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Avondale Memorial Day Candlelight Service

by Joe Bourland

Avondale Memorial Day Candlelight Service 

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was borne three years after the Civil War ended, and it was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. General Logan declared May 30th as time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Years later, the history of Memorial Day and sacrifices of those whom served our country remains honored to this day. That’s why Avondale and various community groups will once again will offer a service to honor the men and women who have served our nation. There will be a candle-lighting ceremony, a Scottish-American military-remembrance table presentation and more at the Memorial Day Candlelight Service on Monday, May 30th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Avondale City Hall, 11465 Civic Center Drive, Avondale. This event is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit avondale.org or call 480-735-4881.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and thank you to all who have served and fallen for our country. – Joe

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5 Ways Overpricing Your Home Hurts Sellers

by Joe Bourland

5 Ways Overpricing Your Home Hurts Sellers​ 

Did you know the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks? Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale. That’s all the more reason to make sure you are properly pricing your Arizona home to sell. The current real estate market is so competitive that even over pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell. Here are 5 ways overpricing your home hurts sellers:

1.) Minimizes the number of offers you receive because it’s not priced comparable to the current market.

2.) Limits qualified buyers from purchasing your home, because it’s priced out of their budget.

3.) Wastes advertising dollars, because you’re losing money when you advertise a home that’s priced too high. Your home stays listed longer with continual price reductions and additional advertising time.

4.) Lowers prospects, because potential buyers choose not to view a home priced higher than the rest of the neighborhood.

5.) Less prospects means less showings. The less people who see your home for sale, the less likely you are to sell it within that seven week window.

Is your Arizona home priced to sell? It’s time to find out! Contact the Bourland Group today for a personal market value analysis of your home. No hassles or obligation - just honest advice on how to get top dollar for your home! - Joe

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Volunteers renovating Avondale Boys and Girls Clubs

by Joe Bourland

Volunteers renovating Avondale Boys and Girls Clubs

The Bourland Group is big on charities and clubs that enhance the local Valley communities. So we’re excited to learn that Avondale Boys and Girls Club are getting a makeover that will hopefully result in more youth visits.

For those who don’t know, the Avondale Boys and Girls Clubs provide after-school activities and meals for youths. The Thornwood Branch serves 220 youths ages five to eighteen from Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park. The Club operates dozens of incredible programs, including partnerships with Garden Patch, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. This program provides safe spaces to go after school, positive role models, fun sports, healthy meals and academic success.

About 150 volunteers are expected to help renovate the Tri-City West Thornwood Branch of the club in Historic Avondale. The project will involve cleaning, painting, carpeting and landscaping at the club. The project will also include laying carpet, painting a portion of the club’s gym and other rooms and installing additional storage and furniture. New technology, including computers, a gaming system and television, will also be added.

This forward-thinking volunteer initiative is estimated to cost $19,000 and donations are still being accepted. If you’d like more information about the Avondale Boys and Girls Club or if you’d like to make a donation to the renovation, please visit bgcmp.org or contact 602-954-8182. For more information about local Avondale community services or to buy a home in Avondale, please contact the Bourland Group today!

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Making relocating to Arizona enjoyable and stress free

by Joe Bourland

Making relocating to Arizona enjoyable and stress free

As one of the top real estate offices in the area and in the top one percent of agents in the Valley, I’m committed to offering you professional yet personal service. Earning one hundred percent client satisfaction repeatedly, which is the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry and receiving five-star reviews is the standard of excellence the Bourland Group and I proudly maintain and continually strive for. Here’s what a couple of our valued clients shared with us about relocating to Arizona:

"Having never lived in Arizona we were a little overwhelmed at all the possibilities to live.  But Joe helped us narrow down the best place to fit our needs. Joe and his team made this entire process enjoyable and stress free." - Norm S. and Judy P.

Are you relocating to Arizona? Whether you’re new to the Valley or want to buy a home in a completely new city, we can confidently help you reach your real estate investment goals with our reputable five-star service. The Bourland Group can help you navigate through each step of the real estate process to assist you with making the best real estate decisions. Call us today! – Joe

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Avondale is a 2016 All-America City Awards finalist

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Avondale is a 2016 All-America City Awards finalist

Residents of the City of Avondale are excited to learn that the National Civic League recently announced Avondale as a finalist for the 2016 All-America City Awards! This prestigious award is given to ten communities each year and celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.

Teams of residents, community leaders and government leaders from the communities will present their stories and programs to a jury of nationally recognized business, government and philanthropic leaders June 17-19th in Denver. Through workshops and conference representation, the delegation will share insights with innovators from across the country. The event is also the stage for Avondale to compete for the coveted All-America City title. For more information about the National Civic League or the All-America City Award visit: nationalcivicleague.org.

Want to support Avondale? Share your story about why Avondale should be named as All-America City on Facebook, Twitter and other social media with #AviAAC16 #AAC16 hashtags. For local Avondale community news or if you’d like to buy a home in Avondale, please contact the Bourland Group today!

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Joe Bourland awarded EPRO Designation

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Joe Bourland awarded e-PRO Designation

The next time you see Joe Bourland out and about, be sure to give him a big congratulations. Why? Because Joe just recently earned the e-PRO® designation with the National Association of REALTORS®! For those who don’t know, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) provides a wide-range of programs and services that help its real estate members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR upon completion of required courses.

