Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist

October 2017 Newsletter


 
Trick or Treat!
 
Happy Halloween!
 
Be a kid again! If you can be with children and feel their excitement. You’ll feel young at heart and in spirit! Put a mask on and “see” the joy around you. 
It’s Halloween so eat your favorite candy, play, take pictures and capture the moment. It’s freeing and it’s even better if you’re holding a child’s hand and sharing the unconditional wide eyed look of wonder. Why not? We’ll only live once. 
If you want to be in their memories you have to be in their lives!
 
Judy
 
"Smile and let the world wonder why." - Anonymous
 
Market Analysis September & 2017 Year to Date
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report.  
 
 
World Mental Health Day
 
World Mental Health Day seeks to raise awareness of mental health illnesses while educating the population and mobilizing efforts to support mental health. Mental health, which includes a person's emotional, psychological and social well-being, has become increasingly important in recent decades as an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
 
In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in an effort to promote education and advocate for mental health sufferers. The Foundation aims to provide further awareness and assistance for those suffering from a wide range of mental disorders in the hopes of saving lives and increasing quality of life for these individuals. World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10th. 
 
Click here for more information.
 
Halloween & Dia de los muertos
 
Halloween (or All Hallows’ Eve) is celebrated on October 31 in several countries. It has its roots in pagan celebrations for the end of the harvest season, various festivals of the dead, and the Celtic Samhain festival.
Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, also celebrated in parts of Latin America and the U.S., to remember and pray for family and friends who have died. It is from October 31 to November 2.
 
Click here for more information.
 
 
National Chocolate Day
 
Stop by our office to say hi, and share a chocolate with us!
 
Featured Listings
 
 
October
13- 15 Yard Sale American Legion
14 Kilombo Fest 2017
19 Cervantino International Festival
21 Over-The-Line Softball
21 Dirty Beach Mud Run
26 Mojito & Karaoke Night
27- 29 3rd Santa Claus Club Cornhole Tournament
28 National Chocolate Day
28 Cholla Bay Off Road Poker Run
31 Halloween
 
November
01- 02 Dia de los muertos
02  Mojito & Karaoke Night
03 Rockin at the Reef
09 17th Rocky Point Rally
11 Veterans Day
17 D-Backs Charity Golf Tournament
23 Thanksgiving Day
28 Cornhole Tournament
30 Mojito & Karaoke Night

Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
 
For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.
 
Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Dear Grant,
 
We just want to say thank you for hanging in there with us until the very end of our sale of our Las Conchas home. You handled the challenges like a pro! If you didn’t know the answer, you would find the answer and get right back to us. We never felt like we were being ignored or put on the back burner. We truly felt like you had our best interests in mind.
You always kept us in the loop and told us how many people went to tour our home. We also asked for their comments and you would share them with us. We would then adjust the price, furnishings, landscape, etc. to improve our chances of a successful sale. Thank you for the tips!
Your expertise, professionalism and top-notch service showed from the moment we met you. We also would like to commend your office staff, Alexa and Reyna, as they were extremely helpful in getting emails sent out, paperwork together etc.
Thank you for your time and efforts in getting our home sold. We would not hesitate to use you again in any real estate transaction.
 
Sending our best wishes for you and your team.
 
Tina Warren & Michael Torrez
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
"Your every inhale is like the whisper of a pen over paper. Your every smile is a splash of color on a canvas, and each endeavor is like a spin of the potter’s wheel. You are an artist and your life is your art. "
- Christen Rodgers
 
Until next month remember ”Choices like footprints leave a lasting impression”, come visit Rocky Point this fall…it’s a choice you’ll always remember. Give us a call and let us know how we can serve you.
 
Grant & Team
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE / MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

September 2017 Newsletter


 
Fall Harvest is Coming!
 
