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SPERO

Don't call an average agent when you have a neighbor and local area specialist that consistently produces above average results. Contact Spero Pagos for a free market analysis when you're ready to sell.

602.773.6600 | spero@speropagos.com

1808 W CALLE MARITA

Cover Home 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Den | Bonus Room Investment Opportunity 4,640 SQFT | $449,000

Nicely upgraded 5 bed, 3.5 bath home with separate den & bonus room in popular N. Phoenix gated community of Sonoran Foothills. Desirable Toll Brothers home has gourmet kitchen, large island, granite counters and walkin pantry. Spacious great room layout, travertine flooring, an elegant formal dining & living room w/fireplace. The big master bedroom has a sitting area, luxurious bath & private balcony with awesome views. The 2nd floor wing, split from master, has bonus room, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Home is priced right to allow you to design your private pool & resort-style backyard.

All homes below are listed for sale or recently sold in 85085 by Spero Pagos 1828 W CALLE DE POMPAS

Active!

2055 W WHISPER ROCK TRAIL

32819 N 16TH AVE

Pending!

Active!

5,472 SQFT | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | Den Theater | Pool/Spa - $800,000

3,550 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | Bonus Rm Remodeled | Pool - $495,000

4,153 SQFT | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 2 Rm Casita | Oversized Lot - $725,000

www.2055wWhisperRockTrl.com

www.32819n16thAve.com

2017 W WHISPER ROCK TRAIL

2374 W JAKE HAVEN

2362 W JAKE HAVEN

www.1828wCalleDePompas.com

3,008 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Bonus Rm | 1st Floor Master - $725,000

www.2017wWhisperRockTrl.com

SPERO GETS RESULTS!

Sold!

2,092 SQFT | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath Low Maintenance | View Lot

www.2374wJakeHvn.com

602.773.6600

2005 W Happy Valley Rd. #150 Phoenix, AZ 85085 www.speropagos.com www.85085living.com spero@speropagos.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

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16645 W SANTA MARIA DR GOODYEAR, AZ 85338 4,250 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Home Office 1.1 Acre Lot | Custom Home | $660,000

This home was previously listed 3 times by other agents over the last 7 years with a total of 450 days on market. Spero was able to get the owners an accepted contract in only 51 days! Check out the video at: www.16645wSantaMariaDr.com

Since 2012 Spero Pagos has helped over 100 home owners sell in the 85085 zip code. Many experienced record setting prices, quicker sales and higher profit. Some of his clients wish they had called him first.

SPERO PAGOS

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1,882 SQFT | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Low Maintenance | Upgraded - $259,900

Thinking about selling? Hire the right agent the first time!

Contact 85085’s #1 Agent Since 2012!

85085

Pending!

Coming Soon!

Pending!

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2017

Are you thinking about selling?

Ten times Spero was asked to take over a listing that another agent was unable to sell. These 10 houses were on the market for an average of 215 days, many sat for over 300 days. Spero successfully sold all 10 houses in an average of only 30 days! He secured buyers for 4 of them within 72 hours and 2 houses never even hit the internet or MLS.

Sold by Spero

in 3 Days!

The Spirit of Giving Charities & Choice

Right-Sizing Your Life

Don’t spend an EXTRA 6 months on the market unnecessarily.

Making Room for What Matters

Sell your house faster and make more money by contacting Spero Pagos, your local area specialist with the proven track record. He’ll provide a FREE market analysis of your home and show you how his 14-step marketing plan consistenly produces above average results for his clients.

Arugula Pesto Pasta

Produced by DLP Marketing • (480)460-0996 • DLPmarketing.com

This house was previously listed by another agent for over 350 days

Cup Cafe

85085’s #1 Agent Since 2012


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criteria they recommend specific charities that they believe actually do the most good. Their top five nonprofits may not be ones you’ve necessarily heard of: Against Malaria Foundation (AgainstMalaria.com), The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) (Imperial.ac.uk/Schistosomiasis-Control-Initiative), The END Fund (End.org), Malaria Consortium (MalariaConsortium.org), Sightsavers (SightsaversUSA.org), and GiveDirectly (GiveDirectly. org), among others. These groups follow through on their selected and specific goals and help to save lives.

