A Crazy Idea That Could Make a Big Difference

My friend Debbie has breast cancer. She was treated in all the typical ways (and that sucked, let me tell you) but in the end, the cancer is going to stick around for a while. Really for the rest of her life. Yeah, that really sucks. So, I made a movie, basically, to convince my friend, Debbie to stop working so much and enjoy life. Not because she is going to die, but because she is still alive. And DAMN IT!! Life is too short to spend all your time stuck in a demanding, stressful job and miss out on all the amazing things that happen while you are there. The movie is called LIVE A LITTLE: (go ahead, click on the picture...) Well, Debbie … [Read more...]

Kristin LaVanway’s Secrets to Success

A friend of mine, Elizabeth Newlin, asked me how I do all the things I do. This coming from a Grand Canyon-hiking,marathon-running, cooking expert, ballet dancing trapeze artist. If you ask me, she does way cooler things than I do...But anyway, here they are: Kristin LaVanway's Secrets to Success. Try them out and let me know how it goes! And if you get a chance, check out Elizabeth's blog. She's hilarious... Kristin LaVanway http://www.HereInPhoenix.com 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com … [Read more...]

5 Tips from My Trip to the Sheraton Downtown

Today I traveled to the Sheraton in Downtown Phoenix to pick up a reporter who is writing an article on our fabulous Phoenix real estate market...I learned a few things along the way. … [Read more...]

The Greatest Fitness Program Ever In The History Of The World!!!

This year as part of my "Three Words Instead of New Year's Resolutions" program, I am focusing on Community, Strength and Create. As it turns out, this secret to fitness success helps in two areas as it is truly a mind and body experience. Some highlights: It's EASY! It's FREE! It WORKS! The only caveat - you must commit to doing this every day. OK, by every day, I really mean at least 6 out of every 7 days, come on, let's be reasonable. But I have been doing just that for the last 3 months and the results are phenomenal! I am leaner and stronger, I have more energy, I have turned on my creative power source, and I am feeling less … [Read more...]

2012 New Year’s Catch Up – The Fab and the Dull

Kristin LaVanway Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com I am soooo behind on posting videos, I decided to make one super-sized three-for-one special featuring a recap of the 2012 Phoenix Real Estate Market (zzzzzz), and word or three on New Year's Resolutions and a Very Special Home Tour. … [Read more...]

Some &*!@* Advice for Buyers Agents

Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com A public service announcement for buyers and their agents who are agonizing about whether or not to send in that offer to purchase one of my listings...HINT: You can't win if you don't play! Our Phoenix real estate market has been favoring the sellers over the buyers for quite some time. I hear over and over again about how buyers missed the boat because they waited too long to submit an offer. The sooner the better these days! This isn't news! But I get a lot of phone calls that almost seem like the agent is looking for a reason NOT to submit an offer: Is the property still … [Read more...]

Steel Dreamz – The Ultimate Man Cave

Scott Cawley, a friend of mine, has opened his new shop, the Steel Dreamz showroom, at Arizona Ave and Elliot. You have got to see it to believe it! Classic muscle cars, eclectic and nostalgic artifacts and one gigantic TV screen. It's the ultimate hang-out to talk shop... Here's an interview with Scott as he prepares to auction some cars at the Barrett-Jackson and Russo & Steele shows this week. Thanks to Jay Thompson, Thompson's Realty for providing the photos. You can visit Steel Dreamz at 260 E Comstock, Chandler AZ, just south of Arizona Ave and Elliot. … [Read more...]

Happy New Year! My Three Words for 2010

Thank you Chris Brogan for the concept of using three words to frame goals for the year. What a great way to keep on track. Here are my three words as I look ahead to the New Year while visiting the fabulous dog paradise at Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert, AZ. … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Glendale, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. My westernmost destination is Glendale, whose historic district hosts many fabulous events each year, including Glendale Glitters, the Glendale Chocolate Affaire and the annual Jazz and Blues Festival. It's also a great place to shop for antiques! … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Phoenix, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. Of course, I could not leave out downtown Phoenix! This downtown has come a long way since the Phoenix Suns got their new downtown digs. It is now a great destination with much to offer. … [Read more...]