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Home prices across the US defy gravity, despite rising rates

Home prices are going up, up, up, but it's not a bubble just yet. The surge in housing prices over the past year may have some home buyers wondering if the market has gotten ahead of itself.

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Featured Properties

MLS #4856829
Payson, AZ

FOR SALE OR LEASE! SO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A MOUNTAIN HOME....WELL LOOK NO FURTHER! Nestled in the pines, backing to the signature (#7) hole of Chaparral Pines Golf Course is this Gem!!! Over $200,000 in upgrades. Granite counters, cherry cabinets, hand scraped plank floors, 2.75 baths, all w/granite counters, vessel sinks, bronze faucets, Murphy bed in one of the bedrooms, solid stone wall in great room with FP. Extended wood decks w/built in BBQ & inviting SPA. Surrounded by lush mature landscaping of Austrian Pines, Blue Spruce and various other mature trees. The pictures in the listing tell the story. Call owner for access instructions. You will not be disappointed!!! Traditional Sale. Chaparral Pines Membership Avail at Buyer's Expense. Some furniture negotiable.

MLS #4952013
Cave Creek, AZ

Just The Right Size. Terrific 1BR/1BA unit in Terra Vista at Tatum Ranch. Gated complex with clubhouse, fitness center, media room & heated community pool/spa. Perfect north Phoenix location. Completely remodeled less than a year ago. Gently used since then. Unit is well kept with porcelain tile floors & neutral carpet. Kitchen has newer cabinets, granite and all black appliances. Refrigerator, washer & dryer will stay. Kitchen range, HWH & dryer are all GAS. Bedroom has walk in closet & built in vanity. Mountain views from this 2nd floor unit with balcony & extra storage. Traditional Sale!!! With low interest rates available & low annual taxes, why rent when you can buy!!!

MLS #4988416
Phoenix, AZ

FABULOUS FIND in NW Valley. 3BR/2BA Plus Den. Family room & formal living room. Diagonal set tile w/custom designs welcomes you into an open floor plan w/arches, custom paint tones, newer flooring, shutters, fans & French doors. Family room has built in entertainment ctr. Maple wood & tile flooring thru out. Isl kitchen has engineered stone counters, newer stainless appliances, breakfast bar, custom backslash, recessed lighting, pantry & more. Formal dining area & eat in kitchen area. Master has garden tub, sep shower, dbl sinks & walk in closet. 2 cozy BR's & den/office have wood floors & custom paint tones. Covered patio overlooks pebble tec play pool w/water feature & grassy yard. Tastefully landscaped. Exceptionally clean 2/1 split garage. Pride of ownership thru out! A pleasure to show!

MLS #4986677
Phoenix, AZ

In a word.....IMPRESSIVE!!! Rotunda style foyer w/sofit ceiling, wood/iron staircase, 20' stack stone fireplace, custom wood columns, designer paint & wallpaper, 16'' diagonal set tile, formal living room plus family room off eat in kitchen. Spacious island kitchen has granite slab counters & backslash, stainless appliances, Jade 5 burner gas cook top, dbl ovens & more. Huge upstairs master suite has private office/work out room & master bath w/separate tub/shower. Other bedrooms are well proportioned w/nice upstairs loft. Downstairs has one bedroom & full bath, great office/guest quarters. Resort style backyard overlooks common wash area for privacy, fenced pebbletec pool/spa & grassy yard all w/custom landscape lights. Too many upgrades & features to mention. EXCELLENT CONDITION!

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From Canines to Bovines
How to Move Your Pets
The King Team wants to help make your relocation stress free for all members of your family. Email us and we will forward to you some great information regarding moving and transporting all your family pets. Email to:

Diana Pickering-Schmitt
Realtor/Transaction Coordinator

Kelley Molder

Prudential Arizona Properties
14635 N. Kierland Blvd.  #160
Scottsdale, AZ  85254
Office:  480-505-6362
Fax:  480-505-6294

Jason Kinman
Sales Manager
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 
NMLSR ID #406270
14595 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85254
Phone: 480-540-4906
Fax: 866-621-6340

Five Star Property Services, LLC
Pool & Property Management

Michael Gasbarra
Five Star Property Services will offer one month free service to clients referred by The King Team.

