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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend filled with fun and relaxation. Isn't it amazing how time just rushes by. We should all take some time to truly think about what it is that we have done with our lives so far. I am sure that all of us have made some great decisions and also some not so great decisions. I believe the only bad decision is sticking with a bad decision. I also believe that living your life with regret and hurt is torture in many ways.

We should leave those bad decisions in the past so they do not continue to have an affect on us. We should be thankful for all the great things and people that have been involved in our lives. We should be happy and full of energy to make the future as bright as it can be. Letting go of one thing allows you to grab on to another. Let us focus on making great decisions.

Regardless of where you are in your life today, YOU have the opportunity to make it better. Constantly move forward and improve. Take responsibility for your actions and make better decisions. You can make massive advances in a short period of time by taking lots and lots of small steps. Start taking those steps today! Let’s make this the best week of the year! 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Turning Clocks Back, by Christopher Robins

Wishing to change things for the better
We cry to turn back time
When, you know, even if we could
Nothing would fall into line 

We would live out the exact same life
And make the same old mistakes
And once again have or cause
The exact same, sad old heartaches

To change things back in time
Taking along with us we would need
All the stored memories we have today
Before from experience, we could heed 

Knowledge and experience of present life
Is key to change, truly wise
For it grants foresight and wisdom
Like a second set of eyes

So rather than wish to turn back time
When your life seems in subsidence
Use past experience to put things right
Use any errors your mistakes as guidance

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.” - Elbert Hubbard

“We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.” - Jonathan Westover

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” - John Dewey

“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” - Anthony Robbins

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” -
Ben Stein

“The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.” - Frederick Speakman

“Decisions are the endless uncertainties of life that we'll not know if they're right until the very end, so do the best you can and hope its right.” - Lily Collins

“A weak person has doubts before a decision; a strong person has them afterwards.” - Karl Kraus

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Fannie Mae Change: How Does This Impact You?

by Nate Martinez

Fannie Mae Change: How Does This Impact You? 

Recently Fannie Mae made a big change that could impact a lot of would-be home buyers. If you are in the market to buy a home, you may want to consider making your purchase before August 16th otherwise, you may have to wait another two years.

Fannie Mae announced that they have changed the required waiting period for borrowers who have had a previous deed-in-lieu of a foreclosure or short sale transaction. Currently, buyers with a short sale two or more years ago, are eligible for Conventional financing with 20 percent down. With these changes to the Fannie Mae guideline, buyers will now have to wait four years before qualifying for a new Conventional loan.

The updated Fannie Mae guideline is scheduled to go into effect on August 16, 2014. Buyers who are under contract by August 16, 2014 will qualify under the current guidelines, however after this date, borrowers will fall under the new four year waiting period.

For more information on available loan programs or to get qualified for a home mortgage, please contact Nate today.

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Information provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon by you. RE/MAX Professionals and/or Nate Martinez are not a mortgage lender. You should contact Cobalt Mortgage directly to learn more about its mortgage products and your eligibility. *There are extenuating circumstances that may apply to borrowers in regards to the new Fannie Mae waiting period.

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message...I hope each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and relaxation.  We all face similar challenges in our lives and we all handle those challenges differently. There a few things that we all could do better to make the challenges that will come a little easier to handle. First, keep in mind that challenge and struggle will come to you. That is life and we all go through it. Second, your reaction to what happens to you is 100 percent within your control. You may not control what happens, but you control what you do about it. Third, pointing fingers or placing blame on others never solves the problem at hand. The goal is to understand what happened and why and move on. Fourth, love more and argue less. Spend your time loving a few rather than arguing with many. Fifth, realize your time here is limited and the clock is ticking. Don't waste time you can't get it back once it's gone. We must all work harder each and every day to make the life we have the very best. Keep smiling, keep your head up and keep moving forward.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

It's the Journey That's Important by John McLeod

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old

Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

Ins and outs and ups and downs
Life's road meanders aimlessly?
Or so it seems, but somehow
Leads us where we need to be,

And being simply human
We oft question and compare...
"Is the journey so important
Or the getting there?"

And thus it's always been
That question pondered down the ages
By simple people with simple ways
To wise and ancient sages...

How sweet then, quietly knowing
Reaching destination fair:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!" 

WORDS TO LIVE BY... 

"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." - Napoleon Hill

"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." - Mark Twain

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." - William Shakespeare

Make it a great week! Nate

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www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-942-7000

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RE/MAX National Housing Report - July 2014

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report - July 2014

According to the National Housing Report provided by RE/MAX Headquarters in Colorado, summer home sales have been on the rise for four months in a row. Currently, on a national average, homes are selling in 62 days with approximately 4.1 months of inventory on the market.

“The increasing inventory of homes for sale is having a positive impact, despite some lingering challenges with lending standards, so the recovery remains in place. If the overall economy improves, history has shown that housing is likely to stay in line with long-standing seasonal trends.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO. Click here to download a copy of the RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2014.

For more information about the housing market in Phoenix and the surroudnign areas, please give me a call today. Pricing your home right is the key to successfully selling and with more inventory on the market, there are plenty of options for those looking to purchase. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope that all of you had a fantastic weekend filled with a lot of fun and relaxation. 

As we prepare for the week ahead, let us keep in mind that we are making progress each and every day. Our focus must be on the small victories we achieve and not solely on all that still must be done. If you have made progress in spending more time with your family and friends, be happy about that. If you have organized your life and business to be more productive and manageable, be happy about that. If you have learned to let the negative attitudes of others in life not affect you, be happy about that. 

