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Daylight Savings Starts Sunday

by Nate Martinez


Daylight Savings Spring 2011

On Sunday, March 13th, 2011 Daylight savings will begin for this year. Although in Arizona we don't physically change time, we do change time zones. What does that mean? Well simply put, we will be the same time as places like California, Oregon, Washington...Or in other words, we will be on the Pacific time zone. From March until November, Arizona will be one hour ahead of states located in the Mountain Zone (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming), 2 hours ahead of states located in the Central time zone (Kansas, Texas, Illinois) and 3 hours ahead of states located in the Eastern time zone (New York, Kentucky, Florida).

March Newsletter

by Nate Martinez

QR Codes: changing the way you get information

by Nate Martinez




What is a QR Code?

  

 

A QR code is a specific matrix consisting of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, a URL or other data. A QR barcode can be read by a dedicated barcode reader or an application which can easily be downloaded on most SMART phones.

The QR code was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994 in Japan. QR is short for "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its content to be decoded at high speed.

As you may have noticed, many companies are using QR codes in tv commericals and magazines. Why should our team be any different? We are now using QR codes to deliver high speed real estate information to you! Look for unique barcodes on marketing materials and advertising to get the most current, accurate data available.

 

Considering a home purchase?

by Nate Martinez

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush!

by Nate Martinez

How many times have you gotten down the road and stopped in a panic because you can't remember if you locked the front door? In the husle of preparing for a trip, it is easy to forget important and not so important items when we pack. Planning ahead helps avoid missed items. So does using a site like Don't Forget Your Toothbrush. It helps you create the perfect packing checklist! You will find common suggested items that you can select or you can create your own personalized list. Don't Forget Your Toothbrush makes it less likely you'll overlook something. And best of all, the list can be printed AND you can get regular e-mail reminders.

Weekend Events in the Valley

by Nate Martinez

Wondering what's going on in the Valley this weekend?

Mardi Gras Festival
Get out your beads, masks and costumes for the Second Annual Mardi Gras Festival. The night kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The main event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a traditional Cajun cuisine buffet, costume contest, jazz music and casino activities. Proceeds from the event support the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grants to qualifying, non-profit organizations supporting community needs within the Historic Downtown Chandler area.
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
1 San Marcos Place Chandler, AZ, 85225
PHONE: 480-812-0900
February 19, 2011
http://www.chandlermardigras.com/

Blues Blast 2011
Hosted by the Phoenix Blues Society, this annual festival features local and national blues artists. This year's festival includes performances by Tommy Castro Band, Deanna Bogart, Trampled Under Foot, Krimson Chord and Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns.
Mesa Amphitheatre
263 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ, 85201
PHONE: 480-644-2560
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 11:00 AM
http://www.bluesblast.info/

"Wheels of Italy" Car Show
Celebrate the beautiful vehicles of Italy at this show, from Alfa Romeo to Zagato. Dozens of Italian cars, motorcycles and bicycles are features, including a rare Ferrari 599 GTO, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Panteras, Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos. There are also motorcycles, scooters and bicycles by Ducati, Piaggio and Colnago. The new Fiat 500 is featured. The event is open to any Italian car, and the registration price benefits Arizona Camp Sunrise, a Northern Arizona camp for children with cancer and their siblings operated by the American Cancer Society.
Scottsdale 101
7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ, 85054
PHONE: 602-953-6412
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
http://www.azwoi.com/

Strong Beer Festival
More than 50 breweries are featured at this beer tasting. Although strong beers are featured, there is a variety of other types and styles available for sampling. VIP ticket holders can enter at noon.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ, 85012
PHONE: 602-262-6412
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PRICE: $10 - $40 ($40 VIP in advance or at gate, $30 advance, $10 designated driver)
www.azbrewguild.com

Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience With Howard Bryant
ESPN magazine writer Howard Bryant signs "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron." Bryant's book chronicles the social changes that occurred during Aaron's baseball-playing years. Hosted by Changing Hands Bookstore. Books can be purchased at the signing.
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave. Tempe, AZ, 85281
PHONE: 480-929-0292
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 12:00 PM
PRICE: $29.95 book purchase, free admission
www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

Southwest Legends Gunfighters Perform at the Buffalo Chip Saloon
Get a glimpse of the Wild West with the Southwest Legends Gunfighters performing fistfights, gunfights and action routines in two exhibition shows. They are the top headlining theatrical-stunt-performance team in the nation.
Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse
6811 E. Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ, 85331
PHONE: 480-488-9118
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 7:00 PM
buffalochipsaloon.com/

Twilight Camp
Families with children 5 and older can visit the zoo after hours. Activities include a guided trail hike, a private train tour, animal encounters and a late-night snack. Participants receive a souvenir. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ, 85008
PHONE: 602-914-4333
February 19, 2011
Saturday, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
PRICE: $35 - $40 ($40, $35 zoo members)
www.phoenixzoo.org

Wags for Wishes!

by Nate Martinez


Wags for Wishes Benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Approximately 800 dogs are expected to help grant the wish of sick kids this weekend at the 4th annual Wags for Wishes event in Chandler. The proceeds from the festival will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "This event is about dogs raising money for kids," Director Wendy Hultsman said. "Its not a ball or a gala, its a philanthropic event that our clients (sick children) can participate in."

About $60,000 has been raised during the past 3 Wagsfor Wishes events. This year the event has been moved to Rawhide in Chandler where they hope to raise $30,000 with the larger space. Wish-granting costs an average of $7,000 per child and the money raised at Wags for Wishes is only used for grants.

The weekend event is part competition, part festival. The admission is $5.00 and goes towards the cause. Visitors are welcome to bring their 4 legged friends to try activities like racing in Lure For A Cure, splash jumping off a dock, or try a musical freestyle frisbee routine. The American Kennel Club will be there too, to test your pups Canine Good Citizens skills to see if they have what it takes to be a therapy dog.

Friday-Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ
azwags4wishes.com

Register Now For My Free Investment Webinar

by Nate Martinez

Investment Strategies
Saturday, January 22nd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am MST

Register NOW for my FREE one-hour Investment Webinar this Saturday starting at 9:00am. Did you know that according to a 2009 National Association of Realtors study of investors, nearly 1/2 of all investors had an annual income of less than $75,000? You owe it to yourself to spend an hour of your time to learn what money making opportunities are available to you right now!

My presentation has been designed to inform you of your options regarding residential real estate investments. I will cover how to:
1.) How real estate compares to other assets for growth potential
2.) What the benefits of real estate investing are
3.) The truth behind the most common myths of real estate investing
4.) How you can optimize your investing power through real estate

To register for this important FREE Webinar, Click HERE. Fill in the required fields and click the Register Now button. I look forward to it! Nate

Real Estate vs. Stocks?

by Nate Martinez

Real Estate verses the Stock Market?

This graph depicts the difference in return on investment between the S&P 500 and real estate from 2000-2010. With the benefit of cash flow, a $100,000 investment in real estate would have doubled from 2000-2010.

Join me on Saturday, January 22nd at 9:00am for a FREE Investment Webinar. You owe it to yourself to invest ONE hour of your time to learn how you can unlock the door to a world of real estate wealth. To register for this FREE Webinar, please email me at Nate@NatesHomes.com -- don't delay, register today!

Feeling Financially Squeezed?

by Nate Martinez

If you know someone who is feeling the pressure of a looming foreclosure, please make sure they know there are other options available. Don't just call any Realtor who says they are an expert -- my team has a department dedicated to short sales only. If the mortgage company is telling you to call a Realtor, then please call us first -- we can help!

  

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