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Nate's Monday Morning Message - Happy Halloween

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message - Happy Halloween 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…it’s a spooky week for kids and adults alike, and it’s the official beginning of the holiday season! For me, the holiday season marks a time to spend with family and friends, creating memories that last a lifetime. I hope you will take a moment this week to spend some quality time with those you care about the most…even if they are dressed up as ghosts and gremlins and begging for candy. Happy Halloween! Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Mystic Magination Night!

On one mystic magic night,
Jack O Lantern glowing bright,
kids with bags of candy sweet,
Roam door to door and street to street,
all dressed up for trick or treat!

Wizards with wands, pirates with hooks,
monsters and clowns with spooky looks,

Kings and queens with capes and crowns,
a princess in her royal gown,

witches with warts and fairies with wings,
movie stars with sparkling rings,

vampires with fangs that bite,
ghosts that boo all dressed in white.

Imaginations taken flight,
on that one mystic magic night.

Oh, the fun of Halloween,
be young or old or in between.

Written by Patricia L. Cisco

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it's about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” - Elvis Duran

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” - Stephen Graham Jones

“Halloween is one day of breaking out of your shell, one day you can be completely expressive, where the world gives you license to dress up.” - Chris March

“If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”- Douglas Coupland

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message - Happy Birthday Tonya!

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message - Happy Birthday Tonya! 

Tomorrow we will be celebrating a special birthday and a very special lady that I would like to dedicate today’s Monday Morning Message to…I have been a blessed man in both my business and my personal life, but none of that would be possible without the support and love that I receive from my family. It has been a privilege to share my life with my partner and the woman who gave me our beautiful daughter. I know I don’t say it enough but the gratitude I have for you transcends what I can put down in words. Thank you for being there, no matter the late nights, the long trips or the interrupted dinner plans. Thank you for raising our daughter to be kind, strong, smart and determined. You handle our chaotic life with such grace, patience, love and with that gorgeous smile that still makes me weak at the knees, all these years later. If you have had the pleasure of spending any time with Tonya, you know that what I type is true and then some…so please help me wish her a very happy, happy, happy birthday!!! I love you T!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” - George Sand

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” - Henry Ward Beecher

“A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.” - Minna Antrim

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” - John Wooden

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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RE/MAX National Housing Report September 2018

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report September 2018

The RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2018 showed the trends of fewer closings and stabilizing inventory continued through September, punctuated by a surprisingly big 11.6 percent year-over-year drop in home sales. At the same time, the RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2018 posted a Median Sales Price of $241,000 that marked the 30th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases. It is the highest September price in the 10-year history of the report. To access the housing report infographic, visit: https://rem.ax/2phKHWT.

The decline in home sales year-over-year was the largest since May of 2011, as September became the seventh month of 2018 to record lower sales than 2017. Even so, year-to-date 2018 home sales resemble 2017’s.

“The big drop in September closings catches your attention. The market is clearly rebalancing as buyers and sellers continue to process the increasing interest rate environment and what that means to them,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “The slower drop in inventory – a visible trend for nearly half a year – further illustrates the ongoing shift toward market equilibrium, and that’s healthy in the long-term.”

Active inventory dropped for the 119th consecutive month, the decline of 4.7 percent from September 2017 was the smallest year-over-year decrease since August 2014. In addition, the September year-over-year inventory drop was the fifth consecutive month in 2018 to post single-digit percent declines rather than the double-digit monthly drops consistently seen over the previous three years.

“It’s a little surprising to see prices staying so strong, but it’s hardly shocking in such a tight market,” said Contos. “The headwinds of rising prices and interest rates amid already tight inventory levels have been crimping affordability and slowing sales for most of the year, but it varies by geography.  In circumstances like these, where the market is tricky to navigate, both buyers and sellers can benefit by aligning themselves with a professional agent – a local expert who can cut through the noise and advocate on their behalf.”

Home prices rose by 5.6 percent over September 2017, more than twice the year-over-year price increase of 2.3 percent from September 2016 to September 2017. That reversed a trend seen in the previous three months, when year-over-year price increases trailed 2017’s rate of growth.

