Queen Creek, AZ Real Estate News

By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
After doing some research and looking at pending homes in various sub divisions in Queen Creek Pinal County it got me curious due to the large number  of pending homes that kept popping up in each of the five neighborhoods I checked, so I ran some numbers and this is what I found based on the percentage of Pending Homes to Active homes.Phoenix       8%Scottsdale       7%Tempe        11%Chandler       14%Mesa        11%Gilbert        12%Queen Creek Maricopa County  13%Queen Creek Pinal County   20%This says to me that this market is all about affordability right now as that area is viewed as a so called bad to sell in within the real estate world, however it is affordable and performing almost twice as good as some of the areas considered better.318 pending homes under contract with the ...
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By Kristen Trussell, ABR, Designated Broker/Owner
(Arizona Neighborhoods Realty LLC)
 Visit http://www.johnsonranch.net/  for hourly updates on all Johnson Ranch Community Information! I specialize in Johnson Ranch and surrounding Queen Creek and South Gilbert Communities. Ask about amazing first time homebuyer programs with a reputable national lender! Johnson Ranch is a beautiful golf course community located in Queen Creek, Arizona near the San Tan Mountains.  This community has several builders and several different homes to choose from ranging from an adult gated community to 4400 square foot single family residences.  There are various lot sizes and lot locations, some lots as large as a half acre and premium lots with golf course and mountain views.  Johnson Ranch has something for everyone.  Johnson Ranch has a couple different pool areas for those hotter summer...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Sossaman Estates is located in Queen Creek, Maricopa County. If you stand at the beautiful waterfall entrance to this upscale community you can literally throw a stone over Power Road and land it in Gilbert (Be careful not to hit any Trillogy golfers if you do try).The major cross streets for Sossaman Estates are Power Rd running North/South and Queen Creek Rd running East/West. This is where you will find the local shopping with Albertsons on the West side of Power Rd and Safeway on the East along with a Blockbuster, McDonnalds, Panda Express, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo and US Bank plus a UPS store to name but a few.Sossaman Estates is split by the Queen Creek wash which runs East/West through the top half of the sub-division. The town of Queen Creek has been landscaping and i...
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As of Saturday March 22nd 2008 the local area multiple listing service reported the following data for the sub division of Sossaman Estates. There is currently an 31.5 month supply of homes in Sossaman Estates right now compared to a 21.2 month supply in Queen Creek, Maricopa  as a whole. This shows that Sossaman Estates is not performing as well on average as the town of Queen Creek, Maricopa as a whole, however homes are still selling. Its a great time to buy in Sossaman Estates right now with some excellent homes available at a steal. What is interesting to note is that there were nine closed home sales in the last six months however there are currently 8 pending sales right now. Its to early to begin speculating if we are through the worst however this is a dramatic improvement and ...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Cortina is a master planned community located in the South East Phoenix Valley. Cortina is officially in the Queen Creek city limits and has services such as fire and water provided by the town of Queen Creek however its location on the North, East side of Power Rd and Queen Creek Rd means that it is right on the border of Gilbert and Queen Creek. Cortina is one of the newer communities in the area with the majority of the homes having being constructed in 2003 or later.    In the center of Cortina is the K-8 elementary school which is with in the Higley Unified School District . High School students would attend Higley High School which is located a couple of miles away on Pecos Rd and Recker Rd. Next to the elementary school just off of Ryan Rd is the main community park which has a f...
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By Debra Hicks, For all your real estate needs!
(Go Arizona Homes)
Is it time to buy?Wow, there are some deals out there!  In Queen Creek 2100 sq. foot home in nice condition, gone in a day at $112,500.  Another beautiful hardwoord floor 1900 sq. foot home with a pool.  Sold in 14 days for $124,900.  A 2100 sq. ft home in Gilbert with a pool $250,000.  We have not seen prices like this in years!  It is exciting to be working with buyers and helping them to find great deals.  If you have considered buying now is the time.  Interest rates are low and there is a lot to choose from.  You may say Queen Creek is too far, and I understand that.  I always tell my clients to stay in closer if they can afford to, and you don't have to be on Hunt Highway to get a deal.  At Power/Germann in Cortina there are 4100 sq. ft homes with four car garages going for $349,0...
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By Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed
(Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC)
Brand new homes, on golf lots located in a guarded gated community. Beautiful area in Queen Creek with so much to offer.  Whether you are retiring, a second home buyer, an empty nester, or you are ready to down size, and you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, rural community away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out this home and this community.  Offering twelve models, there is something for everyone. Check out this view!! This model sits on the golf course overlooking the vast open area all of the way to Superstition Mountains. I'm sharing some of the photos here, but will also present a Real Estate Show to enable you to see more of the photos I took.This home is a 2 bedroom, den, two bath, two-car garage and 1928 square feet. To build this home, it will cost you - withou...
