Combine these facts. The Canadian dollar is strong. The low prices of property in Scottsdale and other Phoenix metro areas, and the fact your friends are sick of you staying with them ….
and well, you’ve come to the conclusion it may be time to get your own piece of the sunshine.
It can be intimidating purchasing in another country but rest assured, we’ll walk you through the entire process.
BEFORE YOU EVEN GET ON A PLANE TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Have a great conversation with your Realtor about what it is you want.
Really think about the maintenance involved with a house or do you think you may prefer the lock up and leave convenience of a condo?
Consider the square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Do you realize how much company your actually going to get once they find out you’ve got a place here?
No one visited me when I lived on the rainy northern tip of Vancouver Island, but boy they sure do miss me now that I live in sunny Scottsdale.
Paint the picture about the lifestyle you want to experience in Scottsdale, AZ..
Do you want to be sipping on a margarita beside the pool while you mentally picture people back home shoveling out of their driveways?
If you don’t want to deal with the maintenance of a pool, many have decided to just buy in the same neighborhood as their friends who have one.
On a more serious note, you may want to choose a community with a swimming pool.
As well, you’ll be glad to know there are lots of companies that cater to people who have a second home in the valley.
They’ll look after your pool, yard and home while you are away.
After discussing your criteria of your perfect Scottsdale, Arizona home in DC Ranch or Grayhawk or wherever you choose, a Realtor can set you up on a property search of the Arizona Multiple Listing Service and email properties to you.
The more information they know about what you like and dislike, the better equipped they are of finding the right property and community for you.
You may not know what you want right away and that’s okay. This is a process. Looking at properties over the internet before you leave can really help narrow it down because you’ll start to realize what you want and don’t want. It also gives you a good idea of what you get for the money.