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Happy Labor Day

by Nate Martinez

Happy Labor Day 

This month, September 3rd marks the celebration of Labor Day 2012 – a day to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Thank you to the millions of men and women who get up without fail each day to head out into the working world, especially those who risk their lives in order to protect and serve our great Country. It is our vast diversity, entrepreneurial spirits and freedom to choose that give Labor Day its true definition.

On behalf of myself and my team, we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe Labor Day Holiday - Nate

COURAGE
Written by Edgar Guest

Courage isn't a brilliant dash,
A daring deed in a moment's flash;
It isn't an instantaneous thing
Born of despair with a sudden spring
It isn't a creature of flickered hope
Or the final tug at a slipping rope;
But it's something deep in the soul of man
That is working always to serve some plan.

Courage isn't the last resort
In the work of life or the game of sport;
It isn't a thing that a man can call
At some future time when he's apt to fall;
If he hasn't it now, he will have it not
When the strain is great and the pace is hot.
For who would strive for a distant goal
Must always have courage within his soul.

Courage isn't a dazzling light
That flashes and passes away from sight;
It's a slow, unwavering, ingrained trait
With the patience to work and the strength to wait.
It's part of a man when his skies are blue,
It's part of him when he has work to do.
The brave man never is freed of it.
He has it when there is no need of it.

Courage was never designed for show;
It isn't a thing that can come and go;
It's written in victory and defeat
And every trial a man may meet.
It's part of his hours, his days and his years,
Back of his smiles and behind his tears.
Courage is more than a daring deed:
It's the breath of life and a strong man's creed.

Arizona Coming in 4th for Job Growth

by Nate Martinez

Arizona Coming in 4th for Job Growth

According to a report released by the Arizona State University last week, Arizona is coming in 4th for job growth.  

North Dakota had the highest job growth, up 6.9 percent from last year, California up 2.6 percent and Oklahoma is up 2.5 percent. Arizona had 2.4 percent growth, which is a full percentage point higher than the national average. The metro Phoenix job growth was 2.9 percent from last year.

According to the report, construction jobs are among those leading the growth right now in Arizona. "I guess that is probably at the top of the list for surprises," said Lee McPheters, a business professor at Arizona State University. "That is up 7.3 percent or more than 8,000 jobs in the last 12 months. That shows that part of the economy, which has always been important, has slowly been picking up steam."

Good news for the Arizona economic recovery as well as the housing industry. To read the full article, click here.  

If you or someone you know is considering a move, new construction has taken a strong lead on housing options for homebuyers. If you are interested in learning more about the available new construction in the Valley, please click here.

RE/MAX National Housing Report August 2012

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report - August 2012

The RE/MAX National Housing Report follows the tend of every month this year, with increasing sales and increasing prices.  In this report, you can review important statistics and data which will keep you abreast of market trends.

"It's reassuring that both sales and price continue to rise higher on a yearly basis, indicating that this housing recovery is real," said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX, LLC. "Overall, the picture is getting brighter each month, but what we need for a sustainable recovery is a turn-around in unemployment and better availability of mortgages, especially for higher priced homes." Click here to download the RE/MAX National Housing Report August 2012.

If you or someone you know is considering a move, now is a great time to get in the game. If you have a home to sell and previously believed it to be underwater, please give me a call. With inventory down and sales prices on the rise, you might be surprised what we can sell your home for today - Nate

www.NatesHomes.com or 602-942-7000

One in Four Major Metros Showing Improvement

by Nate Martinez

One in Four Major Metros Showing Improvement

News from the National Association of Homebuilders reports that one in four major metro areas are showing signs of housing improvement. In this quick video, Alex Charfen discusses the data. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, contact me today. 602-942-7000 

What do Homebuyers Really Want?

by Nate Martinez

What do Homebuyers Really Want?

In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS, homebuyers shared what they really want when considering a home purchase. It might be easy to assume it’s a gourmet kitchen or a big backyard, but 5,700 real estate consumers said something different.

Neighborhood: when considering where to live, consumers reported that quality of neighborhood, convenient to work and affordability are the top factors influencing their decision making. Out of those surveyed, 27 percent said they chose a neighborhood based on the quality of the schools.

Time: buying a home is a big commitment for many reasons but of the most significant is the length of time a homebuyer will live in their newly purchased property. A typical homebuyer plans to live in the home for approximately 15 years – this number is up from last year’s expectancy of only 10 years. Homebuyers ages 18-24 will move more often with only 5 years expectancy.

