Farewell, Adieu, Farvel, Arrivederci my Loyal Lucky

My darling sweet Lucky… what a true buddy, companion and loyal friend and family member  you have been for the past 15 years.   I regret never telling you how much I appreciated you, how special you were to me, how much I appreciated you by my side during the good times, the sad times, and the hard times; so loyal to no end.  Did I just take you for granted? I hope you never felt that.   I truly cared for you, loved you, played with you, raised you,  fed you, I gave you medicine daily (when you reminded me, morning and night), I treated you as though you were another child of mine.  Did you feel it?  Did you know how important you were to me ?

What a blessing that Stephanie picked you out of the litter 15 years ago.  You were totally gorgeous, and we fell in love with you instantly.   I can’t imagine how life would have been without you.  Stephanie was only 6 years old when we brought you home, and I’m thankful that she had you by her side all these years.

You never got angry, never growled, EVER, never answered back, never got angry with me or Stephanie,  you were just always there.  In case you don’t know, Lucky, I want to be sure you know,  that  I was there too, for you, I never left your side,  I was with you right until the end, looking right into your eyes, and reassuring you that it was OK, that you could go, and it would be ok… I promised you it would be ok, and it was, Lucky, you went away so peacefully with me right by your side.

It’s strange, Lucky, but some people don’t understand the loss of a pet.  But you weren’t’ just a pet…you were MY pet, my Confidante, my Supporter, and like Stephanie said, you were “The best secret keeper for 15 years”… Wow, you sure had a lot to listen to didn’t you ?  I’ll bet you  left with many secrets, didn’t you ? -:)

You sure were a pal when we introduced you to our sweet ‘Duffy’ (RIP), and then  again when we introduced you to Pookie.  She  is so sweet, and was a great companion to you in the house.. in fact, she became your ears, didnt’ she.  She made sure you heard the front door open, so you wouldn’t get trampled on, that it was dinner time, treat time, …  But you were special for her too… you took care of her when she was frighented by loud  noises, fireworks, thunder & lightening.  No worries, now Stephanie and  I will  take care of her for you…She also has her cousin, Dempsey .. he’s young, but he’s growing on her.  He will keep her company, and once in while, and I’ll be sure to send Pookie over to Stephanie’s for sleepovers, and Dempsey will come over here too. Thank you for allowing these lovely pets to invade your territory, but the good news is that they always knew you were the King -:) 

I remember when we left Canada and came to the U.S, in 2000, you were only 3 years old, and  a real trooper, traveling in the plane in a small bag under the seat in front of me.. …. you never took your eyes off me, and although frightened,  you just trusted me that everything was going to be ok.  Thank you for enduring the hot summers in Arizona, and sacrificing those many long walks we used to have in Canada, due to the heat.  Thank you for being wonderful with children, and anyone that came into our home.  Thank you for being our best friend, for never leaving our side, and for reminding me when it was time for your meals, your medicine, or a treat !  You never slipped, you had a memory like no other.

Your memory shall live on, I thank you, I will remember you, and no one will ever replace you.  You were one in a million, and I can honestly say that Stephanie and I could never have been any luckier than to you have you, LUCKY, in our life for all those wonderful years.  You win the prize for best pet, best friend, best companion, and most loyal.

Adieu (11:11).    xoxoxoxo

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Arrowhead Neighbors- A Supportive Community


Do you live in the Arrowhead Community of 85308 ?   Have you considered living in Arrowhead?  Well, some of us that do reside here are now part of “Arrowhead Neighbors”! 


What is Arrowhead Neighbors, you might ask ???

To begin, Arrowhead is a  beautiful, supportive, scenic and picturesque community !  The goal of Arrowhead Neighbors is to support one another in the community, capitalizing on our popular social network tool, Facebook!.

The intent is to share new events, new businesses, special news that matter to friends and neighbors in 85308.  If there is a lost pet, we post it,…. If someone needs work done at home, we have local resources and are supporting our community entrepreneurs.  If anyone needs work done at home? We post it and see if an Arrowhead Neighbor has the skill or a a business that can help they will reach out.

We welcome you to join us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/ArrowheadNeighbors  
Let’s have fun and spread the word because it’s really all about being and having
Happy Neighbors.  Image
“Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, there’s no place like home” The Wizard of Oz

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How to I get started with a Short Sale of my home ?


Still today so many people are asking the same question…    “How to I get started with a Short Sale of my home?” or ” Do I qualify for a Short Sale?”.   There is so much information available, but timing is of essence.

Just reminding my friends again that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act & Debt Cancellation expires this year, December 2012. Please call me to address your home and let’s be sure we get it closed before December so that you qualify. Don’t wait… act now. It could easily take up to 6 months to get a short sale done, call now ! My number is 602-284-9822

Please view my prior post that provides a detailed explanation:  Click Here

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Investing in Arizona !


Have you considered investing in Arizona ?  Have you considered a retirement home in the future ? 

It may be time to begin your search, and it could be time to begin researching the opportunities available to you.


