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'Tis the Season

WINTER WONDERLAND DECODING THE HOLIDAYS CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR


Lifestyle Letter

A Season of Giving

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ere we are: December, the culmination of 2017. We're asking ourselves, "How can it possibly be December?" Especially here in the Valley where temps in the 90s are still somewhat fresh in our memories! Yet we find ourselves reflecting on the year that is almost over.  Without recapping all the events, we can certainly say it's been a newsworthy year, filled with delight and disappointment. We'll catalog our memories and make plans to embrace, improve or change what's ahead in the new year. But before we do that, let's celebrate December and bid it farewell with all the gusto we can.

In this month's issue, we offer a variety of activities to consider. Looking to get into the spirit of the holiday? Make plans to visit "Arizona's Christmas City," better known as Prescott. A feast for your eyes, holiday lights will illuminate the historic courtyard and the sounds of the season will ring in the air. As festive as the holidays can be, they can also be difficult for many, but helping others is a sure way to lift your spirits. One of Mike's and my passions is giving back. Whatever cause or charity you support, giving back comes in many forms. We can offer our time, our talents or our treasures. Having this publication is a gift as it allows us the ability to showcase the plethora of wonderful charities in this area, and we've shared a few for you to get to know better.  And what's the holiday season without events that require some gussying up?  Not sure how to dress? Check out our piece that helps you decipher what attire might be appropriate. Once you've figured it out, we've provided some places that offer opportunities to ring in the New Year. I look forward to the days ahead as 2017 comes to a close. Mike and I will celebrate birthdays, spend time with beloved family and ingest the holiday fervor while being mindful of all of our blessings. And that includes you, our readers. Thank you for all you do. We're honored and humbled to have such a devoted philanthropic community!

DECEMBER 2017 PUBLISHER

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December 2017

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16 ‘Tis the Season

Departments 8

Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Giving Back

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Financial Buzz

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Trend Setter

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Local’s Choice

Giving Back During the Holidays

20 Winter Wonderland

Making Spirits Bright in Snowy Prescott

24 Q&A with Jeff Miksta

Understanding Debt, Making Sound Financial Decisions for the

Future and Best Practices When Purchasing a Property

38 Cheers to the New Year

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Good Times

Arizona's Largest Annual Autism Awareness Event

On October 29, nearly 20,000 people gathered at Tempe Beach Park in support of the 12th annual Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC. The event raised an estimated $885,000 for autism programs and research. Half of all money raised will stay in Arizona. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SYDNEE SCHWARTZ AND KAT MCMAHON.

An Evening of Luxury

Scottsdale Fashion Square hosted An Evening of Luxury, an exclusive reception and shopping event on Friday, September 29. A percentage of the evening’s sales benefited Colleen’s Dream Foundation and TGen to fund ongoing ovarian cancer research. PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY.

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Good Times

15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

The 15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council and presented by TriWest Healthcare Alliance, featured a keynote speech by retired Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott H. Dearduff and brought more than 500 individuals together at the Arizona Biltmore to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans and to thank current service members. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL PEDENE.

Members of the American Rosie the Riveter Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard performs an VMLC President Col. Sam Young and Hal Pittman Association MIA, POW ceremony

Keynote speaker retired Command Chief Master Honorees Cierra Johnson, JC Reese, David Emcee Mike Broomhead Sgt. Scott Dearduff Carrasco, Harry Sorich and John Derning

Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff

Childhelp, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, recently hosted the 2017 Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff at a private automobile museum. Drive the Dream, sponsored by Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, will take place Saturday, January 13 at the Arizona Biltmore. Proceeds will benefit Childhelp programs in Arizona. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHIL GUDENSCHWAGER.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

at a local restaurant once a month, and they didn't have to go far to enjoy an evening of delicious, authentic Italian fare. The restaurant is chosen by the committee chairpersons with suggestions from the participants, and the group is limited to

"EXPRESSION & DIALOGUE: DAN PEDERSON & THUONG NGUYEN" SLATED FOR ROYSE CONTEMPORARY Royse

Contemporary

24. Transportation is provided to the restaurants, and it allows the participants to is

enjoy a cocktail without wor-

excited to announce "Expression

rying about driving home.

