1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041

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

Laveen home values 2017

A look at Laveen home values 2017

First, let me give you a little information about Laveen, and just below, you’ll see the most current update on 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.

June 19th, 2017

Find below the latest and greatest along with some market commentary to follow:

160 properties currently for sale

124 properties under contract

117 sold last 30 days

1.36 months current inventory

$111 was average $/sq foot for sold homes

$231,075 was average sale price

57 was average days on market, for sold homes

Commentary – Well, as one can see we have gone into the summer months and the volume of sales has increased!  In truth, this is about the only seasonal change I’ve witnessed in all the years in real estate, that is fairly consistent in our area.  That is to say, we see a increase in the number of homes sold.

So we are still in a seller market, with low inventory, and this is great for home owners.  It is a great time to sell, as there are many buyers looking for homes, and little to choose from.

June 12th, 2017

Here are the latest numbers for Laveen home values:

156 active properties for sale

133 properties under contract

100 properties sold last 30 days

1.56 current market inventory level

$110.41 average $/sq ft for homes that sold

56 was average days on market

$227,679 was average sale price

Commentary – The seller market continues.  They key indicator, is really the level of inventory we are currently experiencing, which is at 1.56 today, and indicates a seller market.  We still see a pretty significant gap between the average list price per square foot $117.90 and the average sale price per square foot $110.41.  When looking at the entire zip over the last year, variance has been anywhere from about $25,000 to upwards of $40,000 difference.  Point is, price it right, or it won’t sell.

Homes are selling relatively quick, with the average for zip just under 2 months.  Is it a good time to sell?  I would say yes, as it is a seller market and home values have increased and now are holding pretty steady.

June 5th, 2017

Here are the newest numbers:

153 active properties

145 properties under contract

90 sold last 30 days

1.7 months inventory

$109.87 average $/sq ft

$231,664 was average sale price

Commentary – Again not much change.  Seller market, values are steady with slight appreciation.  Great time to sell.

May 30th, 2017

I hope everyone had an enjoyable memorial day weekend, and took some time to remember those who lost their lives in service of our country.

Here are this weeks numbers and the update:

161 properties currently for sale

149 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

2.17 is the current inventory level

$230,060 was average sale price for homes sold

$111.17 was average dollar a square foot for sold homes

Commentary – Not really much to add, the Laveen real estate market really has been very steady and consistent.  Values continue to hold steady to date, with slow year over year growth.  With interest rates still at these historic lows, it makes it a great time to buy.  Also, with values having seen almost 3.5 years off appreciation, it is also a great time to sell.  Gone are the days with a high percentage of home owners had No equity, most homeowners now can sell and walk away with money.

Sellers, you often hear about selling to an investor and avoid the hassle.  As they say, if it sounds to good to be true, it likely is to good to be true.  An investor always tries to make money, and the way to do it when buying directly from the homeowner, you do it by sharing in THEIR equity.

May 22nd, 2017

Find below the most recent information for homes, values and recent activity in Laveen Az:

156 properties active and for sale

153 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current month inventory

$112.42 was average $/sq ft

$231,807 was average sale price

59 was average time to sell

Commentary – Market and home values continue as they have been going.  That is to say, we continue was steady sales, values are holding steady and buyers are buying.  We have a low inventory of homes, and turn over is happening relatively quickly, with homes averaging about 59 days to sell.

 

May 15th, 2017

Find below the latest information and activity for the Laveen real estate market:

155 properties currently for sale

138 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

63 was average days to sell

2.09 months inventory

$111.45 was average $/sq ft

$232,612 was average sale price

Commentary-  Folks, really not much change.  We are still seeing a seller market, which is an inventory under 3 months.  Inventory is still basically pretty low, and there are indeed buyers out there looking for homes.  Values have been pretty steady, though you can see from past posts that we are seeing some slow appreciation over the course of the last year.

 

May 8th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, followed by a brief commentary on the market:

153 active properties

139 properties under contract

69 properties sold in last 30 days

2.21 current inventory

49 is average days on market for sold homes

$225,131 was average sale price

$111.93 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

Commentary – Over all, the market just keeps on moving the way it has for the last year plus.  It is a seller market, inventory is low, and we are seeing slow appreciation.  You’ll notice on some weeks values $/sq foot may be either up or down, but overall it is a steady and slow appreciation to date.

