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Moving in Arizona : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Yes, ask a Realtor to show you homes listed by an owner of the home. Realtor's may not charge you for this service and will take you through the lease contract and represent you. Alternatively, you can check the classified ads.

Jeffrey Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
HomeSmart Realty
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Wed Dec 24, 2014
Susan Job answered:
Are you looking for a rental or a home to purchase?
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Noneofyour Business answered:
We publish three northern Arizona Newcomer's & Relocation Guides that will offer you a wealth of information on the diverse communities of Prescott, Sedona and the Flagstaff areas. You may look at online issues at or use the following links:


Northern Arizona Newcomer's & Relocation Guide

Prescott Area Newcomer's & Relocation Guide

Sedona Newcomer's Guide
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Jackie,

Check out Trulia's Local Info for Villa Cordova. You can use Trulia's heatwave map technology to view stats on Commutes and Crime. You can also use the maps feature to view local Schools, Amenties, etc. Just be sure to select the right filter on the map to view the appropriate stats.

Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Stan Battersby answered:
You can use my website and do your search just like l do and change what your needs are.
Just remembel to check rental.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Craig Frooninckx answered:
Downtown areas tend to lend them selves toward the 30 something that have an active night life. Condos and lofts are also great opportunities for the lifestyle.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Rocky Dole answered:
That depends on many factors. Are you planning to rent or buy when you get here? What kind of lifestyle do you want to have? If you are wanting to have a nicer home then you will need more than if you are wanting cheaper housing. There are probablly many other things that will need to be taken into account as well. It is nearly impossible to give you any kind of a dollar figure with this very limited information. ... more
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Cheryl Maichl answered:
Actually, I believe, our job market here is better than in most parts of the country. Ive seen help wanted signs in places from fast food to office to medical. If you let me know what field you would be looking in I can do some checking and let you know more.
Thanks for asking,
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Carlos Ramirez answered:
Which property you are referring to?
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You might find someone hear-abouts who can recommend a Moving Company;
but I seriously doubt that anyone would deign to give you an estimate.

I suggest you Google Movers and make some phone calls. ... more
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Elizabeth Carpenter answered:
Call Ramina Eshaya at 928-210-8715. She is the rental agent for Mesa Del Sol Realty, Ltd and has rentals in the foothills and Mesa Del Sol area which is close to Gila Ridge High School
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Thu Jun 9, 2011
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear Bradley:

Welcome to Arizona. There are homes to rent with two car garages that can be rented for <$1,000 in many areas.

ASU in Tempe and Midwestern Universtiy in Glendale are about 30-40 miles apart from each other. So unless you wish to live closer to one instead of the other or somewhere equally in between, there will many places to choose from. Are you going to off campus locations for Midwestern or actually to the Glendale Campus? Being close to things, other than the commute, may be a prudent factor to consider.

Rather than choosing a location and a price, let your Realtor know what types of things you like doing (hiking, biking, tennis, golf, shopping, dining, art galleries, sports etc.). This would help the Realtor finding the right place and neighborhood for you. There is no cost to you to use a Realtor that will represent you as the renter or buyer.

In terms of safety, here is a crime hotspot map that allows you to zoom in and see the incidents of crime block by block. Notice the "red zones" have the highest crime reported:

The rents are lower in Glendale than Tempe.

Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and Land, LLC
HomeSmart Realty
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
Jeremy James Jack answered:

You are right you will have a smell of cow poop, because you have farms near by and homes built on farm land. You will notice when you first move there but will adapt to the smell as a time goes on. New residents smell it and old ones don't... ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Micky Parker answered:
From Shea Blvd, head N on Saguaro Blvd, left on La Montana, La Montana Crossing will be on the right.
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Tue Jan 25, 2011
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
I understand your concern about buying in an area you are not familiar with. My suggestion would be to contact a realtor in the area you are looking at and he or she can contact the homes you may be interested in renting to purchase to see if they are agreeable to that type of arrangement. Sometimes a homeowner who has had their house on the market for a while may be agreeable to this idea. Another option would be to find a straight rental in the area you are looking into so you can rent for a while during your home search while you settle into the area.

Good luck in your move!
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Marijane Wilhelmsen answered:
Hi Brittney,
There are many home on the market here that have those options they are called “Lease Options” A Lease Option is to where you can negotiate the price now and at the end on the term or prior to expiring of the option you can purchase the home for that price. This is a good way to go as you are not obligated to execute the option and you can walk away from it at the end of your lease.

Feel free to give me a call if I can be of further assistance.

Best Regards,
Marijane Wilhelmsen – Realtor
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Tony McMahon answered:
Some of the rentals may become sales by the time you arrive. Sorry I couldn't resist!
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Mon May 9, 2016
Matt Puzz answered:
If you need a realtor to help you I can arrange that for you. I am a Licensed Loan originator in Phoenix.

Matt Puzz
Licensed Loan Originator
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Greg Urroz answered:
Maricopa offers great value for the home buyer. It is located about 30 minutes south of Chandler, Phoenix and Tempe. Because of this commuting cost should be factored into your monthly budget. ... more
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Mon Jan 3, 2011
Loren Hoboy answered:
Your employment options will be better if you are able to located closer to the Greater Phoenix instead of a long ways from the vast majority of employers in Central Arizona.
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