Avondale, AZ Real Estate News

By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Sage Creek Community Real Estate Avondale Arizona Homes (edit/delete)   Sage Creek, Avondale, Arizona {Discover the beautiful spanish style homes with their Tile roofs and Stucco exterior. Sage Creek Avondale,Arizona is perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale. Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind. The Community of Sage Creek, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 447 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms with several floor plans, some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the mid-to-late 90's, offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1,300 square feet to2 ,800 square feet, priced from the $80,000 to $150000. It is a family orientated neighborhood, offering green belts, walking paths, basketball courts, socer fields and pl...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Corte Sierra Commuity, Avondale, Arizona, (edit/delete) Corte Sierra, Avondale, Arizona, Homes for sale. Discover the beautiful homes at Corte Sierra . Perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale, Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind. The Community of Corte Sierra, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 813 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms and several floor plans some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the early to mid 2000 offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1100 to 3500 square feet, priced from the $90,000 to $190,000. It is a family orientated neighborhood, offering green belts, walking paths and playgrounds within the community Corte Sierra, Avondale, Arizona Elementary school is located on site and is one of ...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Las Palmeras West Community Avondale Arizona real Estate (edit/delete)   Las Palmeras West Homes West for sale. Discover the beautiful homes at Las Palmeras Homes WestPerfectly situated in the heart of Avondale, Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind. The Community of Las Palmeras West Homes West Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 272 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms and several floor plans some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the early to mid 2000 offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1100 to 2100 square feet, priced from the $90,000 to $150,000. It is a family orientated neighborhood, offering green belts, walking paths and playgrounds within the community Las Palmeras West Homes West, Avondale, Arizona Eleme...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale Avondale, Arizona (edit/delete) Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale, Arizona, Discover the beautiful spanish style homes with their Tile roofs and Stucco exterior. Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale,Arizona is perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale. Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind.     The Community of Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 2,900 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms with several floor plans, some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the mid-to-late 90's, offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1,100 square feet to 3,500 square feet, priced from the $90,000 to $190,000.   It is a family orientated neighborhood, offering green belts, walking paths, basketball courts, soc...
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By Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun
(United Real Estate)
Avondale, AZ Market Report October 2012 Total Active listings are up 11% over the past 30 days and 41% since May. Lender Owned (REO) and Short Sales (SS) make up less than 26% of Total Actives. Lender Owned (REO) prices are up 12.7% month over month. That's not a misprint. Lender owned properties are drying up fast in the Phoenix Metro Market and many are receiving multiple cash contracts driving prices up. Unlike REO and Normal Sales, Short Sale prices have remained unchanged over the past 6 months and I believe the main reason is the challenge buyers face in closing them. As you can see Short Sales Pending are the biggest bottle neck in our market. Normal Sale prices are unchanged month over month and up 12% over the past 6 months. What does this mean for buyers and sellers in Avonda...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Home Decor Tip #23   8 Best Places to Add an Area Rug   A rug is more than just a place to wipe your feet; the right rug can add color, style, safety and functionality to every room in your home.   1. Front Door Say "Welcome" with a colorful weather-resistant rug, which not only creates visual interest, but also gives your guests a place to wipe their shoes before entering your home.   2. Foyer Show off your decorating style by laying a rug that fits the space appropriately and complements the wall color, art and accessories in the entrance.   3. Hallway Use runners in hallways to give your home a finished look and to provide safety. Make sure to use a non-skid pad to hold rugs in place.   4. Conversation areas Arrange furniture in conversational groups to make the space feel more cozy ...
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By Cinda Rose, Your Goodyear Area Real Estate Expert!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for homes for sale in Los Arbolitos Ranch, Avondale AZ? Here you’ll find a complete list and interactive map of all the current homes for sale in Los Arbolitos Ranch. You can also sign up for our Home Search and have new homes for sale in Los Arbolitos Ranch automatically sent to you as they come on the market. If you have any questions, need more information or would like to tour a property, please give us a call at 623-252-9350. We look forward to working for you!
