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Panoramic Golf Course Views

by Nate Martinez

Panoramic Golf Course Views 


Located in one of Arizona’s premier retirement communities, this property is sitting on a quarter acre lot with panoramic golf course views! Updated throughout, the nearly 3,200 square foot floorplan includes a spacious great room with a formal dining area plus a game room with a custom built-in bar. The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to entertain in style!

 

Large kitchen island with seating is perfect for meals-on-the-go. Tons of rich, upgraded cabinetry that blend well with the HI-MACS® solid surface counter tops and the premium appliance package. Updates and upgrades throughout! Both bathrooms have been updated with beautiful vanities, tile surrounds and picture mirrors. The floor plan includes a guest bedroom and a master retreat, which has private access to the covered patio. Enjoy the views from every angle of this amazing backyard! If you are looking for a home to retire to in style, then stop your search here!

 

For details on the upcoming open house, please contact Nate Martinez at 602.430.5226 or via email at NateM@remax.net. Click here to view more details about 10522 W Wheatridge Drive, for sale in Sun City, Arizona

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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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 had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and enjoyment.

I am sure you all were very busy with holiday shopping, or parties, or just relaxing, or maybe even some work! I wanted to mention to you that as the year wraps up and we focus on the holiday and having a great 2015 that we should look back on 2014 and be very proud. It was not an easy year. All of us, and in every way, both personally and professionally, faced many challenges and some of us still do. We should take some time this week to think about all of the hurdles and bumps in the road we had this past year. We do not do this to dwell on them, but only to think about all of the challenges we got through, around, or over.

What I like most about business is that it is never ending and always changing. That is the same with life. We wake up each and every day and we plan and we work and life comes our way. We must remember that we make choices each and every day and those choices are only ours. Many things have tried to throw us off course and many more will come. Many things have made our travels bumpy and difficult and many more will come. We should expect them and when they come we will be ready and we will handle them. The reason we look back is to remind ourselves that where we have come from was not easy.

Let us move forward with more confidence, resolve, and determination to reach our goals. Let us have some fun along the way. Let us bring as many people with us that would like to come.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Another calendar year comes to an end as the world welcomes another new one. Strangely, I am reminded of Elton John's song “Circle of Life” from the movie The Lion King.

Circle of Life
Music by Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice. From the soundtrack to "The Lion King"

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope 
Till we find our place 
On the path unwinding

In the circle, the circle of life
Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

I am particularly moved by the second stanza: "Some say eat or be eaten, some say live and let live; but all are agreed as they join the stampede, you should never take more than you give."

The laws of nature say that every creature's role in the grand scheme of things is to take as well as give. Each of us is predator as well as prey. As a vital link in the food chain, we are allowed to acquire what we need to survive, but we are also required to provide what others need to live. Life's basic rule is that simple.

Unfortunately, some of us are lured to excesses and extremes. We want to have more than the next person, oftentimes killing one another in the process. We want to be bigger than our neighbors, oftentimes depriving others of their means to survive. We take more than we give. This is how we disrupt the natural flow of existence. This is how we bring about evil, pain, and suffering. And this is why...

"Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars"

As the song continues, it describes life as a wheel of fortune, a leap of faith, and a band of hope...until we find our place on the path that unwinds...in the endless round.

Another ending, another beginning, yet nothing will be the same.

The next twelve months will bring a new string of fortunes and misfortunes, new opportunities to take countless leaps of faith, and renewed hope in our struggle to build a more meaningful, more prosperous life for us all.

Let's welcome the New Year by celebrating the circle... and miracle of life!

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” - Emily Dickinson

“Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. “ - Mark Twain

“If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.” - Oscar Wilde

“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.” - Abraham Lincoln

“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” -  Charles Gordy

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” - Mort Walker

“You can't have everything...where would you put it?” - Steven Wright

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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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 had a great weekend!

The holidays are fast approaching and we are going to be pulled in many directions. This is the time of year that gets to be very, very busy. We should be thrilled to have this opportunity in our lives and I encourage each of you to make the most of it and find some extra time.

