Apache Junction, AZ Real Estate News

By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is a private-public independent 501c(3) non profit group. The organization has roots in 1989 and presently has members from more than 140 private sector businesses. There is a common goal of working towards deveoping a vibrant economy that can offer high quality jobs and investments. The City of Apache Junction Arizona has just recently joined this dynamic group. They have taken this step to be prepared for the future with opportunities associated with Lost Dutchman Heights, Superstition Vistas and the city of Apache Junction downtown development. If you are interested in relocating to the Apache Junction Arizona or other areas in the East Phoenix Valley call us at 480-201-3001 and we can help make your relocation easier. We work with buyers, sellers...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The below are important dates for those living in Apache Junction Arizona and who have children in schools to be aware of. August 8 - School BeginsSeptember 3 - Labor DaySeptember 26 - Teacher In Service - no schoolOctober 15-19 - Fall BreakNovember 22-23 - ThanksgivingDecember 22 - January 6 - Winter BreakJanuary 21 - Civil Rights DayFebruary 18 - President's DayMarch 10-14 - Spring BreakApril 4 - Spring HolidayMarch 26 - School Ends
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The Apache Junction Unified School District will be going to voters for a 2nd time in November asking that a budget over-ride be renewed. This measure was defeated in May and it's going back on the ballot in hopes that teachers and parents will go out and vote to support the renewal. If the measure fails, the programs and services that the Override has allowed the school district to have will need to be phased out over the next couple of years. The District has been using an Override since 1999. Failure to pass will mean that class sizes will increase. It is anticipated that there could end up being 35 children per classroom if the measure fails. Also at stake are programs such as arts and athletic, plus after school programs. Teachers would also have to become their own janitors as cus...
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The 2007-2008 school year is exciting for students and faculty of Four Peaks Elementary School. An entire new facility replaces the adjacent old campus that served the district for more than 30 years. The new facility is located just north of the old school buildings. The new school has a modern layout of several desert colored buildings arranged around a central courtyard with an amphitheater. The buildings are free standing and will host similar age levels. Kindergarten students are located in the school office building to optimize supervision. There is an up to date technological infrastructure. The design is based on the successful design of Peralta Trails Elementary School ~ a design that has proven to be highly popular and successful for the district. Approximately 750 students fr...
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Recently I have been focusing more time and energy to my website, www.realestatewithjody.com.  I realize that approximately 80% of buyers are looking online first, and that we all need to have our websites in top notch form.  I recently added a market snapshot from Top Marketer, through Top Producer.  This is a great tool for market analysis for your listing clients and also for buyers.  It is a sharp tool with great information and maps and very user friendly.  I also have added a mortgage calculator to the front page as well.  Also, a very important tool with the changing market.  Of course I have the active rain on there :)))))  I also have put more local information in about Gold Canyon.  There is a virtual tour of Gold Canyon that really lets you see all of our town and the many gr...
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
While reading "The News" the other day, I came across an interesting article.  Don Eyermann, the manufacturer of this home has broken ground already to start this project.  He will be building energy efficient homes or "zero-energy" homes in Apache Junction  located on the corner of Tomahawk Rd & Lost Dutchman Blvd, named the Superstition Mountain Estates.  The manufacturers concept to make this home zero energy is by upgrading the homes design to also include solar panels and a heating & cooling system that is very unique.  The system will consist of tubes into the home that water will run through in the roof, underground and back into the roof, transferring cool underground temperatures in the house with a potential to have the home at 70 degrees.  These homes may sell for anywhere ar...
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Unique 3.75 acre horse property located close to the Superstition Mountains.  Very near state land.  It is possible to split up the land into 3 separate parcels.  Currently on 1 parcel is a 2 bedroom/1/75 bath manufactured home with 2 separate buildings, being a workshop and the other a saloon like right out of the movies.  Lots of possibilities with this area and land.   
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Recently reduced single family home in Apache Junction located just off of Apache Trail and Thunderbird.  This house had 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths with 1,148 square feet.  It was built in 1970 but has many upgrades which include: new paint inside and out, bathroom sink & cabinet, has a pre-wired secuirty system, 220 voltage and a large shed in the backyard. Also offers a screened in patio of the kitchen area and a private pool.  The property has tile flooring in most places, tile countertops and plenty of room in the garage for all your tools and toys.   
