Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Weather Warms Up Home Searches in Fountain Hills!

As much of the nation grapples with the most brutal winter in recent memory, homeowners in Fountain Hills can count their blessings! Our weather forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the 70's during the next two weeks. No snow, no windchill, no frostbite...no wonder so many people look to warm-weather states like Arizona for vacation homes and retirement property!

Home buyers from around the country are looking at homes for sale in places like Arizona and Fountain Hills right now. According to Trulia, as the mercury goes down, home searches in sunbelt states heat up! From December 1 through January 21, warm-weather states saw a 4.4% increase in home search activity, each time northern temperatures dropped by 10 degrees.

Specifically, home searches in metro Phoenix went up by 6.9% as temperatures dropped elsewhere! The only metro scoring higher in home search activity was Miami at 7.3%. (We may be biased, but the better real estate deals are here in Arizona!) As a whole, home searches in warm-weather vacation areas are up by an average of 5.5%.

Migration to sunbelt states has been going on for decades. This winter has provided extra incentive for residents of the frozen north to shop for better weather! And with our advanced medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, and excellent golf and recreation, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area will continue to attract home buyers. People may visit for the climate, but they stay for the lifestyle!

If you are thinking of selling your Fountain Hills home, now is the time to obtain expert advice and prepare for your opportunities on the market. Spring break is just around the corner, and our tourism season can turn into home buying season! Get started with my free e-book, "450 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster!"

Let me help you with home staging tips, top-dollar strategies, and more! Contact me for your personal home selling consultation. I'll be happy to share the latest homes sales activity and trends!

Tina Nabers
Nabers Property Management & Real Estate

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