I personally like the Anthem area due to the high value retention through the Real Estate "bubble" of the past 8 years. The last amount I'd worry about is HOA dues or Master Planned Community dues. In retrospect to your purchase price, isn't this number a last consideration when looking for a home?
I don't mean to trivialize the cost of HOA dues or SID/LID costs yearly, but it really should be a focus on what your home's long term value proposition will be. In discussing your purchase, I would assess the rental market, the percentage of owner occupants in the neighborhood, and the quality of community assets (schools, fire department/police department availability in the area, proximity to hospitals, and quality of road ways/traffic congestion). It's 100% worth your time to work with a Realtor who knows the area and I happen to not only live in Anthem but I'm also on the board for our HOA.
i'd be happy to answer your questions and help out. We like strong residents in our community because that's the bedrock of our sustained value today and future gains in value.
~ Real Estate Concierge ~
Barrett & Co., Inc
2885 S Jones Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Realty One Group
Regina Agee / Horizon Realty Group/ NV Realtor / 702-606-8189
Also a California Independent RE Broker #01146994. Working fulltime since 1992!
The few communities you mentioned are all in the same area of town. Seven Hills is a bit pricey but very nice homes. Anthem has some great choices and reasonably priced. MacDonald Ranch is also a nice community, it just depends if you are talking about MacDonald Highlands or the typical MacDonald Ranch community. I would suggest that Anthem might have the best prices for the size homes. I would be happy to set up a search in these areas to show you the difference in homes and prices. Please email me your direct contact info and I'll get an email sent out to you right away.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Len McGuirk, Realtor
Prudential Americana Group
Direct: (702) 203-6688
Angela Brasser, ABR, CRS
Prominent Realty Group, LLC
I'd love to show you more about the Anthem area and share the insider information I provide to all my clients. The management company is the same for our HOA in Madeira Canyon and the master plan of Anthem so I'm able to get an immediate response with all the going ons here. Just one more benefit of being an engaged Realtor and an HOA board member with a like minded board who wants to protect our neighborhood value and be kind to our neighbors!
~ Real Estate Concierge ~
All of these areas are considered to be "upscale" neighborhoods here in Henderson. They all offer both gated communities and guard gated communities together with neighborhoods that are not gated. I have lived in both Seven Hills and Anthem and enjoyed living in both. I have also handled many transactions in all of these communities, which are located next to each other. I noticed that you are located in San Ramon, which I know quite well as I have friends and past clients who currently live there. The communities that you are interested in are very similar in many ways to where you live right now. Please fell free to contact me as I would be very happy to give you more detailed information on all of these communities and what might work for you depending on your personal criteria. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
All the best,
Susan Frush-Feller, SFR, CDPE
Realty One Group
2831 Saint Rose Parkway #100
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: (702) 321-0131
The glory of asking for an opinion is that everyone seems to have one. That also can be the downfall. Since my colleagues have already offered their opinions & some background on each community, I'd offer advice. When making such an enormous purchase & investment such as a home, it really always comes down to what you, as the buyer, wants. What's important to you? What are your must-haves or what do YOU expect your future master planned community to offer? Then, with the help of a professional to inform and guide you in your purchase (we're not supposed to be here to convince or sway you...but work FOR you), you can choose the community that best fits your needs. My best advice would be to contact one of the many professionals who were happy to offer their opinion to you below (or I'm available as well), go over your specifics, & get someone working for you. I'd be happy to start a preliminary search for you in each area so you can get a better feel of what each community offers. Then, when you're ready to preview, we've already done some narrowing down. Good luck in your search.
Here is my suggestion: make a list of what is important to you with your community. Then choose a realtor to work with and view homes in each area. Once you drive the communities, you will see which one you like slightly more than the other. All 3 are great communities. You can't go wrong with any of them.
That's my 2 cents, though this is really a matter of taste. MacDonald Highlands has the best freeway access and is closer to more amenities, and Seven Hills has all those lovely pocket parks scattered through it. Hope that helps!