5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home In Arizona

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5 Important Things To Know Before You Purchase a Home in Scottsdale


1 Consider where you want to buy before you start to open doors.


The Phoenix and surrounding areas such as Scottsdale, Fountian Hills, Chandler, Gilbert Mesa Ahwautukee and so on have been evolving on a slow AND fast pace. That basically means that as the real estate market and  demand for housing changes, homes being built in different areas will vary over time by the years they were built. Homers that are closer to Phoenix central and old town locations might have a 1940-50-60 date stamp on them. The further out you go, the later the date of construction.

My advice here if you have never visited the Phoenix area is to come visit a few times to get your compas properly adjusted so you'll know how to find each developed area based on it's description and geographical location. Drive these areas to see what they visually look like so you'll better know what to expect to see when you eventually find a home that looks great in photos on line. That way you'll realize perhaps why it's priced so low if it's in a less desireable area of the city.

Part 2 to be continued  in the next Blog post...


Stew Keene - United Real Estate Scottsdale

Comments (3)

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great advice for any relocation to any city. I know from staying in many Phoenix hotels, not all hoods are created equal.

Feb 23, 2017 11:46 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope home buyers in your area will read this post and call you.

Feb 24, 2017 04:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Stew, great post to ask buyers to get a lay of the land first, and hope they give you a call.

Feb 24, 2017 05:50 AM
Stew Keene

Thanks for your insight Joan. Here's what I have learned over the last 15 years of selling homes across the valley. Like it or not, they'll still drive around to get that "lay of the land". Opening the doors of homes has become far less important than seeing the areas they are located and what surrounds them. I'm allowing them some Freedom to look around independentally. My buyers I work with do this quite often, then call me. So in my case, there is less "hope" than you might think. Go be a rock star! Cheers, Stew :)

Feb 24, 2017 06:14 AM