Happy New Year 2017 – Looking Ahead in Phoenix Real Estate

We have spent 7.5 years in an awesome growth period as a country. On the flip side, this makes us well overdue for a little recession. That's pretty amazing though - considering we've come a long way from foreclosure and losing our homes back in 2008. The interesting thing about being overdue for a recession is this: It's kind of like being overdue for a major earthquake in Los Angeles - except a tiny recession is much more likely to happen yet won't leave your life in shambles. This mini-recession will not be anywhere near as bad as 2008. We won't have to rebuild an entire city, or country, for that matter.   Here are … [Read more...]

My Three Words for the New Year – 2017

Happy New Year! Right? It's still a happy time - the honeymoon stage of 2017. It's all about promise and potential. Everything to look forward to with no regrets or disappointment. Just goodness.Sunshine and rainbows. Traditionally, we tap into this seasonal optimism and make all those promises to ourselves to eat right, exercise, save money. work harder, blah, blah, blah. Resolutions...I stopped doing them a long time ago. Really cut down on my need for therapy. Now, I navigate the year using just three words. It's worked out really well. Last year, I focused on: MAP CONNECT MOJO and by December 31st, I was looking back on a … [Read more...]

Grid Bikes! What Are Those Green Bikes On Main St?

Grid bikes! They have arrived on Main St. You will see 250 of these bright green two-wheelers in racks along Main St, ready for pedalists to explore Downtown Mesa, head to work, check out a Spring Training game or go wherever their hearts desire (that's within biking distance!) The most common usage is for folks who take the light rail to destinations that are just a little far to walk once you reach the light rail stop. Having a bike to take you that last mile or two can greatly increase the benefits of our light rail here in Metro Phoenix. There are several racks of Grid Bikes along Main Street - near each light rail stop, adjacent to … [Read more...]

3 Words for 2016 – My Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions

I am a big fan of the New Year concept. A fresh start. The New Year's Resolutions. I realized long ago that I was not the kind of person who benefited from setting New Year's Resolutions.  Sure, I would go forth with the best intentions to weigh less, earn more, exercise regularly, organize my office, etc, etc, etc, but at the end of the year, I would generally hate myself for weighing more, earning less, and deciding it might be easier to go out and buy a new stapler because I will never find the old one in this Einsteinian mess I call a desk... The truth is, I am in good company. Not just in the messy desk department, but in this whole … [Read more...]