Category Archives: Blog

Arizona Traditions – virtual tour

Often underrated and overlooked because it is sandwiched between the large Del Webb Sun City communities, Arizona Traditions is worth a second look. Take a look at the tour and let me know if you agree!

Say Goodbye to Sundome in SCW

The Sundome in Sun City West will soon be a distant memory, only to be remembered through historic photos. ASU sold it in Feb 2013 to a development company, and demolition is currently underway to make room for a new shopping center

Dreamland Villa: Big News, Big Changes

Dreamland Villa hasn’t changed much since it was completed in the mid-1970’s by Farnsworth, but there are some big plans by the city of Mesa that will mean big changes to Dreamland Villa and nearby Velda Rose

Builders Adjust 55+ New Home Pricing

New home builders in Phoenix area 55+ retirement communities have adjusted their pricing in response to current and anticipated market demand. The two most notable changes are Trilogy at Vistancia, who increased their new home prices $30,000 – $80,000 and CantaMia, who decreased their pricing $40,000 – $85,000.

The Short Sale Process – is Long!

A successful short sale typically takes around 4-6 months to get an answer from the bank, and then you’ll have another 30 days to close after you get an approval from the bank. The key word being “successful,” because lots of short sale contracts just end up in limbo.

When Your New Home Doesn’t Appraise

In an upwardly trending market, buyers are thrilled that their home is worth more at the time they close on it than it was when they signed the contract a few months ago, but….and in a down market, that can mean lots of time for the prices in the area to trend downward too.

Golfers

Finding Affordable Golf Retirement

Seniors looking for affordable golf retirement will find that Arizona is a goldmine. With more than 30 golf retirement communities to choose from in the Phoenix area alone, you’ll have lots of options if you want to actually live in a golf retirement community.