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Most expensive bank-owned home in Phoenix

It's located at the Biltmore Estates golf course. Got a cool $7 million? All 18,000 square feet of this mansion can be yours. It's only the market for 6 months, too, which in the land of luxury real estate is about 1/10th of a second.

Last December (was that a mere 10months ago?) it was listed for $12,500,000. Talk about market decline! That's a drop of nearly 1/2 in 10months.

Here's some pictures of the compound...

Her closet

His closet. And, his library ... Clearly, the man who owns this home is A Very Serious Man who makes a lot of Very Serious Money.

The wine cellar (frankly, the way the photographer shot it, it looks more like an M.C. Escher drawing to me)

2 washers and 2 dryers. Because everyone knows the Very Wealthy have Very Dirty Clothes.

Apparently, the sheer weight of the former owners' wealth bent the space-time continuum in the ceiling of the master bedroom.... I'm a little dizzy looking at it.

Enjoyed these photos? See more foreclosed homes of the formerly Super Wealthy, elsewhere on our blog. And if you're actually shopping for a home in this exclusive price range, don't hesitate to call me. I actually do have regular experience helping buyers in the luxury markets in metro Phoenix, Arizona. I promise to keep my mild snarking to myself when we're home shopping.

Most expensive REO

Here it is, folks, the most expensive REO bank owned foreclosure home currently for sale in the metro Phoenix, Arizona MLS database. For a mere $18 million, this estate can be yours.

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Seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and over 17,000 square feet of living space. The home boasts two swimming pools, a billiard room, 3 family rooms, a theater room with actual movie-house projection system and seats that move with the movie action. Garage space for 21 cars. Home has an exercise room and a piano room, 2 libraries, and it’s own solar electric generating station.

The closets in this place will suit turn anyone into a clothes horse…

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The house sits on 5 acres in Paradise Valley, on prestigious Mockingbird Lane.  Want to see it in person? Shown by appointment only; bank references required prior to showing. That’s Realtor-speak for “show me the money before I show you the house.”

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And, proving that even the excessively wealthy have sense of humor, at the entrance to this home’s theater room, Zoltar from the movie Big.

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Move in ready Goodyear rental

update November 11, 2010: this home is rented. If you would like help finding other rental homes in the Greater Phoenix area, please contact us.

We’ve got a great rental property available in Goodyear, just about 1 mile south of the I-10 off the Estrella Parkway exit. Single-story home built in 2007. Four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; just over 1800 square feet. One bed & bath is split from the rest of the house and would make a great teen’s room, nanny’s room, study/office or the like.

Lovely neighborhood with tot lots and a park, and the local elementary school is not too far away to walk.

$1,075 per month and only $800 moves you in.

Recent bad credit will not be held against applicants.  Owner prefers no pets, no smoking allowed.

Know anyone looking for a super Westside rental? Send them our way. Call or text Heather at 602-999-8831, or email me at Heather@ThePhoenixAgents.com

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Photographing the front of your house

Sometimes a head-on shot of the exterior front of a house isn’t the best way to showcase what the home has to offer.


2 story head on


Sometimes you should take a picture from an angle you’d never normally use.


2 story from side


That’s the same house and the two pictures were taken within about 60 seconds of each other. You’d hardly even know it. While it’s a very unusual angle for a real estate “front” photo, I’d argue that picture number 2 is the better way to showcase this home.


thoughts?

The Highs and the Lows #4

Wherein I periodically post about the highest and lowest priced homes in the local MLS. Properties must be:

  • single family, detached homes

  • bank owned

  • currently Active in the ARMLS (AZ Regional Multiple Listing Service)

  • located in the general metro Phoenix region (Wickenburg, Florence, Coolidge, etc are excluded but Surprise, Buckeye, Queen Creek, etc are included)


$4,100 – No, that’s not a typo


4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1738 square feet built in 2002. Located in the West Valley near the intersection of Glendale & Dysart roads.



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Listing Realtor’s notes state: “Please View property before making offer. Home has many cracks inside and out.” I’ll say. . . .



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The seller’s Realtor’s notes go on to say “15+ offers received we will submit all offers Friday 7pm expect seller response mid-week.”


