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Old 09-07-2008, 12:53 AM
 
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My husband is an officer in the Marines and we were just given the news about our random assignment to Yuma, AZ. Please do not respond with any additional negatives about Yuma, as it is I'm having a hard time swallowing all the ones I've already read

My husband and I are trying to decide between buying a home or renting a home. A pool is imperative either way. We'd love to live in nice neighborhood where we might be able to walk to a restaurant, coffee and/or a bar. (Not sure if this possible??) I realize Yuma doesn't have much of a night life, but we are in our mid twenties and would like to live in a more lively area of town rather than a family oriented suburb. Can you suggest a neighborhood like this? If not can you suggest other pleasant neighborhoods to live in the area?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a fantastic real estate agent that worked really hard for you?

I'm trying to figure out our new budget, can you guys give me an idea of what your AC bill is monthly and your approximate square footage of your living space?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Jen
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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My husband is an officer in the Marines and we were just given the news about our random assignment to Yuma, AZ. Please do not respond with any additional negatives about Yuma, as it is I'm having a hard time swallowing all the ones I've already read

My husband and I are trying to decide between buying a home or renting a home. A pool is imperative either way. We'd love to live in nice neighborhood where we might be able to walk to a restaurant, coffee and/or a bar. (Not sure if this possible??) I realize Yuma doesn't have much of a night life, but we are in our mid twenties and would like to live in a more lively area of town rather than a family oriented suburb. Can you suggest a neighborhood like this? If not can you suggest other pleasant neighborhoods to live in the area?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a fantastic real estate agent that worked really hard for you?

I'm trying to figure out our new budget, can you guys give me an idea of what your AC bill is monthly and your approximate square footage of your living space?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Jen
Hi Jen,

here are some sites for you

www.cinchouse.com
[url]www.militarybyowner.com
YumaSun
Yuma, Arizona - Yuma Homes and Real Estate for Sale at ERAyuma.com


A pool is a must you won't be sorry for that. But as far as buying vs renting I don't know. Houses are not building equity fast anymore so you may break even if you buy, or you may even loose some money. I would try to buy a boat and hang out at the Colorado River and become a river rat as they call them!! Good luck on your move!

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Old 09-07-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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If you decide to rent, stay away from the Regency Square apartment complex. It is really noisy at all hours. I am sure you probably like sleep, so try to find a nice condo to rent or something. Although I will say these apartments are within walking distance of a Starbucks. There is a neighborhood across the street from these apartments that doesn't look bad.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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I live in Virginia and want to retire to Yuma or some place near by. I need about 45 acreas of land to put cows and build a house. Do you think I could survive in Yuma doing this?

Farmerjo
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Yuma, AZ
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Jen,

Welcome to Yuma. I'm not sure when your husband is scheduled to report but now is a good time to make the move. The weather in Yuma is beautiful this time of year. I really don't have any suggestions as far as buying/renting/location. I'm too lazy to walk anywhere and too old to care about a "lively" neighborhood.

Our 1400 sq/ft house is all electric and poorly insulated. We pay $210/month on the APS equalizer plan. We run the pool pump/chlorinator and do laundry during the cheaper rate "off-peak" hours which helps keep the costs down. My wife keeps the thermostat at 78 pretty much year round and none of my three children know how to turn off a light. I have a lawn in the front and back yards with a few small trees/bushes/flowerbeds. My daughter takes 20 minute showers. Our water bill runs about $100 bi-monthly.
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