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Luxury Living in Glendale, Arizona

by Nate Martinez

Luxury Living in Glendale, Arizona 

Thunderbird Mountain located in Glendale, Arizona is home to the premier destination for luxury living on the Westside. Beyond the gated security lies the intimate community of Tuscany Hills – a local hotspot for some ofGlendale’s most elite homeowners. Perched high atop the mountain, you will find one of the finest luxury homes on the market today. With nearly 10,000 square feet in design and over an acre home site, the views of the native desert terrain and surrounding city are sublime.

Welcome to 24218 N 63rd Drive – a true “hill top” property that can brag about having 360 degree views and mean it. Located at the highest point in Tuscany Hills and backing to the mountain preserve, the 1.36 acre home site provides the privacy one might be looking for in a home of this significance.

At the entry you will find the attention to detail starts with the custom front door, adorned with impeccable craftsmanship in the iron accents. However once inside, your attention will be drawn to the impressive chandelier that graciously illuminates the foyer and the grand stature of the Italian imported pillars (rumored to be valued at $350,000). Although it may be difficult to decide which direction to start your tour, you will find it is led by marble flooring throughout the main level. Through the grand foyer are the formal living areas; to the right is the master retreat and to the left is the family room and kitchen.

The seller has spared no expense with quality and unique amenities you may not find in another luxury home, such as the lighted onyx sink in the guest powder room or the gold plated fixtures throughout. Overlooking the kitchen and a view of the grounds, the family room is accented by the soft light of the tray ceiling and the rich tones of the Alder wood wall unit that surrounds the fireplace.  The gourmet kitchen will remind you of something you saw featured on HGTV – walnut wood floors mixed with Alder wood at the island and a subtle distressed antique look to the cabinetry - not only pleasing to the eye, it is functional and practical.

Also on the main floor is the master’s quarters, which has a hidden room that could easily be a reading room or a private study. The two-way fireplace will draw you into the Mediterranean-resort-like bathroom, were we will see more of the uniquely elegant details featured in this home. The primary focal point is no doubt the huge Roman-style tub, which is like what you might find when visiting old world Rome - a huge tub with gracious archways supported by pillars and surrounded by marble. His-n-her vanities with onyx sinks and lamp-style wall sconces, accented with gold plated fixtures. At first glance, the walk-in shower will appear to be glowing, but that is just the shimmering effect of the glass tile – another uniquely elegant detail that the seller spared no expense with.

There are two ways to access the second level, one of which is the convenient elevator that also accesses the garage. Upstairs is were the real fun begins – literally. Here you will find a poker room which has its own private balcony – the seller calls it a poker room, but it could be used for whatever suites you. Just off the poker room is the massive game or bonus room, which has a full wet bar with an appliance package and plenty of cabinets for storing all your favorite spirits. A savory game room such as this wouldn’t be complete without a private bathroom, fireplace and of course a two-way salt water fish tank. While all those amenities are fantastic, it is here that you may have the first opportunity to appreciate the magnificent views. But wait, there is more…within the game room is a separate theater, decorated just like an original opera house with theater-style seating for seven. Elegant and classic in décor but modern with technology - this media room comes with a fiber optic star-filled night sky ceiling and Crestron Home System. 

While it’s a fact that this home makes entertaining a cinch, there is work to be done at some point in the day and you’ll appreciate having the study or office nearby. Encased with floor-to-ceiling Alder wood and built-in book shelves, the vibrant colors from the salt water fish tank compliment this warm and inviting space. Here you will also find a second hidden room that stores all the security systems in this home. 

Upstairs are the secondary bedrooms, four of them to be exactly, each with their own themed amenities and private en suite baths. If you need to fulfill a princess’s bedroom-dreams-come-true, then you will love the theme in bedroom number two. Every princess needs a little pink décor and of course a balcony! The bathroom is just as sweet with a hand-painted floral sink, large soaker tub and gold plated swan faucets – yet another one of those unique details the seller has spared no expense with.

In a home of this quality, you would expect to a guest casita but perhaps not guest quarters such as these. This guest house is nearly 1,300 square feet with two bedrooms, one bath, a living area, full kitchen and a one garage attached garage.  In addition to the guest parking, there is an oversized four car garage attached to the main house and plenty of parking on the cobblestone driveway.