I’m no builder and I haven’t seen this house in person but it looks in pictures like the home is shifting right off it’s foundation. Or maybe it’s on top of expansive soil. Regardless, this has got to be a case of either major repairs or tear the whole thing down and rebuild it. It’s located in a neighborhood with a Homeowners Association (HOA) so you’d have to comply with their rules for either project. I’m astounded that anybody would want to pay anything for this home.


What do y’all think??



Buddy, can you spare $5 . . . .million?


Nearly 12,000 square feet under roof, on 4.7 acres near Pima & Happy Valley roads. Originally listed in November 2006 for $10,000,000!



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5M bath


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Venturing out on a limb here, my personal opinion: this is bad taste on an epic scale. That bathroom makes me feel like Las Vegas, and not in a good way. What do y’all say? Luxurious beauty? Or Liberace’s hideaway?


Oh by the way, last episode’s $6.5 million dollar luxury estate in Silverleaf is still for sale. View other posts in this series.


That’s it for today’s Highs and Lows. Thanks for reading! Call, email or text us if you’d like helping your bank-owned bargain.



Heather, 602.999.8831
Chris, 623.570.9940

Move In Ready in North Phoenix

We have the most adorable, spic-and-span clean, move in ready house for sale and wanted to take a minute to tell y’all about it. You can see more pictures and info at http://phoenixhomes411.blogspot.com/.




  • great North Phoenix location

  • $129,950

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2-1/2 baths

  • 1,753 square feet

  • built 2004 on a corner lot

  • all tile roof, stucco exterior

  • backyard has grassy area, extended covered patio, small desert landscaped area too

  • tons of storage inside & out

  • walk in closets in every bedroom, even a walk in kitchen pantry


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Long time readers know that I can get pretty worked up about certain things in the housing market. One of them is homes that are really well maintained, show well, and are such a great value. With these homes, I can find myself wound up to the point where I can hardly stand it that someone hasn’t pounced on the great deal I know about.


This is one of those homes! Go check out our home showcase website to find out more.



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New Listing, Golf Course Getaway

27617 N Makena Place
Peoria AZ 85382
Located in the Active Adult Community of
Trilogy at Vistancia


Offered At $449,000



Specification, Features and Finishes



  • 2 beds, 2 baths, plus den

  • 2,193 square feet on a golf course lot

  • Sits at the top of the 16th tee: beautiful course views, no golf balls in the yard

  • Great Room layout

  • Large open Kitchen with Solid Stone Counters, Breakfast Bar, Eat-In Dining

  • 18" Diagonal Tile in Light Beige throughout, except bedrooms

  • Upgraded Medium Beige Carpet in Bedrooms

  • Plantation Shutters on all Windows

  • Stainless Steel Appliances (electric)

  • Guest Bedroom has two doors for entry, allowing guests to use as an en-suite for maximum privacy

  • Master Bedroom and Guest Suite located on opposite sides of the home

  • Click here to view a Web Based Flyer for the Home


View a Virtual Tour of the Home



View a Virtual Tour of the Community



Additional Pictures


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Back Yard for Blog

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A back patio closeup, smaller

If you’d like to view this home in person, please contact either


Heather@ThePhoenixAgents.com or 602-999-8831

OR

ChrisB@ThePhoenixAgents.com or cell 623-570-9940

The Highs and the Lows 2

Wherein I periodically post about the highest and lowest priced homes in the local MLS. Properties must be:

  • single family, detached homes

  • bank owned

  • currently Active in the ARMLS (AZ Regional Multiple Listing Service)

  • located in the general metro Phoenix region (Wickenburg, Florence, Coolidge, etc are excluded but Surprise, Buckeye, Queen Creek, etc are included)


$20,00 Fire Damaged Tear Down


Fancy yourself a handy person? You’ll need to be. This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Maryvale Terrace was torched.



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The exterior might be salvageable though and it seems like a nice big yard.

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Recently, same-sized homes in the area that are move-in ready and remodeled have topped out at $80,000 to $90,000. I’m no contractor but it seems like you could rebuild this poor fire damaged little casa for $60,000. Again, I’m not a contractor but I’m not sure there’s room here to rehab it and sell at a profit.



