Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / by Shelly Farley
Today we begin the celebration of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah.
It's significance is great as it celebrates the Maccabees successful rebellion against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a greek ruler who persecuted the Jews. According to text, the Temple was purified and the wicks of the menorah miraculously burned for eight nights, even though they only had oil for one day.
Each night, for eight nights, a candle is lit in celebration. There are special prayers and songs as well as oil laden foods that are eaten, such as latkes, doughnuts called sufganiyot , brisket and chocolate gelt coins. Each food eaten during Hanukkah is symbolic and eaten in celebration and joy.
It's not just the festival of lights. May it also be a festival of hope, happiness, love and health.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 / by Shelly Farley
Is your electric provided by Salt River Project? Every year SRP offers a discounted 20 point inspection on your heat pump because according to SRP, heat pumps are one of the biggest energy suckers in your home. This year it would be $69.95 plus tax if you schedule it with an SRP Certified Contractor before the end of December. So, time is running out! Schedule your inspection today.
20-point heat pump checkup
An SRP certified contractor will perform an in-depth inspection and checkup of your heat pump to ensure it's in tip-top condition. Your contractor will complete the following:
Check thermostat operation and accuracy
Clean filter or replace (customer supplied)
Check and document system temperature split
Check and document operating pressures
Inspect electrical disconnect
Inspect wiring and tighten electrical connections
Inspect contactors, relays, and circuit boards
Check capacitors and start componen ...
Monday, December 4, 2017 / by Shelly Farley
We are pleased to announce that Tina Sloat has been awarded the prestigious RE/MAX Hall Of Fame Award.
Tina has earned this award because she has earned more than $1 million dollars in gross commissions in her time with RE/MAX. It is a wonderful and honorable achievement and we are very proud of her!
Tina started her real estate career in 2014 serving primarily the SouthEast Valley. She has extensive knowledge of construction, staging and design as well as marketing and sales. This unique knowledge of our industry is one of the many reasons Tina's clients rave about her!
Tina has also earned designations and certifications to assist her and her clients. She is a member of the following organizations: Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE) and the Military Relocation Professional (MRP).
Congratulations Tina! We are very honored to have you as part of the #InfinityFamily.
Monday, December 4, 2017 / by Shelly Farley
We, at #REMAXInfinity, are proud to announce that Mike Barron has received the prestigious RE/MAX Hall Of Fame Award.
The Hall of Fame award honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million dollars in gross commission during their career with RE/MAX.
Mike has been serving the SouthEast Valley as a full time REALTOR since 1999. He has extensive experience in residential real estate and investments.
Mike has earned many designation and certifications to assist him and his clients. He is a member of the following organizations: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Distressed Property (CDPE) and International Real Estate Specialist (IRES) Mike is also bilingual, speaking both English and French.
Congratulations Mike! We are so very proud of all you've accomplished.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 / by Shelly Farley
When is the right time to move to a smaller home? Well, that answer is different for every person. The most important tip we can give you is to do A LOT of research before you make the decision.
We have a few questions to guide you in your research.
1. Are you downsizing to cut your expenses?
Moving to a smaller home may cut some of your monthly expenses such as mortgage, insurance, taxes and utilities. It may also save you money on maintenance costs such as landscaping and pool service. Watch your HOA fees and what that expense covers or you could be spending the same amount of money.
2. Do you want to spend less time on maintenance?
How many hours do you spend on landscaping, cleaning and general maintenance? Do you have other hobbies or interests you would rather spend more time on? Perhaps you want to travel? Get an RV and get on the road for a few months out of the year?
3. Does your current home no longer meet your needs?
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