The hilltop grounds are just as impressive as the interior. Nestled against the side of the mountain preserve, privacy is a key element of this backyard. Surrounded by Canterra stone, the lap pool has a negative edge spa and a rock waterfall that is built into the side of the preserve. An extensive use of Travertine stone has been used at both the covered patio and the wrap-around balcony. Some of the backyard amenities include multiple fireplaces, an outdoor shower and a built-in BBQ with Lynx brand appliances. 

While the views from the balcony are breathtaking, the real awe-inspiring 360 degree views are seen from the roof top deck. There is literally hundreds of square feet of outdoor space where the views are nearly perfect – on a clear day you can see the Arizona Cardinals’ football stadium to the west and at night the city lights sparkling like diamonds on the horizon.

The only thing left to do is imagine for a moment, the sound of cobblestone under your tires as you accelerate past the gated entry and make your way to the top of the hill. That is the welcoming sound of luxury living and it can be yours today. Contact Nate for a private tour at 602-430-5226. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with fun and enjoyment. I wanted to talk with you this week about fairness and understanding. Many of us heard as children that "Life just is not fair." Well I don't think that is so. I think that life is all of what you make of it and fairness is a level of degrees. I would suggest that all of us know people that are deliberate, thoughtful, and fair. I would also suggest that all of us know people that are non-deliberate, non-thoughtful, and not very fair.

Those people are typically surrounded by others like them or no one at all. They are full of themselves because nobody else really can deal with them. We all know who they are. We tolerate them to a point, but there is always a tipping point that we just say enough is enough. I would encourage all of you to look at yourself to make sure that you are deliberate, thoughtful, and fair. Regardless of what life has done for you up until today, the future is a clean canvas and you are the painter. Make wise choices and be fair and understanding to all. Life will bring back to you what you give to others. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

When The Sun Comes Up!

In Africa Every Morning A Gazelle Awakens
Knowing That It Must Outrun
The Fastest Lion If It Wants To Stay Alive.  

Every Morning A Lion Wakes Up Knowing
That It Must Run Faster Than The
Slowest Gazelle Or It Will Starve To Death.  

It Makes No Difference 
Whether You Are A Lion Or A Gazelle: 
When The Sun Comes Up 
You Had Better Be Running.

I would just prefer to be a LION!!!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” ~ H. Jackson Brown

“Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying a grudge, the other guy's out dancing.” ~ Buddy Hackett

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ~ Thomas Paine

“Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.” ~ Janis Joplin

“Persons are to be loved, things are to be used.” ~ Reuel Howe

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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RE/MAX Setting the Stage for a Dynamic 2015

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX Setting the Stage for a Dynamic 2015

The RE/MAX network, now in over 95 countries, enjoyed another strong year in 2014, setting the stage for a dynamic 2015. Once again, Sales Associates in the U.S. and around the world demonstrated what’s possible when experienced, productive agents use the many unique competitive advantages of the RE/MAX brand. 

Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX – and thanks to our clients who have continued to buy or selling a home with our representation. It is because of your continued support and trust that we can remain on top of our industry. Thank you! 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 Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and enjoyment. As we move forward making progress in both our personal lives and in our businesses, take a few minutes this week to remind yourself of the value of team. There is not one person on this earth that can do everything themselves. When we associate ourselves with people that have the same mindset, goals, dreams, and determination we all become collectively stronger. Look around you this week and decide if you are doing everything you can to make the people around you better. Are they doing the same for you? Life is more than a two way street. There are twists and turns, bumps and potholes, red lights and even stop signs. Are you surrounded by people that will help you every step of the way? Are you prepared to do your part? Let us embrace the help of others and give more than we get. Let’s make it the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

TEAMWORK by: Katrina Losta 

Concentrate 10% on lack of communication...
And 90% in being PART OF ESTABLISHING IT. 

Concentrate 10% on un-professionalism...
And 90% on LEADING BY EXAMPLE.

Concentrate 10% on someone else's weakness...
And 90% on IMPROVING YOUR OWN.

Concentrate 10% on accusations...
And 90% on GETTING THE FACTS. 

Concentrate 10% on lack of training...
And 90% on HOW TO OBTAIN IT. 

Concentrate 10% on complaining...
And 90% on COMPLIMENTING. 

Concentrate 10% on flaws in the system...
And 90% on BEING PART OF IMPROVING THEM. 

Concentrate 10% on constructive criticism...
And 90% on LEARNING FROM IT. 

Concentrate 10% on others...
And 90% on YOURSELF. 

Concentrate 10% on fear of making a mistake...
And 90% on ACHIEVING SUCCESS.