& Dialogue." This exciting exhi-

Besides enjoying the cuisine, the camaraderie with other residents

bition will feature the mixed

is an added benefit to the monthly night out. For more information

media assemblages of Dan

on Vi at Silverstone, visit ViLiving.com or Tomaso's...When in Rome,

Pederson and abstract paintings

visit TomasosWhenInRome.com

of Thuong Nguyen. "Expression &

Dialogue"

highlights

a

thought-provoking collection of

NDP IS UPGRADED TO CRS PLATINUM LEVEL GLOBAL HIGH SCHOOL

work from these two artists may

Notre Dame Prep was recognized as a Platinum Level Catholic

appear aesthetically different

Relief Services Global High School, dedicated to advancing Catholic

but have an undeniable con-

social teaching and compassion for the poor worldwide. Before

nection and energy that unites

attaining platinum status, NDP was a Gold Level school.

their work. Through the raw and

To achieve the Platinum Level, NDP was required to complete

expressive work of Pederson combined with the powerful dialogue

an annual survey, participate in the CRS Rice Bowl Program

of Nguyen paintings, this unique pairing of artists is stimulating yet

during Lent, hold two schoolwide faith events and one core pro-

harmonious, owner and curator Nicole Royse says.

gram. Another requirement is that Notre Dame Prep acts as a role

East Valley-based artist Pederson creates engaging work that centers around "color, layers and the organization of clutter." Pederson

model to other Catholic Schools. Notre Dame Prep went above and beyond the requirements.

received his bachelor's in music from Chapman College. He has

NDP’s schoolwide events include Eucharistic processions, adora-

exhibited his work extensively in Arizona at such venues as the

tion, schoolwide rosary and a build-your-own CRS event. The core

Chartreuse Gallery, the Icehouse, the monOrchid, R. Pela Gallery,

programs include either a food fast (simple food day), hosting a CRS

Tieken Gallery and Art Intersection. 

fair trade consignment sale, advocacy for the voiceless  or helping

Phoenix-based artist Nguyen creates alluring paintings that draw inspiration from Asian landscape paintings that utilize black ink and brushstrokes much like calligraphy painting.  Nguyen received a bachelor's of fine arts in sculpture from Arizona State University. He has actively exhibited his work around the Valley showing with such venues as Art One Gallery, The monOrchid, Estrella Community College, Olney Gallery, Herberger Theater and modified Arts.

with CRS global emergency responses. "To be platinum, we have to do one of these events," Leslie Gjerstad, director of Christian service learning, says. "We do all of them." For more information on Notre Dame Prep, visit NDPSaints.org.

THE GREEN GODDESS' ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Save the date! The Green Goddess is hosting their annual open

"Expression & Dialogue" will be on view through  Saturday,

house from noon to 7 p.m., Friday, December 8. All are welcome to

December 2. Royse Contemporary is located in the Marshall Square

stop by and enjoy this festive event. Manuel's Mexican Restaurant

complex at 7077 E. Main St., Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. For more

& Cantina will provide delicious food while you peruse the holiday

information, visit RoyseContemporary.com. 

decorations and available items to brighten up your household or

TOMASO’S...WHEN IN ROME OPENS THEIR DOORS TO THE VI AT SILVERSTONE NITE OWLS A night on the town is always fun, and recently, The Vi at Silverstone Nite Owls visited Tomaso’s...When in Rome. This group enjoys dining 12

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yard! Don't forget to enter the seventh annual fundraising raffle. Tickets will be available for purchase, for $5 each, with all money going to the McKenzie Monks Foundation to help kids cope with cancer. The Green Goddess is located at 4139 E. Bell Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit GreenGoddess.com.


CHRYSALIS’ WONDERLAND'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY This holiday season, believe. Believe in hope, believe in childhood magic and believe in your ability to create wonder this season through Chrysalis’ Wonderland holiday program. This year marks the 15th  anniversary of Chrysalis’ Wonderland. Wonderland has offered joy and magic to more than 3,000 victims of domestic abuse and their children during what can be a difficult and dark time. Wonderland 2017 has two components. The first is a Polar Express-themed holiday carnival for residents of emergency shelter and transitional housing, featuring themed arts and crafts, games, food, entertainment and other fun surprises. The second is a donation drive to provide gift cards to clients, empowering them to shop for their families for the holidays. With the help of the community, Chrysalis provides each client with enough gift cards to purchase gifts for their children, as well as cook a holiday meal. Donors can sponsor a child for $50, sponsor an adult for $25  and feed a family member for $15. There are also opportunities to sponsor different aspects of the holiday carnival. Chrysalis, a 36-year-old Arizona agency, leads the community to broad-based solutions to prevent domestic abuse. The lives of more than 1,400 individuals are impacted each year. Services include crisis shelter, transitional housing, outpatient counseling, offender treatment, victim advocacy and lay-legal support.  To make your contribution to Wonderland, visit  NoAbuse.org. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Ditlevson at  editlevson@ noabuse.org or 602.955.9059.

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Culinary Creations

T WO TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES

G R A N D M A M A R I A’ S C E C I P I L L O W S Flora Tersigni, CEO of Maggiore Group, has fond memories of baking Christmas cookies while growing up in Pacentro, Italy. “The week before Christmas my grandmother, mom, sister, aunts and cousins would all get together to make batches of fritti di ceci,” she says. “Over the years, my mother has perfected the recipe, and now it’s even more flaky and scrumptious.” INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH

1. Beat the reserved egg whites.

4 eggs yolks (reserve whites)

Lightly wash the individual pillows

1 tablespoon whiskey

before cutting.

