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New Homes for Sale in Peoria

I must admit, I’m a big fan of Taylor Morrison’s Northlands homes near 99th Avenue and Happy Valley Road. The floor plans flow beautifully and the exterior elevations are truly unique. And the location is terrific as well, with easy access to Loop 303; last night it took only a few minutes to get from the neighborhood back down to Arrowhead Ranch via 83rd Avenue Here’s one example above and a full list below .. remember, as always, make sure to bring an agent with you on your first visit to any new homes community. And if you don’t have an agent? […]

Peoria New Builds – Taylor Morrison at Terramar

As promised, here’s one of the communities I visited this past weekend – Taylor Morrison’s Expedition series at Terramar. Fun fact … Terramar has been around for more than a decade. Like most of the Phoenix real estate market, though, construction ground to a halt a few years ago when the market collapsed and only started up again in the last couple of years. Right now, Terramar is being finished up. Taylor Morrison has a handful of spec homes remaining for quick move in. And the homes are gorgeous – upgraded gas kitchen packages, extended width kitchen islands, granite counters. […]

New Home Community – Villages at Westridge Park

Yesterday I suggested new builds may be a less stressful way to go for FHA and VA buyers. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about … Villages at Westridge Park is a brand-new gated community located near Thomas Road and 75th Avenue. Floor plans range from 1,286 to 1,894 square feet and base prices run from about $138,000 to $154,000. That’s somewhere in the $600 range for principal and interest depending on your interest rate; property taxes and insurance would be separate. And, again, these are base prices so upgrades can add to the cost. Still, for someone paying […]

FHA and VA Buyers – Think About New Builds

Here’s the basic reality of purchasing a home with either a VA or FHA loan. It’s bloody difficult in this market, especially under $175,000. Why? It’s rather simple … Multiple offers are the norm and, if someone else comes in with cash, an FHA or VA offer is DOA. FHA offers often have seller concessions to closing costs attached which, when placed side-by-side with a conventional loan, renders a FHA or VA loan DOA. VA loans come with additional costs to the seller. So, while these offers often are golden – it’s hard not to get a VA loan approval […]

Quick Phoenix Real Estate Inventory Update

We’ll run through the January numbers on Monday but a couple of quick notes on the inventory … As of the moment, we’re at 11,092 single-family detached homes here in Maricopa County. That’s essentially the same number we’ve seen for the past couple of months, give or take a couple hundred. Also of interest, according to the folks at Ultimate New Homes, spec home inventory – new builds in some state of completion, ranging from framing to move in tomorrow, has risen by 40 percent or so to 978 units from 600 six months ago. Many spec homes come as […]

Glendale New Build Homes for Sale – 2 and 3 Bedroom models

Tucked away close to the Westgate City Center is the cozy subdivision of Provence. (I’d say walking distance but, frankly, when it’s 111 degrees out no one is walking anywhere.) Built by K Hovnanian/Great Western, there are one- and two-story models that both feature stainless steel appliances, granite counters and staggered maple cabinets inside a community with a park for the kids or pets and a pool for the kids or you but not for the pets. Prices are beginning in the high $100s – there was a recent price increase, which isn’t at all unusual given the current market […]

Goodyear Home for Sale – 3 Bedroom, 3 Car Garage

William Lyon homes is in the process of closing out construction in Estrella and has a handful of spec homes available. These, simply put, are the cure for the multiple offer, bidding war from hell blues. And they, along with other new build communities around the Valley, offer one of the few opportunities for FHA buyers to get their foot in the proverbial door of their new home. And did I mention all of these homes come with solar included? It’s an amenity you’d expect in a place where the sun shines 330 days a year, but it’s not nearly […]

3 Car Garage With Attached House in Arizona Traditions

This originally had been intended as a post about a new home for sale – a 2-bedroom La Paloma with a hard-to-find 3-car garage in Arizona Traditions, a 55-plus active adult community in Surprise. But the state of the market is such that we sold this particular home in less than a day in what normally is the quiet season in the Valley’s retirement communities. Our listing, at 18221 W. Weatherby Drive inside the Retreat at Arizona Traditions, gained interest primarily because of the 3-car garage but that was far from the only amenity – granite slab counters, spacious great […]

One Quick Inventory Note

Let’s give you one quick note on the Phoenix real estate inventory and get you on your way this Mother’s Day. Inventory rose back about 8,000 yesterday. While in and of itself that means little, since the 8,026 almost certainly will fall back below the 8,000 mark tomorrow once the weekend’s sales are logged into the MLS, it does at least indicate something vaguely resembling inventory stability. We’ll see how that shapes up as the month moves on. Okay, I lied … two more notes today. It was suggested in the comments on a post I wrote on Phoenix Real […]

Playoff Hockey and Phoenix New Builds

It’s virtually impossible to describe playoff hockey to someone who hasn’t experienced it. There is a palpable energy in the building, the sensation of 18,000 people holding their breath simultaneously and releasing at sporadic moments throughout the game – a shot on a goal, a crisp pass and, especially, a hard check into the boards. The first time I experienced playoff hockey was while covering the Phoenix Roadrunners of the since-defunct International Hockey League. And that still wasn’t preparation for 1997, when the Phoenix Coyotes made the playoffs on their first season here and faced the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Laguna […]

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