Phoenix West Valley Real Estate News


Feb. 15, 2024

New Sun City Grand Listing

Enjoy one of Sun City Grands most popular floor plans the Azalea Model which offers a split bedroom layout. Located on a 8000+sf lot with N/S facing lot. The front yard is beautifully landscaped, front courtyard is flagstone epoxy coated & an archway entry. This home is exquisite inside immaculately clean, light tile 4inch baseboards, neutral paint color pallet, all new windows and slider, plantation shutters T/O. Great room style open to dining room, breakfast bar & kitchen with white cabinets, white appliances & Corian counter tops. Spacious owner suite with bay window, dream close, & walk in shower with bench, updated sink & quartz counters & stainless hardware. Open full-size office with built in wall unit & desk. Private 4ft extended guest room near guest bath with shower tub combination, updated sink & quarts countertop & hardware. Inside laundry room with built-in cabinets. beautiful back yard with extended covered patio, knee high wall, cool decking & mature landscape offers lots of privacy. Extended length garage has lots of storage, deep sink & cool deck coated garage floor & driveway. Additional upgrades are PVC irrigation & back patio rain gutters. All furniture is available by separate bill of sale.





Posted in Listings
Feb. 7, 2024

Sun City Festival retirees up in arms

Sun City Festival 45+ retirement community in Buckeye AZ. Retirees are up in arms over proposed development near their community. However the developers, say this plan has already been approved since 2005 for North Star Ranch, a 2,800-acre master plan for nearly 10,000 single-family homes. But the big question is what about the water? Do they have 100 years of water???

Posted in Local News
Feb. 6, 2024

Sun City Grand HOA, CCR's/ByLaws new plant guidelines

Thinking about adding some new plants in your yard to replace what was lost over the hot summer? All of our retirement communities have their own set of HOA, CCR's & Bylaws that you will be required to follow. For example, we live in Sun City Grand, now known as The Grand. We have guidelines for what we can or cannot plant in our yards. We are also required to have a certain amount of trees & bushes in our yards. Be sure to always check your HOA,CCR's & Bylaws before you make any exterior changes to your home. Many of them may require a form to be filled out and reviewed. Always do this 1st so there is no problems down the road if you decide to sell your home.

Click here for a list of acceptable plants in Sun City Grand

Posted in General
Jan. 20, 2024

17 Things to never do to your home

Posted in Local News
Jan. 13, 2024

Events Home & Garden show

Thinking about fixing or updating things in your home? Don't miss the home show this year it is huge.


Posted in Events
Sept. 1, 2023


Hi Everyone

Deed Fraud

I am sending this out to everyone I know because it is so important that you are aware of what's happening & how to protect yourself.

I am attaching a few video links that explain what's happening today in Real Estate Deed Fraud. I am also attaching a link to Maricopa County so that you can set up alerts for your self. The most venerable are home that are owned free & clear & are not in a trust & rental properties. They are also targeting land & vacant lots. I have personally went on Maricopa Counties website & entered my info & I also go on their site and put in my property assessors # and check it every month.

Fraud video

If you’re a homeowner, do you know if your property is safe? I don’t mean from the weather or elements; I’m talking about deed fraud. This is a crime where a person falsely claims ownership of your property. If you aren’t protected, the consequences of this crime can be catastrophic. Today, I’m taking you through how deed fraud works and how you can protect yourself and your home. To learn more, check out this video.

Tools to Combat Seller Impersonation and Deed


June 7, 2023

By K. Michelle Lind

Deed fraud. You have heard about it and read about it. You may have been a victim or know someone

who was. Last August the Attorney General’s Office warned Arizona homeowners about deed fraud with

an informative video on the crime by a Special Investigator.

The Crime

The United States Secret Service Cybercrimes Investigations Field offices have reported a sharp increase

in deed fraud crimes associated with unencumbered (lien-free), non-owner-occupied properties, such as

vacation homes, rental properties, investment properties, and vacant properties. Criminals posing as “out

of town” property owners are listing these targeted properties, falsifying documents, impersonating the

notary, and absconding with the proceeds at close of escrow.

Now there are some tools to help combat this crime.


ALTA Seller Impersonation and Deed Fraud “Red Flags” and Precautions Information

Real estate industry partners must work together to educate ourselves and others about these fraudulent

schemes to help prevent them. The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has published this flyer


listing the deed fraud “red flags” to watch for and the precautions to take to protect property owners and

the industry for this increasingly common crime. Please share this ALTA flyer with your broker, office,

escrow/title company, and local association.


