Goodyear, AZ Real Estate News

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
It's been over 3 years since the Goodyear market started to tumble, and while it's not still in free-fall, one can tell from the property tax records amongst other resources that housing prices are still declining. Those under water in Goodyear hoping for a miraculous recovery that restores equity and brings them once again above water have, for the most part, grudgingly acknowledged that it's going to take "a while". In many cases "a while" translates into 15 years or more! Here's the problem looming on the horizon. If you lose a property to foreclosure (Trustee Sale) or close escrow on the Short Sale of your property PRIOR to January 1, 2013, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act will still be in effect. If the property changes hands ON or AFTER that date - you have the privilege o...
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By Andrzej Niemyjski
(Realty One Group)
Snow is coming! Snow is coming!!! Why would anyone care in many part of the country many people are sick and tired of snow already.  I live in Arizona and more specifically in city of Goodyear which as far as I remember only had snow once in its natural form.  As part of Holiday celebration there are number of events planned for Estrella Master Planned Community in city of Goodyear.  To start off holiday season there is a special event scheduled for Saturday December 4th from 3 to 6 PM.  There will be official tree lighting ceremony.  You will be able to meet Santa.  There will be hot chocolate and cookies all around.  But most importantly organizers guarantee there will be snow.  So come on over and enjoy that white stuff without worry about taking out your shovels.
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
Goodyear, AZ Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale in Goodyear, AZ - With quick access from Goodyear to the I-10 interstate and the Loop 303, places of interest are never far away! Golf courses such as the Wigwam Country Club and Tuscany Falls at Pebble Creek pepper the area and great tasting restaurantsare prevalent. Sky Harbor Airport is just minutes away as well as the University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosts outstanding events from sports to musical concerts! For the kids, the Wildlife World Zoo is just north on the Loop 303 and Estrella Mountain Community College is located to the southeast for the college students.
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
What exactly is the definition of a Goodyear Short Sale Specialist? Merriam-Webster defines a specialist as: "One who specializes in a particular occupation, practice or branch of learning" A more detailed definition might be: "One who demonstrates superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism and competence in a specific area to better serve the public." Demonstrates superior knowledge - Is a resource for other Short Sale practitioners needing guidance  Demonstrates superior skill - Identifies and escalates as needed to Senior Executive levels at Short Sales Seller's Lenders Demonstrates superior integrity - Publishes accurate performance statistics and avoids making false claims regarding Short Sale experience and success Demonstrates superior professionalism - Does whatever i...
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Homes for Sale in Estrella Mountain Ranch - Estrella Mountain Ranch Homes for Sale West of Phoenix you will come to the subdivision of Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear, AZ. This master planned community offers a modern lifestyle with great local amenities like parks, two lakes, and a golf course. Away from the city lights the stars come out at night. In the last 6 months, home prices have been approximately $80,000 to $425,000.     Click Here to View Homes for Sale in Estrella Mountain Ranch   Rob Lafrentz ABR, REALTOR®Solutions Real Estate2353 E. Baseline Rd.Gilbert, AZ 85234cell: 602-769-5836fax: 480-393-5281Rob@YourHomeSoldAZ.comwww.YourHomeSoldAZ.com  
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By Cinda Rose, Your Goodyear Area Real Estate Expert!
(Realty ONE Group)
Your First Step to Selling Your Litchfield Park or Goodyear Home: Get Pre-Qualified? Sellers get pre-qualiied?  No, it's not a misprint.  Selling a home in today's market can almost feel like going through the buying process again.  Typically when a homeowner sells a home, they don't have to deal with the bank because they are paying the loan off in full.  Usually it is when someone buys a home that they have to get pre-qualified and get an approval from the bank.  With today's economy, however, those Litchfield Park and Goodyear homeowners who owe more on their home than it is worth, and, wish to sell the property, need to get pre-qualified.   GET PRE-QUALIFIED The first thing every Litchfield Park and Goodyear homeowner should do is contact a local Realtor® that specializes in helping...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
AZ HUD Home For Sale Goodyear AZ  - 16125 W WASHINGTON ST Goodyear HUD Home for Sale Goodyear is a vibrant city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, less than 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and surrounded by mountain, desert and lake vistas. You’ll find rich cultural opportunities, an array of dining and shopping locations, exciting sports events, and other outdoor recreation. From young professionals to growing families to active adults, AZ Hud Home Store Goodyear AZ houses for sale attract home buyers from all walks of life. Goodyear families are delighted with charter and private schools in the area, as well as the various school districts that serve children in Goodyear. Older students are close to Estrella Mountain Community College and Arizona State University West, located in n...
