1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041 – SOLD

SOLD

Welcome to this South Phoenix listing, located at 1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041.

About the Home

HOME IS NOT ON MLS at this time.  To see home call David Alan Baker 602-373-6345

Home is a wonderful home for sale in South Phoenix, located in the 85041 zip code.  Home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, with an additional room which serves as an office, but could easily be converted to a 4th bedroom!

Some of the specifics of the home are as follows:

1735 square feet of livable space

3 bedroom

2 bath

private pool

2 car garage home

This is a single story home, built in 2003.  While it is not on a pie shaped corner lot, it is close enough to the corner that the home does not share a neighbor to the back, but instead backs to a common area.

The interior

Home has a very well planned out floor plan, and was one of the popular plans in the subdivision.  Master is of generous size and also has a walk in closet, good size master bath with split shower and tub.  Nice open living area with breakfast bar toward kitchen, as well as an additional room which is used currently as a den.  This additional room could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom.

Fair size kitchen, with plenty of cabinet and counter space.  Breakfast bar opening into the living area, as well as an eat in kitchen breakfast nook.  Kitchen does have dishwasher, built in microwave, dual sinks, pantry, and refrigerator.

The Exterior

One of the wonderful things about this home, is location.  It is in a great subdivision to begin with, but it also backs up to a common area, so no neighbors to the back of home.  This is a single story, frame wood construction home, with tile roof.  Nice elevation and very nice curb appeal to home, especially with nice mature palo verdes to front of home.

Home does have a private pool as well, and covered back patio.  In addition home does also have an RV gate to the side of home, where one could park additional vehicles or store toys.

About the Subdivision

1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041, is located in the popular subdivision of Mountain vistas.  The subdivision was mostly built out in the years 2003 through 2005.  149 properties within subdivision are single story homes, and the rest (about 31) are two story homes.  The average house for the Mountain vistas subdivision is 1567 and is built on a average lot size of 6947 square feet.

There are several green belt areas within the subdivision as well.

About the HOA

HOA or the Home Owners Association is called the Mountain Vistas HOA.  It is professionally run by Golden Valley property management, at least it is at the time of this listing.  Current monthly assessments are $47.50 and cover the cost of the common areas maintenance.  Common areas are those areas that are open, or greenbelts.

About South Phoenix

Well, what can one say about the South Phoenix area, it is great.  One of the great benefits of living in the South Phoenix area, is the location.  No matter were one decides to buy and live in the area, the commutes to most areas within the Valley of the Sun are made easy by our location.

In addition there is plenty to do in the area.  The downtown nightlife, and cultural area are all within about 20 minutes drive.  For the outdoor enthusiast, the municipal park has over 16,000 acres of hiking, biking and more.

About the School District

The Elementary School

The elementary school for the area is the Roosevelt school district.  This is a fairly good size district, and there are over 10 elementary school within the South Phoenix area.  This particular home falls within the borders of VH Lassen elementary school.  School is located at the crossroads of vineyard and 9th ave.

The High School

The highschool for most of Phoenix, which will also include South Phoenix is the Phoenix union high school.  This particular home does fall within the attendance boundary for Cesar Chavez high school, which is located at about 39th ave and Baseline Rd.

Area News

SOLD – 326 E Thunderbird Trl Phoenix Az 85042

SOLD – South Phoenix home with no HOA for sale.

South Phoenix is full of homes that were built mostly prior to 2000, that have no home owners association as part of the subdivision.  Most are, of course a little order as indicated, and many are on your traditional size lot.  Not the case with 326 E Thunderbird Trl Phoenix AZ 85042!

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View of front of home

326 E Thunderbird Trl is coming to market soon.  This is an older home, built in 1960 and as such is a brick built home.  In addition home is part of the Thunderbird estates subdivision, which has for many years been a very popular subdivision.  The subdivision is relatively small, extending from Thunderbird Trail to Dobbins Rd, and from Central Ave to 7th street.  The vast majority of the homes are all on ¼ acre lots, and being that they pretty much at the base of the South Mountain, they offer both city and mountain views.

Both home owners that plan to occupy and those that have bought for investment purposes have found homes in the thunderbird estates appealing.  It has been ideal for many home owners for many reasons.  One of the reasons is of course it is a south phoenix home with no hoa.  Not having to deal with a home owners association is a great benefit to many people.  Also, home is incredibly well located.  It is a mere 10 to 15 minute drive to central Phoenix, all on surface streets.  As Phoenix is a grid, there is also multiple options for travel to choose, and the time of travel really won’t differ much.  Because many of the homes are older, investors have bought in area and done some great remodels………and sold for a nice profit!  I have seen many homes over the years which have been very nicely updated, and which have sold what would have been a nice profit.

A little about this south Phoenix home with no HOA – 326 E Thunderbird Trl Phoenix Az 85042

Home is a 3 bedroom home

2 bathrooms – one is guest and one is in master bedroom

1745 square foot of livable space – garage was enclosed, so this figure is likely higher

Indoor laundry – many older homes in area had laundry detached or outside

Private pool

¼ acre lot

Corner lot

North/South exposure

City views from back yard

Mountain views to South Mountain to the front

 

This home has incredible potential for all buyers.  Starting with exterior of home, the front of home is desert landscape so is very little maintenance.  Nice curb appeal home with entry to home either from front of home or 2 car garage.  As mentioned this is a corner lot home and only shares one side with another home, home to the east.  Back of home offers a spacious back yard, also desert landscape.  Private pool is a generous size, and as was popular in the day is a little deeper than current pools being built, and offers a diving board.  No neighbors to back of home, small area was currently owned by Thunderbird gold club and was kept open without any visible use.  This particular section of the golf course was were cub house was located, and where driving range was directed.  Back in the day, I have been informed home may have met a golf ball on occasion.  Back of home also offers a covered patio area and entry to both main part of home as well as enclosed garage area.

Interior of home gives impression of a much larger home.  This particular South Phoenix home with no hoa, is generous with the size, layout and design of home.  Home is tiled throughout most high traffic areas such as entry, living, 2nd living, kitchen and hallway.  Bedrooms are carpeted and all are of good size.  Many homes built prior to 1980 had smaller bedrooms, but that is NOT THE Case here.  Bedrooms are all of ample size and are likely to accommodate all ones needs.  Master is located toward back of home, and while not a split floor plans offers plenty of privacy.  Master does have its own private bath with ¾ bath.  Two living room areas, one could be potentially a formal dining area.  Potential dining room does have a bay window, fireplace and is also of generous size.  Off kitchen living room is also of good size, is also off the entry and offers sliding glass door to exit to back yard patio.

Kitchen is also pretty large and has a good layout.  Plenty of counter space as well as cabinets.  Counter tops are all laminate counters.  All cabinets are older, potentially installed at time home was originally built.  Yet they have held up very well and are in good condition.  In kitchen breakfast nook with enough room for breakfast or dining table to sit 4/6 people (I did not test this, just a guess).

Garage area has been enclosed, or at least the vast majority of the garage has been enclosed.  Interior wall has been placed about 3 to 4 feet in from garage door, enclosing the larger portion of garage.  Within this area you will find the access to the laundry room, access to the main house at about the kitchen, and even a super small either living area or storage area.  Also, you could say the home also does have an additional 3rd living room, as the larger portion of the garage which was enclosed does have a large area, which could be used as another living room, or maybe a play area.  This area has been carpeted and does have a/c to it as well.  Nice room, with much potential!

Do you like the outdoors?  Well the location of this home is ideal for someone who works in the downtown area/Tempe area and has a love for the outdoors.  This home is located within about ¼ of a mile to the main entrance to the South Phoenix municipal park.  This park is one of the largest municipal parks in the world, and offers a little bit of everything for the outdoor enthusiast.  On a daily basis one can see many hikers taking on the many trails offers by the park.  There are several choices for hikers from easy to moderate to difficult hikes.  Many of these trails also serve for those who love riding mountain bikes as well.  Miles upon miles of choices, and of course many options for skill levels as well.  Like horseback riding?  The ponderosa stables offers horseback rides throughout the year, and you also can find boarding for your horse, if you own.  Joggers, walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, horse backers and so much more.

In a nut shell 326 E Thunderbird Trl Phoenix Az 85042 is a great choice for a South Phoenix home with no HOA.

**SOLD** 3511 E Baseline Rd 1148

Now on the market, 3511 E Baseline Rd 1148.

This condo is located in the Shadow Mountain Villas condominiums.  This of course is very conveniently located in the area of South Phoenix.  Just east of 32 street and Baseline Rd on the south side of the street.  Community does have a work out facility as well as community pool.  This condominium complex was built in 1986 and has a total of 265 units.  There are a higher percentage of single level units with 138 single level units and the remaining 127 being 2 level units.

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

This particular unit located at 3511 E Baseline Rd #1148 is a 2 level unit.  It is in good condition and is move in ready.  There are good size congregating areas on the ground floor the living area and the off kitchen dining area.

3511 E Baseline 1148 living 2

3511 E Baseline 1148 living 2

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

3511 E Baseline 1148 off kitchen to patio

There are indeed two bedrooms in this unit.  Both bedroom are located upstairs.  Both do have good closet space, one a walk in closet.  There is a total of 1.5 baths in this home, with the full bathroom of course being upstairs, and the guest bath down stairs off the kitchen area.

