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I am an Associate Broker, Realtor® with Long Realty West Valley, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.
I specialize in real estate sales in Arizona West Valley Golf Retirement Communities.
I have Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemistry and Biology and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with Project Management concentration.
As a year-round Sun City Grand resident and full-time Associate Broker Realtor®, I can help you buy and/or sell real estate in the golf retirement communities of Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Arizona Traditions, Sun City Festival, PebbleCreek and Trilogy at Vistancia.
Buyers and sellers receive what they desire when selecting me as their estate agent:
an experienced, dedicated, well-educated, professional local Realtor® who specializes in real estate in Arizona golf retirement communities.
Sun City Grand ~ I LIVE HERE, I WORK HERE, I KNOW THIS COMMUNITY! ©2007
A Christmas “Tradition” that enriches us all here in Sun City Grand is the mid-December gift of song from the 120-plus voice Grand Singers. Their concert this year includes an absolutely gorgeous arrangement by Audrey Snyder entitled Somewhere in My Memory. It derives from music by John William’s, originally composed for the movie Home Alone, with words by Leslie Bricusse.
Candles in the window, shadows painting the ceiling,
Gazing at the fire glow, feeling that gingerbread feeling.
Precious moments, special people, happy faces I can see,
Somewhere in my memory.
Christmas joys all round me, living in my memory,
All of the music, all of the magic, all of the family,
Home here with me.
When I first heard this devastatingly beautiful piece, my throat constricted, my eyes moistened, and I was instantaneously swept into a nostalgia so deep that even now it is hard for me to write about it. Like a peek into a revolving kaleidoscope, swirling little Technicolor vignettes, memory-prisms, like light shining through crystal, overwhelmed me. There was Grandma, beaming, apron dusted with flour from her cookie baking. There was Mom wrapping presents, and Dad stacking them under the tree. Bing Crosby was singing “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” on the radio. I picture myself snuggled under the Christmas tree. My folks had decorated it with these wonderful stringed lights that resembled candles, though the candle part was a glass cylinder, filled with colored water. When the lights warmed up, bubbles in rose-red, green, yellow, or blue, would jiggle up the length of the cylinder. I would lie there, under the tree, staring up, totally mesmerized. Now we were all bundled up in our snug wool coats and scarves at Christmas Eve midnight High Mass. The sanctuary is strewn with scarlet poinsettias, and blazing candles. The nave hazy with incense smoke: frankincense and myrrh, swirling out of the altar boys golden censors. There is dear old Father O’Malley, tenderly cradling a carved Italian wood effigy of the baby Jesus. He gives the babe a gentle kiss on the forehead, and sets him down gently in the manger of the Nativity scene. There is Jules Ruggles, with his soaring tenor voice, sending chills down our back with his echoing Ave Maria intertwining with a violin. A hush follows. Absolute beauty does that. I hear a cough. Someone always had a winter sniffle. Then the organ booms and the whole choir swells with Oh Holy Night.
Shadows paint the ceiling of my mind. All those I’ve written about above are gone now, save me, the kid under the tree, gazing up in wonder. I am old now, sparse hair, and white, where once was dark. I still lie underneath my Christmas tree, and stare up at the lights with a child’s wonder. That the years have not taken from me. As for the rest, they live on, somewhere in my memory, all of the music, all of the magic, all of the family, home here with me.
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PRESS RELEASE FROM LONG REALTY
January 1, 2013
Sun City Grand Realtor Leolinda Bowers Moves
To Long Realty’s Surprise Office
Long Realty is pleased to announce that one of Phoenix’s top Realtors has joined Long Realty’s West Valley Surprise office. Leolinda is a full-time, consistent top producing real estate expert who focuses her business in the golf communities of the west valley with a special focus in Sun City Grand, Sun City West, Corte Bella and the other west valley retirement communities.
“ Moving my business to Long Realty West Valley is a strong step forward to ensure my current and future clients will continue to benefit from my commitment to the best customer service and most advanced real estate experience in our industry” says Bowers, REALTOR®, MBA and 8 year real estate veteran.
Long Realty West Valley owner Gordon Nichols says “Leolinda has a proven track record of exceeding client expectations while innovating marketing strategies and customer service systems that deliver results. No agent has done a better job of servicing her clients, and consumers at large, through effective use of modern technology than she has. Coupling her talents with Long Realty’s superior technology will certainly enhance the service that we provide to our clients “.
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Long Realty West Valley is located in Surprise at 14245 West Grand Avenue, between Walgreens and Outback Steak House. In Sun City West, Long Realty West Valley is located at 13551 W Camino Del Sol. Long Realty has a strong presence in Arizona with 1,300 Realtors® in 40 Long Realty offices including multiple offices in Tucson, Phoenix, Anthem and Mexico. Long Realty Company is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc.
For more information or to contact me, call 602-403-6865, or email me at email@example.com.
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