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Create Your Landslide by Blogging on Active Rain - 07/31/10 03:31 PM
I recently posted a blog in which I said I successfully closed 51 transactions in 2009. One of my readers asked me for my statistics. I do not have buyers or sellers agent, I'm a one person operation and I'm too busy to keep statistics on where the lead came from. Blogging has a landslide effect. An example is that a few years ago I obtained a listing from a gentleman who read my blog. He was moving to Texas and wanted to work with me since both he and I have a project management backgrounds. I listed and sold his property within 3 months. About 1 year later (83 comments)
Foto Friday ~ Arizona Rainstorm Surprise Havoc - 07/30/10 11:35 AM
There was almost 2 inches of rain in Surprise Arizona yesterday afternoon, 1.69 inches to be exact. The huge downpour flooded roads and our beautiful Sun City Grand golf courses looked like rivers. We certainly needed rain, but not that much in just a matter of hours. The inordinate amount of rain shorted out the electrical to my water feature, Lucy, one of my prize koi died. This morning I woke to my cactus blooming. It's going to be a Grand day today!
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in one of the Arizona West Valley (13 comments)
Grand Paws a Sun City Grand Pet Sitter in Surprise AZ - 07/30/10 12:43 AM
This morning I had the opportunity to meet Phyllis Williams, owner of Grand Paws LLC. Phyllis cares for pets in their own Sun City Grand or Sun City West home while their owners are away. Phyllis says that some pets feel more comfortable in their own surroundings.
This is an excellent service if you have an older pet that you may not want to board. Perhaps you are taking a long trip, going on a day trip or boarding facilities are filled; Phyllis will come to your rescue.
There is an initial interview in which Phyllis will meet with the (8 comments)
If you are searching for golf course homes for sale in Arizona, you may want to consider this newly listed home in the popular golf course community of Arrowhead Ranch in Glendale Arizona. It is NOT a Short Sale and NOT a Foreclosure. There is no waiting for bank approval or tedious and cumbersome bank requirements. This open & airy home is a GEM inside and out, located on one of the finest golf lots in Arrowhead Ranch, with tremendous fairway & water views. It is ideal for entertaining or (6 comments)
Five Reasons Why I Blog on Active Rain - 07/28/10 10:31 PM
People frequently comment that they read my blog to learn what's happening in my market area. Agents often ask why I blog. Simple. Buyers and sellers normally begin their agent or property search on the Internet. Many buyers and sellers have grown up with computers or have become computer literate and have determined how to find information on the web. The maintenance of a traditional website can be overwhelming. It requires constant updates with current facts and information. Unfortunately it takes time and effort to consistently update a website. It's extremely difficult to update a website due to the sheer number of tabs and pages (73 comments)
Open Houses and Homes for Sale in Sun City Grand in Surprise AZ 85374 - 07/27/10 07:52 PM
Open Houses and Homes for Sale in Sun City Grand Surprise AZ 85374 20772 N Shadow Mountain Dr Surprise AZ 85374offered at $164,500 MLS 4419690 July 31, 2010 10am to 2pm If you are searching for open houses or homes for sale in Sun City Grand for under $200,000 you may want to consider this newly listed gem. It is NOT a Short Sale and NOT a Foreclosure. There is no waiting for bank approval or tedious and cumbersome bank requirements. This one owner property has the great room floor plan with two bedrooms and a dedicated den. It has been meticulously cared for (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Homes for Sale Surprise AZ Under $200,000 - 07/27/10 12:07 PM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Homes for Sale Surprise AZ Model Perfect 20772 N Shadow Mountain Dr Surprise AZ 85374offered at $164,500 MLS 4419690 See additional 19 photos This is NOT a Short Sale and NOT a Foreclosure, it's a clean and crisp Heritage model floor plan with great room concept has two bedrooms, two baths plus a den. Its one owner has taken meticulous care of this property. The spacious master bedroom has a bay window and a large walk-in closet. There is a misting system on the extended covered patio that backs up to common area and the Sun City Grand community (0 comments)
Grand Opening Coco's Grand in Sun City Grand in Surprise AZ 85374 - 07/26/10 08:33 PM
After long anticipation, Coco's Grand is open today, July 26, 2010 for business. The restaurant is located at 15955 W Clearview Blvd in Surprise, Arizona 85374, in Sun City Grand next to Granite Falls Golf Course. Open from 6am to 9pm daily, Coco's Grand will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overlooking the driving range and 9th hole at Granite Falls South, the restaurant and bar will serve alcohol daily. Imagine yourself eating while enjoying the awesome golf course views that Sun City Grand boasts to homeowners and visitors. The entrance has changed, the friendly employees are new, the menu is different and (8 comments)