Paradise Valley Acre Plus, Rebuilt in 2007 - $4,085,000


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Check out that view of Camelback Mountain in the upper left of this picture! That’s worth a million right there. The lot is 1.14 acres, so there’s another $900,000 or million in value.


The house itself is 8,422 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, with a 4 car garage. It was completely rebuilt in 2007. Pictures seem to show it was 100% torn down and rebuilt, not just remodeled.



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Based on this picture, the home has everything you’d expect in a home in this price range: built in island and cabinetry that can pass for being hand carved in the mythical Old Country, miles of slab granite and travertine, stainless steel double stoves (probably Viking), high ceilings and crown molding … just enough to make your neighbors jealous.



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Personally, I say “so much for the idea that bank-owned homes are screaming great bargains.”  I think this house is probably worth about what they’re asking for it, maybe even less.


What do you think?


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The Highs and The Lows

Wherein I periodically post about the highest and lowest priced homes in the local MLS. Properties must be:

  • single family, detached homes

  • bank owned

  • currently Active in the ARMLS (AZ Regional Multiple Listing Service)

  • located in the general metro Phoenix region (Wickenburg, Florence, Coolidge, etc are excluded but Surprise, Buckeye, Queen Creek, etc are included)


$12,500  Handyman Special


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Built in 1963 with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. It’s 1,374 square feet with a 1-car carport and no pool on a lot of 6,312 square feet. It’s located about 1,200 feet from the campus of Grand Canyon University, so it might make a fabulous little student rental for some lucky investor.  At this price, it’s almost 100% guaranteed that lenders won’t touch the deal, so bring your checkbook. Recently homes nearby & similarly sized, with most or all of the remodeling work done have sold in the mid $50,000s. Rents in the area seem to run about $850/month.



$4,250,000 Old World Villa on 1.5 Acres


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Built in 2003, this 7,998 square foot beauty boasts 5 bedrooms, 5-1/2 bathrooms, a large rectangular pool, a 4-car garage and an 800 square foot guest house.  It sold in April of 2002 for $4,300,000 according to the MLS data. Interestingly, the tax records show a transaction at that time with a sales price of only $2,850,000. Don’t know what kind of shim-sham was going on there. Looking for a little something for your sweetie? Contact Mid First Private Bank. Or us. Heck, go with us.


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maybe the WORST LISTING EVER!

Last week I came across a home – listed for sale in MLS – that might take the cake as the worst listing ever.  Fortunately I had my camera with me.  :-)

I’m not going to count things outside the sellers’ control against them, such as the run-down neighborhood, the functional obsolescence, or the busy street nearby.  Pictured below are the things the seller had control over..

(and I saved the best for last, so scroll all the way through.)

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Yes, that’s the carpet which greeted us at the front door.  If you don’t recognize it, that’s because they stopped making carpet like this in 1982!

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I didn’t think I liked the carpet, until I saw the linoleum in the kitchen.  Then I got dizzy & wished for more carpet!  So I thought I’d stop looking at the floors…

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Faux brick AND wood paneling.  Wow, what a bold design statement.  But what’s around the corner to the right?

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yikes, I’m speechless.  and I didn’t have the courage to actually touch it, otherwise I’d tell you what kind of material that was.  OK, enough of this train wreck, let’s go out back.

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Hey, not bad.  Good sized lot, well-built storage shed in the corner, block wall.  But it looks like there’s something on the gate – I’d better get a closer look…

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LEASE KEEP GATE LOSED SO CRACK HEADS STAY OUT.

Geez, if only the gate wasn’t damaged so I could read the whole message…

The problem with this house is that it would cost more to make the house somewhat habitable than the house would be worth, even after the renovations.  So nobody is going to buy it – it basically has zero value.

Maybe the best thing to do is to show a little charity – maybe leave the gate open and give the crack heads someplace to stay?  I’m just brainstorming here...

Your still in shock Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

Getting Smart About Short Sales

Are home buyers getting smart about short sales in metro Phoenix? The tale of this particular home seems to indicate yes. Read on….



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Cute home, no? Three bedroom, two bath, 1500 square feet. Nice neighborhood, good schools, newer homes. In winter 2005 it sold for $242,000.