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

2. Place a handful of dough on

2 tablespoons heavy cream

floured surface and roll out until

¼ teaspoon salt

it’s thin. Cut dough into 4½-inch

2 cups flour

wide and 14-inch long strips.

1 teaspoon vanilla

Place a generous teaspoon of

1 pastry cutter

the ceci mixture onto the strip at

INSTRUCTIONS

4-inch intervals and be sure to

1. Beat egg yolks and powdered sugar until light and creamy.

leave room to fold dough over, as

Add vanilla, whiskey and cream. 2. Mix flour and salt and gradually add to egg mixture.

though you are filling ravioli. 3. Once you have all the indi-

3. Once dough is fully mixed, place in a bowl and cover with cloth.

vidual mounds on the strip, use a

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING

pastry brush to outline the edges

6 cans unsalted garbanzo beans (ceci)

that will be cut. Fold the dough

½ teaspoon cinnamon

over, pressing the form with your

1 large milk chocolate Hersey bar

hands. Using the pastry cutter,

Zest of 1½ lemon

cut each pillow into a half-moon

4 tablespoons honey

shape. With a clean needle, prick

INSTRUCTIONS

each pillow six to seven times to

1. Peel skin from beans and put in a food mill. Once all beans have

ensure they won’t burst when

been milled through food mill, add cinnamon and lemon zest. Put

frying. Place pillows on a parch-

aside and prepare liquid mix.

ment lined sheet pan and cover.

2. Place chocolate pieces in a small pan, add honey and melt at low temperature until chocolate and honey are mixed well and in a melted state.

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MAKING THE PILLOWS

Continue the process until all the dough is used. 4. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375

3. Pour liquid mixture into the ground ceci mixture and mix thoroughly.

degrees. Drop each pillow into

Taste mixture to see if it needs more chocolate and honey and melt a small

hot oil and fry until golden brown.

amount to add to mixture one tablespoon at a time. Don't make the mix-

Remove each pillow and sprin-

ture too loose—it needs to be the consistency of peanut butter. A loose

kle it with baker’s sugar. Store in

consistency will cause the pillows to burst during the frying process.

airtight container.

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C U C C I D AT I - I TA L I A N F I G C O O K I E Tomaso Maggiore, chef and owner of Tomaso’s restaurant, grew up in Sicily and recalls picking and drying figs with his family so they could be used in the traditional holiday cookie. “I remember it was an exciting time and I’d chop the figs and prepare the other ingredients that were used by my mother and aunts to prepare this delicious cookie,” he says. INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH

1 pound sugar 1 pound Crisco 6 eggs 1 tablespoons vanilla 1 cup milk 1 ¼ pounds cake flour 1 ¼ pounds all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING

2 pounds chopped dried figs 1 ½ pounds chopped dates 2 cups brown sugar 2 12-ounce jars pineapple preserves 2 12-ounce jars orange marmalade Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ cups of coarsely ground unsalted pistachios INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. With an electric mixer, beat together the Crisco and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Then add milk and vanilla; mix well. 3. In a separate bowl, prepare dry ingredients. Return to dough mixture adding flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly. Combine flour mixture and egg mixture one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is

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1 ½ pounds chopped unsalted pistachios

completely blended. Place mixture in refrigerator and prepare filling. 4. For filling, place chopped figs and dates in mixer. On low speed, add preserves and marmalade. Mix well. When fully incorporated, add brown sugar, spices and citrus zest and mix well. Then add nuts and mix well. 5. To form cookies, begin by spreading some dough on a floured board. Using your hands, flatten dough into a rectangular shape, about 5 inches by 12 inches. Add some filling and spread out evenly. Roll dough to create a 2 ½-inch-by-12-inch log. Cut into 2-inch bars and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle ground pistachios on each cookie. Repeat process with remaining dough. 6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. 7. When cooled, dust with powdered sugar and store in airtight container. Cookies can be frozen.

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Giving Back

‘Tis the Season ARTICLE KORY KILMER

GIVING BACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

T

here is something magical about the

One of the most established animal rescues

holiday season here in the Valley. That

in the metro area, Foothills Animal Rescue

something goes well beyond the sidewalks

sets itself apart by a willingness to pull at-risk

and streets lined with luminarias and the

dogs and cats out of local shelters and private

twinkling lights that adorn saguaros and palm

homes and provide the time and resources to

trees just as frequently as they do spruces and

help rehabilitate the animal through any med-

evergreens. What is truly special resides within

ical or behavioral issues they may have to get

those groups in our community who embody

them on track towards adoption.

the season of giving, but whose efforts are felt

Last December, the rescue was able to

year-round. They may not be in it for the recog-

expand their mission with the opening of

nition, but we feel they should get a bit.

their Brynne Smith Memorial Campus, a 4,200-square-foot facility that provides a

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL RESCUE

been placed in a foster setting while they await

saving lives.” – Victoria Cowper, executive

their forever home. The impact has been sig-

director, Foothills Animal Hospital

nificant, as adoption rates since the campus

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haven for dogs and cats who have not yet

“It is our focus to try and change lives by

opened have increased by 65 percent.


THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON HERE IN THE VALLEY. THAT SOMETHING GOES WELL BEYOND THE SIDEWALKS AND STREETS LINED WITH LUMINARIAS AND THE TWINKLING LIGHTS THAT ADORN SAGUAROS AND PALM TREES JUST AS FREQUENTLY AS THEY DO SPRUCES AND EVERGREENS.

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themselves entering foster care with little

dubbed the Dutch Mafia. What sets the company apart, however, is a culture focused on giv-

else but the clothes on their backs, which is

ing back through fundraising and a commitment to helping others. The company as a whole

where Arizona Helping Hands steps in with

donates more than $2 million a year back into its local communities, and out of that, there is no

programs designed to provide beds, cribs,

greater contributor than the local Arizona franchise group owned by Jim Thompson.

clothing, diapers and books whenever they

Dutch Bros raises money through initiatives such Dutch Luv on Valentine’s Day, where $1 of

might be needed. “Dream Kits” are also

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provided, supplying necessities such as

for local youth programs. They also spring into action when needs arise like Houston rebuild-

shampoo, body wash, soap and a toothbrush

ing efforts following Hurricane Harvey when Phoenix stores raised $26,000 in a single day. Jim

to kids who were placed into care needing

and his team not only make an impact in the here and now, but with more than 700 employ-

every little bit to get them comfortable.

ees, he understands the Dutch Bros. way is also shaping a new generation of philanthropists who will be working hard for other for years to come.

Within the last few years, the organization has provided 5,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to help foster kids

ARIZONA HELPING HANDS

“When it comes down to it, every child should have a safe place to sleep, and that is what we provide.” – Sherie Siegel, vice president, Arizona Helping Hands Inc.

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WINTER WONDERLAND WONDERLAND MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT IN SNOWY PRESCOTT ARTICLE MINDY HASKINS Proclaimed “Arizona’s Christmas City” by former Gov. Rose Mofford, Prescott is a short two-hour drive from Phoenix and offers the white Christmas that you’ve been looking for.

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Photo by Michael Wilson.

"EVERYONE—AND I MEAN EVERYONE— COMES OUT FOR THIS EVENT, RAIN OR SHINE. THE CAMARADERIE IS PALPABLE!"

Photo by Michael Wilson.

CHRISTMAS PARADE AND COURTHOUSE LIGHTING When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 2 Where: Courthouse Square, Downtown Prescott More information: Prescott.org Grab your cowboy boots and take a seat for the 35th Annual Prescott Chamber Christmas Parade. The theme for this year is “A Cowboy Christmas, ” and the floats will highlight the cowboy culture of the West to celebrate the heritage of Prescott. The parade has become a time-honored tradition in the community and officially kicks off the holiday season. Local business owner and community leader Tommy Meredith will serve as the grand marshal of the parade. Following the parade is the pièce de résistance, the 63rd Annual Courthouse Lighting Ceremony. Gather around the historic courthouse plaza and watch more than 100 trees come to life with holiday lights while a children’s choir sings Christmas songs. The lights will remain up through January 14.

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WINTER WONDERLAND (CON TI N U ED)

A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS

ACKER NIGHT OF MUSIC

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 2 Where: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St.

When: Starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday,

More information: Sharlot.org

December 8

Immediately following the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony is the Frontier Christmas at Sharlot

Where: Downtown Prescott

Hall Museum. It’s two blocks west of the courthouse on Gurley Street, but that short walk will

More information: AckerNight.com

transport you back to territorial Arizona. The historical museum consists of 11 buildings on 4 acres

For 29 years, Acker Night has filled

of land, all of which will be open for the event.

“EACH BUILDING REPRESENTS SOMETHING DISTINCTIVE ABOUT HOW THE FRONTIER PIONEERS CELEBRATED THE HOLIDAY SEASON,” SHARLOT HALL'S KEN LEJA SAYS. “FOR INSTANCE, THE RANCH HOUSE, WHICH WAS CREATED IN THE 1930S TO HONOR THE FRONTIER LIFESTYLE, WILL SERVE COOKIES THAT WERE COOKED ON THE HOUSE STOVE, WHICH ALSO SERVED AS THE FIREPLACE AND HEAT SOURCE.”

the streets of downtown Prescott with holiday music. During the event, participating businesses open its doors to musicians who play music for three hours while you walk around, shop and enjoy the spirit of song. The musical showcase was founded with a trust fund from Prescott resident James S. Acker that was specifically to be used " ... for promotion of music,

Be sure to check out the original governor’s mansion, Fort Misery, which was built in 1863 and

particularly for children." This fun family

is the oldest surviving log cabin in Arizona. There’s also the schoolhouse where you can decorate

tradition will bring together more than

the Christmas tree with vintage trimmings and making Victorian holiday ornaments.

