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 Resale Market Report for the Week Ending September 27, 2009: Total Listings (excludes La Solana):  194 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 40 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 154 Under Contract:  7 Closed Transactions: 6 La Solana Listings: 20 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 41 Sun City Grand inventory of homes on the market has been steadily increasing since July, 2009.  This is not a surprise since inventory historically decreases during the summer and increases in the fall and spring.   The average sales price (month-to-date) is $241,792.  The average sales price was $258,993 during the same period in 2008.  There are 5 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties listed on MLS and another 3 properties that are pending in escrow.  There are ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Are the tumbling real estate values in the Arizona active retirement communities nearing an end?  Many realtors (myself included) who work in these communities feel so.  And apparently we aren't the only ones.  This morning Francesca Levy, writer for Forbes.com, gave us her take on the situation, giving special mention to our Phoenix, Arizona market.  Click HERE to see her article. As a rule, the values of the homes in the retirement communities have fared far better than a comparable property in the family communities.  So... it stands to reason if forecasters are predicting the bottom for the greater Phoenix real estate market, the rebound for the retirement communities may be right around the corner. Of course not all communities are created equal.  Some will fare better than others...
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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!  While showing property yesterday afternoon I came across these two taking an afternoon nap. You could hear a pin drop on the course. I guess they were tired after a full night of hunting. Then he looked at me as if to say, this is my turf, get out of here. I promptly obliged. If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona, please contact me or visit my website.  To search homes for sale in Sun City Grand real estate and homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http:LEOLINDA.com. Search Sun City Grand Floor plans that fit your lifestyle or check out recent home sales in Sun City Grand. See other golf course retirement communities including Sun City West, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions, Westbrook Village, Trilogy at Vistanc...
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By Ray Plato, Broker/Owner - Certified Negotiation Expert
(Viza Realty)
Arizona Traditions Real Estate Arizona Traditions Homes - Arizona Traditions, AZ Arizona Traditions homes for sale Arizona Traditions homes for lease Arizona Traditions is an active adult community in Surprise, Arizona, with an intimate hometown feel. Arizona Traditions is located right behind Del Webb Sun City Grand and nestled near the base of the White Tank Mountains. This Active Adult Community is 55+ resort style living. Homes range from 1,198 to 2,391 Sq. Ft. The Adult Community of Arizona Traditions Hometown Neighborhood will have approximately 1700 homes at completion. Arizona Traditions has been built in the Arizona golf and country club lifestyle with a blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Work on your golf game, take to the exercise or resort style pool, or hit the...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Residents in Del Webb's age-restricted communities enjoy a full menu of amenities, one of which includes the Lifelong Learning Academy, an affiliate of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University.  Founded in 2001, the Sun City Grand Lifelong Learning Academy is the oldest and largest of the community-based lifelong learning programs, offering enrichment courses to the residents of Sun City Grand and the surrounding communities. Courses on a variety of topics are offered.  The Fall 2009 Schedule is out now and while it may be too late to register for these classes I wanted to share the list with those of you interested in keeping your minds engaged AND considering a move to Sun City Grand, Sun City Festival or one of the other Del Webb retirement communities. Just...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Arizona Traditions has some of the best real estate values around, especially if you are looking for a gated golf retirement community.  Just take a look for yourself at the home sales reports I just posted by clicking on the tab at the top.  These sales go back to the 4th quarter of last year.  Sitting close to the White Tank Mountains, Golf course homes in Arizona Traditions start in the mid $200k's and are rarely seen listed over $350k in the current real estate market. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 for sale in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona, resales...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Located next to Sun City Grand and within just a few miles of Arizona Traditions, Sun City Festival, Sun City West and Sun Village, Surprise Arizona restaurant Amuse Bouchewas just written up in the October 2009 issue of Phoenix Magazine as one of the "Best New Restaurants" in the greater Phoenix area. What started out as a catering and take-out business has blossomed into a "casual, cute & cozy" modern French Bistro.  The husband and wife team, Snir & Kierstin Mor met at culinary school in Paris.  They soon ditched their day jobs and set up shop here in Surprise AZ to pursue their passion. An excerpt taken from Phoenix Magazine  "If we could spend an entire day eating at Amuse (and trust us, we could), we would start with a plate of fluffy beignets, New Orleans style, followed by eggs...
