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Phoenix Home Market Improves in 2014, good news for sellers in 2015

Posted On: February 20th, 2015 7:35PM

The Phoenix housing market showed improvement last year, particularly in the townhome and condo markets according to this RL Brown report posted in Arizona Business Magazine. 
 
Personally, 2014 was my most successful year and I agree with this article that we can anticipate continuing to see continued improvement through 2015. 
 
If you're considering selling your home, it's time for us to talk. Message me or give me a call so we can evaluate your home and put our marketing program to work for you! 

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February 16, 2015 - Appreciating Local History of the Biltmore

Posted On: February 16th, 2015 5:39PM

The Biltmore area is one of the most prestigious locations in Phoenix.  Some of the most recognized landmarks of the area include the Biltmore Resort and its hiking trails; the Wrigley Mansion and the notable 24th Street and Camelback shopping mall.

 

Surrounded by luxury homes and a business district, lies the historic Arizona Biltmore hotel.  The famous hotel is where the name for the Biltmore area came from.  This Arizona landmark first opened February 23, 1929 and was referred to as “The Jewel of the Desert.”

 

The striking design of the Arizona Biltmore is one of the first things that you will notice when arriving.  Many have thought that the dramatic features of the hotel were designed by the creativity of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, when in fact, the hotel was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, who studied under him. 

 

The Arizona Biltmore has a rich history of guests, which include presidents and celebrities.  In fact, Marilyn Monroe called the hotel’s pool, her favorite pool!  It’s a little bit of Washington and Hollywood in the desert, and it’s that history and luxury that bring people to the Biltmore area, to call it home.   

 

Also not to miss is the Wrigley Mansion, which sits atop a small hill overlooking the Arizona Biltmore hotel.  Originally built in 1932 as a 50th Anniversary gift to his wife, bubble gum guru, William Wrigley Jr. primarily used Wrigley Mansion as a winter home.  The mansion is famous for its amazing views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below.  Wrigley Mansion spans for 16,000 square feet and has 24 rooms and 12 bathrooms. 

 

The Wrigley family continued to own the mansion until 1973, then changing hands several times.  In 1992, the City of Phoenix was planning on tearing down the mansion to make room for condos, when Geordie and Jamie Hormel bought it.  The couple then restored the property with the intention of sharing Wrigley Mansion with everyone.

 

Wrigley Mansion has been designated as a “Phoenix Point of Pride” and is a popular destination for weddings, conventions and special events.  Due to zoning regulations, Wrigley Mansion must operate as a private club.

 

It’s a highly sought after area due to its luxury shopping, fine dining and a high standard of living.  While modern amenities such as shopping, fine dining and upscale housing are what you think of when you refer to the Biltmore area, it’s the history of Biltmore that is much more fascinating.

 

The Biltmore is located in north central Phoenix, spreading out from the area of North 24th Street and East Camelback Road.   When looking for high-end stores or delicious restaurants, you can visit the exquisite Biltmore Fashion Park.   Originally opening in the 1960s, the Biltmore Fashion Park was later renovated in the early 2000s to become the extraordinary place that it is today. 

 

A hub of Arizona history make the Biltmore highly desirable for history buffs, and those who appreciate architecture, design, art and the glitz and glamor of Hollywood! 

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January 4, 2015: Top Performing Valley Realtor Expands Presence to the Biltmore

Posted On: February 10th, 2015 6:55PM

Great news, I am expanding my geographic focus into a North Phoenix neighboring community, and serving clients from Biltmore office. 
 
I've been a long-time residential real estate agent in North Central Phoenix and have decided to expand my business into the Biltmore area. With more than 20 years of experience selling homes and consistently being recognized as a top selling associate broker, Bobby is formally taking his expertise into the neighboring community and will be splitting his time between HomeSmart’s North Central and Biltmore offices.
 