Doug and Mandy King are the BEST in the business. We have purchased 5 homes and we have never experienced such a thorough process, great follow-up and patience as we have from The King Team! They know the greater Phoenix market better than anyone and were extraordinary to work with both when we purchased and sold our home in Scottsdale. When we purchased our home Mandy gave me lots of contacts from painters to interior decorators! They know the best in town for all of your home related needs. And they are the ONLY Realtors who go above and beyond in that way and more. We are blessed to call them friends and we will miss them!

Michael and Elizabeth Laborde
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Adam and Shannon Seidl / Past King Team Client

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Tips to Make Your Roof Last as Long as Possible
By Jeanne Huber

Whether your roof is brand-new or years old, heres what you need to do to keep it in the best possible shape for the longest possible time.

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5 simple steps to a faster computer
By Kim Kommando

One of the best things about a new computer is the speed. It boots fast, opens programs like a dream and generally doesnt leave you checking your watch.

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Tribes trajectory for development along Loop 101 uncertain
Loop 101 on the Salt River Reservation east of Scottsdale winds through pastoral fields, past casinos and baseball stadiums.

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Dont let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden
15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in September

September brings back to school season and summers end, but there are plenty of unusual things to celebrate this month.

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Real Estate Humor

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Football Party Tips

Fun football party ideas that will score at your Most Valuable Party!

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In case you missed it, below is a link to the previous marketing report. Watch your inbox for our next Market Report!

August Market Report
Brian Buffini Real Estate Report for 2013
iSearchDecor provides a free referral service to homeowners. They provide assistance with finding the perfect resources at the right price. They have prescreened all of the vendors they refer, and their vendors offer special pricing and discounts not available to the general public. If you need quick, multiple quotes for the items on your home inspection report or if you are looking to decorate or renovate after your close, they are available to assist you at any time for FREE!

Furniture You Should Have
1. Comfy Chairs
One or two sofas is the typical solution for guest seating. However, these can often be too large and bulky. Instead, think of having four to five comfortable chairs. These can still be gathered around a coffee table and can be just as welcoming.
2. Bar Stools
Bar stools at your island are ideal for easy and accessible seating. If your kitchen allows, get two or four stools. This will help gather your family into the kitchen without everyone being cluttered.

3. Spacious Nightstands
Instead of using the nightstand that came with your set of furniture, think about upgrading. Nightstands are often too small for what we expect of them. Buy one large enough for your phone, alarm clock, water, and lamp.

4. Exciting Accents
Spice up plain furnishings without having to start over! Look for a unique coffee table or a distinct centerpiece. Small changes can help dress up your home without the hassle of coming up with an entirely new look.

5. The Best Bed
We spend a great portion of our lives sleeping. Therefore, your bed should be the most comfortable one you have ever slept on. It's okay to spend a little more and splurge to ensure countless nights of endless sleep.
August trivia winners were:  Cat Rice, Char Simpson and Patti Van Horn.  Good luck for this month.  Winners each receive a $25 gift card.
The answers to last month's trivia were:  A  C  C  A

Be one of the first to answer the following trivia questions correctly and win a $25 gift card.  Please e-mail your answers to  
Note:  Winners are eligible for the gift card only once in a 90 day period.
Dog Trivia

1.  Which celebrity dog was originally named “Pal” and premiered in a popular TV show in 1943?
     a. Rin Tin Tin
     b. Bengie
     c. Lassie
2.  Adult dogs have how many teeth?
     a. 32
     b. 38
     c. 42
3.  Dogs can only see in black and white?
     a. True
     b. False
4.  What is the most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club’s registrations?
     a, Golden Retriever
     b. Labrador
     c. Poodle
5.  Through what part of the body do dogs sweat?
     a. Nose
     b. Mouth
     c Paws

E-Mail your answers to for a chance to win a $25 gift card

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