Statement Properties

Here’s some information on Twins & Co. Realty’s listings that will be hitting the market soon. 

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COMING SOON!
$499,000
2531 N. 25th Pl
Phoenix, AZ 85008

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Rebuilt/-re-designed home by Statement Properties
3 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms
1,990 square feet
456 square foot owner’s suite addition
Subdivision: Foote Addition Blks 7-9
Year built: 1947
Lot size: 10,228 square feet
458 square foot 2 car garage
Pool: none

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3634 E. Earll Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Price coming soon!

Subdivision: Citrus SquareBeds/Baths: 3/2.5
SF: 2,212 sq ft
Year Built: 2018
Pool: No pool
Approx Lot SqFt: 5,094 sq ft / Tax assessor
Apx Lot Size Range: 1-7,500

COMPLETELY REMODELED/RE-BUILT CONTEMPORARY MODERN HOME BY STATEMENT PROPERTIES COMING SOON!

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2602 N. 30th Pl.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Price coming soon!

Subdivision: Matthews Tract
Beds/Baths: 3 / 3
SF: 2,500 (approximate)
Year Built: 1950
Re-built/re-imagined in 2018
Pool: No pool
Approx Lot SqFt: 8,829 sq ft / Tax assessor
Apx Lot Size Range: 7,501-10,000
2 car garage + 1 car carport

UNDER CONSTRUCTION! COMING SOON!

This was a former duplex/gemini home that is being reimagined/re-built as a single-family detached home, by Statement Properties.

Interiors:
Modern design elements throughout
All diamond-grinded concrete floors
Matte black plumbing fixtures
All new electrical, plumbing and HVAC
High-design kitchen with marble or quartz counters and white or gray cabinets
Bathrooms with white and/or gray cabinetry and marble or quartz countertops

This re-designed single-family detached home offer many possibilities.

Looking for a next generation home, where you live in one home and your folks live in the other-just add a kitchenette!?

Need space for a home-based business? You could use one side of the home as an office/studio and use the other home as a residence.

Looking for cash flow? Live in one home and rent out the other home (There is a solid wall separating the space-just add a kitchenette!).

Property is currently under construction and rendering is representative of the completed home.

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ALSO COMING SOON: 

Photos and more info to come. 
2537 N. 28th Pl.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Price coming soon

For more information, call Christine Battaglia at 602-695-4577. 

LISTING SPOTLIGHT: 4441 E JUNIPER AVE

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This stylish, recently updated home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, features an all white kitchen, marble countertops, wood grain tile floors throughout the main living area and carpet in the bedrooms. Large open concept floor plan features a living room plus a family room with vaulted ceilings and a shiplap clad fireplace. The kitchen includes modern lighting, breakfast nook, stainless steel appliances and an expansive island with tons of storage. The backyard oasis combines green grass with desert landscape and a large, fenced in pool.

2040 SQ FT
4BR
2BA
$449,900

Contact me today for additional information or to schedule a showing.

LISTING SPOTLIGHT: 4647 N 31ST WAY

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Welcome to this phenomenal newly renovated home by RLM Properties in Camelback East. Located within walking distance to local hot spots, this home has it all! The great room floor plan offers a large living area, with everything someone could want in a kitchen along with dry bar in the dining area. Split forth bedroom and secondary living area make this home perfect for the growing family or work from home professional! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own your dream home!

4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1837 SQUARE FEET
LIST PRICE: $499,900

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION!
*Listed by North & Co.

 

LISTING SPOTLIGHT: 2246 N 10TH ST

10th Street Front

One of a kind Fabulous Contemporary New build in highly sought after Historic Coronado neighborhood. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus an OFFICE. Built with the top of the line products. High ceilings throughout. Kitchen with tons of cabinets with under cabinet lighting, huge island and eat in area. Stainless appliances and gas range. Master suite boast separate shower and tub, dual sinks walk in closet and private exit. Covered patio and grass area. Rare 2 car garage. Truly outstanding architecture, near the hottest downtown spots, shopping, restaurants, concerts, parks and sporting venues.

LIST PRICE: $599,999
BEDROOMS: 3
BATHS: 2.5
SQUARE FEET: 1934

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION!
*Listed by HomeSmart

INSTANT POT ROSEMARY & BASIL CHICKEN SOUP

Grab your instant pot, here’s another pressure cooker recipe.

This one couldn’t be easier and the end result is a savory, comforting soup that tastes like it’s been simmering for hours. 

