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Month: January 2018

Market Report – Total Inventory December 2017 ARMLS

Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.  Total inventory has a month-over-month decrease of 8.4% while year-over-year reflects a decrease of 11.2%. Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process.  No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!          ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering...

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Market Report – Distressed Sales December 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”. Distressed sales accounted for 2.2% of total sales, up from the previous month of 2.0%.  Short sales dropped 48.3% year-over-year.  Lender owned sales dropped 38.7% year- over-year. Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process. No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!         ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author...

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Tips for Creating Realistic Wall Murals

We all tend to think that doing a large mural is such an overwhelming project that we do not dare even try. But beautiful wall murals are a growing trend that can be included in your room make-over or design. Wall murals are a regular feature in "Street of Dreams" and showcase homes across the nation, sparking more and more of us to want them in our own homes. Murals do not have to be overwhelmed when thought of in "layers". That's exactly what any "scene" is. Look at any photo of interesting scenery (or even out your living room window). Everything you see is simply "layers" of elements that when combined, make up that beautiful picture. Pinpoint the elements that are the farthest away; sky, mountains, trees, buildings. Come forward, in toward the next layer and notice what is there: closer trees? a flowing brook or small trees or bushes? Now focus on the front layers. Are there flowers, a bed of stones or delightful pathway? You are beginning to get the idea. Everything we look at is simply a mural waiting to be painted. Adapt that same principal to your own murals. A rough sketch on the wall is important to keeping your perspective and reserving room for more forward elements. So decide the basics of your mural lay out and simply sketch a rough design to...

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JavaScript for Web Design – Advantages and Disadvantages

This article discusses the good and the bad points of using JavaScript in your website designs. It points out the areas where JavaScript excels as a web based programming language and also describes situations where its use can actually detract from the performance of a website. First of all, JavaScript is a browser based programming language that actually runs client side. This means that any code that you write in JavaScript is delivered along with your web pages and the scripts that you write actually run from within the users’ browser rather than directly on the server that is serving the web page. There are situations where JavaScript is an excellent solution for implementing neat features in a web design but there are also situations where using JavaScript can hurt your websites performance. It is my aim in this article to describe the best ways to use JavaScript and how to circumnavigate the downsides of using this versatile and powerful scripting language. JavaScript for Web Design – The Advantages JavaScript is an excellent solution to implement when validating input forms on the client side. This means that if a user forgets to enter his name in a form for instance a JavaScript validation function can popup a message to let him know about the omission. This is a far better solution that having a server side validation routine handle...

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6 Reasons To Become a Work At Home Mom and 6 Reasons Not To

Becoming a work at home mom is a difficult decision for any woman. The idea of ​​trying to balance working and caring for children for a stay at home mom, or leaving the work place to work at home for a career mother, can be daunting to say the least. There are many wonderful reasons to do it, but there are also drawbacks to consider. In the end it is a very personal choice as every woman's situation is different. Just to help get you started though, here are some reasons working from home can be great. 1. More time with your children. Undoubtedly one of the main reasons a woman will consider working from home. As a work from home mom, you will have the chance to be part of your child's daily routine. Sitting down for lunch with your toddler, welcoming your child home from school and hearing about their day, helping with homework. It gives you even more time to watch and enjoy as your child learns and grows before your eyes. After all, they only grow up once, right? 2. Earning money. Most likely the other main reason most look at becoming a work at home mother. By working from home you will be bringing in income. In today's economy every penny counts and most families are feeling that. More and more mothers are turning...

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