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2017

MAKE ROOM

FOR WHAT

Music In The Garden Desert Botanical Garden | Nov. 10, 16, 17 DBG.org | 480.941.1225 The Desert Botanical Garden concert series features an array of musical styles including Salsa, Blues, Rockabilly, Latin and Motown, showcasing a diverse lineup of some of Arizona’s best musicians. Shows sell out quickly so buy your tickets soon. Outdoors at 7 p.m. 21+ only.

MATTERS

MOST

Giving Well

¡Artes Vivas!

Gilbert Fine Art & Wine Festival Gilbert Civic Center | Dec. 1-3 ThunderbirdArtists.com The inaugural Gilbert Fine Art & Wine Festival will take place just minutes away from rapidly growing downtown. The event will feature 100 juried fine artists, a high-end boutique area, wineries pouring samples, live music and more!

Mesa Arts Festival Main St., Mesa | Dec. 9-10 MesaArtsCenter.com Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event. The 2017 Mesa Arts Festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums, live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages, live artist demonstrations, family activity area and an array of culinary delights. Event admission and parking are free!

Astronomy Evenings Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale | Dec. 15 ScottsdaleAZ.gov You are invited to enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, and star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+.

D

oes your home fit your current lifestyle? Has your life changed since you purchased your home? Maybe it’s time to “right-size.”

The concept of right-sizing is assessing what is important to you at this stage of your life. Be specific about what is essential and what you want to experience in your life. Right-sizing is the journey towards creating a lifestyle that fits your desires. The solution may be simple. Reconfiguring your current home to better fit the space you need may be the path to a better lifestyle. Forget what the rooms are named but rather focus on what you need for useful space. As things change, homes can change too. Right-sizing may be working with what you have but making better use of existing space. Analyze the spaces in your home and how you currently use them. Consider the practical possibilities to adapt them to your current situation. Repurpose the dining room that only gets used three times a year. One home office might not be enough if more than one family member is working from home. Reimagine how these spaces can be used based on your family’s current needs and varied activities.

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t’s the season for giving. In light of our world’s recent tragic events – from hurricanes and earthquakes to the ever-present fear of disease and hunger – this holiday season seems like an even more important time than ever to give and help those in need. But with so much required and so many worthy charitable organizations out there, it can be hard to choose the cause or group that is a good fit for you and what you hope to achieve. After all, how do you know which charity will truly deliver the donations or funds to those who need it most? Which group is the most in need? In the end, it’s crucial to do your due diligence when it comes to researching the track record of your chosen charity. But all that research can take time … something we don’t all necessarily have. And that’s where GiveWell (GiveWell.org) comes in. This nonprofit group researches organizations and chooses the ones that actually accomplish their stated goals. GiveWell’s mission? “To help donors have the greatest impact for every dollar donated.” Makes perfect sense to us. Based on their thoroughly researched

On the other hand, right-sizing may be moving from your current home to a new space – one that is more in tune with your current lifestyle and priorities. Is having the big house in the suburbs packed with amenities, and the cost to maintain all those extras, still important? You may discover that layout and location of the house might be more significant than square footage. If you take the time to find a layout that works for you, the size is usually secondary. When the location is good and close to the people and places that matter most, then you’ve enhanced the value. For example, a more compact home doesn’t need to be filled with as much stuff. Take time to furnish and decorate your house with only a few things that you love and need. Another plus: A new smaller home comes with far less maintenance and utility costs. This process is often called “downsizing” and that implies sacrifice or giving up something. But rightsizing is a conscious choice for a better lifestyle that fits you and your family in the best way possible. It is about finding what brings your life meaning – in your current home or a new one.