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By Andrzej Niemyjski
(Realty One Group)
CantaMia at Estrella by Joseph Carl Homes in Goodyear Arizona is having special afternoon planned for November 13th between 3 and 5 PM to celebrate their "Pink" side.   Party will be hosted by local radio personality Jan d'Atri from NEWSTALK 550 KFYI. There will be a chance to meet Pink Panther, refreshments, prize drawings every half hour. Drawing for Pink Vespa is scheduled for 4 PM.     Check it out what they have to offer.   Homes for sale in CantaMia   Please note real estate professionals at the sales center represent seller and its their duty to protect his interest.  If you would like to be properly represented please give me a call at (623) 252-4350.
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
  With more than half of homes and homeowners "under water" in Arizona, you are one of thousands of people who are looking for information on how to avoid foreclosure in Goodyear. The Short Sale Seller Advisory - a joint effort between ADRE - the Arizona Department of Real Estate - and AAR - the Arizona Association of REALTORS® - highlights a number of other options that should be explored before deciding to Short Sale your home. Those options include: Loan Workout Forbearance Loan Modification Refinance Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Work Out Sale Bankruptcy Foreclosure That said, in almost every case where the homeowner either must sell, or has resigned themselves to losing the house to foreclosure, a Short Sale is the best option - even if you also plan to file Bankruptcy.  A Short Sale...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Set in the heart of the Sonoran Desert Valley in CantaMia by Joseph Carl Homes. This unique active adult community is highlighted by a distinct approach to staying in-tune with nature and especially encourages residents to stay connected to the environment. Being located in Goodyear, Arizona gives residents access to charming shops and hometown restaurants close to home plus the world-class amenities of downtown Phoenix just 45 minutes from this brand new Arizona 55+ community. The CantaMia community is set within the larger master-planned community known as Estrella. The Estrella community is open to residents of all ages making this combo ideal for retirees wanting to stay close to younger family member, kids and grandkids. CantaMia homes include a unique echo solar system, a standard...
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By Loren Green, Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer
(Greens Home Design L.L.C.)
The best way I know to illiwstrate how to install a T&P line on a water heater is to show one that is not installed correctly. There are two problems with this instation. First the termination point is more than 6 " above the floor.  The second is that it is not a smooth pipe.  The t&p line must slope down continuously to the termination point.  It is preferable to make the termination point outside where it can't damage baseboard or drywall. For all your Arizona House Plans and Phoenix Home Inspection needs contact me. 602-326-4061
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  Homes for Sale in Palm Valley Goodyear AZ - Palm Valley Homes for Sale in Goodyear AZ - Palm Valley is a large master - planned community in Goodyear, AZ near McDowell Rd & Litchfield Rd. Within the community, you have single family homes, townhomes, condos and new homes offering an array of housing choices. Beautiful views of both the Estrella mountains and the White Tank mountains. Palm Valley Golf Club offers 36 holes of championship golf. Palm Valley has numerous trails and parks throughout the community. The square foot range is approximately 1000 SF to a little over 5200 SF. Prices over the last 6 months have been approximately $100,000 to $400,000. Click here to view Homes for Sale in Palm Valley Goodyear, AZ   Rob Lafrentz ABR, REALTOR®Solutions Real Estate2353 E. Baseline Rd....
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Looking for a place that fits your lifestyle exactly? Consider Goodyear real estate. Goodyear has so many properties for sale designed to meet every home buyers’ needs and preferences. Goodyear offers plenty of convenient places to shop, including The Market at Estrella Falls and Goodyear Centerpointe. Restaurants like Bella Luna Ristorante and Tomo Japanese Cuisine are just a short drive away. Goodyear offers 13 parks for all your recreation needs. There is still a lot to experience if you become part of the community. To find a home that suits your way of life, check out homes for sale in Goodyear, AZ on our website. 
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
  One of the most pressing questions for those in Goodyear Arizona who are late on payments for their home mortgage is: What can I do to avoid foreclosure? There are many options available, a list of which can be found on the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Short Sale Seller Advisory. One of the most common, and usually the best option to avoid foreclosure for homeowners, lenders and the community is a Short Sale. A Short Sale is identical to a regular sale, with one significant difference. The proceeds from the sale are less than the balance(s) of the loan(s) on the property, and therefore, the Seller's Lender(s) must "approve" the Short Sale and agree to accept less than the full amount owed to them. We have helped dozens of struggling homeowners who sought our advice on a FREE Confi...
