August 5-6, 2023
Welcome back Weekend Warriors! School is back in session for most kids and we're supposedly getting a break on temperatures but at well over 100 degrees, the indoor play parks are still just as packed as they were a week ago. While the kids are getting into their school year routine and the stores are shifting their inventory to the holidays, its clear that everyone is dreaming of cooler days ahead. Whether you are planning for Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Festival this Fall or thinking about the festive finds that will come out at the Gilbert Farmers Market in a few weeks, it's good to imagine what's to come! Speaking of what's to come, while the Summer months are a popular time to make a move, we'll likely see those housing prices continue to creep up in spite of those pesky interest rates. In fact, as temperatures fall, housing prices will be drawn to do quite the opposite. In this month's edition of Weekend Warriors, we've shared our top tips for first time home buyers entering the market, shared a bit about what those national sources are saying is coming in the real estate market and of course, our favorite activities for the whole family right here in the East Valley. So, whatcha waiting for? Dig in and share with your friends!
The real estate market looks very different today than it did even a year ago, and not a day goes by that we aren’t helping first time home buyers navigate the world of home ownership. In fact, we’ve got several families who we continue to help, generation after generation, realize the benefits of home ownership in every single market. Today, more than 40% of our closings have seller concessions towards closing costs - which means that with down payment assistance programs and 100% financing programs and even your VA benefit or USDA purchase, you could feasibly get into a home having saved up very little as long as you can make the monthly payment. Listen in as we start there and work backwards and don't miss our Gilbert Sun News article for more on our take. Want more market news? Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram where we provide real estate updates every Monday and Friday and if you are really wondering what these changes mean for YOU, click the link below to book a strategy call with one of our team members and let's get to work!
📆 Save The Date 📆
Community on Purpose will be partnering with eXp Extend a Hand's annual day of service on October 10th with hundreds of volunteers giving of their time to local nonprofit organizations. Details to follow regarding the organization we're serving here in Arizona, the opportunities to get involved in necessary drives before hand, and ways to include your kids for service hours, church organizations, neighborhood groups and more! Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 480-250-3857 if YOU are interested in volunteering, donating, or bringing along the kids!
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Unlocking the Market
Wondering why there are so few houses to choose from? Been thinking of making a move but have your money tied up in your existing home? Wish you could make some updates but aren't quite sure how? We've got a great event coming up this month in partnership with Talia Stennett, owner of Spice Up Your Home Furniture and Staging, where we'll talk about all things local real estate including how to access your equity so that you can BUY before you SELL, exactly what we predict will happen to prices over the next few months based on a chronic lack of supply, and give you OUR tips for getting your home sold when and how YOU want. Food, drinks, great information, and lots of fun window shopping to boot!
So many of our clients have questions about how to navigate the market as a first time home buyer from how much to save up to how long the process takes. In partnership with our friends over at Define Mortgage, we're offering first time home buyer seminars through the hottest months of the year to help YOU get all of your questions answered. We'll be talking about everything from what is needed to get approved to why you should get a home inspection and everything in between. Don't worry if you are new to the process or feel like you don't know the lingo, we've got you covered with lots of expertise and the heart to know we all took the first step ourselves and it was overwhelming to say the least. Message us for details and dates and click on the graphic for our Top 4 tips for making a move this Summer!
Brandifesto: How to Build Your Personal Brand
Unleash your entrepreneurial glam and create an irresistible brand! We'll cover topics like how to build your personal brand to become a locally known expert, the hottest tips in social media branding, how to capture you and your brand, how to design success through graphic design and the art of storytelling in building a memorable brand. Don't miss this incredible event open to all entrepreneurs at The Art House in Gilbert!
Women in Leadership
The Amy Jones Group & Community on Purpose host our Women in Leadership Breakfast Event at Parlay Kitchen & Cocktails in Chandler, AZ with incredible guest speakers and the opportunity to network with women in the community while hilghighting a local non-profit organization. We are excited to announce our September Keynote Speaker, C. Renee Mangum, CEO & Founder of Thee CRM Group, a a full-service business development and consulting firm based here in Arizona. Renee is a business development strategist, personal branding expert, and a one-stop shop for aspiring and established entrepreneurs looking to fully develop new business concepts or re-brand existing entities. At this SELL OUT event, we'll hear from Renee on how to build your personal brand by leaning into the YOU that makes you UNIQUE. Your admission ticket will include open networking, delicious hot breakfast with coffee, juice, and mimosas and an amazing lineup guest speakers as we explore how stand up and stand out to build our businesses and our personal identity with joy. As with every Women in Leadership Event, Community on Purpose will be highlighting one of the organizations in our community.
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Fall Networking Social
How do YOU want to show up online? How do you want your business to be SEEN? Join us as we hear from Leanna DeBellevue with DeBellevue Global Marketing on how to ensure your authentic self comes through in your personal branding. Additionally, we will hear from our signature sponsors and spend quality time getting to know one another in a fun, casual setting. Let's not forget, sweet prizes and lots of laughter! We are excited to spotlight Phoenix Children's Homeless Youth Outreach Program. Their Crews'n Healthmobile rolls through the Valley to serve the city's most vulnerable children. This new "doctor's office on wheels" will deliver integrated medical and behavioral health services directly to youth experiencing homelessness across greater Phoenix. At this event, we will be collecting item donations to assist with this program including travel size toiletries, flip flops, backpacks, and socks!
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East Valley Moms + Amy Jones Group
📆 Save The Date 📆
Indulge in a morning dedicated to your well-being at our Mom's Wellness Event. Join us for a rejuvenating experience filled with relaxation, self-care, and connection.Treat yourself to a luxurious mini facial, nourish your body with wholesome snacks, and connect with local resources who are eager to guide you on your wellness journey.Rediscover your inner balance and leave feeling revitalized, inspired, and ready to take on the world (or your kids!).
Reserve your spot today and prioritize your well-being like the incredible mom you are.
Event activities include:
- Yoga with Bouldering Project AZ
- Curated selection of wellness partners and resources
- Coffee, smoothies and other healthy foods to fuel you
- Workshops to include: Stress Management, Self-care, Breathwork/Mindfulness, Fitness, Nutrition + Meal prep tips
Early bird pricing through July 31 includes free kids registration for kids programming for ages 4+.
Kids activities will be offered for kids 4+ while moms enjoy the moms only portion of the morning. Kids activities include bouldering, rock climbing wall, crafts and more led by Bouldering Project AZ staff.
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