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Just Listed Home for Sale in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona - 10/31/09 07:30 PM
Just Listed Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona Home for Sale! Premier Sun City Grand Del Webb model with fireplace, extensive use of tile, split bedroom floor plan, awesome backyard patio & in an excellent Sun City Grand location!19882 North Crimson Ridge WaySurprise, AZ 85374 (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Arizona Real Estate Sales - 10/30/09 11:01 PM
I recently conducted research on the Sun City Grand market and am sharing my findings since almost every day we hear how bad the real estate market is doing in Surprise Arizona. This information was obtained from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS). In 2005, there were 746 Sun City Grand homes sold. Out of the 746 properties, 94 homes were on the golf course, 634 homes were off the golf course and 18 were condos in the La Solana condominium complex. In 2006, there were 391 Sun City Grand homes sold. Out of the 391 properties sold, 62 homes were on the golf course, 309 homes were off (0 comments)
Homes for Sale in Sun City Grand AZ - 10/30/09 12:21 AM
Looking for homes for sale in Arizona Retirement communities, try Sun City Grand in Surprise AZ. Homes in Sun City Grand boasts an array of over 50 floor plans , sizes and upgrades. Sun City Grand is located 25 minutes west of Phoenix. Our community can be accessed from highway 303, Rout 60 or Bell Road. Tucked on the east edge of the City of Surprise, it has convenient access to shopping, medical facilities, Del Webb hospital and an abundance of restaurants. Any one of the three favorite Sun City Grand restaurants will satisfy your cravings. Stop by Dillon's Grand for lunch or dinner, overlooking (0 comments)
These beauties were on display at the at the Desert Ridge Mariott Hotel in Phoenix on Monday, October 26, 2009.
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 (10 comments)
Sun City West AZ Real Estate Market Update for the Week Ending Oct 25, 2009 - 10/26/09 03:07 AM
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. (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 25, 2009: Total Listings (excludes La Solana): 217 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 43 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 174 Under Contract: 15 Closed Transactions: 7 La Solana Listings: 17 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 43 weeks
There is a total of 4 active short sale listings. 2 properties are awaiting bank approval. 1 property is pending in escrow. 10 short sale properties have sold and closed since October 25, 2008. There was one new foreclosure property listed last week. There are 7 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS and 2 properties (0 comments)
123 Easy Street - 10/25/09 10:09 PM
There's many different ways that buyers and agents remember specific properties. A few days ago I wrote about the scrumpdelicious aroma of a freshly baked cake in a property that I showed. On both occasions that I showed the home, the seller had a freshly baked cake setting on the kitchen stove for dinner dessert. I believe that the seller removed the cake from the oven in the morning and set it unto the stove to cool. The entire home permeated with the aroma of the cake. Besides that, the seller had all of the lights in the home on. I was tempted to (87 comments)
First Open House in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona - 10/25/09 11:22 AM
The first open house for this gorgeous Sun City Grand classic home will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 9am to 12 noon. Attention to detail & pride of ownership is apparent as you enter this gorgeous Sun City Grand Desert Rose beauty! Model perfect and pristine home has a completely walled backyard! Interior boasts diagonal tile, kitchen skylight, decorator colors, gas or electric cooking, master bedroom bay window, extended guest bedroom, dual sinks in master bath & raised panel doors. Exterior boasts hot water recirculation system, gas BBQ bib & sun screens. Garage has been extended by 4 feet, (0 comments)
A Realtor's Greatest Compliment - 10/22/09 11:04 PM
Sometimes we get caught up in the daily business that we forget to take time out to socialize with fellow Realtors®. A few weeks ago I received an invitation to an open house for Realtors®. The invitation was set aside with good intentions of not attending. Late this afternoon I decided to stop by the open house. As usual, I arrived fashionably late or at Hawaiian time, halfway through the event. Agents from many different companies were already there, standing around commiserating in friendly conversations. Newest listings, price reductions and recent property sales were probably topics as well as the current real estate market. I (79 comments)
Lights are On and Nobody's Home - 10/21/09 10:05 AM
How your home smells is just as important as how it looks. My husband loves chocolate chip cookies. He has them with milk and can eat them any time of the day. The more chocolate and nuts, the better he likes them. I have an excellent chocolate cookie recipe that he uses whenever there is none in our house. The aroma of cookies and cakes are always pleasing and welcoming. I don't like cookies, cakes and sweets but am mesmerized with the aroma as with almost everyone that I know. Yesterday I showed properties to a prospective buyer. I had seen all of them (9 comments)
Make a Difference Day We Care - 10/20/09 12:59 AM
