Surprise, AZ Real Estate News

By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
Sun City Grand real estate absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes in the community, is 51 weeks. The number of homes for sale in Sun City Grand was last at this inventory rate on September 21, 2008. Sun City Grand Real Estate Market Update 5/24/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings (Excludes La Solana) 214 New Listings 10 Back-on-the Market 3 Price Changes 8 Pending Sales 9 Conditional & Contingent  1 Sold/Closed 10 Golf Course Property Listings 42 Properties OFF the Golf Course 172 La Solana 22
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
While the percentage of foreclosures in Sun City Grand is a fraction of what is found in other Phoenix area communities, we do have some that pop up from time to time. The really great deals however will have multiple offers within 24 hours of hitting the MLS. The foreclosure homes that linger on the market are in less desirable locations and/or... they just aren't that great of a deal. I have many clients set up to receive these Sun City Grand foreclosure listings as soon as they hit the market (other communities as well). They are sent via email directly from the MLS and as a result my clients have a chance at actually securing the truly good values. For those people new to my website or those who haven't contacted me yet, I have set up a search through my websites IDX listings. This ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Websites are forever a work in progress (or at least they should be). This last week I had a break between clients and decided I needed to revisit my floor plan project. When first setting up my website I encountered some difficulties getting the floorplans loaded onto my site. Part of the problem was that I was trying to use PDF files that took forever to load once people clicked on the link. At the time I had been in website creation mode for many months and was reaching critical mass overload. I walked away to take a break that turned into a far longer break than I intended. This week I came back and created a page on my website for all the Sun City Grand floorplans that exceeded anything I could have put together last year (sometimes it pays to step away for awhile). To see all the ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
  This week's installment of highlighted areas in the Phoenix valley focuses on Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. Located about 30 miles west of Phoenix Sun City Grand is an adult living community is akin to enjoying your retirement years on an all inclusive resort. The community is immaculate and is resplendent with four golf courses, two state of the art fitness facilities and swimming pools, tennis/pickle ball courts, softball fields, and arts and crafts centers.  Dozens of restaurants and shopping centers are just short drives away.  Health care is located within a short distance as well with Del Webb Memorial Hospital just across Highway 60/Grand Ave. Homes in the Sun City Grand development vary in size and price to fit almost anyone's needs.  Most homes are two bedrooms, with 2 bedr...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
This market update of Sun City Grand real estate provides you with a snapshot view for transactions that occurred during the week ending May 10, 2009. The present listing inventory is the lowest of Sun City Grand homes for sale since October 5, 2008.  The absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, is 52 weeks.   SUN CITY GRAND Real EstateMarket Update for the Week Ending 5/10/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings (Excludes La Solana) 220 New Listings 10 Back-on-the Market 2 Price Changes 6 Pending Sales 8 Conditional & Contingent  3 Sold/Closed 11 Golf Course Property Listings 45 Properties OFF the Golf Course 175 La Solana 19 Properties on this hot sheet report have been listed or sold by various participants in MLS.   Sun City Grand .....I liv...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
This real estate market update for Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona provides a snapshot view of transactions that occurred during the week ending May 3, 2009.  The present listing inventory is the lowest of Sun City Grand homes for sale since October 26, 2008.  Current listing inventory of non golf course properties has decreased by 22% since January, 2009.  Current listing inventory of golf course properties has decreased by 16% since January, 2009.  The absorption rate, the rate that it will take to sell off the current inventory of homes, has slightly decreased from 53 weeks to 52 weeks.    SUN CITY GRAND Real Estate Hot Sheet for the Week Ending May 3, 2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings (Excludes La Solana) 224 New Listings 11 Back-on-the Market 1 Price Changes 18 Pending Sales 15...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
Sun City Grand Real Estate Sales April 2009Golf Course Properties Model SQ FT Original List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Palo Verde 1,870 $399,500 $360,000 77 20025 N. Clear Canyon Dr Stonecrest 2,298 $475,000 $370,000 146 15205 W. Wildfire Drive Rosewood 2,602 $675,000 $600,000 140 17338 N. Potomac Lane Windsor 3,411 $889,900 $834,000 520 17249 W. Mahogany Way Sierra 2,075 $554,500 $525,000 14 19650 N Echo Rim Drive   Sun City Grand Real Estate Sales April 2009Non-Golf Course Properties Model SQ FT Original List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Borgata 1,075 $295,500 $275,000 66 19708 N. Concord Drive Borgata 1,894 $310,000 $290,000 4 19501 N. Hawthorn Drive Borgata 1,894 $364,900 $338,000 59 18021 W. Pradera Lane Cordova 2,529 $375,000 $353,000 32 16277 W. Arroyo Vis...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
A couple days ago my husband told me he couldn't mow the yard for a few weeks.  I thought that he just wanted to play golf and forget about mowing our overgrown yard which is relatively small. Golf is his past-time and golf courses in Sun City Grand are pristine almost all year long.    Under the mower he found that a quail hen had laid seven eggs. The quail eggs were tiny, oval in shape about an inch around. I just love animals and the wildlife. Yes, he had a great day of golf. Living in a Phoenix Arizona retirement community has lots of benefits. Sun City Grand, I really like calling his community home.
