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Old 05-14-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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I realize that I'm chainging a lot by moving. I will be moving to a new culture; a desert culture. I'm acutally torn between living somewhere like the Kierland area, or home that butts up against a sort of mountain presreve. Anyway, any suggestions about exactly where I could get the most for my money. I would like to keep it around 200k so we can pay cash. I know that's not a lot , but i would really like to NOT have a house payment. Any responses will totally be appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:47 AM
 
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I just read the 200K bit, I would probably look in the west side like Goodyear or maybe even East Mesa around Superstition Springs. Both are new areas in up-and-coming neighborhoods.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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I just read the 200K bit, I would probably look in the west side like Goodyear or maybe even East Mesa around Superstition Springs. Both are new areas in up-and-coming neighborhoods.

New as in when the homes were built? I would like something that was built anywhere from early on (doesn't matter how old) but not beyond 1995. Thanks so much for your info...I'll check it out.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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New as in when the homes were built? I would like something that was built anywhere from early on (doesn't matter how old) but not beyond 1995. Thanks so much for your info...I'll check it out.
That would rule out about 90% of Goodyear. I was going to suggest that Casa Grande, Maricopa and Queen Creek will give you the most house for the money at the expense of a bad commute, but those places are all very new as well.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Fargo
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From what I have been researching about homes in the Phoenix area (I do not live there, though), the farther from the city center the more "bang for your buck." i.e. Queen Creek has relatively new homes for cheap, cheap... $200K would probably get you a lot. I guess it depends on how far you want to drive and what is more important to you: a bigger house or a shorter commute (I guess that depends on where you work). I would recommend just doing a quick search on any realty company's website and see what you find in the different areas of the city.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I might consider looking in the 85032 and 85050 zipcodes (North Phoenix). Just minutes from Keirland and Desert Ridge, good schools and some nice older homes in your price range. You do not have to go all the way to the far suburbs if you are willing to buy a home built in the 70's or 80's.

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Old 05-15-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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You're not moving to the Kierland area for $200k unless it's a tear down.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Why do you particularly want an older home? The newer they are, generally the "greener" they are. You also get newer appliances, newer schools, and the list goes on. I am not trying to change your mind, I just don't understand. We live in a home built in 2004 and are perfectly satisfied.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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You're not moving to the Kierland area for $200k unless it's a tear down.
Less than 2 miles from Kierland, $180K.

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