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Beautiful Ahwatukee Custom Home Lot

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Views, seclusion, privacy, serenity. This spectacular custom home lot in one of Ahwatukee’s finest gated communities, is found on a tucked away street cul-de-sac street, nestled in the foothills of South Mountain Park, surrounded by distinctive custom homes. With a 22,000sf building pad, this lot offers a unique setting worthy of the most beautiful dream home. Although secluded, Canyon Reserve is conveniently situated within the larger community, minutes from shopping, dining, Sky Harbor, and preferred Kyrene and Tempe Union schools. More details.

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Looking for summer kid activities?

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 Options abound. Here are 3 terrific camp ideas, as well as a link to find others.

The Best Summer Ever, Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA 1030 E Liberty LN Phoenix, AZ, Ages 5-10, starts May 30th -July 28th, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, $175 a week for members, $215 a week for non-members, $35 deposit required, Camps include field trips, special events, traditional activities, swimming and more.

School of Rock Ahwatukee- Rock 101, School of rock Ahwatukee, 4645 East Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, June 19th – June 23, ages 7-12, $100 daily cost, a deposit is required,  Rock 101 camp is perfect for the beginner! Aspiring rockers will spend the week learning the foundation of musical concepts through rock songs.

Nerding: STEM Classes for Kids,  Nerding Space,  51 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, Arizona, 85284,  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, ages 6-16,  an Average week long camp is $150 for half day or $285 for a full day,  10:1 Student to Teacher ratio! Nerds get lots of individual attention, help, and encouragement.  Nerding classes and camps in Tempe, AZ are all about STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Making. Kids explore amazing tools like Makey Makeys, Arduinos, and iPads, program robots like Sphero and Ozobot, code original games, create rocket launchers, or learn to sew!

You can search by age and type of camp using the link below. Happy camping!

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April Events at Tempe Center for the Arts:

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Childsplay presents Wonderland: Alice’s Rock’n’Roll Adventure
Apr 23 – May 21 $12 – $26 Check out this rock ‘n’ roll version of Alice in Wonderland

Music Under the Stars
Apr 28 7:00 pm Free The performance provides the opportunity for young Tempe musicians to play for the public in the open air alongside Tempe Town Lake.

Stray Cat Theatre presents HIR
Apr 28 –May 13 $20 – $30 You won’t want to miss out on this subversive, hilarious implosion of the nuclear family.

Art After Work: Primary Colors, inspired by Mondrian
April 28 6:00 – 8:30 pm $35 Have a drink on us while you and your friends or coworkers unwind from the workday at the beautiful Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts, relax during a friendly night of art creating, while enjoying a complimentary drink voucher (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) and enough guidance to ensure that everyone leaves with a lovely painting.

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Experience has shown me over and over throughout the years that the vast majority of potential buyers viewing a home will not able to see past clutter, old/worn or dirty carpeting and worn looking walls, or even a slight “neglected” appearance.  While specifics will vary for each property, here is my quick hit-list to be ready for photos and showings:

  1. Make sure front yard is mowed and/or trimmed for a neat looking street view.
  2. This one is big, and too many sellers neglect this small but important focal point:  The front door and hard ware.  If your door is looking faded, or even worse, has a peeling surface, paint it or have it refinished.  Replace the door knob if it’s looking bad.  And make sure the key easily opens the front door.   Add  a cheery wreath or potted plant beside the door.
  3. Remove all, and I mean all, clutter.  Few among us keep clutter effectively at bay.  But when you are readying to sell, this is paramount.  Start tossing, good willing, yard selling, or packing away.   If in doubt – remove it.
  4. My mother always taught me that when I’m dressing for an occasion, remove one piece of  jewelry to ensure against being over-dressed.   In my opinion, this holds true for the furniture in each room (when selling).  To showcase the space as spacious – edit the furniture. Go for a nearly spare look. Less is more.  Again – give away, goodwill it, or store it if you can’t turn it loose.
  5. Stow away most of the knick knacks and photos.  Less is more.  You want an almost bare or lightly “staged” look.
  6. Clean, Clean, and clean some more.  Base boards, mirrors, windows, baths, kitchen, closets.  Sparkle is the key word.
  7. If you note something in disrepair – get it fixed.  You want to market a well cared for home.
  8. Make the most of the rear yard, patio, pool area.   Trim land scaping, repair bedraggled parts, plump up the cushions and make the most of the seating area.  Stage here too.
  9. Coming back through the house after the cleanse and declutter storm:  Add  a pop of color here and there with a few of your pretty things:  A couple handsome items on kitchen counter tops, fresh towels and a pretty something in each bath.
  10. I offer each of my selling clients a staging consultation with my stager.  She walks through the house and yards and makes a detailed list of recommendations.  Your list could be much longer than the above (but if you thoroughly accomplish steps 1-9, you are well on your way), but taking the time and care to carefully primp and preen and (even lightly) “stage”  your property will mean a faster sale and more $$$ to take with you.

Before I leave, a caveat: Steps 1 through 9 are key and critical.  But if it’s been a while since the exterior or  interior has been painted, or your carpet is several years old and showing it’s age, these home improvements are so very important that I will call them the very basics of home selling.

Here is a great article on the topic Get a home ready to sell .


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