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By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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How much can you get for your housing dollar in Sun City? As June 2007 approaches a close, there are 36 homes for sale in Sun City AZ. They range in price from $99,000 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath home of 918 square foot home to $150,000 for a 3 bedroom 2 bath home of 1706 square feet.Is a condominium ...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Get a Realtor.A Realtor can help you with local knowledge of traffic patterns, flooding of streets, future construction plans, location of dumps, railroads, future freeways and a multitude of other things that will impact your enjoyment and the future value of your home.Your Realtor will represen...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Summer is here!  At last the coffee I left in the car is still as warm at 5:00PM as it was when I left it there in the morning.Besides heat, Summer brings some other nice things to Sun City. The quail babies don't hatch before the days are in the triple digits. The pace of life slows a little wit...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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One of the most rewarding things about a career in real estate is the people you get to meet and work with. Not just coworkers in your office, or the local title/escrow officers and loan originators, but the agents, escrow and title experts, notaries, loan officers, stagers, trainers etc. from ar...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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There are far to many wonderful trips to take in Arizona. The image we have here is that this is a vast desert with nothing but sand and saguaros. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Arizona is a state with life zones from the lower Sonoran desert of the south to near arctic tundra in the no...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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During the hot summers, even the crazy "zonies" like me who like hot weather like to get away once in a while. One of my alltime favorite places is Montezuma's Castle.Montezuma's Castle is slightly more than one hour north of Sun City and Phoenix on I17 in the Verde Valley. It is just a few minut...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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In Cathrine Reagor's column in todays Arizona Republic, it was reported that housing prices were stable, indeed flat in Arizona at this time.Good news? You bet! Our neighbor to the west has some real problems in the resale real estate market. Ms. Reagor announced that 22 out of 26 home markets ex...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced that the number of new jobs created in May was almost double the number created in April.This is good for the outlook for sales of both family homes and retirement homes. Families may be able to start moving up at last, freeing up the older generation ...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Even though I have been with AR for several months, it took me until April to write a blog entry and start commenting with any regularity. Until a month ago, I could never find myself or my website on Google. On April 24, I finally did it! I wrote about it here. http://activerain.com/blogsview/82...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Today, I took my grandson to one of the Sun City community pools. While watching him, I thought of the many who never had kids and grandkids. They were the ones we honor  today.So, where are the heros you ask? I live and work with many of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation" It is easy to remember ...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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In the May 12 issue of Arizona Republic, sydicated columnist Ilyce Glink said that listing agents should not use lockboxes. Each showing should be accompanied by the listing agent, that this is how they should justify the commissions charged.Since I feel that the best thing a listing agent can do...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Arizona now allows the seller to purchase a Third Party Disclosure to provide to prosective buyers. The main difference or enhancement to the Arizona Association of Realtors Seller's Property Disclosure form is that the report provider will search public records and maps for ustable soil conditio...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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We have seen all of the flack about Zillow. Will it ruin Realtors?  Will it be the next best thing? Should Zillow have an appraiser's license?How about this just in from Cnet, a tech news blog. If you don't like the Zestimate, go to Zillow and tell them you have an extra bedroom. You can also cla...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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An article in today's Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/0504biz-money0504.html, says Private Mortgage Insurance is now on the comeback.Since the market is adjusting, and the news is all bad on option arms, 100% subprime, piggyback loans,ie 80/10/10, and all of the other...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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For those of you not fortunate to have a home in Sun City, I thought I would post a few pictures.This has been a warm winter with not much rain. The compensation for this is that this is the best year in the last ten that I can remember for cactus flowers. Unfortunately, the desert wildflower sea...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Home sales In Sun City  Figures are for Houses, Condos, Patio Homes Source: Arizona Regional MLS  Active - 884 Properties Found Square FeetBedroomsBathsList PriceSale PriceAgent DOM Cumulative DOM Min62500.75 $ 69,500$0 11Avg152421.73$ 196,008$0 107129Max362253.5$ 699,000$0 556584 AWC - 19 Proper...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Here is a contact received today through AR: From Donald MokoEmail Address:donaldmoko2009@yahoo.frSubject:From Donald MokoIP:196.201.64.115Message:From Donald Mokodonaldmoko2009@yahoo.frTell:22505103844.Abidjan,Cote d'ivoireWest africaDear,INTRODUCING MYSELF, I AM Donald Moko, THE ONLYSON OF THE ...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Over the last two weeks, much has been said about the Arizona Republic's report that Arizona Board of Appraisers have issued cease and desist orders against Zillow for "giving appraisals without a license". This mornings news said that the legislature is addressing this issue, apparently in Zillo...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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My Promise to Home Buyers •1                    Help with the qualification process•2                    Recommend 3 local lenders•3                    Identify suitable properties•4                    Set appointments and show qualifying properties•5                    Prepare buyers estimated c...

By Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor
(Ken Meade Realty)
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Sun City was started by Del Webb in 1960 when Del Webb opened with 5 model homes, a shopping center, motel, golf course and a recreation center. Originally conceived of as a retirement community for winter visitors, it has become a commmunity of 45,000 people, over 60% permanent residents. If onl...

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