Months Supply of Inventory totaled 3.7, which is the second-lowest for September in report history, second only to 3.6 months in September 2017. Days on Market of 46 was a September record for the report – three days less than September 2017. Of the 54 metro areas surveyed in September 2018, the overall average number of home sales is down 1.1percent compared to August 2018, and down 11.6 percent compared to September 2017.

Click here to download your copy of the RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2018. Looking to sell your Phoenix home or buy a home in Phoenix? Contact the Nate Martinez Team today! We offer unparalleled service to all clients in the Phoenix real estate market.

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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 week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…are you creating opportunities to make those around you smile? Regardless of where you are in life, you do have control over your actions and your thinking. As we work to make ourselves better, let us also work to make those around us better at the same time.

What can you do this week to improve the lives of your family, friends, or neighbors? Maybe it is just a simple smile, or a phone call, or lending a helping hand. I know that for each of us there is something that we can do. Let’s find a way to let the goodness come out and flourish around those we care about the most. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. Despite the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better jump, and he himself bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said, “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out. The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.” The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my back pack.”

Moral: Your job doesn’t always define you, but being a good human being does.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao Tzu

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”  William Arthur Ward

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Bellissimo Luxury Open House Event

by Nate Martinez

Belissimo Luxury Open House Event

You are invited to attend an exclusive luxury open house event at 9520 W Bellissimo, Peoria, AZ 85383 on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00-7:00pm.

Welcome to bright, open spaces with the perfect balance of easy, casual style and sophisticated detail such as crown molding, custom door and window trim and custom cabinetry throughout. And from the moment you step inside, this home naturally flows from one space to the next, making family living and entertaining seamless. The large great room with its fifteen foot tall heightened ceilings and massive fireplace flows effortlessly into the chef's kitchen featuring custom cabinets, family dining space and separate formal dining room.

A second living space conveniently lies just beyond the kitchen, perfect for a game room, home theatre or extra play space. The flow continues down the children's wing featuring three bedrooms, each with an on-suite; and an oversized laundry with dual washer and dryer hook-ups and floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets that will make laundry day a great day.

The owner's wing extends to the opposite side of the home, complete with an office and owner's suite fitting a home of this magnitude. Featuring separate his and her closets, a separate dressing room, and a lounging bathroom complete with a clawfoot soaker tub and separate shower featuring two rain heads and a separate handheld system; this is luxury at its finest!

But this home is as energy-efficient as it is breath-taking, with air-tight blown-in insulation on all exterior walls and roofline, thereby creating a thermal barrier against the desert heat. Thus, the home will provide a 50-55 percent greater energy efficiency than traditional insulation. This together with the state-of-the-art Ultra 2 window glass which provides the highest energy-efficiency rating available, the dual-layer rooftop felt, and gas appliances throughout, and this home's energy efficiency is unsurpassed.

Featured in the private, gated specialty home neighborhood of La Strada del Lago, this unique home is nestled with eleven other specialty custom luxury homes averaging 8500 square feet and priced from the $2 million and up. The winding, tree-lined street ensures maximum privacy and exclusivity. This home is nestled on a 1.3-acre homesite with open-space on all four sides and 360 degree views. Just 1.5 miles from the Peoria medical corridor and close to the highly sought after Candeo and Basis Charter Schools, La Strada del Lago is a spectacular neighborhood for highly-selective buyers and is surrounded by the best custom homes that North Peoria has to offer!!

If you’d like to attend our luxury open house event for 9520 W Bellissimo, Peoria, AZ 85383 please RSVP at http://www.nateshomes.com/bellissimo-open-house. If you’d like to see our other available luxury home listings in Peoria or if you’re looking to buy or sell your Phoenix home, please contact the Nate Martinez Team today!

With Appreciation,

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 week’s Monday Morning Message…every week we have the opportunity to focus our attention on personal development. The only thing that changes you from who you are today is the people you meet and the things you learn. Meet new people. Grow new relationships. Learn new things and share them with others. When you consistently improve who you are you begin to grow and yes change for the better. This week can be the week you start to grow by meeting and learning. Your goal this week is to meet five new people and learn five new things. Simple and YES you can do it! Let’s make it a great week!

