Queen Creek, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Pinal County Queen Creek Market Stats:  There were a total of 1691 closed sales from April 1st to September 30th in 2008 compared to 651 from April 1st of 2007 to September 30th of 2007. The average selling price for that period was $144,996 compared to an average selling price of $212,331 for the same period in 2007, a percentage drop of 32%. The average sales price per square foot was $71.65 compared to $108.78 for the same period in 2007. The average number of days a house was on the market was 94, compared to 101 days for the same period in 2007. Currently there is a 4.8 month supply of inventory with 1343 houses on the market for sale. With prices down so low it is a great time to buy! 102% Financing is available for these areas through the USDA Rural Housing program. Contact us fo...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Maricopa County Queen Creek Market Stats:  There were a total of 445 closed sales from April 1st to September 30th in 2008 compared to 194 from April 1st of 2007 to September 30th of 2007. The average selling price for that period was $266,080 compared to an average selling price of $367,072 for the same period in 2007, a percentage drop of 27.5%. The average sales price per square foot was $99.04 compared to $145.06 for the same period in 2007. The average number of days a house was on the market was 112, compared to 116 days for the same period in 2007. Currently there is a 6.7 month supply of inventory with 495 houses on the market for sale. With prices down so low it is a great time to buy if you know where to look.  As real estate experts in Queen Creek, we're here to help you find...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Pecan Creek Market Stats:  There were a total of 147 closed sales from April 1st to September 30th in 2008 compared to 73 from April 1st of 2007 to September 30th of 2007. The average selling price for that period was $151,254 compared to an average selling price of $220,979 for the same period in 2007, a percentage drop of 31.5%. The average sales price per square foot was $73.79 compared to $104.74 for the same period in 2007. The average number of days a house was on the market was 66, compared to 88 days for the same period in 2007. Currently there is a 4 month supply of inventory with 98 houses on the market for sale as of 10/27/2008. As real estate experts in Pecan Creek, we're here to help you find a great property at a great price, please contact us today for a complete up to da...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
As real estate professionals we spend a lot of time looking at property, prices and area developments that effect the local housing market. As such we are now begining to see what can only be described as smoking deals on homes in certain parts of the Phoenix valley. First time home buyers and investors, now is the time to seriously start looking at what there is available for sale. The deals can be found everywhere if you look and are patient for the right property, but ready to pounce when they appear. For example in Queen Creek in the south east side of the valley there are, as of writing this, 56 homes active for sale priced under $80,000. The average dollar per square foot is $56.92 with a high of $71.43 per foot. Most of these homes are single level with around 1300 square feet. ...
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By Jessica Sulliman, CDPE, SFR, Queen Creek Real Estate 602-677-7977
(Garrette Custom Homes)
Date: October 31 Time: 6-9 p.m. Where: Desert Mountain Park Carve your pumpkins, bring out the candy and don your costume; Halloween is almost upon us! Come enjoy Queen Creek's safe and unique way to trick-or-treat! Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on "Trunk or Treat Street" to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town of Queen Creek provides all the candy to be given out at the event. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages will enjoy a festival of activities. So come out and join us for some ghoulish games, frightening food, and freaky fun. This year's "spooktacul...
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By Jessica Grijalva
(Century 21 Northwest)
Update 11/1/08 We just got option pricing on our RV Garages they are a $21,000 option.  Thanks, Jessica Happy Thursday everyone, I am please to announce the opening of our new exclusive section of Castlegate.  This new section features 17 home sites that 90 feet wide by 225 feet deep.  We will be offer our 2010, 2400, 2700 and 3000 plans to be built on any of these lots.  One extra special feature will be the optional detached RV Garage big enough to fit all your toys.  We are located at the South East Corner of Ocotillo and Schnepf in Queen Creek Arizona and I look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. Thank you, Jessica :) www.CastlegateSubdivision.com www.ProvidenceHomesAZ.com  
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
 If you live in Arizona, and have not been to Schnepf Farms for their annual Pumpkin and Chili Party, then you are missing one of "Arizona's BEST Family Fall Experience," voted by Phoenix Magazine 2006 and 2007.  I personally take my family each year, and it has become a tradition for us to attend.  Schnepf Farms is open every Thursday thru Sunday October 2nd - November 2nd: Thursdays & Sundays: 10am to 9pm Fridays and Saturdays: 10am to 10pm  Ending Each Night with Fireworks about five minutes before closing! Admission: $14.00 per person DiscountTickets for $12.00 can be purchased at ANY Fry's or Fry's Marketplace  Children 2 and under are FREE! If you purchase your discount tickets at Fry's, you do not have to wait in the admission line, just walk right to the front gate. Seniors & Qu...