Fall’s on the way! What would you like to do this fall? What one thing will give you a memorable fall? Do you have a few minutes to “play” with it? Remember when you were a child and “curiosity” was your sand box? It was where you lived and played. 
Yesterday I built a “castle” with our 4 year old Grandson. It consisted of one recliner, one arm chair, a blanket for the roof and floor, a sword made a flag and his face said it all: “we have our very own castle”. Plus, we had a picnic in our castle. Where’s your imagination/curiosity going to take you this fall? 
Sure hope you find time to come to the beach and create your own sense of wonder just as you did when you were children. Do it with someone you care about and enjoy it twice as much. Happy Fall! 
 
Judy
 
"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace." - William Ewart Gladstone.
 
Market Analysis August & 2017 Year to Date
 
Our market continues to improve, in the past 30 days we have closed on 4 of my beachfront listings, 3 in Las Conchas and one in Laguna Shores.
2 selling in the $750,000 range and 2 in the $400,000 range. It is encouraging to see movement in both price segments, especially the $750,000 range considering the highest priced sale during the past several years was around $650,000
October is reported as being the busiest month of the year as it relates to visitors coming to Rocky Point, so we will be adding several new listings and look for great buyer activity in October.
Contact me if you would like a valuation on your home. 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report.  
 
 
Mexico Independence Day!
 
Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.
 
Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.
 
Click here for more information.
 
September Equinox
 
The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year.
 
On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it's called an "equinox," derived from Latin, meaning "equal night." However, even if this is widely accepted, it isn't entirely true. In reality, equinoxes don't have exactly 12 hours of daylight.
 
September Equinox in Rocky Point, Mexico is on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm MST.
 
Click here for more information.
 
 
International Day of Peace
 
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September.
Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to  “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”
 
The 2017 U.N. Peace Day Theme:
Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
 
This theme is based on the TOGETHER global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. TOGETHER brings together the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 member countries of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants.
 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -   Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Click here for the complete information.
 
 
Featured Listings
 
 
September
14 Mojito & Karaoke Night
15-16 Noche Mexicana
16  Mexico's Independence Day
20-22 Rosh Hashanah
21 International Day of Peace
22 September Equinox
28 Mojito & Karaoke Night
30 Rocky Point Triathlon PM
30 Black & White Ball
 
October
06  Cholla 250
06 World Smile Day
06-08 Tekila Bar Anniversary
09 Columbus Day
07 2nd Wine & Artesanal Beer
12  Mojito & Karaoke Night
21 Over-The-Line Softball
21 Dirty Beach Mud Run
27-29 3rd Santa Claus Club Cornhole Tournament
28 Cholla Bay Off Road Poker Run
31 Halloween
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
 
For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.
 
Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Hi Grant,
 
Thanks for the great service on our recent sales transaction in Mexico.  Your advice and team of professionals made what can be frustrating, complicated and confusing pretty simple for us, and we appreciate it. 
 
Thanks!
Steve
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
“Respect for the rights of others, is peace" - Mexican Proverb
 
Until next month remember ”Choices like footprints leave a lasting impression”, come visit Rocky Point this fall…it’s a choice you’ll always remember. 
 
Grant & Team
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE / MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

August 2017 Newsletter


 
Let's enjoy the beach together!
 

We would like to dedicate this month's newsletter to youth and humanity. Celebrating the International Youth Day and World Humanitarian Day, it seems good to think about what these two days mean; one linked to the other, because we cannot hope for a humanitarian world if we don't focus first on our youth.

Starting at home and keep doing it wherever we go, teaching the youngest about love, respect, compassion and empathy, we teach them to be grateful and caring as we all are. Because they are, after all, the future of humanity.


“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. " - Mahatma Gandhi

 
Market Analysis July & 2017 Year to Date
 
ROCKY POINT CONTINUES TO REBOUND

 

Beach Communities:

Despite a lack of finalized sales in July, there has been stronger than usual buyer activity these past months. The MacKenzie team currently has 5 beachfront properties under contract and pending closing, a positive sign that the market continues its recovery.  

