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Quality of Life in Phoenix : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Your best bet is to call a few contractors for estimates. We are agents and lenders, and therefore not adept at the price of construction.
Also, 15X15 is not the same as 10X20, although both groups of numbers equal 30. A room 15X15 is 225 square feet. A room 10X20 is 200 square feet.
Get estimates for both, since the cost will vary.

Good luck!
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
There are several communities in the greater Phoenix area that might work for you. Here is a list of some homes that meet the basic criteria that you have outlined in your question.


http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?151yfgq5v5p9&s=12&id=1&cid=1
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Cynthia La Cour answered:
Patty, although there is a real demand for quality rentals, there are some great places for rent to call home! At AZ Property Solutions we offer full service property management, contact me and lets get started on finding you the perfect place!

Cindy La Cour
Az Property Solutions
cindy@az-property-solutions
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Cherra Savage answered:
In North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefee as well as other suburban outlying areas, the temperatures can vary by as much as 5 degrees. Concrete and other impervious surfaces hold heat, while the natural landscaping cools off in the evenings and don't get as hot during the day. ... more
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Alex Inskeep P.C. answered:
Hi Kevin,
There are many great places in the valley to raise a family so it's really going to come down to what you are looking for and what kind of commute time you are wanting to stay in. Any place with easy freeway access will shorten your commute. Assuming you have a normal 9-5 schedule going against traffic will get you to work sooner. Most of Tempe is about a 10-15 min (up to 25 min with traffic) commute from the airport. Tempe is also where US Airways offices are located. Ahwatukee (south east Phoenix) is another area with access to I10 and you could be at the airport within 15 min (up to 30 min with traffic). Parts of Chandler and Scottsdale will also be in that under 30 min commute time so it's really going to depend on what areas you like. Most cities have homes in most price points so I always tell clients it's best to just tour the different areas and see for yourself what best fits your family's needs. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive a list of homes just let me know.

Warmest Regards from your AZ Realtor!!

Alex Inskeep, ABR, REOS
Associate Broker
HomeSmart
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Valdemar answered:
HELLO GUYS, WE ARE LOCATEDIN A EVEN BETTER PLACE THAN ARIZONA, WE ARE LOCATED IN MORELIA, MICHOACAN, MEXICO. NEVER TOO HOT OR COLD, WE HAVE I´M SURE THE BEST WEATHER IN THE WORLD, AND WE HAVE A QUINTA, VERY CLOSE TO LPGA GOLF COURSE TRES MARIAS, AND REAL CLOSE TO SHOPPING MALLS AND RESTAURANTS, EVEN TO THE BEST SATE UNIVERSITYS, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PHOTOS PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL SEND YOU SOME, I´M SURE YULL LOVE IT. AND YOU´RE NOT DREAMING THE PLACE IS ABOUT 200K. ... more
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
Brian Anderson answered:
House or apartment? My family owns an apartment complex in Phoenix at very reasonable rates, and we can provide you a discount should you choose to live there. Contact me if you're interested
602 319 8085
bja1987@gmail.com
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Hello Alan,

Phoenix is very backlogged, but call agents in other markets who are doing what you want to be doing. If you aren't cutting into their business and they aren't up to their heads in work they will probably help with information. ... more
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Sun Sep 27, 2009
Azrentalhomes.com answered:
Jeff, Sounds like a rental property of the West side of Phoenix would be best suited for your needs. I suggest Westwood Properties. The offer many homes, condos and apartments throughout the Phoenix metro area. ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Gpscentral answered:
Southwest Phoenix, zip code 85041 has good and bad spots. If you find something south of baseline anywhere between 67th Ave and 40th St you'll be in pretty good shape. Actually, I will soon have a house for sale that I just bought to remodel. It is south of Baseline just off Central Ave, code is 85042. It's a 3 bd, 2 bth, 1680 sq feet, 2 car garage with a backyard that gets a very good view of South Mountain. The mtn view is very, very incredible. The house will be mid $100's when it's done. You can reach me at gpscentral@aol.com. Good luck!! ... more
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Tue Jun 24, 2008
Angel Hernandez answered:
No phoenix is still better i lived in phoenix and los angeles beliive me la is much worse
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Tammy Medigovich answered:
Dakota -

I currently have a listing for a 2 story townhome in the Mesa area. If you would like more information please visit my website.

I have been working with several renters in those areas and have previewed many properties. If you have a specific wish list I would be glad to provide you with some information.

Thank you,
Tammy
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Tue May 27, 2008
Sean Tackett answered:
Darlene,

I had a client who found himself in a similar situation as yourself. We ended up calling the bank who held the note on the property and sent them a copy of the lease agreement that he had with the owners. The bank ended up honoring the terms of the lease agreement and he was able to finish out the duration of the agreement

This may or may not work in your case, but it's worth a shot. Unfortunately if you're paying your rent and the owner isn't paying the mortgage, it's really a bad situation to be involved in.
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Sat Apr 26, 2008
Don Reynolds answered:
We have a pool and do not have any additional tax or fee. 10,000 gallon "play pools" are common in Phoenix. With our hot summers, we think it is a necessity.
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Thu Jan 10, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
Anita-

The Fireside community at Norterra is a nice community. Pulte has been building there for over a year, coming on 2 years now, actually. Sales have been slow, as Pulte started this community at exactly the wrong time. In the area, however, look at what is going on along Happy Valley Road. On the north side, that new shopping development is going up very quickly, and it's being filled up with quality shops, including PF Changs. South of Happy Valley Road, you have a heck of a lot of light industrial/office warehouse product, as a result of businesses moving from the Scottsdale Airpark area to the Deer Valley airpark area to reduce costs.

Overall, I like the Fireside community at Norterra. The specs in particular are good deals, due to the incentives that Pulte is offering. Pulte is one of the most aggressive builders in the valley when it comes to pricing spec homes, and if the home is right for you, you are probably getting a good deal. But make sure the home is the right home for you. Most home owners live in their home for 5 years, so it's not like a bad hair cut that you can get out of in 6 weeks.

As far as the area school goes, it's my recollection that school is to be located off of Norterra parkway on the west side of the road, just after Dynamite Mountain Ranch ends, and you can look across to I-17. That's where land was set aside for a grade school, I believe. But it was set aside 5 or 6 years ago, and we still don't see any plans for an actual school to be built. Pulte, nor I, can make any promises about when the government will choose to build a school. I can point to where one might be located, but until we see dirt being pushed around, it's just dirt.

One of the good things about that neighborhood, is how nice 19th Ave and 7th St create traffic alternatives to I-17. And I-17 is going to get a lot worse here soon, before it gets better, as they continue the work to widen I-17 up through Anthem.
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