An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (September 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records)

This report for the September UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted for August, 2017, in An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (August 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records), shows that we entered into the Fall buying/selling season with an additional five properties changing owners during this reporting period. Custom Homes on the Golf Course continue to show a 16.5% premium to customs not on the course even though no homes on the course sold this month.

ArrowCreek Home Owner Association (ACHOA) initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values (a most positive step given the latest values). The initiatives include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, which has yielded a preliminary concept that has received rave reviews from those who’ve seen it. These initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people and family oriented community collocated with a private golf club, identified as a Non-Residential area in the governing documents.

Since August of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of a market leading 13.6% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have also trended upward with an increase of 5.4% over the same period. With only five properties changing hands this past month, there wasn’t a ‘hottest’ neighborhood.

On with the facts:

a.) Five (5) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 15 August and 11 September 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appears to be running late as the data was extracted on 22 September and the last ‘sale’ recorded was 11 September). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 78 or 7.2% turn-over rate for our community. This is a relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure stable environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Zero (0) properties on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it) were closed during this reporting period. The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $284.52 per square foot. An increase of $4.93 per square foot from August’s value, based solely upon the statistical rolling average calculation. The 12-month rolling average sales price increased to $1,071,143.10, again based upon statistical methods. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course now stands at $234,568.06 per acre.

c.) Five (5) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes increased to $244.14 per square foot, which is up by $1.07 per square foot. The twelve-month rolling average sales price increased to $800,740.93. Two additional lots were sold during this reporting period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land, not on the golf course, now stands at $251,920.67 per acre.

d.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and that trend continues.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. The summer selling season has faded but we are still seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are definitely urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from previous months: the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics are updated:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $240.42 per square foot
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $229.81 per square foot
Custom On-Course Homes: $338.43 per square foot
Custom Off-Course Homes: $307.53 per square foot

By Ron Duncan September 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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Don’t Forget The ArrowCreek HOA Town Hall Meeting Tonight (09/26/17)!

remember

Don’t forget!

ACHOA Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday September 26, 2017
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Location:
The Club at ArrowCreek

All owners are invited and
encouraged to attend ACHOA meetings.

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3rd Annual Free Market Classic – Play Golf and Come to Dinner Saturday, Oct 28

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Dear Nevada Businesses and Neighbors,

Because of our community’s generosity, The Hayek Group, a Reno Based 501(c)(3) economic educational organization is helping to make a difference in our Northern Nevada High School Community. Launched as a goal in Fall 2015, it is now a reality. Seventeen High Schools lead the way as early adopters of the comprehensive semester long program. More than 1,500 students per year are learning important life skills. This year we are receiving even a greater response with four schools already significantly increasing their enrollments.

Nevada’s Reality is the result of solvable issues:

• Nevada ranks 49th for Financial Literacy; 50th for people spending more than they make; 49th for people borrowing from payday loan stores, car title places and pawnshops rather than banks; and 48th for people paying only the minimum on their credit cards.

• Young people are facing tremendous financial challenges. We as a community can provide them with the knowledge needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy. The curriculum is easy to use and completely turnkey. The Four-Unit, Twelve-Chapter curriculum is taught on DVD by a nationally known team of experts. This is a semester-long course that meets all state and national standards for personal finance/financial literacy. It has more than 100 activities that focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning.

The Hayek Group is committed to the goal of delivering this solution to all of Northern Nevada’s Students. Next year the goal is to deliver the package to six new schools. The potential is that 2,400 students in the next two-year cycle will have a life changing experience. There are many ways you can help.

Come to Dinner to Learn More or Play Golf

The 3rd Annual Free Market Classic at the Club at ArrowCreek, and Benefit Dinner is Saturday October 28, 2017. All proceeds will directly benefit the Hayek Education Initiative. As a special incentive, “The Club at ArrowCreek” will continue their commitment and join other generous Northern Nevada Families and Businesses as an Educational Ambassador, when 50 of its current members sign up for this event.

“Some Play the Game; Others Change the Way the Game is played”. Join with The Hayek Group in changing how the game is being played in our community.