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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)
Evan and Sonja are clients who recently purchased their winter home from me in Sun City Grand. As with most baby boomers, they will be spending the fall and spring, taking pleasure in the Arizona weather and enjoying the numerous activities that Sun City Grand offers.  Sonja will be busy at the art studio, taking classes, learning new techniques and perfecting old ones.  She enjoys shopping at Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Arrowhead Town Center.  Evan will probably be on one of the 4 championship golf courses with his many golfing buddies, especially Don and Drook.  The previous owners left Evan and Sonja meticulous notes documenting each shrub and tree that was planted on the property.  They left suggestions on the care and features of the flora.  It was recommended t...
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
We at Solutions Realty would like to invite you to visit our website featuring Surprise, Arizona bank owned homes for sale. Our site is designed specifically to help you navigate Surprise, Arizona to find the home that will best fit your needs. The links will help you find several listings so that you can find the bank owned home that you most desire.                             This site may also be helpful in finding information about the surrounding area that may appeal to you or your family. Lifestyle information, clubs, and community information can help you not only find a home you love, but a community you can grow in.                   So please, visit the site and feel free to contact us here with your real estate needs. We eagerly await the opportunity to assist you.
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
We at Solutions Realty would like to invite you to visit our website featuring Marley Park homes for sale. Our site is designed specifically to help you navigate Marley Park to find the home that will best fit your needs. The links will help you find the single story, two story, or community pool properties that you most desire.                                                This site may also be helpful in finding information about the surrounding area that may appeal to you or your family. Lifestyle information, clubs, and community information can help you not only find a home you love, but a community you can grow in.                     So please, visit the site and feel free to contact us here with your real estate needs. We eagerly await the opportunity to assist you.
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By Mike Martell, Mortgage Loan Originator in Arizona NMLS#1290123
(Gateway Mortgage Group)
Surprise is still a city under development but already has a lot to offer. Some of the more noteable are following: Surprise Stadium- Home of the Texas Rangers and KC Royals for spring training. The state of the art facility opened in December of 02 and hosts additional events like Little League, High School and college tournaments. It also hosts events like Easter Egg hunts and activities for the kids. DreamCatcher Park- Near the Surprise Stadium, the park provides recreational activities for children with disabilities. It's home to several adaptive programs, such as bocce ball, baseball and soccer. Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex- Earlier this year, the award-winning facility was host to the Fed Cup, a premier international women's tennis competition. In October, the tennis center a...
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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)
Going Green & Recycling Changes in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona As a full-time resident in Sun City Grand, I am extremely excited to announce that Sun City Grand residents no longer have to take their other recyclable items to the fire station.  Presently, Parks and Sons picks up newspaper only for recycling and residents take their other recyclable items to the fire station. Parks and Sons has just announced that beginning October 1, 2009 the following materials will be added to curbside recycling: aluminum, boxes, cardboard, plastic (1 & 2) and glass.  Collection days will remain the same.  Just place your recyclables at the curb no later than 6:00 on the collection day.  Your cardboard box or reusable container will not be taken.  Set the recyclable items at the end of your drivew...
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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 Resale Market Report for the Week Ending September 20, 2009: Total Listings (excludes La Solana):  174 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 34 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 140 Under Contract:  8 Closed Transactions: 2 La Solana Listings: 20 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 38 Short sales and foreclosures remain low considering that there are approximately 9.600 homes in Sun City Grand. If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona, please contact me or visit my website.  To search homes for sale in Sun City Grand real estate and homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http:LEOLINDA.com. Search Sun City Grand Floor plans that fit your lifestyle or check out recent home sales in Sun City Gr...
