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)
There are thousands of people considering a Short Sale of their home in Arizona. More than 50% of homes are "under water" in Arizona - in other words - the homes are worth less than the loan balances owed - so it's not surprising that Goodyear homeowners are looking for solutions to avoid foreclosure. A Short Sale is one such solution. A Short Sale is a "regular resale" with one distinct and significant difference.   The agreement of your lender(s) to accept less than the balance(s) owed on the loan(s). Whether or not a homeowner meets the other "requirements" of their lender(s) such as a "valid" hardship can only be determined by consultation with a skilled and experienced professional with a solid Short Sale track record - we recommend a minimum of 25 closed Short Sales with a 90%+ S...
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By The Krone Team at Keller Williams Realty
  Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear Arizona The Estrella community was first inhabited by the Hohokam Native Indian Tribe. Nestled in the foothills of the Estrella Mountains with over 65 acres of natural desert habitat, over 3,500 families have made this their home. Estrella is known as being an active recreation community with a community center that offers something for everyone. The Park features, beaches, ramadas and the BBQ's- make it a perfect place for a family get together.  There are also miles of walking and jogging trails. Enjoy a game of basketball, volleyball or tennis and with the lighted courts you could play anytime. Estrella offers an 18 hole Nicklaus Design Golf course, just imagine your shots being played over natural desert washes as the Sonoran Desert edges the f...
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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)
Many people are considering a Short Sale of their home in Goodyear Arizona.  Considering that more than 50% of homes are "under water" in Arizona - in other words - the homes are worth less than the loan balances owed - it's not surprising that homeowners are looking for solutions to avoid foreclosure in Goodyear. A Short Sale is one such solution. If you are in the minority - that your home is worth more than you owe on it - then you need read no further. By definition a Short Sale is a regular resale with one distinct and significant difference.  The agreement of your lender(s) to accept less than the balance owed on the loan(s). Whether or not you meet the other "requirements" of your lender(s) such as a "valid" hardship can only be determined by consultation with a skilled and expe...
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By The Krone Team at Keller Williams Realty
Did You Know: Breaking ground in spring 2011, Avondale School District will be building a new 21,700 square foot District Office with a maintenance and transportation facility. It will feature covered bus parking with solar panels above it. The plan is going to bring an element of the old in with the new and give a modern facility the community can utilize. Did you Know: Arizona Public Service is building a huge solar project at Luke Air Force Base Did you Know: A new Police Precinct will be opening at 2111 S. 99th Avenue, and will be known as the Estrella Mountain Precinct. There will be 260 officers, as well as, two squads of detectives. The new Precinct will be used to help keep neighborhoods safe. Did You Know: Luke Air Force Base is one of the largest air base in the world. Luck tr...
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By The Krone Team at Keller Williams Realty
  Canyon Trails is a community in Goodyear and is known for hosting small town values and big city amenities. This community is close to everything, sports, shopping, movies, restaurants, schools and golf courses, not to mention, it is conveniently located to major highways – I10, Loop 101 and Loop 303. The community center has a pool to cool those desert days as well as a recreation center, park and volleyball/basketball courts. If an after dinner walk is something you enjoy, you will love the lighted walking trails. Homes for sale currently range from $79,900 to $375,000. If a new build is something that you have an interest to you, The Krone Team at Keller Williams has a relationship with the builders where we can get you more incentives and help you with all the negotations. Visit ...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Are you looking for Homes for Sale in Goodyear Arizona and want to know if now is the time to buy?  Well this market distress index will tell you how Goodyear ranks against other cities. The lower the index level the better Goodyear is doing and the higher the index level the more distressed Goodyear is. It will even break it down to pre-foreclosures for sale in Goodyear, Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Goodyear Normal Homes for Sale in Goodyear.  Then break it down even further and tell you the average price per square foot of each one of those (lender owned, pre-foreclosure, normal sales) and compare it to the month before.  So now you will know exactly how Goodyear ranks and if the prices are going up, down or staying the same.   Goodyear’s Market Distress Index is: 68.3   Acive List...
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   CantaMia Active Adult Waterfront and Lake Community in Estrella Mountain  My search this week for waterfront and lake communities in the Phoenix area landed me at CantaMia by Joseph Carl Homes in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.   This active adult retirement lake community features 17 acres of lakes in phase I and 23 acres in phase 2 & 3.  Total homesites at buildout will be just under 1,800.  CantaMia offers 14 home plans that range in size from 1,189 to 2,852 square feet and will also feature its own community center that promises to be one of best in the valley.  CantaMia residents also have access to the impressive Starpointe Residents Club.   An emphasis on utilizing solar enery CantaMia emphasizes energy conservation including solar energy panels on each new home.  Joseph ...
