Some sellers list a house at the price that will enable them to avoid a short sale.
Some list at the price that will net them the amount they need in order to take the next step of their life, like move to assisted listing or build a house.
Some want to pay off their credit cards with the sale proceeds.
Some think that if they paid $50,000 for a roof, kitchen, and pool, their house is worth at least $50,000 more than it was before. This is probably not true.
Of course buyers are not concerned with seller's goals that are irrelevant to the value of the property.
As Steve mentions "many of the houses are run down and need paint" We have driven thru Civano several times as of lately and we did not see anything that will make his comment valid.. again, What do the Civano residents say about their community?
Mary Ann Carman
Opinions on HOA vary, as do opinions on what a person will pay for a property & what they will pay price per square foot. I am not a big fan of the gianormous power lines off Hougton as well. If you are looking to buy, I suggest work with a local Realtor as your buyers agent. I would show you what properties in there are selling for per sq ft. In today's market a property is really only worth what it appraises for, since that is the amount of money a bank will loan on it.
Wish you best of luck with your search.
Wildcat Realty & Property Management