Phoenix Fine Restaurants Offer DISCOUNTED Meal Pricing!

18 09 2009

I read this article moments ago, and had to alert everyone of the great news.  Quite a few fine dining restaurants around the Phoenix Metropolitan area will be offering discounts from September 19 to September 26, 2009.

Here is the price breakdown:

  • $29 (per person) for 3 courses
  • $58 (per couple) for 3 courses

Participating Restaurants

-Colin Stevens


Final Walkthroughs…to do, or not to do; that is NOT the question.

16 06 2009

Just posted another magical blog about an interesting story I heard regarding a shady deal a fellow Realtor dealt with.  As you click the link below, remember these two things…

1.  ALWAYS DO A FINAL WALKTHROUGH, regardless of the situation (i.e. foreclosure, short sale, regular resale, etc.) when buying Phoenix/Scottsdale/Glendale real estate, or real estate anywhere for that matter.

2.  ALWAYS CONTACT COLIN STEVENS (me) when thinking of buying or selling Phoenix/Scottsdale/Glendale real estate or future real estate in the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Glendale Arizona area.  my contact info is at the bottom of the post=]

Talk to you soon!

Phoenix/Scottsdale/Glendale Arizona Final Walkthroughs

-Colin Stevens, a.k.a colincs for everyone familiar with Twitter

North Glendale Shopping–Arrowhead Towne Center

28 01 2009

Colin C. Stevens
North Valley Specialist

Glendale, Arizona: Home to the new Cardinals Stadium, Arena, and shopping galore. Arrowhead Towne Center, or Arrowhead Mall to us locals, is one of the numerous shopping malls placed throughout the Phoenix Metro area. Conveniently located at 75th Ave and Bell Rd, adjacent to even more retail/restaurant establishments, this mall is easily accessible from the 101 freeway for quick and easy shopping.

I made my way here today to reap the benefits of the Mervyn’s going out of business sale: 60% off of everything in the store!! As I was meandering through the mall, I was very pleased with the recent improvements. Along with a bit of a face lift, Arrowhead Towne Center recently opened it’s 6th anchor store! Dick’s Sporting Goods has a vast array of sporting equipment for almost any physical activity you can imagine. With the 5 established anchor stores; Dillard’s, Macy’s, Sears, JCPenny, Mervyn’s, an AMC movie theater, plenty of dining options, and a variety of shops from Lids to Hallmark, one is sure to find whatever their heart desires in this retail establishment.

Other nice touches to the mall include a play area for children, the Wii Experience (open until Dec. 29th), and until December 24 you can get pictures with SANTA!!

For a complete list of stores, dining, events and more, visit
Colin Stevens

Here’s to 2009

21 01 2009

As I’m sure most everyone is aware, ’tis the season for setting goals and New Year’s Resolutions! Just a wild guess, most of your goals or resolutions involve some aspect of getting physically into shape, am I correct? What about other parts of your life? Your personal finances? School? Knowledge?

I would have to say with the current condition of the economy, the best use of your time and money would be to BUY SOMETHING (an appreciating asset) and EDUCATE YOURSELF.

There is one thing the wealthiest individuals of the world know that the average person does not seem to realize, ever. In a down market, buy something, like a home! Although the media is doing everything they can to emphasize the negative, pushing the myth that we are in an abyss of falling home prices, the wealthy always know that the market WILL come back. Ask yourself, “In 2005, did I think home prices would increase forever?” It is the same principle, only on the other end of the spectrum nowadays. The market WILL come back, and there is no predicting exactly when. If you have the opportunity to invest in real estate, take it.

And my second point, education. By educating yourself, you increase your ability to compete in the job market, making you more desirable, and gives you a leveraging point for higher wages when the economy comes back around. Whatever your current job, there is one thing I was taught as a young boy; the SMARTEST investment you can make is an investment in yourself. This is to accompany the countless other sayings about knowledge from epic figures throughout history.

With a new President comes new hope for many. I leave you with a line of encouragement for 2009 and beyond, whether it be for your personal life or your professional life. From President Obama’s inaugural address:

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America – they will be met.”

To read the full inaugural address, visit:

ALSO, don’t forget to visit my websites for any interest in Real Estate here in Arizona…be sure to mention my name in the comments section when you sign up!