Are You Ready For Some Football? Buffalo Wing Hummus

It’s that time of year again!  The football season has started and leaves us with many, many questions.  What shall I serve for my tailgating/football party?

I am originally from Upstate New York and so Buffalo Wings are in our DNA. There is only one proper way to serve them! Hot sauce, un-breaded and  dipped in blue cheese of course!

This hummus dish is a classic take on the original. I found the recipe online and of course began playing with it! I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup water (or 2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • (optional) 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-8 tablespoons hot sauce*, to taste  (I like Franks Hot sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.  Pulse until combined.  Taste, and add more hot sauce to taste, if desired.  This recipe tastes better if you let the flavors combine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. I like to drizzle a little chili oil or plain olive oil on top just before I serve it. Then add crumbled blue cheese or blue cheese dressing with crumbles in it!

Serve with your tortilla chips, crackers, pita bread, carrots and celery!

Photo and original recipe courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

Shelly Farley Group: Let’s Talk Kitchen Remodels

I recently read that a kitchen remodel should take 6 to 9 months to plan. 6-9 MONTHS?!   Really?  Well, after reading a little further I now understand why.  Proper preparation not only takes time but it also reduces your stress long term. Homeowners like to change their mind!  You won’t be tempted to change your mind during construction and create change orders, which will inflate construction costs and hurt your return on investment.

1. Plan, Plan, Plan.  What is important in your kitchen? Space? Storage? Environmentally friendly materials?  Pick out your materials prior to starting the remodel process.  You will save time and money. Schedule the work to be done carefully!  If you want your project completed by the holidays, don’t start it on November 1st! It should begin no later than September 1st.

2. Be Quality Conscious.   Functionality and Durability are a priority in any kitchen. Don’t be tempted to buy a product just because it’s less expensive.  Sometimes it is on sale for a reason.

3. Appliances.  You may want that commercial range and oven but will you really use it? Look for appliances that are functional, durable and built by brands you trust.  Look at consumer reviews and don’t forget to check out Consumer Reports!

4. The importance of Lighting.  Lighting is the most overlooked item in any room and it is very important.  What are you trying to accomplish in your kitchen? Do you need to create ambiance? Is it a darker kitchen and you need to add light? Do you have any design flaws that would affect the lighting?

After all of the lighting, you have to navigate the bulbs! Yikes!

5. Don’t Be Afraid To Hire A Professional.  I know there are a lot of DIY shows on TV and they make it look easy.  It’s not.  There are always surprises to any remodel project.  Just acknowledge it will happen, breath deeply and smile.  It will look beautiful in the end.

 

The Community of Sun Groves in Chandler.

Sun Groves is a great community in Chandler, Arizona.  The subdivision of Sun Groves is over 600 acres and 93 of those acres are for parkland or common areas. It has bike paths, walking paths as well as a catch and release pond.

Navarrete Elementary School is located inside the community of Sun Lakes while Basha Accelerated Middle School and Basha High School are just outside the community and to the north.  Chandler Unified School District.

For those needing a little fun and adventure, look no further than Sun Groves.  Sun Groves is located at the base of the San Tan Mountains and the San Tan Mountain Usery Park.  Enjoy biking, hiking, trails and camping.  Bring your own horse and take off for a picnic!

Not enough water?  Head to Mesquite Groves Aquatic Park just to the north of Sun Groves.  Perfect for kids of all ages. It offers lap pools, diving pools, a lazy river, kids splash pad and so much more!

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4393 E Desert Sands Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7

  • $394,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,603
  • Lot size: 8,050
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5881546
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4526 E La Costa Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7 Mcr 055636

  • $379,900
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,958
  • Lot size: 8,104
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5872200
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6254 S Gold Leaf Place Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7

  • $489,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 3,603
  • Lot size: 17,453
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5930323
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6940 S Pearl Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 13 Thru 16

  • $310,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,232
  • Lot size: 8,125
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5872166
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4220 E Winged Foot Place Chandler 85249, Sun Groves

  • $384,999
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,492
  • Lot size: 8,156
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5926778
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4281 E Augusta Avenue Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 2

  • $315,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,171
  • Lot size: 8,858
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5920486
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4651 E Hazeltine Way Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $310,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,718
  • Lot size: 8,253
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5929692
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4321 E Augusta Avenue Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 2

  • $294,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,842
  • Lot size: 7,313
  • Year built: 2003
  • MLS #: 5929565
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4671 E Torrey Pines Lane Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 9 & 10

  • $350,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,192
  • Lot size: 7,599
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5910698
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4580 E Hazeltine Way Chandler 85249, Sun Groves

  • $376,500
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,098
  • Lot size: 7,020
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5916955
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4885 E Palm Beach Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $380,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,193
  • Lot size: 9,521
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5924852
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4117 E Karsten Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves

  • $285,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,521
  • Lot size: 4,943
  • Year built: 2006
  • MLS #: 5926160
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4832 E Firestone Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $399,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,573
  • Lot size: 11,614
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5929496
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4488 E Indian Wells Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7

  • $354,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,134
  • Lot size: 9,376
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5927859
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4114 E Bellerive Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 3

  • $284,995
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,521
  • Lot size: 4,500
  • Year built: 2010
  • MLS #: 5899765
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New Federal Guidelines on Replacing Hot Water Heaters!

