Sun City, AZ Real Estate News

By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Are you looking for Homes for Sale in Sun City Arizona and want to know if now is the time to buy?  Well this market distress index will tell you how Sun City ranks against other cities. The lower the index level the better Sun City is doing and the higher the index level the more distressed Sun City is. It will even break it down to pre-foreclosures for sale in Sun City, Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Sun City Normal Homes for Sale in Sun City.  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 Sun City ranks and if the prices are going up, down or staying the same.   Sun City’s Market Distress Index is: 36.1   Acive List...
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By Cathy Wilder GRI,SFR, SRS, RSPS, e-Pro,, Adult Community specialist
(Award Realty)
    While other communities dictate everything from what color you paint your home to what plants are acceptable for landscaping, but first it must be OKed by the “architectural review board” The original Sun City is one of the few adult communities that not only allows individuality but encourages it. Sun City reinvents retirement as a concept on to active adult living the way you want to live it.  These are just a few of the thousands of homes in Sun City that have been updated. Come to Sun City and be Original  
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
I can short sell my home with no cost. Not necessarily. Though Arizona has an anti-deficiency statute, it my not be applicable to your situation. I am concerned about this one since many agents will make the statement that there will be no cost to you. Short Sales don't work! Again, not necessarily. Since April, most lenders have begun applying Treasury Department guidelines to short sale/ loan modification requests. There has been a great deal of improvement in the handling of short sale processing, but plenty of room for improvement. Buyers won't buy a short sale. Not true, the demand for short sales has been improving. Many short sale properties are in better condition than the foreclosure property alternative. This is because someone is still living there, taking care of it and pro...
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By Lisa Bartlett
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Many kids probably wonder what Santa does during the "off season."  Well, now we know, he lives in Sun City, Arizona. Yes, Santa is a snow bird?  How do I know this? I met him of course! Sun City is a wonderful retirement community with 7 recreational centers.  While swimming with my mother and son at the Marinette Rec Center in Sun City, we saw a man who looked very very familiar. Yes, it was Santa.   He posed for a few pictures with my son and then even gave him an autographed picture.  If you are over age 55 and looking for a great place to live, consider Sun City. Many of the homes, which were mostly built in the 60s and 70s have been remodeled.  There are single family homes, townhomes (single level), condos, twin homes (duplexes), and apartments.  The people who live here are frie...
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By Joey Fontenot, Loans2Joey
(All Western Mortgage)
div style="width:750px; font-family:Verdana,Arial,Georgia,serif; font-size:11px; text-align:left;"> 20713 N Ventana Drive Sun City, AZ 85373 Home in Sun City Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing   Contact Me   Steven Griffin Mobile: 602-617-9412 Price : $210,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 2,100 Lot Size : 8,300 County : Maricopa Property Type : Detached click for more information and pictures Property Description We have an absolutley fantasitic home for sale on Vantana Drive.This home has new slab granite countertops in the kithchen that overlooks the family rooom and exits the Arizona room. This home for sale on Vantana Drive also has a fireplace, large breakfast bar, and large private block walled backyard. If you have been...
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
Here in Sun City, you always know summer has arrived. Unlike many parts of the country, we don't look at the calendar, June 21 has little meaning. Summer is defined by when the coffee you left on the dash in the morning is still warm in the afternoon. In my case recently, the coffee I left YESTERDAY was still warm THIS AM. Spring this year was incredibly mild, we were well into June before we hit the triple digit temperatures that Arizona is known for. Pace of life is now a little slower, snowbirds have gone home. We will miss our winter visitors, have a nice summer and come back safe and healthy.
