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Old 04-20-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I would rent before buying as well. The prices in Vistancia are down and won't be heading upward for some time. The rental prices here are also reasonable for the ammenities you get. We have 3/2 homes for $1,200 upward, depending on the development you find one in. If you go to VistanciaLive.com | Your Vistancia Community Connection and Message Board you can find information on some of the agents that handle the rentals and sales. Best of luck.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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You guys would really like Westminster Colorado. Beautiful subdivisions, all impeccably manicured against a spectacular Rocky Mountains backdrop. Honestly, Summerlin doesn't hold a candle to that area. That's not to knock Summerlin. Maybe it's the nicest area in Nevada. But the nicest in the world? Well sorry, I'm just not seeing it. The economy out in the Denver 'burbs is still going strong as far as I know as well. There is a huge hi-tech segment there.
Judging by where the OP is coming from (Michigan) and what he is looking at (SoCal, Nv or the Phx area); I have a feeling that anything Colorado is off his wish list (too cold)--------Denver can get snow as early as September or as late as April.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: DFW, Texas
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Wow, missed that post completely. You're right though, we're looking to get away from the cold weather once and for all. Even though job hunting in the Sunbelt will probably be long and tedious, it will be incredible to not have to plan around the weekly snow forecast for 6 months out of the year.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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wmualum,

For some reason, I thought you were retired. Having to get a job changes things. Unless you are looking at being a bartender, or working in a casino, I would scratch Las Vegas off the list. The unemployment rate is 13.8% compared to 9.3% in Phoenix. Phoenix also has a more diverse job market (always has).
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Tokyo (but will always be) Phoenix, Az
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Wow, missed that post completely. You're right though, we're looking to get away from the cold weather once and for all. Even though job hunting in the Sunbelt will probably be long and tedious, it will be incredible to not have to plan around the weekly snow forecast for 6 months out of the year.
Hmmm.... looks like all of Northern Arizona is expecting more snow for the rest of the week. You might want to check the forecast if you move to Arizona cause snow may not fall in Phoenix but it can effect any highway going North and East out of the state which might interfer a day trip you might plan. In my opinon Phoenix does have it's own character in some parts. We continue to grow in diversity( not just hispanic) and more master planned neighborhoods are underway. My neighborhood in Mesa is very nice, everyone has at least an acre, streets are paved, natrual desert in some of our backyards, lots of wildlife, and no house is remotely the same.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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I've only been to the Phoenix area once, but from what I saw, it seemed like north Scottsdale/ north Phoenix ( near Kierland, if I recall correctly) has a similar look. I live in Summerlin, and I personally liked what I saw of Phoenix ( east valley- didn't get a chance to see west valley). In fact, I have a strong feeling that I would like living in Phoenix better than Vegas- the Strip gets old real quick and Phoenix is a much larger metro and probably has a lot more than just touristy stuff. Good luck with your move- my fiancé is from Michigan and swears he will never move back!
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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I think for a snowbird; Phoenix would be better for warmth. For a year around retiree; LV would offer better golf in the Summer, and be a little cooler. If I were working, I would avoid LV, all together.
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