A look at residential real estate sales at the end of 2014.


There is nothing indicating any unfavorable issues going forward. Job growth is steady and moving in the right direction during the holiday hiring. Consumer confidence and spending are healthy. Housing conditions could be considered a healthy normal.

This being said, there are myriad factors which impact the value of real estate. Tomorrow is always a new day with new factors which may positively or negatively impact marketability and the sale ability of a property.

Graphics: http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2014/12/05/7-graphs-that-prove-the-real-estate-market-is-back-infographic

Local Statistics: http://tucsonrealtors.org/news/statistics

100 Apps 2014

BusinessInsider.com list of the best of 2014.
For Android or iOS, some free, some not. But for the rich experience that many of these apps bring to our phones, tablets and computers is $1.00-$5.00 really too much to support the programmers? Everything is included from productivity to entertainment.

What’s your favorite app?
I think my most used is my mail, but my favorites are Zite on the iPad, Flipboard on my Android phone and Evernote on all my devices and my computer.

Generation Z – picking up the homeownership mantel

Today’s teens are saying they see their success in the coming years and it includes savings and buying a home.
Having lived through the Great Recession, they may have learned a thing or two that their elder generation never did. Now, about to enter their adult years, their perspective may be very similar to those who lived through the Great Depression in the 1930s.

What works isn’t the same for everyone.

Some people are born marketers and others aren’t. Maybe you aren’t?! Maybe you haven’t found the best practices for YOU! Stephanie Rising, author and business coach will help you and your staff find what works for you through the DISC assessment.

Canyon Concepts DISC Assessments

Video recorded & edited in Tucson. Minkin Enterprises 2014.

Tucson east side gets a new school for 6th through 9th grades

Dr George Rising is opening a new school at Broadway and Prudence. We were at the April 5th, 2014 Open House and recorded a few moments for an introductory video.


NOW Enrolling 6th – 9th grades

Video recorded & edited in Tucson. Minkin Enterprises 2014.


Congratulations Canyon Concepts

Stephanie Rising has just finished her first educational web series. Here’s a glimpse of the series.


You can purchase the entire series or contact Stephanie through her website: www.CanyonConcepts.com. I’m a fan! and a client of hers for the better part of 5 years. If you haven’t hired a coach yet and you have been thinking you want to take your business to the next level; you NEED a coach. I highly recommend Canyon Concepts.

Some people think they don’t need a coach. I can’t imagine any pro athlete thinking that way and often they have multiple coaches. You want to take your game up a level? Then get a coach!

At home


What a great way to spend a Sunday, just enjoying the pool and a few of the neighborhood hummingbirds.

This is actually a few still images that I’ve pasted together into an animation.

Click on the picture to see the hummingbird feeding.