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Home Buying in Sun City West : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Ralph Cote' answered:
I expect quite a difference in appreciation between the age restricted communities like Sun City and the surrounding regular family communities like Glendale, Peoria and Surprise. The prices in the age restricted communities are much more stable than the others because we don't have first time home buyers and half of our sales are cash transactions so we had relatively few foreclosures and maintained our values much better than any of the regular communities. Thus, while the regular communities suffered hugely, up to 60% down in the price downturn, the Sun Cities were only down about 30%. The regular communities are up almost 30% since 2011 while the adult communities like Sun City are only up about 10%. Prices of all communities here are expected to continue to increase over the next 5 years, however, and some pundits expect them to recover to their 2006 peak here in the next 5 years. Contact me at or contact me at 623-826-9070 to subscribe to my free monthly newsletter that will keep you apprised of the local housing price trends.

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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Pamela Smith answered:
At this time there are over 50 homes on the golf courses in Sun City West. If you would like, I can email them to you.
You can also go to our website, and view them there!
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Shirley Owens answered:
Yes indeed! Sun City West and Corte Bella have what is know as "common area". Pets are welcome to be in these areas with their owners. Our pets are treated like out children now that our nests are empty.

Shirley Owens
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Paul Welden answered:
Hi Karen,

There is only 1 property for sale in Sun City West with 4 bd, 2ba with a pool.
13111 W MICHELTORENA DR Sun City West, AZ 85375 $725,000

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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Francine Leroy answered:
I agree! When I copy listings to advertise them on my E-Newsletter, I have to retype them to small caps. It just looks like they are shouting doesn't it?!! I guess they want to be sure you see it...LOL ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Ralph Cote' answered:
The Capital Improvement Fee sometimes has other names. It varies by subdivision and often changes yearly. It is a onetime fee paid at closing by the buyer and is not prorated. Currently those fees are: Sun City = $3,000, Sun City West = $2,500, Sun City Grand = $1,104, Sun City Festival = $612, Westbrook Village = $1,525, Ventana Lakes = $1,150, Sun Village = $1,000 to $1,500, Trilogy = $1,800.96 and Corte Bella = $724. These subdivisionsalso all have recreation centers with various annual fees.

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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Lucinda Tkach answered:
This home shows sold for $138,000 11/25/2008

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!

Lucinda Tkach

Windermere Central
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