May is upon us……..
Good News …..At long last the laundry facility is complete. Take a stroll and peek in to see what’s new. Hang some sheets in the sunshine this afternoon
More good news…..Lets all give our newest resident a great big friendly village welcome. LILA WALKER has purchased #26.  Please take time to introduce yourself - you won’t be sorry, she’s wonderful!
Even More good news…..……New rock is being spread along the front entrance road. Jim is busy unloading his truck bed daily to complete the task. LOOKS GREAT!
Spring cleaning?... Are you clearing clutter from your kitchen? FVE clubhouse can use those extra pots and pans along with dishcloths and dishtowels. Just drop off at the fve kitchen anytime between 8am-8pm.
QUESTION…………“I’d like to sell my house, now what do I do?”
First- Notify management. This will give us an opportunity to discuss your timeframe, At that time we will explain and discuss the first right of refusal clause.                       
Second-  we conduct an exterior inspection and discuss any changes that need to be made prior to the home sale. FVE is not a resale broker. We will on occasion assist a family or an estate in need by purchasing a home for resale and help the family get out from under the monthly lot rent. Your first and most profitable action is to contact an agent or advertise the home  for sale by owner. Remember ALL prospective buyers MUST apply and be approved for residency prior to concluding the home sale.
It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, how about a leisurely read in our community library? Grab a great book and enjoy poolside.  How about this afternoon?!! 
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
April 2016 is upon us……..
NEW RESIDENTS! Please Welcome…. Neil & Jeannette Witte #47 / BARBARA NULL #103/ Richard Pasek #7 / #27 BONNIE HEILMAN –(home moving in soon) / #35 JOANN AHERN–(home moving in soon) / #152 JOAN ROSASIEWICZ–(home moving in very soon) - yup your read that right, Joanie will be moving her double wide home into the vacant spot on the front entry! …..here’s to great BIG WELCOME to all our new neighbors!!!
 
*REMINDER- All residents must make application for residency PRIOR to moving into (or) committing to purchase a home in Friendly Village Estates. We run a background checks and abide by the crime free addendum. A recent Community notice was sent to ALL Friendly Village Estates residents by the Offender Watch initiative. Management had NO knowledge of this move in and he was definitely was NOT approved by management. The situation was immediately remedied on the date of the notice. Remember that anyone visiting longer than 2 weeks must apply for residency. Speak to management if you have additional questions.
 
More April news ……Weeds are doing what weeds do, sprouting in all the wrong places!! Weed notices will be going out soon for a second time. Get a head start and spray your weeds with a salt solution. Making a salt weed killer mixture at home is not difficult. You can add rock or table salt to water until it dissolves. Make a fairly weak mixture to start with – 3:1 ratio of water to salt. You can increase the amount of salt daily until the salt begins to kills the target plant. Adding a little bit of dish soap and white vinegar helps with weed killing effectiveness. It lowers the surface tension of the water, which allows the salt solution to be absorbed by the plants.
Now onto a housekeeping note; We have had to close the spa multiple times last month due to excess bubbles in the morning - NO LOTIONS, SOAP, OR SHAMPOO ALLOWED in the spa. These products DAMAGE the pumps, throw off the PH levels and closed down the spa for everyone
      It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, how about lending your neighbor a helping hand with their yard work? Many hands make a task go so easy and quickly!!
   
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
            
March is upon us
Good News ….. Back in November of 2015 a new monthly paper was established to buy, sell and trade items right here within Friendly Village Estates. Perhaps 2016 is the year to move out the old and bring in some new “gently loved” items into your life. Just fill out the form available in the office by your Friendly Village mailboxes and return to box the completed form to #6 mail box. When is the last time you cleaned out YOUR closets??
More good news ……Time to welcome some NEW friends into the neighborhood! Barry Nelson is moving into #48 and Willie & Robin Garza have purchased #46. Sharon Albright #117 should be all moved in by now as well.
Check out the health fair going on at Swan Lake Estates this month….. March 14th 11:00am to 2:00pm Admission is FREE. They even have “freebies”! A free gift raffle every 15 mins.
We would like to welcome some NEW residents to our community. Can YOU help us? We welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.    www.friendlyvillageestates.com
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, how about a leisurely stroll through the community? How about tonight!!

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                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
            
 February is upon us
Good News ….. Carlene Mitchell and her brother Marvin have transferred to a new location within the FVE community. Formerly in unit #7 they have now moved into #116. Her home (#7) will be on the market shortly if you know of anyone looking? Please give her a call.
More good news ……a NEW resident is moving into our community SHARON ALBRIGHT #117.  
On another note; A special thank-you goes out to Marie Norton & John Shaw. Jim’s father recently passed and without hesitation, these two wonderful neighbors stepped in & assisted us in our time of need! Sincerely, we are so blessed to live in such a loving and caring community. – Jim & Tanya Koch
***Apologies are due to the residents of FVE. In last month’s newsletter we mentioned the laundry facilities were undergoing a facelift. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to complete this project as planned. Let’s keep our fingers crossed we can complete this in the very near future.
We would like to welcome more NEW residents to our community Can YOU help us? We welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.    www.friendlyvillageestates.com
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, enjoy that fire pit at the clubhouse? How about tonight!!
  
