Sun City, AZ Real Estate News

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 Sun City 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 Sun City, 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 Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
We just closed escrow on this terrific Sun City home.  I can help you sell your Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Arizona Traditions, and Corte Bella home as well. To receive a free value analysis of your active adult community home please e-mail me at: jwmurphy@longrealty.com or call 602-334-3757. To search for other active adult community homes for sale go to: www.JWMurphy.LongRealty.com 
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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 Sun City 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 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 Sun City, Notices of Default continue to be issued, meaning that yet another Sun City 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 Sun City 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 Sun City home than allowing their Sun City 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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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
(Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)
  There are still hundreds of homes "under water" in Arizona.   In other words - the homes are worth less than the mortgage balance(s) - so it's not surprising that many homeowners are looking for solutions to stop foreclosure.   One solution to stop foreclosure and mitigate damage to a homeowner's credit is a Short Sale.   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 lenders prefer to stop foreclosure in favor of processing a Short Sale where the Seller is able to procure a Fair Market Value contract for their home.   After all, why foreclose on a home...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
$184,000HUGE Arizona Room in this popular Stanford Model! Well cared for 3 bed, 1.75 bath Sun City home. Featuring a flowing floorplan, plenty of natural lighting. Roof replaced in 2015, dual paned windows makes this home energy efficient. Functional galley kitchen with plenty of sleek dark wood cabinets. Sizable bedrooms and a full guest bath. The master has walk-in closet and built-in vanity table as well as attached 3/4 bath. Built in cabinets in garage, spacious screened in patio and mature desert landscaping in the backyard. Click here for full pictures. More - Sun City Golf Course Homes for Sale            Sun City West Golf Course Homes for Sale             Sun City Townhouses and Condos for SaleCALL - Barb England602-321-7109barb.england@gmail.comHomeSmart www.TheValleyTeamHomes...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
Are you looking for a property in the retirement Adult Community of Sun City Arizona?  You can start your FREE MLS search for real time listings in the Sun City area or any other property listings in the Metro Phoenix area by clicking on the links below. Set up your FREE MLS search for MetroPhoenix Property listings  Sun City Properties for SaleSun City West Properies for Sale or you can email or call to have your custom search set up for FREE. CALL - Barb England602-321-7109EMAIL:  barb.england@gmail.comHomeSmartwww.TheValleyTeamHomes.com Looking for homes in Retirement Communities in AZ?email me at barb.england@gmail.com, for your free search set up. 
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
$164,000.Carpet and Paint!!  Good bones and perfect location on the Tee box of Palmbrook Golf Course in the Adult Community of Sun City Arizona.This twin home is waiting for your TLC! Front courtyard has Alumawood cover,aggregate concrete & access to front entrance & kitchen nook.North facing,covered back patio overlooks the #2 Ladies' Tee Box of Sun City Palmbrook Golf Course.Great room has high ceilings & wall of windows for optimal golf course veiws! Kitchen has oak cabs w/large drawers, wall oven, cooktop,microwave, dishwasher,fridge.Dining room has full mirrored wall. Oversized inside laundry incl newer washer/dryer. Master bedroom has w/i closet.Master bath has step in shower.Guest bedroom w/b/i storage is adjacent to guest bath w/ step in shower.Garage has epoxy coated floor,b/i ...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
Are you looking for Bank - Owned Homes in some favorite Arizona 55+ Adult Living communities?  Sun City and Sun City West are favorite retirement communities in the Phoenix Area.   You’ve worked hard now it’s time to enjoy life – you can be on vacation EVERY day!  With 8 golf courses, 7 recreation centers, 2 bowling centers and over 120 different clubs your options are endless!  Enjoy the sports courts – tennis, bocce ball, pickle ball – each recreation center has exercise facilities – amphitheater with concerts and shows and performances - .  You can bike, ride, swim, play cards, spin, dance, sew, weave and endless crafts.   OR…. You can just enjoy the American Southwest with sightseeing, hiking and photography.  Whatever your passion or pleasure it is here to enjoy!For an up-to-date l...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
 Only $92,500 for this Adult Golf Course Community Home.  COMFORTABLE 2 BR 2 BATH GARDEN PATIO APARTMENT WITH A SINGLE CAR CARPORT. CONVENIENT LOCATION TO RECREATION CENTERS, MEDICAL FACILITIES, AND SHOPPING. THIS IS A ''MUST SEE TO BELIEVE'' HOW NICE IT IS FOR A WINTER HOME OR A YEAR ROUND RESIDENCE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND LISTING INFO  More -  Sun City West Townhouses and Condos for Sale CREATE YOUR OWN MLS SEARCH CLICK HERE CALL - Barb England602-321-7109barb.england@gmail.comHomeSmartwww.TheValleyTeamHomes.com Looking for homes in Retirement Communities in AZ?email me at barb.england@gmail.com, for your free search set up. 
