Green Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Nestled at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains in the breath-taking Santa Cruz River Valley is the Torres Blancas Golf Course. The 72-par, championship golf course is a part of “The Land of New Beginnings,” the retirement paradise of Green Valley, Arizona. A variety of picturesque neighborhoods just East of 1-19 offer a number of options for anyone looking to live near the Torres Blancas Golf Course area.  Situated near a grove of pecan trees, The Springs is a beautiful neighborhood for winter picnics, bicycle rides and coffee-get-togethers. The Links is a small, close-knit community of 94 homes. Additional neighborhoods include: The Greens, The Fairways, Sunrise Point, and the Silver Springs Assisted Living Center.  Remember to visit the class catalog to find the current classes being...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
      www.2264BuriedRock.com   The 46 houses sold in September was slightly behind the 53 closed in August, but was enough to keep the house sold to date ahead of the same time period in 2010: 632 in 2010 vs. 655 in 2011.     However, proving it is a bumpy road to market stabilization, the average sales price continues to fluctuate:   AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011:   JANUARY 2011     $162,340 FEBRUARY 2011 $164,457 MARCH 2011 $161,548 APRIL 2011 $162,586 May 2011 $175,595 June 2011 $165,340 July 2011 $162,542 August 2011 $160,017 September 2011 $158,840   AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2010:   JANUARY 2010 $157,727 FEBRUARY 2010 $163,604 MARCH 2010 $158,559 APRIL 2010 $162,666 MAY 2010 $178,462 JUNE 2010 $165,693 JULY 2010 $167,440 AUGUST 2010 $167,884 SEPTEMBER 2010 $165,657 OCTOBE...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
        Green Valley "old timers" are all talking about how unusually hot and humid this summer has been--one told he couldn't remember a hotter or more humid summer in his 25 years living in Green Valley.  Of course the upside to all that humidity is just how lush and green everything looks.    The hot temps didn't seem to deter Buyers with 53 sales in August, which is par with July's sales.  On a year to date (YTD) the number of sales continues to be higher than in 2010 with 608 as compared to 583.    Proving it is a bumpy road to market stabilization, the average sales price continues to fluctuate:   AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011:   JANUARY 2011     $162,340 FEBRUARY 2011 $164,457 MARCH 2011 $161,548 APRIL 2011 $162,586 May 2011 $175,595 June 2011 $165,340 July 2011 $162,542 Aug...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
The Links at Santa Rita Springs is an intimate gated community of just 94 homes in Green Valley, Arizona. Built by Dorn Builders between 1998 and 2001, this lovely active adult community features beautiful Arizona architecture and stunning mountain vistas. As part of the larger master-planned Green Valley Recreation complex, residents of The Links enjoy 13 recreation centers offering every amenity imaginable.   Green Valley Recreation (GVR) is a non-profit organization serving over 12,000 age-restricted households among numerous active adult communities in Arizona. Residents of communities that are a member of the greater GVR organization enjoy access to an amazing collection of amenities, an exciting social lifestyle and a strong sense of community.   The amenities of Green Valley are ...
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By Marsee Wilhems
(RE/MAX Majestic)
This home shows true pride in ownership. In the past 5 years coated roof w/10 yr warranty, new HVAC, new rain spouts, paint interior & exterior, re-done carport & drive, Master & Hall baths, ceiling fans throughout and much more! Breathtaking views outfront with large patio. Inside has lots of closets & storage. Truly a must see! Convenient location close to dining, shopping and I-19. Located in the Continental School District with Continental Elementary, Continental Middle and Sahuarita High. For more details and CURRENT pricing call 520-885-9000. Click here to view other Tucson Real Estate. www.Wilhems.com
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Green Valley, AZ July 2011 Real Estate Statistics   July put the GREEN back into Green Valley, Arizona with the arrival of a very active Monsoon season.  The copious amounts of rainfall has managed to erase the devastating remnants of the Murphy fire that raged far too close to my home.  Gone are the black charred mountains and in its place, is the welcome sight of new growth.  They are covered with a lush green layer of new vegetation...a reminder that we can all rise from the very worst to be beautiful once again.     Although sales dropped slightly from 62 in June to 53 in July, the overall sales year to date (YTD) are ahead of last year, with 555 YTD as compared to 540 for the same time period in 2010.    Proving it is a bumpy road to market stabilization, the average sales price co...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