120 performers and more than 100

Luminarias will light the pathways of the campus while living history interpreters walk the grounds and explain what life was like when Prescott was the territorial capital of Arizona. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and over, and free for museum members and those 17 and under.

participating businesses for a night of music, cheer and festivities. The event is free, but the musicians play for tips, which are used for musical

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scholarships and also help fund local school music programs. The music in each store will vary—everything from chorale groups to blues to jazz ensembles and even a theater organ. "Our opening ceremony last year was a flash mob singing the 'Hallelujah' chorus. It went so well that we’ll be singing it again this year as a singalong," Acker Night Vice President Ann Petrovsky says. "Acker Night is a kick-back-and-havefun kind of night, for kids and adults alike," Petrovsky says. "Everyone—and

I

mean

everyone—

comes out for this event, rain or shine. The camaraderie is palpable!"

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Q&A WITH Jeff Miksta

Financial Buzz

UNDERSTANDING DEBT, MAKING SOUND FINANCIAL DECISIONS FOR THE FUTURE AND BEST PRACTICES WHEN PURCHASING A PROPERTY ARTICLE STACI HAUK

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO START SAVING FOR EMERGENCIES, HOME PURCHASES, IMPROVEMENTS, ETC.?

Start by setting a monthly budget. Families should take the time to understand their overall finances in order to get ahead. If you don’t know what you’re spending, then it is impossible to save. For a home purchase, it’s important to look at your monthly budget and determine what you can afford based on your current income. In other words, do not necessarily listen to what a lender says you can afford, but, instead, understand what are you comfortable spending. This needs to include taxes, HOA and insurance on a property. WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DEBT A LENDER LOOKS AT IN ORDER TO QUALIFY A BORROWER FOR A HOW MUCH OF A DOWN PAYMENT SHOULD ONE BE

LOAN? WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS TO REFINANCE AND

WILLING TO MAKE WHEN PURCHASING A HOME?

GET LOWER INTEREST RATES IN THE NEW YEAR?

This answer is different in every situation and fully

It’s important to go into a new year with a clean

depends on the client’s goals and intentions with the

slate. Why not start the year with some planning?

property. So, as a lender, it’s important to ask the right

Consider a budget looking at the current debt obli-

questions to place a borrower in the correct loan. There

gations and goals for each property. Ask yourself:

are some solid loan programs out there right now where

when was the last time I looked at my mortgage?

monthly mortgage insurance is avoidable with a strong

We are currently sitting in a very opportunistic

credit score. Therefore, the client may be able to leave

environment when it comes to real estate prices

cash in their pocket for home improvements or future

(all-time highs) and interest rates (just off all-time

savings and put less than 20 percent down on the home

lows). Lowering monthly payments and under-

while keeping the overall interest rate low and void of the

standing overall goals allows each family to begin

monthly mortgage insurance.

saving in the proper places for a brighter future.

At the same time, there are a lot of folks out there that

Some of the debts on a borrower’s credit report

are now coming out of seven-year seasoning of their

that impact loan qualification are car payments,

foreclosure or short sale, which means they may be eli-

student loans, mortgages, HELOCs (home equity

gible for a conventional loan again. In some cases, we

line of credit) and credit card debt. Before think-

can eliminate the mortgage insurance on the property

ing about looking for a new home, it’s important

now that home prices are back on the high end, or simply

to understand where your monthly debt-to-in-

remove them from an FHA loan, allowing them to drop the

come ratio stands. Then you can be placed in the

monthly mortgage insurance.

proper loan for your unique situation.

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WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT HOME FINANCING TODAY VS. IN THE PAST?

Today’s world is fast-paced, and people are constantly on the

move, looking for the next best thing. Families are the same way and are relocating more frequently. In my mind, it’s more important to monitor your debt and home mortgage more often, knowing that the property isn’t going to be part of the long-term financial future. By reviewing the debt on an annual basis, you are allowing yourself options to possibly save earlier or use home equity to better impact your current situation. This may sound shocking, but my opinion is that the old-school

mentality and goal of owning your home free and clear no longer pertains to today’s environment. Expenses have increased, people are living longer and are healthier later in life—in order to maintain a lavish lifestyle, we all work hard to achieve and need to spend and save more money. This means it is less important to sink dollars into the fixed home asset. Due to families moving more often during their working career, we are seeing more and more retirees heading into retirement with a mortgage payment. Couple that with today’s low-interest rate environment, and it certainly becomes clear—we need to spend a little more time understanding how to leverage properly. HOW IS FINANCING FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTIES DIFFERENT FROM A PRIMARY RESIDENCE?