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Whilst preparing my monthly sub-division analysis reports I am continually amazed at the numbers I see being produced for the sub-division of Cortina in Queen Creek. With the current economical situations and housing turmoil constantly in the news, you would be lead to believe that nothing is selling and the housing market is frozen solid, but not in Cortina and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Power Ranch in Gilbert just across the road. In Cortina there is only a 2.6 month supply of homes. Now a 2.6 month supply means nothing unless you know that a 3 month or less supply is a classed as a sellers market, a 3 to 6 month supply is a balanced market and 6 month or more supply is traditionally deemed to be a buyers market.  Cortina is a master planned community developed by Fulton Ho...
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By Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate
(Realty Executives)
A weekend at the Railroad Park is a tough act to follow.  Knowing this, Brandi and I reached into the bag of parental tricks and headed to the Southeast Valley yesterday.  Queen Creek, to be precise.  We knew we'd have to dig into our jeans for a bit more cash for this week's excursion, but what can you say to plaintive pairs of baby blue and brown eyes?  If you are like us, you say, "Wanna go see the animals?" This was our second trip to Schnepf Farms in as many years.  While we enjoyed our initial foray last year, we didn't make it down during the Christmas Festival hours.  It was nice to beat the throng and enjoy having the grounds almost entirely to ourselves (cheaper, too), but this year's adventure far exceeded the previous one.  From the moment we pulled into the overflowing park...
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By Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
(MR Realty)
A private airport in Queen Creek for aviation enthusiasts Pegasus Airpark is looking to change the type of aircrafts allowed to land at the site.  The Circle G Pegasus Airpark is centered around custom homes and allows homeowners to park their aircrafts either at their property or in the hanger near by. The neighbors near the private airport are concerned with the proposal if approved would allow helicopters and planes with jet engines to land and increasing the noise level. The proposal is scheduled to go before the Town Council on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Currently the airport only allows planes that are under 12,500 pounds and have piston engines. The request comes from the Pegasus group wanting to bring in other types of aircraft popular in the aviation community, which would al...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Calling all moms and kids! Want a safe place to let your kids trick or treat during the day? Come enjoy some fun on Thursday October 30th from 11am - 1pm. Participants are asked to bring at least one can to recycle or one can of dog food. All recyclables and dog food will be collected by Reservation Reward Animal Shelter and it's KANS for K9s program. Let's teach our kids the importance of recycling, donating, spay and neutering, and giving back to the community together! In Partnership with the Copper Basin YMCA. For more information email us at santancmc@hotmail.com. Visit us online at http://santancmc.googlepages.com Open to all Queen Creek Pinal County residents.
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
(Oct 18) KidzLife BOYS OutingWe invite you and your dad (or not) to come play outside in the desert!This is going to be Fun ! When:  Saturday, October 18thTime:  4:00-9:00pmWhat will we do?Cook out.campfire.fun activities.horse rides. Where?  s/w corner of Judd and Bryce TrailTake Gary Road West, turn right on Judd to Bryce Trail What to bring?  bicycles(non-motorized).lawn chairs. don't forget your smile! For more complete details, contact   Debbie Hay - haylights@cox.net Debbie HayChildren and Outreach www.lifepointPEOPLE.com SAN TAN COMMUNITY CALENDAR: http://santanevents.com/chat/index.php?action=calendar    
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Bring a Box, Build a Car! Parents: It's more than just a movie night; bring a lawn chair. Kids: Bring a cardboard box you can sit in, sweatshirt, money for food & other goodies. We'll have prizes and giveaways too! Build a car: At the movie night, you'll be able to build your car. Transform you box by visiting the body shop, get tires, bumbers, headlights and accessories. Visit the DMV to get your license. Then sit back in your spiffy new car and enjoy the movie. Movie: MadagasCAR! Sat. October 11th6pmCopper Basin YMCA. Visit the community calendar: http://santanevents.com/chat/index.php?action=calendar
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Over the past few weeks with all the turmoil on Wall Street and the eagerly anticipated Government Bail out package, the news media has been constantly broadcasting the message that bank lending has come to a holt, new homes loans are not able to be made, credit card limits being reduced and the sky generally falling down as usual. As long as bad news sells then that will be the beat of their drum. CNN (Continuous Negative News).After hearing that homes loans would not be able to be made for the fifth time I picked up the phone and called my lender to get the real story. Home loans are still available! FHA is the widest used product right now with its upper limit in the Phoenix Metro area now at $346,250 for a single family home. Down payment assistance has gone for the forceable future...