REAL ESTATE

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IN GOOD TASTE

Heard Museum, Phoenix | Nov. 11 Heard.org | 602.252.8840 ¡Artes Vivas! is a festive, casual market event showcasing the works of 40 noted Hispanic and Latino/a artists, with the addition of public performances and activities designed to engage and reflect our community pride and diversity. In addition to the arts marketplace, admission to the plaza events and all performances is free to the public, making it a family-friendly event for all.

Heading over to GiveWell.org is a good place to start when deciding where your donations should go. But there are other web sites to consider as well. These include GreatNonProfits.org, which helps you easily find local charities to donate to or volunteer for; and MyPhilanthropedia.org, which rates charitable groups tackling everything from emergency response to animal welfare to climate change. This way, you can easily find the charity that does the most for your particular cause, whether that is fighting cancer, helping to feed children, ending violence against women, or supporting people with disabilities. Experts do recommend digging deeper than just the organization’s web site, however, advising contributors to analyze annual reports and call the organization to ask questions before making an online donation. One thing we know for sure: Feeling good about making a donation really only occurs when you know your money truly made a difference in someone’s life.

Arugula Pesto Pasta INGREDIENTS 1 lb 10 oz 5 1 tsp 1/2 cup 2/3 cup 1 cup

Pasta, such as orecchiette, gemelli, or conchiglie Arugula, washed and tough stems removed Medium garlic cloves, peeled Freshly squeezed lemon juice Toasted pine nuts Extra-virgin olive oil Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Meanwhile, combine arugula, garlic, lemon juice, and half of the pine nuts in a food processor. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil and process until evenly blended, about 2 minutes. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and process again to blend in seasoning. Drain pasta and return to the pot (but do not return to heat). Add arugula pesto, remaining pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes and mix until evenly combined. Serve immediately.

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criteria they recommend specific charities that they believe actually do the most good. Their top five nonprofits may not be ones you’ve necessarily heard of: Against Malaria Foundation (AgainstMalaria.com), The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) (Imperial.ac.uk/Schistosomiasis-Control-Initiative), The END Fund (End.org), Malaria Consortium (MalariaConsortium.org), Sightsavers (SightsaversUSA.org), and GiveDirectly (GiveDirectly. org), among others. These groups follow through on their selected and specific goals and help to save lives.

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2017

MAKE ROOM

FOR WHAT

Music In The Garden Desert Botanical Garden | Nov. 10, 16, 17 DBG.org | 480.941.1225 The Desert Botanical Garden concert series features an array of musical styles including Salsa, Blues, Rockabilly, Latin and Motown, showcasing a diverse lineup of some of Arizona’s best musicians. Shows sell out quickly so buy your tickets soon. Outdoors at 7 p.m. 21+ only.

MATTERS

MOST

Giving Well

¡Artes Vivas!

Gilbert Fine Art & Wine Festival Gilbert Civic Center | Dec. 1-3 ThunderbirdArtists.com The inaugural Gilbert Fine Art & Wine Festival will take place just minutes away from rapidly growing downtown. The event will feature 100 juried fine artists, a high-end boutique area, wineries pouring samples, live music and more!

Mesa Arts Festival Main St., Mesa | Dec. 9-10 MesaArtsCenter.com Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event. The 2017 Mesa Arts Festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums, live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages, live artist demonstrations, family activity area and an array of culinary delights. Event admission and parking are free!

Astronomy Evenings Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale | Dec. 15 ScottsdaleAZ.gov You are invited to enjoy a beautiful desert evening under the stars and learn about some of the objects visible in the night sky. A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, and star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+.

D

oes your home fit your current lifestyle? Has your life changed since you purchased your home? Maybe it’s time to “right-size.”

