For those of you relocating to another part of the country, you should consider buying a home in Arizona. This article will provide you with the basics of Arizona and the FSBO real estate market.
Phoenix is by far the largest city in Arizona and it is growing fast. Phoenix is also Arizona’s capital, and this sixth biggest city in the country is Arizona’s economic capital as well. Phoenix is getting so big that it has actually merged with the adjacent cities of Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona. Phoenix has a perpetual new feeling to it, which leads to criticisms that it has no inherent culture or roots.
If you want to attend sporting events, Phoenix has a nice selection. There are professional teams in football, baseball, and basketball. The Phoenix Coyotes, a pro ice hockey organization, also calls Phoenix home. It may seem odd that a city in the desert has an NHL team, but that is something to expect in America.
If you’re looking for warm weather, Phoenix is the place. 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 months, the nights can be on the colder side, but during the day, the temps will still be in the mid 70s.
Flagstaff is another great city, but it is different than Phoenix with a Wild West, historic atmosphere. Sitting on the famous Route 66, Flagstaff is a college town because of Arizona State University. The University, better known as “ASU”, has over 30,000 students who more or less dominate Flagstaff.
The real estate in Arizona, compared with other states, is priced to be affordable. Phoenix average home prices usually fall around $300,000. 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. Purchasing real estate in Arizona may be a prudent choice for you if hot days of bright sunshine appeal to you.