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INGREDIENTS

2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts

1 medium yellow onion chopped

2-3 carrots chopped

3 celery stalks chopped

2 tsp salt

2 tsp pepper

 1 tbsp dries basil

1 tbsp dried rosemary

4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth*

DIRECTIONS

Set your instant pot to sauteé and add the onion, carrots and celery, sauteé for 3-5 minutes. Add chicken, seasoning and broth to the pot and set it to the soup setting, adjust the time to 7 minutes. Once the timer goes off, let it release naturally, about 15 minutes. Open the vent to release any pressure before removing the lid. Shred the chicken with a fork right in the pot or take the chicken out and chop/shred it on a plate and toss it back in, salt to taste. Serve immediately. 

*If you don’t have broth, you can use 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of light olive oil, and you’ll want to increase the salt a bit. Once the soup is cooked, you can always add more salt to taste. 

I skip noodles in this recipe, it’s plenty filling on it’s own but if you’re missing the noodles go ahead an make them on the stove while the soup is cooking in the Instant Pot. Once the soup is done and you’ve shredded the chicken, go ahead and add the cooked noodles to the soup and you’ll be good to go. 

Tousled/Lived-In Hair

I made a video showing you how I get my tousled, lived-in, messy wavy hair! It’s all about having fun and not worrying to much about precision. Hope you like it. 

Modern ‘Mod’ Fringe Bang

Here’s a quick video to show you how I create a cute, modern version of 60’s mod fringe bangs. 

WHOLE30 - FALLING DOWN & GETTING BACK UP

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There are two sections in The Whole30 that I feel are super important. These two topics got me through almost a year of eating in compliance with Whole30 (aside from the time I went off the rails in South Carolina). So, go to your copy of The Whole30 and re-read these, YOU NEVER, EVER, EVER HAVE TO EAT ANYTHING YOU DON’T WANT TO EAT and HOW NOT TO MAKE FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE. 

I’m just going to set up a scenario for you, the catalyst for causing me to fall hard off the wagon when it comes to eating well and taking care of ME! 

It’s early December, I’m about 10 or so days from going ‘almost’ (again, South Carolina) a year following the Whole30 program rules. A friend invites me over to her home for a happy hour/girls get together. At this get together I was introduced to 6 beautiful, smart, funny women. Our hostess (with the freakin’ mostess) laid out a spread of hor d’oeuvres, sweets, cookies, hummus, chips, and cheeses. Her guests brought cocktails and wine. She even had a cake made especially for the occasion. And there I was, doing what I’ve been doing for the past year, snacking on nuts and berries, while sipping La Croix, I was fine. I was fine.

I shouldn’t have said anything, maybe no one would have noticed that I wasn’t reaching for the brie or cookies but when someone made a comment about how delicious everything was, I opened my mouth and blurted out, ‘all the things I CAN’T EAT’. As soon as I said it I knew, this is ‘not the way to make friends or influence people’ and listen, I know this was probably my own insecurities and all in my head but I got a sense that I was being looked at in a different way because of my decision to eat the way I do and take care of my body the way I feel is best for ME. I started to feel like a rude guest for not taking part in the beautiful treats that were prepared for us. When everyone took a slice of cake, I felt like an asshole for taking a pass. I felt like I was a stick in the mud or didn’t know how to have fun because I didn’t drink. I felt an overwhelming sense of judgment in the brief moment when we talked about what I eat. I don’t know how it happened but that night caused a switch to be flipped in the way I’ve been living my life, focusing on myself and feeling confident in my decision. Just like that, I began to feel stupid, like why am I restricting myself, who cares what I eat, eat those chocolates, cram those cookies in your mouth, eat all the pancakes and while you’re at it, smother them in syrup, who cares, WHY NOT! Oh is that chocolate fudge, are those peanut butter/cornflake cookies, mulled wine, popcorn, whoppers, carrot cake, pizza dough donuts fried in oil with honey and sugar, go for it!!  The thing is, I can’t just eat a cookie and be satisfied. I can’t just have a few Whoppers...I was never the occasional smoker, I was the two pack a day smoker. Sugar, in any form, is a trigger for me, so is alcohol. I have a hard time limiting my intake, it makes me feel agitated, antsy and out of control like if I don’t inhale whatever sugary food is in front of me, my life will be ruined. It’s a terrible feeling and if I know a solution to not feeling that way, I need to stay with it. So here I am, on day 4 of another round of the Whole30, but it won’t be my last. I’m back on it now because since that night, I’ve gained weight, my energy level is sluggish, my breathing is affected and I’m fighting off a cold for the first time in years (which I think is directly related to eating like garbage).

