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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! I hope you had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed some time for yourself. Let’s take a few minutes today to really look inward at ourselves. Are we putting the right face forward? Are we projecting the positive, upbeat attitude that we should be as leaders in our communities and role models to our families? Let us act every minute of every day like it is on purpose. We have the ability and we just need the determination to do so. Short and Sweet: Don’t waste another minute of your life; take action today. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

There was once a boy who wanted to seek the secret of success. One day he approached a wise man living up in the mountain. When he found the wise man at the hut, he asked "Wise man, can you tell me the secret to becoming successful in life?" The wise man was silent for a bit. After a moment, the wise man led the boy down to the river. They kept walking into the river until the boy was fully submerged in the water. The boy struggled, and the wise man did not help him. The wise man held his head under the water. After a while, the wise man pulled the boy out of the water and headed back up to the mountain. At the hut the wise man asked the boy what he desired most when his head was submerged in the water. To this the boy quickly responded, "Of course, I wanted to breathe, you old fool!" To which the wise man replied, "Son, if you desire success as much as you wanted to breathe, then you would have found the true secret of success."

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

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

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivananda

“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” - Morihei Ueshiba

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

Phoenix Valley Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Not Keeping Up

by Nate Martinez

Phoenix Valley Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Not Keeping Up

By Heather van Blokland

Housing prices are still rising for metro Phoenix. The June housing report shows median prices up 9.4 percent year over year to just under $300,000, but the real concern in Valley real estate is how few homes there are for sale.

There’s now a little less than a two-month supply of homes available for sale in the Valley, a critical low. That means, excluding new construction, if every home for sale right now sells, there’d be nothing left in sixty days.  One reason the supply is so low is because sellers are not moving out of homes to move away from the Valley, but rather to move into another home in the metro Phoenix area.

"The silver generation, if you will, are selling their bigger homes and buying something smaller and they just might be moving to a different community. You know, it may not be an active adult or retirement type community, it just might be a smaller home," said Nate Martinez, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX.

Martinez said the major concern is that new homes are just not being built quickly enough in the lower price ranges to meet buyers’ needs.

ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q2 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report finds sellers are getting more for their homes, with an average gain of $58,000, the highest average home seller gain since Q3 2007. And homeowners who had been holding on are now beginning to sell.

Homeowners who sold in Q2 2018 had owned an average of 8.09 years, the highest average homeownership tenure since ATTOM began tracking in Q1 2000.

With Appreciation,

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

Phoenix Valley Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Not Keeping Up

by Nate Martinez

Phoenix Valley Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Not Keeping Up

By Heather van Blokland

Housing prices are still rising for metro Phoenix. The June housing report shows median prices up 9.4 percent year over year to just under $300,000, but the real concern in Valley real estate is how few homes there are for sale.

There’s now a little less than a two-month supply of homes available for sale in the Valley, a critical low. That means, excluding new construction, if every home for sale right now sells, there’d be nothing left in sixty days.  One reason the supply is so low is because sellers are not moving out of homes to move away from the Valley, but rather to move into another home in the metro Phoenix area.

"The silver generation, if you will, are selling their bigger homes and buying something smaller and they just might be moving to a different community. You know, it may not be an active adult or retirement type community, it just might be a smaller home," said Nate Martinez, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX.

Martinez said the major concern is that new homes are just not being built quickly enough in the lower price ranges to meet buyers’ needs.

ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q2 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report finds sellers are getting more for their homes, with an average gain of $58,000, the highest average home seller gain since Q3 2007. And homeowners who had been holding on are now beginning to sell.

Homeowners who sold in Q2 2018 had owned an average of 8.09 years, the highest average homeownership tenure since ATTOM began tracking in Q1 2000.

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. I hope you had a fantastic week and weekend! Isn't it amazing how time just rushes by. We should all take some time to truly think about what it is that we have done with our lives so far. I am sure that all of us have made some great decisions and some not so great decisions. I believe the only bad decision is sticking with a bad decision. I also believe that living your life with regret and hurt is torture in many ways.

We should leave those bad decisions in the past, so they do not continue to have an effect on us. We should be thankful for all the wonderful things and people that have been involved in our lives. We should be happy and full of energy to make the future as bright as it can be. Letting go of one thing allows you to grab on to another. Let us focus on making great decisions.

