Gilbert is nearly the same size as Scottsdale and is growing much faster, has a higher household income level, has lower home prices, and the average age is 30 compared to 40 in Scottsdale. I'm not knocking Scottsdale, in fact, I use Scottsdale because it's a fine city and I wish to demonstrate what a gem Gilbert seems to be.
Hope that helps.
Shannon Cunningham Smith
AZ PERFORMANCE REALTY TEAM
Keller Williams Professional Partners
As you know, we cannot steer people in that way.
However, certain parts of the southesat valley continue to grow and thrive with new shopping and families.
It is actually illegal to steer clients towards one area or the other, and I will again be careful about people who will try to steer you, even before getting more information from you. Get a good buyers agent who will listen to your needs and will advice you based on your needs, not theirs. A good agent will provide you with places where to get the information you need, so you can make an informed decision.
Carlos J. RamÃrez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker/Realtor, HomeSmart â€“
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Richard Bazinet - John Hall & Associates
We can't legally steer you to or away from a given neighborhood. If the question is crime statistics, I suggest http://www.azcentral.com/CrimeMaps/ as a helpful resource.
For appreciation potential, that is again a discussion for your experienced investor Buyer's Agent. So many variable go in tho that discuss that you will want to get into area details and historical data to dig out the information you need to make that assessment. While an agent might make suggestions, in the end you must make the decision based on your personal needs, wants and investment strategy. I also like to involve property managers in the discussion to get more than one opinion. Every investor is different, so no generic answer will be appropriate without lots of discussion and plenty of experience tossed into the mix.
Multifamily can be a good source of cash flow, but I am not as optimistic about appreciation and they often have much higher turn over and more maintenance which can affect cash flow.
Real estate agents can not provide opinions on safe neighborhoods, but can provide resources for researching areas.
Feel free to contact me to discuss further.