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
2016  A New Year is upon us ….
We wish many blessings for the residents of Friendly Village Estates. How can you not be excited? A new year….. fresh beginnings and so many possibilities for what 2016 brings.
Good News …..We have a new fire pit in the pool area. Start your year off with a bang by gathering some friends for an impromptu evening of hot adult beverages and roasted marshmallows.
More good news ……Coming soon - The laundry facility here at Friendly Village Estates will have a facelift. Drop in and take a peek. Don’t forget we have a lovely clotheslines in place. Honestly, is there anything better than the fresh smell of sheets dried in the sunshine?!
We would like to welcome some NEW residents to our community. Can YOU help us? We welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.    www.friendlyvillageestates.com
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, enjoy that fire pit at the clubhouse? How about tonight!!
    
 
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
     
What?!? Can you believe……DECEMBER is upon us….
Here we are with 2016 at our doorstep; it is truly unbelievable how fast this year has flown by. We sincerely hope during this holiday season you will enjoy some special time with dear friends (old and new). Watch the calendar of events and step out of your comfort zone try something new this holiday season!
Good News …..The ceiling in the dining room has received an upgrade. All the water damage and cracks have been repaired, popcorn ceiling texture scraped off and all new texture put in place and many can lights installed with 4 new ceiling fans.
More good news ……Now WE will be easier for your friends and family to find. We have a NEW illuminated entrance signage along Miracle Mile along with lighting on the entry palm trees (coming very soon-scheduled first week in December)
And last but not least….. No more dark showers; the clubhouse showers (in men’s & women’s restrooms) will now have natural lighting. We will be shortening the shower walls to let the natural light come flooding in. (coming soon-scheduled for December)
We would like to welcome some NEW residents to our community. Can YOU help us? Please let people know about our website www.friendlyvillageestates.com at this site they can preview homes for sale within our community.
Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, invite a friend for dinner and dine outside at the clubhouse? Steaks on the grill anyone? How about tonight!!
  
                                                                             Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
     
NOVEMBER is upon us….
It’s time for The Koch’s to extend our Thank you to YOU; the residents of Friendly Village Estates….We are so very grateful for this community and the many friendly faces we have been blessed to get to know personally and professionally. Your patience during the last year with all of the modifications that have taken place here at Friendly Village Estates has not gone unnoticed and is much appreciated!. We are deeply touched with your trust and the opportunity to create changes
for the advancement of this wonderful community. Thank you one & all!!
We would like to welcome some NEW residents to our community. Barbara Wood-#107, Joseph Bacso #17, Douglas Grant #31, Tsilla Shamir #25.
Barbara, Joseph and Douglas are all traveling and in transition. However Tsilla is a full time resident so be sure and introduce yourself and say hello when you cross paths!
           Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, when is the last time you had a cup of coffee on your patio with your neighbor? How about you invite them over today to just say hello and catch up?!!
 
 
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
  
October is upon us….
We welcome back cooler weather along with our neighbors that escaped the Arizona heat and travelled to the regions across America. There’s no place like home!
Have you noticed the NEW lightweight tables (6 round and 4 rectangular) and NEW memory foam chairs in the clubhouse? No more mismatched folding chairs and heavy warped tables. Yipeee! The Clubhouse restroom(s) are also undergoing a facelift.
During the month of October in an effort to keep our park fresh, clean and maintain maximum home values - Jim & Tanya will be starting a walk through the entire community and conducting individual home inspections. No worries; this is NOT to create any hardships for our residents. Sometime over the next 2 months, we will be walking your home exterior and nearby yard space. During the walkthrough we will be taking an overall photo of the home for your office file. We are reviewing the home, yard and adjacent structures to see if they are in need of paint, repairs or any violations. If any action is necessary you’ll receive a request form outlining the action need and a timeframe to complete. If you should receive a notice and have any QUESTIONS (or concerns) please contact the office to discuss.    520-888-5110
           Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.
 It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, when is the last time you strolled through Reid Park Zoo? How about tonight?!!
  
