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Goodyear, AZ Real Estate News

By Uzi Husain
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Cliched, yes I know but it's 1:21am AZ time so that's my excuse.  Tony M. thanks for enlightening me about the RAIN - not sure if I'm a believer yet but I sure will try...21,456 members in less than a year and you've got my attention! So, for my first Rain blog I resign to say, I need to catch my zzzzzzzzzzz's (remember, it's past 1am) but I will be baaaaaaaaaaaack and back to post, post and post some more...until then here's food for thought on http://realtytalkarizona.blogspot.com/cheers... 
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By Darryl King
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the 7 days prior to March 7, 2007The previous week saw 26 homes close escrow toward the end of the month in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $293,369 while the average asking was $308,900. Average days on the market were 84, down from 183 with 40 homes expiring from the MLS, due in most part to the end of the month.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,016. That comes in at just over $145 per square foot, up from $135 per sf the previous week. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location, location! While many forecast a downward spiral the economy for Arizona looks good with a net influx of people to the state. The market is trending to a buyers market but effective m...
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By Darryl L. King, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI REALTOR
(West USA Premier Properties)
Darryl L. King, Goodyear AZ, will attend the ABR core course classes this coming week in Flagstaff, Arizona. Four (4) requirements must be met to attain and use the ABR® designation:   1.Successful completion of the two-day ABR® Designation Course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.  After successful completion of the ABR Designation Course, you will have three (3) years in which to complete the other ABR designation requirements    2.Successful completion of one of the ABR elective courses, including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three (3) years of completing the ABR® Designation Course.  Click here for a complete list of the ABR elective course listing.       3.Documentation verifying five (5) completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representati...
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By Darryl L. King, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI REALTOR
(West USA Premier Properties)
Darryl L. King ACCEPTED TO THE MRE SOCIETYOF THE ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®     Phoenix, Ariz. January 17, 2007 - Darryl L. King, a member of the WEST MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (WEMAR) was recently accepted into the MRE (Master of Real Estate) Society by the Arizona Association of REALTORS®.Criteria to belong to this Society within the Arizona Association of REALTORS® is:Be a REALTOR® in good standing  Hold an NAR-recognized designation (earned after completion of 90 hours of classroom instruction and examinations)  Hold another NAR-recognized designation or be a candidate for another designation awarded by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR)  Take 54 hours of continuing education during the two-year period immediately prior to application or renewal...
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By Darryl L. King, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI REALTOR
(West USA Premier Properties)
At Home with Diversity Certificate Earned Darryl King, GRI REALTOR®, is proud to announce that he has achieved the At Home With Diversity Certificate in December of 2006.Attaining the AHWD certificate just makes good business sense. With minority buying power in America at over $ 1 trillion and minorities accounting for 40% of first-time homebuyers, it is good business for REALTORS® to develop the skills to reach the growing multicultural market of prospective homeowners. As the 2000 U.S. Census has reported, America is more culturally diverse than at any other time in the nation's history. This diversity is now considered to be one of the country's greatest assets. It is not only affecting the way we view the world, it is affecting the economy of the world. So, meeting the needs of Ame...
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By Darryl L. King, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI REALTOR
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the week prior to February 23, 2007The previous week saw 16 homes close escrow toward the end of the month in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $333,318 while the average asking was $365,908. Average days on the market were 183, up a good bit with 15 homes expiring from the MLS.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,400. That comes in at just over $138 per square foot, down from $147 per sf. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location, location! While many forecast a downward spiral the economy for Arizona looks good with a net influx of people to the state. Call me to find out the value of your home in this market and what it takes to sell quickly in the present marke...
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By Darryl L. King, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI REALTOR
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the 10 days prior to February 21, 2007The previous week saw 23 homes close escrow midway through the month in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $336,461 while the average asking was $360,461. Average days on the market were 164, up quite a bit with several homes expiring from the MLS.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,291. That comes in at just over $146 per square foot, up from $127 per sf. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location, location! While many forecast a downward spiral the economy for Arizona looks good with a net influx of people to the state. Call me to find out the value of your home in this market and what it takes to sell quickly in the present m...
