Sun City West, 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 West Arizona Golf Course Swans There are 7 golf courses owned by the Sun City West homeowners association, 4 are championship courses & 3 are executive-length courses.  Each of the seven golf courses have swans on their water holes.   A few weeks ago I played golf at Trail Ridge Golf Course in Sun City West.  Lake #3 Gus & Grace Lake #11 Lucy & Spencer Lake #14 Marcie Lake #16 Oppie & Pauly I met with a swan volunteer was was told that the swans are fed daily a mixture of a meal and wildlife pellets.  There is one volunteer for each golf course with volunteers spending about an hour each day to feed the swans.  Pebblebrook, Stardust, Grandview, Echo Mesa, Trail Ridge, Deer Valley and Desert Trails all have one volunteer.  Swans normally mate during the summer and can get aggres...
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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 West AZ Real Estate Resale Market Update There are 17,300 residences within the community of Sun City West Arizona. There are seven golf courses owned by the Sun City West homeowners association, four are championship courses and three are executive-length courses. Presently, only 441 homes are listed on MLS for sale. This comprises of 68 golf course properties and 373 non-golf course properties. There were 70 properties that sold and closed in escrow in December 2009.  10 properties were on the golf course and 60 properties were off the golf course. On average, the 70 properties sold for 5.3% lower than list price.  As of December 31, 2009, there were 63 properties pending close of escrow. The averages for the 10 sold Sun City West Golf Course properties are:Average List Price...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Corte Bella real estate sales for the 4th quarter of 2009 have been posted to my website. Sales were up considerably this quarter (29 homes sold) over the same time period last year (11 homes sold). While the Corte Bella real estate market has struggled in the past due to high inventories and the Corte Bella foreclosures are still higher per capita than other retirement communities, the brisk sales of this last quarter show a glimmer of hope for this beautiful community. It all comes down to supply and demand.  We realtors look at absortion rates to take a temperature, as you will, of the markets health. If the inventories don't sore in the next couple of months and we continue to see increased sales this next quarter, Corte Bella will be much closer to recovering. Having said that ther...
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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 West AZ Golf Course Community Real Estate Market Updatefor the Week Ending December 27, 2009 Total Listings:  448 Total Golf Course Property Listings:  69 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings:  379 Under Contract this Week:  9 Closed Transactions this Week:  11 New Listings This Week:  7 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory):  39 weeks There are 9 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  9 properties are awaiting bank approval.  10 short sale properties have sold and closed since December 27, 2008. There are a total of 13 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS in Sun City West.  4 foreclosed properties are pending in escrow.  38 foreclosed properties have sold and closed since December 27, 2008. Corte Bella Country Clu...
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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 West AZ Golf Course Community Real Estate Market Updatefor the Week Ending December 13, 2009 Total Listings:  457 Total Golf Course Property Listings:  69 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings:  388 Under Contract this Week:  19 Closed Transactions this Week:  15 New Listings This Week:  25 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory):  39 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory):  113 weeks Sun City Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory):  47 weeks There are 12 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  6 properties are awaiting bank approval.  36 short sale properties have sold and closed since December 13, 2008. There are a total of 10 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS in Sun City West.  8 foreclosed properti...
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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 West AZ Real Estate Sales Market UpdateNovember 2009 Sun City West Golf Course Properties Model  SQ FT  Original List Price Current List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Berkley 2,272 $279,000 $174,900 $161,100 781 20826 N 125th Ave Castillo 2,150 $225,000 $225,000 $199,000 55 13026 W Castlebar Dr Chandler  2,396 $345,000 $299,000 $275,000 320 14523 W White Rock Dr Chandler      1,958 $309,500 $309,500 $290,000 1 13809 W Via Montoya San Simeon   2,528 $399,000 $375,000 $355,000 110 14208 W Meadowood Dr Scottsdale      2,933 $432,500 $432,500 $415,000 14 21511 N Limousine Dr Ventana      1,880 $394,000 $349,000 $307,000 431 22402 N Vega Dr Ventura      1,733 $289,000 $289,000 $270,000 191 13824 W Sky Hawk Dr Wexford      1,586 $260,000 $260,000 $248,000 0 20222 N Meadowoo...
