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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…yesterday I got to spend the day with my family which is what Easter is all about for me. I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for life and, I just want to take a moment to thank each of you for being a part of my life…to my past clients, current clients and future clients, thank you for your support and continued trust as your real estate advisory…for those of you reading this who are a part of RE/MAX Professionals, thank you for being a part of our organization. I would not be able to do what I do, if it wasn’t for each of you.  Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

One day a grandchild came to his grandpa and asked: What is soul?

Grandpa told him a story that he heard a long time ago from his own grandpa: “It is said that there are three ‘I’ in a human, which support and guide him through his whole life. The first ‘I’ – is the coldest. It is seen by every surrounding person. The second ‘I’- is the warmest. It is only seen by the closest people to you. The first and the second always argue for power over the man, and their discord awakens doubt and fear in us. And only the third ‘I’ can reconcile and find a compromise between the first two. No one can see it. Sometimes we are unaware of its existence, but it is always with us.”

“I never heard about it,” the grandchild said. Grandpa smiled and answered:

“The first ‘I’- is Mind. If it takes over the second one, the person becomes calculative and cold. The second ‘I’- is Heart. If it wins, we become naive. Then it is easy to hurt and deceive us. The third one – is the Soul. Only it can restore the balance in us.”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

“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

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

“I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it.” - Kristin Armstrong

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” - Robert H. Schuller

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…spring is in the air or perhaps in Phoenix we should call it the beginning of the pool weather temperatures! While we may not have a traditional spring season here in the Valley of the Sun, we can still celebrate the symbolism of spring.

The spring season represents a rebirth, or a time to start something new…just like the crops that go dormant in the winter months, we too can spring forth a new, healthier, stronger version of ourselves. What goals did you set for yourself at the New Year which need to be adjusted, revisited, or perhaps started again? What areas of your life to do you want to breathe some fresh spring air into? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

It Couldn’t be Done, by Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the
trace of a grin on his face.
If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann Jacobs

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'” - Robin Williams

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.” - William Alexander

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” - Gary Zukav

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5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience And Mega Open House

by Nate Martinez

5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience And Mega Open House

Please join us this Saturday, March 19th from 11:00am to 2:00pm for the 5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience, featuring food trucks "As Seen on TV."

Enjoy FREE samples from 11 of the Valley's top food trucks, an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" food truck tour, and tours of over 30 model homes and Blackstone Country Club, including 4 of my listings in Blackstone/Vistancia. 

If you have any questions or need directions to Vistancia, please contact Nate at 602-430-5226. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Home Buyers Not Deterred by Rising Interest Rates

by By Satinder Haer

Home Buyers Not Deterred by Rising Interest Rates 

For over 6 years, Americans enjoyed a period of historically low interest rates, making homeownership more affordable than ever before. Right before the turn of the year, the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee decided to raise benchmark interest rates and, in effect, mortgage rates. Many experts predicted that rising interest rates would impact the plans of many potential and active home shoppers. However, recent data indicates that while home shoppers are taking into account rising interest rates, most are altering, not cancelling their homeownership plans.  

Check out how various demographics believe rising interest rates will impact their home search and how they’d adjust their plans.  

Overall Home Buyer Response

Increasing interest rates will have minimal impact on overall home buyer behavior according to Zillow’s survey results. Seventy percent of the respondents who are actively searching for a home or plan to within the next year said their plans to buy a home would remain intact, even if mortgage rates rose to 4.5 percent. Furthermore, less than half of current home shoppers said they would look for a smaller home or search in a less expensive area in order to factor a higher interest rate into their purchase. Only 30 percent of home shoppers felt their plans would be derailed or significantly impacted by rates rising to 4.5 percent. These responses indicate that the majority of active home shoppers felt their plans would be unaffected or insignificantly altered by the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike.  

Minority and Young Adult Response

Certain groups of home buyers revealed a much higher likelihood of adjusting their homeownership plans due to rising interest rates. Asian and Hispanic respondents were more likely to rethink their plan to purchase than their white or black counterparts. Out of the Asian and Hispanic respondents who indicated they plan to buy a home within the next year, 63 percent said they would delay their home purchase, adjust the type of home they are looking for, or search in different neighborhoods if interest rates were 4.5 percent. Comparatively, only 40 percent of black and 41 percent of white respondents said they would rethink their plans.

Similarly, young adults indicated a greater likelihood of rethinking their home buying plans in response to rising interest rates. Fifty-three percent of adults between the ages of 23 and 34 indicated they would reconsider their options if mortgage interest rates were 4.5 percent. In the 35- to 54-year-old bracket, only 39 percent of respondents indicated they’d reconsider. And of those 55 years and older, only 36 percent would reconsider. Older buyers were less concerned by the impact that a hike in interest rates would have on their homeownership plans; this may be explained by the fact that younger buyers are struggling to break into homeownership and even a 1 percent interest increase could put ownership out of reach for them.

