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By Kimberly Anderson | Broker in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale Arizona Active Adult Living Community Highlight

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Scottsdale, Home Selling in Scottsdale, In My Neighborhood in Scottsdale  |  January 23, 2013 4:38 PM  |  282 views  |  No comments

    Del Webb's 1994-built community of Terravita stll offers many benefits to buyers of Arizona and Scottsdale real estate looking for active adult living property even through Terravita was Del Webb's first non-age restricted master planned community of its type.

    Arizona active adult living offers homeowners an array of amenities all of which may be found in Terravita of North Scottsdale so click here to view an update on active adult living real estate for sale in Terravita.

    We are Scottsdale Arizona realtors and we specialize in Arizona active adult living real estate and property for sale.

  • Villages at Aviano - Desert Ridge - Furnished Home Sale Price Just Reduced

    Posted Under: General Area in Phoenix, Home Buying in Phoenix, In My Neighborhood in Phoenix  |  February 8, 2012 9:54 AM  |  441 views  |  No comments
    Back in December of 2011, Toll Brothers made the decision to close the sales office in Villages at Aviano for an undisclosed amount of time. Apparently they finally decided that competing with the short sale and bank owned resale properties from earlier phases was too challenging. They had been able to consistently sell the new models for more than the resale, but it took heavy incentives and certainly not the volume they had hoped for I am sure. I will be curious when they decide they can open up again and finish the remaining buildings.

    Real estate in Villages at Aviano in Desert Ridge Phoenix Arizona.With all the new home inventory gone, there is only resale inventory remaining and even that is scarce now. Currently there are only 4 units active in Villages at Aviano. They all happen to be traditional sales as well – no short sales or bank owned listings.

    The best value appears to be a Cereto model which is 1,535 sf with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It was just reduced to $219,000 from $229,999. The home is being sold furnished as well, with what appears to be pretty nice contemporary furniture. This makes it a great opportunity for the buyer looking for that perfect winter getaway! With all of amenities that Villages at Aviano has to offer, it is hard to beat the lifestyle and location.

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  • The 5 Lowest Price Per Square Foot Homes in Aviano At Desert Ridge

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Phoenix  |  October 26, 2008 12:20 AM  |  283 views  |  No comments

    In my attempt to provide you with “statsthat matter”, here is my first edition and it is for Aviano at DesertRidge.  While I think it is fine to report how many homes closed inSeptember or how many homes are active now, I want to get down to thenitty gritty for home buyers and sellers in Desert Ridge.

    Below is a chart showing the 5 lowest price per square foot homes in Aviano.  You can click on the image for a larger view.

    I have outlined which of these are bankowned, short sales and there is even a regular seller in there.  Whatdoes that mean?  Well, the bank owned are ready to move and if youwrite an offer you will probably hear back in 3 days or so. I would beable to help you decide where I think the bank may accept at.  Theshort sales can take up 2-3 months to respond.  If you have nothing buttime, these can be great deals.  I can find out where the agent is inthe short sale process and can also project at where the bank mayapprove at.  The real seller - well that is a seller who is motivatedand has positioned their property to move.  If you need a 30 day close,there is probably a good chance this can happen here.

    The Mirador on Expedition is a huge house,but it backs to Pinnacle Peak Road and it needs a little TLC. It is nothorrible but you better LOVE slate and bring a paint brush. The backyard has a good start, but needs a little help with the lack ofmaintenance.

    The Terraza on 37th place is a nice homeand has been reduced again to $685k. This home has been modified sothere are two master suites, one up and one down. The other bedroomsupstairs have been combined to make 2 large secondary bedrooms, eachwith there own bath. The problem is they took the 3rd bay of the garageto make the master suite downstairs.  Many people at this size andprice point are looking for 3 car garage. However, if this modifiedfloorplan appeals to your lifestyle, there can be a great opportunity.

    The Velez on 39th Way is very “vanilla” and it backs to 40th st. However, the price is right at $135 per square foot.

    After starting out at $1,105,000 and 569days on market, the owners of this Marisol on 36th Way appear ready tosell.  This home sits on an oversized lot and backs to a wash.  On10/21 this was reduced from $699,00 to $619,000, where it sits now.Given the good condition of this home, I predict this to move quickly.

