Winter in Active Community Lifestyles

Arizona winter cactiPlease enjoy our Arizona climate and lifestyle.  The views are amazing.

Sun City West Arizona – Pam Smith


Your Sun City West Arizona home for Sale


Sun City West Corte Bella

Corte Bella Sun City West

Sun City West Arizona home Selling to do list:

You have interviewed Sun City West Real Estate Agents.

Have received and understand their marketing plan and comps for your home.

The decision on which Sun City West Real Estate Agent is determined.

Listing contract is signed.

Pre-inspection is done if you decide on Listing Home Warranty.

You have decluttered your home and garage.

Professional photographer has taken pictures and virtual tour in made.

All printed material is perfected.

The property is added to the MLS and the sign in the front yard.

Your Sun City West Arizona home is entered to every major Real Estate Website.

Your house is viewed, and a Buyer has written on offer on your Sun City West home.

The Buyer is financing the purchase of your Sun City West home.

Both Buyer and Seller agree on Terms and Condition of the Contract.

Escrow is opened, and we are off to the races!

Swans in Sun City West

Swans in Sun City West

   Selling you Sun City West Arizona home :

While the above in very encouraging, the real work has just begun! You are now in the 10-day inspection period. In the State of Arizona, the Buyer has ten days to inspect all aspects of the property at their cost.

You also have responsibilities to follow. I require that all Buyers Agents give me an update weekly on the Buyer’s loan status. I do not suggest putting the property pending until after the inspection period, and the loan has been approved by Underwriting. We continue to market the property and take backup offers.

With all the new regulations for loan approval in place,  I want all options available for my Sellers. I have gone through far too many transactions where the Underwriters have required financial demands on Buyers they did not expect. In addition, they could not meet or were unwilling to do. Yes, they were pre-approved, but not by the Underwriter, and they have the final approval.

When going into a Sales Transaction for your Sun City West Arizona home, go with knowledge and insight. You will have a much better experience and will thank your Sun City West Arizona Real Estate Agent for selling your home!


Please contact us for all your Active Adult Community wants and needs!

Sun City Grand home for sale – Split floor plan





When looking for a Sun City Grand home for sale do you want a Split floor plan? Do you know what models offer the Split floor plan?

I meet many clients on the web and at open houses. What is the most requested option in a home? Buyers want Split bedroom floor plans and open concept. What is a Split floor plan; The Master bedroom and the guest bedrooms are on opposite sides of the home. This option allows both parties to have privacy. Often clients also want to have an en suite; bathroom attached to the guest bedroom.

What is an open floor plan? Simply explained; great room concept, no formal dining area and kitchen open to living area. Many clients do not want to be separated from their guest when preparing meals and entertaining. When having a get together how many times do you have everyone in the kitchen?

There are over 30 models to choose from when looking for a Del Webb Arizona home for sale. We no longer have model homes to choose Split bedroom floor plans. Below are the Split floor plans offered for sale in Sun City Grand:


Cactus flower Split floor plan

Cactus floor plan
Split floor plan

Cactus Flower: 1409 Square ft.



Azalea floor plan

Sun City Grand Azalea floor plan




Azalea: 1482 Square ft.




Sonoma: 1416 Square ft.

Sun City Grand home

Sun City Grand home



Palo Verde: 1836 Square ft.

Palo Verde Split floor plan

Palo Verde Split floor plan







Borgata: 1852 Square ft.

Borgata Sun City Grand home for sale

Borgata Sun City Grand home for sale

Stonecrest: 2170 Square ft.

Windrose: 2259 Square ft.

Hacienda: 2314 Square ft.

Ironwood: 2731 Square ft.

Mesquite: 2779 Square ft.

Hampton: 2808 Square ft.

Windsor: 3388 Square ft.

I sincerely hope the above is helpful to you when looking for you Sun City Grand home for sale. I can’t imagine anything worse than going to someone’s house after you have purchased yours, and wanting their Split bedroom floor plan.



If you have further question regarding Sun City Grand home for sale, contact us. Let’s make sure you are in the perfect Split floor plan Sun City Grand home!



