According to a recent report, Arizona was one of the three most popular states for new residents in 2019. The trend has continued in 2020 with new arrivals moving into the Grand Canyon State each day. As with any move, before you take steps to relocate, it’s essential to do your research. Here are some factors to consider before buying your new Arizona home:
A quick internet search of Arizona will bring up lots of information about the Phoenix area, and for good reason. This thriving city is one of the fastest-growing in the nation and an emerging technology hub. With numerous employment opportunities, universities, entertainment, and sporting events, it?s understandable why Phoenix is attracting so many new faces. However, as area residents can tell you, the city?s rapid growth has led to higher rental and real estate sales prices. Therefore, if you have designs on moving into this vibrant city, be ready to encounter a competitive housing market.
Although metro Phoenix gets a lot of attention, it has several neighboring cities with great communities, good schools, and reasonable commutes. For instance, places such as Goodyear and Glendale are becoming more popular with those looking to find real estate in the area. Looking outside of metro Phoenix can offer you more choices and help you learn more about the area?s communities.
Depending on where you need to live for work or school and other factors, you may or may not have the option of looking throughout the state. That being said, there are other places to explore beyond the Valley of the Sun. Thriving cities such as Tucson, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Prescott are just a few of the Arizona communities you may want to consider for your new home.
Arizona Seasons and Weather Patterns
It may come as a surprise that, despite its arid temperatures, Arizona is not hot year-round. While the summers can be sizzling, and winters are certainly milder than in the north and the northeastern United States, some of Arizona gets snow part of the year. Further, there is low humidity, making the heat more bearable than you might expect. Arizona also has a monsoon season that usually begins in June and ends in September and brings thunderstorms, flash flooding, hail, dust storms, strong winds, and other extreme conditions.
Recreation and Entertainment
Someone looking for recreation in Arizona will not have to go far. This state is known throughout the world for its natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities. In addition to the world-famous Grand Canyon State Park, the state offers an array of outstanding national parks for hiking, biking, and exploring. If you love yoga, meditation, and spas, Sedona, Arizona has some of the most exclusive retreats in the world. There are also top tier golf courses and professional sporting events throughout Maricopa county. Metro Phoenix has several bars, restaurants, and music venues, and Tucson is renowned for its cultural art scene.
The real estate market is constantly changing and its crucial to have the information and support you need to learn about possible communities and properties. By working with the right Arizona real estate professionals, you can find the ideal place to call home and ensure your interests are protected during the process.
Laura B. Bramnick is an Arizona real estate attorney who has experience assisting those looking to buy and sell real estate throughout Arizona. She has the skills and expertise to advise you during all aspects of your transaction.? If you are seeking an exceptional, client-driven real estate lawyer in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Sedona, and throughout the Grand Canyon State, contact Laura B. Bramnick to schedule your consultation.