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PRESCOTT VALLEY ­Construction and sales are continuing apace for homes in the Granville subdivision on the west side of Glassford Hill Road here.

"We're in our third phase now, and we are almost sold out of our third phase," said Jim Gunby, marketing director at IMC Sales and Marketing, which handles home sales for primary developer Universal Homes of Phoenix. The phase has about 250 homes.

Construction workers are grading in preparation for the fourth phase, said Joe Contadino, Universal president. Construction work on the west side of Glassford Hill Road started in November 2004.

The fourth phase will consist of 156 patio, or town, homes, Contadino said. "We will probably be opening those lots for sale" in June.

The west side offers four home styles that correspond to different sizes and price ranges, Gunby said. He added that IMC previously sold 677 homes on the other side of Glassford Hill Road in the build-out area of Granville.

The town homes, called The Arbors, are attached homes ranging from under 1,100 to 1,400 square feet in size, Gunby said. Universal has not established prices yet for these homes.

The next style is The Terraces, 125 detached homes that range from 1,300 to 1,600 square feet, Gunby said. Prices are in the $190,000 range.

Universal also is offering The Palisades, about 100 homes ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet and going for around $350,000, Gunby said.

Universal sold a number of lots to North Sky Homes of Prescott Valley when construction at the east side of Granville began about four years ago, Contadino said. Those homes, all part of phase three, range in size from 1,616 to 2,000 square feet and sell for $226,990 to $261,590, according to North Sky's sales office.

All the homes on the west side contain two to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms and have a minimum of two-car garages, Gunby said. He added The Palisades homes accommodate three cars in their garages.

Asked who is buying the homes, Gunby said, "People moving to the area and pretty much all ages, from first-time home buyers to second- and third-move-up. We are seeing people moving in from out of state as well as locals."

Contadino commented, "I have to say that Prescott Valley is on a roll. It is a cool place to be now. There are so many quality-of-life issues that are being developed."

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