Surprise, AZ Real Estate News

By Jackie Grohowski
(Solutions Real Estate)
Visit our newest website that features homes in the Arizona Traditions community in Surprise, Arizona. The new website can be viewed by visiting www.homesforsaleinarizonatraditions.com and features Arizona Traditions homes for sale, Arizona Traditions real estate, a specific search option to find Arizona Traditions bank owned homes, Arizona Traditions foreclosures, Arizona Traditions short sales. There’s even a special service where people can request copies of Arizona Traditions floorplans. If you’re looking for newly listed or a prior home you’ve had your eye on that may have experienced a price change, a page containing a real time update showing Arizona Traditions properties that have done so is a valuable tool found there as well. There’s also an option to view Arizona Traditions ...
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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 is the lowest inventory of homes for sale in Sun City Grand since March, 2008.  Home sales remained constant again last week.  Homes that show well, have the right upgrades, and are priced well, sell the quickest.  Prices remain deflated.  It has been a busy summer season since buyers are looking and buying this summer.  Even in the 115 degree weather there are lots of potential buyers looking, and most are buying in preparation for their retirement or for the upcoming fall/spring season.  The absorption rate is number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales.    The Absorption Rate for Sun City Grandthis week is 35.9 weeks.  This means that at the current rate of sales, it will take about 36 weeks to deplete the current inventory.  Absorption r...
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
This is one of the best communities in Surprise, Az. The community is gated, the schools are good, the neighbors are fantastic and the homes are exquisite. If you are looking for a bankowned home in mountain gate or homes in Surprise,Az you should start looking in this neighborhood. The homes are half price and this neighborhood will be one of the first to rebound after the housing recession ends. For more information that is updated daily please refer to www.mountaingatehomesforsale.com . This websites is very easy to use and you do not have to register. Of course we would like to help you find a home and I have a member of my team that lives in the Surprise AZ community. Please call Brent Conley 602-502-3195 for more information on homes in thee communities.
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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)
  Open House in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona15754 W Azalea LaneTuesday, July 28 9am to 12 noon This model perfect Palo Verde was just listed and will be held open to the public on Tuesday July 28 from 9am to 12noon.  Home has a split bedroom floor plan & is located in one of the best central locations in Sun City Grand. Property is close to Shopping, Banks & Restaurants, yet far enough away from 303, Bell Road & the railroad tracks. Upgrades include Bay Window in Master Suite, Bedroom 3 Extended four Feet, Computer Nook, Decorator Color Paint with Accent Wall Colors, Extended Garage, Gas Range, Extended Patio, Hot Water Recirculating Pump, Soft Water Plumbing Loop, 2 x 6 Construction, Corian Kitchen Counters, Plantation Shutters, Two Sinks in Master Bath, 18 inch Tile, GE Profile App...
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By Gaylen Thornton
(Desert Heritage Real Estate)
The new Surprise City Hall is open and the four-story 134,000 square foot north building housing the city staff and council chambers is beautiful. Right next to this building to the south is the one-story 26,000 square foot facility that is home to Rio Salado  Colleges' Communiversity. Rio Salado offers two and four year degrees. This complex is quite a contrast to the old dilapedated facility utilized for so many years on Bell Road. I can only describe the new facility in one word - WOW! The buldings feature natural stone elements that tie in Surprise's western backdrop - the White Tank Mountains. There is an all-seasons garden, just south of the parking garage, which features a variety of plants that will offer virant color and texture to the complex all year long. Come visit this new...
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By Gaylen Thornton
(Desert Heritage Real Estate)
Only 18 perfect games have been thrown in the modern baseball era. The 18th, today, by Mark Buehrle was certainly monumental. Dewayne Wise should be given a huge amount of credit for his outstanding catch in centerfield with one out in the 9th. It looked like there was no way the ball was going to be caught but he got there and made a snow cone catch before tumbling to the ground holding the ball up in his bare hand. At the end of the game as Mark was mobbed I couldn't help but think of Realtors who put forth that kind of effort on every transaction. Then I thought of the many who don't care and show it by their actions, or lack of same. I glad to know so many professionals that truly strive for perfection in their work.
