July 12th, 2018 By Goody from Denver Post
Sun City Mesquite article posted in Denver Post
At Sun City Mesquite, Nev., just south of St. George, Utah, you’ll find a place with affordable new ranch plans wrapped by seven golf courses and where residents brag about their scenery and views, particularly during fall and winter. But if you want to find a home there that’s ready-to-go, you need to come see it this summer. “We just can’t keep an inventory; there’s too much demand,” says Annette Forgie with Sun City’s builder/developer Del Webb. But visit Sun City this month and you’ll find four rare ranches that are set to deliver, priced from $273,000 to $420,000 — way, way below the average price of a single-family resale home in the Denver area. And to make that drive out to age-55—plus Sun City more enticing still, Del Webb will put you up for a “Summer Special” at Mesquite’s Eureka Casino Resort — 1,100 slots, plus tables, sports betting, indoor/outdoor pools and a good steakhouse — two nights for just $99. Tucked up against the Virgin River Mountains 80 miles north of Las Vegas, Mesquite is just the fix for what ails longtime Colorado residents now: a town of just 18,000, where residents joke that a traffic jam is three cars occupying a three-lane boulevard at the same time. Its popularity with the age-55-plus crowd has created a sizable sports scene — not just golf, but senior softball tourneys, and very active ATV clubs that explore the canyons leading to seven national parks and monuments within four hours of here. Goody and the Del Webb staff will introduce you to a number of Coloradans who made the 10-hour drive out to see Mesquite and have stayed. “They all tell us how hot the Denver market is, and how fast their home will sell,” says Goody, adding that Del Webb is getting an even larger throng of visitors from California, where rising prices and affordability are even larger issues than they are in Colorado. To meet that demand, Del Webb is readying a new area called Settlers Canyon (you’ll see plans during your visit). Sun City has base prices for a selection of new ranches from $219,990 to $353,990. Add on a lot premium of $80,000 to $120,000 and you could have a site in its current Wishing Well neighborhood, overlooking Conestoga Golf Club, and still come in under that average Denver single-family price. But now’s the time to explore. “Price increases are the norm here, and we see them in the very near future,” Forgie notes. You’ll tour a new Daisy plan, two bedrooms/two baths and a two-car attached garage, ready at $273,000, or a roomy Preserve plan, over 2,000 square feet, ready at $420,000. The $99 two-night special is good through Aug. 31 (you must reserve in advance). Sun City Mesquite is 660 miles west of Denver. Contact Robert ”Goody” Good with RE/MAX in Mesquite for more info. Goody has been a resident of Sun City Mesquite since 2011 and loves living here. He can show you new homes as well as existing “Resale” homes. Remember, you can use an outside agent to represent you in the purchase of a new home in Sun City. Their sales people all represent the builder. I would represent YOU!
July 6th, 2018 By Goody
Coming Soon Copper Bluffs Mesquite 1411/sf Home for Sale
I have a very nice, furnished, single story home in the Gated Copper Bluffs community coming for sale soon. Here is your chance for a sneak peak before it hits the MLS. The home has been well cared for. 2 Bedroom - 2 Bath - 1411/sf. Very private yard. Newer AC unit, insulated garage door and water softener are just a few of the features of this home. Offered at $245,000. 434 Copper Springs Dr. Do Not Disturb the Full Time Resident. Call Goody for a showing 801.915.2398
June 26th, 2018 By Goody info from Mesquite Local News
May Building Permits in Mesquite UP AGAIN!
The City of Mesquite issued 27 single-family residence building permits in May 2018. Of the 27 permits, Pulte Homes of Nevada took 10 of them for new homes in Sun City Mesquite. Sun City has their new Settlers Canyon Village opening for sales around the 15th of July. Conact Goody for best positioning on the best lots in this new village. The city issued 25 permits in May 2017 for new single-family residences as a comparison.
