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Market Conditions in Fountain Hills : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 12, 2014
Tiffany Carlson-Richison answered:
What is your email address? I can email you the past listings with more photos. This will give you a better idea of the floor plan. Tiffany
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Olivia Mckinley answered:
My first recommendation would be to make sure that whoever you choose actually lives in this community. There are lots of luxury brokers in the Valley but many of them are in Scottsdale. This wouldn't seem like a problem initially because its relatively close to Fountain Hills, but our community is sort of an island. Ive lived and worked here since 1994 and being able to be close to my listings has been a huge plus on a number of occasions. It enables me to make sure things are as they should be for a client who may not reside in the state or even town and it also makes it easier for me to get it rented or sold more quickly because I know many people within the community. Good luck with your home. I hope you find a great tenant! ... more
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Gwen Wallace answered:
Currently since there is an inventory shortage, no surprise, the average on the market is 30 - 45 days!
With the right exposure and marketing that is a very realistic timeframe!

Gwen Wallace
MCO Realty
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Ryan Buckley answered:
Ryan Buckley Realtor®
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Sun Nov 2, 2008
Stew Keene answered:

If you're having problems with Trula stats or any others, it's because they don't reflect anything but ARLMS IDX stats. Homes may have been foreclosed on without using a Realtor to list them. Meaning, they could have been purchased at the county courthouse or privately.

Fountain hills home pricing varies across the board. I remember showing Firerock property to a client 2 years ago. He saw a home he was interested in but decided to purchase another. during a recent property tour of those homes I noticed they increased the price 400k. The home is still on the market though, but pricing is coming up because affluent cash buyers are purchasing homes there. Not your typical retired couple looking for that Fountain Hills condo or golf course home. But an example of what can effect a community outside of Foreclosures.

The primary thing Fountain Hills has is desirability because of the small town feel and insulation from the Scottsdale busyness. Nice town & people, great golf, close to freeway access and the shopping of Scottsdale. Honestly, if I didn't have horses I would move fro Rio Verde to Fountain Hills. You and I might be neighbors!

On the positive side for you, I believe Fountain Hills will recover here pretty quickly and get back to what it was primarily, a retirement community/city.

Those folks that are hanging on to they properties waiting for the market to catch up are likely comfortable enough financially.

I'll send you an e mail shortly to get you some information on Sunridge Canyon homes for sale in your area
so you'll know what is or isn't selling and get an idea in general about your homes value.

Thanks for your post here Jim, it's nice to see one (finally) from Fountain Hills.


Stew Keene
Ph (480) 220-7491
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Keller Williams - Scottsdale, AZ
2008-2009 Master of Real Estate award recipient
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Wed Feb 6, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
Tom, I have to be careful now, as I only see only one home listed for rent in La Strada in MLS, and there are agency issues that I'm not sure how they apply in this case, given this is a public forum. The basic rule I need to avoid crossing, is the question of whether I'm soliciting another agents active listing.

At any rate, if I'm right, you are currently listed at $1500...but the last time you leased this unit, you leased it for $1300. As well, most of the units in that complex rented for $1300, while a couple rented for more, but only once did anyone get $1500. Off the cuff, if I've got this right, I'd say you are listed too high. Of course, I haven't seen your unit...things change...etc. But that's what feels wrong. At $1500, the listing has been active way too long, so price must be a factor.

Also, it seems you switched brokerages this go-around, even though the last brokerage rented the unit in about a week. To be honest, I know and respect the first brokerage, while I don't know anything about the current one.

Of course, I could have the wrong unit totally, and you aren't in MLS. If that's the case, I highly suggest working with a brokerage that offers more comprehensive marketing.

Best of luck.
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