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By Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed
(Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC)
Brand new homes, on golf lots located in a guarded gated community . Beautiful area in Queen Creek with so much to offer.  Whether you are retiring, a second home buyer, an empty nester, or you are ready to down size, and you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, rural community away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out this home and this community.  Offering twelve models, there is something for everyone. Golf lots are still available in the first release, there is an 18 hole private golf course all ready to go, a 42,000 square foot community center, tennis courts, swimming pools, guard-gated and more. This community fills a "niche" market and has many amenities that will please the homeowners.This home has a starting price of $222,990. The builder is currently offering as st...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Thinking about buying a home in San Tan Heights?  What a nice community!  Luscious green belts and it is close to current and future shopping.  I recently took my kids to the park and had a to wait a few minutes because the regular maintenance crew was there.  I can't tell you what an awesome job they do. This community is kept pristine! San Tan Heights has 2 K-8 schools within the community as well as an A+ charter school across from it.    There is a great community website called www.SanTanEvents.com. It has free classifieds, local news, community chat and so much more!  It's not just for San Tan Heights either, many of the neighboring communities utilize the site.  It's a great place to meet new friends and stay connected with your neighbors. I have found that living here has been v...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Stay Connected in Queen Creek!  Do you live in Johnson  Ranch, San Tan Heights, Pecan Creek, or any other subdivision in the Unicorporated part of Pinal County with a Queen Creek Address?  If you do, you may notice that it's hard to meet people because there is no common unity amongst the subdivisions.  Different school districts, no real structure or infrastructure etc... There is a way to stay connected to the community!!  It's called http://www.SanTanEvents.com!!! It's a great website that has lots to offer!!!Community Calendar - With events both local in the San Tan Area and in the surrounding towns.Job Search - The last time I checked there were over 160 jobs posted for Queen Creek!Free MLS Search - Looking for a new home?  Search the Arizona MLS for free!Community Message Board - ...
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By Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed
(Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC)
For retirees, second home buyers, empty nesters, or just down-sizing, and anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful, rural community away from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out this home. This is just one of several floorplans being offered, but suffice it to say, this home is spectacular. As of March 2008, there were golf lots still available in the first release, there is an 18 hole private golf course all ready to go, a 42,000 square foot community center, tennis courts, swimming pools, guard-gated and more. This community fills a "niche" market and has many amenities that will please the homeowners. This home had a starting price of $202,990. Just "some" of the standard features include: ceramic tile throughout kitchen, entry and baths, all electric appliance package including...
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By Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed
(Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC)
I toured a beautiful, brand new community yesterday in Queen Creek, Arizona. Queen Creek is very rural and located approximately 50 miles south and east of downtown Phoenix and about 10 miles south and east of Mesa, Arizona. This community is unlike any other in our area, thus the reason for my visit. A beautiful 18-hole "grassed" golf course with numerous lakes, mountain views, and wide open spaces. The golf course is spectacularly groomed, and there are many lots adjacent to the fairways ready to be sold. The golf course lots run upwards of $120,000, and you can get into a home for just under $200,000. A 42,000 square foot club house will be built in the community, and though the community is not a 55+ or adult community, it is a community that caters to those that are perhaps 40+ who...
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By Sheryl Robinson
(Home Key Realty)
Pinal County / Queen Creek Developments Queen Creek Marketplace (Ellsworth & Ocotillo Rd) - A Vestar development with 1.1 million sq ft (at build out) of retail development in down town Queen Creek.  Phase one is expected to open in March of 2008!  Developments will include a Super Target, Lowes, SteinMart, Bed Bath & Beyond, ULTA, JC Penney, Del Taco, Pacific Dental, Riviera Pools, Nails of the World, Alltel, Great Clips, BevMo!, Tilly's, Kohl's, Sport Chalet, Old Navy, Ross, Circuit City, PetSmart, OfficeMax, Shoe Pavilion, Cost Plus World Market and Famous Footwear.  Phase two is expected to open in 2010 and is said to include a Movie Theatre among other things! Cornerstone at Queen Creek (Rittenhouse & Ocotillo Rd) - Expected to open summer of 2008.  Westcor development; a 74 acre, ...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
It is a buyers market in many parts of the country.  Don't let  the lack of a downpayment stop you from owning a home!The Zero down programs from lenders may be all dried up, but I know where you can get up to 6% for your down payment/closing costs!!  This is available for BOTH 1st time & experienced homebuyers!!!Thanks to The Nehemiah Program ®, more than 250,000 individuals and families now own homes.Let them help you achieve the American dream:Gift funds up to 6% of the final contract sales towards your downpayment and/or closing costsGift funds for both first time and repeat homebuyers (Nehemiah charges a nominal processing fee that may be paid by the seller, homebuyer, or lender.) Gift funds for both new construction and resale homesNo repayment of gift moneyNo income or asset limi...
