American flags line the entrance after driving through the main gate at Fountain of The Sun. Remembering lives lost from the 9/11 tragedy 13 years ago.
There are benches and tables next to the fountain, allowing you a place to sit and reflect. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the lost loved ones. 9/11. is also a time to remember and thank, the men and women of our military, who have and continue to serve and fight for our freedoms. Thank you, to you and your families, for your sacrifices.
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Sunland Village Pick Of The Week – 9/09/2014
Update: As predicted, this home went under contract right away (less than 24hrs). This is the time of year that we start seeing new listings in 55+ communities. If the new listings are in good condition and fairly priced, they are sold in just a few days. The links to homes for sale, on the left side of this page, are updated multiple times a day.
Check back often, and if you are not in Arizona, call me (480-710-6326), I will go and view the home for you, and will take several pictures, as well as a video of the home/homes that peak your interest. I will tell you what is wrong with the home (I will be your ears & eyes). If you are inclined to make an offer after our discussions, you have 10 days to have the home inspected. During the home inspection, if you decide the home is not for you, we will write a cancellation. 100% of your earnest money (usually 1% of the purchase price) will be refunded. The only funds that are non-refundable, is the cost of a home & termite inspection (Estimated cost $375.00). All documents (contracts and disclosures) can be signed electronically (via e-mail).
Great new listing came on the market late last night (9/08//2014) in the 55 plus ARIZONA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY of Sunland Village in Mesa, Arizona. Home has a newer roof & AC/Heat Pump (approximately 5 yrs old). All new carpet and paint. 600 floor plan – 1580 sq/ft. / 2bed / 2bath plus Arizona room. Back yard is completely fenced with 4 fruit trees. I believe home is priced under current market value (List price $169,500). Home is in excellent shape and in my opinion, this home will sell fast!
In the case of making an offer on this home – I would represent you the buyer! Please call Jarl Today – for more information! 480-710-6326
Record Rains Phoenix
Phoenix metro area (entire valley) received heavy rain in the early morning hours of September 8th 2014. This is the most rain the valley has received in one day on record.
No flooding in our home. We are dry! The soft ball field in our community as well as the golf course, were under water. The retirement community we live in (Sunland Village East) has several retention ponds. that catch all of the run off water. These retention ponds have been requirement of the new development areas since the early eighties (???). When they develop new master planned communities they disguise the retention ponds as community parks. Every hundred homes or so has to have a park area that will hold a calculated amount of water ( I don’t know for sure how this is calculated). Many of the old areas of phoenix and surrounding cities, don’t have retention ponds to catch the water.
The rain was much needed (just not all at once). Hopefully, it refilled the lakes. What was unusual about this heavy rain is that – it covered the whole valley and continued to move north. All of the rain up north in the mountains, will end up in the valley as well. So, the potential for more severe flooding continues.
Being from the mid-west originally (Minnesota). It was quite funny to see how everyone reacts. The storm flooded freeways and closed schools throughout the valley. The desert ground is like concrete because of the scarcity of rain. This rain all has to go some place with no storm sewers.
There is a slim chance for more rain tonight. The good thing about all of this, are the cooler temperatures (-21 from normal). The pictures below are from the 55+ golf community that my wife and I live in (Sunland Village East).