Phoenix Luxury Home of the Week #8

6 04 2010

Week 8 of the Phoenix area luxury home pick!  As always, I hope everyone is getting their week off to a positive start and continuing to do big things thus far in 2010.

Phoenix area Luxury Home pick #8

This week’s pick had the best of ALL worlds.  Location was a huge impact (85083 zip code), though the features alone made it an easy choice.  Between the infinity pool, spa, hilltop lot, city views, plethora of outdoor living space, and retractable glass walls, I couldn’t put my finger on the best feature.

STATS:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
  • 7,033 sq ft
  • Private Pool
  • 5 car garage
  • 2007 Build Date
  • listed at $2,950,000, or ($419.45 per sq ft)

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Another one for the books…that’s Phoenix area luxury home pick #8!  Check back next week to see #9.

For other outstanding, pricey homes, check out my previous Luxury Home Picks while you are browsing!

If you would like to discuss Phoenix area luxury real estate, contact me.

-Colin Stevens

*This listing brought to you by DPR Realty, LLC 623-979-3002.
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Phoenix Historic District- F.Q. Story Update 1

20 03 2010

Why hello there!  A long while ago, I posted a blog on the Francis Quarles Story Historic District, which included a short video clip of me driving up and down a couple of the streets in this awesome neighborhood.  I am back again (several months later) to give an updated market snapshot of the neighborhood’s real estate activity.

As of today, March 20, 2010:

15 active listings (1 of which has an offer submitted to the bank, awaiting the short sale process)

Priced from $99,900 to $529,000

7 homes are under contract on schedule to close in the near future

1 home has closed within the past 1 month (Since February 20, 2010)

Sold for$160,000.   At 1,235 sq ft, this breaks down to $129.55 per square foot.  Perks of Historic Districts!!  Even in a recessed market, they still demand top dollar when nicely updated/maintained.
If you have any questions about this post, or any of the other Historic Districts in the Phoenix area, contact me via txt/email/phone.





Phoenix Neighborhood Update-Entrada, #4

13 03 2010

Back again for the round 4 market snapshot of the Entrada Neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona (includes Entrada, Entrada North and Entrada Northeast). As I stated in my first update and my Entrada neighborhood Profile, it is a neighborhood of several housing options and close proximity to Arrowhead Mall (aka Arrowhead Towne Center), Shops at Norterra, and both the I-17 and Loop 101 Freeways in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona.

As of March 13, 2010:

8 active listings (3 of which have offers submitted to the lender, awaiting the short sale process)

Prices ranging from $139,999 to $315,000

8 homes are under contract and on schedule to close very soon

4 home have closed within the last 1 month (since February 13, 2010)

These homes sold in a range $150,000-$322,000 and from 1521 sq ft to 3596 sq ft.

If you have questions regarding the Entrada neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix,  call/email/txt.





Busy Busy, and Phoenix’s Safest Neighborhood.

4 03 2010

It has been one of those weeks!  24 hours in a day, I need 10 more.  Between driving auction properties and the jazz band happenings, I have had zilch for time to write a blog post.  Apologies!  I will be on track next week with Weekly Luxury Home Pick #6, and a couple other gems=]

In the mean time, check out an article I read a couple days ago about Phoenix’s safest neighborhood according to a recent study.  This is my area of expertise!  I’ve spent most of my life in and around this area.

If you have any questions, call/email/fan me on Facebook!  Links are in the sidebar.





Phoenix Neighborhood Update-Entrada, #3

13 02 2010

Back again for the round 3 market snapshot of the Entrada Neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona (includes Entrada, Entrada North and Entrada Northeast). As I stated in my first update and my Entrada neighborhood Profile, it is a neighborhood of several housing options and close proximity to Arrowhead Mall (aka Arrowhead Towne Center), Shops at Norterra, and both the I-17 and Loop 101 Freeways in Northwest Phoenix, Arizona.

As of February 12, 2010:

10 active listings (2 of which have offers submitted to the lender, awaiting the short sale process)

Prices ranging from $139,999 to $595,000

5 homes are under contract and on schedule to close very soon

1 home has closed within the last 1 month (since January 10, 2009)

Sold for $178,000.  It is a 2009 sq ft home, which breaks down to $88.60 per sq ft.  Homes sold over the past 3 months average of just under $100 per square foot, so needless to say, this buyer got a great deal when looking purely at price per square foot.

If you like the Entrada neighborhood in Northwest Phoenix, contact me via email/call/txt.





Phoenix Neighborhood Profile- Entrada

28 01 2010
Vodpod videos no longer available.
I posted a neighborhood profile on Entrada a while back on my team website, so feel free to check that out, however, I will be getting into a bit deeper detail in this post.

After you take the time to view the slide show from around the neighborhood, here are some facts:

On the border of the 3 cities Glendale, Phoenix, and Peoria.  Great location– convenient to shopping, eating, freeways, good schools, golf, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Here is a list to name a few (all distances are approximate).

Nearby Schools

Mountain Ridge High School (9-12)

Hillcrest Middle School (7-8)

Las Brisas Elementary School (K-6)

Terramar School (preschool-8)

Glendale Community College North

Here is an aerial view of the neighborhood for you to browse.  Also, stop by my Entrada Neighborhood Market Updates to see recent market activity for this neighborhood!

CONTACT ME if you would like a list of homes for sale in this neighborhood, or if you would like any additional info!





North Phoenix Traffic Closures 1-27-10

21 01 2010

To everyone that will be driving in the north end of Phoenix, this is a heads up I just read last night on a flashing road sign.

HAPPY VALLEY ROAD BRIDGE CLOSED (crosses over the I-17)

JANUARY 27, 2010 (this is next Wednesday)

FROM 10PM-5AM

Here is an aerial image to know exactly what part of Happy Valley I am referring to.

Please plan accordingly, and drive like a maniac*!

*sarcasm