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The Charm of The “Avenue Of The Fountains” In Fountain Hills

Jun 08

filed under: Living In Fountain Hills, Local Gems, Shopping and Good Eats

The Avenue of the Fountains is home to some great shops and restaurants that have serviced Fountain Hills for many years, such as Sami’s Fine Jewelry, Gridleys, and Chens Garden just to name a few. Newcomers like Sofrita and Overtime Sports Bar and Grill are now local favorites, both with outdoor Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

With All The Negative Housing Reports Everybody Should Just RENT . . .Right?

Jun 06

filed under: Buying A Home, Market Conditions, Real Estate

So here are the current scary words . . . double dip, new cycle low, prices slipped, and shadow inventory are just a few.¬† Then there’s Case-Shiller, Realty Trac and a host of other housing experts and analysts¬† that put out their “the housing market is screwed” reports. To top it off the media eats up these reports and blasts them all over the radio or the evening news because God forbid Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Title Insurance . . .What Is It And What Do You Know About It?

Jun 02

filed under: Buying A Home, Real Estate

What do you know about Title Insurance. If you currently own a home in all likelihood you have it, but what do you know about it? If you are a first time home buyer and are in the process of buying a home or have an upcoming closing, unless otherwise negotiated, you will be provided with an “Owner’s Title Insurance Policy” that will be paid for by the seller. Wow something you don’t have to pay for. . . how cool is that. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountain Hills Memorial Day Veterans Service May 30, 2011

May 31

filed under: Community Events, Living In Fountain Hills

Yesterday Howard and I attended our annual Memorial Day Veterans service in Fountain Hills. We could not have asked for a more beautiful morning. I was really amazed at how many people came out to support such a special occasion. Please enjoy some of the poignant moments that made this day so special for me.

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Written by Howard Harris

Memorial Day . . . A Time To Say Thanks. . . A Time To Remember

May 27

filed under: Community Events, Living In Fountain Hills

As we begin a weekend of barbeques, picnics, celebrations of school being out, graduations and three day weekends can we stop for just a moment and remember what Memorial Day is about.

I don’t know how it turned into a three day weekend because its really about one day of the year. . . Memorial Day. For me it’s a time to remember the fallen, the heros, the dads, moms, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and friends that sacrificed their lives while serving in our armed forces for the freedoms and rights we enjoy each and everyday and sadly and all too often that we take for granted.

How can I stop with only remembering the fallen ones. How many of brave souls came home with lost limbs, post traumatic stress syndrome, can’t find a job or are among the homeless. Their lives will never be the same. I will remember them too.

Then there’s the children, the babies, the husbands and wives who will cherish the memories, endure the loss, and try to move on without the ones they could or would have loved so very much. I will remember them too.

On Monday, May 30th at 9:00 am there will be a Memorial Day service in Fountain Hills at the Fountains Hills Veteran Memorial site at Fountain Park. I will be there to honor those who have given so very much. I will be there to remember what Memorial Day is really about.

Written by Howard Harris