Apache Junction, AZ Real Estate News

By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Habitat for Humanity, the worldwide organization that works to provide housing for low-income families has supported a project in Apache Junction Arizona. On Sept 22, 2007, a home on Mockingbird Lane and Ironwood Trails was completed for Jose Cobian. The mayor of Apache Junction and local Gold Canyon officials welcomed Mr Cobain and his family into the home. The worry is that home prices in Arizona have escalated to the point where low income families have been pushed out of the possibility of being in a home.  The organization says it hopes to provide additional homes in the area as possible. To read more about Habitat for Humanity check out their website.  
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
This is truly a great buy! It has recently been appraised for 540K and is now listed for $475!!!!!  It is situated on over an acre  of land and completely surrounding with amazing moutain views.  The backyard is fenced, has a covered patio and includes the covered spa, not including the up close views of the Superstition Mountains.  This property has 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths, 2,218 sq ft, built in 2004, horse property potential and so much more.  The kitchen is open to the greatroom/familyroom with kitchen island and breakfast bar. There is also a nice area for a formal dining room or sitting area.  This property is also great with a 3 car garage.  The kitchen offers oak cabinets, plant shelves, appliances, tile and located next to laundry area that is so massive.  This truly is a home ...
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Recently reduced from $700,000 to $625,000                  4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath                              5 car garage with cabinets                         Over an acre lot This property has it all and has just been reduced for the right buyer.  It offers lots of upgrades that include travertine tile, pine cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar.  The large 30x16 master suite has its own fireplace, sitting area, jutted tub, shower with dual heads and 2 walk-in closets.  Backyard is just as wonderful which has a salt water pool with waterfall, covered patio, decorative brick/stucco fencing and great landscaping.  This home has so much detail and custom touches.It is priced to sell and a must see!  Located just off of the US 60, at Broadway & Geronimo crossroads See more info at:www....
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Quail Creek Condos are located at Idaho Rd and Superstition.  This complex offers a community pool and spa, laundry room, office, HOA includes so much - you just pay for electric and phone and much more.  It is nicely located close to hiking, boating, camping and close enough to the Hwy 60 and 202 for easy commutes.  Also very close is the multigenerational center, post office, parks and schools.  This complex offers homes for sale and rent.  We have four units for sale in this complex right now.   Attached below are some photos of the different units.  This unit is a 2 bedroom 1 bath with spiral staircase and large loft area overlooking the dining and living room.Listed at $110,000 This unit is fully furnished and offered for rent as well.  2 bedroom, 2nd level.  Listed for $105,000 or...
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By Frank Kelley
(DPR Realty - Fast Track Listing)
Apache Junction Real EstateThe Frank Kelley Home Selling Team continuously monitors local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below you will find Apache Junction real estate statistics for the month of August 2007.New homes on the market: 145Number of homes entering escrow: 29Number of homes closing escrow (sold): 29Avg Days on Market: 127I guarantee to sell your home in 60 days or I'll step in and buy it myself! Click here to learn more details regarding my guaranteed sale program or call my office now at 480-671-0244 for a FREE, Quick over the phone home evaluation.If you would like a free list of homes for sale in or around Apache Junction and the east valley, or would like to join our V.I.P Buyer Program that allows you to beat o...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The Apache Junction Arizona library is undergoing a new expansion program. The non profit group, Friends of the Apache Junction Public Library are sponsoring a fund raising event for the expansion program. They are selling tiles which can be engraved. The tiles will be placed in a commemorative wall in the new library area. Fees for the tiles range from $50 to $125. All funds raised will be matched by an anonymous donor. All proceeds benefit the library and are tax deductible. For more information about this program call 480-474-8555. Thinking of relocating to Arizona? Check out Gold Canyon and Apache Junction areas. Call Bob and Carolin Benjamin at 480-201-3001. We'd love to help you.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
