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Glendale Arizona on the map with Jordin Sparks - GO JORDIN!!!! - 02/27/07 04:45 PM
I must make a comment about how pleased I am to see one of our own, Jordin Sparks, on American Idol. Last week she made us proud. I had my family ready with our phones in hand ready to vote for Glendale Arizona's pride and joy. Jordin Sparks, who is a student at Sandra Day O'conner high school is the daughter of Phillippi sparks, who played football for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. She is 17 and has been active in musical events and contests since she was young. Jordin appears to be an incredibly talented girl. We are (1 comments)
New Estrella Mountain Open Air Mall in Goodyear Arizona - 02/27/07 08:26 AM
Developers have proposed an open-air mall in Goodyear, Estrella Falls. The mall will be north of Interstate 10 between Estrella Parkway and Bullard Avenue. The plan is for a 300 acre mall that will include hotels, offices and of course shopping. Expected tenants are Harkins Theatres, Dillard's and Coach. The mall is schedule to open in Spring 2009. For more information about Goodyear Arizona please visit my website at http://www.donrichhomes.com/Goodyear_Arizona/page_1686207.html (0 comments)
Douglas Ranch Development in Buckeye - 02/27/07 08:23 AM
And so, Buckeye continues to amaze in its development. Douglas Ranch, a new master planned community that is bigger than Tempe, will begin building in 2009. The development is planning 100,000 homes and will have a 300 acre central park. This park will house cultural and entertainment events as well as sports fields. This would be the largest park in Arizona. Throughout the neighborhoods will be natural washes and 2000 acres devoted to smaller communities and parks within the subdivisions. The community is planning 27 elementary schools. The developers of this community are planning well. Not only are they preparing for (1 comments)
Peoria Sports Complex – Tickets on Sale - 02/26/07 09:41 PM
It's spring again and tickets are on sale for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners spring training games. Tickets range from $6 - $21 and can be purchased by visiting http://www.visitpeoriaaz.com/. The season is as follows: March 1 - 1:05 pm, Seattle Vs San Diego March 2 - 1:05 pm, San Diego vs. Seattle March 3 - 1:05 pm, Seattle vs. San Diego March 4 - 1:05 pm, San Diego vs. Oakland March 5 - 1:05 pm, Seattle vs. Chicago March 6 - 7:05 pm, San Diego vs Arizona March 7 - 1:05 pm, Seattle vs. San Francisco March 8 - 1:05 pm, San Diego vs Chicago March 9 (0 comments)
Peoria's Celebration of the Arts Mark your calendars for the Peoria's Celebration of the Arts. This annual event will be held on March 16-17, 2007 at the City of Peoria Municipal Complex. The hours of the event is 5 - 10 pm on Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm. This festival includes an array of fine art as well as live music covering genres such as jazz, classical, blues and rock. There are activities for children, various food choices and a wine tasting. See you there!!! Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts Don't be late for the Easter Egg Hunt. Yes, Don't be late (0 comments)
Women Purchase one in Five Homes. - 02/26/07 09:36 PM
A study was performed by the National Association of Realtors that 1 in 5 home buyers were single women. Single men purchased only nine percent. In addition, a study by the Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies attributed this trend towards a larger number of unmarried women, more women delaying marriage until later and more single women are forming their own households. How does this trend impact the real estate market in the Phoenix Arizona area? More women are purchasing condos and townhomes due to their limited upkeep and increased security. This trend should not necessarily impact marketing efforts in (2 comments)
I've recently updated my Sun City Grand page on my website www.donrichhomes.com. I thought I would update my blog with many of the great features of this community. Even though the community is sold out for new homes, I continue to be impressed with number of amenities available in Sun City Grand. The data in this blog has been confirmed with residents - my in-laws who love the community. They personally are very active in softball, euchre, ping pong, lady putters, water volleyball, and now pickleball (a modified version of tennis). Sun City Grand is a Del Webb/Pulte Master Planned Retirement Community located in Suprise, Arizona about 20 miles (0 comments)
Arizona Trivia - 02/23/07 01:07 PM