This house was listed as a short sale for just over 7 months. In August 2008 the asking price started at $173,000. By February 2009 the price dropped to $119,000. It sat there for about 6 weeks, until the bank finally took the home back at foreclosure auction in mid-April 2009.


For 6 weeks nobody wanted the home for $119,000 if it was a short sale.


May 4, 2009: the home is listed as a bank-owned property. Asking price, $101,500.  The bank got so many offers they took it off the market on May 5. On May 8, the bank picked a winning bid. The winning bidder took possession on May 23, 2009.


Final sold price: $133,200. That’s 12% higher than the short sale asking price.


At least in this case, a buyer was willing to pay a 12% premium to take possession of a bank owned home right away rather than sit out the frustrating months-long wait for a short sale.


If you’re reading this and smugly thinking “That’s stupid! Pay 12% more? They shoulda bought it as a short sale,” then chances are you’ve never tried to buy a short sale. Read some of the posts in our Short Sale category and you’ll see why they’re rarely short and rarely sales.



More on Landmark Towers

WOW! I’m still getting truly awesome comments from readers over at my old blogsite about the Landmark Towers. (one-half of this blog used to be at www.NorthPhoenixAgent.wordpress.com).


I hadn’t paid attention to the old blogsite’s comments in a while and did I ever miss out! I’m reprinting all the comments here. They're in order from oldest to newest.


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Submitted on 2009/02/07 at 12:24pm by Mike




Rented out a place on the 17th floor for over 2 years (Oct 2006-Dec 08) at Landmark. I only had the constant issues with the water. (They turn it off for a few hours at least once/month). I know some lower units were water soaked a few times and there were some units with AC issues.


Prices here have come crashing down…..but the HOA fees have skyrocketed up with less services. I really didn’t care for the valet service & actually preferred the setup they have now in taking your own car down.



The prior post about the light rail is true (and I lived on the south side of the building). On the positive side, I guess you don’t need to invest in an alarm clock clip_image001[4] ) It had no bearing on me moving on, but it is quite loud (hearing the horn/announcements/and the rattling on the tracks — which I believe comes around the curve by Camelback/Central)

I think buying here is a losing proposition. You see all the availables for a reason.



Submitted on 2009/02/10 at 12:28pm by Dave




I toured the building looking at units. To me they are priced well. As far as the HOA, again, it includes nearly everything. The noise? Doesnt bother me, that is one of the reasons I WANT to live downtown.


The bottom line is the HOA reserves, legitimacy of winning the lawsuit, the occupancy, and the projected costs. All of these items are easy to accumulate and should be transparent to all homeowners and those looking to purchase.


Additional costs happen in life, however a massive hit is not something anyone can endure.



Submitted on 2009/02/16 at 4:10am by Liz




I’ve lived here 2+ years, and it went from a great place to live to a miserable place to live. Yes, the train generates noise: I don’t mind it a bit – I feel like I’m living in a city. Yes, the water is turned off at least once a month: an inconvenience, but tolerable. Yes, we’ve lost MANY amenities but the HOA fees are still too much, even with electric inclusion; but I’m willing to put up with that… What is completely unbearable is the exceedingly rude staff from City Property Mgmt; it has destroyed this place.



So I had to laugh when I read the following:
“It is possible to get the front desk day-shift woman on your side and then she’s sweet as candy. Start out by acknowledging how hard she works, then ask her questions about the job.”

So now we have to butter up some incredibly rude woman and stroke her ego so that she will quit being rude to our guests, stop gossiping about and telling boldfaced lies about residents to other residents as well as guests, and to quit acting as if she were the warden and the residents were her prisoners?


And to make matters worse, all other front desk personnel know absolutely nothing about anything… Why? So that if a resident needs anything, even a simple question to be answered, they can only be “helped” by the daytime shrew. And help is the last thing you will ever receive from her.



Submitted on 2009/02/22 at 11:51am by Keith




This thread is fantastic.


For the last week, I have been looking at these properties online as a prospective buyer reading opinions everywhere and this by far the most information I’ve found.


Is a good rule of thumb here the higher the better? I don’t know what the elevator is like but I’d figure less noise and possible water damage as you go up.