Concentrate 10% on watching the clock...
And 90% on PRODUCTIVITY! 

Concentrate 10% on conflict...
And 90% on RESOLUTION. 

Concentrate 10% on what you want to be...
And 90% on HOW TO GET THERE!

Concentrate 10% on obstacles...
And 90% on PERSEVERANCE AND VICTORY!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” ~ Ken Blanchard

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford

“Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.” ~ Stephen Covey

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” ~ Michael Jordan

“People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” ~ Dr. Allan Fromme

“Many hands make light work.” ~ John Heywood

“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ~Alexander the Great

Let’s make it 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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For Sale in Peoria, Arizona

by Nate Martinez

For Sale in Peoria, Arizona


Stunning home located in the quaint community, Riverstone Estates in north Peoria. This well-cared for two-story home is over 3,800 square feet with amenities such as plantation shutters, custom paint, recessed lighting and soaring vaulted ceilings that accent the amazing staircase. The floor plan includes formal living areas, a spacious loft upstairs and a family room that overlooks the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen design includes an eat-in nook with views of the backyard, convenient island, walk-in pantry, premium stainless appliance package that features double ovens and an oversized gas grill cooktop.

 

Five generous bedrooms, including the master suite that has its own private balcony with awesome views! The grounds are surrounded by lush landscape which creates a beautiful environment for the water fountain feature that cascades over the sparkling pool. There is also a lovely Ramada and covered patio, both perfect for al fresco dining! There really is so much to see in this home – don’t miss out on this stunning Peoria retreat – 7833 W Adam Avenue, Peoria, Arizona

 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Softer Home Sales Start the New Year

by Nate Martinez

Softer Home Sales Start the New Year

Like last year, 2015 home sales are starting the year at a slower pace. January home sales were 3.9 percent lower than sales in January 2014. Last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring and summer months and three of the last four months of 2014 recorded higher sales than one year earlier. 

“One month certainly doesn’t make a trend. As we saw last year, home sales started rather slow, but rebounded during the prime selling months. In fact, 2014 ended with a respectable 4.9 million sales of existing homes, which we believe represents a sustainable rate of growth. So, we still need a few more months of data to tell how this market will perform in 2015.” Dave Liniger, RE/MAX, LLC CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

With a constrained inventory, the January Median Price rose by 11.2 percent over last January. And the inventory of homes for sale was 10.9% lower than one year ago. At the current rate of sales, the corresponding Months’ Supply of inventory fell slightly to 5.2 on a scale where 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. To read the full National Housing Report from RE/MAX, click here

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the value of homes in our market, please contact me today. 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 all of you had a fantastic weekend filled with lots of fun and relaxation. This week, as we work to improve ourselves both personally and professionally, let us keep in mind that the world is full of mirrors. We will see in ourselves what we put out to the world and we will get what we give to others.  As you wake each morning, I hope you look forward to all the great opportunity you have that day. As you wake each morning, I hope you look forward to all the people you will have the chance to meet or help that day. As you wake each morning, I hope you look forward to all the love, happiness, and joy you could have if you just gave it. This week spend a few more minutes on what you have total control over - your attitude towards others.

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

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

House Of 1000 Mirrors, Author Unknown

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often." 

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again." 

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

"We all need a daily check up from the neck up to avoid stinkin 'thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes." - Zig Ziglar

"People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives." - Stedman Graham

"If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it." - Roger Babson

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

"Stop looking at life through a keyhole...open the door to opportunity...get involved, and CREATE the YOU that you CHOOSE to become." - Thomas D. Willhite

"Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch." - Ivern Ball

"An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to." - Laurence J. Peter

"You can't make a great play unless you do it first in practice." - Chuck Noll

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
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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 weekend. This week I wanted to talk about happiness. Many of us do not spend that much time thinking about our own happiness. We go about our day just looking to do whatever we can to get to the next day. When we do think about happiness it is mostly about how we can make the people around us happier. I would suggest to you that true happiness is contagious. If you are happy with who you are, the things you are doing, and the way you are doing them, you will certainly be in a better place to make others happy. Most of the major challenges in our lives require small changes to fix. They may seem overwhelming at the moment, but when you take little bites and know what you want and where you want to go it's not that bad.