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
 $114,995 Remodeled and Furnished Bargin in Sun City.Just bring your toothbrush! This beautiful, updated home comes completely furnished! Gorgeous lush green landscape and great curb appeal. Spacious open floor plan, with 17'' neutral tile throughout the house, except in the AZ room, that has beautiful laminate wood flooring. Neutral designer paint throughout. skylight, solar tube, and ceiling fans. Newer dual pane windows. All interior & exterior doors, and hardware have been upgraded! Fantastic eat-in kitchen boasts lots of natural light, white appliances, tiled backsplash, and upgraded wood cabinetry. Cabinets include pullout shelves, and self closing drawers. This meticulous Home is a must see! Sun City is an adult active community, that boasts 7 rec centers, golf courses, Picklebal...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
$114,900 - Bank Sale in Sun City AZCharming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the wonderful retirement community of Sun City, where you can feel like you're on vacation every day. With more than 120 clubs, eight golf courses, seven recreation centers, two bowling centers, life is truly abundant here! You will love the welcoming feel of this property, which has lots of greenery in the front yard and backyard. Entertaining will be a pleasure in this light & bright home, with an open & inviting floorplan. The functional kitchen includes a fridge, double ovens, and lots of cabinet space. Carpeting and tile throughout. Well maintained home. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS LISTING More - Sun City Homes for Sale            Sun City Golf Course Homes for Sale            Sun City West Golf Course Homes for ...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
$114,900Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the wonderful retirement community of Sun City, where you can feel like you're on vacation every day. With more than 120 clubs, eight golf courses, seven recreation centers, two bowling centers, life is truly abundant here! You will love the welcoming feel of this property, which has lots of greenery in the front yard and backyard. Entertaining will be a pleasure in this light & bright home, with an open & inviting floorplan. The functional kitchen includes a fridge, double ovens, and lots of cabinet space. Carpeting and tile throughout. Well maintained home.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS LISTING More - Sun City Townhouses and Condos for Sale            Sun City West Townhouses and Condos for SaleCALL - Barb England602-321-7109barb.england@gmai...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
RETIRE ON THE GOLF COURSE IN ARIZONA'S LEADING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OF SUN CITY! Extra Special H3 Brookside Model on the Sun City North Golf Course (Course Completely Renovated 2014). And, Close to the Beautiful Fairway Rec Center. Home Expanded to include an En Suite Master Bath & 2nd Walk-In Closet; Enclosed, Vented AZ Room; Inside Laundry Area; Screen Patio; & Side Fenced Dog Run. Laminate Floors, Tile in Baths & Kitchen. There's a Separate Storage Room/Workshop. The Most Important Upgrades have been Done: AC/Heat New approx. 1 year & New Roof approx. 4 years. All This Home Needs are Your Cosmetic Touches. The Price is Right! Remodels are $30-$50k Higher.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS LISTING More - Sun City Golf Course Homes for Sale            Sun City West Golf Course Homes for SaleCAL...
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By Barb England, Real Estate Professional
(Arizona Seller Financing)
ONLY $87,500 In AZ Retirement CommunityOriginally designed as a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom, this home offers a professionally finished Arizona Room. Use it as a Den, TV room, office or 3rd bedroom. Most units show laundry in the garage, this unit offers a laundry room for comfort of your buyer. There are cabinets and a sink in the laundry room. Washer, Dryer and Fridge are included! Inside is light bright and open. Back patio has pergola for shade, raised planter area and brick pavers. Community amenities - located with easy convenience to community recreational centers & golf courses. Shopping & restaurants 5 minutes, Arrowhead Towne Center, University of Phoenix Stadium, & 3 baseball spring training facilities are within 10 minutes! Easy quality healthcare access closeby Cannot be a ren...
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By Cathy Wilder GRI,SFR, SRS, RSPS, e-Pro,, Adult Community specialist
(Award Realty)
  Sun City is a master planned 55+ Adult community in Arizona and was built by Del Webb as the first and largest 55+ adult community in the nation.Sun City opened in January of 1960, and is world famous for its active adult lifestyle and has set the standard for other retirement communities to emulate. The community is of course age-restricted with the requirement of one resident must be at least 55 years or older and no resident can be under the age of 19, but children are welcomed as guests for up to 90 days in any 12 month period.Sun City is a self contained community with shopping centers, banks and restaurants offering a variety of options to choose from. Sun City is in an unincorporated part of Maricopa County so not over burdened by high taxes but with its own Fire District. The ...
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By Christopher Collins, The Collins Home Team
(My Home Group)
  Contact: Christopher Collins Phone: 602-290-0950     2 bedroom single family home in Sun City, AZ Listed at 179900.00       Send To   Subdivision SUN CITY 35 Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 1638 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Half Bathrooms 0 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 1973 Home Address 11068 W GULF HILLS Drive Sun City, AZ 85351   Home Description2 bedroom home in Sun City is a charming, move-in ready home in golf course community with fruit trees, Arizona Room and newer hot tub! This North/South facing home features newer exterior and interior paint, newer roof, shutters, 2 sliding doors for an awesome breeze, hard wood floors, newer appliances, new cabinets and counter tops, 2 large family rooms, 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths! This 2 bedroom home in Sun Cit...
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By Art Welch, Broker
(Superstars Realty)
This is a MUST SEE Awesome 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Family Home in Sun City!!!!! Beautiful Awesome 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Family Home in Sun City located in Sun City Adult Community has everything inside. This Awesome 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Family Home in Sun City has Beautifully new designed open concept layout in the living room and kitchen area gives you more space for entertaining. This Awesome 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Family Home in Sun City's New kitchen cabinet's along with new granite countertops both in kitchen and bathrooms. Large tile throughout the Awesome 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Family Home in Sun City including both the guest and master bathrooms which also include tile in showers and new bathroom fixtures throughout. With new and updated electrical along with new plumbing in bathrooms and kitchen, paint an...
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