All property searches begin in Scottsdale. Okay, not all of them. At least 5% of property searches, particularly among Canadian buyers, begin in communities other than Scottsdale, mostly because friends and family already have bought properties in other areas.
Outside of those situations, though, all property searches begin in Scottsdale. And why not? There are stores and restaurants galore, resort hotels, $10 margaritas and photo radar cameras … along with some of the higher real estate prices around.
Which is why only a small percentage of property searches that start in Scottsdale end in that fair city. Many buyers discover, as clients of mine put it last week, that they “have Scottsdale tasts on a Mesa/Gilbert budget.”
There’s nothing wrong with wanting mountain views in gated communities, world-class amenities and a Scottsdale ZIP code … as long as you’re ready for the price tag that comes along with those parcels.
Does your budget begin with a “1”? We’ll be moving along fairly quickly, unless you want a ground-floor
apartment condo with a view of the parking lot. Budgets starting with a “2” have a bit more selection though view still will be hard to come by.
All of this is part of the ever-present give-and-take that comes when purchasing homes in the Phoenix real estate market, or any market for that matter.[tags]Scottsdale real estate, Phoenix real estate[/tags]