across the United States. For those who don’t know, the word barre comes from the ballet barre, which is used during class as a prop for stretching and strengthening. One chain, the Barre Code, bills itself as “the most efficient and results-driven women’s fitness program.” Barre Code classes incorporate dance and cardio moves, strength training via isometric holds and small controlled movements, with stretching … all in a 50-minute workout. The studios and instructors are friendly and women welcome this luxurious and comfortable setting and a program that targets their unique fitness needs. And while you can take yoga classes at many big-box gyms, smaller yoga studios cater to those who are new to the format or who wish to solely practice yoga. Places like YogaFit cater to women looking for fun music, a soothing environment with essential oils wafting through the air, and the feeling of joining a community. CorePower Yoga, another yoga hot spot, offers a modern, spa-like setting with changing rooms and discreet showers, as well as a boutique shopping experience for fashionable fitness apparel and accessories. The space is decidedly geared toward yoga with not a weight machine in sight. In other words, you won’t find muscle-heads checking out your downward dogs. Sounds like a relaxing and rewarding exercise experience to us! Namaste.

LIFEWISE

“grown up” coloring books have emerged as an artistic hobby. The book that is credited with kicking off the current rage is Joanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book, which has sold an astonishing 11 million copies. While coloring the scenes, novice artists search for tiny garden creatures hidden on each page. The current coloring fad is so popular there is even a National Coloring Book Day on August 2, and you can seek out coloring page fan groups to join on Facebook and in some local libraries. Not only is coloring thought to be a fun activity to do with one’s family, but it’s thought to have health benefits, offering stressreduction and meditation opportunities to those who perhaps don’t often take time to simply clear their mind and focus on something purely artistic. A few of our favorite coloring book selections include Fantastic Cities, with detailed aerial views of cities around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Tokyo, Melbourne, Rio, and Amsterdam; Butterflies and Flowers: Stress Relieving Patterns; for the Star Wars fan, Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation; and last but not least Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book. There truly is something for everyone in today’s coloring book collection. And what to do with these mini masterpieces once you’re done? If you’re not ready to frame and hang them in your foyer, many people repurpose them as stationery, turn them into bookmarks and ornaments, or use them as gift wrap. If you still need ideas, just look on Pinterest. Happy coloring!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Soup FLAVORFUL

Vincent’s on Camelback |Phoenix

olor Away Your Cares

LOCAL VENUE

Lobster Milk

Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

6-8 2c 1 gal ½ gal ½ c

Lobster bodies Brandy Whole milk Heavy cream Blended oil

DIRECTIONS Heat oil in heavy bottom stock pot. Add lobster bodies and cook until bright red. A nice fond should develop on the bottom of the pan, once it does deglaze it with Brandy. Make sure brandy is added off of the heat to avoid it from catching on fire. Reduce brandy to au sec. Add in dairy and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow it to steep for 45 minutes. While milk is steeping, proceed to butternut squash.

6-8 Butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 c Brandy 3 Shallots, sliced thin ½ tbsp Ground nutmeg 2 tbsp Blended oil Salt and pepper to taste Lobster milk DIRECTIONS Cut peeled and seeded squash into large dice. Heat a heavy bottom sauce pot and add oil. Add shallots and sweat. Once soft, add in squash, and season.

480.730.4800 | EddieV.com


The Camelback Market

Giving the Big Gyms a

Woman’s Workout

L The Camelback Market is designed to have a truly European flair with customers urged to take their time, wandering the stalls filled with the freshest local produce available, plus imported fruits and vegetables. It also features warm, crusty breads, buttery croissants, homemade jams, exotic mustards, a wide array of mouthwatering imported cheeses plus Vincent’s signature dressings, fresh pasta and pestos are also available. Patrons can purchase wine by the glass, bottle, or case, and enjoy omelets, and crêpes made to order as well as Vincent’s grilled panini sandwiches. In addition, the market features grilled items like chicken and potatoes, thin crust pizzas, and the popular seafood and meat paella prepared in huge paella pans. It’s also a terrific place to find gifts both local and imported directly from the south of France, while enjoying live music and meeting new people! The market is held in the parking lot at 3930 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix every Saturday from late October to early May, from 9 am to 1 pm. Source: VincentsOnCamelback.com

C

ooking for a more individualized way to get fit and fabulous this year? More and more women are looking to get away from the bland big-box gyms that dot the fitness landscape for a more specialized and special workout experience tailored more to their tastes, time constraints, and physical needs. After all, exercise isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. If you’re in search of a boutique fitness hot spot that is anything but your typical barewalls, lots-of-man-sweat gym, have we got some ideas for you! Into cycling? Then you may already know or will soon hear about SoulCycle. These cycling studios offer a friendly vibe that feels more like you’re getting together with some close friends to work out on the bike, motivate each other, and sweat to hit songs all with a celebrity-like instructor leading the way. (Did we mention the candlelight?). Classes fill up fast, only take 45 minutes, and promise to make you feel better and look better fast. There are lots of choreographed moves on the bike, cool instructors, and SoulCycle apparel available in each chain.

