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 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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11743 W PATRICK LN, Sun City

* SOLD IN 20 DAYS WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS * Solar home for sale in Crossriver features a 6.44 kW solar system powering the house, plus lots of energy efficiency improvements such as solar water heater, radiant heat barrier in attic and fully sealed air ducts to save money! Home boasts large bedrooms (all but one have walk-in closets), 9ft ceilings, walk-in pantry within big kitchen that opens to family room, spacious loft upstairs, master bedroom with separate shower & garden tub, plus huge walk-in closet. Main floor office/den adjacent to full bathroom and could be used as another bedroom. Plenty of storage and parking space in 3.5 car garage and lots of room to enjoy the backyard. Conveniently located near Crossriver community park with basketball and tennis courts, plus wide open green space and children’s play area. CROSSRIVER NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT AGE RESTRICTED!

Large solar home for sale in Crossriver located in Sun City, marketed by Crossriver Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $248,000
MLS #: 5332982
Address: 11743 W PATRICK LN
City: Sun City
State: AZ
ZIP: 85373
Home Size: 3,101
Lot Size: 6,554
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Garages: 3.5
Pool: N
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17689 N CANAL DR, Surprise

* SOLD FOR 99% OF LIST PRICE! * Impeccable home for sale in active adult community of Arizona Traditions located in sunny Surprise. * SOLAR HOME * Would you like summer APS bills of less than $20/mth? It’s rare to find so much attention to detail! This gated community home boasts true hardwood floors, spectacular granite in huge kitchen, upgraded cabinetry everywhere, fully hardscaped backyard with water feature and no neighbors behind. Just wait until you see the special treat in the 3rd car garage! This one will go very fast, so make sure you get a look before it’s too late! The photos say it all…

Virtual tour of Arizona Traditions solar home in Surprise active adult gated community.

Surprise solar home for sale in Arizona Traditions gated community by 85374 Realtor Andrew Robb.

Listing Price: $290000
MLS #: 4890602
Address: 17689 N CANAL DR
City: Surprise
State: AZ
ZIP: 85374
Home Size: 2,324
Lot Size: 7,511
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 3
Pool: N
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