Max, Home Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ

I am relocating to Phoenix. Are the DC Ranch and Windgate Ranch developments experiencing a substantial?

Asked by Max, Scottsdale, AZ Fri Jul 24, 2009

amount of short sale and/or pre-foreclosure activity?

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Donald Keys’ answer
In DC Ranch there are currently:

114 Properties for sale
024 Short Sale / Pre Foreclosure
004 Lender Owned

In Windgate Ranch:

018 Properties for sale
003 Short Sale / Pre Foreclosure
000 Lender Owned

In DC Ranch there are 85 homes in pre-foreclosure that a Trustee Sale Date has been issued (pre-foreclosure not necessarily listed on the market)

In Windgate Ranch there are 7 homes in pre-foreclosure that a Trustee Sale Date has been issued (pre-foreclosure not necessarily listed on the market)

I hope this helps. If you would like more market specifics about the zip code, feel free to contact me.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 24, 2009
Hi Max, not necessarily. Since I live in the community there has been an overall decrease of short sales and foreclosures coming on the market. I think with the 2012 short sale tax credit expiring, from taxable income any mortgage debt written off by their lenders in a loan modification or short sale (selling the home for less than the mortgage balance, with the lender agreeing to take the loss). But the exclusion expires at year-end, unless Congress extends it. If you're headed for a short sale and don't want to risk losing Uncle Sam's generosity, it's best to get started.
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Unless its re-instated we will continue to see a decrease. However, as provided by the other realtors there are still some great deals available and they do not stay on the market for very long.
Let me know if you would like information regarding these communities and I'd be happy to assit you in your home search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
Hi Max, DC Ranch and Windgate Ranch are awesome communities located 2 minutes from the 101. They offer just about everything for a complete lifestyle. Let me know when you will be coming into town and I can show you some great homes in these communities. On another note, shoot me an email and I'll forward you some important information for these communities !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations on your move to Phoenix. To answer your question I have actual numbers for you. There are as of today 4/17/2010 177 active, pending and under contract with contingency homes in the DC Ranch and Windgate communites of those...9 are Lender owned, 53 are short sale and pre-foreclosure, 1 is a Relocompany property, 20 are owner/realtor homes. 129 of the 177 are active listings that start at a list price of 220,000 and go up to 5,195,000. If you would like more information and are not currently working with an agent please let me know. Use the link below to seach the homes the pendings will not show up on this search just the actives and the under contract with contingencies other wise noted awc-c or awc-i
Thank you and best of luck in your move
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 17, 2010
Yes! Both development have a huge amount of short sales and foreclosures. Prices are down 50% in the Desert Parks area of DC Ranch. What an incredible opportunity for buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 29, 2010
Desert Mountain has a couple in foreclosure $400K and $800K. Recent Sales: 70+ homes $500K to $3Mil in 2009
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 7, 2009

You may have found your dream home at a dream price in DC Ranch or Windgate by now, but in case you're still looking and for others who might be interested in DC Ranch, I recently wrote a post about the bargains that abound there: "DC Ranch: Steal Some of Scottsdale’s Most Stylish Real Estate Bargains."

You can find it by scrolling down on my home page at The absolute best DC Ranch deals often go under contract within 48 hours. So being prepared is the best way to ensure you get a steal of a deal.

I also Tweet the best Scottsdale deals, often in DC Ranch. Follow me if you like: @scottsdaledeals. I'm careful not to spam or detail what I'm having for dinner. Just the facts on the best deals in Scottsdale.

Melanie Johnston
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 31, 2009
Hi Max,
I live in the Windgate Ranch development and yes they are experiencing some short sale and pre-foreclosure activity. DC Ranch is too, this development is much larger and has been built out longer than Windgate Ranch. Windgate is a Toll Brothers Community that has not been fully built out. They are offering discounts on some homes that have fallen out of contract, also they offer discounts to build new, on lot prem's and upgrades. If you want please visit my website and I would be happy to assist you in your home search. I can send you a list of the homes in short-sale or preforecloure in these areas, you can email me at
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 25, 2009
You may want to try out this website: You can zoom in on the DC Ranch and Windgate Ranch areas to see the current state of the real estate activity .

This is a great tool that gives you the ability to search for properties by Short Sale or Bank Owned foreclosures. You can also compare those properties to the recent "sold" properties in the same neighborhood.


Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
(480) 422-5095 Direct
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 24, 2009
Hi Max
you have some stats below and keep in mind that a majority (over 90% of our recent home sales) are at $400k or lower. In the 85255 zip code where these subdivisions sit there are 674 properties for sale. Price point goes from $215k to $19,900,000!. No that high end is not the majority. DC Ranch has a bank owned home starting at $424k and moves up to the millions. Windgate has a higher price range and shorter spread. These are Toll Brothers homes and there are similar models in a nearby community a few miles away priced much lower to consider depending on what your goals are. The word substantial is relative to perspective of the person analyzing the data. Based on what we have available and what is in the area it is not as substantial here as in other areas.

Hope this helps. Go to my website at to have access to our local MLS and see all availalbe properties.

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Let me know how I can help you be more successful.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 24, 2009
Yes - moreso in parts of DC Ranch, but Windgate as well. Prices have plummeted just about everywhere, but buyers are starting to take note and beginning to pick up the pace as far as buying. This price range is still working on stabilizing and it seems like it's headed that way (vs. the under $200k properties w/ 10-20 offers on the definite upside).

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