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A Boy’s Weakness 

A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move. “Sensei,” the boy asked, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?”

“This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals. 

This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be over-matched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened. “No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.” Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind. “Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?” “You won for two reasons,” the sensei answered. “First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.” The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength. 

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar

“Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” - Dwayne Johnson

“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

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 week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…are you creating opportunities to make those around you smile? Regardless of where you are in life, you do have control over your actions and your thinking. As we work to make ourselves better, let us also work to make those around us better at the same time.

What can you do this week to improve the lives of your family, friends, or neighbors? Maybe it is just a simple smile, or a phone call, or lending a helping hand. I know that for each of us there is something that we can do. Let’s find a way to let the goodness come out and flourish around those we care about the most. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. Despite the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better jump, and he himself bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said, “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out. The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.” The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my back pack.”

Moral: Your job doesn’t always define you, but being a good human being does.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao Tzu

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”  William Arthur Ward

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

Arizona State Fair Returns to the Valley

by Nate Martinez

Arizona State Fair Returns to the Valley

AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinCalling all lovers of roller coaster rides, concerts and deep-fried Twinkies! The Arizona State Fair returns to the Valley on Friday, October 5th and residents across the Valley are flocking to one of the most anticipated events of the fall season!

The Arizona State Fair is the state's largest festival, attracting over one million guests annually to rank as the third highest attended state fair in the country and in the top fifteen of North American Fairs. . The fair features professional midway rides and games, unique fair foods, livestock and animal attractions, national headline and local entertainment, special shopping vendors, and various contests. The Fair is a showcase of Arizona talent, community, and spirit all in one location.

Located on the Arizona State Fair Grounds at 1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix this year’s concert series features big acts like 38 Special, Pitbull, Paulino Rubio and The Wallflowers just to name a few

Concert line up and tickets can be purchased online here. Discounted admission tickets and discount days are also available throughout the month of October thanks to generous sponsors such as SRP, Fry’s Food and Drug, and Sanderson Ford here.

Making memories for Arizona families is what the Arizona State Fair is about. Whether it’s your first date on the Sky Ride, at a coliseum concert, indulging in a funnel cake or winning a giant stuffed panda, the Arizona State Fair brings our community together and has something for everybody. So come out and enjoy the fair now until October 28th. For more fun things to do in Phoenix or if you’re looking to buy or sell your Phoenix home, please contact The Nate Martinez Team today!

With Appreciation,

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message…this week and every week we have the opportunity to build the life that WE want. You need to become very clear on what it is that you wish to accomplish in life. Focus on the big picture items - Relationships, Business, Health, Spirituality, Money, etc. You need to become clear on where you want to be and how you want to live your life and then you can dig deeper into the specifics.

Picture the destination and what it will be like and then you can set the road-map to success. Things will change along the way and roadblocks will appear. The best part of your journey is that you can decide what to do along the way. This is your journey and YOU need to be responsible for it. Once you come to this realization you will understand that all of the roadblocks and challenges are just things to get through. What is it you want to accomplish? Let’s make it a great week!

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GOALS MATTER...

On the best sunny day, the most powerful magnifying glass will not light paper if you keep moving the glass. But if you focus and hold it, the paper will light up. That is the power of concentration. 

A man was traveling and stopped at an intersection. He asked an elderly man, "Where does this road take me?" The elderly person asked, "Where do you want to go?" The man replied, "I don't know." The elderly person said,” Then take any road. What difference does it make?"

How true. When we don't know where we are going, any road will take us there.

Suppose you have all the football eleven players, enthusiastically ready to play the game, all charged up, and then someone took the goal post away. What would happen to the game? There is nothing left. How do you keep score? How do you know you have arrived?

Enthusiasm without direction is like wildfire and leads to frustration. Goals give a sense of direction. Would you sit in a train or a plane without knowing where it was going? The obvious answer is no.

Then why do people go through life without having any goals? 

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” - Pele

“It's not an accident that musicians become musicians and engineers become engineers: it's what they're born to do. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” - Jack Canfield

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” - Napoleon Hill

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