Hi Mojo_jojo, welcome to southern Arizona. My advise is always to rent first, at least for six months. By that time, you will know whether this job is going to be fairly permanent. Also, living in the area will give you a much better chance to gauge the local market. You will also be able to explore the areas around the Fort and be able to make a much more educated decision. Renting initially might cost you a little more in the beginning, but will save you big bucks in the end. As you explore the area, you might even decide to relocate to Bisbee. if so, I would be pleased to assist you.
Doris Turner, OK Realty, Inc. Bisbee, AZ Doris@okrealtyinc.com www.okrealtyinc.com