Sandy Beach Condos:

Continues its strong recovery. 

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information.  For more details click on the following report. 
 
 
Love One Another. 14-day Challenge!
 
  1. Show patience with someone.
  2. Overlook someone's shortcomings
  3. Look beyond looks.
  4. Resist the impulse to categorize others.
  5. See a situation through the other person's eyes.
  6. Forgive someone who has wronged you.
  7. Don't criticize actions or circumstances.
  8. Show mercy to someone.
  9. Give 10 minutes to really listen to someone.
  10. Speak kindly.
  11. Say thank you to somebody.
  12. Focus on what you have in common with everybody you meet.
  13. Offer up a genuine compliment.
  14. See everybody you talk to through God's eyes.
 
What Are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning?
 
5 Benefits of Lemon Water
 

For such a simple drink, the list of lemon water benefits is impressive. Even if you’re not a big H2O drinker, you might find yourself reaching for a glass when you check out how awesome it is for your body and mind!

 

  1. Aids in digestion and detoxification
  2. Bumps up the vitamin C quotient.
  3. Rejuvenates skin and heals the body.
  4. Helps shed pounds.
  5. Boosts energy and mood.

 

Additionally, just the scent of a lemon has been found to reduce stress levels and improve moods. Don’t forget to offer a glass to grumpy co-workers or family members.

 
Click here for more information.
 
 
Dementia & Music
 
Depending on the type and tempo, music can reduce stress and agitation, prompt word retrieval, calm and motivate, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and control pain.

Researchers are finding that there can be changes in neurochemicals when people either hear music they like or make music singing, chanting, or playing instruments such as drums. To put it simply, music activates the pleasure centers of the brain.

And don’t forget memory. Music can help in recalling memories, which is really important for people starting to lose their memory.

 

Click here for the complete article.

 
Featured Listings
 
 
August
 
 
12 International Youth Day
12  Sand Castle Contest - Casa Hogar Fundraiser
19 World Humanitarian Day
26 National Dog Day
 
September
02 Disability Fundraiser
02 Rocky Point Fight Night
16 Mexico's Independence Day
20-22 Rosh Hashanah
21 International Day of Peace
30 Rocky Point Triathlon PM
30 Black & White Ball
 
 
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
Enjoy this National Dog Day with your best  friend.
 
"Those who teach the most about humanity, aren't always humans." - Donald L. Hicks.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.

 

Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Hi Grant,
 
Thanks for the great service on our recent sales transaction in Mexico.  Your advice and team of professionals made what can be frustrating, complicated and confusing pretty simple for us, and we appreciate it. 
 
Thanks!
Steve
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn

 

Thank you for your friendship, support and trust.  We value the relationship we share.  YOU make the difference in our days, past, present and future.  

 

Grant & Judy
 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

July 2017 Newsletter


 

 
We Love Summer!
 

Summer’s a great time to read a memorable book.  What are you reading?  We’ve just read:  “Make Your Bed” Little Things That can change your life and maybe the world….by Admiral William H. McRaven.  It’s a fast read and reinforces the fact that little things in life matter.  Currently reading “The Rhythm of Life” by Matthew Kelly.  It’s about knowing your purpose in life and asking yourself the questions “what do you desire from life”.  Powerful for all ages.  Whatever you’re reading enjoy.  It’s amazing how much wisdom is found in the printed page.  Hope you enjoy our newsletter!


“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

 
Market Analysis June & 2017 Year to Date
 
ROCKY POINT CONTINUES TO REBOUND

 

Our market is steadily improving, with more buyer interest and in most areas with declining inventory. Even though our weather is warming up we are seeing increased numbers of visitors, renters and buyers. A trend that is very encouraging. 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information.  For more details click on the following report. 
 
 
UV Safety Month
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
 
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., but there are other complications from overexposure to the sun as well. These include eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles and leathery skin.
 
Summer is here—and it’s HOT—so the key is protection. This is a great time to remind you about the “5 S’s of Sun Sense.”
 