I’ve re-read the two sections I mentioned earlier and decided to write about the experience. I did this to remind myself that if I ever start to feel ‘pressure’ from others or even myself, to eat something that I know will spiral into a binge session, I need to do what’s best for ME and that I never, ever, ever have to eat anything I don’t want to eat. I also need to remember to lead with what I am eating rather than what I’m not to avoid alienating people. Feeling judged, whether it’s me feeling judged or if people think I’m judging them is a gross feeling. I want people to know that I’m doing this for me, and only me. If you can eat just one cookie, a slice of cake, a glass of wine and feel fine about it, more power to you! And if I want to skip that stuff, more power to me, too. 

If you are considering starting or are in the midst of the Whole30, I’ve written about my experience with the Whole30 here.

FRINGE BANG TRIM-TUTORIAL

Several people have asked me how I trim my bangs so I’ve made a short video to show you an easy way to trim them up and out of your eyes but with a softer edge rather than a blunt cut. I love playing around with different shapes and styles when it comes to my bangs, sometimes I like blunt and heavy, sometimes I like them short or a bit more ‘piecy’. The great thing about bangs is that if you do cut them in a way that you’re not super happy about, give them a few weeks and they’ll be ready for another trim, you can always re-work the shape into something you like. 

LISTING SPOTLIGHT: 1141 W CULVER ST

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This is a truly spectacular restoration of a home in coveted FQ Story in the heart of Phoenix. Through years of diligent work, the property has been brought back to as close to it's original condition while functioning as a modern home. Major systems have been updated/replaced. From push button light switches and original air returns the true character of this charming home is intact. 

3 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
1449 Square Feet
$425,000

Contact me today for more information!
*Listed by Twins and Co. Realty/John O'Hagan

My 'Go-To' Everyday Make Up

This is my 'go-to' everyday make up routine. It's simple, polished, looks fresh and is so simple to do. For this look I don't bother covering blemishes or contouring, I just work with what I've got. Keep it simple! 
 -Christine 

Products:
Smashbox / Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Laura Mercier / Tinted Moisturizer
BeautyCounter / Color Pinch Blush in Hibiscus
MAC / Cream Color Base in Hush
Physician's Formula / Shimmer Strips in Warm Nude Eyes
Clinique / High Impact Mascara
Wunder Brow / Brow Gel in Black/Brown
Revlon / ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Top Tomato

Quit Smoking TODAY

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If you want to...quit smoking today. You can totally do it! If you really want to quit smoking, it is possible to do it and to do it cold turkey. I quit smoking 5 years ago today after 17 years of smoking nearly two packs a day. It wasn't easy, at all. I compare it to breaking up with an abusive boyfriend. I cried and cried and felt so sad but I knew smoking was hurting me and would continue to harm me if I didn't make the decision to walk away. There are tons of helpful tips, hotlines, medicines, gums etc. to help you stop smoking but here are the 4 things that truly helped me succeed. The rest of my success came from knowing in my heart that I didn't want to be a smoker anymore and using good old will power but these few tips below were truly an integral part of my success. 

1. Have someone on speed dial that you know will answer the phone. I called my mom at times every 15 minutes, sometimes I'd say 'hi', most of the time I would just sniffle and take a few deep breaths while my mom on the other end would simply say 'you're going to be fine, you can do this, I love you.' Anytime I'd get an urge to crack and run to the store for a pack of smokes I'd pick up the phone and call my mom till the urge passed and they always passed. 

2. Tell everyone you know! Your friends and family, coworkers anyone that you see, tell them. They'll support you, they'll hold you accountable, they'll encourage you. Tell everyone! 

3. Hug someone. I don't know what it was about the feeling of throwing my arms around someone and feeling the compression of someone's arms around me but hugs were a tremendous help.  My son and I called them 'magic hugs'. If I felt like caving, I'd hug him tight till the feeling left and I felt like I could keep going.  

4. Find something to keep you occupied. I made sure to go to yoga everyday during the first few weeks that I quit. I knew that for at least one hour a day, during class, I couldn't smoke. I might have cried my eyes out during those classes but getting through the hour class made me feel that I was capable of quitting.