County Recorder Alert Systems

The Pinal and Yavapai County Recorders have a system that allows property owners to sign up to receive

an alert whenever a document is recorded that mentions their name. The Maricopa County Recorder’s

Office is launching a similar opt-in alert system to combat deed fraud. See, Amid a rise in title theft,

Maricopa County launches new alert system (

All of Arizona’s counties are required by a new law (SB 1110) to offer similar alert systems by 2025. The

system will be voluntary, and the notice may be provided by email, text, or other similar means. A.R.S.


These notification systems will alert owners if their property has been subject to deed fraud. This early

warning will assist owners and law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of deed fraud


Common Deed Fraud “Red Flags”

Below are some deed fraud red flags to be aware of and report to your broker and at if fraud is evident.

The property is:

non-owner-occupied or vacant

owned free and clear

The Seller

is out-of-state and will not meet in person

communicates only via email or text

has a different address than the property address or tax mailing address

wants a quick, below market price cash sale

insists on using their own remote notary

wants sale proceeds wired


For More Information

Title Talk – Entity Hijacking/More Deed Fraud:

Arizona Attorney General Deed Fraud:

American Bar Association – How to Avoid Title Fraud on Your Property:


K. Michelle Lind, Esq. is an attorney who currently serves Of Counsel to the Arizona REALTORS®. She is

also the author of the book – Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice (3rd Ed.) .

For more real estate related articles, visit Michelle’s Blog at Arizona Real Estate – A Professional’s Guide

to Law & Practice. (


This article is of a general nature and may not be updated or revised for accuracy as statutory or case law

changes following the date of first publication. Further, this article reflects only the opinion of the author,

is not intended as definitive legal advice and you should not act upon it without seeking independent legal

counsel. 6/1/23

Posted in Local News
Jan. 24, 2023

Arizona New Build Permits slowing down

New builds slowing down. This could be good news for resale homes. Surprise Arizona is still one of the fastest growing cities in the west valley.

Click here for full story provided by Residential Realty Today

Surprise Arizona Resale Homes

Posted in Local News
Aug. 17, 2021

Sun City West home for sale

The Sun City West real estate market is booming. If you are looking for a community that has it all Sun City West in the place. Check out this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home, corner cul-de-sac lot & fenced yard. 

Sun City West homes for sale

Just look at all Sun City West has to offer. Sun City West features amenities include 4 recreation centers, seven golf courses, restaurants,  indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, ballrooms, dance studios, hobby and craft rooms, a theater, and a library. 

Sun City West has approximately 16,900-homes & was built by Del Webb. Sun City West offers a mix of single-family homes, condos & patio homes built between 1978 & 1997. The community was designed with a variety of retail stores and shopping centers. Homebuyers will find resort-style amenities

Posted in Listings
Aug. 17, 2021

Corte Bella Homes for sale

Looking for a home in a 55+ gated & guarded resort golf course community? Here it is, Corte Bella Located in Sun City West AZ 85375 has so much to offer stunning golf course views, full golf course club house & snack bar, fitness club, pool, spa, tennis, pickleball, club, game rooms and a great restaurant with bar on the property. view this stunning estate style home with private court yard, private casita for guest and your own private pool.


Corte Bella Homes for sale

Posted in Listings
July 31, 2021

Strong Housing Market Surprise AZ

Real Estate market is still going strong.

Surprise AZ & Sun City West areas are still experiencing very low inventory. If you are thinking about selling this maybe the best time for you to sell fast and for the highest value.

Surprise AZ Realtor REMAX home Sales


June is typically the biggest month of the year for home sales, and this year is no different. Here are some highlights from last month’s housing report... June home sales increased 14.2% month over month, more than doubling the 6.4% average gain from May to June in 2015-2019. Year over year, sales were up 26.4%. The median sales price of $336,000 was 4.9% over May, very similar to the typical May-to-June increase of 4.6%. Year over year, June’s price is 21.9% higher than June 2020, which was $275,000. ​The 1.9% increase in inventory from May to June was far greater than the typical gain of 0.6%. Still, inventory was down 37.5% year over year. It continues to be a seller’s market, and the uptick in inventory has sellers confident they can find a new home once they sell. As always, I’m here to help. Feel free to email or call me if you need anything. Want to buy or list a home this year? Let’s book a time to meet.







Posted in Local News