The concept of right-sizing is assessing what is important to you at this stage of your life. Be specific about what is essential and what you want to experience in your life. Right-sizing is the journey towards creating a lifestyle that fits your desires. The solution may be simple. Reconfiguring your current home to better fit the space you need may be the path to a better lifestyle. Forget what the rooms are named but rather focus on what you need for useful space. As things change, homes can change too. Right-sizing may be working with what you have but making better use of existing space. Analyze the spaces in your home and how you currently use them. Consider the practical possibilities to adapt them to your current situation. Repurpose the dining room that only gets used three times a year. One home office might not be enough if more than one family member is working from home. Reimagine how these spaces can be used based on your family’s current needs and varied activities.

I

t’s the season for giving. In light of our world’s recent tragic events – from hurricanes and earthquakes to the ever-present fear of disease and hunger – this holiday season seems like an even more important time than ever to give and help those in need. But with so much required and so many worthy charitable organizations out there, it can be hard to choose the cause or group that is a good fit for you and what you hope to achieve. After all, how do you know which charity will truly deliver the donations or funds to those who need it most? Which group is the most in need? In the end, it’s crucial to do your due diligence when it comes to researching the track record of your chosen charity. But all that research can take time … something we don’t all necessarily have. And that’s where GiveWell (GiveWell.org) comes in. This nonprofit group researches organizations and chooses the ones that actually accomplish their stated goals. GiveWell’s mission? “To help donors have the greatest impact for every dollar donated.” Makes perfect sense to us. Based on their thoroughly researched

On the other hand, right-sizing may be moving from your current home to a new space – one that is more in tune with your current lifestyle and priorities. Is having the big house in the suburbs packed with amenities, and the cost to maintain all those extras, still important? You may discover that layout and location of the house might be more significant than square footage. If you take the time to find a layout that works for you, the size is usually secondary. When the location is good and close to the people and places that matter most, then you’ve enhanced the value. For example, a more compact home doesn’t need to be filled with as much stuff. Take time to furnish and decorate your house with only a few things that you love and need. Another plus: A new smaller home comes with far less maintenance and utility costs. This process is often called “downsizing” and that implies sacrifice or giving up something. But rightsizing is a conscious choice for a better lifestyle that fits you and your family in the best way possible. It is about finding what brings your life meaning – in your current home or a new one.

REAL ESTATE

corner

IN GOOD TASTE

Heard Museum, Phoenix | Nov. 11 Heard.org | 602.252.8840 ¡Artes Vivas! is a festive, casual market event showcasing the works of 40 noted Hispanic and Latino/a artists, with the addition of public performances and activities designed to engage and reflect our community pride and diversity. In addition to the arts marketplace, admission to the plaza events and all performances is free to the public, making it a family-friendly event for all.

Heading over to GiveWell.org is a good place to start when deciding where your donations should go. But there are other web sites to consider as well. These include GreatNonProfits.org, which helps you easily find local charities to donate to or volunteer for; and MyPhilanthropedia.org, which rates charitable groups tackling everything from emergency response to animal welfare to climate change. This way, you can easily find the charity that does the most for your particular cause, whether that is fighting cancer, helping to feed children, ending violence against women, or supporting people with disabilities. Experts do recommend digging deeper than just the organization’s web site, however, advising contributors to analyze annual reports and call the organization to ask questions before making an online donation. One thing we know for sure: Feeling good about making a donation really only occurs when you know your money truly made a difference in someone’s life.

Arugula Pesto Pasta INGREDIENTS 1 lb 10 oz 5 1 tsp 1/2 cup 2/3 cup 1 cup

Pasta, such as orecchiette, gemelli, or conchiglie Arugula, washed and tough stems removed Medium garlic cloves, peeled Freshly squeezed lemon juice Toasted pine nuts Extra-virgin olive oil Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Meanwhile, combine arugula, garlic, lemon juice, and half of the pine nuts in a food processor. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil and process until evenly blended, about 2 minutes. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and process again to blend in seasoning. Drain pasta and return to the pot (but do not return to heat). Add arugula pesto, remaining pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes and mix until evenly combined. Serve immediately.

