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Wordless Wednesday ~ Cooling off in the West - 06/30/10 01:52 AM
Being Cool and Majestic West! It may be hot but they are cooling off strutting their stuff. They are strategically placed in several water holes on each of the six golf courses in Sun City West AZ. Sun City West has numerous swan volunteers who feed these beautiful animals each day and protect them from coyotes each evening.
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in one of the Arizona West Valley retirement golf communities, please call me or visit my website http://LEOLINDA.com. You will find information on floor plans and homes for sale in (10 comments)
Under Contract this Week: 14 Closed Transactions this Week: 14 New Listings This Week: 17 Active Listings Price Range The 78 golf course properties have list prices that range from $105,900 to $699,900 The 284 non-Golf course properties have list prices that range from $62,000 to $549,900 There are 9 active short sale property listings in Sun City West. 6 properties are awaiting bank approval. 16 short sale properties (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold - 06/28/10 01:24 AM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending June 27, 2010 There are 9,550 homesite properties and 252 condominiums in Sun City Grand. Under Contract this Week: 6 Closed Transactions this Week: 11 New Listings This Week: 10 As of June 27, 2010, there were 182 (1.86.0%) homes listed for sale. This comprised of 10 condos in La Solana, 29 golf course properties and 143 non-golf course properties. Active Listings Price Range The 10 La Solana properties have list prices that range from $99,900 to $129,500 The 29 golf course properties have list prices that range from $299,900 to $945,000 The 143 non-Golf course properties have (2 comments)
Traveling Around Arizona - 06/26/10 10:33 AM
Each weekend many Phoenicians head north into the pines for a relief from the summer temperatures. If you're traveling to or from Flagstaff or around the Valley of the Sun, you may be interested in learning of freeway closures and work projects. Arizona Department of transportation has provided a list of freeway improvement projects that may require closures or lane restrictions this weekend. · Northbound Loop 101/Bell Road and Union Hills Drive and Southbound Loop 101/75th Avenue and Bell Road. Traffic will be detoured on Bell Road and 75th Avenue. · Eastbound Loop 202/Scottsdale Road and McClintock Drive. Be prepared to slow down for workers in the work zone. · Interstate (3 comments)
Attending a Final Walk-through I Do, Do You? - 06/24/10 11:12 AM
Yesterday my buyer and I did the final walk-through on a property the last time prior to recording. The listing agent was present, air was turned down low and cold water bottles set out on the counter for us. He showed us repairs that were done on the property, provided repair receipts, informed the buyer where the additional keys and garage door openers would be located and displayed appliance home warranties that the seller found. It was a regular transaction, NOT a short sale NOR a foreclosure. My buyer and I were treated with courtesy and respect. The listing agent was polite and cordial, all went well. (4 comments)
Open House June 26 Sun City Grand 20203 N MARIPOSA WAY in Surprise AZ 85374 - 06/24/10 10:04 AM
Open House June 26 Sun City Grand 20203 N MARIPOSA WAY in Surprise AZ 85374 1pm to 4pm Please join me at this open house and tour this charming Sun City Grand cottage. Want to get away from shoveling snow, rain, days without sun and the cold harsh winters? Come to Arizona and enjoy the lifestyle afforded in Sun City Grand in Surprise. Sun City Grand is an active adult (45+) community with 9,550 residences, two huge recreation centers and four championship golf courses. This Del Webb built home offers the popular great room floor plan, 18 inch diagonal tile, (1 comments)
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in one of the Arizona West Valley retirement golf communities, please call me or visit my website http://LEOLINDA.com. You will find information on floor plans and homes for sale in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona, resales in Sun City West, Corte Bella, Arizona Traditions, Sun Village, Pebble Creek and Trilogy at Vistancia.
I am a full-time Associate Broker Realtor® and a year-round Sun City Grand resident.
Leolinda Bowers (25 comments)
Another Good Reason to Use an Area Agent - 06/22/10 03:09 PM
Out-of-state buyers frequently contact agents to purchase bank owned properties sight unseen. Excellent idea if the agent is familiar with the home. Bad idea!, if you are working with a part-time agent (a relative or friend of a relative) or an agent not familiar with the property or the area. This morning I received an email from a client who is interested in a bank owned property. I had previously shown the property when it was occupied. The previous homeowner was obviously a chain-smoker. Now that they have moved, the home still has a lingering smoke smell, one that probably only non-smokers (5 comments)
I Love Dogs, But Your Not When Showing Your Home - 06/21/10 11:08 PM
Today I showed a listing that indicated in the agent remarks "Call owner to confirm appointment time. Two small friendly dogs inside". I called the seller, confirmeing the appointment. The seller said that the dogs were in the family room and "would probably want to go home with me". That should have been my first clue but as a dog lover I took it to mean that the dogs were overly friendly. With my client in hand, I arrived at the property, rang the doorbell and preceded in slowing opening the front door. Two little dogs were in the family room barking and wagging their (17 comments)
Northern Arizona Fires - 06/21/10 11:54 AM
Yesterday was spent relaxing on Upper Lake Mary in Flagstaff AZ. What was thought were clouds, were in actuality three forest fires.
The Schultz Fire is burning near highway 89, 15 miles east of Flagstaff. The ominous smoke plume could be seen for miles. It stretched over Mount Humphreys which is the highest point in the State of Arizona. Several neighborhoods have been evacuated. These pictures were taken four hours after the fire was reported. The second fire, the Hardy Fire is also burning east of Flagstaff. The third fire, the Eagle Rock fire is buring east of Williams.