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3511 E Baseline 1148

3511 E Baseline 1148

Kitchen is of generous size with granite counters, plenty of cabinet space and even stainless steel appliances.

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

3511 E Baseline 1148 condo for sale

This is a great opportunity to own a condo in the south Phoenix area.  Location as they say is key in real estate, and this condo has great location.  To begin with the condo is located toward the back of the complex, and as such also enjoys the ability to gain access and along the side street to avoid driving through most of Shadow Mountain villas.  Condo unit is also fairly close to the community pool.  The complex of Shadow Mountain villas condo is also located for super easy commutes.  The I-10 interstate is only about 3 miles away, and down town is a short 15 minute drive going all back roads.  Like golf?  This unit is located within a short distance to the Raven Golf course and the Legacy golf course.  If your a really avid golfer and like to try more courses, South Phoenix also offers Aguila golf course and the cotton field golf course, which all are within 15 minute drives of this location.  Point is, this may be a great vacation unit as well.

For questions about the condo for sale, call David at 602.3736.6345

 

You can see other condos for sale in the widget below.

Highest Sale Last Week

Find below a list of homes old in the last week in South Phoenix and Laveen area.  You will also be able to see what the highest sale price was by simply requesting on top right that the properties be listed from high sale price to low.

 

57 matches found

$219,900
Front View, 2511 W. Beverly Road
View Photos (36)
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1856
Year Built: 2009
Subdivision: SILVA MOUNTAIN UNIT 1
Description: If you have been looking for the neighborhood charmer look no further! This...
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2017
$195,000
4526 S 25TH Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85041
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1849
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: GRAYSON SQUARE
Description: Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with stone finishes on the ...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2017
$254,590
7525 S 27TH Run, Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1450
Year Built: 2017
Subdivision: SUMMERS PLACE
Description: This stunning new construction spec home is ready for move in. It includes ...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2017
$144,000
301 E EUCLID Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1428
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: THUNDERBIRD COUNTRY CLUB EST 5
Description: Nestled near South Mountain Park you have great views of the mountain from ...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2017
$127,900
4027 E CARSON Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042
View Photos (4)Virtual Tours (1)
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 777
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: CIMARRON AMD LOT 97-255 TR A-P S-Z AA-RR
Description: Updated and remodeled cozy Patio home in great location. Your family will e...
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2017
$249,000
6830 S 56TH Lane, Laveen, AZ 85339
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2208
Year Built: 2005
Subdivision: COTTONFIELDS COMMUNITY REPLAT
Description: This home is absolutely beautiful! It features a stunning foyer, vaulted ce...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$295,000
4325 W MONTE Way, Laveen, AZ 85339
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3409
Year Built: 2004
Subdivision: DOBBINS POINT
Description: Gorgeous North facing home on large lot with in move-in condition. New fres...
Last Updated: October - 15 - 2017
$127,900
1015 E GROVE Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 961
Year Built: 2004
Subdivision: SAGECREST
Description: Great spot - Spacious interior - Nice two bedroom layout with private patio...
Last Updated: October - 15 - 2017
$309,900
9514 S 25TH Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041
View Photos (34)Virtual Tours (1)
Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1962
Year Built: 2012
Subdivision: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AMD
Description: Gated Southern Highlands ! Fantastic Single Level Woodside 3 BR plus den ...
Last Updated: October - 14 - 2017
$189,000
2726 E BROADWAY Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Status: Closed
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1700
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: NORTH BROADWAY ESTATES 1 LOTS 141-159
Description: Awesome opportunity!! Great frontage property right on Broadway. House is c...
Last Updated: October - 14 - 2017

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Laveen Real Estate Market Update 2016

BY David Baker

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty

Weekly Laveen Real Estate market updates and Insight, read on below.

Why do people live here? 

Laveen Az  is a rural feel community where modern living meets a rural lifestyle, with close commutes to Central Phoenix.  Laveen Az is among the perfect choices there are in the Metro Phoenix area for an abode.  Laveen offers a variety of different style homes including horse property, santa fe, gated communities, custom homes on acreage, and all with great mountain views.  While laveen Az offers a very rural feel, all modern amenities are close by with easy access to grocery stores, drug stores, high way access and local area malls.  Outdoor enthusiast also can enjoy the 16000 plus acres of mountain preserve offered by South Mountain.  Laveen Az offers a little something for everyone.

 

Looking for a home in Laveen Az?

Click here for the most current list of homes for sale in Laveen Az.

 

What’s Laveen Az like?

Laveen Az has several different style communities that make up this Phoenix suburb.  Originally Laveen Az had been mostly an agricultural and dairy area, as is still evident by some of the area dairies and plenty of open acreage that is farmed.  With that in mind you still have some older homes in the area which were originally housing for workers to the land in the area.  As the area began developing many farmers  sold off their land and eventually gave growth to new home subdivisions.  There are several new home subdivisions in the Laveen Az area, with the majority being built 2000 -2008.  There are also several 1 acre custom home sites that were built along the southern edges of laveen Az and as well as around 51st ave/Dobbins as well as 67th ave and Baseline.  So you have open farm land, horse properties on acreage, some older homes in pockets, and also several newer home subdivisions.

If your considering selling, I would recommend a home evaluation by a professional realtor.  While the numbers here given are information, they also use all homes in the Laveen Real estate area, and it is best to use similar homes when deciding on home value.

May, 2016

Here are the numbers below for the month ending April 2016.

159 active homes for sale

163 homes under contract

79 homes sold in Laveen for month of April 2016

$98.41 was average $/sq ft

$203,410 was average sale price

64 was average days on market for homes sold

This is a seller market here in Laveen.  Yet, beware, while this looks at the entire zip code, you may want to look closer depending on your home, condition and price range.

December 2015

Course, this is now January and I’ll be looking back at how the year ended.  Over all we had a pretty stable 2015 year, one that did see some appreciation.  The appreciation was that of about 5% for the year.  Though we did see less listings at end of year, surprisingly the number of sales was higher than normal.  Due to the less inventory, and the higher sales, we are technically still experiencing a seller market now.  Why?  Well because we have less than 3 months absorption/inventory.

171 properties for sale

101 homes currently under contract for sale

86 homes sold in the last 30 days

1.98 months of absorption/inventory

$96.89 was average sales price a square foot for those homes sold

$209,556 sold average for the last 30 days

74 was average time to sell those homes

Again, homes are selling if they are priced right.  While we did experience a little of a seller market at the end, this is to me a surprise.  See, the number of active homes had been climbing, and number of sales declining.  Except, we had a unusually high number of sales in December.  So there it it.

Good time to sell?  Sure.  If you need to talk about your options for selling or buying in 2016 please give me a call.

 

November 16, 2015

Number of active listings has gone down a smidgen, but only because a bunch of homes went under contract.  Chances are, many of these homes were priced right and likely were under $250,000.  Why, well those are the ones that are selling quicker, again if priced RIGHT.

176 active properties for sale

135 properties currently under contract

60 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

$97.77 was the average $/sq ft for homes sold

$203,148 was the average sale price

49 was the average days on market

Second week in a row, we are maintaining under 3 months of turnover.  This is technically a seller market, but as some sellers out there are seeing some homes are not getting a lot of views.  Who’s homes are not showing?  Likely those that are distressed homes, as this makes up less than 8% of the market.  Not many buyers are willing to wait for a short sale approval.  That being said, I have 2 that are just at about approval and they did get visits.  Why, because of INTENSE marketing and good pricing strategy.

Homes are selling, but need to be well marketed and priced.

December 2015November 9th, 2015

Decrease of active homes on market, and consistent sales keep the Laveen market moving along steady.  Not really much change, homes are selling, values are consistent.  Values for Laveen home been consistent at mid $90’s a square foot since June 2015.

182 active properties for sale

134 properties currently under contract

61 homes sold in last 30 days

$95.87 average $/sq foot for homes sold last 30 days

$202,507 was average sale price

53 was the average days on market for those homes that sold

*Sold* 2534 W Beverly Rd Phoenix Az 85041

SOLD SOLD SOLD – Another home sold

For Sale 2534 W Beverly Rd Phoenix Az 85041

Excellent opportunity to purchase a South Phoenix home for sale located in Silva Mountain.  Silva Mountain is a community located between Baseline Rd. and South Mountain, and 23rd Ave and 27th Ave.  Truly a wonderful community with several green belt areas, within proximity of the South Mountain preserve, super easy commutes to most of Metro Phoenix.

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2534 W Beverly Rd is now for sale, and offers a great opportunity to own in the Silva Mountain community.  Home is very lightly lived in and shows like a new home and former model.  Home has many upgrades which include upgraded tiled traffic areas, cherry wood flooring in the living area and more.  One truly must see this home to appreciate the spectacular opportunity on this move in ready home.

Silva Moutain

Silva Moutain

Kitchen offers many upgrades of its own.  Some of the upgrades in kitchen include a tiled backsplash which runs from the breakfast bar, around to cooking area and looks great.  Appliances do convey and are stainless steel refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.  Upgraded dark wood kitchen cabinetry, installed in a staggered configuration – looks awesome.  Kitchen does boast granite counters, a breakfast bar, plenty of counter space, pantry and even an off kitchen breakfast nook.