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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 West AZ Real Estate sales report for November 2009 was just published on my website at  http://LEOLINDA.com.   In November 2009, there were 9 Sun City West golf course properties sold and 50 non golf course properties sold, a total of 59 sales. Sun City West AZ Golf Course Average Sales for November 2009                   Sq Ft         Original List Price           Current List Price          Sold Price       Days on MarketAVERAGES     2,160           $325,889                       $301,544                 $280,011             211 It appears that prices for Sun City West Golf Course properties are beginning to trend upward. Sun City West AZ Non Golf Course Average Sales for November 2009                  Sq Ft         Original List Price           Current List Price          So...
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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 West AZ Real Estate Resale Market Reportfor the Week Ending November 29, 2009: Total Listings:  450 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 70 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 380 Under Contract:  17 Closed Transactions: 11 New Listings: 15 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 40 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 63 weeks Sun City AZ Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 47 weeks There are 12 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  8 properties are awaiting bank approval.  10 short sale properties have sold and closed since November 28, 2008. There are a total of 13 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS.  6 foreclosed properties are pending in escrow.  35 foreclosed properties have sold and ...
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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)
RENEWING LIFE IN SUN CITY WEST AZ I sold this home a few weeks ago and did the final walk through this afternoon.  Neither the buyers nor I remember seeing these two little ones with their tiny pink flowers.  The old adage that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree will surely come to realization within the next year. If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in the age restricted (55+) community of  Sun City West AZ, please contact me at (623) 937-5701 or visit my website at http://LEOLINDA.com.    I am a Sun City West AZ homeowner and a full-time Associate Broker Realtor®.   LEOLINDA BOWERSASSOCIATE BROKERKEN MEADE REALTYCELL (602) 403-6865BUSINESS (623) 937-5701       © 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities, Sun City West & Sun City Grand Real Estate). Unless othe...
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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 West AZ Real Estate Resale Market Reportfor the Week Ending November 22, 2009: Total Listings:  457 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 71 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 386 Under Contract:  18 Closed Transactions: 19 New Listings: 29 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 40 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 67 weeks Sun City AZ Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 47 weeks There are 12 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  8 properties are awaiting bank approval.  11 short sale properties have sold and closed since November 15, 2008. There are a total of 13 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS.  7 foreclosed properties are pending in escrow.  34 foreclosed properties have sold and ...
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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 picture was taken on November 3, 2009 in Sun City West AZ.   If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Sun City Grand, please call me or visit my website to search all Sun City Grand homes for sale,  homes just listed in Sun City Grand homes for sale, Sun City Grand Homes floor plans, Sun City Grand Homes for Sale with 3 Car Garage, homes in Sun City Grand with 3 Bedrooms, Sun City Grand Homes for Sale with a Casita or a Guest House, homes sold in Sun City Grand Homes Sold. 
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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 West AZ Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending November 15, 2009: Total Listings:  457 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 69 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 388 Under Contract:  19 Closed Transactions: 13 New Listings: 42 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 39 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 71 weeks    There are 11 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  8 properties are awaiting bank approval.  11 short sale properties have sold and closed since November 15, 2008. There are a total of 14 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS.  7 foreclosed properties are pending in escrow.  33 foreclosed properties have sold and closed since October 25, 2008. To search Sun City West ...
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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 West  real estate homes sales report has been released and published on my website http://LEOLINDA.com.  58 homes sold during October, 2009.  AVERAGES for the MONTH OF OCTOBER Original List Price $192,309 Adjusted List Price $178,466 Sold Price $167,680 Days on Market         160     Properties on this recently sold list have been listed or sold by various participants in MLS including Ken Meade Realty. Information deemed realiable & accurate but not guaranteed. To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com. See other Arizona golf course retirement communities including Sun City Grand, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions, Westbrook Village, Trilogy at Vistancia, Pebble Creek and Sun City Festival at http://LEOLI...
