It's hard to say how many times I've drive down Jefferson on my way to the US Airways Center or Chase Field, looked to my right as I approached Central Avenue, saw the patio for the Arrogant Butcher and decide that it looked like a great place to go for a special occasion.
That occasion happened to be my wife and my 10-year wedding anniversary on Thursday.
Except that we had a big lunch at Vee Quiva, where we were staying, got downtown later than intended, walked … [Read More...]
My wife and I spent the last couple of days at Vee Quiva Resort and Casino in Laveen and it was ... well ... nice, in a Vee Quiva sort of way.
Until last July, Vee Quiva remained the last of the old school reservation casinos here in the Phoenix area - dingy and dark and smoky and generally, well, Vee Quiva. (Its two sister casinos serving the East Valley, Lone Butte and Wild Horse Pass, already had modernized; we don't expect such things in the West Valley.
Last July, however, … [Read More...]
Okay, I actually can't quite back that one up. But I can tell you, the listing below has been viewed a couple dozen times today alone on this site, which means this short sale seems to be sticking in people's minds.
What's interesting is this activity's coming in what has been a somewhat slower market, at least slower than we've seen over the past couple of summers.
Of course, if you have the right house at the right time and the right price ... anything is possible.
For those looking … [Read More...]
Let's start with the somewhat less earth-shattering milestones ...
1) Next week will mark a decade since I passed the state real estate exam and became a real, by-God practicing real estate agent. For the first nine-plus years I was selling full-time; the last nine months have been spent as a so-called rainmaker. You contact me and I'll get you set up with one of my excellent buyers' agents. Listings, I still do.
Does that make me a part-time agent? I guess so, assuming you also believe … [Read More...]