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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Ken Herrera Group answered:
Hello Hmba,

Have you tried looking into propertyline?
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Sat Jun 14, 2008
George Szkup answered:
Hello L,

Phoenix is a very large city, 5th largest in the nation. There are number of factors/preferences that you listed. There are number of areas that you could consider. I suggest that we first determine place/area that you are going to work - commuting in a large congested town can be a costly nuisance. Once we know your work address or area than we can go from there.
The other way to start is to select a school district, proffered school and start looking for a home in that area. If you need assistance in checking out schools, contact me and I will e-mail you some helpful information.
George Tucson Home Advisor LLC (I also work in Phoenix and Sierra Vista)
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Todd Lee answered:
There are a couple of areas that would fit your needs. First of all I would recommend Glendale, they have great schools and access to the rest of the valley is very easy. Depending upon where you are going to work, there are some great opportunities in the SE Valley as well. If you know about where you will be working and what your expected commute time is I can give you some better ideas! ... more
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Brad Shaffer answered:
There is a big push for downtown Phoenix to become a 24/7 vibrant area. There's been announcements in the past year of quite a bit of development including grocery stores committing to downtown over the course of the next so many years. Grocery stores are obviously a "must" to have a true urban core besides condos.

Sales of condos downtown have been decent but not great by any standard. With gas prices over $4 a gallon ... and only going to continue to rise ... I think that areas like downtown Phoenix and Tempe will start to see positive growth over the course of the next few years as people start to think, "Do I really want to live 30 miles away from work? Do I really want to have to drive to get everything? Do I really want to have to drive to eat?"

I do have faith in downtown Phoenix and downtown Tempe and think the current economic shift will not only spur growth in our urban cores but promote continue mass transit options, like the light rail.
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Mon Jul 14, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
I live in McDowell Mountain Ranch (and have for the last 10 years). I assume that's where you mean...not McCormick Ranch, which is in central Scottsdale. Windgate Ranch is also in this area. It's new construction built by Toll Brothers, though I'm not sure there's a $750K home that will make sense for your family. Toll offers homes at that price, but then you add in options and lot premiums, and I think you'll find a better value in resale.

For your money McDowell Mountain Ranch will get you more house than both Grayhawk and DC Ranch. DC Ranch being the most expensive, and then Grayhawk in the middle.

For 750K, you can absolutely get what you want in McDowell Mountain Ranch, and quite possibly Grayhawk, but probably not in DC Ranch. The sense of community in each of those 3 master plans is quite a bit different, as well. Speaking of schools, it should be noted that Grayhawk is not part of the Scottsdale Unified School district. You could choose to open enroll in Scottsdale, but by default, they would be in the PV District.

Of course, for high school, Notre Dame is right in the middle of this area, which is a private Catholic High School. I someone figure you knew that, however.

If I can help further, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Todd Lee answered:
There are several areas that fit your needs. There are some nice areas in NW Phoenix around the I17 and Happy Valley that may fit what you are looking for. There are also some nice areas around South Mountain that you might like. I would be happy to help you out in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me! ... more
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Lucinda Tkach answered:
I can take the time to do a search for you,feel free to contact me through my site and I will give you a plan to find the home you would like. There are also some available for rent to own. It does takes time to research though. ... more
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Tue May 27, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
The short answer is not much. Often around 2 weeks or even less. It's unfortunate, unfair, etc..
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Sun Sep 27, 2009
David Dion answered:
This is a large area. I suggest visiting Desert Wide Property Management website at
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Sun Jun 13, 2010
Ronil answered:
Why don't you look in investing in the Sacramento region? Home prices have dropped significantly, & these zipcodes are only 10 minutes from Sacramento downtown & the international airport! ... more
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Thu Jan 10, 2008
Melanie Narducci answered:
Hi Ilona,
When I have questions about the Phoenix market I rely on Mike Mendoza his number is 480 706 7234, and I'm sure he'll have some suggestions for you. Good luck!
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
Joe Janus - Phoenix Realtor answered:
The Madison School district as well as Arcadia have traditionally been and continue to be well performing schools. I'd be happy to help in anyway I can. I have a full package I can send you with information on schools, areas, and a "real-world" area and neighborhood guide. My buyers find the information extremely useful. Please feel free to visit my website below for additional information or contact me on 602-620-6267. ... more
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Thu Jan 10, 2008
Mr.P answered:
Anthem, by Del Webb, Traffic Jam, by Del Webb, 1 in 4 homes for sale, by Del Webb,

"We have two young children and have been told that a school is opening in the area, also a market, but at the moment there is nothing around."
there is nothing around
there is nothing around
there is nothing around

I think you answered your own question.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
David Dion answered:
Here are some options. There will be amny more in addition to these. I am assuming active adult communities are acceptable.

Trilogy at power ranch has some homes right at the $200,000 range. Trilogy is located in Southwest Gilbert and is located about 4 miles from the new freeway. There are lots of new shopping areas going in along the freeway.

Sun Lakes is located just south of Chandler. There are homes of all price ranges there. There is a lot to do in the vicinity. Very good access to freeway and airport.

Gold Canyon will have some options right at the $200,000 range. Gold Canyon is nice as it sits at the base of one of the nicest mountains in the valley. It is a bit further out, but has great freeway access. There is decent shopping within 15 minutes.

Of course I can help you out with any of these areas. I am sure there will be other agents recommending other areas also. Myself and many of the agents who will respond will have access to great tools to make your search easire. As you know this is a great time for Canadians to buy and we have helped many recently and in the past, eh...

Happy House Hunting
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Fri Dec 19, 2008
Tobie Ward answered:
Hi S,
I've sold a couple condos in that area and they are very nice. Most of the residents seem to be winter visitors and young couples. They do have nice amenities. I might suggest a similar area that is more family oriented would be the Desert Ridge development where you can get a 3 bedroom home in the low 300s. ... more
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Fri Jun 27, 2008
Richard Dobbles answered:
Hello, Ed. For contemporary styling, IKEA is great and not far from downtown.

Rick Dobbles
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Dan Mullarkey answered:
Interesting, never heard that before. I did a Yahoo search and didn't find much but this website: which has some info on "haunted" Arizona but nothing about an indian burial ground. ... more
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Perry Henderson answered:
Call the REO managers at the bank. That list is a pretty tough one to pull together too.
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Sat Jun 7, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
You are correct that that corner of Phoenix is a very industrial area. There are a number of warehouses in that area, resulting in a lot of trucking that goes up and down 67th Ave and the major streets around there, as the trucks get on and off the freeway.

I can't speak for the specific subdivision that you are referring to, but I manage 3 rental properties at 51st Ave and Southern, which is fairly close. Crossing the Salt River to the south of Van Buren, you get a more neighborhood feel, as this area is primarily converted farm land. It's only a few miles south of where you are talking about, and you may find the traffic, and general neighborhood more to your liking. Plus, Southern (as an example) offers and alternative to getting downtown when the freeway is jammed up.

I do have a rental coming available right now, if you are interested in a 4 bedroom home. Something to think about anyway.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007
Paul Slaybaugh answered:
Right in our own backyard, Robert, GoDaddy is reasonable.
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