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Maricopa County By The Numbers Vol. 5 Issue 3

APRIL 2018 2/15/18 – 3/15/18

7,579 CLOSED





Logophiles Unite!



The Benefits of Staging Your Home





39% of sellers’ agents reported staging a home greatly decreased the amount of time on market and increased the dollar value offered between 1-5% compared to similar homes that are not staged. Source: National Association of Realtors® Research Dept.

Jeff Duncan 480.239.3658

Real Estate Forecast from A to Gen Z

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Next Generation

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OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining themepark-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a theater, SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.” Source:


These teenagers – also called the iGeneration – who have just begun to turn 18 are coming of age with a better job market and pay scale, lower interest rates, and a different sensibility than the generation before them. Most significantly, Gen Z was nursed and nurtured on the internet and technology from the very beginning. While they may be keeping up with the Kardashians they’re also instantly connected to the current state of affairs and absorbing skills that will serve them well in the future job market. When it’s time for them to make financial and home-buying decisions, their means of engagement are in their hand – literally. Although we’ve seen the millennials struggle with the depressed economy and crushing student loan debt – sometimes stereotyped as permanent residents of their parents’ basement – the Z-ers have a different outlook. The events of 9/11, wars on terror, and The Great Recession had a profound impact on these kids and they are subsequently seeking stability and tradition. In fact, according to Better Homes and Garden, 97 percent of Generation Z says they plan to own a home in the future and many of them value homeownership as a vital piece of the American Dream. Considering this demographic will make up almost a fourth of the U.S. population by the year 2020, that’s hardly trivial. Another factor is this generation’s attitude toward multiculturalism. Growing up under an African American president with other changing perspectives may make these young adults more comfortable and attracted to diverse and urban neighborhoods. The millennials have already laid the path to the city lifestyle, but the Generation Z-ers want to own it and lay down roots. While it’s impossible to positively gauge their future, what with the uncertainties of the economy, interest rates, and the political currents, the experts all agree: Generation Z is prepared to blaze new trails in the real estate landscape.


While those sites are in the business of our progressive language, is often looking back in time. The fascinating site has developed a huge social media following as they post little known or out of fashion words and phrases each day. Did you know a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance? Or that a whimsical, childish idea is referred to as a nonnock? Incredible stories or an old wives’ tale used to be referred to as a morkshriek. Much more dramatic, right?

As our thumbs fly over the miniature keyboards we’re often typing words or acronyms that would have confused the average person a mere 10 or 20 years ago. Our world is changing at breakneck speed and the English language has to keep up with all the new expressions, technology and crazy shorthand we utilize to get the message across. Each year words are officially added to the dictionary as their use becomes necessary or promoted from slang. Happy words like froyo (frozen yogurt) and yolo (you only live once) or industry words like onboarding and functionalistic are just a few recent additions.

Each January a group of linguistic professionals associated with the most prominent dictionaries determine the Word of the Year based on searches, trends and relevance. 2017 WORDS INCLUDED: Merriam-Webster: feminism Oxford English Dictionary: youthquake complicit

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Located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and accommodates up to 10,000 visitors daily. With over 50 exhibits and 500 different species, there are more than 30,000 animals that call OdySea home.

ith so much focus and media coverage on the millennials, it’s easy to forget that Generation Z is right on their heels. However, those kids with smart phones permanently attached to their hands, born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s, are poised to make their mark on the world – and the real estate industry is watching closely.

any of us may admit to being a bibliophile but are you a logophile too? While the former refers to book lovers, the latter is the term for word buffs. The revolution of digital communication has energized the world of words and language – and who knew linguistics could be so interesting!

Gone are the days of hauling a heavy book off the shelf to find that certain word or definition. Dictionaries have gone digital – and fun! and Merriam-Webster sites offer a Word of the Day for those looking to expand their vocabulary, as well as interesting word games, current slang, videos and a thesaurus page.

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unsalted butter orange zest ground ginger ground cardamom large firm pears, peeled, cored and diced honey water frozen Belgian waffles

DIRECTIONS Cook butter, grated orange peel, ginger and cardamom in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in pears, honey and water. Cover; cook for 15 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Cook waffles according to package directions. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of warm pear compote over each waffle. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

What's in a Word; Next Generation  

What's in a Word & Move Over Millenials - both articles for MarApr 2018 Arizona Homeowner publication.

What's in a Word; Next Generation  

What's in a Word & Move Over Millenials - both articles for MarApr 2018 Arizona Homeowner publication.