Bigger Home Buyer Concerns

Rising interest rates ranked low among the concerns that home buyers reported feeling. The number one concern among respondents was being able to find an affordable home; in other words, concerns regarding the inventory and pricing of homes on the market. Following affordability were concerns about saving for a down payment and qualifying for a loan. Rising interest rates were cited as the 4th most pressing concern, out of the six options presented to the respondents. While rising interest rates might have an indirect effect on some of the other concerns that home buyers have about buying a home within the next year, interest rates themselves are a relatively low-ranking concern.

Despite the recent speculation about the potential effect rising interest rates may have on current and near-future home buyers, home buyers do not appear to be too concerned. Many of them are likely ready to escape the rental crisis they have experienced in the last few years and buying a home is more affordable than it has been in the past, even with higher interest rates. The era of low interest money might nearing an end, but home shoppers are not deterred quiet yet. 

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” - Mattie Stepanek

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…at one point in all our lives, we have had to work with others, whether it was an organized group, sports or even working together with members of our family. Some people think they work better alone, while others are great at collaborating and seek out people to help them. No matter who you are, how much money you make, or don’t make, rich or famous, young or old…at some point we all need to ask for help, which will require a form of teamwork.

As a recovering control freak, I have had to learn how to ask for help as I have grown my business. In the beginning though, I thought I was the only one who could put up a sign, or take a photo…or perhaps I should say, I was the only one who could do it the best way. However, I realized I was never going to get to the level I wanted without asking for help. Today, I am surrounded by a great team, and I have come to learn that when asked, people are more than happy to help. We assume we are bothering someone or putting them out before we even ask for help. I know it isn’t easy, and it takes swallowing your pride but the people around you are more than happy to support you, when given the opportunity. So this week, let’s make it a goal…identify an area in your life, or a task you need help with, then ask. You can do it – let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Very Old Lady

A very old lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day.

Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a center parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day.

A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know, a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day.

The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald.

"Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have to waste time doing my hair anymore."

(Ack CB) Source: http://www.businessballs.com/index.htm

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.”- Brian Tracy

“The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” - Sydney J. Harris

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” - Jim Rohn

“I'm going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don't fly. They're the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over - so it's teamwork.” - Alex Ferguson

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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What's Nate's Big News? Newsletter March 2016

by Nate Martinez

What's Nate's Big News? Newsletter March 2016

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter March 2016.pdf

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…I got the privilege of hearing Mel Robbins speak at the RE/MAX R4 convention last week in Vegas. She is a fabulous speaker and has a unique but simple approach to having everything we want in life. I am sharing this video of her from a Ted Talk, where Mel shares that scientists have proven that the odds of you being born with the exact DNA, at the exact time and place, are 1: 400,000,000,000. Now that you know this, does it change the way you feel about the value of your life? This week, I challenge you to follow your impulse in five seconds or less. Take your hand off the emergency break and act on the brilliant ideas and thoughts you have swirling around in your head and heart. Act now. Go do it, and let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER:

WORDS OF INSPIRATION:

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” - Charles R. Swindoll

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” - Ralph Marston

“Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” - Bradley Whitford

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius

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Popular Fulton Floor Plan in Arrowhead Lakes

by Nate Martinez

Popular Fulton Floor Plan in Arrowhead Lakes

Amazing home located in Arrowhead Ranch! Popular Fulton Home floorplan is over 2,400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, plus a den with built-in Cherry cabinets and gorgeous French Doors. The traditional formal living area is just the beginning with custom paint, plantation shutters (throughout home) and Fredrick Ramond lighting (over $1,000 value). Spacious eat-in kitchen has everything you need including a large island, plenty of cabinets & built-in office/media station. Cozy family room has fireplace and niches that are perfect for your favorite artwork.

 

 

Other upgrades include $17k in treated Walnut flooring, 3 inch baseboards, custom screen doors and so much more! Outside enjoy the mountain views and easy maintenance yard with auto-timer shade screens, custom awnings, fruit trees and extensive flagstone surrounding the pebbletech pool which was rebuilt from the ground up. Located near the 101 loop, shopping, dining and 2 community parks. Come see it today, call it home tomorrow!

Click here to take a virtual tour of 20716 N 57th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85308

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Move-In Ready in Peoria, AZ

by Nate Martinez


Move-In Ready
 in Peoria, AZ

Amazing home located near the popular P83 Entertainment District! Unique Engle Home floor plan features a downstairs master with 3 secondary bedrooms upstairs with 2 lofts. Gorgeous new laminate wood floors, custom paint, new carpet, new kitchen sink, new faucets! Traditional formal living areas plus a large family room which features a custom brick entertainment nook and overlooks the kitchen which has a sunny bay window and a convenient eat-in nook.

 

 
 

Kitchen island is perfect for all your baking needs, plenty of raised panel cabinets and updated stainless appliance package. Soaring vaulted ceilings make this home feel light, bright and spacious! Completely landscaped front and back with citrus trees and a lovely covered patio. Come see it today, call it home tomorrow!

Click here to take a virtual tour of 7244 W Sandra Terrace, Peoria. For an appointment please call us today. 

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