  • Slip on clothing to keep your body protected.
  • Slop on sunscreen to all exposed areas of the body.
  • Slap on a hat to keep your scalp, neck and top of your head protected.
  • Seek the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Slide on protective eyewear to keep your eyes sun-safe.
 
Nelson Mandela Day
 
Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.
 
“It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task.
 
Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done. 
 
Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.
 
TAKE ACTION!
INSPIRE CHANGE!
 
Click here to find out what you can do.
 
 
Drink of the Month
 
Ingredients
 
Layer: Blue
1 carton (6 oz) Light Blueberry Yogurt
1 cup ice
1/4 cup bright blue sports drink
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)
10 drops blue food coloring (more or less to get desired color)
1 to 2 ounces Fluffy Marshmallow flavor vodka
 
Layer: White
2 cartons (8 oz) Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 cup ice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 to 2 oz Fluffy Marshmallow flavor vodka
 
Layer: Red
1 carton (6 oz) Light Strawberry Yogurt
1 cup strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
1 cup ice
1/4 cup bright red sports drink
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or more to taste)
10 drops red food coloring (more or less to get desired color)
1 to 2 oz Fluffy Marshmallow flavor vodka
 
For full recipe click here.
 
Featured Listings
 
 
July
 
 
 
 
14 Bastille Day
18 International Nelson Mandela Day
14,15,21,22,28,29 Los HillSon
30  International Friendship Day!
 
August
 
International Beer Day
12 International Youth Day
12  Sand Castle Contest - Casa Hogar Fundraiser
19 World Humanitarian Day
 
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.

 

Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Dear Grant,  
 
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you in the sale of our house in Las Conchas.   You were always professional and upbeat.  You seemed to really care about us and the sale of our house. When the offer finally came in you handled all the legal/escrow work with extreme professionalism. We did not have to worry about how to do this transaction in Mexico.  It was very smooth and stress free.
 
We would certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in Mexico.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jim and Charmaine McKaskle
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer" - Jean de La Fontaine

 

Thank you for your friendship, support and trust.  We value the relationship we share.  YOU make the difference in our days, past, present and future.  

 

Grant & Judy
 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

June 2017 Newsletter


 
Happy Father's Day! - A journey full of treasures.
 

Happy Father’s Day to All the Father’s reading our newsletter. Hope you have some time this Father’s Day to reflect on your journey as a Father.                                       We have 4 sons and they’ve given our lives so many incredible memories. Many of them happened on our Playa Encanto beach where they’ve grown up. Traditions that last a lifetime:  building sand castles, riding ATV’s, playing washers, board games before we had lights and phones at our beach house, Thanksgiving feasts and the list goes on. 

What about your list where does it take you?  How many treasures have you found along the way? Tears of love, sometimes sorrow, gratitude for the moments that words could never express they’re all part of the amazing gift of being a Father.          May your journey continue to grow richer every year.

P.S.  Wait until you become a Grandfather, if you’re not one already, it’s the icing on the cake!  


"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family." -Reed Markham
 
Market Analysis May & 2017 Year to Date
 
ROCKY POINT CONTINUES TO REBOUND

I’m pleased to share that several of the previously “stalled” Developments are re-entering the “Market”

Including, Esmeralda on Sandy Beach, Playa Azul in the East Beach area and Corona Del Sol in Las Conchas.  Positive signs of the market recovery and continued growth of Rocky Point.

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 

 
 
US National Child Safety Awareness Month
 
US National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
 
About Me: Lorenza Orozco
 
I was born in Baja California Sur, but I went to study to Guadalajara and lived there for 10 years before I came to live in Rocky Point in 2006. I am married to my husband Fernando and I have 3 kids: Sergio of 2 years old, Luis of 4 and Paulina of 14.  I am very proud of each one.
My family and I  enjoy living in Rocky Point, swimming in their beaches, spent time in Malecon with friends or family and see one of the most beautiful sunsets. Rocky Point is a quiet lovely port.
 