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By The Moore Team
(Keller Williams Integrity First Realty)
This place is great! Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona's only working olive mill & farm. They have a 30 minute tour designed to educate you on Olive Oil, the different varieties of olives grown around the world and what specific types they grow here for the express purpose of creating their own high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You also learn why Arizona is a prime location for growing olives. They talk about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and why it is recommended by doctors, nutritionist and even former presidents. By the way... Don't buy anything but Extra Virgin Olive Oil anymore. The tour is only $5 and is worth every penny. Tour Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 - 2:30 every hour. Sunday 9:30 - 1:30 every hourThey offer group tours and tour/lunch packages too. Ch...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Did you know that you can pick up an 1800 square foot home with a pool in Queen Creek for $125,000?  How about a 2100 square foot home with Granite Counters, Cherry Cabinets, 3 bedrooms and den for $139,000? You might be thinking, "Oh, I bet it needs alot of work"  Nope, those 2 homes were in great condition!!!There are literally hundreds of bank owned homes in the Queen Creek market.  Many of them in move in condition!!  But, don't let me steer you wrong, some do need work!So, you may be asking, "How can I get one of those homes?" Many of the lenders that own the homes are making it easy for you because they have hired Realtors to list the properties for them. Below are a few requirements and suggestions to make the buying process more smooth. You must be ready to buy. If you have been...
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By Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed
(Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC)
I am the mother of a son and a daughter who loved offroad sports! As they were growing up, we would load up our bikes (yes, it's true), and off we would go to the desert to ride our offroad toys. We had bikes, ATC's, go-cart type toys, and tents. My children would have so much fun even if it was just the family. Other times we would take off with a group of other families and stay in motorhomes, etc. for three or four days and just ride, ride, ride. As I drive to Queen Creek along Ironwood, I remember those days when we pass the Motopark just about five miles south of Baseline on the west side. There are always groups of motorhomes, young kids jumping their bikes over the myriad whoops the faster the better. As we continue further down Ironwood into Queen Creek, we pass two golf courses...
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By Casita Cash
(Casita Cash Network)
Resale & New Build Homes - Queen CreekIronwood/OcotilloRe-Sale1% REBATE - 1699S.F $169,900 - 3b/2ba+Den,Never been lived in, Custom tile inlay. New Build/Spec Home - While Supplies Last2% REBATE - SPEC 1948s.f. $159,0502% REBATE - SPEC 2179s.f. $178,9822% REBATE - SPEC 2179s.f. $162,7302% REBATE - SPEC 3524s.f. $259,683 (3% towards closing cost too! Granite Counters & appliances)2% REBATE - NEW BUILD 2255s.f $225,8401.5% REBATE - SPEC 3433S.F. $266,6151.5% REBATE - NEW BUILD 1527s.f $129,000 base1.5% REBATE - NEW BUILD 1986s.f $149,200 base1.5% REBATE - NEW BUILD 2422s.f $161,700 base1.5% REBATE - NEW BUILD 2784s.f $199,900 base **Prices and rebates subject to change.**Please email casitacash@gmail.com for updates & our network agents can do a custom search that fits your criteria and p...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
Queen Creek Resale has been busy this month.  Historically in January we close about 100 homes through out the month and there are usually a few that have been left pending to close to for February.  This January we've closed 142 homes and there are 200 pending to close for February. Yes, 200! I'm sure you've hear in the media about the housing "crunch", but here, in Queen Creek the homes are priced so well people actually want to buy here!  There are many vacant homes, bank owned homes & short sales.  I just listed a beautiful new home in Skyline Ranch.  It has never been lived in and is priced about as much as if you were to build a new house.  So why wait?  This one is ready, contact me today! (I got homes starting at $99k too.) I have been working with new home buyers, investors, re...
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By Amy Gerrish, Realtor - Phoenix to San Tan Valley
(Realty Executives)
I've been checking historical stats for the month of January.  Mainly because we were in the recent bubble and boy, did it burst.  Many of my friends and neighbors are upside down in their homes.  Buying at the peak and are riddled with buyers remorse.   They come to me, "did you see that spec home with granite countertops?  It's only $156k.  I owe $220k on my home right now.  What can you do for me?"  Oooh, I don't want to answer that.Anyway, I came here to talk numbers.  It's been interesting to see what the numbers show.   Population growth being the most prominent. Here They Are:  (These stat's include Queen Creek Proper & The unicorporated parts of P.C using the QC Mailing Address)Month     Year    # of Homes Sold                    Avg. Sale PriceJan       2002                  13...
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