Imagine how good it feels after you have cleaned your house. Now imagine how it would feel after you've cleaned the yard of a 90 year old man's home, someone you don't know. At the end, he can't thank you enough. You did it because the senior needed your help. The 2009 National 'Make A Difference Day' is this Saturday, October 24th. It is a national day of service and giving back to the community. Make a Difference Day is an annual event that occurs that forth Saturday each October. Each year people from various walks of life as well as Realtors® give their time and money to help deserving citizens (0 comments)
Sun City West Arizona Realestate Market Update - 10/19/09 12:56 AM
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 (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 18, 2009: Total Listings (excludes La Solana): 212 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 40 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 172 Under Contract: 14 Closed Transactions: 7 La Solana Listings: 18 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 42 weeks The total amount of 7 active short sale listings. 1 property is awaiting bank approval. 9 short sale properties have sold and closed since October 18, 2008. There was one new foreclosure property listed last week. There are 7 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties presently listed on MLS and 1 property that is pending in escrow. 17 foreclosed properties have sold (0 comments)
Introducing PREVISITE Virtual Tours - 10/18/09 01:54 PM
I've used the same virtual tour company for the last four years and recently began using a new virtual tour company due to its innovative marketing ideas. I think that it is wonderful! I am endorsing Previsite and I am not being compensated for this endorsement. A colleague introduced me to Previsite since it provides innovative methods to marketing listings on multiple national and social networking websites. Within a Previsite virtual tour, the photographs can be either a fisheye, stitched photos and still shots. I believe that it is may be of the few companies that can accept all three formats in the same virtual tour. Since all formats are accepted, you can customize your virtual (9 comments)
411 VOICE RECOGNITION FROM GOOGLE - 10/18/09 11:27 AM
I just found this awesome free service from Google. It's a new voice recognition information service. You won't manually dial telephone numbers or waste time and money on information calls anymore. Check out the recent YOUTUBE demonstration. The new Google service is relatively simple to use. I programmed 800-GOOG-411 into my cell phone. Now let's say I want to call a restaurant and I don't know the number. I hit the speed dial for information. The Google voice says, "Say the name of the business and the City & Province or State." I say, "Amuse Bouche , Surprise Arizona. The Google voice says, "Connecting" and Amuse Bouche answered the phone. It's (13 comments)
Surprise Arizona Sun City Grand Oktoberfest Celebration - 10/11/09 12:42 PM
Sun City Grand residents, family, guests and the City of Surprise celebrated Oktoberfest in a "Grand" style yesterday! Each year residents celebrate the end of the hot summer while welcoming back the winter visitors. The weather was perfect, and the event was highly successful!
Sun City Grand Dancers performed with various dancing with residents participating in line dancing, West Coast Swing, Square Dancing, Arizona Two-Step and Waltzes.
Artisans sold their works. The show favorites appeared to be woodworking and jewelry.
Each club had a booth, displaying their club information and selling their club projects. Even the Grand Democrats and the Grand Republicans had (10 comments)
Speachless Sunday ~ Once a Puppy, Always a Puppy! - 10/11/09 11:57 AM
I found my little girl rummaging through my computer bag this morning. After she removed a new package of batteries, a computer cord and some of my business card, her innocent look made me feel happy that she celebrates her 16 birthday in a few weeks.
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 Salesgo to http:LEOLINDA.com. Search Sun City Grand Floor plans that fit (10 comments)
Federal $8,000 First First Time Tax Credit - 10/09/09 12:19 AM
Time is running out for first time home buyers to get a good deal on a house and get the $8,000 federal stimulus tax credit. Are you a first time buyer? Tired of paying rent? Thinking of selling you home? The first time buyer market is fast and furious! First time buyers purchasing their principal residence have until November 30th to purchase their home. A first time purchaser is defined as anyone who has not purchased a home within the past 3 years. Buyers can obtain a stimulus check for up to $8,000! Time is ticking away. If you looking to buy a (2 comments)
My 203k FHA Loan Closed - What Happens Now? - 10/08/09 10:44 PM
This is an excellent explanation of an FHA 203k Streamline Loan. Via David Krushinsky (WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital, Phoenix AZ): Are you purchasing a home in Phoenix? Is the house bank-owned, does it need some TLC, or would you just like to paint, carpet and put in some new appliances? The FHA 203k Streamline loan is the perfect solution. Click here for a more detailed guide for specifics on how the 203k loan works. FHA's Streamline 203(k) mortgage program allows Phoenix homebuyers to finance up to an additional $35,000 into their mortgage, to improve or upgrade their home before they move-in. Phoenix homebuyers can use this type of loan (0 comments)
I took this picture a couple of years ago and remember the day quite vividly. It was a rough day chasing everywhere, looking everywhere, and finally getting there. It was fun and satisfying even though it took over 150+ strokes.