Ten years ago NAR developed the e-PRO® certification program to teach members how to effectively use real estate technology to grow their business. And since technology is constantly changing, so did the real estate technology training for REALTORS®. As a result, NAR has partnered with the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI) to develop an entirely new e-PRO® program to help REALTORS® successfully compete in today’s ever-evolving real estate market. The updated curriculum teaches agents how to use the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, to create an online presence vital in reaching today’s hyper-connected consumers. NAR's e-PRO® certification also teaches REALTORS® how to use rich media and e-office strategies to run business more efficiently. That’s all the more reason why we’re so proud of Joe’s accomplishment!

By becoming an e-PRO® Joe not only proves that we use the most advanced real estate technology to provide exceptional service, but we also take the lead in our real estate market with the many benefits the e-PRO® certification offers. Now Joe is a pro at using cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer and better serve the community with your real estate needs.

If you’d like to learn more about the e-PRO® designation or would like more information about selling your Phoenix home, please contact the Bourland Group today. We’re going above and beyond to bring you the best quality service for your real estate needs from start to finish!

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Avondale Neighborhood Tool Loan Program

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Avondale Neighborhood Tool Loan Program

Got a home project you’re working on this spring, but don’t have the funds to spend on expensive tools or don’t want to buy tools you may only need once? Are you organizing a community clean-up project for your church, school or business? The City of Avondale has a solution for that! The Avondale Tool Box Program is a neighborhood tool loan program that operates right here in the West Valley to help provide you with the resources you need to improve your home for free!

The Tool Box Program helps foster neighborhood pride and provides support to community groups wishing to conduct community clean-up projects or days of service. The Tool Box is outfitted with landscape tools, general home maintenance tools and water coolers. Offered as a free program, the Avondale Tool Box is available for:

  • Multi-household clean-up projects
  • Neighborhood clean-up projects
  • Community group service projects

Ready to get fixing? For more details about the Avondale Neighborhood Tool Box Program, visit www.avondale.org. And for information about Avondale community programs and events, contact The Bourland Group today!

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3rd Annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival returns to Estrella

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3rd Annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival returns to Estrella

Thanks to Arizona’s gorgeous spring weather, the community is able to fully enjoy a variety of outdoor festivals all over the Valley of the Sun. That’s all the more reason to save the date for the 3rd Annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival as it returns on Saturday, April 16th at the Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater.

The West Valley Arts Council and City of Goodyear are proud for the return of the Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest at Estrella and expect an even bigger turn out than last year. Located on the lakeside lawn in the beautiful Estrella by Newland Community, this free festival is open to the public and includes food vendors, artisan village, kids zone, beer and wine tent and more from noon to 9 pm. Designed to be a true celebration of arts and culture, the music fest will feature a wide range of musical genres – everything from country to rock to reggae, jazz and beyond.

This year, the Lakeside Music Festival features thirteen bands on two stages with over nine hours of non-stop entertainment and offers something for everyone. So grab a blanket and your lawn chairs and enjoy all the free fun at the Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater located at 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear, AZ. Visit http://www.westvalleyarts.org for more details and a full line-up of scheduled performers.

For more fun west valley events and things to do in Goodyear, contact The Bourland Group.

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Palm Valley Gated Community Home for Sale in Goodyear

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Palm Valley Gated Community Home for Sale in Goodyear

Luxury living at its finest! The golf, pool and spa relax homes in the sought after Cortile at Palm Valley subdivision are like no other! Drive in and you’re immediately greeted by paved driveways, mature and well-kept landscaping, warm and unique color schemes. This Palm Valley gated community home for sale in Goodyear builds on a well-planned open floor plan concept that you’ll absolutely fall in love with! The astounding ten foot ceilings alone will take your breath away!

With over 3,400 square feet in this spacious six bedroom, 4.5 bath treasure, it’s impossible to not find something for everyone. The kitchen, dining and great room combine for an entertainers delight featuring large walk-in pantry, granite countertops and long kitchen island. The master suite rests downstairs plus guest quarters with full bathroom and separate entrance. Ascend upstairs and you’ll find four roomy bedrooms and a loft.

Step outside into your paradise backyard with heated waterfall pool and spa, fire pit and BBQ all overlooking the lush, green golf course. Energy efficient upgrades include a fully owned Echo Solar System, 120 gal solar water heater, whole house central vacuum system, and High Performance ''Cathedralized'' spray foam attic and wall insulation. Don't read about it, come see it for yourself!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to view this Palm Valley Gated Community Home for Sale in Goodyear located at 14330 W CORONADO RD, Goodyear, AZ 85395, please contact the Bourland Group today!

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Wigwam’s Easter Egg-stravaganza

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Wigwam’s Easter Egg-stravaganza

Looking for a fun free Easter egg hunt in Litchfield Park? Don’t miss the Wigwam’s Easter Egg-stravaganza this Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm! A west valley community favorite, The Wigwam Egg-stravaganza offers tons of fun for the whole family!

The Easter Bunny will arrive by helicopter to get the festivities started right on the Wigwam front lawn located at 300 East Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Guests are encouraged to bring their camera to capture the special moment with the Easter Bunny. Kids of all ages can enjoy fun games, a petting zoo, egg coloring, face painting, egg hunt, an Easter Parade Fashion Contest and more!

The Wigwam Egg Roll and Easter Festival also features music and live entertainment. The Wigwam, which has been beloved by generations for eighty-five years, serves as an Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America and makes the perfect venue for this returning Easter festival. To learn more about the Wigwam’s Easter Egg-stravaganza click here. And for more information about fun west valley and Litchfield Park events contact The Bourland Group. Happy Easter!

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