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)
I enjoy taking pictures of interesting cacti and flowers in homes that I am showing, listed or sold.  This picture was taken in the back of my Sun City West rental property. To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com. Search recent home sales in Sun City West. 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://LEOLINDA.com.      Sun City Grand ~ I live here, I work here, I know this community! LEOLINDA BOWERSASSOCIATE BROKERKEN MEADE REALTYCELL (602) 403-6865BUSINESS (623) 937-5701   © 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities, Sun City West & Sun City Grand...
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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 of September 20, there are presently 16 homes listed in foreclosure in Sun City West.  39 foreclosed properties have sold and closed in escrow since September 20, 2008.  There are 14 active short sale listings. 9 short sale listings are awaiting bank approval/financing, and 9 short sale properties have closed in escrow since September 6, 2008.  Short sales and foreclosures remain low in proportion considering that there are over 19,800 homes in Sun City West. To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com. Search recent home sales in Sun City West. See other Arizona golf course retirement communities including Sun City Grand, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions, Westbrook Village, Trilogy at Vistancia, Pebble Creek ...
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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 retirement community inventory levels for homes off the golf course are slowing creeping up, increasing this this week over last week.  The present absorption rate, the rate at which the inventory of homes for sale are being sold, is 32 weeks. As of September 6, there are presently 16 homes listed in foreclosure in Sun City West.  39 foreclosed properties have sold and closed in escrow since September 6, 2008.  There are 15 active short sale listings. 8 short sale listings are awaiting bank approval/financing, and 9 short sale properties have closed in escrow since September 6, 2008.  Short sales and foreclosures remain low considering that there are over 19,800 homes in Sun City West. To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclos...
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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)
Arizona Corte Bella Country Club retirement community in Sun City West AZ realestate inventory levels are still rather high.  The absorption rate, the rate in which the current inventory will sell at the present rate of sales, is 52 weeks. There are presently 3 lender owned properties on listed in Corte Bella.  22 foreclosed properties have sold and closed in escrow since August, 2008.  There are 8 active short sale listings. 6 listings are pending/awaiting bank approval and 3 properties that have closed in escrow since August, 2008.  To search Corte Bella and Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com.   Search recent home sales in Corte Bella and Sun City West.   See other Arizona golf course retirement communities includ...
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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 Retirement Community July 2009 Sales Homes ON the Golf Course Model  SQ FT  Original List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Coronado 2,691 $313,200 $304,500 14 14428 W Whitewood Dr Cromwell  2,018 $295,000 $270,000 205 14426 W Trading Post Dr Ventana  1,825 $325,000 $275,000 185 21611 N Limousine Dr Averages      2,178 $311,067 $283,167         135     Homes OFF the Golf Course Model  SQ FT  Original List Price Sold Price Days on Market Address Alpine  1,366 $189,000 $156,000 189 13608 W Cavalcade Dr Alpine  1,438 $199,000 $175,000 149 13544 W White Rock Dr Annapolis  1,610 $125,000 $125,000 2 12622 W Regal Dr Annapolis  1,920 $239,900 $140,000 126 17830 N 130th Ave Berkley  2,094 $160,000 $138,000 230 13236 W Bellwood Dr Bridgeford  1,391 $145,000 $145,000 3...
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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 inventory levels are still rather low.  Sellers may be waiting until the fall or until the market gets better to list their properties. There are presently 14 homes in foreclosure in Sun City West.  27 foreclosed properties have sold and closed in escrow since August, 2008.  There are 15 active short sale listings. 11 listings are awaiting bank approval, and 6 have closed in escrow since August, 2008.  To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com. Search recent home sales in Sun City West. 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://LE...
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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)
Mark Your Calendar Sun City West Community Garage Sale 2009 Until a few years ago, the Sun City West retirement community garage sale was traditionally held the Saturday before Halloween in October of each year. People from all over the valley would go early to pick up their favorite treasures. One year there was almost 100,000 people in attendance, all you could see was a sea of heads. There are over 45,000 people calling Sun City West home and the community garage sale was one of the largest in the State of Arizona. I vividly remember attending the Sun City West community garage sales. We'd wake up early in the morning and head towards Sun City West from Phoenix.  Although the garage sale started at 7am, many people were there at the crack of dawn, with their flashlights and umbrellas...
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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)
To search Sun City West  real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http://LEOLINDA.com. Search recent home sales in Sun City West. 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://LEOLINDA.com. Sun City West AZ Leolinda Bowers | Ken Meade Realty| Description | (602) 403-6865 JUST LISTED in Sun City West Arizona!    13539 W Spring Meadow Drive       offered at $139,900 Year Built 1986 Sq Footage 1542 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1.75 Floors 1 Parking 1   ADDITIONAL LINKS Map of property Mortgage calculator More Details   View Additional 37 Photos  View Virtual Tour DESCRIPTION Walking into this Sun City West garden apar...
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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 Real Estate Market Update Sun City West Homes = 317 properties listed as of August 16, 2009 44 Golf Course Properties 273 Properties Off the Golf Course 77 Condominiums Listed Sun City West sales remain steady, however, slow.  It is still a buyers market with the absorption rate remaining at 32 weeks. To see Home Sales in Sun City West go to www.LEOLINDA.com This report is compiled by using data from the Arizona Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.   I live here, I work here, I know this community! LEOLINDA BOWERSASSOCIATE BROKERKEN MEADE REALTYCELL (602) 403-6865BUSINESS (623) 937-5701www.LEOLINDA.com   © 2009 Leolinda Bowers (Arizona Retirement Communities, Sun City West & Sun City Grand Real Estate). Unless otherw...
