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Three Cheers For Our Fountain Hills Snow Birds. . .Hip Hip Hooray

Apr 06

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Living In Fountain Hills, Real Estate, Yada Yada

Snowbird Traffic In Fountain Hills, AZ

Snow bird Traffic In Fountain Hills, AZ

Within the the next two to four weeks all the snow birds will be heading back home. The traffic will be lighter, the restaurants less crowded and the pulse that beats in our community between January and May 1st will slow down substantially.  Those of us that remain as full time residents will get ready for our Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

What’s your Realtor’s® Background . . .You Should Find Out

Mar 07

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Buying A Home, Real Estate, Yada Yada

Due Diligence.jpgWe just started working with new out of state prospective home buyers that found us from our website (yea website). So they were not the usual referral clients where one of our past clients expounded about the great service we give, how comfortable they felt when they knew they were totally protected throughout the whole Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Holy Crap! I Just Got My Property Notice Of Valuation From The Assessors Office

Mar 03

filed under: Buying A Home, Real Estate, Yada Yada

Holy CrapWell if you have not gotten you 2012 Property Valuation Notice from the Maricopa County Assessors office, it should be on its way. Before you open it take the following precautions, find a place to sit down, remove all dangerous objects in the immediate vicinity Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

23rd Annual Willo Historic Home Tour

Feb 14

filed under: Real Estate, Yada Yada

23rd Annual Willo Historic Home TourYesterday was an absolutely beautiful day in the Phoenix area and it could not have been more perfect for the 23rd Annual Willo Historic Home Tour. If you are not familiar with Phoenix’s largest historic district it’s time you take a peek. The Willo Historic district is one of 35 historic districts in the downtown/central Phoenix area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dog Park Politics In Fountain Hills. . . Someone Google Fact Check

Feb 01

filed under: Harry and Ruffus, Living In Fountain Hills, Yada Yada

Afternoon PowWowFountain Hills has a great dog park. We go there a lot with our dog Harry, sometimes twice a day, yeah I know its crazy but as I have said before  Harry is a very spoiled dog. Anyway if you can get to the park about 7:30 am you will find a group of dog owners that are extremely passionate about their politics.

The setting is the big dog park, (there’s a small dog park as well) with all the big dogs and, yes I’m going to say it, their very Republican dog owners, plus a sprinkling of some verrry out numbered Democrats. Oh and yes the Tea Party tribe, hmmm are they Republicans, sometimes hard to tell who’s who. I really can’t say I have seen any independents but it doesn’t mean they’re not there.

The cast of characters and no last names here, Mitch, Fred, Joe, Howard, Frank, Nick, Bob and BoB (there’s 2 Bobs), and Jerry to name a few.

From time to time it’s not so easy to determine ones political persuasion.  An owner may be just chillin in the background and choose not to contribute to the political topic of the day or chose to walk away from an often heated discussion. All I can tell you is that “Fact Check” needs to be instituted for these die hard, big dog owner, amateur politicians.

Harry Dog ParkMake no mistake these dog owners are all law abiding fun citizens who will spout off whatever they are thinking. Although not political, I am looking forward to their feisty opinions about the upcoming Super Bowl. Don’t have a dog, come to the dog park anyway, especially if your a Democrat, we need all the help we can get. The bonus that comes with all these lively discussions is that the dogs are really fun to watch, especially Harry, everyone loves Harry.

Written by Howard Harris