There is a premium placed on financing investment properties over a primary residence or a second home. The investor or lender holding the loan considers these properties riskier since they are not owner-occupied, therefore that additional cost and risk is passed onto the borrower. Generally speaking, an investment property interest rate is 0.5 percent higher than the financing on a primary residence. In addition, one would receive the best conventional financing with a 25 percent down payment on an investment property, whereas putting 20 percent down on a primary residence will secure a better interest rate with no mortgage insurance.  Disclaimer: All loan products are subject to credit and property approval. Jeff Miksta NMLS 1366595. V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. NMLS 145502.

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Trend Setter

ARTICLE JACKIE MEWBOURNE

WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE PARTY SEASON

‘T

is the season to be jolly, right? That is,

pendant or sport red and/or green to be

until party season starts and we all have

in the holiday spirit. Now, I do love those

to not only find the time to pick the perfect

colors, and it’s completely acceptable to

outfit for our annual holiday shindigs, but we

wear them, but please don’t wear them

have to figure out what in the world to wear.

together. Try using them as a pop of

Among office parties, ornament exchanges,

color to make a statement with your out-

Christmas cocktails at the neighbors, family

fit, or take a chance on a distant cousin

dinners and more, the never-ending battle of

like burgundy or forest green. Plaids are

our outfit dilemmas continues.

also out in full force at retail stores and

Unless it’s an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” theme, there are always different interpreta-

are a great way to look the part of the merry party guest.

tions about party attire, and invitations can be

My stylish business partner and I have

confusing when offering helpful hints. I mean,

teamed up together to include some outfit

really, what is “Casual Cocktail” anyway?

inspiration for some of your upcoming

The first thing I want to clarify is that hol-

parties. We’ve gone from casual looks to

iday dressing doesn’t have to be so literal.

dressier ideas to help guide you along

You do NOT have to wear a Christmas tree

your busy social calendars.

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“CASUAL HOLIDAY” Outfit ideas for girls night out, couple’s ornament exchanges, Dirty Santa (or

Love Knot Bangle in Gold, $28, Mulberry-Grand.com

White Elephant) gift exchanges, or holiday dinner with family and/or friends. Wear a festive plaid for those casual nights out with your besties. Step it up a notch by adding an off-the-shoulder style to the mix. Pop in a red accessory like a crossbody bag or statement earring and you are ready to go!

Star Tassel Earrings in Red, $34, Mulberry-Grand.com

Add a little shimmer to your holiday style with a crushed velvet tee. Pair with dark denim for a “dressed” up casual look and heels. Booties are also appropriate here, too. Layer a boyfriend cardigan or faux leather jacket for extra warmth.

LEFT Hat, J. Crew Factory, $24 | Plaid Top, My Style Scoop, $72 | Jeans, My Style Scoop, $78 | Necklace, Kendra Scott, $65 | Handbag, Gucci | Booties, Toms, $80 (Available at Zappos.com) ABOVE Cardigan, Halogen by Nordstrom, $68 | Velvet Tee, My Style Scoop, $36 | Jeans, My Style Scoop, $78 | Shoes, Sam Edelman, $75 | Earrings, Kendra Scott, $195 | Clutch, Saint Laurent

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Trend Setter

(CON TI N U ED)

“DRESSY CASUAL” Outfit ideas for cocktails at a friend’s house, Sunday school Christmas social or a more relaxed office party. Burgundy is an alternate way to add a bold yet playful color to your party pants (or jeans). A velvet blazer is the perfect way to dress up a pair of jeans or black pants. It’s also a great outerwear option for a black jumpsuit or dress. Make a statement with a red skirt or pair of pants, but let them be the star of the show. Add a little sparkle with an embellished bomber jacket or cardigan. Tights and booties will work here too for chillier temps.

Mia Tassel Earrings in Jet Black, $34, Mulberry-Grand.com

Triangle Ring, $18, Mulberry-Grand.com

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LEFT Velvet Blazer, My Style Scoop, $88 | Tee, J. Crew, $29.50 | Jeans, My Style Scoop, $78 | Shoes, Zara, $70 | Necklace, Kendra Scott, Build-Your-Own at the Color Bar (prices vary) | Clutch, Clare V, $275 | Sunglasses, Chanel, $350 RIGHT Velvet Tee, My Style Scoop, $36 | Embellished Bomber Jacket, My Style Scoop, $118 | Red Wrap Skirt, BlankNYC, $98 | Booties, Ivanka Trump (available at 6pm.com) | Handbag, Saint Laurent (available at Nordstrom) | Cuff, Bauble Bar, $34