Is it a good time to sell?  I would suggest that it is indeed.  With low inventory, you have more buyers competing for available homes and can negotiate the best net in your favor.  Also, values have increased since 2013 (4 years and counting).  Will this continue?  Who knows for sure, much like all else out there, we will have to wait and see.

 

May 1st 2017,

Welcome to the new month, lets dive in and see what numbers look like today:

154 active properties for sale

129 properties under contract

69 properties sold last 30 days

$111.89 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$217,955 was average sale price

45 was average days on market

281 sales in area year to date

Commentary – Well, again not too much change.  We continue with a seller market, which is to say a low inventory of homes for sale.  Yet, be careful, this is the case for Laveen Az as a zip code, not necesarily by price range or housing type.  What I mean is, if your home for example is price over $400,000 you are in a complete buyer market or if your selling horse property again buyer market.  So know your market first if considering a sale.

Values continue steady, although you could call it slow appreciation.  We have seen year over year growth and that is a healthy thing.

April 24th, 2017

There is really been a trend in the Laveen real estate market, for what seems a fairly long time.  The trend has been one of low inventory and seller market.  Here are this last weeks and current numbers:

160 properties currently for sale in Laveen

137 properties currently under contract

76 properties under contract

2.1 months inventory

$110.79 was average $/sq ft

$233,930 was average sale price

61 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much new to report, basically  you could read the below commentary, and it would be pretty much the same.  Seller market, good time to sell.

April 17th, 2017

Not too much change, in fact market continues at it has been for some time. Below are the latest statistics for Laveen Az:

159 properties currently for sale

131 properties under contract

77 properties sold last 30 days

2.06 current market inventory

$110.88 was the average dollar a square foot for sold homes

$230,857 was average sale price

63 was average days on market

Commentary – Like stated above, and as you can see if you’ve read below entries……….the market continues as it has been.  It is a seller market in Laveen Arizona, with 2.06 months of inventory, which is low.  Homes that are really selling the fastest are those priced under $225,000.  Horse property in Laveen is also selling pretty quickly, but mostly those under $350,000.

 

April 10th, 2017

See below the most recent information:

154 properties currently for sale

124 properties currently under contract

78 properties sold in last 30 days

1.97 is current inventory

$111.26 was average $/sq foot for homes that sold

$231,679 was average sale price

225 properties sold year to date

Commentary – As you can see from numbers above, it is still a seller market in the South Phoenix real estate marketplace.  Values have been holding steady, with of course some appreciation year over year.

In short, it is a great time to buy or SELL!  Values are not likely to see any HUGE increase in months or years to come, just continued slow appreciation.  Also, good time for buyers, as there is still awesome interest rates.

April 3, 2017

Here are the latest numbers, looking back 30 days:

158 properties for sale

111 properties currently under contract

82 properties sold last 30 days

1.92 is current inventory

$111.54 was average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$231,756 was the average sale price

207 sales year to date

Commentary –  Things are starting to pick up a bit in Laveen, with more homes closing.  This is seasonal, something we see every year as we go into spring and summer, which is when more folks move.  Values are holding steady, as well, with small appreciation which is good.

March 27th, 2017

Let us review this past week’s numbers, and look at the over all outlook for real estate in Laveen Az.

156 active properties for sale

118 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current inventory level

$108.33 was average sold per square foot

$222,469 was average sale price

70 was average days on market

Sales year to date in Laveen Az – 182 so far

Commentary – If you notice over the course of the year to date, we have seen an increase in number of homes for sale in Laveen.  Yet, we also have seen an increase in homes under contract, and the number of closings has been steady.  All this basically still shows a seller market with 2.08 inventory at this time for single family homes in Laveen Az.  Inventory is still low, demand is still good, so it continues to be a seller market……………..which is a great time to sell.  The most sales occurred in the $180,000 to $250,000 price range for the past month.  This is of course something that makes sense, as the average home sale in Laveen currently is about $222,469 as shown above.

March 20, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

160 available homes on market

118 under contract

74 sold in last 30 days

71 was average days on market

$107.72 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$230,629 was average sale price

163 sales year to date!