Spend that extra time shopping for just the right gift. Spend that extra time listening to a child talk about Santa Claus. Spend that extra time making a few phone calls to those people you may not have talked to enough throughout the year. You will never know the impact you may have on someone’s life.

Let us try to make the people around us feel happier, feel cared about, feel filled with energy, feel loved. When we do that we ourselves will feel more fulfilled.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Paradox of our Time! By Dr. Bob Moorehead

The paradox of our time in history is that...
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers. Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families. More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense. More knowledge, but less judgment.
More experts, but more problems. More medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals.
We have more food, but less appeasement.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication. We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or to just hit delete...

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” - Mother Teresa

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” - William James

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.” - Sydney Smith

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” - Henry David Thoreau

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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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 had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday and a nice long weekend.  The year 2014 is coming to a close and many of us have a lot of work to do before we can be certain that 2015 will be our best year ever. Let us take some time this week to get our business on the right path.

What systems do you need to work on to make 2015 the best year ever? What training or education do you need to make 2015 the best year ever? What habits do you need to develop or enhance to make 2015 the best year ever? There are plenty of things we can work on now to make next year all that much better. Let us remember the 5 P's - Prior - Planning - Prevents - Poor - Performance. We need to constantly focus and work on our business even during the holidays. Most businesses do not totally close for the month of December - do not let yours!!!

We will all enjoy family, friends, and memories - we will also make the last month of 2014 count!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Cricket!
Author Unknown

A Native American and his friend were in downtown New York City, walking near Times Square in Manhattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing, and the sounds of the city were almost deafening.

Suddenly, the Native American said, "I hear a cricket."

His friend said, "What? You must be crazy. You couldn't possibly hear a cricket in all of this noise!"

"No, I'm sure of it," the Native American said, "I heard a cricket."

"That's crazy," said the friend.

The Native American listened carefully for a moment, and then walked across the street to a big cement planter where some shrubs were growing. He looked into the bushes, beneath the branches, and sure enough, he located a small cricket. His friend was utterly amazed.

"That's incredible," said his friend. "You must have super-human ears!"

"No," said the Native American. "My ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what you're listening for."

"But that can't be!" said the friend. "I could never hear a cricket in this noise."

"Yes, it's true," came the reply. "It depends on what is really important to you. Here, let me show you."

He reached into his pocket, pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the sidewalk. And then, with the noise of the crowded street still blaring in their ears, they noticed every head within twenty feet turn and look to see if the money that tinkled on the pavement was theirs.

"See what I mean?" asked the Native American. "It all depends on what's important to you."

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

"Don't quack like a duck.. soar like an eagle." - Ken Blanchard

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal." - Napoleon Hill

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy

"When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out."  - David Weatherford

"You can't win the raffle if you don't buy the ticket." - Ally McBeal

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

"If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?" - Jeffrey Mayer

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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Give Thanks

by Nate Martinez

Give Thanks

“Give thanks for each new morning, with its light. For rest and shelter of the night.  For health and food, for love and friends. For everything, they goodness sends” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, as I reflect on 2014 I have so much to be grateful for – my family, my team, and my clients who continue to instill their trust in me as their real estate consultant. Every day I am given opportunities to meet new people and help them with their real estate needs.

Every family we help buy or sell a home is truly a blessing to celebrate, today and every day. To each of you and those who have referred my team, we extend our deepest gratitude to you on this day. May your holiday be filled with love, laughter and memories that will last a life time. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday - Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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RE/MAX National Housing Report November 2014

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report November 2014 

According to the November 2014, National Housing Report from RE/MAX, October marks the second consecutive month in 2014 with home sales higher than one year ago. Following the normal fall seasonal trend, October home sales were 0.8% lower than sales in September, but 2.6 percent higher than the level of sales in October 2013.

“Home sales in 2014 started the year slowly and then rose to equal the strong sales in 2013. They’ve now surpassed last year’s levels for two months in a row. Following usual seasonal trends and with prices rising at a reasonable rate, the market appears to be settling into a more sustainable growth pattern.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX, LLC CEO

The Median Sales Price of all homes sold in the 53 metropolitan areas surveyed in October was $193,000, which was 7.4 percent higher than the median price last October. Home prices in October followed the 2014 pattern of steady growth, but at a slower rate than the double-digit increases seen in 2013. To view the full National Housing Report from RE/MAX, click here.