Going green: out of those surveyed, 37 percent reported that heating and cooling cots are a part of their decision making.  Additionally 23 percent reported that energy-efficient appliances were also important. Sustainable, energy efficient homes are of importance – never before have home buyers been more considered about their carbon footprints.

Road blocks: in our market conditions, it is no surprise that 51 percent of homebuyers reported that the most difficult step of buying a home was the actual process of finding the right property – but market conditions are not the only contributing factor – 40 percent of those homebuyers also reported that they refused to compromise on any of their priorities. Out of the remaining homebuyers surveyed, 22 percent said the paperwork is the most difficult part of buying a home.

If you or someone you know is considering a home purchase, please give us a call. My team and I have the local knowledge and 25+ years of experience – we understand the needs and wants of homebuyers across the valley – and we won’t stop until we get the job done! Call me today 602-942-7000 or visit us online at www.NatesHomes.com.

Miracle Month at RE/MAX

by Nate Martinez

 

Miracle Month at RE/MAX
Below is a letter that we received from Co-founder of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Marie Osmond. As a RE/MAX agent, I am both proud and honored to be a part of such a fantastic organization that helps so many children. Let's make this August a true "miracle!"

Hello RE/MAX Miracle Agents!

Throughout August, you'll be celebrating the first-ever RE/MAX Month of Miracles! And Children's Miracle Network Hospitals will be celebrating with you.

I'm personally honored to have witnessed the profound impact RE/MAX agents have made on our hospitals over the past two decades. You have a clear reason to celebrate, and we at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals have an even bigger reason to recognize your fundraising efforts. 

Since 1992, RE/MAX Associates have donated more than $115 million to our member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. That's a truly amazing collective effort, and the results are evident in hospital operating rooms, trauma wards and rehabilitation centers from Tampa to Toronto. 

Last year alone, more than 11,000 North American agents participated in the Miracle Home program. In addition, agents also hosted a variety of community fundraisers – everything from bake sales to golf tournaments and even home lotteries. No matter the method, one constant remains: The commitment to hope and healing is inspired and inspiring.

Because of RE/MAX Miracle Agents, more children are returning home healthy. On behalf of our 170 member hospitals and the millions of courageous and inspiring children they treat each year – thank you, RE/MAX! We at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals look forward to celebrating and recognizing your efforts all month long.

Sincerely,

Marie Osmond
Co-founder
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Real Estate Investing is Getting HOT!

by Nate Martinez

Real Estate Investing is Getting HOT! 

I was reading about our current market conditions online the other day, and it seems everywhere I look, the conditions are prime for investing in real estate. Home prices are low, average fixed-rate mortgages are low, more people are renting, and rents are rising - real estate investing is getting HOT!

Smart investors know this, and investment properties in our area have been going fast. Once you understand the math behind it, you’ll see why real estate is a wise investment. Investing the right way is about cash flow, not appreciation. Cash flow - in the form of rent - is the money you pocket after your expenses. It’s immediate, steady, and builds wealth over time!

Of course, there are plenty of factors to consider, and a thorough property evaluation is necessary, but that’s what I’m here for! As an agent with specialized training in real estate as an investment, I can show you properties that make sense for investing and help you invest with assurance. Don’t let all these hot deals pass you by!

I’ve created a report with more details you can find here: www.Arizona-Investor-Resource.com. If you have any questions or just want to get started, contact me today at 602-942-7000. Nate

Thinking of selling your home?

by Nate Martinez

Thinking of Selling Your Home?

Not all real estate agents are the same - in this video learn five helpful tips to use when hiring a REALTOR to represent your real estate goals.

As a RE/MAX Agent, I have the local experience and knowledge to help you successfully sell your home in today's demanding housing market. Please give me a call today. 602-942-7000.

Become a Homeowner - Top 5 Tips

by Nate Martinez

Become a Homeowner - Top 5 Tips

In this short video, learn the top 5 tips to becoming a homeowner. Get the answers to questions like, how much can you afford? What kind of home do you want to buy? Where do you want to live? How much money will I need for a down payment?

If you or someone you know is considering a home purchase, please give me a call today. There has never been a more affordable time to be a become a homeowner. Call me today! 602-942-7000

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