The decision to expand his focus comes on the coat tails of several key Biltmore home closings, where he represented long-time clients as both buyers and sellers in the transactions. These sales, combined with an active year, contributed to 2014 being Bobby’s top career sales year with 176 homes listed and 185 homes sold.
 
“When my long-time clients and friends asked me to represent them in their Biltmore home search, I was happy to work with them. While I have represented listings in the Biltmore in the past, it was not until these clients highlighted their need for personalize representation in the area that I realized the expansion into a neighboring community makes perfect sense for me and my clients,” stated Bobby Lieb. “Having a HomeSmart office in the Biltmore, where I can spend a portion of my time, made it even more convenient for me to quickly make this expansion happen,” he added.
 
Bobby is a proud member of locally owned HomeSmart and the founder of the HomeSmart Elite Group. This is an exclusive group of more than 400 HomeSmart agents who each have a proven track record of success in residential real estate.  
 
“I'm excited to see Bobby expanding his geographic focus into the Biltmore area. Bobby's clients love him across the board and I'm confident he will continue to deliver his high level of service to consumers in the Biltmore area. He's an honest, hard-working Realtor that delivers results time after time,” said Matt Widdows, Founder and CEO of HomeSmart.
 
Throughout his years as one of the top performing real estate agents in the Valley, Bobby has had over $600 million in sales. For more information on Bobby Lieb, visit: BiltmoreAZagent.com.

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December 31, 2014: A Start Of Another Exciting NEW YEAR... Let's Welcome 2015

Posted On: February 10th, 2015 6:50PM

It is hard to believe but another year has come and gone and lets welcome 2015. I really am so appreciative for all of you for hiring me to list 167 homes and sell 154 homes in 2014 making me the tope selling North Central Realtor for over the past 14 years. In 32 sales in 2014, I represented both the buyer and seller which can be delicate since that makes me a dual agent but after 24 years of selling homes, I have learned how to deal with this situation. Being a dual agent can be beneficial to the seller because I am more in control of the sale and helps to prevent delays from lack of communications.

   

Approximately 4 months ago, a female real estate agent was murdered in Arkansas and the death sent a shock throughout the real estate world. Our profession can be very dangerous because we never know what strangers will show up at our open houses or sometimes what strangers we are meeting at showings. I contacted my good friend and North Central resident, US Marshall David Gonzales, who agreed to speak at 3 of our HomeSmart's regional meetings and my HomeSmart Elite meeting( we meet at North Phoenix Baptist Church) which consisted of 140 HomeSmart agents at that meeting. David made all the agents aware of that we should be careful of our surroundings and do not take things for granted. I appreciate all the time he spent with our agents. Obviously, no matter what you do for a living or how you conduct your daily lives, David reiterated that you cannot be predictable in your daily routine.
   

I also was very appreciative for another North Central resident, David Karstadt, who is the owner of Karstadt Taekwon-Do, which is located at 7th Street/Rose Lane, for teaching a self defense class for our realtors and even some of the realtor's children. I asked David's son, John, who also teaches at his dad's studio, to write a bio on his dad and their company.
   

Growing up in Central Phoenix, Master David Karstadt began his Taekwon-Do training in 1977. After earning his 2nd degree black belt he opened his first school in 1986. Since that time Master Karstadt has taught thousands of Phoenix area families while developing leaders in the community. He has also hosted women's self-defense seminars, works with the freshman P.E. class at Xavier College Preparatory teaching self-defense, awareness and empowerment, holds yearly fundraisers feeding families for the holidays, has donated thousands to Phoenix area schools through his after-school programs, has been coach of the U.S. Taekwon-Do Team and has produced numerous Taekwon-Do World Champions. I hope you guys will sign up for his classes which deal with all ages.. Tell him you saw this article and he will give you a discount on your classes.
   

