3724 W WHITMAN DR, Anthem

* SOLD FOR $20k OVER APPRAISAL * Spacious layout with 5 large bedrooms, downstairs bonus/flex room, upstairs office area, 3 bathrooms & 2.5-car garage. Updated kitchen with granite counters & gas stove opens to large eating area & family room. Oversized master retreat has remodeled bathroom with custom shower, sitting/workout area & roomy walk-in closet. BONUS! All 3 other upstairs bedrooms have walk-in closets. Guest bedroom is downstairs, next to bathroom with shower. SAVE MONEY! Fixed-rate transferable solar lease of only $138/month (10.56 kWh Solar City system) means drastically reduced APS electric bills. Very short drive to Anthem Community Center, with tennis courts, heated pool, children’s waterpark, workout facility & so much more!

Anthem Parkside home for sale, marketed by Anthem Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $399,900
MLS #: 6112348
Address: 3724 W WHITMAN DR
City: Anthem
State: AZ
ZIP: 85086
Home Size: 3,389
Lot Size: 7,920
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Garages: 2.5
Pool: N
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5322 N 148TH AVE, Litchfield Park

* SOLD FOR 98% OF LIST PRICE * Mattamy Estate series built 2017 on oversized premium lot with White Tank mountain views & backing to greenbelt! So much natural light with 15ft-wide & 12ft-wide sliding glass doors & 12ft-high ceilings. Solar system (with bird-proofed panels) for huge energy savings & SELLER WILL COVER 1 YEAR OF PAYMENTS FOR BUYER! Top grade granite counters in modern white kitchen, butler’s pantry & mud room, upgraded fixtures, washer/dryer included, alarm system & pre-wired for outdoor cameras. Stay cool with plantation shutters on 80% of windows, tile in living spaces & ceiling fans throughout. Easy access to 303, I-10 & loop 101. Loaded with structural build options, interior upgrades, custom courtyard gate & complete back yard landscaping, plus programmable automatic Hunter-Douglas blinds.

Litchfield Park home for sale, marketed by Litchfield Park Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $499,900
MLS #: 6075799
Address: 5322 N 148TH AVE
City: Litchfield Park
State: AZ
ZIP: 85340
Home Size: 3,058
Lot Size: 11,600
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Garages: 3
Pool: N
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3809 N 424TH AVE, Tonopah

* SOLD FOR 98.8% OF ASKING * Incredible home on 5 flat acres with mountain views, 1500sqft workshop (30’x50′ with electric & garage door), 3-car covered parking & OWNED SOLAR with new 5-year warranty. Exterior & interior just painted, 3 solar tubes for lots of natural light, new roof in 2010, open kitchen with island & storage, roll-out shelves & breakfast nook, laminate floor throughout, spacious family room & dining room, master bedroom walk-in closet with custom built-in, separate shower & jetted tub. Huge covered patio overlooks grass & very large pond with relaxing water feature, gazebo structure for cooking, fully fenced yard perimeter, convenient RV electric hook-up & prewired for generator, plus separate exterior storage shed, 7 hose taps around property & drip/sprinkler system.

Tonopah home for sale, marketed by RE/MAX Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $249,900
MLS #: 5945742
Address: 3809 N 424TH AVE
City: Tonopah
State: AZ
ZIP: 85354
Home Size: 1,750
Lot Size: 217,800
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 6
Pool: N
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Solar Panels

Solar Panels in Phoenix
Want to make your home easier to sell? Don’t install a solar system in Phoenix. As an real estate agent, I am often asked by homeowners who are considering adding a solar system whether or not it will have any impact on their home value. Most are surprised to hear me say, in the absolute best case scenario it will not hurt your home’s value and in most cases it will be a negative to future buyers considering your home for purchase.

With all the full sun we get (over 300 days a year), why not install solar in Phoenix?

1. It’s leased so any buyer of your home will need to qualify for assuming the balance of your lease. Solar leases work just like car leases – except car lease payments don’t rise every year on you.
2. It often can damage roof at time of install. I have seen several instances of damage to tiles and flashings, not to mention the need for installing a pigeon/bird net under the panels to stop them nesting.
3. It voids your manufacturer warranty on roof tiles (usually lifetime). Plain and simple, if you install solar you lose your tile warranty against manufacturer defects.
4. It’s hot! Most people don’t realize solar panels feed an inverter in the garage to produce energy and this generates heat. Stand in a closed garage in summer with solar and you’ll see.
5. It doesn’t generate enough power to be off the grid. Most systems on a typical home max out at 9kwh production, which may be just enough to cover power use in winter but leave you a big summer electric bill.
6. You will never own it, even after you make 20 years of lease payments. So after making 240 payments what is your reward? They show up to take the entire system off your roof and promise to fix any damage.
7. The lease payments rise every single year, on average 2.9% compounded annually. To put that in perspective, this increase has been 41% higher than the annual rate of inflation the past 20 years.
8. It’s unproven long-term. What about the company’s chances of being around for the next 20 years? If they disappear, who’s going to repair it when a panel fails? And wow are these things unsightly!
9. What happens when you need to re-tile (and change the weatherproof underlayment) or re-shingle your roof? You must pay the company (assuming they still exist) to remove the panels, store them and then re-install them so you can fix your roof.
10. All else equal, when two homes have identical features, I’ve never met a buyer who prefers the one with solar. The reasons are probably all of the above.

What are the tangible, measurable and direct benefits to a homeowner installing solar in Phoenix?

9164 W HARMONY LN, Peoria

* SOLD * Popular split floor plan with den in desirable north Peoria community. Plenty of peace of mind thanks to newer A/C unit (2013), exterior and interior paint (2013), appliances (2016), high-quality laminate wood floor (2013), bedroom carpets (2013) and bathroom remodel (2013). You’ll also appreciate the energy efficiency with added blown insulation in attic, air ducts cleaned (2017), Nest thermostat and sunscreens. Currently equipped with 9.25kw leased solar system for $120/month that will transfer with sale of home. Little touches like new fixtures and knobs throughout make a big difference.

North Peoria home for sale in 85382, marketed by Peoria AZ Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $242,250
MLS #: 5703509
Address: 9164 W HARMONY LN
City: Peoria
State: AZ
ZIP: 85382
Home Size: 1,530
Lot Size: 6,050
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 2
Pool: N
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Andrew Robb - RE/MAX Fine Properties, 21020 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255