It is no easy task getting your home sold in a "buyer's market" but it can be done, even in a down market, in record time and for top dollar by "inspiring" buyers to choose your house.  Here's 3 tips for making that happen: Choose the BEST agent.  I can't tell you how many times I hear, "I hired a friend who is a real estate agent", "I hired my agent because they go to my church" or something similar.  Don't get me wrong, that's good move if you've done the research and determined they are the BEST agent.  However, more often than not my Sellers tell me that isn't the case.  My advice is that you interview at least 3 agents and ask each of them these 6 pertient questions. Use Your Agent's Expertise To YOUR Advantage.  Once you've selected the best, then use their expertise to get your ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Green Valley Community Performing Arts Center After announcing it would have to close its doors on June 30,2011 due to financial woes, the Green Valley Community Performing Arts Center has just published its summer 2011 schedule after supporters pledged nearly $60,000 to keep it open.  The Community Performing Arts Center, located in Green Valley, Arizona, offers a first class entertainment venue.  Owned by Pima County it is operated by the Community Performing Arts Center Foundation.  A magnificent, comfortable setting, a knowledgeable staff and superb entertainment create the gratifying experience that audiences and performers enjoy when they visit the “Jewel of the Desert” at the Community Performing Arts Center. Support Green Valley's top notch entertainment venue by attending its o...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Green Valley, AZ June 2011 Real Estate Statistics June 2011 was a month for the history books as Arizona battled one of the worst wildfire seasons in its history.  Despite the major fires raging throughout the state, real estate sales remained almost on par with May's numbers--62 sales in June as compared to 67 in May.  Interstingly, the number of sales year to date for 2011 are identical to the same time period in 2010 at 499.  The average selling price YTD continues to bump along.  Despite a dip in June, it remains consistent with 2010, providing a glimmer of hope that the market is stablizing:  AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011: JANUARY 2011     $162,340 FEBRUARY 2011 $164,457 MARCH 2011 $161,548 APRIL 2011 $162,586 May 2011 $175,595 June 2011 $165,340 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
I woke this morning to a welcome sight...puffy clouds barely tinged with telltale signs of dark grey dotting the bright blue and endless skies above me.   A signal that the long awaited Monsoon season is arriving and with it, much needed rain to help alleviate the extremely dry conditions that have ignited a wildfire season which will certainly go down in Arizona's history as being one of the worse ever.  Throughout the day I have watched as the cloud cover has continued to build and with it the signs of rain have multiplied in the ever darkening color of the clouds.  It is that time of year that those of us who live here full time look forward to with great anticipation--the Monsoon season! Monsoon is an Arabic word that means "season".   Although it is believed that Monsoon is used t...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Quail Creek Offers The Resort Lifestyle If living the resort lifestyle is high on your list of things to do after retirement, then you'll want to be sure to check out Quail Creek in Green Valley, Arizona.  It has bragging rights to being voted one of the top 100 Best Master Planned Communities in the country by Where To Retire magazine.  A stunning setting on high-desert terrain near the majestic Santa Rita Mountains and first class amenities provide Quail Creek homeowners with an unparalleled country club lifestyle that includes: Quail Creek Country Club, which has the Madera Clubhouse, swimming pools & spas, tennis & bocce ball courts, ballroom/auditorium, creative arts and a technology center, fitness facility and dog park. Quail Creek Golf Course has 27 holes of championship golf.  ...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
As is typically the case, when the temperatures begin to climb, sales drop.  There were 67 homes sold in the month May, a considerable dip from the 112 sold in April.  Sales remain slightly ahead in 2011 at 444 for the year versus 441 for the same time period in 2010.    Another positive note for this month was the fact that the average selling price climbed from the low $160,000 to $175,595: AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011: JANUARY 2011     $162,340 FEBRUARY 2011 $164,457 MARCH 2011 $161,548 APRIL 2011 $162,586 May 2011 $175,595   AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2010:   JANUARY 2010 $157,727 FEBRUARY 2010 $163,604 MARCH 2010 $158,559 APRIL 2010 $162,666 MAY 2010 $178,462 JUNE 2010 $165,334 JULY 2010 $167,056 AUGUST 2010 $167,884 SEPTEMBER 2010 $167,543 OCTOBER 2010 $168,547 NOVEMBER ...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
When you think of Arizona retirement you most likely think of sprawling resort-style mecca communities with thousands of homes and people. Communities’ where it’s easy to get lost before you get in your driveway and where your social calendar can easily get out of control. While these traditional neighborhoods are very popular, they are not for everyone. For retirees in search of smaller, more private community there are some wonderful options including The Links at Santa Rita Springs. Located in Green Valley, Arizona, The Links is a very small gated community of just 94 single-family ranch homes for adults age 55+. Being located in Green Valley gives residents of The Links access to all the fabulous Green Valley amenities yet the privacy of a smaller community. Green Valley Recreation,...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