Female Baby Boomers anticipate retirement

Sun City West real estate in Arizona is the perfect place for the Female, Baby Boomer anticipating retirement.

Sun City West Hybiscus

Time for you to Bloom!

Female Baby Boomers have been ascending up the corporate ladder, raising a family and shattering the glass ceiling in every aspect imaginable. When it comes to the exodus, Female Baby Boomers have a different idea of what it should be.   Female Baby Boomers anticipating retirement  want the  ability to pursue spheres we have not had time to explore. Here is a list of the Top 5 Retirement Activities for Female Baby Boomers anticipating retirement as suggested in


 Female Baby Boomers anticipate retirement options




Did you know that  Baby Boomers and retirees account for up to 80 percent of the non-business travel? Haven’t you always thought that a change of scenery would be life altering? I have realized Arizona retirement, and this state has many magnificent venues to. A few would be:

Heard Museum

Taliesin West

Desert Botanical Gardens

Heritage Square


Physical Activity

Arizona retirement requires physical activity as  part of your life. Sun City West has four Recreational facilities.

R.H Johnson

Palm Ridge




Also offered Bowling Alley, Tennis Courts, 8 Golf Courses, Pickle Ball Courts, four outdoor swimming pools, three indoor swimming pools, Handball courts, bicycle trails and much more! There will be no need to join and Gym any longer for the Female Baby Boomer; use of all the facilities is included in your nominal HOA dues.




Sun City West Arizona is known as the “City of Volunteers.” We have great ideas for you to enjoy, or better yet, give us yours as a Female Baby Boomer! Here are just a few:



Meals on Wheels

Homebound Books by Mail

Del Webb Community Hospital



Swan Program





Calligraphy West

Ceramics West

Clay Club

Copper Enameling & Glass Art

Creative Silk Flowers

Creative Stitch

Decorative Art

Johnson Lapidary

Leather Carvers


Metal Club

Encore Needle & Craft

Palo Verde Patch

Photography West

Porcelain Painters

Rip ‘n’ Sew

Scrapbook Papercrafts & More

SCW Beads

Stained Glass Crafters

Sun West Art

Toy-Ki Silvercraft

Weavers West Guild






Life Long Learning

Lifelong Learning

Please click the link to see outstanding learning opportunities

in Sun City West AZ




Female Baby Boomers anticipate retirement outdoors


If Female Baby Boomers prefer outdoor sporting activities, Arizona is the place to be! We have beautiful hiking trails. Did you know that Phoenix is ranked one of the best hiking communities in America by National Geo graphics for Female Baby Boomers? The views of our Valley is spectacular! Here are just a few to tantalize you:

Camelback Mountain

Waterfall Canyon

White Tank Mt. Park

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Pinnacle Peak

If fishing and shooting is the Female Baby Boomer preference, we have that also. Female Baby Boomers celebrate Arizona as one of the states with one of the highest boating populations. There is an abundance of lakes to use year round.

Lake Pleasant

Saguaro Lake

Canyon Lake

Apache Lake

Roosevelt Lake

Bartlett Lake

There are three shooting ranges in the area.  I use the Scottsdale Gun Club. It is the best shooting facility in my opinion. They give you the ability to shoot any type of weapon you have, and if you don’t have it, they do. The lessons on safety and training are a must for every gun owner and Female Baby Boomer.

The Avery shooting facility is an outdoor venue. They also offer skeet and archery for the Female Baby Boomer to learn.

As you can see, Sun City West Arizona and Arizona itself have many opportunities to enjoy year round for the Female Baby Boomers.  If you fellow Female Baby Boomers anticipating would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sun City Grand recent home sales – home sales recently

Sun City Grand, in Surprise AZ, recently has had some encouraging home sales. Indicators point to consumer confidence improving in the Sun Cities real estate market.