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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 ~  I live here, I work here, I know this community! LEOLINDA BOWERSASSOCIATE BROKERKEN MEADE REALTYCELL (602) 403-6865BUSINESS (623) 937-5701   © 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)
Real estate sales in Sun City West Arizona has just exploded. More homes sold in the month of July than any other month in 2009. The inventory of homes listed is the lowest all year long. Deflated prices have resulted with many people looking for their Arizona retirement property while the market is still low. During the peak of the market in 2005, Sun City West inventory rate was less than 0.4%. The current inventory rate is presently approximately 1.2%.  Sun City West absorption rate, the time in which it will take to sell off the current inventory at the current rate of sales, is 32 weeks. Corte Bella Country Club real estate sales  are also increasing, however at a slower rate than Sun City West.  The number of homes in foreclosure are decreasing however it is still unsure how long ...
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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 Retirement Community July 2009 Sales Sun City West Homes Sold ON the Golf Course Model Sq Ft Address List Price Sold Price Days on Market Augusta 1989 19235 N 132nd Ave $195,000 $157,500 131 Cromwell 2000 14119 W Whitewood Dr $329,000 $280,000 232 Granada 1735 13919 W Summerstar Dr $215,000 $198,000 109 Lakeside 2166 22613 N Via Tercero $387,000 $334,000 238 Pinetop 2015 15244 W Las Brizas Ln $375,000 $285,000 578 Safford 1653 22114 N Dusty Trail Bl $299,000 $260,000 284 Safford 1800 14606 W Trading Post Dr $294,000 $260,000 165 Averages $299,143 $253,500 248 Sun City West Homes Sold OFF the Golf Course Model Sq Ft Address List Price Sold Price Days on Market Apache 1350 13011 W Peach Blossom Dr $160,000 $145,000 74 Berkley 2568 12638 W Gable Hill Dr $160,000 $155,...
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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 is an unincorporated age restricted community in the Arizona West Valley of Maricopa County that is located within a 20 minutes from Phoenix. The age restriction requires at least one member of each household to be 55 years of age and no permanent resident can be under 19 years of age. There is no age restriction on ownership. Del Webb built Sun City West in such a manner that all of the necessary establishments can be found within its walls. There are financial institutions, brokerage firms, restaurants, Del Webb Hospital, dentists, doctors, attorneys, care homes, grocery stores, and other businesses that serve almost all everyday needs. Sun City West has two large shopping centers, several strip malls, plus more than 80 other shops and stores. Sun City West has evolved i...
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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)
 Wordless Wednesday ~ Motherhood in a Saguaro Cactus    I was showing a home in Sun City West this morning. As I left the property I glanced over towards the neighbors Saguaro.  Hidden in the middle of the large arms of the Saguaro Cactus amist cacti blooms and thorns was a lone bird. Here she sat keeping her eggs warm, away from preditors. 
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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 inventory of homes for sale in Sun City West is extremely low, at a two year low.  The number of new homes on the market is a direct correlation with the number of homes selling. The absorption rate is number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales.  Sun City West (excluding Corte Bella) absorption rate is 35 weeks. To search Sun City West real estate homes for sale including Foreclosures and Short Sales go to http:LEOLINDA.com. Search Sun City West Floor Plans that fit your lifestyle or check out recent home sales in Sun City West. See other 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://LEOLINDA.com.   I live her...
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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)
  Corte Bella Country Club inventory has radically decreased.  Sales are remain sluggish and prices are deflated.  There are 10 Corte Bella properties in short sale or foreclosure status. The absorption rate is number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales.     The current absorption rate for Corte Bella is 65 weeks.  This is excellent since in February 2009 the absorption rate was 146 weeks. The absorption rate is number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales. To search Sun City Grand real estate 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 retireme...
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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 has not shown a major decrease.  This can probably be attributed to the excellent prices and the lower Sun City West property tax. Total Listings:  335 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 51 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 283 Under Contract:  15 Closed Transactions: 9 Weeks of Inventory 37 I live here, I work here, I know this community!  If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City West Arizona, please contact me or visit my website.  To search homes for sale in Sun City West 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 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)
A little monsoon moisture, all we have is severe clear © 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)
   Sun City West Arizona sales has increased steadily each week since January 2009.  Archived Sun City West, Fitzpatrick Ranch & Corte Bella Sales Sun City West July 6, 2009 Real Estate Resale Market Report: Total Listings for the Week Ending 7/6/2009:  247 Total Golf Course Property Listings for the Week Ending 7/6/2009: 53 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings for the Week Ending 7/6/2009: 294 Under Contract for the Week Ending 7/6/2009:  10 Closed Transactions for the Week Ending 7/6/2009: 26 Weeks of Inventory 37.8 Closed/Sold in June 2009:  47   I live here, I work here, I know this community!  If you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City West Arizona, please contact me or visit my website.  To search homes for sale in Sun City West real estate and homes for sale inclu...
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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 are a few real estate models in Sun City West that Del Webb specifically created to accomodate a casita on the homesite at time of construction, the Barcelona, the Prescott and sometimes the Flagstaff.  Casita is Spanish for little house.  A casita is a detached guest house was constructed in front of the property with a common wall that attached to the main home.  Not all prospective homeowners took advantage of having the casita added to the property due to the cost associated with constructing a casita. A Sun City West casita is unique due to its huge courtyard that separates the casita from the main home.  The courtyard provides both the homeowner and the guest exceptional privacy. The casita has its own private entrance, a full bath and a large bedroom.  Unique from other ca...
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