N

ext time you’re looking for a fun way to get your friends together, why not consider a coloring party. That’s right, we said coloring, as in crayons! All you need is a varied selection of adult coloring books, a set of beautiful colored pencils or gel pens, and some wine and finger foods and you’ve got the recipe for a fun night in.

If you haven’t colored since you were a kid, you may be wondering when exactly did coloring pages become a popular thing to do? Back in the 1880s, the McLoughlin brothers, early pioneers in children’s games and books, are thought to be the inventors of the coloring book, releasing The Little Folks’ Painting Book. Since then, coloring has always been a popular and inexpensive craft for children, until more recently when adult or

Barre studios are also popping up across the United States. For those who don’t know, the word barre comes from the ballet barre, which is used during class as a prop for stretching and strengthening. One chain, the Barre Code, bills itself as “the most efficient and results-driven women’s fitness program.” Barre Code classes incorporate dance and cardio moves, strength training via isometric holds and small controlled movements, with stretching … all in a 50-minute workout. The studios and instructors are friendly and women welcome this luxurious and comfortable setting and a program that targets their unique fitness needs. And while you can take yoga classes at many big-box gyms, smaller yoga studios cater to those who are new to the format or who wish to solely practice yoga. Places like YogaFit cater to women looking for fun music, a soothing environment with essential oils wafting through the air, and the feeling of joining a community. CorePower Yoga, another yoga hot spot, offers a modern, spa-like setting with changing rooms and discreet showers, as well as a boutique shopping experience for fashionable fitness apparel and accessories. The space is decidedly geared toward yoga with not a weight machine in sight. In other words, you won’t find muscle-heads checking out your downward dogs. Sounds like a relaxing and rewarding exercise experience to us! Namaste.

LIFEWISE

“grown up” coloring books have emerged as an artistic hobby. The book that is credited with kicking off the current rage is Joanna Basford’s Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book, which has sold an astonishing 11 million copies. While coloring the scenes, novice artists search for tiny garden creatures hidden on each page. The current coloring fad is so popular there is even a National Coloring Book Day on August 2, and you can seek out coloring page fan groups to join on Facebook and in some local libraries. Not only is coloring thought to be a fun activity to do with one’s family, but it’s thought to have health benefits, offering stressreduction and meditation opportunities to those who perhaps don’t often take time to simply clear their mind and focus on something purely artistic. A few of our favorite coloring book selections include Fantastic Cities, with detailed aerial views of cities around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Tokyo, Melbourne, Rio, and Amsterdam; Butterflies and Flowers: Stress Relieving Patterns; for the Star Wars fan, Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation; and last but not least Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book. There truly is something for everyone in today’s coloring book collection. And what to do with these mini masterpieces once you’re done? If you’re not ready to frame and hang them in your foyer, many people repurpose them as stationery, turn them into bookmarks and ornaments, or use them as gift wrap. If you still need ideas, just look on Pinterest. Happy coloring!

Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Soup FLAVORFUL

Vincent’s on Camelback |Phoenix

olor Away Your Cares

LOCAL VENUE

Lobster Milk

Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

6-8 2c 1 gal ½ gal ½ c

Lobster bodies Brandy Whole milk Heavy cream Blended oil

DIRECTIONS Heat oil in heavy bottom stock pot. Add lobster bodies and cook until bright red. A nice fond should develop on the bottom of the pan, once it does deglaze it with Brandy. Make sure brandy is added off of the heat to avoid it from catching on fire. Reduce brandy to au sec. Add in dairy and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow it to steep for 45 minutes. While milk is steeping, proceed to butternut squash.

6-8 Butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 c Brandy 3 Shallots, sliced thin ½ tbsp Ground nutmeg 2 tbsp Blended oil Salt and pepper to taste Lobster milk DIRECTIONS Cut peeled and seeded squash into large dice. Heat a heavy bottom sauce pot and add oil. Add shallots and sweat. Once soft, add in squash, and season.

480.730.4800 | EddieV.com


RIZZO

Maricopa County By The Numbers Vol. 4 Issue 1

December 2016 11/1/2016-12/1/2016

5,890

Work It Out

$303,388

TOTAL #

CLOSED

98

67 AVG DAYS ON MARKET

[

SPECIALIZED GYMS & STUDIOS

AVG SOLD PRICE

LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO

Westward Ho!

Metro markets in the West are predicted to see a sales increase of 4.7% in 2017 – much higher than the rest of the country, overall, according to Realtor.com.

[

MariaElena Rizzo

Color Your World

Tom Fulton

Squash & Lobster Soup

One Page at a Time

602.402.6373 MariaElena@FultonRizzo.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

480.489.1811 Tom@FultonRizzo.com

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