Sun Sun City Grand recent home sales

Sun City Grand recent home sales


Status          List Price     Sold Price     SQ FT     Sold $ SQFT

Low               $55K            $49K              442         $ 64.74

Average        $279K          $269K          1805         $146.00

High              $1.1M           $1M              3864         $307.20


Sun Sun City Grand Homes for sale

Sun City Grand recent home sales Golf Course Lots sold in 2014

Low               $122K           $121K           1278          $ 92.87

Average        $479K           $457K          2377         $190.21

High             $1.1M             $1M            3864          $307.20


Sun City Grand is in its self, a premium place to reside. The breathtaking entrances with the spectacular water cascading through the golf courses. The Sun City Grand main thoroughfares lined with majestic palms, swaying in the breezes. Sun City Grand residents enjoy the two major activity centers, The Adobe, and The Cimarron Centers.

Sun City Grand recent homes sales and Clubs/ Recreation:


Chartered Clubs

Interest Groups

Community & Specialty Groups


Sun City Grand recent home sales are one of the reasons to contact us. Please let us help you find our desired Sun City Grand Home today!


Sun City West – Sun City – Sun City West homes for sale

Sun City West has an expanded variety of services and activities. Here is a list of Sun City major attractions:



R.H. Johnson Sun City West Library:
Library Hours are 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday
Check-out Requirements:
Members must present their own Sun City West Recreation Card to check-out or renew library materials.

Loan Periods: Books and other materials 2 weeks DVDs 1 week

Books and other materials: 10 cents per day
DVDs: $1.00/day



Palm Ridge information in Sun City West:
Phone numbers for your convenience are:
Computers West Club 623-214-1546
Fitness Center 623-544-6581
Stained Glass Club Shop 623-544-6586

Beardsley Sun City West informatio

Phone numbers for your convenience are:
Arts & Crafts Clubs 623-544-6527
Card & Game Rooms 623-544-6527
Indoor Pool & Spas 623-544-6525
Mini Golf 623-544-6526



Sun City West R.H. Johnson information:
Phone numbers for your Sun City West convenience are:
Fitness Center 623-544-6107
Men’s Club 623-544-6150
Mini Golf 623-544-6108
Outdoor Pool & Spa 623-544-6106
R.H. Johnson Library 623-544-6130
Social Hall 623-544-6109
Sports Pavilion 623-544-6140
Tennis Courts Reservations 623-544-6151
Village Store 623-544-6135


Kuntz Sun City West information:


Sun City West Phone Numbers for your convenience are:

Outdoor Pool 623-544-6561
Stardust Theatre
(J. Tarr) 623-584-7025
Women’s Social Club 623-546-4236
Woodworking Club Shop




The Sun City West Bowling website
provides more information.
Stop by to play or call
623-544-6140 for information.


Sun City West Village store:

Stop by and look around. New items arrive weekly, so frequently come. You will always find the perfect gift for you or someone else.


Data Resource Center Sun City West:
Computer use rules are:

1 hour maximum use per Sun City West card holder (unless no other members are waiting).
If you need help saving your information before your time-limit expires, please see the Data Resource Center Technician.
Guests under the age of 19 unaccompanied by a host member are not permitted to use the Data Resource Center computers.
Guests using computers must have a valid Sun City West guest card. Adult guests unaccompanied by a host member or tenant member must present a guest card bearing the host’s identity, with host’s valid association card.
Any unethical, illegal or disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated and can result in loss of center privileges. (See the posted Internet use rules.)

Sun City West Community links:


Sun City West Foundation

Visitors Center

Sun City West Fire district

Sun City West Prides

Sheriff Sun City West Posse

Benevilla (Interfaith Community Care)

Arizona Game and Fish

West Valley Symphony

If you would like more information, please contact us by our website,, or call at 623/670-3813.  Sun City West is the Best!

Sun City West homes for sale – price reduction

Sun City West homes for sale – price reduction has happened!

Sun Sun City West homes for sale

The 2 bedroom 1.75 bath Cranbrook model has had a price reduction.  This Sun City West home has had all the popcorn removed, has an enclosed glass patio, Arizona room Corian counters new carpets installed 12/20/12, tiled bathrooms, skylights and ceiling fans.  There is extra storage in utility room for golf cart.  Laundry room has tub for cleaning convenience.  Many fruit trees are in the yard to enjoy under the covered back patio.