  
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
  
September is upon us….Now that the palms are trimmed perhaps they will be less of a target??  Two lightning strikes on our community palm trees in one week….who would have imagined but we can celebrate because we have survived the 2015 monsoons without major damage!
            Thank you to all that have taken the time to review the Friendly Village Packet and return the signature pages. If you have not returned your signature pages please do so immediately. Please slip your signed packet under the office door if it is after hours. We will sign and make signature copies for your records and return to the internal mailbox at the clubhouse Remember we also need a COPY your home title and proof of insurance. If you have any questions about the content of the updates please call the office, we are here to help J
DURING A RECENT AAMHO MEETING HELD ON 7/13/15 A RESIDENT INQUIRED ABOUT INSTALLING SOLAR EQUIPMENT ON HIS HOME. AT THE TIME OF THE INQUIRY I DID NOT HAVE AN OFFICAL ANSWER TO HIS QUESTION SO I TOLD HIM I WOULD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW WITH THE OWNERS FOR A RESPONSE. I SPOKE WITH JOHN ESQUIVEL CONCERNING THE SOLAR REQUEST. UNFORTUNATELY WE CURRENTLY HAVE NO MEANS TO BE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY HOOK UP AN INDIVIDUAL TO RECEIVE SOLAR ELECTRICITY. FRIENDLY VILLAGE ESTATES IS A MASTER METERED COMMUNITY. ALL ELECTRICITY USED IN THE COMMUNITY IS CHARGED ON ONE BILL EACH MONTH.  ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, WE READ INDIVIDUAL METERS - SO WE CAN CHARGE YOU YOUR ACTUAL USAGE OF YOUR PORTION THE ELECTRIC BILL.
IN ORDER TO HOOK TO SOLAR POWER THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY WOULD HAVE TO MAKE THE CONVERSION AND THEN INSTALL INDIVIDUAL CONNECTIONS TO THE NEW SYSTEM.  THE GOOD NEWS IS….THIS IS A PROJECT THAT IS BEING RESEARCHED AND CONSIDERED AS A POSSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE.
A highlight of one of the community rules: “All garbage and refuse must be placed in containers in containers provided.…Outside contractors are responsible for removing their debris and are not to use the park’s trash containers. Appliances are not to be put in any of the in-park trash containers. This act would be a violation of the park Rules and Regulations.” No garbage of any type is to be set alongside of or leaning against the trash receptacles. Recently we have had to clean up many items set out NEAR the dumpsters. Please be considerate and place all items inside the dumpster at the time of disposal.        
It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona heat - How about joining us for a late night swim under the stars?!!        
                                                                       
                                                    Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
   
August is upon us….
                        Now that the palms are trimmed perhaps they will be less of a target??  Two lightning strikes on our community palm trees in one week….who would have imagined but we can celebrate because we have survived the monsoons of 2015 without major damage!
Thank you to all that have taken the time to review the Friendly Village Packet and return the signature pages. If you have not returned your signature pages please do so immediately. If you have any questions about the content of the updates please call the office, we are here to help J
To highlight one of the recent changes to the rules: “No Smoking. Unless otherwise specifically permitted in these Guidelines, smoking is prohibited in all buildings, common areas, Community Facilities and the outdoor areas adjacent thereto…..We have one Designated Smoking Area which is alongside the Shuffle Board area. There are no other areas permitted as stated above.” Just for clarification; there will no longer be ANY smoking in the fenced pool/spa area. The ash receptacles have been moved to the designated shuffleboard area. Naturally, this ban does not extend to your own home site or public roadways.
            Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.
It’s time to enjoy this great Community- How about joining us Wednesday(s) for Bingo…. $ Jackpot anyone?!!
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                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
          
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JULY is upon us….  
Remember going to the DRIVE IN MOVIES??? Unfortunately those days are almost gone with only 338 drive in theaters left in America. In tribute to those great memories we created our own Friendly Village Estates…”DIVE” IN Theater. July 15th at 8:00pm;  Join us poolside for a warm summer evening event! We will provide the movie and popcorn. You bring a lawn chair, a picnic blanket and pillow or swimsuit… The choice is yours - however you want to watch our feature presentation.
Friendly Village Estates is slowly but surely being brought up to date. A recent addition is our NEW WEBSITE …. Now friends and family from across the nation can check in to see what’s new and exciting in our corner of the world. Perhaps you can even get your best friend in Michigan to look at our homes for sale and consider a move! Take a peek – www.friendlyvillageestates.com
Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to apply for residency and they purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on one of our vacant lots, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.   
            It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, How about starwatching poolside tonight ?!!
  
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates
  
  
   
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                June is upon us….   
 
            Snowbirds are leaving and the weather is heating up. Thank goodness for our beautiful Arizona sunsets and cool evenings.
           
How do YOU spend your hot Arizona afternoons? If you’re planning on spending your day poolside here at Friendly Village we’d like to remind you and yours to PLEASE rinse off in our NEW outdoor shower prior to taking a dip. The outdoor shower is located near the palm tree garden on the far side of the pool. It is solar heated so should be a comfortable temperature regardless of the weather.  Oils and lotions on the skin have been causing havoc with our pool and spa filters. Sooo….a quick rinse prior to getting wet in the pool (or spa) will prevent a lot of headaches for Jim & Mike J
 
            Friendly Village Estates welcomes your age qualified friends & family to purchase homes in our community. If you refer a buyer to purchase a home owned by the park or place a home on a vacant lot, we would like to reward you with a small gift! Please ask the applicant to mention your name at the time they meet with management and we will do the rest.
It’s time to enjoy this great Arizona weather, How about grilling out at the pool for dinner tonight?!!
 
                                                                           Jim & Tanya Koch  - Managers of Friendly Village Estates