A popular program is being presented again by the Apache Junction Arizona Public Library called Play and Learn.  It's a program for caregivers and parents of young children aged 1 through 3. The program is 5 weeks long and held on Mondays from 9:30am to 10:45am beginning Saturday September 17 through October 22, 2007. The program is free of charge, but registration is a must. If you are interested you can call 480-474-8568 for details. Interested in relocating to Apache Junction, Gold Canyon or some other East Phoenix Valley city? Call Bob and Carolin Benjamin at 480-201-3001. We would love to assist you.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Monday October 8, 2007 is the deadline for voter registration of unregistered voters planning to vote in the upcoming Apache Junction School District Maintenance and Override Renewal Election that will be held on November 6, 2007. For more information about registering you can call 480-983-7038. Thinking of moving to Apache Junction and the Gold Canyon Arizona area, call Bob and Carolin Benjamin at 480-201-3001 today.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Apache Junction Arizona's Grand Hotel that has been the home to movie stars such as Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Audie Murphy, and President Ronald Regan, back when he was an actor, has been demolished. Back "in the day" , (1960s) when these famous stars were on location in Arizona filming westerns at the nearby Apacheland Movie Ranch, they would stay at the Grand Hotel. "In the day" the Grand Hotel was considered a very posh facility, and boasted sir conditioning in all its rooms! However over the years, as the popularity of western movies faded, stars no longer were coming to the Arizona desert to produce westerns, and the Grand Hotel began to fade along with the western films. Over time the hotel became home to local Apache Junction businesses, long term renters, and a restaurant. Plan...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Grandparent's Day is celebrated on September 9th this year. The grandparents in Apache Junction Arizona are invited to attend a special Grandparent's Day celebration at the Apache Junction Multi Generational Center  at 1035 N Idaho in Apache Junction Arizona, along with their grandkids.  The seniors and their grandkids will be watching the Disney film, Mary Poppins at noon. The film is rated G and suitable for all ages. The movie, hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be available as well for $2.50. For more information about this fun event for grandparents and their grandkids, you can call 480-474-5260. If you are thinking of relocating to Arizona, the East Phoenix Valley, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Mesa, and other wonderful communities may be locations that will provide what you are...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
If you are living in the Apache Junction area of Arizona and are interested in improving your conversational skills in Spanish you may want to check out an event being offered on September 13th at 2pm by the Apache Junction library.  The library will host a Spanish language book discussion group. The book will be Hija de la Fortuna (Daughter of Fortune)  by Isabel Allende. The library has copies of the book available in either English or Spanish, but the book discussion will be only in Spanish. For more information about this interesting event you can call 480-474-8567. (The library notes that this is an event suitable for Spanish and bilingual adult speakers, but might be suitable for some teens.) If you live in Apache Junction and are thinking of selling your home, or are just interes...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Loved Ones Lost is a non-profit ~ 501 (c)3 ~ that was formed about a year ago to help military families who have children and who have lost a family member. The organization is in need of clothes, shoes, bedding, appliances and furniture. The organization sells the items to help raise money for the families in need. The administrative costs are privately funded so all the funds from the items sold go to the families in need. There is a donation trailer and dark blue box located in Apache Junction at the WalMart parking lot on Delaware Road. The facility is staffed from 6am until 6pm daily to accept donations. For more information you can review the non-profit's website http://www.lovedoneslost.org.  
