This amazing remodel will make you want to reevaluate your life, or at least your kitchen

This amazing remodel will make you want to reevaluate your life, or at least your kitchen. Brought to you by the talented designers at Denovo Fine Cabinetry, this gorgeous project is too good not to share.

While performing my usual critical daily activity of scrolling through my facebook news feed I stumbled across a post from my friend Julie Carns, a designer at Denovo,  sharing a recent remodel project she’d designed the cabinetry for. It was love at first sight. The homeowners chose their own fixtures, flooring etc, and the final product doesn’t suck.

Love the blue door and cabinets!

Love the blue door and cabinets!

Seriously

Seriously

The details make this fresh kitchen pop!

The details make this fresh kitchen pop!

Blue Cabinet kitchen 6

 

Blue Cabinet kitchen 4

Custom built in dog bowls, love this idea!

 

Not too shabby

Not too shabby

 

 

lovely bathroom

lovely bathroom

 

Central Phoenix Beauty

Central Phoenix Beauty

To see more, visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DenovoFineCabinetry

To get a quote to remodel or create your own spectacular space, you can contact the the designer directly:

Julie Carns, Allied ASID Designer with Denovo Fine Cabinetry
1868 E 6th St.
Tempe, Arizona 85281
(480)733-3741
julie@denovocabinetry.com

I often tell my clients, if you’re going to spend the time and money to remodel your home, don’t do it to sell it, do it to live in it and enjoy it for a while. I’d like to add to that, if you’re going to remodel, use quality contractors and materials, the final product will be worth the cost. Buyers can spot a crappy remodel a mile away. If you’ve got questions on which updates will pay you back with your home, dont hesitate to contact me at Caily@CailySellsAZ.com or 480-577-4317.

 

Categories: It's Local, Real Estate, Sanity Check

Don’t Jump! They got it wrong. Foreclosure.

Don’t Jump! They got it wrong.

dont jump

Ahhhh the Phoenix housing market. It went up, up, up and down, down, down, and up again. Some people are feeling like they might be the kid who pukes on the roller coaster. Recently, it was reported by a group out of California, known as RealtyTrac, that the phoenix market just took a major hit. Their report essentially said that the foreclosure rate just sky rocketed 100%, making Phoenix the third largest foreclosure market behind two California cities, one being LA. Bring on the sweaty palms, and dizzy spell. Here we go again. Does this ride have a barf bag? The news comes out, and every news outlet grabs ahold of it. It’s widely reported and widely believed.

reading guy

Not so fast…Michael Orr, the director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the ASU WP Carey School of business, says that’s just plain false. In fact, according to him, that Math isn’t adding up at all

“California-based RealtyTrac reported a 104 percent increase in foreclosure filings in January of 2015, compared to December of 2014.  The company also reported foreclosures were up 45 percent from January 2014, and at a 20-month high.

“Math is math,” Mike Orr of Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business.

“There was certainly nothing special about January.  January [foreclosures were] lower than December,” he said.

Orr has been compiling foreclosure statistics for years, and suspects RealtyTrac had a backlog of data, which went into their database for January, and caused the spike.”
Read the entire article Here

And so, this brings up a very important point. The news reported is not always accurate. Don’t freak out based on the stories you hear reported. If you have questions about the Real Estate market and trends, please feel free to call me anytime! I can always be reached at 480-577-4317 or Caily@CailySellsAZ.com for questions. I believe it is always better to talk with someone on the ground who is doing the work.  For now, feel free to put your barf bag away, come in off the ledge and rest assured that the Phoenix Market is doing well. We aren’t breaking records at the moment, but prices are up and sales are doing just fine.

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North Scottsdale is hoppin’! Welcome Dutch Bros!

dutch brosNorth Scottsdale is hoppin’! We are finally cool enough for a Dutch Bros coffee shop! Can I get a collective Hallelujah!? The hippest, dare I say friendliest coffee spot around, will make the Grayhawak Plaza their home. Located on N. Scottsdale Road between E. Grayhawk Dr, and Thompson Peak Parkway, this plaza already boasts a Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers,  Which-Which, Chipotle, and a Pei Wei. In short, it might become my new favorite place to be. This new location won’t be just any old Dutch Bros, oh no, we would never…. It’s a 1,838 sf location, and  will include indoor seating as well as a drive thru. With the opening of a the New Sprouts and now some hip coffee coming our way, I’d say our community is doing pretty darn well! The news makes this Scottsdale Realtor pretty excited for the coming year. Hoping with all the action, we see a boost in home sales and property value. Coffee and Profit, It can’t get any better! If you have questions about what’s happening our way, contact me anytime! Grayhwak plaza

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Marketing Matters, don’t be dumb

nationwide

Marketing Matters, don’t be dumb! The Super Bowl is a time when as many people tune in for the commercials as do for the actual game. Usually folks are poised for a night of giggles and grins as we watch animals talk and super models scarf down giant burgers (you know they spit that out). This year, many companies tried for the touchy feely approach and you know what, it kind of sucked. Leading the pack as the worst commercial ever, was an appalling Nationwide insurance spot, that I’ve taken to calling, “the dead kid ad”. What the heck were they thinking? So I asked google, because google knows everything, and you know what I learned? People are angry, people are disgusted, and people are talking insurance cancellation. Now, last I heard, those Super Bowl ads weren’t free, so it seems to me, they may lose some money here. So, what is the moral of the story? When it comes to marketing, people like happy, and they don’t like dead children. Sweet work Nationwide, if you were going to put out an offensive commercial, at least you did it on the most watched night of TV, so you could offend everyone at once.

Categories: Sanity Check