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Home Buying in Sun City Festival : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 5, 2017
Ekbarn answered:
Hello, We live in Washington and are thinking about living parttime in West Sun City in the near future.
Can you tell us what the fees are, prop taxes (we would probably pay cash for one of the smaller ones under $100,000, air conditioning cost, any other costs that we might not be aware of?
Thank you. Donna Kasemeier
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Edie Wood answered:
My answer is a little late, but if you're still looking, The short answer is 'YES'.... There should be many rentals in Sun City Festival during the summer months. Feel free to contact me with your preferences and I'll send you some listings.

Edie Wood, Realtor
Arizona Team Realty
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Edie Wood answered:
Taxes are very difficult to explain. Festival is a newer area developed in the last few years. It didn't even exist over 5 years ago. When homes were first built there, the tax rates and values were based upon land and property values without the real estate/house being built. Then they adjusted up when they were reassessed after the homes were built. Home and assesed values are differet but both have increased in the Festival area. If you have questions regarding specific properties, feel free to contact me as I live and work in the Buckeye area.

Edie Wood, Realtor
Arizona Team Realty
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Steve Kelley answered:
There are no Freedom Model homes that are in the "standing" inventory. So to get the Freedom Model we need to go to New Sales Center and get their qoutes. I can register you as my client with Pulte New Home Sales and get current information on the Freedom. It costs you no more when working with me but you do gain an advocate.
I also scanned the MLS and there are no Freedoms for sale in the MLS system either.
I live in Sun City Festival so I have information that will be important to you in the buying process.
Feel free to contact me at

Steve Kelley
Associate Broker
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Jason Fleming answered:
Most of the local farmers tell me that a chicken eats anything that moves, including scorpions. Now before you join me in laughter, our local vet told me that there is actually chicken breeds like dog breeds. And, some people actually raise them the same way dog breeders do. Now, I can still hear you snickering, was that a snort? But you have to ask yourself, would you rather have a chicken or scorpions. Besides, your friends will laugh with you...or at you. ... more
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Kris Marie answered:
Absolutely, and a good Realtor should be able to help you with all that information. I work Festival and always have a copy of the HOA for people to review before they buy. If there are particular isssues that are very important to you in buying your home ( such as have many dogs can I have, can I rent my home out immediately, can I park my boat, Rv in my back yard) always discuss these items with your Realtor.
AZ neighborhoods are all very unique with each having their very own set of rules, buy in fees etc.

Kris Marie Realtor, GRI, SRES, CBR,CNE
Keller Williams Reaty
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Fri Dec 18, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
Of course you can go back in and offer less--however, do enlist the help of a Realtor--you need to know what similar properties recently sold for in the immediate area in order to make an educated offer--couple that with the repairs--whether cosmetic or extensive. Keep in mind not all foreclosures are bargains and some do sell over list price. ... more
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