2534 W Beverly Rd

2534 W Beverly Rd

Good size bedrooms and nice floor plan.  Home for sale at 2534 W Beverly Rd in Silva Mountain is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home, with a den.  Den could easily be converted for a 4th bedroom if needed.  Split flor plan with master on one end.  Good size master with walk in closet, double sinks, split tub and shower.

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2534 W Beverly Rd Silva Mountain

2534 W Beverly Rd Silva Mountain

 

Folks, can’t stress enough what a great home 2534 W Beverly Rd in Silva Mountain is, come by and check it out.  Don’t miss out on 2534 W Beverly Rd.

 

This home located at 2534 W Beverly Rd Phoenix Az 85041 is an excellent opportunity.

  • Excellent location
  • Easy commutes
  • Wonderful views of the mountains (estrella’s and south mountain)
  • close to down town
  • close to hiking etc.

 

 

Laveen Home Values

A weekly article looking at Laveen home values.

Why do people live here? 

While the weekly article will focus on Laveen home values, would like to start with what is Laveen.  Laveen Az  is a rural feel community where modern living meets a rural lifestyle, with close commutes to Central Phoenix.  Laveen Az is among the perfect choices there are in the Metro Phoenix area for an abode.  Laveen offers a variety of different style homes including horse property, santa fe, gated communities, custom homes on acreage, and all with great mountain views.  While laveen Az offers a very rural feel, all modern amenities are close by with easy access to grocery stores, drug stores, high way access and local area malls.  Outdoor enthusiast also can enjoy the 16000 plus acres of mountain preserve offered by South Mountain.  Laveen Az offers a little something for everyone.

 

Looking for a home in Laveen Az?

Click here for the most current list of homes for sale in Laveen Az.

 

What’s Laveen Az like?

Laveen Az has several different style communities that make up this Phoenix suburb.  Originally Laveen Az had been mostly an agricultural and dairy area, as is still evident by some of the area dairies and plenty of open acreage that is farmed.  With that in mind you still have some older homes in the area which were originally housing for workers to the land in the area.  As the area began developing many farmers  sold off their land and eventually gave growth to new home subdivisions.  There are several new home subdivisions in the Laveen Az area, with the majority being built 2000 -2008.  There are also several 1 acre custom home sites that were built along the southern edges of laveen Az and as well as around 51st ave/Dobbins as well as 67th ave and Baseline.  So you have open farm land, horse properties on acreage, some older homes in pockets, and also several newer home subdivisions.

If your considering selling, I would recommend a home evaluation by a professional realtor.  While the numbers here given are information, they also use all homes in the Laveen Real estate area, and it is best to use similar homes when deciding on home value.

 

December 26, 2016

Last entry for the year!

150 active homes for sale

121 homes under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

1.89 months current inventory

$227,820 was average sale price

$107.71 was average $/sq ft

63 was average days on market

Commentary –  We will end the year with being in a seller market.  Home values have increased in Laveen over the 2016 calendar year.  The year has seen a total of 949 home sales, and we may get to near 1000 by the end of year.

2017 will likely see a continued seller market, with values holding steady.  Should interest rates change and move up, we could see a little slow down or change in the current low inventory.

December 19th, 2016

Below is current market statistics:

162 properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

128 properties currently under contract

78 properties sold in last 30 days

2.07 is current inventory level

$107.46 is average $/sq foot for homes sold

$218,884 was average sale price

67 was average days on market for home sold

Commentary – Well, the year has been a seller market.  It appears we will end the year the same way.  Also, while the fed did increase the interest rates, it will likely not affect mortgage rates on purchase until march 0f 2017 at earliest.  So, this will likely still keep buyers buying, and hopefully taking advantage of these historically low interest rates.

Values still are holding steady in the Laveen real estate market.  Will that be the case in the year to come?  Time will tell, but I would guess that values are likely to remain stable, and we likely will also remain in a seller market through out the end of summer 2017.  Especially in the lower price ranges.

December 11th, 2016

163 active listings – no change

130 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.17 Months current inventory – sellers Market

$107.38 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$216,884 was average sale price

71 was average time to sell

Commentary – Well, homes are still selling, and many within a reasonable amount of time.  As seen above, on average homes are selling in about 71 days, but this is taking the 85339 zip code into consideration as a whole.  Some homes may take little less, some longer.  Truth is my average is about 40 days start to finish, so again it depends.  Laveen is still in a seller market, with low inventory.   Home values have risen a bit over the last year, and are finishing strong.  We have not, and in my opinion will not see huge double digit gains like we did in the pre-2007 years.  Yet, Laveen real estate looks stable, and values as such are holding as well.

December 5th 2016

163 homes currently for sale

133 homes currently under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

2.06 months current inventory

$108.43 was average $/sq ft

$209,018 was average sale price

70 was average time to sell

897 sales year to date

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Homes are still selling, and those priced well, much quicker than others.

November 28th, 2016

160 properties active and for sale in Laveen

143 properties currently under contract

72 homes sold last 30 days

2.2 months current inventory

$108.86 average $/sq foot for homes sold

$218,444 was average home sale price

64 was average days to sell

871 – number of homes sold to date in Laveen Az

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Homes are still selling, but really just ones that are priced at market value.  Interestingly the average list price a square foot is $115.63, which is almost $7 more a square foot than the average for solds.  Will those sell?  Chances are they will not, as the average list to sale ratio is .99%, which indicates homes are not on average getting their ask price.  So if over priced, chances are they will have to lower, and then still, possibly not get asking price.

The disclosure on this though, is that the stats are based on the entire zip code.  If thinking of selling, use information based on your home, not the entire zip.  This will give you a better idea of value, time to sell …………etc.

November 21st, 2016

171 active properties – down a bit

146 properties under contract

66 sold in last 30 days

$109.09 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$221,566 was the average sale price

59 was average days on market

2.59 is current market inventory

Commentary – Well, things do appear to be slowing a bit.  We have a few less active listings (though some went under contract), our number of sales per 30 days has gone down (seasonal), so our inventory has grown a bit as far as turn over.  It is still a seller market, and good time to sell.  Do homes sell during holidays?  Yessir, they do.  Buyers still must buy at times, and the time now is good.  Interest rates are still at historic lows, and while inventory is not huge, there is still choices.

 

November 14th, 2016

181 properties for sale at this time

138 properties under contract

76 properties sold last 30 days

2.38 current market inventory

$109.47 was average $/sq ft

$225,882 was average sale price

837 properties sold year to date

Commentary – Sales have slowed a bit, but still a seller market with low inventory.

 

November 7, 2016

182 properties for sale

138 properties under contract

81 homes sold last 30 days

2.24 months of inventory

$109.58 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$229,785 was average sale price for area

56 was average days on market

821 homes sold to date

Commentary – Not much change.  We are starting to see a little slow down of the market, mostly due to seasonal changes I would imagine.  Beyond that, active property, those under contract, sales and values are holding steady.

 

October 31st, 2016

Happy halloween Laveen Az!!  Here are this weeks numbers:

168 properties currently for sale

141 properties under contract

87 homes sold last 30 days

1.93 is current market inventory

$106.16 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$227,559 was average sale price

55 was average days on market

807 homes sold to date

Commentary – Again, not much to report.  Values continue stable, market over all is stable.  We continue with under 3 months inventory and in a seller market.  Values have gone up a bit throughout the year, but at a slow and somewhat steady rate.  I’ve read some journals that predict interest rates may go up, and if so……………could mean market may slow up bit.  If that should happen, all else being the same, inventory would grow and it may tip toward a buyer market.  Time will tell.

October 24th 2016

Here are the weekly numbers:

166 homes on the market

128 homes under contract

97 homes sold last 30 days

1.71 current months inventory

$106.29 was average dollar $/sq ft

$227,875 was average sale price

64 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much to add, things continue as they have been.  It is a seller market, especially at the lower price ranges.

 

October 17th, 2016

175 properties currently for sale

131 homes under contract

94 properties sold in last 30 days

1.86 months of current inventory

$107.62 was average dollar/sq ft for homes sold

$228,395 was average sale price

64 was the average days on market for those homes that sold

Commentary – Again, not much change for the past week, or even for the last several months.  It is a seller market, and values have gone up over the last year.

 

October 10th, 2016

169 properties available and on the market

132 properties under contract

88 properties sold last 30 days

1.92 current months inventory

$105.82 is $/sq ft average for homes sold

$225,640 was average sale price

751 homes sold year to date in Laveen

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Seller market with homes selling within a short period of time for lower price ranges.

October 3rd, 2016

171 active homes for sale

127 homes under contract

76 sold last 30 days

2.25 months inventory

$104.18 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$228,719 was average sale price

We are starting to go into the holidays, and as such may see a slight change in the market.  That being said, sellers always will ask if the holidays is a good time to sell?  In my mind, yes, here in Laveen any time can be a good time to sell, as we don’t have seasonal limitations to showing homes.  We see homes sell during halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas all the time.  Key question is though, do you need to sell.  If you do, then put it on market, and there are buyers.