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Located on Idaho Rd/Superstition Quail Creek Condo - this unit is on the second floor and is offered completely furnished.  It was built in 1993 with 870 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.  This complex offers a community pool  and spa.  This is an end unit with a separate storage shed, covered patio and 1 car carport.  The home is vacant and move in ready.  Nicely located to the post office, multi-generational center, parks and shopping.  Quail Creek condos has a long list of what the HOA will cover, including: roof repair, roof replacement, blanket insurance, water, sewer, garbage collection, pest control, cable, front, street & common area maintenance, and pets/rentals are ok.  You have mountain views from Quail Creek Condos.  See pictures below:
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The City of Apache Junction Arizona has announced it's quarterly clean-up days for Monday August 13th, 2007 and continuing through Friday August 17, 2007. This gives home owners an opportunity to get rid of inoperable vehicles, garbage, debris and other unwanted items. The program is limited to single family residences adjacent to a public street. The program is not available to apartment complexes or mobile home parks. The homes must be located within the incorporated limits of Apache Junction Arizona. To learn more about the items that qualify for the clean-up program, what the fees are and any other questions, call the Public Works Department at 480-982-1055.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
If you are a resident of Apache Junction or surrounding area, or plan a visit to the area the week of July 14th you may want to check out the concert scheduled for 7:30pm at Veterans Memorial Park. The park is located at the northeast corner of Idaho Road and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction Arizona. On the agenda is a Beatles Tribute Band performing "Yesterday". The concert begins at 7:30pm and lasts until about 9:00pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information about this event and other events that are being held this summer at Veterans Memorial Park call 480-593-6977.
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
The public library at Apache Junction Arizona is offering a teen summer reading program. Teens between 12 and 18 years of age or who are entering grades 6 through 12 have an opportunity to keep track of their summer reading and earn prizes through the game "Libropoly". Teens who complete the summer program receive a ticket to Harkins Movie Theatres and a chance to win one hundred dollar bills. The program continues through July 28, 2007. If you have a teen and are looking for activities to make summer both fun and educational, check out this teen summer reading program at the Apache Junction Arizona public library.
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By Jody Sayler
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
We like to attach a new link to feature our ad in Apache Junction:  http://www.postlets.com/rem/145547A few more details regarding this lovely home, recently reduced to 195K!!!!Charmimg 3 bedroom/2 bath home with no HOA.  Very spacious and open with tile flooring in most places, tile countertops, freshly painted inside and out. New bathroom sink and cabinet, pre-wired security system, 220 voltage, 8 x 16 storage shed in backyard.  AZ room off the kitchen makes outdoor entertaining a breeze along with Fun in the Sun!  Dive into your own pool and enjoy the resort living.  The garage is a guy's dream with an area for all your tools and toys.  
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By Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes
(Benjamin Realty LLC)
Music Together is an internationally recognized music program oriented to help develop early childhood music and movement skills. This is accomplished by dancing, playing instruments, singing and more. This program is being offered this summer at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center in Apache Junction, Arizona. The program is for children from birth through 5 years old, and their parents and caregivers. For more information about this program you can call 602-790-1976.
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By charlie wise
(Lost Dutchman Realty)
Charlie is always there for us and is one of the best REALTORS we know
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By John Karadsheh, ABR, CRS - REALTOR - Mesa, Arizona - Las Sendas
(KOR Properties)
Here is a quick Market Snapshot for Apache Junction, Arizona according to the Arizona Multiple Listing Service.  Only Single Family Detached Homes are included in this chart.The SOLD Listings are from Jan. 1st, 2007 through today May 2, 2007AWC stands for Active with ContingenciesTOM stands for Temporarily Off MarketDOM stands for Days On Market Statistics Active - 394 Properties FoundSquare FeetBedroomsBathsList PriceSale PriceAgent DOM Cumulative DOM Min67221 $ 139,900$0 00Avg180432.19$ 334,807$0 92106Max452555$ 2,600,000$0 484619AWC - 7 Properties FoundSquare FeetBedroomsBathsList PriceSale PriceAgent DOM Cumulative DOM Min100031 $ 169,900$0 8383Avg170131.96$ 281,185$0 196195Max299443$ 550,000$0 330326Pending - 39 Properties FoundSquare FeetBedroomsBathsList PriceSale PriceAgent DOM ...
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Despite the bubbleheads predictions of the impending collapse of the real estate market in the known universe, real estate growth transactions continue to happen.Desert Communities, Inc (an affiliate of Vegas based Rhodes Homes) just plunked down 58 million bucks for 1,010 acres in the Southeast Phoenix Valley. That seems like a lot of land, and a lot of coin. And it's not chicken feed.But what's more impressive is this is truly just the tip of the iceberg. This part of the Phoenix Valley (between Apache Junction and Florence, AZ) is but a small part of 275 square miles of state land -- and it's ripe for development.Estimates for this 10 billion dollar hunk of land (yes, that's billion with a "b") is that it will eventually be the home of 1,000,000 people. (yes, that's one million peopl...
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