Commentary – Not much change, as per usual lately.  Inventory in Laveen has been nothing short of consistent, and the seller market continues.  Values again, pretty much holding steady, but as mentioned many times before there is some gradual appreciation.  By this, I mean you may see 3/5 percent increase in next year, but nothing crazy in a short period.

March 13, 2017

Lets look at the numbers for this week:

147 active properties for sale

122 properties under contract

65 closings last 30 days

2.26 current months inventory

$105.76 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$232,439 was average sale price

73 was average days on market

Commentary – The things continue pretty much as they have been.  The market is what I would describe as stable, with slow appreciation.  The market still does favor sellers, at 2.26 months current inventory.  Good time to sell.

March 6, 2017

How about we look at something just a little different today.  Here are some basic numbers to get us started:

 

Current                                                                               Last year

149 properties for sale                                                     150 properties for sale

70 properties sold last 30 days                                      68 properties sold last 30 days

2.12 inventory level                                                          2.20 inventory level last year

$108 average sold/sq ft                                                  $99.19 average sold square foot

Comments – well as one can see some things have not changed much since last year, but one key thing has, can you see it?  Number of properties on the market, number of sales, and even properties sold were all pretty much the same, almost identical really.  The main difference though, home values have gone up.

If you’re considering selling, call me and lets see what your home could sell for in todays Laveen real estate market.  602-373-6345

February 27th, 2017

143 properties currently for sale

120 properties under contract

65 properties sold last 30 days

2.2 months current inventory

$112.13 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

$228,729 was the average sale price

68 was average days on market

Comments – Well as you can see, we did see a little increase in number of active listings, so active listing inventory grew a bit.  We also did see a slight increase in homes that went under contract, but decrease in sales in the last 30 days.  Most sales do occur toward the end of month, so we may see that number pick up when we review closings next monday.  Homes are indeed still selling, and are doing so in Laveen on the average in about 68 days.

The key as always, is if you are looking to sell price it right, have the home looking good, and get the marketing pieces out there so that potential buyers know your home is for sale.

February 22, 2017

136 properties active for sale

114 properties under contract

71 properties sold last 30 days

1.91 months inventory

$112.49 average $/sq ft

$218,116 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change.  Sellers market still, and that is good for sellers.

February 13th, 2017

142 properties currently for sale – up from last week

105 properties currently under contract

70 properties sold last 30 days

$112.06 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$220,370 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Really not much change in the Laveen real estate market, or even home values.  You may, if you read previous post, notice a slight change up and down in sales prices and even dollar a square foot.  Yet, these are all pretty static with not a big change.  Also, if there is a change, does it stay consistent over a period of time.  As an example, this week we do see a increase in $/sq foot of about $5, but will that stick?  Chances are it will NOT, and the reason is we saw a very high sale in the area which is lifting up the numbers.  Yes, we had a almost $600,000 sale this past week, and that increase the average.  Watch, within about 2/3 weeks, it is likely to go down.  If it does not, well then we notice a good trend, that are values continue to go up.

February 6th, 2017

134 properties actively for sale

103 properties currently under contract

63 sales in the last 30 days

2.12 inventory at this time

$107.25 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$210,747 was average sale price

62 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much change in the Laveen real estate market at this time.  Values are holding steady, as are the average days to sell.  Inventory remains low, and this still favors sellers.  No really much more to add.  It continues to be a good time to sell.

January 23rd, 2017

Lets go ahead and share the numbers for this past week, and then follow it up with some quick commentary:

136 properties currently active on the market

107 properties under contract at this time

61 properties sold in the last 30 days

2.22 is current market inventory

$114.40 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

69 was average days to sell

$223,834 was average sale price

Commentary – So is it a good time to sell in Laveen?  Sure, I think it is a good time to sell.  Values have increased rapidly at times, and steadily at others since January 0f 2013.  Will values continue to rise?  Well NO ONE really has the crystal ball, and anyone that says different is giving a guess, albeit maybe educated……..but still a guess.

We just saw the inventory go up a slight bit in the last week.  Some of that could be seasonal, as maybe less home went under contract in the Christmas time frame.  Values are steady, as is seen by tracking the average $/sq foot and the average sales prices.  We continue in a seller market, and that means – yes it is a good time to sell.