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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)
July 21, 2009  6:16pm 113 degrees July 21 6:32pm 91 degrees July 21 6:41pm 83 degrees© 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities & Sun City Grand Real Estate). Unless otherwise noted, the content, both pictures and written, is the property of Leolinda Bowers.  Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.
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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)
  Split Bedroom Floor Plan in Sun City GrandSurprise Arizona Real Estate           offered at $275,000 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1940 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1.75 Floors 1 Parking 2   ADDITIONAL LINKS Map of property Mortgage calculator More Details   View Additional 32 Photos   DESCRIPTION Model perfect Palo Verde with split bedroom floor plan in one of the best central locations in Sun City Grand. Property is located close to Shopping, Banks & Restaurants, yet far enough away from 303, Bell Road & the railroad tracks. Upgrades include Bay Window in Master Suite, Bedroom 3 Extended four Feet, Computer Nook, Decorator Color Paint with Accent Wall Colors, Extended Garage, Gas Range, Extended Patio, Hot Water Recirculating Pump, Soft Water Plumbing Loop, 2 x 6 Construction, Corian Kitchen C...
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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 took this picture at my Sun City Grand open house yesterday in the 115 degree weather.  It will be cooler today, just 113 degrees is projected. © 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities & Sun City Grand Real Estate). Unless otherwise noted, the content, both pictures and written, is the property of Leolinda Bowers.  Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.
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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)
Open House in Sun City Grand Arizona Sun City Grand Real Estate Leolinda Bowers | Ken Meade Realty| Additional Information | (602) 403-6865 First Open House in Sun City Grand Arizona    JULY 21, 2009  9AM TO 12PM18300 NORTH SHIMMER LANE     FIRST OPEN HOUSE IN SUN CITY GRAND ARIZONA WELCOME!  This newly listed home for sale in Sun City Grand will have its first open house on Tuesday, July 21 from 9am to 12noon.  It's a Madera model with its great room floor plan that is impeccable. Property has a meticulously landscaped yard that is located in one of the best central locations in Sun City Grand, away from the 303, Grand Avenue or Bell Road. Home boasts a complete package, from the gorgeous salt water pool, lush landscaping, attractive interior with its extensive use of neutral tile, pla...
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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)
As a Sun City Grand homeowner, I am frequently asked by prospective buyers about Sun City Grand real estate models with split bedrooms.      A split bedroom floor plan is a home in which the master bedroom and master bath are located on one end of the home, and the other bedrooms and baths are located on the opposite side of the home.  Since the bedrooms are away from the master bedroom, it affords the master bedroom some extra privacy.  There were 50 different floor plans built in Sun City Grand, 13 of which are split bedrooms.  These are the split bedroom models: Sundance Monterra Silverstone Azalea Cactus Flower Stonecrest Hacienda Palo Verde Borgata Windrose  Mesquite Hampton Windsor  Homes with split bedroom floor plans are the most popular homes for sale in Sun City Grand.  To se...