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
This is a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom located by Ellsworth & Guadalupe.  It is offered for rent at $1500 a month.  The backyard alone is worth renting this house.  There are also many upgrades to enjoy including slate tile, storage shed, rv parking, concrete slab, sun deck, extended patio cover and much more.  This property has 3,360 square feet.  The master bedroom is huge and is located upstairs along with 3 other bedrooms plus a loft style area and bathrooms.  The bathroom downstairs is upgraded with slate floors as well.  Every room offers remote control fans as well.  This is a home worth taking a peak at. www.realestatewithjody.com This property is located in Apache Junction and offers 3 bedrooms and two baths.  It is offered at $900 a month for rent plus deposits.  This is a 2002 and...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The City of Apache Junction has implemented a new on line agenda system which allows Internt users to access city agendas and related information. The new agenda system is another way that the city is helping citizens remain informed even if they are unable to attend a city council meeting. Both work sessions and regular meeting agendas are to be posted. Agendas for regular meetings are posted on the Thursday before the meeting is to be held. The website can be found at http://www.ajcity.net. Once on the website click on the Agenda link that you want to view. The item can then be downloaded onto a PDF file that will contain more information. Interested residents can also view streaming video of the meetings by using the Windows Media Player link on the website. If you are a resident of ...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The Guardian Angel organization has been invited by Apache Junction Arizona to help bring security to the area. The group has moved to the Bashas Old Town Plaza located at 300 West Apache Trail in Apache Junction. The center hosts an antique store, barber shop, bar and grill, natural food store, laundromat and engine mechanic. To help the Guardian Angel group pay their bills they have started a thrift store in front of the gym in the center. They are hoping that local residents will bring donations of household items and clothing to this new thrift store. They need donations to make the money needed for walkie talkies, squad cars, CB radios and other supplies. They speak in schools to students about dangers of drugs, substance abuse, gangs, peer pressure and the importance of staying in...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
If you live in the Apache Junction Arizona area and are interested in learning more about how local government works you may want to check out the 2007-2008 Citizen Leadership Institute. Elected officials, city employees, and guest speakers from around the area contribute valuable knowledge and insight into the workings of municipal government. The first session this year will take place on Thursday November 2007. For more information about the Leadership Institute and/or to sign up call Patrick Brenner at 480-474-5080 or email him at pbrenner@ajcity.net . The Apache Junction Arizona website http://www.ajcity.net also has some information about the Leadership Institute.
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I just read the article on developer Jim Rhodes in the East Valley Tribune (http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/95420). What is disturbing to me and I am sure many other citizens in Pinal County, is how could the State Land Department have let this guy buy this land knowing all the problems he is bringing with him. According to the article, written by Mark Flatten of the Tribune, Mr. Rhodes has many questionable business practices and associations with people that are now convicted felons in the State of Nevada for bribery, namely a Commissioner on his payroll.This sounds like trouble from the get go. We have all been excited and want progress in this area of Pinal County. We have planned for it and waited for this jewel in the desert to begin. Now, after reading this article and see...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Phestival on Phelps is a event scheduled for October 20, 2007 in Apache Junction Arizona. It will include a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, performances by local school and youth groups, art contest, beer tent and more. This event is planned by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and they need volunteers to help pull it together. If you are interested in learning more about the event or volunteering your time and services, contact 480-982-3141 or drop by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce office at 567 W Apache Trail in Apache Junction. No experience is necessary to volunteer. They need help with planning, fund raising and administration.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
This year's Arizona monsoon season has been very wet. This can create a situation for mosquito breeding grounds. The worry about this issue is that mosquito breeding grounds are subject to West Nile Virus. As a precaution, the local schools in Apache Junction Unified School District including Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, are all having their grounds checked for standing water. Also all the facilities will be fogged beginning Saturday August 4th and Saturday August 11th. After that, fogging will be done every other Saturday through November. School officials feel this is in the best interest of the children and has been recommended by public health officials. Officials are also recommending to parents that they use a mosquito repellent containing DEET on their children before they le...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
School has begun for the fall and this means drivers need to be extra careful of students crossing near schools and athletic fields and of children playing nearby the schools. School zones are 15 mile speed limit areas. These zones are also "zero tolerance" meaning that drivers can receive a ticket if they go even 16 miles an hour. Passing in these zones is not permitted. If a person is in the crosswalk in these zones, they must be completely out of the crosswalk before a driver can proceed in either direction. Police officer enforcement near schools will be stepped up for the first few weeks of school, but will also be checked throughout the school year on a random basis. Drive safe and keep the kids safe.
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