September 26, 2016

166 active homes for sale

141 homes under contract

82 homes sold last 30 days

2.02 months inventory

$106.59 average $/sq ft for homes sold

$218,632 was average sale price

While I’m no lender, I can also share that interest rates are also holding steady, so over all this is a great time to buy as well.  Is it the best time to buy?  No, that really could have been about early 2012, but if you did not buy then, you missed the lowest prices.  Yet………….Home prices are affordable, and interest rates are still at historic lows.  It is still a seller market in Laveen, though this week we see an increase in active listings, as well as decrease in homes under contract.  What could happen should that trend continue?  Well, if we go over 3 months, we could see buyers having more choices, and this would then be a buyer market.  Some price ranges at this time, and horse property, are experiencing that already.

 

September 19th, 2016

157 Properties currently on market for sale

152 properties currently under contract

84 homes sold in last 30 days

72 was average time to sell homes

1.86 is current market inventory – seller market

$106.25 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$221,378 was average sale price

Again, I’ve looked back on my excel statistics sheet, and really the market in Laveen has been real steady. Yes, we have seen some appreciation, but it has not been some insane increase in values over a short time.  Housing continues to be affordable, interest rates are still very low (historically), and there are options for homes to purchase.  While inventory is low, mostly in lower price ranges, the opportunity for home ownership is great.

September 12, 2016

Here are the current numbers:

162  properties currently the market

159  properties currently under contract

86  properties sold last 30 days

1.88  months current inventory

$107.52  was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$217,170 was the average sale price

63 was average days on market

Not much change, not much to report.  Things are stable, and continue pretty much the same they have been going for some time this year.

September 6, 2016

Hope all had a great labor day weekend.  I did, went and spent some time with family and friends floating down the river, super fun.  Here are the numbers for Laveen real estate:

149 properties for sale – this is down if you notice from last weeks post

166 properties under contract

98 properties closed successfully last 30 days

1.52 is current months inventory

$106.82 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

60 was average days on market – this is up too

$215,129 was average sale price

What is interesting to me, is that we are about 30 units (give or take) below last years active properties at this time.  We are also, about 30 units above last years closings for about the same time period.  Actually, going on how many were selling at this time, we are selling 20 to 30 more units on a monthly basis.  If this were not the case, our inventory would indeed be larger, and we may very well be in a buyer market……….but that is not the case.  Homes are selling relatively quickly, and we have lower levels of inventory, and our market is a seller market.  So, in short it continues to be a great time to sell.  Values still holding steady, with some appreciation.

August 29th, 2016

167 properties for sale

161 properties under contract

97 sold last 30 days

1.72 months of inventory

$105.04 average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$213,103 was average sale price

45 was average days to sell

Not much change in Laveen Arizona real estate.  This really has been the case for the year so far, so I would call it stable.  We have seen the average dollar a square foot only vary a bit, since the start of the year.  It has appreciated, but nothing significant, or at least nothing that will make a major difference to the average sale price now vs. the start of year.  Will this trend continue?  No one has a crystal ball, but I would think that things will continue as they are for the current time, and likely the year will end the way it started.

August 22nd, 2016

172 homes for sale

153 properties under contract

96 properties sold last 30 days

$103.91 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$220,133 was average sale price

1.79 is current absorption rate

45 was average days on market for homes that sold

Again, really not much change in the Laveen real estate market.  Values are holding steady, and inventory levels still remain in a seller market.

August 15th, 2016

177 homes on the market for sale – same as last week

150 properties under contract – same as last week

106 properties closed last 30 days – wow 3 for 3 same

$101.93 was the average $/sq foot

$216,044 was average sale price

44 was the time on market for homes sold

Not much to say folks, the market is stable at this point.

 

August 8th, 2016

177 properties for sale in Laveen today

150 properties under contract

106 properties sold last 30 days

$99.94 was average $/sq foot

$215,331 was average sale price

50 was average days on market

Today marks the start of school for the Laveen area, and based on the numbers it is still a great time to sell.  It is a seller market.

 

August 1, 2016

Stable market in Laveen, for the last several posts.  Lets look at what the real estate activity is today:

181 properties for sale in Laveen

152 properties under contract

95 properties sold last 30 days

1.9 months inventory in Laveen – little higher than South Phoenix

$100.18 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$216,126 was average sale price

60 was average days on market

Not too much change really, the market is very stable.  Many of the purchase are being done with financing, and as such have appraisals, so they must be priced right or they will NOT get financing.  Many are going FHA and as many know, those fha appraisals do carry a shelf life, so price it right the first time and market it wisely and aggresively.

July 25th 2016

Can you so, no change.  Yes folks, my fellow Laveen residents, real estate is currently very steady.  Really, it is kind of boring to describe, but I’m sure it is way better for most than what we experienced 2008/2013, right?  Here are the numbers this week:

167 active properties for sale

161 properties under contract

99 homes sold last 30 days

1.68 months inventory – no change!

$100.26 was average for homes sold $/sq ft

$216,241 was average sale price

63 was average days on market for sold homes

There it is, homes are indeed still selling.  I would say, we are still in a sellers market, which is great for sellers.  Yet, unlike other seller markets, homes are NOT selling for above market value, and often we are seeing many homes sell a little under list price. (2% to 5% if you look at last 12 months average for mls).  Homes under $200,000 are selling faster, those over, well not as fast.

 

July 18th, 2016

Here goes the latest and greatest for the week in numbers.

172 active homes for sale

159 homes under contract

102 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 is current months of inventory

$100.82 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$210,793 was average sale price

There it is.  Homes are indeed selling if priced at market value, and most of those usually under contract within a short time.  Those over priced, well they sit on the market until price comes down.  We do still have a lower inventory, and that is one of reasons homes are selling faster.

July 5th , 2016

Happy 4th, hope all had a great holiday.

180 active homes for sale

157 homes under contract

84 homes sold last 30 days

2.14 current months of inventory

65 was average days to sell

$100.75 was average price/square foot

$216,731 was average sales price for homes last 30 days

It is still a good time to sell, especially for the homes under $200,000.  Those are the ones that are selling the quickest at this time.  Those above $300,000 are indeed taking a little more time, actually for Laveen, those over that price are experiencing a buyers market.  This is one of the reasons I find using a Laveen realtor is key to helping you sell a home, knowledge.  See it is not only knowing homes value, but also what is going on in the market, and trends for the market.  Knowledge is power as they say, and power of knowledge in this game can help you keep more of your money.

June 27th 2016

179 properties for sale

162 homes under contract

98 homes sold last 30 days

$102.06 was average sale price/square foot

$211,244 was average sale price

57 was average days on market for homes sold

It is always interesting as a realtor who specializes in the South Phoenix/Laveen area, to see so many listings priced incorrectly.  This can be clearly seen when one looks at the average list price per square foot, which is currently $115.33.  That is about $13 a square foot difference from the average sold price, which when you look at average square footage size in area is at least $15,000 to $20,000 overpriced on some properties.  With most homes being sold being purchased with financing, homes that are over priced will not sell nor will they appraise.  This must really be kept in mind when looking to sell.  If not, you could waste precious time, effort and cost, with the end being a home which did not get the value needed in the appraisal.

June 20th, 2016

177 homes actively on market – this is up a bit

161 homes under contract

102 homes sold in last 30 days

1.73 months of inventory/absorption

$216,276 was average sale price

$101.91 was the average $/sq ft for homes sold

Summer is here, and if you step out side you will feel it.  We are in the summer sales months as well, when the market heats up a bit (by that I mean more sales) as you can see we sold 102 in last 30 days, which is a good bit for little ol’Laveen.  Values are holding steady, and those homes priced under $200,000 are selling fast.  That said, I have seen a couple of listings that are over priced, well…………even if under $200,000 it won’t sell if over priced.  On average homes in Laveen going back a year have sold on average 2-5% under original list price.  Those that have had price drops, still sold for less than their last list price.  So know the market, know your competition, know your homes value in laveen.

June 13th, 2016

158 active homes for sale

173 homes under contract

98 homes sold last 30 days

1.61 months inventory

$101.12 Average dollar a square foot for homes sold

76 average days on market for homes sold

As you can see above, homes are indeed selling.  Laveen saw 98 homes sold within the last 30 days, and all within a relatively short period of time.  Looks like at least homes sold in last 30 days are also on average selling for 1% under list price, so many home owners are getting pretty close to ask price.

Jump to June 7th, 2016

Back from a short vacation, so that is the reason I missed a couple of log entries here.  So lets jump right in and see what has been going on with Laveen home values:

165 active homes for sale – no real change

162 homes currently under contract

100 homes closed last 30 days

1.65 months inventory

$101.67 average dollar a square foot – homes sold

$211,823 was average sales price

74 was average days to sell

Not really much change in the Laveen real estate home values over the last couple weeks.  Inventory/turnover is still favoring sellers at this point, especially in the lower price points for the area.  Now I do say lower price point, what I really mean is homes under $200,000 are selling pretty darn fast, followed by homes under $250,000.  Once you go over a certain price point the inventory does change, so if your looking to sell………………………make sure you study and learn the market so you can be sure to use a appropriate marketing strategy.

