Yes, this area is popular for 2nd home ownership. I specialize in "Short Sales". These homes are in much nicer condition because the seller wants to avoid having a foreclosure on their records. REO properties in most cases are trashed and require additional cash to repair. I notify my preferred buyer clients before placing new listings with the MLS. If you wish, I will send you a FREE copy of my book "Should I Short Sale My Home?" It will help to explain how these sales work to buyers' advantage. Breaking NEWS! A huge flood of new foreclosures will hit this market after the first of the year. Happy hunting. You are in the drivers seat in this market.
This link will lead you to a Troon Village listing.
I will be happy to assist you further.
Scott Darnall - Western Realty Group
1 602 524-2328
Link below shows aerial, floor plan, slideshow and virtual tour for another DOrado home we also have on the market for sale in Dorado.
Beteeen the two there are some gated communities to consider with community centers, more protection while you're away, and some have clubhouses and a place to meet others for socializing -depends on your style and primary requirements..........John Lynch http://www.scottsprop.com 480-236-9470
Hopefully, you have a strong, full time agent that can negotiate the best home for the best price.
Catherine Kolodin, GRI
When buying a home in Arizona you definately want to view the Buyer Advisory:
This document gives you many resources and websites to check out when buying a home.
Other advice is to "knock on a neighbors door" on any home that you are considering purchasing and ask any questions that are important to you.
You might want to look in other subdivisions of Troon and Troon North. Many of these neighborhoods have high-priced homes, but there are pockets of more reasonable properties, particularly in the current market. I live in this area and enjoy the spacious feeling, and the mountain views are tremendous.
If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.