I’m amazed the front desk woman has a job based on the stories I’ve read on this site and others. What’s the deal? She’s a more common complaint than the HOA fees.


The HOA fees are exorbitant but heating/cooling/etc included is somewhat understood. One could only hope they drop as certain issues are remedied.


I read that the individual tenants have limited control over their own condo’s temperature. Is there any truth to that?



Submitted on 2009/03/11 at 3:40am by “Prospective Buyer”




I just wrapped up a tour at Landmark today and viewed roughly a dozen properties, all of which seemed to be in good-excellent condition considering the asking price.


I was lucky enough to speak with 2 residents here and they provided me with nothing but great reviews about LT; one of them just happened to be a resident of LT for 2 years and has lived on 2 different floors. However, they did acknowledge the ongoing issues regarding the pipes and water temperature/pressure. My boyfriend was able to confirm this when he turned on a few faucets in each unit and noticed inconsistent water pressure each one, as well as hearing noise coming from the water pipes. I also heard good things about the staff, although I don’t know whether they were referring to the residential staff or the HOA management. All I know is that a woman named Vicki is incredibly helpful and sweet.


I’ve been trying to find out as much information about LT and have come across very conflicting reviews. My parents are in the market for an investment property, which I plan to live in, and would love to hear more about LT, so please keep up with the comments and articles!


Other than this blog, this was the only website that I could find with reviews on LT.


http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/AZ-Phoenix-Landmark-Towers.html


I hope this helps and look forward to future posts on here!



Submitted on 2009/03/17 at 2:24pm by Kathye




I am also a prospective buyer who is interested in purchasing at LT. I noticed many units on the market, and the prices are at a low. I have not been over to the property to check it out. I have seen many pictures. It looks like a cool place. Is there any resident that would like to give me tour? I am not ready to contact a realtor yet. I would love to see the views from the balcony and ask a few questions. I’ll provide the beer or wine! kaypaz@aol.com



Submitted on 2009/04/30 at 3:09pm by Cindy




I am currently in the process of purchasing a 6th floor unit. I had it inspected two weeks ago and no water damage or pressure issues were found. In fact, the inspector said the pipes in this particular unit were nearly brand new. Not sure about the rest of them, though! clip_image001[6] The AC blew me away. All in all, the inspector said it was in great shape and was himself a bit enamored of the place.


I love the bustle of downtown and can sleep through a tornado so bring on the city sounds! I love the north view, the light rail and the gorgeous mountain backdrop. They represent a harmony of nature and technology working together for me. And for Chrissakes I won’t die before it’s paid off! Given what is included, the HOA fees still seem reasonable *enough* to me, and not having to even deal with those little things makes my life easier.


Does anyone know the approximate % of the building that is occupied? I now seem to see the same units over and over again, so I’m assuming most people are staying put that are there.


This site is great, thanks to all for the great research! clip_image002[4]



Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 9:48am by Cindy




Well that is an interesting question. I am still going through the loan process with my unit and yesterday the relator called and said they were raising the HOA fees $800 a month for 8 months to pay for a new air conditioning unit. On top of the $581 I will already be paying. However, that includes air/heat, garbage, cable, water, etc. Everything except internet and electricity, which is about 20-30/mo depending on which side of the building you live on. It is less on the north side because it is cooler. I am needing actually at this point to rethink this because I can’t afford what will basically be $1,622 a month for 8 mos.!!!


HOA fees vary depending on your unit. Mine is a 2 bed 1 bath. If anyone knows anything else, especially someone who is already living there, please contribute!



Submitted on 2009/05/21 at 11:54am by Mario




I am also a perspective buyer at the Landmark. It sure would be nice to have solid info from someone on the hoa board post something on this site to concerns about 800 dollar increases over 8 months !!! Getting scary…..6400.00…..in 8 months? Can anyone comment?



Submitted on 2009/05/29 at 3:55pm by Cindy




I called the HOA directly about this and spoke with the Accountant. My realtor called and told me this so I obviously was very upset. The accountant said that the issue with air had been addressed and if anyone would know about such a ridiculous increase it would be her. I am going forward with the purchase. That is what I have so far, but I’ll be sure to update if anything changes.