Burgundy Wrap Tassel, $16, Mulberry-Grand.com

Harper Crystal Bar Ring in Gold, $38, Mulberry-Grand.com

“DRESS(IER)� Outfit ideas for work parties, dressed up Christmas Eve (or day) dinner or more formal events that are not cocktail attire. Separates are such a great way to create a versatile wardrobe and can give you more outfit options after the main event. Get in the holiday

LEFT Faux Fur Jacket, My Style Scoop, $150 | Blouse, My Style Scoop, $54 | Skirt, Loft, $59.50 | Over-the-Knee Boots, Steven Madden, $100 (available at Zappos.com) | Clutch, Similar available at NordstromRack.com RIGHT Sweater, J Crew, $79.50 | Skirt, Draper James, $150 | Heels, Banana Republic, $128 | Bag, Tory Burch | Necklace, Accessory Concierge, $42

spirit by popping in a red heel and add a bold necklace to dress it up. Take your basics up a notch by adding a little luxe with faux fur and over-the-knee boots. Bring in your holiday cheer with a red, green or burgundy accessory. December 2017 | North Scottsdale Lifestyle

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North Scottsdale Realty Report NEIGHBORHOOD

LIST PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

*DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Mirabel Club

$2,497,000

$2,577,880

103%

116

4

4.5

Desert Mountain

$2,300,000

$2,300,000

100%

30

4

5.5

High Point Ranch

$2,125,000

$2,125,000

100%

0

5

9

Sierra Highlands

$1,495,000

$1,495,000

100%

18

4

4.5

Desert Highlands Phase 2

$1,495,000

$1,470,000

98%

98

4

4.5

Desert Highlands

$999,000

$1,075,000

108%

936

4

4.5

$1,000,000

$990,000

99%

72

4

4.5

Pinnacle Peak Country Club

$979,000

$979,000

100%

2

4

4

Pinnacle Peak Vistas

$969,900

$959,900

99%

33

3

2.5

Saguaro Highlands

$979,900

$959,900

98%

7

4

3.5

Encanto Norte

$919,000

$919,000

100%

99

4

3

Pinnacle Reserve East

$915,000

$897,500

98%

113

4

3.5

Troon Ridge Estates

$888,888

$885,000

100%

567

4

4.5

Monte De Paz

$869,900

$857,000

99%

244

5

4.5

DC Ranch

$849,500

$842,500

99%

3

4

3.5

Desert Mountain

$850,000

$830,000

98%

44

3

3.5

N 79Th St

$799,000

$800,000

100%

122

4

3.5

Princess Views

$789,900

$775,000

98%

1

4

2.5

Pinnacle

$764,900

$760,000

99%

59

3

3

DC Ranch

$775,000

$760,000

98%

237

3

3

Whispering Ridge At Troon Village

$750,000

$755,000

101%

34

2

2

Desert Mountain

$750,000

$740,000

99%

1

3

3

Sand Flower

Information obtained from Comparative Market Analysis from ARMLS for all agents for 10-1-17 through 10-31-17. *DOM=Days on Market.

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Lifestyle Calendar

December DECEMBER 2, 9, 16 & 23

a cocktail reception, world-

CANAL CONCERTS

class cuisine and exciting

SOLERI BRIDGE PLAZA

live and silent auctions.

Various artists will perform live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Sat-

For more information, vis-

urday night, December 2-23. Performances by Phoenix Boys Choir  &

it DavidJohnson31.org.

Pete Pancrazi Quartet (December 2), Campanillas del Sol Handbell Ensemble (December 9), Phoenix Women’s Chorus (December 16)

DECEMBER 6

and MC6 A Cappella (December 23).

THE 16TH ANNUAL

DECEMBER 2

NOTRE DAME PREP GOLF TOURNAMENT TROON NORTH GOLF CUB

DANCING FOR ARIZONA’S CHILDREN

The "best ball" tournament begins at 8 a.m. with registration and

JW MARRIOTT SCOTTSDALE CAMELBACK

breakfast. Shotgun start begins 10 a.m. The day concludes with din-

Arizona’s Children Association is hosting the third annual Dancing for

ner, cocktails and awards. All money raised benefits the NDP Saints’

Arizona’s Children event. This “Dancing with the Stars” like event aims

Fund. Sign up today and join the fun! NDPSaints.org

to raise awareness and funds to support AzCA’s life-changing programs. It will include youth dancers and their stories as well as introductions to

DECEMBER 9

a few children in foster care looking for their forever families. For more

COWBOY CHRISTMAS

information and to purchase tickets, visit ArizonasChildren.org.

