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 Leolinda Bowers | Ken Meade Realty| More Description | 623-937-5701 Sun City Grand Model Perfect Home    JUST LISTED!       offered at $259,900 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 1552 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1.75 Floors 1 Parking 2   ADDITIONAL LINKS Map of property Mortgage calculator Virtual Tour More Details   View Additional Photos (38)   Sun City Grand Granite Falls North Golf Course 18th green & practice facility is nearby this home. DESCRIPTION Sun City Grand Real Estate opulence and sophistication! This Sun City Grand home for sale has the Azalea floor plan which has a spacious great room that provides the right amount of flexibility and living space to suit your needs. It is model perfect and has gorgeous tile & plantation shutters throughout. The kitchen featu...
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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)
It's a party and children on the 50's, 60's and 70's know how to party heartily!  Food, Shopping, Dancing and Entertainment!  This annual Sun City Grand event draws about 6,000 people each year.   Shop till you drop!      Eat to your content!    Get your dancing shoes on!     Admission is FREE!   Our Sun City Grand residents are extremely talented and the vendors demonstrate their talent.  Don't try to find parking nearby ...just park your car at the Spirits of Grace Baptist Church on Clearview and take the shuttle bus to the event. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sonoran Plaza Chaparral CenterPalm CenterPalm CourtVillage Center area   It's all about people, being honest, having integrity and product knowledge.   Sun City Grand Real Estate .....I live here, I work here, I know this community!  
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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)
Surprise Arizona residents can dispose of paint, pool chemicals and pesticides at the Hazardous Waste Disposal this upcoming weekend. Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be collected at the Public Works Maintenance Yard13433 W. Foxfire DriveOctober 11, 20088am to noon  You will need to show your proof of residency in the City of Surprise (Drivers License or Electric Bill).       For additional information about the Clean-up Event or the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event contact the Surprise Public Works at 623.222.6000, or on the web at www.surpriseaz.com.               It's all about people, being honest, having integrity and product knowledge.   Sun City Grand ~ I live here, I work here, I know this community!
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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 September 2008 Golf Course Properties         Marketing Name Sq Ft OriginalList Price SoldPrice Total Days on Market Address Stonecrest 2,282 $449,900 $400,000 58 19802 N Shadow Mt Dr             Sun City Grand Real Estate Sales September 2008Non Golf Course Properties         Marketing Name Sq Ft  Original List Price Sold Price Total Days on Market Address Acacia 1,414 $198,000 $198,000 4 15843 Cisa Rio Lane Borgata 2,014 $299,900 $290,000 47 19723 N Tolby Creek Ct Grande 1,021 $169,000 $165,000 159 14950 W Mt View #1212 Kiva 1,264 $189,900 $182,000 23 15272 Pinehurst Lane Kiva 1,278 $233,000 $205,000 97 15625 W Azalea Lane Lantana 1,546 $249,000 $220,000 298 16232 W Sandia Park Dr Manzanita w/Casita & Pool 1,979 $299,900 $290,000 107 16285 W Manzanit...
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By Jay & Lynn Otlewski, 55+ communitiy Specialists
(Desert Home Premier)
Poised on the northwestern edge of the thriving Valley of the Sun, Surprise is one of Arizona's fastest growing cities, Surprise Arizona - and for good reason. Against the backdrop of pristine desert and stately Saguaros, Surprise is building a City beyond expectations - a well-rounded community where residents love to live, work and play. Homes For Sale in Surprise, Arizona Arts: The well-respected West Valley Art Museum delivers a wide variety of art to Surprise's doorstep, while a satellite location of the world-renowned Heard Museum celebrates the culture of Arizona's Native people. Activities: From a par-three chip and putt to championship courses designed by golf legends, test your skills on one or all eight of Surprise's public/private courses. Cool your heels in the Surprise Aqu...
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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 Community Yard Sale November 1, 2008The date has been set!  The annual Sun City Grand community yard sale will be held on November 1st from 7 to 3 in the parking lot next to Dillons Grand.  You won't find an estate sale or yard sale in Sun City Grand.  The annual community yard sale is the ideal place to pick up "treasures" or to dispose of "stuff".  Golf clubs, golf carts, household items, antiques and lots of little "stuff" will be up for sale.  Mark your calendars and come early. View Larger Map It's all about people, being honest, having integrity and product knowledge.   Sun City Grand ~ I live here, I work here, I know this community!