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Pointe Tapatio Pricing Update

Been a long time since I did a pricing update on properties at the Pointe Tapatio. For those who don't know it, this is a quiet little resort-like community tucked into the shadow of the south side of North Mountain, just below the Hilton Pointe Tapatio Cliffs resort on the hilltop. Built by Gosnell Developers - who also built the resort - between the mid-1970's and the mid-1980's, this area has fully mature vegetation and truly looks & feels like a resort oasis in the middle of the near-city suburbs. Commute times to downtown range from 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic and your destination. Hiking and biking trails are a short walk or bike ride away with several trailheads along 7th Street and 7th Avenue.


The neighborhood has patio homes, single family detached homes and condos, all mixed well together in a master-planned community. Some additional construction happend in the 2005 condo boom, and a few condos were built at the southeast corner of 12th Street and Peoria by Capistrano builders in the mid- to late-1990's.



Example 1


Patio Home at 728 E Peoria. 1144 square feet, built in 1979 with 2 beds and 2 baths. Some updates have been made to floor tiling, and the kitchen cabinetry looks about circa 1999 or so. Both bathrooms appear original with white 4 inch tiles on counters. Big and beautiful backyard that provides a gorgeous view of sunsets over North Mountain.  Parking is a private 2 car garage.


Home was listed May 2008 at $267,900. Sellers and their Realtor dropped the price 3 times, most recently on Jan 30 to $207,000. That's a total price drop of 22.7% in about 8 months during the latter part of 2008. The property went under contract on or about Feb 2, and we'll have to wait until the closing happens to see what it finally went for.



Example 2


Patio Home at 10239 N 12th Way #1. 1050 square feet built in 1989 with 2 beds and 2 baths. Loft style with both bedrooms upstairs.  I toured and showed this property several times and it was one of the nicer lots in the gated complex. It had a side courtyard which was really quite private. Floors were saltillo tile and cabinetry/counters were builder original oak & formica. The whole thing showed very well and was quite nicely kept. Unlike the example above, this had a private 1 car garage in addition to the small private side-yard.


Home listed June 2008 for $204,900. Two price drops later it sold for $171,000 in December 2008 - that's a 16.5% price drop over the second 6 months of 2008.


This is about typical for the Pointe Tapatio area. Pricing is down about 15% to 25% over the course of 2008. Bad news for sellers. Great news for buyers looking for a quiet neighborhood that feels like a resort but leaves you commuting only a few minutes to downtown Phoenix.


For sale prices right now range from about $104,000 for 1015 square feet of patio home on a short sale, up to $565,000 for 2900 square feet of single family detached home. Think the Pointe might be right for you? You can read more about the Pointe Tapatio area here, and search for your own Pointe home here (scroll down the page to "pointe tapatio").


Disclaimer - I was not the sellers' Realtor on either example. Data provided is taken from the MLS and public tax records and believed to be accurate but I cannot guarantee it.

New Listing, 830 E Peoria Ave #1

Offered At $165,000


2 Bed, 2 Bath Patio Home
830 E Peoria Road, #1
Phoenix, AZ 85020

830-efBeautiful and centrally located resort neighborhood of Pointe Tapatio.


Acres of lush, mature landscaping tucked into the valleys around North Mountain Park.


Secluded, yet you're only about a 15 minute drive to downtown Phoenix's business hubs, dining, shopping and nightlife.


HOA's monthly fee includes water, sewer, trash, landscaping, exterior maintenance, roof maintenance, blanket insurance.



The Specs




  • Two-Story Patio Home, 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths

  • Stunning 270 Degree Mountain Views

  • New Maple Cabinets in Kitchen, Both Baths

  • New Stone-Like Counters in Kitchen & Both Baths

  • Wood Shutters and/or 2" Blinds Throughout

  • New A/C in 2005

  • All Appliances Included

  • Truly Move in Ready

  • Owners get discounts at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Resort & Golf Course

  • End unit on one of the largest lots in the whole neighborhood

  • Virtual Tour

  • (click on photos to enlarge, use 'back' button to return)


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These are 3-plex patio homes, built by Gosnell developers between 1979 and 1985. Each home is 2 bedrooms, 2 story and between 976 square feet and 1060 square feet. There are only 192 homes in the entire neighborhood and the HOA is professionally managed.