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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 West Real Estate SalesOctober 2009 Model  SQ FT  Original List Price Current List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Alpine      1,438 $184,900 $159,900 $140,000 278 16133 W Greystone Dr Annapolis      1,827 $144,500 $144,500 $135,000 196 20210 N 126th Ave Annapolis      1,610 $155,900 $155,900 $150,000 8 13231 W Pomegranate Dr Aspen      1,866 $189,000 $154,750 $150,000 595 19590 N 142nd Dr Aspen      1,866 $215,000 $199,000 $175,000 102 20415 N Autumn Ct Augusta      2,215 $179,000 $169,000 $150,000 192 13246 W Desert Glen Dr Berkeley      1,992 $129,900 $129,000 $130,100 4 20202 N 126th Ave Berkeley      2,178 $199,000 $199,000 $195,000 13 12914 W Allegro Dr Bridgeford      1,391 $192,000 $159,000 $145,000 507 13926 W Pennystone Dr Brookside      1,824 $239,000 $219,000...
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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 West Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 25, 2009: Total Listings:  408 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 54 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 354 Under Contract:  13 Closed Transactions: 10 New Listings: 35 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 37 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 65 weeks   There are 10 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  4 properties are awaiting bank approval.  14 short sale properties have sold and closed since October 25, 2008. There were three new foreclosure property listed last week.  A total of 17 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties are presently listed on MLS.  4 foreclosed properties are pending in escrow.  30 foreclosed properties have sold and closed...
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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 West Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 18, 2009: Total Listings:  390 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 54 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 226 Under Contract:  18 Closed Transactions: 10 New Listings: 33 Sun City West Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 36 weeks Corte Bella Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory): 61 weeks  There are 10 active short sale property listings in Sun City West.  10 properties are awaiting bank approval.  10 short sale properties have sold and closed since October 18, 2008. There was one new foreclosure property listed last week.  There are 14 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS and 4 properties that are pending in escrow.  21 foreclosed properties have sold and closed since Octob...
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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 West Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 4, 2009: Total Properties Listed: 379 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 48 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 379 Under Contract:  15 Closed Transactions: 16 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 35 This week there were 4 new foreclosed (lender owned) properties listed in Sun City West.  The new total of listed foreclosed properties is 16.  3 properties are awaiting bank approval and close of escrow. Since October 3, 2008,  29 Sun City West foreclosed properties have sold and close in escrow. There are 12 active short sale properties listed.  9 short sale listings are awaiting bank approval/financing, and 21 short sale properties have closed in escrow since October 3, 2008. To search Sun City West  real ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
3rd quarter sales figures for Corte Bella resales have been posted to my website.  Sales were up this quarter (22 homes sold) over the same time period last year (13 homes sold).  This is probably due to the increase in foreclosures and short sales this last year (i.e. - great deals!).  I'm afraid this beautiful Arizona retirement community's real estate market will continue to struggle this next year.  The inventories are still too high for the current demand which will continue to drive prices down on the owner occupied resales.  As a result we will continue to see the Corte Bella foreclosures and short sales rise. There are currently only 3 foreclosures showing up as MLS listings but according to the tax records there are about 30 that are pre-foreclosure.  Some of these may be sold ...
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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 West Arizona SalesSeptember 2009 Model  SQ FT OriginalList Price SoldPrice Days on Market Address Annapolis      1,610 $138,000 $134,000 23 12523 W Rampart Dr Annapolis       1,946 $179,500 $135,000 291 17835 N Conquistador Dr Annapolis       1,610 $145,000 $143,500 64 12310 W Rock Springs Dr Annapolis       1,610 $177,000 $170,000 21 13251 W Bellwood Dr Berkley       2,178 $164,900 $134,000 583 18026 N 134th Ave Berkley       1,992 $169,000 $167,000 0 18827 N 124th Dr Broadmor       2,068 $279,900 $231,000 298 14405 W Sentinel Dr Broadmor       1,898 $284,900 $250,000 142 20015 Crown Ridge Dr Cambridge       1,804 $178,500 $177,500 11 13902 W Jaguar Dr Capistrano       1,677 $149,900 $145,000 35 19823 N 146th Dr Carefree       1,824 $219,000 $162,000 266 14121 W Via Manana Dr ...
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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 West Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending September 27, 2009: Total Listings:  362 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 50 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 312 Under Contract:  15 Closed Transactions: 15 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 34 Sun City West inventory of homes on the market has been steadily increasing since July, 2009. Historically, inventory decreases during the summer and increases in the fall and spring when the snow birds return.  Unlike many other communities, short sales and foreclosures are not the driving force to the increase in inventory. As of September 27, there are presently 12 homes active listings of lender owned/forecosued properties in Sun City West.  9 properties are awaiting bank approval and close of escrow.  There...
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