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With a majority of sellers in my local markets of Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Litchfield Park, and Surprise, Arizona "upside down", this is a question I am often asked. There really is only one answer for families in this situation...a "short sale." A short sale is an agreement where the lender on the property agrees to accept less than the full balance owed on the mortgage. Short sales are complex transactions that typically take 4-8 weeks to complete and require an experienced (and persistent) Realtor to manage. I have previously written several blogs about how to complete short sales which can be read here: Short Sale Blog Why should homeowners consider a short sale? There are a number of reasons to consider a short sale. For example, if you need to sell as the result of a job relo...
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Fully Furnished Vacation Condo For Sal - Already has renters scheduled for early next year - almost like instant income potential! Don't miss an opportunity to invest in the Sunny Arizona housing market for your vacation needs or an income investment property while the prices are still low. Low maintenance vacation or rental home in Sunny Arizona? Then look for further, your search is over. This little gem is nicely updated and comes FULLY FURNISHED! You get everything you see, including dishes, washer and dryer, appliances, beds, etc. You even get tenants! The unit is rented to vacationers for January - March 2010. Remarks: FURNITURE AND ALL INCLUDED!! Beautifully updated condominium in Sun Village Golf Resort. This unit far outshines anything else on the market in this community. Lush...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
In searching for current Surprise Arizona listings of short sale and lender owned properties, I found that of the 1,329 properties listed, 655 were either short sale or lender owned.  That's 49% of all properties listed!  Was I surprised, not at all.  643 of those properties were located in communities that are not adult restricted. There are four adult communities (55+) in the City of Surprise, Happy Trails, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions and Sun City Grand.  These four communities contain almost 13,000 properties. There are no short sales or lender owned properties listed in Happy Trails.Sun Village, with a total of 46 properties listed, 2 of which are short sale or lender owned (4%).Arizona Traditions, with a total of 49 properties listed, 3 of which are short sale or lender owned....
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
This market update for Sun City Grand Arizona real estate provides you with a snapshot view for transactions that occurred during the week ending April 26, 2009. Sun City Grand Arizona Real EstateHot Sheet for the Week Ending 4/26/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings(Excludes La Solana) 248 New Listings 4 Back-on-the Market 0 Price Changes 16 Pending Sales 8 Conditional & Contingent  3 Sold/Closed 3 Current Listings: Golf Course Property Listings 53 Current Listings: Properties OFF the Golf Course 195 Current Listings: La Solana 19 The number of properties currently on the market has decreased each week for the last five weeks.  This week the number of newly listed properties has decreased by 70% over the previous week.  Price reductions are remaining constant while the number of pending ...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
SUN CITY GRAND Real EstateHot Sheet for the week ending 4/19/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings (Excludes La Solana) 261 New Listings 12 Back-on-the Market 3 Price Changes 17 Pending Sales 8 Conditional & Contingent  1 Sold/Closed 8 Golf Course Property Listings 54 Properties OFF the Golf Course 207 La Solana 19 This week's absorption rate is 53 weeks.   Sun City Grand .....I live here, I work here, I know this community! About The Author Leolinda Bowers is an Associate Broker with Ken Meade Realty. She specializes in Arizona West Valley Retirement (55+) Communities. Leolinda has Bachelor of Science Degrees and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with Project Management concentration. She is a leading sales person who has proven sales experience in the current real estate marke...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
SUN CITY GRAND Real EstateMarket Update for the Week of: 4/12/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings(Excludes La Solana) 271 New Listings 15 Back-on-the Market 0 Price Changes 17 Pending Sales 17 Conditional & Contingent  2 Sold/Closed 2 Golf Course Property Listings 54 Properties OFF the Golf Course 217 La Solana 19 Sun City Grand inventory has remarkably decreased over the past 5 weeks from 299 to 271 available properties for sale. The inventory decrease can be attributed to an increase in sales as well as an increase of homeowners who are leaving for the summer and taking the home off the market in their absence.   Sun City Grand .....I live here, I work here, I know this community! About The Author Leolinda Bowers is an Associate Broker with Ken Meade Realty. She specializes in Arizona...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
Speechless Sunday ~ Celebrating Easter Phoenix Arizona Style in Sun City Grand          I was showing Sun City Grand homes this morning to some prospective buyers. My buyers were from New York and were amazed at the sight of a costume attached to a Saguaro Cactus. It must have taken a whole lot of time to secure the Easter rabbit decoration, gingerly - as not to get pieced with the sharp thorns. I am a little more fearful to the cacti on the left since I've gotten poked when I passed by one too close. After that lesson I stand a few feet away from any cacti and try to warn people.  
