Hey Gretta, "Do you like the smell of them cows?"
Gretta responds, "No, Burl, I hate the smell of them cows! How about you?"
Burl responds, "Yes, Gretta, I love the smell of them cows! But... I hate the smell of them chickens. How about you?"
Gretta responds. "Them chickens don't bother me none, Burl, but the sound of that train gets under my skin! How about you?"
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I live in Chandler and specialize in the east valley. While we can not categorize and area as good or bad, we can provide you with the tools to make that decision based on what is important to you. Below is a URL to a page with links to school ratings, crime reports and other useful information.
Also please remember that the general pricing of an area is in part determined by its desirability. A highly desirable place will have higher home prices, and a less desirable place will have lower home prices. Although desirability is relative places with good schools, low crime, etc... tend to be more desirable.
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Realtors are not allowed to answer that question, and if any does be aware of them, as they will just be steering your towards the area they work. Which may or may not be what you are looking for.
By far the best areas on the valley to raise children, with good schools, are Chandler, Gilbert, and probably Ahwatukee.... more
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The Maricopa housing market is hot and homes are selling fast. Now is the time to find your next home, whether it be your very first home, your second, third, etc.. In Maricopa AZ, you will find newer
This home just closed yesterday. Congratulations to the new buyer!
There are currently 14 homes in Maricopa with a minimum 5bd/3ba and over 3400sf currently listed active for sale (price range 162K-375K)
If you would like more information on any of them, please let me know.
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The best website to check out for ratings on schools is www.greatschools.org
There you will find ratings by parents as well as testing scores.
Hope this helps
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Maricopa is a great area to buy a home. You can get a much better home for the money than you can in other surrounding cities. I know that the utility bills can be a little high but I think it is well worth it when considering everything as a total picture. There are also practices that you can do to lower your utility bills. I have sold several homes in Maricopa and I have lived in Maricopa for the past 8 1/2 years. I don't think that I would want to live in any other city in this area. I think that you would definitely like this city as well. If you don't already have an agent then please contact me so that we can further discuss your needs and I can answer any other questions that you might have.... more
Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence and Maricopa, AZ. 04/12/2013 Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and deciding on a particular house comes with
Hello cnlmiller. Congratulations on working with a lender before you start searching for a home!
You've put yourself one step closer to purchasing and owning a home!
Some buyers want to immediately start looking for a home without knowing the exact amount of a new mortgage they can qualify for and end up getting disappointed when they finally do get around to talking to a lender. By doing this up-front, you can set realistic expectations and eliminate homes that are outside of your price range and focus only on the homes that you can afford. This saves a TON of time and ENERGY.
Back to your question...the biggest difference in these areas would simply be the location in relation to the rest of the Valley.
Maricopa is appx. 22 miles from Phoenix while the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area is appx. 35 miles from Phoenix.
Both areas offer some shopping (Maricopa is a bit limited on retail but has some restaurants, supermarkets, etc) but the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area boasts a fairly new hospital called Banner Ironwood Medical Center that is minutes from most residential communities in that area. The nearest hospital to Maricopa would likely be in Chandler which is at least 20-25 minutes away.
Also, both areas offer newer communities/subdivisions (most being built after 1998) and newer schools.
As for transportation, getting in and out of both Maricopa and San Tan Valley/Queen Creek is a bit limited. HWY 347 is the best bet to travel to and from Maricopa. while US60 to Ironwood RD is the top option for driving from metro Phoenix/Mesa (and the rest of the Valley) to get into San Tan Valley/Queen Creek.
Any one that lives in either area will tell you...there WILL be traffic in the peak times (morning and evening). Expect some average to long delays during those times, but that's not much different than the rest of the Valley.
Homes in either area typically range from $110,000 to $160,000 for a single-family, 3bed/2bath/1500 sq-ft home in a subdivision of other similar homes. Of course, most of these communities also have a homeowner's association (HOA) which comes with certain rules that must be adhered to.
At this time, there are 336 homes listed as 'ACTIVE' on our MLS in Maricopa that are at least 3bedroom/2bathroom/1500 sq-ft. They range from $100,000 up to $789,000. Here's the link to those 336 homes: http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?zo2upim23nr,12,1
The same search in San Tan Valley/Queen Creek pulls up 419 homes that are 'Active' ; they range from $105,000 up to $1,900,000.
Here's that link: http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?zo2upp6goqd,12,1
Here are some market statistics from Queen Creek:
And from San Tan Valley:
You can see that sales have increased since the first of the year while active listings have declined a bit. The Avg-Price-Sq/FT has also increased during that same time period.
Sales in Maricopa have also increased since JAN 1st as available inventory has declined. There's also been an increase in the Avg-Price-Sq/FT.
Here's the same market data for Maricopa: http://www.armls.rbintel.com/quickview/c/Maricopa
I would also ask your lender to check the latest USDA map to ensure that ALL of Maricopa and San Tan Valley are still included in the USDA program. There has been talk of the program borders being 're-written' over the past few months; also have him/her check the availability of funds. I know they get depleted from time to time and it takes weeks or sometimes months for them to replenish the fund.
If for some reason you cannot utilize a USDA loan, there is a fantastic grant program for Pinal County that will grant you up to 3% of the purchase price to use toward an FHA down payment OR your closing costs. It's a grant and does NOT need to be repaid. I can send you information about this program if you like; there are income/credit and debt-ratio limits that must be adhered to, but the program is open to buyers who purchase ANY type of home (bank-owned/REO, short-sale, HUD or REGULAR sale).
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. I've worked in both areas extensively over the past four years and I'm quite familiar with the specific subdivisions and surrounding areas.
*Keep in mind...there is NO fee to use the services of a 'buyers agent' to assist you in finding a home. That fee (commission) is paid by the SELLER, not YOU, the BUYER. The only costs you'll incur are things such as: loan fees that your lender charges to process your loan, title-escrow fees at closing, inspection fees, HOA fees, etc.
Thanks for the question! You'll love Arizona and all it has to offer!
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I think most areas in Phoenix are good rental markets right now. Tempe is always a good choice since you have the university area there. Gilbert is popular. Kyrene schol district is highly sought as well. I have some investors looking in Peoria/Glendale area, and some in Maricopa, Queen creek, San Tan valley, although they like these areas out of the metro/urban perimeter most for flipping. Houses are more new, need less work and there were a lot of short sales to take opportunity of.... more
I would like to help you find a property in Buckeye or Maricopa. You may want to lean more towards buying in Buckeye since the distance from Gila bend to Buckeye is about 36mins while the distance from Gila bend to Maricopa is about 1hr.4mins. I think your budget of $100,000 for a 3 bedroom is realistic. I would like to be your realtor. Call or e mail me today and we'll talk. Check my profile also and you'll see that I have what it takes to help you find that dream home in Buckeye or Maricopa.
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