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By Ben Schern, AZ Home Inspector
(Target Building Inspections LLC)
1. Replace your highest-use incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or LED bulbs. Check out APS' CFL savings calculator for a rough idea of what you could save. Although CFLs are much more expensive than incandescent bulbs, they last at least 10 times as long, use 75 percent less energy, and generate far less heat, resulting in lower air-conditioning bills. Bear in mind that seldom-used incandescent bulbs, such as those in a closet, are probably best left alone until they burn out, as the payback isn't as immediate as for those in living areas.2. Air seal the most easily accessible parts of your home first. New weatherstripping for your doors and windows, foam gaskets behind your switchplates and outlet plates, as well as caulking behind the doorjamb trim, could ...
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By Mike Bruen, Earning Trust & Delivering Results Since 1990
(Arizona Real Estate Consultant)
Sun City Bank Owned Homes for sale in Sun City, AZ. Offers Location, A great master plan community,  and much more. If you are thinking about purchasing a home in Phoenix or Scottsdale and would like to see what homes have been selling for we strongly encourage you to review the sales for the last 90 days in your favorite community or city.... We have great news and wanted you to be the first to hear about a new website we have created that allows you to search all Scottsdale home sales, Phoenix home sales, and all sold history in the Valley that have happened in the last 90 days. You will also find current active homes for sale in Scottsdale, and all other areas in the Valley. How many other site gives sold property information this easy?  It's easy to find homes for sale but now you c...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Sun City Arizona is famous for being the very first 55+ active adult retirement community in the country. Today, it’s becoming famous for being home to the new reality TV series, Sunset Daze. On the WEtv network, Sunset Daze follows the lives of 9 feisty Sun City Arizona residents. The first couple episodes aired recently and have received some fantastic reviews. It’s a great opportunity for the Sun City Arizona community to show itself off to potential homebuyers across the country. Del Webb himself, started Sun City in 1960 and the community is now a premier example of luxury active adult living with over 26,000 homes, 11 golf courses and countless amenities and social clubs. Sun City Arizona offers fantastic home values, low property taxes and minimal association fees which are just ...
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By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
It's no wonder that NAR says that, "90% of all buyers used the internet to search." We have seen this first hand, and especially over the last few months. When people relocate to other states, it's a long distance move. These people usually start by researching the city on the Internet. More times than not, they find one of our 1,100+ relocation websites. If they're serious, they'll request help in a possible home purchase. Due to a very large demand, we need a Buyer's Agent in Sun City that is able to assist these prospective home buyers. These families and individuals are wanting assistance from a Realtor, and if you would like to get in contact with them, we need to talk soon. Time is of the essence, and we only need 1 Realtor to be able to contact these people. We NEVER send people...
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By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
It's no wonder that NAR says that, "90% of all buyers used the internet to search." We have seen this first hand, and especially over the last few months. When people relocate to other states, it's a long distance move. These people usually start by researching the city on the Internet. More times than not, they find one of our 1,100+ relocation websites. If they're serious, they'll request help in a possible home purchase. Due to a very large demand, we need a Buyer's Agent in Sun City that is able to assist these prospective home buyers. These families and individuals are wanting assistance from a Realtor, and if you would like to get in contact with them, we need to talk soon. Time is of the essence, and we only need 1 Realtor to be able to contact these people. We NEVER send people...
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
The NextGen club of Sun City got off to a great start! I wrote about the first meeting of this club dedicated to the baby boomer generation now moving into Sun City HERE. Attendance was fantastic, with over 100 people attending. All were enthusiastic, the club will be off to a good start. The next meeting of the NextGen Club will be Thursday, 3/25/2010 at the Fairway Recreation Center at 7:00PM, hope to see you there.
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
In the year of its 50th Anniversary, Sun City welcomes the newest of many clubs for residents. A new club is being organized for "Baby Boomers". The club is to be tenatively called the Next Gen club and will welcome the boomers with activities relevant to them, and meeting times convenient, now scheduled for evenings since so many of us work. Yes, us, as I am a boomer, having been born in 1946. The organizational meeting will be Thurday, March 11 at 7PM in Talisman Hall  10433 W Talisman Rd, by the Lakes West golf course. I am sure it will be the perfect club for those of us who remember the Drive-in as opposed to the Drive-thru of today.
