Carefree, AZ Real Estate News

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Carefree Arizona is one of our favorites cites and a great place to live. The town is looking to stimulate growth in the center business district. Carefree Arizona Sun Dial (Photo from Town of Carefree  in the delightful Carefree Town Center   Allison Brown, Foothills Focus wrote on Aug 18, 2021 that the "Carefree Town Council approved a resolution that established the central business district’s boundaries. This allows it to move forward with plans to revitalize the town center for economic growth. Business owners who would be directly impacted by these changes supported the effort.  The town’s economic development director, Steve Prokopek, led a presentation describing the proposed changes, which include additional signage, new entryway details, safer spaces for pedestrians and bikers...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Have it Your Way (Haviture Way) and Live the Carefree lifestyle in Carefree Arizona bordering Scottsdale to the north. Read on for an always up to date list of Carefree homes for sale on the actual MLS Carefree Arizona Sun Dial (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens).   Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to li...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Live the Carefree lifestyle in beautiful Carefree Arizona bordering Scottsdale to the north. Read on for an always up to date list of Carefree homes for sale on the actual MLS. You will be glad you did.            Carefree Arizona Sun Dial (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens).   Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Live the Carefree lifestyle in Carefree Arizona bordering Scottsdale to the north. Read on for an always up to date list of Carefree homes for sale on the actual MLS            Carefree Arizona Sun Dial (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens).   Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characteriz...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Live the Carefree lifestyle in Carefree Arizona bordering Scottsdale to the north. Here are the latest homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale and Cave Creek. (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens). Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Looking for a Carefree Life with blue skies and beautiful scenery. How about Carefree Arizona? Here are the latest and always up to date homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale. Carefree is a cool and laid back town. Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, excellent schools, bike paths, desert hikes and more, Carefree and Scottsdale is the place to raise your family or retire!    ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Ho Hum...how is that for a sales pitch? Here are the latest and always up to date homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale on Ho Hum Road and elsewhere. Carefree is a cool and laid back town hence the name Carefree. Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, excellent schools, bike paths, desert hikes and more, Carefree and Scottsdale is the place to raise your family or retire!     ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The Village at Carefree or Village at Carefree Conference Resort is a jewel both for permanent or winter visitors. Nestled at the foot of Black Mountain between Cave Creek and Scottsdale is this wonderful townhome community most with two master bedrooms with putting greens and wonderful pool complex in a gated community with garages.        Village at Carefree Conference Resort includes townhomes with garage and Recreation Center Village at Carefree Conference Resort Townhomes For Sale Located at 36601 N Muletrain Rd, Carefree Arizona 85377 To see the Village at Carefree Conference Resort townhomes for sale on a full page view Village at Carefree Conference Resort and Ideal Location north of ScottsdaleVillage at Carefree Conference Resort borders Desert Forest Golf Course and SkyRanch A...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the latest and always up to date homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale. Carefree is a cool and laid back town. Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, excellent schools, bike paths, desert hikes and more, Carefree and Scottsdale is the place to raise your family or retire!                                        Carefree Arizona homes for sale and beautiful vistas   To l...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
 Custom Carefree home priced to Sell - Million dollar viewBreathtaking doesn't even sum up the views this home offers. This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home located in Velvet Shadows is priced to sell at $714,900. This custom home in Carefree is priced $100k below comparable sales. Just over 3500 square feet, all situated on nearly an acre lot with natural vegetation surrounding the home. This unique lot allows you the views most only dream of. From as far as the eye can see to the west, north and East. Epic views of the mountains and Arizona landscape. The home features a master bedroom on the main floor along with a guest room, adjacent to the hall bathroom. The master bedroom bathroom is unique with under bathtub lighting which is spectacular at night.  The remainder of the first floor incl...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the latest homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale and Cave Creek. (Photo from  http://www.carefree.org/202/Carefree-Desert-Gardens). Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names and beautiful desert vistas. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, exc...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the latest homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale and Cave Creek. Carefree is a cool and laid back town with a great name and wonderful street names. How about "Meander Way, This Is It Place, Tranquil Way, Whileaway Rd" and many more? Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, excellent schools, bike paths, desert hikes and more, Carefree and Scottsdale is the place to rais...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are the latest homes for sale Carefree Arizona near Scottsdale. Carefree is a cool and laid back town. Read on... Looking to move to Carefree, Arizona? A town with great street names like Ho-Hum Road and  Easy Street and awesome views and vistas. See homes for sale in Carefree.   Bordering Carefree is Scottsdale, Arizona which is constantly selected by independent reviews as one of the best cities to live in the US. Characterized by great weather, sunsets, mountain views, "foodie" city, resort hotels, golf, shopping, sports and entertainment, excellent schools, bike paths, desert hikes and more, Carefree and Scottsdale is the place to raise your family or retire!                                        Carefree Arizona homes for sale and beautiful vistas   To learn more about single...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
Million Dollar Views - Home for Sale in CarefreeIf you are looking for a very well cared for home, with its original owner, with Million Dollar views you have come to the right place. This 3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Northern Scottsdale features over 3,500 square feet. The home is situated on nearly an acre of land and is actually located in the community of Velvet Shadows in Carefree. Located just off the Pima and the 101, this Custom Built Home has a 27 foot long balcony for star gazing and watching the sunrise and set across the valley. In Fact, while lounging in your swimming pool, you can see the Continental Mountains as well as Black Mountain. This Custom Home with Stone fireplaces, great room and loft will not last long. Reach out today to arrange your private showing. Listed at a...
