Carefree, AZ Real Estate News

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
A new restaurant opened in Carefree that's close to the world largest Sundial per the Carefree chamber of commerce.  There is lots of shops and eateries around the town square the helps make the ambiance of the area.  The buildings are new and old.The first thing that struck me was that this was new inside and it reminded me of the lofts in downtown Phoenix only here it was on the ground floor.  There is tables and chairs and gathering places of four depicted by the large easy chairs and small wine table.The owner of the restaurant is a retired airline pilot, and hence the name Blue Sky.  There was some airline memorabilia scattered around for visual enjoymentWe walked to the counter where we were greeting by a pleasant painted young man with the biggest, brightest ear rings I have ever...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
The Las Torres home owners association (HOA) held their annual meeting last night and one of the topics was exploring the current age of 55 or over age restriction policy of Las Torres.  The CC&R's were changed in 2003 because the thought was that the community would be quiet and the lifestyle would be improved.Children still come to the community to visit grandma and grandpa, they still play in the courtyards and splash in the pool and yes, Marco Polo is one of the games of choice played in the community swimming pool.  The change simply did not keep all of the children away, but did it affect property values?A study of the property values in the Carefree area shows that this age restricted community is getting less for their investments than over like communities that are not age rest...
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By Adam Tarr, PC -GRI, ABR, CDPE, RSPS, ePro - Designated Broker
(MavRealty)
I just finished a post by   Steve Crossland entitled Does a Politically Incorrect Street Name Affect Home Value in Austin TX?It is interesting to see what can really stir the mind of a buyer.  It's not just whether a name is PC, weird or overly soothing.  Some are entertaining, some cute, some are the type where you could say " I wish I thought of that."  I grew up in Pennsylvania with town names like Intercourse and Blue Ball (DON'T censor me - they are really town names you will find on a map).  So how can you not have a sense of humor about these things?Regarding PC, we have a mountain and a freeway here in Phoenix that was named Squaw Peak (a very popular climbing and hiking spot - the mountain, not the freeway).  There were attempts to change it a few times as the name is considere...
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Housing Market Report for Carefree, AZ 85377As of 12/21/2006Number Sold in the Previous 4 Weeks6Median Price of Houses Sold in Previous 4 Weeks$583,700Compared to 12/21/2005Number Sold in the Previous 4 Weeks15Median Price of Houses Sold in Previous 4 Weeks$650,0002006 over 2005Increase (Decrease) in Houses Sold(9)-60.00%Increase (Decrease) in Median Price($66,300)-10.20%Market Data for Carefree, AZ shows significant drop in number of sales, however, sample size is too small to be a solid reference for the change in median price. 
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
  The home page for the Carefree and Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce is: http://www.carefree-cavecreek.com/Click on Business Directory on the bottom of the screento reach Quick Links to:Employment Education Things to See and Do Health Care Services Child Care Services Utilities Religion Regional Facts and Figures Lodging DiningAnother useful site is:http://www.visitphoenix.com/Click on the Visitor Info tab on the top menu bar, then click on Map to reach interactive maps to:Arizona Metro Phoenix Downtown Phoenix Civic PlazaClick on Request a Guide to select from 5 complimentary printed guides that can be mailed at no charge:Greater Phoenix Explorer/Visitors Guide Greater Phoenix Dining Guide Relocation Guide (96 pages) Official Arizona Golf Guide & Directory Best of Arizona Golf Map We ho...
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