One of the things I love most about living in the great Southwest are the night skies.  I never grow tired of watching as the sun melts across the sky in brilliant fiery colors before slipping silently behind the mountains so that a billion stars can come out to play.  There is something quite magical about living in a place where I can actually see the milky way.  If you are like me, you can't help but feel a fascination for the astronomical wonders that twinkle so brightly at night far beyond our reach.  To help you bring into focus the mysteries that lie in the deep dark sky, check out the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.  It is an exceptional science learning facility located at the Steward Observatory's "sky island".  The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9,175 feet summit of Moun...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
I love gardening!   With my hands deep in the earth, creativity blooms effortlessly like flowers in the spring.  Gardening not only brings me peace of mind, but it is the place where I do my best thinking.  My garden rewards me in equal parts to what I put into it by brilliantly displaying the fruits of my labor.  Most important it is a daily reminder that we reap what we sow whether it is professionally, personally or through the time we spend in our garden.  I'm sure my affinity with my garden is the reason why the following message, sent by a dear friend, resonated so deeply.   While I love the physical spaces I have created with flowers of all colors and plants of many species, its ability to inspire and change the world is limited, at best.   However a "soul garden" that is beauti...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
726 E Bent Branch Place In A Word, EXQUISITE PROPERTY DETAILS $975,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 45431Bedrooms: 2Full Baths: 3Half Baths: 1Sq ft: 3993Lot Size: 1.53Style: CustomGarage: 3 Car+Heat Source: GasTaxes: $5518.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION For more information about this EXCEPTIONAL property, go to: www.726BentBranch.com In a word, EXQUISITE! No expense was spared in the finishes found throughout this Mediterranean masterpiece. Surrounded by the 53,000 acre Santa Rita Experimental Range and situated on a premium 1.53 acre lot of pristine high desert in the exclusive Madera Foothills community, this impressive home boasts the ever changing Santa Rita Mountain range as its backdrop. One of a kind, it was built in a manner that harmonizes beauty with function and simplicity with elegan...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
Out of tragedy, joy triumphs and from chaos springs a most unlikely pairing of a century old tortoise and a baby hippo.  They met shortly after the tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, 2004 and have been inseparable ever since.   The hippopotamus's (nicknamed Owen) traumatic tale began when he was swept down the Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean and then forced back to shore when the tsnamic waves struck the Kenyan coast before wildlife rangers were able to rescue him on that fateful day.  Owen, less than a year old, lost his birth mother when the tsunami struck and found himself alone at a very tender age since Hippos are quite social and typically spend the first 4 years with their mother.  Destiny intervened when he landed on a 130 year old tortoise named Mzee.  Nat...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
You’ve put your Green Valley, Arizona house on the market and inside are walls drenched in your favorite paint colors.  According to Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute in Philadelphia, “paint color is so powerful that if can influence not just our state of mind but even our physiology”.  Curious what your walls are saying to your potential buyers?  They are definitely speaking volumes and here’s what they have to say (see italicized): RED:  Muy caliente…am I too hot for you to handle?  Give me a chance and I’ll put the zing back into your life by fueling your passion and desire.   Red will actually make the heart beat faster as it is the color of excitement and energy.  Remember a little red can go a LONG way.  According to Zimmer it is the perfect color for din...
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By Judi Monday, CRS-Green Valley AZ Expert, Green Valley Arizona R
(RE/MAX Valley Properties)
April is my favorite month of the year in Southern Arizona.  A time when it seems that even the most unattractive cactus is transformed into a thing of exceptional beauty.  When we want, more than anything, to brave those prickly beasts to touch their exquisite flowers.  While the desert around us bloomed, the real estate market continued to flower in its own right as well.  There were 112 houses sold in April as compared to the 115 that were sold in the month of March.  On a year to date (YTD) basis 2011 continued to out perform 2010 with 375 sales vs. 364.   The average selling price continues to hover in the low $160,000 range as illustrated in the table below:   AVERAGE SELLING PRICE YTD FOR 2011:   JANUARY 2011     $162,340 FEBRUARY 2011 $164,457 MARCH 2011 $161,548 APRIL 2011 $162...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Green Valley, Arizona is a massive collection of 55+ communities built by various builders offering a wide range of housing options and hundreds of amenities. Located just south of Tucson; Green Valley is home to over 12,000 age-restricted households and boasts 13 recreation centers, 8 golf courses and homes in every price range. Canoa Ranch is one of the newer 55+ communities in Green Valley. Residents of Canoa Ranch have access to all of the amenities within Green Valley at every community, not just those at Canoa Ranch. This unique Arizona active adult town offers residents an unrivaled lifestyle and countless amenities. The clubhouse at Canoa Ranch is the newest facility to be built in Green Valley and features wonderful luxury amenities. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools,...
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