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SPERO

Don't call an average agent when you have a neighbor and local area specialist that consistently produces above average results. Contact Spero Pagos for a free market analysis when you're ready to sell.

602.773.6600 | spero@speropagos.com

1808 W CALLE MARITA

Cover Home 5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Den | Bonus Room Investment Opportunity 4,640 SQFT | $449,000

Nicely upgraded 5 bed, 3.5 bath home with separate den & bonus room in popular N. Phoenix gated community of Sonoran Foothills. Desirable Toll Brothers home has gourmet kitchen, large island, granite counters and walkin pantry. Spacious great room layout, travertine flooring, an elegant formal dining & living room w/fireplace. The big master bedroom has a sitting area, luxurious bath & private balcony with awesome views. The 2nd floor wing, split from master, has bonus room, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Home is priced right to allow you to design your private pool & resort-style backyard.

All homes below are listed for sale or recently sold in 85085 by Spero Pagos 1828 W CALLE DE POMPAS

Active!

2055 W WHISPER ROCK TRAIL

32819 N 16TH AVE

Pending!

Active!

5,472 SQFT | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | Den Theater | Pool/Spa - $800,000

3,550 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | Bonus Rm Remodeled | Pool - $495,000

4,153 SQFT | 5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 2 Rm Casita | Oversized Lot - $725,000

www.2055wWhisperRockTrl.com

www.32819n16thAve.com

2017 W WHISPER ROCK TRAIL

2374 W JAKE HAVEN

2362 W JAKE HAVEN

www.1828wCalleDePompas.com

3,008 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Bonus Rm | 1st Floor Master - $725,000

www.2017wWhisperRockTrl.com

SPERO GETS RESULTS!

Sold!

2,092 SQFT | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath Low Maintenance | View Lot

www.2374wJakeHvn.com

602.773.6600

2005 W Happy Valley Rd. #150 Phoenix, AZ 85085 www.speropagos.com www.85085living.com spero@speropagos.com If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing.

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16645 W SANTA MARIA DR GOODYEAR, AZ 85338 4,250 SQFT | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Home Office 1.1 Acre Lot | Custom Home | $660,000

This home was previously listed 3 times by other agents over the last 7 years with a total of 450 days on market. Spero was able to get the owners an accepted contract in only 51 days! Check out the video at: www.16645wSantaMariaDr.com

Since 2012 Spero Pagos has helped over 100 home owners sell in the 85085 zip code. Many experienced record setting prices, quicker sales and higher profit. Some of his clients wish they had called him first.

SPERO PAGOS

l i v i n g

1,882 SQFT | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Low Maintenance | Upgraded - $259,900

Thinking about selling? Hire the right agent the first time!

Contact 85085’s #1 Agent Since 2012!

85085

Pending!

Coming Soon!

Pending!

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2017

Are you thinking about selling?

Ten times Spero was asked to take over a listing that another agent was unable to sell. These 10 houses were on the market for an average of 215 days, many sat for over 300 days. Spero successfully sold all 10 houses in an average of only 30 days! He secured buyers for 4 of them within 72 hours and 2 houses never even hit the internet or MLS.

Sold by Spero

in 3 Days!

The Spirit of Giving Charities & Choice

Right-Sizing Your Life

Don’t spend an EXTRA 6 months on the market unnecessarily.

Making Room for What Matters

Sell your house faster and make more money by contacting Spero Pagos, your local area specialist with the proven track record. He’ll provide a FREE market analysis of your home and show you how his 14-step marketing plan consistenly produces above average results for his clients.

Arugula Pesto Pasta

Produced by DLP Marketing • (480)460-0996 • DLPmarketing.com

This house was previously listed by another agent for over 350 days

Cup Cafe

85085’s #1 Agent Since 2012

Spero Pagos | 85085 Living  
Spero Pagos | 85085 Living  

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