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Friday the 13th: Lucky for Clients First

July 25th, 2012 Published in Clients First

After just another regular Thursday at the office, Joseph and JoAnn Callaway packed their bags and headed off to the 2012 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Business Expo in Sacramento. This was a great “test-run” opportunity for Clients First to see the kind of reaction it got from an audience of complete strangers. […]

Gardening in the Valley of the Sun

July 23rd, 2012 Published in AZ Living, Selling

Believe it or not, plants with spines and “prickly” in their names aren’t the only green things that grow in the desert. Hearty gardens are possible in the Southwest, the climate of which can support many different types of vegetables, herbs, flowering plants, succulents and fruit trees. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and […]

Joe’s Farm Grill – “Common Food Done Uncommonly Well”

July 13th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Joe’s Farm Grill began as the Johnston family home and farm built in the 60’s. Jim and Virginia’s three active sons Joe, Steve and Paul grew up on the farm. Over the years, the farm has grown everything from alfalfa to sugar beets and now provides much of the produce for the grill including […]

Swim, Fish and Boat on Saguaro Lake

July 13th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Photo: Saguaro Lake Near Phoenix / Kevin Dooley (via Arizona-Leisure.com)   Just 30 minutes east of Phoenix, Saguaro Lake was formed in 1930 by the Stewart Mountain Dam, flowing with the water from the Salt River. The towering saguaro cacti that dot the landscape along the 22 miles of shoreline give the lake its name. […]

“A Piece of Paradise” at WD Ranch – Payson, AZ

June 25th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

    At about ten degrees cooler than Phoenix, Payson, AZ is only about an hour and a half north of the city. “Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town” is part of Arizona’s Rim Country, so named due to the overwhelming presence of the Mogollon Rim. Largely preserved as a natural forest, the Rim has an abundance […]

Meteor Crater – “World’s Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site”

June 23rd, 2012 Published in AZ Living

Ever wonder what the Earth was like 50,000 years ago? Meteor Crater gives you the opportunity to look into the past. Also known as Barringer Meteroite Crater, the crater created when Earth was struck by an iron-nickel meteorite is widely viewed as the best preserved meteorite impact site in the world. Though the meteorite (known as the Canyon […]

Free Falling at Skydive Arizona

June 18th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Flying through the air with the greatest of ease isn’t just for daring young people on the flying trapeze. Anyone can do it! At least anyone can fly through the air, the ease comes with practice. And practice you can, at Skydive Arizona™. As the world’s largest skydiving center, it boasts an average of […]

Phoenix Art Museum is the Largest Art Museum in the Southwestern U.S.

June 15th, 2012 Published in AZ Living

  Do you have any interest in photography, architecture, painting, sculpture, interactive installations, printmaking or fashion design? How about handcrafted cheeses and Arizona boutique beers and wines? If even a single one of these strikes your fancy, you will definitely want to plan a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum. Boasting films, performances, demos, discussions, […]

Brandon’s Story

June 12th, 2012 Published in Buying  |  6 Comments

JoAnn and I were in Dallas, Texas, for a Real Estate Conference and before going home we reserved a day to see our Granddaughter and her family. January had just given birth to Shea, her second son and fifth child, so Nanny was dying to see the baby. They originally moved to Dallas for Brandon […]

A Remarkable Road to Publication

June 10th, 2012 Published in Buying

One morning in January 2012, JoAnn received a call from a gentleman who identified himself as a senior editor with a New York publisher. He told JoAnn that he had heard we wrote a book and that he would like to read it. We sent a copy FedEx and he received it the next day. […]