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February 2015 Newsletter from Shirley Coomer

February 2015 Newsletter from Shirley Coomer


I am happy to announce a great program  established to generate revenue for the Kyrene foundation through the buying and selling of homes.

I am contributing $500 per closed sale to the Kyrene Foundation when the Foundation is mentioned in the initial home buying/selling conversation.
As many of you know the Kyrene Foundation is a nonprofit 3c corporation,  which supports students, families and teachers in the Kyrene School District.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

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Stronger Economy, Solid Job Growth Expected
to Boost Home Sales in 2015

By Adam DeSanctis

Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2015 housing market expectations.

Read more, click HERE!

Existing-Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know

Existing-home sales rose 2.4 percent in December month-over-month, bouncing back after a dismal November. Total home sales –reflecting completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops – reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in December.

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First-Time Buyers Face Rosier Prospects in 2015
By Jonathan Smoke

It’s official: 2014 was the best year for total job growth since 2000. The housing market now has a confluence of several important demand-boosting factors that should make 2015 a big year for growth in home sales.

First, mortgage rates remain—at least for the time being—at near historic lows. The latest reprieve from higher rates is thanks to the bond market’s reaction to global economic concerns. Yet, as the jobs data indicate, the U.S. economy is on much better footing than the rest of the world.

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Overwhelmed by Organizing? Here’s Help
By Gina Hannah

here’s no shortage of advice on getting organized, but getting things in order may seem overwhelming. When it seems like every room in your house is full of piles of stuff, where do you begin? The kitchen? The garage? The stacks of bills and other papers on the table or desk that never goes away?

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Remodeling 101: Lava Stone Countertops
By Janet Hall

Drawn to natural stone but also a fan of color? Until recently, the options in the countertop world were limited, but of late, lava stone has been gaining traction—and introducing an eye-opening new palette to the kitchen. Is this a countertop to consider? Read on to find out.

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Experts: 2015 should be better than 2014 for housing
By Catherine Reagor

Metro Phoenix’s housing market ended 2014 on a low note with both home sales and prices down. Homeowners, potential buyers shopping for a house and investors are all curious — even anxious — about what could happen this year.

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The 4 Major Things That Are Keeping You from Greatness
By Aaron S Huie

As humans, we naturally have a high level of negative self talk going on that holds us a majority of us back from leaping into a future of success.
But what if that wasn’t the only thing holding us back?

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This blood test promises to help you stall old age
By Marco della Cava

Has technology finally unearthed the fountain of youth? Capitalizing on the culture’s growing obsession with health-monitoring …

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Roller-coaster numbers for Phoenix on regional economic rankings
By Eric Jay Toll

Phoenix topped a list of major metropolitan areas across the U.S. Mountain West for regional job growth in the third quarter of 2014.

The metro area’s 1.1 percent gain was more than double the national average …

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February is high season in the desert Southwest, and it a very busy month for art festivals, sporting events and other indoor and outdoor activities. You don’t have to worry much about snow ruining your plans!

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It Only Takes 6 Steps to Change Your Life
By John C. Maxwell

Hope is the foundational principle for all change. People change because they have hope, and if people do not have hope, they will not change. You are responsible for the changes that you make in your life.

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Arizona labor market finished 2014 on an upswing
By Ronald J. Hansen

Arizona employers added a net 7,000 jobs in December, ending 2014 with slow, steady growth that economists say might be a good sign for 2015. However, experts cautioned that last year’s closing numbers also must be weighed against continuing sluggishness in Arizona’s labor and housing markets …
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Best Places to Retire

Many people dream of moving to a new location in retirement. When you are no longer tied to your job you can finally take off for a warmer climate, pursue your hobbies, or simply move closer to your grandchildren.

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These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.

Make them, click HERE!

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