January 16tn, 2017

Welcome to another weekly update, for the Laveen real estate market and home values.  Lets look at the numbers, and then I’ll add some quick comments:

133 active properties for sale in Laveen Az

109 properties currently under contract

66 properties have successfully closed in the last 30 days

2.01 current monthly inventory

$108.19 was average price per square foot for homes sold

$231,736 was average sale price

66 was average days on market

Commentary – Really, not much change we can talk about.  Yes, slight increase in the inventory, but it does not have any affect.  The market is still a seller market, especially in the sub-$250,000 market.  We have seen 16 closings year to date, so that picked up a bit.  On average, homes that sold are still selling for just a tad bit under their final list price at time of sale.  Lowest sale ended up selling for almost 8% under their ask price……yikes.  It is a good time to sell, and the market does favor sellers a bit.

 

January 9th, 2017

Out of the South Phoenix zip codes, Laveen is really getting the slow start to the year.  Year to date, Laveen has only seen 3 closed homes.  Here are the most current stats, and please be sure to call me if you have any questions:

139 properties currently active for sale

107 properties currently under contract

77 properties sold in the last 30 days

1.8 months current inventory

$107.76 was average for sold homes

$234,822 was average sale price

77 was average days on market

Commentary – Well at this time, really not much change.  Though, as noted at the beginning of article, Laveen is off to a slow start with only 3 homes sold year to date, it has though, still closed the average of homes in last 30 days.  The real estate market also begins the year as it ended, in a seller market.  Inventory is low, and buyers do not have as many options.  Also, while it is competitive for buyers, the average list to sold ratio is 99%, which indicates homes are eventually selling for on average just a little below list price.  So homes, are not going for over market value.  If that were the case, we would be seeing sales over the 100% mark, and that has not been the case for months now.

Take away – if you want to sell price the home right.  Not noted in numbers above, is that 95% of homes sold, were financed.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE HAD WITH A FINANCED HOME?  Yes, an appraisal.  Even if you asked for over market value, and got an offer, you’d still more than likely need an appraisal.

January 2nd, 2017

Well we begin the year, with pretty much a market similar to where we left off.  Lets start with looking at the current numbers for today, to help us begin our Laveen home values journey for 2017:

143 property currently for sale in Laveen

98 properties currently under contract

85 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 is current market inventory

$106.33 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$230,034 was average sale price for homes sold

65 was average days on market for those homes that sold

Commentary – Well, again we are in a seller market.  We have seen a little drop in the number of active listings on the market, and of course a dip in number of new listing that came to market over the holiday.  Though, If a home owner looks at the number of homes sold over the last 30 days, one would see that HOMES DO SELL during the holidays!!  Many tend to think to wait, because homes don’t sell during the holiday, but that IS NOT the case.  Interest rates are still low, home values have increased but are still affordable, and with the low inventory level the market is still great for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers, because the cost of borrowing and buying is still great.  Sellers, because home values in Laveen have risen, and MANY can now sell for a tidy profit.

* Sold * 2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041

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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.

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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.

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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

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Laveen Az Values

Laveen Az Values – Values of homes in Laveen Az for September 2013

Laveen home values have been on the rise! I like to keep track of the values of homes over all. Of course anyone not living under a rock saw that prices plummeted in previous years, but that values for the past year have been on the rise. Some of the increase of values, big increase, can likely be attributed to the low inventory we are experiencing. Many buyers under the $200,000 range are finding themselves competing against several others offers when bidding for a home. So, if a buyer wants to get into a house, they may likely have to bid over asking price to get into the home.

What are the average home values right now in Laveen?

As of this week September 9, 2013 the average home price in Laveen is about $174,734. This is about $86 a square foot. What is amazing is the huge increase in values since the start of the year, about 20% in the Laveen area.  Inventory has been growing over the last several months as well.  Laveen homes on the market have increased from about 90 active homes in January, to 145 as of today.  This could spell good news for buyers as inventory is growing.  On the down side for buyers, interest rates have gone up a bit as well as prices.  This translates into less purchase power for many than just six months ago.

Looking to Sell?  Want to get value of your Laveen Home?

If you’re looking to sell and want to find out the value of your home, don’t go by these numbers. These numbers are looking at the large picture, and when determining your personal home value, you really need to look at a smaller pool of homes similar to your own.  It is best to have a professional research similar homes to help determine value.  Visit this site to request your FREE home evalution: http://phoenixlaveenhomes.com/home-value-evaluation/