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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 Arizona real estate home sales almost came to a complete hault last week.  The market decline of this nature was last observed in December 2008.  Number of listings remain relatively low. Archived Sun City Grand & Arizona Traditions Sales Sun City Grand Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending July 12, 2009: Total Listings:  166 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 33 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 133 Under Contract:  2 Closed Transactions: 2 Weeks of Inventory 36 Arizona Traditions Market Report for the week Ending July 12, 2009: Total Listings for the Week Ending 7/12/2009:  36 Total Golf Course Property Listings for the Week Ending 7/12/2009: 6 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings for the Week Ending 7/12/2009: 30 Weeks of Inventory 36   I ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
I just treated my kitty cat "Sassy" to an hour at the spa.  Actually Pawsh Spa (cute name) came to us.  What a great idea for a business!  I just had to share Sassy's and my experience.  Jillian and her mobile spa serve the communities of Sun City Grand & Arizona Traditions in Surprise AZ, Sun City West, Trilogy Vistancia in Peoria and all the other neighborhhoods in Surprise, Peoria, El Mirage, Sun City and Glendale. Like most cats Sassy leads a somewhat sheltered and independent life.  A trip to the vet sends her into orbit and on one of our recent visits my husband and I learned she has kidney disease that will one day take her from us.  Because she hasn't been feeling 100%, she hasn't been taking care of her grooming as well as she used to (and "mom" hasn't been staying on top of it...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
I was already planning on doing a blog post about the Loop 303/Bell Rd intersection work that began a week or two ago when I ran across the following presentation the ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) had made to the Sun City Grand homeowners association. http://www.grandinfo.com/ddocc/bellrdand303intersectionscgmeeting.pdf While road construction is never fun to have to deal with, these improvements will no doubt save lives. With the continued growth of the Surprise Arizona area and beyond out to Sun City Festival this intersection has become increasingly congested and more dangerous. More than once in the last year someone has been killed crossing over Loop 303, evidenced by the crosses and flowers at the side of the road. Sometime in May one of the representatives of the 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)
Sun City Grand real estate sales are remaining constant. The number of new listings are beginning to correlate to the total number of listings closed/sold. This may possibly be an indication of a market upswing. The number of total listings are relatively low considering the market standards. Homeowners are considering accepting contingency offers (contingent on the buyer's home closing). This means that buyers have already sold their property and are purchasing the new property when the sold property closes. There is 36 weeks of market inventory, the time that it will take to sell off all properties at the current rate of sale.   Sun City Grand...I live here, I work here, I know this community!   If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona, please...
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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 number of active Sun City Grand real estate listings is at its lowest since the summer of 2007. Many Sun City Grand homeowners take their properties off the market during the summer and sometimes re-list it in the fall.    According to Trulia, the Phoenix market has declined 25.2% from March to May 09 and prices have decreased 59.5% compared to the prior year.  Unlike Phoenix, Sun City Grand home prices have only fallen 11 percent since 2008 which indicates a strong stable market.  The decrease in listings indicate that the market is steady since homes are selling within a few percentage points below list price.  This is all dependent on realistic pricing, upgrades, features, location, landscaping and how well the home shows.    Sun City Grand...I live here, I work here, I know thi...
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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 remain robust even in a buyers market.  Most buyers are obtaining mortgages to purchase their second or vacation home.  2009 prices have decreased approximately 11 percent from 2008 prices. As on June 30, 2009 there were 195 Sun City Grand homes listed on the market, 31 of which were golf course properties, and 20 that were located in the La Solana condominium complex.  This is the lowest inventory of homes for sale in Sun City Grand since May 2008.      Sun City Grand...I live here, I work here, I know this community! 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...
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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)
© 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities & Sun City Grand Real Estate). Unless otherwise noted, the content, both pictures and written, is the property of Leolinda Bowers.  Sun City Grand...I live here, I work here, I know this community! 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 Vistancia, Pebble Creek and Sun City Fest...
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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)
Other than Sun City Grand, I have not found real estate sold in any other Surprise Arizona community that offered a potential homeowner the opportunity to add a casita when the home was built.  Sun City Grand is an active adult community in the West Valley in which a few years ago the age restriction in Sun City Grand was lowered to 45 years of age. Casita is Spanish for little house.  A casita is a detached guest house that is connected to the main home with a privacy wall. There are many homes in Sun City Grand with a casita since it can be used as a hobby room, guest room or perhaps an office. Many homeowners had the foresight to add a casita on to their property during construction.  Sun City Grand homes with a casita are highly sought after since it takes a special lot size due to ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Just a little less than one year ago I did an article on the Sun City Grand real estate absorption rate. I decided to revisit this to see how real estate inventories for Sun City Grand compare this year to last year. Those of us who specialize in selling Sun City Grand real estate have been watching our inventory (homes for sale) drop to the lowest numbers we've ever seen. But you have to take a look at the bigger picture. Are these homes selling? Or are they just being taken off the market. As I just reported in my blog post Sun City Grand Real Estate & Homes Sold - June 2009, we had 45 homes/condos that sold last month. In June of 2008 we only had 19 sales. hmm... So what is an absorption rate? The actual definition is: The number of weeks (or in my example, months) it takes to sell t...
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