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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 is different from most other areas in Arizona.  I live here in Sun City Grand, I work here, I know this community!  The retirement community tends to be more cautious with their investments and although prices have decreased, the price reduction rate is not as severe as other areas in the valley.  Most buyers would like to see all that is available until they find that "perfect retirement home".  Whether it is a fulltime residence or a secondary residence, the time involved in searching for the ideal property can be extremely time consuming. This year Phoenix has seen major turmoil with its fluctuating market.  It's been an interesting time watching the markets around the valley and concentrating on my market specialization.  Sun City Grand homes are selling. ...
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
It`s time to buy some bank owned homes in Surprise Arizona! These are homes up to 50% off of sales price in 2005. Some of these are in great condition, some with pools, RV gates, huge square footage's for bottom dollar. Solutions Real Estate and the Ultimate Sales Team can help you find these deals. We are professionals that help buyers find, negotiate the best price and sort through the bank owned homes in Surprise Arizona that don`t make sense to buy. Please contact through one of our websites www.SmokinHotBankDeals.com or call myself or my area specialist Debbie Powers 623-202-1212
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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)
On Saturday, September 20 from 7am to 1pm, the City of Surprise will be sponsoring its annual "Sept. 20 Clean-Up Event".  Everything except for hazardous waste can be disposed of at the Northwest Regional Landfill and its FREE FREE FREE - to Surprise residents only.  You will just need to show your proof of residency in the City of Surprise (Drivers License or Electric Bill).  A single load can weigh up to 2,000 pounds at no cost, but NO construction materials. Residents can dispose of a single load that weighs up to 2,000 pounds at no cost during the event. No major construction materials will be accepted.     Paint, pool chemicals and pesticides will be collected on October 11, 2008 at the Surprise  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Evwhich will ent be at the Public Works Maintenan...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
There are so many restaurants in the Surprise Arizona area that I decided to break them down into two maps. The first map gives you more of the fine dining options. Most of these are national chain restaurants but there are a few in the mix by local entrepreneurs. In some cases I've used the term "fine dining" loosely. Some of these restaurants are more like a Denny's, offering a wide variety of dishes. The second map shows you most all of the areas fast food restaurants and pizza joints. If you click on the link to take you to a larger map, it will list out all the restaurants. If you click on the corresponding balloon you have the option of getting directions if you are not familiar with the location. I'm sure these maps are by no means complete but they should give you more than enou...
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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)
SURPRISE!  After many months of watching there is a BIG sign posted on Bell Road and the word is out.  Surprise Arizona is full of surprises!  It's a bank, no it's a dry cleaners, no, but it's the FORTH for the little city of Surprise..........it's .......... a...........MCDONALDS!  Yes, Surprise will have another McDonald's built in the center of the city. The newest McDonalds will be located at 16547 West Bell Road, right next to the new Bank of America that just opened.  It is unclear if they will be having an indoor or outdoor playground.  I don't care, I just have their French fries on my mind. If you live in Sun City Grand, Mountain Vista Ranch or in Surprise Farms, this newest McDonald's will be just moments from your communities.  This McDonalds is also located right in front of...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Yesterday, September 3rd, 2008, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) named the city of Surprise a "Greening Greater Phoenix Community," "This is quite an honor to have Surprise recognized for its availability of green sites, which includes a commitment to build in infill areas, and designating areas inside the community that would serve well as cluster sites for environmental employers," says Economic Development Director John Hagen. If building a cleaner community is an issue close to your heart, you may want to take in one of the two upcoming educational events the City of Surprise will be hosting this month.  On September 20 and 27. industry leaders will be on hand to showcase solar products and explain how they work for the residential and commercial markets. To read the comp...
