Home Affordability

Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

There are several factors that weigh in on how a home might be affordable.  After all, there are maintenance costs, insurance, taxes, monthly utility costs and much more.  But it also has to do with where you live as all of these can vary by location.  Awe, the dreaded location, location, location phenomenon!


But how do you measure Home Affordability? Recently, BuilderOnline.com and Bankrate.com reported survey results conveying just that in their affordability index.  Feel free to click on the link, but here are the top 10 metropolitan areas according to their survey results.  


Notice that Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale is listed as the #2 spot in the country.  Part of that equation is due to how much energy we use to power our homes.  Most folks think our AC bills will run us into the red in our checking accounts each month.  Not so since we are #2 per capita in the US for solar energy.  Of course we are also #1 per capita for energy efficient, production built homes.  But that much aside, we are still an affordable place to live with affordable prices!  


So if you're looking for an affordable home, with low energy costs, moderate insurance, and low property taxes, consider RelocatingToScottsdale.com!  And if you come to visit our city, give me a call. I'm happy to show you some of the best our city has to offer! 




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Comments (5)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Nice post.  I really should do something similar and also include area cost of living information. So I appreciate the inspiration . 

Sep 13, 2016 12:10 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Excellent post Jan. Everyone should get to become a home owner. I find this very motivating.

Sep 13, 2016 12:29 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you  Tammy Lankford, !  You might be able to find a survery from Buildernote on your area?  Otherwise it looks like a lot of work.  I was very lucky in that a title rep sent this out and I simple copied the page from his post.  Good luck!

Noah Seidenberg Glad you like it!   It is motivating and you can use the information to your advantage.   Have a great night!

Sep 13, 2016 12:35 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Jan - That's an interesting survey with intriguing results. I plan to spend more time digging into it when I have a chance. Thanks!

Sep 14, 2016 03:22 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I thought you might be "intrigued" Dick . Data that is used for surveys can have opinions as well as fact and it's always a good idea to get to the source of the data!  Citing a source is always a good idea :)  Good luck in your research!

Sep 14, 2016 04:18 AM