Enjoy Memorial Day weekend at Lake Pleasant

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend at Lake Pleasant

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend at Lake PleasantMemorial Day weekend at Lake Pleasant is viewed by many as the kick-off to summer. Pleasant Harbor Marina and RV Resort will have camping and a club house with a pool, in addition to a full-service marina all weekend.  Guests can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks and more to soak in the sun. Memorial Day weekend activities include a daily boat cruise, dive-in movie, a sunset music cruise, live entertainment, a farmers market, a bonfire, and a cornhole tournament. A Memorial Day breakfast will be served at Dillon’s Bayou Restaurant and Bar on Monday, May 29th.

Pleasant Harbor is conveniently located on the beautiful southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona, just outside of the Phoenix Metro area. They are open to the public and offer facilities to go boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, kayaking and flyboarding. For more details please call 602-269-0077 or visit pleasantharbor.com. The Voss Team wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Roberta Voss

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April Home Sales Cooler Than Typical Spring Season

April Home Sales Cooler Than Typical Spring Season

April Home Sales Cooler Than Typical Spring SeasonThe brisk start to the 2017 home-selling season slowed down in April with home sales dropping 4.1 percent below March and 4.5 percent below the previous April, according to this month’s RE/MAX National Housing Report.

More than three quarters of the report’s fifty-three metro areas saw April home sales decline year-over-year. By contrast, March posted a 6.6 percent year-over-year spike in sales. Even so, April saw homes sell for more than they did in March in 81 percent of the markets, while 92 percent of the markets saw higher year-over-year sale prices.

Yet the narrative of the ever-tightening inventory coupled with increased prices persisted, as the fifty-three metro area report saw the trends of a seller’s market continuing:

  • The average number of Days on Market declined for the third consecutive month and April’s fifty-seven days set a new low for April in the report’s nine-year history.
  • The Median Sales Price of $226,000 was the highest price for any April and marked the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases.
  • Months Supply of Inventory, which dropped below three months in March for the first time in the report’s history, was 2.8. A months supply of less than 6.0 is considered a seller’s market.
  • Inventory was down 17.6 percent from April 2016.

“We may be seeing some frustration from buyers,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder“Inventory is tighter than ever, while strong demand keeps driving up home prices. At the same time, many potential sellers may also be reluctant to list their homes because the tight inventory might impact them as buyers. Home buyers and sellers will need to work with experienced real estate agents to navigate this tough market.”

Want to know more about the current real estate market? Click here to download your copy of the May2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report. If you are looking to sell your Arizona home or are ready to buy a Phoenix home, please contact The Voss Team today.

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3 wonderful ways to give back to your mom

3 wonderful ways to give back to your mom

3 wonderful ways to give back to your momToday is Mother’s Day and for those of you who are looking for the perfect gift, why not go the unconventional route this year?  If you’re handy or know someone who is, why not give your Mom the gift of home healing by helping repair and improve her home ailments? Here are 3 wonderful ways you can give back to your mom and her abode.

1.) Plant a Garden: Rather than give the typical bouquet of flowers, plant her a garden she can fall in love with. You can plant a nice assortment of flowers in decorative containers and pots for the entry way or line the driveway and walkways with rows of budding beauties.

2.) Add some art: Has mom been complaining about her drab walls for years? You can’t go wrong with art, especially if it’s family pictures. Pick up some nice frames or some fun vintage style ones from a thrift store and add your best captured family memories. Bonus points if you hang them for her.

3.) Update the comfort zones: Update a living room with lovely accent pillows or a nice new slipcover for the sofa, or go above and beyond and get her a whole new bedding set for her room. Dressing up the spaces she spends the most time in comfort is a wonderfully considerate gift. Imagine her surprise to come home and see a refreshed new space to enjoy?

Can’t decide what to do for your mom and her home? Listen to her concerns about her space. If there’s a nagging home improvement task that’s been bugging her for a while like a broken mailbox, rusty light fixtures, or snags in the rug making those types of repairs are a heartwarming gift to her that shows that you care and that you listen.

No matter what you decide to do for your mom this Mother’s Day, if it comes from the heart she’ll love it regardless. Happy Mother’s Day from the Voss Team.

Roberta Voss

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Arizona Restaurant Week Springing Up in the Valley

Arizona Restaurant Week Springing Up in the Valley

Arizona Restaurant Week Springing Up in the ValleyDo you consider yourself a foodie? Are you a lover of good eats? Then you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars, because Arizona Restaurant Week is springing up in the Valley the week of May 19th to May 28th at various delectable eateries all over Phoenix!

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to channel their inner food lover and make reservations at Arizona’s premiere restaurants. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab a bite, plan a romantic evening out, schedule a long over-due get together, or finally try that restaurant you’ve had on your wish list.

Participating restaurants are not only known for their exceptional cuisine, they also spare no expense to give diners an extraordinary atmosphere for a special night on the town. More than 120 restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe menus for either $33 or $44. Check the Arizona Restaurant Week website for a list of participating restaurants.

From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in. For more fun things to do in Phoenix or if you’d like to buy or sell a home in Phoenix please contact The Voss Team.

Roberta Voss

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5 Quick Tips to Reduce your A/C Bills this Summer

5 Quick Tips to Reduce your A/C Bills this Summer

5 tips for how to reduce your ac billSummer is just around the corner and summertime energy demand can be higher with weather responsible for up to seventy percent of your electric bill according to Arizona Public Service (APS) department. In fact, cooling accounts for forty percent of the energy consumption in the average Phoenix home. So if you’re looking to keep your monthly cooling bill costs from rivaling the heats triple digits, here are 5 quick tips to reduce your A/C bills this summer.

  1. Replace disposable air filters at least once a month to save energy and increase the life of your cooling system.
  2. Leave your air vents open to help improve the effectiveness of your cooling system.
  3. Check windows for any hot air leaking in and seal them with caulk or weather stripping.
  4. Add window treatments. Sunscreens can block as much as sixty to eighty percent of the sun’s heat from reaching the glass.
  5. Install a programmable thermostat to save time and energy costs.

Implement one or more of these tips to reduce your A/C bills this summer, and the heat will be the only thing that will have you sweating this summer!

Roberta Voss

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