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Picks by Ricks: Sun City Anthem

This new section assists you in learning what models are most favored by me and, ordinarily would be those recommended to you in the absence of our discussion of your specific needs and wants. Since there are 30 models built by Del Webb/Pulte and about 125 resale listings at any one time, my picks should help focus your search. Please contact me for a personal tour of the community, its community assets, its home locations and their orientations. Just for fun and since this is an Olympics year, I rate the picks by medals. I use two categories: mid-range for sizes and list prices and higher range for size and list prices. (Think of Olympic wrestling scoring weight categories.) There are smaller and lower priced homes, but I feel most clients are likely to be more comfortable in the medium size or larger. For details and specific picks, and to arrange an in-person tour:

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Lightweight Division: (mid range sq. footage and mid price of homes)

Gold Metal: Virginia Model 1,610 sq. ft.
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Points scored because: The standard Virginia model offers three bedrooms. All are on one side of the home. The master bedroom entered directly from the great room is 15' x 16' with master bath and walk-in closet creating an "en suite" floor plan. It has a private doorway to the covered patio enabling direct access to the master bathroom. Bedroom 2 (12' x 10') and bedroom 3 (14' x 10') share a bath entered separately through a shared hallway. Bedroom 3 is at the front of the home with windows facing front. The Virgnia model is judged winner as being the most space and most bedrooms for the least cost. Much points were scored, securing gold metal status, since the middle bedroom is often used as an office for one or two people. The closet can be partly office storage and partly guest clothing storage. (Contact me for a suggested office/guest room floor plan.) The kitchen has a diagonal floor plan.

Silver Medal: Carolina Model 1,712 sq. ft.
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Points scored because: The Carolina model is similar to the Virginia in size (It is 102 sq. ft. more.) But the Carolina differs in having a larger 2nd bedroom (14' x 13') than the Virginia's 3rd bedroom and a rectangular shaped kitchen with two entrys, Instead of a third bedroom, It has a 10' x 10' den across the entry from the second bedroom. The den has no closet. Sharing of bath 2 is by crossing the entry hallway.

Bronze Metal: Patriot Model 1,675 or 1,715 sq. ft.
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Points scored because: The Patriot has an "en suite" master bedroom/bath/walk-in closet, plus a 2nd bedroom, plus a den which is at the center rear of the home and a door to a patio. This den location can have handsome view of rear landscaping. There is another access to the covered patio from the dining room. The Patriot missed being a silver medalist only due to its lack of a 3rd bedroom.

Contestant Weigh-ins (List prices): Prices vary with location, orientation, view and upgrades. These models list as of 7/9/16 at $299,000 to $310,000. The gold metal winner tends to be less than the two other medalists.

Heavyweight Division: (higher range of sq. footage and price of homes)

Gold Metal: Trenton Model 2,722 sq. ft
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Points scored because: All Trentons were built with a casita. Each casita has its own heating and air conditioning system and bath with shower. Some casitas have golf car storage and some have that space being added to the main room. The placement of the casita next to the front entry creates an interior private courtyard separating the casita from the main home. The kitchen nook opens to a covered patio. There is a separate dining room and a den next to it. Further along that hallway is a 2nd bedroom with its private entrance to/from the courtyard. The "en suite" master bedroom (14' x 29') includes a sitting area. The floor plan has excellent hallway separation room to room, and many rooms have window access to the courtyard. The master suite has its own slider to the patio.

Silver Medal: Yorktown Model 2,592 sq. ft.
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Points scored because: The Yorktown has excellent flow from its entry past a 14' x 14' den to a large great room which is 12' x 10' of dining area with flow into the 5' x 21' living area. The exterior rear is unique: its L shaped covered patio has entrance from the kitchen nook and another from the dining room. Along one side of the home is a hallway entrance into the master bedroom "en suite" with master bath including tub and large walk-in shower. another connected hallway proceeds past a powder room to a second bedroom (14' x 14') which has its own "en suite" private bathroom. This affords guests quiet nice privacy.

Bronze Metal: Lincoln Model 2,096 sq. ft.
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Points scored because: The Lincoln features an extra long master bedroom (14' x 24') in addition to its "en suite" master bath with tub and walk-in shower. The second bedroom is 13' x 10.' Its bath may be shared as a guest bath. The great room area is large as is the windowed kitchen nook itself 12' x 10' and facing front. The rear patio is long with slider door from the dining area. Often, original buyers have chosen to have Del Webb/Pulte build a casita since the front setback accommodates it.

Contestant Weigh-ins (List prices): Prices vary with model, location, orientation, view and upgrades. The Trenton model (standard with casita) lists as of 7/9/16 at $455,000 to $699,000. The Yorktown model lists at $395,000 to $639,000 The Lincoln bronze metal winner is less cost than the two other medalists. Without a casita, it weighs in at $359,000 to $499,000. A Lincoln with casita is listed for $549,900. Higher prices are typically associated with better locations such as Strip views or golf course frontage. Since the golf courses are canyon courses, almost all SCA homes with golf course views are elevated well above the fairways and, thus, safe from errant golf balls.