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By Brent Conley, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, GRI
(Solutions Real Estate)
I list homes for multiple banks in the Phx area. I have the list prior to the MLS on many of these deals. I am selling most before they hit the market because my buyer list is full most of the time. That is why I am blogging tonight is my list of people has slimmed down because the down payment assistance is almost gone. So if you are looking for a home and you want the best prices in town go to my website and get in touch with me asap. www.SmokinHotBankDeals.com  
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By Jamie Geiger
(Thompson's Realty)
My son asked my last week "if you could live anywhere, where would it be?"  At the time I told him I was very happy where we live now, except I would like to remodel my kitchen.  Then yesterday we drove by "The Pecans" the neighborhood my oldest son loves to drive through, and I changed my answer.  If I were a millionaire- this is were I would build my dream house. Located in Queen Creek, on the SW corner of Chandler Heights and Ellsworth, the Pecans features the ultimate in luxury living, in a gated 260 acre pecan orchard. Featuring 3/4 acre homesites and uniquely designed luxury homes with a European flair.  All homes are held to a specific design guide to ensure only the finest homes will be built in this very exclusive community. <...MORE..>    
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
The San Tan Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting recently for the new Banner-Ironwood Medical Center. It will be a 24 bed facility which will have an emegency department, and 19 private treatment areas. It is slated to be a 220,000 square foot building located just south of Comb's on Gantzel Road.  The hospital's treatment will also include: Primary Care, General Surgery and Orthopedics. This hospital is just one of many new services underway in this area.  To stay connected to the area visit www.SanTanEvents.com  It's a great community website which offers Local Job Listings, Free Classified Ads, Community Message Boards and more.
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
The newspaper called me today asking me about my thoughts on a new Library in the works for the San Tan Area of Pinal County.  YIPPPEEEE!  Those are my thoughts! The closest library that meets my family's needs is currently located in Apache Junction, which is a 20-30 minute drive.  The proposed location of the new library will be 5-10 minutes away. It's slated to be a 10,000 square foot facility with computers usage, childrens area, wireless access, and a teen area.  It will be so nice when that is up and running. Also nearby will be a brand new facility in the Town Of Queen Creek.  Their current library does not meet my family's need (it's only about 1700 s.f. and does not hold a large variety of books), but the new one will.  Even though I am not a resident of Maricopa County, which ...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
  LADY ANTEBELLUM: When rising country music group Lady Antebellum blew onto the scene in early 2008, national outlets from MSN to Associated Press named them "one to watch." Now, three months after their album debuted at #1, music critics across the country are hailing it as "one of the year's best, period," earning them a place among a small group of artists with both commercial appeal and critical acclaim. Coming to the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center Don't miss this chance to see an amazing new group at such a personal venue. With only 777 seats, every seat is great! Call 480.987.7469 for ticket information or visit us atwww.QCPAC.com
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Foreclosure Tour Information: Tour 10 - 20 bank owned foreclosure homes depending on location from one another Ride in a Luxury Limo Bus Lunch is Provided **Who's invited? First time home buyers, investors, experienced buyers! GOT QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT US. **We ask that only serious buyers attend the tour and pre -qualify with a lender. If you are not pre-qualified, it is FREE and Easy. Contact Us for a referral to one of our Trusted Lenders. First Time Buyer Down Payment Grants are available too!   Upcoming Tours: September 27, 2008 - Queen Creek PLEASE VISIT: www.AzReoTours.com to Sign Up.   Still not sure if a bank owned property is right for you? Contact an agent for a free personal consultation: Amy Gerrish, Realtor ~ 480-264-8680 Se Hablo Espanol Marie De Los Monteros ~ 602-4...
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