If you are thinking of relocating to the "Grand Canyon State" you have made the right decision and you won't be sorry.
Phoenix and it's more than 20 surrounding communities are known as the "Valley of the Sun" and each community has it's own unique features.
Whether you are a sport's enthusiast, love to hike,camp, golf, enjoy the arts or the finest restaurants and chefs anywhere in the world the Metro Phoenix area is the place for you.
I love the "Valley of the Sun" whether I am riding my motorcycle
or riding in a NASCAR car
there is always something to do.
Great News for Canadians!
Finally, great news, the latest version of the Retirement Visa for Canadians we have been lobbying for since the fourth edition of The Border Guide in the mid-1990s, has returned. Over 15 years, Bob Keats personally had countless meetings with US Senators and other political figures, immigration attorneys and Chambers of Commerce. Many readers of The Border Guide have written letters to their local politicians and Chambers of Commerce to try to get this Visa.
The Retirement Visa will allow Canadians age 50+ to spend as much as 240 days annually in the US Sunbelt without worrying about immigration issues, plus they will be able to save a great deal of income tax to boot. Incredibly, we are getting some action in the US Congress and we believe since it is bipartisan, being pushed by some senior Senators, and with our having a Republican House, it has a very good chance of passing this time around.
The bill, S. 1746, also proposes a homeownership visa that would allow Canadians of any age to live in the US year-round and save a bundle in income taxes too. To qualify, a Canadian would need to spend at least $500,000 in acquiring a US home and other US residential property.
Bob Keats believes this will be a superior job creating bill than the current Jobs Bill being pushed by President Obama, at a cost to the American taxpayers of over $500 billion. This visa bill will cost virtually nothing, yet it will be an incredible jobs creator while simultaneously helping Canadians reduce their taxes and enjoy a lower cost-of-living lifestyle in a warm climate, without snow! Although Canadians will not be able to work on the retirement or homeownership visas, these visas provide a bridge to a work visa with proper immigration planning.
We are very optimistic and excited about the Retirement Visa as it has been such a long time coming. We will keep you informed as the bill works its way through the US political process to become law. We do expect it to become law within the first quarter of 2012, unless a major obstacle is thrown at it and it is delayed until after the 2012 US elections in November.
INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
I'm glad that more and more people want to own real estate in Arizona. Buying a home is one of your most significant investments you will ever make. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. In the recent past, people have made and lost a lot of money on real estate, so it's important to know what you're doing!
The more prepared you are at the beginning, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be. The goal of this page is to provide you with detailed information to assist you in making an informed decision.
All you need to do is Click on the Search MLS Homes on the Left and find the home of your dreams.
If you are a Buyer relocating from another part of Arizona, The United States or outside of the Country contact me to receive my Relocation Package. This package has valuable information that will help you decide what area works for you.
In today's competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other homebuyers to the hottest new homes for sale in Valley of the Sun with my New Listings Notification. This system automatically emails the homes to you as soon as they come on the market. Don't delay be the first one to see these homes. Just Call Cara at 602-399-0663 or Cara@CallCara.com and I will set you up on your own Portal where you can track the homes that you like.
NEW HOME BUILDERS
If you are interested in a New Home Subdivision in the Valley of the Sun just let me know what type of home you need along with the price range and I will email the New Home Builder's list to you.
FREE HUD Home Photo List, Save Thousands of $$$$ purchasing a HUD Home.
Call Cara or Send me an email to receive your Free HUD Home Photo List of the cities that interest you.
Come back often the HUD Homes are added to the list daily.
HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Homes
This is a special program through HUD. Buying a home through HUD's Good Neighbor Next Door initiative is designed to encourage renewal of revitalization areas by providing an opportunity for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and teachers to purchase homes in these communities. HUD provides a substantial incentive in the form of 50% discount off the list price of eligible properties.
If you know of someone that you think might qualify for this program please Call Cara for all the details or Send me an email.
SHORT SALE OR FORECLOSURE
If you are thinking of selling your home, chances are you're caught up in a mass of emotions. You may be upside down in your home and not sure what to do.
I have found that many people are to afraid to find out what their options are regarding their homes and they don't know which way to turn. I can understand your dilemma and that is why you need to contact me so I may give you information about which way to turn.
Make sure you know your options and protect yourself and your family. If you should have questions or need help please Call Cara at 602-399-0663 or email me at Cara@CallCara.com
ADDITIONAL SELLER INFORMATION
You may be looking forward to moving up to a new home or facing the uncertainty of a major move across country. You may be reluctant to leave your memories behind or eager to start new and exciting adventures. Remember, I am here to help you with any of your needs. Please contact me to receive you FREE Home Evaluation - Request a Home Evaluation.
Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. I have my listings on more than 300 web sites so you home is seen everywhere along with being on all the social media sites.
Due to the fact that I list your home on all these site the right buyer maybe next door, waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, consider working with a Top Realtor. It could mean the difference between no sale or the payoff you've been waiting for.
Once again Thank You for visiting my Online Real Estate Source. Please Bookmark this site for future reference, and Enjoy!
Cara J. Simmons