Peoria Road cuts through the neighborhood, but don't let that worry you. Peoria is a busy street in many parts of town but not here! This HOA wields some clout with the City of Phoenix. Years ago, they lobbied the City to change the left-turn only signal at 7th Street & Peoria to a very rare "red" left arrow. It does it's job, which is to cut down traffic in this quiet neighborhood.


The HOA still thought they could do more to reduce traffic in this secluded, walk-friendly neighborhood. Just a few months ago, they put in "roundabouts" at the intersections of Peoria and 9th, and Peoria and 11th Streets. Pics and hopefully video to follow soon; check back.


AREA INFO -  The Pointe Tapatio neighborhood is located south of Desert Ridge and north of the Biltmore area in North Central Phoenix. The neighborhood is an early example of a master planned community. Situated on about 1200 acres tucked into the shadows of North Mountain, the Pointe Tapatio neighborhood features a mix of patio homes, townhomes, condos and apartments. Pricing (as of fall 2008) ranges from the low $100,000's to the half-million dollar mark. Recent development in 2002-2005 includes homes from $850,000 to over a million in a gated enclave perched atop a local hillside.


There are several HOA regulated neighborhoods in the Pointe area, and each features open green spaces, community pools, and even dog runs. The entire area feels lush and green due to the many mature palm trees and flowering plants.


This is a walking-friendly neighborhood and you'll often see your neighbhors out at sunrise and sunset taking advantage of the wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and easy access to the hiking trails and recreation at nearby North Mountain Park.


Many of the properties at the Pointe were built in the early to mid-1980's by Gosnell Development, who built the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs resort, which is now a member of the Hilton family of resorts. Only minutes to get on freeways 51, 17 and 101. It's a short drive to Scottsdale Community College, PV Community College, and the Discover Card and American Express campuses.


SCHOOLS INFO




WANT MORE INFO? Call or email. 602-999-8831. Heather@NorthPhoenixAgent.com

New Listing, 830 E Peoria #1, Phx 85020

Offered At $165,000


2 Bed, 2 Bath Patio Home
830 E Peoria Road, #1
Phoenix, AZ 85020

830-efBeautiful and centrally located resort neighborhood of Pointe Tapatio.


Acres of lush, mature landscaping tucked into the valleys around North Mountain Park.


Secluded, yet you're only about a 15 minute drive to downtown Phoenix's business hubs, dining, shopping and nightlife.


HOA's monthly fee includes water, sewer, trash, landscaping, exterior maintenance, roof maintenance, blanket insurance.



The Specs




  • Two-Story Patio Home, 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths

  • Stunning 270 Degree Mountain Views

  • New Maple Cabinets in Kitchen, Both Baths

  • New Stone-Like Counters in Kitchen & Both Baths

  • Wood Shutters and/or 2" Blinds Throughout

  • New A/C in 2005

  • All Appliances Included

  • Truly Move in Ready

  • Owners get discounts at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Resort & Golf Course

  • End unit on one of the largest lots in the whole neighborhood

  • Virtual Tour


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These are 3-plex patio homes, built by Gosnell developers between 1979 and 1985. Each home is 2 bedrooms, 2 story and between 976 square feet and 1060 square feet. There are only 192 homes in the entire neighborhood and the HOA is professionally managed.


Peoria Road cuts through the neighborhood, but don't let that worry you. Peoria is a busy street in many parts of town but not here! This HOA wields some clout with the City of Phoenix. Years ago, they lobbied the City to change the left-turn only signal at 7th Street & Peoria to a very rare "red" left arrow. It does it's job, which is to cut down traffic in this quiet neighborhood.


The HOA still thought they could do more to reduce traffic in this secluded, walk-friendly neighborhood. Just a few months ago, they put in "roundabouts" at the intersections of Peoria and 9th, and Peoria and 11th Streets. Pics and hopefully video to follow soon; check back.