Sun City West homes for sale – major facts

Approx Sq. Ft.: 1,728

Price/Sq. Ft.: $92.00

Year build: 1979

Approx. Lot Size Range: 7,501 – 10,000

Planned Community Name: Sun City West Arizona

Taxes: $960.00 per year

MLS #: 5192765

Sun Sun City West homes for sale in low tax area

Sun City West homes for sale – Room dimensions


Master 12 X 16

Bedroom 2 14 X 12

Family Room 20 X 13

Dining Room 13 X 7

Living Room 16 X 14

Please contact us at 623/670-3813 or 623/640-1266 for your personal tour of the property!

Golf Golf course homes for sale in Sun City West

Sun City West Real Estate for sale-85375-Corte Bella Homes for sale in Az

Sun City West homes for sale, Free MLS search of all homes for sale in Sun City West, Your #1 resource for Sun City West Homes


Sun City West homes for sale with a pool


Sun City West Real Estate for sale is in hot demand this summer. I have had more Buyers for Sun City West homes than any previous year.





The Sun City West Active Adult Community has several new item to entice new Sun City West Buyers.

The new Fry’s Food store located in R.H. Johnson Boulevard. They had the Grand Opening this morning at 7 a.m. This 109 thousand square foot facility has many options for the area residents.

Several of the options include a sushi bar, wine and cheese bar that offers wine by the glass, indoor and outdoor eating areas, deli that will offer Pan-Asian foods, pizza and chicken. The outdoor area overlooks the Hillcrest Golf Course.

Sun City West homes for sale

Sun City West homes for sale



Weather in Sun City West Real Estate is cooling. Our Monsoon season has abated and provided us with over three inches of precipitation. This provided the nine golf courses in Sun City West a vibrant, lush appearance and feel.

Corte Bella homes for sale

Corte Bella homes for sale

The stats for Homes sold in Sun City West is:

Homes sold in Sun City West in the month of August: 63
Homes pending in Sun City West in the month of August: 76
Sun City Real Estate for sale at this time: 111

Golf Course homes sold in Sun City West in August 2014: 8
Golf Course homes pending in Sun City West 8/2014: 10
Golf Course homes for sale in Sun City West 8/2014: 22

Homes sold in Corte Bella Country Club in 8/2014: 6
Homes pending in Corte Bella 8/2014: 4
Corte Bella real estate for sale at this time: 39

Golf Course homes sold in Corte Bella in 8/2014: 4
Golf Course homes pending in Corte Bella 8/2014: 0
Golf Course homes for sale in Corte Bella 8/2014: 13

As you can decipher from the above, Real Estate Sales in Sun City West is vigorous.

Sun City West Briarwood golf course after the storm

Sun City West Briarwood golf course after the storm



Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West is hosting the second annual Tournament with a Heart.

This Tournament will commence Monday; 9/1/2014 to coincide with Veterans day. Festivities’ launch at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at 10:30, Opening Ceremonies start at 11:30 a.m. The Shotgun for golfers will start at Noon. Sun City West fire Department #102 Ball Drop at 5:30 p.m. and The Feast is offered at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Ed Raninilovich or inquire at the Pro-Shop, 623/537-5559


Please remember, is your best resource for Sun City West homes for sale and you Free MLS search of all homes for sale in Sun City West Az.

How do you SEE your Sun City West home for sale-85375- Sun City West Real Estate for sale

How do you SEE your Sun City West home for sale



When selling your home in Sun City West Arizona, how do you visualize and in turn realize the sale in completion?  I believe knowledge is the answer.


Although you choose a Realtor to sell your home, do you listen to the information they are sharing with you?


There are several items we discuss in detail with our clients on a listing appointment:


  • Price, the realistic value of the home taken into consideration, square footage, location, upgrades , and sold properties comparisons.
  • Staging, is the home vacant?  Will you be residing in the home during the listing period?
  • Lock box, will you allow one and what hours is the home available to show.
  • If you have an animal, where will it be when potential buyers are viewing your home?
  • Home Warranty and will you have it in place during the listing period?
  • Pre-inspection 
  • How early could you depart your home, if the situation arose quickly?
  • The approximate bottom line you will be receiving at the closing?
  • Where will your home be advertised and how often you will allow open houses?
  • What type of listing information will your Realtor have available to future Buyers?