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By Darryl King
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the 10 days prior to February 21, 2007The previous week saw 23 homes close escrow midway through the month in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $336,461 while the average asking was $360,461. Average days on the market were 164, up quite a bit with several homes expiring from the MLS.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,291. That comes in at just over $146 per square foot, up from $127 per sf. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location, location! While many forecast a downward spiral the economy for Arizona looks good with a net influx of people to the state. Call me to find out the value of your home in this market and what it takes to sell quickly in the present m...
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By Darryl King
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the week prior to February 7, 2007The previous week saw 10 homes close escrow as the month ended in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $319,530 while the average asking was $334,393. Average days on the market were 117 with several homes expiring from the MLS.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,365. That comes in at just over $135 per square foot. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location location! While many forecast a downward spiral the economy for Arizona looks good with a net influx of people to the state. Call me to find out the value of your home in this market and what it takes to sell quickly in the present market.Darryl King, B.S.GRI REALTOR®, e-PRO®, MRE...
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By Darryl King
(West USA Premier Properties)
Goodyear Sales for the week prior to February 1, 2007The previous week saw 25 homes close escrow in Goodyear. Average home sale price was $298,942 while the average asking was $312,6321. Average days on the market were 142 with several homes expiring from the MLS.The average square footage for all these homes was 2,122. That comes in at just under $141 per square foot. Not bad considering this last year of declines. Of course these figures will vary depending on actual square footage, condition of the home and property and location location location! Call me to find out the value of your home in this market and what it takes to sell quickly in the present market.Darryl King, B.S.GRI REALTOR®, e-PRO®, MRE SocietyDKingRealty.com623-293-2864
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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)
Housing Market Report for Goodyear, AZ - Zip Code 85338  As of 12/21/2006 Number Sold in the Previous 4 Weeks 271 Median Price of Houses Sold in Previous 4 Weeks $334,150 Compared to 12/21/2005 Number Sold in the Previous 4 Weeks 231 Median Price of Houses Sold in Previous 4 Weeks $320,000 2006 over 2005 Increase (Decrease) in Houses Sold 40 17.32% Increase (Decrease) in Median Price $14,150 4.42% Market Data for Goodyear, AZ shows a significant increase in the number of sales, along with a smaller increase in median price.
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
We spent this afternoon showing homes to prospective Buyers of New Construction.  Tony doesn't usually work with Buyers - however - since these Buyers are his parents - this is an exception!We visited three builders - Meritage, Greystone and Beazer - all in the Palm Valley area.For base price homes in the $400-425K range, all builders were offering significant incentives to Buyers: Meritage - 65K plus 3-6% additional depending on lenderGreystone - Over 100K in total incentives - dropping a 451K home to 350KBeazer - 75K credit to options and upgradesThe deals are still out there - however - many fiscal years end 12/31/06 - and according to the reps at these three builders, they expect the "year end" incentives to be a thing of the past next week.
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
It all started with cotton.  Recognizing that Arizona's climate and soil were ideal as a substitute for foreign cotton sources that had been disrupted during WWI, Goodyear was part of the 16,000 acres purchased in 1917 for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company by Paul Litchfield (think Litchfield Park, Arizona).  The cotton was used in the manufacture of tires for airplanes.Initially the community surrounding Goodyear Farms cotton industry was known as "Egypt" in honor of the Egyptian cotton grown there - later the name was changed to Goodyear.  The community, dependent on the cotton industry, saw its financial fortunes rise and fall with the price of cotton.  It was World War II that finally brought lasting stability to the community with the Litchfield Naval Air Facility and the Goodye...
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By Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
  The home page for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce (Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park and Tolleson) is: http://www.southwestvalleychamber.org/index.htmlClick on Visitor Information on the right menu bar to reach the next screen with Quick Links to:Relocation Information Tourist Information Amenities (on this page along the right side is a quick link to a map of the area) Local Services  Government Employment Major Industries Restaurants Clubs Area ChurchesAnother 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 Explore...
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