May 23rd, 2016

163 homes for sale

163 under contract

93 closed in last 30 days

1.75 months of inventory

$100.43 was average $/sq ft

$209,042 was average sale price

Things continue steady.  Nothing major appears to be happening, it continues as business as usual.  Good time to sell, as we are in a seller market.

 

May 16th 2016

167 active properties for sale

167 properties under contract too!

77 closed homes in last 30 days

2.16 absorption rate/market inventory

$101.16 average dollar a square foot

$203,637 was the average sale price

Inventory level went up a slight bit, but the market still favors sellers.  Mostly at the lower price ranges, once you go over $250,000 that starts to change.  If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate  call so I can answer.

May 9th, 2016

165 properties for sale

170 properties under contract

77 closed properties sold in last 30 days

$99.85 was average $/sq ft for those sales

$204,535 was average sales price

69 was average sales price

Sellers market.

 

May 2nd, 2016

160 properties for sale

161 properties under contract

76 properties sold last 30 days

2.1 months inventory/absorption

$98.09 was average $/sq fot

$203,928 was average sale price

64 was average days on market

Folks, the market currently still favors sellers.  We still have a pretty steady supply of active homes, as well as pretty steady number of closings.  You will notice a quicker turn time on home sales at the lower price ranges, generally for Laveen under $200,000 sells pretty fast.  Homes over $200,000 can take a little longer to sell.  Also, homes must really be priced well, if not they will tend to just sit.

April 18th, 2016

152 Active homes for sale

159 homes under contract

89 homes sold in last 30 days

1.7 months inventory – wow, they are moving

$101..42 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$210,918 was the average sale price

67 was average days on market

Homes are indeed selling.  Big difference I see is in the different price ranges.  Homes under 200K are selling the fastest………..if priced right.  Then those under $250,000.  Homes over $250,000 are really like the custom or high end for our area.  Those homes actually have about a 4.47 month inventory, which favors buyers!!  I keep saying know your market, know your competition and know your home value.

April 11, 2016

Sorry folks, missed a week there some how.

151 active laveen properties for sale

158 homes under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

1.9 months inventory

$102.81 is average $/sq ft for homes sold

$206,547 was average sale price

59 was average days on market for homes sold

I’ve seen some reports that indicate a continual rise in home values.  Well, I would say it is some what true, as home values have been going up slightly, but look at average sale price March 28 vs todays’ which is less.  Does that show values going up?  Thing is, with statistics it really only can give an over all idea, and to me the local market is stable.  We have seen a year over year increase in values, and this is good.  Interest rates are still low, so home buyers can get into a home for good prices and have a good interest rate.  The low inventory, shown with 1.9 months, is some thing that currently favors sellers.  With low inventory, buyers have less choice and must compete with other buyers for the fewer homes.  Yet, take this with a degree of caution, this is based on the ENTIRE laveen zip code.  If you were to look closer, you may find that it does NOT benefit the seller but the buyer.  So in essence while this information is good and gives a good over all idea of the market, do also look at things more in depth when either buying or selling.

March 28, 2016

156 active properties for sale

164 properties currently under contract

69 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

2.26 months of absorption/inventory at this time

$102.04 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$211,390 was average sale price

55 was average days on market

I am, a broken record.  Really their is not much new at all to report.  The market has been very steady for the last several months, with only a little variation in the inventory and turn over category.  Laveen is seeing very stable prices and a pretty healthy real estate environment.

March 14, 2016

158 active properties

157 properties under contract

65 properties sold in last 30 days

$99.71 was the average price per square foot for homes sold

$213,351 was average sales price

73 was the average days on market

While I did not include it above, I’ll do so now, the average list price per square foot is $110.62.  While it does not seem like much, consider a home that is 2500 square feet and is priced $10 over the current market value, that is about $25,000 over.  Now, of course this is averages, and one really needs to look closely at a home that is similar to subject to really help determine value.  Yet, for looking at a zip code like Laveen, one can see the pattern.  Also active days on market is 86, which is over the average days on market for homes that sold.  Again, points to the fact that homes that are over priced are not selling.  At the very least, they are not selling until the drop to a price that is in line with market value.

March 7 2016

150 active homes for sale

139 homes under contract

68 homes sold last 30 days

2.2 months absorption/market inventory

$99,19 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$218,772 was average sale price

Homes as usual, are selling. Homes that are selling are priced at market value, and those not………..well don’t sell.  Notice how homes that sold, did so on average within 68 days.  Yet the average days on market for active homes for sale is 118 days.  Not sure why, but for some reason some think that pricing a home over market will just mean people will haggle you down.  Not so much here in Phoenix, here if over priced, chances are good people are not even looking at home.

 

March 1, 2016

141 active properties for sale

142 properties under contract

51 homes sold in month of February

$99.38 was average price/square foot for home sold

$214,273 was the average sale price

2.76 is the absorption rate/months inventory

In some price ranges it is more a seller market, but over all right at this moment Laveen is in a seller market.  This in theory does benefit the home seller, as there are fewer active properties which are competing directly with home owners home.  With less competition, home owner has a little stronger bargaining position. Not shown above, but offered now is the ms figure of 96%.  This is the average percentage BELOW original list price homes on selling for, on average.  Those homes who have price reductions, also are selling below, and those homes are still averaging about 2% below last listed price when it sells.  Take away?  Well, make sure to do a thorough review of values and market trends to price it right.  Homes are NOT selling for more than they are worth.  Especially since almost 98% of homes are being paid with financing, in other words home WILL be appraised.

February 22, 2016

150 active properties for sale

151 properties under contract

45 homes sold last 30 days

3.33 months inventory or absorption rate

$194,965 was average sale price

$95.50 was the average $/sq ft

So, what is happening?  Well it appears we do have a few more homes on market vs. a couple weeks ago.  Also, many that are coming on market and are priced right are going under contract.  Notice we have less active listings, AND more under contract.  We have picked up a bit and we are looking to start seeing an increase in sales in the coming month.  Values are stable, and have been for some time.

February 15, 2016

158 Homes for sale currently in laveen

142 homes under contract

42 sold in last 30 days

$95 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$188,336 was average sale price

65 was average days on market

3.7 is the absorption rate or months inventory

Market still favoring the buyer just a bit in the Laveen area at this time.  Yet, if you really look close, it also will depend on the price range as well.  If considering selling your home, make sure to request a valuation showing recent sales similar to your home.

February 8th, 2016

163 homes for sale

128 homes under contract

41 homes sold last 30 days

3.97 months of absorption/inventory

$99.82 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

76 was average days on market for homes sold

Good time to sell in Laveen?  Sure, we have homes selling every  month.  If inventory does continue to grow though, we may see that buyers will have more choices, and as such sellers will be competing for the buyers.  How can a seller be sure to get the buyer?  Well, it comes down to good marketing, heavy internet exposure, social media marketing, and very important make sure home looking good.

February 1st, 2016

Number of active listings down a bit, number of closings down a bit, absorption rate goes up a bit.  That is pretty much the summary.  We came off a really hot holiday, when we had summer like closings, and now it appears to have normalized a bit.  See generally during holiday season, Laveen see’s about 42 to 55 closings a month, not the high 90+ we saw in December.  Still not sure why the spike, could have been many short sales closing, or folks buying because of the Fed rate hike.  Over all though, values are still holding strong, homes are selling.

155 active homes for sale

119 homes under contract

43 homes sold last 30 days

$100.23 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

74 was average days on market

3.6 is current absorption rate, or market inventory.

 

January 25th, 2016

159 active property – just a small increase

122 properties under contract – slight increase

51 properties sold last 30 days – much less than before right?

$210,586 was average sale price last 30 days

$104.55 was average sale price a square foot

3.11 is the absorption rate/months inventory

63 was average days on market for homes sold

Absorption/months inventory has gone up a bit compared to last month.  This really, in my opinion, should have been up anyway but we saw a unusual high number of closings in December.  That had an effect the inventory levels, and now it appears we are going back to a little more normal number of closings.  Why the spike in number of sales, who can ever say, but it may have been the fear of rising interest rates.  Maybe a rush to close before the new year.

Bottom line, is it a good time to sell?  Sure, homes are selling, and there are good qualified buyers in the area.  Interest rates are still low, and buyers will be wanting to take full advantage of that fact.

January 19th, 2016

157 active properties for sale

118 properties under contract

63 homes sold last 30 days

$102.32 was average $/square foot for homes sold

$213,780 was average sale price

70 was average days on market for homes sold

2.49 absorption

Absorption has gone up a bit for single family homes, should this continue, buyers will likely start reaping the benefits.  Interestingly, number of active listings has gone down, though many more have gone under contract.  Market is moving along, and homes are indeed selling.  Values hold pretty steady, as do interest rates.  Still a great time to buy a home in Laveen, and also to sell, as the market does favor sellers a bit.

January 11th, 2016

Today’s update for Laveen home values.

171 properties for sale – no change vs. last week

104 homes currently under contract

81 homes sold last 30 days

2.11 absorption rate, slight increase

$98.33 was average sale price/square foot

$209,887 was the average sale price

81 was average days to sell for homes that did sell

Summary – Well not much change, thought we did see slight dip in number of closings.  December was VERY high sales, un usually so.  While valley saw a good size increase in homes on market, that was not the case with Laveen so far in 2016.  Values continue steady.  Good time to sell?  Sure.  Buyers are buying, and interest rates are good, so great time to buy.