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By Shayne Kilber, Realtor, CDPE, GRI, CNE, CSSN
(West USA Realty)
Shayne Kilber | Keller Williams Professional Partners | 623-853-6644 10708 W Camelot Cir, Sun City, AZ Price Reduced!! REO home for sale in Sun City, Arizona. 2BR/1+1BA Single Family House offered at $103,900 Year Built 1969 Sq Footage 1,656 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 7,575 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Nice REO home for sale in Sun City, Arizona. This foreclosed home features 2 bedrooms/ 1.75 baths, and plenty of cabinet and counter space in the kitchen. Entertaining friends out back in this bank owned home will be a breeze. The price is right Call today!! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Walk-in closet - Family room - Laundry area - inside ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FrontKitchenMaster BathBedroom 2Laundry Room & Storag...
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
Today 2/10/10, the Arizona Republic anounced that foreclosure filings were down significantly in metropolitan Phoenix. this is the first time since Novembeer 2008 this has occurred. What caused the drop is not certain, perhaps loan modifications are finally working, or more likely, since pre-foreclosure notices are down also, people are now able to pay the mortgage. Employment was also up in December and January, and the Science Foundation of Arizona announced that the high tech industries in Arizona maintained a fairly stable employment rate. (house of clowns, otherwise known as the legislature, pay attention here.)
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
Just a couple of nice items in today's news. Fourth quarter GDP up 5.7%, highest improvement in six years. Let us hope it continues. Meritage and Lennar have both announced grand openings on NEW developments in the Phoenix area for tomorrow. 1/30/2010. This is HUGE to me. New home building means JOBS. In my Sun City Neighborhood, I have personally had several of the best open houses since 2000. I have said for a couple of years that there was a pent-up demand building, and it seems that it may be starting to buy. I look forward to doing my market report tomorrow night. I believe it will be a good one.
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
I just posted a list of 180 items that a real estate agent does for clients. By no means is this an exclusive list, but it will give buyers and sellers of homes an idea just how complex real estate is. If you are considering buying or selling a home in today's market, give this a read. If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Sun City Neighborhood of Arizona, Give me a call. View it here.
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
Search the MLS almost like an agent! Do you, like many people, want to do your own home search? I am introducing a new website, Suncityhomes.listingbook.com. I will allow access, respect your privacy (no email spam from me), remove you from any and all mailings immediately upon your request with no argument or hassles. How much better can that be? Home Buyers, you get to control all of your initial property search. Who would know better than your what suits you? Home Sellers, you can get immediate information on properties that are in competition with yours. Make an informed decision with real-time facts, not the opinion of an agent, or worse yet, your neighbor. Prospective home buyers and sellers, get facts to help you decide is now the time to buy or sell, all in the privacy of your o...
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
We had 2 days of liquid sunshine (rain) and looking for 2 more before the winter storm track changes. Obviously a rare occurrence in Sun City AZ, since we have 320 days of sun each year. Rain days in Sun City are almost local holidays. I told the buyers who were having a home inspection today that we arranged the rain to make them feel at home. We do aim to please here. I always encourage buyers to have a home inspection, and a rainy day is good. We know the roof works!
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Sun City AZ residents enjoy a community full of activities, clubs and amenities. Neighborhood pools, golf courses and bowling allies are just a few of the amenities appreciated by guests and homeowners alike in this age restricted area. To make this area even more appealing, Sun City is just east of the Agua Fria Highway, which connects this area with Valley-wide cultural and entertainment opportunities.  Golfers will love a single-family home in Sun City, since numerous golf courses and pro shops litter the area surrounding the community. Residents in this subdivision will find a quick golf game at Lakes West Golf Course, Sun City Lakes East or Palm Brook Country Club. Each of these beautifully manicured links is only two miles away from home. For more variety and less boredom, you wil...
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