If you’re looking to move to a new state, Arizona real estate is definitely worth a look. This article will provide you with the basics of Arizona and the FSBO real estate market.
Arizona’s biggest city is Phoenix, and it continues to experience growth at a rapid rate. The sixth largest city in the United States, Phoenix is the official and economic capital of Arizona. The city is growing at such a high rate that it has engulfed the accompanying towns of Scottsdale and Tempe. There is often a criticism of Phoenix that it has no real culture or history since it has a very new atmosphere about it.
If you are a sports lover then Phoenix is a great place for you. There are professional teams in football, baseball, and basketball. Phoenix even has a professional ice hockey team, the Phoenix Coyotes. It is hard to believe that a NHL team can exist in a desert, but it can!
Phoenix has amazing weather that gives you warm temperatures to enjoy year round. In the summer months, the temperatures hover north of 100 degrees and the air is typically very dry and not humid at all. In the winter, the average temperature during the day, typically hovers in the 70s, and when the sun goes down, you will find the nights to be quite cool.
If Phoenix is the modern metropolis, Flagstaff is the traditional western town. Flagstaff, located on the world renown Route 66, is home to Arizona State University, and is thus known as a college town. Arizona State University or ASU, as it is called by locals, dominates Flagstaff with its student body of over 30,000.
In a comparison with various other U.S. states, real estate in Arizona is quite inexpensive. The average home price in Phoenix is in the low $300,000s. Arizona has, however, become a hot real estate market with home values appreciating over 25% in the last 12 months.
The heat index in the state means you either love it or hate it here. If you are interested in staying warm all year round, you would be wise to purchase a house in Arizona.