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Award Winning Estrella Mountain Ranch - Luxury Home For Sale

by Nate Martinez

Award Winning Estrella Mountain Ranch - Luxury Home for Sale 

Surrounded by the mysterious Estrella Mountains, this former David Weekley model Home has a bit of everything you’d expect to find in a luxury property for sale. The unique 4,538 square foot floor plan has two master suites on the first floor, plus an office or study with wood beamed ceilings. Upstairs you'll find a spacious loft. The great room concept has an elegant formal dining room plus a gourmet kitchen that will stir your appetite to see what else this beautiful home has to offer.

Welcomed by a courtyard entrance, the grand foyer is where you’ll see just a few of the well-thought out features offered here. Rich wood accents, iron staircase railing and neutral stone flooring to name a few. The open kitchen boasts a ton of raised panel cabinets, a premium stainless appliance package and a convenient island plus seating at the counter bar. You could easily enjoy the mornings in this cozy breakfast nook, which has an awesome view of the resort style backyard.

 

Overlooking the kitchen is the main living room, complete with a brick stone fireplace, arches and coffered ceiling. Custom window coverings including plantation shutters and professional custom paint throughout. The third car garage has been converted into a hobby room and both the garage and hobby room have A/C.

At the primary master suite, you’ll find gorgeous wood flooring that leads to the well-appointed en suite bath. Surrounded by earthy tones in the slate tile, this bathroom has everything you need, including his-n-hers vanities, separate garden tub and a slate tiled walk-in shower. And let’s not forget about the his-n-her walk-in closets!

 

After touring the inside of this amazing home, it’ll be hard to decide which is your favorite place to hang out – at the pebble tech pool or relaxing on the balcony, while taking in the view as the sun sets behind the Estrella Mountains. If you have a flair for outdoor cooking, this backyard has a built-in BBQ grill, as well as a fire pit, which is perfect for entertaining. This private desert oasis can be yours today – call 602-430-5226 for an open house invitation. 

Click here to take a virtual tour of 14734 S 182nd Drive, Goodyear

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Nate's Monday Morning Message - Happy Memorial Day

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message - Happy Memorial Day 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Morning Message...I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and looking forward to this Memorial Day. The real estate market is picking up and we are getting lots of good signs of things to come; days on market are and inventory have been stable, properties under agreement are up, prices are still up, interest rates are still low, and agents are working harder and smarter. 

Today, in honor of Memorial Day and remembrance of what should be important to us, please take a few minutes to think about the country we all love and care about. Think about how we have gotten to this point as a nation. Think about all the struggle and sacrifice that has come before us. Think about all the brave and selfless men and women that have given their lives for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today. Think about the families that have struggled while their sons and daughters are away from home. Think about what it means to you to have the limitless possibilities for yourself and your families because we live in this great country. Think about the responsibilities you have to maintain this greatness and the character of this country we all love. We can all do something - what will you do?

I love my country - THANK YOU to all the men and women who have and do serve to protect and defend the liberties, the freedom, the opportunities, and the future of this wonderful land.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Freedom Is Not Free
By LCDR Kelly Strong, USCG - Copyright 1981

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Service man saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

 I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“...ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” - Abraham Lincoln

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” - Theodore Roosevelt

“And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.”
- Lee Greenwood

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” - William J. Clinton

“We need an America with the wisdom of experience.  But we must not let America grow old in spirit.” - Hubert H. Humphrey

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

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Have some fun this and every week! Happy Memorial Day. Nate

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602-942-7000

Home Sales Rise, Market Finds Stability - RE/MAX Housing Report

by Nate Martinez

Home Sales Rise, Market Finds Stability - RE/MAX Housing Report

For the second month in a row, April home sales rose higher than sales in March. Only two of the fifty-two metro areas studied in the RE/MAX National Housing Report were found to have experienced lower sales than the previous month.

“After the disruptions to the market at the beginning of the year, it’s a good sign that sales have picked up and have now increased for two months in a row. While sales and prices aren’t growing at the rate they did last year, we still remain in a recovery with the market settling into a more sustainable growth pattern.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO.

Click here to read the RE/MAX National Housing Report for May 2014. If you or someone you know is in the market to buy or sell a home, please contact me today. Our inventory has dramatically improved, and values have stabilized. Nate

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602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of the Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed some down time. Remember the reasons why you work so hard: accomplishment, satisfaction, provide for your family, build wealth, charter new waters, fine tune your skills, competition, etc.  

Please take 5 minutes this Monday morning to remember and really think about why you do what you do. The purpose behind your actions is what will get you through difficult times. The goals that you set are the markers of success and achievement. They will guide you on the journey. The actions you take daily are what move you forward little by little to achieve all that you desire. Keep your purpose in sight and work hard on the actions that will lead to your success.  Never - Never - Never - Quit!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER…

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True by: Helen Steiner Rice

Often your tasks will be many, 
And more than you think you can do. 

Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember, the hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem, 

And with Faith in your heart start upward
And climb 'til you reach your dream. 

For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve

If you have the courage to try it, 
And you have the faith to believe.  

For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill, 

And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will.  