Please go now to https://thehayekgroup.wildapricot.org/page-18045

This is local and as grassroots as it gets,

Tim Duvall, President
The Hayek Group, promoting freedom and prosperity for Nevadans through education.

The Hayek Group, a Reno Based 501(c)(3) Economic Educational organization is posed to make a difference in lives of our Northern Nevada High School Community. This is not some large organization with a multitude of paid fundraisers asking you to help make a difference 3000 miles away. This is local and as grassroots as it gets.

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An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (August 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records)

This report for the August UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted for July, 2017, in An ArrowCreek Property Value Wow Update (July 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records), shows that we continue to have an exceptional buying/selling season, with an additional eight properties changing owners during this reporting period. In fact, custom homes on the Golf Course sold for a 17% premium to those not on the course! Whether this is an aberration of short term data or the beginning of a long-term trend, it certainly gathers one’s attention.

ArrowCreek Home Owner Association (ACHOA) initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values (a most positive step given the latest values). The initiatives include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, which has yielded a preliminary concept that has received rave reviews from those who’ve seen it, and an update of the Governing Documents, CC&Rs and Bylaws. These initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people and family oriented community.

Since July of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of a market leading 12.7% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have also trended upward with an increase of 8.0% over the same period, with the ‘hottest’ neighborhood this month being Granite Point I.

On with the facts:

a.) Eight (8) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 17 July and 8 August 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appears to be running late as the data was extracted on 29 August and the last ‘sale’ recorded was 8 August). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 88 for a 8.1% turn-over rate for our community. This is a relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure stable environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Three (3) of the properties were on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $279.59 per square foot. This is a decrease of $7.49 per square foot from July’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price decreased to $1,050,244.25. One additional lot on the course was sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course now stands at $234,568.06 per acre.

c.) Five (5) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes increased to $243.07 per square foot, which is up by $4.06 per square foot. The twelve-month rolling average sales price increased to $792,822.75. No additional lots were sold during this reporting period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land, not on the golf course, now stands at $205,376.55 per acre due to the statistical rolling year average.

d.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and that trend continues.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. The summer selling season is waning but we are still seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are definitely urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from previous months: the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics are updated:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $234.29 per square foot
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $227.76 per square foot
Custom On-Course Homes: $375.96 per square foot
Custom Off-Course Homes: $311.24 per square foot

By Ron Duncan August 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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An ArrowCreek Property Value Wow Update (July 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records)

This report for the July UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted for June, 2017, in An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (June 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records), shows that we have entered an exceptional buying/selling season, with twelve properties changing owners during this reporting period. In fact, for the very first time that these facts have been tracked over the past two years, custom homes on the Golf Course sold for a 20% premium to those not on the course! Whether this is an aberration of short term data or the beginning of a long-term trend, it certainly gathers one’s attention.

ArrowCreek Home Owner Association (ACHOA) initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values (a most positive step given the latest values). The initiatives include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, which has yielded a preliminary concept that has received rave reviews from those who’ve seen it, and an update of the Governing Documents, drafts of which have been issued for owner comments and questions. These initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people and family oriented community.

Since June of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of a market leading 16.6% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have also trended upward with an increase of 4.9% over the same period, with the ‘hottest’ neighborhoods this month being Granite Point I, Indigo Run, and Desert Canyon.

On with the facts:

a.) Twelve (12) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 20 June and 13 July 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appears to be running late as the data was extracted on 24 July and the last ‘sale’ recorded was 13 July). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 86 or 7.9% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure stable environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Seven (7) of the properties were on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $287.08 per square foot. An increase of $28.56 per square foot from June’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price increased to $1,096,314.48. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course stood at $189,136.12 per acre due to the statistical rolling year average.

c.) Five (5) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes decreased to $239.01 per square foot, which is down by $6.60 per square foot. The twelve-month rolling average sales price decreased to $780,362.96. No additional lots were sold during this reporting period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land, not on the golf course, now stands at $219,590.64 per acre due to the statistical rolling year average.

