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Friday, June 28, 2019   /   by Katie Formas

Things to do in Phoenix June 29-31

Welcome back!! As always, here is our Friday update of things going on around the Valley this weekend. There is a little something for everyone. 

36th Annual Phoenix Volleyball Festival Thu. 06/27 - Sun. 06/30, 10am-6pmPhoenix Convention CenterMore than 7,000 players from more than 700 teams from more than 25 states, players aged 12-18 play across 80 courts. $8-$10

Kathleen MadiganFri. 06/28 & Sat. 06/29, 8pmTalking Stick Resort, ScottsdaleMadigan is one of the most popular comedians on the comedy club and theater circuit. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. $30-$85

Slightly Uncensored Improv ComedyFri. 06/28 & Sat. 06/29, 9:45pmNational Comedy Theatre, MesaThis interactive improv comedy show is always totally fresh and completely spontaneous. $12-$14

The Addams FamilyFri. 06/28 - Sun. 06/30, times varyArizona Broadway Theatre, Peoriat’s the ultimate nightmare:  daughter Wednesday, the ultimate ...

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Monday, June 10, 2019   /   by Kirby Beaver


As May comes to a close, school ends and the summer officially begins, that means one important thing - home selling season is upon us. With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated, both buyers and sellers are ready to enter the market as the weather heats up. As the market begins to grow, you may wonder how to make sure your home stands out among all the others trying to sell during the summer months. Here are a few tips to make sure you can catch the eye of potential buyers during busy season!
1. Tour Other For-Sale Homes
Check out open houses for homes similar to yours that are also on the market. As you are preparing to list, use these tours to see what decor and design-types are attractive to you and potential buyers. If there are things you notice that you do not like, be sure to remove those features from your own home if you have them. Sometimes stepping out of the box (or in this case, your own home) will allow you to look at your home through the lens of a p ...

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Friday, June 7, 2019   /   by Katie Formas

Things to do in Phoenix June 7-9

We are full swing into summer here in the Valley! If you are looking for new things to check out this weekend with the family, here is what is going on

Improv Comedy Show at NCT
Fri. 06/07 & Sat. 06/08, 7:30pm
National Comedy Theatre, Mesa
This is a one of a kind Comedy experience that you will never forget. Two teams of comedians compete for your laughs in comedy scenes and improv games made up on the spot based on suggestions from you. $12-$14

Legally Blonde The Musical
Fri. 06/07 - Sun. 06/09, times vary
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre 
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle geniously charms her into the prestigious law school. $20

Mighty Mud Mania
Sat. 06/08, 7am-12pm
Chaparral Park, Scottsdale
MMM offers a muddy obstacle courses for every age group and ability level. Mud pits just to play in are also available, along wi ...

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Friday, May 31, 2019   /   by Katie Formas

Things to do in Phoenix May 31-Jun 2

It's weekend time!! If you are looking for a some fun activities to kick off summer break, check out what is going on in the Phoenix area.

-2019 Summer Kick Off and Dive In Movie
Fri. 05/31, 4:30-10pm
Coffinger Park , Wickenburg
Fun starts at pool with games, food, ice cream, bounce houses, swimming and Dive in Movie featuring "Ralph Wrecks the Internet."

Thu. 05/30 - Sun. 06/02, times vary
The Phoenix Theatre Company
This eight-time Tony Award®-winning musical is a spell-binding tale of love and loss, following dreams and walking away. $29+

Great Arizona Puppet Theater Presents "Rumpelstiltskin"
Thu. 05/30 - Sun. 06/02, times vary
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre, Phoenix
A funny version of the classic story about the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name and the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold. $8-$12

-Date Night Drive-In Movies
Fri. 05/31, 7pm
The Promenade, Scottsdale
Everyone is invited to join the Block Part ...

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Thursday, May 30, 2019   /   by Katie Formas

Home staging....Is it worth it?

Home staging....it is actually a topic that is debated often in real estate. Many sellers do not want to do much to their home to give it that extra appeal, because let's face it, they will still be living there while it is on the market. They want it to look like their home that they have lived in and figure potential buyers should just look past their style and imagine how they can make it their own. Why should they spend money to neutralize their home just to sell it to someone who may change it anyway? Theoretically, sellers are correct. Buyers should look past the current owners "stuff" and style and imagine their own things in the house.

Realistically, this doesn't happen often unfortunately. Many potential buyers won't even put your home on their list to see if they don't like the wall colors in the photos, especially if the colors are bold. Also, the home looks too cluttered and/or crowded and doesn't do the floor plan justice they may not put it on their list. Even with th ...

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