January 4th 2016

Welcome to the new year.  Well, for us that live here in the South valley and Laveen, the real estate market finished strong, and so far appears to be starting so as well.  The Laveen real estate market saw a uncharacteristacally high number of closings to end the year.  In 2013 we had only 69, in 2014 we had 59 and this year we saw a jump up to 86 closings.  To clarify, this is the number of closings we saw at the time of writing my first article for the year, and looking back over 30 days of sales.  Based on what I have seen and reviewed, the Laveen area is really moving compared to other areas of the valley.  Good time to sell?  Sure, it is as good as any.  The real question is always, do you need or want to sell.  If yes, then look to make sure the market will get you what is needed or expected from the sale.

171 active properties for sale in Laveen

101 homes currently under contract

86 homes sold last 30 days

1.98 is the absorption rate, or months inventory

$96.89 is the average sale price/square foot for those home sold last 30 days

$209,556 was the average sale price

74 days on market was average to sell.

 

December 28th, 2015

Number of active listings has not really changed much, but what has is the number of closings.  We saw an increase in the last week of closings, with a total of 79 properties closed in the Laveen area.  This does skew the numbers a bit, because it is high for this time of year.  Looking into where these higher number of closings came from one discovers that there had been a large quantity of homes under contract, and that several of those finally closed.  As an example, my neighbor was under contract for over 2 months, and they finally closed.  Also, I happened to have recently closed 2 short sales in area which had been under contract for some time.  It is these sales that are likely the reason for increased sales.

174 Properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

124 Properties currently under contract

79 properties sold last 30 days

$214,114 was the average sale price

71 was average days on market for homes sold

2.2 is the absorption rate/market inventory. (this again is kinda skewed because of higher closings with long escrows)

Have any questions about buying or selling in Laveen?  Call me David at 602.373.6345

December 21st, 2015

Not really much to report as we start winding down the year.  We are steady, as steady can be.

176 properties currently for sale

132 properties currently under contract

67 homes sold last 30 days

2.62 months of inventory/absorption rate

$210,235 was the average sale price

Some things to note.  First, we did see several homes that had been under contract close, which increased number of closing to almost 70 in the last 30 days, which is higher than several weeks past.  This is likely due to some short sales and other distress sales, finally closing.  The turnover/inventory does show under 3 months which would suggest a seller market, but I would caution and just let you know that really is not likely the case.  We are likely a little over 3 months and will show that in the weeks coming.

So, is this a good time to sell.  Sure, homes are still selling.  Also, interest rates are still good even though the fed increased rates.  This will not have a direct affect on loan interest rates, but it likely will in the long run.  Good time to sell, and yes, good time to buy.

December 15th, 2015

Since August really, the Laveen home values per square foot have been very steady, within 2 dollars up or down.  Looks like we will finish out the year much like we started which is to say pretty stable.  Homes are indeed still selling, but homes do need to be marketed correctly.  How can this been seen in the numbers?  I don’t generally share all information, because really it would be major overkill on an on going article like this, but currently the active average days on market is 90 days.  The average for sold properties is 60 days.  Homes that are priced well are selling, those that are not, well those stay on the market longer.  Sellers who are willing to see, and listen to what the market is telling them will then have price drops to get to market value.  If they do, chances are home may sell, if they don’t, it will just sit.  As an example, one home 642 days on market.

174 properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

145 homes currently under contract

58 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

$96.15 was average $/sq ft

60 was average days on market

 

December 7th, 2015

Well, some good news Laveen area residents.  Chances are your home did appreciate a little this year.  While I know that some of the experts out there will give you an exact figure, that is really hard to do and is based on a quick time stamp look at something.  It really changes day to day, week to week.  We have seen an increase in Laveen give or take of about $8 a square foot.  I would not run off and base value on that finding however, as homes really are better given a value by comparing to similar recent closings.  Here are this weeks numbers:

173 homes currently for sale

146 homes currently under contract

54 homes sold in last 30 days in Laveen Az

3.2 Months of absorption/market inventory

$97.34 average $/sq ft for homes sold last 30 days

$204,390 was the average sale price

55 was average days on market for those homes that are selling

Over all we are seeing that 2015 has been a pretty stable year.  Values have increased, though not in a huge or dramatic way.  I would describe our appreciation as a slow, steady and likely sustainable increase in home values.  Time will tell if that stability continues.  We are expecting increase in interest ways, and along with some stricter guidelines being followed on the loan side of the industry, could we see a slow down?  Time will tell.

 

November 30th, 2015

What is going on now in laveen real estate?  Well lets just look at the numbers and see what they say:

169 current properties for sale

169 single family homes for sale in Laveen Az

156 Homes in Laveen currently under contract

55 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

3.07 months of absorption/inventory

$97.46 average $/sq ft. for homes sold last 30 days

49 was average days on market

Homes in laveen az are selling.  There are many that are indeed priced well, and as you can see with average sale days on market, those homes are selling fast.  We are still seeing homes sell for a little under list price on average, about 2%.

* Sold * 4149 W Park St Phoenix Az 85041

4149 W Park St Phoenix Az 85041

SOLD

4149 W Park St Phoenix Az 85041.  This home is located in Arlington Estates which is between Vineyard Ave on the North, Baseline Rd on the South, 43rd Ave to the west and about 39th Ave on the east side.  It had two phases of development, phase on was homes built 2001-2004 and there was 395 homes built.  Phase 2 of the development in Arlington Estates had 236 homes being built 2002-2006.  Your average home size between both of the phases was about 2000 square feet, give or take.  Lots in the subdivision are on average a little under 5,000 square feet.

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4149 W Park St Phoenix Az 85041 has a lot of appeal.  First the home is a prime lot, even sold as a premium lot to the now owners because of the location.  Home is situated in front and in the middle of one of the large parks in the Arlington estates community.  Also, property does not have a neighbor to the back of home, instead it backs up to property owned by the city of phoenix, and which will not be built on.  So, as they say real estate is about location, and 4149 W Park St has got excellent location.  Both excellent location within the subdivision with easy access, but also great location in front of the park and with no neighbors to the back which means always having a great line of site to the South Mountains and Estrella Mountains.  Yup, nice un-obstructed look at the mountains from back yard, living and some of the bedrooms.

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Home shows pride of ownership.  As mentioned this is the original owner and they have cared for the home.  You’ll notice the pride of ownership upon seeing the curb appeal.  Home has some of the nicest front landscaping in the community.  Nice entry into home with a divided area for greeting and then leading into the kitchen.  Kitchen has plenty of counter space, a kitchen island and generous amount of cabinets.  In kitchen breakfast nook as well as off kitchen living room leading to the sliding glass door to back yard.  All bedroom are upstairs with a generous size master, good size walk in closet and ample master bathroom.  Total of 3 bedrooms, including the master.  Also, home does have a loft area in the upstairs portion of home.

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Home Facts

4149 W Park St Phoenix Az 85041

3 bedroom home

2.5 baths

2103 square feet

2 car garage

Built in 2003

2 story home

4658 square foot lot

For questions or to view home call David at 602.373.6345

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* Sold * 2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041

Sold Sold Sold

2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041 is a new listing by David Baker from Homesmart Realty.  This specifics of the home are as follows:

4 Bedroom Home

2.5 baths

Lower level master bedroom

3 car garage

2735 square feet of livable space

8288 square foot lot

2 story contemporary home

HOA fee of $80 a month

Gated community

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd

 

 

2220 W Harwell Rd is located in the gated community of Suncrest at Rio Montana. This subdivision is located just west of 19th ave and Baseline Rd, on the south side of Baseline Rd.  Proximity to the South Mountain preserve is one of the many appeals of this area.  The fact that the community is an established community with mature trees and overall appearance with wide streets, adds to Suncrest at Rio Montana’s appeal.  With only 114 improved lots or homes built in the community, it is a nice community but not too large.  Location of Suncrest of Rio Montana is excellent.  Easy commutes to central Phoenix, likely averaging between 15 to 20 minutes of city street commute times, with several routes to choose from.  The 10 interstate can easily be accessed from several on ramps all within about 10 minutes. 

The community of Suncrest at Rio Montana offered several floor plans, and most range in the mid- to – upper level price range in the 85041 zip code.  There are a couple of nice gated communities in the South Phoenix 85041 zip code, and Suncrest is a great mid level price option.  Looking for higher valued homes that are gated communities, then check out this link to view gated communities in South Phoenix in general.  Many will show up that are in the 85041 zip code, such as Talasera or Blossom Hills which are two of the nicer gated communities in the 85041 zip code.  This particular floor plan has had recent sales in the $260,000 to $280,000 price range, so this particular home at $215,000 has room for improvement.  More on that in a little bit.  Other South Phoenix gated communities can be viewed here at this page on my site.

