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5 Reasons You Should Relocate to Fireside at Norterra in North Phoenix, Arizona Maricopa County 85085

5 Reasons You Should Relocate to Fireside at Norterra in North Phoenix, Arizona Maricopa County 85085

Fireside at Norterra 1.Fireside at Norterra was named Arizona’s #1 Master Planned Community in Maricopa County by Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona.The prestigious honor reflects quality home construction and outstanding customer service. Fireside at Norterra has clearly won the confidence of homebuyers in Phoenix, Arizona.

2.Amenities in the Fireside at Norterra Community.A Lifestyle Director is available to facilitate the fun and plan daily activities and events, in true Del Webb fashion.

·Impressive Community Center to meet and greet family, friends or associates

·Fitness Center with aerobics and weight rooms for the health conscience means you don’t need to pay for an outside gym membership

·Indoor rock climbing wall for the adventurist that kids also love

·Spa treatment rooms to relax and unwind

·Adult lap & lounge pool plus a separate family pool with water slide

·Tennis and basketball courts for the sports enthusiast

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3.Location of Fireside at Norterra.Living in the 85085 zip code in Fireside at Norterra means that you are among a hip, new and growing region of the Valley of the Sun. This can be seen by the retail growth at The Shops at Norterra and the brand new W.L. Gore campus, an international company voted as one of Fortune Magazines “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011.

You’re only minutes from popular shopping areas, restaurants, banks, and stores for daily errands.Experience the possibilities of the 85085 Lifestyle nearby shopping, dining and entertainment.Within 15-30 minutes, you can be on a golf course enjoying over 300 days of sunshine. Surrounding cities and metropolitan areas offer a unique mix of culture, shopping, sports stadiums, concert arenas, and attractions ranging from the Cosmopolitan to the Southwestern.

The Loop 101 and I-17 freeways give quick, easy access to Anthem, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, downtown Phoenix, and Sky Harbor International Airport. Fireside at Norterra makes any valley destination easily reached, while its peaceful setting still makes you to feel like you’re far away from it all.

4.Nature. Fireside at Norterra is nestled against a mountain preserve offering an intimate and peaceful hillside setting with spectacular views and hiking trails.The surrounding Sonoran Desert offers scenic beauty, miles of natural parkland, picturesque lakes, and a wide variety of activities, events, and attractions for every interest.Within 30 minutes, you can be at Lake Pleasant boating, skiing, fishing or watching a sunset.Celebrate a special occasion on a hot air balloon!Mountain biking, motorcycle riding, ballooning, swimming, hiking …you can have it all!

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5.Affordability and Style : Fireside at Norterra is an upscale, classy community with affordable home prices.New build and resale homes available from the $180s, single level and two story. The Maestro series are 1,654 to 2,693 s.f. from the $220’s and the Overlook series are from 1,254 to 1,819 s.f. from the $180’s. Both are available as specs and new builds.Incentives and financing offers available.Find foreclosures, short sales and traditional resale bargains available in Fireside at Norterra. Call or email Kelli Grant for details on new builds, specs or resale homes and townhomes available in Fireside at Norterra.Townhomes available, call or email for pricing.

Come home to Fireside at Norterra and experience the quality and integrity that have made Pulte Homes the nation’s leading homebuilder. At Fireside at Norterra, you’ll get premium features in your home and a thoughtfully planned out community with high-class amenities that suit your interests and lifestyle.

*** BONUS!Like weekend getaways?Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, Jerome, and many other cities are within a couple hour drive north on I-17 frwy.Whether you’re looking for a camp ground, a lakeside cabin, a cozy bed & breakfast or a resort in the mountains, you will find all of these options within reach.

Did you know that Northern Arizona has a magnificent wine country?Check out the latest on wineries, wine bars and all things wine at Arizona Vines & Wines.14 wineries with exquisite wine, history and events available to wine enthusiasts within 1-2 hours from your home at Fireside at Norterra!Tour the Arizona wine country in style with AZ Wine Tours and their extraordinary limo.I can attest to the awesome experience with AZ Wine Tours as I did it in 2011 with a group of friends and it was a fun and exciting day to remember (just don’t drink too much wine and you’ll remember it too!).

