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)
Have you been to Woodstock?  Do you remember the good ole days when you could remember the song lyrics?.........Sun City Grand and Sun City West Baby Boomers have done it again! This event will be the Woodstock for the Baby Boomers in the Arizona West Valley!  Singing the rock and roll music that swept the nation in the 1960's, Jim Day and the guys will once again entertain Arizona West Valley residents. Typical of the 60's, bring your own alcoholic beverage and refreshments.  Seats are limited.  Prepaid Admission $7.00 ($8 at the door ~ if any seats are left)Concert Date: November 1, 2008Concert Time: 6:30pmConcert Location: 14465 RH Johnson Blvd (Stardust & Johnson @ Webb and Powell Rooms) I hope to see you there!   It's all about people, being honest, having integrity and product kno...
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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)
How time flies when you are having fun.  Can you believe it; Sun City West Arizona will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary!  Sun City West is an adult community (55+) that was the brilliant conception of Del E. Webb that came to fruition in 1978. Located in the northwest valley of Arizona, Sun City West has over 26,000 homes and is know for its 9 golf courses, 4 recreation centers, over 200 clubs and LOW PROPERTY TAXES!  Besides that, there are many restaurants located within the community.  My favorite is Michael's which is located in the Sun City West bowling alley.  Residents love Sun City West because everything conceivable is located within its walls... banks, grocery stores, drug stores, clothing stores, attorneys, doctors, dentists, and yes, Del Webb Hospital...you name it ...
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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 Sales & Corte Bella Market Update September 2008 Golf Course Properties           Marketing Name Sq Ft Original List Price Sold Price Total Days on Market Address Augusta 1,989 $240,000 $217,000 29 12302 N Cougar Dr             Golf Course Properties           Marketing Name Sq Ft Original List Price Sold Price Total Days on Market Address Afton 1,930 $234,000 $150,000 459 20406 N 124th Dr Annapolis 1,610 $148,500 $132,500 76 13227 W Beardsley Rd Annapolis 1,950 $186,000 $180,000 26 18018 North 134th Dr Aspen 1,828 $199,900 $185,000 22 12906 W Tangelo Dr Castillo 2,350 $225,000 $215,000 32 13030 W Seville Dr Castillo 2,209 $229,500 $210,000 369 17643 N 131st Dr Classic 1,708 $245,000 $235,000 18 13209 W Castlebar Dr Cottonwood 2,164 $340,000 $305,000 139 16041 ...
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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 Sun Cities RV Storage Most home owners associations in retirement communities allow RV loading and unloading for a 3 day maximum.  What do you do after the 3 days have expired? If you haven't been to Arizona, this is RV time in the "Valley of the Sun" and they are rolling in.  The snowbirds are now returning with cars, boats and horses being towed by their luxurious recreation vehicles.  There are more and more RV's in the area every day.  They can be seen Sun City Grand, Sun City West and Sun City loading and unloading.  Baby boomers are experiencing the American dream of retiring and traveling around the United States.  Even the younger crowd is enjoying the RV living and traveling. What do you do when you own a winter retirement home in the Sun Cities as well as a RV?  What a...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Are you thinking about a move to Sun City West, Arizona? Do you need more information on the community? Well, there are many websites devoted to making sure you get all the information you need on one of Arizona's most popular active adult communities. For a great overview on Sun City West visit SunCityWest.org - "Retiring soon? Looking for a second home? Looking at active adult retirement communities? Look no further...Sun City West is the premier retirement golf community in Arizona. Sun City West is a mature, lush oasis nestled in the valley of the sun, near Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 320 days of sunshine, we are far away from the harsh winters. The community sports four high quality recreational complexes, nine impressive golf courses, and our own thirty lane bowling alley. W...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Work on El Mirage and Deer Valley Road has started (Click on the link to see the full report plus a map of the work to be done) Starting Monday, July 14, 2008, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) contractor will begin roadway construction of a new segment of El Mirage Road extending from Deer Valley Road to SR Loop 303. The project will construct a new six-lane (three travel lanes in each direction) roadway extension of El Mirage Road from Deer Valley Drive to Williams Road and widen the existing El Mirage Road between Williams Road and SR Loop 303. Construction is scheduled for completion in Spring 2009. The new road will border the east boundaries of Sun City West & Corte Bella, opening up a much needed passage from Bell Rd to the Loop 303. Many Sun City West and ...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
In case you missed the news like I did... according to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation it looks as though Sun City West will get the sound barrier wall they want. The proposed wall will cut back on noise from the adjoining Loop-303. The proposal was passed by a regional council of the Maricopa Association of Governments. Excerpt by Brent Whiting - Jul. 24, 2008 03:27 PMThe Arizona Republic In Sun City West, the sound-buffer project had been slated for 2011, or later, but with the vote Wednesday to fund the wall, the construction is expected to begin within a year. Max Wilson, a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors whose District 4 precinct includes the retirement community, said the project vote was unanimous. "This additional project will help us maintain...
