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Month: March 2018

The Smart Way To Buy Homes In Phoenix – Arizona

Are you looking for homes in Phoenix, Arizona? You may be making one of the most important mistakes of your life. No, it’s not buying a home in Phoenix – this city is wonderful. Phoenix offers great schools, comfortable homes, and plenty of economic growth. The mistake home buyers make is one of the most common and it can occur in any home market. Most people start shopping for homes by figuring out how much they can afford to spend. Sounds like a logical starting point, right? Well it’s not a bad way of starting, but it could get you into trouble. Because many home buyers look at the “maximum” they can afford, and then try to find a house in that price range. Instead of trying to find a home at the top end of your borrowing potential, you should look for homes that are on the low end of the scale. If you follow this reasoning, your budget won’t be stretched to the limit. You won’t be spending all of your income on your home payment. Why is this important? For two reasons: first, as a home owner you are always going to have emergency situations crop up. Your washing machine breaks down, you need a new lawn mower, a new roof, etc. If your budget is maxed out on your loan payment, you won’t have any...

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Jock Itch or Herpes? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

A persistent groin itch is enough to make a sane man crazy, as part of the brain is always resisting the urge to scratch. Men with itchy, sore genitals might also be frightened of the cause of the itch, worried that the symptoms they’re experiencing might be due to something chronic, like herpes. While herpes is common, some cases of crotch itching are caused by more benign conditions, including jock itch. This article will outline the difference between herpes and jock itch and provide some penis health care tips that could help keep both conditions from causing aggravation. Jock Itch: Causes and Symptoms A tiny fungal spore, tinea cruris, is responsible for jock itch. Most fungus cells thrive in moist, damp conditions where light is sparse. Men who work out or otherwise engage in hot, steamy sports while wearing tight pieces of clothing create the perfect environment for this fungal infection. Symptoms can vary a bit from man to man, but most people with the infection report intense itching and pain centering on the inner thighs, buttocks or the groin. Herpes: Causes and Symptoms Herpes is considered a sexually transmitted disease, because contact with infected skin is necessary for the condition to take hold. Herpes can cause flu-like symptoms, including a fever and swollen lymph nodes. Those symptoms tend to appear in the days and weeks following infection, and...

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Market Report – Distressed Sales February 2018 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”.  Distressed sales accounted for 2.2% of total sales, down from the previous month of 2.6%.  Short sales dropped 51.5% year-over-year.  Lender owned sales dropped 33.3% year- over-year. 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 ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the...

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Agoraphobia Is Not the Opposite of Claustrophobia

Agoraphobia isn’t the opposite of claustrophobia – but a lot of people think it is. In fact I used to think exactly that. I used to think exactly that even when I was suffering from agoraphobia. I was even offered the opportunity to join an agoraphobics group, but I said no because I wasn’t afraid of open spaces. I quite liked open spaces as long as no one else was anywhere near me. In fact if there was no other human being in sight, then that was OK as far as I was concerned. But that was all a very long time ago. The translation of agoraphobia is ‘fear of the market place’, not, as many people think, fear of open spaces. The essence of the market place is people and human interaction. This is what is fearful. Places that agoraphobes typically avoid, or have problems with, are supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, crowds, parties. Places where a rapid exit might be difficult. The fear is usually of showing oneself up in some way in the eyes of others. Typically agoraphobes worry about things like: vomiting (usually as a result of severe anxiety); fainting; having a panic attack; or suffering from a genuine health emergency like a heart attack. The concern is usually one of embarrassment – perhaps fainting and finding oneself on a supermarket floor gazing up into a circle...

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Market Report – Monthly Sales February 2018 ARMLS

  Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”.   Sales are up 13.6% month-over-month.  The year-over-year comparison is up 7.4%.  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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