We are all praying (6 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending June 20, 2010 - 06/21/10 11:09 AM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending June 20, 2010 Sun City Grand is located in the Arizona West Valley, in Surprise. This Del Webb jewel began construction in 1998 and completed in 2005. There are 9,550 homesite properties and 252 condominiums in Sun City Grand. As of June 20, 2010, there were 189 (1.92 %) homes listed for sale. This comprised of 12 condos in La Solana, 31 golf course properties and 146 non-golf course properties. Under Contract this Week: 9 Closed Transactions this Week: 11 New Listings This Week: 8 If you are in the market to buy or sell (0 comments)
Speechless Sunday ~ A Lazy Father's Day - 06/20/10 07:12 PM
A day of fishing in Lake Mary is as good as a day on the golf course. Many Phoenicians enjoy getting out of the valley heat, retreating to the cool pines in Flagstaff. It was a quiet, calm day on the lake, perfect to celebrate Father's Day.
Leolinda Bowers Associate Broker Ken Meade Realty Cell (602) 403-6865 Business (623) 937-5701
He May Not Be Your Father, He's Your Dad - 06/20/10 06:43 PM
I ran into a colleague yesterday who complained about the market, loss of business and the decrease of income. He blatantly said, "I'm not rich like you". Wrong! You are rich with family. You have your mom and dad who have lived and guided you through your adult years. I lost my dad in 1987 to lung cancer and my mom a few years later. I frequently think of my dad wondering how he would suggest that I handle a situation. You are graced with your dad's presence, celebrate the time. Another year has gone by, another year without my dad, 23 years is (4 comments)
Via Jim & Maria Hart ~ Charleston, SC Real Estate (AgentOwned Realty): Do you remember the last thing you had copied, either for yourself or someone else? You probably do. It could have been someone's driver's license for your client file, a HUD statement, an earnest money check, tax returns for a mortgage broker, or a contract. How about your insurance card at the doctor's office or your social security card for a job you just accepted? These are just a small sample of what we copy on a daily basis. But did you know that the (5 comments)
My son lives in downtown Chicago. It does not surprise me (no surprises in Surprise Arizona) that he would love living in the vibrant windy city. My family were all in Chicago attending my son's graduation from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. My daughter and I were shopping when we saw this helmet on the lion's head. It was a crazy time this weekend in Chicago during the 2010 Stanley Cup celebration. (5 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold June 13, 2010 - 06/14/10 02:45 AM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending June 13, 2010 Del Webb began building homes in Sun City Grand in the City of Surprise in the Arizona West Valley in 1998 and completed construction in 2005. The homeowners association owns the four championship golf courses. Softball is one of the many activities residents participate in within this age restricted community. There are 9,550 homesite properties and 252 condominiums in Sun City Grand. As of June 13, 2010, there were 197 (2.0%) homes listed for sale. This comprised of 11 condos in La Solana, 35 golf course properties and 151 non-golf course properties.
Under Contract this Week: 5 Closed (3 comments)
Asking Help on Behalf of a Fellow Realtor, a Sad State of Affairs - 06/07/10 10:36 PM
A dear friend of mine and a Realtor® in my office Diana Mourssali, was recently told that her breast cancer has metastasized again to her liver and is now throughout her body. She has already had a radical mastectomy and has also had 40% of her liver removed. Diana's oncologist has said that her only hope is a procedure of transcatheter occlusion and radiopharmaceutical therapy (radioactive beads place directly into her liver). Diana’s insurance company has denied the treatment stating that it is experimental and investigational. This treatment is approved for liver cancer. According to Diana's insurance company, she has breast cancer (16 comments)
100 Degress is not THAT Hot! - 06/02/10 06:55 PM
Clients and family members frequently ask how I endure the sweltering Phoenix heat. Easy. Phoenicians have made necessary lifestyle changes to acclimate to the extreme temperature. For example, today makes our third day of the year of temperature in excess of 100 degrees. We live in air conditioned homes. We drive air conditioned cars. Many select lighter color vehicles to minimize interior temperatures. Not me, I drive a black car but have added heavily tinted windows.
Take water wherever you go! Drink lots and lots of water. Keep yourself hydrated and try to stay in the shade. Never drink alcohol in the (17 comments)
As seen in front of my Sun City Grand home. AHHHH even the hot weather does not detract these wild life animals. It saddens me to think of all of the wildlife being affected with the oil spill in the gulf.
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in one of the Arizona West Valley retirement golf communities, please call me or visit my website http://LEOLINDA.com. You will find information on floor plans and homes for sale in Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona, resales in Sun City West, Corte Bella, Arizona Traditions, Sun (7 comments)
Via Teral McDowell GRI Plano REALTOR®. (Century 21 Posey Properties): Earlier today I read a post on Inman news about helping fellow Realtors who may have lost their homes as well as their livelihood to the flood waters that hit so hard in Tennesse. The internet has not only brought our business to our fingertips but it gives us the opportunity to lend a helping hand to others just as easily. A disaster relief fund has been set up to provide financial aid for (1 comments)
How's the Real Estate Market in Sun City Grand in Surprise AZ? - 06/01/10 09:06 PM
How's the Market in Sun City Grand in Surprise AZ? Buyers and sellers frequently ask what's happening with the Arizona West Valley real estate market in Surprise, specifically for retirement communities. Sun City Grand is the largest retirement community in the Surprise. Buyers are still comming and homes are selling. During May 2010, 41 properties sold in Sun City Grand. 7 properties were on the golf course, 34 properties were off the course. Golf course prices ranged from $320,250 to $535,000. Golf course properties average sale was $190.31 per sq ft. Non-golf course prices ranged from $160,000 to $330,000. Non-golf properties average sale (8 comments)
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