Today is a day for Arizona trivia. Thanks to the City of Glendale website http://www.visitglendale.com/kid_zone.php for much of this information. Arizona State Bird - Cactus Wren Arizona State Flower - Saguaro Cactus Bloom Arizona State Mammal - Ring-Tail Cat Arizona Amphibian - Arizona Tree Frog Arizona State Fish - Apache Trout Arizona State Neckwear - Bola Tie Arizona State Tree - Palo Verde Arizona Reptile - Ridgenose Rattlesnake Arizona Song - "Arizona March Song" by Margaret Row Clifford. Arizona State Motto - "Ditat Deus" which means God Enriches Arizona Colors - Blue and Gold Arizona Gemstone - Turquoise Arizona State Fossil - Petrified Wood I must admit that until I found this (0 comments)
Many have talked about the upcoming improvements for I 17 in Phoenix Arizona. I thought I would take a minute and show the map provided the Arizona Department of Transportation. As you can see Phase I of the project will: 1) Modify the Deer Valley Road exit off of I17. 2) Add an extra lane from the 101 to Carefree Highway. This is a tremendous help due to bogged down traffic to communities in the north such as Anthem, Tramonto and Sonoran Foothills. This will also help traffic exiting on the Carefree Highway and heading east to Cave Creek Arizona. 3) Construct a new (0 comments)
Lets Buy a Brand New House!!! - 02/22/07 07:27 AM
Have you ever gone into a car dealership and met with the nicest guy that is about to sell you your next new car. Sure you have! The salesperson will spend about 2 plus hours with you earning your trust can confidence and then you get down to the bottom line of price. The salesperson tells you that he is going to fight for you and carries your offer to the sales manager. He comes back and gives you a counter offer. If you are real demanding at this point you then give another higher than your first offer and this (42 comments)
Peoria Arizona Progress - Peoria Arizona Real Estate - 02/20/07 11:09 PM
The City of Peoria has been making significant strides in its development in the northern part of the city within the last year. The following projects have been completed during 2006: 67th Avenue - 67th Avenue in Peoria Arizona was widened from Pinnacle Pak to Happy Valley Road. This will assist all individuals living in Sonoran Mountain Ranch who previously relied on the two lane road north on 67th Avenue. Lake Pleasant Parkway - Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria Arizona had the additions of two traffic lights at the corners of Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak Roads. This will add enhanced traffic (4 comments)
First and foremost do get pre-qualified. Good Realtors will not show you homes until you have been pre-qualified for a loan/mortgage. Ask your Realtor for advice in accomplishing this easy task. Ø Do select a Realtor that is familiar with the area you're interested in. Ø Don't select Uncle Charlie (family) to be your Realtor because he is family. Buying and selling real estate is an emotional thing to do. Only select Uncle Charlie because he is good at what he does and thoroughly understands your area. Remember buying and selling real estate is a business transaction and should always be treated (1 comments)
Great news. Economists are projecting that the end of the real estate decline is near completion. David Lereah, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors recently was quoted as predicting a steady rise in existing home sales in 2007 and into 2008. He predicted the new home sales will suffer into latter into 2007 due to their large inventory of homes. Additionally he believed that home prices have leveled and since mortgage rates are still favorable home sale activity will pick up and even allow modest price gains later in the year. This will occur when the balance between (8 comments)
New Glendale Arizona Baseball Stadium - 02/12/07 11:19 PM
In the news today is the latest developments with a bid for a new baseball stadium in Glendale Arizona. The stadium will be on the northwest corner of 107th Avenue and Camelback and will be the spring training location for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. The stadium will 12000 seats and 3000 lawn seats. Currently the plans are out for bid. The hope is to have the baseball stadium ready for spring 2009. I think this is a great addition for Glendale Arizona. Not only does Glendale Arizona have terrific football and hockey arenas. They now (1 comments)
Growth Projections for West Valley – Peoria, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Buckeye - 02/12/07 02:28 PM
