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By Bob Hill | Agent in Scottsdale, AZ
  • What is happening on the Scottsdale Trails

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Scottsdale  |  December 30, 2008 9:17 AM  |  7,177 views  |  No comments
    The city of Scottsdale sends an e-mail update to interested parties about the city. The website address is: www.scottsdaleaz.gov

    Part of the latest newsletter informed us  the Tom's Thumb & East End trails in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve are under construction now.

    The work is done by hand, but some of the large boulders may require relocation in order to widen the areas. 

    If you have any questions regarding the work, you can contact Scottsdale Project Manager Robin Rodgers at (480) 312-2522.
    For information on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve.

  • Attractive Arizona

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Scottsdale  |  December 23, 2008 7:49 AM  |  7,128 views  |  No comments

    The Arizona population growth is the same as last year:

    Reporter Adam Kress in the Phoenix Business Journal informs us Arizona being in the position of  the second-fastest growing state in the country this year.

    "From July 1, 2007, to July 1, 2008, Arizona’s population grew by 2.3 percent, or about 147,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The year before, Arizona also was the second-fastest growing state, but at a higher rate, 2.8 percent."

  • Time for "weather" again !

    Posted Under: General Area in Scottsdale  |  December 22, 2008 4:02 PM  |  3,568 views  |  No comments

    The wonderful snow so expected up North in the ski resorts is coming! We get the rain in the valley. All day long, it has been cool/cold, and gray skies. What it means in the weather circles is listed below:

    National Weather Service:

    Current Conditions
    Updated: 4:30 PM MST on December 22, 2008
    Light Rain Mesa: 52°
    Light Rain
    Wind: 6 mph variable
    Dew Point: 41 °F
    Pressure: 29.80 in
    Humidity: 67%
  • The sun is out: Golf in Arizona !

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Scottsdale  |  December 19, 2008 9:49 AM  |  7,231 views  |  No comments

    In the middle of the winter, you can do outdoor summer sports in the valley! There are more than 300 golf courses here. Some of the popular courses are listed here:

    Biltmore 602-955-9655Phoenix http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/
    Boulders Resort&Golf Club Carefree,   AZ   480-488-9736
    Fairmont Princess Golf Resort   Scottsdale, AZ   416-874-2207
    Grayhawk Golf Club  Scottsdale, AZ   480-502-1800
    Karsten Golf Course A.S.U.  Tempe,  AZ   480-921-8070
    Kierland Golf Club  Scottsdale, AZ   480-922-9283
    Legend Trail Golf Club  Scottsdale, AZ   480-488-7434
    Las Sendas Golf Club    Mesa,   AZ   480-396-4000
    Marriot's Camelback Golf Club   Scottsdale, AZ   480-596-7050
    Ocotillo Golf Course    Chandler,   AZ   480-917-6660
    Orange Tree Golf Course Scottsdale, AZ   480-948-6100
    Palm Valley Golf Course Goodyear,   AZ   623-935-2500
    Pointe Hilton @ Lookout Mt. Phoenix,    AZ   602-866-6356
    Tatum Ranch Golf Club   Cave Creek, AZ   480-585-2399
     Talking Stick Golf Club Scottsdale, AZ   480-860-2221
    Troon Golf & Country Club   Scottsdale, AZ   480-585-0540   

    Wigwam Golf Resort  Litchfield Park,AZ   623-935-9414

  • Networking - big word in today's circles

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Scottsdale  |  December 18, 2008 1:36 PM  |  3,571 views  |  No comments

    Here is something to which we must pay attention: networking!

    Attention to our friends is more more than once a year printed Christmas letter, or a greeting card received and signed "Elmo."

    "Elmo, who?" The last time we saw the name, it was a toy character sitting on a toy store shelf, a red round-eyed furry Sesame street Elmo and it giggled.

    Okay, so we don't know some of the people sending a greeting to our office. Especially, if there is no last name attached. Whose fault is that?

    How many address books do you own, dating back to when people did not have e-mail addresses, perhaps? And, the dog-eared business cards seemed to have outdated information from 3 businesses ago.

    Then, did we think about a backup system before our computer crashed, and took away all those precious e-mail addresses from our current networking?

    Of course, if we still have our faithful secretary from 13 years back, we do have a back up!

    What we know from our own experience, we remember the people with the special characteristics of keeping in touch. They call, even if there is no business going on. There was a box of fresh bagels on the office table as a gift from an escrow agent who wants to be remembered. A calendar was mailed to my assistant from another agency, even though this hardworking other Phoenix agent knows about our firm being a competition. The area is in the Realtor's networking area.

    So, we understand what networking is all about: It is keeping in touch!
    Call me!

    PLEASE! I will help you find a home or sell your current home. Or just chat about what you would like to know in the area of real estate.
    Bob Hill 480-221-7459

  • Homes to rent, large and smaller

    Posted Under: Rental Basics in Scottsdale  |  December 17, 2008 1:54 PM  |  3,661 views  |  2 comments

    We think we have two excellent choices for seasonal rentals here in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    One is wonderful, fully furnished home in North Scottsdale. The golfers' paradise nearby. The furnishings are brand new, and there is a pool/spa in the back yard.Princess Resort area.

    The other rental is in south Scottsdale, also fully furnished, but this one is a condominium. Gated complex, and close to all amenities.

    If the hotels are full, you don't know the area very well, we can help you find a place to stay.

    Please call Bob Hill

  • News about Scottsdale Tribune

    Posted Under: General Area in Scottsdale  |  December 12, 2008 8:45 AM  |  2,139 views  |  No comments

    Scottsdale Tribune's office to close doors Friday in preparation to cease publishing the Scottsdale edition of the East Valley Tribune.

    Online editions will be published seven days a week starting Jan. 5 at www.eastvalleytribune.com.

    Tribune offices at 120 W. First Ave. in Mesa and at 3871 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 106, in Gilbert will remain open to conduct business. General inquiries may be made to (480) 898-6500 and news tips to (480) 898-6514 or at newstips@evtrib.com.

    Starting Jan. 7, the Tribune will continue publishing print editions four days per week that serve Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek.

    Source: the East Valley Tribune

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