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3 Cool Hacks for Summertime House Hunting

by Nate Martinez

3 Cool Hacks for Summertime House Hunting

We all know Arizona is notorious for having over three hundred days of sunshine, so it’s no surprise that at some point you may find yourself house hunting in the summer. Though summer isn’t “officially” here yet, there’s no denying that Arizona’s temperatures are on the rise. Wondering how you’re going to survive searching for a home in the heat? Here are 3 cool hacks for house hunting in the summer.

1.) Start early

Not interested in house hunting mid-day in 115 degree weather? Try to schedule your showings in the morning between 8:30 am and noon before things really start to heat up. Can’t do mornings? Ask your real estate agent if you can see homes in the early evenings between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. It may still be warm out, but it’ll be a lot more bearable and not as blazing hot.

2.) Plan ahead

Depending on where the homes you want to view are located, it’d be best to have your Realtor® map out homes that are close to one another. Having a clear plan of which homes you want to visit will help lessen the amount of time you’re traveling in the heat.

3.) Hydrate often

House hunting while dehydrated could seriously dampen the joy of the experience as well as cloud your judgement. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is extremely important in dry climates like Arizona and especially during the hottest months of the year. Pack a few bottles of water with you while you work up a sweat shopping for your new Arizona home.

Don’t let fear of heat stroke keep you from house hunting this summer, because summer is the perfect time to buy! If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Phoenix area, please contact The Nate Martinez Team regarding any real estate need, whether large or small.  We will help you with the entire home selling and buying process and be sure to make your experience a positive memorable one every step of the way!

With Appreciation,

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

 

3 Cool Hacks for Summertime House Hunting

by Nate Martinez

3 Cool Hacks for Summertime House Hunting

We all know Arizona is notorious for having over three hundred days of sunshine, so it’s no surprise that at some point you may find yourself house hunting in the summer. Though summer isn’t “officially” here yet, there’s no denying that Arizona’s temperatures are on the rise. Wondering how you’re going to survive searching for a home in the heat? Here are 3 cool hacks for house hunting in the summer.

1.) Start early

Not interested in house hunting mid-day in 115 degree weather? Try to schedule your showings in the morning between 8:30 am and noon before things really start to heat up. Can’t do mornings? Ask your real estate agent if you can see homes in the early evenings between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. It may still be warm out, but it’ll be a lot more bearable and not as blazing hot.

2.) Plan ahead

Depending on where the homes you want to view are located, it’d be best to have your Realtor® map out homes that are close to one another. Having a clear plan of which homes you want to visit will help lessen the amount of time you’re traveling in the heat.

3.) Hydrate often

House hunting while dehydrated could seriously dampen the joy of the experience as well as cloud your judgement. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is extremely important in dry climates like Arizona and especially during the hottest months of the year. Pack a few bottles of water with you while you work up a sweat shopping for your new Arizona home.

Don’t let fear of heat stroke keep you from house hunting this summer, because summer is the perfect time to buy! If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Phoenix area, please contact The Nate Martinez Team regarding any real estate need, whether large or small.  We will help you with the entire home selling and buying process and be sure to make your experience a positive memorable one every step of the way!

With Appreciation,

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

 

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Today, in honor of Memorial Day please take a few minutes to think about the country we all love and care about. 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. 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. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Freedom Is Not Free written 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 OF INSPIRATION

“...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

“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

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

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Its hard to believe we are approaching the end of the school year and the triple digits of summer in Arizona are here. I hope that you will take some time to plan your summer and create memories that last a lifetime with your family and friends.

I was listening to a book the other day called Charging the Human Battery and this quote is from chapter ten: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.” – Kierkegaard.

Understanding that we are in control of our destiny and ultimately our happiness is essential in creating the life we want to live. Staying stuck in the past or hanging onto old hurts and grudges does not allow us to move forward. What do you need to let go of in order to move forward with your life? Who do you need to forgive? You are in control. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Growing Good Corn, Author Unknown 

There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.  

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves.

So it is with our lives. Those who choose to live in peace must help their neighbors to live in peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

The lesson for each of us is this: if we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbors grow good corn. It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.” – Seneca

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis B. Smedes

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” - Dave Mustaine

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

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 that each of you reading this were able to spend some quality time with your family over the Mother’s Day weekend. As I grow older, I find that time well spent is the best gift we can receive. And time is a limited commodity, so it is wise to spend it with the people we love, doing the things that bring us the most joy in life. Is there something in your life that is taking up your days, but it is not the highest and best use of your precious time? Is it something you don’t enjoy doing, or feel obligated to do? This week, take a moment to consider those time-sucking activities in your life. Can they be eliminated or delegated? Time is limited. Spend it wisely! Let’s make it a great week!

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 OF INSPIRATION

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” - Earl Nightingale

“Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.” - Karen Salmansohn

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” - William Shakespeare

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

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

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter May 2018

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter May 2018

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

https://www.natemartinezteam.com/files/2018/05/Nate-Martinez-Team-Newsletter-May-2018.pdf

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 that you had a wonderful weekend and that you invested your time wisely. I read a quote this morning by Vincent Van Gogh that I thought I would share… “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” At first read, this seems like a negative statement, but if we read it again, it ponders the question…what would life be if (fill in the blank)? If Neil Armstrong dismissed the idea of walking on the moon? If Henry Ford had let his dream of the first car with a V8 motor die with the nays from his engineers? If Tim Berners-Lee had put his research on the world wide web in a box somewhere in the back of his garage? What would life be like, if we had no courage? What ideas are you holding back on in your life? It takes courage to make change, to take risks…but what would life be like if you did have the courage? You can do it. Let’s make it a great week!

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 OF INSPIRATION

“The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.” - Thucydides

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” - Nelson Mandela

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

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

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