I interrupted for a while my professional development to be focused on my family and home. Now, after 6 years, I returned to work, thanks to RE/MAX Directors for this opportunity, I am so excited for this new stage in my life.
 
I like to acquire any kind of knowledges, be useful and keep a good communication.
 
Life is short so I like to treasure small great moments. 
 
Lorenza Orozco
RE/MAX RP Customer Service
 
New Spot in Rocky Point: "El Oktopus" Seafood & Bar
 
Definetely something new in every way and worthy of trying.
Enjoy the best seafood and service in Rocky Point while admiring our beautiful ocean.
 
Located right in the heart of the Malecon.
Open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Phone: +52 (638) 388 5570
For more information click here.
 
Featured Listings
 
 
June
 
 
 
15,22,29 Jesse Gerardo
16,17,23,24,30  Los HillSon
18 Father's Day
21 Summer Solstice
24 Northwest Sonoran Queen
30  Independence Weekend - Revolvente 80's Rock!
 
 
July
1 6th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity
Independence Day
14 Bastille Day
 
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
LIFE SOMETIMES THROWS US A “CURVE” BALL

JudyAlexa and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving our Las Conchas friends from our little office inside the Las Conchas gate. Effective June 1stwe moved out to make way for a soon to be opened Spa utilizing both our office and the adjoining condo. Please stop by our main RE/MAX office on Fremont Blvd. to say “Hello”

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.

Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
www.TGLArizona.com
 
Our new great adittions to the team!
 
 
Les Adkins
Sales Agent
 
Marc & Trisha Galyean
Sales Agents
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Hi Grant,
 
We want to let you know that without your help we would never have been able to make the sale of our home and second lot a reality. Didn't know where to start but Carl, my son and business partner, had met you in Rocky Point and you had been kind enough to give him good advice in the past. He remembered you going out of your way and valued you recommendations. Years later when it was time to sell we knew who we wanted to work with.
 
I seems such a daunting and complicated undertaking. You and your associates explained each step and made the experience something that was timely and fair for all concerned. Real Estate in a foreign country requires a great deal of experience for a transaction to move forward smoothly. We would not hesitate to work with you again in the future. Your customers are very happy.
 
Thank you!
 
Rena & Carl Forest
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
“Time is the lens through which dreams are captured.”  Francis Ford Coppola

 

We hope to see you this summer on the beach or at a favorite “fun” spot in Rocky Point.  Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.  Our goal is to be your “realtor of choice” in Rocky Point.  Helping you make good decisions when purchasing and selling real estate in our seaside community is our highest priority.  We built our business through lasting relationships and your referrals are the foundation of REMAX Legacy and the MacKenzie team. 

With gratitude we appreciate YOU today, tomorrow and in the years to come.  

Grant
 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

May 2017 Newsletter


 
Happy Mother's Day! - Creating a Legacy
 
That’s what we’re doing with our children “creating a legacy”. What an awesome opportunity we have to help make the world a better place. We have 4 sons, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They light up our lives. To be in their memories we are in their lives.  How about you?  
 
Live each day expecting the best from our children. We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. Children have exceptional memories.
To help our children pursue their dreams we encourage them to “dream big”!
 
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it,; if you can dream it, you can become it.”     -William Arthur Ward (a favorite quote).
 
Consider their interests as important as our own.
Always listen more than we speak.
Remind them to improve you must take risks. 
Growth occurs each and everyday; sometimes it’s just harder to see.
What we reap we sow…what we give we get…..saying I love you and giving big hugs is a forever tradition in our family.  What’s yours?  
 
Children are our greatest gifts and our greatest legacy. We are blessed beyond measure. We wish all the Mother’s a beautiful Mother’s day.
 
Grant and Judy
 
Market Analysis April & 2017 Year to Date
 
 

While beach community sales were a little flat for April, inventory continues to shrink and prices are up over the same period last year. 