Boot Camp and NO Vacation! - 07/26/10 04:27 PM
A few days ago a good friend sent me an email asking that I publish it on my website blog. Although funny, it gets you to consider the extent we will go for our pets. I've changed the name and breed to protect this little guy. Five years ago we went to Petsmart to find a cat. Petsmart works with 4 Paws Rescue, a non-kill shelter, to find homes for unwanted pets. As we were looking at the pets in their cages we came across Danny. Danny was a pure bred Terrier with papers. He was so friendly that we couldn't resist him. We went home with both a (2 comments)
Sun City West Homes Under Contract this Week: 4 Closed Transactions this Week in Sun City West: 10 New Listings This Week in Sun City West: 19 Total Active Listings in Sun City West: 332 Total Sun City West Homes under Contract: 50 Absortion Rate 23 weeks (Number of Weeks to Sell the Existing Inventory) Active Listings Price Range The 57 golf course properties have list prices that range from $105,900 to $699,900 The 275 non-Golf course properties have list prices that range from $85,000 to $489,000 (0 comments)
Sun City Grand Homes Under Contract this Week: 10 Closed Transactions this Week in Sun City Grand: 4 New Listings This Week in Sun City Grand: 8 Total Active Listings in Sun City Grand: 163 Total Sun City Grand Homes under Contract: 45 Absortion Rate 24 weeks (Number of Weeks to Sell the Existing Inventory) Active Listings Price Range The 10 La Solana properties have list prices that range from $89,900 to $109,900 The 24 golf course properties have list prices that range from $299,900 to $945,000 (2 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Semiannual Market Update - 07/25/10 07:40 PM
Sun City Grand is the Del Webb flagship community located in the Arizona West Valley. This age restricted (45+) adult community has four championship golf courses all of which are owned by the homeowners association. Home construction began in 1998 and completed in 2005. There are 9,550 homesite properties and 252 condominiums in Sun City Grand, the largest retirement community in Surprise AZ. 72.9% of the homes sold in Sun City Grand in 2010 sold under $300,000.
Thus far in 2010, homes sold on average in 134 days. The average highest price per square foot was $262.61 and the lowest average price per square footage (2 comments)
Speechless Sunday ~ Staying Cool in Arizona - 07/25/10 10:12 AM
My husband and I spent the day fishing at Lake Mary. The water was calm throughout the day. It was a great day fishing, my husband caught one fish as I kicked my feet in the cool water. As the sun set, there was a black cloud that quickly drifted over the lake.
Staying Cool in Arizona, expecting a monsoon thunderstorm anytime during the day.
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 (6 comments)
15507 W. Lantana Way Surprise, AZ 85374 Offered by $275,000 MLS 4380378 Featured property in the Surprise Today Newspaper!
Please stop by and allow me to show you this gorgeous Sun City Grand home. You are sure to enjoy the active adult lifestyle that this premiere home features with its great room configuration with a split bedroom floor plan. This gorgeous home is loaded with upgrades including a gas fireplace, slab granite counters, bay window in master suite, extended garage with golf cart ramp, garage cabinets and much more. Relax and (2 comments)
Check for Unpaid Accounts Prior to Applying for a Loan Many people are subscribing to Fraud Guard Alert to guard against ID theft. Lenders are also using Fraud Guard in the underwriting process. Many underwriters are discovering information that remains on the credit report although it has been resolved. Unfortunately the dated information has not been removed. I recently heard of buyers who purchased a property in Maine in 1972 and sold it in 1998. Their initial loan application was denied since the Fraud Guard Alert indicated the buyer's lender never notified the credit report that the loan being paid off. After a tree or two of documentation, the buyers were finally (6 comments)
Is it All About Work? - 07/23/10 12:14 PM
My typical day begins at 5am when I wake up to let my dogs out. Because of the coyotes, I cannot just let the dogs out, I must be there with them as they "do their thing". After 15 or 20 minutes of standing around, we come in to relax and by then, my body and mind have awaken. Coffee next, then emails, dogs get fed, then out we go for their morning walk. It's the same routine every morning. This morning was a little different. My dog Peach who is almost 16 years old, cannot see well but she sure has a keen sense of smell and (4 comments)
Grand Avenue (Highway 60) is a major transportation route throughout Phoenix. It begins in downtown Phoenix and extends northwest to Wickenburg, a common route Phoenicians use when traveling to Laughlin and Las Vegas. R H Johnson Bl, Grand Avenue and Sunrise is the route of choice when traveling within the Sun Cities. This is an extremely busy intersection. Presently Grand Avenue is being expanded to six lanes, with lots of heavy machinery and construction that should be finished by the end of summer, before our winter visitors arrive. This afternoon I left Sun City Grand to Sun City West, over Sunrise to RH (20 comments)
