85255 is one of the premier zip codes, right along the 101's NE corner with master planned communities like DC Ranch (& Silverleaf), Grayhawk, & McDowell Mountain Ranch. If its strictly for the winter, 85262 is north of 85255 and has many private and daily fee golf courses, as does 85266.... more
We can help you find the right place, if you would like to own a property. Have you spoke with a lender to see if you can qualify to buy a house? It's better to buy instead of renting, because interest rates are still historically low. Based on your budget we can find you a house based on your search criteria in different parts of Phoenix.... If you would like to have a lender contact you to qualify you, please let me know and I will have someone give you a call.
1) there are three different water companies that service the area with hauled water. They make regular deliveries. If you ever run out they make you the very next delivery. There really is not issue. The water is not much more expensive that if you were on city water. They also have systems that can monitor the water level and send it electronically to the provider and they deliver what is needed (the system is $15 a month).
2) Property value. I just had a client refinance a Rio Verde foothills home. He had it calculated with a well and without a well. There was a $100k difference between the two in value (well being better).
3) Scottsdale city water ends at about 136th street. Wells from there are "iffy." Many only producing sludge. The best chance is to use a well drilling company that puts that casing in at the same time they drill the well. This will help a lot. Then they must find the right depth.
You will get more for you money in the Rio Verde Foothills area. Even if it is on hauled water. It is even an area people still wave to you as you pass (very friendly). The views are fantastic (from most lots). I think it is an untapped area and one that will become more and more popular as the valley gets 60k new people coming here each year.
I would suggest you go by what lifestyle you are looking for first. Then compare one home against the other. The hauled water issue is really not as big a one as it might seem at first (I'm told by all my Rio Verde Foothills clients). As far as value, you will know that at the time of purchase and can therefore make the right contract offer.
Having said that there are million dollar homes on hauled water, five acres, pool, with 5+ bedrooms, a den, and an on-suite living area... So, it just depends upon the specific home.
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Greetings Donald - You would truly serve youself by hiring a REALTOR(R) that is experienced and skilled at working with Buyers. Sites like Trulia and Zillow usually only update once a day and I found that some listings showed active long after the transaction closed. Remember that your REALTOR(R) that work with buyers are usually at no cost to the buyer as typically the seller pays their fee.
Laura Meyers offered her home search system for you to use. She works in the realm of excellence and has some good resources so you may want to take her up on the offer. She could be very beneficial to your home transaction. We listed a home in this price range a couple of weeks ago and had over 10 offer in hand in the first 24 hours. Yes, it was a good buy, a bank owned property, in the right location, with the right amnenities. The same house that everyone is looking for today. Do yourself a favor and call Laura.
Jeff Daley, PhD
Luxury Valley Homes
Licensed REALTOR(R) State of Arizona, West USA Realty... more