d.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and that trend continues. The left axis was shifted due to the huge increase experienced by the average value increase on ‘golf course’ homes.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. The summer selling season is upon us and we are seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are definitely urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from last month: During a previous month the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics were developed:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $224.65 per square foot
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $226.19 per square foot
Custom On-Course Homes: $381.87 per square foot
Custom Off-Course Homes: $307.33 per square foot

By Ron Duncan July 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (June 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records)

This report for the June UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted for May, 2017, in ArrowCreek May 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records, shows that we have entered the ‘SPRING’ buying season, with ten properties changing owners during this reporting period. With further good news that none of the properties were sold ‘short.’

As noted last month, several initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values. The initiatives, sponsored by the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association (ACHOA), include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, which has yielded a preliminary concept that has received rave reviews from those who’ve seen it, and an update of the Governing Documents, drafts of which have been issued for owner comments and questions. These initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people and family oriented community.

Since May of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of 8.9% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have also trended upward with an increase of 6.7% over the same period, with the ‘hottest’ neighborhood being Granite Point I. Given round-off factors, these values are right in line with Reno-Sparks price increases as reported by the Reno Gazette Journal on Sunday, 25 June 2017.

On with the facts:

a.) Ten (10) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 8 May and 9 June 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appears to be running late as the data was extracted on 23 June and the last ‘sale’ recorded was 9 June). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 86 or 7.9% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure stable environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Two (2) of the properties were on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $258.52 per square foot. An increase of $3.89 per square foot from May’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price increased to $965,231.52. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course rose to $320,429.03 per acre due to the statistical rolling year average.

c.) Eight (8) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes decreased to $245.61 per square foot, which is down by 87 cents per square foot (in spite of a semi-custom home selling for a million dollars last month, a first). The twelve-month rolling average sales price increased to $798,928.92. Two lots were sold during this reporting period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land, not on the golf course, now stands at $201,991.30 per acre, an increase of $19,977.80 per acre.

d.) A premium price exists if the vacant property has a common boundary with the golf course (58.6%, down by a point from last month but not a significant amount). This difference in values between the two categories of vacant land continues to be difficult to explain. There are fewer lots on the golf course but the eventual home prices do not appear to reflect this increased cost factor. This month’s difference in average costs amounts to $118,437 per acre.

e.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and hopefully that trend will continue throughout 2017.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. The spring selling season is definitely upon us and we are seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are definitely urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from last month: During a previous month the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics were developed:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $226.49 per square foot
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $227.25 per square foot
Custom On-Course Homes: $322.59 per square foot
Custom Off-Course Homes: $312.39 per square foot

By Ron Duncan June 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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An ArrowCreek Property Value Update (May 2017 from Washoe County Assessor Records)

This report for the May UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted for April, 2017, in ArrowCreek April 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records, shows that we have entered the ‘spring’ buying season, with nine properties changing owners during this reporting period. Unfortunately, this ‘news’ comes with a bit of caution. One property was sold short, which we haven’t seen since we began tracking values back in March 2015. Hopefully this is a one-time occurrence and won’t affect anyone’s comps.

As noted last month, several initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values. The initiatives, sponsored by the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association (ACHOA), include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, which has yielded a preliminary concept that has received rave reviews from those who’ve seen it, and an update of the Governing Documents, drafts of which have been issued for owner comments and questions. These initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people and family oriented community.

Since May of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of 7.5% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have also trended upward with an increase of 5.7% over the same period, with the ‘hottest’ neighborhood being Sundance (both on and off course properties exceed the Kiplinger number of 6% and are more ‘in-line’ with west coast home value growth).