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Home Decor Tip #21   5 Tips For Moving       1. Take Notes Keep a notebook to track important dates and times relevant to your move, including utility shut off and start-up dates. Keep a tally of your moving expenses and keep copies of all your receipts.   2. Make Contacts Call your local Utility Companies, Insurance Agents, Schools, Healthcare Professionals and Post Office to notify them of your change of address.   3. Keep Records Make a detailed list of all your valuables (cash, jewelery, important documents and photo albums). Try to transport these items yourself rather than sending with movers. 4. Pack Well Stock up on moving supplies such as masking tape, scissors, box-cutters, bubble wrap felt-tipped markers, boxes and storage containers. Pack an "Open Me First" box with all the ...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Crystal Gardens Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Crystal Gardens Crystal Gardens is a home community located in Avondale, Arizona. Located in the 85392 zip code,  Crystal Gardens offers several different options for affordable homes. Crystal Gardens began construction in the late 1990's and had several different homebuilders contribute to the community.  Crystal Gardens offers several waterfront properties due to the Crystal Gardens wetlands. Crystal Gardens also offers nearby shopping entertainment and dining options for all of it's residents. Crystal Gardens is also close to I10 which will allow residents who live there to get around the Valley in no time. If you are interested in a home in Crystal Gardens or would like more information about Crystal Gardens homes for sale, please c...
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By Bridget Morgan
(Century 21 Arizona Foothills)
Explore the Best Available Properties If you're looking for Avondale, AZ homes for sale at great prices, our MLS should be your first destination. It features nearly new homes in Avondale that you can snap up for a fraction of the price of new builds, and if you prefer a more mature property, we have other affordable Avondale property in a wide range of different styles. Due to the city's superb location, many of its properties offer stunning views out across the mountains and desert, and our high-rise Avondale AZ condominiums for sale will make you feel like you're on top of the world. With all this and much more to offer, Avondale is a fantastic place to live, and it also offers a direct route to the big city facilities of Phoenix, with its excellent shopping and dining opportunities...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
5 Tips For Home Renovations   1. Get Everything in Writing Make sure the details of the work to be completed are clearly documented. Any changes to the original proposal should be documented as well.   2. Keep Paint for Touch-Ups and Document Always have your painter leave leftover paint for touch ups. Don't forget to document not only your paint color, but also the type of paint: eggshell, flat, semi-gloss, etc.   3. Request the Contractor to Clean Up Mess Everyday Ask your Contractor to clean daily. You won't want to have dust circulating through your heating and cooling system. 4. Change your Air Filters During and After the Renovation You will want to keep filters clean in order to not cause serious damage to your HVAC system.   5. Do Not Make Final Payment Until Everything is Compl...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Interest Rates Hover at Record Lows Concerns about the strength of the economy have recently taken Treasury yields to new lows. This, in turn, is causing fixed-rate mortgages to remain low. Homeowners are taking advantage of the low interest rates. The refinance index recently reached a three-year high. Also, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) projects to receive 630,000 refinance applications for fiscal year 2012, a 23% increase from the previous 12 months. The vast majority of refinancing is going into fixed-rate mortgages. The adjustable-rate share of mortgage activity recently fell to 4.1% of all mortgage applications. At the same time, home prices are increasing. Zillow reported a second-quarter increase nationwide for the first time since 2007. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
The Hottest Landscaping Trend is Foodscaping More households are growing their own fruits and vegetables. While lawn and garden sales have declined since 2008, food gardening sales nationwide have risen 20%, according to the National Gardening Association. The trend is referred to as foodscaping, or ediblescaping, and involves integrating edible plants into yards, lawns and open areas in a low-maintenance and toxic-free manner. Almost one third of American households are now growing some kind of food at home. Factors contributing to this trend include reducing the cost of groceries, the desire to eat more healthy foods, and the preferred taste of homegrown fruit and vegetables harvested immediately before eating. A simple way to start a vegetable garden is with a single raised box bed. ...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Rancho Santa Fe   If you are looking for a home for sale in Avondale, why not consider a house for sale in Rancho Santa Fe. There are many affordable options for potential home buyers looking for a home for sale in Rancho Santa Fe. Located in Avondale, Arizona, Rancho Santa Fe is just off of Thomas and Dysart Roads. Residents who live in Rancho Santa Fe are just a short drive from Valley freeways which will allow residents to commute to all parts of the Valley in just a short drive. So, if you are looking for a house for sale in Avondale, why not consider a Rancho Santa Fe home for sale?   Currently, there are 16 homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe. The average asking price for a Rancho Santa Fe home for sale is $122,122. The average squa...