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If you are near or at retirement age, then it is definitely time to consider Retirement Property in Goodyear, if you have not already done so.  Goodyear is on the western edge of the Valley of the Sun, and it is surrounded by plenty of open spaces, as well as beautiful mountain scenery.White Tank Mountain Regional Park is over to the northwest, and Estrella Mountain Regional Park is due south of Goodyear, and they provide a fabulous backdrop that you can admire on a daily basis.  Goodyear is also far enough from the hustle and bustle of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area so that you will be living in peace, quiet, and comfort.However, if you feel the need to go into Phoenix for whatever reason, you will be less than 20 miles away from Downtown, which is easily accessible since Goodyear lies ...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Are you looking for Homes for Sale in Goodyear Arizona and want to know if now is the time to buy?  Well this market distress index will tell you how Goodyear ranks against other cities. The lower the index level the better Goodyear is doing and the higher the index level the more distressed Goodyear is. It will even break it down to pre-foreclosures for sale in Goodyear, Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Goodyear Normal Homes for Sale in Goodyear.  Then break it down even further and tell you the average price per square foot of each one of those (lender owned, pre-foreclosure, normal sales) and compare it to the month before.  So now you will know exactly how Goodyear ranks and if the prices are going up, down or staying the same.   Goodyear’s Market Distress Index is: 68.3   Acive List...
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By Loren Green, Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer
(Greens Home Design L.L.C.)
The rains that came down hard in Estrella Mountain Ranch last week have caused the soft soil under this condensing unit to settle.  Air conditioning compressors like to be level while operating.  It is the same principle as the warning on your refrigerator box to stand it up right for a period of time before plugging it in.  Now is a good time to check out your unit or any other damage that was caused by the rain storms.               Loren Green Greens Home Design L.L.C. Architectural Drafting and Home Inspection service www.GreensHomeDesign.com  
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    We are hearing more and more of it. Now the grocery stores are getting hip. Safeway is planning to open a store in the USGBC Gold Certified building complex in Goodyear Arizona. It is located at the Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella. You can find it at the northwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Elliot Road in Goodyear. Kitchell Development Company and Newland are the developers of the center, and are proud all dozen buildings meet the environmental friendly standards. The certification meets the USGBC certification for Core and Shell. But, once the tenants move in they may not use the LEED certification for their interior space advertising. At this time there are about 128 commercial buildings that have LEED certifications in Arizona. With each year there will be more that qu...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Are you looking for Homes for Sale in Goodyear Arizona and want to know if now is the time to buy?  Well this market distress index will tell you how Goodyear ranks against other cities. The lower the index level the better Goodyear is doing and the higher the index level the more distressed Goodyear is. It will even break it down to pre-foreclosures for sale in Goodyear, Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Goodyear Normal Homes for Sale in Goodyear.  Then break it down even further and tell you the average price per square foot of each one of those (lender owned, pre-foreclosure, normal sales) and compare it to the month before.  So now you will know exactly how Goodyear ranks and if the prices are going up, down or staying the same.   Goodyear's Market Distress Index is: 68.3   Acive Listi...
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By The Krone Team at Keller Williams Realty
Are you looking for Real Estate to purchase a home in Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale or Buckeye, Arizona? Would you like more information on how to qualify for a 1% down program to help you get into your new home at the lowest cost to you possible? You can use this program for up to 1 to 4 family homes and many approved condominiums in the Goodyear, AZ area. Give the Krone Team a call today to get started! The One Percent down program is designed to provide you up to 2 ½ percent of the down payment as a gift utilizing an FHA mortgage. The gift never has to be paid back and is not a silent second mortgage nor is it added to the loan whatsoever for your home purchase. You can get qualified to purchase your home in Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale and Buckeye today. This is not a s...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Are you looking for Homes for Sale in Goodyear Arizona and want to know if now is the time to buy?  Well this market distress index will tell you how Goodyear ranks against other cities. The lower the index level the better Goodyear is doing and the higher the index level the more distressed Goodyear is. It will even break it down to pre-foreclosures for sale in Goodyear, Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Goodyear Normal Homes for Sale in Goodyear.  Then break it down even further and tell you the average price per square foot of each one of those (lender owned, pre-foreclosure, normal sales) and compare it to the month before.  So now you will know exactly how Goodyear ranks and if the prices are going up, down or staying the same.   Goodyear's Market Distress Index is: 68.3   Acive Listi...