 

What have been the real estate market trends in the community of Suncrest at Rio Montana?  Well lets take a look and see what has been going on in the community year to date 2015:

1 home is currently on the market.  Home has been on market for 42 days, and is price at $279,900

7 Homes have sold year to date in Suncrest at Rio Montana

$215,000 was the lowest priced home sold

$295,000 was the highest priced home sold

$248,857 is the average price for homes sold at Suncrest at Rio Montana year to date 2015

This information is great information to have as both a buyer and a seller.  It gives a view as to what the trend and values are for the subdivision.  Currently the market in the South Phoenix area is a seller market, meaning there is strong demand for homes and a lower level of home inventory.  Generally anything under 3 months of inventory of homes is considered a seller market.  This is not only true of the South Phoenix area, but also 85041 zip code, and as one can see for information above, we also have less than 3 months inventory in Suncrest at Rio Montana.

Now what can I share about 2220 W Harwell and the information above.  Well, the property located at 2220 W Harwell is one of the larger homes in the subdivision.  As such, it would usually be able to get a higher sales price, than that at which it is listed.  This particular home is a short sale, and home is being sold in “as is” condition.  Seller will not be making any repairs to home, so any potential buyer must know this going in, because again, no repairs will be made by seller.  This is a short sale, and as such may take a little longer to finalize any sale.  What is a short sale?  You can read a previous post I’ve written about the short sale process at this link.  For those not wanting to make the trip on the previous link, let me give you a quick definition of a short sale.  A short sale is basically a home owner selling a home for less than what is owed on the home.  In other words, the mortgage is more than the value of the home.  With me so far?  Generally with a short sale a home owner can no longer make payments on the home, and at this point will try to get the bank to agree to the selling on the home and allowing a pay off for less than what is owed on the home.  Hence the short amount of the payoff is the short sale.  This process can take some time, and is not for all buyers.  While there really is no average as far a time to get an approval for the short sale by the bank, it can take generally at least 30 days.  In the past I have listed short sale homes, and have been lucky enough to have been able to get approvals within about 30 days.

So again, 2220 W Harwell is a short sale.  Home is being sold at a great price for a reason.  The home is not in the best of conditions.  Home has 2 air conditioner units, and one is really in need of being replaced.  Frankly, a buyer should go in with the complete expectation of having to replace both a/c units.  Landscaping to the home is in some major need for tender loving care.  Currently, as you might see from photos, the landscape is overgrown and needs to be cleaned up.  Interior of the home is in need of at the very least 2 things:

  1.  A good and thorough paint job
  2. New carpeting or flooring.  Currently the carpet has been pulled up in several areas of the home.  Some of the carpet in rooms is stained and likely the best course of action, is tear them up and replace them.

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By no means is this short list made by a professional contractor.  This short list was made by yours truly, David Baker a homesmart real estate agent who specializes in the south Phoenix and Laveen area.  I’ve been working in real estate since 2004 as a full time realtor.  Based on number of transaction in the area, I’m one of the top agents in the South Phoenix and Laveen area.  Google me, chances are you might find me.  You can view client testimonials, and some video testimonials right here at this link to a post on testimonials. Back to the list!!!  I am a real estate agent, not a contractor.  The above are things that I have noticed that would make this a nice home.  The home does not have any major upgrades to it, the counters are formica not granite or corian.  The kitchen cabinetry is again, not the upgraded cabinets that were offered at the time homes where built, it was the base choice.  This is a nice home, and the options are very nice and functional – they are just not upgraded such as some of the sales which happened above the $250,000 range.  So, could a investor come in and make some money on flipping this property?  Yes, the possibility is there to make some money, but this home is likely better suited for a home buyer looking to buy and live in home and have some instant equity.  That is likely sweat equity, if one puts some work into the home.  The opportunity is there, but do go ahead and plan to have a inspector or contractor come and look at home so you know what you are looking to invest in the fixing of home to match your needs.

Have any questions about my listing at 2220 W Harwell Rd?  Call me David Baker real estate agent at 602.373.6345 or request I contact you right here at this link on my website.

 

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

There are many gated communities in South Phoenix from which to choose.  Are you in the market for a new home and desire something in a gated community?  Then this short article is written for you to inform you about the different gated communities in South Phoenix.    These will not really be in any specific order such as East to West, North to South or based on value and increasing, no this will just be a list and some comments about the gated community to inform a bit.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call me – I am after all a local South Phoenix realtor who has specialized in the area since 2004.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

The Pines at the Raven – Located just North of Baseline on 40th Street in South Phoenix.  This gated community features 80 improved lots, with homes being built between 1996 and 2001.   Average house square footage is about 1978 square feet, with a 6579 sq. foot size lot.   All homes built where single story homes.  The subdivision does offer a community pool for folks to enjoy.  Prices do range, but check out a list of current homes for sale in the Pines at the raven here.

Gardens at South Mountain –  This gated community in South Phoenix is located just north of Baseline rd. on 40th Street, just south of the SRP canal on the West side of the road.  The Pines at the Raven has 117 improved lots, with 56 single story homes, and 61 multiple story homes with homes in community being built between 2004 and 2006.  The average square footage for homes are 1625 livable space with a 4304 square foot size lot.  The gated community of the Gardens of South Mountain does offer a community pool as well.

Blossom Hills East – Blossom Hills actually has to sections and they are separated by a little space between, Blossom Hills East and then the regular blossom hills.  Though most of the time the properties listed for sale get mixed into just blossom hills.  The community of Blossom Hills east is actually located just west of 40th St. and South of Baseline Rd.  There is a total of 96 improved lots in the community with 29 single story homes, and 67 multiple story homes.  Homes in Blossom hills east were built between 2007 and 2011, which for some who don’t know was the economic downturn.  Average home square foot size is about 1986 with the average lot size being about 5267.  This gated community in south phoenix does have some greenbelt areas, but no community pool.  Does have excellent mountain views, but so do most of the homes in south Phoenix.

Raven Condominiums – As stated in the name this gated community in south phoenix is a condominium complex.  Located just east of 32nd street and baseline, it is on the north side of the road.  This complex has 160 units, which were built in 1999.  The average size of the condos are 838 square feet, and this gated community does offer community pool, spa and even a work out facility.  Great location, and prices are still good.  This is a favorite for snow birds and folks looking to buy, and play golf.  Both the Raven and legacy golf courses are within 5 minutes.  From past experience selling units, I can inform there is 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units.

Village at South Mountain – This is a real nice gated community in South Phoenix located just south of 32nd Street and Baseline Rd.   This community has a total of 41 improved lots, with homes being built between 2005 and 2014.  30 of the homes built in community are single story, with an additional 11 being multiple story.  Average size of home is about 2927 square feet, with an average lot size of about 12373.  Just in case you did not notice, these are larger homes, and yes there are on larger lots about ¼ an acre.  This is a little more upscale gated community, and has a lot to offer, good open feel community with green space, but no community pool.

Ravenswood Patio Homes – Another great gated community in South Phoenix.  This one is located between Baseline Rd. and Southern on 32nd street.  There are a total of 130 improved lots in the subdivision with all homes built being single story.  Average size of homes in the community is about 1543 with a lot size of about 4294.  Homes in Ravenswood were built between 1999 and 2002.  Many homes do have views to the ravens golf course, and others great views of the South Mountain.   There is a community pool to be enjoyed.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

Cachet at Legacy Condominiums – Again, great location for this South Phoenix gated community.  This group of homes is located between baseline Rd and Southern Ave. and 32nd street.  It actually is like a gated community within a community, and a golf course community at that.  There was 150 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 – 2004.  There are some that are single story about 100, with 50 that are multiple story.  Yet these, one must truly see to understand, as they are condos some on ground level, some on 2nd level, and some that actually have a little on ground and most of the livable space upstairs.  Average size for homes in the community is about 1567, and as a condo, does not really have a lot, which is great because that means NO maintenance.  Great for buyers that are sick of cutting their grass!!  This gated community does offer a pool, hot tub and even work out facilities and community rooms.

Encanto at the Legacy – This community is actually just west of the Cachet at the Legacy, so basically also between baseline rd. and Southern off 32nd street.  This is also a gated community within a community, but this one is single family detached homes built 1999 to 2000.  Average size of homes built was about 1599 with average lot size of 4945.   Total of 106 improved lots in community, with about 13% of them having private pools.  This community does not have a community pool or other offerings, but is a real nice community.

Hunter Ridge Condominiums – Community is located on the NW corner of Baseline Rd and 32nd street.  Great and convenient location for easy access to golf courses, area highways and even down town work commute.  There was a couple of built out phases in this community, but there was about 270 improved lots. Square foot average is about 1394, and there are 2 as well as 1 garage units.  This gated community in South Phoenix also does offer a community pool.

Blossom Hills – Located on the South West corner of 32nd street and baseline rd.  This is not a large community with only 20 improved lots, with 18 out of the 20 being single story homes.  Homes were built 2014 and are also currently being built in 2015. Average size home is about 3473 square feet with a lot size of 14167, which is larger than a quarter acre.  Community offers great mountain views and some common area, but no other community features.

Mountain Grove – Located just east of 24th street and baseline at approximately 27th street.  This a relatively newer subdivision with 57 improved lots having been built between 2007 and 2012.  Average size of home in community is about 1954 with a 4311 square foot size lot.  There is no other community features.