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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 and Corte Bella Market Update This market report provides the original list price and the sale price of properties located in Sun City West and Corte Bella during the month of August, 2008. No Transactions Recorded for Sun City West Golf Course Properties                               Non-Golf Course Properties       Address Model Sq Ft Original List Price Sale Price Days on Market 20821 N 147th Dr Barcelona 2019 $295,000 $239,000 644 12915 N Skyview Dr Berkeley 1958 $165,000 $150,000 6 20809 N 152nd DR Carefree 1767 $220,000 $212,000 207 12347 W Cougar Dr Classic 1910 $174,900 $160,000 237 13209 W Mesa Verde Dr Cranbrook 1738 $195,000 $156,000 228 14416 W Sentinel Dr Cromwell 1982 $259,900 $259,900 8 12310 W Wildwood Dr Foreclosure 1228 $123,900 $124,000 29 1...
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By Sun City Grand Homes; Surprise AZ Real Estate and Homes,Josee Plant Long Realty West Valley, Arizona Retirement Communities Specialist
(Long Realty West Valley)
Let's all pray for the people that may be in the path of this storm.  Let it weaken or dissipate before any threat to any human beings.  All I know is we don't need anything else dropped on our shoulders this year. 
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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 am the Barney Rubble of Technology therefore it just didn't happen overnight.  It took over 3 years of hard work.    Marketing strategies included a combination of daily open houses, internet advertising and print advertising.     Created a Client Base Referral Business Worked 10 to 12 hours Daily Responded to over 100 emails daily Successfully Negotiated Several Advertising Contracts Participated in Sun City Grand and Sun City West Community Events Obtained a Real Estate Certification Created Specialized Literature for Buyers and Sellers Learned Three New Computer Programs Frequently Updated Website       I don't mind hard work.  I am just an old-fashioned island gal that has worked hard at whatever I have done.  I enjoy meeting people.  I get much of my satisfaction when a buyer ope...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Work on El Mirage and Deer Valley Road has started (Click on the link to see the full report plus a map of the work to be done) Starting Monday, July 14, 2008, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) contractor will begin roadway construction of a new segment of El Mirage Road extending from Deer Valley Road to SR Loop 303. The project will construct a new six-lane (three travel lanes in each direction) roadway extension of El Mirage Road from Deer Valley Drive to Williams Road and widen the existing El Mirage Road between Williams Road and SR Loop 303. Construction is scheduled for completion in Spring 2009. The new road will border the east boundaries of Sun City West & Corte Bella, opening up a much needed passage from Bell Rd to the Loop 303.  Many Sun City West and...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
The Sun City West Property Owners & Residents Association (better known as PORA) provides a wonderful a wonderful weekly newsletter.  This is a great way to find out quickly what is going on in the community. Following are the headlines from the last newsletter.  Click HERE to view the online version. SUN CITY WEST CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW VIDEOThe construction of the PORA front office started this weekVisitors Center will be closed on Saturdays during AugustWork on El Mirage and Deer Valley Road has startedHalf price Diamondback Tickets for August 31, September 1Cool Off!  Ice Cream Social - Wednesday, July 30Dancin' at Grand - Friday, August 8A "Thank You" from MacCroKnitUp, up and away - New Mexico Ballon Fiesta trip - October 6-11Fun Luncheon - Tuesday, August 19Thursday...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Are you thinking about a move to Sun City West, Arizona?  Do you need more information on the community?  Well, there are many websites devoted to making sure you get all the information you need on one of Arizona's most popular active adult communities. For a great overview on Sun City West visit SunCityWest.org - "Retiring soon? Looking for a second home? Looking at active adult retirement communities? Look no further...Sun City West is the premier retirement golf community in Arizona. Sun City West is a mature, lush oasis nestled in the valley of the sun, near Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 320 days of sunshine, we are far away from the harsh winters. The community sports four high quality recreational complexes, nine impressive golf courses, and our own thirty lane bowling alley....