AREA INFO -  The Pointe Tapatio neighborhood is located south of Desert Ridge and north of the Biltmore area in North Central Phoenix. The neighborhood is an early example of a master planned community. Situated on about 1200 acres tucked into the shadows of North Mountain, the Pointe Tapatio neighborhood features a mix of patio homes, townhomes, condos and apartments . Pricing (as of fall 2008) ranges from the low $100,000's to the half-million dollar mark. Recent development in 2002-2005 includes homes from $850,000 to over a million in a gated enclave perched atop a local hillside.


There are several HOA regulated neighborhoods in the Pointe area, and each features open green spaces, community pools, and even dog runs. The entire area feels lush and green due to the many mature palm trees and flowering plants.


This is a walking-friendly neighborhood and you'll often see your neighbhors out at sunrise and sunset taking advantage of the wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and easy access to the hiking trails and recreation at nearby North Mountain Park.


Many of the properties at the Pointe were built in the early to mid-1980's by Gosnell Development, who built the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs resort, which is now a member of the Hilton family of resorts. Only minutes to get on freeways 51, 17 and 101. It's a short drive to Scottsdale Community College, PV Community College, and the Discover Card and American Express campuses.


SCHOOLS INFO




WANT MORE INFO? Call or email. 602-999-8831. Heather@NorthPhoenixAgent.com

Listing in Pinnacle Hill, north Glendale

We have a new listing in Pinnacle Hill in north Glendale, just a couple of houses away from the hiking and biking trails of Thunderbird Conservation Park – Mountain Views Galore! This home is a large single level home (2,860 sq ft), with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and is being offered at $524,000. You can learn all about it at www.23616N55Dr.com .










 
 

Please note: while this web site's main purpose is to inform our readers, encourage thought, share ideas, and generally make our inter-office discussions public, we also realize you never know who might know somebody who's looking, and we owe our clients maximum exposure. To our valued readers, please take this in stride; we don't have any advertising on this website, and our posts about listings represent a very small percentage of the overall content. Plus, you might even find something of value from this listing! Thank you.

Your loves this neighborhood Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] Glendale real estate, Pinnacle Hill, Thunderbird Conservation Park [/tags]

Listing in Litchfield Park, Wigwam Creek

We have a listing in the terrific community of Wigwam Creek in Litchfield Park. This is a fairly large single level home (2,134 sq ft) with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and is being offered at $279,000. You can learn everything about it at www.5438Rattler.com .


 

Please note: while this web site's main purpose is to inform our readers, encourage thought, share ideas, and generally make our inter-office discussions public, we also realize you never know who might know somebody who's looking, and we owe our clients maximum exposure. To our valued readers, please take this in stride; we don't have any advertising on this website, and our posts about listings represent a very small percentage of the overall content. Plus, you might even find something of value from this listing! Thank you.

- Chris Butterworth

[tags] Litchfield Park, Wigwam Creek, Listing, House for Sale [/tags]

Listing in Surprise: Attention Investors!

We have a listing in Surprise which is in the lower range of pricing here in the Valley. It has 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths, is 1,568 sqft, and has been completely redone inside with new carpet, paint, fixtures, and more. It's being offered at $135,000, which might cash flow nicely for an investment. You can find out everything about it at www.12801Elm.com



Please note: while this web site's main purpose is to inform our readers, encourage thought, share ideas, and generally make our inter-office discussions public, we also realize you never know who might know somebody who's looking, and we owe our clients maximum exposure. To our valued readers, please take this in stride; we don't have any advertising on this website, and our posts about listings represent a very small percentage of the overall content. Plus, you might even find something of value from this listing! Thank you.


- Chris Butterworth

Listing in North Glendale: Eagle Ridge

We have a very nice listing in Eagle Ridge (which was in Glendale until two weeks ago; now it's considered Phoenix.) This home is set back against the mountains and is professionally decorated; 4 bedrooms and 2 baths; and is 2,337 sqft on one level. It's being offered at $355,000. You can find out everything about it at www.6339WRowel.com .



Please note: while this web site's main purpose is to inform our readers, encourage thought, share ideas, and generally make our inter-office discussions public, we also realize you never know who might know somebody who's looking, and we owe our clients maximum exposure. To our valued readers, please take this in stride; we don't have any advertising on this website, and our posts about listings represent a very small percentage of the overall content. Plus, you might even find something of value from this listing! Thank you.


- Chris Butterworth