Since my dad and I owned the Jockey Club Nightclub, first located at 2110 E Highland from 1976-1985 and then a second location at 52 E Camelback from 1989-1996, which was once Navarres and now is Sweet Tomatoes, I am very partial to North Central Businesses. I am excited and proud to welcome a new location for Orangetheory Fitness, which will open at the Safeway Center, 7th Street/Glendale in January. I contacted the owner, Bobbe Ariano and asked her for a write up on her company:

Orangetheory Fitness is coming to Central Phoenix! It has been mentioned by FOX news, ABC, NBC and the New York Times as "The best one hour workout!" Orangetheory Fitness is group personal training that focuses on five zones of your heart rate. Through interval training combined with weights, men and women can burn up to 1000 calories in one hour. This workout is proven and is designed for all fitness levels from beginners to elite athletes. 

The workout at Orangetheory Fitness is lead by experienced and certified personal trainers. They bring fun music and energy to every workout. The equipment used consists of TRX, Water Rowers, Treadmills, Bikes, Weights and more.  We are excited to become a part of the Central Phoenix community. Our new location will open February 1st.  Now is the time to sign up and receive the founding rate at our pre sale location. It is located at 742 E Glendale Ave, suite 172. It is on the NEC of 7th and Glendale. Pre sale rates aren't here for long, so don't miss out! Stop in and say hello.         
Thanks Bobbe..Let's make 2015 a healthy one for all of you and your loved ones.
   
Please see below some of my new listings for January and new homes under construction that are not listed for sale yet.
   
Thanks again for all of your support the past 24 years. We have sold almost 2000 homes in that time frame and many of the same homes 2 or 3 times! Remember I am also expanding my business to the Biltmore area, having sold over 50 homes there ranging from $200,000 to $5,850,000. 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/real-estate/catherine-reagor/2015/01/13/former-phoenix-home-sen-john-mccain-sale/21716087/

This beautiful home in North Central has an amazing history. Thanks to renovations by the previous and current owner, it's even more impressive with 13 bedrooms, two guest houses, a fully-remodeled kitchen with upgraded appliances and finishes, Olympic size pool not to mention the 6-car garage on a beautifully manicured 2-acre lot - it's ideal for a car collector, large family or family who enjoys entertaining....if you or someone you know is looking for a little more living space, please contact me.

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December 8, 2014: Celebrating the holidays, a family tradition!

Posted On: February 10th, 2015 6:44PM

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re looking ahead into the holiday season. There’s a lot of fun events going on in the Valley this month and it all starts with Hanukkah!
   
Hanukkah or Chanukah, begins this year at sundown on December 16th and lasts through December 24th. There are a few events across the Valley that celebrate Hanukkah including a nightly menorah lighting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Phoenician in Scottsdale.
   
If you’re looking for traditional Chanukah foods, head on over to Chompie’s. For eight days, Chompie’s will offer Potato Latkes, Brisket of Beef, Matzo Ball Soup and Chanukah cookies from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
   
When looking to celebrate the Christmas season, there’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit than the Arizona Biltmore. The entire hotel is decorated for the season and would make the perfect backdrop for your holiday card. Enjoy a 60-foot Christmas tree, menorah, gingerbread village and twinkling lights!
   
One of the most unique holiday traditions to the Arizona Biltmore is holiday tea. It’s been a tradition there for 85 years and includes a special menu that inquires the flavors of the season. In addition to delicious tea, there are also sandwiches, pastries and desserts.
   
There’s also some holiday fun for the kids at the Arizona Biltmore. There’s a letter writing station set up just for the little ones so they can write letters to Santa. Also, every Saturday evening in December, Mrs. Claus pays a visit to the Arizona Biltmore to read her favorite holiday stories, along with hot cocoa and cookies!
   
If you’re not looking to cook an extravagant dinner this holiday season, you can get a delicious meal at Wright’s at the Biltmore on Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day. In fact, if your dine at Wright’s on Christmas, you’ll enjoy an extravagant five-course dinner!

Be sure to check with your favorite restaurant because many of them are open for the holiday season, making your holiday meals delicious, easy, and carefree.

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