At the annual WESTMARC economic forecast breakfast held on January 31 growth projections were discussed. At the breakfast economic forecaster Elliott Pollack told the group that currently 36 percent of the valley's population was in the West Valley. He mentioned that back in 1990 only 32 percent of the population was in towns such as Glendale, Peoria, Buckeye and Surprise. Ellliott Pollack suggested that he believed the West Valley population would grow to be 51 percent by 2010 and 58 percent by 2020. Areas that should expect aggressive growth are Peoria and Surprise. His comments are that Buckeye is just starting (3 comments)
I am truly excited about just completing a new web page of Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona. Sun City Grand is an active adult community with to many amenities to mention here. The community has a four championship 18 hole golf courses. Hopefully you find that this web page is rich in content with colorful photos answering nearly all questions one could have about this community. To see this new web page please click the link below. www.donrichhomes.com/Sun_City_Grand/page_1687502.html (1 comments)
I am truly excited about just completing a new web page of Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona. Trilogy at Vistancia is an active adult gated community with to many amenities to mention here. The community has a championship 18 hole golf course called Trilogy. Hopefully you find that this web page is rich in content with colorful photos answering nearly all questions one could have about this community. To see this new web page please click the link below. www.donrichhomes.com/Trilogy_at_Vistancia/page_1687507.html (0 comments)
Cave Creek Home Sale Statistics for 2006 - 02/09/07 07:53 AM
I've spent my morning looking at sales data for resale homes in the valley. These statistics confirm what is being said in many real estate news sources - that the quantity of homes being sold in our area has diminished, but that the actual home prices have dipped only slightly. Following are some of the data I was able to pull together. Cave Creek - The median home value dropped from $507,000 in the third quarter of 2006 to $450,000 in the fourth quarter. The median home value for Cave Creek at the end of 2005 was $502,000. However I need to point out that the median (1 comments)
It has recently been in the news about Sun City Grand's discussion of changing its age guidelines. Historically when Sun City Grand, a Pulte/Del Webb development, was built, newly built homes were only allowed if one person on the title was over the age of 55. The exception was that 10% of new buyers of new builds could be under the age of 55. All resale homes had to be to individuals that met the over 55 requirement. The discussion has been to change to resale home restrictions to individuals over 45 rather than the 55 year old requirement. The existing restriction (6 comments)
Afternoon Humor! - 02/07/07 03:12 PM
I hope no one is offended by this but it sure made me laugh: A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on US 95 south, just outside ofWashington.Nothing is moving north or south. Suddenly a man knocks on his window.The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What happened? What's thehold up?""Terrorists have kidnapped Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, JesseJackson, Rev. Sharpton and John Kerry.They are asking for a $10 million ransom.Otherwise, they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them onfire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."The driver asks, "On average how much is (1 comments)
I thought it would be useful to find out the current status of the real estate market in some Cave Creek subdivisions. If you have any questions regarding this data or the real estate market in Cave Creek, please contact me at (623) 640-0937. In Tatum Ranch for the month of January 2007, 11 homes sold with an average sale price of $432,400. As of January 31 in Tatum Ranch there were 138 active homes with an average listing price of $454,361 and 17 homes were pending with an average list price of $474,058.82. In Dove Valley Ranch three homes were sold (0 comments)
I thought it would be useful to find out the current status of the real estate market in some Phoenix subdivisions. If you have any questions regarding this data or the real estate market in Phoenix, please contact me at (623) 640-0937. In Adobe Highlands, as of the end of January 2007 there were 14 active homes for sale listed in MLS. The average list price was $435,814.29. There were no pending homes (under contract) and none sold during January in Adobe Highlands. In Desert Ridge, also for the month of January 2007, 8 homes sold with an average sale price of (0 comments)
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