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By The Krone Team at Keller Williams Realty
Although short sales take up a massive amount of time, there is certainly a gratification in saving someone from going into foreclosure. Alarmingly there are still many people who when faced with a payment they can no longer afford, just don't know their options. Most of our clients feel a huge amount of relief after my consultation explaining the options they have. It takes the skill of a veteran Realtor to successfully complete a short sale. Before entering into any short sale situation with an agent, be absolutely positive short sales are their specialty & they know what they are doing. If you own real estate in Goodyear and would like to find out your options, please call Cheryl Krone with the Krone Team at Keller Williams to set up your private consultation. (602) 708-2073 or emai...
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By Cinda Rose, Your Goodyear Area Real Estate Expert!
(Realty ONE Group)
"Tee it Up for LESS!" Local golf course, Palm Valley Golf Club, located in the beautiful planned community of Palm Valley, has recently introduced several ways for local golfers to "Tee It Up for LESS!"  Their website, www.PalmValleyGolf.com offers great deals, such as their new Palm Card, On-line Web Specials, and Arizona Resident On-Line Specials.  In addition, while visiting their site, you can register to win FREE golf!       PALM CARD Palm Valley Golf Club's new Palm Card offers golfers rates from $12 to $45 from now until 12/31/10.  Purchase the Palm Card and receive unlimited rounds of golf at the low "Palm Card" rates (rates vary seasonally and by course).  According to their website cardholders also receive additional benefits such as: Unlimited accompanied guest rounds at you...
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Scenic property in Goodyear, AZ was constructed with the idea taking full advantage of the spectacular views that this area of the Valley of the Sun has to Offer.  With White Tank Mountain Park over to the northwest, Estrella Mountain Park to the South, and the great Sonoran Desert all around, this is an area that is enriched by natural wonders. Goodyear is a town that is just off I-10 and a mere 20 minutes or so from downtown Phoenix, which means that you can make use of all of the amenities that Phoenix offer, and you still live in your natural retreat.  You can live in a modern neighborhood, with golf courses, lakes, parks, and palm line streets, or you can choose to go a bit further out from the developments and live an more rustic and rural lifestyle. Whatever you choose to do, you...
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By Gordon Baker, GRI, CDPE
(Re/Max Alliance Group)
  Estrella Mountain Waterfront Homes and Lake Community in Goodyear Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear is home to its' largest lake community that according to planning documents has the potential to grow to 50,000 homes and 1,600 acres of commercial development.  This secluded secluded community has one of the best community centers, resident waterpark and community pools in the west valley, and is located right next to the 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  Nestled next to the Sierra Estrella mountains just 8 miles south of the I-10,  Estrella Mountain residents enjoy over 40 acres of parks that include pathways, pavilions, an amphitheater, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.  On the lake north lake is the Yacht Club that offers sailboats, paddle boats, canoes, and k...
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By Cinda Rose, Your Goodyear Area Real Estate Expert!
(Realty ONE Group)
    Out and About in Phoenix's West Valley:  Things to Do July 15th thru July 18th It definitely feels like summer in Arizona!  Looking for something to do to get your mind off the heat?  Here are some events that might help!  FYI - If you want to excape the heat, check out Prescott's BBQ Days on the 16th and 17th. Thursday, July 15th Creature Feature at Estrella Mountain Regional Park:  "Fly Away Home" 10am to 12pm. $6 per vehicle park entry fee.  For more information:  www.maricopa.gov/parks Girl's Night Out Shopping Extravaganza at Glendale Civic Center from 2 to 9pm.  Visit www.girlsnightoutaz.com for more information.     Friday, July 16th Friday Night Lights/Glendale Shopping.  5pm to 9pm  For more info:  623-930-4500 Prescott BBQ Days.  Starts with a dinner-dance and silent aucti...
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By Bryan Watkins
(LRA Real Estate Group)
  Zip Code 85395: Market Snapshot in Goodyear ArizonaSingle Family Homes June 2010 Wondering about homes in this Zip Code?  We have prepared a snapshot for you.  How is the best way to find your next home? Call an expert to locate just the right one for you and your family. ZIP code 85395 comprises an 18 square mile area of North Goodyear. It lies between Interstate 10 in the south and Camelback Road in the north. The western boundary is Perryville Road and the eastern boundary runs along Dysart Road.  Active ListingsThe month of June reported 227 residential property listings, DOWN 5% compared to 239 in May, and UP from 219 just a year ago. The Federal First Time Home Buyer $8,000 tax credit has affected the market in many ways. We are all waiting to see what will happen in the next 3-...
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