Let’s now navigate some of the answers to the above query.


Price is the largest consideration sellers ponder.  One of the most loathed conversations is; “We will not give it away.”  As a qualified, proficient, and licensed Real Estate Agent I would not allow or expect you to do so.  What I do anticipate is that when we sit down and relay competition, SOLD comparisons and upgrades of your property, you listen and process.  This may not happen immediately but do give it serious thought.


Staging or the condition of your property is a top consideration.  Be open minded to clearing clutter and personal items.  As an Agent, we agree that you have a handsome family, but I want potential Buyers to see the views, windows, immense space that your home offers.  We want your home to “sparkle” above the others.  Have a professional clean windows, deep clean your home and landscape areas.  Remove all medications and firearms from the home of keep them under lock and key.


It is easiest for an Agent to show a home that is on lockbox.  This also gives us the ability to see who and when they enter your home.  We want to secure your home.  If you are not able to be out of your home in the morning until 9:00 a.m., have your agent note that parameter in the comments and set the lockbox appropriately.  Also, be ready to show the home by that time also.  Have your Agent categorically specific on showing instructions.


Sun City West preferred accessory

Sun City West preferred accessory



I have a dog, and he is one of the loves of my life.  Please, secure your animals or take them with you.  It is difficult to show a home with barking dogs to steal the attention of your ambiance.  I love cats, but when they glide thru someones legs giving them their seal of love, and they are allergic, yikes!  Have your Agent put the proper remarks in the listing report.




Home warranties are a considerable selling option.  This protects you during the selling period, should something happen.  They in turn are a strategic selling point in your contract.


Pre-inspections are a great heads-up on any controversy that come up amid the inspection.  Recognize, their inspector is there to protect them, and not you.


Be realistic on the time you need to move.  Have quotes from moving companies.


Advertising and open houses are paramount, in my opinion.  All homes will be on major websites; it is in your contract.  You can opt out of this; I would suggest no.  Local advertising is great, if you think your Buyer is in the area.  I advertise in particular locals to attract Buyers to my properties.  I sell explicitly in Active Adult Communities in Arizona.  The largest portion of our Buyers is out of state.  Open houses can be a source of advertising too.  Have floor plan, local area map and complete description of all upgrades to offer potential Buyers.  This gives them specific information of how close you are to facilities, shopping and healthcare.


PROFESSIONAL Photography is paramount.  A professional photographer can use the light and the angles to best offer your home.  Everyone is visual, have pictures available of sunsets, sunrises, and when you flora is in bloom.  I believe every listing should have a virtual tour, no matter what the square footage.  Help potential buyers visualize living in your space.


Choosing your Selling Agent is extremely important.  This is a person who will negotiate in your best interest.  You need to find the person you would trust with two of your prized possessions, capital and time!


I certainly hope that this material will facilitate in your navigation merchandising your abode.  The particulars absolutely not the only issues to review, merely a start in the proper direction and realization to See you Sun City West home for sale.


If we can help facilitate this for you, please contact us at or call us at 623/670-3813 or 623/640-1266.  Indeed, call us with any other query you may have in purchasing or selling a property in the Active Adult Communities in Northwest Arizona or Del Webb Communities in Arizona.





Sun City West real estate for sale – 85375 – Sun City West Golf Course homes for sale-Corte Bella Country Club

Enjoy our sunsets

Enjoy our sunsets

Many individuals wonder if they will be sedentary living in an Adult Community in Arizona.  I surely doubt that will happen.  You ask, “How do I know?”  I have the contentment of living here, and I want to share my day.


Early morning sunrise in Sun City West Arizona

Early morning sunrise in Sun City West Arizona




It is a glorious morning in Sun City West Arizona.  The temperature is a heavenly 75 degrees, and there is a slight breeze to sway the palm trees.  We have just had three days, or should say nights of Monsoon weather.  I believe in total; we received three inches of rain.  I am sitting in my courtyard, by the fountain, enjoying my coffee and watching the hummingbirds sip their nectar.  I could enjoy this all day, but alas, I have a very busy day ahead of me.






