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Month: January 2018

A Journey to Jerome, Arizona

One benefit of visiting Sedona is that it provides a perfect launching site for many satisfying day trips. In this series of "Sedona Day Trips," I will be traveling to some of these note worthy destinations to "reconnoiter the territory" for you. I'll blaze the trail, and y'all can follow later in your covered wagons. First stop: Jerome. I could easily provide you with a list of the many shops, galleries and the like in Jerome and merrily send you on your way. However, a simple list would not give you a solid impression of what would be in store for you if you decide to brave the winding 5,200 foot ascent up Cleopatra Mountain where Jerome is perched. To provide some history, Jerome was founded in 1876 after copper deposits were found in the hills. The town grew as an honest to God Old West mining community until the demand for copper dwindled, forcing the mines to close in the early 1950's. In 1967 the Government dubbed Jerome a National Historic District as a Historic Copper Mining Town. With the mines shut down for the most part, locals banked on this National Historic design and began promoting the town as a tourist spot. Today, Jerome boasts a thriving artist community and draws in a different sort of tourist with the self proclaimed title of "Ghost Town." When asked...

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Exciting Museum Hopping in Arizona

When you think about Arizona, the first things that you will imagine are wide stretches of deserts. But aside from these, you will also find numerous museums that will make your vacation more interesting and educational. One of the first museums that you should visit is the Heard Museum. This is the country's prime museum that is dedicated to Native American culture. These houses historical exhibits and contemporary Native American art. This is also where you will find kachina doll collection. In the Phoenix Art Museum, you will find wide spaces covered with contemporary art. Make sure you also drop by at the exhibits in the miniature rooms. This is not the largest museum in Phoenix though. The largest museum in the area is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Known for its daring architecture and cowboy art, it's one interesting place that you can not really miss. Speaking of cowboy, head to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. It may be a little small for a museum but it is big when it comes to its collection of Western and cowboy art. At the University of Arizona Museum of Art located in Tucson, you will find vast collections of Renaissance to contemporary artwork. Some of the artists who works you can find here include Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keeffe. Finally, go to Amerind Foundation Museum. It is...

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Market Report – Monthly Sales December 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.   Sales are up 0.1% month-over-month.  The year-over-year comparison is up 0.5%.  Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a Traditional or...

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Market Report – Average Days On Market December 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.  Days on market were down 7 days year-over-year while up 1 day month-over-month.  Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a...

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Market Report – Months Supply of Inventory December 2017 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2017 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2017”.  Months supply of inventory for November was 3.09 with December at 2.83. Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a Traditional or...

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