Check out this link to stay in touch with no pressure.  https://www.facebook.com/Relocate2Arizona

New properties will be listed, and regular updates about how the economy is doing, this is the time to begin learning more about your future.

Joyce Corsi Hazen, REALTOR®, CNE, SFR
Realty ONE Group
Cell: 602-284-9822
Fax: 623-505-4346
E-Mail: JoyceHazen@ymail.com
Website: www.JoyceHazen.com 
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“Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, there’s no place like home” The Wizard of Oz


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This is a lovely 2 bedroom condo that provides a very comfortable and convenient ‘home away from home’.   You gain privacy, and have the opportunity to meet a number of guests and residents in the community.

The condo has a Master bedroom with a queen size bed, and the 2nd bedroom features two (2) twin beds which can be converted to a king, should this be a requirement. One additional sleeping space can be made in the living room, on the couch, should there be a requirement for a 5th person.

The swimming pool has just been refinished and provides a very relaxing environment. Read a book, play some cards, enjoy the sun or simply get some much needed rest on a lounge chair. Either way you get the beautiful Arizona fresh air and sun !

If hiking is your sport, there are some great hiking trails just 10 minutes north.  

If you love sports, we are minutes away from the Arizona Cardinals Stadium, or the Phoenix Coyotes Arena. We also have the Mariners and Padres Spring Training site just minutes from the condo. You’ll find the Phoenix Suns and  ‘Steve Nash’, only 20 minutes away in downtown Phoenix.   

Don’t forget, Phoenix also hosts the Barrett-Jackson car show, in January,  as well as The Waste Management Phoenix Open, the famous nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January.

If you’re a golfer there is no shortage of golf courses all around the Valley of the Sun. Information for all courses is available in the condo.

As you can see, you’ll never find a dull moment in Arizona ! Between your visits to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Bisbee, you’ll also enjoy relaxing at the Condo.

The  monthly rate for the condo is $1500 (US) .  Should you need additional pricing, please call us for more information and please view our slideshow:

Kirk & Joyce Corsi Hazen, REALTOR®
Cell phone: 602-284-9822 or 602-284-8241
USA & CANADA Toll Free: 877-469-7431
Fax: 623-505-4346
E-Mail: JoyceHazen@ymail.com

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Investors tend to look at land and realize the value this has long term. In Arizona, our land is spectacular, featuring desert landscaping and breathtaking views surrounding the entire valley.

If you have considered land, take a look at these two parcels. Both totally amazing, north of central Phoenix, in terrific communities with fabulous growth.

Carefree, Arizona – Land ($325,000 – 4.46 Acres) Click here

New River, Arizona – Land ($ 48,500 – 1.67 Acres): Click here

If you are considering land in Arizona, please call me and I’ll be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Joyce Corsi Hazen, REALTOR®, CNE, SFR
Cell phone: 602-284-9822
USA & CANADA Toll Free: 877-469-7431
Fax: 623-505-4346
E-Mail: JoyceHazen@ymail.com
Website: www.JoyceHazen.com

“Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times, and think 

to yourself, there’s no place like home” ~ The Wizard of Oz
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Have you wanted to buy a house, but don’t have the greatest of Credit… Read this ….

by Joyce Corsi Hazen on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:43pm

Seller Carry Backs: Finance a Home Without a Mortgage

Most people have never even heard of a seller carry back, yet it was highly popular when people bought and sold homes 40 years ago.   Right now, in our economy, it can really pay to understand this real estate strategy.

So, what is a Seller Carry Back?

A seller carry back is simply owner-provided financing. It is also referred to as “Seller Financing”, or “Owner will Carry”.

This strategy is a Seller offering to carry back a note—This can be a tremendous win/win for  both the seller and buyer. Seller carry backs are becoming increasingly popular in today’s economy, and very much so in Arizona, as getting traditional home loans from banks becomes more challenging.

 Here’s how it works:

When a homeowner wants to sell his house but has trouble getting enough qualified buyers due to tight lending or, the seller can “carry back” the note on his own house.

1. The buyer and the seller sign a promissory note. This note says the buyer promises to pay a specific amount of money, with a specific interest rate, at a specific time. Sounds like a mortgage. The only difference is that instead of making payments to a bank, the buyer makes monthly payments to the seller on an Agreement for Sale.

2. The seller moves out, transfers title, and collects monthly payments from the buyer. The seller acts like the bank, holding the note and collecting payments. If at any time the buyer stops making monthly payments, the seller has the opportunity to legally foreclose and take the property back. He can then try to sell the property in a traditional sale, or carry back a note again.

There are more terms and conditions that protect both the Buyer and Seller, but this is extremely common, and a great way to own a home in lieu of renting.

Don’t feel like you cannot be a homeowner, because you CAN !

If you would like more information, or want to see some homes that offer Seller Carry Financing, give me a call @ 602-284-9822 or send me an email.

Joyce Corsi Hazen, REALTOR®, CNE, SFR
Cell phone: 602-284-9822
USA & CANADA Toll Free: 877-469-7431
Fax: 623-505-4346
E-Mail: JoyceHazen@ymail.com
Website: http://www.JoyceHazen.com

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