Round Two

By
Commercial Real Estate Agent with Don Bennett & Associates

Hello everyone and I really want to thank you for the responses I received from my first Blog. I was really impressed and gathered some very useful  suggestions. Today as I looked out upon the incredible resort community I live in, Sun City Grand, I  can't help but think about folks around the  country getting ready for  winter. Even though I do not sell residential real estate, I thought I might comment about the  retirement environment in sunny Arizona.

Typically, our commercial market is  boosted each year by the return  of the snowbirds. They start coming in mid October and leave around late May. Many have second  homes here and  some  just rent. Rentals start at around $1700 per month and hit their peak in Jan, Feb and March where rates hit around  $2500 per month. Besides the weather, what attracts people is the golf and other ammenities this place has to  offer. Check out some on  www.grandinfo.com/ddoc/toursuncitygrand0704.pdf and see for yourself. This place is equivalent to a resort with 4  great courses, 2 incredibly large fitness centers, bike  and hiking trails, and jsut about anything else one would want.

With the  downturn in the housing market, prices have  come  down  to affordable. Just ask the  Canadians that cleaned up this  year. An example of  a typical property (and one  that I own) is  shown here: http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/mainmenu.cgi?cmd=url+other/run_public_link.html&public_link_tech_id=m6n5nu3jvrd&s=12&id=1&cid=1. The agent, Cindy Kingery, 623-910-3576 is one of the  best.

Housing drives the  commercial market. Surprise's population at around 107,000 swells to around 128,000 during  snowbird season. Thus the  Surprise economy stays robust even  during a downturn in the  market. This is great for either residential or commercial investors or  folks just needing a break from  winter.

If you  have any referrals, please let  me know. i am more than happy to pay a referral fee.

Comments (4)

Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Sounds like a wonderful place to live.  Thanks for sharing, you paint a very inviting picture.

Nov 10, 2008 04:46 AM
Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES

Great location. Will let you know if I have any referrals for you Bob.

Nov 10, 2008 04:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Bob

Welcome to active rain there's a number of benefits of being involved, there is the great information be shared and the social contacts.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Nov 10, 2008 05:06 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Bob, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Nov 10, 2008 11:23 PM