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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 & Arizona Traditions Market Update August 2008 This market update provides the original list price of the property at the time the property was listed and prior to any price adjustments.   Golf Course Properties Address Model Sq Ft Original List Price Sale Price Days on Market 18728 N Clover Ct Windsor 3089 $899,000 $825,000 100 16937 W Artesia Dr Ashbury 2483 $699,000 $650,000 77 20875 N Grand Staircase Dr Borgata 2129 $510,000 $425,000 51 16522 W Monteverde Ln Stonecrest 2282 $489,000 $420,000 180 AVERAGES     $649,250 $580,000 102             Non-Golf Course Properties         Address Model Sq Ft Original List Price Sale Price Days on Market 15344 W Echo Canyon Dr Acacia 1580 $229,000 $225,000 76 15032 W Medinah Way Borgata 1950 $329,000 $287,500 107...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Did you know Surprise, Arizona was named after developer Homer C. Ludden's hometown of Surprise, Nebraska? Well, as a resident, in the next couple of years you will probably be hearing more about the history of our city. The City of Surprise, AZ is turning 50 in the year 2010. In order to commemorate the big anniversary they are asking residents to participate. If you have old photos, newspaper clippings or stories to tell about our fair city, organizers would like to include them in a history book or video. You could even have your 15 minutes of fame on film while they video tape you telling your story. It sounds like a fun project. If you have anything you'd like to contribute, just call Sherry Aguilar at 623.222.1220 or e-mail her at clerk@surpriseaz.com . To see some of the pictures...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
  The September 2008 issue of the Surprise, Arizona Senior Center newsletter is out. Click HERE to see it. Just because the thermostat is in the triple digits doesn't mean you have to be cooped up inside.  Did all your friends leave for cooler climates?  Head out to the Surprise Senior Center and make some new friends.  In addition to your own community activities, there are many trips and activities you can participate in here. Click HERE to view the Senior Center Calendar Click HERE to view the Senior Center Lunch Menu   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in one of the Phoenix west valley active retirement golf communities, please call me or visit my website http://KathyAndersonRealtor.com. Here you will find information on homes f...
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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)
There is some information that you can't wait to share.  As a matter of fact, many of us just want to scream it out from the rooftops. Some areas of Surprise has resulted in a dramatic increase of listings, a decrease in sales and a tremendous amount of foreclosures, short sales, and REO properties.  Sun City Grand is an age restricted community in the City of Surprise.  If you are waiting for the market to go down further, Sun City Grand may not be the community to wait on.  According to the latest MLS information, Sun City Grand is holding it's own in sales.  Check it out.  The number of properties listed is decreasing, the numbers of sales in escrow remain constant as well as the number of homes sold and closed in escrow. SUN CITY GRAND HOT SHEET 8/17/2008 8/10/2008 8/3/2008 7/27/200...
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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)
Sometimes pictures cannot truly depict the beauty one experiences.   Curb appeal is very important when selling a home and the entrance into the subdivision is equally important.  If you consider coming and going from an elegant entrance is heart warming and uplifting, and feel that it is important when buying a home, you will have to check out one of the newest communities in Surprise Arizona. It is located off Grand Avenue, about 2 miles north of the entrance of Sun City West and Sun City Grand.  ASANTEThe name in itself is elegant. This community, in my estimation, is an award winner!   Asante, is a Master-Planned Community by Lennar. The entrance is spectacular to say the least!  It features rows upon rows of date palm trees.  The bridge at the entrance has five water falls flowing ...
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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 signs are up.  Dirt is being moved about and the property is being excavated.  Is it coming soon?  Good question.  A couple of days I saw two signs labeled Brunswick Zone XL is coming and space available. The signs were posted on the vacant lot on the northeast corner of Reems and Waddell.  I've asked many nearby residents and there seems to be conflicting reports.  I've also done some internet research and did not find anything specific to the location of the first Surprise Arizona bowling alley.  Reems and Waddel is an excellent location since it is in the heart of Surprise. Remember now, it's all about location, location, location and this is one of the best locations in Surprise if in actuality the new Brunswick bowling center will be constructed on these corners.  According to ...
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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)
Surprise Arizona is one of the fastest growing cities in Maricopa County and it has a SECOND brand new school opening tomorrow morning!  It's named Desert Moon Elementary School and is located on the corner of Pat Tillman Blvd and 166th Avenue in Surprise. [Pat Tillman Blvd was named after the American hero who played football at Arizona State University and the Arizona Cardinals.  Mr. Tillman lost his life in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.] If you travel on Grand Avenue, you can't miss seeing the gigantic new school building off to the east of Grand and north of the 303.  The school is located about 2 miles from Sun City Grand and Sun City West entrances. The address is 23251 North 166th Drive.  Desert Moon Elementary is part of the Dysart School District with grades kindergarten throu...
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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)
Surprise Arizona has a brand new school that will be opening tomorrow.  Located on the corner of 171st Avenue and Bajada Road, the Desert Oasis Elementary School will open their doors tomorrow morning for the first time.  It is projected that around 400 students will be in attendance (Kindergarten to 6th grade).  I believe that this is the first school in the City of Surprise that is part of the Nadaburg School District.  The school mascot is the roadrunner which is a delightful bird for anyone to watch.   Teachers were scurrying about this morning as they worked on getting their new classrooms ready for tomorrow's grand opening.  The play grounds have brand new equipment.  I can only imagine the school children in the morning walking into a brand new classroom with the latest upgrades ...
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