For more information on your home’s value, please visit me at: http://www.valuemyarizonahome.com/

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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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 all of you had a fabulous weekend filled with fun and relaxation. 

This week many of us will be looking forward to the Thanksgiving Holiday. It is a time for all of us to take a step back and be truly thankful for all the great blessings we have been given. Times may still be tough for us, but we are all in a position to still be thankful for all the great people we know, the wonderful life we have been given so far, and all the great opportunities that lie ahead. 

I hope that this will carry forward into each and every day you will have in the future. Let all the people you are thankful for know. Take the time to reach everyone. Let them know what they mean to you and that you appreciate them in your life. Please enjoy this time that you have. Use it wisely as once it’s gone it’s gone forever. Be thankful and enjoy!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

LIFE IS...By Mother Theresa 

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. 
Life is beauty, admire it. 
Life is a dream, realize it. 
Life is a challenge, meet it. 
Life is a duty, complete it. 
Life is a game, play it. 
Life is a promise, fulfill it. 
Life is sorrow, overcome it. 
Life is a song, sing it. 
Life is a struggle, accept it. 
Life is a tragedy, confront it. 
Life is an adventure, dare it. 
Life is luck, make it. 
Life is too precious, do not destroy it. 
Life is life, fight for it. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” - Cicero 

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey 

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” - Brian Tracy 

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”- Buddha 

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." William Blake

"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” - John Wooden

“So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.” - Marian Wright Edelman

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust 

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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Broker Open House: Priced Over $80,000 Below Appraised Value

by Nate Martinez

Broker Open House: Priced Over $80,000 Below Appraised Value

You are invited to a Broker Open House on Friday, November 21st. This gorgeous home, located in The Reserve at Eagle Heights is move-in ready and priced over $80,000 below appraised value!!!

The sellers are highly motivated and need our help! Please stop by to see what I can honestly say is the best buy on the market today. The seller's children have special needs and now a transfer has caused the seller to price the home to sell THIS WEEKEND. I am hosting a broker open house on Friday, November 21st, to create an opportunity for our REALTOR community to view 7556 W Crystal Drive - and in hopes that we can get this property sold and help a family that needs a fast sale.

Please share this invitation with your brokers, agents and business associate. Lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, November 21st. I look forward to seeing you then. Thank you in advance for your help - Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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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 each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend filled with lots of fun and relaxation. 

All of us have issues in our personal and business lives that we must continue to work on. There always have been, and always will be, things that can be improved upon. The challenge for all of us is in what we focus on daily. Yes, there are things we must get done each day. Yes, there are places we must go each day. But, the great thing is that we all have control over what we think about each and every moment. We have that choice. 

You have the ability, through your thoughts and your efforts, to create something that has never existed before. And you have the power to choose what that will be. Think about solutions not problems. Think about how to make things better instead of how things might be now. Think about what really matters to you. 

What you think about, is what you will do. And what you think about is up to you. 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Today is My Day

Today my thoughts are centered on expecting only the best and giving only the best. Today my mind and heart are open to new opportunities and I make the most out of every situation.

Today I will smile and act enthusiastically in everything I do. I will make every person I meet feel very important and I will show them that I care. Today my confidence is high and I am willing to step out and take a chance. I speak freely to all those I meet. I know I have something valuable to contribute. I expect results today and my time is well invested.

Today I am one step closer to achieving my goals and dreams. I always keep my eyes focused on success and prosperity. Today I will sow good seed so that I will reap my harvest of reward. 

Today is my day!

WORDS TO LIVE BY... 

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probably reason why so few people engage in it.” ~ Henry Ford

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ~ Paul Valery 

“If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?” ~ Joe Namath

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale 

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Thinking of Downsizing or Upsizing?

by Nate Martinez

 Thinking of Downsizing or Upsizing?

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