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Pebblecreek Goodyear AZ Active Adult Community Homes for Sale - Homes for Sale in Pebblecreek Active Adult Community Goodyear AZ Nestled at the base of the Estrella Mountains is the wonderful town of Goodyear, Arizona. A small town atmosphere prevails yet Phoenix with all of its cultural and entertainment benefits is a mere twenty minutes away. Pebblecreek Goodyear AZ Active Adult Community Homes for SaleWithin the town of Goodyear is the active adult community of PebbleCreek. Here residents can indulge their creative passions in a number of fine arts studios, relax around the outdoor and indoor pools, while away the day on one of PebbleCreek’s golf courses or just enjoy the magnificent Arizona outdoors. More than 100 miles of bike paths and 40 miles of hiking trails provide plenty of c...
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The city of Goodyear in Arizona was the third fastest-growing place among all towns and cities in the state between 1990 and 2000. You can find appealing Goodyear AZ Houses for Sale that allow you to enjoy the Grand Canyon state’s wonderful climate, which is hot in summer, and cool in winter.  It’s the perfect setting for all outdoor enthusiasts. You can find plenty of fun things to see and do in and around Goodyear.  Visit the Wildlife World Zoo just north of the city or the Skate Park if you are into skateboarding. You could also opt to bike, hike or play at Estrella Mountain Regional Park or check out a number of events that are held throughout the year.  You can find many different sizes and styles of houses for sale in Goodyear to suit all your needs and wants. Come to the right pl...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
  Homes for Sale in Canyon Trails - Canyon Trails Homes for Sale - Canyon Trails is located in the beautiful city of Goodyear with wonderful views of the Estrella Mountains. It is close to the Loop 303 as well as I-10. Canyon Trails offers affordable living. There is a 3 mile trail system, community pool, clubhouse among other great amenities. The size of the subdivision is around 5 acres. The sizes of the homes are approximately almost 1100 SF to over 4900 SF. Prices of the homes for the last 6 months have been approximately $50,000 to $325,000.   Click here to view Homes in Canyon Trails.   Rob Lafrentz Cell 602-769-5836 www.YourHomeSoldAZ.com Solutions Real Estate
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  Homes for Sale in PebbleCreek Goodyear AZ - PebbleCreek in Goodyear AZ Homes for Sale   Homes for Sale in PebbleCreek Goodyear AZ - PebbleCreek in Goodyear Az Homes for Sale - PebbleCreek is a beautiful Active Adult Living community located in Goodyear, AZ. "Where to Retire" magazine voted it as one of the top 100 best master planned communities in the country. All of the amenities - 45 holes of golf, 2 country clubs that have everything from a Performance Arts Theatre to fitness centers, Toscana's Restaurant & Lounge and so much more. Homes range from approximately 1100 SF to over 3600 SF. Over the last 6 months, prices have ranged from approximately $155,000 to over $500,000. There are newly built homes to choose from too.     Click here to see Homes for Sale in Pebble Creek   Rob L...
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Many of you will say: what’s a big deal about new grocery store opening? To answer that question let me tell you a little about Estrella Master-Planned Community in City of Goodyear Arizona.  Its located on foothills of beautiful Estrella Mountains in south west part of Goodyear.  Community offers 2 stunning lakes, spectacular Nicklaus-Design 18-hole championship golf course, community center with gym, water park, swimming pool, yacht club and much, much more.  It has been ranked “Best Master-Planned Community” four years in a row by Ranking Arizona.  It feels like you are on vacation when you live here.  The first home owners moved into Estrella in late eighties with a promise grocery store will be here soon. Until now nearest grocery store has been located 10 miles away near I-10 fre...
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By Loren Green, Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer
(Greens Home Design L.L.C.)
The condensate line on an air conditioner requires a p-trap.  The p-trap stays wet all the time.  The water in the p-trap keeps any contaminants in the attic air from entering the system and getting blown into the house.  The vent allows any contaminants in the line to escape.  It is important to install the vent after the p-trap.  Contractors may tell you that the vent is before the p-rap so that the home owner can pour some bleach in it periodically to keep the line flowing freely.  That is fine to do as long as the vent has a cap on it and there is an open vent on the other side of the p-trap.  The vent in the picture will allow the air blowing across the coils to blow into the attic and waste energy.
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