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Housing Affordability Index Reaches Record High The Housing Affordability Index rose to a record high of 205.9 in the first quarter of 2012, breaking the 200 mark for the first time since recordkeeping began in 1970. According to NAR, a household earning the median family income of just under $61,000 could afford a home costing $325,500 in the first quarter. That's remarkable purchasing power when you consider that the median cost of an existing home nationwide is $158,100. Currently, the median monthly mortgage principal and interest payment for a median-priced home would take only 13.5% of gross income. Commenting on the report, NAR's president Moe Veissi said, "We've never seen better housing affordability conditions or market opportunities than we see at present." Housing affordabil...
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By Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun
(United Real Estate)
Avondale, AZ 85392 Market Report June 2012 As a Realtor living and working in the Phoenix Metro Area I am often asked what parts of the Valley are selling well? All real estate markets are local. Local meaning specific neighborhoods, subdivisions or zip codes and most often that is the market data that I supply to my clients. However, sometimes it's beneficial to look at larger areas to identify trends that might not be so easily found in smaller samples. In this Market Report we're looking at Avondale, AZ 85392. Unlike most of the valley Total Active listings are up 20% over the past 30 days. The numbers of Lender Owned (REO) and Short Sales (SS) are virtually unchanged and make up 36% of Total Actives. Lender Owned (REO) prices are up 10% month over month. Lender owned properties are ...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Rancho Santa Fe   Rancho Santa Fe is a home community located in Avondale, Arizona. Located off of Dysart and Thomas, Rancho Santa Fe provides many affordable home options to potential buyers. Residents who live in Rancho Santa Fe can enjoy nearby shopping and dining options as well. Currently, there are 19 homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe. The average asking price for a Rancho Santa Fe home for sale is $122,026. The average square footage for a home for sale in Rancho Santa Fe is 1870. If you are interested in learning more information about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale or would like to view homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe, please click the link below:   Rancho Santa Fe Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Rancho Santa Fe   Below, y...
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By The Valley Solutions Real Estate Team
(HomeSmart)
Corte Sierra Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Corte Sierra   $164,000 THIS BEAUTIFUL SINGLE LEVEL HOME IN CORTE SIERRA IS NOT A SHORT SALE OR BANK OWNED, MOVE IN READY! 4 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, 2 BATH AND DEN, OPEN FLOORPLAN. CERAMIC TILE AND WOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT, CUSTOM INTERIOR PAINT, VERY ATTRACTIVE HOME IN AND OUT. Click here to see all photos and all details Search All homes in the region at http://www.topazhomesearcher.com/ For more information about Corte Sierra homes for sale or to view homes for sale in Corte Sierra, please click the link below: Corte Sierra Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Corte Sierra Chad Johnson Listing courtesy of Solutions Real Estate
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By John E. Baldovin, New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
(Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers)
Get a Cool Roof With traditional dark-colored roofs, light is not reflected and the roof absorbs heat. This heat then penetrates through to the interior building, increasing cooling costs. Dark roofs absorb and hold more than 80% of solar energy, while white roofs can reflect 75% of solar energy. That makes a white-roofed building cooler and cheaper to air-condition. With advances in roofing materials, cool roofs no longer need to be white. New technologies in cool roofing have two important physical properties: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Solar reflectance is a measure of the solar radiation that is immediately reflected off the roof surface back into the atmosphere without heating the roof itself. Thermal emittance is a measure of solar energy that the roof bounces back i...
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