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By Jessica Steele
(Welcome Home Realty)
   Finally, a step in the right direction!  After all of the media hype we are all drowning in with regards to the failing economy and the foreclosure crisis, it is about time that someone helped us start whistling to a different tune.  We understand where we are at economically (not in a good way), but instead of dwelling on how horrible it is, we need to do something about it.  The city of Surprise is doing just that.  Finally - a call to action.     Surprise, AZ is currently experiencing one of the worst foreclosure situations in the Valley of the Sun.  In fact, recently, the number of foreclosures inundating the market here grew to 1,400 - an alarming number.  For the reason, Surprise City Council has recently approved what they are calling the Abandoned and Foreclosed Property Acti...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
The annual spring Sun City Grand community-wide yard sale will be held on April 4, from 7am to noon at the Sonoran Plaza parking lot, 19753 N. Remington Drive, in Surprise, Arizona.  Come search out the special treasures and bargains that you won't find in the mall.  Looking for some great "stuff" to sell on ebay?   Items on sale range from antiques, golf clubs, household items to zebras, everything from A to Z.  Since this is one of the only venues in which Sun City Grand residents can have a garage or estate sale, over 200 residents will bring their wares and will be setting up booths at the annual sale.  Best of all, its open to the public. Get there early since this sale commands over 10,000 people in attendance each year.   View Larger Map Sun City Grand .....I live here, I work h...
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
This market update for Sun City Grand real estate provides you with a snapshot view for transactions that occurred during the week ending March 29, 2009. SUN CITY GRAND Real Estate Hot Sheet Week Ending 3/29/2009 Total Sun City Grand Listings(Excludes La Solana) 299 New Listings 13 Back-on-the Market 0 Price Changes 21 Pending Sales 12 Conditional & Contingent  1 Sold/Closed 13 Golf Course Property Listings 56 Properties OFF the Golf Course 243 La Solana 22 The absorption rate for Sun City Grand this week is 54 weeks. At the current rate of sales, it will take approximately 54 weeks to deplete the present inventory. The absorption rate for Arizona Traditions this week is 70 weeks. At the current rate of sales, it will take approximately 70 weeks to deplete the present inventory.  
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
I have been showing lender owned properties to a client for almost a month.  She wants to purchase an inexpensive bank owned home for her son.  Until a few weeks ago, approximately 32% of the homes listed in Surprise were either in foreclosure or a short sale.  On March 5, 2009, Business Week announced that Surprise Arizona  was in the top ten zip codes with improved home sales.  To be exact, Surprise was in the 8th position nation wide. My buyer has placed several full-price offers on lender owned properties.  Her offers were either rejected or countered to best offer.  Needless to say that my buyer became distressed when she could not obtain a lender owned property to purchase at a reasonable price.  I suggested that we look at properties at a higher list price. Flipping a home was v...
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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
I wrote an announcement here in July 2007, Crescent Crown Distributing is now open in Surprise. This enterprise distributes Miller and Coors as well as many boutique and exotic beers. Perhaps more important, the huge (250,000 square foot (that's over 5 acres folks)) warehouse is only the first to occupy the Surprise spur of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. This opens the doors to many more national and regional distribution, and is an important contributor to an economic recovery of the area. Jim Little, your Sun City REALTOR® Please visit my Web Site, suncityneighborhood.com where you can search the MLS with no registration for free.
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