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We live in the greatest city in the world - El Paso, Texas! We want to share with you not only our real estate expertise and knowledge, but also our love of everything the local area offers. Our newsletter is filled with great stories of inspirational news, food ideas, great events in the El Paso area, and whatever is on our mind this month. Enjoy and feel free to forward this email onto your friends and family. We would love to earn their business as well! Visit teamolivas.com or call us at (915) 584-5430.

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Dan Olivas and Associates Supports El Paso, Texas Early Childhood Literacy!

El Paso Realtors have really gotten involved in recent months to make sure reading and literacy is a focus in our schools and in our communities across the El Paso area.

Reading to your children is so very important. As El Paso realtors we've been reading to children that are having a tough time graduating to the next grade. It is a wonderful habit to get into to have your children read to you and more importantly making sure they understand what they're reading. Have a great summer and keep those children busy!


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El Paso Real Estate Market Report
Monthly Real Estate stats are out and things are looking good in the El Paso Real Estate market!

At of the end of March 2017, 1,531 single family detached homes were sold in El Paso. Compare that to the same time period a year ago when there were 1,419 sold. An 8 percent increase is a healthy trending market.

Now let’s talk about home prices. They show an increase of 10.7 percent year over year. While this is great news for sellers, buyers who have been on the fence might want to act quickly. The median priced home is certainly on the uptick. That, coupled with increasing interest rates, should be reason enough if you are thinking of buying a home to act now.

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Don't Forget Father's Day - June 18th!
The History of Father’s Day in the U.S.


Here is a great photo of Dan Olivas and his oldest son, Daniel, back in 1968. We are also blessed to have John, Todd, Samantha, and Monique as part of the Olivas crew. They all wish Dan a wonderful Father's Day!

Did you know there are two stories of how Father’s Day came about?

According to some accounts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1910. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her father while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at church in 1909. She felt as though mothers were getting all the acclaim while fathers were equally deserving of a day of praise.

The other story of the first Father’s Day in America happened all the way on the other side of the country in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the minister of the local Methodist church that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a deadly mine explosion killed 361 men.

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El Paso Ranked Best Large city for Families by ApartmentList.com!

El Paso may be great place to rent a home - but it is an even better city in which to buy one! Even though this report was published by an apartment rental website, it still goes to show El Paso is an amazing city to live in (and even better to buy in)! El Paso was ranked as the best large city for families, according to ratings released this week by an apartment-rental website.

"Among the nation’s 25 largest cities, El Paso, TX scored best, with an A- overall grade," stated the 2017 Best Cities of Families article by the website Apartment List. "Other large cities that performed relatively well include Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, and Charlotte, which all received overall grades of B."

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El Paso Named as a High-Performing City in Inaugural ‘Equipt To Innovate’ Survey

The City of El Paso is named a top-ranking city by Governing and Living Cities through the first-ever national Equipt to Innovate survey.

Equipt to Innovate is a new initiative launched by Living Cities and Governing. It is an integrated, collaborative framework of seven essential elements that define high-performance government and empower innovation. It is also an invitation for cities to work together, learn from each other and help drive better outcomes for their communities.

“In recent years, our City has undergone a dramatic transformation in the way we do business, deliver services and manage our finances. This recognition as a Top Ranking City is a testament to that. We, as an organization in collaboration with all our partners, have reestablished El Paso as a government leader,” Mayor Oscar Leeser said.

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Check Out The Top 10 Father's Day Gifts for 2017!

It's time to shop for your Dad. Here are ten great ideas that span lots of styles, prices and interests - and have been tested for quality.

Making the list is the Sansaire Searing Kit! If Dad is an avid cook, he might well already have a sous vide cooker, a specialized category of high tech cooking gizmos that has been trendy the past few years. If he does, he absolutely needs a torch like this, and if he doesn’t, Sansaire also makes a full line of home sous vide cookers and you can double down and set him up right.

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