Regardless of where you are in your life today, YOU have the opportunity to make it better. Constantly move forward and improve. Take responsibility for your actions and make better decisions. You can make massive advances in a short period of time by taking lots and lots of small steps. Start taking those steps today! Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Turning Clocks Back, by Christopher Robins

Wishing to change things for the better
We cry to turn back time
When, you know, even if we could
Nothing would fall into line 

We would live out the exact same life
And make the same old mistakes
And once again have or cause
The exact same, sad old heartaches

To change things back in time
Taking along with us we would need
All the stored memories we have today
Before from experience, we could heed 

Knowledge and experience of present life
Is key to change, truly wise
For it grants foresight and wisdom
Like a second set of eyes

So rather than wish to turn back time
When your life seems in subsidence
Use past experience to put things right
Use any errors your mistakes as guidance

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” - Simone de Beauvoir

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” - Mother Teresa

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” - Jimmy Dean

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” - Bernard Williams

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 week’s Monday Morning Message! We all face similar challenges in our lives and we all handle those challenges differently. There a few things that we all could do better to make the challenges that will come a little easier to handle. First, keep in mind that challenge and struggle will come to you; that is life and we all go through it. Second, your reaction to what happens to you is 100 percent within your control. You may not control what happens, but you control what you do about it. Third, pointing fingers or placing blame on others never solves the problem at hand. The goal is to understand what happened and why and move on. Fourth, love more and argue less. Spend your time loving a few rather than arguing with many. Fifth, realize your time here is limited and the clock is ticking. Don't waste time you can't get it back once it's gone. We must all work harder each and every day to make the life we have the very best. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

It's the Journey That's Important by John McLeod

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old

Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

Ins and outs and ups and downs
Life's road meanders aimlessly?
Or so it seems, but somehow
Leads us where we need to be,

And being simply human
We oft question and compare...
"Is the journey so important
Or the getting there?"

And thus it's always been
That question pondered down the ages
By simple people with simple ways
To wise and ancient sages...

How sweet then, quietly knowing
Reaching destination fair:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!" 

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.” - Yoko Ono

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.” - St. Jerome

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

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” - Paulo Coelho

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

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter July 2018

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter July 2018

Please enjoy the Nate Martinez Team Newsletter for July 2018!

Please download your full copy here: http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/180627_NateNewsletter_JULY18_4UP_v1.pdf

 

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 week’s Monday Morning Message! I am going to keep this message short, so that you have plenty of time to read the Magic Bank below. I would love to hear how you would spend your “prize” after you read this email today. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Magic Bank (author unknown)

Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The set of rules are:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.

2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 

3. You may only spend it.

4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

5.  The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

Actually, this game is real…shocked? Yes! Each of us is already a winner of this PRIZE. We just can't seem to see it. The PRIZE is TIME.

1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.

2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.

3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.

4. Yesterday is forever gone.

5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So, take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending!”

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Time flies over us but leaves its shadow behind.” - Nathaniel Hawthorne

“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

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” - Rabindranath Tagore

“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

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

Top 5 States with the Highest Cost of Living

by Nate Martinez

Top 5 States with the Highest Cost of Living

We all know that housing prices and the cost of living varies from state to state. Factors such as food, transportation, and energy costs can make the difference between paying a $300 A/C bill in Arizona and a $150 A/C bill in Rhode Island. Each year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes data on “regional price parity,” which measures how much a certain amount of money can purchase in different places. A high price parity number means goods and services cost more for residents, and a price parity of above 100 means locals pay more for things than the national average. Here are the top 5 states with the highest cost of living in descending order, according to their most recent analysis.

5.) New Jersey

Regional Price Parity Score: 113.4

Median household income: $72,222

Actual Value of Salary: $63,688

Residents can expect to pay almost 13.4 percent more than the national average cost of living.

 

4.) California

Regional Price Parity Score: 113.4

Median household income: $64,500

Actual Value of Salary: $56,878

Residents can expect to pay almost 14 percent more than the national average cost of living.

 

3.) New York

Regional Price Parity Score: 115.3

Median household income: $60,850

Actual Value of Salary: $52,775

Residents can expect to pay almost 15 percent more than the national average cost of living.

 

2.) Washington D.C.

Regional Price Parity Score: 117

Median household income: $75,628

Actual Value of Salary: $64,639

Residents can expect to pay almost 17 percent more than the national average cost of living.

 

1.) Hawaii

Regional Price Parity Score: 118.8

Median household income: $73,486

Actual Value of Salary: $61,857

Residents can expect to pay almost 19 percent more than the national average cost of living.

 

Did your state or hometown make the list for top 5 states with the highest cost of living? If you’re looking for affordable living costs, fantastic amenities and 300+ days of sunshine, then Arizona is your go to place to relocate! If you’re ready to buy or sell a home in Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria and the surrounding areas, please contact Nate Martinez and the Nate Martinez Team today. 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 - Happy 4th of July

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message - Happy 4th of July

“America is another name for opportunity.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you reading this a very happy Fourth of July. We live in a land full of opportunity, and I am proud be an ambassador of the American Dream of homeownership. Thank you to the many homeowners and homebuyers who have entrusted my team with the important task of helping them sell or buy a home. This week, we celebrate those opportunities and honor those who paved the way for our freedoms. Happy Fourth of July! Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.” - Brigham Young

“The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life.” - Robert Kennedy

“It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.” - Abraham Lincoln

“It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.” - Abraham Lincoln

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

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