    Lastly the Strada on Crest Lane is a shortsale and is down to $475k. This is only a 2 car garage but does have anicely landscaped backyard and spool. I believe the listings agents areclose to an approval on this.

    So, if you are bargain hunting - these area good start. If you have a model in mind or certain criteria that youare looking for, give me a call at 480-201-4185 or send me an email andI will be able to send you info. I can also email you these 5 listingsif you would like more info.

    Stay tuned tomorrow - the 5 lowest priced homes in Aviano!


  • Festival In The Desert Comes To Desert Ridge!

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Phoenix  |  October 7, 2008 2:01 PM  |  338 views  |  No comments

    Festival in the Desert at Desert RidgeThe first annual Festival in the Desert is coming to the Desert Ridge community October 10, 11 & 12 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

    Festival in the Desert will bring a diverse blend of music from famed artists such as Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Pat Benatar, Boz Scaggs, Euge Groove and many more.  The Festival will also feature Art Booths with local artists showing off their creative talents.

    The Festival in the Desert parking will be located at Toscana of Desert Ridge, 5450 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix, in the West and East side parking lots.  Visitors will park in these lots and be conveniently bused in via local PV School buses.

    The Festival sponsors will create the annual Music to Our Ears donation fund that will directly support the Pinnacle High School Music Program towards music and travel.

    Desert Ridge residents can receive discounted tickets by visiting http://jwfestivalinthedesert.com/hoa.  All non-residents can get tickets at http://jwfestivalinthedesert.com.  The JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort is also offering resort packages for the 3 day festival.

    Have a good time! ~ Kim

    Ready to sell you your slice of the Arizona Sunshine!

  • What Defines A Good Deal In The Desert Ridge Real Estate Market

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Phoenix  |  October 3, 2008 1:44 PM  |  357 views  |  No comments

    Desert Ridge Real Estate MarketWhile reviewing the sales statistics for September and current inventory for Desert Ridge I got to thinking about what constitutes a “good deal” in this market?  What will it take for a buyer to feel like they “bought right” while making a purchase in 2008.

    In the midst of bank bailouts, a real estate down turn and a fledgling economy, it is tough to get buyers to sign on the dotted line.  When people ask me if I think we have reached “bottom” I always respond by saying that it depends on several factors.  If they want to know if we have hit bottom as far as real estate prices, I also say that some homes are priced at what I would consider a bottom.  How do I know that?  They are evidenced by mulitple offers after 1-3 days on market.  Usually these are bank owned properties and obviously are in varying condition. These are usually under $150k.

    In a an are like Desert Ridge, it can be tough to determine.  The home prices are higher, especially in Aviano where they can exceed 1.5 million.  There is still a lot of inventory relative to monthly closings.   Today there are 52 active listings in Aviano.  Something will have to give to move that many properties considering only 2 properties closed in September.   Prices have already experienced a major price correction in Aviano, so we are close.  That being said, is it imperative to buy at the absolute bottom?

    What is most important?  Buying a distressed property may elicit the best price, but may need work.  Without having a strong understanding what repairs and/or upgrades are going to cost, a good deal may not be that good of deal when it is all said and done.  When I show or preview properties I always pay close attention to what the previous owner has already done.  Is the landscaping complete? Are there window coverings?  What kind of upgrades were done?  Are there necessary repairs?  Is it a premium lot?

    Each month I will recap the monthly Desert Ridge & Cave Creek statistics, but beyond that I want to really breakdown the stats.  I want to highlight what I consider to be the best deals and why.  I want to help sellers be ahead of the curve so we can list home prices appropriate and sell them quickly.  I want to help educate buyers on what is a good deal for THEM!  By the way, with interest rates as good as they are now, a buyer doesn’t have to worry about hitting the absolute bottom.  If they are going to live in the home for more than 5 years, the rate intself will be as important as the sales price.  If you wait to see if prices are going to drop a lot more and rates go up, you will wind up paying more for the home.

    In addition to the market analysis I will highlight homes that are offering creative financing.  For many this will be the definition of a good deal.  Stay tuned!  I will be providing you with NEWS YOU CAN USE!


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