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Make a Splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild This Memorial Day Weekend

by Melissa Dierks

Make a Splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild This Memorial Day Weekend 

This Memorial Day weekend, the temperatures will be perfect for playing in the pool. So why not make a splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix at their Salute to Heroes event? All veterans, active U.S. military members and first responders (active-duty police, fire and EMT) can enjoy a day of fun for free May 28th through May 30th at Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale from 10:00am to close. Up to six immediate family members will also receive half off admission.

The water park will also thank the country’s heroes with a breathtaking fireworks show on Saturday, May 29th at 8:45 pm. For more details and pricing, please visit wetnwildphoenix.com or call 623-201-2000. This event is a great way to honor those who serve and have served our country and enjoy some fun in the sun with family!

For more fun things to do in Phoenix, or if you’d like some information about buying or selling your Phoenix home, please contact the Regal Team today. Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Melissa Dierks
The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals
7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com
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IRS Phone Scam Alert Returns to the Valley

by Melissa Dierks

IRS Phone Scam Alert Returns to the Valley 

The tax filing season is finally behind us, but that’s not stopping the scam artists from trying to collect their own taxes. The Internal Revenue Service is warning of a new twist on an old scam where scammers will call and claim to be verifying information of tax returns. The scammers will then attempt to get sensitive information such as Social Security numbers. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself:

The IRS will never…

  • Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed several bills.
  • Call or email to verify identity by asking for personal and/or financial information.
  • Demand taxes without giving the opportunity to question or appeal the amount it says is owed.
  • Require a person to use a specific payment method for taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

If you or someone you know believes a scammer has called or they have been a victim of an IRS phone scam, please call 800-366-4484 to report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Please remember and share this information with others to help prevent fraudulent tax scams.

Melissa Dierks
The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals
7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 229-0154
www.theregalteam.com

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Sink your teeth into Arizona Spring Restaurant Week!

by Melissa Dierks

Sink your teeth into Arizona Spring Restaurant Week!

Love delicious, savory food at insanely good prices? Then you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into Arizona Spring Restaurant Week! Beginning Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 29th this statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new!

Arizona Spring Restaurant Week’s statewide event means restaurants all over metro Phoenix and beyond will offer special, three course menus for either $33 or $44. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week.

Participating restaurants will include Atlas Bistro, Cafe Bink, Zinc Bistro, The Parlor, Okra, and dozens more. For a list of the various Valley locations participating in Arizona Spring Restaurant Week, please visit arizonarestaurantweek.com.

This is not only a great way to enjoy delicious new foods at fantastic prices, but also support your favorite local Arizona restaurants and give back to small businesses in the community. For more fun things to do in Phoenix or to buy or sell your Phoenix home, please contact the Regal Team today!

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com

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3 financial tips to consider before you buy a home

by Melissa Dierks

3 financial tips to consider before you buy a home

When it comes to buying an Arizona home, there are many experiences even the most seasoned homebuyer wished they had known or that they could do over again; from having a more thorough home inspection to investing more time in better understanding the extensive paperwork and contracts associated with the home buying process. Because buying a home is both a huge emotional and financial commitment, here are 3 financial tips to consider before you buy a home.

1.) Mortgage shopping: As a first time homebuyer, finding out that you are qualified for a $650,000 mortgage can be an exciting thing. But as a general rule, it’s smart to take twenty percent less than what the bank will lend you and to be sure to have an idea what your mortgage, taxes, and maintenance costs could run you before buying your Arizona home. Before you home shop, calculate the mortgage payment for the home in your intended price range, along with the increased expenses (such as taxes, insurance and utilities). Then bank the difference between that and what you're paying now.

2.) Down payment saving: Next, you want to be sure you build up your savings, because lenders want to see that you're not living paycheck to paycheck. If you have three to five months' worth of mortgage payments set aside, that makes you a much better mortgage loan candidate. A hefty savings can also help you save for a down payment that could help lower mortgage payments.

3.) Maintenance costs: Home purchasing costs can include loan application fees, closing costs, appraisal fees, buyer broker fees, and more. After you sign all the paperwork and receive the keys to your new home, there are also homeowners insurance, property taxes, and possibly Homeowners Association fees. A cash cushion will also help cover maintenance and repair issues that come up when you own a home. Don’t think a perfect walk-through means you won’t get hit with an unexpected big ticket repair later.

If you’d like more information on what you should know before you buy a home or if you’re looking to buy an Arizona home, please contact the Regal Team today. From our first discussion through closing, our expectation is to make the real estate experience the best it can be for you!

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com

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Keller Williams Professional Partners
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Glendale AZ 85308
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