Anthem, AZ Real Estate News

By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The Anthem real estate market threw a bit of coal in the stocking during December. Home sales were down 8% versus November 2016, up 8% over December 2015.  And the "burn rate", or the time it would take to sell the current inventory on the market at today's sale pace, continues to increase and now stands at 3.18 month’s supply, continuing it's trend in to a buyer's market. The price per square foot jumped 6% versus November 2016, and was up 4% year over year, however this is more of a symptom of smaller homes selling than the actual price per square foot increasing. Smaller homes tend to carry a higher price per square foot than larger homes.  The 12 month moving average now stands at $311,368, up only 2% year over year and continuing a flattening streak over the past few months.  The ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 12/26/16 - 1/1/17:40125 N. Thunder Hills Ct., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,454 square feet, Traditional sale, $198,850;39613 N. White Tail Ln., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,230 square feet, Traditional sale, $200,000;41830 N. Mill Creek Way, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,434 square feet, Traditional sale, $205,000;38029 N. Pagoda Ln.., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,432 square feet, Short sale, $215,000;3537 W. Webster Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,567 square feet, Traditional sale, $234,000;3334 W. Sousa Dr, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,910 square feet, Traditional sale, $299,000;40829 N. Prestancia Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,082 square feet, Traditional sale, $341,000;41808 N. Emerald Lake Dr., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,182 s...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
November saw a slight uptick in the Serenity Villas real estate market. The total number of homes sold in November edged up to 2, twice as much as both October 2016 and November 2015 in The Villas.  The days on market for those homes that sold decreased dramatically from October, and down 53% over last year.  There are 2 homes on the market in The Villas at this time and the 12 month moving average price, $153,580 continues to edge up, 5% versus 2015, continuing to level off. Currently there is 1 home under contract in The Villas.  Combined with the numbers in the Anthem Parkside and Anthem Country Club we can say that there's definitely a slow down in the Anthem real estate market.Here are the latest stats for the 30 days ending 11/30/16:Active Listings: 2Homes Pending: 1Homes sold in ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 12/19/16 - 12/25/16: 4325 W. Powell Dr., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,790 square feet, Traditional  sale, $229,000;41324 N. Belfair Way, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,330 square feet, Traditional sale, $239,000;4439 W. Hower Rd., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,160 square feet, Traditional sale, $252,000;42028 N. Crooked Stick Rd., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,174 squre feet, Short sale, $275,890;2938 W. Haley Dr., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,738 square feet, Pool, Traditional sale, $392,000To receive a free market analysis for your Anthem, AZ home call me at 602-334-3757 or e-mail: jwmurphy@longrealty.comTo search for Anthem homes for sale go to: www.AnthemAZhomesforsale.com Originally posted at: http://www.anthemazhomesforsale.co...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The Anthem Parkside real estate market continued to flatten in November. The total number of homes sold in the The Parkside declined by 18% from October, but up 11% better than November 2015.  The average sale price was up 5% from October but remained pretty much the same year over year.  The 12 month moving average increased by was the same as October and up 6% from last year.  The price per square foot decreased by 6% from October but remained flat year over year. The days on market continued to increase as well, now standing at 77 days, up 24% over October but down 5% from Novebmer 2015. The burn rate, (or homes under contract versus homes on the market) is now about 2.70 month’s supply, inching toward a buyer's market.  There are now 97 homes on the market in the Club, and 40 homes...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 12/12/16 - 12/18/16:42424 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. #28104, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,342 square feet, Traditional  sale, $157,000;39722 N. Harbour Town Way, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,230 square feet, Traditional sale, $170,000;38010 N. Hudson Trail, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 square feet, Traditional sale, $198,559;39915 N. High Noon Way, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 squre feet, Traditional sale, $200,000;39532 N. Noble Hawk Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 square feet, Traditional sale, $205,000;39803 N. Bell Meadow Trl.,  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,432 square feet, Traditional sale, $210,900;40302 N. Bell Meadow Trl., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,454 square feet, Traditional sale, $227,500;40814 N. Columbia Trl.,...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The Anthem Country Club real estate market slowed down a bit in November. The total number of homes sold in the Country Club fell to 19, up 19% over November 2015.  The average sale price increased dramatically from October but was 2% less than November 2015.  The 12 month moving average was flat month to mont and is down 3% from last year,  continuing the trend from the last few months.  The price per square foot increased by 5% over October and was up 6% year over year.  One of the bright notes is that the days on market dropped greatly, now standing at 81 days, 54% less than October and 14% over November 2015. The burn rate, (or homes under contract versus homes on the market) is now at 4.42 month’s supply, solidly signifying a buyer's market.  There are now 89 homes on the market i...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 Video Tour of 2132 W. Hidden Treasure Way The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 12/5/16 - 12/11/16:3707 W. Thalia Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,469 square feet, Traditional  sale, $190,000;40214 N. High Noon Way, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 square feet, Traditional sale, $200,000;39825 N. La Cantera Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,965 square feet, Traditional sale, $215,000;1822 W. Owens Way, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,264 squre feet, Traditional sale, $217,000;1658 W. Owens Way, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,454 square feet, Traditional sale, $219,000;40625 N. Acadia Ct.,  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,567 square feet, Traditional sale, $220,000;3558 W. Denali Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,577 square feet, Traditional sale, $238,750;2719 W. Adventure Dr....