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
Distressed properties - those that are "under water" where more is owed on the property than will be available from the proceeds of a sale of the property - are thankfully far fewer than during the crash during the latter years of the previous decade. Still - some do exist - and Short Sales are still a viable option when faced with a "must sell" scenario of an "under water" property. Currently running at less than 3% of the closed transactions every month in our MLS, homeowners in that 3%, whether in Carefree or another part of the valley, can still use our help. The first step is to contact us so we can schedule a complimentary confidential consultation to discuss how the short sale process works, and the considerations for your particular circumstances.   Careful up front planning is ...
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
While there are far fewer people these days considering a Short Sale of their home in Carefree, there are still some who may have purchased just before the "bust" last decade who may owe significantly more on the home than the proceeds of the sale will bring. What to do? A Short Sale is one such solution. A Short Sale is a "regular resale" with one distinct and significant difference. The agreement of your lender(s) to accept less than the balance(s) owed on the loan(s). Whether or not a homeowner meets the other "requirements" of their lender(s) such as a "valid" hardship can only be determined by consultation with a skilled and experienced professional with a solid Short Sale track record - we recommend a minimum of 100 closed Short Sales with a 90%+ Short Sale List to Close ratio. Th...
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
While the numbers of Short Sales and REOs in Carefree are way down from the staggering levels following the market crash about 10 years ago, there are still some properties "under water" and some that have received a Notice of Default, the first step in the process that will result in the Trustee's Sale on the courthouse steps. It's always sad to see people give up and walk away from a home, particularly when alternatives exist which may well be better for them and their lien holders. We've learned that often those who "opt" to let the home go to foreclosure "by default" often believe that their personal circumstances prevent them from doing a Short Sale.   Circumstances such as: Multiple Home Loans IRS Income Tax Liens Past Due Child Support Past Due HOA Fees ...and the list goes on. I...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know – CarefreeEstates.com Mortgage Process Highlights – Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.  Mortgage Process   The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to afford one. This brings us to two major misconceptions that we want...
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
Although we no longer see the levels of Short Sales that we did a few years ago in Carefree, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Carefree property is on the path towards foreclosure at auction on the courthouse steps. Suzanne and I wonder why the owners would allow the property to go to foreclosure, rather than investigate alternatives that may be mutually beneficial to themselves and their lenders. Not all properties heading for foreclosure are necessarily "under water" - which theoretically means they could be sold via a "traditional" sale rather than a "short sale" - but circumstances may mean there are other liens attached or other factors that inhibit or prevent the owners from selling the property - whether or not it's a short sale. Short Sales are "...
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
  While the Short Sale days of the previous decade are for the most part behind us, the reality is that there are still hundreds of homes "under water" in Arizona.   While it's true that not every property facing foreclosure in Carefree is "under water", may of them are, and unfortunately many homeowners still don't understand that the likelihood is they will be far better off doing a Short Sale of their Carefree home than allowing their Carefree home to be sold at auction on the courthouse steps!    Short Sales are "regular resales" with one big difference.     Your lender(s) must agree to accept less than the amount(s) owed on your loan(s).   While there are many details regarding Short Sale Seller financial circumstances and the hardship they face, the bottom line is that most lender...
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