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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)
If you haven't heard yet, the Sun City West Library book sale will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 8am to 2pm at the R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.  The proceeds provide additional revenue to sustain Library activities.     People from all over the valley attend this popular book sale.  Fiction, non-fiction, cook books, children's books, hard and paperbacks all on sale.  Don't forget to check out the puzzles, tapes, and videos.     The Sun City West Library is the most recognized building in Sun City West.  Located on the corner of Meeker and RH Johnson, it is the building with a clock tower.  Have you ever heard its beautiful chimes? The Friends of the R.H. Johnson Library conducts fundraisers to purchase new books and equipment. One of their fundraising activitie...
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By Kathy Anderson, Arizona Homes For Sale
(Arizona Luxury & Lifestyle Living)
Every month or two my company send out a mailer to the Arizona Sun Cities called the Ken Meade Report.  This month our president, Steve Meade did an article about the founder of the Sun Cities, Del Webb.Del Webb Corp. officials acknowledge they weren't the first to think of a retirement community, but  Del E. Webb IS the man that created the concept of the active retirement communities as we know them today.  Nobody else had done them on the scale he did when he came up with the concept of the original Sun City. In the Ken Meade Report, Steve had multiple choice questions to see how much you might know about Del Webb.  From this article I learned that he had been a co-owner of the New York Yankees, that he was 6'4" tall, and that he was 75 years old when he died on the 4th of July, 1974...
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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)
GOLF! GOLF! GOLF! A few months ago the Sun City West Recreation Center announced the closing of Trail Ridge Golf Course during the summer for renovations.  Due to an overwhelming response from Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Arizona Traditions resident golfers, the course will NOT close. Tough golf courses are a golfer's dream.  The challenges that Trail Ridge Golf Course presents make it an extremely popular golf course in the Arizona West Valley.  It has numerous lakes, mature trees of several different species, intruding desert areas into the fairways, and strategically structured hazards. One of the first things you will realize when playing Trail Ridge during the summer is that the first hole to tee off is not number one, it's number 10.  Holes 1, 2 & 3 tee off directly to the e...
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By Nikolai Riasnianski, Sun City, Sun City West, Arizona Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
                                                                                               Sun City                               Active Listings    732    Pending   77 (City-Sun City, Subdivision-Sun city   Sun City West                        Active               521     Pending    48 (City-Sun City West)   Sun City Grand                       Active               231   Pending   31 (City-Surprise, Subdivision-Sun City Grand)   http://www.NikolaiRealtor.com
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By Sun City Grand Homes; Surprise AZ Real Estate and Homes,Josee Plant Long Realty West Valley, Arizona Retirement Communities Specialist
(Long Realty West Valley)
I've been making it a point to have a positive impact on our environment, not only in educating my spouse on how we can change our waste habits, but in everything we do.  Mind you it has taken a bit of conditioning to get there, just last Saturday night we rode our bicycles out to dinner.  Let's take shopping for example.  Recently, I went to WalMart to stock up on a few things.  When I got to the check out, I asked if they had paper bags.  The clerk looked at me, with disappointment and what I detected a bit of shame at not having paper to offer me.  So I took my purchase without bags.  The largest retail giant in the world doesn't even offer the choice of paper vs plastic...anyhow, I think the clerk thought I was a bit weird, but I know for a fact it made him think about a few things....
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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 was July 5th and just a few cars were on the road in Sun City West.  Sun City West is an Arizona West Valley adult community in which one resident must be 55 years old.  I was on my way from my home in Sun City Grand to pick up a client at the Windmill Inn on Bell Road. While driving in the middle lane, I stopped at the light located on the corner of Meeker and RH Johnson.  From my rear view mirror I saw a Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse Deputy stop in back of me.  The Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse patrols in Sun City West.  A little red car pulled up in the far right lane and stopped for the light also.  It was an itty bitty red car - looked as though only two people could snugly fit in.  The driver looked at me then rolled down her window.  My immediate thought was that perhaps s...
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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 groundskeeper at the Pebblebrook Golf Course found three baby.....chicks that is, special chicks....they were Red-Tailed Hawk Chicks. Evidently their nest had been blown down during a recent windstorm and was found on the 14th hole on Pebblebrook Golf Course.  The groundskeeper tried to get the nest back into the tree.  When all efforts failed, the Fallen Feathers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was contacted. The chicks, nicknamed Uno, Dos and Tres will be cared for at Fallen Feathers until they are old enough to be released into the wild. This was not the first wildlife rescue at Pebblebrook Golf Course.  Last year another employee rescued a hawk that was nicknamed Gus.  Gus was taken to Fallen Feathers also.  He has since recuperated and grown into a big raptor.   Red-Tailed Hawks a...
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