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Old 12-29-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Yeah, even if someone with a $15/hr wage worked full time, that's about $2400/mo gross, and a $1,000/mo apt would be about 42% of the total monthly income. Someone with one job would have to make closer to $18-$19/hr to have about a $3,000/mo gross and be able to keep a $1,000/mo rent to about a third of their monthly income. That's why a lot of people work 2 jobs or more to generate enough income to pay rents in many cities. Plus, many of these jobs are part-time. WF is a good example.
Part-time with no healthcare. Get sick one time or be involved in an accident and boom...your bankrupt.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Did quite a bit of homework on property taxes. Pima County has highest rates in state of AZ. Example, purchase a $400K home in Phoenix and property taxes would be $$2560 per year. Purchase a $400K property in Pima County, taxes would be $4084.
Since Phoenix with surrounding cities is much larger, there would be hundreds and hundreds more homes in the $300K-$400K price range than Tucson I would estimate.
One other observation when being in both cities, we saw that Phoenix is really really clean nearly everywhere you go, even in basic, regular middle class neighborhoods. Tuscon felt grittier, dirtier and somewhat more run down especially in the metro area. That may also be a factor, (along with jobs & amenities) as to why property values in Phoenix are higher?
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Bear in mind, Tucson is much older city than Phoenix. What will Phoenix look like, even 20 years from now? Or an even younger city, Las Vegas! Enjoy those nice smooth roads while they last!
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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If I were still a working person, I would most definitely pick Phoenix over Tucson. I think there are more jobs there. Tucson is very lovely but I would not want to try and work here.
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:51 PM
 
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Did quite a bit of homework on property taxes. Pima County has highest rates in state of AZ. Example, purchase a $400K home in Phoenix and property taxes would be $$2560 per year. Purchase a $400K property in Pima County, taxes would be $4084.
Since Phoenix with surrounding cities is much larger, there would be hundreds and hundreds more homes in the $300K-$400K price range than Tucson I would estimate.
One other observation when being in both cities, we saw that Phoenix is really really clean nearly everywhere you go, even in basic, regular middle class neighborhoods. Tuscon felt grittier, dirtier and somewhat more run down especially in the metro area. That may also be a factor, (along with jobs & amenities) as to why property values in Phoenix are higher?



You provide some good information, but as a Phoenician I can assure you there are plenty of areas that are not clean at all.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NWA
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If you think 250k for a double wide on an acre of desert dirt is cheap... come on out- join the Kalifonicans moving here driving up prices...
A 24 oz can of cheap beer is 2.40 while in the mid-west it is 1.50
A gallon of gas is 2.40 while in the mid-west it is 1.98
You do the math...
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:16 PM
 
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Did quite a bit of homework on property taxes. Pima County has highest rates in state of AZ. Example, purchase a $400K home in Phoenix and property taxes would be $$2560 per year. Purchase a $400K property in Pima County, taxes would be $4084.
Since Phoenix with surrounding cities is much larger, there would be hundreds and hundreds more homes in the $300K-$400K price range than Tucson I would estimate.
One other observation when being in both cities, we saw that Phoenix is really really clean nearly everywhere you go, even in basic, regular middle class neighborhoods. Tuscon felt grittier, dirtier and somewhat more run down especially in the metro area. That may also be a factor, (along with jobs & amenities) as to why property values in Phoenix are higher?
The air quality in Maricopa county is terrible. Do your research.
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The air quality in Maricopa county is terrible. Do your research.
It has to do with average annual windspeeds. Phoenix and L.A. share the honor of having the lowest average annual windspeeds in the country @ 6.2MPH. Smog in both cities, not enough wind to push it out! I believe Tucson is between 7 and 8MPH. Las Vegas @9.2 and the highest in the country, Cheyenne, WY @13.9MPH. Lowest in the country Medford, OR @4.5.

But you must also factor in that fine silica that flies in with the wind, which loves to find residence in your lungs!
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:13 AM
 
Location: NWA
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Just wait until the desert runs out of water... read a few existing reports- it is happening already...
What will the influx fleeing here do then... pay to have it piped in from Oregon?
Real Estate should get real cheap about then...
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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^^

We are in what's called the Cadillac Desert, which is most of the Western states.

Always remember, anywhere in the world: water will always rise to $$!

About 10 years ago, in a drought, Atlanta almost ran out of water!
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