Sun City Grand ~ I live here, I work here, I know this community! LEOLINDA BOWERSASSOCIATE BROKERKEN MEADE REALTYCELL (602) 403-6865BUSINESS (623) 937-5701
Looking Ahead: What Does The Rise In Gold Prices Mean For Your Real Estate Business? - 10/07/09 10:22 AM
Interest rates are low (below 5%) this morning. According to many, now is the time to take advantage of the low interest rates and prepare for inflation. Via Mike Jones (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC): What does the rise in gold prices mean for your real estate business? You're a real estate agent. You've survived thus far in one of the most difficult periods in the real estate industry since the word REALTOR was trademarked back in 1950. Many of your colleagues have left the industry because they couldn't or didn't foresee the need to pare back expenses and find ways to continue to sell (2 comments)
125th Annual 2009 Arizona State Fair - 10/07/09 12:55 AM
It happens every fall. It's time for the annual Arizona State Fair! This year the 125th Arizona State Fair will be opening its doors at the Fairgrounds on October 16, 2009. There will be carnival rides, animal displays, pie-eating contests, a rodeo, petting zoo and farm exhibits. There will be almost a hundred food booths, from cotton candy to Indian Fry Bread.
A snippet of entertainment include Bob Dylan, Stone Temple Pilots, , The ABBA: THE MUSIC , Raven-Symone, John Michael Montgomery & The Honky Tonk Tailgate Party 2009, NWA Wrestling Showcase, and Raven-Symone.
Open daily (except Tuesdays) until November 8th. For further information call 602-252-6771 or check out the (2 comments)
Oktoberfest Celebration in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona - 10/05/09 11:45 PM
Celebrate Oktoberfest in a "Grand" style, come on out to Sun City Grand. Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Come on out for a "Grand" time in Sun City Grand! Join the residents in the 8th annual Sun City Grand Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 10, 2009. There will be over 200 vendors participating. Plenty of food, drink and a good time will be had by everyone who attends. Every kind of food you can think of will be available. There will be dancing, music, magicians and "Grand" fun! Best of all, it's free and open to the public. Come join us in our "Grand" (0 comments)
Sun City West Arizona Real Estate Resale Update - 10/05/09 11:45 AM
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, (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Real Estate Resale Market Report for the Week Ending October 4, 2009: Total Listings (excludes La Solana): 199 Total Golf Course Property Listings: 39 Total Non-Golf Course Property Listings: 160 Under Contract: 7 Closed Transactions: 7 La Solana Listings: 19 Absorption Rate (Weeks of Inventory) 41 There was one new short sale property listed last week. Therefore there are total amount of 5 active short sale listings. 3 other properties awaiting bank approval. There are 5 active foreclosure (lender owned) properties listed on MLS and another 3 properties that are pending in escrow. 14 foreclosed properties have sold and closed since October 22, 2008. As (0 comments)
Short Sale Games - 10/03/09 12:38 PM
I should name this blog post how to make clients happy and not sell a home. Not long ago I was showing clients properties in various Arizona cities. My clients are permanently moving from Washington to Arizona and fell in love with a beautiful short sale property due to its size and privacy. Let me preface by saying that I always check MLS and confirm property availability prior to showing. This listing indicated that the short sale had been pre-approved. While at the home, my clients decided to write an offer. I called the listing agent to confirm the length of time for acceptance of the contract and where to meet (6 comments)
Sun City Grand real estate listings were at its lowest this year during the third & forth week of August and the first week of September. Inventory has increased since the second week of September. On September 30, 2009 there was 219 active listings, 37 pending contracts and 4 contingent contracts. There were 16 properties that sold and closed in escrow in September.
The average sale price in September 2009 was $229,650 and the average days on the market was 69 days. The average price per sq ft was $141.78. The average sale price in September 2008 was $262,305 and the average days on (5 comments)
Sun City Grand and Arizona Traditions Surprise AZ real estate sales update - 10/01/09 10:46 AM
Sun City Grand and Arizona Traditions Surprise AZ real estate sales updateSeptember 2009 Sun City Grand Golf Course Properties * = short sale 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.
Sun City Grand and Arizona Traditions real estate sales update
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