Sun City West mode of transportation

Sun City West mode of transportation

My first form of business is an exercise.  I enjoy swimming laps and I need to get in the pool.  I try to get to Kuentz Community Center by 7:30 a.m. at least five days a week.  I have my swim bag in the basket of my bicycle to facilitate a timely departure.  I enjoy my ride winding thru the streets that line the Echo Mesa golf course.  With all the rain we received, it is a sea of enchanting green velvet, undulating, fairways and greens.  The lakes are full, and the swans are bathing in the sun.  I arrive at the Kuentz Center and head for my lane.  I use my waterproof Autoflood ipod for music to keep my swimming tempo.  After swimming one mile, I get out and regain my breath for the ride home.


Upon leaving the Kuentz Center, I notice the volunteers picking up the frawns that have fallen in the center of R.H. Johnson Boulevard.  The Sun Cities is recognized for their volunteers, especially the Posse, our volunteer police force.



Sun City West golf course after the storm

Sun City West golf course after the storm

I think I will treat myself this morning.  I peddle to the Bashas grocery store to the bakery.  They make the most delectable, moist, gooey and warm apple fritter I have ever nibbled.  All their pastries are made every morning for supreme enjoyment.  Afterall, I did swim a mile and rode my bicycle there!  OK, I will just have half with my breakfast and the other half with my afternoon tea.





My day is already planned out to take a couple from Minnesota to view homes in Sun City West.  They specifically need a home with three bedrooms or guest house for their parents and visitors.  They prefer golf course lot, North/South orientation, and pool if possible.  I have located three possible options in Corte Bella and two in Sun City West.  I have made appointment to observe all five properties with my clients.

Corte Bella is a Del Webb gated golf course community.  The architecture is Santa Barbara style.  Several of the models allow you to have a gated courtyard for privacy.  The two specific models we will be seeing is the Granada with a guest house and the Mirada.  Upon entering the community, we revel in the sight of the two towering water features at the entrance.  I first take them to the fitness and spa area to inspect.  There is a yoga class in a private room and water aerobics in the outdoor pool area in secession.  We inspect all three homes available and agree; they are beautiful and could fit their needs and desires.


Corte Bella homes for sale

Corte Bella homes for sale



We agree to take a break and have a bite to eat at the Anacapa Grill, located in Corte Bella.  After perusing the delightful menu, we decide on Blue Crab Stuffed Artichokes, Steak and Avocado Salad and Mr. Minnesota chooses the Prosciutto wrapped Sea Scallops.  The ambiance, meal, company, and vie were superb.




Sun City West Palm Ridge Rec Center

Sun City West Palm Ridge Rec Center



Our next expedition is to see the two homes in Sun City West.  We drove to the Palm Ridge fitness and activities center.  We toured the tree pools, newly equipped gym, pickleball courts and indoor walking track.  This would be the closest fitness facility for the next two homes we will see.  There are three other fitness facilities available for them to use in Sun City West.




Sun City West homes for sale with a pool

Sun City West homes for sale with a pool




The two models we will be touring is the Montecito and the Monterey II.  They are familiar with the floor plans as they printed them from our website,, before traveling to Sun City West.  These are larger homes, 2900 square feet and 3200 accordingly, with lake view lots.  With all the information, we have worked with today we decide to look at the bottom line figures for each property.  I believe with my clients armed with this intelligence; they wil make the best decision for their family.  They let me know they will be making the definitive judgement of what is desirable tomorrow.







Sun City West homes for sale

Sun City West homes for sale


It  has been a fruitful workday.  As I reach my driveway, I see my husband unloading his airplanes into the garage.  He has spent the day at the Speed World RC airport located a few miles northwest of Surprise.  Their website address is if you have a radio controlled model aircraft buff.


I decide to take my tablet out to the courtyard and sit by the water fountain and read and answer my emails for the day.  I needed to compile stats and analysis for a blog on Sun City West sales for last month.  I spend a couple of hours completing the above an realize my dinner clock is chiming.


Sun City West homes for sale

Sun City West homes for sale

What should I do?  I quickly realize it is Spare-rib night at the Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West.  My husband and I put on our appropriate “rib eating” attire, and take our golf cart there.  The ribs are succulent and delicious.  The perfect end of the day.


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