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Arizona families stay in home after short sale with help of Housing Angels March 29, 2010

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Many Arizona homeowners facing foreclosures and short sales now have an option that could keep them in their home and pay off debt, thanks to local investors or “Angels”. The program is called Housing Angels, and is founded by David Dziedzic of RealCore Realty in Phoenix. It is the first of its kind to bring a win-win-win situation to the depressing real estate and financial situations perplexing the homeowners in Arizona.
An award winning realtor, Dziedzic always had a passion for helping clients and his community. Not only to purchase their home, but how he could be there after the sale was over. Dziedzic and RealCore Realty were also instrumental in helping Hurricane Katrina victims by putting them into a home with a year’s free rent. His business grew large in part by the referrals he received from happy clients and when the market took a downward turn and people started to lose their homes Dave once again stepped in with a solution.
That’s when the Housing Angels was formed. This organization helps people stay in their homes, make good on their debts and increase prosperity in their neighborhoods. The “Angels” are local investors who purchase the house on a short sale, rent back the home to the family, and when they are back on their feet financially, sell it back at current market cost. The first “Angel” to step in is “Ron”, a Paradise Valley multi-millionaire. Ron was diagnosed with cancer last year, and while he knew his family would be financially set, he also wanted to see how he could help more people and give back to his community in a unique way.
“Many homeowners going through short sales and foreclosures will let their home go, causing damage and more problems that banks have to deal with down the road,” said Dziedzic. “I am confident Housing Angels will prove to be a success and smart idea for our community because there are numerous ways a homeowner can be helped. They can stay in the same home and rent it, or they can downsize and move to a more affordable area with our assistance or they can research and learn more about loan modifications if they don’t want to resort to selling.”
Not all banks will approve this type of program where a homeowner can stay in the house they short sell. That is why Housing Angels offers numerous options and assistance for homeowners, including tax and legal help, credit counseling, loan modification and state information support from their group of experts. The realtors working with the Housing Angels are certified short sale experts.

RealCore Realty International is a Phoenix, AZ company that helps homeowners facing foreclosure through a program called the Housing Angels. Since the beginning of the year the Housing Angels has helped homeowners stay in their home through a leaseback program once their home is sold through a short sale. Investor or Angels purchase the home at a reduced price and enter into a leaseback program while the former owner prepares to buy the home back in one to three years. For more information on The Housing Angels and RealCore Realty please call 602 885 7324 or visit


Famous Dave’s “Buck-a-Bone” Rib-Tasting for “Save the Family Foundation of Arizona” and $10 Gift Card Giveaway

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In celebration of their upcoming new restaurant opening at SanTan Village, Famous Dave’s BBQ invites the public to come to their SanTan location from 1-4 pm on Saturday April 3rd to indulge in Famous Dave’s award-winning St. Louis Style Ribs at their traditional pre-opening “Rib-Tasting” supporting the “Save the Family Foundation of Arizona.” Additionally, each customer who participates in this charity promotion will receive a $10 gift card redeemable only at Famous Dave’s SanTan Village from Opening Day, April 12th through May 31st.

This event will take place at the upcoming new restaurant site, located at 2206 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert, AZ.

“This is a great opportunity to introduce Famous Dave’s Award-Winning Ribs to the Gilbert community while really making a difference in the lives of some of our neighbors,” said John Erlandson, Managing Partner of Desert Ribs LLC. “Each customer is invited to try up to five of our world famous ribs for just $1.00 each. All proceeds from this fun and mouthwatering event will then be donated to the Save the Family organization.”

Save the Family has been in the Valley for more than 20 years. Their goal is to help homeless families transition to a self-sufficient life. Last year, Save the Family provided assistance to more than 300 families including approximately 600 children. Their programs also benefit more than 2,500 additional children through school outreach programs annually.

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que has received more than 400 national, regional and local awards for everything from Best Ribs to Best Sauce and Best Cookbook. The Famous Dave’s National Rib Cooking Team competes throughout the year with the top championship pit-masters in the country and has earned more 1st Place Awards than any other team in the U.S. Locally, Famous Dave’s has been recognized multiple times in the media as the Best BBQ Restaurant in Phoenix.

For information on Famous Dave’s menu and locations visit: For information on the Save the Family organization visit:


Thank an AZ Mom for All Her Hard Work with a Free Car

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NAPA Auto Care Centers of Arizona are honoring local mothers this spring by giving away a refurbished and updated 1997 Dodge Intrepid. Many of the shops in the network took part in fixing up the donated Dodge and getting it into prime shape for the giveaway. The first annual Worthy Words for Wheels on-line essay contest runs through April 30, 2010.
“Moms never get a day off,” said Michael Conroy, District Manager, NAPA Phoenix, “We wanted to give customers the opportunity to thank their moms for all the hard work they do day-in and day-out. What a better way to do that than to give them an amazing car valued at more than $5,000.”
Between now and April 30th, NAPA customers are encouraged to visit and submit an essay explaining why their mom deserves the car. Essays should be no more than 400 words. Customers can nominate themselves, their wives, mothers, or any special woman in their lives.
The essay winner will be chosen the first week of May. The winning mother will receive her new car before Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010.
NAPA Auto Care Centers of Arizona provides quality car care and helps locate trusted auto repair shops in your area. With 18 endorsed auto repair locations in the Metro Phoenix area, each NAPA Qualified shop is ASE Certified and has earned the trust of their customers.
For more information on this contest, including rules and regulations, visit and click on the contest link.