These small victories are what make up a successful life. Do not forget about them as you work towards more and more of them. Small bites make for a great meal.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

As You Travel Through Life.
Poet Unknown

As you travel through life there are always those times 
When decisions just have to be made, 
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce, 
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do 
Is simply let go and move on, 
Gather your courage and choose a direction 
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward.
The process of change can be tough, 
But think about all the excitement ahead.

There might be adventures you never imagined 
Just waiting around the next bend, 
And wishes and dreams just about to come true 
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things 
As you challenge your status quo, 
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected 
And see things that you've never seen, 
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring 
And somebody special who's there 
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest 
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends 
Are supportive of all that you do, 
And believe that whatever decisions you make, 
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other, 
And taking your life day by day... 
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road - 
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses.”- H.V. Adolt

“It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth.” - Rocky Balboa

“Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” - John Quincy Adams

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss

“Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.” - Peter Davies

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” - Lou Holtz

“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” - Voltaire

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Elliot

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Custom Home in Arrowhead Lakes

by Nate Martinez

Custom Home in Arrowhead Lakes

This gorgeous custom home located in Arrowhead Lakes is one-of-a-kind. Situated on a large corner, cul-de-sac lot, the property is private and the grounds are an entertainer’s delight - sparkling pool with a rock waterfall, outdoor fireplace and built-in gas BBQ plus tons of room to entertain under the over-sized covered patio.

Enter through an impressive foyer with grand pillars that are made of faux classic marble and soaring 16 foot ceilings – just what you might expect to see in a home of this stature. The spacious 4,357 square foot floor plan includes a formal living and dining room, family room and a gourmet kitchen. In addition to a generous master retreat, the secondary bedrooms are set up as mini-suites with private bathrooms and the home office could be used as a fourth bedroom.

The family room overlooks the kitchen with a cozy fireplace and access to the patio. Premium DACOR kitchen appliances, sub-zero refrigerator, granite counters, cherry wood cabinetry and a large kitchen island with a veggie sink, make this gourmet kitchen beautiful and functional.

 

With a split master bedroom floor plan, you will appreciate the privacy and the amenities in this personal retreat. Gorgeous bathroom design that looks like it comes straight out of a luxury home magazine – elegant archways adorned with glass block surround the raised garden tub which is enclosed with travertine tile and lit by a princess-style chandelier. Rich faux paint compliments the picture mirrors while the double vanities and his-in-hers walk-in closets provide optimal use of the space.

The interior options offer a quality life-style you would expect to find in a custom Arrowhead Lakes home, however, the garage may leave you wondering why anyone would want to sell this amazing property. Under roof, there is approximately 7,200 square feet which leaves nearly 3,000 square feet of parking galore. A rare tandem set-up has 40 feet of space, doors at both the front and back, and room for up to 5 vehicles.

 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind custom home in Arrowhead Lakes. Call Nate today for an open house invitation to tour 21560 N 58th Drive in Glendale, Arizona.

www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Team Newsletter July 2014

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter July 2014

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and found some time to enjoy and relax. We all know that freedom is not free, but it is worth the price we all pay. We all should find ways that we can help continue to make ours the strongest, most productive, proudest nation on the planet. Give back every single day! I want to thank all of you for contributing to our businesses, communities, and country’s past and future success. We live in a nation that allows us such amazing freedom and opportunity – let’s do something with it!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Magic Bank (author unknown)

Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The set of rules are:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.

2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 

3. You may only spend it.

4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

5.  The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!"  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

Actually, this game is real…shocked? Yes! Each of us is already a winner of this  PRIZE. We just can't seem to see it. The PRIZE is TIME.

1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.

2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.

3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.

4. Yesterday is forever gone.

5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending!”

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.” - Henry James

“A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” - George William Curtis

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” - Nathan Hale

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” - Albert Einstein

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Happy 4th of July from Nate Martinez

by Nate Martinez

Happy 4th of July from Nate Martinez

The 4th of July is a great day for our country, and I salute those individuals who make the sacrifice so that this day is possible.

Make this 4th of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedoms.

Happy 4th of July, Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend and found a few minutes to really enjoy and have some fun. We are constantly working on improving ourselves and our situations. We all try to make things better each and every day in big ways and in small ways. The challenge becomes the consistency of doing it.

Like many things in life they get harder to do over time and we need to dig deeper and deeper to find the strength and determination to succeed. What it comes down to is passion. Do you have the passion to achieve the goal that you are working towards? Do you have the passion to put up with the bad with the hope that the good will be so very worth it? You must find your passion in everything you do. It is a mindset and it can be created over and over and over if you desire the end result bad enough. Passion is the gas that runs your engine. We do not all have the same passion even if we are trying to achieve the same end result. Find yours and put it to work. Let’s make this the best week of the year!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

L- Love: your passion is something you love to do.
I- Interest: your passion is something that interests you.
F- Fulfilling: your passion gives you a sense of fulfillment.
E- Empowering: your passion usually empowers and energizes you.

P- Personal: your passion has personal significance to you and you alone.
A- Abilities: your passion capitalizes on your assets, attributes and abilities.
S- Service: your passion will usually provide a service or fulfill a need.
S- Spiritual: your passion and its pursuit represent an area of spiritual growth.
I- Inspiring: your passion is inspiring to you and therefore will inspire others too.
O- Obvious: your passion, once found, is usually something obvious to you.
N- Natural: your passion is often unstudied and comes naturally to you.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.” - Denis Waitley

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” - Dale Carnegie

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.” - Billy Wilder

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.” - Joe Paterno 

“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” - George Washington

“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” - John Wooden

Have some fun this and every week! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000 

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