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By Ray Plato, Broker/Owner - Certified Negotiation Expert
(Viza Realty)
Arizona Traditions Real Estate Arizona Traditions Homes - Arizona Traditions, AZ Arizona Traditions homes for sale Arizona Traditions homes for lease Arizona Traditions is an active adult community in Surprise, Arizona, with an intimate hometown feel. Arizona Traditions is located right behind Del Webb Sun City Grand and nestled near the base of the White Tank Mountains. This Active Adult Community is  55+ resort style living. Homes  range from 1,198 to 2,391 Sq. Ft. The Adult Community of Arizona Traditions Hometown Neighborhood will have approximately 1700 homes at completion. Arizona Traditions has been built in the Arizona golf and country club lifestyle with a blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Work on your golf game, take to the exercise or resort style pool, or hit t...
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By Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker
(The Monaghan Group)
Surprise with its Sun City Grand community is the sole Arizona representative on the CNNMoney.com’s list of 25 Best Places to Retire. The rankings are based on bang for the buck in terms of living costs as well as other perks retirees might enjoy. The site points to affordable housing prices in the west-side Phoenix suburb as well as the area’s Spring Training facility, aquatic center, huge park areas and petro glyphs. Other cities on the list are: Joining Surprise on the list are: Port Charlotte, Fla.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Pinehurst, N.C.; Boulder City, Nev.; Fredericksburg, Texas; Savannah, Ga.; Traverse City, Mich.; Lakewood, Colo.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Bella Vista, Ark.; Miami; Fairhope, Ala.; Lake St. Louis, Mo.; Roanoke, Va.; Providence, R.I.; Stevens Point, Wi...
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By Gaylen Thornton
(Desert Heritage Real Estate)
English author Samuel Johnson gave this sage comment, "Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most, like it least." There is excellent advice dispensed on Active Rain and I wonder how many take it to heart or think they do not need any of it. A wise person  listens to advice, examines himself or herself to determine if it applies and if it fits and they use it to grow and develop, they benefit their clients. That is how they began wise. We should follow their example to benefit our clients as well.  
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REAL ESTATE FROM A TROOPER'S POINT OF VIEW  Well...this blogging thing is totally new to me. I've been pondering for the past week on what to write, so today, I'm going to jump in with both feet. First off, a little about me. I grew up in a small town along the banks of the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania. And when I say small, I mean small. My high school graduating class totaled 37 students. After graduation I joined the U.S. Air Force as a law enforcement specialist. It seemed the natural thing to do since I came from a police family. You see my father was a Waterways Patrolman with the Pennsylvania Fish Commission and my grandfather was a retired Pittsburgh Police Officer.     My four year hitch with the military was up on Pearl Harbor Day of 1984, and on Tax Day, 1985...
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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)
Money Magazine and CNNMoney.com has named Surprise Arizona as the 5th of 25 top cities in the United States to retire.  Sun City Grand was specifically mentioned since it consists of 20% of the properties in Surprise. Building our home in Sun City Grand was the best decision that my husband and I made.  We enjoy the resort-like atmosphere, golf, tennis, and recreation centers.  The numerous activities attract people from all over the world to retire in this upscale flagship Del Webb community located in the West Valley of Maricopa County. Get your free official Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona Map. Your map is just a click away! Visualize where your new home is located in the community, location of nearby recreation centers, businesses, and golf courses.       If you looking to buy a ho...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Surprise Arizona gets recognition as one of the top 25 Best Places to Retire according to Money Magazine and CNNMoney.com with special recognition going to Sun City Grand. Of course this isn't a big surprise to those of us living here in Surprise.  Sun City Grand and the other Arizona area retirement communities offer so much to those who want to live a resort lifestyle that the area is hard to beat  That along with our great weather, means we will continue to see the baby boomers moving in. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 for sale in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona, resales in...
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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 highly popular Sun City Grand Mission floor plan boasts verdant fairway views and palm tree views on Cimarron Golf Course. The first open house will be on Sunday, September 13 from 12pm to 4pm.       Picture yourself relaxing in the great room or on the extended patio that overlooks the private pool and spa listening to the mesmerizing sounds of the water feature.   You can also practice your golf game on your private putting green.           Interior has numerous upgrades which include granite, corian, cherry cabinets, plantation shutters, and a list that keeps goes on and on. You'll me amazed at this fantastic property that has never been listed before.        Need directions?  Check out this map below.   I will see you there and will show all of the upgrades that this recently l...
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