For faith is a mover of mountains, 
There's nothing that God cannot do, 

So, start out today with faith in your heart, 
And climb 'til your dream comes true!

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it." - Andrew Carnegie

"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Andrew Jackson

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

"You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is." - Will Rogers

"When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly large circles around your own desk."  Gen. Bruce Clarke

Make it a great week - Nate! 

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Exquisite Lake Front Living

by Nate Martinez

Exquisite Lake Front Living


If lake front living is what you have been looking for, then you can stop your search at 5671 W Arrowhead Lake Drive, located in Glendale’s prestigious community of Arrowhead Lakes. This 5,000 square foot semi-custom home re-defines the word exquisite, both inside and out.

The seller’s have spared no expense when it comes to luxurious living with a flare for class and elegance. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by a beautiful foyer complete with the graceful pillars and custom iron work that adorns the spiral staircase. Rich oak wood floors lead the way, as you begin your exploration of this one-of-a-kind lake front property.

 

The comfortable floor plan includes five bedrooms, four full baths, an office, formal living areas and a gourmet kitchen that will leave you hoping you still have your grandmother’s favorite cookie recipe. A unique design includes two islands with bar seating and a veggie sink for convenience. Custom cabinetry with intricate wood-working accents, as well as a bank of lighted display cabinets, compliment the rich granite counters and the hand-painted inset ceiling. This gourmet kitchen comes with a premium GE Profile stainless appliance package and a breathtaking view of the lake from the cozy eat-in nook.

Speaking of the lake, let’s take a look at the amazing grounds of 5671 W Arrowhead Lake Drive. At the patio and the balcony, you will find an extensive use of travertine stone and custom iron railings. The backyard landscaping efficiently captures the full-length view of the water front, while offering amenities such as a heated salt-water pool with a lovely water feature, and an outdoor kitchen with a sink and premium appliances which include two grills, a refrigerator and a motorized spit. You can enjoy the lake view from poolside, off the balcony or by the boat dock.

 

Other interior amenities include custom paint and window coverings throughout, updated bathrooms with custom vanities and fixtures, vaulted ceilings and accent pillars. The secondary bedrooms upstairs have private access to the balcony, as well as a fireplace in the family room and a wet bar with seating and a refrigerator.

The master suite is located upstairs with a view of the surrounding mountains and the lake front from additional sitting area or the walk-out balcony. The spa-like bathroom is adorned with classic marble and updated his-n-her vanities and fixtures. There is a separate glass block walk-in shower and a raised jetted tub plus two walk-in closets, one for the Mr. of the house and one for the Mrs.

To call this home exquisite is just the beginning. You really must see it to appreciate what lake front living might be, if you called 5671 W Arrowhead Lakes Drive your home. Call me for a complimentary tour of the beautiful Arrowhead Lakes property. Click here to take a virtual tour. 

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602-942-7000

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this editionof the Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope everyone enjoyed Mother's Day Weekend! Let's start out this week taking a few minutes to examine where we are in both our personal and business lives. 

Do we have a stated purpose for both? Do we have a plan to achieve the end result desired? Are we working each and every day on the actions that our plan calls for? Are we happy? Do we need to make some changes or work a little harder or smarter to achieve our goals? Do we believe that we control where we end up? Are we allowing negative people or thoughts to influence us?

Let us always remember that we have total control over one thing - ourselves! We decide what we will or will not do. We have control over what thoughts will or will not influence us. We choose to act the way we do every minute of every day. If we choose to, we have the power to change anything in our lives for the better. Make this the best week you have ever had!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER… 

“Storms Bring Out the Eagles, But the Little Birds Take Cover.” - Helen Steiner Rice

When the "storms of life"

Gather darkly ahead,

I think of these wonderful words 

I once read.

And I say to myself 

As "threatening clouds" hover,

Don't "fold up your wings"

And "run for cover."

But like the eagle,

"Spread wide your wings"

And "soar far above"

The troubles life brings.

For the eagle knows

That the higher he flies,

The more tranquil and brighter 

Become the skies. 

And there is nothing in life

God ever asks us to bear 

That we can't soar above 

"On the wings of prayer."

And in looking back over

The "storm you passed through,"

You'll find you gained strength 

And new courage, too.

For in facing "life's storms"

With an eagle's wings,

You can fly far above 

Earth's small, petty things.

WORDS TO LIVE BY… 

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” - Henry Ford 

“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” - Bill Cosby

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.” - Thomas A. Edison

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” - George S. Patton

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie

Make it a great week! Nate

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602-942-7000

Nate's Team Newsletter May 2014

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter May 2014.pdf

Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Message. What is it that we are going to accomplish this week? Have a plan. Be Prepared. Execute. Be Determined. Have a great attitude. Be Happy. You can accomplish whatever it is that you choose to accomplish. Make this the week you do something big. You can and you should. Let's make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER… 

Rocks and Sand

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car.”

“The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.”

“Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

WORDS TO LIVE BY… 

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein

“Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

“If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.” - Tallulah Bankhead

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe

 “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” - Phillips Brooks

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” - Will Rogers

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer

 “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. “ - Theodore Roosevelt

Make it the best week of the year and HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! Nate

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