Fairways at the Legacy – This gated community is located just north of 24th street and baseline on the east side of the street, and it is part of the legacy communities.  This particular community has 117 improved lots with homes being built in 2000 and 2001.  This is another golf course community, and it also happens to be gated which is why it is included in this article of gated communities in south phoenix.  Average size of home is about 2253 with a 6952 square foot size lot.  There are no community features beyond being gated, but many homes do offer city views, mountain views and many are on the fairway, NICE!!!

Highline Groves – This is one of my favorite gated communities in South Phoenix, and mostly because of great location and because some of the homes do have basements.  37 improved lots in this gated community with all homes being single story.  The homes do average about 2963 square feet with a lot size of about 23556 (about ½ an acre).  No community features, just an overall great community with wide streets, irrigation, and proximity to hiking, biking and easy commutes to all areas of Phoenix.

Desert Rose – This gated community is located south of Baseline, about ½ mile, 32nd street will basically end you at their gate.  This community does border the south mountain preserve so to say you border the mountain is an understatement, here you basically live on it.  Total of 88 improved lots in Desert Rose with all homes being single story homes and having being built 2008-2014.  Average size of homes in this gated community is 3239 square feet with an average lot size of 16,135 or shy of a 1/3 of an acre.  Other than great location, no additional features.

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Gilead at South Mountain – Another great community in South Phoenix.  This community is located south of baseline Rd at about Euclid and 24th street.  It borders the south mountain preserve, and is actually across the street from a popular trail head with parking.  The community only has 10 improved lots with all homes being single story, though some do have basements.   The community was sold as lots, and buyers had option of picking their own builder, though one can see uniformity with the look and feel in community.  Average size of home is just over 4000 square feet and was built on a 16310 square foot size lot, or again about 1/3 of an acre.  The community does not have any additional features.

Mandalay at South Mountain – This community is right across the street from Gilead, so basically about ½ mile south of Baseline Rd on 24th Street.  Right at the NW corner of Euclid and 24th Street.  Community has 33 improved lots with 29 properties single story and only 4 2 story homes.  Homes in the community have an average size of about 2855 with an average lot size of 10041.  The community does have some common area, but no additional features.

Pines at South Mountain – Located at about 20th street and baseline on the south side of street.   There is a total of 135 improved lots in the community with all homes being single story, and about 19% of the homes do have a private pool.  2025 is the average size of a home at the Pines at South Mountain with an average lot size of 7605.    Community does have children’s play area, community pool and spa.

Cobblestone – This gated community in South Phoenix is located on the north side of baseline road at about 18th/19th street.  Community has a total of 98 improved lots with all but 12 being multiple story homes, so only 12 single story homes.  Only a small percentage have private pools, about 5%.   1773 is the average size of homes with an average lot size of 4007.  No real additional features.

Las Colinas – Community is on the South East corner of 16th street and Baseline rd.  187 total improved lots in this gated community with 121 single story homes and 66 2 story homes.  Average home size in Las Colinas is about 2342 livable, with a lot average size of 8592.    No real additional features to community though there are some green belts and kids play areas.

Heather Grove – Located west of 16th street and baseline, on the north side of the road at about 15th street.  101 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 through 2004.  Average size of home is about 1665 and has about a 2965 square foot size lot.  The vast majority of homes (100) per records are 2 story homes with only 1 home being a single story home.  No additional features to community, but it is another south Phoenix gated community.

Dobbins Creek – This gated community is South of Baseline Rd, actually on Dobbins Rd at about 14th street.  The community has 282 improved lots with homes being built between the years 2001 and 2004.  Average size of home built was 2237 with an average lot size of about 7665.  While there is some common green belt areas, and no additional features are listed, I have seen a soccer field in this community – which for soccer fans is a nice bonus, game on!

Heritage at Alta Vista – This community is located just south of Southern avenue and 7th Ave., at about Alta vista.  Entrance to community is actually on Alta vista just west of 7th Ave.  The community has a total of 60 improved lots and all homes being single story.  The homes were built 2003 through 2005.  Average home size is about 1753, with an average lot size of about 6976.  There is a common area with playground, but no additional features.

Highline Estates – This community is located South of Baseline Rd, north of South Mountain Ave at about 5th Ave.  This is actually a newer built subdivision, with most homes being built this year, 2015.    Currently 18 improved lots, with 11 homes being single story and 7 two story homes.  Average home size so far is about 2084 with an average lot size of 5968.  There is a community pool at this location, just in time for summer!

Talasera – Located South of Baseline rd. about 2 miles, south of dobbins rd., on 19th Ave.  This is a very popular community that borders the south mountain preserve, is high up the mountain slope so offer excellent city views.  Community has 118 improved lots, with homes built 2002 to 2007.  All the homes in this community are single story, and the vast majority are going to be on about 1/3 of an acre desert lots.  Average home size in the talasera community is about 3458.  The community does not offer additional features, but is close to hiking, offers natural desert landscape and has stellar views!

Southern Highlands – This is a community located south of dobbins road at about Olney and 24th Ave.  Community has about 178 improved lots with homes having been built from 2007 through 2013.  147 homes in community are single story and 31 homes are 2 story homes.  Average size of a home in Southern Highlands is about 2690 square feet and is situated on an 8781 size lot.  Subdivision does offer nice south mountain views, and some homes may offer city views.  No additional features in this gated community in south phoenix.

Suncrest at Rio Montana – Located on the South Side of baseline rd. just west of 19th Ave. and Baseline.  This community has a total of 114 improved lots with 92 single story homes and 22 two story homes.  Homes were built between 2003 and 2005.  Average size of home built was about 2360 and is situated on a lot of about 10699.  Some common areas, but no additional features.

Silva Mountain Unit 2 – This community is located south of Baseline rd. and 23rd Ave., just north of South Mountain Ave.  Community has a total of 91 improved lots with 61 single story homes and 30 two story homes.  The homes in this community were built 2007 through 2014.  Average size of home is about 2443 and is on an 8542 square foot size lot.  No additional features to this community.

Laveen Village – This gated community is located at the South East corner of 31st Ave. and Southern Ave.  Community has a total of 53 improved lots with homes having been built 2006 through 2014.  Pretty even split with 26 single story homes and 27 two story homes in the community.  Average livable space of homes in Laveen village is about 2918 square feet and is placed on an average lot size of 7193.  This gated south phoenix community does not have any added features.

Coplen Farms Estates –  This gated community is located South of Dobbins Rd, off Olney and between 47th Ave and 43rd Ave., specifically at about 46th Ave.   This community has 39 improved lots with 18 single story homes and 21 two story homes.  Homes in this Laveen gated community average about 4455 square feet and are built on an average lot of 21029 square feet.  Most of the homes were built from 2007 through 2009.    No additional features to this community.

Vaquero Estates – This gated community is located on 43rd Ave. just south of Dobbins Rd.  Community has a total of 88 improved lots with 67 single story homes and 21 two story homes. Homes in the community were built from 2006-2013.  The average home size in Vaquero estates is 3386 and is built on an average lot size of 12320 square feet (about ¼ of an acre).  No additional features to community beyond some common areas and play areas.

Cheatham Farms Unit 2 – This is a neat little gated community of patio homes located at about 45th Ave and Baseline, on south side of the road.  Community has a total of 80 improved lots with homes having been built 2005-2007.  All the homes in this community are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 1414 square feet and a smaller average lot size of about 3782.  This community does offer a community pool and common areas.

Estrella Mountain View – This gated community is located just south of central Laveen on 51st Ave., just south of South Mountain Ave. on the west side of 51st Ave.  The community has a total of 26 improved lots, with 24 single family homes and 2 homes that are two story.  Homes were built between 1998 and 2005.  The average size of homes in this community is about 3380 square feet and all homes are on about a 1 acre property.  This is actually one of the first communities to have been built in Laveen, before Laveen was discovered by many to offer proximity to central phoenix with a rural feel.  This is still one of the only gated communities in south phoenix that is also horse property.  No additional features to this community.

Cottonfields community Replat – This is a large gated community which is at about 57th Ave. and extends between Southern Ave and Baseline Rd.  Community has 450 improved lots with 265 homes being single story and 185 being two story homes.  This is also a golf course community, so many homes to sit on a fairway, and offer great views.   Average home size is about 2350 square feet and the average lot size is 6690 square feet.  The additional features for this south phoenix gated community really is the golf course, and yes, it will cost money to play it does not come with the house.

Riverwalk Estates – This gated community is located just north of Southern Ave at about 57th Ave.  Currently this subdivision has a total of 42 improved lots with homes being built 2014 – 2015.  Actually, they are still building at this time, and I can say they are some nice floor plans.  All homes in community to date are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 2132 square feet and is situated on a lot of about 8046 square feet.  The community has common areas, but no added features.  Originally plan looked to have a potential soccer field built in community, but so far that is NOT been built.

 

Folks, as you can clearly see, there are several gated communities in South Phoenix.  The thing when looking to buy your specific home, is to know which is likely to fit your personal needs.  If you have any questions, please call, I’ve worked in the area since 2004 and have knowledge of all the communities and would like the opportunity to earn your business.

To find out the value of your home located in a South Phoenix community, call me today at 602.373.6345