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By Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(RentVest)
WHERE IS THE TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN AMERICA? WE GOT IT IN ARIZONA  I have to admit that I was always guaranteed snow for Christmas since I grew up in Buffalo, NY as a child. I remember snow for Christmas, presents under the tree and a nice big fire with a glass of egg  to stay warm. However, my wife and I decided to move in a warmer climate. We currently live in Phoenix, Arizona.  There are plenty of things to do in the desert for Christmas. One can always head up to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a white Christmas. This way our kids can throw snowballs at mom and dad, sled and make a snowman at Christmas time.  We have an outlet center to the north of us called Outlets at Anthem. They claim to have the tallest Christmas tree in the entire country. The lights are very pretty as you can see ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The Anthem real estate market, as well as the weather, continued to cool off through the month of November. Home sales were down 16% versus October 2016, up 20% over November 2015.  In addtion. the inventory of homes on the market is at 3.06 month’s supply, continue to move in to a buyer's market. The price per square foot decreased 1% versus October 2016, and is up 4% year over year. The 12 month moving average now stands at $312,577, up 3% year over year but flattening out over the past few months.  One positive sign from November is that the average days on market decreased to 78, down 17% from October and down 10% year over year. The number of homes currently on the market is 194, and the number of homes currently under contract is 94.Although the fundamental numbers show a steady ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The 15th Annual Anthem Holiday Classic Sprint Triathlon is back.  A reverse sprint triathlon that features a 400 m swim in the Anthem Community Center pool, a 12.4 mile (20 km) bike around Anthem, and 3.1 mile (5 k) run to finish up.  What a great way to ramp up the holidays. Where: The Anthem Community CenterWhen: Saturday, Dec. 10thStart Time: 9AM There's a kid's race too, which includes a 200 m swim, 4.5 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run.Fun for the whole family. For more information go to: http://4peaksracing.com/events/holiday-classic-2016/ 
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
  The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 11/28/16 - 12/4/16:41705 N. Globe Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,661 square feet, Traditional  sale, $208,000;1633 W. Morse Dr., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,424 square feet, Traditional sale, $219,500;3007 W. Plum Hollow Dr., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,400 square feet, Traditional sale, $224,000;3616 W. Memorial Dr., 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,827 squre feet, Traditional sale, $243,500;3735 W. Keller Dr., 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,827 square feet, Traditional sale, $248,000;39815 N. Bell Meadow Dr.,  4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,827 square feet, Traditional sale, $250,000;3762 W. Rising Sun Rd., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,965 square feet, Traditional sale, $264,000;2719 W. Adventure Dr., 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,738 ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
A.C.T.S. (Anthem Cares Through Service) is holding it's annual Holiday Home Tour.When: Tuesday, December 6th, and Thursday, December 8th 6 - 8:30pmCome get in the holiday spirity and visit five equisitly decorated Anthem homes. Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky winners. A.C.T.S. is a non-profit organization that aids Anthem families and individuals in need.For more information about A.C.T.S. and the holiday home tour go to: http://www.anthemacts.com/   
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The 2016 AZ Merit scores increased for all Anthem area schools compared to 2015. The AZ Merit (Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is given each spring to students in grades 3-12 and is designed to measure students aptitudes in math and language arts.  The scores for Anthem schools and the overall change from 2015 are listed below:                                                                Math               Language Arts                Overall ChangeDiamond Canyon Elementary            67                           70                                      7.9%Anthem Preparatory Academy          63                           70                                      1.5%Anthem Elementary                              60                           66         ...