June 26th, 2018 By Goody posting an article written by a RE/MAX agent
Buying a home is not like purchasing a plane ticket, and selling a property is not like selling a car
In the eyes of some consumers, the Internet and associated technology have replaced the critical importance of the working Realtor. Unfortunately, a bad experience or failed transaction is the painful lesson for buyers and sellers who forgo a professional real estate agent to represent them in the most expensive purchase/sale they will ever make. Before joining the ranks of these now-enlightened consumers, take a moment to understand the extraordinary value your agent brings to the table — and the risks he or she must accept on a daily basis. The internet (through major real estate sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, and many others) has made it possible for laymen to do much of the initial legwork of buying or selling a home themselves. According to The Digital House Hunt (Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate), 9 in 10 homebuyers today rely on the internet as one of their primary research sources, a fact that modern Realtors not only accept but use to their advantage. However, at the end of the day, there is no substitute for having an experienced agent represent your interest on a real estate transaction. In the eyes of some consumers, the Internet and associated technology have replaced the critical importance of the working Realtor. Unfortunately, a bad experience or failed transaction is the painful lesson for buyers and sellers who forgo a professional real estate agent to represent them in the most expensive purchase/sale they will ever make. Before joining the ranks of these now-enlightened consumers, take a moment to understand the extraordinary value your agent brings to the table — and the risks he or she must accept on a daily basis. The internet (through major real estate sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, and many others) has made it possible for laymen to do much of the initial legwork of buying or selling a home themselves. According to The Digital House Hunt (Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate), 9 in 10 homebuyers today rely on the internet as one of their primary research sources, a fact that modern Realtors not only accept but use to their advantage. However, at the end of the day, there is no substitute for having an experienced agent represent your interest on a real estate transaction.
June 25th, 2018 By Goody
Coming soon larger Ground Floor Pool area Rock Springs 2 Condo
911 Mesquite Springs Dr #101 Upper pool area in Rock Springs 2. Larger 1196 sf unit. Super quiet with north face so you get early shade from hot sun. Amazing ground floor larger unit in a perfect spot. 1 car parking in covered carport. Going on MLS soon. This one will not last. Original owner one of best units in development! Coming soon call Goody for a sneak peak. 801.915.2398 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuwr-t6TKWc&t=3s
June 2nd, 2018 By Goody
New Mobile Friendly Website Layout
Recently my website undertook a remodeling project making things mobile friendly. I hope nothing about the way you used the site has changed for the worse. If so or if you have any suggestions to help make your home buyiing experience better please let me know. I am always educating myself to help my clients.....Ciao
May 17th, 2018 By Goody
Surging Mortgage Rates Set Off Scramble to Buy Homes
U.S. homebuyers, already contending with escalating prices, now are getting hit with the most-expensive mortgage rates in seven years. Funny thing: It’s only making them move faster. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 4.61 percent, up from 4.55 percent last week and the highest since May 2011, Freddie Mac said in a statement Thursday. And homes that sold last month went into contract after a median of 36 days on the market -- a record speed in data going back to 2010, according to a new report by brokerage Redfin Corp. The lack of inventory is a bigger problem than rising mortgage rates. If anything, they want to close quickly before they get priced out of the market -- and have to pay more interest. Call Goody now to stay ahead of the curve.
May 17th, 2018 By Goody
New Mesquite Town Home Project Crestview Town Homes
Western Constructors of Royal Vista fame is rolling out a new town home project on Marylin Parkway called The Crestview Town Homes. These are 1586/sf units with 465/sf garages. 3 bedroom priced around $270K. More info coming soon. Talk to me to get put on our prefered resident waiting list. You will be the first to know when we release these units. We should be in the ground by late summer.
May 7th, 2018 By Goody
Buying a home? Sellers may use cameras, microphones to spy on house hunters
For those buyers who have worked with me, I have been preaching this mantra for years now. Here is some info i got from a USA Today article: "A growing number of home sellers are using security cameras and microphones to spy on potential buyers as they tour their houses or condos. They then may use what they hear or see as leverage in price negotiations. Now, I routinely tell potential buyers to curb their enthusiasm while they’re in the house. “Before we walk in the door, I say, ‘Pretend the seller is home’ or ‘Pretend somebody is listening.’ Because you never know." This could hurt the buyers position in the negotion process.
April 21st, 2018 By Goody
March Building permits Up
35 single family residence permits were issued last month (March 2018) valued at $7.467 million. In March 2017, the city issued 28 permits in this category valued at $6.407 million. New home construction in the first three months of the calendar year continues its upward trend compared to last year. The city issued 83 permits for single family residences in the first quarter of 2017, that compared to 101 permits for new homes issued in the first quarter of 2018.