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Real Estate Agent - Ken Meade Realty
My comments and opinions for the northwest Maricopa county and the Adult communities there. Specializing in Del Webb's Sun City, Sun City West, and Sun City Grand, and the neighboring communities of Surprise, El Mirage, Peoria and Glendale Arizona
  As the end of 2011 approaches, I decided to do my year end blog a couple of days early.   The following table shows the year to date sales of real estate by agents during 2010, followed by 2011 figures.   I can't say it was an exciting year, but we did sell afew mor homes, 105 to be exact. Some...
If Fridays are for fun, I'll just add a few random thoughts here. Just a reminder to my friends and readers, if you live in a state that changes time, it is THIS weekend that you must set your clocks BACK. Words of Wisdom to live by in these troubled times. You can lead a man to Congress, but you...
  Jobs and joblessness are a major problem for our industry. If our young don't have jobs, we can't sell them starter housing.   If the owner of starter housing can't sell it, we can't sell them upgraded housing. If the owner of upgraded housing can't sell it we can't sell them retirement housin...
I love living in Sun City AZ, but we don't get the kids trick or treating here. I miss being young, deciding on my costume and going throught the neighborhood getting treats, also miss the elementary school Halloween carnival. I miss getting the kids ready to go, and staying home giving out the t...
HARP, just a cute acronym for Home Affordable Refinance Program. This plan is to allow people to refinance older loans at today's lower interest rates, thereby reducing the required monthly payment. The President thinks the average borrower will save as much as $2000 on interest and will spend th...
OPEN 9/27/2011 9:30 TO 12NOON OPEN 10/1/2011 10:00 TO 2:00PM. It is a great condo, central to all of the Sun City West amenities. Perfect for year-round or seasonal visitor, or for an investor looking for a rentable condo. Offered furnished for only $79,900. Owners state that they have rented thi...
I just had a sale fall out of escrow! This listing was in Surprise AZ. What a great thing. My seller immediately got an offer for $20,000 more!!!! Also this week, I listed two nice homes for sale here in Sun City Az. One is a Gemini or Duplex, You can see it below. The other is a nice 2bedroom 1 ...
      Each year about this time, my bagpipe band gets to play for the University of Phoenix Graduation ceremonies. This is one of my favorite gigs, everyone is happy, the audience, graduates and faculty acts like we were rock stars. As is normal, each year there is a featured commencement speake...
Inman News posted an article referring to the Harvard University "State of the Nation's Housing" report. The conclusion of the scholars at Harvard? Housing recovery depends upon demand. Duh! I have said it before. Lenn Harley has said it, as well as many others. I wonder how much was paid for thi...
"And Glory Guards with Solemn Rounds, the Bivouac of the Dead..." That was a line from the poem, Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O'Hara, an officer of the United States Army during the Mexican/American war. Also an officer of the Confederate Army. To read the entire poem, CLICK HERE. These are wo...

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