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Month: June 2018

Anthem Arizona, A Terrific Place To Call Home

Many times over the years, a new subdivision is created with little or no real thought about the infrastructure required to support the newly-created community. Well, this is categorically not the case with Anthem. Everything you need is there, or on its way, and then some. Created by Dell-Webb, this Arizona town on the outskirts of Phoenix offers homes to suit all budgets; from the mid to low $200K all the way up to “oh my goodness gracious.” There is something for everyone. From a young family just starting out to a retired couple looking for space to entertain the grand-kids, from time to time, Anthem has you covered. All of this, plus an easy commute via I-17 to Phoenix if that is where work takes you. Also, for the family, there is the lure of brand new schools, with excellent sport facilities, libraries and, in some cases, theatre complexes to help keep your children motivated and actively involved. Plus, the recreation facilities are world class. The park-like, open space communal area with duck-ponds and waterfalls are an absolute joy to behold. Early one evening, recently, I saw a father with his young son and daughter doing a little fishing. What better way to unwind after a long day of work, than to kick back with your children and exchange stories of your day, whilst teaching a worm to...

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Alaska MLS

Nothing helps Alaska property owners buy or sell a home quite like the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). For buyers, it provides a list of properties for sale that their agent can access or that they can view at one of hundreds of different websites; for sellers, it provides a means of gaining exposure to thousands of home buyers living in or relocating to the state of Alaska. No other marketing method comes close to the power of the MLS. Think about it, wouldn’t you rather search by properties using a computer database that lists extensive, clearly formatted information instead of simply driving around and looking for “For Sale” signs or trying to piece together information found in the newspaper classifieds? In searching for a home in Palmer, Alaska, for instance, you probably expect to find loads of information (price, number of bedrooms, location, school district, utilities, etc.) before you are ready to make an offer on a home. In the age of Internet and instant information at our fingertips, the MLS puts this data directly in front of us and has thus become even more powerful than it ever was before. When people ask about the Alaska MLS, however, it is important to understand what that means exactly. The Alaska Multiple Listing Service (AKMLS) is a privately-owned association which was founded in 1956. Its membership is made up of...

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Find Your New Home Town in Fairfield, CA

With today's fair housing market, this California town stands out for quality and low pricing. Fairfield, located in California's East / North Bay area, has homes available from the mid to low $ 200,000s. Newly built homes in Fairfield are priced slightly higher, in the mid- $ 400,000s. With great deals on 2 bedroom to 3 bedroom homes, this city may be an ideal choice for new couples just thinking of starting a family, or even retiring. And who would not want to enjoy their retirement surrounded by wineries and golf courses! Its downtown area is quaint, with locals going for evening walks by the water, and browsing antique shops. For wine and food enthusiasts, Fairfield is in close proximity to Napa Valley and culture rich San Francisco. Commuters love family-oriented Fairfield for its affordable prices and driving distance to Sacramento or San Francisco. And moving to the area can be stress free, when you take advantage of the convenient and local Fairfield Self Storage facility. Fairfielders are proud of their enlisted residents living in nearby Travis Air force Base and their local tourist draws, both the Jelly Belly Factory and a large, Budweiser Brewery. Local shopaholics admire the beautiful regional Solano Shopping Mall for all of their fashionable needs. Fairfield has a lively sense of community, so once you find that perfect new home, be sure to take...

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