Phil Griffith, Russ Lyon Sothebys, 480-488-2400.
If the tile roofs are put on correctly they last a loooooong time...
The area you are talking about is one of the most sought out for... (85254 zip)
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Most of thehomes were built after 1970 in that area and some have been as late as around 2000. The olderones seem to be around Tbird and 56-64th St. Some of them are brick but most of the homes built from the mid 1980's and newer are stick built homes with stucco. Both have their advantages. The brick are definitelydurable but the framed have more enery efficiency. The newer homes generally have tile roofs which normally are maintenance free where the older ones mainly have composition shingle roofs which have to be replaced or repaired every so often. Any home you are thinking of buying should be durable for quite a while as long as you do routine maintenance and don't have renters who abuse the home.
The area itself has desirability and appreciation is natural just based on location. Then condition of house plays a role as homes are over 30 years old in some cases. You will always be recommended to inspect the home in your due diligence period to make sure your investment is sound. Block construction has benefits for heat and cool retention and termite evasion. Roof trusses and condition is important as well as level of insulation. Single pane windows can be updated and major components need replacement over time. Condition is a final factor.
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It is good to see that you are interested in my neighborhood. The built, condition and how you maintain a home makes a lot of difference in its durability.
The main thing is to buy the house that best meets your needs. One level is more popular as far as re-sale, not many people love to go up and down the stairs, myself included.
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This is always a consideration... typically we have the 'older homes' as brick/block construction, and quite previlent the area you mentioned. They are often built well, and have a certain 'feel' to them, including larger lots. The newer contructions also have advantages, as they may be more 'green' and enery saving with the newer windows, etc. Either way, it will depend on the property that interests you to see what might be the best/energy efficient/great value. There are many great properties in this area, from total remodels, to fix-uppers. This is a great area to invest as home prices are continuing to rise (they are up nearly 30% from last year). Should you want to invest/purchase, I would be happy to help and provide properties that will suit your needs, including a ROI breakdown for your cash flow investment. All my best, Amy Boenning email@example.com 480-221-7040.
You don't mention is this is for your personal residence or an investment. The same issues apply, however if its an investment, the larger electrical bills due to inferior windows and older ac units can cause a turnover in tenants. If its for your own use, I suggest to you that you approach this from the standpoint of getting the very best location you can afford, saving some of your budget to update windows, ac units and insulation. There are even some programs that allow you to roll that into your financing, making it an easier choice!
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Peggy Gascon, PC
Realty ONE Group
Great question. It is so important to consider construction when looking for a home- whether it is your primary residence or investment property. Block construction homes certainly have their advantages. They can retain cool/hot air better- which can lower heating/cooling costs. Also, block homes can be more resistant to termites-which are very prevelant here. Of course, a home inspection and termite inspection prior to purchase is very important.
The area you are thinking about is a wonderful area as well- I say this a bit biased as I live in the area!
If you are thinking of purchasing a rental/investment property- consider area rental rates, cost of maintaining the home, and school district ratings.
If I can be of any assistance to you in your search, please let me know.
Lisa Ramos- Designated Broker of The Property Boutique