May we wish you all a happy May? As we move towards the warm weather we have the great news that the Governor of Arizona has opened the state. I think that we are all more than ready to get out and begin to find our new normal. It has been a very long and challenging year and I hope everyone is well. Amazingly enough, the year did not affect the real estate market from being one of the strongest markets I have worked in. The only negative is that of housing inventory shortage. The number of homes being listed is at an all time low. But on the other hand, the interest rates for buyers is also at an all time low. This makes for a very strong market and a great time to sell a home for the highest and best price. With Real Estate being an essential business we have been working on overtime in this market. But I do stop and recognize that many of our local businesses have not. The effects of COVID on our small local businesses has been a challenge. Between COVID closures and restrictions which have been pushing people to shop online, many small businesses are struggling to stay in business. Please as you are beginning to come out and about, remember to support our small hometown businesses. To find out what is going on in the community go to Theresadesoto.com for a community connection. If you are curious of what your home is worth feel free to contact us for a free consultation. And remember we can help you with all your real estate needs, whether buying your new home, selling your current home ……Or both!
Remember we are your friendly hometown Realtors
We are the deSoto Team and we are making dreams come true…one home at a time!
“Dear Little Violet,
Don’t be afraid!
Lift your blue eyes
From the rock’s mossy shade!
All the birds call for you
Out of the sky;
May is here, waiting,
And here, too, am I.”
by Lucy Larcom
The Month of May is
Full of Reasons to Celebrate . . .
National Correct Your Posture Month
National Date Your Mate Month
National Moving Month (Call me!)
National Military Appreciation Month
National Barbecue Month
CELEBRATE THESE WEEKS!
May 2 – 8
Be Kind to Animals Week
May 9 – 15
National Police Week
May 16 – 21
National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week
May 22 – 28
National Safe Boating Week
DAYS TO CELEBRATE!
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Day of Prayer
Lost Sock Memorial Day
Dance Like a Chicken Day
Lucky Penny Day
THERESA’S TIMELINE TRIVIA
1st – 1889
England releases the first 1st adhesive postage stamp
The Paris Exposition opens with the just completed Eiffel Tower as its centerpiece.
8th – 1952
Mad Magazine hits the newsstands.
9th – 1899
The lawnmower is patented.
12th – 1792
The flush toilet is patented.
16th – 1866
Charles Hires invents Root Beer.
19th – 1884
Ringling Brothers circus premieres.
27th – 1930
Richard Gurley Drew receives a patent for cellophane tape.
27th – 1919
The pop-up toaster is patented.
30th – 1889
The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.
Andy’s Actually Factual Facts
- The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.
- If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.
- A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.
- The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J.
- Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.
- The human eye is so sensitive that, if the Earth were flat and it was a dark night, a candle’s flame could be seen from 30 miles away.
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
- The world’s first motel is in San Luis Obispo, which was built in 1925. When opened, it cost $1.25 for a two-room bungalow with a kitchen and a private adjoining garage.
- Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons.
- Tic Tacs got their name from the sound they make when they are tossed around in their container.