On with the facts:

a.) Nine (9) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 3 April and 12 May 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appears to be running late as the data was extracted on 25 May). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 84 or 7.7% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Four (4) of the properties were on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $254.63 per square foot. A decrease of $8.78 per square foot from April’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price decreased to $935,493.10. One (1) additional lot, on the course, was sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course currently stands at $290,466.45 per acre, which represents a decrease of $25,332.58 per acre from last month’s value.

c.) Four (4) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes rose to $246.48 per square foot, which is up $2.96 per square foot over last month. The 12-month rolling average sales price increased to $781,205.88. No additional lots were sold during this period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land still stands at $182,013.50 per acre, a decrease of $4,343.89 per acre due to a statistical change by covering only the last twelve (12) months.

d.) A premium price exists if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (59.6%). This difference in values between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $108,451 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

e.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and hopefully that trend will continue throughout 2017.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. The spring selling season is upon us and we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan, by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are definitely urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from last month: During a previous month the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics were developed:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $225.75 per square foot
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $223.98 per square foot
Custom On-Course Homes: $322.03 per square foot
Custom Off-Course Homes: $312.27 per square foot

By Ron Duncan May 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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Redevelopment of D’Andrea Golf Course in Sparks is Moving Forward

From News 4 & Fox 11

SPARKS, Nev. — The group that’s in the process of buying the former D’Andrea Golf Course says its development plans, which include a nine-hole course, can move forward.

D’Andrea Rising, a private group, said in a statement that the D’Andrea Community Association board of directors voted unanimously to accommodate the development.

The redevelopment plans include the golf course, which will be built on the front nine of the former course, a three-to-four-hole practice facility, an events center with a restaurant and bar, and a new single-family home development surrounding the 8th and 9th holes.

“We are extremely excited about starting Phase I of our D’Andrea re-development project and very much appreciate the Board’s support, as well as all their efforts in working with us on this important project for the D’Andrea community”, Steve Trollope, the managing partner of D’Andrea Rising, said in a statement.

No projected date of completion was provided. The project still needs approval from the Sparks City Council.

Anyone interested in the project concept is asked to visit Dandrea-Rising.com to learn more.

The Reno Gazette Journal had a longer article “D’Andrea golf course plans set in motion” in (05/28/17) Sunday’s paper but it couldn’t be accessed on the rgj.com website without an account. It was also not on the Dandrea-Rising website.

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ArrowCreek April 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records

This report for the April UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted on Mar 31, 2017, in ArrowCreek March 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records shows that we are coming to the end of the ‘winter’ selling season, with six properties changing owners during this reporting period, compared to three for this same time period last year. Several initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values. The initiatives, sponsored by the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association (ACHOA), include a Landscape Committee, which is looking into improving the water quality around our parkway to enhance the ‘greening’ of plantings, a strategic planning initiative, survey results were presented on 25 April with an ACHOA Board planning session slated for 6 May, and an update of the Governing Documents, drafts of which have been issued for owner comments and questions. All of these initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people oriented community.

Since April of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of 11.1% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have basically trended upward with an increase of 7.4% over the same period (both of which exceed the Kiplinger number and are more ‘in-line’ with West Coast home value growth).

The facts:

a.) Six (6) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 10 and 28 March 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appear to be running late as the data was extracted on 25 April). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 83 or 7.6% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) Two (2) of the properties were on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it). The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $263.41 per square foot. A decrease of $3.82 per square foot from March’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price decreased to $1,000,782.21. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course currently stands at $315,799.03 per acre, which represents no change from last month.

c.) Four (4) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes rose to $243.52 per square foot, which is up $0.74 per square foot over last month. The 12-month rolling average sales price increased to $772,245.10. No additional lots were sold during this period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land still stands at $186,357.39 per acre.

d.) A premium price exists if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (69.5%). This difference in values between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $129,441 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

e.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and hopefully that trend will continue throughout 2017.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. As the winter selling season is ending, we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward, let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from last month: During a previous month the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics were developed:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $221.52 per square foot average
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $222.55 per square foot average
Custom On-Course Homes: $321.02 per square foot average
Custom Off-Course Homes: $298.96 per square foot average

By Ron Duncan April 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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ArrowCreek March 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records

This report for the March UPDATED ‘FACTS’ from the Washoe County Assessor Records since last posted on Feb 28, 2017, in ArrowCreek February 2017 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records shows that we are coming to the end of the ‘winter’ selling season (Duh!), with five properties changing owners during this reporting period, compared to eight for this same time period last year. Several initiatives are underway to enhance sales and values. The initiatives sponsored by the ArrowCreek Homeowners Association (ACHOA) include a newly formed Landscape Committee, a strategic planning initiative, and an update of the Governing Documents. All of these initiatives are intended to enhance and maintain ArrowCreek as a premier people oriented community.