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 

 
 

Mother's Day in Mexico

 
In Mexico, mother's day is celebrated on the 10th of May, every year. 
Mexicans start the day with great enthusiasm and gusto. Children get up early in the morning and sing beautiful songs dedicated to their mothers. It is celebrated with a mass at the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, where an orchestra plays 'las mañanitas' of the Virgin. The Virgin here is symbolical of motherhood. After the mass, Mexicans follow a wonderful custom of providing early morning meal to all the mothers. The meal involves distribution of 'tamales' and 'atole'.

Many-a-times, kids celebrate the day at school with their mothers. It happens when the day falls on a school day. They sing songs, dance, tell jokes, and sometimes perform a short skit. Lunch or Dinner is arranged in a restaurant, for which booking is done many weeks prior to mother's day.

Mexico celebrates mother's day in the honour of womanhood and making others realize the strong role of a mother in the family, who binds everyone together. T his day, irrespective of geographical boundaries, is celebrated with great zeal and happiness. It reminds us all about the joy and warmth we get after hugging our mothers who take all our pains away.
 
 
Memorial Day
 

May 29

In memory of many.

In honor of all.

Thank  you!

 
Red Nose Day
 
May 25
 
Be part of this amazing campaign and help kids around country.
 
Click here to find out more on how to help.
 
Featured Listings
 
 
May
 
 
 
10  Mexico  Mother's Day
11-14 CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 2
12-14 11th Las Palomas Anniversary Tournament
14 USA Mother's Day
20 Race Car Experience
25 Red Nose Day
25-28  CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 3
28 Charity Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction.
29 Memorial Day
 
June
8-11 Circus Mexicus 2017
15,22,29 Jesse Gerardo
16,17,23,24,30 Los HillSon
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.

Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
www.TGLArizona.com
 
To be the best... Our team must be the best
 
Interested in starting your own business and being your own boss?  
With as little as $2,500 initial investment, you can receive the training, coaching, support, resources and tools you need to become a Professional Real Estate Sales Representative. Real Estate is an exciting adventure because it truly can be all that you dream of as long as you treat it like a business. 
Our reputation and systems make the difference in giving you a unique value:  “experience + knowledge = results”. 
We are seeking out entrepreneurs who enjoy working with people, are self starters, and are open to learning and applying all that we have to share.
If this person is you, give us a call...
 
Branden MacKenzie
Office U.S. 602-334-4359 
 
Office MX: 638-383-1425
or
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Office U.S. 602-324-3511 
 
Office MX: 638-388-5062
 
The Moms in our team!
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Hi Grant,
 
Thanks for the great service on our recent sales transaction in Mexico.  Your advice and team of professionals made what can be frustrating, complicated and confusing pretty simple for us, and we appreciate it. 
 
Thanks!
 
Steve
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."  
-Rudyard Kipling.
 
Happy Mother's Day!
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

April 2017 Newsletter


 
It's Easter Time!
 
Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are...
 
Market Analysis March & 2017 Year to Date
 
 

While the first 3 months are typically slower our overall market is performing well, with inventory down 3% to 11% (depending on the area) and pricing moving in an upward direction. The plus is that Arizona Real Estate is strong which positively impacts activity and values here in Rocky Point.

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 

 
 

Easter in Mexico

 
Easter in Mexico is a two-week holiday consisting of Semana Santa (The Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending Easter Saturday) and Pascua 
(Starting with Easter Sunday and ending the following Saturday). 

Semana Santa is undoubtedly the most important holiday in Mexican culture. Schools and often businesses in Mexico close during these two weeks and many Mexican families go on holiday during Semana Santa and Pascua.
 
To learn more about Easter in Mexico click here.
 
 
National Autism Awareness Month
 

Autism is a complex development disability that causes problems with social skills and communication. Autism can be mild or severe. It is different for every person.

