This is Part 6 of an 8 part online course. Start here to learn more about and why this course was created and how it is structured.
Moving to Phoenix Online CourseOK, you've narrowed it down to a few neighborhoods, and you're ready to see what kind of places fit your requirements and budget. Now let's get down to business and see what we can find!
Trivia to Impress Your Friends
- 14% of Arizonans live in a mobile (or manufactured) home.
- The median value of a resale home in Maricopa County is about $190,000 (June 2012).
And One More Thing
In a study done in 2012, Phoenix ranked as the 18th most stressful city of the largest 50 cities. In another study, Phoenix ranked as the 20th best city for retirement living.
Find an Apartment or Rental
Here are resources for finding and comparing apartment complexes. Some online databases are very good at letting you search by certain criteria, such as amenities requirements, whether you have pets, or if you need a garage.
Buy a House
Check the Real Estate Classifieds online, as well as other sources of homes for sale. Remember when MLS listings were secret, and only Realtors could see them? There are no secrets anymore!
Is That House Energy Efficient?
Here are some important items to think about if you are buying a resale or building your own home. Energy conservation is important for your wallet and for the earth.
See the median prices of homes in the various cities and towns in the Greater Phoenix area.
Some believe that HOAs are evil, and others believe they are necessary. You decide!
If you coming to the Phoenix area to retire, there are different types of retirement communities. Some are active adult communities, and some offer assisted living.
Types of Homes
What's a Patio Home? What's a Gemini?
Here are descriptions and photos of the various types of homes you'll see described in ads in the Phoenix area.
Where are the Basements?
A source of frustration for many people is that there aren't many homes with basements here? Where do we put all that stuff that we stored in the basement for 20 years? I recommend a garage sale!
Relocation to Phoenix Free Online Course
Part 1: How Hot Is It?
Part 2: Where Are the Jobs?
Part 3: Those Dreaded Taxes
Part 4: Health Issues
Part 5: Where Should I Live?
Part 6: House and Apartment Hunting
Part 7: Find a School
Part 8: EEEEWWW! What's That?