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Exciting Las Vegas is a 4 hour drive; Rocky Point, Mexico is a 4 hour drive; the ocean of San Diego is a 5 hour drive; the theme parks of Los Angeles are a 6 hour drive; and skiing or rafting in Durango, Colorado are an 8 hour drive or an hour airplane ride!

Other beautiful communities near Fireside at Norterra:

·Sonoran Foothills homes from the mid $100s

·Tramonto homes and townhomes from the $90s

·Tatum Ranch Golf Community apartment style condos, townhomes and homes from the low $100s

Relocating to the Phoenix Arizona? Contact your friendly and professional Relocation Specialist Kelli Grant, resident of 85085 since 2005 and Phoenix resident since 1976, I have enjoyed helping many families, business professionals and retirees relocate or buy a winter home in the area. I am already assisting some of the W.L. Gore employees with their relocation. I go beyond real estate needs. I assist clients with pairing down their winter wardrobe moving from a much colder region, clarify myths and facts about the desert critters, help book hotels for visits to look at properties, provide lists of excellent restaurants, and much more!

Relocation Client Testimony from W.L Gore This Week

A W.L. Gore client relocating from New York wrote this email to me this week: “After meeting you, we’re even more sure that you are the right person for us. We both found you extremely easy to talk to and very knowledgable……..the two key ingredients.” Contact Kelli Grant today for relocation assistance. 602-799-5420

October 22, 2011 Posted by | Buyers, Community, Fireside at Norterra, For Sale, Relocation | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth about Tramonto Home Values in Phoenix, Arizona 85086

The Truth about Tramonto Home Values in Phoenix, Arizona 85086

Tramonto Real EstateI’ve closely watched the housing values of the area to see how it compares to the national stats as well as our valleywide stats. Since Phoenix is extremely subdivision oriented, each community has it’s own unique qualities and value driven indicators.

Tramonto grew during the height of the economic boom and therefore took a massive hit initially. The decline will appear to be more than in other areas simply because the values were ballooned to a level they were never meant to be, due to the fact the community was built at the height of the boom. The neighborhood has been resetting itself since 2009 as more and more original homeowners have sold their homes through short sale, trustee sale (foreclosure) and even some traditional sales!

As we’ve seen Tramonto turn over with new neighbors, the values have held steady for three years now. Below are links to annual sales summaries from 2003 through October 15, 2011. You’ll notice the Average Dollar per Sq Ft of homes sold from 2009 to 2011 remains tight in comparison to the large dips seen from 2006 to 2009 – when the bubble burst!

* 2011 – $84/sq ft. Tramonto Real Estate
* 2010 – $87/sq ft
* 2009 – $87/sq ft
* 2008 – $117/sq ft
* 2007 – $159/sq ft
* 2006 – $177/sq ft
* 2005 – $163/sq ft
* 2004 – $123/sq ft
* 2003 – $105/sq ft

Keep in mind that these are homes in Tramonto that were sold through the MLS, these do NOT include trustee sales. The MLS is a good bird’s eye representation of how values are doing. They DO include investor purchased properties at trustee sales, where they cleaned up the home and often enhanced the features and resold it as a move-in ready, upgraded home through the MLS.

The Realistic Value of Your Home in Tramonto over the next 5 to 10 years

Look closely at the Dollar Per Sq Ft, what do you see? You can see exactly when the ‘Bubble’ happened and when it burst. The realistic value of your home will reset to where they started back in 2003, approximately $100 per square foot. The fake value ballooned, then burst and the economy fell. As the country recovers, you can expect a realistic value of your home to be about $100/sq ft in the next 5-10 years.

***  I can provide you a with a custom value assessment of your subdivision by builder.  Just send an email request to Kelli Grant. ***

Tramonto is in a new, thriving area. Location is on our side. With the addition of the W.L. Gore campus, we will undoubtedly continue to see positive growth immediately. I am already working with employees looking in the area who are being relocated from other states to work at the new location which I’ve been told will initially employ over 800 people. Guess where they want to live? You got it, close to work!

I’ve also had an increased number of Canadian buyers looking in this area. We have the perfect location: beautiful Sonoran Desert hiking trails, new shopping and dining, and easy access to downtown Phoenix for sporting events or nearby golf courses .

Feel good about our growing, magnificent community! Now we just need a Whole Foods or Trader Joes!