Some Quick Facts About Autism:

  • There is no medical detection or cure.
  • Affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
  • Autism receives less than 5% the research of many less prevalent childhood diseases.
  • Autism cost a family $60,000 a year on average.

To learn more about Autism and how you can help click here.

 
Zumba Fitness with Kay
 
Featured Listings
 
 
April
 
 
 
9-23 Semana Santa
16 Easter Morning Service
20-23 CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 1
22 Rocky Point Tri 
28-30 Spring Cornhole Tournament for Santa Claus Club
30 2nd Annual "Day of the Child" Fundraiser
 
 
May
Funkalicious Beach Volleyball
11-14 CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 2
12-14 11th Las Palomas Anniversary Tournament
25-28 CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 3
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.

Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
www.TGLArizona.com
 
To be the best... Our team must be the best
 
Interested in starting your own business and being your own boss?  
With as little as $2,500 initial investment, you can receive the training, coaching, support, resources and tools you need to become a Professional Real Estate Sales Representative. Real Estate is an exciting adventure because it truly can be all that you dream of as long as you treat it like a business. 
Our reputation and systems make the difference in giving you a unique value:  “experience + knowledge = results”.  
We are seeking out entrepreneurs who enjoy working with people, are self starters, and are open to learning and applying all that we have to share.
If this person is you, give us a call...
 
Branden MacKenzie
Office U.S. 602-334-4359 
 
Office MX: 638-383-1425
or
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Office U.S. 602-324-3511 
 
Office MX: 638-388-5062
 
Sons of Arizona Charity Golf Tournament
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Dear Grant,  
 
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you in the sale of our house in Las Conchas.  You were always professional and upbeat.  You seemed to really care about us and the sale of our house. When the offer finally came in you handled all the legal/escrow work with extreme professionalism.  We did not have to worry about how to do this transaction in Mexico.  It was very smooth and stress free.

We would certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in Mexico.

Sincerely,

Jim and Charmaine McKaskle

Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
Bless those who see life through a different window and those who understand their view... 
 
 
Weather’s beautiful and there’s lots of activity in Rocky Point. Perfect time to be on the beach. As we see the joy in our grandsons building sand castles we’re reminded of the simple pleasures living by the sea offers. Hope you’ll find some time to enjoy our community by the sea in the near future.  
We’re thankful to have you in our lives and welcome the opportunity to stay in touch.
Please let us know when we can be of service. 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 
Connect with us

March 2017 Newsletter


 
Welcome Spring!
 
"May you always have... Walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire." - Irish Blessing
 
 
Market Analysis February & 2017 Year to Date
 
 

Our market is performing well. While January and February are our slowest selling months, prices are up over last year and inventory continues to shrink. 2017 promises to be a very good year for Arizona Real Estate Sales which positively impacts Second Homes purchases here in Rocky Point.

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 

 
 

St. Patrick's Day

 
Is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
 
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.
 
St Patrick's Day, while not a legal holiday in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognised and observed throughout the country as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture. The holiday has been celebrated in North America since the late 18th century.
 
Rocky Point Balloon Festival
 

We want to share this amazing photo of the last Balloon Festival held in Rocky Point in February 24-26th.

It's a breaktaking image that shows one of the many things we are so in love with this paradise.

 
Clean Beach Certification
 
First in Sonora, and largest certified clean beach in the country.
 
Puerto Peñasco was awarded Clean Beach certification for an extension of more than 1500 meters from Playa Bonita to Sandy Beach.
 
The Peñasco OCV President commented by making this certification public, they plan to project Puerto Peñasco even more so as both a national and international tourist destination.
 
This is great news for all locals and visitors, let's enjoy the beach and join the efforts to preserve this certification.
 
 
 
Featured Listings
 
 
March
 
 
17-19  UTV Rally Rocky Point
17 Spring Break Pool Party
18-19 The Roads Of Kino
26 Book Signing "FortyTeen" by Sarina Brown
30-2 South Of The Border Festival
 
 
April
1-2 International Tae Kwon Do Championship
8 Race Car Experience
20-23 CBSC Fishing Derby Phase 1
22 Rocky Point Tri 
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 

For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.


Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
www.TGLArizona.com
 
Young Life Honored Judy & Grant MacKenzie
 
 
On February 25th, during the fundraising gala, Young Life Mexico honored Judy & Grant MacKenzie for their invaluable and steady support to Rocky Point youth over the past 10 years.
This shows the deep love they feel for Rocky Point and its community.
Congratulations to both of you!
 
Our clients say is the best!
 
Hi Grant,
 
Thanks for the great service on our recent sales transaction in Mexico.  Your advice and team of professionals made what can be frustrating, complicated and confusing pretty simple for us, and we appreciate it
 
Thanks!

Steve
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." - Pablo Neruda
 
 
We're looking forward to seeing you on our beautiful beach soon.  Memories are ready to be made! 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

February 2017 Newsletter


 
Share the love... 
 
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s’ hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have all the fruits for himself they said: “UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
       ‘UBUNTU’ in the Zhosa [koh-suh] culture means: “I am because we are”.                                                                        ~Related by Gregg Braden.

“How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” Perhaps put this into the context of what is going on in our country and in the world at this time. Kindness is the key…
 
Market Analysis January & 2017 Year to Date
 
 

Our market is performing well. While January and February are our slowest selling months, prices are up over last year and inventory continues to shrink. 2017 promises to be a very good year for Arizona Real Estate Sales which positively impacts Second Homes purchases here in Rocky Point.

If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 

 
 

Whale watching in RP

 
You don't have to travel further to experience this magnificient show. It's whale watching season here in Rocky Point.
Find yourself with this amazing mammal and share with your family & friends the beauty of the Sea of Cortes.
 
Click here for more information about Ecofun tours and activities.
 
Judy & Grant's favorites
 

A place where you can enjoy a variety of fresh and well prepared meals from breakfast to dinner. Make sure to stop by for the dinner specials serve from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Max's Cafe is located across from Hotel Peñasco Del Sol at the end of Calle 13. 

Click here to see the complete menu and more information.

 
With a great combination of flavors and a great environment, El Buzo Seafood & Ba r is the option if you want to try some fresh, light & tasty food.
 
 
Click here for more information and location.
 
P.S.  A must have are Rollitos El Buzo, a great appetizer to begin with...
 
Featured Listings
 
 
February
 
 
11 Valentine's Concert 
14 American Legion Surf & Turf Valentine's Dinner
 
18  9th Annual Taste of Peñasco
24-26 Rocky Point Hot Air Balloons Festival
25 Young Life Fundraising Gala
 
March
4 Mermaids Art Market
11 Race Car Experience
17-19 UTV Rally Rocky Point
30-2 South Of The Border Festival
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
New Re/Max Agent 
 
Les Adkins  is joining our RE/MAX team, Les is an experienced Realtor of  40  years and is in the process of building a beachfront home in Playa Miramar and will be an added plus as we focus on the beach communities of Playa Miramar and Playa Dorada.
 
 
RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.
Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
Young Life Fundraising Gala
 
Our clients say is the best!
 
Grant,
 
Ed and I would like to thank you and your fabulous staff for helping us realize our dream of owning a beach front home. Although we are "Mexico savvy" buying real estate in a foreign country can be daunting.  
Grant, you were patient with our endless questions, you listened carefully to my concerns and you were always available with clear, knowledgeable, and honest answers.  For me honest communication is key and I am so grateful for that.

While other real estate professionals might consider their job done at the close of the sale, not you and your team!
You continue to make sure my needs and expectations are met. Anything I have needed from cleaning people to propane refills you or Alexa have facilitated.
 
I would never look elsewhere for real estate needs because I have found the best in you and your staff.   I appreciate your professionalism and friendship, I feel I have truly made a trusted friend.
 
Koni Powell
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