Weekend Date Ideas | Off Road Exploring Through Box Canyon in Florence, AZ
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by Amanda Pinkerton
2w ago
Make your date nights or day extra adventurous! Ditch the typical dinner and a movie for an off-road jeep adventure through some of Arizona’s best wilderness trails. Picture this, you’re driving through a narrow canyon that’s been carved out over millions of years by the river. A canopy of trees overhead shelters you from the hot sun while you maneuver over terrain to a vista point that offers an extraordinary view of the canyon below. This is what you will find when you explore the trails in Florence Box Canyon. Not only are the views breathtaking, but the area is also rich in history, with ..read more
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Maricopa County Market Update
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by Amanda Pinkerton
3w ago
Sellers: Some good news…home values increased this month as buyers continued their Spring shopping for a new home. However, we are not in a market like early 2022, and the fluctuation in interest rates is causing instability. You MUST price correctly upfront. Price reductions will be common, staging is expected, repairs will be requested, and concessions will be normal. Buyers: Market volatility due to interest rate fluctuation continues, but Sellers are willing to negotiate right now. And you have choices! If you were waiting on a market shift to help you buy a home, it’s here…and is already ..read more
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Shop Local at This Family-Owned Shop For Coffee and Ammunition!
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by Amanda Pinkerton
1M ago
Americano Ammunition Coffee is a family owned and operated business in San Tan Valley. Conveniently located on the corner of Ocotillo and Meridian, next to the Big Tin Cotton Gin. Here they share their passion for being an American, the 2nd amendment, and freedom. The staff is friendly, serves great beverages and they also offer ammunition!  The most popular coffee is the Desert Eagle. It is a salted caramel breve, offering a salty punch making it so rich and creamy! Be sure to ask for your card to be stamped with each order to earn free ammo!  You can find Americano Ammunition Coff ..read more
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Best Patio Dining in The East Valley
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by Amanda Pinkerton
7M ago
This is arguably the very best time of year in the valley. So we have rounded up some of the best dining spots in the East Valley to enjoy during our perfect weather. What is your favorite? El Zocalo Mexican Grille From the street, this family-owned Mexican restaurant in historic downtown Chandler looks like a storefront operation. Out back, though, there’s a lush courtyard patio with quiet tables secluded among the trees and desert greenery. 28 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler Joe’s Farm Grill Gilbert restaurateur Joe Johnston’s retro-futuristic burger stand, built on the site of his 1960s fa ..read more
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Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year
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by Amanda Pinkerton
10M ago
The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year? To help answer those questions, let’s turn to the experts for projections on what the second half of the year holds for residential real estate. Where Mortgage Rates Will Go Depends on Inflation While one of the big questions on all buyers’ minds is where will mortgage rates go in the months ahead, no one has a crystal ball to know exactly what’ll happen in the future. What housing market experts know ..read more
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Mattamy Homes Building Two New Communities in Queen Creek
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by Amanda Pinkerton
11M ago
Mattamy Homes will be building a new home community on an 88-acre property, known as The Quarters at Queen Creek. It is located northwest of Gantzel Road and Combs Road in Queen Creek, Pinal County. Mattamy Homes is also developing Empire Pointe, a 153 acre property on the north side of Empire Road between Signal Butte and Gary Road in Queen Creek.   The Quarters at Queen Creek will include a 1.8-acre park centrally located within the community with open-turf areas, shaded ramadas, picnic tables, play structures and sports courts. There is also a 1 ..read more
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Pinal County approves large developments near Maricopa, San Tan Valley
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by Amanda Pinkerton
11M ago
Rezonings and other approvals for two master-planned communities — 100 acres in San Tan Valley and 704 acres south of the city of Maricopa — were approved Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. Borgata at San Tan will be along Hunt Highway, 1,100 feet southeast of the intersection of Hunt Highway and Thompson Road. It is to include 663 apartments, condominiums and single-family homes, plus a commercial area. Landowners are Borgata Ventures LLC and SkyHi Holdings LLC. Greg Davis with Iplan Consulting told the board there will be some two-story townhouses, but all the other dw ..read more
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Homeowners Should Have Some “Fear of Missing Out” on This Market
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by Amanda Pinkerton
1y ago
If you’ve been thinking about selling and hesitating or simply waiting, you may want to start thinking about how you’ll feel if you miss out on the best time to sell your house in a long time. You never know when (or if) conditions will be like this in the real estate market again. It’s been a sellers’ market for quite some time now, and with rates going up significantly and home prices still historically high, there’s a lot of chatter about whether or not there’s a real estate “bubble” that’s about to pop. In particular, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently warned about the ..read more
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The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for You
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by Amanda Pinkerton
1y ago
Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash 15 years ago. However, experts say the market is totally different today. For example, Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, tweeted just last week on this issue: “. . . We do need price appreciation to slow today (it’s not sustainable over the long run) but high price growth today is supported by fundamentals- short supply, lower rates & demograp ..read more
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by Amanda Pinkerton
1y ago
Inflation is driving up costs of many consumer items in everyday lives. Therefore, seeking out an energy efficient home can be a bright idea. Here’s what you need to know.   The post appeared first on Amanda Pinkerton ..read more
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