Each builder within Tramonto has varying value analysis, so if you have a question about your specific home value or builder, contact Kelli Grant.  As always, call me with questions. I’m here to help!

See the Tramonto Community Calender, Area Events and Find a Job at www.TramontoNews.com.

October 16, 2011 Posted by | Buyers, Community | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth about Sonoran Foothills Home Values in Phoenix, Arizona 85085

Sonoran Foothills As a resident of Sonoran Foothills since 2005, I’ve closely watched the housing values of our neighborhood to see how it compares to the national stats as well as our valleywide stats. Since Phoenix is extremely subdivision oriented, each community has it’s own unique qualities and value driven indicators.

 Sonoran Foothills arose during the height of the economic boom and therefore took a massive hit initially. The decline will appear to be more than in some areas of the valley simply because the values were ballooned to a level they were never meant to be, due to the fact Sonoran Foothills was built at the height of the boom. The neighborhood has been resetting itself since 2009 as more and more original homeowners have sold their homes through short sale, trustee sale (foreclosure) and even some raditional sales!

As we’ve seen our neighborhood turn over with new neighbors, the values have held steady for the past year now. Below are links to annual sales summaries from 2005 through October 15, 2011. You’ll notice the Average Dollar per Sq Ft of homes sold from 2009 to 2011 remains tight in comparison to the large dips seen from 2005 to 2009.

* 2011 – $89/sq ft.
* 2010 – $91/sq ft
* 2009 – $94/sq ft
* 2008 – $114/sq ft
* 2007 – $171/sq ft
* 2006 – $170/sq ft
* 2005 – $171/sq ft

Keep in mind that these are homes in Sonoran Foothills that were sold through the MLS. These stats do NOT include trustee sales and some of the new builds that builders sold outside of the MLS at the higher range of the $/sq ft. The MLS provides a good birds eye representation of how values are doing.

They DO include investor-bought properties at trustee sales where they cleaned up the home and often enhanced the features and resold it as a move-in ready, upgraded home. We’re seeing quite a few of these ‘fix-and-flips’ in 2011. Contrary to some opinions, it’s not a bad thing. The majority of buyers I work with do not want to look at fixer upper homes because they either can’t afford it or they’re beyond those years in their life and want a nice, move-in ready home. Those investors brought these buyers into our neighborhood by selling these exact homes with enhanced features for higher prices than a bank-owned house would sell for.

  What the Future Holds for Sonoran Foothills Home Values 

Sonoran Foothills arose is the midst of the real estate bubble. What does this mean? Values were never meant to be that high and history tells us, they will never be that high again during our lifetime. The facts and history shows us that the realistic value of your home is likely going to be between $100-$120 per square foot within the next 5-10 years. Again, many factors (some unforeseen!) affect our home values, and each builder in Sonoran Foothills has a different product from entry level to semi-custom, so KEEP THAT IN MIND.

***  I can provide you a with a custom value assessment of your subdivision by builder.  Just send an email request to Kelli Grant. ***

 Sonoran Foothills is in a new, thriving area. Location is on our side. With the addition of W.L. Gore, we will undoubtedly continue to see positive growth. I am already working with employees looking in Sonoran Foothills who are being relocated from other states to work at the new campus which I’ve been told will initially employ over 800 people. Guess where they want to live? You got it, close to work!

I’ve also had an increased number of Canadian buyers looking in our neighborhood. We have the perfect location: beautiful Sonoran Desert views, hiking trails, new shopping and dining, and easy access to downtown Phoenix for sporting events or nearby golf courses.  Feel good about our growing, magnificent community in Sonoran Foothills! Now we just need a Whole Foods or Trader Joes!

Each subdivision and builder within Sonoran Foothills has varying value analysis, so if you have a question about your specific builder’s neighborhood or your home value, just let me know.  As always, call me with questions. I’m here to help!

Get detailed information about each builder and what is actively for sale in every subdivision in Sonoran Foothills.

See the Sonoran Foothills Community Calender, Area Events and Find a Job at www.SonoranFoothillsCommunity.com.

All information should be verified by the recipient and none is guaranteed as accurate by ARMLS. Data pulled is as accurate as the listing agent entered it.


October 16, 2011 Posted by | Buyers, Community | , , , , | Leave a comment