Since March of 2017 and over the past twelve (12) months:

1. ArrowCreek properties have stayed in the premium class within Washoe and Douglas Counties. As you read this report you will see that prices have improved for properties on the golf course, with an average appreciation rate of 16.7% over this past year, while prices for homes not on the golf course have basically trended upward with an increase of 6.2% over the same period (both of which exceed the Kiplinger number and are more ‘in-line’ with West Coast home value growth).

The facts:

a.) Five (5) properties were recorded sold in ArrowCreek between 15 February and 3 March 2017 (Per the Washoe County Assessor, who appear to be running late as the data was extracted on 22 March). This brings the total number of properties transferred over the past year to 80 or 7.4% turn-over rate for our community. A relatively low rate, still in the single digits, that may be attributed to a general satisfaction with living in our gated community or a positive perspective on our amenities and an emphasis on the secure environment offered within ArrowCreek.

b.) One (1) of the properties was on the golf course (where the property boundaries actually touch the golf course, not just have a ‘view’ of it) and sold for $225.88 per square foot. The rolling average selling price for homes on the golf course now stands at $267.23 per square foot. An increase of $5.57 per square foot from February’s value. The 12-month rolling average sales price decreased to $1,012,315. No additional lots, on the course, were sold. The rolling average selling price for undeveloped property on the golf course currently stands at $315,799.03 per acre, a slight increase over the month due to the rolling average calculation dropping sales older than a year.

c.) Four (4) properties were sold that are not connected to the golf course. The rolling average selling price for off course homes rose slightly to $242.78 per square foot, which is up $0.44 per square foot over last month. The 12-month rolling average sales price decreased to $766,135.42. No additional lots were sold during this period. The rolling 12-month average selling price for vacant land stands at $186,357.39 per acre. Which is a decrease from February due to the statistical rolling average dropping sales older than twelve months.

d.) A premium price exists if the lot has a common boundary with the golf course (69.5%). This difference in values between the two categories, in general, appears to be following market trends. However, there’s little explanation for the $129,441 per acre difference between the vacant lot purchase prices, as the difference does not show up in the closing home sales prices. However, it is worth noting that there are a very limited number of ‘golf course’ lots versus those not on the golf course.

e.) The figure below shows the value trends over the past twelve months. Our homes and properties have appreciated very nicely over this past year and hopefully that trend will continue throughout 2017.

2. The housing market in Northern Nevada for existing homes continues to follow economic trends. As the winter selling season is ending, we are definitely seeing a boost to our unique community.

Do keep in mind that everyone’s selling price is based upon their own set of circumstances and the above picture is hindsight, not necessarily foresight. Going forward, let’s focus our energy on improving the amenities we currently have and build out those that were in the original ArrowCreek/Southwest Point development plan by using our already available acreage and funding. With that we should see a better environment for all home owners and buyers.

If you wish to support The Club at ArrowCreek, you are urged to become either a full golf or social member. In addition, the FOA LLC is certainly open to new investors.

Continuing with the Commentary from last month: During a previous month the author received a query about semi-custom and custom homes both on and off the golf course and their relative selling prices. The author’s concern was that there wouldn’t be a significant enough turn-over sample to give a meaningful value. However, with that caveat presented, the following statistics were developed:

Semi-Custom On-Course Homes: $222.48 per square foot average
Semi-Custom Off-Course Homes: $222.55 per square foot average
Custom On-Course Homes: $328.76 per square foot average
Custom Off-Course Homes: $303.47 per square foot average

By Ron Duncan March 2017

For previous postings of the ArrowCreek property value updates: click here.

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