Are you familiar with the new mandates regarding the replacement of hot water heaters?

 

The Department of Energy has made changes over the last 10 years in an effort to save energy and promote clean air.  Hot water heaters will increase in size  as a result and some modifications may be required in order to install them such as adding an electrical outlet, changing gas features, etc.

For s simple explanation, please watch the video below!

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A Seller’s Guide To Navigating The Home Inspection.

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A Seller’s Guide To Navigating The Home Inspection.

There are two ways a home inspection comes into play when selling your home.

Option 1: You, the Seller, order a pre listing inspection and repair the “hot list” before you list the property for sale. Why would a seller do this?  Knowledge is power! It gives the seller a leg up in the negotiation process.  The repairs are not an “unknown” to the buyer so they will feel more confident submitting their offer.

In Arizona, there is a section of the contract that is called “Non Working WARRANTED items.”  What does this mean?  There are certain items in your house that the seller is required by contract to repair IF the buyer tells you they are broken. (Section 5A, Page 4) These include: heating/AC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical items/systems, (including those associated with pool systems), and built in or stand alone appliances. Yikes! As a seller, I would want these systems inspected and if necessary repaired before I list my house for sale and go through the emotions of selling.

Option 2: Wait for an offer and hope the inspection report doesn’t scare away the buyer!  Buyers are nervous.  They are making the biggest investment of their lives and if there are a lot of items on the inspection report they begin to question the value of the home.  Did they offer too much? Is it going to be a lemon? Will the repairs be expensive?  For every $200 a buyer has to spend, they deduct $1000 off of their perceived value of your home.

Selling a home can be very stressful.  But pre planning can reduce a lot of your stress and aggravation. Try to remember, this is a business transaction and it is not personal.  Keep a clear head and distance yourself from the outcome.  Don’t forget to listen to your real estate professional!

 

 

 

 

 

New Listing in Circle G Ranches

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Just listed in Circle G Ranches. This is a fantastic property located on acreage in Tempe, which means its close to everything! Located in the Kyrene School District and close to parks, shopping, fine dining as well as the 60, 202 and I-10 freeways.

This home sits on a cul de sac lot of over 18,000 square feet. Perfect for all your toys, pets and fun! Built in the highly desirable split bedroom floorplan with 3 bedrooms this home also offers a  den or office.  The house is 2726 square feet and has fantastic upgrades like stainless steel appliances, fresh paint, and granite counters.  The refreshing swimming pool just sets off the bacjyard landscaping.  Don ‘t wait to see this home!

#2047EMyrnaLane in #CircleGRanches

 

 

Warner Ranch with Pool @ #931NBeckCourt

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#931NBeckCourt is back on market after a remodel. 931 N Beck Tour

Summer is here!  And with temperatures of 110 plus degrees, you will truly enjoy the diving pool in this backyard.  Located in Warner Ranch, this 3 bedroom home is close to parks, schools, shopping, fine dining as well as the 202,101 and I-10 freeways.

Looking for other homes in Warner Ranch? We can help!

FOR SALE: 931 N. Beck Court w/POOL

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5963 W Gail Drive Chandler 85226, Warner Ranch Phase 3 Lot 1-265 TR A-G

  • $360,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,903
  • Lot size: 6,242
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5916259
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6572 W Ivanhoe Court Chandler 85226, Warner Ranch 4 Unit Two

  • $299,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,801
  • Lot size: 7,850
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5914772
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6560 W Dublin Court Chandler 85226, Warner Ranch 4 Unit One

  • $300,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,801
  • Lot size: 6,123
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5915476
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The WARNER RANCH Cutie Is Located In The Kyrene School District. A Spacious, Floor plan With Wood Floors And Tile Flooring In All The High Traffic Area. Dinner Preparation Will Be A Breeze In This Kitchen That Also Includes Microwave, Large Island And A Refrigerator. The Home Was Just Repainted Inside And Ready For Move In. Put Some Fun In Your Life With A Private Backyard And Cool Waters Of Your Own Private Pool. This Is A Corner,Cul De Sac Lot With Only One Neighbor-The Ultimate In Privacy. Need An Additional Bonus?? This Home Includes A Washer/Dryer All Of This Is Located In KYRENE SCHOOL DISTRICT,Close To Shopping, Parks And Freeways. Zero In On This One And Schedule An Appointment Today!

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