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April 2014

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• CROSSFIT 480 Q&A • Community Events

• Important School Dates

480.314.4442

• Local Sports Updates • Free Moving Truck

And much more!

AREA EXPERTS

HOMEHELPER CONSULTANTS

AS HEARD ON KTAR & KFYI

Real Solutions for Your Real Estate Needs! www.homehelperconsultants.com

85254 Real Estate Trends & Statistics # of Active Listings # of Sales in Prior Month Active Listings $/Sq Ft Monthly Sales $/Sq Ft Appreciation - Annual $/Sq Ft Short Sale/Foreclosure % of Monthly Sales Listing Success Rate

Let ter from the owner Brian Gubernick, Homehelper Consultants

Mar 1st | Feb 1st 286 37 $196 $196 20%

255 51 $197 $177 19%

5% 70%

12% 72%

The change from a balanced market to a buyer's market that occurred last month has now settled in firmly. Supply is increasing but less quickly because contract activity is picking up as is usual for the time of year. Demand remains stubbornly low compared with the normal spring level, and buyers have quite a selection to choose from at the moment. In a buyer's market, prices tend to fall, but it takes quite some time to happen. One new stat added this month is the “Listing Success Rate” – this is the percentage of listings that actually sell as opposed to being pulled from the market. I share this stat because I’m very proud to state that Homehelper Consultants is GREATLY outperforming the market as our Listing Success Rate is at 98% for the year! Interested in becoming part of the 98%?!? Contact us today:

info@homehelperconsultants.com or 480.314.4442


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Local Area School Information

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Middle Schools Sunrise – Drama One Act Contest Performance, 4/16 Desert Shadows – NJHS California Trip, 4/24-4/26

PVUSD – Spring Recess, 4/18; Early Release, 4/29

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS 4/8 – 4/13 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Get set for fantastic food and entertainment. The 36th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival brings another round of the nation’s longest running food festival to several delicious Scottsdale locations April 8-13. Expert chefs, scrumptious food creations and enthralling entertainment are all part of the mix, culminating with the Great Arizona Picnic on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall April 12-13. Cost: Tickets prices vary per dates and events. Contact: Call 480-945-7193, email info@scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org or visit

www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org

Old Town Farmers Market

Enjoy a spring outing to Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through May. Fresh vegetables, fruits and creative crafts are just some of the great items you will find for sale. The market is located in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave. Cost: Free Contact: For more information, visit:

www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com

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Puzzle ID: #S595QH

Area Announcements Scottsdale’s pool season is fast approaching, and for those families with small children swim lessons are a must! Swim lessons are offered year round, and Homehelper Consultants recommends you check out two local schools – Kim Courtney’s Swim School (28155 N. 74th Street, 480-502-2234) and AquaSafe Swim School (9380 E. Bahia Dr., 480-425-7946)


Featured Athlete Horizon High Schedules & Results hhs softball

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Mesa

Home

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Mesa

Away

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Red Mountain

Away

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Red Mountain

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Westwood

Home

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Pinnacle

Home

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Arcadia

Away

4/7

Xavier

Home

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Chaparral

Away

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Chaparral

Home

4/11

Desert Mtn.

Home

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Desert Mtn.

Away

4/14

North Canyon

Away

4/14

North Canyon

Home

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Mountain View

Away

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Mountain View

Home

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Boulder Creek

Home

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Boulder Creek

Away

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Skyline

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Skyline

Away

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Dobson

Away

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Dobson

Home

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Brophy

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Deer Valley

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Pinnacle

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Angelique Pitt Softball Senior

Position: Left Field

Family: Father – Drew Pitt What are your personal and team goals this season? My personal goal is to execute every play. And the team goal is “May 19th” (the date of the state championship game)

What are your plans after graduation? I will attend Scottsdale Community College and continue my softball career.

What is your favorite thing about living in 85254? My favorite thing about living in the neighborhood is all of the fun places to hang out!

Featured Local Business 21 Interiors Q&A

with Owner, Christina Forrest

4. Why 85254? What do you like most about the community? 85254 is home and I have a home studio, but I like 85254 homes, because many are ripe for a remodel. 85254 is the best location in the valley and the homes are a great value. Many people want to move to or stay in the zip code, but are looking for homes that are remodeled or want to remodel their home. That's where 21 Interiors can help.

1. Website and/or Contact Info?

5. What do people like most about your business?

Christina Forrest Interior Designer - Allied Member ASID 602.320.5854 www.21interiors.com Blog: www.GirlOnDesign.com

The personal style development. I don't design in a particular style or force a style on a client. I like to help them discover their own style. Everyone has a "home style" it just needs to be found. With 21 Interiors - "Our style is your style, just well designed."

2. Hours?

6. What is one thing about your business that you'd like to share with the community?

7 days a week by appointment

3. When did you open your business? I started 21 Interiors in 2008

Consider 21 Interiors for your next remodel. Getting help with fixtures, lighting and material selection can save you in the long run. Interior designers can help you make better decisions and add value to your home.


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myfreemove.com 480.314.4442 Recent Closed Sales in 85254* Address

SQFT

6883 E Kings AVE 6851 E KINGS AVE 5111 E WINCHCOMB DR 5720 E MONTE CRISTO AVE 6622 E JEAN DR 6801 E PHELPS RD 6229 E AIRE LIBRE LN 15221 N CLUBGATE DR 5202 E GRANDVIEW RD 6311 E WALTANN LN 5007 E NISBET RD 15221 N CLUBGATE DR 4901 E SWEETWATER AVE 5905 E KELTON LN 6640 E CAMINO DE LOS RANCHOS 16002 N 50TH ST 6314 E GELDING DR

1,174 1,174 1,823 1,757 1,702 1,592 1,784 1,911 1,932 1,763 2,236 1,401 2,100 2,472 2,096 2,106 1,845

Sold Price 220,000 250,000 287,000 296,000 308,000 315,000 320,000 325,000 325,000 325,500 340,000 351,000 355,000 369,000 370,600 375,000 377,000

Address 6912 E FRIESS DR 5508 E GRANDVIEW RD 6446 E AIRE LIBRE LN 6009 E MONTE CRISTO AVE 15617 N 54TH PL 5245 E ACOMA DR 4927 E KAREN DR 16816 N 51ST ST 5359 E JUNIPER AVE 5105 E PHELPS RD 12621 N 69TH ST 5139 E KATHLEEN RD 5651 E SWEETWATER AVE 5325 E HARTFORD AVE 5013 E CHOLLA ST 17803 N 49TH PL 5415 E EMILE ZOLA AVE

SQFT 2,180 1,980 1,782 2,390 2,272 2,012 2,796 2,298 2,354 3,039 2,312 3,041 2,967 2,995 3,300 2,662 2,496

Get YOUR Home’s Value for FREE! Visit 85254HouseValue.com Today! *The listings above are only a sample of recent sales in the area and were taken from the ARMLS as of 3-25-14. If your home is listed for sale with another broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of business.

Sold Price 380,000 381,000 389,000 392,000 393,500 395,000 425,000 428,000 430,000 433,000 442,000 475,500 485,000 485,000 530,000 566,500 570,000


85254 April 2014