Thank you for your interest in beautiful Tucson! It is indeed a great nest for the snow bird : ) As my colleagues have alluded to, 4 years is a long time in any market.... Will there still be single family rentals for sale then? almost certainly. Will they be the same ones you looked at recently? almost certainly not... similar to the ones you're looking at now? yes.
It is always great to start planning things in advance. Shop a few agents the next time you're in town visiting and see if you hit it off with any of them. That way you'll have a friend that is keeping an eye out for your interests here in town and the move will go all the smoother when you are ready.
Best of Luck in Your Search!!
Now, I see you would be 2 years from moving if your timeline hasn't budged. If you haven't chosen a Tucson buyer's agent, I would be happy to update you on what is happening here. Several of my sellers have chosen to rent their homes temporarily, but truly want to sell. The pricepoint and wishlist may have you looking at manufactured homes here, depending on locations you prefer.
Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Best of luck.
Tierra Antigua Realty