Let's take some time this week to work on ourselves. Let's take some time to get rid of the animosity or resentment or frustration towards others. There is only one person that can make you who you are. YOU. You control your reaction to all things that happen to you. Take responsibility for that. If you are not happy, do little things each and every day to change the situation. The first thing you should do is change the glasses you are looking through. Change your perspective on what the problem really is and ask yourself, "What can I do right now to make this situation better?" There is always something you can do. Always. You just need to find what it is. Do not look outside for the answer. Look inside. When you are happier, the people around you will be too. When you are happier, your situation looks better. When you are happier, great things happen because you can now finally see them!!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Wishing 
Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

Do you wish the World were better? 
Let me tell you what to do: 

Set a watch upon your actions, 
Keep them always straight and true. 
Rid your mind of selfish motives, 
Let your thoughts be clean and high. 
You can make a little Eden 
Of the sphere you occupy. 

Do you wish the World were wiser? 
Then suppose you make a start, 

By accumulating wisdom 
In the scrap book of your heart.
Do not waste one page on folly; 
Live to learn and learn to live. 
If you want to give men knowledge 
You must get it ere you give. 

Do you wish the World were happy? 
Then remember day by day, 

Just to scatter seeds of kindness, 
As you pass along the way. 
For the pleasures of the many, 
May be oft times traced to one. 
As the hand that plants an acorn, 
Shelters armies from the sun. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.” - J. Donald Wlters 

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” - Charles Spurgeon 

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” - Agnes Repplier 

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” - Hugh Downs  

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” - Sydney J. Harris

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grow it under his feet.” - James Oppenheim 

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” - Dave Gardner 

“Happiness is a state of activity.” - Aristotle

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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For Sale in Pleasant Valley, Peoria, Arizona

by Nate Martinez

For Sale in Pleasant Valley, Peoria, Arizona

Stunning well-maintained, single level home located in the sought after community of Pleasant Valley in north Peoria is over 3,100 square feet with plenty of room to roam, both inside and out. Wonderful stone accents highlight the front entrance of this lovely home. A large formal living/dining room area greets you as you enter with accented tile, neutral colors and plantation shutters. Moving through the floor plan to the kitchen and family room, where your attention will be immediately drawn to the gorgeous fireplace and entertainment niche.

 

The amazing gourmet kitchen has a convenient island, pantry, granite counter tops, designer cabinetry and a cozy breakfast nook. Four bedrooms, along with a den or library for the book lovers! The outdoor living space is just as impressive with a sparkling pool, fire pit, built-in BBQ and mature landscaping that surrounds the home site. 

 

Click here to view more details of 27058 N 97th Lane, Peoria, Arizona 85383. For more information regarding other Peoria homes for sale by Nate Martinez, please visit www.NatesHomes.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 you all had a great weekend filled with fun and relaxation. I was thinking this past week how truly blessed I am to know all the people that have touched my life. I have been so fortunate in my life to be surrounded by wonderful people that honestly care about me. The road has not always been easy. The sun has not always been shinning. The wind has not always been at my back. One thing I can say for sure is that I have had great opportunity and I have worked tremendously hard. I have learned many things over the years and the one I think we all forget from time to time is be grateful for what we already have and the people in our lives.

I wake up each and every day and I think to myself, "Where would I be if these people were not in my life?" Where would I be if I didn't have them to lean on and to learn from? Where would I be if I wasn't there for others? I believe that the point of life is not the collection of material things, but rather the collection of moments that help and change others. I am well aware that life sometimes gets in the way. We have tough challenges to deal with. We sometimes get tired and quick tempered. We sometimes care more about ourselves than others. Let us know that is what happens and when it does snap out of it. We hold within each of us the keys to our own happiness. It may seem at times the keys are not working. Keep trying...you're one step closer. The people in your life are there for a reason. Open your eyes and take notice and be thankful and grateful for them each and every day. Thank you to each and every one of you. Let's get up and GO!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

A small boy was walking along a beach at low tide, where countless starfish, having been washed up on the beach, were stranded and doomed to perish. A man watched as the boy picked up individual starfish and took them back into the water.

"I can see you're being very kind," said the watching man, "But there must be thousands of them; it can't possibly make any difference."

Returning from the water's edge, the boy said, "It will for that one." - author unknown

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” - Richard Bach

“I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” -Thomas Jefferson

“There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.” - Dale Carnegie

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.” - Henry Ford

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” - Roger Ward Babson

“The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.” - J. Martin Kohe

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.” -Peter F. Drucker

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi 

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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RE/MAX Professionals
7111 West Bell Rd. Ste. 101
Glendale AZ 85308
623-643-1010
602-430-5226
Fax: 602-532-7352

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