I'm up here in California. We rent a 825 sq foot home for 725. Prices here are ridiculous. We'll never be able to buy a house here. What's typical rent go for down there in Phoenix or Glendale? I know it differs in areas.
We've been thinking about moving down there, since most of family is there. Maybe there, we'd be able to buy a home. Plus, having a large dog is harder to find a house to rent with.
...seems comparable. Bu there is so much growth and new sub divisons going up, that your better off buying for almost the same your paying for rent....$120,000 will get ya 1300 sq ft brand new house in Mesa.
...nah.....been driving down here for 3 years w/o A/C...Ya get used to it
or at least thats what I keep telling myself....no /ac in the truck or on the bike, thats the only way to acclimatize
...Go on line and check housing prices for Glendale, E. Mesa, N. Phoenix for the better deals...be careful with S. Phoenix and W. Mesa, some of those neighborhoods can be pretty rough.
...But, I guess your work situation will more probalbly dictate your living arrangements...either way it will be a big change from N. Ca...Plus, make sure your emission systems are up to par, depending on the county ya live in.
rent.com, apartmentfinder.com will give ya some ideas on price...
there are 3 new sub-divisions going in where I live in Far E. Mesa for the prices I quoted in the previous post...3 bdrm/garage average...theyre ALWAYS trying to cut deals. If ya need some more info, let me know, I'll see what I can do to help.
...Sounds like my house, only mine is only 1300 sq ft...we got it new for 125k, payments about $900 montly, but its a KB home, nothing fancy but functional.
...Well, yall have lived here before then you know what yall are getting into as far as the weather goes, thats usually the biggest shock for most people....as for me, I love it...110 degrees and Im out in the garage puttering....AWESOME riding weather too...
...Im sure the little one will be fine, they been raising babies down here for years now
as I said before, let me know if I can be of any assistance...
If you do want to get an after market AC system, go with Arizona Mobile Air. They put dash vents in and everything. The unit was installed in my '83 in 1991 and it is still working fine. Good luck with your move to AZ!
Thanks. We were approved for a home down there. It will be really nice to finally own our own home. I have a few months to get me a job down there, while the house is being built. We're really excited, because I'll be home finally. I've lived in California for years, but my heart belongs to Arizona.
Definetely have to get an air conditioner in my truck. I guess my F-150 was the basic model, nothing in it. I survived out here with 105 degree weather, but I won't with 122 there. Hopefully we'll get there before the heat comes.
The biggest kick is going to be me pulling into Daddy's driveway. He keeps telling me to sell my truck, but doesn't understand what it means to me. I think it's because his daughter has a bigger truck than him. LOL.
Can I exchange Caller I.D to Caller I.Q?
You'll have to get a 3 or 4 row radiator and a radiator shroud for a truck with AC. The shroud for a truck with AC is different than your non ac setup. AZ Mobile Air did not include a radiator. I agree, hang on to that truck. My wife wants me to get rid of my '85. I made the mistake of selling my '83, so selling my '85 is
not gonna happen. Good luck with your move to AZ!
If you like hot weather like I do, AZ is the place to be! I've been out here 15 years, the temp has reached 120+ twice. It's not that bad. The monsoons provide a nice relief from the heat too. that is, when we get 'em. The summers have been really dry the past few years.
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