I am a Realtor that actually lives in Anthem. Rod answered the question well as to the length of time on market here in Anthem, but his comment about I-17 is misfounded. In fact there are a lot of misconceptions about Anthem. Yes, there is construction going on I-17 to expand it to 4 lanes going north and south. However, I have noticed that since the beginning of this construction that traffic has actually become BETTER. It has slowed people down, made them more cautious and thereby reduced the number of accidents on that stretch of highway.
Regarding Anthem real estate, it is definitely picking up. We have more homes pending sales now than we have had in almost two years. Anthem, much like most of the other new communities in the Phoenix valley was subject to a lot of speculation during the boom time of 2004/05. And now, as we have seen in many locations, that speculation has killed the market. That being said, Anthem is still a terrific place to live. In fact this weekend is Anthem Days, our annual two-day event with a carnival and trades fair.
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