Sun City West AZ Real Estate Homes for Sale - 07/20/10 03:51 AM
People move to Sun City West Arizona for its retirement lifestyle, activities, clubs, recreation centers, low taxes, bowling alley, golf, tennis, boccie ball, pickle ball, and the security of the Maricopa County Sheriff's posse headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The zip code for Sun City West AZ is 85375. There are several other communities within this zip code, all of which will affect the statistical information for this Del Webb Arizona West Valley active adult (55+) community. Searching homes for sale in Sun City West requires a specific method, as to filter out all other non-adult communities as well as those communities (4 comments)
Sun City Grand real estate listing inventory is lower this week than last week, the lowest since January 2008. As of July 18, 2010, there were 167 homes listed for sale, comprising of 10 condos in La Solana, 24 golf course properties and 133 non-golf course properties. Sun City Grand Homes Under Contract this Week: 6 Closed Transactions this Week in Sun City Grand: 2 New Listings This Week in Sun City Grand: 5
Active Listings Price Range The 9 La Solana properties have list prices that range from $94,500 to $109,900 (2 comments)
Leolinda Bowers Associate Broker Ken Meade Realty Cell (602) 403-6865 Business (623) 937-5701
About The AuthorLeolinda Bowers is an Associate Broker with Ken Meade Realty. She specializes in Arizona West Valley Retirement (55+) Communities. Leolinda has Bachelor of Science Degrees and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with Project Management concentration. In an organization of approximately 350 agents, she is a leading sales person who has proven sales experience in the current real estate market. Leolinda can assist you with the purchase and/or sale (9 comments)
This cul-de-sac real estate property has an excellent Sun City Grand location! Its vaulted ceilings provide formality with a distinct sense of casualness. Master suite has a private sitting room, an ideal area for reading or relaxing. Master bath has dual sinks, separate garden tub and shower. Your guests will have privacy galore in the dual (7 comments)
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold - 07/11/10 11:55 PM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending July 4, 2010 Sun City Grand real estate listing inventory is presently the lowest in 2010. As of July 11, 2010, there were 171 homes listed for sale, comprising of 9 condos in La Solana, 24 golf course properties and 138 non-golf course properties. Sun City Grand Homes Under Contract this Week: 4 Closed Transactions this Week in Sun City Grand: 5 New Listings This Week in Sun City Grand: 5 Active Listings Price Range The 9 La Solana properties have list prices that range from $94,900 to $112,900 The 24 golf course properties have list prices that range from (0 comments)
19915 N 146TH WAYoffered at $189,500 Sun City West, AZ 85375 MLS 4419690
Karen and Bill Petersen, with the Petersen Team and Leolinda Bowers has just listed this model perfect home in Sun City West. Pictures cannot do this home justice! It is absolutely gorgeous wherever you look. Located in the age restricted (55+) community of Sun City West, this property has an excellent curb appeal with front patio, water feature and mature landscaping. Interior features vaulted ceilings, decorator color paint, modern light fixtures, vaulted ceilings in master (3 comments)
I was showing property in Surprise Arizona and noticed this awesome cloud above the sunset. Makes you wonder what's on the horizon to come.
Leolinda Bowers Associate Broker Ken Meade Realty Cell (602) 403-6865 Business (623) 937-5701
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold - 07/05/10 04:05 AM
Sun City Grand Surprise AZ Real Estate Market Report Homes for Sale/Under Contract/Sold for the Week Ending July 4, 2010 Sun City Grand is an age restricted (45+) community in Surprise AZ. As of July 4, 2010, there were 176 homes listed for sale, comprising of 8 condos in La Solana, 27 golf course properties and 141 non-golf course properties. Under Contract this Week: 11 Closed Transactions this Week: 6 New Listings This Week: 6 Active Listings Price Range The 8 La Solana properties have list prices that range from $99,900 to $118,000 The 27 golf course properties have list prices that range from $299,900 to $945,000 The 141 non-Golf course properties have list (2 comments)
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the gated age restricted community of Corte Bella or any one of the Arizona West Valley retirement golf communities, please call me or visit my website http://LEOLINDA.com. 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. (3 comments)
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home Sun City West or 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.
Properties on this recently sold list have been listed or sold by various participants in MLS including (2 comments)
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