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 11/21/16 - 11/27/16:42424 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. #7102, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,602 square feet, Traditional  sale, $175,000;39513 N. Harbour Town Way, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,135 square feet, Traditional sale, $185,000;1934 W. St. Exupery Dr., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,965 square feet, Traditional sale, $223,000;4523 W. Rolling Rock Dr., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,102 squre feet, Relo sale, $235,000;43234 N. Vista Hills Dr., 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,168 square feet, Traditional sale, $248,000;41313 N. Rolling Green Way, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,487 square feet, Traditional sale, $259,,000;39733 N. Wisdom Way, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,366 square feet, Traditional sale, $305,000;39903 N. Wisdom Way, 5 bedroo...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
Here are some of the reasons I'm thankful this Thanksgiving:I'm thankful for my kids.  They make me laugh and smile everyday;I'm thankful for my health;I'm thankful for having great parents who were pretty cool;I'm thankful for my friends;I'm thankful for ice cream. Love it, pretty much all flavors;I'm thankful for sports.  I learned a lot of valuable lessons from sports over the years;I'm thankful for rock 'n roll.  I love music in general;I'm thankful I learned how to play guitar.  I love creating music;I'm thankful for corndogs, pizza, Western Bacon Cheeseburgers, fries and sodas on my splurge days;I'm thankful for kale, Quinoa, brocolli, spinach, black bean organic chili and rice and tofu on my good days;I'm thankful that I can swim, bike, and run.  I love triathlons;I'm thankful my...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The following Anthem, AZ homes closed escrow during the week of 11/14/16 - 11/20/16:42424 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. #63108, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,342 square feet,  Relo sale, $152,000;1933 W. Spirit Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,082 square feet, Traditional sale, $233,000;4579 W. Cottontail Rd., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,105 square feet, Traditional sale, $248,000;2330 W. River Rock Ct., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,575 squre feet, Traditional sale, $275,000;41527 N. River Bend Ct., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,935 square feet, Traditional sale, $308,000;2238 W. Whitman Ct., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,663 square feet, Traditional sale, $319,000;3434 W. Thoreau Ln., 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,366 square feet, Pool, Traditional sale, $325,000;42908 N. 46th Ave., 5 bedrooms, 3 bat...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 The Hutchinson base model is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with 2,487 sq. ft. of living space, a 3 car garage, den, family room, and formal dining room.   The Hutchinson had various options at build including a casita or cabana, and a pony wall to separate the living room and the kitchen nook.  Currently Hutchinson floor plans are selling between $325,000 - $385,000 depending on location, upgrades, and finishes. To get a free market analysis for your Hutchinson model, or any other Anthem floor plan call me at 602-334-3757 or e-mail: jwmurphy@longrealty.comTo search Anthem homes for sale go to: www.AnthemAZhomesforsale.com Save
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 October stayed consistent with the overall market slow down in the Serenity Villas real estate market. The total number of homes sold remained the same as September, and is down by 67% from Oct. 2015 in The Villas.  The days on market for those homes that sold decreased dramatically from September but up 14% over last year.  There's one home on the market in The Villas at this time and the 12 month moving average price, $151,768 continues to edge up, 4% versus 2015, but is leveling off. Currently there are 3 homes under contract in The Villas.  At this point, considering the numbers in the Anthem Parkside and Anthem Country Club we can say that there's definitely a slow down in the Anthem real estate market.Here are the latest stats for the 31 days ending 10/31/16:Active Listings: 1Hom...
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By Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
 Hey Everyone, The Annual Anthem Turkey Trot is just around the corner.  Thanksgiving Day to be precise.  5k and 10k races available.  Click on the link below for more information:http://4peaksracing.com/events/anthem-turkey-trot-2016/SaveSaveSave
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