OLD TOWN

DECEMBER 2

This free Cowboy Christmas festival will transform Old Town at Brown Avenue and Main Street. Featuring stage performances every half-

SANTA WINE AROUND

hour, Western stilt walkers and unicyclists, a special appearance by

DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE

Santa, free face painting, arts and crafts, balloon twisting, hay rides,

Downtown Scottsdale is a hub for tasting rooms from some of the

carriage rides and trackless train rides. In addition, western bounce

state’s most acclaimed vineyards who have joined forces to form the

houses and a petting zoo will be available for the kiddos.

Scottsdale Wine Trail. Join in the festive Santa Wine Around fun by starting at any participating wine tasting room. And, if you dress as

DECEMBER 10

Santa, Mrs. Claus or elves you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass

TY HERNDON, "SOUNDS OF THE SEASON"

and discounted tasting fees.

BLK LIVE

DECEMBER 3

BLK Live announces Ty Herndon, "Sounds of the Season," an intimate acoustic concert. Herndon will be playing classic Christmas songs

SEVENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY

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open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with sparkling Champagne, a delicious brunch, huge silent auction with gifts for everyone’s holiday shopping

DECEMBER 10 & 17

list, rousing live auction with "auctiontainer" Letitia Frye, hundreds

UPSCALE SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

of pet lovers and inspiring stories. The event raises funds for Lost

DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Our Home Pet Rescue, the nonprofit, no-kill shelter located in Tempe.

Join the Upscale Singers for their 12th annual holiday concert, “Songs

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of the Season.” The singers will take you through a medley of popular,

DECEMBER 4 MISSION 31: POSSIBLE, AN EVENING WITH DAVID JOHNSON MOUNTAIN SHADOWS RESORT Join Arizona Cardinal's running back David Johnson at Mountain Shadows Resort as guests and teammates mix and mingle while supporting his Mission 31 Foundation. Indulge in an evening featuring 32

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lighthearted and sacred music of the season. Show begins at 5 p.m. Adults: $20, students (13-high school): $10, children: $7. For more information, visit  UpscaleSingers.com  or call 480.575.0811.

DECEMBER 10 HOLIDAY CONCERT BY THE SCOTTSDALE PHILHARMONIC SCOTTSDALE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, VIRGINIA G. PIPER THEATER Enjoy a holiday concert with traditional holiday classical pieces presented by the Scottsdale Philharmonic. Tickets are $5-$10 and are available at Tickets.ScottsdaleArts.org  or by calling 480.499.TKTS (8587). For more information about the Scottsdale Philharmonic, visit  ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 4 p.m.

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CHEERS TO

THE New Year

HOT SPOTS TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO

MASTRO’S RESTAURANTS DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE

All three Mastro’s locations in Scottsdale cele-

Dominick’s Steakhouse, located in the

brate New Year’s Eve with live entertainment and

Scottsdale Quarter, will be decorated for

dancing. Balloons floating from the ceilings add to

festivities on New Year’s Eve. They will hold

the celebratory ambiance of the evening. Guests

a Champagne toast at midnight. Their full

receive complimentary party favors at 11 pm.. and

menu will be available, and seating is open. They

a complimentary Champagne glass for a toast at

are located at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road. View

midnight. They offer a traditional a la carte menu.

their menu at DominicksSteakhouse.com.

Learn more at MastrosRestaurants.com.

TAVERN AMERICANA Guests can enjoy a special New Year’s Eve meal at Tavern Americana in Scottsdale until 10 p.m. The cost is $45 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

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The first course includes a choice of shrimp

Welcome the New Year with a theater

cocktail with their house relish made with mangos, avocados, cilantro and traditional cocktail

HAND CUT BURGERS & CHOPHOUSE

concert and enjoy the musical talent of

sauce or an avocado and mozzarella salad driz-

Ring in the New Year at Hand Cut Burgers

Jim Brickman. He’s been recognized by

zled with a green goddess dressing. Choices of

& Chophouse located at the Scottsdale

Billboard magazine as the best-selling solo

entrées include grilled New York steak, salmon

Waterfront off Camelback Road. This trendy

pianist of our time, earning 21 No. 1 albums

with a lemon dill sauce or roasted chicken.

spot offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that

and 32 top 20 radio singles. Brickman is per-

Dessert is a choice of warm chocolate and

sets the tone for a great New Year’s celebration

forming two shows, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8

peanut butter brownie with caramel ice cream

with food and drink specials all night. Guests

p.m., at the MIM located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.

or cookie dough skillet with vanilla ice cream.

will enjoy music by local DJs, festive décor,

Ticket prices range from $48.50–$68.50. Learn

Tavern Americana is located at 20469

party favors and, of course, a Champagne

more at MIM.org. Backstage passes to meet

N. Hayden Road. Visit TavernAmericana.com

toast at midnight. For more information, visit

Brickman after the show are available for $250

for more information.

HandCutChophouse.com.

and can be purchased at JimBrickman.com.

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